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Friday, December 4, 2020

New research shows boys do better at single-sex schools

New research shows that over the period from 2013 to 2016, young men from single sex boys’ schools have gained NCEA qualifications, University Entrance and New Zealand Scholarship passes in greater proportions than their counterparts at co-educational schools.

Revisiting NZ school qualifications 130 years on

Twenty years after NCEA was first mooted, New Zealand is once again revisiting its qualification system. FIONA CASSIE looks at the 130-year-plus history of our school qualification system.

Inclusive education – where are we going wrong?

New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.

Rebecca Pyle: Why I left Auckland

"Teachers are falling over." Rebecca Pyle tells her story of why staying in Auckland wasn’t an option anymore.

The big debate: should te reo be compulsory in our schools?

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.

Doing something about dyslexia

The Government is poised to make changes to provide better screening and support for children with dyslexia, reports JODY HOPKINSON.

Māori students gain from different teaching style

Māori students do better in schools that teach in a different way - but the language by itself is not enough.

Book review: ‘You Are Awesome’ by Matthew Syed

Alwyn Poole reviews 'You are Awesome' by Matthew Syed, describing it as an essential book for every home with growing kids and every teacher.

Don’t come to New Zealand, British teachers warn colleagues back home

Two British teachers hired to help fill Auckland's desperate teacher shortage are warning other foreign teachers not to come because of the bureaucratic obstacles to recognising overseas qualifications and experience.

How our teacher shortage affects everyone

Everyone in our community should be deeply concerned when there is a shortage of employable teachers in our schools because it means the overall quality of the work force is lowered.
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