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Tsai, Angela; Burrell, Mark Henry; Sturm, Sean; Garbett, Dawn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Enhancing student engagement and achievement in large undergraduate university courses is a vibrant area of research. Many existing studies have demonstrated the capacity of technologically enhanced formal and informal learning spaces to promote learning. However, this literature is dominated by studies that use assessment to incentivise student…
Descriptors: Nongraded Student Evaluation, Learning Activities, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement
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Severinsen, Christina; Mika, Jason; Hutson, Rochelle – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
This is a reflective account of an inquiry learning process that took place as a small country school corrected its name from Tiritea to Turitea. We discuss the process as an example of how boards in mainstream schools can work collaboratively to uphold te ao Maori (the Maori world) in schools and to recognise obligations under the Te Tiriti o…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Policy
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Sotardi, Valerie; Thompson, Elyse; Maguire, James – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
The current study is a brief report building on previous research in which first-year university students in early 2018 reported the extent to which the New Zealand Fees-Free Policy had influenced their decisions to enrol in university and subsequent academic experiences (Sotardi et al. 2019). In the current work, we extend this research by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Educational Policy, Enrollment Influences
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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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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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Cardno, Carol; Handjani, Manjula; Howse, Jo – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
The rapid increase in the diversity of school populations in some urban settings in New Zealand creates a challenge for school leaders in relation to fostering ethnic inclusion as an important aspect of leading a school with a diverse student population. The purpose of this small study was to investigate the nature and challenges of diversity in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students
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Towner, Nick; Taumoepeau, Semisi; Lal, Beena; Pranish, Tamendi – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Pasifika learners comprise a significant number of students in the New Zealand education system. In terms of educational performance, Pasifika learners generally have lower success rates and academic achievements than other student groups at both secondary and tertiary levels. The aim of this paper was to review current governance, investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews
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Boereboom, John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The New Zealand education system is culturally diverse and is guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi to produce equitable outcomes for Maori students. The reporting of national educational outcomes is broken down by ethnicity to monitor educational performance of different ethnic groups and to identify ethnic disparities. The Ministry…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Outcomes of Education, Ethnicity, Classification
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Gasson, N. Ruth; Pratt, Keryn; Smith, Jeffrey K.; Calder, James E. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
New Zealand officially provides free education to domestic students between the years of 5-19 in state and state-integrated schools, but the schools can legally require families to provide school uniforms and stationery, and examination fees apply at the upper secondary-school level. State-integrated schools can also charge attendance dues to…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Parent Surveys, Caregivers
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Harker, R. K. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 1978
A study of two separate models which implicitly explain the underachievement of Maori pupils indicates that there is a generalized (or generalizing) factor affecting the performance of Maori children as a whole despite environmental differences. These environmental differences have a relatively strong effect on Pakeha children. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences