Professor Noeline E Alcorn

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WMIER researcher

Qualifications: PhD (Calif), MA, BA. Dip Ed, DipT

Research Supervised

PhD thesis:  Linda Millie Locke.  The Orff  appraoch in the professional lives and practices of teachers in the Aotearoa/New Zealand school context.

PhD thesis:  Kerry Earle.  Formal and informal appraisal for New Zealand rural school principals.

Research Interests

Teacher education, New Zealand educational history and policy, leadership

Recent Publications

  • Alcorn, N. (2015). Between the profession and the state : a history of the New Zealand Teachers Council. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press. Retrieved from

  • Alcorn, N. (2015). Reviews of teacher education in New Zealand 1950–1998: Continuity, contexts and change. Waikato Journal of Education, 20th Anniversary Collection, 141-151. Open Access version:

  • Alcorn, N. (2014). Ko Te Tangata. University of Waikato.

  • Alcorn, N. (2014). Teacher education in New Zealand 1974-2014. Journal of Education for Teaching, 40(5), 447-460. doi:10.1080/02607476.2014.956547

Find more research publications by Noeline Alcorn


Education; Education Politics; History of Education; Leadership; Teacher Education

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Cellphone: 021 658 113