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Ashton, Karen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
What approaches are used in the multi-level language class and what influences a teacher's choice of approach? Multi-level language classes, the combining of two or more senior year levels into a single class, is a relatively recent phenomenon and one that is becoming increasingly common in New Zealand secondary schools as a consequence of a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Hynds, Anne S.; Hindle, Rawiri; Savage, Catherine; Meyer, Luanna H.; Penetito, Wally; Sleeter, Christine – Teacher Educator, 2016
There is a dearth of empirical evidence that examines the impact of teacher professional development for culturally responsive pedagogies, particularly on Indigenous student achievement and teacher practices. Te Kotahitanga was a large-scale professional development initiative for culturally responsive practices for secondary teachers in New…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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East, Martin – Language Testing, 2015
Implementing assessment reform can be challenging. Proposed new assessments must be seen by stakeholders to be fit for purpose, and sometimes the perceptions of key stakeholders, such as teachers and students, may differ from the assessment developers. This article considers the recent introduction of a new high-stakes assessment of spoken…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teacher Attitudes, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Locke, Terry – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
This case-study explores the effects of a school-wide writing competition and the implementation of a poetry-writing unit across all junior English classes in a rural New Zealand school. Teacher interview data were thematically analysed using a social constructionist lens. Results highlight the varied strategies adopted by teachers, while…
Descriptors: High School Students, Poetry, Case Studies, Learning Activities