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Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 2: Schooling Provision – An end to intermediate schools?

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The second issue is schooling provision. The big question arising from these recommendations is, what will happen to our intermediate schools?

Education can no longer be a political football

Whatever changes the Tomorrow’s Schools reforms may bring, many in the sector agree that the most important thing is achieving cross-party consensus on a way to move forward. Jude Barback reports.

The Tomorrow’s Schools Review: Considering the recommendations

In the third part of a four-part series, Professor Martin Thrupp and Dr Katrina McChesney from the University of Waikato analyse the Taskforce's recommendations.

Practicum vs theory: where does the balance lie?

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.

Discussing the future of Kiwi education (in a very Kiwi setting, in a very...

Editor Jude Barback attended Nikki Kaye’s public meeting in Tauranga on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

The End of an ERO?

The Tomorrow’s Schools Review taskforce’s recommendation to replace the Education Review Office with the Education Evaluation Office signals a major change to the way schools are monitored. Rachel Helyer Donaldson finds out whether schools will welcome the change.

Reimagining teacher training: fantasy or reality?

In a world where imagery increasingly dominates human communication, university education clings to its long-held use of language as the prime mode of thought and communication – verbal, which is good for describing. On...

Tomorrow’s Schools Report Issue 1: Governance – Enter the Education Hubs

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The first – and most significant – issue of the report is governance. Will Education Hubs deliver a fairer deal for all schools, or will they be to the detriment of well-run and high-performing schools?

Watch: ChalkTalks panel interviews

Education Central journalist Soumya Bhamidipati talks to the Tomorrow's Schools panellists pre and post the panel discussion.

Dr Michelle Johansson: Supporting new teachers

ChalkTalks panellist Dr Michelle Johansson, Programme Director, Teach First NZ answers the big question: What is the biggest challenge facing teacher education in New Zealand?

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