Jayne Jackson

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Email: jayne.jackson@aut.ac.nz

Academic appointments:

  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2020 - ongoing)


  • Ed D, Massey University
  • M Ed (hons), University of Auckland
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Waikato University
  • B Soc Sco, Waikato University


Jayne began her career in education as a primary teacher. She has taught across the primary years in NZ and in the USA and been involved in school leadership. Jayne has worked in Initial Teacher Education since 2007. Her Doctorate focused on working with parents to support struggling readers in ways which were compatible with home culture.

Research interests:

Situated Literacy
Healthy Active Learning
Quilt Making and Crafting
Tertiary teaching

Teaching summary:

I teach in Initial Teacher Education. I'm currently working in English, Teaching as Inquiry, Health and PE and Practicum.

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Blucher, M., Aspden, K., & Jackson, J. (2018). Play-based learning in an Aotearoa New Zealand classroom: Child, parent, teacher and school leader perspectives. Set: Research Information for Teachers, (3), 51-59. doi:10.18296/set.0118

  • Garland, K., Doell, E., & Jackson, J. (2018). How teachers incorporate the incredible years teacher classroom management programme into practice: An interpretive description.. Kairaranga, 19(2), 19-30.

  • Jackson, J. H., & Doell, E. H. (2017). Illuminating Parent–Educator Alliances That Enhance Home Reading Practices: A Review of an Intervention Process. Literacy Research and Instruction, 56(4), 322-341. doi:10.1080/19388071.2017.1341964

  • Jackson, J. H. (2016). Home Reading Versus School Reading: When Blinkered Views Disrupt Learning. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 51(2), 245-255. doi:10.1007/s40841-016-0067-7

  • Jackson, J. (2016). Book review: Elwyn Richardson and the early world of creative education in New Zealand. Kairaranga, 50-51.

Book chapters

  • Park, D., Berman, J., & Jackson, J. (2017). Beyond ‘OK’: Pictures of Korean international student wellbeing. In J. Berman, & J. MacArthur (Eds.), Children’s and Young People’s Perspectives on School- Informing Inclusive Practice. Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Conference contributions

  • Jackson, J. (2017). An Exploration of Home Based Pedagogy in Reading.. In Australian Association for Research in Education. Canberra.

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