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Donaldson, Moni – Kairaranga, 2012
This article is a position paper, based on, and supported by, the extensive literature on the topic of Maori underachievement in education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It places emphasis on what underachieving Maori students need to reach their full potential and ways in which educationalists can assist. I am of mixed heritage raised amongst three…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Position Papers
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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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Parker-Corney, Kate; Kilpin, Ken; Taylor, Rowena – Kairaranga, 2011
Low levels of literacy engagement by Years 9 and 10 students impact on their achievement in curriculum subjects such as Social Studies in New Zealand secondary schools. The majority of students entering secondary school possess sufficient foundation skills for further scaffolded subject literacy instruction, but some consistently resist or refuse…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Motivation, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Jones, Linda; Merry, Rosina; Mitchell, Donna – Kairaranga, 2011
This paper explores Hero Stories, a different narrative approach developed to support a child with autism to gain self-control and allow him to navigate his world as a competent and capable learner. It examines the development and use of "Hero Stories books" as a strategy for assisting a child with autism to cope with stressful situations within…
Descriptors: Autism, Coping, Children, Personal Narratives
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Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2011
This article introduces a waka tino whakarawea model for evaluating programmes and services for Maori learners. It is based on a set of underlying principles identified in the author's PhD study (Bevan-Brown, 2002). Explanations are provided for eight principles: kaupapa Maori; importance, relevance and beneficence; participation; empowerment,…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Models, Program Evaluation, Educational Principles
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Caulcutt, Toia; Paki, Vanessa – Kairaranga, 2011
Early intervention and early childhood share a unique space in our early years education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The assessment practices of the two are distinctively different and specific to each discipline. As assessment is a powerful agent for change and responsiveness to learners this article will unpack the reasoning behind these…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Frengley-Vaipuna, Ingrid; Kupu-MacIntyre, Lesieli; Riley, Tracy – Kairaranga, 2011
This article outlines the use of Gagne's (2008) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) as applied to Tongan secondary school students in New Zealand. Two case studies of Tongan young women are shared with a particular emphasis on the influence of catalysts, the chance factor, and developmental processes upon the development of their…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Mercer, Kelly – Kairaranga, 2011
This paper reports on a small action research project carried out by a Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in a small rural, full primary school in New Zealand. It focused on improving the literacy outcomes for Years 5-8 boys in the school by way of a boys'-only writing group. Results show that the boys'-only learning group had a positive…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Males, Literacy
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Margrain, Lisa – Kairaranga, 2011
Stuttering is a communication disorder which can include repetitions, prolongations, or having gaps in speech (blocks, with no sound). Stuttering is also known as stammering, although the correct term is actually dysphemia. In this article, the author shares her stuttering experience so that others will realize what it is like to live with a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Stuttering, Communication Disorders, Communication Problems
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Berryman, Mere; Woller, Paul – Kairaranga, 2011
This paper examines Early Intervention (EI) service provision from within one Ministry of Education region in New Zealand. It does this in order to better understand what works well and what needs to change if children from Maori families, of Early Childhood age, are to be provided with the most effective EI services. By engaging with Maori…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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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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Riley, Tracy; Moltzen, Roger – Kairaranga, 2011
Between 2006 and 2008 the Ministry of Education funded the evaluation of three Talent Development Initiatives for gifted and talented students. The methodology employed was one of participatory action research, a process of evaluation that enables learning by doing, as researchers and practitioners work alongside one another. Through the process…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Gifted, Action Research, Talent
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Thomas, Mike; Liss, Anne; Milner, Alastair – Kairaranga, 2011
This article describes the work undertaken by a cluster of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) to ensure that annual effectiveness reviews were more than a compliance exercise but a genuine attempt to improve their service to schools, hence the title of this article of "Going Beyond Audit". Historically, the cluster had met…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Strategic Planning, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Couper, Llyween – Kairaranga, 2011
During 2008 and 2009, a group of nine Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) from Canterbury met as a Community of Practice to investigate the way that play in the school playground contributes to the social competence of students. While the original concern was around the needs of students who were unable to manage their behaviour in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Playground Activities, Play, Focus Groups
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Ward, Angela – Kairaranga, 2011
Since 1989, teacher aides have become a familiar part of our classrooms as they support students with special educational needs. International and New Zealand research shows that despite many teacher aide practices that effectively support student learning in inclusive settings, there are some practices that work against the inclusion of some…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Physical Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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