Teacher Education


Handing the Minister more power over teacher education and restoring the skills leadership role to Industry Training Organisations (ITO) are among the legislative changes being proposed by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry is seeking feedback on a number of issues that are being considered for legislation in 2018. Consultation on six issues that may be included in an education bill is open until 13 April. The proposals include...

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Today’s Education Review Office (ERO) report showing a ‘widespread’ lack of confidence in teacher graduates’ preparedness for the classroom is a  reminder to government and institution bosses that tertiary education staff must be listened to when training courses are changed. Expert staff and practitioners warned the Ministry of Education, the Tertiary Education Commission and colleges of education bosses that...

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Private training enterprise, the New Zealand Tertiary College, is launching a new early childhood qualification that students can complete entirely online with no compulsory practical teaching requirements. The initiative, NZTC Global, will be available to students from all around the world and is NZQA approved. New Zealand Tertiary College’s chief executive Selena Fox says NZTC Global will allow the college to extend its reach...

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Waikato rally aims to end cuts

Waikato rally aims to end cuts


Posted By on Jun 7, 2016

People who work and study at the University of Waikato are rallying in black tomorrow afternoon to prevent cuts to their courses and jobs. TEU’s deputy secretary Nanette Cormack, who will be speaking the rally, says the cuts are widespread. The university wants to cut the jobs of more than 20 people at the Faculty of Education. These people help new teachers learn the skills they need to teach our young children. “The...

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Education cuts at Waikato University

Education cuts at Waikato University


Posted By on Jun 2, 2016

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 19 The University of Waikato is beset with reviews and proposed job cuts, the biggest of which is in its Faculty of Education The faculty’s dean wants to cut the equivalent of more than 22 full-time jobs, while introducing only six full-time equivalent jobs in their place. The university’s proposed job cuts will affect people working and studying in all departments across the education faculty. TEU branch...

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Lincoln breaches VC appointment process

Lincoln breaches VC appointment process


Posted By on Jan 29, 2016

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 2 TEU’s Lincoln branch is aggrieved that the university’s preferred new vice-chancellor has been interviewing staff under the guise of a visiting academic. The branch committee understands that the university council’s preferred candidate to be the new vice-chancellor was introduced to staff as a visiting academic. Some staff were told that he was preparing a discussion document for council on things that...

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