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Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Teirney, Sharlene; Kuntz, J. R.; Rarere-Briggs, Benita; Currie, Marika; Macfarlane, Roimata – NZCER Press, 2019
This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging tamariki, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use the Hikairo Schema several times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to develop new…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Culturally Relevant Education, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
Bishop, Russell – NZCER Press, 2019
"Teaching to the North-East" responds to the marginalisation of particular groups of students with a way of teaching intended to increase equity in the education system. One way this marginalisation happens is when the special qualities students bring to the classroom are treated as deficiencies. This consigns Indigenous, migrant,…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education, Minority Group Students, Indigenous Populations
Jesson, Rebecca, Ed.; Wilson, Aaron, Ed.; McNaughton, Stuart, Ed.; Lai, Mei, Ed. – NZCER Press, 2017
New Zealand schools increasingly use inquiry to understand and address complex and persistent issues. This requires schools to have committed Lead Teachers with deep knowledge about inquiry. The collection of studies in this book have been compiled by the research team at the Woolf Fisher Research Centre, University of Auckland, to illustrate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
van Hees, Jannie; Nation, Paul – NZCER Press, 2017
This book is written for teachers of young children aged from 5 to 12 years in primary schools who want to support students' English vocabulary. Most of these children will be native speakers of English, although the increasing cultural and linguistic diversity of our communities suggests a significant number will be from homes where other…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners
Mutch, Carol – NZCER Press, 2017
Beginning a new career as an academic is a daunting task. Carol Mutch's latest book aims to demystify the process by providing new and intending academics with an insight in what to expect. The book is based around the real-life concerns and questions that were raised by the early career academics she worked with in her innovative Emerging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Mentors
Mann, Samuel – NZCER Press, 2011
The challenge: every student graduates able to think and act as a sustainable practitioner, whatever their field. This is the goal Otago Polytechnic set itself and, as one of the main proponents, Samuel Mann became the go-to guy. Here he takes the reader on that journey and in doing so provides the framework for making sustainability a core…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Guides
Macfarlane, Angus; Jansen, Greg; Daley, Jan; Thorsborne, Margaret; Berryman, Mere; Matla, Richard; Macfarlane, Sonja; Glynn, Ted; Cavanagh, Tom; Margrain, Valerie; Dharan, Vijaya – NZCER Press, 2011
Teachers are looking for new ways to respond to challenging behaviour. The premise of the book is that teachers can make a difference and that schools and early childhood education settings can be places where behaviour is addressed with courage and conviction. Both the education sector and wider society are increasingly exploring culturally…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Behavior Problems, Young Children
Whitinui, Paul – NZCER Press, 2011
This book explores what constitutes successful schooling for Maori students in the 21st century. Editor Paul Whitinui has drawn together academic contributions from diverse fields of matauranga (education), matauranga hinengaro (psychology), whakaako hauora (health), akoranga takakau-a-ora (sport and leisure) and others. The book aims to provide a…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Needs, Cultural Pluralism
Nicholson, Tom; Dymock, Sue – NZCER Press, 2010
Would you like your students to be excited when they read a new word and keen to work out its meaning straight away? This book will turn them into word detectives, ready to tackle any new word they come across. And when writing, would you like them to make sentences that have interesting and descriptive words like "shamble," "ravenous" or…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Reading Skills, Figurative Language, Reading Instruction
Alcorn, Noeline – NZCER Press, 2010
This book makes available to a wider audience for the first time material based on fieldwork carried out by the Solomon Island researchers in their own country. The findings will have vital relevance to policy makers, teachers and students. Over the past four years the School of Education, Solomon Islands College of Higher Education and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs
Timperley, Helen, Ed.; Parr, Judy, Ed. – NZCER Press, 2010
Every school leader and teacher knows that the challenges of change are constant and ongoing. Expectations have risen. The material for "Weaving Evidence, Inquiry and Standards to Build Better Schools" is based on the authors' involvement in research and development projects that have successfully accelerated students' learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Evidence, Inquiry, Standards
Fletcher, J., Ed.; Parkhill, F., Ed.; Gillon, G., Ed. – NZCER Press, 2010
"Motivating Literacy Learners in Today's World" provides insights into a broad spectrum of children's literacy learning. Motivation is the key theme and the authors show how this can be achieved through reading for pleasure; in writing activities at a number of levels; and through oral language development. Chapters include: (1)…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
Bishop, Russell; O'Sullivan, Dominic; Berryman, Mere – NZCER Press, 2010
What is school reform? What makes it sustainable? Who needs to be involved? How is scaling up achieved? This book is about the need for educational reforms that have built into them, from the outset, those elements that will see them sustained in the original sites and spread to others. Using the Te Kotahitanga Project as a model the authors…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Models, Sustainability, Educational Objectives
McKinley, Elizabeth, Ed.; Madjar, Irena, Ed. – NZCER Press, 2010
There is nothing like a good story to capture the imagination and help us engage with other people's experiences. This book is made up of fifteen such stories, written by young New Zealanders as they look back on their individual journeys from school to tertiary education. They come from rural and urban schools located mostly in economically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, College Bound Students, Economically Disadvantaged
Openshaw, Roger; Walshaw, Margaret – NZCER Press, 2010
In a number of Western nations, concern over literacy and numeracy standards has put huge political pressure on education systems to improve the situation. Here in New Zealand, the government has recently introduced literacy and numeracy standards designed to improve basic skills in these key fields of achievement. What is perhaps less evident is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Literacy, Academic Standards
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