Summer 2013

Joy Cowley pays tribute to Kiwi teachers

By Jane Blaikie 7 January, 2013

Speaking to thousands of bibliophiles at the world’s biggest book fair, Joy Cowley praised the work of New Zealand teachers who “do not sacrifice creativity on the altar of conformity”.…

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Christchurch unites to save schools

By Michelle Nixon 7 January, 2013

The 11,000-signature NZEI petition calls for a halt to the plans and urges the government to listen to Christchurch and refocus on quality education. The plan to close or merge…

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When English isn't spoken at home

By Michelle Nixon 7 January, 2013

Linda Milton was always interesting in teaching but for various reasons followed another career path until seven years ago when she became a teacher aide at Miramar Central School, in…

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How to Finnish ahead of the rest

By Michelle Nixon 7 January, 2013

Finland is proudly egalitarian and educationalist Pasi Sahlberg believes that’s behind its success the home of Nokia and the Angry Birds app is a leader in technology and innovation, as…

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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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League tables: the media's new poverty porn

By Jane Blaikie 7 January, 2013

An initial flurry of attention by commentators and politicians quickly waned as it became obvious that all the data had to show was a form of poverty porn: decile 10…

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Putting on a show

By Diana Clement 7 January, 2013

Set a budget: planned and marketed well, the school production can be a money spinner for schools – providing you avoid a budget blowout. Your budget might include performance rights,…

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Talk the good talk

By EA Staff 7 January, 2013

In the 21st century educators need to become professional communicators. Case in point was the Auckland teacher who fired a quick email to parents asking what they thought were the…

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Child poverty: the too-hard basket

By Jenny Davies 7 January, 2013

“New Zealand has chosen to tolerate significant child deprivation. We could choose otherwise,” says Jonathon Boston, academic and co chair of the Expert Advisory Group on child poverty set up…

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