Education Review Office

ECE Whistleblower's Guide

By EA Staff 23 March, 2016

Teacher complaints are a vital part of ensuring quality in ECE. Teachers are on the ground, daily inhabiting a space with many other beings, adult and child, subject to regulations…

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Another damning ECE report

By Jane Blaikie 3 March, 2016

Another damning report on early childhood education has slipped across the radar. The ERO report was originally meant to be released in the middle of last week but the release was…

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United we stand

By Jane Blaikie 29 September, 2015

“We have to stick together. We have to sing the same tune so those at the top can hear,” says Teina Hakaraia. “By collegiality and working together, and helping others,…

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Kura eschew standards

By Heni Collins 2 October, 2014

Key points Kura kaupapa are preferring not to use Nga Whanaketanga – the equivalent of National Standards. Kura are developing their own curricula and assessment methods that more accurately reflect…

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The rise and rise of corporate childcare

By Jane Blaikie 2 October, 2014

The current boom in large-scale for-profit early childhood centres is shaping up as a disastrous experiment in the care of the very young. Jane Blaikie investigates. Key points A boom…

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Congratulations Henry Gregg!

By Jane Blaikie 1 October, 2014

Henry Gregg’s milestones might seem quite normal. He will finish primary school soon and then head off to a high school where he can pursue an interest in cooking. He…

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Christchurch – down but not out

By Michelle Nixon 18 July, 2013

But that doesn’t seem to have figured in Education Minister Hekia Parata’s decision to cut off life support for at least a dozen communities, and there are fears it will…

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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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Professional Learning – It's a walk in the dark

By Jane Blaikie 14 April, 2010

A few years ago, teachers could ring an advisor at their local School of Education and say, “Hey, we’re doing science next term, I need some help.” But those days…

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