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Associate Professor John Clark BEd Waik., MA Lond., PhD Massey

Associate Professor

Institute of Education

I am an Associate Professor and a philosopher of education in the Institute of Education. I graduated with a BEd from the University of Waikato and then taught for several years. Later, I studied at the University of London Institute of Education where I graduated with a Diploma and an MA in philosophy of education. My first academic appointment was as a junior lecturer in Education at Massey where I subsequently graduated with a PhD in education. In 2004 I was a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge. I publish in international and national journals and books and regularly presents papers at the annual conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.


Roles and Responsibilities

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BA Education

BA(Hons) Eduction

MA Education

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: CV 2.04, Collinson Village
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • PhD - Massey University (1996)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research programme focuses on the very new field of Philosophy, Neuroscience and Education with a particular emphasis on three inter-related topics:

  • Neurophilosophy - how neuroscience might revise our philosophical understanding of learning;
  • Philosophy of neuroscience - how philosophy might revise our neuroscience account of learning;
  • Learning - how advances in neurophilosophy and the philosophy of neuroscience can help to explain the inequalities in school achievement by reference to both constitutive (brain processes) and etiological (external proximal and distal causal) mechanisms.

 

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000)

Keywords

My area of expertise covers the following:

Teaching: philosophy of education

Research: causes of and solutions to inequality in school achievement

Research Outputs

Journal

Clark, JA. (2017). Commentary: From Beeby to Parata - the continuing problem of inequality of school achievement. Waikato Journal of Education. 22(1), 113-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2017). Winch on learning. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 49(1), 58-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2016). Inequality of school achievement. New Zealand Principal. 31(1), 19-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2015). Can 'Investing in Educational Success' meet the achievement challenge set for it?. New Zealand Principal. 30(4), 6-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2015). Does philosophy of education have a future?. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 47(9), 863-869 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rept20
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2015). Can 'neuroscience and education' bridge the is-ought gap of theory and practice. New Zealand Principal. 30(1), 30-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2015). Philosophy, neuroscience and education. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 47(1), 36-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2015). Early childhood education: Fracture lines of social context and neural development. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journal. 18, 80-86 Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2014). Neuroscience and education: The importance of social class and family background.. New Zealand Principal. 29(4), 30-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2014). ON USING COGNITIVE ENHANCERS TO RAISE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: An update.. New Zealand Principal's Federation Magazine. 29(3), 4-4
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2014). School funding shake-up. Education Review. 5(4), 2-3
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2014). Challenging a myth: Teachers do not have the greatest within school impact on student achievement. New Zealand Principal. 29(2), 25-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2014). Does NZ have a long tail of underachievement?. New Zealand Principal. 29(1), 17-22 Retrieved from http://www.nzpf.ac.nz/sites/default/files/NZP_T1_2014%20book-web.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2014). A principle to govern education policy: abolishing national standards. New Zealand Principal. 29(1), 29-32 Retrieved from http://www.nzpf.ac.nz/sites/default/files/NZP_T1_2014%20book-web.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2013). Should we use cognitive enhancers to raise student achievement?. New Zealand Principal. 28(3), 27-31
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2013). Policy, research and practice to improve student outcomes: Some philosophical problems. New Zealand Journal of Teachers ' Work. 10(2), 246-254
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2013). Philosophy, neuroscience and education. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 47(1), 36-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Jenkin, C., & Clark, JA. (2013). Rapporteurs' report: Towards equity through initial teacher education. The Waikato Journal of Education. 18(1), 67-69
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2013). The place of philosophy in the training of teachers: Peters revisited. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 45(2), 128-141
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2013). Inequality of school achievement: Why the events of 2012 will not fix the problem. Educationa Review NZ Teacher. 4(1), 18-19 Retrieved from http://issuu.com/apnedmedia/docs/31_jan_2013__nz_teacher?mode=window
