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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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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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Watson, Rochelle – Kairaranga, 2020
Studies support the effectiveness of evidence-based practice to improve social communication. Specific interventions must be trialled to determine their efficacy for learners with autism. Successful implementation of such evidence-based interventions relies largely on variables such as teacher expertise and the fidelity by which they adhere to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Evidence Based Practice, Intervention
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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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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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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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Derby, Melissa; Ranginui, Ngati – Kairaranga, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine literacy as a key contributor to cultivating individual and collective self-determination for indigenous peoples. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) defines literacy as a human right intrinsically important for human development and well-being. Therefore, literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Civil Rights, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge
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Leslie, Andree – Kairaranga, 2018
The role of teacher aides (TAs)1 has increased in complexity and includes working to support students with challenging behaviour. This review examines the professional learning and development (PLD) needs of TAs who work with students with challenging behaviour and the types of PLD which are effective. TAs feel underprepared for behaviour work and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Aides, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior
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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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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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Chapman, James W. – Kairaranga, 2016
Findings are presented from a two-year longitudinal study involving the "Quick60 Foundation" programme for beginning readers. This programme is a 32 week whole-class literacy curriculum that systematically and explicitly teaches key early literacy skills. End of Year 2 literacy performances of students receiving this programme during…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Comparative Analysis, Accuracy
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Martin, Abby – Kairaranga, 2016
The current study aims to review the literature regarding Tier Two behavioural interventions for children aged 5 to 13, and identify the core components which the research suggests are important to their effectiveness and/or social validity. Trends within the research indicate schools are more likely to adapt interventions to fit their own school…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Intervention
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Crouch, Miriam – Kairaranga, 2015
This article examines attachment; viewing attachment as a continuum from secure attachment relationships through to attachment disorders. The article outlines theoretical bases in attachment, the implications of healthy secure attachment and that of insecure attachment in educational settings, suitable interventions and the importance of…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship, Affective Behavior, Behavior Disorders
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Lynch, Tegan E.; Green, Vanessa A.; Bowden, Chris; Harcourt, Susan – Kairaranga, 2015
Cyberbullying is a significant issue among young people both in New Zealand and internationally. To develop effective and unified prevention and intervention strategies, it is important to understand the perspectives of all parties. However, there is currently limited research on parents' perspectives of cyberbullying. This applied research…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries
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