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Turkey to stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools

Turkey will stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools, deeming it controversial and difficult to understand, a senior education official says.

UK schoolboys wear skirts in protest over no-shorts rule during heatwave

Schoolboys have turned up for class dressed in skirts in protest over a no-shorts uniform policy, despite the heatwave.

How old is too old to teach overseas?

KATE RUSSELL looks at how New Zealand and Australian teachers aged over 50 are faring in finding work abroad.

College old girl heads Canadian union

Stephanie Smith, a former student of Whanganui Girls' College has been re-elected president of the British Columbia Government Employees Union.

NZ universities climb in world rankings – Waikato University jumps more than 100 places

By Simon Collins New Zealand universities are climbing up the world rankings as academics focus more on world-leading research. Five of the country's eight universities have risen in the latest QS rankings. Waikato University is the...

Offshore delivery of education boosts economic growth

A new report shows the revenue from New Zealand’s education services delivered offshore rose to $171 million last year, an increase from an estimated $104 million in 2012.

Home and Away

New Zealand teacher friends JASON McKEARNEY and ANDR’E JAY taught together at an international school in Doha, Qatar. One returned to teach in New Zealand, the other remains in Doha. Here they talk about their experiences teaching abroad.

Thinking of teaching in an international school? – where to start

NICK KENDELL offers his advice for teachers considering teaching in an international school.

The situation in Saudi: export education in the face of poor human rights

Why is Education New Zealand continuing to focus on Saudi Arabia despite the country’s poor human rights track record? Reader concerns prompt JUDE BARBACK to investigate.

A day in the life of a UK relief teacher

With work proving difficult to come by in New Zealand, CHRISTIAN BRIENESSE, a history and English teacher from Dunedin, sought teaching and travelling opportunities in the UK.
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