Victoria University of Wellington

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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Free the poor – another world is possible

By Jane Blaikie 2 January, 2014

Sometime in the spring of 1937 my grandmother ran into a paddock in East Otago and called other people’s ducks from the sky. She recognised the ducks as domesticated, my…

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Making school a safe place

By Diana Clement 2 January, 2014

Bullying. What bullying? There is virtually no bullying at the decile-one Insoll Avenue School in Hamilton. That’s thanks to the school’s involvement in a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide…

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Is the future post-graduate?

By Michelle Nixon 26 October, 2013

In June the government called for tenders for new initial teacher education qualifications – “exemplary” qualifications to be delivered in partnership with schools. There are two rounds with funding for…

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Kids' experiences leave long-term scars

By Jane Blaikie 26 October, 2013

He might not be superman, but Jonathan Boston is everywhere in the current debate on child poverty. He speaks out in public with as much passion as a professor can…

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Charter schools more hype than hope for Māori

By Heni Collins 18 July, 2013

Key points Minister of Education Hekia Parata is known to be a keen advocate of charter schools being run by Māori education providers. But many in Māoridom are not so…

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Citizen scientists

By Jane Blaikie 6 April, 2013

Teacher Rita Urry spent 2011 as a Royal Society Primary Science Teacher Fellow. For two terms she worked with a scientist from the Wellington Regional Council monitoring the environment. Back…

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