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.
Jobs may be on the line at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa after a damning review released by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority coupled with a forecast deficit.
The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council) responds to criticism of the Teacher Education Refresh programme.
New Zealand has a dire shortage of teachers. Yet despite recruitment campaigns and refresher programmes, a number of stories are emerging of overseas and returning teachers struggling to navigate the systems and costs involved with getting work in New Zealand schools. JUDE BARBACK suggests that valuing the existing teacher workforce is a better long-term solution.