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Author(s): Bev Webber

In this final issue of set for 2005 we are pleased to bring you an additional feature, “What’s New With the ARBs”. This will appear regularly. Along with “Assessment News”, readers will now have...

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Author(s): Penni Cushman

In this article Penni Cushman reviews several studies that have surveyed male school-leavers and practising male teachers on their attitudes towards teaching as a career and their experiences in...

Author(s): Juliana Raskauskas, Janis Carroll-Lind, and Alison Kearney

Any student can become a target of physical, verbal, or relational bullying, but now there's a new threat—bullying through text-messaging. This article examines the nature and prevalence of text...

Author(s): Lexie Grudnoff and Bryan Tuck

What are the patterns of stress and satisfaction experienced by beginning teachers? Findings from interviews with 18 New Zealand beginning primary teachers over their first two years of teaching...

Author(s): Barry Law

The dynamic and integrated nature of environmental education and the broader concept of education for sustainability require not only the teaching and learning skills of the environmentally...

Author(s): Eleanor Hawe and Isabel Browne

Nineteen broad areas of essential learning about New Zealand society are identified in the social studies curriculum. The authors consider what aspects of these are assessed in the 2001 NEMP...

Author(s): Mennie Scapens and Deborah Fraser

Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) has been well received by many educators. Most of the literature on MI, however, concentrates on the primary school sector. This article considers...

Author(s): Sally Boyd

What are the challenges for schools in creating effective change, and what are the factors that support its success?  This is a description of how four secondary schools and a school cluster...

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins

Why has the Curriculum Marautanga Project chosen the competencies of relating to others, managing self, participating and contributing, thinking, and using language, symbols, and texts?  Why now...

Author(s): Jedd Bartlett

Base 6, an inquiry-based curriculum integration secondary programme, is now in its fifth year at Kuranui College in Greytown. This article summarises the data from the first three years of the...

Author(s): Adaire Hannah

Teachers and teacher-librarians collaborate to establish an ongoing, school-wide literacy programme to teach students the process of research and the procedural skills of information literacy....

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins

This article, the third in a series about carrying out research as a student learning activity, discusses how research relates to context—in this case, history.

The challenge is to help...

Author(s): Lindsey Connor

Helping students to use metacognition involves assisting students to think about their own learning. This article shows how a teacher in a final-year high school biology class scaffolded...

Author(s): Charles Darr

Validity and reliability are two key ideas in assessment. In the last issue of set I looked at the concept of validity and how it might inform the assessment decisions we make as classroom...