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Author(s): Bev Webber

This year we have provided you with a wide range of evidence-based topics, across sectors and across many of the key areas that are of concern and relevance to educators. We like to think that,...

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Author(s): Faye Wilson-Hill

By examining the notion of student participation in learning as a key element of achieving positive outcomes for learning and the environment, this article looks at the power relationship...

Author(s): Merilyn Taylor and Bronwen Cowie

This article reports on the analysis of a videotape of four children participating in a group mathematical task. The authors discuss the ways that the context, social organisation, and resources...

Author(s): Pippa Lord

What might a "fun" and "interesting" curriculum entail from the pupils' point of view? The author draws on findings from a review of the research undertaken in the UK on pupils' perspectives and...

Author(s): Robin Averill and Megan Clark

Literature provides a strong case for the importance of teachers caring about their students' mathematics achievement, and provides a wide range of ways teachers can show such care to their...

Author(s): Andy Begg

In recent years, a number of countries including New Zealand have initiated numeracy projects to enhance the learning and teaching of mathematics. These initiatives are to be applauded as they...

Author(s): Susan Sandretto and the Critical Literacy Research Team

Critical literacy is a critical thinking tool that encourages readers to question the construction and production of texts. This article discusses the findings from a collaborative research...

Author(s): Christine Rubie-Davies

In recent years, the cries for teachers to have high expectations for all their students have been heard far and wide—yet, research in the expectancy area carried out at the whole class level...

Author(s): Christine Rubie-Davies

The implication that teachers with high expectations will improve student achievement has an appealing logic. However, whether or not the instructional practices and beliefs of teachers having...

Author(s): Tamsin Meaney

This article describes how a teacher in a high school classroom facilitated her students' acquisition and use of the specialist language of mathematics. Using ideas from second language...

Author(s): Jane Carroll

Can teachers themselves answer the questions they ask the children in their classrooms as part of instructional literacy programmes? This article explores the results of a Phonological Awareness...

Author(s): Charles Darr

Measurement scales allow raw test scores to be converted to locations on an equal-interval scale.   This article outlines how these work, how they are numbered and how they relate to national...