Dodgy dream merchants mislead international students

Dodgy dream merchants mislead international students

Gill Bonnett Unregulated marketing managers hired by New Zealand education institutes are using cut-throat recruitment practices to lure international students, some immigration advisers say. Representatives of New Zealand education providers were selling a false dream to prospective students, the advisers RNZ spoke to said. Amanbir Singh Jaspal has been to international student fairs where prospective students are recruited. ‘Flea Markets’…

Read More

Wellbeing Concept should account for demographic changes

Kieran Madden The Government is dead-set on improving “wellbeing” as the mark of their leadership, and “long-term intergenerational wellbeing” in particular. This requires whipping out the binoculars and taking a strategic view, one that foresees well beyond the next few election cycles. New Zealanders are ageing and becoming more ethnically diverse. Plummeting Ratio In 2038, there will be around twice…

Read More

The devil in the details of the proposed Mega-Poly

An Analysis by John Gerritsen  The government’s plan for a monster merger of all 16 polytechnics and institutes of technology has taken everyone by surprise, but some might say they had it coming. After nearly $100 million in bailouts last year and the possibility of more to come, the government has eschewed half-measures and complex policy solutions for the relatively simple option of rolling…

Read More

New Mobile App a boon to children and ECE

Supplied Content From Unicorns to Fairies, Mythical Creatures have contributed their mite to honing of the fantasy world of children. Parents and educators have tried to unveil the Pegasus and narrate social stories. But have the children grasped them? ‘Ready for Big School’ assists parents and early childhood educators in this task, while being a toddler’s best friend. Good blend…

Read More

Home-based educators’ qualification rising

Have your say on the changes coming Supplied Content The government-subsidised education and care of young children that takes place in the educator’s home or in the child’s home will become professionalised, to ensure better and more consistent quality, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said. He said this morning that Home-based Early Childhood Education has been the fastest growing part…

Read More

PM discounts Bridges’ take on Polytechnics

Jane Patterson The National Party was looking to gazump the Prime Minister’s first big speech of the year by making public what it says are the government’s plans for the vocational training sector. As Jacinda Ardern was outlining the problems facing polytechnics and institutes of technology and flagging what she called “far-reaching” changes, National leader Simon Bridges was briefing reporters…

Read More