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Q: Our school is in the process of targeting writing achievement for students in Years 1 through to 8. Students in my Years 5 and 6 class who were below or well below the writing standard at the end of their previous year have been targeted as a focus group for improvement. These students need to have their achievement accelerated. What strategies do I need to put in place to ensure that this acceleration can happen? Can this accelerated improvement be sustained over a long period?—Lanie Moore, Years 5/6 homeroom teacher, Reefton Area School
This is the first of two articles about student inquiry and curriculum integration. These articles aim to help educators to consider the ideas about learning that underpin different integrated and inquiry approaches and their fit with ideas in The New Zealand Curriculum. This first article (Part A) defines student inquiry and curriculum integration and then explores the characteristics and origins of five different integrated and inquiry approaches that are used in schools.
Founded 47 years ago, the Australian Council for Educational Research has grown from a staff of two in 1930 to about ninety today. Under its first two directors, Dr K.S. Cunningham (1930-1954) and Dr Wm. C. Radford (1955-1976) it has established a reputation as an independent national organisation that offers a valuable research and development service to education in Australia -and has made significant contributions to New Zealand education through its test development programme.