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Porter-Samuels, Tute – Kairaranga, 2013
Pasifika learners, along with Maori, continue to experience high disparities in New Zealand's education system. Furthermore, it is predicted that over the next few decades, the majority of students in New Zealand primary schools will be Maori and Pasifika. The implications for classroom teachers are enormous. In reviewing a range of literature,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
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Henderson, Lesleigh – Kairaranga, 2013
New Zealand Education reforms aligned with raising Maori student success are yet to result in Maori students reaching their educational potential (Howard, 2010; ERO, 2008; 2010). Why do many New Zealand teachers struggle to create and deliver programmes which allow Maori learners to succeed as Maori? What barriers and enablers exist today in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Barriers, Culturally Relevant Education
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Gilmore, Gwen; Waru, Hohepa – Kairaranga, 2012
This paper discusses the use of a Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in the context of a Youth Justice Residential school setting in New Zealand (NZ). The school does not currently have a method of screening for educational purposes and, more specifically, key competencies. The use of the SDQ as a tool to support the educational…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Residential Schools, Academic Achievement, Adolescents
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Rouse, Martyn – Kairaranga, 2006
The development of inclusive schools is not an easy task and not all people are committed to the development of inclusion because they have strong beliefs about where and how different "kinds" of children should receive their schooling. This article attempts to locate recent developments in inclusive practice and learning for all in a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Action Research, Professional Development
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Scott, Bridget – Kairaranga, 2005
This article reviews literature on whole-school approaches to behaviour management in order to address these questions: How is a whole-school approach to behaviour management defined in the literature? What are the key principles that make a whole-school approach effective? What are the key systems that make a whole-school approach effective? Is…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Group Membership
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Coogan, Margaret – Kairaranga, 2005
Research suggests New Zealand has the biggest gap between its highest and lowest achievers, and this is known as the "long tail". The debate over whole language and phonics approaches to reading is unfinished, but must now focus on where the point of difference lies. While reading involves a range of skills, teachers need to model the…
Descriptors: Cues, Reading Research, Phonics, Reading