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Turner, Hana; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Webber, Melinda – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The aim of this mixed methods study was to explore the relationship between teacher expectations and student ethnicity. Factors that contributed to the achievement gap were also investigated. The study involved 15 mathematics teachers and 361 students from five urban secondary schools in Auckland. Fifteen teachers completed questionnaires and 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Expectations of Students, Ethnicity, Achievement Gap
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Gordon, Liz – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This year the education research community in New Zealand is celebrating fifty years of the publication of the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. In this article, it is argued that the half century has been bifurcated by the shift from social democratic discourses of equality for all, to a market choice model of schooling after 1989. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Gordon, Liz – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
Like all other OECD countries, Aotearoa New Zealand's least successful learners are defined equally by their gender, class and ethnicity, as by their inadequate learning scores. In the 2009 PISA study, 14.3% of Aotearoa New Zealand learners failed to reach Proficiency level 2 at age 15. This is defined as the level at which learners have the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Punishment, Student Behavior
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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This article draws on a larger research project that questions the impacts of '21st century learning' on teachers and leaders. Implicit is an evaluation of the promise of futures pedagogies to deepen teacher reflective practice. Critical theoretic and critical hermeneutic approaches underpin this research. It therefore analyses policy and…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Reflective Teaching, Hermeneutics, Educational Policy
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Smith, Anne B. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The nature of quality within home-based early childhood education (HBECE) services is important, since all children have the right to access high quality ECE whether it is centre or home-based. HBECE services are increasing more rapidly than other EC services in New Zealand, and their flexible hours, local contexts, and favourable ratios and group…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Home Programs, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Hattie, John A. C.; Brown, Gavin T. L.; Irving, S. Earl – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
In the Western world, most 5-year-old children begin their formal schooling, and do so with diverse proficiencies. A common aim is for teachers to quickly evaluate their proficiencies to identify strengths and gaps, and then begin the teaching of reading and number. This article reports two studies into the item and structural characteristics of a…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Young Children, Elementary School Students, Student Evaluation
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McMaster, Christopher – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This paper reports on the findings of a yearlong qualitative research project into school change and inclusion. The whole school framework known as the Index for Inclusion was utilised in an Aotearoa New Zealand high school. Findings showed the Index to be a flexible tool and suitable for achieving sustainable whole school development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Qualitative Research, Educational Change
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Coxhead, Averil; Nation, Paul; Sim, Dalice – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The primary aim of this study was to examine the vocabulary size of native speakers of English in New Zealand secondary schools. Two equivalent forms of the 20,000 version of the vocabulary size test were used in this study. Two hundred and twenty-seven 13-18-year-old native speakers of English at secondary school took an individually administered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Speakers, English, Vocabulary
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Locke, Terry – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
This paper reports on the responses of six secondary teachers to a six-day writing workshop led by the author in January, 2013. These teachers, representing a range of subject areas, underwent this professional learning as key participants in a two-year, participatory action research project being conducted in their school entitled: "A…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Writing Workshops, Action Research
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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
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Tocker, Kimai – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
Kura kaupapa Maori provide a unique primary school education system that immerses children in Maori language and culture. Interviews with founding members from the first Auckland kura give a critical sense of the aspirations that guided them in their struggle to set up the kura kaupapa Maori initiative. The desire to provide suitable schooling for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Hotere-Barnes, Alex – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
In Aotearoa-New Zealand there continue to be enduring challenges from Maori scholars and communities about the ethics of Pakeha educational researcher involvement in Maori communities. This paper critically discusses how understanding forms of Pakeha paralysis is an important component of creating sustainable and inclusive educational research…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Researchers, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Ethnic Groups
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Elley, W. B.; And Others – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 1975
The purpose of this study was to carry out a longitudinal study of the direct effects of traditional and transformational English grammar on children's writing skills. The investigation was conducted entirely in one large, coeducational high school on the outskirts of Auckland, Australia, beginning with the third form and ending with the sixth…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English, English Curriculum
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Harker, R. K. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 1978
A study of two separate models which implicitly explain the underachievement of Maori pupils indicates that there is a generalized (or generalizing) factor affecting the performance of Maori children as a whole despite environmental differences. These environmental differences have a relatively strong effect on Pakeha children. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences
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Bates, Richard J. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 1978
Two concerns of the new sociology are the question of what constitutes knowledge and the issue of social control over knowledge. Available from: Executive Officer, NZCER, Education House, 178-182 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand. (IRT)
Descriptors: Education, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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