Rāhina 29 o Whiringa ā nuku

Employment Relations Authority to facilitate in teachers’ strike

A planned nationwide strike of primary school teachers and principals is still on, despite both parties agreeing to facilitation. The Employment Relations Authority has accepted a joint application for facilitation lodged by the primary teachers’ union and the Ministry of Education.

Early childhood teacher shortage means teachers can get ‘whatever they want’

A survey by the Early Childhood Council has found that 30 per cent of childcare centres have unfilled vacancies for qualified teachers this month, with the average time required to get a suitable applicant up from 70 working days at this time last year to 97 days.

Strike action highlights reo teacher shortage

New Zealand Education Institute -Te Riu Roa (NZEI) president Lynda Stuart says schools are at a crisis with teacher shortages and retention, particularly reo Māori teachers in both kaupapa Māori and mainstream schools.

Importance of culturally proficient teachers

How important is it to pronounce a student’s name properly?. Dr Punita Rice is an education researcher and academic adviser with John Hopkins University in the US. She has very firm views on teachers being culturally proficient in increasingly diverse schools.

 

Media releases

State integrated Schools meet with Education Minister

Catholic Education Office: Proprietors and Principals of state integrated Schools embrace opportunity to meet with Education Minister.

 

Opinion

Engaged students make for engaged citizens

Making civics part of the curriculum would develop the type of knowledge, skills and dispositions students need for a lifetime of citizen involvement, argues Dr Bronwyn Wood

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