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Hemmingsson, Helena; Penman, Merrolee – Kairaranga, 2010
Children and young people with disabilities educated in their local school may need services to get equal access to the curriculum. To ensure that any educationally-relevant services achieve the best outcomes, the students' own voices and perspectives should also be included. This paper introduces the School Setting Interview (SSI), an…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Occupational Therapy, Accessibility (for Disabled), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Macfarlane, Angus H.; Hendy, Vivien; Macfarlane, Sonja – Kairaranga, 2010
History has informed the present, as surely as the present will inform the future. As an evolving society, we are continually reflecting on the events and experiences of the past, taking stock of the issues and realities of the present, and then adapting the parameters, definitions and constructs that serve to define acceptability and reason as we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Social Attitudes
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Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2010
This article presents the results of an on-line questionnaire answered by 137 parents of children with ASD. The questionnaire sought parental opinion about what content and messages should be included in a DVD about ASD. Parents' predominant messages were that: ASD is not an illness that can be cured; children with ASD think and act differently;…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Questionnaires
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Greaney, Keith; Tunmer, William E. – Kairaranga, 2010
The new "Reading and Writing Standards" for years 1-8 (2009) and the "Literacy Learning Progressions" (2010) are the two documents that have been published to inform the New Zealand national standards in literacy. An earlier draft "Literacy Learning Progressions" document was circulated nationwide in 2007 to allow for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Literacy, Revision (Written Composition)
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Hannant, Barbara; Lim, Eng Leong; McAllum, Ruth – Kairaranga, 2010
Dynamic Ecological Analysis (DEA) is a model of practice which increases a teams' efficacy by enabling the development of more effective interventions through collaboration and collective reflection. This process has proved to be useful in: a) clarifying thinking and problem-solving, b) transferring knowledge and thinking to significant parties,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Disabilities, Group Dynamics, Reflective Teaching
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Annan, Jean; Dean, Shelley; Henry, Geoff; McGhie, Desiree; Phillipson, Roger – Kairaranga, 2010
New Zealand is a bicultural nation, founded on the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by the native Maori and the British Crown. It is also home to people from many countries, cultures and ethnicities. Therefore, culturally-relevant response to crisis events has become a significant aspect of the Ministry of Education's interdisciplinary Traumatic…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Ceremonies, Cultural Relevance, Crisis Management
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Larson, Candice – Kairaranga, 2010
This study investigated the transition of a child with moderate special education needs to a primary school setting. It was generated out of the professional interest of the author and a prevailing concern over the apparent delay in providing support for children with moderate special education needs within the primary school system. A case study…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Children, Special Needs Students
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Macdonald, Dianne – Kairaranga, 2010
Manurewa Intermediate students were given an experience only the arts can provide as they collaboratively researched, responded to and celebrated a school mural project. The mural project was initiated by Shane Hansen through the Principal Iain Taylor and coordinated by Dianne Macdonald, a Professional Learning Leader at Manurewa Intermediate…
Descriptors: Art Education, Foreign Countries, Art Activities, Art Products
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Aydon-Pou, Violet – Kairaranga, 2010
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) are agents of change, charged with the responsibility to facilitate paradigm shift from traditional to inclusive models of educational theory and practice. With seven years experience in an RTLB role I have come to the realisation that if there is congruence between a practitioner's value and belief…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Resource Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Arnott, Rosie – Kairaranga, 2008
This article explores some of the issues that have given rise to the perception of an increase in aggressive behaviour by females. It asserts that merely comparing girls' behaviour with that of boys, especially the claim that "girls are behaving like boys", trivialises the very real issues associated with females and aggression. This paper will…
Descriptors: Females, At Risk Persons, Identification, Males
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Johnson, Ian – Kairaranga, 2008
This article was undertaken to determine whether the Oxford Reading Pen (ORP) could enable students with reading difficulties to read and comprehend text at their chronological age. A small sample of students with reading difficulties was involved in a trial to ascertain the impact of using the ORP within their classroom reading activities. The…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Reading Difficulties, Age, Assistive Technology
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Lamb, Judy – Kairaranga, 2008
Over a period of a year, formal and informal interactions among members of the community around a four-year-old girl with special education needs were focused through participatory action research (PAR). The team included parents, kindergarten teachers, an education support worker, speech-language therapist, early intervention teacher and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Action Research, Disabilities, Kindergarten
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Lamont, Robbie – Kairaranga, 2008
Participatory action research advocates for teachers, parents and others to engage in practical inquiry as part of their everyday work for the purpose of improvement. Findings from this project affirm that a collaborative community of researchers, one in which the participants can critically analyse and transform their own situations, can have a…
Descriptors: Action Research, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children
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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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Schuster, Ezra – Kairaranga, 2008
This paper discusses the complexities of engaging with Pasifika communities in Aotearoa New Zealand and examines the assumption that the best people to provide services to Pasifika children "have to be Pasifika". The paper offers strategies on building the capability of non-Pasifika staff to work with Pasifika children and their…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
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