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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Opinion: Michael Harvey – a student’s background shouldn’t determine if they are going to...

Dr Michael Harvey says we need to move the focus from students’ socioeconomic status to listening to what students really want to get out of their education and working out to best deliver this.

Opinion: Sue Robinson – An open letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins

Teacher Sue Robinson is concerned about the current state of the teaching profession and the impact it will have on an enthusiastic new generation of teachers.

Opinion: Nina Hood – Why ‘skills vs knowledge’ is the wrong discussion

Dr Nina Hood suggests we need to look beyond the debate the pits skills against knowledge.

Opinion: Derek Hopper – Hunting for the ghost in the machine: do NZ teachers...

Teacher Dr Derek Hopper believes the argument that many New Zealand teachers have unconscious racist bias, which is contributing to the poor educational outcomes for many students, is on shaky ground.

Opinion: Kia King – Parents: what do you think of modern learning?

Kia King shares her findings so far about parents' experiences and opinions of open-plan classrooms and device use in New Zealand primary schools. She urges parents to complete the survey to present a fair representation of how Kiwi parents feel to the Ministry of Education.

Opinion: Jenesa Jeram – Education under the x-ray

NZ Initiative Research Fellow Jenesa Jeram says inequality in average educational achievement can obscure the real gains and improvements some schools and students are making.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Crushing of the charter school model hurts the poorest

The New Zealand education system is in major trouble writes Alwyn Poole.

If I look back, I am lost: a personal review of NCEA

Soumya Bhamidipati reflects on her journey through our national secondary school qualification as a high school student in the mid-noughties.

Opinion: Briar Lipson – NCEA review is not tackling our declining performance

Briar Lipson asks after 15 years of falling performance, will this year's review double down on NCEA's inclusivity through low expectations?

Opinion: James Bentley – Schools have more urgent needs than all these reviews

Schools need more teachers, better paid, more than content reviews says James Bentley.


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