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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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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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Forrest, R. H.; Lander, P. J.; Wawatai-Aldrich, N.; Pearson, M. N. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Patu™ Aotearoa (Patu™) is a social enterprise that is dedicated to the holistic health and wellbeing of local communities. Developed in consultation with the Patu™ whanau, the Meke Meter is an indigenous, image-based, holistic self-reflection tool that has minimal text, designed to capture an individual's perception of their wellbeing. This pilot…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Public Health, Well Being
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Davies, Maree J.; Meissel, Kane – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This article describes the results of a study that investigated the effect of features of talk that appear to foster higher levels of interaction, within the scope of a larger study (Davies and Meissel in Br Educ Res J 42:342-365, 2016). Students were recruited from seven classrooms across three secondary schools of varying socioeconomic levels…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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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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Dunham, Nicola – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper presents research findings in relation to the multiple identities of students undertaking early childhood field-based initial teacher education (FBITE). The research draws on the understanding that social actors hold multiple identities based on membership across a myriad of social groups, or communities. Data was gathered using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Major, Jae – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Aotearoa New Zealand is a diverse multicultural nation, with a vibrant indigenous culture and language. However, levels of bilingualism are relatively low, with less than 20% of the population using more than one language. English is the dominant language, and monolingualism in English the taken for granted norm. In the New Zealand Curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Monolingualism, Ethnic Diversity
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McLeod, Geraldine F. H.; Horwood, L. John; Boden, Joseph M.; Fergusson, David M. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper examines the associations between attendance at early childhood education (ECE) and longer-term academic attainment and socioeconomic wellbeing in a New Zealand birth cohort studied to age 30. Nearly 95% of the cohort had attended ECE by age 5. After adjustment for family background and child characteristics, results showed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Socioeconomic Status
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Haworth, P. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Developing effective teaching skills with culturally and linguistically diverse learners remains challenging for regular class teachers, hence specialist English language (EL) teachers are needed in schools. However, little is known about how these specialist teachers perceive their professional status. This paper draws on research that provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education
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Taleni, Tufulasifa'atafatafa Ova; Macfarlane, Sonja; Macfarlane, Angus Hikairo; Fletcher, Jo – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
The kaupapa on raising engagement and achievement of Pasifika students motivates Pasifika leaders, families and Pasifika communities to work alongside school leaders, teachers and educators. Pasifika leaders are driven by their aspirations for all Pasifika students to be successful in education and life-long learning. This article explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Leadership Role
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Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Bourdieu's thinking tool of habitus is helpful for understanding the relationship between the individual and the environment. Although habitus is often seen as something that an individual acquires in early life and is 'stuck with,' there are opportunities to develop a secondary habitus. Explicit pedagogy is a key factor in assisting individuals…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Parents, Correlation
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Sampson, K. A.; Moltchanova, E.; Robertson, I.; Bridgman, C.; Suszko, A.; Russell, D. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper details the development of the "Graduate Attributes Scale" (GAS), a tool that has been devised to help evaluate the acquisition of a set of generic attributes that underpin the profile of university graduates. Commencing with a set of 37 variables that target desired attributes, the tool was administered to 3493 alumni after…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Student Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Alumni
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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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