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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The idea that the New Zealand education system will cater to all students, regardless of ability, and support them in developing their full potential to the best of their abilities, is enshrined in the famous 1939 Beeby/Fraser statement. Equality of access policy discourse has shifted to emphasise equitable outcomes, focussed increasingly on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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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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Barker, Michael; Wood, Bronwyn E. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
From the outset, the Labour-led Coalition Government of 2017 was intent on 'transformation'. For the education sector, this was signalled immediately with the announcement of an extensive programme of review and reform initiated in their first 100 days of power. Yet, what is at the heart of the proposed changes and what were they trying to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History, Government Role
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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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McMenamin, Trish – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
In 1996 the New Zealand government announced the aim of achieving a "world class inclusive education system" in its new policy, Special Education 2000 (SE2000). The use of the language of inclusion in SE2000 was a new departure in the official policy lexicon and signalled that New Zealand had joined other countries in embracing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Language Usage
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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 Maori 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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Oldham, Sam – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The proliferation of non-state policy actors in public education systems globally has actuated a turn to new governance analysis within education scholarship. As part of this 'governance turn', education policy theorists have sought to clarify the interface between governance by non-state actors and public systems of policy formation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Policy, Theories
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Smardon, Dianne; Charteris, Jennifer – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The political schooling emphasis on fixed fiscal input and improved student outcomes constitutes a significant challenge for practitioners who are held accountable for the quality of education provision. Professional learning and development (PLD) is a key policy lever for shifting practice in schools and driving philosophical change. In recent…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change
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Jesson, Joce – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This presentation retraces some of the often forgotten history, dating back to 1860s, of Aotearoa/New Zealand that formed aspects of our education structures. Of particular interest is the relationship between educational innovation and change that came about through the active involvement of teachers as policy champions as they pursued their goal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
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Ainscow, Mel – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This article sets out the international context for this special issue on equity and diversity. Tracing the development of the United Nations' policy 'Education for All' since 1990, it notes the struggles that have gone on to ensure that this is, in fact, concerned with all children, whatever their characteristics and circumstances. This inclusive…
Descriptors: Global Education, Equal Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Access to Education
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O'Neill, John; Snook, Ivan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of NZJES ["New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies"], this invited paper examines possible education policy and policy scholarship futures. It is argued that in order to predict the future, one needs to appreciate how socio-historical struggles of the past have contributed to present education policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social History, Educational History, Public Policy
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Gordon, Liz – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This year the education research community in New Zealand is celebrating fifty years of the publication of the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. In this article, it is argued that the half century has been bifurcated by the shift from social democratic discourses of equality for all, to a market choice model of schooling after 1989. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This article draws on a larger research project that questions the impacts of '21st century learning' on teachers and leaders. Implicit is an evaluation of the promise of futures pedagogies to deepen teacher reflective practice. Critical theoretic and critical hermeneutic approaches underpin this research. It therefore analyses policy and…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Reflective Teaching, Hermeneutics, Educational Policy
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Tocker, Kimai – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
Kura kaupapa Maori provide a unique primary school education system that immerses children in Maori language and culture. Interviews with founding members from the first Auckland kura give a critical sense of the aspirations that guided them in their struggle to set up the kura kaupapa Maori initiative. The desire to provide suitable schooling for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Malayo Polynesian Languages