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Susan Sandretto
University of Otago
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#1Susan Sandretto (University of Otago)H-Index: 6
#2Karen Nairn (University of Otago)H-Index: 16
ABSTRACTEducationalists lament the resilience of the so-called ‘boy crisis’, despite research that demonstrates only some boys are in crisis, as well as some girls. The boy crisis in New Zealand shows no sign of abating, partly due to popular rhetorical literature in the form of parenting advice books. In particular, authors Celia Lashlie and Nigel Latta have garnered a strong following among parents and educators. In this article we argue their texts not only continue to inflame the boy crisis,...
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#1Susan Sandretto (University of Otago)H-Index: 6
ABSTRACTTeachers are obligated to construct an environment inclusive of all students. This article argues critical literacy with queer intent can offer strategies to expose normative constructions of gender and sexuality that can exclude some students. I initiate the case with a queer theory analysis of a description of critical literacy developed with New Zealand teachers. By (re)visiting a primary school level critical literacy lesson I reveal how, with more queerly focussed questioning, norms...
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#1Sandra Mandic (University of Otago)H-Index: 16
#2Susan Sandretto (University of Otago)H-Index: 6
Last.Enrique García Bengoechea (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 14
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ABSTRACTNew Zealand legislation removing school zones radically reshaped school choice, resulting in increased school stratification from parental choice frequently driven by social factors such as ethnic makeup of the school community. This article considers school choice through the eyes of 1,465 adolescents from 12 secondary schools in Dunedin (New Zealand). The most common reasons for school choice included: preference for a coeducational school, school’s facilities, positive comments from p...
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#1Jane TilsonH-Index: 3
#2Susan SandrettoH-Index: 6
Last.Keryn PrattH-Index: 1
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#1Sandra Mandic (University of Otago)H-Index: 16
#2Susan Sandretto (University of Otago)H-Index: 6
Last.Gordon WilsonH-Index: 4
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Abstract Background Absence of requirements to attend a local school combined with social factors driving school choice make distance to school less important in school choice decisions. This study examined correlates of adolescents’ enrolment in the closest school in the absence of school zoning policies. Methods Adolescents (n=797; age: 15.2±1.4 years; 51.4% boys) from six non-integrated (regular) public secondary schools without school zoning in Dunedin, New Zealand, completed an online surve...
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#1Trish Wells (University of Otago)H-Index: 1
#2Susan Sandretto (University of Otago)H-Index: 6
ABSTRACTThis paper argues that process drama is a productive pedagogy with multiple affordances for multiliteracies. We describe an exploratory study in which two teachers from a rural New Zealand primary school used process drama pedagogy in the literacy programme. Analysis of the initial and exit teacher interviews, lesson transcripts and transcripts of the teacher-researcher meetings demonstrated the power of using process drama. When the teachers used process drama, we found that students de...
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#1Susan Sandretto (University of Otago)H-Index: 6
#2Jane Tilson (University of Otago)H-Index: 3
ABSTRACTLiteracy policy and pedagogy in Aotearoa New Zealand have a strong discursive heritage of traditional literacies, which emphasise code breaking and meaning making with linguistic codes and conventions over other possible modes of communication. In a rapidly evolving landscape where changes in communication technologies give birth to new literacies that make use of all the codes we have available for design, we argue teachers need support to augment and (re)conceptualise their literacy co...
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#1Susan SandrettoH-Index: 6
#2Jane TilsonH-Index: 3
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This article presents findings from a research project into multiliteracies pedagogy in Aotearoa New Zealand. In one phase of the multilayered project, participating teachers conducted an investigation of the in- and out-of-school literacy practices of one of their students using an ethnographic approach. In this article, the authors share themes that the teachers identified after reflecting on the practitioner inquiries to critically consider the question, How can practitioner inquiry into the ...
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