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Rona, Sarika; McLachlan, Claire J. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This research explored the biliteracy experiences of three kohanga reo children as they started school in one of three school settings: a bilingual unit, a mainstream classroom, and kura kaupapa Maori. A Kaupapa Maori approach underpinned this research and guided the case study methodology employed. The children's literacy experiences were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Multiple Literacies
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Cardno, Carol; Handjani, Manjula; Howse, Jo – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
The rapid increase in the diversity of school populations in some urban settings in New Zealand creates a challenge for school leaders in relation to fostering ethnic inclusion as an important aspect of leading a school with a diverse student population. The purpose of this small study was to investigate the nature and challenges of diversity in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students
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Case, Rosalind Jane Leamy; Starkey, Nicola J.; Jones, Kelly; Barker-Collo, Suzanne; Feigin, Valery – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
This two-phase study investigated New Zealand primary school teachers' knowledge and perceptions of childhood mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), and evaluated the effectiveness of a professional development workshop for enhancing teacher knowledge regarding mTBI. In phase one, 19 teachers from schools in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Children
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Maged, Shireen; Rosales-Anderson, Norma; Manuel, Warren – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
This study explored teaching and learning relationships that positively impacted on student learning and engagement, with a particular focus on the nature and impact of wairuatanga (spirituality) on the teaching and learning process. Located within a Wananga (a Maori indigenous tertiary education organization) context, researchers used a…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Factors, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Kidman, Joanna; Chu, Cherie – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Over the past 15¬†years of tertiary sector reform, the nature of academic governance in New Zealand universities has radically changed. Globalization, neoliberal experimentation and managerialist practices have come to characterize a higher education system where the locus of authority is at an ever-widening distance from the majority of academics.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Neoliberalism, Higher Education
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Gordon, Barrie; Dyson, Ben; Cowan, Jackie; McKenzie, Allison; Shulruf, Boaz – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This study examines practicing primary school teacher's perceptions of the teaching of physical education in their schools. There has been some criticism of primary school physical education but until now this criticism has been largely based on a number of small studies involving limited numbers of teachers and schools. This study involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Education
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Grant, Barbara M. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Doctoral supervision is a complex set of intersecting relations, personal and familial, social and institutional. History figures there: wanted or not, ghosts from the past come back to haunt supervisor, student and thesis. This article explores a particular configuration that can occur in Aotearoa/New Zealand when Pakeha academics supervise Maori…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervisors
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Layland, Judy; Smith, Anne B. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
Recent policy reports have raised concerns about quality education and care for under 2-year-olds attending home-based early childhood and care (HBEC) services, an issue that has received minimal research attention in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article explores what is meant by "quality" in HBEC for children under two using an ecological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality