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Author(s): Bev Webber

This year we celebrate thirty years of set. First published in 1974, it is one of New Zealand’s longest-standing professional development journals for teachers and unique in its accessible...

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Author(s): Warwick B. Elley

Thirteen schools that produced high mean literacy scores, relative to their decile levels, in a nationwide survey were visited and studied to identify practices that might account for their...

Author(s): Richard Ward and Stephanie Dix

This research shows that focusing on peer and teacher talk about Year 5 and 6 students’ scripts creates significant increases in the quality of the students’ written language. Students’ initial...

Author(s): Sue McDowall

This article draws on the findings of a recent Ministry of Education commissioned evaluation of the CD ROM The Game and other stories. It focuses on possible reasons for the positive impact of...

Author(s): Ros McLellan

Ros McLellan reports on a 10-term UK project "Raising Boys’ Achievement". She gives an overview of the research and offers a framework for thinking about strategies that have the...

Author(s): John Watson, Director 1968–84

Research Information for Teachers, known as set, has become an iconic symbol of NZCER’s long-term services. It implements one of its key statutory obligations, it continues the priorities...

Author(s): Keith Ballard

In a thought-provoking piece, Keith Ballard traces some of the recent changes in the language of education and raises questions about the implications for teachers and teaching.

Author(s): Vicki Compton and Cliff Harwood

Three key features of technology known as "components of practice" are identified here and, with levelled indicators of progression, can support teachers as they develop long-term...

Author(s): Louise Milne

Teaching technology to very young students is achievable and is a valuable addition to their work in the classroom. There are teacher strategies and techniques that enable students...

Author(s): Judy Moreland

Focusing on the technology education findings of the LITE (Assessment) project shows that students learn effectively in technology when they develop a broad understanding of...

Author(s): Dawn Coburn and Angela Miller

Technology students often have widely varying knowledge and skills, so making qualification credits accessible to all is a challenge for the teacher. This study focused on real-life...