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Loveridge, Judith; Doyle, Stephanie; Faamanatu-Eteuati, Niusila – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
There is substantial research about international postgraduate students but little research about their experiences as parents or their children's experiences. We focus on four postgraduate international students with young children navigating early childhood education and care in New Zealand. A narrative analysis, informed by socio-cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Parents
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McPhail, Graham J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
In 2002 Parlo Singh outlined Bernstein's theory of the pedagogic device, elaborating the potential in Bernstein's complex theoretical framework for empirical research. In particular, Singh suggests that Bernstein's concepts provide the means of making explicit the macro and micro structuring of knowledge into pedagogic communication. More…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Secondary School Students, Music Teachers
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Lourie, Megan; Rata, Elizabeth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
Educational under-achievement by a section of the Maori population is a persistent problem for New Zealand. This article is a theoretical examination of the practice and consequences of a culture-based curriculum that is promoted as the solution. We develop the argument that not only is the "cultural solution" at odds with the complex…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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Wood, Bronwyn E. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
A priority toward creating "active" citizens has been a feature of curricula reforms in many income-rich nations in recent years. However, the normative, one-size-fits-all conceptions of citizenship often presented within such curricula obscure the significant differences in how some young people experience and express citizenship. This…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ethnic Diversity, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Kidman, Joanna; Abrams, Eleanor; McRae, Hiria – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
The perspectives of indigenous science learners in developed nations offer an important but frequently overlooked dimension to debates about the nature of science, the science curriculum, and calls from educators to make school science more culturally responsive or "relevant" to students from indigenous or minority groups. In this paper…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Indigenous Populations, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries
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Sirna, K.; Tinning, R.; Rossi, T. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper examines Initial Teacher Education students' experiences of participation in health and physical education (HPE) subject department offices and the impact on their understandings and identity formation. Pierre Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, field, and practice along with Wenger's communities of practice form the theoretical frame used…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Surveys
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Smyth, Roger; Strathdee, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
This paper presents research on the returns to tertiary education for individuals who graduated between 1997 and 2008 with bachelor degrees from universities and polytechnics in New Zealand based on their experiences post study. It examines data on their post-study earnings drawn from two longitudinal datasets linking administrative data on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Salary Wage Differentials, College Graduates
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Strathdee, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This paper explores recent changes in tertiary education policy in New Zealand, which are designed to address legitimation deficits. By offering an analysis of the making, and the subsequent unmaking, of quasi-markets in tertiary education, this paper attempts to describe how the state dealt with legitimation deficits resulting from providers' of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Middleton, Sue – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
Recent restructuring of research funding for New Zealand's higher education institutions is "outputs-driven." Under the Performance Based Research Fund, units of assessment of research quality are individuals, every degree teacher receiving a confidential score of A, B or C (if deemed "research active") or "R"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Research, Audits (Verification)
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Allen, Louisa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
Despite policy provision enabling sexuality education to address more than disease and pregnancy prevention, this focus continues to permeate many school programmes. This paper problematises the danger prevention emphasis in sexuality education, examines school's investment in it and asks how useful it is. The ways this kind of sexuality education…
Descriptors: Prevention, Diseases, Sexuality, Pregnancy
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Middleton, Sue – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
The year 1998 marked 50 years of doctoral study in New Zealand, and in 1999 I embarked on a history of Ph.D. theses in Education. Influenced by Foucaultian genealogy, this employed a fusion of bibliographic, archival and life-history interview methods. One hundred and eighty-three Education theses were identified and 57 of these graduates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Theories, Doctoral Dissertations, Place of Residence
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Walshaw, Margaret – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
Changes in participation and achievement patterns mark a turning point for girls in schooling and place female empowerment squarely in the public domain. Using data from a longitudinal study of girls, this paper looks at female empowerment by exploring the relationship between the production of female subjectivity and the processes operating in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Gender Issues, Womens Studies
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Higgins, Jane; Nairn, Karen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
New Zealand's rapid emergence as a late-modern, neo-liberal society following 1984 led to a transformation in the institutional infrastructure for youth transitions from school to post-school worlds. Our research focuses on the ways that young people born after 1984 craft identities in transition. We investigate their perspectives on transition in…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economic Change, Foreign Countries, Career Choice
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Allen, Louisa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The notion of "the school" as a set of institutional processes and practices that shape the possibilities of educational research forms the focus of this article. It is argued that the discursive and material practices that render schools agencies of cultural reproduction also have effects for what research can be undertaken in them and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Educational Research, Sexual Orientation
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Harker, Richard – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2000
Explores the gender differences in achievement in New Zealand secondary schools within English, mathematics, and science. Examines the achievement of girls in single-sex versus coeducational schools. Utilizes data from a longitudinal study of 37 schools and national-level data from the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the National…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Coeducation, Educational Research, English Instruction
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