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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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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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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┬ádays 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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Boereboom, John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The New Zealand education system is culturally diverse and is guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi to produce equitable outcomes for Maori students. The reporting of national educational outcomes is broken down by ethnicity to monitor educational performance of different ethnic groups and to identify ethnic disparities. The Ministry…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Outcomes of Education, Ethnicity, Classification
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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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Riley, Tracy; White, Vanessa – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
A sense of belonging means feeling accepted, appreciated, and understood in our relationships with individuals and groups of people. However, students who have abilities and qualities that are exceptionally advanced and qualitatively different from their same age peers may experience a sense of alienation. Gifted students are seeking intellectual,…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Peer Relationship, Equal Education, Academically Gifted
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MacArthur, Jude; Rutherford, Gill – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Contemporary understandings of inclusive education increasingly emphasise processes of reform, within and between schools, and across education systems, which respond to diversity amongst all students. The goal of an equitable, high quality and welcoming system in which all students are present, participating and achieving in their local school is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Success, Inclusion, 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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Budd, Julia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Equity for those experiencing disability is a complex real-world issue best studied by cross-disciplinary groups. However, these cross-disciplinary studies are often unsuccessful due to the different perspectives held by members of the cross-disciplinary group. Meta-perspectives have been found to help overcome the issues caused by these different…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Equal Education, Educational Improvement, Disabilities
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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