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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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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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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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Hill, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Maori medium education provides a range of options for families wishing to educate their children through the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand. Level 2 programmes with 51-80% Maori language instruction, can play an important role in supporting students and their Maori language development, yet little is known about these programmes.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Shephard, Kerry; Brown, Kim; Connelly, Sean; Hall, Madeline; Harraway, John; Martin, Jonny; Mirosa, Miranda; Payne-Harker, Hannah; Payne-Harker, Nyssa; Rock, Jenny; Simmons, Elizabeth; Stoddard, Isak – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
We explored opportunities, advantages and barriers to enabling students to establish student-led learning events at a New Zealand university. We used an action-research approach to explore if students felt empowered to use the infrastructure of this university to realise something that they themselves set out to achieve. We discovered that, in…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Bonne, Linda – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Internationally, associations between mathematics achievement and various beliefs and attitudes related to learning are well established. In this article, the findings of five studies are examined to identify patterns in New Zealand students' mathematics-related beliefs and attitudes, and their relationships with achievement. Each study included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Tapper, Louise; Abbiss, Jane – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This paper focuses on a major theme, identity negotiation, that arose from a qualitative study exploring the experiences of school for a group of gifted and talented adolescents in Aotearoa New Zealand. The perceptions and beliefs of the group of adolescent participants were prioritised within the phenomenological study. Findings highlight the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Qualitative Research, Adolescents