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Completed Doctoral Research

PhD and EdD profiles and theses:

Name Degree Year Thesis Title
Dr Barrie Irving PhD 2015 Locating Social In/justice Within Career Education in New Zealand High Schools: A Critical Exploration
Dr Iain Matheson EdD 2015 Slipping Down Ladders and Climbing Up Snakes: The Educational Experiences of Young Adults who were in Foster Care
Dr Suzanne Renner EdD 2015 Generalist Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching Dance
Dr Lester Flockton PhD 2014 New Zealand’s National Education Monitoring Project: The conception, inception and realisation of an educationally principled large-scale assessment programme.
Dr Philip Munro PhD 2014 Primary to post-primary: Issues in school choice
Dr Mark Nichols PhD 2014 A Comparison of Spiritual Formation Experiences between On‐Campus and Distance Evangelical Theological Education Students
Dr Merrolee Penman EdD 2014 Do we have what it takes? An investigation into New Zealand occupational therapists' readiness to be self-directed learners
Dr Victoria Rosin EdD 2014 Teaching Teachers: The Influences on the Primary Science Pedagogy of First Year Pre-Service Teachers at Two New Zealand Universities
Dr Jane Tilson EdD 2014 An exploration of the use of videotaped teaching and dialogue to support preservice teachers to critically reflect on their emerging teaching practice
Dr Helen Trevethan EdD 2014 Associate teachers in New Zealand: Great expectations
Dr Rachel Garden PhD 2013 Factors affecting students' academic motivation to achieve Excellence in Level 1 NCEA English
Dr Adisorn Juntrasook PhD 2013 Narratives of leadership in academia: A discursive-dialogic analysis
Dr Julie Stigter PhD 2013 New Zealand teachers' understandings of cross-curricular ICT use and integration.
Dr Patricia Towl PhD 2013 "I am bad apparently," said Elephant; the efficacy of stand-down to manage challenging and recidivist behaviour at school.
Dr Anne Wright PhD 2012 Creating and sustaining an "effective" rural school : the critical triad - leadership, curriculum, and community.
Dr Michael Gaffney PhD 2012

The school experiences of a learning disabled student. Abstract.

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Dr Errol Moore PhD 2012

Working with musically gifted children: Creating talent. A report on the learning in the music heartland project 2003-2005.

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Dr Ahmad Othman PhD 2012

Teaching mathematics in a second language in Malaysian primary schools. Abstract.

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Dr Angela Page EdD 2012 Perceptions of relational agression among New Zealand adolescent girls and their classroom teachers: The popular, the regular, and the tough girls. Abstract.
Dr Kate Rice EdD 2012

Building Nature of Science: Professional development model to enhance teaching practice. Abstract.

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Dr Denis Slowley PhD 2012

New Zealand secondary school principals’ perceptions of their role: A limiting form of contingency leadership. Abstract.

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Dr Lee Smith PhD 2012

Gender and the school formal. Abstract.

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Dr David Berg EdD 2011 An international comparative study of the teacher efficacy beliefs and concerns about teaching of preservice teachers in Malaysia, New Zealand, and England. Abstract.
Dr Scott Lee PhD 2011

Cognitive process mapping: Adapting cognitive task analysis to research and educational assessment of young children's thinking skills in the classroom. Abstract

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Dr Hang Phan PhD 2011

Factors affecting the motivation of Vietnamese technical English majors in their English studies.

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Dr Marg Kendall-Smith PhD 2010 Investigation of the development and implementation of an Intercultural Learning module. Abstract.
Dr Jenny Ward PhD 2010 Teacher knowledge of fractions: An assessment. Abstract.
Dr Vivienne Anderson PhD 2009 The experiences of international and New Zealand women in New Zealand higher education. Abstract.
Dr Madgerie Jameson PhD 2009 Understanding first year university students in a competitive learning environment. Abstract.

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PhD 2008 Alchohol in society and education : Durkhemian perspectives. Abstract.
Dr Gillian Rutherford PhD 2008

Different ways of knowing? Understanding disabled students’ and teacher aides’ school experiences within a context of relational social justice. Abstract.

