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Trevethan, Helen – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
The first year of teaching is a significant period in a teacher's life but for many it can signal the end, rather than the beginning, of their career. The demands of beginning teaching are well documented (Devos et al. in "Teach Teach Educ" 28(2): 206-217, 2012; Fantilli and McDougall in "Teach Teach Educ" 25(6): 814-825, 2009)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience
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Fisher, Anthony; Carlyon, Tracey – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
While there can be benefits from having overseas teaching experience, the transition back to New Zealand is not always easy for teachers who have previously gained their initial teaching qualification and certification in New Zealand. Upon returning to New Zealand from teaching in an international context, teachers can find it difficult having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Teaching Experience, Overseas Employment
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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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van Rij, Vivien – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Since its inception in 1907 New Zealand's "School Journal" has provided primary schools with free good quality material to be used for a variety of purposes in the classroom. At the same time, in reflecting curriculum reforms and changing perceptions of literacy learning, it has reproduced often conflicting ideologies. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Progressive Education, Educational Change
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Gerrard, Hannah – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The Productivity Commission's work on 'new models of tertiary education' houses the latest iteration of a discourse around 'transferable skills' at tertiary level that has deep implications for how we conceive of the purpose and value of tertiary education. Skills are increasingly located at the centre of conceptions of graduate outcomes, rather…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Needs, Skill Development
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McMenamin, Trish – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
In 1996 the New Zealand government announced the aim of achieving a "world class inclusive education system" in its new policy, Special Education 2000 (SE2000). The use of the language of inclusion in SE2000 was a new departure in the official policy lexicon and signalled that New Zealand had joined other countries in embracing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Language Usage
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Cheeseman, Jill; McDonough, Andrea; Golemac, Dianne – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
With limited prior research on young children's learning of the measurement of mass, the study reported in this paper provides insights that can usefully inform teaching. Close examination of the actions and conversations of 12 children of 5-7 years of age, as they experimented for the first time with suspended balance scales, led to the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Mathematics Education, Measurement Techniques, Mathematical Concepts
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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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Towner, Nick; Taumoepeau, Semisi; Lal, Beena; Pranish, Tamendi – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Pasifika learners comprise a significant number of students in the New Zealand education system. In terms of educational performance, Pasifika learners generally have lower success rates and academic achievements than other student groups at both secondary and tertiary levels. The aim of this paper was to review current governance, investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews
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Berryman, Mere; Eley, Elizabeth – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
This paper examines the vision and intent of New Zealand's Maori education policy, Ka Hikitia, and its implications on the daily lives of Maori students in New Zealand's education system. Extensive information on the secondary school experiences of "rangatahi" Maori (youth) have been gathered--originally in 2001 and at the end of 2015,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Educational Policy, Cultural Influences
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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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Sewell, Alison; Hansen, Sally; Weir, Kama – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The practicum is critically important in initial teacher education. Yet too often, student-teachers are placed in schools where the associate teacher does not understand the mentoring component of their supervisory role. This study explores the impact of a school-university project on the associate teachers' mentoring in the practicum and in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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van Rij, Vivien – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Throughout its long life, New Zealand's "School Journal" has reflected and informed its social contexts. Not only has it charted shifting perceptions of childhood, but also the often conflicting ideologies of educational philosophy, pedagogy and practice. This article examines two periods of immense social and political change in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Educational Change, Social Change
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Gasson, N. Ruth; Pratt, Keryn; Smith, Jeffrey K.; Calder, James E. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
New Zealand officially provides free education to domestic students between the years of 5-19 in state and state-integrated schools, but the schools can legally require families to provide school uniforms and stationery, and examination fees apply at the upper secondary-school level. State-integrated schools can also charge attendance dues to…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Parent Surveys, Caregivers
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