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Wetherall, Michelle – Kairaranga, 2014
This paper examines the Incredible Years Parent and Teacher Programmes that have originated from the work of Webster-Stratton. It provides a brief background on the programmes and a critical analysis of the issues as identified in current literature. The issues can be grouped into four main categories, the first being government decision-making…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Educational Policy, Cost Effectiveness, Definitions
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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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Stead, Robyn – Kairaranga, 2010
This study investigates the types of assessment models used by registered psychologists employed by Ministry of Education: Special Education (MOE:SE) who work in the area of severe and challenging behaviour. The aim of the study was to identify and explore frameworks for practice which are currently used at MOE:SE; the theories which underpin…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Interviews, Counseling Theories, Behavior Theories
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Hellner, John – Kairaranga, 2008
Paralleling the accelerating pace of educational change in the last two decades has been the development of a professional learning community (PLC) in schools. Characterised by teacher collaboration and a spirit of enquiry, the PLC represents a response to change and an opportunity to benefit teachers, students and schools, using an approach most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Models
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Stanley, Peter – Kairaranga, 2007
Many teachers and human service workers are 40-50 years of age and this paper explores the formative influences, and the developmental characteristics, of workers who are presently middle-aged. This leads onto an examination of the importance of relationships and work to mid-lifers. In the concluding section of the paper, there is some…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Older Workers, Midlife Transitions
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Birch, Jen – Kairaranga, 2006
In this article, the author shares some insights on the characteristics of a person with Asperger's syndrome, a condition on the higher-functioning end of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Born in 1955, the author was raised in rural South Auckland. As a baby, she propelled herself around the floor on her stomach, using her limbs as flippers,…
Descriptors: Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disabilities
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Bourke, Roseanna – Kairaranga, 2006
When teachers participate in professional development and learning opportunities it enables them to reconceptualise their assessment and teaching practices with the support of facilitators and researchers. National programmes of professional development and research, such as the three year Enhancing Effective Practice in Special Education (EEPiSE)…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Special Education
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Annan, Jean – Kairaranga, 2005
Educational psychologists in most parts of the world report that they take ecological approaches to their work. But what does working ecologically mean? How do we recognise ecological practice? This article discusses some salient aspects of the practice of psychologists who say they work ecologically. The first section of the paper presents a…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors
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Holley, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2005
Supervision is an activity that, when effective, contributes significantly to service delivery and the ongoing learning and development of staff. Conversely, an organisation dedicating considerable time to an activity that is not benefiting practitioners and clients actually detracts from direct service provision. A national supervision project…
Descriptors: Supervisory Methods, Supervision, Best Practices, Interviews