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Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.

Editorial: NCEA, assessment and attitudes must change

Senior school students received their NCEA results this week and few will have been surprised. Their teachers will have ensured that most of them got their required credits from internal assessments before they sat the national exams.

Lynda Stuart: Now teachers can assess what children can do

As National Standards gets shown the door it's worth remembering what the world looked like eight years ago. Back then, parents weren't in the dark about their children's academic progress.

Sweeping changes to City College’s curriculum for 2018

Whanganui City College is scrapping its subject-based learning.

Is our main goal really to produce a generation of good spellers?

JAMES THOMLINSON, aka 'Mr T' discusses how the way writing is assessed forces teachers to put too much emphasis on aspects like spelling and punctuation.

Education needs to address rapid change

Chorus chief executive Kate McKenzie says New Zealand needs to change its education system to better prepare children for work.

South Taranaki school teaches protest as part of curriculum

A South Taranaki school is weaving protest into the teaching of the curriculum.

Digital technology becoming compulsory in school curriculum

Digital technologies learning is to be added to the school curriculum

Play misunderstood: the divide between primary classroom

SARAH AIONO of Longworth Education suggests that a successful play-based learning environment requires a level of skill by teachers not easily understood by school management.

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.
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