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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Pay parity for all ECE teachers, not just kindergarten teachers

After much negotiation, NZEI Te Riu Roa's kindergarten teacher members voted to accept a settlement of their collective agreement that retains pay parity with their primary colleagues. Lead negotiator for the union Virginia Oakly says...

In defence of play: why imagination is key in early childhood education

ECE researcher Kelly Warren says the emphasis needs to change from focussing on young children acquiring formal learning behaviours to fostering social and emotional skills.

Asian kids in Aotearoa: The challenges they face

A new report by the Asia New Zealand Foundation finds maintaining cultural knowledge and language skills is a challenge for the growing number of under-five Asian children in New Zealand.

“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.

Opinion: Bullying in ECE

In a 2018 social media survey of early childhood (EC) teachers in New Zealand, 52% of the 700 respondents reported they had experienced bullying in their workplaces.

Beating bullying before it begins – addressing bullying in ECE

Bullying is a difficult topic to broach in early childhood settings, but experts agree it could be the opportune time to prevent bullying behaviours from developing. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

OECD report confirms need for 100% qualified teachers in ECE

The latest OECD report on early childhood education (ECE) underlines the case for 100 per cent qualified teachers, and casts the government’s repeated failure to restore funding for teaching staff in a poor light, says...

Quality of early childhood education services under scrutiny

Researchers have called into question the quality of the education of our youngest learners during a recent seminar. Rebekah Fraser speaks to early childhood education experts about the state of the sector.

Kindergarten opens doors to newborns

A new kindergarten opening in March promises new jobs, extended hours and will take children from birth.

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