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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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Cameron, Tracy A.; Carroll, Jane L. D.; Taumoepeau, Mele; Schaughency, Elizabeth – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Teachers of year 0/1 students in English-medium schools in New Zealand (1896 schools) were invited to participate in a survey focussed on assessment of new entrant children's oral language and emergent literacy skills, with an estimated 21% response rate (N = 745). Teachers indicated using a variety of methods for assessing children's skills at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Young Children, Oral Language
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Sotardi, Valerie A.; Thompson, Elyse; Brogt, Erik – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
In late 2017, the New Zealand Government introduced a finance policy in which citizens without prior tertiary experience could be eligible for 1 year of tertiary education without fees. The current study was conducted to examine new entrant students' self-reported influence of the Fees-Free Policy on their decision to enrol in university and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Fees, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
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Stringer, Patricia; Jhagroo, Jyoti – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The New Zealand Ministry of Education identifies 'Teaching as Inquiry' (TAI) in the New Zealand Curriculum as an effective professional learning approach in promoting student learning and raising achievement. Aligned with this document, Auckland University of Technology Master of Teaching and Learning programme for postgraduate students wishing to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Beginning Teachers, Academic Achievement, Masters Programs
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Chan, Angel – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Due to its large and diverse population of migrants, New Zealand is now considered to be a 'superdiverse' country (Royal Society of New Zealand in Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand, 2013), and its early childhood education settings are also increasingly ethnically and linguistically diverse (Ministry of Education in Early childhood education me…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Student Diversity, Ethnicity
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Abuaiadah, Diab; Burrell, Chris; Bosu, Michael; Joyce, Sue; Hajmoosaei, Abdolreza – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
This study follows well-published educational criteria for assessing the quality of learning outcomes and investigates how these criteria are applied to descriptors of courses that include object oriented programming concepts. These quality criteria aim to ensure that learning outcomes are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Course Descriptions, Criteria, Educational Objectives
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Earl Rinehart, Kerry; Alcorn, Noeline – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Literature about education in New Zealand and internationally over the past 30 years has increasingly focused on the need for effective school leadership. In New Zealand a major Best Evidence Synthesis study (BES 2009) led to an emphasis on instructional leadership aimed at raising achievement. This emphasis has tended to undervalue management,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Role, Leadership Responsibility
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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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Preston, Debbie; Carlyon, Tracey – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
In Aotearoa New Zealand, changes to the political landscape have made it increasingly difficult for Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) to successfully deliver programmes in regions away from urban centres. Within this context, research was undertaken to identify some of the tensions associated with regional strategy development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Community Needs, Technical Education
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Forrest, R. H.; Lander, P. J.; Wawatai-Aldrich, N.; Pearson, M. N. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Patu™ Aotearoa (Patu™) is a social enterprise that is dedicated to the holistic health and wellbeing of local communities. Developed in consultation with the Patu™ whanau, the Meke Meter is an indigenous, image-based, holistic self-reflection tool that has minimal text, designed to capture an individual's perception of their wellbeing. This pilot…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Public Health, Well Being
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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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Moran, Kevin; Gilmore, Alison – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Little is known about the knowledge and perceptions that inform children's safety in the aquatic environment. This paper reports on 8-9 year old children's critical thinking of water safety and safety strategies at the beach. One-to-one interview data with Year 4 students from across New Zealand, collected as part of the National Monitoring Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Water, Natural Resources, Children
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Stewart, Georgina – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
It is now 30 years since the appearance of New Zealand Treasury (Government management: brief to the incoming government, vol 2, education Issues, New Zealand Government, Wellington, 1987), a key text that marked the start of a new era of education policy in Aotearoa-New Zealand. In his review of this Treasury text, Professor Grace (Br J Educ Stud…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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Dunham, Nicola – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper presents research findings in relation to the multiple identities of students undertaking early childhood field-based initial teacher education (FBITE). The research draws on the understanding that social actors hold multiple identities based on membership across a myriad of social groups, or communities. Data was gathered using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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McAnally, Helena Margaret; Robertson, Lindsay Anne; Hancox, Robert John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
We assessed the effects of an outdoor education programme (Tihoi) with no access to electronic media among 14 year-old boys. We compared creative thinking, socio-emotional wellbeing, and materialism with their peers attending regular classes at their normal school. Students at both locations were assessed in the second week of term and after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Effectiveness, Early Adolescents
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