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Boulard, Florence – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
New Caledonia is a French overseas territory in the South Pacific with a long history of differing attitudes towards independence (Fisher, 2019). The local government aims to challenge French cultural hegemony by building a "New Caledonian School" (Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 2016). That is, a school in which students are…
Descriptors: Picture Books, English (Second Language), French, Foreign Policy
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Alcorn, Noeline – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
The field of educational research is broad and changes form over time and space. This article reviews educational research in New Zealand over the past 100 years as a background to current policy and practice. It describes a series of landmarks over the century, the changing contexts and the assumptions which underlay them and identifies recurring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Nur, Shakila; Short, Megan – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
Given the integral role of English teachers in promoting quality English education, English language teaching in-service teacher education and training (BLT-INSET) plays a crucial role in developing quality and professional competence of English teachers. It is in this regard, when the inevitability of ELT-INSET is growing worldwide, our article…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Inservice Teacher Education
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Chand, Deepa – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This research examined the impact of story sharing and reflective dialogue on mathematics teachers' professional learning in Fiji. Employing a qualitative research methodology, semi-structured interviews were used to gather data from nine Fijian secondary school mathematics teachers. The study established that: 1) teachers improve their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Reflection
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Mutch, Carol – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
In this article the author discusses the implementation of the Education Renewal in Greater Christchurch policy which affected nearly 40 schools in the aftermath of the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes. It describes the accumulated social, psychological and emotional toll that closures and mergers took on the schools and their communities. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Closing, Seismology, Natural Disasters
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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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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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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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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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Taupo, Katrina – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
This article reviews current research about three short focused literacy, language and numeracy programmes designed to assist New Zealand Maori (indigenous) adult students and their whanau. Whanau is a complex Maori concept that includes physical and metaphysical dimensions based on the Maori worldview of whakapapa (genealogy) and is at the heart…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Numeracy, Neoliberalism
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Mosley, Anna – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
Straddling conventional education system boundaries between adult learners and children, and between employment-related and social benefits, family literacy programmes are not well recognised or supported in New Zealand's policy and funding environment. In this article, I reflect on my personal experience of redesigning the Whanau Ara Mua…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Program Development, Pacific Islanders, Cultural Influences