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McNaughton, Stuart – Reading Teacher, 2014
Marie Clay's body of work has influenced classroom instruction in direct and indirect ways, through large overarching themes in our pedagogical content knowledge as well as specific smart practices. This paper focuses on her the contributions to our thinking about instruction which come from two broad theoretical concepts; emergent literacy…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Change Agents, Educational Practices
McNaughton, Stuart – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
How can schools be better designed to enable equitable academic outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse children from communities lacking in economic, political and social power? Putting forward a robust "science of performance" model of school change based on a specified process of research and development in local contexts, this book:…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, School Effectiveness, Educational Research, Cultural Differences
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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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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
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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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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Lai, Mei Kuin; Wilson, Aaron; McNaughton, Stuart; Hsiao, Selena – Reading Research Quarterly, 2014
This paper examines whether a literacy intervention involving generic and content area literacy components can improve both achievement on a standardized reading test and the attainment of secondary school qualifications, and whether the intervention can be implemented by teachers in their regular classroom settings. We report on a design-based…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Intervention, Literacy Education, Standardized Tests
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Jesson, Rebecca; McNaughton, Stuart; Parr, Judy M. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2011
This article examines the effects of using intertextual theories to refine writing instruction in culturally diverse contexts, in terms of transfer of learning. Within a wider, two-year intervention study in six schools, four teachers were observed for a term each to describe how intertextual theories resulted in refinements to writing instruction…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Writing Instruction, Theories, Teaching Methods
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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
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Toloa, Meaola; McNaughton, Stuart; Lai, Mei – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2009
This article addresses an area of international concern, the need to enhance the development in reading comprehension for English Language Learners. We report results of an intervention to raise achievement in English (L2) in Samoan bilingual classrooms for 9-13 year old Samoan children. The general aim was to examine patterns of biliteracy and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Bilingual Education, Oral Language
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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
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Lai, Mei Kuin; McNaughton, Stuart; Timperley, Helen; Hsiao, Selena – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2009
Schooling improvement initiatives have demonstrated that moderate but significant achievement gains are possible with well designed interventions, but there is little research into whether these gains can be sustained. The present study examines the extent to which acceleration in achievement made during a three-year literacy intervention and the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Achievement Gains, Educational Change
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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Airini; McNaughton, Stuart; Langley, John; Sauni, Pale – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper describes education reform projects designed to bring about major improvements in school and tertiary student outcomes. Individually the projects illustrate characteristics of educational reform in local contexts for primary, secondary and tertiary education. In combination they signal key components essential to getting large scale…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Change, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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