Waikato Journal of Education


New Zealand; educational research; history

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Alcorn, N. E. (2020). One hundred years of educational research in New Zealand: Landmarks and directions. Waikato Journal of Education, 25, 7–16. https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v25i0.776


The field of educational research is broad and changes form over time and space. This article reviews educational research in New Zealand over the past 100 years as a background to current policy and practice. It describes a series of landmarks over the century, the changing contexts and the assumptions which underlay them and identifies recurring issues which continue to face the educational research community.


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