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Hunt, Anne-Marie – Kairaranga, 2016
Five factors for Maori teacher success in Aotearoa/New Zealand are identified in the success narratives of alumnae of a pre-service teacher education programme: whanau support, collegial working environments, feeling valued, risk-taking, and pursuing ongoing learning opportunities. Strong links to key Maori values are evident within these factors.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Success
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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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Currie, Jeanne – Kairaranga, 2016
The My FRIENDS Youth Skills for Life programme is a group cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) based programme and was used with a group of five young secondary students who had previously experienced difficulty with emotional regulation, peer relationships and discipline at school. A mixed method approach was used and included screening…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Group Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification
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O'Brien, Jilly; Riley, Tracy; Holley-Boen, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2016
Priority learners in New Zealand include those who have special educational needs, yet gifted learners with multiple exceptionalities are variably identified, understood or provided for in our schools. International research advocates the use of interprofessional practice (IPP) teams, with competency across shared values, roles and…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Teamwork, Ability Identification, Talent Identification
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Williams, Debbie – Kairaranga, 2016
Teachers are often faced with the challenge of teaching students with high functioning autism without any formal professional development in autism. Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) are a service which is able to provide short-term support for teachers. One of the roles of RTLB is to provide teachers with the required support to…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Faculty Development
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Knight-de Blois, Lynda; Poskitt, Jenny – Kairaranga, 2016
Teachers often worry about how to optimise learning for students of Pacific heritage. To address the concern, this study sought views of junior secondary school students of Pacific heritage about what enhanced their learning. An innovative approach was trialled in focus group interviews which involved four Samoan teenagers as research assistants…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Adolescents, Instructional Effectiveness
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Morkel, Vicki; McLaughlin, Tara – Kairaranga, 2015
This article discusses social and emotional competence and its importance in young children's development. Foundations for children's social and emotional competence are developed during the early years and are linked with school success and later-in-life well-being. We discuss three factors affecting children's social and emotional interactions…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Child Development, Academic Achievement
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Howie, Dorothy – Kairaranga, 2015
The Feuerstein approach to the teaching of thinking is highly regarded internationally as an effective programme for vulnerable learners and learners with special educational needs. This paper describes this approach. The need for this approach in New Zealand is discussed, including children's rights to it, and the New Zealand National Curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Special Education
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White, Carolyn; Kearney, Alison – Kairaranga, 2015
In 2013, schools in New Zealand stood-down nearly 12,000 students as a result of behavioural difficulties. Research indicates that rather than improving behaviour, stand-downs can reinforce inappropriate behaviour and potentially put students at-risk. This paper overviews the use of stand-downs in New Zealand schools, discussing the nature and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline Policy, Behavior Problems, At Risk Students
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Grant, John R. – Kairaranga, 2015
This paper discusses the issue of tertiary education for adults with intellectual disabilities. It argues there is a dearth of such opportunities, particularly within the mainstream tertiary education system and this limits employment opportunities and social inclusion for adults with intellectual disabilities. This is not consistent with the…
Descriptors: College Students, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Access to Education
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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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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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Pillai, Gayathri Prabhakar – Kairaranga, 2015
Te Kotahitanga is a Kaupapa Maori research and development programme that aims at improving Maori student achievement. Through interviews with students, teachers and whanau, the characteristics of teachers who made a difference were identified. These characteristics were drawn together to form the Effective Teaching Profile (ETP). This literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Academic Achievement
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McIlroy, Anne-Marie – Kairaranga, 2015
This article describes the Ministry of Education's Inclusive Education Capability Building Project (2013-2014). Project members were tasked with creating resources for professional development that would be used to grow inclusive practice in New Zealand schools. This article also shares the learning journey of some members of the project team as…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Capacity Building, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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