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O'Neill, John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
For Jean Herbison, learning in her early 20th century childhood world was relatively uncomplicated and predictable. Life was shaped by unambiguous family, faith and settler colonial prescriptions about how children "should" behave and what they should become. Approaching the centenary of her birth, children today must navigate a very…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Learning Processes, Children, Educational Policy
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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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Graham, Katie; Nairn, Karen; Treharne, Gareth J. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
The ways that gender and sexuality are included within secondary school teaching has implications for students' understandings and ongoing wellbeing. In this research we interviewed nine educators who work in secondary schools in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand) about how they approach gender and sexuality within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Sex Education, Sex
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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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van Rij, Vivien – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Throughout its long life, New Zealand's "School Journal" has reflected and informed its social contexts. Not only has it charted shifting perceptions of childhood, but also the often conflicting ideologies of educational philosophy, pedagogy and practice. This article examines two periods of immense social and political change in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Educational Change, Social Change
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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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MacArthur, Jude; Rutherford, Gill – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Contemporary understandings of inclusive education increasingly emphasise processes of reform, within and between schools, and across education systems, which respond to diversity amongst all students. The goal of an equitable, high quality and welcoming system in which all students are present, participating and achieving in their local school is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Success, Inclusion, Educational Change
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Jackson, J. H. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
There is an emerging field in literacy research which acknowledges the potential variances in literacy practices valued by schools and families. This article reports on one instance where the rich literacy practices of a particular home environment were not recognized within the child's school context. The data explores the impact on the child as…
Descriptors: Home Study, Reading Habits, Educational Environment, Classroom Environment
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Rata, Elizabeth; Taylor, Anita – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The theoretical inquiry undertaken in this paper examines the discourse of knowledge equivalence used to justify conflating academic and non-academic subjects in New Zealand secondary school science. The purpose is to open up a critical discussion of the discourse and its influence on curriculum and pedagogy. Using a conceptual methodology, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum Development
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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This article draws on a larger research project that questions the impacts of '21st century learning' on teachers and leaders. Implicit is an evaluation of the promise of futures pedagogies to deepen teacher reflective practice. Critical theoretic and critical hermeneutic approaches underpin this research. It therefore analyses policy and…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Reflective Teaching, Hermeneutics, Educational Policy