An examination of a multi-cultural school's community and how it operates, with suggestions for other schools seeking to build a culture of respect as well as promote academic success for all students.
Disruptive behaviour can seriously impede a student's academic progress. Here are some classroom strategies which promote emotional growth and appropriate social skills to help reduce classroom disruption and improve student time on-task.
An evaluation of the child protection programme, Keeping Ourselves Safe, with intermediate school students aged 10–12 years and their parents. Such programmes can teach students strategies for dealing with potentially unsafe situations, but how can schools ensure students will actually use them?
A fascinating insight into how children learn "to do school". This study identifies the ways in which children make use of peer modelling and assistance as they first adjust to the classroom climate, and then contribute to it as new 5-year-olds join the class.
One group of students continues to puzzle educators, parents, and themselves. They are both academically gifted and specifically learning-disabled, yet they are rarely noticed for either their abilities or their disabilities since one often masks the other. They may be the most under-served students in our schools, yet they hold so much potential.
The views of parents of gifted children are a valuable consideration for those concerned with educating the children. Equally important, are the views of the classroom teachers who are implementing programmes for the gifted children. Do these two groups hold similar or different views?
A model of professional development for principals based on peer-assisted leadership development, involving work-place shadowing, reflective interviewing, and evaluative feedback. Principals discovered their personal theories-of-action and learnt new theories which helped them address many of the dilemmas and issues they faced.
For most lowest-achieving children, Reading Recovery offers a second chance to catch. What about those who are the hardest-to-teach - those who need a third chance? This study shows that they too can achieve literacy levels that enable them to function with their same-aged peers.
Understanding the number system is the key to teaching and learning mathematics. Here is a framework which shows how children's understanding about the number system becomes more sophisticated as their thinking develops. This framework can help teachers offer appropriate learning experiences in mathematics.
Is interactive television the latest high-tech white elephant, or can it become a valuable educational technology for schools? Answers from research into the implementation process of interactive television within two rural primary schools and a town secondary college.