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.
Instead of focusing on the ‘piece of paper’ at the end, our education system should be geared to produce the skills needed by industry. By Meriana Johnsen.
The new group appointed to guide the reform of New Zealand’s education system has been given the brief to hold the government accountable to what people are saying.
Rebekah Fraser attended the first Education Summit in Christchurch.
School students at an education summit are calling for schools that are more relevant to their lives - not just academic learning.
Massey University’s Head of the Institute of Education, Professor John O’Neill says New Zealand’s education system and culture have evolved since Tomorrow’s Schools and the time is right for change.
Charter school advocates are frustrated at the Education Minister's refusal to acknowledge the positive points made by students and parents about charter schools in a recently released report.
The Ministry of Education has welcomed a survey finding that about a third of teachers feel their teaching has been strengthened by new groups of local schools called "communities of learning".
Vanguard Military School’s application to become a school of designated character does not mean that the transition process is clear-cut for charter schools, with one provider claiming to be “totally in the dark”.