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Smith, Suzanne – Kairaranga, 2023
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based theoretical framework that can be used to design teaching and learning opportunities that are more responsive to the variability of student need in any classroom, although a vast number of teachers appear to know nothing about UDL. One population whose needs are becoming increasingly visible…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Access to Education, Faculty Development
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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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Leete, Nicola – Kairaranga, 2023
All children in Aotearoa New Zealand have the right to enrol in and receive a quality, inclusive education. Despite this, a recent report by the Education Review Office (ERO, 2022), the government's external education evaluation agency, identified numerous ways in which disabled akonga are excluded from and within the education system. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Rights, Access to Education, Inclusion
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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
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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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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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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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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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Turner, Kelly – Kairaranga, 2019
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: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), is the focus of this inquiry. RTLB and parent surveys, plus an interview with a Ministry of…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement
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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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Reynard, Kate – Kairaranga, 2019
A well-developed transition process between the early childhood setting and primary school is important when considering transition to school. This paper reports on an inquiry that focused on the enablers and barriers to a successful transition to school. The inquiry which used case studies at two schools involved interviews with new entrant,…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Special Education
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Hunter, Jodie – Kairaranga, 2019
This research paper focuses on the successful implementation of play-based learning (PBL) environments within the New Zealand mainstream primary school sector. In particular, the focus is on the role of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) in supporting the implementation of PBL within the junior classes of Year 0 to Year 2. A review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education
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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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McLaughlin, Tara Way; Budd, Julia; Clendon, Sally – Kairaranga, 2017
Collaboration is an essential component of optimal educational planning. In order to collaborate effectively, it is important that information from all of those involved with the learner is used to develop a multi-dimensional understanding of the child/youth. Yet the identification, sharing and collating of this key information can be a difficult…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Guides, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
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