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Stead, Robyn – Kairaranga, 2014
The "Special Education 2000" initiative (Ministry of Education, 1998) led to the creation of the role of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB). The role was designed to support inclusion, provide consistent service, and bring about improved outcomes for students with learning and behaviour difficulties and their teachers in…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Culturally Relevant Education, Pacific Islanders, Behavior Problems
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Dobson, Emma; Gifford-Bryan, Janet – Kairaranga, 2014
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) are specialised teachers who work in regular schools to help facilitate the presence, participation and learning of students who experience difficulties with learning and behaviour. In focusing upon the RTLB principle of a "collaborative and seamless model of service" (Ministry of…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Learning Problems, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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McAllum, Ruth – Kairaranga, 2014
This paper highlights reciprocal teaching as an inclusive instructional strategy that has been shown to improve reading comprehension and metacognitive skills. It provides a conceptual background to reciprocal teaching and examines its purpose, strengths and weaknesses. The notion of reciprocal teaching as an evidence-based practice is also…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Reflection, Educational Practices, Reading Comprehension
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Wetherall, Michelle – Kairaranga, 2014
This paper examines the Incredible Years Parent and Teacher Programmes that have originated from the work of Webster-Stratton. It provides a brief background on the programmes and a critical analysis of the issues as identified in current literature. The issues can be grouped into four main categories, the first being government decision-making…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Educational Policy, Cost Effectiveness, Definitions
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2014
The Ministry of Education has set the target of 100% of New Zealand schools to be "mostly" inclusive by 2014. But what are the essential elements of inclusion? This paper explores essential core elements that allow inclusion to flourish. Based on an extensive time in the field as part of a year-long doctoral research project, these…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Best Practices, Research Projects
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Foster, Robyn – Kairaranga, 2014
The importance of educational practices based on evidence is well-supported in the literature, however barriers to their implementation in classrooms still exist. This paper examines the phenomenon of evidence-based practice in education highlighting enablers and barriers to their implementation with particular reference to RTLB practice.
Descriptors: Barriers, Evidence, Performance Factors, Best Practices
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Ness, Mike; Couperus, Josh; Willey, Matthew – Kairaranga, 2013
This study evaluates the efficacy of the Lexia Reading (LR) programme with a cohort of 37 students in a Decile 1 primary school. The students were randomly assigned to experimental (who used LR) and control groups (who did not use LR). The WIAT-II was used to provide pre and post measures of literacy skills. Results indicated that students who…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Couper, Llyween; Sutherland, Dean; van Bysterveldt, Anne – Kairaranga, 2013
This paper explores the place of the school playground in the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We discuss the physical environment, school systems and practices that support the development of social competence and increased peer interactions for children with ASD in their school playground. Highlighted issues include the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Playgrounds, Physical Environment
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Ngapo, Koro – Kairaranga, 2013
This paper examines why Maori language needs to be taught accurately at the early stages of initial teacher education programmes and continue for the duration of a teacher education student's degree. If teacher education faculties are permitting their students to mispronounce Maori names or words, they are in fact doing a disservice, not only to…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction
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Soljan, Ivanka; Stanghan, Yvonne; Henry, Anna – Kairaranga, 2013
The term "reflection" is defined as a contemplation of one's teaching craft with the view to improving it (Edwards & Thomas, 2010). Reflection is supported by a number of theories and is considered a key component of RTLB work. A community of practice (CoP), when used as a space for reflection, provides the potential for multiple…
Descriptors: Reflection, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Dobson, Emma – Kairaranga, 2013
It has been 20 years since the Rainbow Reading programme was developed and trialled by its New Zealand creator, Meryl-Lynn Pluck. Rainbow Reading is an audio-facilitated reading programme, and is based on the method of assisted repeated reading. The programme is designed to provide older students reading below their chronological age with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Repetition
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Smyth, Heather – Kairaranga, 2013
Cultural diversity is growing in New Zealand and deserves to be celebrated for the richness and opportunities for understanding it brings to our lives. Culturally-responsive approaches to education accept diversity and enable students to draw on their unique cultural capital as a learning resource. The aim of this study was to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Attitudes
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Littek, Celeste – Kairaranga, 2013
The purpose of this journal article is to investigate evidence-based practice (EBP) or He Ritenga Whaimohio, as one of the seven principles outlined in the "Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Toolkit" (2011) that guides RTLB practice; and to critique the principle of EBP through practical reflection. (Contains 2 tables and 2…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Reflection
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Sebestian, Sandiyao – Kairaranga, 2013
The ecological approach, based on the RTLB Toolkit that guides RTLBs in New Zealand, is one of the seven principles used for interventions for students with learning and behaviour concerns. As a result of a paradigm shift moving from a functional limitations perspective to a more inclusive/ecological perspective in 1999, RTLBs have been trained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Evidence, Intervention
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2013
In 2010 the Education Review Office (ERO) was tasked with reporting on the progress of New Zealand schools in the inclusion of students with high needs. This paper will explore how ERO limited the concept of inclusion to suit Government policy and limit discussion of inclusion to the parameters set by the resource allocation scheme known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Public Policy
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