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NCEA review picking up pace

Education Minister CHRIS HIPKINS says the NCEA review is an opportunity to improve the assessment system.

Too soon to declare qualifications dead

ROGER SMYTH tempers suggestions that qualifications are dead with some compelling evidence.

Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.

What is the best age for starting school?

With the Education (Update) Amendment Bill facing its final reading this week, the public is focused intently on the proposed cohort entry policy which would allow children to start school prior to their fifth birthday. Here, Dr JOHN BOEREBOOM evaluates the international research and experience and considers what this means for New Zealand’s youngest learners.

Micro-credentials: a sea change for tertiary education

ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY looks at the new bite-sized qualifications that look set to change the relationship between work and study.

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.

Play misunderstood: the divide between primary classroom

SARAH AIONO of Longworth Education suggests that a successful play-based learning environment requires a level of skill by teachers not easily understood by school management.

Tertiary education: what needs to change

Education Review asked a handful of leaders from different corners of New Zealand’s tertiary education sector which aspects of post-school education policy they think are most important for any future government to address and why.

NCEA pass rate targets: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

DR JOHN BOEREBOOM says the increasing pass rates are masking concerns around the quality of the mix of achievement standards taken by different students to achieve NCEA.

The road less travelled: inspiring graduate journeys

Education Review shares the compelling stories of nine determined graduates from around the country.
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