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Educating teachers for a complex world

Two recent reports focus on newly graduated teachers and how they fare in the classroom. MELISSA WASTNEY talks to two leaders of teacher education programmes about the consistency of teacher training across the country.

Behaviour is the elephant in the classroom

What’s the secret to managing classroom behaviour and why is it so important? Tom Bennett, the UK’s “behaviour tsar”, explains. By Anna Clements.

Demystifying the d-word: the need for death education in New Zealand...

While attitudes are slowly changing, the subject of death is still cloaked in stigma and taboo. JUDE BARBACK examines calls to educate children about death, dying and ageing.

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POLICY

Hipkins: Be bold and brave with your vision for NZ education

Rebekah Fraser attended the first Education Summit in Christchurch.

Transformation not tinkering

A University of Auckland professor of disability studies and inclusive education argues for a total rethink of the purpose of education to inform Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

RESEARCH

The skepticism threshold: is there any evidence for inquiry learning?

Tom Bennett of ResearchED is scathing when it comes to quality in education research, and our credulousness in leaving it unchallenged.

Poverty and underachievement – are we any closer to understanding our biggest problem in...

Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.

“If we wait until high school, it’s too late” – the urgent need for...

With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

“We make our own light” – how one school is closing the gap

Massey High School principal Glen Denham talks to JUDE BARBACK about what it’s going to take to close the gap in our education system.
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Behaviour is the elephant in the classroom

What’s the secret to managing classroom behaviour and why is it so important? Tom Bennett, the UK’s “behaviour tsar”, explains. By Anna Clements.
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