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Howie, Dorothy – Kairaranga, 2015
The Feuerstein approach to the teaching of thinking is highly regarded internationally as an effective programme for vulnerable learners and learners with special educational needs. This paper describes this approach. The need for this approach in New Zealand is discussed, including children's rights to it, and the New Zealand National Curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Special Education
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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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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