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Dobson, Emma; Gifford-Bryan, Janet – Kairaranga, 2014
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) are specialised teachers who work in regular schools to help facilitate the presence, participation and learning of students who experience difficulties with learning and behaviour. In focusing upon the RTLB principle of a "collaborative and seamless model of service" (Ministry of…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Learning Problems, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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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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Foster, Robyn – Kairaranga, 2014
The importance of educational practices based on evidence is well-supported in the literature, however barriers to their implementation in classrooms still exist. This paper examines the phenomenon of evidence-based practice in education highlighting enablers and barriers to their implementation with particular reference to RTLB practice.
Descriptors: Barriers, Evidence, Performance Factors, Best Practices
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Littek, Celeste – Kairaranga, 2013
The purpose of this journal article is to investigate evidence-based practice (EBP) or He Ritenga Whaimohio, as one of the seven principles outlined in the "Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Toolkit" (2011) that guides RTLB practice; and to critique the principle of EBP through practical reflection. (Contains 2 tables and 2…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Reflection
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2013
In 2010 the Education Review Office (ERO) was tasked with reporting on the progress of New Zealand schools in the inclusion of students with high needs. This paper will explore how ERO limited the concept of inclusion to suit Government policy and limit discussion of inclusion to the parameters set by the resource allocation scheme known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Public Policy
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Ferguson, Miriam – Kairaranga, 2013
This paper examines the literature in the area of praise. It considers definitions of praise, types of praise and the effects of praise on learning and behaviour, particularly as it relates to motivation. The evidence base for effective praise is discussed and recommendations for classroom practice are highlighted.
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Definitions, Positive Reinforcement, Motivation Techniques
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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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Ward, Angela – Kairaranga, 2011
Since 1989, teacher aides have become a familiar part of our classrooms as they support students with special educational needs. International and New Zealand research shows that despite many teacher aide practices that effectively support student learning in inclusive settings, there are some practices that work against the inclusion of some…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Physical Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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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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Caulcutt, Toia; Paki, Vanessa – Kairaranga, 2011
Early intervention and early childhood share a unique space in our early years education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The assessment practices of the two are distinctively different and specific to each discipline. As assessment is a powerful agent for change and responsiveness to learners this article will unpack the reasoning behind these…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Hannant, Barbara; Lim, Eng Leong; McAllum, Ruth – Kairaranga, 2010
Dynamic Ecological Analysis (DEA) is a model of practice which increases a teams' efficacy by enabling the development of more effective interventions through collaboration and collective reflection. This process has proved to be useful in: a) clarifying thinking and problem-solving, b) transferring knowledge and thinking to significant parties,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Disabilities, Group Dynamics, Reflective Teaching
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Gaffney, Michael – Kairaranga, 2008
In this article I outline different elements of action research in an attempt to describe and define participatory action research (PAR). There is a lot more material available to readers these days, some of which I will refer you to in this article. I see my role here is to summarise enough of this material to help support your reading of the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Smith, Liz – Kairaranga, 2008
A significant challenge for all participants in the autism spectrum disorder participatory action research (ASD PAR) project, including the Ministry of Education, the local project teams (LPT) and mentors, was the lack of availability of a single ethics approval process for the project in its entirety and, in particular, one that could accommodate…
Descriptors: Action Research, Ethics, Models, Evaluation
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Curzon, Joanna – Kairaranga, 2008
Much has happened since nine teams across New Zealand engaged in a Ministry of Education-funded participatory action research project looking at effective practice for supporting children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in education. Building on earlier discussions, the project ran from 2002 to 2004, and until now the story…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Wearmouth, Janice – Kairaranga, 2007
"Talking Stones" is an interview technique that is designed to support self advocacy, particularly for groups of disaffected school students whose views may be difficult to elicit. It has been developed and refined to incorporate a view of learners as active agents in their own learning and is compatible with reflective practice and a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Self Advocacy, Communication Skills, Reflective Teaching
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