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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
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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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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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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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Stanley, Peter – Kairaranga, 2006
This is the first of two articles that provide a critique of categorisation and of the biomedical interpretation of personal adjustment issues experienced by children and youth. In this paper the appraisal is made by the devising of an imaginary mental illness, through the presentation of some important theoretical frameworks, by considering…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Policy Analysis, Student Adjustment, Adjustment (to Environment)
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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
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Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2005
This article presents the findings of a survey to gather information about the scope, prevalence and effectiveness of programmes and services for Maori children and youth with special needs. Analysis of relevant organisational documentation including a postal survey completed by 78 people from 56 different special educational, Maori, support and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Sutherland, Alison – Kairaranga, 2005
An education, industry and community partnership can provide an effective intervention for secondary school age students who are alienated from the education system and are exhibiting challenging, problematic behaviours. This article outlines a Ministry of Education/Special Education (MOE/SE), industry and community partnership that addresses the…
Descriptors: Industry, Partnerships in Education, Education, Behavior Problems
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Roe-Shaw, Maggie – Kairaranga, 2005
This article provides an introduction to The Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act (HPCAA) which took effect on 18 September 2004. The Act was introduced to provide consistent accountability across health professions and make it easier for the New Zealand public to understand what health service each registered professional provides. To…
Descriptors: Health Services, Community Development, Health Occupations, Health Personnel
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Scott, Bridget – Kairaranga, 2005
This article reviews literature on whole-school approaches to behaviour management in order to address these questions: How is a whole-school approach to behaviour management defined in the literature? What are the key principles that make a whole-school approach effective? What are the key systems that make a whole-school approach effective? Is…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Group Membership
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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
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Coogan, Margaret – Kairaranga, 2005
Research suggests New Zealand has the biggest gap between its highest and lowest achievers, and this is known as the "long tail". The debate over whole language and phonics approaches to reading is unfinished, but must now focus on where the point of difference lies. While reading involves a range of skills, teachers need to model the…
Descriptors: Cues, Reading Research, Phonics, Reading
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Stanley, Peter; Stanley, Lesley – Kairaranga, 2005
Responding to serious behaviour problems requires new practice answers and emphases. Best practice principles and a developmental perspective indicate that the family should be the focus of preventative work. The Incredible Years parent training series is described as an important example of an empirically-supported programme that is presently…
Descriptors: Prevention, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Early Intervention
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Annan, Jean – Kairaranga, 2005
Educational psychologists in most parts of the world report that they take ecological approaches to their work. But what does working ecologically mean? How do we recognise ecological practice? This article discusses some salient aspects of the practice of psychologists who say they work ecologically. The first section of the paper presents a…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors
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Burrow, Denise – Kairaranga, 2005
Research identifies that a percentage of students are less successful than others in transitioning from Year 8 to Year 9. A positive support programme was developed to target some of these students and help them ease from the nurturing climate within the primary system into the multi-faceted secondary environment. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 9, Transitional Programs, Student Promotion
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