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(Re)-Constructing Māori Children as Achieving Learners.
(University of Canterbury. School of Educational Studies and Human Development, 2007)
Since early European settlement of Aotearoa New Zealand Māori children have been constructed as deficient learners in the education system, and this construction continues to undermine their learning at school today ...
The Experience of School for New Zealand Students with Down Syndrome: Parental Perspectives
(University of Canterbury. Health Sciences Centre, 2009)
The perspectives of New Zealand parents of children with Down syndrome regarding their children’s experience of school were explored in the present analysis, based on a study carried out by the Champion Centre, an early ...
When Terra is no longer Firma: Enabling wellbeing by helping children to be reflective, relational and resilient learners
(University of Canterbury. n/a, 2015)
This thesis focuses attention on the ongoing effects of the earthquakes on children in Christchurch. It identifies the learning and behavioural difficulties evident in an increasing number of students and cautions the use ...
Mental Health Presentations of Clinic‐Referred Children in Out-of‐Home Care
(University of Canterbury. Health Science, 2011)
This dissertation examines the mental health presentations of clinic-referred children in state ordered out-of-home care and compares these to the presentations of clinic-referred children from the general population. The ...
Primary teachers’ perceptions of the social and emotional aspects of gifted and talented education.
(University of Canterbury. Educational Studies and Human Development, 2010)
This study investigates the impact that teacher attitudes and experiences have on their understandings of the social and emotional characteristics and needs of gifted and talented children. It addresses the issues within ...
An investigation into the effectiveness of Smart Starts perceptual motor programme on children’s reading ability
(University of Canterbury. Educational Studies and Human Development, 2012)
Perceptual Motor Programmes are implemented in more than 300 junior schools around New Zealand (Cropp, 2008). When implemented, many teachers believe the programme improves learning including reading abilities, increases ...