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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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Sampson, K. A.; Moltchanova, E.; Robertson, I.; Bridgman, C.; Suszko, A.; Russell, D. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper details the development of the "Graduate Attributes Scale" (GAS), a tool that has been devised to help evaluate the acquisition of a set of generic attributes that underpin the profile of university graduates. Commencing with a set of 37 variables that target desired attributes, the tool was administered to 3493 alumni after…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Student Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Alumni
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Towner, Nick; Taumoepeau, Semisi; Lal, Beena; Pranish, Tamendi – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Pasifika learners comprise a significant number of students in the New Zealand education system. In terms of educational performance, Pasifika learners generally have lower success rates and academic achievements than other student groups at both secondary and tertiary levels. The aim of this paper was to review current governance, investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews