Early Childhood Education

Vision, hard work, hope – and a community of learning

By Jane Blaikie 1 October, 2015

Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour Kate Endri with children who are transitioning into school in Upper Hutt. She’s hopeful Communities of Learning will speed up work on better transitions.…

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The fight is alive

By Louise Green 30 September, 2015

NZEI members have given a cautious Yes to the Ministry of Education’s Communities of Learning offer, which came out of our Joint Initiative work. We did not achieve everything we…

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Lift the quality of ECE in your district

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

The Hutt Valley ECE network has become active over the last year, giving a boost to exhausted teachers and support staff. The network offers free professional development and networking to strengthen services in…

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The war on education

By Michelle Nixon 26 July, 2012

The government’s preoccupation with charter schools, performance pay, national standards, league tables and public-private partnerships is part of a global movement known as GERM (global education reform movement). It’s  based…

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Help on hand for NZEI members

By Jane Blaikie 30 April, 2010

Recommend it? “Definitely!” says Beth Conrad about NZEI’s member call centre, which just celebrated its first birthday. Beth (left), the finance manager at Tahunanui and NZEI rep, has called the…

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