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McDowell, Nicola; Budd, Julia – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) typically affects children's overall functioning in visually cluttered environments. This study aims to consider whether the removal of classroom clutter ameliorates visual problems and the associated behavioral difficulties for these children. Methods: Two classrooms at a special school were…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Attitudes
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Khoo, Elaine; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This paper reports on findings from a research project concerned with how electronic networking tools (e-networked tools), such as the Internet, online forums, and mobile technologies, can support authentic science inquiry in junior secondary classrooms. It focuses on three qualitative case studies involving science teachers from two high schools…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Adhikari, Janak; Mathrani, Anuradha; Scogings, Chris – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2016
Purpose: Over the past few years, technology-mediated learning has established itself as a valuable pathway towards learners' academic and social development. However, within the adoption stages of information and communications technology-enabled education, further questions have been raised in terms of equity of information literacy and learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Ownership
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Parsons, David; Adhikar, Janak – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
This paper reports on the first two years of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in a New Zealand secondary school, using data derived from a series of surveys of teachers, parents and students, who are the main stakeholders in the transformation to a BYOD school. In this paper we analyse data gathered from these surveys, which consists…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Dharan, Vijaya M. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This article draws from a qualitative study of seven beginning teachers' perceptions of diversity over a period of 6-18¬†months. The study found that while initial teacher training had broadened their understanding of diversity and its implication for teaching, it was established pedagogical practices in their schools that influenced the novices'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
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Anderson, Dayle – Research in Science Education, 2015
Students' negative experiences of science in the primary sector have commonly been blamed on poor teacher content knowledge. Yet, teacher beliefs have long been identified as strong influences on classroom practice. Understanding the nature of teacher beliefs and their influence on primary science teaching practice could usefully inform teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Warner, Alan; Eames, Chris; Irving, Robyn – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Environmental experiences often engage learners and create an intention to act, which is then not followed through once the learner is removed from the environment. This study utilized an exploratory, interpretive framework with younger primary school classes to investigate if transfer of learning from field trip experiences "in" and…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Social Networks, Social Responsibility
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Edmunds, Bronwyn; Hartnett, Maggie – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
This paper reports on one aspect of a descriptive multiple-case study which set out to explore the role of a learning management system (LMS) in personalising learning for students from the perspective of three teachers in one primary school in New Zealand. The intention was to provide insight into the role the LMS could play in classrooms when…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Interviews
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Goodall, Emma – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
Research indicates that some teachers still have a long way to go in regards to the full acceptance of students on the autism spectrum as learners with potential (Goodall, 2013). The gap between theoretical knowledge and actual understanding of individual potential of students with autism is difficult for many teachers. A lack of understanding can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Cooper, Maria; Hedges, Helen; Dixon, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Families play important roles in children's learning. Yet, teachers' values and beliefs may sway how families may participate in assessment of their child's learning within early childhood education. This paper reports on a qualitative case study in a New Zealand early childhood setting that explored teachers' views about involving families in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Gibson, Alaster – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
This article discusses key findings from my doctoral research involving a qualitative case study inquiring into the lived experiences of spirituality in principal leadership and its influence on teachers and their teaching within three public primary school contexts in New Zealand. Spirituality is understood in this article as a complex and…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Parkhill, Faye Fiona; Fletcher, Jo Florence; Greenwood, Janinka; Grimley, Michael; Bridges, Sue – Education 3-13, 2013
Research indicates that as students move through the school system, many begin to experience difficulties with reading. With this mind, this study explored current practices and perceptions about reading programmes for 11-13-year-old students in New Zealand schools. The study employed an online survey designed to investigate current reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students
Ingram, Naomi – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
In this paper, the mathematical engagement of Colin and Robyn is compared. Through this comparison, and informed by longitudinal research into the mathematical journeys of a group of students in New Zealand, a set of engagement skills emerged. Both students had high levels of engagement in mathematics. However, Colin was a thriving mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Skills
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Chiu, Yiching Jean – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2009
Holistic education is a popular trend in the midst of various educational reforms, yet little systematic research has been done to consider its application in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) for Asian Chinese learners. According to the New Zealand Ministry of Education, holistic education…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Qualitative Research, Holistic Approach, Educational Change