Summer 2010

Equity in the NZ system

By EA Staff 30 January, 2010

Bishop, Sullivan and Berryman have taken on a challenge that has eluded many before them—raising achievement and reducing disparity for Maori. Their passion for the underdog is obvious. They draw…

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It’s not about the money

By Jane Blaikie 30 January, 2010

[g1_message type=”success”] UPDATE: In 2013, NZEI members secured ACET in a collective agreement, which recognises this work. The Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher allowance gives teachers, with a minimum of six…

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PRTs suffer the ups and downs

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

Liam Rutherford says some PRTs (provisionally registered teachers) are too frightened of rocking the boat to ask for support in their schools, and mentoring programmes vary a lot I’m coming…

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Review: Lessons From Beginning Teachers

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

Lessons From Beginning Teachers: Challenges For School Leaders Marie Cameron, NZCER Press 2009 Reviewed by Jeanette Clarkin- Phillips For all those involved in the induction and mentoring of new teachers…

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It’s the BES (and a must-read)

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

Called School Leadership and Student Outcomes: What Works and Why, the latest in the Best Evidence Synthesis series is running out the door like hot cakes. Almost 8,000 of the…

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Southern champ loved school

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

[g1_quote author_name=”Alison Shanks” hide_author_image=”none” author_description=”Champion cyclist” author_description_format=”%link%” align=”right” size=”s” style=”solid” template=”01″] It’s all about positive encouragement – and trying all sports. You don’t have to be in your sport at…

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Silver lining to the ‘H’ bomb

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

First-year principal Chris Derbidge was up at 6.30am getting ready for work when the phone rang. “Look at the Dompost, and get down to school,” said a shaken voice at…

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National Standards

By EA Staff 29 January, 2010

The government’s literacy and numeracy crusade in the form of national standards has been portrayed as the most important educational initiative for the past 20 years. Maybe it is—but more…

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Time to unwind

By Dave Hansford 6 December, 2009

Kai Iwi Lakes Thirty-five kilometres northwest of Dargaville, the Kai Iwi Lakes” Kai Iwi, Taharoa and Waikere” offer fishing, windsurfing, boating and swimming in sub-tropical climes. These dune lakes” Taharoa…

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Under twos and the backlash on working parents

By Jane Blaikie 6 December, 2009

“Home is best for babies” shouts the headline in a national Sunday paper. “A great badness abroad” says a magazine headline about “the great pre-school experiment”. Others misquote US research…

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