Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.
JAMES THOMLINSON, aka 'Mr T' discusses how the way writing is assessed forces teachers to put too much emphasis on aspects like spelling and punctuation.
This year’s election is about to hove into view and it’s time once more to consider everybody’s pitch. National Standards is a flagship government policy that’s very much on the line, with the controversy and opposition to its introduction nearly a decade ago refusing to go away. JAYLAN BOYLE considers again some of the main objections and invites Labour’s Chris Hipkins to discuss his version of a post-National Standards world.
Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.
JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.
While the news that digital technologies is to be included in The New Zealand Curriculum has been broadly welcomed, many believe the announcement falls short in a number of ways. By JUDE BARBACK.
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