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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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Ugwuozor, Felix Okechukwu – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
This paper outlines how ethics and democracy can be conceived procedurally within the context of education for global citizenship, using the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead as a starting point. Education for global citizenship aims to create active individual consciousness within a community and a commitment to build upon values and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Ethics, Democracy, Global Approach
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Mann, Lee C.; Walshaw, Margaret – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Mathematics anxiety is a global phenomenon that has generated research interest over the past four decades. Many researchers have suggested that girls display higher levels of mathematics anxiety than boys. This article explores that conjecture in the New Zealand context. It reports on the prevalence of mathematics anxiety in adolescents and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Females
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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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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The idea that the New Zealand education system will cater to all students, regardless of ability, and support them in developing their full potential to the best of their abilities, is enshrined in the famous 1939 Beeby/Fraser statement. Equality of access policy discourse has shifted to emphasise equitable outcomes, focussed increasingly on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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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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Sotardi, Valerie A.; Thompson, Elyse; Brogt, Erik – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
In late 2017, the New Zealand Government introduced a finance policy in which citizens without prior tertiary experience could be eligible for 1 year of tertiary education without fees. The current study was conducted to examine new entrant students' self-reported influence of the Fees-Free Policy on their decision to enrol in university and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Fees, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
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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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Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Bourdieu's thinking tool of habitus is helpful for understanding the relationship between the individual and the environment. Although habitus is often seen as something that an individual acquires in early life and is 'stuck with,' there are opportunities to develop a secondary habitus. Explicit pedagogy is a key factor in assisting individuals…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Parents, Correlation
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Sampson, K. A.; Moltchanova, E.; Robertson, I.; Bridgman, C.; Suszko, A.; Russell, D. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper details the development of the "Graduate Attributes Scale" (GAS), a tool that has been devised to help evaluate the acquisition of a set of generic attributes that underpin the profile of university graduates. Commencing with a set of 37 variables that target desired attributes, the tool was administered to 3493 alumni after…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Student Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Alumni
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Rona, Sarika; McLachlan, Claire J. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This research explored the biliteracy experiences of three kohanga reo children as they started school in one of three school settings: a bilingual unit, a mainstream classroom, and kura kaupapa Maori. A Kaupapa Maori approach underpinned this research and guided the case study methodology employed. The children's literacy experiences were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Multiple Literacies
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Trevethan, Helen – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
The first year of teaching is a significant period in a teacher's life but for many it can signal the end, rather than the beginning, of their career. The demands of beginning teaching are well documented (Devos et al. in "Teach Teach Educ" 28(2): 206-217, 2012; Fantilli and McDougall in "Teach Teach Educ" 25(6): 814-825, 2009)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience
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Fisher, Anthony; Carlyon, Tracey – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
While there can be benefits from having overseas teaching experience, the transition back to New Zealand is not always easy for teachers who have previously gained their initial teaching qualification and certification in New Zealand. Upon returning to New Zealand from teaching in an international context, teachers can find it difficult having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Teaching Experience, Overseas Employment
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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, 2018
Since its inception in 1907 New Zealand's "School Journal" has provided primary schools with free good quality material to be used for a variety of purposes in the classroom. At the same time, in reflecting curriculum reforms and changing perceptions of literacy learning, it has reproduced often conflicting ideologies. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Progressive Education, Educational Change
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