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Annan, Jean; Carpenter, Rose – Kairaranga, 2015
The Learning and Change Network Strategy (LCN) was developed to raise students' achievement by appreciating, extending and enriching their learning environments. Throughout New Zealand there are 53 voluntary, networked communities of practice. They involve the active participation of students, teachers, parents, school leaders and community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Networks, Educational Environment
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2013
In 2010 the Education Review Office (ERO) was tasked with reporting on the progress of New Zealand schools in the inclusion of students with high needs. This paper will explore how ERO limited the concept of inclusion to suit Government policy and limit discussion of inclusion to the parameters set by the resource allocation scheme known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Public Policy
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Coleman, Peter – Kairaranga, 2011
The Ministry of Education's special education policy (commonly referred to as SE2000) has been progressively implemented since 1996. Although it is a funding rather than a professional-practice policy, it has had some negative and unintended consequences for the practice of educational psychology, for special education and it is suggested, for…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Classification, Special Education, Disabilities
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Johnson, Ian – Kairaranga, 2010
This seven month trial was undertaken to determine if the Fonetik spelling system (Jackson, 1994) enabled students with and without spelling difficulties to enhance their regular spelling scores. A sample of 270 students aged between 8 and 13 years were involved. The students were based in 8 schools within an RTLB cluster. The Fonetik system was…
Descriptors: Spelling, Scores, Phonetics, Dyslexia
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Nikoia, Sue – Kairaranga, 2006
The Ministry of Education (MOE) funds a range of specialist education services for children and young people with special education needs. To ensure consistent quality service provision, generic Specialist Service Standards have been developed through a collaborative process involving representatives from the broad range of special education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Specialists, Special Education, National Standards
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Ford, Jill – Kairaranga, 2006
This practice article explores the relationship between practice and professional learning. Are these two distinctly separate activities, competing for the time of a staff member, or are practice and learning linked? If so, what is the nature of this link and how can we best align professional learning with practice outcomes? Using an example from…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Improvement, Transformative Learning, Educational Practices
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Dharan, Vijaya – Kairaranga, 2006
This article provides an overview of the process of EEPiSE from conception to conclusion. It attempts to outline the extent of cooperation and collaboration among educators across sectors in identifying what works for children and young people who require significant adaptation to the curriculum. Outlined are the sequence of events, and the people…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Rouse, Martyn – Kairaranga, 2006
The development of inclusive schools is not an easy task and not all people are committed to the development of inclusion because they have strong beliefs about where and how different "kinds" of children should receive their schooling. This article attempts to locate recent developments in inclusive practice and learning for all in a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Action Research, Professional Development
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Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2006
This paper examines research evidence, practitioners' knowledge, skills and experiences and the voice of students, parents and whanau to identify common messages in respect to educating Maori students both with and without special education needs. The keys to effective practice identified include: positive teacher-student relationships;…
Descriptors: Bullying, Early Adolescents, Questionnaires, Adolescents
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Morris, Chris; Katon, Shirley – Kairaranga, 2006
This article is the story of a school's journey from a deficit model of special education needs programming to an inclusive model of student learning support. The heart of this journey was the identification and management of tensions and complexities surrounding educational beliefs, school values, and pedagogical practices. This article will…
Descriptors: Special Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Organizational Change
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Bourke, Roseanna – Kairaranga, 2006
When teachers participate in professional development and learning opportunities it enables them to reconceptualise their assessment and teaching practices with the support of facilitators and researchers. National programmes of professional development and research, such as the three year Enhancing Effective Practice in Special Education (EEPiSE)…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Special Education