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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

One giant playdate across two countries: why student exchange programmes are worth the effort

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.

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.

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.
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