New research shows that when teachers view themselves as character educators it helps develop a shared "virtue literacy" with students.
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.
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.
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.
More than 70 Saudi Arabian teachers are in New Zealand for nine months to learn about New Zealand’s education system.
New Zealand education initiative Longworth Forest has been selected by global education non-profit HundrED as one of its 100 innovative education projects across the world.