Summer-2016

It’s about the child

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

The government intends to introduce a new legal definition of the purpose of education, as part of the review of the Education Act. NZEI members give their professional views [g1_space…

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Do the (copy) Right Thing

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

We’ve all been on the Facebook pages and seen the fabulous resources being shared by educators. But how many are breaking the law, and how many will have their work…

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Reading together pulled apart?  

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

[g1_quote hide_author_image=”none” author_description_format=”%link%” align=”left” size=”s” style=”solid” template=”01″] Meaningful parental involvement with children’s activities and interests is the most critical factor in their children’s development. [/g1_quote] A reading initiative described as…

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ECE complaints may be tip of an iceberg

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

A spike in the number of complaints being made about early learning services is likely to be the tip of an iceberg. Complaints to the Ministry of Education jumped 50…

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The TRCC celebrates 70 years

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

A cherished institution in the education landscape, the Teachers Refresher Course Committee (TRCC) celebrated its 70th birthday in December. Speakers reflected on a successful past and looked to the future…

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We need to talk about wealth

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

Wealth matters and particularly so in education, says Max Rashbrooke. Yet for a government that likes data, the numbers available on wealth in New Zealand are fairly sketchy. Rashbrooke usefully…

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Special education Update

By Jane Blaikie 18 January, 2016

NZEI member leaders have told Parliament’s inquiry into dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism that there is a growing number of students who are not getting their educational needs met because of…

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Letter: Exploitation of migrants in ECE

By EA Staff 18 January, 2016

New migrants to New Zealand are being exploited in early childhood education services. This is one example I have come across. As an overseas student, “L” needed first to gain…

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Best new apps and books

By EA Staff 15 January, 2016

Applications StaffSync It’s a principal’s nightmare. You have 30 children waiting for a teacher who calls in sick. StaffSync for Apple and Android is an app that connects relievers and…

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Mentoring in early childhood education

By Charmaine Thomson 15 January, 2016

There is much research that validates mentoring and leadership as key for ECE professionals. But structurally speaking, it’s easier said than done in a sector beset by underfunding. How, in…

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