DR ROSEMARY ERLAM discusses the shift in teaching languages to the internationally recognised, task-based language teaching approach and how New Zealand language teachers can use this approach effectively.
Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.
KATE RUSSELL explores what is being done in several New Zealand schools to keep students motivated to read over summer – and term – holidays.
A recent report has cast doubts over the reliability of teachers’ National Standards assessments and rises in student achievement.
While the vast majority of New Zealand primary schools follow The New Zealand Curriculum, a small number favour the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme or the Cambridge International Primary Programme. Here, proponents of each system discuss the relative merits and weaknesses.
The 10th anniversary of NCEA reveals there is still division in the ranks, with many elite schools offering alternative options for students.