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Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins
Recent attention to the idea of “student voice” provides an interesting framework for considering the articles in this edition of set: Research Information for Teachers as an overall collection. They...
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Author(s): Asri Parkinson, Jude Doyle, Bronwen Cowie, Kathrin Otrel-Cass and Ted Glynn

When their funds of knowledge and experiences from home and the community are connected to their school learning, students' learning is supported. In this study teachers used "home learning...

Author(s): Lexie Grudnoff

The first year of teaching is a critical stage in a teacher's professional life. Many beginning teachers are employed in short-term positions, but we know very little about how employment status...

Author(s): Jody Plummer

What supports students to develop their conceptual understanding? Taking part in focus groups helped the Years 9 and 10 Māori and Pasifika students in this study to focus on understanding the...

Author(s): Claire Coleman

This study explored whether using process drama to teach social studies would engage Year 10 Pasifika boys at a secondary school in Auckland. The author describes how, while in role, students...

Author(s): Rachel Bolstad

What does the term "student voice" mean to you? Does it mean listening to students' opinions? Involving students in decisions about their learning? Giving students equal say in decisions about...

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Author(s): Michael Drake

Fractions are important mathematically and in everyday life but are complicated and difficult to learn. Teachers therefore need to be able to work out what students understand about fractions...

Author(s): Sashi Sharma, Phil Doyle, Viney Shandil and Semisi Talakia'atu

One of the most important goals for teaching statistics is to prepare students to deal with the statistical information that increasingly impacts on their everyday lives. Students need to be...

Author(s): Jennifer Young-Loveridge and Judith Mills

How can teachers support students' additive thinking? This article focuses on the study of a lesson designed to teach the equal additions strategy for subtraction, in which many teachers,...

Author(s): Charles Darr

From time to time the New Zealand Council for Educational Research is asked how test results can contribute to making an Overall Teacher Judgement (OTJ). This is an important and complex...