Sector Voices: the biggest challenge facing education
We asked prominent people from within the sector what they perceived to be the biggest challenge currently facing New Zealand education. Here is what they had to say.
Class size debate continues
STEVE THOMAS continues the debate about Labour’s class size policy, clarifies some of the issues around education funding and class sizes, and raises new questions.
Opinion: Class size debate – what Labour’s policy means
PPTA president ANGELA ROBERTS asserts that there has been a lot of misunderstanding about Labour’s class size policy announcement from the 'experts' and commentariat.
Exiting education: is there a teaching retention and supply crisis on the horizon?
It’s been reported that just under half of secondary teachers joining the profession leave within five years of beginning their careers. Obviously that’s a worrying rate of attrition, particularly when there are concerns that a significant proportion of an aging workforce is approaching retirement age.
Criminals in the classroom
Are teacher education providers selecting the right people?
One big happy family: uni, polys and wānanga collaborate
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and the University of Waikato have been working together for more than a decade to increase tertiary education opportunities in the Western Bay of Plenty.
Not for the faint-hearted: leadership of a charter school
JUDE BARBACK visits New Zealand’s first partnership school, South Auckland Middle School, and talks to Alwyn Poole about the joys and challenges of getting a new school up and running amidst staunch opposition.
The teacher supply and demand see-saw
JUDE BARBACK reviews the tricky business of managing teacher supply and demand.
PPP: behind the scenes
Education Review asks Jason Wozniak of Aurecon about the decisions made and lessons learned from designing, building, and furnishing New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools at Hobsonville Point.
Education Review asks two global teacher recruitment agencies the big questions.