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Pilgrim, Marcia; Hornby, Garry; Macfarlane, Sonja – Educational Review, 2018
The views of recent graduates of a blended learning programme for specialist teachers of children with learning and behaviour difficulties in New Zealand were investigated. Six focus group interviews examined factors that participants considered enabled them to develop programme competencies as well as those that acted as barriers to competency…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Behavior Problems
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Pilgrim, Marcia; Hornby, Garry; Everatt, John; Macfarlane, Angus – Educational Review, 2017
This article reports the views of recent graduates of a competency based, blended learning teacher education programme for specialist resource teachers of children with learning and behaviour difficulties in New Zealand. Identifying and developing the competencies needed by teachers in the field of special needs education is important in ensuring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Brown Hajdukova, Eva; Hornby, Garry; Cushman, Penni – Educational Review, 2016
This article is based on the accounts of 29 boys identified as having severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) who were attending a residential school in New Zealand. Through in-depth, semi-structured and focus group interviews, a number of salient features of their schooling experiences emerged. One of these features was the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Experience, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems
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Hornby, Garry – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Bullying is a major concern in education worldwide, particularly in countries such as New Zealand that are reported to have high rates of bullying in schools. In this article it is proposed that, in order to effectively prevent or substantially reduce bullying in schools, a systemic approach needs to be adopted, with interventions organized at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Ecology, Systems Approach
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal – Preventing School Failure, 2014
There is an extensive international research literature on the effect of ability grouping (e.g., tracking, streaming, banding, setting) on children's academic and behavioral outcomes. However, it is questionable to what extent the findings of research on this topic have influenced the practice of ability grouping in New Zealand schools. Fifteen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ability Grouping, High Schools, Interviews
Hajdukova, Eva Brown; Hornby, Garry; Cushman, Penni – Pastoral Care in Education, 2014
This article is derived from a study of pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties' (SEBD) perceptions of their schooling experiences both in mainstream and residential schools. It is based on the accounts of 29 boys with severe SEBD who were attending a residential special school for children in New Zealand. Through in-depth,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Males, Emotional Disturbances, Social Problems
Singer, George H. S.; Hornby, Garry; Park, Jiyeon; Wang, Mian; Xu, Jiacheng – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2012
In Pacific Rim countries parents of children with developmental disabilities have organized peer support organizations. One form of peer support is Parent to Parent based on one to one connections between two parents. The movements to create and sustain peer support in the U.S., New Zealand, China, and Korea are described. Qualitative evidence…
Descriptors: Parents, Foreign Countries, Developmental Disabilities, Family Life
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Griggs, James; Walker, Lawrence; Hornby, Garry – Support for Learning, 2011
This study examines the perceptions of teachers and other professionals of Team-Teach behaviour support training in New Zealand. Analysis of course evaluations, questionnaires, interviews and documents provide the findings. Comparisons are made with Team-Teach training in the UK and similarities and differences between New Zealand training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Course Evaluation, Questionnaires
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal; Mitchell, David – Support for Learning, 2011
There is an extensive international research literature on the impact of ability grouping (e.g. streaming or banding) on children's academic and behavioural outcomes. However, it is questionable to what extent the findings of research on this topic have influenced the practice of pupil ability grouping in New Zealand intermediate schools. Nine…
Descriptors: State Schools, Academic Achievement, Ability Grouping, Foreign Countries
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Cushman, Penni; Clelland, Tracy; Hornby, Garry – Pastoral Care in Education, 2011
In New Zealand, schools are implementing a variety of strategies in an attempt to address factors that adversely influence students' learning. The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a study that sought to determine the extent to which schools were able not only to identify health issues influencing learning, but also to use a…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Hornby, Garry; Lafaele, Rayleen – Educational Review, 2011
The issue of parental involvement (PI) in education is notable for the extensive rhetoric supporting it and considerable variation in the reality of its practice. It is proposed that the gap between rhetoric and reality in PI has come about because of the influence of factors at the parent and family, child, parent-teacher and societal levels…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Political Issues
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal – School Psychology International, 2010
An extensive international literature now supports the potential of parental involvement (PI) for improving children's academic achievements and social outcomes. This research also suggests that involvement which schools organize themselves is more effective than externally imposed PI programmes. It is therefore important to investigate PI…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, School Psychologists, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2010
We surveyed rural elementary schools in New Zealand regarding their practice of parent involvement (PI). Interviews were conducted at 22 schools using a schedule which focused on eleven aspects of PI: policy formation, acting as a resource, collaborating with teachers, sharing information on children, channels of communication, liaison with school…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Elementary Schools, Parent Participation, Parent Education
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal – Pastoral Care in Education, 2010
This article reports the results of a survey of parental involvement (PI) policy and practice in middle schools in a large New Zealand city. Principals at all 11 middle schools in the city were contacted and agreed to be interviewed. Interviews were conducted using a schedule that focuses on 11 aspects of PI: encouraging parents into school,…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Parent Education
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2010
A critical factor in the success of inclusive schools is effective parent involvement in the education of children with special educational needs. This article reports the results of a survey of the practice of parent involvement in inclusive primary schools in a large city in New Zealand. Interviews were conducted with 21 primary school…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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