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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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Burland, Paul; Sleeman, Mike – Kairaranga, 2023
There is considerable evidence supporting the success of the Incredible Years Teacher (IYT) Programme. Despite this, few studies in Aotearoa New Zealand have investigated teachers' ongoing use of IYT strategies once they have completed their training. This research examined whether teachers felt they had embedded the use of IYT strategies in their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Program Implementation
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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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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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Johnstone, Alistair – Kairaranga, 2022
The national increase in schools implementing play-based learning (PBL) has highlighted a need for Resource Teachers: Learning & Behaviour (RTLB) and others to develop a thorough understanding of the pedagogies that align with PBL to ensure they are well placed to fulfil a key element of their role and support teachers to grow their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Play, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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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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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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van Wyk, Joanne; Tonks, Jacqueline; de Graaf, Shelley; Clendon, Sally; Budd, Julia – Kairaranga, 2020
Assisting students with learning support needs requires a collaborative approach to educational planning and the development of a multi-dimensional profile of the student. However, developing such a profile can be difficult when information is gathered from multiple sources, culturally-relevant information is not included, and incongruent or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Preschool Children
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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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Porter-Samuels, Tute; Holley-Boen, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2019
This research provides chalk-face insights from a group of predominantly Pakeha teachers grappling with culturally-responsive relational practice (CRRP), in a time and environment where external factors can affect self-efficacy and limit personal agency. It details a two-phased professional inquiry undertaken with fourteen teachers from one Kahui…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Holley-Boen, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2018
Teachers' lives are multi-faceted and their practice is influenced by personal and contextual enablers and barriers to their wellbeing and identity. Current initiatives, including the focus on teacher wellbeing, pose new tensions. This research is timely as it investigates an emerging group of professionals, specialist teachers in Aotearoa New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Specialists, Inservice Teacher Education
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Soljan, Ivanka; Holley-Boen, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2017
Communities of Practice (COP) have been used in schools and other educational institutions as a way of growing knowledge and managing change. This article centres on one professional inquiry with a group of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) and using a strengths-based approach, explores the elements that increased the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Teachers, Communities of Practice, Program Effectiveness
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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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