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Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic…and R-rated content?

A huge number of children have been exposed to inappropriate content at school. Rachel Helyer Donaldson discusses the difficulties and realities of teaching children to be responsible digital citizens in a world where R-rated material is sometimes just a click away.

Mental dexterity: the case for learning a second language

We’ve all heard that learning another language is supposed to be beneficial. Jaylan Boyle steps outside the political debate and looks at what the experts have to say on the subject.

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POLICY

Access, not compulsion – Nikki Kaye’s Strengthening Second Language Learning Bill

Former Minister and current National education spokesperson Nikki Kaye tells JAYLAN BOYLE she wants to reach across party lines to progress her Strengthening Second Language Learning Bill, which she also believes will realise universal access to te reo Māori at primary and intermediate level.

Boards of Trustees – change is coming, but what will it...

With a major review of Tomorrow’s Schools underway, school governance is in for a shake-up. But what will change look and feel like for New Zealand schools and their communities? JUDE BARBACK considers shared governance, parental input and other possibilities that could deliver more collaboration and less competition between schools.

RESEARCH

Faces and spaces: why good transitions matter for children

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop during her visit to New Zealand to discuss her fascinating research project in which she has studied the lives of 150 children for over 14 years, making some compelling conclusions about the impact of early childhood education and transitions.

We need to talk about…life-long learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.

Technology and the pre-schooler

How much digital technology should children be exposed to in their early childhood education years? By Sara Carbery.

Boards of Trustees – change is coming, but what will it look like?

With a major review of Tomorrow’s Schools underway, school governance is in for a shake-up. But what will change look and feel like for New Zealand schools and their communities? JUDE BARBACK considers shared governance, parental input and other possibilities that could deliver more collaboration and less competition between schools.
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One giant playdate across two countries: why student exchange programmes are...

JUDE BARBACK accompanied eight primary school kids on a new school exchange programme to Korea and witnessed first-hand what an impact such experiences can have – not just on the students, but on the school and its wider community.

Rethinking learning support