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The curious incident of the boy in the headlines

By Jai Breitnauer
North & South, March 2018, p. 54-61 (article).

Critiques the provision of services for students with disabilities in New Zealand schools. Mentions the work of the Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) service, resourcing and funding issues, and the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS). Talks to Education Minister Chris Hipkins and considers the role of the Ministry of Education. Reports on the inclusive approach adopted by Berhampore School in Wellington.

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Age of anxiety

By Catherine Woulfe
Listener, Feb. 3, 2018, p. 13-19 (article).

Discusses the rise in anxiety disorders among students in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. Looks at possible causes and outlines how parents might help.

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The kids will be alright

By Joanna Wane
North & south, Feb. 2018, p. 42-49 (article).

Profile of Bex Skerman, principal of Bridge Pā School. Looks at her work in transforming the low-decile Hawke's Bay school and connecting with whānau and the wider community.

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Diamond in a paper bag

By Clare de Lore
Listener, Dec. 9-15, p. 28-30 (article).

Interview with Stan Tiatia, the principal of Te Puna Wai Ora, Invercargill Middle School, this year's joint winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Talks about his influences, background, and approach to education.

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School leadership in a post-disaster setting

By Gerard Dineen
SET: research information for teachers 2, 2017, p. 9-15 (article).

Explores what primary principals learned about leadership and change management during the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. Identifies barriers to and enablers of successful leadership.

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Voyaging the oceanic terrains: sustainability from within Pasifika ECE

By Diane Mara
Waikato journal of education 22 (1), 2017, p. 37-43 (article).

Reflects on the development of Pasifika early childhood education in New Zealand since 2007.

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Why the iGen teens are in slow mode

By Donna Chisholm
Listener, 18-24 Nov. 2017, p 14-23.

Discusses research revealing that teenagers are growing up more slowly and taking fewer risks than previous generations. Draws on NZ data collected for the Youth2000 series, which questioned around 9000 secondary students in 2001, 2007 and 2012 about school, family, mental health/well being, healthcare and economics, violence, sexual health, driving, substance use, diet and physical activity.

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Getting it right: The Children's Convention in Aotearoa

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child/UNCROC Monitoring Group, 2017
8 p.

Looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice, and where it can do better. Calls for children to be at the heart of the Government's policy and law-making. Makes three recommendations that the Government can put into place immediately.

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Alleviating poverty: issues and options

By Jonathan Boston
Policy quarterly 13 (3), 2017, p. 27-34 (article).

Discusses the nature and measurement of poverty in developed countries, outlines the main trends in poverty rates in New Zealand over recent decades, comments on why poverty matters, and assesses recent government policy changes designed to alleviate poverty, especially child poverty. Outlines what further measures will be required if New Zealand is to meet its commitments under the UN Sustainable Development Goals to halve poverty rates by 2030.

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'If you want to attack inequity, then attack it with excellence'

By Eleanor Busby
Times educational supplement 5268, 2017, p. 20-23 (article).

Talks to Michael Fullan about why he believes England's current educational policies are affecting teacher morale and demotivating students. Discusses his views on Ontario's school system, and how his research has been interpreted and misquoted.

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