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Mann, Lee C.; Walshaw, Margaret – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Mathematics anxiety is a global phenomenon that has generated research interest over the past four decades. Many researchers have suggested that girls display higher levels of mathematics anxiety than boys. This article explores that conjecture in the New Zealand context. It reports on the prevalence of mathematics anxiety in adolescents and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Females
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Tupou, Jessica; Loveridge, Judith – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Computer Science (CS) education is being increasingly included in primary school curricula across New Zealand. As a group, Pasifika students are less likely to engage with CS at tertiary level and in the workforce, so understanding more about their engagement with school level CS seems important. A multiple case-study design was used to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Computer Science Education, Student Participation
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Davies, Maree J.; Meissel, Kane – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This article describes the results of a study that investigated the effect of features of talk that appear to foster higher levels of interaction, within the scope of a larger study (Davies and Meissel in Br Educ Res J 42:342-365, 2016). Students were recruited from seven classrooms across three secondary schools of varying socioeconomic levels…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Cardno, Carol; Handjani, Manjula; Howse, Jo – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
The rapid increase in the diversity of school populations in some urban settings in New Zealand creates a challenge for school leaders in relation to fostering ethnic inclusion as an important aspect of leading a school with a diverse student population. The purpose of this small study was to investigate the nature and challenges of diversity in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students
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Berryman, Mere; Eley, Elizabeth – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
This paper examines the vision and intent of New Zealand's┬áMaori education policy, Ka Hikitia, and its implications on the daily lives of Maori students in New Zealand's education system. Extensive information on the secondary school experiences of "rangatahi" Maori (youth) have been gathered--originally in 2001 and at the end of 2015,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Educational Policy, Cultural Influences
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Gasson, N. Ruth; Pratt, Keryn; Smith, Jeffrey K.; Calder, James E. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
New Zealand officially provides free education to domestic students between the years of 5-19 in state and state-integrated schools, but the schools can legally require families to provide school uniforms and stationery, and examination fees apply at the upper secondary-school level. State-integrated schools can also charge attendance dues to…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Parent Surveys, Caregivers
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McPhail, Graham J. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
There is no doubt cultural and technological changes in the late 20th century and beyond have had profound effects on what counts as knowledge and what knowledge counts both at school and at university. This paper considers some implications of a disjuncture identified by Gould ("The New Zealand Herald," 2010) between the curricula and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Knowledge Level
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Hill, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
In New Zealand the recipe for creating bilingual and biliterate Maori-medium graduates is not well understood because, for the most part, schools are left to their own devices to experiment with Maori and English language components. It is therefore not clear whether graduates reach high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy, and ultimately,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language of Instruction, Bilingualism
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Rata, Elizabeth; Taylor, Anita – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The theoretical inquiry undertaken in this paper examines the discourse of knowledge equivalence used to justify conflating academic and non-academic subjects in New Zealand secondary school science. The purpose is to open up a critical discussion of the discourse and its influence on curriculum and pedagogy. Using a conceptual methodology, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum Development
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Turner, Hana; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Webber, Melinda – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The aim of this mixed methods study was to explore the relationship between teacher expectations and student ethnicity. Factors that contributed to the achievement gap were also investigated. The study involved 15 mathematics teachers and 361 students from five urban secondary schools in Auckland. Fifteen teachers completed questionnaires and 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Expectations of Students, Ethnicity, Achievement Gap
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Coxhead, Averil; Nation, Paul; Sim, Dalice – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The primary aim of this study was to examine the vocabulary size of native speakers of English in New Zealand secondary schools. Two equivalent forms of the 20,000 version of the vocabulary size test were used in this study. Two hundred and twenty-seven 13-18-year-old native speakers of English at secondary school took an individually administered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Speakers, English, Vocabulary
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Locke, Terry – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This paper reports on the responses of six secondary teachers to a six-day writing workshop led by the author in January, 2013. These teachers, representing a range of subject areas, underwent this professional learning as key participants in a two-year, participatory action research project being conducted in their school entitled: "A…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Writing Workshops, Action Research