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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
Bull, Ally; Joyce, Chris; Spiller, Lorraine; Hipkins, Rosemary – NZCER Press, 2010
Nature of Science is the core strand of science in "The New Zealand Curriculum". This resource aims to support teachers to understand the different aspects of the Nature of Science and what this might mean in practice. All aspects of this strand are covered: Understanding about science; Investigating in science; Communicating in science;…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Sciences
Averill, Robin; Harvey, Roger – NZCER Press, 2010
Here is the only reference book you will ever need for teaching primary school mathematics and statistics. It is full of exciting and engaging snapshots of excellent classroom practice relevant to "The New Zealand Curriculum" and national mathematics standards. There are many fascinating examples of investigative learning experiences,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Numbers
Meade, Anne, Ed. – NZCER Press, 2010
Early childhood education Centres of Innovation (COI) were established in 2002 as part of the 10-year plan for early childhood education, "Pathways to the Future/Nga Huarahi Arataki." In COI projects, innovative early childhood teaching teams reflect on and investigate their practices through action research, and share their findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Team Teaching
Bourke, Roseanna – NZCER Press, 2010
Author Dr Roseanna Bourke takes the reader on a fascinating exploration of learning: the theory, practice and young people's take on it. What do you say to a young person who tells you her brain is an eighth full? Or to the one who says he only knows he has learned something when he receives a stamp or a sticker? This book is about how learners…
Descriptors: Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Evaluation, Academic Achievement
Averill, Robin; Harvey, Roger – NZCER Press, 2009
"We can never be sure that there is not some wild, untamed piece of mathematics ready to spring out on us... This is what keeps mathematics enchanting." This is how Jim Neyland, one of the contributing authors to this book, describes mathematics. His enthusiasm and energy are echoed throughout by many of the other writers. This is a book to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Secondary School Mathematics, Discussion, Classroom Communication
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