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Author(s): Bev Webber

This issue of set comes at an exciting time in education as the draft national curriculum, incorporating the proposed key competencies, has just been released for public discussion.

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Author(s): Greg Simmons, Yvonne Townsend, and Wanzhen Gao

With the threat of Avian Influenza, a new emphasis is needed on the provision of hand-hygiene facilities and food-safety education in schools. This timely article discusses the results of a...

Author(s): Sue McDowall and Verena Watson

This article offers a new look at students' comprehension of poetry.  Its findings will be of particular interest to English teachers and teachers working with students to extend their...

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Author(s): Brenda Bicknell and Tracy Riley

Seeing a withdrawal programme for gifted students in mathematics from the perspectives of the students, parents, regular class teachers, and the specialist teacher gives insights about the...

Author(s): Simon Crosby and Hyoung-Kuen Kim

How effective is school reporting, particularly for parents of international students? Schools spend considerable time and effort in reporting to parents, but little research has been conducted...

Author(s): John West-Burnham

School improvement has been the dominant paradigm informing educational policy and practice for a generation. There is no doubt that it has had a significant impact on almost every aspect of...

Author(s): Margaret Carr

The introduction this year of the draft key competencies (paralleling the five strands of Te Whāriki) brings an exciting new development to the early childhood as well as the primary and...

Author(s): Carolyn Jones

This article looks at ways of bridging the discontinuities young children experience between three settings: the home environment, the early childhood setting, and the new entrant classroom. It...

Author(s): Murray Gadd

Investigating suspected underachievement in literacy in an intermediate school revealed that the levels of achievement in reading and writing were indeed a concern, especially the writing of...

Author(s): Karen Vaughan

The Parker Brothers' 1971 game of "Careers" may be light-hearted but the career decisions faced by young people leaving school today are no game.  Those decisions are considered more serious and...

Author(s): Glynis Shields and Dale Bennett

How effective are secondary school students’ information-literacy skills in the tertiary environment? When the authors looked at the expectation Years 12–13 teachers have of their students’...

Author(s): Charles Darr

Charles answers the following questions:

If we pre- and post-test every unit, are we overtesting? How can we determine whether our students have progressed if we do not test every...