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Author(s): Robyn Baker

In my editorial for set, Issue No.3, 2001 I wrote, “In the very first bulletin published by NZCER, Educational Research in New Zealand (1935), Dr Beeby, our first director, stated that NZCER...

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Author(s): Karyn Dunn and Cedric Croft

From Alan Duff’s original vision in 1992, the Books in Homes programme grew to reach 397 low-decile schools and 78,000 students by 2001, with well over a million books distributed. The...

Author(s): Glenda Anthony and Margaret Walshaw

The author describes a study in which videotaped interviews from the NEMP project were analysed to see how children explained their answers to questions involving the commutative (“changing the...

Author(s): Jenny Poskitt

Earlier this year 225 primary, intermediate and secondary schools took part in a national consultation on the draft national exemplars. Schools effectively trialled the exemplars and provided...

Author(s): Marian Court

This article draws on a study of three New Zealand primary co-principalships to discuss some alternatives for re-ordering school organisational structures and power relationships. Some...

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins and Faye Booker

This paper explores differences between scientists’ experiences of science and the investigations that are a common type of learning activity in school science. The first half of the paper makes...

Author(s): Cedric Croft

Spelling is an important aspect of literacy – but not something that children can “pick up” during reading or writing. Here are some practical suggestions for combining spelling with writing in...

Author(s): Harvey McQueen

Harvey McQueen reflects on the media’s lack of interest in good news in education, in light of the imminent election of four teachers to the Teachers Council. Looking at the bigger picture, he...

Author(s): Marie Cameron

This summary of an extensive literature review highlights the different ways in which peers influence learning, and describes classroom approaches that maximise these peer effects. Learning is...

Author(s): Helen Timperley and Viviane Robinson

Teachers are often asked to work in partnership with others to meet the educational needs of their students. If the partnership is to be successful, it is important that people are clear about...

Author(s): Kay Hawk, Esther Tumama Cowley, Jan Hill, and Sue Sutherland

In three separate research projects involving Māori and Pasifika lower SES students in the Auckland region, the dominant theme to emerge is the critical importance of the relationship between...