Faculty of Education and Social Work
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.
Teachers are not glorified babysitters
18 December 2018
With schools out for summer but the teachers’ dispute still not settled, second-year primary teaching student Letitia Farmer reflects on the role of teachers and the campaign to recognise their value
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.
Team Solutions staff members meet one last time
14 December 2018
Over 200 Team Solutions staff members and friends gathered in Auckland to celebrate the organisation’s legacy before it shut its doors for good on 14 December.
Funding success for research aimed at improving outcomes for learners
7 December 2018
Two of our new research projects have won funding support from the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.
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.
Intermediate school students discover compassion
28 November 2018
On World Compassion Day (28 November) bullying-prevention researcher Dr Mike Webster ponders: How can we develop a generation of young people who actively integrate compassion into their philosophy of life?
Navigating Chinese students’ culture shock
28 November 2018
Culture shock is a real risk for anyone travelling to a foreign place, but there is also a kind of academic culture shock that can affect students who aren’t used to what’s expected of students in western countries, according to research by doctoral candidate Linda Yu.
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.
A harvest of awards for the University’s education researchers
26 November 2018
Several academics from the Faculty of Education and Social Work have been honoured with prestigious research awards at the New Zealand Research in Education (NZARE) Conference this week.
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.