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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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Quinn, Lynette – Kairaranga, 2017
The issue of behaviour management is one that is consistently reported as a concern facing teachers in today's classrooms. This study, which surveyed 110 teachers of Year 1 to Year 4 students, examined the behaviour management training teacher respondents had received both pre-service and inservice, as well as the behaviour management strategies…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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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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Dobson, Emma; Gifford-Bryan, Janet – Kairaranga, 2014
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) are specialised teachers who work in regular schools to help facilitate the presence, participation and learning of students who experience difficulties with learning and behaviour. In focusing upon the RTLB principle of a "collaborative and seamless model of service" (Ministry of…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Learning Problems, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Wetherall, Michelle – Kairaranga, 2014
This paper examines the Incredible Years Parent and Teacher Programmes that have originated from the work of Webster-Stratton. It provides a brief background on the programmes and a critical analysis of the issues as identified in current literature. The issues can be grouped into four main categories, the first being government decision-making…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Educational Policy, Cost Effectiveness, Definitions
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Dickinson, Carol; Jackson, Jayne – Kairaranga, 2014
This research reports on the application of aspects of a model of evidence-based practice (EBP) which were used to review a behaviour management programme. Special education practitioners employed at the Aotearoa/New Zealand Ministry of Education (MOE) drew from MOE principles and practices, as well as their professional expertise as they reviewed…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems
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Burkett, Lesley – Kairaranga, 2014
Students from low socio-economic backgrounds in New Zealand face many disadvantages when it comes to education, and, despite government initiatives, the disparity between the poor and the well-off continues to grow in this country. New Zealand is among several countries where income inequalities are large and the impact of socio-economic…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Differences, Socioeconomic Background, Student Behavior
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Parsonson, Barry S. – Kairaranga, 2012
This paper reviews a range of evidence-based strategies for application by teachers to reduce disruptive and challenging behaviours in their classrooms. These include a number of antecedent strategies intended to help minimise the emergence of problematic behaviours and a range of those which provide positive consequences for appropriate student…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
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Moffat, Thecla Kudakwashe – Kairaranga, 2011
A single subject design was used to investigate the effectiveness of an increase in teacher behaviour-specific praise statements to address anti-social behaviours demonstrated by a student who displays aggressive behaviours. Researchers agree that praise is effective in improving problem behaviours. They also agree that training teachers to use…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Positive Reinforcement, Aggression, Student Behavior
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Johansen, Anita; Little, Steven G.; Akin-Little, Angeleque – Kairaranga, 2011
The way in which behaviour is perceived and managed by teachers can influence the classroom environment. The current study examined teachers' perceptions of the cause of school behavioural problems and the effectiveness of positive behavioural interventions. It also examined the level of formal training participants have received in behaviour…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Professional Development
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Macfarlane, Angus H.; Hendy, Vivien; Macfarlane, Sonja – Kairaranga, 2010
History has informed the present, as surely as the present will inform the future. As an evolving society, we are continually reflecting on the events and experiences of the past, taking stock of the issues and realities of the present, and then adapting the parameters, definitions and constructs that serve to define acceptability and reason as we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Social Attitudes
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Larson, Candice – Kairaranga, 2010
This study investigated the transition of a child with moderate special education needs to a primary school setting. It was generated out of the professional interest of the author and a prevailing concern over the apparent delay in providing support for children with moderate special education needs within the primary school system. A case study…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Children, Special Needs Students
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Bateman, Sonja; Berryman, Mere – Kairaranga, 2008
The time has come for kaupapa Maori ideology and epistemology to move from the margins and claim legitimate space within the discipline of education. Kaupapa Maori ideology provides a dynamic framework within which Maori are better able to make meaning of the world and work for change. Increasingly, kaupapa Maori is being used to inform policies…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ideology, Epistemology, Indigenous Populations
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Cavanagh, Tom – Kairaranga, 2008
The release of "The New Zealand Curriculum" causes us to rethink the aims of education. Dr Cavanagh offers an alternative set of aims to the vision outlined in the Ministry of Education document, which is based, at least in part, on socialisation into the corporate industrial world. Dr Cavanagh's position is focused on putting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Interpersonal Relationship, Student Behavior
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