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Sebestian, Sandiyao – Kairaranga, 2013
The ecological approach, based on the RTLB Toolkit that guides RTLBs in New Zealand, is one of the seven principles used for interventions for students with learning and behaviour concerns. As a result of a paradigm shift moving from a functional limitations perspective to a more inclusive/ecological perspective in 1999, RTLBs have been trained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Evidence, Intervention
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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
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Cain, Judith – Kairaranga, 2008
Taking part in the autism spectrum disorder participatory action research (ASD PAR) project was a genuine team effort for the group of people supporting Rose, a primary school student with Asperger syndrome. The following excerpts are from interviews with some of Rose's team. This is a collaborative approach to telling the story of the team's…
Descriptors: Action Research, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Resource Teachers
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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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Meredith, Kathryn; Andersen, Tim; Neale, Louella; Taylor, Colleen; Schuster, Ezra – Kairaranga, 2008
A delegation from the Ministry of Education, Special Education (GSE) went to Tokelau in 2007 in response to a request from the Tokelauan government to help establish services for children with special education needs. The team was led by Ezra Schuster and made up of a special education advisor, a speech-language therapist, an advisor on deaf…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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Stanley, Peter – Kairaranga, 2007
Many teachers and human service workers are 40-50 years of age and this paper explores the formative influences, and the developmental characteristics, of workers who are presently middle-aged. This leads onto an examination of the importance of relationships and work to mid-lifers. In the concluding section of the paper, there is some…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Older Workers, Midlife Transitions
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Nikoia, Sue – Kairaranga, 2006
The Ministry of Education (MOE) funds a range of specialist education services for children and young people with special education needs. To ensure consistent quality service provision, generic Specialist Service Standards have been developed through a collaborative process involving representatives from the broad range of special education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Specialists, Special Education, National Standards
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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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Dharan, Vijaya – Kairaranga, 2006
This article provides an overview of the process of EEPiSE from conception to conclusion. It attempts to outline the extent of cooperation and collaboration among educators across sectors in identifying what works for children and young people who require significant adaptation to the curriculum. Outlined are the sequence of events, and the people…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Florian, Lani – Kairaranga, 2006
This article is based on a keynote address to the Learning for All Enhancing Effective Practice in Special Education School-led Symposia, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Napier and Auckland, New Zealand, June 2006. It considers "special education" teaching strategies, and the extent to which they overlap with "mainstream…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Special Education, Teaching Methods
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Ellery, Tracey; Trafford, Jan – Kairaranga, 2006
In 2005 Motueka High School became involved in the Ministry of Education's Enhancing Effective Practice in Special Education (EEPiSE) project. The following is the story of how we integrated this action research project into our existing Enhanced Programme Funding (EPF). The project was supported by researcher Don Brown and led by our head of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Action Research, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Bourke, Roseanna – Kairaranga, 2006
When teachers participate in professional development and learning opportunities it enables them to reconceptualise their assessment and teaching practices with the support of facilitators and researchers. National programmes of professional development and research, such as the three year Enhancing Effective Practice in Special Education (EEPiSE)…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Special Education
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Andrews, Diane; Clarke, Trevor – Kairaranga, 2005
This article outlines the development and implementation of a project designed to help a school reflect on how well it has developed supportive behaviour management systems. The programme further encourages the school to implement more functional systems. When the local Group Special Education (GSE) office was offered an opportunity to develop…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Systems Approach, Behavior Modification, Functional Behavioral Assessment