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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.

Drastic changes for polytechs and ITOs

Today’s vocational education reform announcements spell major change and disruption for New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).

“We make our own light” – how one school is closing the gap

Massey High School principal Glen Denham talks to JUDE BARBACK about what it’s going to take to close the gap in our education system.

We need to talk about… lifelong learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.

Life after National Standards: business as usual, or opportunity for change?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to schools about finding the new normal now that National Standards are a thing of the past.

What Kiwi teens really think about sex education

The call for better and more comprehensive sex education in schools is growing louder and in recent months much of it has been coming from school students themselves. Is what teens are being taught about sex and sexuality hitting the mark?

Mind the gap: intermediates versus middle schools

Intermediate schools are a uniquely Kiwi tradition that is almost a century old. But are they being gradually replaced by the Australian-style middle school? Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Job Currency: By Degrees? Without Qualifications? With Micro-credentials?

Speaking at the recent 12th annual Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua, Phil Ker, CE Otago Polytechnic generated interest with his presentation “Micro-credentials: an old dog with some new tricks!” ELF Convener Lyall Lukey explains why.

A day in the life of a secondary teacher

Wellington Girls' College teacher Cameron Stewart outlines what his day at work on Wednesday 15 May entailed, in an effort to demonstrate the complexities and workload of a typical day in the life of a teacher.

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.
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