Focus on pay equity

Thousands of New Zealanders work in professions—including education—that have been historically underpaid, just because they're seen as women's work. That's all set to change as women make historic pay equity claims over the coming months.

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EA Magazine: Summer 2018

Watch your mailbox for the Summer 2018 issue of Education Aotearoa. Here's a preview of what's in the magazine.

Jacinda Ardern – It's all about the kids

"It was the 1980s, and I saw the effects of child poverty all the time. Our babysitter got hepatitis, I remember children with no shoes and no lunch - and it was really cold in Murupara in the winter - and I remember my mother having to explain to me what suicide was when the neighbour died."

We speak with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about child poverty, additional needs funding, and health. Read more

Hon Kelvin Davis in his Beehive office

Changes will attract te reo speakers to teaching

By EA Staff | 8 February, 2018

The new government wants more te reo in schools and centres. The work is now beginning to make that possible, writes Heeni Collins.

New hope for kids with change in leadership

By Melissa Schwalger | 8 February, 2018

The new government has a lot to do in the first 100 days, and education was an area in which it strongly campaigned. Chris Hipkins is up for the challenge writes Melissa Schwalger.

It’s time – Kua tae te wā

By EA Staff | 8 February, 2018

For the first time in many years, there is genuine optimism that the time is ripe to see teachers and principals truly valued, and released and resourced to meet the learning needs of every child. That’s why our theme for this year is “It’s time: Kua tae te wā!”

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New major sees physical education return to University of Canterbury

By EA Staff | 30 October, 2017

Next year, 2018, will see Physical Education return to the University of Canterbury as one of a series of new majors within the popular Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree. UC has a long and proud history of developing highly respected PE teachers and this new major is an exciting initiative towards continuing that tradition.

Ministry of Education | TPLT

A day in the life of a TPLT in-school support facilitator

By EA Staff | 30 October, 2017

Janelle Wood takes us through a typical day in her role as a TPLT facilitator. TPLT supports existing and new teachers of languages apply pedagogy that has a real and positive impact on student learning.