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Play based learning: producing critical, creative and innovative thinkers

STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.

Saving our billion dollar kiwifruit industry

The effects of the Psa virus have crippled New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry, but research efforts are aiding its recovery and providing glimmers of hope for the future of kiwifruit. JUDE BARBACK reports.

Lack of support, disinterest, and high costs perceived barriers to higher education

JUDE BARBACK considers the findings of a recent survey that reveal high costs, lack of support and lack of interest as deterrents to pursuing tertiary education in New Zealand. 

Lessons in leadership: what can New Zealand learn from the International Successful School Principalship...

ROSS NOTMAN considers New Zealand research findings from an international educational leadership project and what they mean for the new leadership roles emerging from the Government’s $359m plan to help raise student achievement.

Lessons in leadership: what can New Zealand learn from the international successful school principalship...

ROSS NOTMAN considers New Zealand research findings from an international educational leadership project and what they mean for the new leadership roles emerging from the Government’s $359m plan to help raise student achievement.

Education: Beeby’s, tomorrow’s and today’s

RENEE GERLICH’s research into the history of New Zealand education reveals how various policy decisions over the years have done little to fulfil early education director Clarence Beeby’s vision of equality in education.

Educator or nurturer?

We know that student wellbeing is an integral component to student achievement, but are we taking it seriously? JUDE BARBACK asks where the school’s role begins and ends?

Leadership that’s all about the students

Principals are finding Viviane Robinson’s book Student-Centered Leadership “invaluable” in guiding their leadership practices.

What’s the fuss about Finland?

We have long been preoccupied with how New Zealand’s education system measures up by world standards. Finland’s focus on a non-competitive education system has seen it shoot to the top of the charts. With our education system taking a different track, will we see similar success, or should we be looking closer at what the Finns are doing? JUDE BARBACK reports.

League tables: learning from experience

If there was a league table for international education systems, New Zealand would likely rank near the top. Will the introduction of primary school league tables see our ranking plummet?
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