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Tsai, Meng-Ju – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Speech language pathologists (SLPs) play a leading role in overall augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) service delivery. Several changes (e.g., the provision of university AAC courses) related to AAC occurred in Taiwan in the past. However, little information of AAC services provided by SLPs in Taiwan is available. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hospitals, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Finlayson, Kristen; McCrudden, Matthew T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Self-regulating strategy development (SRSD) writing instruction is an evidence-based approach that has been shown to increase students' writing performance and knowledge of writing. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether early elementary students' story writing performance and knowledge of writing would change following 5 weeks of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Elementary School Students
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Gerdin, Göran; Philpot, Rod; Smith, Wayne – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
The role that school health and physical education (HPE) plays in the making of physically active and healthy citizens continues to be rearticulated within the field of HPE practice. In Australasia, for example, this is evident in HPE curricula changes that now span almost two decades with ongoing advocacy for greater recognition of socially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate School Faculty, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Campbell, Madeline – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
A key educational objective for the twenty-first century is developing students' epistemic agency. Epistemic agency is the active process of choosing when, what, where one learns and how one knows, as well as the capacity to create knowledge in a community. The knowledge-building communities model developed by Scardamalia and Bereiter was used in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Epistemology, Grade 12, Art History
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Shore, Kevin; Walshaw, Margaret – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The roles and aspirations of Assistant/Deputy Principals (AP/DPs) have received attention for a number of decades. In contrast to much of the reported research that either highlights the administrative and management tasks or foregrounds principal succession, we explore levels of satisfaction that play into DP/APs' interpretations of the realities…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Irwin, Michael Ray – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
This article reports on the understandings and practices of primary teachers in implementing the arts curriculum since the 2010 introduction of National Standards in Numeracy and Literacy within the New Zealand Education system. The ever-mounting pressure on schools to perform to these standards has resulted in a reduction of emphasis and time…
Descriptors: National Standards, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Taylor, Saul; Youngs, Howard – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2018
The challenges in deaf education illustrate the requirement and importance of leadership in this specialized field. The significant and impending talent depletion unfolding as baby-boomers retire, positions leadership succession planning as a strategic issue. This mixed methods study is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The aim is to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Administrative Change, Deafness, Mixed Methods Research
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Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Dando, Emma; D'Souza, Stephanie; Waldie, Karen E.; Carr, Angela E.; Mohal, Jatender; Morton, Susan M. B. – Early Education and Development, 2018
The 'terrible twos' are often associated with increased temper tantrums, noncompliance and aggression. Although some expression of these behaviors is normal, whether early individual factors can predict which children are most at risk of frequent or prolonged emotional and behavioral problems is of increasing interest. The current study of 6,067…
Descriptors: Infants, Personality Traits, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Oranje, Jo; Smith, Lisa F. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The New Zealand school curriculum was last revised in 2007, at which time a new emphasis was placed on culture in language teaching. The practice of intercultural language teaching is implicit in the curriculum document and explicit in the curriculum guide, which features a set of principles for intercultural communicative language teaching…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Research, Teacher Attitudes
Brown, Paul – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Research across five countries has identified inability to pay attention to mathematical detail -- the discipline of noticing -- is an issue in senior secondary school mathematics teachers. The test and questionnaire completed by an Australian cohort further identifies a reluctance to employ non-routine questions in assessments, with teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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Radmehr, Farzad; Laban, Hon Luamanuvao Winnie; Overton, John; Bakker, Leon – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
This study explores motivational strategies of university student from five different main ethnic groups in New Zealand (NZ). To explore students' motivational strategies, a self-administered questionnaire was adapted. The study sample included 1854 students from a NZ university who participated in the survey. The findings showed that there were…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Foreign Countries, Ethnicity
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Shepherd, Daniel; Landon, Jason; Goedeke, Sonja – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This exploratory study assessed the relationships between autism spectrum disorder symptoms, caregiver stress and intervention helpfulness, using parent (n = 182) ratings. Advocacy and intervention-related tasks were rated more stressful than support tasks (e.g. toileting, mealtimes), indicating that advocacy is emerging as a major caregiver task…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Foreign Countries
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Bell, Shawn E.; Sexton, Steven S. – Science Education International, 2018
This paper reports on the illuminatory and exploratory phase of a study into how two educational systems are interconnecting content, policy, and teaching practice into science professional development (PD). New Zealand implemented a new curriculum in 2007 for full implementation in 2010, which should have altered how science was delivered in…
Descriptors: Science Education, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Ualesi, Yvonne; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Concern has been raised globally that a lack of interest by teachers towards teaching science has a negative impact on the children they teach. While attention has been paid to the teacher as a contributing factor to students' attitudes, less has been written about the attitudes of teachers. To bridge this gap, the current study examines six Year…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Flack, Natasha A. M. S.; Nicholson, Helen D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
Dissection has long been the accepted method for teaching anatomy to medical students. More recently, some educators have suggested that easier, cheaper, alternative methods are just as effective. But what do the students think? This paper aimed to identify what undergraduate medical students learn, how they cope, and what effects participating in…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Medical Education, Laboratory Procedures, Anatomy
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