New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.
Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.
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.
ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY looks at the new bite-sized qualifications that look set to change the relationship between work and study.
As massive United States ECE provider Primrose Schools considers expansion into New Zealand, JUDE BARBACK looks at the implications for local ECE providers.
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.