Opinion - hazing: the underbelly of an otherwise excellent education
My husband attended a prestigious boys’ boarding school in England. I attended a co-ed secondary state school in the Waikato. It is no perhaps no surprise we have fairly different views on “hazing”, the practice whereby older students administer punishments or ritualised initiation challenges for younger students.
The "Kardashian effect": in defence of single-gender education
In New Zealand, single-gender education is a choice parents can make – not a common scenario in comparable state education systems. As the debate continues to burn in the US, JAYLAN BOYLE talks to two principals of single-gender schools about why they believe their school environment is a force for good – both cite reasons that might not be immediately obvious.
Breaking the cycle: first in family to higher education
JUDE BARBACK looks at initiatives focused on getting students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education to complete a degree. breaking the cycle *Recipients of the 2017 Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship – (L-R) Callum Fiu, Felila Havea, Thu Nguyen, Makelila Fetu’u, Helen Wilson, Emmette Gray, Ana Siafolau, Faava Tuigamala, Michelle Ellis, Salome Paea, Laryia Lomitusi, Ofaloto Talakai.*
The wobbly line to success
Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship recipient LARYIA LOMITUSI shares a moving account of her journey from her childhood in Samoa to a university education in New Zealand.
Bringing NCEA tutorials to the masses
Education Review talks to DR Deborah Lambie about LearnCOACH, a site she co-founded that is helping thousands of Kiwi students to pass NCEA. deborah lambie *Dr Deborah Lambie*
The void between the PhD and an academic career
Dr Inger Mewburn questions whether the modern PhD needs to be better aligned to the needs of an academic workplace.
The good news for school leavers quietly freaking out about the costs involved with their next move – be it further study, training or diving into the workforce – is that there are literally thousands of scholarships, grants and awards out there to help ease the load.
Tackling the big and little issues for young people
JUDE BARBACK catches up with JETmag editor Miah Kennett about the realities young people are facing as they transition from school to work, training or higher education.
Creating Pasifika leaders of tomorrow
Four inspirational Pasifika students came away from Victoria University’s international leadership programme with a drive to put their newfound skills to practical use in their communities.
What does being a student leader really mean?
AMBER JOSEPH, head girl of Palmerston North Girls’ High School 2016, provides her take on student leadership.
#phdlife Social media’s role in surviving a PhD
JUDE BARBACK talks to Dr Inger Mewburn about how social media has widened support networks for PhD students.
Ivy League and OxBridge: do Kiwi students stand a chance?
Jamie Beaton, founder of Crimson Consulting, talks to JUDE BARBACK about removing the roadblocks between New Zealand and the world’s top universities.
Striving to make a difference
Education Review discovers some inspirational Māori and Pasifika education students and graduates from around the country.
The Postgrad Calendar
Education Review finds a number of inspiring events for postgraduate researchers taking place at New Zealand institutions throughout the year
Ask the experts: top tips for research students
Education Review asked institutions from all over New Zealand to impart their best advice for students about to embark on their first research project.
Lack of support, disinterest, and high costs: perceived barriers to higher education
JUDE BARBACK considers the findings of a recent survey that reveal high costs, lack of support and lack of interest as deterrents to pursuing tertiary education in New Zealand.
Achieving a work-life-study balance
DR CHRISTOPHER THEUNISSEN discusses how a supported distance teaching and learning model can help ensure student success in a time poor environment.
Putting student voice to good use
Selected from 19 schools, Clevedon School, Marist Catholic School (Herne Bay), Gladstone Primary School (Mt Albert) and Rhode Street School (Hamilton) are the first to participate in Cognition Education Trust’s inaugural Student Voice Impact on Teacher Decision Making project.
From New Zealand to Nigeria: making meaning of the Bring Back the Girls campaign
From New Zealand to Nigeria: making meaning of the Bring Back the Girls campaign.
Authentic learning trumps fear tactics
Innovative secondary teachers are using road safety as an authentic context for young people to apply curriculum learning, writes MARY CHAMBERLAIN
Boys behaving badly?
This year, the annual ‘undie run’ at Tauranga Boys’ College took an ugly turn, prompting a letter bemoaning the recent bad behaviour of boys in general. Principal Robert Mangan’s response below gives an insight into the complex and multi-faceted process of turning boys into fine young men.
Signs of a world-class education
Amid a fairly tumultuous year for New Zealand education lurk many, many examples of positive, inspiring learning initiatives.
Careers education at a crossroads
As schools eagerly await the outcome of last year’s CIAGE (Careers Information, Advice, Guidance and Education) review and what changes it might bring, Education Review takes a look at what tools and services are currently paving the way for students.
Making tomorrow’s history today: the importance of alumni
A school’s recognition and celebration of past students’ achievements can benefit its current students. But without a past, are new schools at a disadvantage? JUDE BARBACK talks to three high schools about the importance of alumni.
A Kiwi education: what our students really think
Education Review asks six new student leaders to reflect on their New Zealand education as they approach the end of their secondary schooling.
Our big bullying problem: are we getting anywhere?
New research shows that New Zealand’s schools’ anti-bullying policies are not up to scratch. What else can we do? JUDE BARBACK confronts this uncomfortable topic.
Students link long distance
An international teaching and learning conference provided the opportunity for a Wairarapa and a Singapore school to collaborate using multimedia technology
Pilot project measures student engagement
Ako Aotearoa’s PETER COOLBEAR, and HAMISH COATES of the Australian Council for Educational Research are adapting a student engagement survey tool for the tertiary sector
What will they do for fun?
EVA MARIA SALIKHOVA takes a look at the longitudinal study, ***Growing Up in New Zealand.***
Looking for leaders
UNASA ENOSA AUVA’A says our diverse student population needs to be reflected at leadership level.
A stake in the ground
Creating a workplace culture can drive improvements but has its challenges.