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Burland, Paul; Sleeman, Mike – Kairaranga, 2023
There is considerable evidence supporting the success of the Incredible Years Teacher (IYT) Programme. Despite this, few studies in Aotearoa New Zealand have investigated teachers' ongoing use of IYT strategies once they have completed their training. This research examined whether teachers felt they had embedded the use of IYT strategies in their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Program Implementation
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Mitchell, Fiona – Kairaranga, 2023
The foundation of inclusive education is that every learner has the potential to contribute positively to society. A sense of belonging to society is vital to this contribution, and to the growth and development of autistic children and young people. New Zealand has made some positive progress towards inclusive education, with some education…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Student Rights
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Highley, Violet – Kairaranga, 2023
The Ministry of Education document "Action Plan for Pacific Education" 2020-2030 is a government commitment to transform outcomes for Pacific learners and their families. Key Shift 5 of this Action Plan focuses on valuing, growing, and retaining "teachers, leaders, and educational professionals with diverse Pacific heritages"…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Recruitment, Leaders
Catherine Noakes-Duncan – Kairaranga, 2023
This research paper asks what Maori educators want Pakeha outreach teachers to know when working with tamariki Maori on the autism spectrum with high, complex needs. A review of the literature noted a shortage of specialists who can speak te reo Maori and practice in a culturally responsive way. Three Maori educators participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Students with Disabilities
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Nicola McDowell – Kairaranga, 2023
Cerebral visual impairment is a high incidence visual issue with a prevalence rate of 3.4% of children in mainstream education (Williams et al., 2021). However, it is still a very unknown condition with very little awareness in the general public (Ravenscroft et al., 2021). The aim of this research was to better understand how CVI related visual…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Neurological Impairments, Mainstreaming
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Amy Smith; Melissa Derby – Kairaranga, 2023
This paper examines how kaiako (teachers) view professional learning and development training (PLD) in structured literacy (SL) in a Maori-medium immersion context. Through interviews with kaiako in a kura kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium educational setting) who teach students in Years 1-6, and images of the literacy environment to capture some of the…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Faculty Development, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language of Instruction
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Fiona Mitchell – Kairaranga, 2023
The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework has the potential to enhance the inclusive practices of teachers with autistic learners in their classes. This study examines the extent to which the UDL framework is currently being used as a model for the inclusion of autistic learners in New Zealand primary schools. This study gathered data from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Lewis, Brooke – Kairaranga, 2022
The New Zealand Curriculum requires schools to be inclusive of all areas of diversity, highlighting the need for schools to ensure children of all genders feel physically and emotionally safe. Children develop concepts and expectations of gender norms at school which can influence self-esteem. Gender-inclusive classrooms are a safe environment for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Literacy Education, Educational Resources
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Mock, Andrew; Hodis, Georgeta M. – Kairaranga, 2022
How well classmates communicate support with each other may significantly influence how well they learn and their commitment to learning. This study asked students which aspects of supportive communication they use with each other and which aspects they regard as most important for successful study. One hundred polytechnic students participated in…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, College Students, Academic Achievement, Social Support Groups
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Howell, Karen – Kairaranga, 2022
Literacy is one of the most important life skills. Being able to read and write effectively enhances our participation in learning, personal development and employment (Clendon & Erickson, 2009; Copeland & Keefe, 2019). Literacy instruction is the cornerstone of teaching in New Zealand primary schools. However, not all students have…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Role
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Manuel, Shelley – Kairaranga, 2022
Structured literacy is an evidence-based approach (Brady, 2011; Fletcher et al., 2007; Foorman et al., 2016; IDA, 2018; NRP, 2000; TKI 2020a) informed by the science of reading acquisition instruction and how the brain acquires and processes information (Reyna, 2004; Seidenberg, 2017). The literature examines how this approach could support…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingual Students, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language of Instruction
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Johnstone, Alistair – Kairaranga, 2022
The national increase in schools implementing play-based learning (PBL) has highlighted a need for Resource Teachers: Learning & Behaviour (RTLB) and others to develop a thorough understanding of the pedagogies that align with PBL to ensure they are well placed to fulfil a key element of their role and support teachers to grow their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Play, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Turner, Kelly – Kairaranga, 2020
The concept of home-school partnerships is widely accepted as being important for student success. How this concept can be quantified in a more equitable and valid way, specifically through the lens of the Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), is the focus of this inquiry. RTLB and parent surveys, plus a questionnaire answered by the…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement
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McCabe, Alice – Kairaranga, 2020
This paper examines the multi-component use of visual supports, namely visual schedules and video modelling, to achieve the vocational goal of making a sandwich independently for a 16-year old girl with autism. This practice approach was informed by both the three step process from the National Professional Development Centre (The NPDC Model,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Autism
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Oxley, Margaret – Kairaranga, 2020
As a facilitator of the Incredible Years for Teachers Programme (IYT), I have found that the classroom management strategies participant teachers learned during the 6-month programme period have not been embedded and sustained in their use through time. This inquiry investigated the benefits and barriers to IYT being spontaneously, consistently…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Workshops, Classroom Techniques
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