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Higginson, Raewyn; Chatfield, Margaret – Kairaranga, 2012
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a specific disability with well defined characteristics that require teachers to utilise specific strategies to cater for the educational needs of children with ASD in the regular classroom. This paper describes an ASD school project that used a multi-faceted teacher professional development programme to train…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Autism, Professional Development, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Johansen, Anita; Little, Steven G.; Akin-Little, Angeleque – Kairaranga, 2011
The way in which behaviour is perceived and managed by teachers can influence the classroom environment. The current study examined teachers' perceptions of the cause of school behavioural problems and the effectiveness of positive behavioural interventions. It also examined the level of formal training participants have received in behaviour…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Professional Development
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Cunningham, Michele; Purdy, Suzanne C.; Hand, Linda – Kairaranga, 2010
Primary teacher training programmes in New Zealand do not provide training about specific communication disorders (SCDs), despite prevalence of SCDs of approximately 7%. This pilot study investigated the effectiveness of a three-hour professional development (PD) programme for a specialised group of primary teachers, Special Education Needs…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development
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Kent, Bruce – Kairaranga, 2006
The purpose of this study was to capture a sense of the experience of facilitators working with schools and teachers on the Enhancing Effective Practice in Special Education (EEPiSE) project. Facilitation skills are often used in educational contexts in a variety of forms and for a variety of purposes. A considerable body of literature provides…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Content Analysis, Facilitators (Individuals), Educational Practices
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Naidoo, Taryn; Naicker, Roshilla – Kairaranga, 2006
This article aims to present strategies and discussion about how teachers can adapt the curriculum in order to provide authentic needs-based programmes. Identifying students' strengths and needs gave us clear directions as to what we needed to teach. In this article, the research team discuss how they successfully raised the reading achievement of…
Descriptors: Reading, Educational Strategies, Identification, Teaching Methods