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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Kiwi teachers abroad tell it like it is

JUDE BARBACK asks New Zealand teachers overseas the important questions about recruitment, money, family, culture, and teaching. Recruitment agent, Lauranne Croot, also shares her views.

‘Role Model’ teachers are central to good character education

New research shows that when teachers view themselves as character educators it helps develop a shared "virtue literacy" with students.

Navigating Chinese students’ culture shock

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.

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.

Saudi Arabian educators head home with lessons from NZ education system

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.

Why overseas teachers will help – but not solve – New Zealand’s teacher shortage...

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.

Aussie teacher crisis matches New Zealand’s

New Zealand is not alone in its teacher crisis: hordes of disillusioned and burned-out teachers are fleeing the profession in Australia - with potentially damaging ramifications for the whole country.

How old is too old to teach overseas?

KATE RUSSELL looks at how New Zealand and Australian teachers aged over 50 are faring in finding work abroad.

Saudi Arabian educators learn from New Zealand’s best

More than 70 Saudi Arabian teachers are in New Zealand for nine months to learn about New Zealand’s education system.

NZ education initiative among world’s most innovative education projects

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.
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