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Annan, Jean; Carpenter, Rose – Kairaranga, 2015
The Learning and Change Network Strategy (LCN) was developed to raise students' achievement by appreciating, extending and enriching their learning environments. Throughout New Zealand there are 53 voluntary, networked communities of practice. They involve the active participation of students, teachers, parents, school leaders and community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Networks, Educational Environment
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Larson, Candice – Kairaranga, 2010
This study investigated the transition of a child with moderate special education needs to a primary school setting. It was generated out of the professional interest of the author and a prevailing concern over the apparent delay in providing support for children with moderate special education needs within the primary school system. A case study…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Children, Special Needs Students
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Holley, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2006
This is a series of light-hearted reflections from a person who has worked in special education her entire career. After moving from the United States to New Zealand, she uses her experience adjusting to her new country, to better understand the perspectives of the children and young people with whom she works.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2006
This paper examines research evidence, practitioners' knowledge, skills and experiences and the voice of students, parents and whanau to identify common messages in respect to educating Maori students both with and without special education needs. The keys to effective practice identified include: positive teacher-student relationships;…
Descriptors: Bullying, Early Adolescents, Questionnaires, Adolescents
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Mears, Alan; Stevenson, Rosalie – Kairaranga, 2006
This article describes an action research project, based within a school, to develop and increase the social resiliency of students with special education needs in both school and community settings. The programme included role-plays, scenarios and problem solving. An assessment tool was developed to measure self-esteem amongst the students and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Aides, Action Research, Special Education