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Author(s): Bev Webber

One of the features of set: Research Information for Teachers is the broad range of topics it covers. In the last issue we were able to highlight junior primary in a number of articles. This...

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Author(s): Sue McDowall

If literacy learning needs to change for the 21st century, when students need to deal with new formats, such as blogs, sound clips and YouTube, what does this mean in practice in the classroom?...

Author(s): Ian Bowell

Some teachers lack confidence in teaching art. With teacher advisory service support for visual art teaching reduced this year, schools need to find new ways to help teachers gain confidence....

Author(s): Bronwyn E. Wood and Andrea Milligan

What could we be looking for in student work when it comes to summative assessment? This article explores some of the challenges related to assessment in social studies. It then traces some of...

Author(s): John Dickie

Pasifika students do not generally achieve as well as other students in school assessments of literacy and there are concerns about their comprehension of text. This article examines the out-of-...

Author(s): Brenda Weal and Selena Hinchco

As National Standards come into force around the country, schools are starting to deal with implementing them in practice. This article explores some ideas about the implementation of National...

Author(s): Seini Jensen, Elizabeth McKinley and Irena Madjar

NCEA course choices matter, especially where students or their parents have aspirations to follow an educational pathway beyond school or even just to leave their academic options open. This...

Author(s): Seini Jensen, Irena Madjar and Elizabeth McKinley

The aim of any subject-choice process should be to provide better educational outcomes for all students. This study, however, found that many students do not understand the full implications of...

Author(s): Cathy Poole

Reprinted from Practical Research for Education, 41, 2009
The British Gaining Ground project aimed to develop a fresh approach to engaging young people excluded from mainstream education...

Author(s): Chris Joyce and Rosemary Hipkins

In a recent “Assessment News” we wrote about an impending new series of standardised science tests for Years 7–10. The tests, Science: Thinking with Evidence, have now been published and were...