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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

iPads: do they have a place in ECE?

The debate continues on the use of ICT in early childhood education. JUDE BARBACK looks at the New Zealand stance.

Restoring school entry age of 5 may cost taxpayers $42m

Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show.

Kindergarten revolt: Shift to fee-paying daycare scrapped

A parents' revolt has forced a rethink of plans to turn Auckland's kindergartens into all-day centres.

Opinion: Susan Bates – group size matters in ECE

Early childhood education advocate SUSAN BATES argues that group size in early childhood education settings has an impact on children's development.

Out of the mouths of babes

In a world first, a group of national and international researchers, gathered by Professor Janet Gaffney at the University of Auckland, has begun a collaboration they hope will add significant research to the crucial...

“That’s women’s work”: Challenging gender stereotypes through tertiary education

The way tertiary education organisations package, promote and deliver their courses can help challenge long-held societal perceptions about certain vocations. By JUDE BARBACK.

Early childhood teachers launch pay equity claim

Following the pay equity settlement for aged care and community support workers, early childhood teachers are looking to follow suit. Union NZEI Te Riu Roa is launching a new claim for pay equity for...

ECE survey expected to reveal workforce shortages

National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis has launched a survey to reveal the extent of teacher shortages in early childhood education services. “I regularly visit Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres and talk with...

Labour promises $200m more for early childhood education, more qualified teachers

At least 80 per cent of teachers at early childhood centres will have to be qualified if Labour is in Government.

Compulsory qualifications planned for home-based early childhood education and childcare

Some childcare providers are expected to quit, and those who stay in the business may raise their fees, under a new policy requiring home-based carers to become qualified.

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