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Simmons Carlsson, Carolyn; Hocking, Clare; Wright-St Clair, Valerie – Kairaranga, 2007
This qualitative study sought to describe the shared "culture of practice" of a group of Ministry of Education, Special Education occupational therapists and physiotherapists. Data from individual semi-structured interviews, enriched by insider observations, were thematically analysed within a cultural constructs framework. An ethos of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Interviews, Occupational Therapy, Special Education
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Marshall, Sheryn; Hocking, Clare; Wilson, Jan – Kairaranga, 2006
This narrative inquiry sought to explore the views of eight young New Zealanders, aged nine to 14 years, who had experienced specific difficulties with learning. Narrative research procedures were used to gather and interpret the stories the young participants told about their experiences. Findings revealed that young people become aware of their…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Young Adults, Personal Narratives, Phenomenology
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Tutty, Chris; Hocking, Clare – Kairaranga, 2004
The purpose of this study was to seek understanding of the experience of those who support students with high needs in regular classes. Seven teacher aides were interviewed, with the interview and data analysis guided by Heideggerian phenomenology. The findings reveal that teacher aides are unprepared for the responsibility or the relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Data Analysis, Phenomenology, Special Needs Students