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Bernay, Ross – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
This article considers the experience of walking the 850-km Camino del Norte to Santiago de Compostela in Spain as a metaphor for an inner camino: an inner way of developing resilience. Suggestions are proposed about what this might mean for initial teacher education and student teachers themselves. Using an autoethnographic methodology,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Physical Activities, Figurative Language, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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Gamble Blakey, Althea; Treharne, Gareth J. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Educating trainee healthcare practitioners about transgender healthcare has been neglected globally, and nationally in Aotearoa New Zealand. Reasons for this oversight are only just beginning to come clear. Recent research reveals that healthcare practitioners often have a strong interest in learning about transgender healthcare but lack the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Identity, Access to Health Care, Barriers
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Warren, Alison – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Caring occupies a contested space in early childhood teaching. Caring is valued as crucial to children's physical and emotional wellbeing but, at the same time, it is undervalued as separate from education and more difficult to measure. This article argues for reconceptualising care as complex, dynamic, problematic, political, and assembled in…
Descriptors: Caring, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Teaching Methods
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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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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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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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McPhail, Graham; Rata, Elizabeth – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This paper theorises a curriculum model containing four features. We use these features as criteria to analyse and evaluate two distinctive curriculum design types: '21st Century Learning' and 'Powerful Knowledge'. The four features are: (i) the underpinning theory of knowledge in each curriculum design type; (ii) the knowledge structures used to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Theories
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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