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Volume 2, Issue 2, 2005
National Editorial Board and Editorial Committee
Government Policy and Early Childhood Education
PAUL ADAMS & JOHN O’NEILL
Since the Before Five and Tomorrow’s Schools reforms in 1988, the early childhood education (ECE) sector has become officially recognised by the State as part of ‘the education system’ of Aotearoa New Zealand ...
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
The Historical Evolution and Contemporary Status of Montessori Schooling in New Zealand
MARY JANE SHUKER
This doctoral study examines the historical evolution and contemporary status of Montessori schooling in New Zealand, as an example of the adaptation of an alternative educational ideal to a particular national context ...
Exploring Literacy with Infants from a Sociocultural Perspective
The way in which we view literacy impacts on how we view the process of literacy learning as well as how we view infants as literacy learners ...
Studying Teachers’ Work Through Mind-Maps
EVA GANNERUD & KARIN RÖNNERMAN
There have been great changes in the organisation of school and pre-school in Sweden during recent decades. Several reforms aimed at a better integration between pre-school, school and leisure-time centres for schoolchildren were implemented during the 1990s ...
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Will a Revised Code of Practice Change the Practices of Male Teachers in their Interactions with Children?
It is just over 10 years since the Christchurch Civic Creche case unfolded in New Zealand, yet the media furore that accompanied it then, and is resurrected whenever a male teacher is accused of overstepping his professional boundaries, refuses to fade …
'I must respect my teacher, I must respect my teacher, I must respect my teacher...' The Merits of Giving Out Lines as a Punishment
Current thinking indicates that the practice of giving out lines has ‘had its time’ in the same way that it is no longer considered appropriate for teachers to send students out onto the sports field to do 20 press ups for talking in class …
A Change of Direction for NCEA: On Re-marking, Scaling and Norm-referencing
The year began, as readers will recall, with the release of Scholarship results that showed wide variability between subjects, provoking two official reports from the State Services Commission and another from the ad hoc Scholarship Reference Group set up by the Associate Minister of Education, and ended with public comment on the extent of re-marking in NCEA and its justification ...
Standards-Based Assessment in the Senior Secondary School: A Review of the Literature
PETER RAWLINS, JILL BRANDON, JAN CHAPMAN, LINDA LEACH, GUYON NEUTZE, ADÈLE SCOTT, NICK ZEPKE
In 2004, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) completed its implementation of a standards-based assessment (SBA) system with the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) as the main qualification for secondary students …
Inducting School Principals: Principles and Dilemmas
This article discusses the effectiveness of the First-time Principals Programme (FTPP), an induction programme funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) since 2002 …
TEACHER AND TERTIARY EDUCATION
Pre-Service Student Reflections on the Nature of Teachers' Work
The purpose of this reflection is to provide the reader with an understanding of the various political, social, economic and cultural influences that largely determine the nature and the context of teachers’ work as a labour process …
Effective Mentoring of Student Teachers: A Further Contribution
Lyn McDonald’s helpful, well-written article in a recent issue of this journal (Volume 1, Issue 2, 2004) highlighted the important role associates play in the development of student teachers …
Towards a Model of New Zealand School-Based Teacher Professional Development
There is universal agreement that the underlying purpose for professional development is the enhancement of teaching and learning practices for the benefit of learners …
Collaboration Among Teachers in Polytechnics
Developers of teacher education emphasise a communal approach, entailing an ability to renew oneself professionally, discuss relevant issues, and solve problems together with other people, as one of the starting points of the teacher’s work …
Adams, P., Vossler, K., & Scrivens, C. (Eds.) (2005). Teachers' work in Aotearoa New Zealand. Melbourne: Thomson Dunmore
One of the clearest things about teachers’ work is that it exists in a context of continual contestation …
Saltman, K.J. (2005). The Edison schools: Corporate schooling and the asault on public education. New York and London: Routledge
Kenneth Saltman presents a colourful case study of Edison Schools, a private corporation in the United States that has been contracted to run up to 136 public schools in 23 states as a for-profit business venture …