Education and society
Historians launch special edition journal to support Māori history taught in schools
24 March 2023
Te Pouhere Kōrero 10 is authored by a collective of established Māori historians who will speak at National Library of New Zealand, in Wellington on March 28.
The insidious politics of mental illness
24 March 2023
Questioning the mental health system and labels given to various conditions by psychiatrists is the focus of a special issue of New Zealand Sociology.
The truth is, our kids aren’t good at writing
9 March 2023
Standardised tests aren't perfect but they do warn us there is something wrong in our school system, says Professor Gavin Brown, and if don’t like the results, we shouldn’t ignore the test data.
From revolution to pandemic: the life of a social anthropologist
7 March 2023
From the streets of Prague after the 1989 revolution to the violent Fiji coup of 2000 and the Covid pandemic, Susanna Trnka’s life and work have often been at the centre of historic events.
Tools of teaching trade pass to next generation
3 March 2023
For University of Auckland student Tyler Kini, the March graduation ceremony at Tai Tokerau completes a long-held dream as he begins his new teaching life.
Insights on extremism need careful consideration and good evidence
2 March 2023
BOOK REVIEW: Chris Wilson on Fear: New Zealand's hostile world of extremists by Byron C Clark.
The probable, possible and preferable future of Auckland
28 February 2023
Opinion: The money the Government looks likely to put into a rebuild could be used to kickstart a genuinely new direction for Auckland, writes Nicolas Lewis and John Morgan
Activists fiercely hopeful for a better future
14 February 2023
Successful campaigns have a clear, positive vision and offer practical ways people can make a difference, according to a new book on youth activism in Aotearoa.
Struggling families need money not blame
9 February 2023
Recent child development theories have influenced child protection in Aotearoa in ways that have further stigmatised struggling families, according to a new study from the University of Auckland.
Another crisis, another responsibility for schools
4 February 2023
Opinion: In ordinary times, schools are often the hubs of their communities, but in times of trauma, this role becomes more important, says Professor Carol Mutch
How learning maths can help with your mortgage
27 January 2023
Opinion: The more that students study maths to a higher level, the better for them and society. No financial literacy course can replace understanding the fundamental mathematical concepts, says Melissa Tacy.
Data reveals level of online hatred for Jacinda Ardern
24 January 2023
Explainer: The majority of the worst NZ-based online vitriol across selected 'dark corners of the web' is aimed at outgoing PM Jacinda Ardern, discovered Chris Wilson and his research team.