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2012). Metro's school rankings: Why league tables should be avoided. New Zealand Principal. 27(3), 6-7 Retrieved from http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/view/action/ieViewer.do?dps_pid=IE13743445&dps_custom_att_1=ilsdb&dps_dvs=1350506302913~812&dps_pid=IE13743445&change_lng=en
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2012). Opinion: Can the ministerial cross-sector forum on raising achievement really succeed?. PPTA News. 33(7), 11-11 Retrieved from http://www.ppta.org.nz/index.php/resources/publications/cat_view/14-publications/222-the-ppta-news-
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2012). The charter school: A Trojan horse?. PPTA News. 33(3), 9-9 Retrieved from http://www.ppta.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2012). Evolution of schools of education. Schools of Education PostGrad. 3(2), 22-23 Retrieved from http://www.educationreview.co.nz/pages/section/article.php?s=Postgrad+Schools+of+Education&idArticle=23638
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2012). Solutions to inequality in school achievement: Policy mix or policy mess?. New Zealand Principal. 27(2), 26-28 Retrieved from http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/view/action/ieViewer.do?dps_pid=IE13568674&dps_custom_att_1=ilsdb&dps_dvs=1350505911558~217&dps_pid=IE13568674&change_lng=en
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2012). Obituary: Richard Peters 1919-2011. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 44(3), 237-237 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2012.00847.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2012). Can national standards really close the achievement gap?. New Zealand Principal. 27(1), 10-13 Retrieved from http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/view/action/ieViewer.do?dps_pid=IE11739664&dps_custom_att_1=ilsdb&dps_dvs=1350508385049~866&dps_pid=IE11739664&change_lng=en
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2011). Explaining differences in school achievement: Comment from the neurozone. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 46(2), 89-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2011). Digital diversity and education: Some philosophical problems. Computers in New Zealand Schools. 23(2), 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Snook, IA., Clark, JA., Harker, R., O'Neill, A-M., & O'Neill, J. (2010). Critic and conscience of society: A reply to John Hattie. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 45(2), 93-98
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2010). National standards: The public debate - what was it all about?. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work. 7(2), 106-124
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2010). National standards: Are they up to standard?. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work. 7(1), 15-28
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2009). Leaning tower of PESA. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 41(7), 808-810
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Snook, I., O'Neill, J., Clark, J., O'Neill, A-M., & Openshaw, R. (2009). Invisible learnings? A commentary on John Hattie's book: Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 44(1), 93-106
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J., O'Neill, J.
Clark, JA. (2008). The problem of truth in educational research: The case of the Rigoberta Menchu contrversy. Comparative Minds Critical Visions. 2, 6-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2008). Ethical issues for an editorial board: Kairaranga. Kairaranga. 9(2), 47-51
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2008). Social justice and moral education in China. New Zealand Journal of Teachers Work. 5(1), 44-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2007). The problem of truth in educational research: The case of the Rigoberta Menchú 'Controversy'. Australian Educational Researcher. 34(1), 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2007). Moral Education in Asia: Pressures, contradictions and future directions. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work. 4(2), 105-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). Privatising education and the voucher as a mechanism for resourcing schools: Implications for teachers and principals.. Delta: Policy and Practice. 58(1), 57-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). Commentary: The gap between the highest and lowest school achievers: Philosophical arguments for downplaying teacher expectation theory. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 41(2), 367-382
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). The gap between the highest and lowest school achievers: Philosophical arguments for downplaying teacher expectation theory. New Zealand of Journal of Educational Studies. 41(2), 367-382
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). Michael Peters' Lyotardian account of postmodernism and education: Some epistemic problems and naturalistic solutions. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 38(3), 391-405
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). Philosophy of education in today's world and tomorrow's: A view from 'Down Under'. Paideusis: International Journal in Philosophy of Education. 15(1), 21-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). Social justice education and schooling: Some philosophical issues. Brittish Journal of Educational Studies. 54(3), 272-287
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). Social justice, education and schooling: Some philosophical issues. British Journal of Educational Studies. 54(3), 272-287
