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Hunter, Philippa – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
The New Zealand Curriculum Stocktake, undertaken between 2000 and 2003, signalled a more coherent and fluid approach to curriculum processes, and support for school-based decision-making around curriculum design and implementation. The subsequent "Curriculum Marautanga Project" (Ministry of Education, 2004) promised a "reframing,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Social Sciences, Elementary School Curriculum
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Fielding, Alan – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
The transition from primary to secondary school can be a different experience for each child. Parents can sometimes feel isolated and the primary school equally powerless to assist. The type, quality and quantity of information sent can be used in different ways. Some teachers and parents question whether the secondary school uses the information…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs, Student Records
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Frecklington, Trish; Stanley, Peter – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
The risk and resilience framework (Stanley, 2003) views developmental outcomes as the consequences of young people's responses to the risk and protective factors that are operating in their social settings. Students in the School of Education at The University of Waikato at Tauranga can have the opportunity to apply the framework to models and…
Descriptors: Risk, Resilience (Psychology), Nursery Rhymes, Folk Culture
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Cooper, Irene; Aikin, Sandra – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
The recently released New Zealand Curriculum Draft for Consultation (Ministry of Education 2006a) sets out the Government's expectations of what school students should be able to achieve by the time they leave school. The writers explore the vision and intentions of the New Zealand Curriculum Draft, to prepare students for the future, within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum
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Hawera, Ngarewa; Taylor, Merilyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
Carrying out mathematics investigations in primary classrooms has become an expectation in New Zealand classrooms especially since the introduction of Mathematics in the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 1992). This has meant increased emphasis on investigations as a way of learning mathematics. This research reports on the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum
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Peters, Sally – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
When children start school it is not just a transition to a new physical context, but also an entry point to a new "culture" where aspects of teaching, learning and assessment are different, and hence what it means to be a learner is constructed differently. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in making links between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Minimum Competencies, Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education)
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Gibbs, Colin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
The power of education is in its potential transformative effects on individuals. Many writers suggest that the prime task of the teachers is to awaken joy and wonderment through creative expression and in the quest for understanding. If education is to be a liberating experience then its central concern must be on the holistic nature of teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Social Psychology, Spiritual Development, Teaching Methods
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Whitehead, David – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
The application of research outcomes aligned to a single paradigm can result in the design of polarized classroom pedagogies. In contrast, the application of multi-paradigmatic perspectives can result in the design of effective literacy and thinking tools. The research outcomes from cognitive and neuro-psychologists adopting normative…
Descriptors: Literacy, Thinking Skills, Evidence Based Practice, Theory of Mind
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Scratchley, Margaret; McGee, Clive – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
One of the main objectives in health education in the New Zealand national curriculum is that students should be helped to take responsibility for their own health. However, most decisions about health programmes in primary schools are made by adults. This paper reports findings from a study which sought the views of primary children about their…
Descriptors: Health Education, Course Content, Preferences, Student Attitudes
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Stanley, Peter – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
This paper compares information obtained from two surveys of school students. The national Youth2000 survey and the local Whatuora investigation contribute complementary quantitative data on the characteristics and behaviour of young people in New Zealand. As well, there are particular insights about students who are at risk and questions are…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Well Being, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Whyte, Barbara – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
Why is it that some New Zealand primary schools invite and welcome beginning teachers, known as Provisionally Registered Teachers (PRTs), to be part of their staff? A narrative is presented here of one New Zealand primary school that employs several beginning teachers at a time. Information was generated from interviews with 1) the senior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Interviews
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Young-Loveridge, Jenny – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
This paper looks at the issue of mathematics learning from a developmental perspective. It begins by focusing on the importance for teachers of understanding how mathematical thinking develops. The New Zealand Number Framework is used as an example of a developmental progression that is of particular relevance to the teaching of mathematics. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Interviews
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Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
Concerns about students' difficulties in statistical reasoning led to a study which explored year 11 (14 to 16 year-olds) students' ideas in this area. The study focussed on sampling variability, probability, descriptive statistics and graphical representations. This paper presents and discusses the ways in which students made sense of sampling…
Descriptors: High School Students, Sampling, Statistics, Probability
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Dix, Stephanie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
This article explores some of the challenges that young children face when they begin formalised literacy learning in the classroom, in particular learning to write. The challenges are discussed in terms of the transitions children are faced with when moving from family and community literacy practices to more explicit and formal school learning…
Descriptors: Young Children, Beginning Writing, Emergent Literacy, Teacher Role
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