Education and society
A place for Pasifika in early education
16 January 2019
Opinion: More recognition of Pasifika culture in early childhood education would lift barriers to enrolment for Pacific families, writes Vaovasamanaia Meripa Toso.
New Year Honour for Professor Jones
3 January 2019
Congratulations to Professor Alison Jones from Te Puna Wānanga who was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours list for services to education and sociology research.
End of Tomorrow’s Schools neoliberal experiment
17 December 2018
Opinion: Negative comments from prominent Auckland principals is confirmation Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce report has got it right, writes Professor Peter O'Connor.
Help closer to home for teachers with struggling readers
3 December 2018
Teachers in West Auckland will have easier access to specialist training to help struggling readers with the opening of Colwill School’s Reading Recovery Subcentre.
More men in helping professions
27 November 2018
Ahead of International Men’s Day on Monday 19 November, a second-year social work student reflects why more men are needed in the social good sector.
NZ needs more earthquake engineers
23 November 2018
Major destructive earthquakes in Christchurch and Kaikoura have highlighted the need for qualified earthquake engineers.
The cost of our nation’s cultural heritage too high?
19 November 2018
Opinion: An Environment Court decision has paved the way for the destruction of the special cultural heritage landscape at Ihumaatao, near Māngere, exposing flaws in New Zealand’s heritage protection mechanisms.
A message to Minister Hipkins for a brighter teaching future
16 November 2018
Opinion: Until the Government addresses the status of the profession, teaching will remain in crisis, says Associate Professor Wayne Smith.
The evolutionary miracle of language
14 November 2018
Opinion: From gestures, to pantomime, to modern speech: what makes human language so unique? Emeritus Professor Michael C. Corballis takes a close look.
Scientist stars of The Good Sh*t to meet the teachers
9 November 2018
Teachers have the chance to meet with Liggins Institute scientists who fronted a frank TV documentary about gut bugs transfer research.
Focus on Māori family well-being wins Marsden funding
8 November 2018
A project looking at how Māori families have strived for whānau ora (whānau wellbeing) across the 20th century has won $622,000 in Marsden funding.
‘Your son Jayden needs our help’
5 November 2018
Opinion: A new 'predictive modelling' system to identify young people on the road to dependency fails basic principles, writes Associate Professor Simon Denny.