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Reese, Elaine; Keegan, Peter; McNaughton, Stuart; Kingi, Te Kani; Carr, Polly Atatoa; Schmidt, Johanna; Mohal, Jatender; Grant, Cameron; Morton, Susan – Journal of Child Language, 2018
This study assessed the status of te reo Maori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, in the context of New Zealand English. From a broadly representative sample of 6327 two-year-olds ("Growing Up in New Zealand"), 6090 mothers (96%) reported their children understood English, and 763 mothers (12%) reported their children understood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations
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Jesson, Rebecca; McNaughton, Stuart; Wilson, Aaron; Zhu, Tong; Cockle, Victoria – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This present study reports the impact of a research-practice partnership among nine collaborating schools and researchers in Auckland, New Zealand. The goals of the partnership were to refine digital instruction in ways that would result in improved learning processes and achievement. The partners employed a design-based research approach to…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Viviane; Bendikson, Linda; McNaughton, Stuart; Wilson, Aaron; Zhu, Tong – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Sustained school improvement requires adequate organizational and instructional coherence, yet, in typical high schools, subject department organization, norms of teacher professional autonomy, and involvement in multiple initiatives present powerful obstacles to forging a coherent approach to improvement. This study examines…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, High School Students, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Wilson, Aaron; Madjar, Irena; McNaughton, Stuart – Curriculum Journal, 2016
The New Zealand education system is recognised internationally for its overall high quality. At the same time, there is a persistent gap in achievement between students in low socio-economic status (SES) schools in which there is an over-representation of Maori and Pasifika students, and students in more affluent communities. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, Equal Education, Secondary School Students
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Reese, Elaine; Ballard, Elaine; Taumoepeau, Mele; Taumoefolau, Melenaite; Morton, Susan B.; Grant, Cameron; Atatoa-Carr, Polly; McNaughton, Stuart; Schmidt, Johanna; Mohal, Jatender; Perese, Lana – First Language, 2015
The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (short form) was adapted for Samoan and Tongan speakers in New Zealand. The adaptation process drew upon language samples from Samoan and Tongan parent-child dyads with 20- and 26-month-old children and adult informants. The resulting 100-word language inventories in Samoan and Tongan, plus a…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Mothers
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Jesson, Rebecca; McNaughton, Stuart; Wilson, Aaron – Curriculum Journal, 2015
This paper reports on a design-based intervention in urban primary and secondary schools serving culturally diverse students from low socio-economic status (SES) communities. The intervention capitalises on a partially implemented programme in seven schools which use digital devices (netbooks) and applications to raise literacy levels. Learning…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Profiles, Instructional Effectiveness
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McNaughton, Stuart; Lai, Mei Kuin; Hsiao, Selena – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2012
Intervention models based on data use can be effective in raising student achievement. This article presents 3 studies of one such model which had reported improved reading comprehension levels in 7 poor urban multicultural schools serving indigenous and ethnic minority communities. The intervention (the Learning Schools Model) used a process…
Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Intervention, Models, Data
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Robinson, Viviane M. J.; McNaughton, Stuart; Timperley, Helen – Journal of Educational Administration, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate two recent examples of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's approach to reducing the persistent disparities in achievement between students of different social and ethnic groups. The first example is cluster-based school improvement, and the second is the development of national standards for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cluster Grouping, National Standards, Academic Achievement
Amituanai-Toloa, Meaola; McNaughton, Stuart; Kuin Lai, Mei – Online Submission, 2009
This paper examines language development of Samoan students in bilingual contexts in Aotearoa, New Zealand. In the absence of valid and standardized assessments tools in Samoan, one was designed to test reading comprehension and oral language development for Samoan students using common narratives as a base. For reading comprehension, the tool…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education
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Lai, Mei Kuin; McNaughton, Stuart; Amituanai-Toloa, Meaola; Turner, Rolf; Hsiao, Selena – Reading Research Quarterly, 2009
Schools with primarily indigenous and ethnic minorities in low socioeconomic areas have long been associated with low levels of achievement, particularly in literacy. This is true for New Zealand despite high levels of reading comprehension by international comparisons (e.g., PISA). Recent reviews of schooling improvement suggest small gains over…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Achievement Gains, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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McNaughton, Stuart; Lai, Mei Kuin – Teaching Education, 2009
A model of school change has been designed and implemented in a systematic replication series. Key principles are: that teachers need to be able to act as adaptive experts; that local evidence about teaching and learning is necessary to inform instructional design; that school professional learning communities are vehicles for changing teaching…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Instructional Design, Economic Status, Educational Change
McNaughton, Stuart; Lai, Mei Kuin; Amituanai-Toloa, Meaola; Farry, Sasha – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2008
This study represents a systematic replication of a previous intervention which took place in schools in Mangere from 2003 to 2005. (McNaughton, MacDonald, Maituanai-Toloa, Lai, & Farry, 2006). The contexts and theoretical rationale are the same for the present study as those for the original Mangere study. The authors have repeated that…
Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Literacy
McNaughton, Stuart – Literacy Teaching and Learning, 2008
This paper considers how some features of our recent schooling improvement research in New Zealand could be thought of using a Reading Recovery lens. Three powerful Reading Recovery concepts (among many in the Reading Recovery theoretical base) are used to reflect on our research and development work to increase achievement in reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement
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Tagoilelagi-LeotaGlynn, Fa'asaulala; McNaughton, Stuart; MacDonald, Shelley; Farry, Sasha – International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism, 2005
This paper examines the bilingual and biliteracy development of a group of children from Samoan and Tongan families over the transition to mainstream English-medium schools in New Zealand. The children attended Pasifika Early Childhood Education Centres in Auckland, New Zealand, which provided full immersion programmes in their L1 (either Samoan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Glasswell, Kathryn; Parr, Judy M.; McNaughton, Stuart – Language Arts, 2003
Examines the interactions that take place as nine exemplary teachers from New Zealand provide support for struggling writers in ways that inadvertently often turn out to be less effective than they hoped. Discusses four ways to produce unintended outcomes. Illustrates that even for exceptional teachers of writing, conducting effective conferences…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Student Attitudes
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