One reason I’m happy to be a retired teacher is that I’ve escaped the relentless cycle of change to which exhausted and harried teachers are constantly subjected.
The internationally recognised longitudinal study Growing Up In New Zealand collects detailed information from 7000 children and their families from before birth and into the children’s adulthood.
Massey University mathematics education specialists have won a major award for their research in designing new teaching methods to improve Pasifika and Māori student achievement.
Unitec was repeatedly warned by the Tertiary Education Union that an ideological experiment to make the institute more “market focused” would land it in trouble, union president Sandra Grey says.
NZGovt: “The Coalition has agreed to set aside up to $1.0 million this financial year for providers to undertake programmes to promote digital skills,” Chris Hipkins said.
NZGovt: Winners of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards
When stuck in a hole the best advice is to stop digging, but what if you can’t spot the hole in the first place? The NCEA review’s promotion of project-based learning is an example of the sort of frantic digging that occurs when profoundly and blindly stuck.
The way we run our schools today was first proposed in 1988, by a supermarket director and business leader called Brian Picot. His views about schooling were a product of his times and reflected a wider nationwide deregulation of the economy.
Racism divides societies and fractures the idea of common nationhood. It helps explain why some people don’t get a fair go at school, for example.