Politics, the world and teacher education

Are the international and political contexts of education being adequately addressed in New Zealand teacher education programmes? JUDE BARBACK looks at what measures several schools of education are taking to ensure an outward-facing approach.

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.

The teacher brain drain

Current oversupply of teachers is forcing new teacher graduates to consider looking for jobs overseas, but is teaching abroad all it’s cracked up to be?

Qualification necessary in ECE

A letter published in the New Zealand Herald some time ago conveyed the author’s sentiments effectively.

Mentoring new teachers: putting the new guidelines into action

The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.
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