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Author(s): Lewis Rivers

Welcome to the second issue of set for the year 2000. The response to the first issue has been exceptional. Clearly, the new format and the New Zealand content have met with approval from all...

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Author(s): Richard Harker

Zoning was abolished in 1991 with the stated aim of increasing choice for parents. Ministry of Education data show a considerable shift of student populations between schools, leading towards a...

Author(s): Alan Cox, Brian Finch, and Winifred Jackson

The Good Talk project investigated how to develop children’s skills more effectively in the Interpersonal Speaking and Listening Achievement Objectives in English, and in some of the Essential...

Author(s): John Dickie

Fewer than 4% of primary and intermediate schools have half the 7.8% Pacific nations children. Only 2% of primary teachers are of similar background. A study of Pacific students at Wellington...

Author(s): Chris Marston

As NZCER trials its Assessment Resource Banks for science, the patterns of student answers can help teachers to understand and address student errors and areas of difficulty. This article focuses...

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Author(s): Cheryl Doig

An effective behaviour management programme must focus on the behaviour of the whole school, not just the behaviour of students. This requires refocusing on the school’s core values, using a...

Author(s): Angus H. Macfarlane

The Hikairo Rationale is an approach to behaviour management which encapsulates an amalgam of contemporary theory and traditional Maori discipline. It provides a conceptual framework for...

Author(s): Keith Sullivan

Establishing credibility with a group of students for the first time is transactional and often complex. This article uses a case study of an initial classroom encounter to show how things can...

Author(s): Mere Berryman, Rangiwhakaehu Walker, Mate Reweti, Kaa O’Brien, and Silomiga Weiss

What are the essential elements to motivate students and bring about positive outcomes for all? This article briefly explores some of the conceptual models developed to help teachers work with...

Author(s): Keith Sullivan

Researchers and practitioners around the world have been working on understanding the nature of bullying and finding practical and useful solutions for dealing with it. This overview of their...