Are New Zealand’s scientists too scared to say what they think?

The fight for the mighty research dollar is creating some significant barriers to scientists commenting on controversial issues. ELIZABETH McLEOD discovers why some of our leading minds are calling for a Commission for Science.

Is ‘mat time’ a waste of time?

ANITA MORTLOCK shares her research about the common practice of ‘mat time’ in New Zealand schools.

The Herald’s report: the trouble with NZ’s primary schools

Thousands of children begin secondary school each year without the reading, writing or maths skills needed to make it through. The Herald's 'The Primary Issue' is the first of a series that looks at what more can be done to raise achievement for all Kiwi kids.

The sector speaks up: the future of New Zealand education

Education Review’s outstanding ‘Sector Voices’ special e-edition was published at the end of 2015, bringing together the varied and considered opinions of leaders, principals and teachers to reveal the key issues New Zealand education faces going forward. Here is a taste of some of the topics and views that emerged.

Ivy League and Oxbridge: do kiwi students stand a chance?

Jamie Beaton, founder of Crimson Consulting, talks to JUDE BARBACK about removing the roadblocks between New Zealand and the world’s top universities.

Opinion: why did so many students fail UE last year and what needs to...

Chris Whelan, Executive Director, Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara discusses why so many students failed University Entrance (UE) in light of the new UE requirements.

Hitting the ground running: meeting the national standards at age 5

Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.

Answering the call to early childhood education

Education Review finds two people who have changed tack in their careers to retrain as early childhood educators and have never looked back.

Busting myths around universities today

CHRIS WHELAN reports that New Zealand’s universities are in excellent shape, but funding needs to keep pace if we are to maintain our high quality and reputation.

A decade of growth – one PTE’s journey

JUDE BARBACK talks to New Zealand School of Education’s managing director Brijesh Sethi about the private training establishment’s growth over the last decade, and the highlights and hurdles it has faced along the way.
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