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Bernay, Ross – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
This article considers the experience of walking the 850-km Camino del Norte to Santiago de Compostela in Spain as a metaphor for an inner camino: an inner way of developing resilience. Suggestions are proposed about what this might mean for initial teacher education and student teachers themselves. Using an autoethnographic methodology,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Physical Activities, Figurative Language, Resilience (Psychology)
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Eley, Elizabeth; Berryman, Mere – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The vision of New Zealand's Ministry of Education is to "lift aspiration, raise educational achievement for every New Zealander". However, our national statistics show us that this goal remains elusive for many students, particularly those who identify as Maori. In order to both raise the educational achievement of all students, and to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Ugwuozor, Felix Okechukwu – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
This paper outlines how ethics and democracy can be conceived procedurally within the context of education for global citizenship, using the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead as a starting point. Education for global citizenship aims to create active individual consciousness within a community and a commitment to build upon values and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Ethics, Democracy, Global Approach
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Mann, Lee C.; Walshaw, Margaret – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Mathematics anxiety is a global phenomenon that has generated research interest over the past four decades. Many researchers have suggested that girls display higher levels of mathematics anxiety than boys. This article explores that conjecture in the New Zealand context. It reports on the prevalence of mathematics anxiety in adolescents and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Females
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Cameron, Tracy A.; Carroll, Jane L. D.; Taumoepeau, Mele; Schaughency, Elizabeth – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Teachers of year 0/1 students in English-medium schools in New Zealand (1896 schools) were invited to participate in a survey focussed on assessment of new entrant children's oral language and emergent literacy skills, with an estimated 21% response rate (N = 745). Teachers indicated using a variety of methods for assessing children's skills at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Young Children, Oral Language
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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The idea that the New Zealand education system will cater to all students, regardless of ability, and support them in developing their full potential to the best of their abilities, is enshrined in the famous 1939 Beeby/Fraser statement. Equality of access policy discourse has shifted to emphasise equitable outcomes, focussed increasingly on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Reynolds, Martyn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Education in an inter-cultural space is a feature of Aotearoa New Zealand: the education system is of European origin as are many in the teaching profession, while the student population is diverse. Within that diversity are Pasifika students, those with links to Pacific Island nations resident in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article offers insights…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Pacific Islanders
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Sotardi, Valerie A.; Thompson, Elyse; Brogt, Erik – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
In late 2017, the New Zealand Government introduced a finance policy in which citizens without prior tertiary experience could be eligible for 1 year of tertiary education without fees. The current study was conducted to examine new entrant students' self-reported influence of the Fees-Free Policy on their decision to enrol in university and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Fees, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
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Stringer, Patricia; Jhagroo, Jyoti – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The New Zealand Ministry of Education identifies 'Teaching as Inquiry' (TAI) in the New Zealand Curriculum as an effective professional learning approach in promoting student learning and raising achievement. Aligned with this document, Auckland University of Technology Master of Teaching and Learning programme for postgraduate students wishing to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Beginning Teachers, Academic Achievement, Masters Programs
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Davies, Maree J.; Meissel, Kane – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This article describes the results of a study that investigated the effect of features of talk that appear to foster higher levels of interaction, within the scope of a larger study (Davies and Meissel in Br Educ Res J 42:342-365, 2016). Students were recruited from seven classrooms across three secondary schools of varying socioeconomic levels…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Moran, Kevin; Gilmore, Alison – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Little is known about the knowledge and perceptions that inform children's safety in the aquatic environment. This paper reports on 8-9 year old children's critical thinking of water safety and safety strategies at the beach. One-to-one interview data with Year 4 students from across New Zealand, collected as part of the National Monitoring Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Water, Natural Resources, Children
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Stewart, Georgina – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
It is now 30 years since the appearance of New Zealand Treasury (Government management: brief to the incoming government, vol 2, education Issues, New Zealand Government, Wellington, 1987), a key text that marked the start of a new era of education policy in Aotearoa-New Zealand. In his review of this Treasury text, Professor Grace (Br J Educ Stud…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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Dunham, Nicola – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper presents research findings in relation to the multiple identities of students undertaking early childhood field-based initial teacher education (FBITE). The research draws on the understanding that social actors hold multiple identities based on membership across a myriad of social groups, or communities. Data was gathered using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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McAnally, Helena Margaret; Robertson, Lindsay Anne; Hancox, Robert John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
We assessed the effects of an outdoor education programme (Tihoi) with no access to electronic media among 14 year-old boys. We compared creative thinking, socio-emotional wellbeing, and materialism with their peers attending regular classes at their normal school. Students at both locations were assessed in the second week of term and after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Effectiveness, Early Adolescents
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Major, Jae – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Aotearoa New Zealand is a diverse multicultural nation, with a vibrant indigenous culture and language. However, levels of bilingualism are relatively low, with less than 20% of the population using more than one language. English is the dominant language, and monolingualism in English the taken for granted norm. In the New Zealand Curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Monolingualism, Ethnic Diversity
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