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Volume 3, Issue 1, 2006

National Editorial Board and Editorial Committee


EDITORIAL

Personalising Teacher Responsibility
JOHN O’NEILL & PAUL ADAMS

For the last ten years, the Ministry of Education has worked tirelessly to focus educational debate sharply on measurable benchmark standards of student achievement, and teachers’ role in the continuous improvement of these ...



SPEECH

Boys in Education Conference - Wednesday 19 April, 2006
PITA SHARPLES

As a linguist by training, I found myself coming to this conference questioning the concept of ‘challenging boys?’  Was it intended that this conference set up strategies to challenge boys, to fix them up, to solve the problem of boys ...



EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Enhancing Teachers' Questioning Skills to Improve Children's Learning and Thinking in Pacific Island Early Childhood Centres
LILA MAUIGOA-TEKENE

As we move from a teacher-led mode of teaching and learning to more child-initiated approaches, questions rather than answers are imperative in shaping the socio-cognitive development of learners as they explore and make meaning in collaborative contexts ...

Initial Early Childhood Teacher Education: A Look at Some Research, Some Policy and Some Practices
COLIN TARR

Nga Huarahi Arataki sets a target of 100% of teaching staff in licensed teacher-led ECE services being trained and registered by 2012 in order to assist in achieving the factors it says form a foundation for quality ECE.  There are considerable challenges in achieving this goal ...



PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

Teacher Research as TESOL Professional Development: A Case Study
MARGARET KITCHEN AND MAREE JEURISSEN

This article outlines a case study of a group of teacher-researchers who carried out individual research projects investigating aspects of second language acquisition with students in mainstream primary and secondary schools …

Teacher Numbers in New Zealand: Attrition and Replacement
RICHARD HARKER AND JAMES CHAPMAN

There are a number of issues involved in trying to calculate the number of teachers that will be available in future years to meet the requirements generated by the number of students enrolled in schools within the compulsory sector ...



REVIEW

The History Boys by Alan Bennett, St James Theatre, Wellington, February 24-28, 2006
ZOE BROOKS

In February 2006, the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts brought the original cast of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys to Wellington …



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