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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marland, Bec – Kairaranga, 2018
This article examines dyslexia intervention, highlighting tension between traditional medical discourses and pedagogical perspectives. The first of these tensions is regarding views of the learner being variously negative and needs-based versus positive and strengths-based. The second tension is between an atypical, outlier, normative assessment…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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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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Starr, Sandra – Kairaranga, 2017
Teacher-talk is a key tool for engaging students in learning. This report examines a process whereby data was used to support teachers in reflecting on their teacher-talk. The context for the study was a small rural New Zealand area school with predominantly Maori students and staff. Emphasis was on strategies that engage, in particular, Maori…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Rural Schools
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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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