Education


Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 11 University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon’s proposal to cut staff from the Faculty of Education risks worsening the chronic teacher shortage facing New Zealand, the Tertiary Education Union has said. McCutcheon told staff last week that he proposed to cut 23.4 full-time equivalent jobs from the university’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. The proposal is justified on the...

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Minister for Education Chris Hipkins has released for consultation a final draft of the International Education Strategy. The strategy retains much of what the previous National-led Government proposed in in the previous draft, published in July 2017. This included a shift of focus away from growth of the sector to managing quality. The current strategy set targets for export income and student numbers, as well as encouraging...

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Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, calls on the government to get the tertiary education sector back to basics. The government has asked us all to talk about what we want from our education system in the coming three decades. And the Education Conversation so far seems to be focused on a very simple idea – let’s get back to basics. Let’s make sure that learning is at the heart of all we do. The...

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Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has announced plans to change student post-study work rights. The proposals include changing the length of time students can stay on in New Zealand to work once they complete their studies. Students completing a non-degree level 7 or below qualification will be eligible for a one-year post-study work visa. However, they will also be required to study for at least two years before they are...

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Gagana Sāmoa: Unique & Beautiful

Gagana Sāmoa: Unique & Beautiful


Posted By on Jun 1, 2018

Ashalyna Noa from Canterbury University discusses the importance of Vaiaso o le Gagana  Sāmoa. Sāmoan language week is a platform for our Sāmoan identity to be acknowledged, visible, and valued in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is the one week in the year that we come out from being under a ‘Pasifika’ umbrella to highlight the uniqueness and beauty of Gagana Sāmoa. Although it is officially celebrated nationally over one week, the challenge...

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University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon’s proposal to cut staff from the Faculty of Education risks worsening the chronic teacher shortage facing New Zealand, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. McCutcheon told staff this afternoon that he proposed to cut 23.4 full-time equivalent jobs from the university’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. The proposal is justified on the basis that the Faculty...

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