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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How the TPPA will put profit ahead of quality education

By Paul Goulter 29 January, 2016

The government’s decision to sign the TPPA could trigger an American-style corporatisation of our schools. Imagine an education system where multi-national corporations could set up a school alongside your local…

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Exam factories – or not? UK parents asked. Why not in NZ?

By Jane Blaikie 1 December, 2015

What’s it’s all about? Why do we even do it? What’s the point of education? UK parents will get the opportunity to say what they see as the purpose of education,…

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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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Skill 'em or drill 'em

By Michelle Nixon 27 October, 2012

[g1_row type=”default” color=”none” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none” padding_bottom=”3rem” padding_top=”4.5rem”] [g1_1of1] Skill ’em – Finland A free public education system with small schools, small classes, and rigorous teacher selection and…

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Maureen Titheridge on teaching in Arabia

By Maureen Titheridge 18 July, 2010

How long, and where, have you been working in the Arab states? I’ve been in this part of the world for 3 years. I began at a school in Jordan…

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Rebecca Kearse: My Arabian Adventure!

By Rebecca Kears 18 July, 2010

After completing my Bachelor of Education degree in New Zealand I taught for two years in Auckland which allowed me to gain my NZ registration. I was also keen to…

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