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Transportability of NCEA overseas

How do NCEA qualifications stack up in other countries? ANGELA PEREZ of NZQA reports.

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.

Curriculum, the culprit?

SHANE KENNEDY discusses why he believes rhetoric is masking poor education in New Zealand.

The big debate: performance pay for teachers

Education Review considers different opinions on the Ministry of Education’s controversial ‘performance pay for teachers’ initiative.

Is our main goal really to produce a generation of good spellers?

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.

What will national standards look like post-election

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.

Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

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

Phonics is the big debate

AGAINST: Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Otago. FOR: Massey University.

The big debate: should Te reo be compulsory in our schools?

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for and against making te reo Māori compulsory in New Zealand schools.

Building digital technology into the curriculum: master stroke or missed opportunity?

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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