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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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Kele, Adriane – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Currently, the educational system in the Solomon Islands faces tremendous challenges, including how to develop student skills and interest in subjects such as mathematics. The attitudes and beliefs of Pacific and non-Pacific students can impact on their mathematics learning and performance. This paper focuses on the educational implications of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Education, Knowledge Level, Correlation
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Matapo, Jacoba – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Utilising a post-critical autoethnographic approach, this article presents various tensions of a Pasifika doctoral student and researcher navigating Pasifika research in a post-truth era. Pacific researchers have documented the sacredness and ontological positioning of how Pacific wisdom(s) and knowledge are understood. This article challenges the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Ethics, Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders
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Abah, Joshua Abah – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This study is aimed at determining first-year university students' reflections when Fibonacci tiling, the ancient Chinese fang cheng procedures, and the ancient Indian meru prastara recursions were introduced as historical snippets in an adventure pedagogy for basic mathematics. Seventy-eight first-year students enrolled in a course in basic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Amundsen, Diana; Msoroka, Mohamed; Findsen, Brian – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
The problematics of accessing res participants have been largely under-stated in the education research literature. This article discusses two case studies which illustrate the complexity of the process of access. This is complexity beyond ethical consent; it is the complexity of gaining access to research sites and participants and of ongoing…
Descriptors: Research, Sampling, Organizational Culture, Power Structure
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Ishii, David N. – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Previous studies using large-scale correlational data have suggested that study behaviours play a significant role in influencing academic outcomes. This study adopts an alternative approach using a qualitative analysis of students' retrospective comments to establish links between students' reported study behaviours and their grades. Using survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Habits, College Freshmen, Grades (Scholastic)
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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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Daly, Nicola; Sharma, Sashi – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
In this article eight volunteer participants in a programme for untrained teachers in India are interviewed concerning their motivation to participate in the work, and also the challenges faced and the rewards gained. Findings show similar factors are at play in the motivation for the participants, but new knowledge concerning motivation to return…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Participation, Volunteers, Barriers
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Bailey, Judy – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
New Zealand curriculum documents have long referred to mathematics as a problem-solving endeavour. Although this has been an intended focus for more than 25 years, problem-solving has often been an aspect of mathematics teaching that has been overlooked (Holton, 2009). This research explores the experiences of one teacher who is committed to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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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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llavarasi, Halimah – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
In this article I discuss my experiences as an international PhD student conducting research in New Zealand. This reflexive paper will discuss the challenges and difficulties I faced as a novice researcher and as an 'outsider' who needed to understand and embrace the uniquely Kiwi-Maori culture that permeates New Zealand society. In particular,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Research, Pacific Islanders
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Lee, Sherrie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Research conducted by English-speaking researchers about other language speaking subjects is essentially cross-cultural and often multilingual, particularly with qualitative research that involves participants communicating in languages other than English. In research using non-English data, scholars have noted that the translation process can be…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnicity
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Boodhoo, Chandan – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
A postgraduate student researcher coming from a context where there is an absence of an active research culture is likely to face several challenges when undertaking doctoral study at a university with a deep-rooted culture of research. They may experience academic writing, researching and thesis structuring struggles, and may specifically…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Research, Student Experience
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Cooper, Kathleen – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Dominance in any sector prevents minority voices from being heard. Challenging dominance can be vulnerable, especially if the challenger identifies as part of a minority group. Marginalisation and silencing of issues pertaining to the gay community have long been the accepted norm in the education sector (Lee & Duncan, 2008; Robinson 2002).…
Descriptors: Females, Women Faculty, Social Attitudes, Early Childhood Teachers
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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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