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Williams, P. John; Penney, Dawn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
This paper reports on a three-year study conducted in Western Australia, which commenced in January 2008, and was completed by December 2010. It concerns the potential to use digital technologies to represent the output from assessment tasks in two senior secondary courses: Engineering Studies and Physical Education Studies. The general aim of…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Students
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Hunter, Philippa – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
This paper focuses on history in the New Zealand curriculum in light of its seemingly confused curriculum identity despite revision processes of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC; New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2007). Some thinking about curriculum as a socially constructed political process that teachers can actively engage with sets the scene…
Descriptors: History Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Walshaw, Margaret; Openshaw, Roger – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
Concerns about a decline in literacy and numeracy standards in New Zealand are longstanding. Such concerns have again come to the fore with the introduction of the Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008. In this paper we track the debates leading up to the new legislation, focusing on the political struggles and the way in which games…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Academic Standards
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Young-Loveridge, Jennifer – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
This paper challenges the emphasis on counting in New Zealand's Numeracy Development Project (NDP), arguing that subitizing provides an alternative pathway to quantification. Longitudinal data is presented showing that children's subitizing skills at the age of five years were a strong predictor of their later success in mathematics at the age of…
Descriptors: Computation, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Numeracy
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Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
The principles set out in the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) "embody beliefs about what is important and desirable in school curriculum--nationally and locally. They should underpin all school decision-making" (Ministry of Education, 2007). An understanding of these principles is essential for all teachers who are involved in education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Principles, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Hawera, Ngawera; Taylor, Merilyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
In 2010 twenty-three Maori medium schools were given the opportunity for professional development with the Draft Nga Whanaketanga Rumake Maori: Pangarau (NWRM) (National Standards Maori Medium: Mathematics. The study provided a unique opportunity to listen to teachers' views about their professional development as they sought to implement national…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Mathematical Concepts
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Earl, Kerry; Ferrier-Kerr, Jenny; Ussher, Bill – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
Teacher educators in tertiary education environments face similar challenges to teachers in other sectors when responding to the rapid pace of change across New Zealand educational contexts. "What is really important?" and "how to fit it all in?" are questions frequently asked about content. Using enduring understandings as a…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Experience
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Tulloch, Lynley – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
There is little doubt that the use of EFS curricula, resources, and programmes in publicly provided education has been controversial. This paper will examine the dilemmas, for educators involved in EFS, relating to the politics and conservative forces underpinning national curriculum development in a free market capitalist economy such as…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), National Curriculum
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O'Connor, Peter – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
There has been perhaps no greater admission of the general failure of schooling in New Zealand than the Schools Plus programme, which essentially proposes that apprenticeship-type programmes should be made available to students as young as 13. Released close on the heels of the newly introduced national curriculum, it seems to be a form of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning, Education, Curriculum
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Ballam, Nadine – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
Exploring the lived experiences of young people who are gifted and who come from financially challenging backgrounds may provide insights that lead to effective interventions which enable the potential of this group of individuals to be fully realised. This paper describes the author's personal experience as a child identified as gifted at school…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Low Income Groups, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention
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Hume, Anne – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
This paper traces the development over several years of an initiative, involving student journals, that was introduced into a tertiary science education course for pre-service teachers in order to improve communication between the lecturer and students. The narrative recounts how the nature and uses of the journals evolve subsequently as a result…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Reflection, Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
The introduction of computers, the Internet, and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into the school context has proved challenging for many schools and teachers. In meeting these challenges, professional development for teachers has been seen traditionally as a formal process conducted by an expert from outside the school.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Lee, Howard; Lee, Gregory – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
The recently elected National Government has proceeded, under urgency, to pass the Education (National Standards) Amendment Bill, legislation that seeks to provide specific information for both schools and parents about how well every primary and intermediate school student (Years 1 to 8) is progressing in literacy and numeracy compared with other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, National Standards, Educational Legislation
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Gibbs, Colin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
"The New Zealand Curriculum: Draft for Consultation" (Ministry of Education, 2006) aims to first "set the direction for learning for all students while at school and will ensure that when they leave, they are equipped for lifelong learning and for living in a world where continual change is the norm" (p. 7), and second, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, School Based Management
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
In order to analyse physical education (PE) curriculum policy in England, Penney and Harris (2004) compared it with that in New Zealand. Their aim was to distinguish between policy as a source of either "stability and inequity in schools" or "resistance and change." While acknowledging that all curriculum policy documents are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Policy, Physical Education
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