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Lemon, Ruth – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This opinion piece aims to grow awareness of a range of technological initiatives that are supporting Maori language regeneration. These initiatives have been chosen because they have communities of users. This piece could be useful to educators who want to learn about the options that are available in this area, or students of Maori language for…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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Bourne, Janet – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
What are the elements of professional learning that lead to an increase of the likelihood of new learning and understandings being embedded into teacher practices? This article details some of the strategies the author has successfully employed to establish a context whereby an innovation would be sustained past the time of the Ministry Gifted and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Instructional Innovation, Gifted, Talent Development
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Whyte, Barbara; House, Nik; Keys, Nikki – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
The New Zealand Ministry of Education encourages schools to update to flexible learning spaces and activate teaching approaches that augment such physical settings. Many schools have embraced the concept of innovative learning environments (ILE) and team teaching, motivating a trend fast gaining popularity in New Zealand primary schools. However,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Teaching Models
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Rodríguez-Valls, Fernando – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
In the past two years, migration has been on the front page of newspapers around the world. In the United States alone, the most current data shows that there are close to one million immigrant students. These students face challenges such as high mobility and anonymity. Moreover, immigrant students have specific needs that must be understood,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty
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Hipkins, Rosemary; McDowall, Sue – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
The key competencies are a potentially transformative feature of the New Zealand Curriculum. However, the way in which they have been understood and implemented in schools points to tensions and challenges that may prevent them from acting as agents of curriculum change. One recent researcher/practitioner partnership developed materials that show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
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Walshaw, Margaret; Openshaw, Roger – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
Concerns about a decline in literacy and numeracy standards in New Zealand are longstanding. Such concerns have again come to the fore with the introduction of the Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008. In this paper we track the debates leading up to the new legislation, focusing on the political struggles and the way in which games…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Academic Standards
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Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
The introduction of computers, the Internet, and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into the school context has proved challenging for many schools and teachers. In meeting these challenges, professional development for teachers has been seen traditionally as a formal process conducted by an expert from outside the school.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers