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Bills, Andrew M.; Giles, David; Rogers, Bev – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Dominant discourses on professional development for teachers internationally are increasingly geared to the priority of ensuring individual teachers are meeting prescribed standards-based performance benchmarks which we call "performativities" in this paper. While this intent is invariably played out in individualised performance…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
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White, E. Jayne; Peter, Mira; Sims, Margaret; Rockel, Jean; Kumeroa, Maureen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
This article reports on a project, "Collaboration of Universities Pedagogies of Infants' and Toddlers' Development-'down under' (CUPID)," in which the practicum experiences of 1st-year preservice initial teacher education (ITE) students at five universities across Australia and New Zealand (NZ) engaging in early childhood education (ECE)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Infants, Toddlers
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Robinson, Viviane M. J.; McNaughton, Stuart; Timperley, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate two recent examples of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's approach to reducing the persistent disparities in achievement between students of different social and ethnic groups. The first example is cluster-based school improvement, and the second is the development of national standards for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cluster Grouping, National Standards, Academic Achievement
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Pillay, Poobie; Flanagan, Paul – Kairaranga, 2011
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) have supported more than 15,000 students since RTLB 1999 by assisting teachers to manage and support students with learning or behaviour difficulties within inclusive classroom environments. Research indicates that there are long term positive educational effects for students receiving short-term…
Descriptors: Resource Teachers, Student Experience, Learning Problems, Behavior Problems
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Spiller, Dorothy; Harris, Trudy – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
This paper reports on findings from a major New Zealand research project around staff perceptions of student evaluations of teaching. The main focus of this discussion is the insights that the research afforded into staff engagement with and use of student evaluations to inform their teaching practice and to improve student learning. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, College Students, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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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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Rijswijk, K.; Brazendale, R. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: An innovation network, called the Pasture Improvement Leadership Group (PILG), was formed to improve the quality and consistency of advice provided to dairy farmers in New Zealand, after they expressed dissatisfaction with their pastures. The aim of this paper is to better understand the challenges of forming and maintaining networks to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Private Sector, Extension Education
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Main, Squirrel – Journal of In-service Education, 2007
Educators in New Zealand (NZ) stand poised to shift from a humanistic to a pedagogical viewpoint in their induction practices. Survey results discussed in this research brief are part of the first study to combine qualitative and quantitative methods in low-socio-economic primary schools. As part of her research for the New Teachers Center in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers
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Mapotse, Tomé Awshar – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2015
This article reports on how action research (AR) was influential in designing an educational instrument to contribute to emancipating teachers with no formal training to teach technology as a subject in secondary schools. The subject technology is referred to using different names in different countries. Some call it "science and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Technology Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education
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Schaughency, Elizabeth; McLennan, Kathryn M.; McDowall, Philippa S. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2015
A New Zealand (NZ) version of Word Identification Fluency (NZWIF) was administered to 120 children in their second school year at the beginning, middle, and end of the year, along with a curriculum-based measure of oral passage reading fluency at mid- and end-year. Outcome measures included standardized and high-stakes school-used indicators of…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Reading Fluency, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Okur-Berberoglu, Emel – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Zero hour contract is an arrangement between employers and employees which does not include minimum working hours and employees have to be available in order to work in any time. There is a legal definition of it in New Zealand recently however it might be carried out under casual contract which is legal. Zero hour contract is a big problem in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Contracts, Employer Employee Relationship
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Owen, Hazel – Journal of Educators Online, 2014
The range of affordances that a virtual environment offers can provide opportunities for more formal Professional Learning and Development (PLD) that has flexibility of choice, time and approach for educators. It was this potential that inspired the design of the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) program that was instigated in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Virtual Classrooms
Carter, Margie – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2010
Last February, in search of expanded thinking, the author led a group of 20 early childhood professionals on a study tour to Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). The group included two Canadians and two Aussies, with everyone else from the United States. While they knew they had much to learn from the overall system of early childhood education in NZ, the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Field Trips
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Lun, Vivian Miu-Chi; Fischer, Ronald; Ward, Colleen – Learning and Individual Differences, 2010
Critical thinking is deemed as an ideal in academic settings, but cultural differences in critical thinking performance between Asian and Western students have been reported in the international education literature. We examined explanations for the observed differences in critical thinking between Asian and New Zealand (NZ) European students, and…
Descriptors: Asians, International Education, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Harland, Tony; Tidswell, Toni; Everett, David; Hale, Leigh; Pickering, Neil – Teaching in Higher Education, 2010
This paper provides a critique of academic experiences of neoliberal economic reform at a New Zealand (NZ) university. The authors engaged in a collaborative inquiry that was based upon a developing theoretical perspective of the reform process and how this affected their academic lives. We were keen to develop an understanding of liberal…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Experience, Political Attitudes, Economic Development
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