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Simplistic education to blame for Brexit

A visiting University of Glasgow professor traces the roots of Brexit and fear of immigrants to a dumbed down education system, especially facile religious education.

Kiwi PE teachers head to Japan

Ten New Zealand physical education teachers head to Tokyo later this month to attend the Japan Sports Forum and give them a deeper understanding of the sporting culture in Japan.

Award-winning Indian students settle into New Zealand universities

A scholarship programme which aims to grow quality education linkages with India has seen a group of 35 students from India settle into their studies at New Zealand universities.

Te reo Maori to be taught to kids in Sydney from Otangarei

From small town Otangarei a local teacher could be teaching te reo to a group of Maori students across the ditch.

$5000 grant proves ‘massive incentive’ for foreign teachers

A new $5000 relocation grant is proving a "massive incentive" for agencies recruiting overseas teachers, as schools reopen after the summer holidays this week.

Bill sparks debate on languages in schools

Should every Kiwi child learn a second language? The National Party is saying 'yes' in a controversial new private member's bill.

Asian kids in Aotearoa: The challenges they face

A new report by the Asia New Zealand Foundation finds maintaining cultural knowledge and language skills is a challenge for the growing number of under-five Asian children in New Zealand.

Flipped learning well suited to international learners

Schools are finding that 'flipped learning' is well suited to international learners.

Whanganui Girls College assistant principal Prabh Mokha heads to Brunei

Whanganui Girls College's assistant principal will soon swap Whanganui's river views for the jungles and beaches of Brunei.

Student fee sabre-rattling: another step in wider erosion of New Zealanders’ rights in Australia?

Pii-Tuulia Nikula, for The Conversation, says tit-for-tat policy decision-making over student fees is just a minor element in a much wider erosion of New Zealanders' rights in Australia.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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