The Ministry of Education is rolling out a major special education reform to Communities of Learning around New Zealand, but critics say easier access to learning support services needs to be made available to all schools, not just those in Communities of Learning.
A school that looks after about 1200 deaf students across the upper North Island has been placed under limited statutory management.
From 100 isolated primary kids in 1922 to over 23,000 enrolments today, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) - formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.
When Kapiti College found providing reader/writers to its growing number of dyslexic students unsustainable, it looked to assistive technologies for answers
The controversies surrounding seclusion rooms and the increasingly widespread practice of illegal ‘Kiwi suspensions’ reveal some cracks in our education system when it comes to managing challenging behaviour. JUDE BARBACK asks whether our schools and teachers are adequately prepared for the realities of teaching a diverse range of students.
All schools strive to engage with their communities. Some do it better than others. Here, JUDE BARBACK looks at an outstanding example of school-iwi partnerships in Ruapehu.
With the Government poised to make dramatic changes to special education policy, Education Review looks at Dr Judith Selvaraj’s recent research, which investigates the mismatch between policy and practice when it comes to implementing inclusion in New Zealand’s secondary schools
DR JUDITH SELVARAJ says we need to seriously consider whether pitting the compulsory sector against the non-compulsory sector is a good idea.