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Author(s): Bev Webber

The first issue of set: Research Information for Teachers heralds another year of stimulating professional reading. In this issue we examine some of the emerging developments in New Zealand...

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Author(s): Tania J. McLean

A study of how Otago primary school teachers were implementing environmental education investigated the strategies teachers use and the factors that assist them, especially in terms of...

Author(s): Charles Darr

Charles Darr reports on his experience in creating a mathematics test using asTTle, comments on his perceptions, and discusses some of the strengths and weaknesses of this new assessment package...

Author(s): Sue Dockett and Bob Perry

Starting school is a major life event for all involved: children, families, preschool educators, and school staff. All groups engage in a range of activities designed to make the time of...

Author(s): Paul Dickinson

Six UK secondary schools investigated whole-class interactive teaching of mathematics, identified its key characteristics, and put it into effective use in their own classrooms.

Author(s): John Medcalf, Mary Moore, and Mary Medcalf

The difficulties many students experience in learning to read frequently relate to a lack of strategies and confidence. Learning to read is readily accepted as one of the most complex behaviours...

Author(s): Viviane Robinson

The overlaps between the requirements of good research and good practice provide both a foundation and a rationale for the development of teachers as researchers. Viviane Robinson examines some...

Author(s): Bryan Annan, Mei Kuin Lai, and Viviane Robinson

Teachers engaging in “learning talk” analyse, critique and challenge their current teaching practices to find and/or create more effective ways of teaching. Using three New Zealand studies, this...

Author(s): Irene Symes and Helen Timperley

Recent research on school improvement indicates that schools can lift student achievement by using achievement information to work out how to modify their programmes. Robertson Rd School worked...

Author(s): Mei Kuin Lai, Maria Sinclair, Prakash Naidoo, Sylvie Naidoo, and Viviane Robinson

Otahuhu College wanted to know how its teachers were coping with the inclusion of students with disabilities in their classrooms, and more specifically, how teachers interacted with such...

Author(s): Pam Thomas, Mei Kuin Lai, Viviane Robinson, Justine Agbede, and Magdalene Pythian

East Tamaki School worked with researchers to learn about how teachers viewed the requirements on reporting to parents, and how parents understood what was written. Teachers experienced the same...