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Gadelha, Rene – Childhood Education, 2018
Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to revolutionize education, as it immerses students in their learning more than any other available medium. By blocking out visual and auditory distractions in the classroom, it has the potential to help students deeply connect with the material they are learning in a way that has never been possible before.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Gordon-Burns, Diane; Campbell, Leeanne – Childhood Education, 2014
Teacher quality and the preparation of quality teachers have been at the center of debates and discussions related to improving educational outcomes among diverse student populations across the world. In New Zealand, the education system emphasizes high-quality, bicultural practice among teachers through regulations and curriculum that call for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Rights, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Pluralism
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Linick, Matthew; Lubienski, Christopher – Childhood Education, 2013
For some, charter schools represent the hope of improved student learning and performance. It is hoped to understand the theory of change underlying charter schools relative to the actual evidence on their impact. In order to address this issue, the authors examine the logic of organizational change and competitive options, drawing on evidence…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Competition, Responses
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Trimmer, Karen – Childhood Education, 2013
With the increasing diversity in schools and the call for addressing specific regional needs, decentralized regulation of the education system is often proposed as an alternative approach to achieve school improvement. Researchers have often associated experimentation and risk-taking as key aspects of effective educational leadership while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Student Diversity, Instructional Leadership
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Swiniarski, Louise B. – Childhood Education, 1992
Presents conflicting views of New Zealand's schooling from teachers' perspectives and examines some of the reforms and reflections of New Zealand's educators. Discusses some of the implications for U.S. schooling. (BB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational History
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Smith, Anne B. – Childhood Education, 1996
Asks theoretical questions about child development and how to define quality contexts for it in light of New Zealand's requirement that early childhood education meet quality criteria. Discusses principles that should underlie good programs, including a sociocultural theory of development and children's interactions with both teachers and peers.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews four professional books: (1) "Changing Teaching, Changing Schools. Bringing Early Childhood Practice into Public Education: Case Studies from the Kindergarten" (O'Connell); (2) "Whole Language Plus: Essays on Literacy in the United States and New Zealand" (Cazden); (3) "Audacious Kids: Coming of Age in America's…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change
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Caffin, D. J. O. – Childhood Education, 1973
The year 1972 marked the Golden Jubilee of the New Zealand Correspondence School, an integral part of the New Zealand educational system with a unique function--to serve both children and adults who cannot, for a variety of reasons, attend regular schools and institutions. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Correspondence Schools, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Grey, Alex; Hymes, James L., Jr. – Childhood Education, 1974
Describes preschool education in Australia and New Zealand. (ST)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education