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Author(s): Bev Webber

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...

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Author(s): Sarah Boyd

A conversation with John Hattie quickly dives into the big questions—what is effective teaching? What are the limitations of the Tomorrow’s Schools model, the potential pitfalls of national...

Author(s): Penni Cushman

Sweden has a strong culture of gender equity and challenging gender stereotypes. The Swedish male teachers interviewed for this study were hard pushed to see gender differences in learning or...

Author(s): Jonathan Fisher

Fractions are known to be difficult. Jonathan Fisher explores why this is so, looking in particular at the crucial foundation concepts of part-whole relationships and partitioning. He outlines...

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Author(s): David Teeman, Pauline Wade, Sarah Golden and Alison Lawson

Practical Research for Education, 39, May 2008, pp. 57–62 (reprinted with permission)

Fires in schools can be emotionally devastating for students and staff and highly disruptive to...

Author(s): Richard Meylan

Science and technology are so central to our 21st century lives that few would dispute their importance in the school curriculum. They underpin many jobs, inform challenging issues facing us as...

Author(s): Russell Bishop and Mere Berryman

Te Kotahitanga is a project that seeks to improve the educational achievement of Māori students in mainstream schools. Through interviews with Māori students, their teachers and whānau, the...

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Author(s): Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Bronwen Cowie and Ted Glynn

This is one teacher’s story of how connecting her science teaching to the cultural background of her Māori students increased their motivation and enthusiasm. By linking a topic on forest...

Author(s): Sonja Macfarlane

This article presents Te Pikinga ki Runga: Raising Possibilities, a framework for teachers and special-education practitioners working with Māori students who are presenting with challenges. It...

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Author(s): Ngārewa Hāwera, Merilyn Taylor and Leeana Herewini

There is little research about the experiences of students in Māori-medium education learning mathematics. This article reveals what these students see as their teacher’s role, and the advice...

Author(s): Charles Darr

Sometimes a test can be too easy for some or all of the test takers, resulting in a large number of perfect or near-perfect scores. When this happens the test results are sometimes described as...