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2005). Curriculum studies in initial teacher education : The importance of holism and Project 2061. The Curriculum Journal. 16(4), 509-521
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2005). Explaining learning : From analysis to paralysis to hippocampus. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 37(5), 667-687
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2005). Teaching and research : The Canterbury declaration and Popper's legacy for teacher educators. New Zealand Annual Review of Education. 14, 111-129
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). Commentary: Enterprise education, or indoctrination?. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 39(2), 321-332
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). Enterprise education, or indoctrination?. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 39(2), 321-331
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). PIRLS : Explaining and closing the gaps in reading achievement. Delta. 56(2), 3-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). The ethics of teaching and the teaching of ethics. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work. 1(2), 80-84
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). The curriculum stocktake report : A philosophical critique. Teachers and Curriculum. 7, 73-78
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). Against the corporal punishment of children. Cambridge Journal of Education. 34(3), 363-371
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). Beeby's intellectual legacy. Delta. 56(1), 5-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). Education myths as a framework for education policy: Towards a new myth. New Zealand Annual Review of Education. 13, 5-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). It's about time that teacher education began to critically examine the school curriculum: Against philosophical naivet and political conservativism. Access. 23(1), 35-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2002). The Education Review Office report on teacher education in New Zealand: A critical response in light of its endorsement by the Education and Science Select Committee. New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning. 30(2), 75-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2002). Cultural sensitivity and educational research. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 37(1), 93-100
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2001). Against the parental right to use corporal punishment to discipline children: Implications for early childhood and primary school teachers. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education. 4, 177-188
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2001). Sex education in the New Zealand primary school: a tangled skein of morality, religion, politics and the law. Sex Education. 1(1), 23-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2000). Values education in New Zealand: past, present and future. Delta: Policy and Practice in Education. 52(1), 69-74
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2000). Hypothetico-deduction and educational research. Educational Research. 42(2), 183-191
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2000). Boards of trustees and school principals: A flawed policy-management relationship. Directions. 22(1), 86-96
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2000). The Tooley report on educational research: Two philosophical objections. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 32(2), 249-252
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2000). In defence of children's rights. Social Work Now. 16, 13-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (1995). Contributors. Curriculum Inquiry. 25(3), 357-359
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
CLARK, JA. (1995). THE LIMITS OF REASON - EISENBERG,JA. CURRICULUM INQUIRY. 25(3), 331-339
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
CLARK, JA. (1995). THE SOCIAL-SCIENTISTS BESTIARY - PHILLIPS,DC. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 30(1), 89-93
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (1994). Educational Research and the Testing of Empirical Theories. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 38(2), 123-127
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Barman, J., Barone, TE., Clark, JA., Cole, A., Eisner, EW., Goldstein, LS., . . . Knowles, JG. (1994). Contributors. Curriculum Inquiry. 24(1), 105-107
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (1994). Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Relativism in Educational Research. Curriculum Inquiry. 24(1), 81-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
CLARK, JA. (1994). OBJECTIVITY, SUBJECTIVITY, AND RELATIVISM IN EDUCATIONAL-RESEARCH. CURRICULUM INQUIRY. 24(1), 81-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (1993). The Theory Movement in Educational Administration and the Administrative Reform of New Zealand Education: Are There Any Parallels to Be Drawn?. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 25(2), 21-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (1990). Conceptual and empirical truth: Some brief comments on Wilson's notes for researchers. Educational Research. 32(3), 197-199
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (1989). Absolutism and science in educational administration. Interchange. 20(3), 68-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (1985). Willower on Philosophy. Educational Administration Quarterly. 21(1), 119-122
[Journal article]Authored by: Clark, J.

