The number of Chinese students enrolling in New Zealand schools has plunged by more than 1000 this year, amid record numbers of last-minute cancellations.
JUDE BARBACK accompanied eight primary school kids on a new school exchange programme to Korea and witnessed first-hand what an impact such experiences can have – not just on the students, but on the school and its wider community.
Culture shock is a real risk for anyone travelling to a foreign place, but there is also a kind of academic culture shock that can affect students who aren’t used to what’s expected of students in western countries, according to research by doctoral candidate Linda Yu.
UK-trained teacher Kate Halls recently moved to New Zealand to work in a high school in the South Island close to where her beloved Lord of the Rings movies were filmed. She is certain she has made the right move, as the beauty on her doorstep is just one of the attractions.
New Zealanders are increasingly recognising the benefits of international education, according to the results of a recent survey.
International students have pumped $103 million into Tauranga's economy and supported 1167 jobs in just one year.
Nine months in New Zealand have passed quickly for three cohorts of more than 70 Saudi Arabian principals and teachers who travelled here to learn about New Zealand’s education system. Now they are looking forward to taking what they have learned and applying it back home.
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.
Education New Zealand’s 1 Million Cents Scholarship won Marketing Campaign of the Year at a global international education awards ceremony in London.