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McLaughlin, Tara; Aspden, Karyn; Snyder, Patricia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Recent policy initiatives in New Zealand have prioritised increasing participation in early childhood education (ECE) settings; yet cumulative reports have outlined concerns for the quality of services available. In this paper, we argue that a focus on participation without concurrent attention to the quality of early learning experiences puts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education
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Jones, Alison; Jenkins, Kuni Kaa – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Maori leaders visiting Australia invited a Pakeha (in this case, English) teacher to come to New Zealand to teach the children to read and write. On 12th August 1816, 200¬†years ago this year, the first school in New Zealand opened. Twenty-four Maori children came on that day, and each had his or her name written down. The teacher Thomas Kendall…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Schools
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Elley, W. B.; And Others – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 1975
The purpose of this study was to carry out a longitudinal study of the direct effects of traditional and transformational English grammar on children's writing skills. The investigation was conducted entirely in one large, coeducational high school on the outskirts of Auckland, Australia, beginning with the third form and ending with the sixth…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English, English Curriculum