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.

New Zealand’s universities shine in world subject rankings

New Zealand’s universities shine in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.

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.
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