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Cameron, Monica; Aspden, Karyn; Smith, Penny; McLaughlin, Tara – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
The revision of Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, in 2017 offered a unique opportunity to gain understanding of the ways teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand think about and enact curriculum in their daily practice. As researchers we were intrigued as to the ways teachers conceptualised the role of curriculum in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes
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Kupa, Lealofi – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
As an Aotearoa New Zealand (Aotearoa NZ) realm nation, Tokelau people are part of the diverse Pasifika fabric that represents Pacific immigrants in this settler-colonial nation. Despite Tokelau's contentious geo-political history and climate vulnerability in Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, this paper briefly provides some of my inspirations and motivations as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge
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Morgan, Kathryn; Surtees, Nicola – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Prevailing heteronormative discourses in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand present difficulties for upholding the right of gender diverse tamariki ("children") and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer-parented families to experience belonging in equitable, inclusive early childhood settings. The purposeful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Rathore, Devika – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
An increasingly multicultural Aotearoa early childhood education (ECE) landscape forms the context for my doctoral study in progress. My research explores the culturally embedded and negotiated environmental identities of a growing number of migrant Indian teachers. This article documents my experiences of confronting and navigating the unexpected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Research Problems, Doctoral Students
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Fenmachi, Emela Achu – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
This article draws from a larger doctoral study that examines parents' and teachers' perceptions of parental involvement in early childhood learning. The COVID-19 lockdown happened on March 18, 2020, in Cameroon before data collection was completed, therefore presenting an opportunity to investigate home-school relationships during this period.…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
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Coleman, Claire M.; Lind, Tim – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
Following recent increases in the diversity of students, technologies, pedagogies and environments, New Zealand classrooms are sites of growing complexity. Tasked with covering a broad range of disciplines within each school day, opportunities for subject integration are of increasing value to busy teachers. Developing upon a previous piece of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Woodhouse, Hazel Maxine – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
In their move to school, children and their family are faced with significant changes in their relationships, environment and routine. In this article, the experiences of a group of children transitioning into a new entrant (NE) school classroom from their early childhood centre (ECE) are discussed. As they began adapting to the new social and…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Early Childhood Education, Visual Stimuli, Student School Relationship
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Aspden, Karyn Michelle; McLachlan, Claire – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Practicum visiting and the assessment of students' practicum form a significant component of the teacher educator role. Teacher educators are tasked with making judgements regarding the quality of students' teaching practice, as well as their attributes, dispositions, skills and knowledge, and ultimately their readiness to enter the teaching…
Descriptors: Practicums, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Decision Making
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Cooper, Kathleen – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Dominance in any sector prevents minority voices from being heard. Challenging dominance can be vulnerable, especially if the challenger identifies as part of a minority group. Marginalisation and silencing of issues pertaining to the gay community have long been the accepted norm in the education sector (Lee & Duncan, 2008; Robinson 2002).…
Descriptors: Females, Women Faculty, Social Attitudes, Early Childhood Teachers
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Al-Hezam, Dalal Mohammed – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Moving from early childhood education (ECE) to primary education is considered a critical moment both in the life of a child and in their educational trajectory. Commonly utilised digital technologies such as television, videos and computers can be used to support children and their families to make a more successful transition from ECE to primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs, Elementary School Students
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Mara, Diane – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Using the Pacific metaphor of the vaka, va'a, waka [canoe] this review considers the journey of Pasifika early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past decade. The discussion covers three major areas within the Pasifika sector: the need to celebrate the strong heritage and resilience of Pacific early childhood educators and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Maslin, Peter; Smith, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
A digital dilemma has emerged in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in which student teachers' (STs) confidence and competence to use actively digital pedagogy has been undermined by a mismatch between digital expectations and the reality of programme experience. This mismatch has a potentially negative impact on a ST's ability to develop confidence…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Mitchell, Linda – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores discourses of economic investment and child vulnerability that have become dominant under New Zealand's National-led Government as a rationale for policy directions in early childhood education. It highlights the need for explicit values about children and childhood to be a basis for early childhood policy development, with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Economic Factors
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Hamilton, Carol; Vermeren, Linda – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
When developing inclusive practices in early childhood education (ECE) settings teachers are required to be guided by the principles enshrined in Te Whariki. When a child deemed to need 'extra support' comes into an ECE setting, to what extent might ECE teachers and support staff draw on the spirit and intention of this document to support the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Special Needs Students