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Ellery, Tracey – Kairaranga, 2019
This report investigates students' perspectives on a sense of belonging, and the relationship between inclusive practices. It further considers the implications for Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) as they work in secondary schools to support inclusive teaching practice. The inquiry question, "How can RTLB effectively support…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Inclusion
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Stevens, Kirsten – Kairaranga, 2019
This professional inquiry investigates how Community of Learning Ka hui Ako across-community teachers (ACT) can support teacher confidence and perceived competence in relation to their culturally-responsive pedagogy. Communities of Learning Ka hui Ako are explored in terms of defining what makes a community successful and how they can be used as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Basel, Alison; Hamilton, Carol – Kairaranga, 2019
Models of special education that are diagnosis-orientated mean that individuals with ASD are seen as 'different' from their non-disabled peers. These views reproduce school practices in which those labelled disabled are likely to be treated as problematic rather than 'coming from a different place'. This article explores the narrative of one Year…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Secondary School Students
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Clark-Howard, Kayleen – Kairaranga, 2019
Inclusive education expects that all students are welcome and that teachers focus on adapting environments so every student can be present, participate, learn and belong. This article summarises a mixed methods, small-scale inquiry which investigated how a sample of 44 New Zealand secondary school teachers understand inclusion and how this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Tweed, Brian – Kairaranga, 2019
In this piece, I recount some events in which I was called upon to speak in te reo Ma ori on behalf of others in a variety of formal situations. I call this being 'on the paepae' but the paepae should be understood more properly as the paepae tapu. I will leave the further explanation of this for others who should rightly speak about such things.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Jongens, Tracey – Kairaranga, 2017
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term to describe the range of adverse effects that can occur when a fetus is exposed to alcohol. At present in New Zealand there are no definitive statistics on the extent of FASD as a prevalence study has not been undertaken. However, as reported in the New Zealand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Males, At Risk Persons, Adolescents
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Tapper, Nicholas; Horsley, Jenny – Kairaranga, 2017
Before graduating from my year as a student in an initial teacher education programme, I am tasked with demonstrating my ability to show how I am able to achieve equitable outcomes for 'priority student groups'. My success or failure in this hinges on a number of factors. Arguably, the most important factor is the quality of practice I observe…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Equal Education, Geography Instruction, Student Diversity
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Mattioni, Loreto; Green, Vanessa A.; Hodis, Flaviu; Lynch, Tegan E. – Kairaranga, 2016
Cyberbullying has become a serious problem that can have significant long-term effects on students' mental health and academic outcomes. Given that most cyberbullying experiences involve individuals from a student's school environment, it is important to examine the views of school staff on cyberbullying to develop appropriate prevention and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Intervention, Gender Differences
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Duncan, Wayne; Macfarlane, Angus; Quinlivan, Kathleen; Macfarlane, Sonja – Kairaranga, 2016
This paper explores the factors that may influence the social and relational development of empathy in a Year 13 classroom from a kaupapa Maori perspective, and discusses how these factors compare with a Western perspective of empathy. Understandings of empathy are widely documented in the conventional literature and, while the realities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Currie, Jeanne – Kairaranga, 2016
The My FRIENDS Youth Skills for Life programme is a group cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) based programme and was used with a group of five young secondary students who had previously experienced difficulty with emotional regulation, peer relationships and discipline at school. A mixed method approach was used and included screening…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Group Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification
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Knight-de Blois, Lynda; Poskitt, Jenny – Kairaranga, 2016
Teachers often worry about how to optimise learning for students of Pacific heritage. To address the concern, this study sought views of junior secondary school students of Pacific heritage about what enhanced their learning. An innovative approach was trialled in focus group interviews which involved four Samoan teenagers as research assistants…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Adolescents, Instructional Effectiveness
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White, Carolyn; Kearney, Alison – Kairaranga, 2015
In 2013, schools in New Zealand stood-down nearly 12,000 students as a result of behavioural difficulties. Research indicates that rather than improving behaviour, stand-downs can reinforce inappropriate behaviour and potentially put students at-risk. This paper overviews the use of stand-downs in New Zealand schools, discussing the nature and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline Policy, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students
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Pillai, Gayathri Prabhakar – Kairaranga, 2015
Te Kotahitanga is a Kaupapa Maori research and development programme that aims at improving Maori student achievement. Through interviews with students, teachers and whanau, the characteristics of teachers who made a difference were identified. These characteristics were drawn together to form the Effective Teaching Profile (ETP). This literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Academic Achievement
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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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Butler, Philippa; Weir, Kama – Kairaranga, 2013
The pervasiveness of academic ability grouping, or streaming, as a means of organising students into instructional groups in New Zealand schools remains a dominant discourse, despite international and New Zealand research that casts doubt on the benefits of this practice. This article documents teachers' views on the effects of an innovative form…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Ability Grouping, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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