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Al-Hezam, Dalal Mohammed – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Moving from early childhood education (ECE) to primary education is considered a critical moment both in the life of a child and in their educational trajectory. Commonly utilised digital technologies such as television, videos and computers can be used to support children and their families to make a more successful transition from ECE to primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs, Elementary School Students
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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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Grudnoff, Lexie; Haigh, Mavis – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
New Zealand has a persistent problem of inequitable educational outcomes between different student groups, which has led to New Zealand being designated a high achievement-low equity country. A key policy lever in the quest to lift educational achievement for priority learners, identified by the Ministry of Education as Maori, Pasifika, students…
Descriptors: Practicums, Elementary Schools, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level
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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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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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Aitken, Viv; Corkery, Frances; Jones, Kirsty – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports on findings of a small-scale study by a group of three teacher educators from the Bachelor of Teaching, Primary (BTP) at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawke's Bay in 2016. The project began as a replication of a previous study from 2014 in which mentor teachers (MTs) from EIT's partner schools were interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship
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Macam, Alea Ann F. – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports on my experiences as a novice researcher as I traverse the challenges of being a postgraduate international student while conducting fieldwork in my own country. While my research aimed to determine the strategies of five public elementary school principals who facilitated school turnaround and the political and economic…
Descriptors: Researchers, Student Research, Graduate Students, Study Abroad
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Lingam, Govinda Ishwar; Chand, Deepa Dewali – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This research examines rural and urban teachers' perceptions of Professional Development (PD) needs. Using a qualitative research design, data were gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 10 rural and 10 urban teachers. The major findings which emerged were, first, the PD needs of rural schools are slightly…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Urban Differences
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Maslin, Peter; Smith, Nigel – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
A digital dilemma has emerged in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in which student teachers' (STs) confidence and competence to use actively digital pedagogy has been undermined by a mismatch between digital expectations and the reality of programme experience. This mismatch has a potentially negative impact on a ST's ability to develop confidence…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Bell, Cathryn; Robertson, Karyn; Norsworthy, Bev – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This paper emerges from the critical thinking, research, and evaluation which informed our most recent programme review during which we debated the question, "How do we educate people for quality teaching in the future?" Drawing on research, stakeholder feedback, and graduate voice, four key influential characteristics are identified.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies
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O'Neill, John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This article analyses the opening up of state schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand to both for-profit and not-for-profit participation over the last decade. It provides a theoretical framework for thinking about the significance of this development and gives examples of privatisation, concentrating on two case studies in particular. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Proprietary Schools, Nonprofit Organizations, Privatization
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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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Nelson, Emily; Johnson, Leigh – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
With fast-paced and profound change underway in schools, Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) pose significant challenges for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes also. Even within a preservice programme where preservice teachers spend two days of every week in schools and so are aware of and informally involved in ILAs, these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Practicums, Teaching Skills
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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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