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Glynn, Ted; Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2007
This paper challenges some of the ill-informed and misleading assumptions made about Maori students and their whanau, and about Maori teachers and education professionals. In particular it examines four prominent assumptions that impact on Maori, namely: We are all New Zealanders; We know all about Maori students and praise; We know what whanau…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Misconceptions, Indigenous Populations
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Gilmore, Bill; Haslam, Vicky; Hitaua, Raewyn; Kent, Bruce; Tavui, Esther; Tu'ionetoa, Alison; Crosswell, Margaret – Kairaranga, 2007
The article shares some of the reflections of the project team who developed the "Do You Know Me? E Mohio Ana Koe Ki Ahau?" resource for educators, which aims to assist educators in both school and early childhood education services to clarify concerns about young children and take appropriate action. Issues discussed include the context…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Reflective Teaching, Reflection
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Wearmouth, Janice – Kairaranga, 2007
"Talking Stones" is an interview technique that is designed to support self advocacy, particularly for groups of disaffected school students whose views may be difficult to elicit. It has been developed and refined to incorporate a view of learners as active agents in their own learning and is compatible with reflective practice and a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Self Advocacy, Communication Skills, Reflective Teaching
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Brough, Chris – Kairaranga, 2007
In this paper I discuss the benefits of curriculum integration for gifted and talented students in the regular classroom setting. Although this approach to curriculum delivery enhances learning for all learners, the focus of this article is the gifted and talented student. In this paper I begin by describing the approach and the teacher's role in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Gifted, Talent, Educational Change
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Bourne, Louise – Kairaranga, 2007
This article discusses and reflects on some issues that may arise when a child with special needs and their family transition from an early childhood setting into their chosen school. In this instance, the author examines the case of "Aroha", and considers specifics such as the writer's ethical and professional role as an early childhood…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Special Needs Students, Transitional Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Margrain, Valerie; Clements, Shelley – Kairaranga, 2007
This article defines assessment exemplars and considers their purpose in New Zealand school and early childhood contexts. The role of exemplars in supporting assessment for learning and the extent to which education rights and inclusive practice are evident in exemplars are considered. The article suggests that learners with special education…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Needs Students
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Berryman, Mere; Togo, Tracey – Kairaranga, 2007
This paper presents findings from two studies that each aimed to develop understandings of how to more effectively support Maori learners with special education needs. The first study occurred just prior to Specialist Education Services (SES) move into the Ministry of Education. The second study comes from the Enhancing Effective Practice in…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Special Education, Foreign Countries, Student Needs
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Julian, Bronwyn – Kairaranga, 2006
In this article, the author narrates how her son's communication skills have progressed through the use of photographic visuals. Her son, Ryan, was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) when he was aged two years and seven months. At this time he was unresponsive to his name, had virtually no words and definitely no comprehension of…
Descriptors: Autism, Communication Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Profiles
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Annan, Jean; Priestley, Anna; Phillipson, Roger – Kairaranga, 2006
This article suggests that while educational psychology espouses an ecological view of human development, the implementation of practices that reflect this perspective has often been obstructed. In many circumstances, practices that attribute problems to individuals, or groups of individuals, continue. These contrast with ecological practices that…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Holistic Approach, Personal Narratives, Inquiry
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Salter, Jan; Redman, Jill – Kairaranga, 2006
The importance of a smooth transition into school for children who have received Early Intervention Services (EI) but have not received the Ongoing Reviewable Resource Scheme (ORRS) funding has become of increasing concern to stakeholders involved with these children. The EI and School Focus (SF) teams of the GSE in Pakuranga collaborated…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Intervention, Pilot Projects, Educational Objectives
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Robinson, Stephen – Kairaranga, 2006
This article is based on the author's personal experience of an uncomfortable discussion with a family. Issues are explored around the difficulty in anticipating how a young child with a learning delay will respond to speech-language therapy and how the practitioner will give accurate information. Two key journal articles on giving bad news are…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Speech Language Pathology, Interpersonal Communication, Parent School Relationship
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Browne, Jennifer; Carroll-Lind, Janis – Kairaranga, 2006
This article presents the findings of a case study undertaken with the year 5 girls in one school to investigate their experiences and understanding of covert intimidation, as well as the effects and impact of these practices in the school setting. The findings of the study were obtained from the analysis of interviews, researcher-generated…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Aggression
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Marshall, Sheryn; Hocking, Clare; Wilson, Jan – Kairaranga, 2006
This narrative inquiry sought to explore the views of eight young New Zealanders, aged nine to 14 years, who had experienced specific difficulties with learning. Narrative research procedures were used to gather and interpret the stories the young participants told about their experiences. Findings revealed that young people become aware of their…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Young Adults, Personal Narratives, Phenomenology
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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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Ford, Jill – Kairaranga, 2006
This practice article explores the relationship between practice and professional learning. Are these two distinctly separate activities, competing for the time of a staff member, or are practice and learning linked? If so, what is the nature of this link and how can we best align professional learning with practice outcomes? Using an example from…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Improvement, Transformative Learning, Educational Practices
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