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Friday, February 23, 2018

What would New Zealand education look like under a Green Party government?

JUDE BARBACK talks to the Green Party’s education spokesperson Catherine Delahunty about her party's education policies.

Response: Peter Reynolds – quality ECE does not mean regulating group size

Early Childhood Council chief executive Peter Reynolds responds to Susan Bates article on group size in early childhood education settings.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Nine reasons National Standards aren’t working (and other issues with...

Alwyn Poole discusses the almost complete lack of focus on Year 1 – 13 Education in the Election Campaign.

Opinion: Susan Bates – group size matters in ECE

Early childhood education advocate SUSAN BATES argues that group size in early childhood education settings has an impact on children's development.

Opinion: ECUA – fairer funding needed for early childhood education

Early Childhood United Aotearoa (ECUA) argues that increased funding for early childhood education (ECE) needs to come with a commitment to teachers.

Opinion: Raewyn Donnell – Evolution of teacher appraisal systems

Westlake Girls’ High School teacher RAEWYN DONNELL shares how teacher appraisal systems can be transformed, making the process of teacher appraisal less onerous and more streamlined for all involved.

Opinion: Whetu Cormick – focusing on Māori achievement

President of New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) WHETU CORMICK says Māori Achievement Collaborations (MACs) are proving to be highly effective.

Twelve Questions with Professor Peter O’Connor

Professor Peter O'Connor is head of school at the Auckland University faculty of Education & teaches theatre in prisons, psychiatric hospitals, dementia wards and disaster zones.

Why I left teaching

John Laing's teaching career spanned almost 40 years, a lot of that spent as a rural primary teaching principal. Last year, after weathering so many changes in the education landscape, he decided he couldn't see a way to stay in the profession until retirement and maintain what work/life balance he'd managed to hold onto. In this article John reflects on some of the reasons that stacked up behind his decision to leave education.  

Opinion: Stuart Middleton – getting to the heart of demanding more funding

Stuart Middleton, Specialist advisor to the Chief Executive, Manukau Institute of Technology argues that we need to think more carefully about how we spend education funding.

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