Book

Clark, JA. (2016). Educational administration and the inequality of school achievement. In M. Peters (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Singapore: Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2012). Roy Nash's structure - disposition - practice model for causally explaining differences in shool achievement: Adding a neurophilosophical theory of learning. In R. Openshaw, & J. Clark (Eds.) Critic and conscience: Essay on education in memeory of John Codd and Roy Nash. (pp. 223 - 248). New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research [NZCER] Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Openshaw, R., & Clark, J. (Eds.) (2012). Critic and conscience: Essays on education in memory of John Codd and Roy Nash. New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research
[Edited Book]Authored by: Clark, J.Edited by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2010). Privatisation. In M. Thrupp, & R. Irwin (Eds.) Another decade of New Zealand education policy: Where to now?. (pp. 201 - 214). New Zealand: Wilf Malcolm Institution of Educational Research (WMIER), Faculty of Education, The University of Waikato
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J. (2010). Philosophy of Education (New Zealand). In G. Oppy, NN. Trakakis, L. Burns, S. Gardner, & F. Leigh (Eds.) A Companion to Philosophy in Australia & New Zealand. (pp. 388 - 389). Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Monash Unviersity Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). The aims and functions of education in Aotearoa New Zealand. In P. Adams, R. Openshaw, & J. Hamer (Eds.) Education and Society in Aotearoa New Zealand: Second edition. (pp. 130 - 154). South Melbourne, VIC: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Openshaw, R., Clark, JA., Hamer, J., & Waitere Ang, HJ. (2006). Contesting the curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. In P. Adams, R. Openshaw, & J. Hamer (Eds.) Education and Society in Aotearoa New Zealand: Second edition. (pp. 187 - 224). South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). The academic genre. In P. Adams, R. Openshaw, & V. Trembath (Eds.) Score More: Essential Academic Skills for Tertiary Education. (pp. 91 - 93). South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006). Dogmas of ethnicity. In Public Policy and Ethnicity: The Politics of Ethnic Boundary Making. (pp. 170 - 184).
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Openshaw, R., Clark, JA., Hamer, J., & Waitere Ang, HJ. (2005). Contesting the curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. In P. Adams, R. Openshaw, & J. Hamer (Eds.) Education and Society in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 187 - 224). Nelson, VIC: Thompson/Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2005). The aims and functions of education in Aotearoa New Zealand. In P. Adams, R. Openshaw, & J. Hamer (Eds.) Education and Society in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 130 - 154). Melbourne, VIC: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Openshaw, R., Clark, JA., Hamer, J., & Waitere Ang, HJ. (2005). Contesting the curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. In P. Adams, R. Openshaw, & J. Hamer (Eds.) Education and Society in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 187 - 224). South Melbourne, VIC: Thomson/Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA., & Jordan, BJ. (2005). Ethics and issues of pedagogy. In P. Adams, K. Vossler, & C. Scrivens (Eds.) Teachers' Work in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 244 - 251). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Jordan, BJ., & Clark, JA. (2005). The ethics of teachers' relationships with parents and other professionals. In P. Adams, K. Vossler, & C. Scrivens (Eds.) Teachers' Work in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 235 - 243). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2005). Tensions in teacher-student relationships. In P. Adams, K. Vossler, & C. Scrivens (Eds.) Teachers' Work in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 226 - 234). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2005). The ethics of teacher-student relationships. In P. Adams, K. Vossler, & C. Scrivens (Eds.) Teachers' Work in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 217 - 225). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2005). The ethics of teaching. In P. Adams, K. Vossler, & C. Scrivens (Eds.) Teachers' Work in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 60 - 70). Southbank, VIC: Thomson Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
O'Neill, A., Clark, J., & Openshaw, R. (Eds.) (2004). Reshaping culture, knowledge and learning: Policy and content in the New Zealand curriculum framework. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). Constructivism: An inadequate philosophy for the science curriculum. In A. O'Neill, J. Clark, & R. Openshaw (Eds.) Reshaping culture, knowledge and learning: Policy and content in the New Zealand curriculum framework. (pp. 161 - 175). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004). Rigorous eclecticism: The Ministry of Education's bizarre philosophy of the curriculum. In A. O'Neill, J. Clark, & R. Openshaw (Eds.) Reshaping culture, knowledge and learning? Policy and content in the New Zealand curriculum framework. (pp. 127 - 140). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
O'Neill, A., Clark, JA., & Openshaw, R. (2004). Mapping the field: An introduction to curriculum politics in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In A-M. O'Neill, J. Clark, & R. Openshaw (Eds.) Reshaping culture, knowledge and learning: Policy and content in the New Zealand curriculum framework. (pp. 25 - 46). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Pham, KD., Cox, JL., Howard, RT., & Chen, G. (2013). Introduction.
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2001). Ethical issues in managing teacher performance. In J. West Burnham, I. Bradbury, & J. O'Neill (Eds.) Performance management in schools: How to lead and manage staff for school improvement. (pp. 64 - 81). London, United Kingdom: Pearson Education
[Chapter]Authored by: Clark, J.
Adams, PJ., Clark, JA., Codd, JA., O'Neill, A., Openshaw, R., & Waitere Ang, HJ. (Eds.) (2000). Education and society in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Clark, J.
Adams, PJ., Clark, JA., Codd, JA., O'Neill, A., Openshaw, R., & Waitere Ang, HJ.(2000). Education & Society in Aotearoa New Zealand: An introduction to the social and policy contexts of schooling and education. Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Clark, J.

