Call for applications to join the NZJES Editorial Board

An official publication of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (NZJES) Te Hautaka Mātai Mātauranga o Aotearoa takes a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to nurture and promote educational
research. With this aim in mind, this journal presents original reports, critical reviews of educational theory and policy, discussion and commentary on conceptual and methodological issues, and research-in-progress reports.

NZARE is calling for applications to join the Editorial Board of the NZJES with the term spanning 2023-2026 (extendable by negotiation).

Position Descriptions


• Editorial Board members are selected after an application process undertaken by a sub-committee of the NZJES Editorial Board.
• Editorial Board members support the NZJES and Editor team by:
o Undertaking reviews for the journal.
o Providing advice in relation to journal matters when requested.
o Attending two NZJES Board meetings each year.

Any questions about applications may be sent to the Board Chair Jodie Hunter

Should be forwarded by email to:
By 5.00 pm on 31 March 2023

Applications should include:
• A short cover letter outlining details of reviewing and publishing experience.
• Brief curriculum vitae (two pages max).
All applications will be received in confidence and will be considered by a selection committee from the Board of NZJES.

Education Policy SIG Event: The Beeby/Fraser ideal: Is it time to abandon it?

Friday 19 May 2023, 9.30 to 4 pm

The Beeby/Fraser ideal: Is it time to abandon it?

Aronui Room, Royal Society, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington



Draft Programme at 18 February 2023

9.30 a.m. Welcomes, introductions

9.45 a.m. Session 1: Professor John O’Neill: The Beeby/Fraser ideal – John will set up the provocation for the seminar.


10.15 a.m. Session 2: 

1.   Mere Berryman: Mana Orite v. a common education for all

2.   Bronwyn Wood: The neoliberal politics of choice, student-led learning and educational inequalities in New Zealand


11.45 a.m. Session 3:

1.   Mark Potter: special education – title TBC

2.   Fuapepe Rimoni – title TBC


Session 4:

1.   Judie Alison, retired PPTA policy adviser: Role of unions in shaping policy towards Beeby/Fraser ideal

2.   Ellen Dixon, NZUSA: If Beeby Were a Student Today: Beyond Reified Pedagogical Slogans and Towards Meaningful Educational Citizenship.


Session 5: Reflections on the day: Implications for ongoing research, for the role of the SIG, and for us all leading into an election – what do we need to be asking parties/candidates, and looking for in policies?


 4pm: Close


Registration Information

NZARE members:                         $60

NZARE student members:           $30

Other students:                               $40

Non-members:                               $80


Please register promptly to ensure a place, as the venue accommodates a limited number of people.  


Note: This is an in-person event. No online option will be available unless current Covid-19 settings change.


Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund up to end of business on Friday 12 May 2023. Cancellations after 12 May will be refunded less $20 processing. No refund will be made for cancellations on the day of the event.   You may send an alternative in your place at no cost.