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Pathways to school leadership

Education Review asks a principal, a senior leader and a middle leader to share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges at various levels of school leadership.

Teacher shortage a result of rising house prices

The escalating cost of housing is affecting the supply of teachers in Auckland and other parts of the country.

A matter of principal

Education Review asks New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) president IAIN TAYLOR discusses how the role of school principal has changed over the years and how to manage the challenges of this demanding position.

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.

How old is too old to teach overseas?

KATE RUSSELL looks at how New Zealand and Australian teachers aged over 50 are faring in finding work abroad.

Thinking of teaching in an international school? – where to start

NICK KENDELL offers his advice for teachers considering teaching in an international school.

Emergency principals a godsend for school

JUDE BARBACK looks at Emergency Staffing Scheme (ESS), a small but vital service provided to help desperate schools find a relief principal.

Research: the teacher expectation project

The Teacher Expectation Project arose from earlier work by CHRISTINE RUBIE-DAVIES. Here she discusses the research and how it reveals the impact that grouping students, class climate, and goal setting can have on achievement.

Criminals in the classroom

Are teacher education providers selecting the right people? Student teachers who will ultimately be denied teacher registration are being accepted onto teacher education programmes, casting a question mark over the stringency and consistency of ITE provider selection processes. JUDE BARBACK investigates whether concerns are warranted and whether EDUCANZ might hold the cards for change.

Lessons in leadership: what can New Zealand learn from the international successful school principalship...

ROSS NOTMAN considers New Zealand research findings from an international educational leadership project and what they mean for the new leadership roles emerging from the Government’s $359m plan to help raise student achievement.
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