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ERIC Number: EJ914600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1175-9232
Within Our Circle of Influence
Hiranniah, Namratha; Mahoney, Bernadette
Kairaranga, v7 spec iss p33-38 2006
Two teachers working in Year 0-1 classes at Manurewa South School, a decile 2 school in the Manurewa area of Manukau City, Auckland, share their voyage of exploration around their own circle of influence. In this article the research team including Bronwyn Blair, a facilitator from the University of Auckland, worked through a cycle of needs analysis and assessment, reflection, practice and reflection, and evaluation of 12 students targeted from their classes. The five and six-year-old students were experiencing behaviour and/or learning difficulties. The team explored teaching social skills while also focusing on raising literacy achievement. Practice interventions included a mix of changed teacher behaviours, practice, and planning in the areas of literacy and social skills for the targeted children. Pre and post-data were collected to guide and evaluate teacher planning. Teachers later became involved in school-wide development sharing their ideas and process. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand