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Dean of Education and Social Work retiring after 40 years in education

The University of Auckland’s Dean of Education and Social Work, Professor Graeme Aitken, grew up in schools and knew he was going to be a teacher from age 15. Now retiring after 40 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, university lecturer and Dean, he presented a retrospective lecture of his time in Education.  

Passion for leadership and education honoured

Business strategist and leadership builder was recognised at a formal ceremony at Rotorua Boys' High School last week for his commitment to education and community in Rotorua.

Three major questions for three major thought leaders

Education Review asks three leading international educationalists – Sugata Mitra, Sir John Jones and Frances Valintine – to respond to three big questions.

Current challenges in secondary schools

A new report on New Zealand’s secondary schools provides many useful insights into current issues for teachers and schools, writes New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) chief researcher CATHY WYLIE.

Hekia Parata bows out: ‘I’m on my way’

New Zealand has tapped into only part of the potential of its education system, Hekia Parata has told Parliament in her valedictory speech.

Tara Kanji to become the new principal for Tauranga Girls College

A new principal for Tauranga Girls College has been announced.

Making tomorrow’s history today: the importance of alumni

A school’s recognition and celebration of past students’ achievements can benefit its current students. But without a past, are new schools at a disadvantage? JUDE BARBACK talks to three high schools about the importance of alumni.

Emergency principals a godsend for schools

JUDE BARBACK looks at Emergency Staffing Scheme (ESS), a small but vital service provided to help desperate schools find a relief principal.

Not for the faint-hearted: leadership of a charter school

JUDE BARBACK visits New Zealand’s first partnership school, South Auckland Middle School, and talks to Alwyn Poole about the joys and challenges of getting a new school up and running amidst staunch opposition.

University lecturer gets key NZ First job

Political science lecturer and commentator Jon Johansson is the new chief of staff for New Zealand First.
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