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Dr Christina Thornley PhD 2008 Developing teachers' literacy practice. Abstract.
Assoc Prof Jacques Van der Meer PhD 2008 Mapping first semester challenges: First-year students making sense of their teaching and learning environments. Abstract.
Dr Mary Miles PhD 2005 A critical analysis of the relationships between nursing, medicine and the government in New Zealand 1984-2001. Abstract.
Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch PhD 2005 Dislocation: Deinstitutionalisation in the lives of families of people with an intellectual disability. Abstract.
Dr Janet Pereira PhD 2005 Aspects of primary education in Samoa: Exploring student, parent and teacher perspectives. Abstract
Dr Julie Davidson PhD 2004 Schools for the People? Church, state, and educational control in Scotland to 1872. Abstract.
Dr Kerry Purdue PhD 2004 Inclusion and exclusion in early childhood education: Three case studies. Abstract.
Dr Susan Sandretto PhD 2004 Teacher education and social justice: Theorising professional practice. Citation.
Dr Ralph Buck PhD 2003 Teachers and dance in the classroom: "So, do I need my tutu?" Citation.
Dr John Waddick PhD 2003 Learning and teaching using computers in tertiary chemistry: A case study.
Dr Robert Fisk PhD 2002 Threads of inequity: The marginalisation of New Zealand area schools. Citation.
Dr Jerry Hoffman PhD 2002 An enhanced model of Learning Support Practice. Citation.
Dr Sam Hong PhD 2002 Evaluation of a web-based tertiary statistics course using a problem-based learning approach. Citation.
Dr Dayle Matthews PhD 2002 Private training establishments and total quality management. Citation.
Dr Joanna Daiwo PhD 2001 Field-based training for early childhood education teachers in Solomon Islands. Citation.
Dr Judith Duncan PhD 2001 Restructuring lives: Kindergarten teachers and the education reforms 1984-1996. Abstract.
Dr Nancy Higgins PhD 2001 Blind people: A social constructivist analysis of New Zealand education policy and practice. Citation.
Dr Karthigeyan Subramaniam PhD 2001 Constructing classroom meaning with the integration of computer technology into teaching. Citation.
Dr Elizabeth Brooke-Carr PhD 2000 Creative mourning: The AIDS quilt Aotearoa New Zealand. Citation.
Dr Shirley Gillett PhD 2000 Exceptional New Zealand females. Citation.
Dr Eileen Ledger PhD 2000

Children's perspectives of their everyday lives with a focus on the transition from early childhood centre to school. Citation.

Master of Arts theses (2010-):

Name                          Year Thesis title
Karyn Fielding 2015 What can secondary student teachers learn from a day in a primary school? The impact of a primary field observation in secondary initial teacher education
Wendy Lawson 2014 Does that sound right? An Investigation into Communication and Information Sharing Between Classroom Teachers and Reading Recovery Teachers
Ahmad Al Khalifa 2013 Perceptions of online education at the King Faisal University: A case study
Keely Blanch 2013

Identity, Facebook and education : students negotiating identity on a class' Facebook page.

Kim Brown 2013 Excellent Me! Investigating Scholastic Identities and Learning within Discourses of Excellence
Rosalind Hughes 2013 Commercially Produced Literacy Packages: Why Do Schools Use Them?
Shire (Carol) Agnew        2012        

The discursive construction of menstruation within puberty education. Abstract.

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Julie Anderson 2012

Teacher change and the intermediate numeracy project: A narrative analysis. Abstract.

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Christine Comerford  2012 Creativity: Teachers' beliefs and practices.  Abstract
Diane McCarthy 2012 Engendering ICT: Emerging women ICT professionals in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
Ian Stevens 2012

Preparing pathways to secondary principalship: Perceptions of the support required. Abstract.

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Kelli Te Maiharoa 2012 Kā Puananī o Te Reo as an Effective Means of Te Reo Me Ōna Tikanga Enrichment from the Perspective of Tamariki and Whānau
Kathryn McIntyre 2011 Māori knowledge in mainstream secondary schools: Issues of responsibility, engagement, and validation. Abstract
Lara Sanderson 2011

I learn stuff: An ethnographic case study of disabled senior secondary students' school experiences. Abstract.

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Alexandra Smith 2011

Whatever your mode of movement is: Media's place in young disabled people's physical activity. Abstract.

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Raylene Galvin 2010

The benefits of peer support for online learners. Abstract.

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John Taylor 2010 Teenage reading: Personal reading beyond school; habits, attitudes and beliefs. Citation