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Here is a book to inspire, inform, and guide action researchers and enhance the quality and effectiveness of their projects. It provides a practical guide for practitioners who are undertaking research in their own workplaces. There are frameworks for planning and developing action research projects along with practical examples. These examples are backed with a comprehensive description of the principles of action research.
Action Research: A Developmental Approach is written for teachers and managers in all sectors of education, from early childhood centres to tertiary institutions. It will appeal to action researchers at all stages of the continuum from novice to expert.
Author Dr Carol Cardno is Head of the School of Education at UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Her interest in action research dates from her own participation in action research projects in the mid-1980s.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex and increasingly prevalent condition which most educators will encounter during their career. This book aims to help teachers and other education professionals provide for children and young people with ASD at all levels of education.
This book shows how new possibilities and alternatives to conflict can be opened up when teachers can draw on a theoretical framework and some specific relationship principles.
This book chronicles the building of a professional body for the teaching workforce in Aotearoa New Zealand.
It explores the issues and challenges, the people and the politics, of the uneasy space between the teaching profession and the state. It is both the history of an organisation and an insightful exploration of the nature of professional status for teachers.
A powerful critique of two decades of educational reform in New Zealand, from an educator who was deeply involved. It is also a provocative call for action.
Bali Haque has been both a secondary school principal required to implement reform and a senior public servant in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) tasked with pushing through changes.
The book analyses four major reforms since 1989: Tomorrow’s Schools, the NCEA, the revised New Zealand Curriculum and the National Standards. It explores the role of the Ministry of Education, the PPTA, and secondary school principals, and asks some fundamental questions about how we define and measure school and teacher quality and the extent to which schools and teachers can be expected to overcome socioeconomic disadvantage in homes. It examines how well ERO makes decisions about school quality, how useful our decile system is, and the extent to which NCEA results provide any useful measure of school quality.
This monograph is designed to highlight areas of research strength found at The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education. The chosen theme of this volume, “Changing trajectories of teaching and learning”, encompasses the Faculty’s strong research presence in ongoing teacher learning and in raising student achievement, particularly in lower decile schools and in the area of literacy. It also encompasses the Faculty’s role in enhancing teaching and learning through researching quality teacher education and social work education.
Author: Jan Robertson
Coaching Leadership is about building leadership capacity in individuals, and in institutions, through enhancing professional relationships.
Coaching Leadership is about building leadership capacity in individuals, and in institutions, through enhancing professional relationships. It is based on the importance of maximising potential, and harnessing the ongoing commitment and energy needed to meet personal and professional goals.
Teachers and principals know that students learn best when involved, challenged and inspired. An integrated curriculum offers teachers the tools to engage, extend and enthuse students. Connecting Curriculum, Linking Learning bridges a gap in the literature on curriculum integration. Based on current New Zealand classroom research, this book provides vivid portraits of teachers' practice, and reveals the strengths and weaknesses of an integrated approach. Featuring drama as inquiry alongside other arts-inspired approaches to integration, Connecting Curriculum, Linking Learning reflects the ethos of the New Zealand curriculum.
Ally Bull, Chris Joyce, and Rose Hipkins
What might a future-oriented school science curriculum look like in years 1–8? This handbook shares ideas to help you design a coherent, school-based science curriculum that will meet the needs of your students and community.
This book honours the work of John Codd and Roy Nash, who made important contributions to educational scholarship and to education policy and practice in this country and internationally. Launching the book at an event at Massey University in July, vice chancellor Steve Maharey made the comment that the best way to honour their work now was for the book to be widely read.
John Codd was best known for his robust analysis and critique of education policies based on neo-liberal thinking. Roy Nash’s central concern was inequality and educational achievement. The contributors to this memorial volume discuss the legacy of these two important educationalists, while at the same time critiquing and engaging with their work in new ways.
Crossing the border has been written for early childhood education and primary school teachers who are interested in the transition from ECE to school.
How to provide continuity and build connections between the two sectors has always been a focus for teachers, but up until now there has been little advice as to exactly what this means in practice. This book offers valuable insights into the ways in which one community negotiated this transition. It provides practical suggestions for schools and early childhood centres and analysis of of the issues involved in their implementation.
This book examines decolonisation and Māori education in Aotearoa New Zealand in ways that seeks to challenge, unsettle and provoke for change.
Editors Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan have drawn together leading Māori writers and intellectuals on topics that are at the heart of a decolonising education agenda, from tribal education initiatives to media issues, food sovereignty, wellbeing, Christianity, tikanga and more. A key premise is that colonisation excludes holistic and Māori experiences and ways of knowing, and continues to assert a deep influence on knowledge systems and ways of living and being, and that efforts to combat its impact must be broad and comprehensive.