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  • The Impact of Early Childhood Teacher-Child Relationships on Social Adjustment and Behaviour 

    Pavelka, Ariana (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    This literature review examines the significance of teacher-child relationships on social adjustment and behaviour in school contexts. It draws on a range of research to explore the impact of the quality of teacher-child ...
  • Challenges facing Educators with regard to Gender and Sexuality Diverse Students 

    Edmunds, Catherine (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    Inclusivity is at the heart of education in New Zealand and is founded on the key principle that every student deserves to feel like they belong in the school environment. One important aspect of inclusion is how Gender ...
  • Partnerships for Learning: Peer Group Influences on Learning Outcomes 

    Wilson, Dan (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    The present study reviews the available literature concerning the ways in which peer groups (within and beyond the classroom) influence personal academic achievement for primary and secondary school students. Owing in part ...
  • Homework in Secondary School: Helpful or Hindrance? 

    Dickson, Madeleine (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    Homework is a key element of secondary schooling across many contemporary education systems worldwide. However, debate about the value and efficacy of homework at the secondary school level is ongoing. Proponents of homework ...
  • Perspectives on Narrative Assessment and Alternative Techniques in an Early Childhood Setting 

    FitzGerald, Bethan (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    Assessment practices in education are important because they evidence desired and actual learning outcomes of curriculum. In Aotearoa New Zealand narrative assessment in the form of Learning Stories is the assessment method ...
  • Positive Behaviour Management: A Critique of Literature 

    Reveley, Emma (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    The current paper reviews literature surrounding Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS) and Positive Behaviour for learning (PB4L) with reference to the findings in a number of research papers. The aim of the current critique ...
  • Presenting a United Front: Parental Involvement Facilitating Children's Literacy Development 

    Thomas, Julie (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    Literacy development is recognised across both education policy and research literature as essential for educational success. Historically, literacy has mainly been a focus for teachers within the classroom, however a ...
  • Parental Involvement in Home-Based Education 

    van Gelder-Horgan, Karen (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    Decades of research have shown that parental involvement in education can have a crucial influence on the development and achievement of students. This involvement can present itself both within and outside of school hours. ...
  • Effective use of Technologies in the Classroom 

    White, Annabelle (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
  • The 21st Century Landscape of Assessment and Implication on Student Engagement 

    Compton, Jessica (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    High-stakes testing has encouraged achievement at a low-level baseline and successfully disconnected many students from their passion to learn. Simultaneously, the globalised nature of the twenty-first century world requires ...
  • Interdisciplinary Team Teaching to support 21st Century Learning Skills 

    Buick, Danielle (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    There is a need to reimagine education in the New Zealand secondary school context that better supports twenty-first century learning skills. Interdisciplinary team teaching provides a model of change that could enable ...
  • Mentor and Student Teacher Relationship Factors During Placement 

    Bodger, Glenn (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    This article discusses findings from research concerning the expectations and perceptions of mentor teachers and student teachers (mentees), and how communication may affect this mentor-mentee relationship. The research ...
  • Editorial, Volume 2, November 2016 

    Astall, Chris; Fastier, Murray; Lewis, Trish; Graham, James (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    Welcome to the second issue of the Journal of Initial Teacher Inquiry. This journal celebrates inquiry based research as conducted by Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students completing the intensive, one year Master of ...
  • Journal of Initial Teacher Inquiry, Volume 2 November 2016  

    Compton, Jessica; Buick, Danielle; Bodger, Glenn; White, Annabelle; Edmunds, Catherine; FitzGerald, Bethan; Reveley, Emma; van Gelder-Horgan, Karen; Wilson, Dan; Dickson, Madeleine; Thomas, Julie; Pavelka, Ariana (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)
    Welcome to the second issue of the Journal of Initial Teacher Inquiry. This journal celebrates inquiry based research as conducted by Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students completing the intensive, one year Master of ...
  • Journal of Initial Teacher Inquiry, Volume 1 November 2015 

    Jones, Graeme; Humphrey-Taylor, Heather; Gledhill, Aimee; Smaill, Erin; Proctor, Olivia; Noetzli, Veronica; Brownlee, Lucy; Sutton, Gareth; Foote, Alice; Hook, Nicole; Smith, Ethan; Areli, Sione; Wells, Corinna; Griffin, Kim; Sinclair, Nathan; Shimasaki, Nicholas; Williamson, Genevieve; Johnson, Sasha; Mehrtens, Nicole; McFadzien, Nicki; Price, Vanessa; Houghton, Christopher; Ewing, Hannah (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2015)
    Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Initial Teacher Inquiry. This special issue has a focus on contemporary teaching and learning issues. This journal celebrates inquiry based research as conducted by Initial ...
  • The effects of family variables on school bullying 

    Jones, Graeme (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2015)
    Bullies, victims and bully/victims were more likely to experience the authoritarian style of parenting. The authoritative parenting style was significant in creating non-bullies and non-victims. This critical analysis ...
  • Barriers to parental involvement in their children’s education 

    Humphrey-Taylor, Heather (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2015)
    While parental involvement in students’ education has long been known to be effective and is encouraged by both the literature and policy, consistent parental involvement has not yet been achieved. This review investigates ...
  • Homework and continued learning at home: How should parents be involved? 

    Gledhill, Aimee (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2015)
    Literature surrounding parental involvement and homework is controversial. This literature review considers how parents should be involved in homework, and reflects on initiatives implemented to support parental involvement. ...
  • How much is too much? Partnerships and power relationships between parents and schools 

    Smaill, Erin (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2015)
    Developing effective partnerships between parents and teachers are recognised as an effective way of supporting and maintaining student achievement. This critical literature review explores the power relationships that ...
  • Teaching controversial issues and developing citizenship among students 

    Proctor, Olivia (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2015)
    The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) puts forward the goal of promoting lifelong learning. A teacher may work as mediator to facilitate this goal by providing students opportunities to explore issues which relate to society ...

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