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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

What’s the fuss about Finland?

We have long been preoccupied with how New Zealand’s education system measures up by world standards. Finland’s focus on a non-competitive education system has seen it shoot to the top of the charts.

An international education

JUDE BARBACK looks at some of the pros and cons of international schools

League tables: learning from experience

If there was a league table for international education systems, New Zealand would likely rank near the top. Will the introduction of primary school league tables see our ranking plummet?

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.

Offshore opportunities: early childhood teaching abroad

KATE RUSSELL talks about what to expect teaching toddlers in other countries.
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