Dr Sashi Sharma

Sashi Sharma

Senior Lecturer


Language/Literacy/Linguistics; Statistics

Qualifications: PhD Waikato, M.Ed Waikato

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Sharma, Dr Sashi 6298 sashi TL.4.10 Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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Papers Taught

Research Interests

I am a senior lecturer in the School of Te Hononga, Faculty of Education. My research is located in the intersection of mathematics and statistics with a particular focus on linguistic and cultural issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics. I have led a number of research projects that have used a combination of surveys, individual and focus group interviews and in-depth site-based case studies. I have extensive experience in classroom-based research with years 8 to 12 students and teachers. My work has been published in peer reviewed journals in mathematics education, statistics education and general education. Prior to this academic career I taught mathematics in New Zealand and Fiji. I work with a voluntary teacher education programme called RATA. The programme provides invaluable professional development for untrained teachers in Africa and India. I speak Hindi and English depending on the social context.

Recent Publications

  • Sharma, S. (2018). Bridging language barriers in statistics for Year-12 Pasifika students: A collaborative study. Waikato Journal of Education, 23(1), 107-120. doi:10.15663/wje.v23i1.646

  • Daly, N., & Sharma, S. (2018). Language-as-resource: Language strategies used by New Zealand teachers working in an international multilingual setting. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 43(8), 15-29. doi:10.14221/ajte.2018v43n8.2 Open Access version:

  • Sharma, S., & Hamilton, C. (2018). Pacific students and pedagogical success. Waikato Journal of Education, 23(1), 3-4. doi:10.15663/wje.v23i1.645 Open Access version:

  • Daly, N., & Sharma, S. (2017). New Zealand teachers working with untrained Indian teachers: Motivation and language. In Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education Colloquium, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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