Faculty of Education and Social Work


Irena Madjar Publications

Books

  • Madjar, I. and McKinley, E. (2011) Understanding NCEA: A relatively short and very useful guide for secondary school students and their parents. NZCER Press, Wellington.
  • Madjar, I. and McKinley, E. (Eds) (2010) Uni Bound? Students’ stories of transition from school to university. NZCER Press, Wellington.

Research reports

  • Madjar, I., McKinley, E., Deynzer, M. & Van Der Merwe, A. (2010) Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones? Students’ experience of transition from low-mid decile schools to university. Starpath Project, The University of Auckland.
  • McKinley, E., Madjar, I., Van Der Merwe, A., Smith, S., Sutherland, S. & Yuan, J. (2009) Targets and Talk: Evaluation of an evidence-based academic counselling programme. Starpath Project, The University of Auckland.
  • Madjar, I., McKinley, E., Jensen, S. & Van Der Merwe, A. (2009) Towards University: Navigating NCEA Course Choices in Low-Mid Decile Schools. Starpath Project, The University of Auckland.

Refereed articles

  • Jensen, S., McKinley, E. and Madjar, I. (2010) NCEA subject choices in mid-low decile schools: What schools and parents need to know about the university pathway. SET: Research Information for Teachers, 2(37-44)
  • Jensen, S., Madjar, I. and McKinley, E. (2010) Students and NCEA course choices and allocations. SET: Research Information for Teachers, 2(45-51)

Selected refereed and invited conference papers

  • Madjar, I. (2011) NCEA and the Whānau: Lessons from the Starpath Project. Invited keynote paper presented at the “NCEA and the Whānau” national training seminar for NZQA, Ministry of Education, Te Puni Kokiri and Careers New Zealand, Wellington, 21 September.
  • Madjar, I. and McKinley, E. (2011) Bridging the gap: Students’ experience of transition from low-mid decile schools to university. Invited paper presented at the BEANZ BioLive Conference, Auckland, 19 July.
  • Madjar, I. (2010) Researching to learn: Methodological and ethical considerations within a major research and development project. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Auckland, 8 December.
  • Madjar, I. and McKinley, E. (2010) Dance of the seven veils: Translational research in the context of research partnerships. Paper presented at the 11th Advances in Qualitative Methods conference, Vancouver, 7-8 October.
  • Madjar, I. and McKinley, E. (2010) Bridging the gap: Students’ experience of transition from low-mid decile schools to university, Invited keynote paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators annual conference, Wellington, 1 October.
  • Madjar, I. (2010) University bound? NCEA course choices and transition challenges. Invited paper presented at the University of Auckland Link Conference, Auckland, 27 April.
  • McKinley, E., Madjar, I. and Jensen, S. (2009) Choosing success: The role of subject choice in success in Aotearoa New Zealand high schools. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Manchester, U.K., 2-5 September.
  • Madjar, I. and Jensen, S. (2008) NCEA course choices: Who is making them, how, and why? Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Palmerston North, 24-27 November.
  • Madjar, M. and McKinley, E. (2008). The journey from there to here is not the same as the journey from here to there: A prospective, longitudinal, qualitative study of transitions from school to university. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Palmerston North, 24-27 November.
  • McKinley, E., Turner, R.T. and Madjar, I. (2008). Limited entry and equity: A discussion on universities’ undergraduate student admission policies. Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Palmerston North, 24-27 November.
  • Madjar, I. (2008) Youth research ethics in the age of Bebo. Paper presented at the 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill., 15-17 May.