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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Evolution of learning support in Aotearoa

In 1921, children and young people with disabilities in New Zealand were denied education and confined to institutions. A century later, we know that inclusion works for all, and celebrate the fact that more than 99 per cent of learners are enrolled in local schools.

Opinion: Just how stratified our education system really is

Alwyn Poole has been working through a major data project on the state of education in New Zealand and says a lot of information is emerging.

Education Perfect’s Whakataetae Reo Māori (Māori Language Competition) keeps growing in 2021

This year, Education Perfect will once again run its Free online Whakataetae Reo Māori (Māori Language Competition) which is the largest competition in Aotearoa celebrating the practice and inclusion of Māori language. 

New champion in tertiary education for people with dyslexia

The online official launch of the Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark initiative is being held at 10am on Wednesday 8 September, and a range of events are taking place over the week.

Five skills that invite kids to cooperate

Jacqui Southey, Save the Children New Zealand’s Child Rights Advocacy and Research Director is working towards driving systemic change where children will realise their rights in New Zealand.

Public engagement sought on NCEA subjects 

Ākonga, whānau, kaiako, and the wider education sector can have their say on the provisional subject lists for The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. 

WelTec tutor blends Māori with contemporary for creative tech students

Darren Ward’s third-year students have put the finishing touches on a wharenui, made to scale, as part of their Bachelor of Creativity programme at WelTec.

Teachers share practice at PLD Expo

Around 400 teachers and school staff took part in a dynamic professional learning and development (PLD) event in Wellington in April, which included a kōrero from psychologist Nigel Latta about managing stress and workload.

Mana in Mahi is working as a career path for jobseekers into ECE 

A new programme has been launched to help unemployed people become early childhood teachers, and it’s working.

Enhancing curriculum a key focus of Budget 2021

A significant chunk of the Education Budget 2021 has been allocated to enhancing curriculum support for teachers and learners.

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