Autumn 2015

Doing it for ourselves

By Jane Blaikie 30 September, 2015

“It’s been bandied about for a couple of years now that we’re teaching children for jobs that haven’t yet been invented,” says Sharon Jane. “You hear people say ‘so what…

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Educators dig deep on Joint Initiative

By Jane Blaikie 30 April, 2015

Hundreds, if not thousands, of teachers, principals and support staff are offering the government a leg up on its failing education policies. “We’ve had too many initiatives to go and…

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Captain Electric brings light and hope to ECE

By Jane Blaikie 2 April, 2015

Charismatic teacher, performer and leader Karen O’Leary had an unlikely and unpromising start to formal learning. Even so, she now sees early education as “vitally important” and needing “the best…

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Pedagogies of hope; dialogical professional development

By Jane Blaikie 1 April, 2015

Introduction Students in poverty often do not reach their potential in New Zealand’s education system; this is largely due to reasons outside of schools’ control (see Snook and O’Neill chapter).…

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Educators scramble to replace library services

By Diana Clement 30 March, 2015

The National Library says that class sets of books will no longer be available to individual teachers. Instead it will provide “sets of high quality, curated curriculum topic resources for…

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Antidotes to anxiety

By Michelle Nixon 30 March, 2015

More and more New Zealand children are being prescribed medication for anxiety disorders, and many remain undiagnosed. – Michelle Nixon reports.   Up to 10-12 percent of children may be…

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