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Dinah Malaulau

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Successful maths teaching methods
Posted: Aug 28, 2002 10:07 PM
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Kia ora,
In New Zealand our college or high school is for students aged 13-17
year olds. We have a problem that Pacific Island students are not
achieving academically compared to Asian & New Zealand European
(Pakeha) students. So, does anyone know schools/models/strategies
that have seen a significant increase in academic achievement by
students for whom English is a second language or who have a different
ethnic background (cultural capital) to the school they attend.
Someone's probably done research on this, but I want to know what has
actually been tried & been successful. For instance, a homework
centre afterschool was run by parents of students failing in their
School Certificate year (Year 11, age 15 year olds). The following
year's results saw a huge number pass the exams but numbers
significantly dropped after 3 years when the centre stopped as parents
didn't support it. Look forward to more answers!!!!
Dinah Malaulau (BSc, Dip Tchg)
Secondary School Teacher of Mathematics

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