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Meissel, Kane; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: There is substantial evidence indicating that various psychological processes are affected by cultural context, but such research is comparatively nascent within New Zealand. As there are four large cultural groups in New Zealand, representing an intersection of individualist, collectivist, indigenous, colonial, and immigrant cultures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Meyer, Luanna H.; McClure, John; Walkey, Frank; Weir, Kirsty F.; McKenzie, Lynanne – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Individual student characteristics such as competence motivation, achievement values, and goal orientations have been related in meaningful ways to task attainment. The standards-based National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) was developed in New Zealand with the intention of strengthening connections between student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Low Achievement, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Rubie-Davies, Christine; Hattie, John; Hamilton, Richard – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
Background: Research into teacher expectations has shown that these have an effect on student achievement. Some researchers have explored the impact of various student characteristics on teachers' expectations. One attribute of interest is ethnicity. Aims: This study aimed to explore differences in teachers' expectations and judgments of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, Ethnic Groups, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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St. George, Alison – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1983
A study of 90 nine year olds in five ethnically mixed New Zealand classrooms indicated that teachers perceived Polynesian pupils less favorably than White students on dimensions reflecting parent/home factors and academic work skills. Observations of teacher pupil interaction, however, showed no ethnic differences. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Ethnic Bias, Expectation
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St. George, Alison – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1983
A study of five ethnically mixed elementary New Zealand classrooms showed that, while teacher expectations did not severely bias children's learning, negative perceptions and expectations for Polynesian children led to them being treated similarly to others of low ability and helped to maintain the status quo of lower achievement. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Comparative Education, Educational Research
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McGee, Rob; And Others – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1988
Analyzes data from a longitudinal investigation of reading ability in New Zealand children, ages 7-13. Children with lower reading abilities at age 13 were compared with children who were slow starters but had normal reading abilities at age 13 in an effort to identify predictors of reading progress. (22 references) (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education