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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.

Profile of a principal

Education Review asks three principals of very different schools their thoughts on leadership.

The uphill battle for teacher wellbeing

IAN VICKERS shares his fight to get teacher wellbeing taken seriously in New Zealand.

Addressing equity gap emerging as biggest challenge for NZ education

A New Zealand Education Review supplement that discusses the biggest challenges currently facing New Zealand education shows that many sector leaders are most concerned about the widening equity gap and the effect it is having on student achievement.

The teacher supply and demand see-saw

JUDE BARBACK reviews the tricky business of managing teacher supply and demand.

The first-time principal

Jade Tawhiti, a new principal at Waitakaruru School, talks to Education Review about what he has learned about school leadership and the journey to principalship.

Educator or nurturer?

We know that student wellbeing is an integral component to student achievement, but are we taking it seriously? JUDE BARBACK asks where the school’s role begins and ends?

Feast or famine: the supply of new teachers

Is the current oversupply of new teachers being managed adequately? Or are we preparing for the next teacher shortage? JUDE BARBACK looks into the tricky business of predicting demand.

Teacher tips

Education Review asks four teachers from very different schools about what it’s really like to teach in their school.
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