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The Tomorrow’s Schools Review: The power relations in the new system, and summing up

In the final part of a four-part series, Professor Martin Thrupp and Dr Katrina McChesney from the University of Waikato suggest the Taskforce's report should be re-read in a more constructive way.

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.

The Tomorrow’s Schools Review: An opportunity missed

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.

The Tomorrow’s Schools Review: The lack of debate

In the first of a four-part series, Professor Martin Thrupp and Dr Katrina McChesney from the University of Waikato analyse the Tomorrow's Schools Review Taskforce Report.

Getting funding right is key to an effective vocational education system

It took a crisis for New Zealand’s vocational education system to work effectively, with ITPs and ITOs working collaboratively during the rebuild after the Canterbury earthquakes. In order to ensure the two parts of the system work well together going forward, it is essential to have a new funding system that recognises all the elements of vocational education. By Roger Smyth.

Youth Mental Health: One-size-fits-all approach not working

Schools and communities say the funding for youth mental health initiatives needs to be directed to them directly to so that programmes suit the specific needs of their young people. By Ruby Harfield.

Strong and mixed reactions to the proposed vocational education reforms

While the unions are delighted to see an end signalled to the “bums on seats, market-driven” approach to vocational education, industry training organisations (ITOs) believe the Government’s proposals to reform the vocational education system are potentially destructive to an on-job training system in New Zealand that is “humming”.

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.

Tomorrow’s School’s Review: Redesign or Restructure?

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.

Spotlight on RTLBs – Making changes that work

John McRae speaks to a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour to get a better insight into the vital work they carry out in Kiwi schools.
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