Critical Studies in Education

Pre-service teachers’ constructions of teaching


Supervisor

Claudia Rozas
Ext: 48396

Discipline

Critical Studies in Education

Project code: EDU017

This is a small focus group study examining pre-service teachers’ (PSTs’) constructions of teaching, their personal philosophies, and what knowledge they think they need from an initial teacher education programme. The focus group sessions across stage 1, 2, and 3 cohorts in the BEd programme involve PSTs completing three tasks and engaging in a focus group discussion about the tasks.

The summer scholar would help me begin coding raw data from the tasks/measures used and the discussion.

Evaluating Innovation in Initial Teacher Education (Wider Engagement strand)


Supervisor

Dr Sue Sutherland
Dr Jennifer Tatebe
Claudia Rozas

Discipline

Critical Studies in Education

Project code: EDU018

This project is part of the Faculty’s Ministry of Education sponsored MTchng programme evaluation. This research strand examines the issue of ‘wider engagement’ or teachers’ professional identity development within a broader social context. This encompasses an understanding of inequality and how school structures and processes may reproduce inequalities. It also requires a broader understanding of the social purposes of education. Participants have completed surveys and focus groups which have been transcribed. The summer scholar will assist in analysing the raw data, writing up the findings, and beginning an initial draft of an academic article based on the findings.

Framing Inequality


Supervisor

Dr Jennifer Tatebe
ext 87906

Discipline

Critical Studies in Education

Project code: EDU019

This research examines how the current New Zealand school curriculum (NZC) for years 10-13 explores issues of inequality. This is part of an international curriculum based project (US, Canada, Netherlands, Mexico) that examines how inequality is positioned and represented in secondary school curricula. The summer scholar will assist the researcher to transcribe and analyse data already gathered from participant interviews and school based focused groups. There are two anticipated outputs- the write up of findings from this phase of the project; and an initial draft of an academic article on inequality in the enacted curriculum.