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Volume 1, Issue 2, 2004

National Editorial Board and Editorial Committee


EDITORIAL

Where to Now for Teachers and Teacher Education?
PAUL ADAMS & JOHN O'NEILL

2004 has been an intriguing year for education in general and, specifically, for early childhood settings, schools and teachers. Toward the end of the year, the Education and Science Committee released its report on teacher education while the New Zealand Teachers Council finally published its ethical code for the teaching profession ...



OPINIONS

Curriculum: Sitting on the Fault Line
DAVID CHAPMAN

It is not often enough that we stand back a little from what we do every day and examine the things we take for granted.  Within education we have taken a lot of matters for granted for a little too long.  As a teaching profession we espouse a cooperative philosophy and spend a lot of time in classes with students developing cooperative skills and as teachers planning collectively ...

The Ethics of Teaching and the Teaching of Ethics
JOHN CLARK

Teachers’ work covers many things: ethics is one of them.  For teachers, ethics is more than just a code of ethics which does no more than codify a set of principles and rules which serve aspirational and/or disciplinary purposes ...



RESEARCH OVERVIEW

Effective Mentoring of Student Teachers: Attitudes, Characteristics and Practices of Successful Associate Teachers Within a New Zealand Context
LYN McDONALD

This paper argues that student teachers are more likely to have successful practicum experiences if associate teachers demonstrate certain attitudes, characteristics and practices. This is the finding of a research study into the role of associate teachers in preservice teacher education based on collective evidence from a number of associate teachers, student teachers and visiting lecturers ...



TEACHER REFLECTION

Learners and Outcomes: Where Did All The Children Go?
KEITH BALLARD

Ideas about the nature and purpose of education shape the language that is used to talk about teaching. This influences teaching practice. Research on education policy shows a significant move in New Zealand toward the idea that education is a commodity to be traded in the market place ...



STUDENT DISCUSSION

The Growing Burden of Student Loans
RACHEL KEEGAN

The New Zealand University Student Association (NZUSA) has been very vocal in criticising the student loan scheme and the government arguments for it. In a recent survey they found that tertiary students on average had a loan balance of $16,292 whilst students’ overall debts were on average $18,726 ...



PEER-REVIEWED

Boss of Our Story
JANINKA GREENWOOD & LIZ BROWN

When we talk to people about a ‘Treaty’ education course we get a variety of reactions.  Some eyes get glazed, some burn with evangelical fervour, some shoot daggers, and some close while their owners go to sleep ...



BOOK REVIEWS

Unlocking Formative Assessment: Practical Strategies for Enhancing Students' Learning in the Primary and Intermediate Classroom
JENNY POSKIT

Formative assessment has been present in international and New Zealand educational research literature for several decades, although more prominently since the mid-1980s. In 1988, Terry Crooks, a New Zealand researcher, made a substantial contribution to the field of assessment by reviewing significant literature on the impact of classroom assessment practices on student learning ...

"Dropping Out", Drifting Off, Being Excluded: Becoming Somebody Without School
JOHN O'NEILL

This book is a quite simply a ‘must read’ for all secondary school teachers, every student on a secondary pre-service teacher education course and all Board of Trustee members in this country. The findings and recommendations are directly relevant to contemporary secondary schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand and it would be foolish in the extreme for policy makers, school leaders or classroom teachers to dismiss the research on any parochial argument that schools are different ‘across the ditch’ ...

Because Of The Kids: Facing Racial and Cultural Differences in Schooling
HINE WAITERE-ANG

This is not a book for the faint hearted. If you want a romantic novel about teachers, teaching and a recitation of apolitical pedagogical acts that transpire between researcher, teacher and student across racial and cultural boundaries - this isn’t it! What you have instead is a book that openly confronts the strains of teaching in culturally complex environments ...



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