Changes to initial teacher education announced in Budget
In the run up to Budget Day, Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced a number of changes affecting initial teacher education (ITE) that are aimed to improve the supply and quality of teachers.
Controversial Education Amendment Bill passes its third reading
The legislation underpinning the new professional body for teachers, EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) passed its third reading last night.
Meet the teachers of Aotearoa
New Zealand’s teaching workforce comprises many different people – provisionally registered teachers, those who have come to teaching in a roundabout way, those who are opting for some teaching experience abroad, and those who are putting their teaching qualifications to innovative use. Here, we meet some of New Zealand’s newest and aspiring educators.
Criminals in the classroom
Are teacher education providers selecting the right people?
One year on: Tracking down our teacher students
Last year Education Review profiled teacher students ANNIE RILEY and KELSIE DAVIE-MORLAND about their path to becoming teachers. One year on, we catch up with them to find out how they’re getting on.
Faces of teacher education
Education Review asks VIVIENNE MACKISACK and TE MANAAROHA ROLLO how they found themselves in teacher education, and the joys and frustrations of working in this sector.
Finding the best path to school-based teacher education
Teacher education providers are increasing their collaboration with schools in different ways, but all reporting success. While clearly the way to go, resourcing remains a concern and Education Review questions whether there is room for a more unified approach among providers.
The teacher supply and demand see-saw
JUDE BARBACK reviews the tricky business of managing teacher supply and demand.
Transitioning between class levels – a way for teachers to connect the dots
TRACEY CARLYON opens the door for discussion on teachers transitioning between different class levels.
Failure to launch: postgraduate initial teacher education
The Ministry of Education’s welcome u-turn in June on its policies concerning class sizes and teacher cuts had a knock-on effect for the proposal to move initial teacher education to postgraduate-level. Now confusion reigns among providers and prospecti
The Australian experience
DIANE MAYER looks at the challenges with teacher education programmes in Australia.
Is the move to postgrad ITE any more than just a money grab?
Teachers Council director, PETER LIND says we need to consider the international research first.
ITE issues sure to spark debate
As the sector gears up for a major teacher education conference next month, experts give their opinions on some of the key issues facing initial teacher education in New Zealand. JOHN O’NELL says there are four key issues that constitute a major crisis
Celebrating our best tertiary teachers
PETER COOLBEAR reflects on this year’s national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards – exploring how these exemplars of great teaching and learning can enhance the tertiary teaching profession in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Qualifications necessary in ECE
A letter published in the New Zealand Herald some time ago conveyed the author’s sentiments effectively.
What it means to be an ECE student
NICOLA DUNHAM considers all angles in her research concerning the academic identity of field-based early childhood initial teacher education students.
The many faces of teaching
Education Review peeks through the doors of New Zealand classrooms to discover the many different pathways to becoming a teacher.
New teachers, listen up
An education lecturer, a researcher and a teacher who has recently completed her first year of teaching all give their tips on what new teachers should be prepared for in 2012.
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.
Culture bonus for Australian teacher
KATE RUSSELL interviewed Australian teacher Amanda Pethybridge about working on this side of the ditch