Report

Codd, JA., Brown, ME., Clark, JA., McPherson, JE., O'Neill, H., O'Neill, JG., . . . Zepke, N. (2002). Review of future-focused research on teaching and learning. Ministry of Education, Research Division.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Clark, J., O'Neill, J.

Conference

Clark, JA. (2014). The PISA results on financial literacy and the inequality of school achievement. Massey University Financial Education and Research Centre website. (pp. 1 - 7). : Unpacking PISA 2012: What next?
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2014). Philosophy, neuroscience and education: The importance of social class and family background. The 14th Biennial World-Conference will take place at the University of Calabria, Cosenza (Italy). (pp. 379 - 381). Italy: The 14th Biennial World-Conference of the International Network of Philosophers of Education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA.Can children's learning be measured? Not form a neurophilosophy point of view. . Melbourne
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2015). Does Philosophy of Education Have a Future?. Educational Philosophy and Theory. Vol. 47 (pp. 863 - 869).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA.Does Philosophy of Education Have a Future?.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA.Winch on Learning. . Perth, Australia.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2010, December). Winch on Learning. Presented at Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Perth.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2009, December). Nuerophilosophy, Learning and Education. Presented at Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Honolulu.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA.(2009). Neurophilosophy education and learning. . Honolulu, Hawaii
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA.Truth Without Knowledge: A Problem for Education.. . Brisbane, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2008, December). Truth Without Knowledge: A Problem for Education. Presented at Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Brisbane.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA.(2008). Policy, research and practice to improve student outcomes: some philosophical problems. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Research in Education National Conference. Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA.History (of Education) is Science. . Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA.Financial Literacy and the Curriculum: Compulsory, Optional or Not At All?. . Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2007, December). History (of Education) is Science. Presented at Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society. Napier.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Hailwood, K., & Clark, JA. (2007, December). Financial Literacy and the Curriculum: Compulsory, Optional or Not At All?. Presented at Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2006, September). Philosophy at University. Presented at New Zealand Philosophy Teachers Association. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2004, July). Teaching and research: The Canterbury declaration and Popper's legacy for teachers educators. Presented at Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand: Biennial Conference. Auckland College of Education, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA., Nash, R., Greaney, KT., Limbrick, L., McNaughton, S., Nicholson, T., . . . Tunmer, WE. (2003, November). The PIRLS results on reading: What do they mean and where to from here?. Presented at New Zealand and Australian Associations for Research in Education Conference 2003. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J., Prochnow, J., Tunmer, W.
Codd, JA., Brown, ME., Clark, JA., McPherson, JE., O'Neill, H., O'Neill, JG., . . . Zepke, N. (2001, December). Future scenarios for education: A New Zealand perspective. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.

Other

Clark, JA. (2012, October). Wittgenstein at Cambridge: Fact and fiction, or a tale of intrigue. In Cambridge Society, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2012). Opinion. Better education does not rest on a single issue.. (pp. B5 - B5). The Dominion Post
[Other]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2012, March). Charter Schools - What are they and will they reduce inequalities in school achievement?. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, J., & Tunmer, W. (2010, September). Deficit theory and the literacy achievement gap. In College of Education Research Lunchbox Series. Presented at Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J., Tunmer, W.
Clark, JA. (2008, September). The Wickedest Problem of All in Educational Research: The Problem of Truth.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.
Clark, JA. (2008, September). Why Some Children Succeed at School and Others Fail.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clark, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 0 1
CoSupervisor 0 3

Teaching

I teach at all levels from first years courses through to supervising doctoral students.

Undergraduate: broad introduction to philosophy of education

Postgraduate: causes of and solutions to inequality in school achievement

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2013 - Alan Greville Rowland Male - Doctor of Education
    An Education System characterised by Equality: A Critical Evaluation of Educational Change in Samoa 1995/2005

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - Perry David Bayer - Doctor of Education
    A case study of contentious education policy: The origins and operations of bulk funding of teachers salaries in New Zealand :1815-2015
  • 2010 - Leo Ernest Roache - Doctor of Education
    Why Parents chose to and how they practice homeschooling in New Zealand
  • 2009 - Rowena Margaret Taylor - Doctor of Education
    Teachers' Conflicting Responses to Change: An Evaluation of the Implementation of Senior Social Studies for the NCEA, 2002-2006

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