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Thursday, December 2, 2021

“You’re about to go off the edge of a cliff” – UK expert fears...

Headmistress of a low-decile inner-city London school, Katharine Birbalsingh, believes traditional teaching methods and a curriculum driven by content are the hallmarks of a quality education. JUDE BARBACK was among those to attend her presentation last night.

Play IS learning: why play-time matters more than you think

Anna Clements looks at a Bay of Plenty school that is experiencing the joys and benefits of implementing a play-based learning approach.

Kiwi teachers abroad tell it like it is

JUDE BARBACK asks New Zealand teachers overseas the important questions about recruitment, money, family, culture, and teaching. Recruitment agent, Lauranne Croot, also shares her views.

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.

The role of the ECE teacher

How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?

Technology and our tamariki – are we getting it right?

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 transition between ECE and school

How well aligned are our ECE and school sectors? JUDE BARBACK looks closely at a child’s transition from early childhood education to school in New Zealand.

Faces and spaces: why good transitions matter for children

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop during her visit to New Zealand to discuss her fascinating research project in which she has studied the lives of 150 children for over 14 years, making some compelling conclusions about the impact of early childhood education and transitions.

Tomorrow’s Schools Report Issue 1: Governance – Enter the Education Hubs

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The first – and most significant – issue of the report is governance. Will Education Hubs deliver a fairer deal for all schools, or will they be to the detriment of well-run and high-performing schools?

Addressing the teacher shortage – Ministry’s measures not enough

In December, the government announced a new package to address teacher shortages. But as principals look further afield to staff their schools, will these measures be enough, and what effect might they already have on those deciding to enter the profession? MELISSA WASTNEY reports.

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