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McConnell, Jan; Pureti, Katie; Rickson, Daphne – Kairaranga, 2023
Mauri Tui Tuia is a professional development programme established by the first and second authors who are a Registered Arts and Dance Movement Therapist and a Registered Music Therapist respectively. Mauri Tui Tuia seeks to empower educators to develop a kete of tools to support children in building resilience and maintaining wellbeing, through…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Trauma Informed Approach
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Moffat, Thecla K. – Kairaranga, 2022
This article seeks to highlight the importance of consciously implementing universal design for learning principles in practice in early childhood intervention. Universal design for learning (UDL) is based on three principles: (1) providing multiple means of engagement; (2) providing multiple means of representation; and (3) providing multiple…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Learner Engagement, Early Childhood Education
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Jones, Kay-Lee – Kairaranga, 2020
In this article Kay-Lee Jones describes the attributes of the Te Pa o Rakaihautu school. Te Pa o Rakaihautu is unique, it is different and designed to be so. It is a 21st century pa wananga (learning village) for the whole whanau (family). Through the hallways of Te Pa o Rakaihautu one feels the mauri (essence) of the different entities that make…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education, Language Maintenance
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Stubbings, Mary – Kairaranga, 2020
This paper provides an autoethnographic view of the influences that have changed my perceptions and helped me to make better sense of the world that I live in, and my place in it. It is a story of personal, ongoing critical reflection. A story of unlearning and conscientisation that changed how I came to understand myself, my teaching practice and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries
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Perera, Druinie M.; Fepulea'i, Michelle; Ley, Dianne – Kairaranga, 2019
Research into the effectiveness of SPRING into Maths as a Tier 2 intervention is limited. This article aims to extend the evidence base for SPRING into Maths through reflective practice that links practitioner voice with theory. The article applies a theoretical lens to SPRING into Maths and provides insights into the journey of a group of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Stone, Mike – Kairaranga, 2017
In recent years, New Zealand schools have been challenged to cater for increasing numbers of students in material hardship without comprehensive support. New Zealand once led the world in putting equity at the centre of education policy and practice, this is no longer the case. Recent Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, At Risk Students, Low Income Students
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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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Jackson, Graeme – Kairaranga, 2017
Physical education (PE) is often perceived as a learning area of lesser importance than others, for instance literacy and numeracy. Arguments for raising its status and gaining a greater share in the school day founder on uncertainty as to just what is educational about it, and on the view that really it is no more than skill acquisition and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Change, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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McNeil, Steve – Kairaranga, 2016
A crunch point in the maths development of some children is Year 4. At this point it becomes obvious they are not only well-below national standards, but they are experiencing such a degree of difficulty in learning maths that they are still working at a Year 1 level or below. This is exemplified by a case study of a student referred to the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Moffat, Thecla Kudakwashe; Laureta, Binky; Rana, Lata – Kairaranga, 2016
In early childhood education [ECE] settings, teachers need to be conscious of the diverse learning needs of individual children in their care. Meeting individual needs has roots in the rights discourse which aims to promote human rights, social justice and inclusion, removing barriers that may hinder learning for children with diverse needs…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Social Justice
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Morkel, Vicki; McLaughlin, Tara – Kairaranga, 2015
This article discusses social and emotional competence and its importance in young children's development. Foundations for children's social and emotional competence are developed during the early years and are linked with school success and later-in-life well-being. We discuss three factors affecting children's social and emotional interactions…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Child Development, Academic Achievement
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Jacobs, Michael – Kairaranga, 2015
Our cluster receives a number of referrals from schools requesting support with the implementation of assistive technology tools (particularly word prediction software) to support struggling reluctant writers. It is widely acknowledged that writing is pivotal for academic success, and when a learner has difficulty expressing their ideas they often…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Computer Software, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
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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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