Delta has had a lively history and is closely associated with the development of the former Massey Department of Education. Key people who have ensured its survival include Kathy Broadley, Don McAlpine, Brian Shaw, John Codd and Richard Bates. One of the most important features of the early Deltas was the great diversity of the contributors and their contributions. Students’ work sat alongside that of nationally and internationally known academics. Policy and theory work sat alongside articles on theory-practice. Early issues were a launching pad for further development of important articles, books and projects.
Since its relaunch, Delta has published work that can be broadly categorised as policy based – but its contents cover the spectrum of theorising and analysis of issues from across the entire education sector. In carrying on our early tradition of scholarship, Delta unashamedly remains a forum for critical analysis, controversial debate and radical ideas. In the political climate which has accompanied the last 15 years of reform, this has not gone unchallenged! Informed by the tradition of critical analysis it is not for the faint hearted. We publish scholarship of a consistently high academic standard while seeking to challenge what Habermas (1989) has called ‘the ideology of niceness’ that surrounds education. Delta authors seek to uncover, challenge and analyse the power relations and structures and the real effects on people of the politics in which our work is always immersed.
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2006 – Volume 58 Issue 1
Tolerance, Free Speech and Critical Thought
Ethnic Ideologies in New Zealand Education: What’s Wrong With Kaupapa Maori?
School Zoning Since 1990: a Christchurch Study
Diane Pearce and Liz Gordon
Privatising Education and the Voucher as a Mechanism for Resourcing Schools: Implications for Teachers and Administrators
Punishing the Discipline – the PBRF Regime: Evaluating the Position of Education – Where to From Here?
Richard Smith and Joce Jesson
2005 – Volume 57, Issues 1 & 2
Re-viewing feminist analyses for educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1970-2000: A personal journey and critique
Working out of my comfort zone: Experiences of developing national women’s policy in Vanuatu
What about the parents? Principals’ perceptions and beliefs about parents in Victorian schools
Revisiting the Foucauldian account of power: Constraints and opportunities in the leadership experience of Dominican teachers
“Eyes and teeth!” An exploration of emotion and rationality in the lives of English primary headteachers
Boards of Trustees’ selection of primary school principals in New Zealand
Unfinished business. An interview with Shane town: Gay teacher and academic
How ‘difference’ of sexuality is positioned in teacher’s professional discourses in some New Zealand secondary schools
Cynthia Shaw with Marian Court
Opening pandora’s box: Working towards addressing intersections of gender/diversity and learning/teachers in the secondary school classroom
Transforming gender patterns in an HIV/aids sexuality education class
2004 - Volume 56, Issue 1
The Future of Public Education
The New Right Revolution and How Parents Can Create Truly Democratic Schools
The Role of Politics in Bringing About Change in Education
Participation and Equity in Early Childhood Education
GATS and Other New Threads to Public Education
Beeby's Education Legacy
2004 – Volume 56, Issue 2
PIRLS: Explaining and closing the gaps in reading achievement
What wisdom can we draw from PIRLS?
Warwick B. Elley
Searching for pearls of wisdom: A developmental perspective on the PIRLS results
The PIRLS survey 2001: What does it tell us as literacy educators in New Zealand
What implications does the PIRLS study have for me?
First to fourth to thirteenth and (in all probability), still dropping? New Zealand’s international literacy results: Some personal thoughts about the reasons for the gap
Literacy for some
Why the reading achievement gap in New Zealand won’t go away: Evidence from the PIRLS 2001 international study of reading achievement
Williams E. Tunmer and James W. Chapman
The association between social class and reading attainment: Is the most plausible explanation a ‘deficit theory’?
The PIRLS 2001 study: What does it say about gender, learner literacy attitudes and behaviour in New Zealand?
Jane E. Prochnow
Is New Zealand’s reading cup half full, or half empty? A final comment on the papers offered for the NZARE literacy symposium, 2003
2003 - Volume 55, Issues 1 & 2
The Politics of Teachers' Work
Undamaging "Damaged" Teachers
Challenging Teachers to Teach Maori Education
Why Economists Don't Understand Education (but still try to run It)
- Joce Jesson
- Alan Scott
- Margaret Ledgerton
- Judie Alison
- Amanda Coulston
- Jill Ovens
- Ruth Mansell
2002 - Volume 54, Issues 1 & 2
Early Education: Policy, Curriculum and Discourse
"Blue Skies" Talk in the "Playground"
The Impact of New Public Management on Early Childhood in New Zealand: Where To From Here?
Redefining Leadership for Early Childhood Services
Revisiting the Early Childhood-Health Dyad: Implications for Policy and Practice of Health Promotion in Early Childhood Settings
Applying a Commitment to Bicultural Development within Early Childhood Teacher Education: A Discussion
Early Childhood Curriculum in Theory, Ideology and Practice: Using Te Whariki
Sociocultural Theory: Rebuilding the Theoretical Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Embedded and Disembedded Learning in Early Childhood: Moving Towards Socioculturally Situated Scientific Activity
Discourse, Policy and Practice: An inclusive Approach to Early Intervention
Discourse in Family Day Care
Working with Young Children and their Families in Early Education Settings: The Importance of Dialogue and Shared Understandings
2001 - Volume 53, Issues 1 & 2
Social Studies: Critical and International Perspectives
Roger Openshaw and Yoshiko Nozaki
Changing Attitudes Towards Curriculum: 1900-1940
Little Ground for Criticism? Educational Bureaucracy and Social Studies Controversy
Weak, Indecisive and Ineffectual? Towards a National Dialogue in Values Education Through Social Studies
Compulsory Citizenship Education in England: Problems and Prospects
Alison Kirton and Harry Brighthouse
Teaching Civic Efficacy To Young Children Using The Storypath Approach
Democracy, Technology and Curriculum: Lessons From Korean High School Teachers' Practice
Youl-Kwan Sung and Michael, W. Apple
Advance Australia Fair: Lessons For Citizenship Education in New Zealand?
The Admixture of Indigenous and Asian Australians: Funds of Community Knowledge, Social Studies Education and the Dissolution of White Australia Politics
Ethnic Minority Students and Social Studies Education: Learning from the Resident Korean Education in Japan
Yoshiko Nozaki and Horomitsu Inokuchi
Social Studies Education in New Zealand: A Cross Cultural Perspective
2000 - Volume 52, Issue 1
Values in Education
The Nation-Building Role of Education
Can State Schools Teach Values? End-Games In Public Education
The Ethics and Politics of Values Education
More Than Talk This Time? Values Education In a New Millennium
Values Education in New Zealand: Past, Present and Future
2000 - Volume 52, Issue 2
Sexuality Education: Who does the Teaching?
Kama Weir and Judy McIntyre
Inequality in Educational Attainment Has Multiple Causes: How to Judge Their Relative Importance
Assessment for Accountability, Reporting and Improving Learning: Have We got the Balance Right?
Assessment Reforms and the Politics of History in the New Zealand Curriculum Framework
From University to Diversity: A Preview of Public Higher Education c2020