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Growing strides for footsteps

Footsteps provides in-home education to pre-school children for free. JUDE BARBACK talks to footsteps’ managing director Kevin Christie about this remarkable organisation’s rapid growth and future plans.

What will national standards look like post-election

This year’s election is about to hove into view and it’s time once more to consider everybody’s pitch. National Standards is a flagship government policy that’s very much on the line, with the controversy and opposition to its introduction nearly a decade ago refusing to go away. JAYLAN BOYLE considers again some of the main objections and invites Labour’s Chris Hipkins to discuss his version of a post-National Standards world.

Multi-teacher approach: one school’s experience

JUDE BARBACK asks Hautapu School teachers about the benefits and challenges of moving from single cell classrooms to an open-plan, multi-teacher approach to learning.

Teacher education – should it be provider-led or school-led?

England’s teacher training situation is said to be heading for crisis as programmes move away from higher education providers to school-led programmes. How does New Zealand’s situation compare? By JUDE BARBACK.

Busting myths around Universities today

CHRIS WHELAN reports that New Zealand’s universities are in excellent shape, but funding needs to keep pace if we are to maintain our high quality and reputation.

Answering the call to early childhood education

Education Review finds two people who have changed tack in their careers to retrain as early childhood educators and have never looked back. 

Transformation not tinkering

A University of Auckland professor of disability studies and inclusive education argues for a total rethink of the purpose of education to inform Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

Modern teaching trends a “monstrous threat to social justice”

Education leader says despite good use of 21st century learning concepts, he has concerns about extreme interpretation and the wholesale promotion of the 21st century learning movement, and the denigration of traditional practice. By Anna Clements.

Rigid approach preventing CoLs from flourishing

Concerns that the Government’s ‘managerial focus’ is stunting the development of the Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) policy are supported by a significant underspend of the IES budget so far.

How do we find out about university quality?

Whenever a new set of university rankings come out, our universities get busy boasting while the news media comb through the data for possible stories. Rankings arise from people’s understandable interest in comparative information and...

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