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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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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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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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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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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