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Author(s): Bev Webber

We’ve taken a longer time than usual to prepare this issue of set: Research Information for Teachers because we have been working on updating its look so that the articles are more accessible...

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Author(s): Sarah Boyd

Three key messages:

The more leaders focus on the core business of improving teaching and learning, the bigger their impact on student outcomes. The self-managing school model should...
Author(s): Marie Russell, Sue Buckley and Cate Walton with Zachary Gerring and James Black

It’s normal for children approaching adolescence to experiment with sexual behaviour. With a small proportion of children, though, this behaviour is inappropriate or even disturbing. This study...

Author(s): Yasuko Okamura and Judi Miller

Starting teaching in a new country and a new culture is like being a beginning teacher again. If you come from a Confucian culture where teachers are automatically respected, the New Zealand...

Author(s): Bernadette Macartney

Assumptions about disability play a key role in how disabled students are treated at school. Using a case study as a focus, Bernadette Macartney argues that every child has the right to be...

Author(s): Faye Parkhill and Jilaine Johnson

Audio Visual Achievement in Literacy, Language and Learning (AVAILLL), an innovative reading programme that supplements normal classroom literacy programmes, has proved to be extremely effective...

Author(s): Sarah Martin

At the beginning of 2005, Red Beach School staff and community began a re-visioning process. We took the time to ask such questions as “What do we believe our school stands for?” Four years down...

Author(s): Kay Petchell and Ted Glynn

These days, everyone has a mobile phone, even if they might not have a landline. Vardon School recognised the potential for texting to be an effective way to give parents regular feedback on...

Author(s): Barbara Ryan and Bronwen Cowie

Teachers are keen to adopt new ICTs to support student learning. This article looks at one example—interactive whiteboards. Skilfully used by the teacher, sequences of magnified images wowed...

Author(s): Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Michael Forret and Merilyn Taylor

A group of Waikato University researchers watched as a Year 6 class experimented with Scratch, a child-oriented programming language. The software is designed for children to explore programming...

Author(s): Charles Darr, Chris Joyce and Juliet Twist

NZCER is committed to developing new assessment tools for use by New Zealand schools. Here we describe three of the development projects that are currently underway that may be of interest to...