The authors in this book discuss policies and practices that relate to the provision of inclusive education for a diverse range of children in education settings in Aotearoa New Zealand: children with special educational needs; Maori and Pasifika children; those for whom English is an additional language; and, those who are gifted and talented. Reasons why these children are at risk of being academically, intellectually, culturally, physically, socially and emotionally excluded are explored. Each chapter concludes with questions to... read more
A warm classroom climate enhances the learning and social behaviour of primary (elementary) school children. But how can a busy teacher create such a positive emotional atmosphere? Evans and Harvey, from the School of Psychology, Massey University, supported by a diverse team of experienced educators in New Zealand schools, propose a model of teachers’ emotional characteristics that can be readily individualised for different teaching styles. They describe a programme of research on how to create natural, positive teacher&nda... read more
Cooperative skills are in constant demand. In industry, commerce, management and in classrooms there is a need to work effectively with others. This book fills a gap in the literature on teaching methods. It clarifies what cooperative learning really is all about and shows how it can be applied in New Zealand classrooms. Cooperative Learning in New Zealand Schools is multi-purpose. It deals with the theory and offers a conceptual understanding for those who want to know the background to the method. It is also full of sound, prac... read more
Facing the Challenge is the first book published in New Zealand that focuses exclusively on foundation learning for adults. Written by experienced tutors, managers and researchers, it showcases local expertise and experience in the teaching of literacy, language and numeracy to adults.
The first comprehensive New Zealand text on supervision. It marks a paradigm shift in how we conceptualise and practice supervision and invites the practitioner and supervisor to engage in the process of deconstruction and reconstruction of their supervision story and practice in order to meet the needs of people they work with.
Slavoj Zizek is regarded as one of the pre-eminent European cultural theorists of the last decade. His growing body of work has generated considerable controversy and transformed the way we think about issues of popular culture and politics. This volume provides a critical reflection on Zizek's ideas and his intellectual itinerary. As well as bringing a Zizekian analysis to a discussion of the cultural and social aspects of nationhood in New Zealand and the Southern hemisphere, it will provide readers with new material and fresh pe... read more
Aimed at high school and university students, but suitable for anyone who wants to improve their skills in critical thinking and agrument evaluation, "Reason in the Real World" is a short and practical introduction to reasoning. Designed for use either as a teach-yourself course, or as a textbook for a critical thinking class, this book uses accessible language to show students how to assess arguments and ten how to construct their own arguments. The reader is actively engaged and taught the skills of critical thinking through a se... read more
OUT OF PRINT Explores the importance of the university identity and describes how it has been eroded by developments in the New Zealand system. At the conclusion the authors put forward a set of principles that they believe are essential to the idea of a university and the expression of that idea in governance and management.