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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


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.

Available 20 September 2016

2 September 2016


In this issue: Picture books to promote understandings of queer cultures, gender, and family diversity; Rainbows, sameness, and other working theories about identity, language, and culture; Supporting crosscultural learning and contribution; Voices of playgroup; Culturally diverse parenting; Doing belonging in a Swedish preschool

17 June 2016


In this issue: computational thinking; coding; teacher inquiry; Blue Sky High; Elwyn Richardson; the ARBs

13 June 2016


Schools work continually to keep students with challenging and difficult behaviour engaged in education. The message of this book is that more can and needs to be done

3 May 2016


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.

3 May 2016