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Phillips, Louise Gwenneth – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Contemporary social theory and the United Nations (1989) "Convention on the Rights of the Child" have forged current interest in the concept of children's citizenship. However, what citizenship is and can be for young children is surrounded by much debate and ambiguity. This article discusses explorations of possibilities of children's citizenship…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Citizenship, Childrens Rights, Identification
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Timperley, Helen S.; Phillips, Gwenneth – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2003
Examined how New Zealand teachers' expectations of low- income students' achievement changed during a 6-month professional development in literacy effort, noting how those changes were sustained over a year. Pre- and post survey and interview data highlighted changes in teachers' expectations and self-efficacy. Conditions required to achieve…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Phillips, Gwenneth; McNaughton, Stuart; MacDonald, Shelley – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2004
Despite New Zealand's reputation in literacy instruction, a major achievement gap has been identified for minority Maori and Pacific Islands children in poor schools. An intervention through professional development of teachers modified instructional practices in beginning literacy instruction. The intervention involved 72 teachers from 12 schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Minority Group Children, Emergent Literacy
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Robinson, Viviane; Phillips, Gwenneth; Timperley, Helen – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2002
Many school reform initiatives now require school leaders to make curriculum and resourcing decisions on the basis of evidence about their likely impact on student achievement. In this paper, we discuss the implications of this policy demand in the context of a descriptive study of schools' capacity to collect, analyze, and use collective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership, Resource Allocation
Phillips, Gwenneth; Smith, Pauline – 1997
A study examined the effectiveness of a program designed to help the hardest-to-teach, lowest-achieving readers to function at the level of the same-aged peers. Subjects, 35 children referred from Reading Recovery who did not meet discontinuation criteria, worked with specially trained teachers for 30 minutes daily, 5 days a week. The main…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Low Achievement
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Phillips, Gwenneth; McNaughton, Stuart – Reading Research Quarterly, 1990
Reports findings from 2 studies investigating the social practice of book reading in the homes of 10 mainstream New Zealand families. Finds that with unfamiliar storybooks both adults and children aged 3 and 4 initiated insertions most often focused on the meaning of the immediate text rather than on print or illustrations. (KEH)|
Descriptors: Children, Early Reading, Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship