Opinion

Breathing new life into the curriculum

By Kate Drury 10 November, 2017

When the new Labour-led government announced the end of National Standards this month, there were cheers around the country from teachers, principals and parents.

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The cost of “free” education

By Guest Author 9 November, 2017

A parent looks at the true cost of education in our state-funded primary schools.

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Together

By Guest Author 27 October, 2017

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart looks forward to 2018.

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It’s time

By EA Staff 27 October, 2017

NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary Paul Goulter says a pay jolt is needed for the education sector.

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Developing Literacy Skills through Learning Languages: Results from TPLT

By Silvia Insley 23 August, 2017

Effective literacy instruction incorporates specific teaching of the forms and meaning of language and of critical thinking skills. Students learning another language need to think critically to make connections between…

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Why social mobility is a waste of time

By Max Rashbrooke 7 August, 2017

The good society, the British historian R. H. Tawney once wrote, is not just one in which people can rise up the social ladder, but one in which they can…

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Book challenges a narrow world view

By EA Staff 7 August, 2017

DECOLONISATION IN AOTEAROA: EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Edited by Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan The introduction of the book offers a challenge to thinking around Māori education and decolonisation. “The…

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Keeping arts on the school agenda

By Kate Drury 27 July, 2017

During the Second World War, when asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort Winston Churchill said: “Then what are we fighting for?” The story may be…

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Mauri ora model sees tamariki flourish

By Heni Collins 27 July, 2017

    From a kaupapa Māori perspective, professional development for teachers on the topic “cultural responsiveness and relational pedagogy” is about mauri ora. When the mauri (inner spirit or life…

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Creativity worth fighting for

By EA Staff 27 July, 2017

  An extraordinary shift is taking place in China’s schools, largely unobserved by the rest of the world. One person who has noticed is Professor Peter O’Connor, an internationally recognised…

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