Secondary teachers’ union PPTA says the Government’s latest offer does not go any way to solving the supply, retention and workload issues that are affecting the sector.
A Western Australian primary sector leader tells Jaylan Boyle that, although they’re not suffering from teacher shortages there, there are very different dynamics at play - and yet their experience can be instructive on this side of the Tasman.
With self-motivation, hard work and the support of her family, Rohini Lal graduates with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching).
Primary teachers have released details of their proposed regional strikes in November as a nine-day strike ballot begins tomorrow.
New plans to recruit overseas and graduate teachers to address the teacher shortage have been welcomed as a short-term measure, but the sector says fixing pay and conditions should be the Government’s first priority.
An American teacher says immigration rules have prevented him from getting a job in New Zealand, despite a desperate teacher shortage.
Dr Frances Hancock’s doctorate research shows that “difference is not an uncrossable divide” when it comes to bicultural engagement.
Secondary school teachers' union PPTA is disappointed that the Ministry failed to include in its offer to secondary teachers a working party to look at staffing levels of school counsellors. However, some counsellors are doubtful another working party would bring about the necessary change.