Mr Anthony S Fisher

Anthony Fisher

Senior Lecturer


Education; Education Research; Leadership; Teacher Education; Teacher Practice/Practicum

Qualifications: Diploma in Teaching, University of Waikato; Bachelor of Arts (Education) University of Auckland; Post Graduate Diploma: Educational Psychology, University of Auckland; Post Graduate Diploma: Strategic Management. University of Waikato; Master of Arts (Education, First Class Honours);

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Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Fisher, Mr Anthony 7836 afish TT.2.07 Te Whiringa Educational Leadership and P

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Papers Taught

About Anthony

Primary Programme Leader for initial teacher education.

Research Supervised

Presently supervising students researching in the areas of Modern Learning Environments and Coaching and Mentoring. 

I have previously supervised students researching in the following areas:

- Immigrant students transitions into the New Zealand educational context

- Review of teacher professional development programme in the Pacific islands

- "Third Culture" children

- Integrated curriculum for IB arts and English programme.

Research Interests

I have an interest in the development of teachers and in coaching and mentoring students and graduate teachers. This interest in developing students and teachers also links to my research in transitions across different contexts. 

I also have an interest in leadership and in particular the development of leaders within schools and the relational aspect of leadership that supports the development of teachers and schools. This has also consider the positioning of principals within a schools social network.

Recent Publications

  • Fisher, A., & Carlyon, T. (2017). The transition from teaching in an international context back to New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. doi:10.1007/s40841-017-0103-2

  • Fisher, A., Carlyon, T., & Peter, M. (2017). Students achieve more when teachers have time to do what they know works best. Teacher Development, 1-15. doi:10.1080/13664530.2017.1279682

  • Edwards, R., Fisher, A., & Reggie, C. (2016). Teachers’ perceptions of the impact of a one-year in-service teacher education programme in the Solomon Islands. Waikato Journal of Education, 21(2), 17-28. doi:10.15663/wje.v21i2.266 Open Access version:

  • Fisher, A., Archard, S., Archard, S., & Reinsfield, E. (2016). Transitioning into initial teacher education programme at the University of Waikato: Are students prepared and realistic about what lies ahead?. In NZARE Annual Conference 2016. Victoria Univeristy, Wellington, NZ.

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