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Friday, October 19, 2018

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.

Kate Hawkesby: When principals quit to drive a tow truck, we have a problem

So, hard on the heels of a teacher shortage, we learn now we're also short on pilots - how long before it's principals too?

Opinion: Ashton Stuart: Here is my reality

Teacher Ashton Stuart gives an insight into why more support is needed in New Zealand schools.

Opinion: Paula Wine – Non-teachers: here’s the ‘why’

Paula Wine wants non-teachers to have a better understanding of why primary teachers are planning to strike next week.

Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE matters!

Chief executive of the Early Childhood Council (ECC) Peter Reynolds describes the recent media attack on early childhood education as “another example of ill-formed childcare centre-bashing”.


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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The untold value of consistently effective teachers

Don't blame teachers for educational inequality; instead, believe that they can make a real difference, says Chief Executive of Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Jay Allnutt.