International Literacy Day (Friday, 8 September 2017) is a time to consider those New Zealanders who wish to gain the literacy or numeracy skills required to participate fully in a modern society. Around 43 percent of the population aged 16-64 (1,294,053) have literacy skills at level 2 or lower as measured by the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies.
Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) has today published an ‘Election Manifesto’ providing a guide for early childhood teachers and parents to the main issues facing early childhood education (ECE). As well as setting out its own aims the ECNZ’s document allows parents and teachers to compare different party policies on ECE as they decide how to cast their votes.
The week designated for celebrating all things te reo Māori has been celebrated since 1975 and this year moved to September from mid-year to increase the chances of good weather for outdoor activities and to renew the link with Māori Language Day.
Teachers are calling for more support in a role they say is becoming less about teaching and more about social work.
Speakers at the launch of the UCOL Employability Hub, from left, business owner Andrus Lei, student Zach Meads, careers consultant Ronica Sami and graduate Alicia Hughes.