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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Opinion: Camilla Highfield – Let’s not put the cart before the horse in NCEA...

Camilla Highfield is the director of Team Solutions - the professional development provider of University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Opinion: Kaanihi Butler-Hare – Te Reo Māori and Aotearoa history should be taught in...

Seventeen-year-old Kaanihi Butler-Hare is a student at the Māori immersion kura, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Ara Whānui in Lower Hutt. He is studying English through Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) and wrote this persuasive piece about Te Reo Māori for his level 2 Writing folio.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Don’t ask for a pay rise until you have earned...

Villa Education Trust’s Alwyn Poole says teachers need to look at how they can improve the system for all students before asking for a pay rise.

Teachers’ Strike: Premature Exhortation?

Lyall Lukey, Convener of the recent Education Leaders Forum “Valuing Educators-Revaluing Education” argues that precipitate strike action is counterproductive to lifting the status and salaries of present teachers and recruiting the next generation.

Response: Derek Olphert – Critical Studies for Future Education?

Derek Olphert responds to Professor John Morgan’s article on the need for critical studies of education.

Mike Hosking: Government’s blind ideology on charter schools doesn’t make sense

It looks like the charter school debate-come-debacle, might have come to a good, and if not good, a satisfactory end.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – The tired, acrimonious dance of teacher pay negotiations

Peter Lyons says we need to seriously rethink the way we appraise teachers.

Opinion: Linda Sissons – Schools, employers and all of us need to open the...

Chief executive of the Primary ITO, Linda Sissons says an extra 50,000 primary sector qualified workers will be needed by 2025 to meet the Government’s growth demands.

The Practicum Files: Christian Ioka – “a mixture of excitement, confusion and discovery”

Aspiring primary teacher Christian Ioka has learned an important lesson - that the best learning comes from one’s mistakes and failures while on practicum.

The Practicum Files: Holly Preece-Honeysett – “an experience you cannot compare to anything else”

What’s it like for trainee teachers to go into schools to put theory into practice? Third-year University of Auckland early childhood student Holly Preece-Honeysett reflects on the whirlwind that is practicum.


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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Opinion: Judy McGregor – Women still struggle to make top of...

The struggle to achieve gender equality in tertiary education is a glass half-full story.

Teachers at sea