Rāmere te 6 o Hongongoi

NCEA review better not just be another ride on the educational merry-go-round

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.

Longitudinal study to measure te reo Māori

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.

Maths award for raising Pasifika and Maori success

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 compounded woes with ‘big experiment’, says union boss

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.


Fund to promote digital skills in homes

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.

PM’s Education Excellence Awards

NZGovt: Winners of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards


Elizabeth Rata: NCEA’s fatal flaw is to assess projects before knowledge

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.

Bali Haque: Tomorrows Schools review must deal with the market’s failure

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, citizenship and schooling: why we still have some way to go

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.



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