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Rangiwhetu, Lara; Pierse, Nevil; Chisholm, Elinor; Howden-Chapman, Philippa – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Background: A robust evidence base is needed to develop sustainable cross-party solutions for public housing to promote well-being. The provision of public housing is politically contentious in New Zealand, as in many liberal democracies. Depending on the government, policies oscillate between encouraging sales of public housing stock and reducing…
Descriptors: Public Housing, Well Being, Sustainability, Political Attitudes
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Lewis, Nick; Shore, Cris – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
In Britain and New Zealand the neoliberal assault on universities has shifted from new public management and funding models to the special status of the public university. The project aims to complete neoliberal business initiated 25 years ago by more fully marketising and financialising universities, starting with 'unbundling' and outsourcing and…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Commercialization, Neoliberalism
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Charteris, Jennifer; Smardon, Dianne – New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 2018
This article addresses school principal agency in a context of political reform, in particular, communities of learning. As agents in reform, Principals can be pressured to respond to government change agendas. Far from merely implementing policy, Principals can demonstrate agency in their interpretation and recontextualisation. Drawing data from…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Educational Change, Social Change
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Poskitt, Jenny – Assessment Matters, 2018
Assessment for learning (AfL) improves student learning and achievement outcomes but, despite its positive effects, sustained implementation has been problematic. An examination of the policy environment, implementation factors that relate particularly to professional learning, and a New Zealand model of AfL, reveal gaps of interdependence at…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Carusi, F. Tony; Rawlins, Peter; Ashton, Karen – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
Ontological politics has received increasing attention within education policy studies, particularly as a support for the notion of policy enactment. While policy enactment offers serious challenges to traditional approaches toward policy implementation, this paper takes up ontological politics as a concept that extends beyond implementation and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Evidence, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Ruckstuhl, Katharina – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
This paper concerns itself with how policy is made in democratic nations in order to secure equal language rights. The case study assessed is Aotearoa New Zealand's 2016 Maori Language Act and the process by which it passed into legislation. The paper draws on theories of public policy change, specifically the evidence-based policy approach, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Penney, Dawn – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
This paper uses Ball's [1998. Big policies/small world: An introduction to international perspectives in education policy. "Comparative Education," 34(2), 119-130] policy analysis and Bernstein's [1990. "The structuring of pedagogic discourse. Volume IV class, codes and control". London: Routledge; 2000, "Pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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Le Brocque, Robyne; De Young, Alexandra; Montague, Gillian; Pocock, Steven; March, Sonja; Triggell, Nikki; Rabaa, Claire; Kenardy, Justin – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
There is growing evidence that children are vulnerable to poor psychological outcomes following exposure to a range of potentially traumatic events. Teachers are in a unique and well-placed position to provide vital support to children following potentially traumatic events and to also provide a vital role in helping to identify children who may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Mental Health
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Courtney, Bill – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
One of the National-led Government's main educational reforms has been the development of charter schools, which they chose to call Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua. This article concentrates on the initial development of the New Zealand charter school model from December 2011 to September 2013. It looks at the coalition agreement, Cabinet papers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Educational History, School Choice
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Mitchell, Linda – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores discourses of economic investment and child vulnerability that have become dominant under New Zealand's National-led Government as a rationale for policy directions in early childhood education. It highlights the need for explicit values about children and childhood to be a basis for early childhood policy development, with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Economic Factors
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Tobin, Mollie; Nugroho, Dita; Lietz, Petra – Research Papers in Education, 2016
This article synthesises findings from two systematic reviews that examined evidence of the link between large-scale assessments (LSAs) and education policy in economically developing countries and in countries of the Asia-Pacific. Analyses summarise evidence of assessment characteristics and policy goals of LSAs that influence education policy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
OECD Publishing, 2016
Digitalisation, globalisation, demographic shifts and other changes in work organisation are constantly reshaping skill needs. This can lead to persistent skill shortages and mismatch which are costly for individuals, firms and society in terms of lost wages and lower productivity and growth. These costs can be reduced through better assessment…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Skill Analysis, Needs Assessment, Labor Market
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Robertson, Lindsay A.; Marsh, L. – Health Education Research, 2015
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control mandates the creation of smoke-free environments to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke and reduce demand for tobacco. We aimed to examine the extent and nature of smoke-free campus policies at tertiary education institutions throughout New Zealand, and examine the policy development process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Promotion, School Policy
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Openshaw, Roger – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2014
This paper endorses Dick Selleck and Geoffrey Sherington's view that public policy-making is characterised by both fluidity and contestability. In April 1988, the report of a Taskforce headed by Brian Picot recommended major reforms in New Zealand's public education system. Even today, however, there is controversy regarding the major influences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Public Policy, Public Education
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Freeman, Brigid – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2014
The agencies responsible for tertiary education quality assurance in Australia and New Zealand have established regulatory regimes that increasingly intersect with tertiary institution policy management. An examination of university meta-policies identified good practices guiding university policy and policy management. Most Australian and half of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Benchmarking, Postsecondary Education, Educational Policy
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