Dr Kerry Earl Rinehart

Kerry Earl Rinehart

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BEd Cant, MEd Waik, PhD, Waik

About Kerry

I am a senior lecturer in the School of Education and Co-Editor of the Waikato Journal of Education.

My PhD study was based on an interest in how school principals are judged in their work. It was titled Judging what they do: formal, informal and self appraisal of New Zealand (rural) primary school principals (2017). Through that study I became interested in theories and practices of qualitative inquiry, teaching about and through research, postgraduate student experiences and supervision.

I am interested in the work of educators and learners at multiple levels and diverse contexts, and the processes of judgement of that work or study whether classroom assessment or formal or informal appraisal. My research also looks at innovative practices and changes to educators’ work.

I teach undergraduate compulsory papers in professional practice, assessment, and optional papers on eEducation and curriculum integration. I teach papers on research methods and about the use of digital technologies/eEducation at graduate level.

I am a member of NZARE and a past elected member of Council and national secretary.

I was the recipient of the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Emerging Educator Award for 2008. This award acknowledges contribution to teacher education.

Prior to coming to the University of Waikato, I qualified as a primary teacher in Christchurch and taught for 15 years mostly in New Zealand primary contexts.

Papers Taught

Recent Publications

  • Earl Rinehart, S. (2020). Exploring options in research analysis beyond the logics of deductive and inductive approaches. In Ipu Kererū: Blog of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education. [Blog post]. Ipu Kererū.

  • Earl Rinehart, K. (2020). Abductive Analysis in Qualitative Inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry, 1-9. doi:10.1177/1077800420935912

  • Earl Rinehart, K. (2020). Cartography of evidence, ethics and engagement: Researcher decisions in (re)presentation. The Ethnographic Edge, 4, 35-47. doi:10.15663/tee.v4i.66

  • Earl Rinehart, S. (2020). Introduction to papers in this issue. Teachers and Curriculum, 20(1), 7-8. doi:10.15663/tandc.v20i1.354

Find more research publications by Kerry Earl Rinehart


Education Research; Professional Studies in Education

Qualitative Inquiry, Postgraduate Education Research, Methodology

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Earl Rinehart, Dr Kerry 4506 kearl TL.3.12 Education, School of (SOE)

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