NZEI Te Riu Roa

Why Pearson?

By Jane Blaikie 23 April, 2016

Why have NZEI Te Riu Roa members joined with 100 education unions, pension funds and others in a campaign to persuade Pearson to change its business model? On 29 April,…

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Beginning Teacher Charter to launch

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

The charter sets out what new primary teachers can expect when they begin their careers. Schools will be invited to adopt the charter and identify themselves as good employers for…

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Education Act review: a kind of ‘merry-go-round’

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2016

NZEI National Executive members met in Wellington with officials to challenge the ministry’s thinking on the review of the Education Act. The government announced an “update” of the Education Act…

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There is a better way

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2015

The Joint Initiative is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost the New Zealand education system. Will the Minister of Education give the go-ahead or will the government persist with its ideological…

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Never say never

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Green’s earliest memories centre on the sheer joy of her first day at school. She can’t remember much else before then. Her five younger brothers, however, do remember being lined…

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Kura eschew standards

By Heni Collins 2 October, 2014

Key points Kura kaupapa are preferring not to use Nga Whanaketanga – the equivalent of National Standards. Kura are developing their own curricula and assessment methods that more accurately reflect…

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The rise and rise of corporate childcare

By Jane Blaikie 2 October, 2014

The current boom in large-scale for-profit early childhood centres is shaping up as a disastrous experiment in the care of the very young. Jane Blaikie investigates. Key points A boom…

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But we already have clusters

By Michelle Nixon 29 September, 2014

Teachers have given an overwhelming No Confidence vote to the government’s proposed Investing in Educational Success policy, which is a GERM version of what many already practise. They say the…

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Investing in educational control

By Jane Blaikie 16 July, 2014

The National Party’s obsession with data and targets has lead to its proposed IES policy at the expense of child-centred learning. Michelle Nixon reports In January the government trumpeted what…

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100 years of education goes digital

By Jane Blaikie 7 January, 2013

NZEI has been delivering a magazine to members since 1899. And now you can read the early versions – more than a century’s worth of New Zealand’s educational and social…

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