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Karaka-Clarke, Te Hurinui Renata; Macfarlane, Angus; Fletcher, Jo – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
Embedding the use of technology for authentic social interactions with L2 teaching and learning needs to be supported by effective pedagogical practices. This article explores how technology can support the learning of te reo Maori in New Zealand. Thirteen kaiako (teachers) from a variety of teaching and learning backgrounds and experiences, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ram, Rajesh – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
In this era of pandemics, asylum seekers, and conflict between super powers, social sciences are a critical subject that can help develop young people who can not only recognise racial and social discrimination but also injustices at a regional, national, and global scale. Mainstream subjects, such as sociology, routinely support learning in the…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Science Teachers
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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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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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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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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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Abella, Ivy – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Since teachers are one of the most important resources that can effect change and affect student achievement in any classroom, it is important to explore and understand how teachers operate inside the classroom. In her Ph.D. study the author examined the pedagogical practices of three Pacific teachers working in the public secondary school system…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Background, Foreign Countries
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Porakari, James; Edwards, Frances – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
This paper reports on a study that investigated the potential of using Appreciative Inquiry for exploring the development of three beginning science teachers in the Solomon Islands. Using the four phases of an Appreciative Inquiry framework, the teachers followed a process that allowed their strengths to be identified through the analysis of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Empowerment
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Lingam, Govinda lshwar; Chand, Deepa Dewali – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This research investigates teachers' professional development (PD) practices in a rural Fijian secondary school. Using a qualitative research design, data was gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 15 teachers of the case study school. The findings revealed that the teachers in the school were mostly engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
This research examines novice and experienced teacher perceptions of school-based professional development (PD). Using a qualitative research design, data were gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 10 novice and 10 experienced teachers from two case study schools (one rural and one urban). The major findings to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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