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Hiha, Anne A. – Kairaranga, 2015
Whatu was the starting point for a metaphor that emerged as a representation of three Maori women educators' pedagogy. The Whatu metaphor was developed as a way of understanding the complexities of the Maori women's pedagogy and to show that the strength of that pedagogy is in the interweaving of the strands. Concepts of Maori pedagogy are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Females, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Jacobs, Michael – Kairaranga, 2015
Our cluster receives a number of referrals from schools requesting support with the implementation of assistive technology tools (particularly word prediction software) to support struggling reluctant writers. It is widely acknowledged that writing is pivotal for academic success, and when a learner has difficulty expressing their ideas they often…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Computer Software, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
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Stead, Robyn – Kairaranga, 2014
The "Special Education 2000" initiative (Ministry of Education, 1998) led to the creation of the role of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB). The role was designed to support inclusion, provide consistent service, and bring about improved outcomes for students with learning and behaviour difficulties and their teachers in…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Culturally Relevant Education, Pacific Islanders, Behavior Problems
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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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McAllum, Ruth – Kairaranga, 2014
This paper highlights reciprocal teaching as an inclusive instructional strategy that has been shown to improve reading comprehension and metacognitive skills. It provides a conceptual background to reciprocal teaching and examines its purpose, strengths and weaknesses. The notion of reciprocal teaching as an evidence-based practice is also…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Reflection, Educational Practices, Reading Comprehension
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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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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2014
The Ministry of Education has set the target of 100% of New Zealand schools to be "mostly" inclusive by 2014. But what are the essential elements of inclusion? This paper explores essential core elements that allow inclusion to flourish. Based on an extensive time in the field as part of a year-long doctoral research project, these…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Best Practices, Research Projects
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Foster, Robyn – Kairaranga, 2014
The importance of educational practices based on evidence is well-supported in the literature, however barriers to their implementation in classrooms still exist. This paper examines the phenomenon of evidence-based practice in education highlighting enablers and barriers to their implementation with particular reference to RTLB practice.
Descriptors: Barriers, Evidence, Performance Factors, Best Practices
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Ferguson, Miriam – Kairaranga, 2014
Teacher aides have been part of New Zealand classrooms for many decades. Initially, they were employed to perform clerical and supervisory duties that required no professional training, such as typing, duplicating and playground supervision. Over the years, however, their role has changed significantly. They now play a pivotal role as a 'people…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Student Needs
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McDonnell, Scott – Kairaranga, 2014
Daniel Ling created the "Ling Sound Test" (auditory assessment tool) and it was first published in the book titled "Speech and the Hearing-Impaired Child: Theory and Practice" (Ling,1976). The philosophy behind Ling's sound test is to use a range of speech sounds that largely represents the speech spectrum from 250-8000 Hz…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Auditory Tests, Acoustics, Phonemes
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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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Greaney, Keith; Arrow, Alison – Kairaranga, 2014
In a recent study we (Greaney & Arrow, 2009) undertook an analysis of the types of spelling errors that students had made during a National Education Monitoring Project writing task (Crooks, Flockton & White, 2007). We discussed several issues related to spelling, including the value of analysing students' error-response patterns as a way…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Phonology, Spelling, Error Patterns
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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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Allison, Judy; Craig, Shirley – Kairaranga, 2014
This paper discusses the Boxall Profile as an assessment and intervention framework designed to support disadvantaged children in mainstream schools. The Boxall Profile was developed in the 1970s in the United Kingdom by Marjorie Boxall to identify children who had come into school unprepared to meet the demands of classroom life and needed…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Elementary School Students, Social Support Groups, Profiles
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Evans, Angela; Arrow, Alison; Greaney, Keith – Kairaranga, 2014
Recent research in literacy acquisition has led to an elaboration of instructional programmes that focus on supporting children's progress through successive developmental levels. An example of such an approach is "analogy instruction," the basis of which is that children develop a system of recognition of shared patterns within words…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Literacy Education, Invented Spelling
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