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McPhillips, J. Clark; Melvin, N. E.; Carlyon, T.; Fisher, A.; Merry, R. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
In response to community and sector needs, in 2020 an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) provider in Aotearoa/New Zealand developed a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) programme with a unique design as an alternative pathway into the profession. The design elements of the programme included being field-based, online, and with a bicultural kaupapa. This…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Biculturalism, Program Implementation, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Browne, Jade – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
Several years have passed since the removal of National Standards, however the current provision and enactment of music education in New Zealand remains unknown. Using a case study, this article seeks to illustrate the current practice of music education at one high decile primary school. This study finds that despite the removal National…
Descriptors: National Standards, Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary School Students
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McNeill, Brigid; Gillon, Gail T. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
The implementation of lockdowns that include the closure of educational facilities for face to face teaching has been one of the strategies used internationally to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Research suggests lockdowns are associated with negative impacts on children's psycho-social functioning, Most research, however, has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Olsen-Reeder, Vincent Ieni – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic sent New Zealand universities into crisis, and as a key crisis response measure, classes were mostly moved online. While navigating national public health settings, educators simultaneously had to innovate quickly: to keep our courses in operation, students learning, and quality pedagogy present. The author has been…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Fenmachi, Emela Achu; Edah, Rachel Ogene Awah – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
This article analyses data from a study that explored distance learning teaching and nursery school children's experiences in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Douala, Cameroon. Following the spread of COVID-19 to Africa, the Cameroon Government placed emphasis on the impact of the pandemic on the socio-economic sector and actions to support…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Private Schools
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Hoben, Ngaire – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
A key global trend in initial teacher education is the 'practice turn' where jurisdictions are increasingly mandating that teacher education providers include more 'practicum' time in teacher education programmes. In New Zealand, the Teaching Council's recent revision of accreditation requirements has extended the minimum number of days that…
Descriptors: Mentors, Secondary School Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Thrupp, Martin; Powell, Darren; O'Neill, John; Chernoff, Sandor; Seppänen, Piia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
This article seeks to describe a range of enablers of, and constraints on, private actors in New Zealand schooling, using scholarly, polity and mass media sources. It focuses particularly on the decades since the educational reforms of the 4th Labour Government in the 1980s. The article begins by providing a brief background on educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Educational Change, Governance
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Goff, Wendy – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
While research that is embedded in schools is reported widely in education and psychological research literature, studies that focus on how researchers might navigate school-based gatekeepers is minimal. This study addresses this gap. The research presented in this paper reports on the recruitment process that was employed in a study that involved…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Praxis, Researchers, Access to Information
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Gamble Blakey, Althea; Treharne, Gareth J. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Educating trainee healthcare practitioners about transgender healthcare has been neglected globally, and nationally in Aotearoa New Zealand. Reasons for this oversight are only just beginning to come clear. Recent research reveals that healthcare practitioners often have a strong interest in learning about transgender healthcare but lack the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Identity, Access to Health Care, Barriers
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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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Preston, Debbie; Carlyon, Tracey – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
In Aotearoa New Zealand, changes to the political landscape have made it increasingly difficult for Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) to successfully deliver programmes in regions away from urban centres. Within this context, research was undertaken to identify some of the tensions associated with regional strategy development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Community Needs, Technical Education
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Smardon, Dianne; Charteris, Jennifer – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The political schooling emphasis on fixed fiscal input and improved student outcomes constitutes a significant challenge for practitioners who are held accountable for the quality of education provision. Professional learning and development (PLD) is a key policy lever for shifting practice in schools and driving philosophical change. In recent…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change
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Hunter, Jodie; Hunter, Roberta; Bills, Trevor; Cheung, Ingrid; Hannant, Barbara; Kritesh, Kevin; Lachaiya, Rakesh – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Many Pasifika students start their schooling fluent in their own language and with a rich background of knowledge and experiences. However, very quickly they join high numbers of Pasifika students failing within the education system. The reasons are diverse but many link directly to the structural inequities they encounter which cause a disconnect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Social Values, Indigenous Populations