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Richards, Rosemary D.; Terreni, Lisa – Curriculum Matters, 2022
The New Zealand early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, encourages teachers to intentionally implement learning experiences so children learn about and through the visual arts. Acknowledging the tensions between intentional teaching and play-based learning, teachers are urged to be neither hands-off nor very structured in designing visual arts…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Perreau, Maria – Curriculum Matters, 2019
In this discussion of global citizenship education (GCED) in Aotearoa, I will be drawing upon my experiences teaching in international education, teaching the "New Zealand Curriculum," and my research in the field of citizenship-and social-justice education in Aotearoa New Zealand. I advocate approaching GCED as part of a broader…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Social Justice, International Education
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Wood, Bronwyn E. – Curriculum Matters, 2019
The idea of global citizenship or world citizenship is the idea that human beings are "citizens of the world" (Dower & Williams, 2002, p. 1). This notion of membership of a wider global, universal, or cosmopolitan citizenship goes back to the Stoics in the time of the ancient world of the Greeks and the Romans (Heater, 1999). In such…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Definitions, Foreign Countries
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Matapo, Jacoba – Curriculum Matters, 2019
Jacoba Matapo, Associate Dean Pasifika in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, opens this discussion by introducing herself by way of her pepha; which she says is integral to who she is. She defines this as her way of being, connecting, and knowing the world. She describes herself as a Samoan, New Zealand-born Pasifika…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Influences
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Kim, Young Chun; Gough, Noel; Jung, Jung-Hoon – Curriculum Matters, 2018
Shadow education has been studied in areas such as comparative education, educational policy, sociology of education, education and economics, and lifelong education, but mainstream Anglophone curriculum studies have largely ignored this phenomenon. We argue that shadow education should be considered as an emerging (and significant) focus of…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Curriculum Research, Educational Research, Academic Support Services
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Stewart, Georgina Tuari – Curriculum Matters, 2018
The school curriculum and teacher professional standards in Aotearoa New Zealand emphasise culturally responsive pedagogies for Maori learners. However, there is a gap between rhetoric and practice. Drawing on expert-interview methodology, and based on an interview with Tamsin Hanly about complex curriculum issues, this interview article seeks to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications, Standards, Culturally Relevant Education
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Zohar, Anat; Hipkins, Rosemary – Curriculum Matters, 2018
In national contexts where curriculum policies explicitly advocate for the development of students' higher order thinking capabilities, evidence suggests that achieving this goal can be quite elusive. In this article we explore this challenge by drawing on senior secondary school examples from two national contexts (New Zealand and Israel) that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Policy, Thinking Skills
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Kitchen, Margaret – Curriculum Matters, 2018
Grounded in a research project relating to the use of academic reading to support learning for TESSOL (Teaching English to Speakers in Schools of Other Languages) teachers, this article focuses on the experiences of Mei in a specialised professional learning and development (PLD) programme. Mei's case illustrates how TESSOL teachers' own…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Bilingualism
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Robertson, Jenny; Dixon, Rachael – Curriculum Matters, 2017
Understanding the policy directed education environment in which health education as a subject sits in "The New Zealand Curriculum" (NZC) is akin to attempting a complex jigsaw puzzle without a picture to show how the pieces fit together. This article will provide an overview of the multiple education policies, presented as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum
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McChesney, Jane – Curriculum Matters, 2017
Mathematics curriculum documentation currently presents important information and messages for New Zealand teachers. Mathematical processes are not explicitly set out but embedded in different locations and there are multiple sources of proxy official curriculum information for the primary school. This article identifies and discusses examples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Buntting, Cathy; Cowie, Bronwen – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article draws primarily on a policy discussion hosted by the New Zealand Association of Research in Education's (NZARE) Science Special Interest Group at the 2016 national conference, arguing that an ecosystem view of science education is a useful metaphor when considering both what is being done to implement the vision for science education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Systems Approach, Science Curriculum
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Stewart, Georgina; Trinick, Tony; Dale, Hëmi – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article offers brief commentary on the development of "Te Marautanga o Aotearoa", which is the official statement of Mäori-medium school curriculum policy. From our perspective as three Mäori educators who have been involved in its development for over 20 years, we combine our experiences to tell the story of this unique indigenous…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education, National Curriculum
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Leaupepe, Manutai; Matapo, Jacoba; Ravlich, Elizabeth – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article explores the history of curriculum relating to Pasifika early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Specific contributions of Pasifika peoples to the developments of "Te Whariki" are considered. The aspirations of Pasifika peoples and academics that are presented in the body of scholarship developed over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Samu, Tanya – Curriculum Matters, 2016
This article describes and discusses a self-inquiry into curriculum practice on the part of a New Zealand-based social studies educator. The approach used was adapted from Barber's Gestalt approach to holistic inquiry. It is a qualitative approach in which the self-aware practitioner-researcher and his (or her) interactions with others is at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum