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Garbacz, S. Andrew; McDowall, Philippa S.; Schaughency, Elizabeth; Sheridan, Susan M.; Welch, Greg W. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study was to clarify equivocal findings in the parent-involvement literature and examine novel interactions in a New Zealand context. Specifically, this study tested direct effects of school year, parent education, family structure, and child gender on parent involvement in elementary school. In addition, interactions between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Educational Attainment, Parent Background
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Alton-Lee, Adrienne; Diggins, Cathy; Klenner, Lena; Vine, Elaine; Dalton, Ngaio – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Details a New Zealand new-entrant class discussion in social studies. Discusses implications for student participation in class discussions, access to information, linking new information to prior experience and knowledge, and development of a learning community to facilitate exploration of the principles underlying the teacher's pedagogy and the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Goodman, Yetta M. – Elementary School Journal, 1989
Gives a history of the whole language movement. Looks at the early use of the term "whole language." Explores influences from philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and education on development of whole language. Discusses influences from early educational movements in the U.S., England, and New Zealand. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: British Infant Schools, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Pinnell, Gay Su – Elementary School Journal, 1989
Describes the implementation and evaluation of an early intervention program, Reading Recovery, designed to help young, at-risk children become writers. Research evaluation results in New Zealand and in the United States and a case study of a five-year-old child are presented. (BB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries