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Smith, Allister – Kairaranga, 2005
Index for Inclusion is a programme to assist in developing learning and participation in schools. It was written by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow from the Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, UK. Central Normal School was pleased to have the opportunity to trial this programme.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Student Needs, Program Development
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Richie, Garth – Kairaranga, 2005
This paper outlines and reviews two types of interventions used with students with learning disabilities. Cognitive cue cards are regarded as a form of cognitive intervention and correspondence training is regarded as a behavioural intervention. It is concluded that both kinds of interventions are valuable and result in improvements in the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Metacognition, Cues
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Greaney, Keith – Kairaranga, 2005
Apart from the annual returns to the Ministry of Education of Reading Recovery (RR) data (and to a lesser extent, the four-yearly National Education Monitoring Project cycle data), there is currently no national data sets of reading achievement information for New Zealand primary school children. This article uses the national RR data for 2002 as…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Foreign Countries
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Moyle, Jayne – Kairaranga, 2005
Most junior syndicate teachers have concerns about the speech clarity of some of the children in their class. It is difficult for teachers to know whether to refer such students for speech assessments by their speech-language therapist. This article outlines a project which gathered New Zealand normative data for a test of articulation. A summary…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, At Risk Students
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Holley, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2005
Supervision is an activity that, when effective, contributes significantly to service delivery and the ongoing learning and development of staff. Conversely, an organisation dedicating considerable time to an activity that is not benefiting practitioners and clients actually detracts from direct service provision. A national supervision project…
Descriptors: Supervisory Methods, Supervision, Best Practices, Interviews
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Bowler, Josephine – Kairaranga, 2005
This conceptual article examines what is meant by the term "ecological-contextual" in relation to the assessment of children's needs. Revisiting the discipline of ethology, the article applies the construct of niche to the human species, including examples from children's experiences to validate the relevance of this link. Issues of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Theory Practice Relationship, Ethology, Ecological Factors
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Macfarlane, Angus; Moltzen, Roger – Kairaranga, 2005
The importance of identifying and nurturing the gifts and talents of young people is now more widely accepted in New Zealand than it has been in the past. In this country the approach to meeting this challenge must reflect an understanding and acknowledgement of Maori conceptions of giftedness and talent. It is proposed here that the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Tutty, Chris; Hocking, Clare – Kairaranga, 2004
The purpose of this study was to seek understanding of the experience of those who support students with high needs in regular classes. Seven teacher aides were interviewed, with the interview and data analysis guided by Heideggerian phenomenology. The findings reveal that teacher aides are unprepared for the responsibility or the relationship…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Data Analysis, Phenomenology, Special Needs Students
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Tippett, Jennifer – Kairaranga, 2004
The Ministry of Education's policy, "Special Education 2000" (SE 2000) was intended to promote a model that ensured all students received an education that involved successful experiences (Ministry of Education, 1996). Students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulty adapting to and achieving these successful experiences in…
Descriptors: Teacher Aides, Teacher Characteristics, Asperger Syndrome, Teacher Responsibility
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Carroll-Lind, Janis; Kearney, Alison – Kairaranga, 2004
Bullying occurs in most schools and happens to students no matter how capable, popular and well-adjusted they are. This paper reports on a study that examines the nature and extent of bullying and explores the context of bullying and school violence in New Zealand schools. Approximately 1370 students from seven primary and three secondary schools…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship
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Gilmore, Bill; Brown, Dave Laurie Rose; Van Midden, Ngaire; Mead-McEwan, Lois; Bretherton, Maureen; Broere, Christine; Buxton, Jocelyn; Hutchings, Andrea – Kairaranga, 2004
The Seeds for Success pilot project involved RTLB, Ministry of Education-Special Education staff, and classroom teachers. It successfully developed and trialed a school entry screening and intervention programme for young children who were identified by teachers as having behaviour difficulties across three school clusters. Collaboration between…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pilot Projects, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Gaffney, Michael; McCormack, Jaleh; Higgins, Nancy; Taylor, Nicola – Kairaranga, 2004
This research article summarises a study that set out to collect information about the actions that three primary schools have taken to develop a more positive school culture. The aim was to identify in what ways a change in culture could contribute to an improvement in school relationships and a reduction in bullying. The research questions…
Descriptors: School Culture, Focus Groups, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Schools
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Smith, Deborah L.; Gillon, Gail T. – Kairaranga, 2004
This study investigated the caseload characteristics and the types of intervention implemented for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). A survey was developed and distributed to 75 speech-language therapists working for Special Education within the New Zealand Ministry of Education. A total of 34 surveys were completed and returned.…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Intervention, Autism, Foreign Countries
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Diamond, Eileen; Fox, Cindy – Kairaranga, 2004
As Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist in Tai Tokerau, we have worked in collaboration with CCS Northland over the last two years to facilitate two day workshops for students attending mainstream schools that have moderate to severe physical disabilities. We chose venues that were community based so that the students could be out of their…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Workshops, Occupational Therapy, Educational Environment
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