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Sharma, Bibhya; Narayan, Swasti; Khan, M. G. M.; Kumar, Bijeta; Havea, Robin; Johnson, Joel B.; Naiker, Mani – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
As with other Pacific Island nations, the scientific efforts of the Kingdom of Tonga have been hampered through a lack of local scientists and science graduates. As observed globally, the region appears to face a steady decline in student interest and achievement in science, resulting in reduced uptake of science subjects in schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Joseph, Dawn; Trinick, Robyn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
COVID-19 has had a profound effect on higher education institutions across the world. The rapid shift to blended teaching has meant changes to ways of teaching and learning. Author One (Australia) and Author Two (New Zealand) are tertiary academics in initial teacher education programmes. In this paper, they draw on narrative enquiry as a way to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education
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Mok, Angel – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
Students from a Chinese background demonstrate outstanding performance in international mathematics assessments. Besides cultural characteristics, innate mathematics ability is often referred to as the reason for their performance. This paper aims to debunk this assumption of innate ability and provide an alternate perspective to the discussion by…
Descriptors: Asians, Parent Attitudes, Immigrants, Cultural Background
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Hoskins, Te Kawehau; Jones, Alison – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
Te Kawehau Hoskins (Ngati Hau) is an associate professor in Te Puna Wananga--School of Maori and Indigenous Education, and Associate Dean Maori for the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. Alison Jones (Pakeha) is a professor in Te Puna Wananga. In this talk, Te Kawehau and Alison Jones discuss their entangled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Critical Theory
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McLaughlin, Tara; Aspden, Karyn; Snyder, Patricia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Recent policy initiatives in New Zealand have prioritised increasing participation in early childhood education (ECE) settings; yet cumulative reports have outlined concerns for the quality of services available. In this paper, we argue that a focus on participation without concurrent attention to the quality of early learning experiences puts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education
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Jones, Alison; Jenkins, Kuni Kaa – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Maori leaders visiting Australia invited a Pakeha (in this case, English) teacher to come to New Zealand to teach the children to read and write. On 12th August 1816, 200¬†years ago this year, the first school in New Zealand opened. Twenty-four Maori children came on that day, and each had his or her name written down. The teacher Thomas Kendall…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Schools
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Elley, W. B.; And Others – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 1975
The purpose of this study was to carry out a longitudinal study of the direct effects of traditional and transformational English grammar on children's writing skills. The investigation was conducted entirely in one large, coeducational high school on the outskirts of Auckland, Australia, beginning with the third form and ending with the sixth…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English, English Curriculum