Graham Foster analyses the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. He believes the direction of the TS Review must be altered to reduce the importance of how we administer education and give greater recognition to the importance of the curriculum, students and teachers.
It became clear at Education Central’s ChalkTalks panel discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education that it was difficult for ITE (initial teacher education) providers to be truly innovative against a backdrop of constant political change and a sector that currently feels so under-valued.
ChalkTalks panellist Associate Professor Mark Barrow, Dean, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland gives his thoughts on what are the biggest challenges facing teacher education in New Zealand.
One of the perennial questions faced by an initial teacher education (ITE) provider is what constitutes the right balance of practical and theoretical programme delivery. ChalkTalks panellists discussed this at the recent discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education.
In the second part of a four-part series, Professor Martin Thrupp and Dr Katrina McChesney from the University of Waikato consider the 'framing' of the taskforce's report.
Education Central is delighted to introduce Dr Melinda Webber as our newest panel member for our first ChalkTalks panel discussion, ‘Under the Microscope: The NCEA Review’.