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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Revisiting NZ school qualifications 130 years on

Twenty years after NCEA was first mooted, New Zealand is once again revisiting its qualification system. FIONA CASSIE looks at the 130-year-plus history of our school qualification system.

Inclusive education – where are we going wrong?

New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.

The big debate: should te reo be compulsory in our schools?

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.

Shouting to be heard: the worrying effects of noise in early childhood education services

Susan Bates raises concerns about the potentially damaging effects of the high noise levels in many early childhood education centres in New Zealand and asks: what is being done about it?

Is ‘mat time’ a waste of time?

ANITA MORTLOCK shares her research about the common practice of ‘mat time’ in New Zealand schools.

Doing something about dyslexia

The Government is poised to make changes to provide better screening and support for children with dyslexia, reports JODY HOPKINSON.

What can we learn from the 2018 PBRF results?

Upon analysing the data from the 2018 Performance-based Research Fund (PBRF) quality evaluation, Roger Smyth makes some interesting observations about the PBRF and its future.

Can you have a life and be a primary teacher at the same time?

A large part of the reason behind tomorrow’s industrial action boils down to one big question: can you build a life and be a primary school teacher at the same time? The four people interviewed for this story, who are in and around the day-to-day of that life, say the answer, as matters stand, is categorically ‘no’. By JAYLAN BOYLE.

Enrichment or acceleration or both? How to best provide for gifted students

The research shows the enrichment classes are not enough to cater for gifted students. What should schools be doing instead? JUDE BARBACK investigates.

Making learning visible: Putting Hattie into practice

Professor John Hattie’s meta-analyses have helped to unveil effective teaching and learning practices. Here, LYNDA SHANKS shares how this research is being made accessible to schools and teachers through the popular Visible Learningplus programme.

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