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Lawrent, Godlove – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
The rapid increase in Tanzanian primary school enrollments in the last decade was prompted by the government to develop the Secondary Education Expansion Policy. My study, therefore, explored the impact of this policy on teachers' professional lives. A qualitative approach was adopted to gain detailed insights into the phenomena under…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
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Daly, Nicola – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Literature shows that international travel as part of tertiary studies can result in transformational learning and increased global citizenry. There is a growing body of research in this field but most has focused on study abroad programmes, mainly in North American universities, based on the delivery of course content in a setting outside the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Travel, Global Approach, Cultural Awareness
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Shanna, Shweta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to provide a critical review of the theories and the model used in the field of geometry education research. The article critically discusses van Hiele's theory, Fischbein's theory of figural concepts, Duval's theory of figural apprehension, the Spatial Operational Capacity (SOC) model by Wessels and van Niekerk, and the…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Theories
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Amundsen, Diana – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
In this article, I first critique neoliberal effects on the Aotearoa New Zealand tertiary education sector and then provide a close-up look at tertiary education in the Bay of Plenty region. Information is based on aspects of my doctoral research which was located across three tertiary education organisations comprising the Bay of Plenty Tertiary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Burnett, Burnett; Prakash, Kusum; Shanna, Vinata – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article identifies a number of conflicting discourses informing education in Fiji and their impact on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes and students. The socially constructivist progressivism of the Ministry of Education and the ITE provider is being eroded by a set of socially conservative discourses symptomatic of neoliberal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Practicums, Preservice Teachers
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Reynolds, Martyn – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Like all acts of naming, the term 'Pasifika', which is used to refer collectively to persons with connections to Pacific Island nations living in Aotearoa New Zealand, can be used to represent or to misrepresent, to enable or to control. Consequently, the notion of a field of Pasifika educational research is contested. This article provides a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Naming, Educational Research