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Maged, Shireen – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This article is based on an in-depth case study that examined how a teacher education programme in New Zealand prepared pre-service teachers for cultural diversity (based on the author's unpublished PhD thesis, "Teacher Education for Cultural Diversity"; conferred by Curtin University, June 2012). Framed within a critical constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Multicultural Education
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Jones, Alister; Cowie, Bronwen – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This paper will highlight the successful evaluation approaches deployed for long-term exploration of the impact of a national policy initiative as well as some of the results and outcomes. An interactive feedback process informed decision-making at the national and local level thereby enhancing both the initiative and its implementation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Evaluators, Focus Groups
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Stringer, Patricia Martha – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
Capacity building is now mentioned synonymously with school improvement in much of the literature with an absence of debate on the implications of political, social and economic trends. This article explores capacity building in one low decile, multicultural, New Zealand primary school. The research, positioned within an interpretivist paradigm,…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, School Culture, Change Agents, Foreign Countries
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Sakura, Fubuki – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This article reports on the New Zealand education quality assurance and school monitoring system, including its framework, and responsibilities of agencies. It first gives an outline of the education system in New Zealand, and then introduces the role of school charters and levels of schooling. To ensure the quality of schools, the methods of…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality