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Anthony, Glenda; Hunter, Roberta – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
The practice of grouping mathematics students by perceived levels of attainment, commonly referred to by teachers as ability grouping, is a contentious and long-standing topic of debate in education. Responses from a survey of 102 mathematics support teachers affirm the widespread use of ability grouping within New Zealand primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Ability Grouping, Mathematics Teachers
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Hunter, Jodie; Hunter, Roberta; Bills, Trevor; Cheung, Ingrid; Hannant, Barbara; Kritesh, Kevin; Lachaiya, Rakesh – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Many Pasifika students start their schooling fluent in their own language and with a rich background of knowledge and experiences. However, very quickly they join high numbers of Pasifika students failing within the education system. The reasons are diverse but many link directly to the structural inequities they encounter which cause a disconnect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Social Values, Indigenous Populations