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Author(s): Kym Dickinson

As a guidance officer in a Queensland secondary school Kym Dickinson found herself spending a lot of time counselling because of teasing and bullying. A simple research project led to a new all-...

Author(s): John Greene

St. Patrick's College, Campbelltown, NSW, teaches mathematics to the senior classes by bringing all the pupils together for lectures, followed by class-sized tutorials, not all compulsory. John...

Author(s): Uta Frith

Dyslexia and autism are both examples of cognitive deficits. You can think of these handicaps as 'holes in the mind.' Both may be encountered in mainstreamed or integrated classes these days....

Author(s): A. Charles Catania, Byron Matthews and Eliot Shimoff

Many of our teaching techniques are based on behaviourist experiments of years ago. But behaviour analysis has moved on and discovered that most of what we do is governed by rules we pick up,...

Author(s): Terry Martin and John Church

140 reading books, developed in his 'spare' time by a reading advisor, use peer tutoring to boost slow readers. Here the resource is explained, and the research that revealed its power.

Author(s): Barbara Moore and Sereima Lumelume

In the South Pacific new approaches to the teaching of English are overdue. Here is one, tried in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Kiribati, using books not specifically designed for 2nd-language...

Author(s): David Corson

This article reviews a large body of research on different policy approaches to the curriculum and organisation of actual multi-cultural schools. Bi-Iingual and Second-language teaching are...

Author(s): Paul Wood

Teaching children who are not of our own culture or socioeconomic background can be difficult and frustrating. Two researchers working in classrooms have come up with new ways at looking at the...

Author(s): John Gauss

Have you ever thought how some famous people would rate as teachers nowadays? Here is an evaluation form filled in for the most famous of all. The idea came from the American teachers' magazine...

Author(s): John Raven

Those who think that the education system should be fostering the competencies that make for enterprise are correct. However, the barriers that need to be overcome are surprising. This item is...

Author(s): Robin Cook and Jean Wilson

Usually it is unacceptable behaviour that gives cause for concern. For up to 20 percent of children, learning spontaneously is interrupted by their own behaviour. These kindergarten teachers...

Author(s): Gill Thomas

In the present-day classroom children talk to each other a lot. Two items present different, but complementary, analyses of what goes on. In this item very young children's ability to help one...

Author(s): Joanna Higgins

In this research the extent of very young children's social interplay and learning about friendship and relationships, even whilst doing mathematics, was revealed.

Author(s): Marie Cameron & Lexie Grundhoff

Two years ago the way beginning teachers got a job in New Zealand was completely changed. A set item in 1990 looked at the changes. Now, two years further on, the latest figures are put through...