Education and society
What we think of as 'normal' has changed over time and place
20 February 2019
Opinion: Who we mean when we talk about diverse people depends a lot on who and what we think of as normal, writes Professor Missy Morton.
Elizabeth Rata: NZ’s knowledge blind spot
19 February 2019
Opinion: New Zealand is prey to educational fads. We see it in NCEA, modern learning environments and localised school curriculum, writes Professor Elizabeth Rata.
Strengthening civil society more important than ever
13 February 2019
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Learning on the job not ideal for teachers or students
12 February 2019
Opinion: School-based teacher preparation will have a raft of unfortunate consequences, writes Associate Professor Fiona Ell.
First Associate Dean Pasifika tributes
1 February 2019
The passing away of the country's first Associate Dean Pasifika has prompted reflection about the role of universities in promoting equity in education.
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.