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Book review: Changing our Secondary Schools

DR HELEN ANDERSON reviews the most talked-about new book in educational circles in recent months: Changing our Secondary Schools by Bali Haque.

Opinion: no ‘easy credits’ with vocational pathways

Industry Training Federation chief executive JOSH WILLIAMS says we need to look beyond pass rates and focus on the doors that NCEA can open for students.

Opinion: is IES a solution to the ‘achievement challenge’?

Massey University Associate Professor JOHN CLARK takes a closer look at the proposed Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative and finds the problems it hopes to solve to be more complex than IES can manage.

Opinion: linking STEM programme funding to tertiary teaching practice

PETER COOLBEAR, director of Ako Aotearoa, discusses incentivising established good tertiary teaching practice to help meet government targets for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

A day in the life of a UK relief teacher

With work proving difficult to come by in New Zealand, CHRISTIAN BRIENESSE, a history and English teacher from Dunedin, sought teaching and travelling opportunities in the UK.

Curriculum, the culprit?

SHANE KENNEDY discusses why he believes rhetoric is masking poor education in New Zealand.

Sector Voices: the biggest challenge facing education

We asked prominent people from within the sector what they perceived to be the biggest challenge currently facing New Zealand education.

Is the Board of Trustees model working?

DR STUART MIDDLETON questions the effectiveness of New Zealand’s current system of school governance.

A matter of principal

Education Review talks to first-time principal, GARY LAWRENCE, of Vauxhall School in Auckland about the variety, the collegiality, the paperwork, and all that comes with being a new principal.

A kiwi education: what our students really think

Education Review asks six new student leaders to reflect on their New Zealand education as they approach the end of their secondary schooling.
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