In-depth coverage of the big issues in the education sector for teachers, students in their final year of teacher education and education leaders. An invaluable source of information, especially for new teachers and those who mentor them!
Welcome to the first edition of the new incarnation of Education Review. This year, the publication will appear six times in a magazine format, with each edition covering a different aspect of education.
It’s a far cry from the weekly reporting of the ‘old’ Education Review but we hope to reach more of the education sector with our in-depth coverage of a wide range of issues as well as with more articles that provide practical advice and examples.
I should also note, that though the format and frequency of Education Review have changed, we will maintain the independence and high quality that have long been hallmarks of the publication.
As mentioned above, each edition of Education Review will have a different focus and in this edition we aim to reach the school teaching community with articles that provide advice and explore current issues.
Inside, we ask education leaders about the events and issues likely to face the school sector in the year ahead, consider how the advent of trades academies and similar developments are changing the face of secondary schooling and look at the relationship between the government and teachers.
This edition of Education Review is based on our highly successful NZ Teacher magazine which for many years now has provided advice to beginning teachers and to those who mentor them. With that in mind we have dedicated the centre pages of the publication to beginning and mentor teacher issues. We talk to school advisors about the common issues faced by new teachers and also find out about efforts to provide sound guidelines for mentor teachers. Could mentor teacher become a career path for experienced teachers? Some of the interviewees for this edition certainly think so!
We also have contributions from education sector commentators and researchers, covering issues including new teachers and inclusive education and of course no issue of Education Review would be complete without a column from our longstanding contributor, Stuart Middleton.
While this edition of Education Review is the first of the new format, it is also my last as editor. After 13 years it really is time for a change and I wish my successor and the new-look publication the very best for the future.
In the meantime, look out for next our next edition, when Education Review focuses on postgraduate education for school teachers. We will provide helpful tips for those undertaking or considering postgraduate study as well as the results of teachers’ research.
John Gerritsen, Editor.