This book features case studies of 11 New Zealand educational leaders, both as testimony to the extraordinary work of these leaders and to help aspiring, new and experienced practitioners understand more about their leadership role. The case studies reveal some of the exhilaration of being a leader in different school/centre settings and identif.. More
This book addresses how practitioners and policy makers work for inclusion with diverse children and families in early childhood education. It focuses on the development of positive attitudes to difference, diversity and inclusion, and provides strategies for creating inclusive environments and quality teaching practices. The authors consider in.. More
Addressing how teachers and policy makers can work for inclusion with diverse children and families, this book focuses on the development of positive attitudes to difference, diversity, and inclusion in the early years. It suggests ways to identify, reduce, and eliminate barriers to learning and participation in early childhood communities. By enga.. More
Te Kotahitanga: Towards effective education reform for indigenous and other minoritised students
This is the inside story of an indigenous education success story. Te Kotahitanga is a theory based programme that has made a positive difference to the educational experience and achievement of Māori students in mainstream schools in Aotearoa Ne.. More
A collection of essays pertaining to Māori teaching, learning, place, history, and literature.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. Ko te whakaara mai .. More
New Zealand schools increasingly use inquiry to understand and address complex and persistent issues. This requires schools to have committed Lead Teachers with deep knowledge about inquiry. The collection of studies in this book have been compiled by the research team at the Woolf Fisher Research Centre, University of Auckland, to illustrate.. More
This book is about young children who learn through more than one language in Aotearoa New Zealand. A considerable body of knowledge exists on second language learning but this work charts new territory in its focus on the experience of young children who learn in a home or heritage language other than English. This includes children learning .. More
This book shows how teaching as inquiry can be built into the everyday work of classrooms to make a difference for all students, particularly priority learners.Based on findings from the Secondary Student Achievement project, it is richly layered with whole-school, classroom and learner perspectives. The author highlights the successes that emerged.. More
Teaching Reading Vocabulary presents five research-based vocabulary strategies that every student can use: making use of context clues when reading; breaking words into meaningful parts and understanding the structure of the English language; creating vocabulary concept maps; exploring the multiple meaning of words and figurative language; and s.. More
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.. More
Teaching to the North-East responds to the marginalisation of particular groups of students with a way of teaching intended to increase equity in the education system.One way this marginalisation happens is when the special qualities students bring to the classroom are treated as deficiencies. This consigns Indigenous, migrant, refugee, faith- base.. More
Author Dr Roseanna Bourke takes the reader on a fascinating exploration of learning: the theory, practice and young people’s take on it. What do you say to a young person who tells you her brain is an eighth full? Or to the one who says he only knows he has learned something when he receives a stamp or a sticker? This book is about how lea.. More
Ngā Āhuatanga Hurihuri o te Tiaki Tamariki: The Changing Fortunes of Childcare 2003-2013 updates the story of the NZ Childcare Association charting, challenging, influencing and negotiating early childhood policy, particularly as it has affected the childcare sector.
Today, in the face of great change, Catholic educators need to ask whether there is a gap between the vision of Catholic education handed on through tradition, and the reality of church and school life.
This book considers the implications of the Catholic vision of education for the culture and life of the .. More
The challenge: every student graduates able to think and act as a sustainable practitioner, whatever their field.
This is the goal Otago Polytechnic set itself and, as one of the main proponents, Samuel Mann became the go-to guy. Here he takes the reader on that journey and in doing so provides the framework for making sustainability a core .. More
This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging ākonga, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use The Hikairo Schema for Primary several times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to deve.. More
This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging tamariki, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use the Hikairo Schema several times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to develop new an.. More
Sylvia Ashton-Warner, novelist and educationist, was extraordinarily famous in the 1960s. She maintained that young children best learn to read and write when they produce their own vocabulary, especially sex words – like ‘kiss’, and fear words – like ‘ghost’. Educators lauded her.
Her autobiographical nov.. More
This is an up-to-date resource written with the aim of improving the literacy of dyslexic students. The authors are experienced university teachers and researchers with expertise in literacy. In putting the book and DVD together, they consulted with other university researchers, students with dyslexia, their parents, classroom teachers and principa.. More
The journey towards becoming a teacher involves engaging with a range of theoretical and pedagogical knowledge, and fieldwork experiences. This edited collection is a response to recurring student feedback about the struggle to grasp the philosophical and political aspects of teaching and learning. For some, encountering broad open-ended questions .. More
The newest edition of Understanding NCEA is a must-read for all secondary school students and their parents.
Since the publication of the first edition in 2011, there have been some big changes to NCEA level requirements and to University Entrance.
Don’t get left in the dark.
This second edition explains in plain language just .. More
What was the real effect of the radical Tomorrow’s Schools reforms? Has New Zealand’s school system improved as a result? What changes are needed now to meet our expectations of schools? This is the definitive and compelling story of New Zealand school selfmanagement over more than two decades. Cathy Wylie explores the paths taken an.. More
"We the people", the opening phrase of the preamble of the United States Constitution, reflects what was then a revolutionary concept – that power comes from the people. It is participation by the people(s) that justifies, at least partially, the continuing exercise of governmental authority over them.
New Zealand's syste.. More
Weaving te Whāriki: Aotearoa New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum document in theory and practice (3rd edition) brings together revised and updated chapters from earlier editions, with new chapters that demonstrate the continuing significance of Te Whāriki. The book is organised around three themes: the development of Te Whāriki and its endurin.. More