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Stewart, Georgina Tuari; Devine, Nesta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article unpacks and critiques the scholarship of Elizabeth Rata on the politics of knowledge in education. Rata represents a widespread, though covert, influence within the global academy of an imperialist form of philosophical universalisn, which has particular significance for Aotearoa New Zealand due to her vocal opposition to Kaupapa…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Criticism
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Swabey, Karen; Kertesz, John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
De-privatisation of classrooms is characterised by formal and informal invitations to colleagues to access classroom management, pedagogical approaches and teaching practices. This case study of six secondary schools examined the perceptions and practices of de-privatised practice amongst Fijian urban, rural and remote area teachers. Quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Privatization
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Kellow, Jan-Marie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
The revised Technology Curriculum for years 1-13 now includes two Digital Technologies areas: 'computational thinking for Digital Technologies' and 'designing and developing digital outcomes'. By 2020, all schools are expected to address these curriculum additions. This article outlines some of the background stated purposes for introducing this…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Information Technology, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
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Reinsfield, Elizabeth – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
The Technology Learning Area statement in the New Zealand Curriculum has been recently reviewed to prioritise Digital Technology as a context for learning (Ministry of Education (MoE), 2007, 2017a). The emphasis provides the opportunity for teachers of technology education to guide learning in a future-focused manner, whilst also accommodating…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technological Literacy, Individualized Instruction
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Benade, Leon – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
New Zealand's National-led Government, elected in 2008, has pursued a deliberate policy to design and construct modern school facilities around the country. This article argues that this policy is not simply focused on providing cutting-edge school buildings. A more complex agenda is to fundamentally alter teacher practice and, as the Christchurch…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, School Buildings, Building Design
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Courtney, Bill – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
One of the National-led Government's main educational reforms has been the development of charter schools, which they chose to call Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua. This article concentrates on the initial development of the New Zealand charter school model from December 2011 to September 2013. It looks at the coalition agreement, Cabinet papers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Educational History, School Choice
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Clark, John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This commentary article explores one of the most important philosophical problems underlying the inequality of school achievement. If the inequality of school achievement is to be adequately addressed then it must begin with causes. The widely accepted conceptual framework within which the problem and its solutions are framed is the within/beyond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Educational Policy
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O'Connor, Peter; McTaggart, Stephen – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
The impact of the implementation of National Standards and the continuing focus on the functional aspects of literacy and numeracy in the New Zealand curriculum can be viewed as part of a global neoliberal reform agenda that deliberately constricts and narrows curriculum and pedagogy. Building on a review of the impacts on curriculum by national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Educational Change, Curriculum
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Tarosa, Gayleen; Edwards, Frances; Branson, Christopher – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
Organisational learning within an educational context is a complex and multidimensional process. This paper reports on a study that investigates organisational learning during the process of development of Vanuatu's nationalised English medium secondary school assessment process, a significant educational change in Vanuatu. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning, Organizational Culture, Secondary Education
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Lindsay, Lucie; Lee, Kerry; Hope, John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
Use of mobile technology in the classroom (m-learning) is a recent educational practice. This study reports on the insights of teachers in New Zealand classrooms about their m-learning practice. It targets the early adopter teachers of school classes where each student has a mobile device. The teachers were asked about the pedagogical changes in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices