Education and society
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 last Friday (November 30).
A message to Minister Hipkins for a brighter teaching future
27 November 2018
Until the Government addresses the status of the profession, teaching is likely to remain in crisis and we will continue to not have enough teachers to staff our schools, says Associate Professor Wayne Smith.
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.
Some myths about NZ Super
22 November 2018
Opinion: Let’s not mindlessly raise the age, argues Susan St John, but try to solve actual problems ordinary people face.
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.
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.
Inequality a blight on NZ society
2 November 2018
Opinion: We have one of the most unequal education systems in the world. Deprivation, poverty, and class and race divisions are to blame, writes Dr Ian Hyslop.
Tapping into Pacific roots helps siblings’ success
31 October 2018
Staying connected to their Fijian, Māori and Samoan languages and cultures has helped a family achieve at the highest level in education.