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McAllum, Ruth – Kairaranga, 2014
This paper highlights reciprocal teaching as an inclusive instructional strategy that has been shown to improve reading comprehension and metacognitive skills. It provides a conceptual background to reciprocal teaching and examines its purpose, strengths and weaknesses. The notion of reciprocal teaching as an evidence-based practice is also…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Reflection, Educational Practices, Reading Comprehension
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Couper, Llyween; Sutherland, Dean; van Bysterveldt, Anne – Kairaranga, 2013
This paper explores the place of the school playground in the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We discuss the physical environment, school systems and practices that support the development of social competence and increased peer interactions for children with ASD in their school playground. Highlighted issues include the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Playgrounds, Physical Environment
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Ngapo, Koro – Kairaranga, 2013
This paper examines why Maori language needs to be taught accurately at the early stages of initial teacher education programmes and continue for the duration of a teacher education student's degree. If teacher education faculties are permitting their students to mispronounce Maori names or words, they are in fact doing a disservice, not only to…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction
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Soljan, Ivanka; Stanghan, Yvonne; Henry, Anna – Kairaranga, 2013
The term "reflection" is defined as a contemplation of one's teaching craft with the view to improving it (Edwards & Thomas, 2010). Reflection is supported by a number of theories and is considered a key component of RTLB work. A community of practice (CoP), when used as a space for reflection, provides the potential for multiple…
Descriptors: Reflection, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sebestian, Sandiyao – Kairaranga, 2013
The ecological approach, based on the RTLB Toolkit that guides RTLBs in New Zealand, is one of the seven principles used for interventions for students with learning and behaviour concerns. As a result of a paradigm shift moving from a functional limitations perspective to a more inclusive/ecological perspective in 1999, RTLBs have been trained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Evidence, Intervention
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Stucki, Paora – Kairaranga, 2012
Literature on Maori pedagogy up until now has been disparate, some dealing with methodological issues, some with learning theory, some with environment and so forth. This article seeks to build one comprehensive picture of Maori pedagogy by weaving the myriad disparate themes in the literature into one unifying model. It is based on an EdD study…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Culturally Relevant Education, Indigenous Populations
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Greaney, Keith – Kairaranga, 2012
Tape Assisted Reading Programmes (TARPs), and more recently, other forms of audio recorded stories, have been used in New Zealand schools to help students with reading difficulties. Many claims are made about the positive effects of such programmes on general reading ability and progress. However, this paper, informed by research, states that such…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Foreign Countries, Reading Ability, Reading Improvement
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2012
This paper explores features of successful inclusion through examples found in the literature. Schools have been given the imperative to become more inclusive through various government pronouncements and initiatives, but guidance in achieving that goal has been arguably wanting. School communities that have demonstrated more inclusive practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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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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Coleman, Peter – Kairaranga, 2011
The Ministry of Education's special education policy (commonly referred to as SE2000) has been progressively implemented since 1996. Although it is a funding rather than a professional-practice policy, it has had some negative and unintended consequences for the practice of educational psychology, for special education and it is suggested, for…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Classification, Special Education, Disabilities
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Riley, Tracy; Moltzen, Roger – Kairaranga, 2011
Between 2006 and 2008 the Ministry of Education funded the evaluation of three Talent Development Initiatives for gifted and talented students. The methodology employed was one of participatory action research, a process of evaluation that enables learning by doing, as researchers and practitioners work alongside one another. Through the process…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Gifted, Action Research, Talent
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Thomas, Mike; Liss, Anne; Milner, Alastair – Kairaranga, 2011
This article describes the work undertaken by a cluster of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) to ensure that annual effectiveness reviews were more than a compliance exercise but a genuine attempt to improve their service to schools, hence the title of this article of "Going Beyond Audit". Historically, the cluster had met…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Strategic Planning, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Couper, Llyween – Kairaranga, 2011
During 2008 and 2009, a group of nine Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) from Canterbury met as a Community of Practice to investigate the way that play in the school playground contributes to the social competence of students. While the original concern was around the needs of students who were unable to manage their behaviour in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Playground Activities, Play, Focus Groups
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Parker-Corney, Kate; Kilpin, Ken; Taylor, Rowena – Kairaranga, 2011
Low levels of literacy engagement by Years 9 and 10 students impact on their achievement in curriculum subjects such as Social Studies in New Zealand secondary schools. The majority of students entering secondary school possess sufficient foundation skills for further scaffolded subject literacy instruction, but some consistently resist or refuse…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Motivation, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2011
This article introduces a waka tino whakarawea model for evaluating programmes and services for Maori learners. It is based on a set of underlying principles identified in the author's PhD study (Bevan-Brown, 2002). Explanations are provided for eight principles: kaupapa Maori; importance, relevance and beneficence; participation; empowerment,…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Models, Program Evaluation, Educational Principles
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