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Bailey, Judy – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
While there has been much research focused on beginning teachers; and mathematical problem solving in the classroom, little is known about beginning primary teachers' learning to teach mathematics through problem solving. This longitudinal study examined what supported beginning teachers to start and sustain teaching mathematics through problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Elementary School Teachers
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Yukich, Rose – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
In this article I interact with the narratives of five Pakeha (European) secondary school teachers, who choose to teach Aotearoa New Zealand histories including about Te Tiriti o Waitangi at senior level (years 11-13). I highlight characteristics of the active stance adopted by participants towards teaching and learning the difficult histories of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Pacific Islanders
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Jhagroo, Jyoti; Bansilal, Sarah; Stringer, Patricia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Practitioner inquiry has become part of the research tradition in many teacher professional development programmes across the world and allows teachers to conduct research into their own practices by engaging in systematic inquiry into their personal classroom practices. In this paper, we explore the inquiry reflections of two teachers that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, Inquiry, Reflective Teaching
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Cameron, Tracy A.; Carroll, Jane L. D.; Taumoepeau, Mele; Schaughency, Elizabeth – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Teachers of year 0/1 students in English-medium schools in New Zealand (1896 schools) were invited to participate in a survey focussed on assessment of new entrant children's oral language and emergent literacy skills, with an estimated 21% response rate (N = 745). Teachers indicated using a variety of methods for assessing children's skills at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Young Children, Oral Language
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Reynolds, Martyn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Education in an inter-cultural space is a feature of Aotearoa New Zealand: the education system is of European origin as are many in the teaching profession, while the student population is diverse. Within that diversity are Pasifika students, those with links to Pacific Island nations resident in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article offers insights…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Pacific Islanders
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Case, Rosalind Jane Leamy; Starkey, Nicola J.; Jones, Kelly; Barker-Collo, Suzanne; Feigin, Valery – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
This two-phase study investigated New Zealand primary school teachers' knowledge and perceptions of childhood mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), and evaluated the effectiveness of a professional development workshop for enhancing teacher knowledge regarding mTBI. In phase one, 19 teachers from schools in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Children
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Sewell, Alison; Hansen, Sally; Weir, Kama – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The practicum is critically important in initial teacher education. Yet too often, student-teachers are placed in schools where the associate teacher does not understand the mentoring component of their supervisory role. This study explores the impact of a school-university project on the associate teachers' mentoring in the practicum and in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Practicums, Preservice Teacher 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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Smith, Anne B. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The nature of quality within home-based early childhood education (HBECE) services is important, since all children have the right to access high quality ECE whether it is centre or home-based. HBECE services are increasing more rapidly than other EC services in New Zealand, and their flexible hours, local contexts, and favourable ratios and group…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Home Programs, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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McMaster, Christopher – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This paper reports on the findings of a yearlong qualitative research project into school change and inclusion. The whole school framework known as the Index for Inclusion was utilised in an Aotearoa New Zealand high school. Findings showed the Index to be a flexible tool and suitable for achieving sustainable whole school development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Qualitative Research, Educational Change
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Locke, Terry – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This paper reports on the responses of six secondary teachers to a six-day writing workshop led by the author in January, 2013. These teachers, representing a range of subject areas, underwent this professional learning as key participants in a two-year, participatory action research project being conducted in their school entitled: "A…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Writing Workshops, Action Research