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Author(s): Bev Webber

This issue marks the end of our celebration of thirty years of set: Research Information for Teachers. We finish the year with a bumper issue: two bonus articles and a competition with NZCER...

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Author(s): Rhona McEune

This article explores social aspects of information and communications technology (ICT) in primary classrooms, focusing on pupils’ attitudes, academic progress, teachers’ and pupils’ roles, and...

Author(s): David Philips

This article is not intended to be a series of handy hints on choosing between specific brands of microcomputers or different word processing programs. That sort of information is best obtained...

Author(s): Elizabeth McKinley, Georgina Stewart, and Parehau Richards

A research project looking at Māori student participation and achievement in science and mathematics education examined four junior secondary school programmes that targeted Māori in these...

Author(s): Judith Pickens, Ted Glynn, and David Whitehead

Many students in an Auckland primary school were able to decode adequately, but still had difficulty in understanding what they read. A modified reciprocal reading programme was shown to improve...

Author(s): Bronwen Cowie and Chris Eames

A critical stocktake of practice identifies key factors for environmental education programmes as being resource provision, professional development, time for planning and action, funding,...

Author(s): Karen Vaughan

What is alternative education today?  What is the nature of its relationship to mainstream schooling?  What is and is not possible within a framework that now encompasses alternative as well as...

Author(s): Janis Carroll-Lind and Peter Lind

This New Zealand study proposes that the ethos and culture of schools can be a major protective factor in helping children to cope with violent and traumatic events. Implications for teachers...

Author(s): John Holland

This article gives findings from the Iceberg project—conducted with students who were bereaved when they were of school age—reviews the background to childhood bereavement, and examines how...

Author(s): Valerie N. Podmore with Jan Taouma and the A’oga Fa’a Samoa

How are children’s languages, identity, and confidence supported during transitions? This article describes participant research on innovative practices in transition at a Samoan-immersion early...

Author(s): Viviane Robinson

Three significant shifts in the focus of educational leadership are considered in this article: from generic to educational leadership, from a focus on leadership style to practice, and from a...

Author(s): Jan M. Robertson

Leadership coaching with a professional partner assists leaders to be reflective in action, on action and for future action, resulting in knowledgeable practice.

Author(s): Richard Smith

Findings from a collaborative research project looking at benefits from hosting international students and related concerns. Changes are recommended for practice in terms of national policy...

Author(s): Chris Joyce and Charles Darr

Traditionally, the beginning of the school year sees a flurry of assessment activity.  In many schools this includes the use of standardised tests such as the Progressive Achievement Tests (PATs...