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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Opinion: Peter Lyons – The Importance of Teaching our Kids about Investing

Our financial ignorance is partially a result of an education curriculum that has largely been shaped by university pre requisites writes Peter Lyons

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Best education could be delivered in a tent

Great teaching and learning can happen in a tent, or on a mountain top, or on the moon. The point is, why not give the talent that resides in our teacher workforce room to breathe and flourish?

Opinion: Erin Maloney – home-based ECE is the way forward

ChildForum's recent survey painted a grim picture of New Zealand's early childhood education centres. General Manager of PORSE Education & Training and mum of two ERIN MALONEY believes home-based ECE is a better alternative.

Opinion: Garrett Kett – ECE has become a playground for profiteers

GARRETT KETT says that the early childhood education sector is becoming dominated by profiteers and investors looking to receive a tidy profit from as little effort as possible.

Opinion: Jay Allnutt – Debating teacher education

Teach First NZ chief executive JAY ALLNUTT weighs in on the teacher education debate.

Opinion: Steve Morris – National Standards a failed experiment

When authorities mandate one-size-fits-all performance standards for kids, and the standards aren't met, it's the kids and teachers, not the standards, that get blamed, says STEVE MORRIS.

Opinion: Allen Bartley – I love working with social workers

Allen Bartley reflects on why social work goes hand in hand with teaching.

Opinion: Fiona Ell – “There is more to learning to teach than copying a...

University of Auckland's head of Initial Teacher Education FIONA ELL says we need a better understanding of how to best prepare new teachers - and the funding to match.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – On Being a teacher in the Casino Economy

The modern free market myth says that all of us can be winners so long as we have the right work ethic and attitude writes Peter Lyons

Opinion: Mayleen Gautusa – ‘Solution-itis’: No such thing as a quick fix

Mayleen Gautusa argues that there is no quick fix when it comes to improving our students' reading abilities.

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Editorial: NCEA, assessment and attitudes must change

Senior school students received their NCEA results this week and few will have been surprised. Their teachers will have ensured that most of them got their required credits from internal assessments before they sat the national exams.

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