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Our big bullying problem: are we getting anywhere?

New research shows that New Zealand’s schools’ anti-bullying policies are not up to scratch. What else can we do? JUDE BARBACK confronts this uncomfortable topic.

A valued education

Whose job is it to instil values in our young people? The family’s? The school’s? The teacher’s? Everyone’s? JUDE BARBACK spins the moral and ethical compass.

The many faces of teaching

Education Review peeks through the doors of New Zealand classrooms to discover the many different pathways to becoming a teacher.

Mentoring new teachers: putting the new guidelines into practice

The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.

Finding the middle ground

Is our intermediate school system working? JUDE BARBACK asks why there is a growing band of support in New Zealand for middle schools, encompassing Years 7 to 10.

New teachers, listen up!

An education lecturer, a researcher and a teacher who has recently completed her first year of teaching all give their tips on what new teachers should be prepared for in 2012.

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

The best educational apps around

With each passing day, more apps (applications) become available for teachers and students to tap into the exciting possibilities of using iPads, Androids and other devices for learning and education. But how do you find what is going to be of value in the classroom? It is important to consider the purpose and function of the app, as well as the cost and its capacity for group learning, among other factors.

School boom in the bay

What prompts the building of new schools? Who makes the decisions and how are they made? JUDE BARBACK looks at one of the fastest growing areas in the country for answers.

Higher trails for the technological classroom

TROY SMITH, head of ICT at a New Zealand secondary school, writes about how to spend the educational technology dollar strategically.
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