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The gender divide: men in ECE

KATE RUSSELL investigates why there are so few male early childhood education teachers in New Zealand.

iPads: do they have a place in ECE?

The debate continues on the use of ICT in early childhood education. JUDE BARBACK looks at the New Zealand stance.

Tackling literacy concerns in the workplace

Poor literacy, language, and numeracy skills are a big concern for many New Zealand workplaces. Here we look at the initiatives industry training organisations, learning centres, and the Government are taking to get on top of literacy concerns.

The role of the ECE teacher

How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?

Does a masters mean more money?

JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at whether postgraduate qualifications really increase students’ earning potential when they join the workforce.

PTEs and the watchdog

Private training establishments catering for international students have rarely strayed from the media spotlight in recent years as concerns over corrupt and ill-equipped institutions continue to grow.

Pathway of the poor

JUDE BARBACK talks to Australian expert, Dr John Polesel, about the need for quality, structured, and well-resourced vocational education and training programmes at secondary schools.

Beyond the school gates

JUDE BARBACK explores the vast array of options on offer to senior secondary students, thanks to the initiatives of the Ministry of Education and individual schools.

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.

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.
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