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- We’re updating the Education Council Rules that were developed last year, to make sure they’re consistent with some recent changes, including the launch of the Code of Professional Responsibility and changes to the Education Act.
- In a report on current teacher shortages in the NZ Herald (30 October 2017), the new Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, talks about “…a package of measures before Christmas to overcome teacher shortages.”
- We’ve been interviewed by various newspapers, news sites and radio stations recently asking questions about teacher supply and Teacher Education Refresh (TER). Curiously, none of our input seems to make the final cut.
- We make the assumption that everyone knows what we mean when we say “the teaching profession”, but we haven’t really had a professional body for teachers in New Zealand before to professionalise teaching and make that concept a reality.
- The Swahili proverb “Asiye funzwa na mamae hufunzwa na ulimwengu” is recognisable, after translation, both across Africa – where there are many similar sayings – and the world.
- Society is governed by codes - everywhere we go, every community we visit will have its unique set of implicitly agreed upon ways of behaving and doing.
- As the agency primarily concerned with raising the status of the teaching profession we would like any future government to address this fundamental question: how do we properly recognise the positive influence our profession has in creating curi
- I have been reflecting on the fact that 2016 was the bicentenary of the first school in New Zealand as the end of the year approaches. I imagine that first school in the Bay of Islands when it opened back in August 1816.
“It appears, therefore, that of all secular professions, teaching is the most profoundly important…” “of all these professions teaching is the worse paid.”
Dr Graham Stoop, chief executive of the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, outlines the Council’s position on the Government’s announcement on Communities of Online Learning.