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Fortune, Kiri – Support for Learning, 2013
The purpose of this article is to review literature related to the impact of policy and legislation on Maori children with special needs. The historical perceptions of disability for Maori will be discussed and the impacts of western influences and policy will be reviewed. The article investigates relevant studies and literature, both national and…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Pacific Islanders
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Morton, Missy; McMenamin, Trish – Support for Learning, 2011
In this article we describe the processes and outcomes of the development of the "New Zealand Curriculum Exemplars for Students with Special Education Needs". The project focused on teachers working with students described as working long term at Level 1 in the "New Zealand Curriculum". Earlier research had shown that teachers…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Education
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Griggs, James; Walker, Lawrence; Hornby, Garry – Support for Learning, 2011
This study examines the perceptions of teachers and other professionals of Team-Teach behaviour support training in New Zealand. Analysis of course evaluations, questionnaires, interviews and documents provide the findings. Comparisons are made with Team-Teach training in the UK and similarities and differences between New Zealand training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Course Evaluation, Questionnaires
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Fletcher, Jo; Parkhill, Faye; Harris, Christine – Support for Learning, 2011
Establishing appropriate learning environments for culturally diverse underachieving students continues to challenge educators across a range of international contexts. A synthesis of findings from our studies in New Zealand indicated that teachers and students from Pasifika and Maori backgrounds considered that learning is facilitated by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Underachievement
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McNeill, Brigid C.; Buckley-Foster, Philippa; Gillon, Gail – Support for Learning, 2011
The longer-term effectiveness of phonological awareness intervention for children with reading difficulty is likely to be influenced by the quality of general classroom instruction. This descriptive project used a case study design to follow the literacy progress of three children aged six and seven years with speech and language impairment after…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Language Impairments
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Hornby, Garry; Witte, Chrystal; Mitchell, David – Support for Learning, 2011
There is an extensive international research literature on the impact of ability grouping (e.g. streaming or banding) on children's academic and behavioural outcomes. However, it is questionable to what extent the findings of research on this topic have influenced the practice of pupil ability grouping in New Zealand intermediate schools. Nine…
Descriptors: State Schools, Academic Achievement, Ability Grouping, Foreign Countries
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McMenamin, Trish – Support for Learning, 2011
Special school provision for children and young people with special educational needs is an anomaly that exists in many inclusive education systems; this type of educational provision has proved to be resilient even though, with reference to children and young people with special educational needs, there is almost universal acceptance of the…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Educational Needs, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Chesney, Anna R.; Champion, Patricia R. – Support for Learning, 2008
The high-tech environment of the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) may seem a million miles away from the classroom, but the baby who has been born prematurely, wired up in an incubator in the former, will in five years' time be a learner in the other. The journeys through our education system of children who have survived premature birth to become…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Premature Infants, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods