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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.

College old girl heads Canadian union

Stephanie Smith, a former student of Whanganui Girls' College has been re-elected president of the British Columbia Government Employees Union.

NZ universities climb in world rankings – Waikato University jumps more than 100 places

By Simon Collins New Zealand universities are climbing up the world rankings as academics focus more on world-leading research. Five of the country's eight universities have risen in the latest QS rankings. Waikato University is the...

Offshore delivery of education boosts economic growth

A new report shows the revenue from New Zealand’s education services delivered offshore rose to $171 million last year, an increase from an estimated $104 million in 2012.

Home and Away

New Zealand teacher friends JASON McKEARNEY and ANDR’E JAY taught together at an international school in Doha, Qatar. One returned to teach in New Zealand, the other remains in Doha. Here they talk about their experiences teaching abroad.

Ivy League and Oxbridge: do Kiwi students stand a chance?

Jamie Beaton, founder of Crimson Consulting, talks to JUDE BARBACK about removing the roadblocks between New Zealand and the world’s top universities.

The situation in Saudi: export education in the face of poor human rights

Why is Education New Zealand continuing to focus on Saudi Arabia despite the country’s poor human rights track record? Reader concerns prompt JUDE BARBACK to investigate.

FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE: A day in the life of a UK relief teacher

With work proving difficult to come by in New Zealand, CHRISTIAN BRIENESSE, a history and English teacher from Dunedin, sought teaching and travelling opportunities in the UK.

The Big Wide World – but at what cost?

Concerns over health and safety, increasing inequality between and within schools, financial pressure on parents, and difficulty with fundraising all create hurdles for the overseas school trip. However, many schools believe these obstacles should not stand in the way of offering their students the chance to experience the world.

Itchy feet?

Considering swapping your Kiwi classroom for pastures new? We look at your options
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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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