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Kelly, Anna – Kairaranga, 2008
Supporting children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an endeavour associated with both reward and challenge. There are teams of people across New Zealand who provide this support daily, without fanfare or display--it is simply what they do. In 2003 and 2004 nine such teams stepped up and out by taking part in the national…
Descriptors: Action Research, Autism, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
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Kelly, Anna – Kairaranga, 2008
This article is an analysis of the reports submitted to the Ministry of Education by teams and mentors who took part in the autism spectrum disorder participatory action research (ASD PAR) project. The key findings highlight the importance of: individualised support based on a sound knowledge of the child or young person; strategies targeted at…
Descriptors: Action Research, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries
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Curzon, Joanna – Kairaranga, 2008
Much has happened since nine teams across New Zealand engaged in a Ministry of Education-funded participatory action research project looking at effective practice for supporting children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in education. Building on earlier discussions, the project ran from 2002 to 2004, and until now the story…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Disabilities
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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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Clark, John – Kairaranga, 2008
With academic journals, we think of the ethical aspects of the research contained in the articles rather than with the journal itself. However, journal editing has its own set of ethical concerns, which this article addresses. One is ensuring that the anonymity of institutions and participants, in research and the reporting of practice, is…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Governing Boards, Ethics, News Media
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Kairaranga, 2008
"Kairaranga" operates as a partnership between the Ministry of Education, Special Education, Resource Teachers: Learning and Behavior (RTLB) and the tertiary sector. The journal was published by and for RTLB from 2000 to 2003, but the partnership model has been in operation since Volume 5, Issue 2, 2004. After three years of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Periodicals, Questionnaires, Partnerships in Education
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Keown, Robin – Kairaranga, 2007
In this article the author narrates how family involvement and residential special school caused significant positive behaviour in Anna, a girl with Down Syndrome. The author is a constant visitor at Salisbury School, a residential special school for girls where Anna has been enrolled. The author witnessed the changes in Anna's behaviour due to a…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Teacher Aides, Student Attitudes, Psychologists
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Wastney, Bernie; Kooro-Baker, Gayle Te; McPeak, Carolyn – Kairaranga, 2007
This article contains the transcript of a session one mother ran in her child's class. The aim of the session was to give class members a better understanding of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in general and of her son in particular. The effectiveness of her approach is evident in the follow-up stories children wrote and in the experiences this…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Parents, Coping
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Carpenter, Barry – Kairaranga, 2007
Fatherhood in this 21st century is changing. There is wider societal recognition that, for the sake of our children, we need to value fathers and the contribution they make to family life. In the United Kingdom, various initiatives are actively supporting "Dads" in their role. For fathers of children with disabilities, there are even…
Descriptors: Father Attitudes, Family Life, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Raskauskas, Juliana – Kairaranga, 2007
Increased availability of cell-phones has provided new avenues through which adolescents can bully their peers. Text-bullying is an emerging form of bullying which may threaten the emotional well-being of early adolescents. In this study 565 early adolescents (10-13 years old) completed questionnaires regarding their experiences with bullying…
Descriptors: Bullying, Early Adolescents, Questionnaires, Adolescents
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Sutherland, Alison – Kairaranga, 2007
This article provides a light-hearted example of how a behavioural intervention, used in the animal world to reduce bullying, might be adapted and applied to reduce bullying among students. Based on observations of bullying among calves, effective strategies to reduce bullying are based on acknowledging that bullying is occurring, and recognising…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Student Behavior
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O'Regan, Paula – Kairaranga, 2007
The work the author has done with children with special needs in the music field has been heavily influenced by a number of eminent music therapists. She says this work has also been the most enjoyable and often the most exciting of all her experiences as an educationist. She started off as a classroom teacher and at that stage had no aspirations…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Music, Musicians, Special Needs Students
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Rickson, Daphne J.; McFerran, Katrina – Kairaranga, 2007
Research is an essential aspect of the music therapy profession. Practice is grounded in theoretical frameworks based on research studies and the evaluation of clinical interventions. Early research drew heavily on behavioural principles, observing measurable change in response to musical interventions. As the profession gained stature, music…
Descriptors: Music, Foreign Countries, Music Therapy, Special Education
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Simmons Carlsson, Carolyn; Hocking, Clare; Wright-St Clair, Valerie – Kairaranga, 2007
This qualitative study sought to describe the shared "culture of practice" of a group of Ministry of Education, Special Education occupational therapists and physiotherapists. Data from individual semi-structured interviews, enriched by insider observations, were thematically analysed within a cultural constructs framework. An ethos of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Interviews, Occupational Therapy, Special Education
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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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