Education policy

Stretch the envelope!

By Debra Harrington 21 April, 2016

“James and I have the same dopey sense of humour,” says Te Atatu Intermediate School Principal Noelle Fletcher as she and Arohanui School principal James Le Marquand attempt to explain…

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Learning to lead in the 21st Century

By Martin Bassett 20 April, 2016

Those who aspire to the role of leader in the 21st Century must learn to lead. Education in New Zealand is currently experiencing its most significant change since the educational…

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In defence of the 'school' in MLEs

By Dr Kirsten Locke 20 April, 2016

The notion of school as a place of learning that is time-bound and situated in a geographically defined space is challenged by virtual learning spaces that can be accessed anywhere,…

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Oops, but the jobs won’t be there

By Jane Blaikie 20 April, 2016

What does it mean for educators when large numbers of students are looking at a lifetime of low-wage jobs ? What does it mean for education? Professor Hugh Lauder explains…

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Rock your style!

By Jane Blaikie 19 April, 2016

Best apps Pic Collage for Kids (iOS) Pic Collage for Kids is the digital version of the age-old favourite. It can be used to create a collage that tells a…

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New Ed Act: political leadership crucial 

By Jane Blaikie 19 April, 2016

Consultation on the government’s proposals to “update” the Education Act generated a whopping 1800 submissions – with two-thirds coming from educators. Frequently mentioned goals for education in the submissions included:…

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Rising to the challenge of system change

By Jane Blaikie 19 April, 2016

Changing times – Paul Goulter With the constant swirl in education it can be difficult to get a frame of how it all fits together. At a government level, there…

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It’s time to LEAD (or be led)

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green Every member is a leader in their day-to-day work, but now ‘Leadership’ is back on the government’s agenda, and it’s crucial the sector…

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Grassroots: where the best change happens

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

Pizza evening PD and bus tours for ECE members and new educators to see a variety of practice – NZEI Te Riu Roa branches and area councils are sharpening up…

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EA’s latest news stories

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

Field staff win out By sticking together and staying strong, Ministry of Education Field Staff members have won a better collective agreement. Field staff work in a number of roles…

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