How much longer can schools meet their students’ needs and remain innovative and exciting alongside persistent under-funding. JUDE BARBACK visits Gate Pa School in Tauranga to get a sense of one school’s efforts to provide great opportunities in an increasingly difficult educational climate.
Submissions on the NCEA Review have just closed, but do the ‘Big Opportunities’ outlined by the review really address the workloads caused by NCEA? Soumya Bhamidipati talks to a teacher and student about their thoughts on workload, assessment and the way we learn and teach.
Paediatric physiotherapist Julie Cullen looks at the impacts of edu-gaming and time spent on devices on the wellbeing, development and educational outcomes of Kiwi kids. With so much research now to consider, are we getting it right when it comes to technology and our tamariki?
The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council) responds to criticism of the Teacher Education Refresh programme.
New Zealand has a dire shortage of teachers. Yet despite recruitment campaigns and refresher programmes, a number of stories are emerging of overseas and returning teachers struggling to navigate the systems and costs involved with getting work in New Zealand schools. JUDE BARBACK suggests that valuing the existing teacher workforce is a better long-term solution.
Global citizenship is not just about arming Kiwi kids with the confidence to branch out: the world is increasingly coming to New Zealand, to the point that international education is now one of the linchpins of our export economy. By Jaylan Boyle.
Dr Noeline Wright has observed the development of one of New Zealand’s most progressive high schools, Hobsonville Point Secondary School since the very beginning.
JAYLAN BOYLE looks at accusation bias scaring men away from a career in early childhood education (ECE).