Viviane Robinson is one of New Zealand’s most prominent and respected authorities on school leadership. As Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Auckland, and as Academic Director of...
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Language educators at Melbourne’s Methodist Ladies’ College have got a new take on teaching, and there’s not a torturous vocab list or stilted listening tape in sight.
The Ministry of Education is encouraging primary teachers and principals to carefully consider the offer made last Thursday to reach settlement or to return to the table to negotiate within the $698m package.
The Ministry of Education has provided an update on its overseas teacher recruitment drive, saying around 550 overseas teachers are already screened and ready for principals to hire to cover vacancies in primary and secondary schools for next year.
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12th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
The Australian Geography Teachers Association invite you to join us on the Gold Coast between 1st and 4th October 2019 for our biennial conference.
He keeps saying the same thing, they remain as true as when he first said them, but the placeholders in education bureaucracies (including inside schools) are frightened little people, reading from The Book of Orthodoxy unto the wayward, and shunning the unbeliever. JT Gatto was right: education is a religion, and the priests collecting their tithes aren't about to open the church to the preachers of direct revelation. It's a lurk that is fooling some of the people all of the time, but the some are becoming fewer.
While there is one genuine gem in there regarding the consideration of creating "middle Schools" of year 7-10 students, the rest is a simplistic, unspecified, un-researched pail pf pig excrement! The fact that such a worthless and bereft opinion piece is even published is a disgrace!
I concur on a number of your insights but I fail to see how labelling teachers and unions as whiners helps. There is a reason why people complain and while it makes us feel uncomfortable, at the heart of this current round of negotiations are some reasonable complaints and they need to be heard. Yes, there is a lot to be grateful for and we need to keep that in mind as we negotiate as a union body. And, yes, there are some things that need changing. It would be better, I feel, if you admitted where you are finding this process difficult and reflect on that for awhile, rather than projecting out your frustrations out onto the profession. As if the NZEI were the only organisation in New Zealand that looked to the past to solve the problems of the present...