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Annan, Jean; Carpenter, Rose – Kairaranga, 2015
The Learning and Change Network Strategy (LCN) was developed to raise students' achievement by appreciating, extending and enriching their learning environments. Throughout New Zealand there are 53 voluntary, networked communities of practice. They involve the active participation of students, teachers, parents, school leaders and community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Networks, Educational Environment
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Annan, Jean; Dean, Shelley; Henry, Geoff; McGhie, Desiree; Phillipson, Roger – Kairaranga, 2010
New Zealand is a bicultural nation, founded on the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by the native Maori and the British Crown. It is also home to people from many countries, cultures and ethnicities. Therefore, culturally-relevant response to crisis events has become a significant aspect of the Ministry of Education's interdisciplinary Traumatic…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Ceremonies, Cultural Relevance, Crisis Management
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Annan, Jean; Priestley, Anna; Phillipson, Roger – Kairaranga, 2006
This article suggests that while educational psychology espouses an ecological view of human development, the implementation of practices that reflect this perspective has often been obstructed. In many circumstances, practices that attribute problems to individuals, or groups of individuals, continue. These contrast with ecological practices that…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Holistic Approach, Personal Narratives, Inquiry
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Annan, Jean – Kairaranga, 2005
Educational psychologists in most parts of the world report that they take ecological approaches to their work. But what does working ecologically mean? How do we recognise ecological practice? This article discusses some salient aspects of the practice of psychologists who say they work ecologically. The first section of the paper presents a…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors