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Curriculum research for the public good; lessons for 21st-century learning from the secondary school music classroom; an equitable curriculum for a digital age;  high self-efficacy teachers and teaching dance; influences on self-worth; biomechanics and the health and physical education curriculum; enhancing parental involvement in student learning; social studies curriculum development.

21 December 2016


In this issue: culturally responsive, contextually located infant and toddler caregiving; two year olds in ECE; children’s health in early childhood education; “trissessment”; schema learning theory; embracing the spirit of ako.

1 December 2016


Ko te uhi o tēnei pukapuka Te Mauri o Te Whare he mea hanga, he mea whakarite kia aro ki te takoto, piri tahi ki ngā kōrero o tua, ki ngā kōrero o tēnei ao kikokiko. Ko ngā wāhanga katoa o tēnei uhi he rite tōna āhua ki te tīpuna whare. This is collection of essays pertaining to Māori teaching, learning, place, history and literature.



8 November 2016


Social studies education plays a critical role in developing young people as active and engaged citizens in uncertain, complex times. This edited collection presents the latest research, ideas and practice in the social studies learning area in Aotearoa New Zealand. The writers challenge educators and policy makers to think deeply about the purpose of social studies and its transformative potential for citizenship education. They embrace social studies as "the contested, fluid collision zone of differences value systems" and they seek to inspire teachers at all levels to explore the potential for learning to incorporate critical and authentic social action.

27 October 2016


21 October 2016


In this issue:  teachers as communities of learning professionals

19 October 2016


This book celebrates and reflects on what it takes to build a dynamic community of Māori scholars. It is the story of the community that was purposefully nurtured through the Māori and Indigenous Graduate Enhancement programme (MAI) and the International Indigenous Writing retreats organised by Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, Aotearoa New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. The vision was to grow indigenous research and researchers and the achievement is evident in this collection.

3 October 2016


This book brings together work by national and international scholars committed to honouring and building on the work of a passionate educator and lifelong advocate for children: Professor Anne Smith.

30 September 2016


This resource is for teachers who want to build their future-focussed literacy practice. Featuring video, reflective questions, discussion starters and support material, it is designed to help teachers shift their literacy programmes to encompass a broader view of literary that includes visual, audio and multimedia texts. It will help teachers support their students to strengthen skills of code breaking, making meaning and using, constructing and critically analysing a wide range of texts in many different contexts.

15 September 2016


This is a ground-breaking account of one of the most complicated qualification systems in the world. The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is predominantly used in the senior secondary school in Aotearoa New Zealand. Its introduction between 2002 and 2004 signalled a seismic shift in assessment practice.

NCEA in Context offers a compelling account of the educational, social, and political forces that shaped New Zealand’s assessment landscape in the years before NCEA, through its implementation, to the present day. This book provides a frank analysis of the constraints, controversies, and compromises that contoured NCEA, while rebuffing the myth that a golden age of assessment existed before NCEA was introduced.

This book explores the complex relationship between NCEA and the New Zealand curriculum. The authors use examples from innovative schools to illustrate how an assessment approach that honours the intentions of the curriculum can provide rich learning experiences that motivate students and deepen their learning experience. Written by passionate educators, this book sets an agenda for the continued development of NCEA into a dynamic and adaptive assessment system fit for the future.

12 September 2016