Initial teacher education

New Scientists – from e-waste to turbines

By Steven Sexton 6 April, 2013

Abstract This paper reports on a joint venture between the University of Otago’s Department of Applied Sciences and the College of Education which resulted in New Scientists: Educating the next…

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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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Vision or Nightmare?

By Jane Blaikie 22 October, 2010

This report proposes radical changes to initial teacher education, “standards” against which teachers would be assessed, and performance pay-style “rewards” to be administered by principals. Unfortunately, its more laudable aim…

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Speaking out for tamariki

By Jane Blaikie 21 September, 2009

Quality early education for Māori children is critical to reversing underachievement. Yet kōhanga reo are funded at lower rates than most other early education providers” teachers are paid less and…

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