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Donaldson, Moni – Kairaranga, 2012
This article is a position paper, based on, and supported by, the extensive literature on the topic of Maori underachievement in education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It places emphasis on what underachieving Maori students need to reach their full potential and ways in which educationalists can assist. I am of mixed heritage raised amongst three…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Position Papers
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Pill, John; Woodward-Kron, Robyn – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2012
The recently published article "English Proficiency Tests and Communication Skills Training for Overseas-Qualified Health Professionals in Australia and New Zealand" (Wette, 2011) aims to address perceived problems and misconceptions associated with the testing of English language skills and professional communicative competence of…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Kidman, Joanna – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This paper is a version of the author's Keynote Address at the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES) Annual Conference on November 21, 2018. She talks about the history of comparative education and how the it relates to the Oceania region. It is a field that relies heavily on accounts of Oceanic lives and classrooms…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, International Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions
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Mah, Adeline Shi Hui; Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Averil Coxhead is widely known for developing the Academic Word List, a list of 570 word families associated with great frequency in academic texts. This list has been particularly useful to teachers of English as a Second Language as well as independent learners in tertiary education. She has also developed a Science-based word list (Coxhead and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Word Lists, Word Frequency
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Valk, John – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, the author John Volk, professor of Worldview Studies at Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, looks forward toward the November 2017 Religious Education Association Conference, which is entitled "Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations", and says that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Trust (Psychology), Beliefs
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Carr, Margaret; Mitchell, Linda; Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article, the authors argue that the use of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standardized tests to evaluate the early childhood education sector, while it may be perfectly "scientific", could be disastrous for "Te Whariki", a curriculum that is child-centred and learning-oriented. The basic…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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Bolton, Jan – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
An innovative ICT project called "Compose" has been implemented in some New Zealand primary schools in an effort to counteract the lack of classroom composition opportunities. "Compose" combines the use of music software and online learning with attempts to address barriers to primary classroom composition. This article…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Barriers
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Butson, Russell; Thomson, Carla – Journal of Research Practice, 2011
In a recent study of undergraduates' use of information and communication technologies to support their academic work, we asked students to make video recordings of their personal study sessions. Our motivation was to capture their study practice as it occurred rather than relying solely on self-reports of their perceived or remembered practice.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Video Technology, Study Habits, Technology Uses in Education
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Coxhead, Averil – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2011
The Academic Word List (AWL) is now widely used in English for academic purposes (EAP) classrooms in many countries, in a wide range of materials, in vocabulary tests, and as a major resource for researchers. In this article the author reflects on the impact of the AWL by looking at commonly asked questions about the list: What is the AWL? Is the…
Descriptors: Word Lists, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Owen, Hazel – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2013
Eddie Reisch is currently working as a policy advisor for Te Reo Maori Operational Policy within the Student Achievement group with the Ministry of Education in New Zealand, where he has implemented and led a range of e-learning initiatives and developments, particularly the Virtual Learning Network (VLN). He is regarded as one of the leading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Expertise, Blended Learning
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Dalli, Carmen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2008
Drawing on a national survey of New Zealand early childhood teachers' views on ethics and professionalism in their practice, this article discusses three key themes that emerged as core conceptual elements in how teachers in education and care settings defined professionalism. The three themes were: a distinct pedagogical style; specialist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Kohe, Geoffery Z. – Sport, Education and Society, 2010
The Beijing olympics prompted educationalists to develop new curriculum resources. These resources focus on the socio-cultural elements of the games, olympism and olympic values, the moral and ethical aspects of sport and select geographical, historical and social dimensions of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture. Typically produced as…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Rhetoric, Student Attitudes, Asian Culture
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Glynn, Ted – Kairaranga, 2008
This commentary presents the author's response to an article published in the last version of "Kairaranga" entitled "Schooling for Happiness: Rethinking the aims of education," written by Dr. Tom Cavanagh. He found it refreshing to read Cavanagh's article that focuses educators' energies onto re-visiting the wider…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Change, Behavioral Objectives, Reader Response
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Elwood, Jannette – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
This review essay describes in detail two recent publications: "Formative Assessment: Improving Learning in Secondary Classrooms" (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation [CERI], 2005, Paris, OECD) and "Towards Coherence Between Classroom Assessment and Accountability" ("The 103rd Yearbook of the National Society…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Formative Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This article presents an interview with Ken Udas, chief executive officer of UMassOnline. During the past decade, Udas has held leadership positions in online university initiatives and has served the field through his leadership in organizations including the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, EDUCAUSE, IMS, Sloan-C, and the American…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Land Grant Universities, Distance Education, Virtual Universities
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