Dr Jayne Jackson

Senior lecturer

Staff profile

Dr Jayne Jackson


Senior lecturer

Teaching areas

Initial teacher education


Ed D, M Ed(hons), B Soc Sci, Dip Teaching


Jayne began her career in education as a primary school teacher. She has taught across year levels, been involved in school leadership and taught in the USA. After moving into tertiary teaching, Jayne completed her doctorate researching her experiences of working alongside parents of children who were struggling to read. Literacy has remained a research focus; recent work concentrates on reading for pleasure. Jayne is passionate about teachers and the work they do every day to build bright futures for tamariki.

Why I love MIT

I love being involved in launching new teaching careers through my work in initial teacher education.


  • Jackson J, Veldsman A, Ali A, Adams, J (2022) Avoiding the odd one out: Social Cohesion in New Zealand Primary Classrooms. Education 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2022.2131454
  • Boyask R, May R, Milne, J, Jackson, J. Harrington C, Hankin R, LeFleming Hall D. (2022) Experiences of New Zealand children actively reading for pleasure. Ministry of Social Development.
  • 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, (2017). An Exploration of Home Based Pedagogy in Reading. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  • 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 H, (2016) Parent alliances over Coffee: Chalk face meets kitchen table. School News, Term three edition. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Jackson J H, (2015) Collaborative support for reading development: Parent partnership in practice. (Unpublished doctoral thesis.) Massey University, Albany, New Zealand.
  • Jackson J H, (2011) Parents and partners in reading remediation. Paper presented at British Education Research Association Annual Conference. London, England.

Research interests

  • Jayne is currently working with a multi-institutional team investigating a number of aspects related to reading for pleasure.
  • Jayne is part of the team investigating the impact of the Healthy Active Learning (HAL) initiative in primary schools.
  • Jayne has research interests in the area of quilt making.