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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