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Malins, Pamela; Whitty, Pam – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
This article shares conversational research (Thomson et al., 2012) that we undertook with parents in one of children's primary education settings: the home. We investigated the question: what are the comfort levels of families, with young children, as they encounter picturebooks featuring diverse gender and sexual identities? Over the past 10…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Picture Books, Diversity, Mothers
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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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Jafri, Mairaj – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
This paper reports how I addressed the issue of extensive missing values in my PhD study, "Digital Competencies of High School Mathematics Teachers". I collected data using an online survey. Several methods exist to address the issue of missing values. I utilised multiple imputation (MI) as it provides more accurate results. The mean…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Research Problems, Doctoral Dissertations, Online Surveys
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Hest, Julie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Unexpected twists and turns on the PhD journey can be directly related to the research itself, while others are related to the experience of the journey. For me, the most unexpected aspects were related to my health and saw me transition from writing and typing to dictating to the computer. This autoethnographic article is based on the lived…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Revision (Written Composition), Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Students
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Adhikari, Devendra – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The global COVID-19 pandemic has severely hit the lives of the people of Nepal. The country witnessed two phases of lockdown over 10 months from March 2020 until August 2021. I completed my PhD data collection in Nepal through February to April 2021, when the pandemic's risk was naturally lowered. My research explores local value systems of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Khalil, Atif – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Socialisation in doctoral education is a multifaceted process through which students acquire the knowledge, skills and values required to perform in a scholarly community. The literature reports numerous experiences of doctoral students, but socialisation and the challenges faced by international students has received limited attention. As an…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Socialization, Student Experience
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Hosseini, Hossein; Gurney, Laura – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The final observable product of a successful doctoral programme is typically a thesis that has been critically examined by senior academics and considered to demonstrate a significant contribution to knowledge. However, it is a conviction underpinning this special issue that the doctorate should be acknowledged, explored and understood as a…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Research, Student Experience, Ambiguity (Context)
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Newcombe, Nicolina – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Obtaining ethical approval for my PhD research with adults with learning (intellectual) disabilities presented an unexpected challenge of learning to work with two sets of guidance: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and the Ethical Conduct in Human Research and Related Activities Regulations (HRR).…
Descriptors: Ethics, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Civil Rights
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Baah, Eric Adjei – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
In this article, I present how I navigated unexpected apprehension that I faced while communicating with teacher participants during my PhD data collection (via interviews, observations and document study). I mediated the apprehension by strategies such as disclosing my teacher identity, expressing an interest in their practice and assuring them…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Research Problems, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Hosseini, Hossein – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
My PhD study explored the experiences of a cohort of Iranian doctoral candidates in New Zealand. This paper presents my response to the unexpected challenge I faced as I collected data and formed my theoretical framework. I found that Western interpretations of non-Western international students largely ignored social-cultural specificities. I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Student Experience
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Yap, Jia Rong – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
My research aims to explore teachers' literacy experiences and teaching practices in New Zealand intermediate schools through the lens of multiliteracies pedagogy (MLP). However, upon the initial semi-structured interview, I realised my (mis)assumptions and learned that it could be demanding and challenging for teachers to narrate their literacy…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Knowledge Level, Multiple Literacies, Foreign Countries
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Everth, Thomas – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The climate emergency mandates a refocusing of society and education on the relationship between humans and the more-than-human world. Emerging from decades of social constructionism that openly promoted climate science denial, social and educational theorising now engages with new materialist philosophies and the agency of matter. Physicist Karen…
Descriptors: Climate, Ecology, Quantum Mechanics, Mechanics (Physics)
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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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Mohamed, Zahra – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Qualitative data analysis (QDA) is often depicted as a linear process that employs an organised structure to derive themes inductively or deductively. However, I realised the "messiness" of the process during my doctoral studies on primary teachers' use of digital technologies in ESL classrooms in Maldivian schools. My own experience…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Doctoral Programs, Educational Technology
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Saeed, Sharuda – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the field of teaching and educational research, requiring new changes to methodological tools in my research. My doctoral study examines Maldivian primary teachers' engagement with social studies pedagogies through reflection. The pandemic posed several complex data collection challenges which I…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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