Beginning teachers

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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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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Smart practice with BTs

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

New teacher Melinda Clow speaks highly of the BT programme at Kauri Park. She came late to teaching, and even with a mother who had taught for 40 years, wasn’t…

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BTs miss out on money-go-round

By Jane Blaikie 1 October, 2015

Market failure that is severely affecting beginning teachers isn’t being helped by hundreds of thousands of dollars being thrown at the wrong solution. In primary, new graduates find a brutal…

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BTs bear the brunt of market failure

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2015

How does the brutal situation facing beginning teachers square with the stated aim of lifting teacher quality? A shortage of teachers may be looming in secondary schools, especially in maths…

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Where have all the jobs gone?

By Michelle Nixon 5 April, 2013

In October last year a speaker contracted by the Ministry of Education caused a furore by telling a group of Victoria University primary teaching students they should go overseas after…

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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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