Male teachers, school fires, science education, raising possibilities for Māori students, John Hattie on teacher effectiveness—these are all part of the rich smorgasbord of articles in this issue of set: Research Information for Teachers. There are plenty of research “calories” here.
The feature section on Māori Achievement, while not offering quick-fix recipes, brings together initiatives that are showing more than promise in raising the achievement of Māori students. All the articles in this section, drawn from different sources and contexts, show the relationship between a kaupapa Māori approach and the enthusiasm and motivation of students. Teacher characteristics are important, as is the connectedness with cultural backgrounds.