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McPhail, Graham; Lourie, Megan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
In this paper we outline a case for including realism as an approach for carrying out research in education. Realism is often missing or under-represented in methodology text books which tend to misrepresent positivism and over-claim the epistemic authority possible for interpretivism. While interpretivism is arguably the dominant research…
Descriptors: Realism, Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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Lourie, Megan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This paper considers the provision of education opportunities for learners in the compulsory sector to develop their ability to communicate in te reo Maori. While policy suggests these opportunities exist, in practice, the situation is complex and the provision of these opportunities tends to be uneven. This is, in part, due to the challenges…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Ethnicity, Language Acquisition, Ethnic Groups