Education and society
Subversion from inside the closet: gay academics in China
23 February 2021
Gay male academics in China find ways of living authentically while also appearing to conform in a society often openly hostile to homosexuality, a new study has found.
What we’re teaching our children is ill-conceived
16 February 2021
Opinion: Covid has shown the value of an educated population that trusts science. Time now surely for a ‘knowledge restoration' in schools, writes Elizabeth Rata.
Lessons from lockdown: what could we do better?
9 February 2021
The 49 days of national lockdown in 2020 created stressful dilemmas between public compliance and personal responsibilities, a new study has found.
Indigenous knowledge a path to social change?
8 February 2021
Opinion: What could Indigenous knowledge contribute to social change and what would it mean for Māori communities? Melinda Webber and Te Kawehau Hoskins explain.
Helping hand for the class of 2020
4 February 2021
Newly qualified teachers whose classroom experience was cut short because of last year’s Covid lockdowns can now apply for extra mentoring support.
Who is teaching your children about health?
29 January 2021
With schools gearing up to begin their year, a University of Auckland academic is warning teachers and parents to be wary of external health programme providers.
Child poverty and hospitalisation study gets surprising result
14 January 2021
Changes in income and movement in and out of poverty over time are only weakly associated with higher rates of child hospitalisation in New Zealand, according to a new University of Auckland study.
Strong sense of self key to Pacific sexual health
14 December 2020
Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding.
Six Kiwis announced for 2021 Atlantic Fellowship for Social Equity programme
10 December 2020
The Atlantic Fellowship for Social Equity (AFSE) programme has announced its 2021 cohort of 18 social change leaders, with six of these from Aotearoa New Zealand.
Refined deepfakes threaten reality
8 December 2020
Opinion: The image doctored by the Chinese Foreign Ministry breaks with our agreed commitment to truth, writes Neal Curtis. And it's only the tip of the iceberg.
Helen Sword devises a new writing tool to sharpen your prose
1 December 2020
A gift has allowed writing expert Professor Helen Sword to improve her popular online tool to tighten people's prose.
Little regard for Māori heritage
30 November 2020
Opinion: There is an ongoing struggle to address Te Āo Māori in how we see, understand and protect our past and land-based heritage. Nicola Short explains.