International education: more than export earnings and migration
Executive director of Universities New Zealand CHRIS WHELAN says international students and researchers benefit New Zealand’s education system as well as its economy.
First-hand experience: one Kiwi teacher’s account of teaching overseas
Education Review asks New Zealand teacher JENNY HAY about what’s involved with teaching overseas.
Agency answers: what are overseas schools looking for?
Education Review asks international recruitment agency True Teaching what Kiwi teachers need to know before they apply for an overseas teaching position.
Sister schools: why are they are important?
This year 10 Kiwi schools received funding to strengthen their China sister school relationships. Education Review looks at how these relationships were formed, how they have been nurtured, and the value they bring to the schools and their wider communities.
Little diplomats in action
JUDE BARBACK talks to Oropi School principal Andrew King about the Little Diplomats programme, which has helped its students to build their intercultural competencies and the school to build its relationship with its sister school in China.
Eyeing up China (from outside Auckland)
JUDE BARBACK looks at how schools outside Auckland have a point of difference when it comes to attracting Chinese students.
Are our school leavers Asia-ready?
A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation reveals that fewer school leavers think Asia-related skills and knowledge are important – a trend that experts describe as “alarming”.
Is there room for overseas ECE providers in New Zealand?
As massive United States ECE provider Primrose Schools considers expansion into New Zealand, JUDE BARBACK looks at the implications for local ECE providers.
Should we assess students’ international competencies?
Growing good global citizens is becoming an increasingly important focus for schools. But how do schools know if they’re hitting the mark? JUDE BARBACK looks at the many ways in which schools are encouraging their students to be internationally capable and the scope for measuring this.
How international students can enhance a school’s global citizenship
Murrays Bay Intermediate in Auckland is a good example of a school that actively demonstrates global citizenship, with its international student programme playing an important role in this.
Building bridges and opening doors
CHRIS HENDERSON believes global competencies are the foundations for our future.
The lure of the UK
ROSIE BUCHANAN of Smart Teachers recounts what Kiwi teachers in the UK have to say about their experiences teaching abroad.
Wanted: New Zealand teachers
Their adaptability and calibre of training means that Kiwi teachers are highly sought after by international English-medium independent schools around the world.
Kiwi teachers take on the world
Teaching overseas provides a unique opportunity to work with different curricula, experience new ways of learning and develop a real sense of international mindedness. Reaping the benefits of such an opportunity are three Kiwi teachers at very different stages in their careers. Seasoned head teacher Bruce Ashton and young teaching couple Ronald Saw and Ursula Inta talk about their experiences working overseas.
Building bridges between home and school: empowering parents and improving reading
Fulbright Scholar and Northcote College teacher DAVID TAYLOR’s research in New Zealand and the United States found that initiatives to encourage better parental involvement in students’ reading not only resulted in improved reading habits, but also had significant additional benefits.
Home and away
New Zealand teacher friends JASON McKEARNEY and ANDR’E JAY taught together at an international school in Doha, Qatar. One returned to teach in New Zealand, the other remains in Doha. Education Review talks to both about their experiences teaching abroad.
ESL teaching in China: what to expect
Certified and non-certified ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers alike are lining up for teaching positions in China. ROB HARRIS explains why, and adds a salutary note of caution about expectations when they get there.
The Great Outdoors
The physical environment plays an important role in children’s education and in shaping their development. Here, US teacher and Fulbright scholar LAUREN ZAPPONE MAPLES congratulates New Zealand for providing students with well-supported outdoor education opportunities.
3MT the rise of the three-minute thesis
Education Review looks at the background of the flourishing academic competition that challenges postgraduates to present their research in just three minutes.
#phdlife Social media’s role in surviving a PhD
JUDE BARBACK talks to Dr Inger Mewburn about how social media has widened support networks for PhD students.
Ivy League and OxBridge: do Kiwi students stand a chance?
Jamie Beaton, founder of Crimson Consulting, talks to JUDE BARBACK about removing the roadblocks between New Zealand and the world’s top universities.
Aotearoa: how does it rate for international students?
Two surveys of international students in New Zealand give an insight into what influences their decision-making – information that can be helpful to tertiary education organisations.
The situation in Saudi: export education in the face of poor human rights
Why is Education New Zealand continuing to focus on Saudi Arabia despite the country’s poor human rights track record? Reader concerns prompt JUDE BARBACK to investigate.
‘Kids are kids the world over’
Skype in the classroom connecting students to the world
*The Kiwi teacher: Felicity Davis, Blockhouse Bay School, Auckland*
Taking Kiwi culture to the world
Education Review talks to Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard and Scott Wilson, two New Zealand Fulbright Scholars currently in the United States teaching about their cultural passions of Maori art and New Zealand cinema respectively.
Home, Tweet Home
JUDE BARBACK looks at the different ways New Zealand teachers abroad are staying in touch with other Kiwi teachers and what’s happening with education back home.
The big wide world – but at what cost?
Concerns over health and safety, increasing inequality between and within schools, financial pressure on parents, and difficulty with fundraising all create hurdles for the overseas school trip. However, many schools believe these obstacles should not stand in the way of offering their students the chance to experience the world.
Paving the way for future growth
The New Zealand International Education Conference 2012 provided the perfect opportunity to take stock of what has been accomplished and what lies ahead for New Zealand’s $2.7 billion dollar international education industry.
An international education
JUDE BARBACK looks at some of the pros and cons of international schools.
Kiwi teachers abroad tell it like it is
JUDE BARBACK asks New Zealand teachers overseas the important questions about recruitment, money, family, culture, and teaching. Recruitment agent, Lauranne Croot, also shares her views.
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Vital links in competing for students
MICHELLE WAITZMAN of Education New Zealand discusses the importance of strong relationships with international education agents
Humbled by patience
Tanzania-based ICT training adviser INNES RITCHIE is finding good teaching and learning can still take place even when conditions are less than ideal
Students link long distance
An international teaching and learning conference provided the opportunity for a Wairarapa and a Singapore school to collaborate using multimedia technology
Private providers need to step up
GEOFF VAUSE notes some of the initiatives coming from government, and underlines the need for the whole export education sector to build on the achievements
Kerr solution for Australian students
Black hole scientist inspires students to aim for the stars
Export education ready to graduate
ROB STEVENS writes on the strides New Zealand has made in welcoming international students
The overseas-trained teacher
We talk to an overseas-trained teacher about the adjustment to life in a New Zealand classroom