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dc.contributor.authorKeith, Caroline
dc.description.abstractTeaching Standards have been an integral part of appraisal in New Zealand for nearly 20 years, however, there is a paucity of literature on teachers’ perspectives on professional standards and the nature of their use in the appraisal process. There are six Standards for the Teaching Profession, the first of which is called the Treaty of Waitangi partnership. Anecdotal evidence indicates that teachers and leaders at secondary schools lack confidence to engage with this Standard. Therefore, although the Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand, teachers’ and leaders’ understanding of what a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi partnership looks like in practice may need development. Using an interpretive approach, this study investigated how commitment to biculturalism was appraised in two New Zealand secondary schools. The three research questions guiding this study were: What is the relationship between appraisal and the professional standards related to biculturalism? In what ways is commitment to biculturalism appraised? What challenges do teachers and appraisers encounter in the appraisal of their commitment to biculturalism? Two senior leaders, two middle leaders and two classroom teachers participated in semi structured interviews. Findings from this research exposed that teachers and leaders lack a shared understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi partnership Standard. Whilst an effective performance appraisal system is based on mutual agreement between appraiser and appraisee about performance expectations, the scope of the Treaty of Waitangi partnership Standard may require this ‘mutual agreement’ to be led by the Education Council, and the Board of Trustees and senior leaders of schools. This research highlights the need for a partnership between the Ministry of Education, the Education Council, and Boards of Trustees and leaders of schools to develop and implement a national programme of leadership development for those with appraisal responsibilities which is contextualised, supportive and underpinned by the Treaty of Waitangi partnershipen_NZ
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dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectsecondary schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectsecondary teachersen_NZ
dc.subjectsecondary leadersen_NZ
dc.subjectappraisal standardsen_NZ
dc.subjectStandards for the Teaching Profession (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectTreaty of Waitangi (1840)en_NZ
dc.titleThe appraisal of commitment to biculturalismen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Dissertationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Educational Leadership and Managementen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educatorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130106 Secondary Educationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKeith, C. (2018). The Appraisal of Commitment to Biculturalism. An upublished dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Educational Leadership and Management, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuKura tuaruaen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuTiriti o Waitangien_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalBassett, Martin
unitec.advisor.associatedHowse, Jo

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