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Sleeman, Mike; Everatt, John; Arrow, Alison; Denston, Amanda – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
Traditionally, the New Zealand Ministry of Education opposed the recognition of dyslexia. However, since 2007, the Ministry of Education's position has started to change, evidenced by the development of a working definition. In 2021 the Ministry of Education released Three Steps in Screening for Dyslexia (TSSD), an assessment protocol designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Students with Disabilities, Screening Tests
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Martin, Kaitlyn M.; Davis, Lloyd S.; Sandretto, Susan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
International and national studies have revealed a sharp decline in student science engagement during the middle years of schooling. In Aotearoa New Zealand,¬†over 20¬†years of cross-sectional evidence has repeatedly shown high levels of student engagement with science in primary school and lower levels in high school, but very little evidence…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Science Education, Science Interests, Science Careers
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Tupou, Jessica; Loveridge, Judith – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Computer Science (CS) education is being increasingly included in primary school curricula across New Zealand. As a group, Pasifika students are less likely to engage with CS at tertiary level and in the workforce, so understanding more about their engagement with school level CS seems important. A multiple case-study design was used to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Computer Science Education, Student Participation
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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