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Author(s): Bev Webber

This first issue of set: Research Information for Teachers 2006 begins what will be a stimulating series for the year. We are fortunate to have writers who bring leading-edge research to our...

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Author(s): Warwick B. Elley

How well do our students learn what we set out to teach them? There are many opinions, but not enough facts. This article summarises the results of 35 years of international surveys of...

Author(s): Jo Fletcher and Diane Brooks

Given that children's achievement appears to be enhanced in schools (particularly low-decile schools) with ICT-rich environments, research into what might help staff at a low-decile school...

Author(s): Alison Sutherland

This article describes a pilot behaviour intervention programme for boys aged 7–9 with severe, challenging behaviours. The pilot was based on the Canadian SNAP™ (Stop Now and Plan) programme and...

Author(s): Robyn Fox

This article explores the perceptions of parents/caregivers, teachers, and students in an intermediate school about the success of this approach to reporting on learning.

Author(s): Sue McDowall

Reading Recovery is offered in most New Zealand schools, yet recent research shows that low-decile schools are less likely to offer it.

This article explores reasons for the lower...

Author(s): Mark Kilpatrick, with Vicki M. Carpenter and Gregor Lomas

Accessing children’s understandings through traditional methods of assessment can be problematic for teachers. This article explores how the use of drawings by a group of Year 5 children to...

Author(s): Rachel Bolstad

Who should decide what students learn at school? I’ve grown increasingly interested in this question since becoming an educational researcher, but writing this article also reminded me of...

Author(s): Mark Rickinson

What is research, what does it involve, and how can you plan research so that it is effective? This article, written for educational practitioners who are (or would like to be) involved in...

Author(s): Graham Handscomb and John MacBeath

The authors argue the case for teachers to engage in and make use of research. Drawing on their experiences as consultants working in English schools they show how the "research-engaged" school...

Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins

This article, the fourth of a series about student research activities, examines the underlying reasons why it is important for students to have rich opportunities to carry out research-related...

Author(s): Chris Joyce

A look at the range of assessment tools available, what they do, and how to select the most appropriate tool for your assessment needs.