Special 20th Anniversary Collection, 2015

DOI: 10.15663/wje.v20i3

The milestone of twenty years of the Waikato Journal of Education (WJE) is exciting and satisfying for those who have been closely involved in its origins and growth. This special issue is a collection of 23 papers from across the 20 years to celebrate the anniversary.

The 23 papers in this celebratory issue are organised into five themes somewhat arbitrarily arrived at. The main selection criteria were that each paper represents a particular topic that was of educational and political interest at the time of publication; and that each would represent distinctiveness in terms of research approach and methods and style of presentation. There is a range of topics in each theme. Not surprisingly, there is considerable overlap between the themes.

Table of Contents


Foreword PDF
Heleen Visser


Special 20th Anniversary Collection 2015 PDF
Clive McGee

Curriculum, teaching and learning

Exploring children’s perspectives: Multiple ways of seeing and knowing the child PDF
Sally Peters, Janette Kelly
Dancing within postmodernism PDF
Pirkko Markula
Health invaders in New Zealand primary schools PDF
Lisette Burrows, Kirsten Petrie, Marg Cosgriff
Forging the jewels of the curriculum: Educational practice inspired by a thermodynamic model of threshold concepts PDF
Jonathan Scott
Learning perspectives: Implications for pedagogy in science education PDF
Bronwen Cowie
Considering pedagogical content knowledge in the context of research on teaching: An example from technology PDF
Alister Jones, Judy Moreland
Creative teaching or teaching creatively? Using creative arts strategies in preservice teacher education PDF
Robyn Ewing, Robyn Gibson
Experiential learning: A narrative of a community dance field trip PDF
Ralph Buck, Karen Barbour

Māori and Pasifika education

Bicultural challenges for educational professionals in Aotearoa PDF
Ted Glynn
1999 Professorial address: Nau te rourou, naku te rourou ... Māori education: Setting an agenda PDF
Russell Bishop
The ‘Pasifika Umbrella’ and quality teaching: Understanding and responding to the diverse realities within PDF
Tanya Wendt Samu

Politics and teacher education

Reviews of teacher education in New Zealand 1950–1998: Continuity, contexts and change PDF
Noeline Alcorn
Policy research and ‘damaged teachers’: Towards an epistemologically respectful paradigm PDF
John Smyth
Poor performers or just plain poor?: Assumptions in the neo-liberal account of school failure PDF
Martin Thrupp
Stories to live by on the professional knowledge landscape PDF
D. Jean Clandinin

Information and communications technology (ICT) and e-learning

Beyond lecture capture: Student-generated podcasts in teacher education PDF
Dianne Forbes
The Science-for-Life Partnerships: Does size really matter, and can ICT help? PDF
Garry Falloon
Evaluating an online learning community: Intellectual, social and emotional development and transformations PDF
Elaine Khoo, Michael Forret
Confirmations and contradictions: Investigating the part that digital technologies play in students’ everyday and school lives PDF
Margaret Walshaw

Research Methods

Doing qualitative educational research in the mid-1990s: Issues, contexts and practicalities PDF
Sue Middleton
Teacher–researcher relationships and collaborations in research PDF
Bronwen Cowie, Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Judy Moreland, Alister Jones, Beverley Cooper, Merilyn Taylor
Tension and challenge in collaborative school–university research PDF
Deborah Fraser
The Te Kotahitanga observation tool: Development, use, reliability and validity PDF
Mere Berryman, Russell Bishop

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