Programme to lift low decile students to Varsity

Supplied Content Promising students from four low decile Auckland schools will have a better chance of achieving University Entrance, thanks to a gift from the Buchanan Charitable Foundation to a University of Auckland initiative. For the past decade, the University, through the Faculty of Education and Social Work (EDSW) Woolf Fisher Research Centre, The Centre for Educational Leadership and The…

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Experts urge support services for International students

‘Risk of suicide, mental health and other problems high’ Foreign students’ lives are at risk because of a lack of culturally-appropriate counselling and mental health support, according to health services. Staff from Auckland District Health Board and Asian Family Services told the ISANA International Education Association Conference in Wellington that they were seeing more international students who were suicidal or…

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New Zealand education creates career for young Indian

Sourced Content Gaining an overseas education has earned Denil Philip a management career in one of the most exciting industries of the future – Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical engineers combine engineering, medicine and biology to improve the quality of our lives by solving healthcare problems. Denil, from Adoor in Kerala, held a Bachelor in Electronic and Biomedical Engineering from TKM Institute…

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Vocational Education overhaul gets majority approval

Laura Walters Stand First: The Education Minister is working hard to provide certainty as the Government begins its vocational education overhaul. The Government’s biggest reform of the vocational education sector in 25 years was initially met with strong opposition, but a softly-softly approach has brought the majority on board. Issue on Priority Education Minister Chris Hipkins named an overhaul of…

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Vocational Training Institute finds favour with MIT

Supplied Content Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of Vocational Education Reforms, saying that it would accrue advantages to students in South Auckland. Chief Executive Gus Gilmore said that a single nationwide institute will help to streamline apprenticeship system, remove duplication and preserve flexibility to innovate and meet the needs of their local community. “MIT has…

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Growth mindset embedded in our education

Kieran Madden In just over a decade, the ‘Growth Mindset’ has graduated from an exciting theory to accepted wisdom in classrooms across the world, now embraced wholeheartedly by many New Zealand educators. There is good science behind Stanford University Psychologist Carol Dweck’s theory that one’s belief about whether their intelligence, abilities, and talents can be developed has a big influence…

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Teachers’ Unions plan legal action against Novopay

Charlie Dreaver Both unions representing teachers, The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) and the Post-Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) have confirmed that they will be taking legal action against Novopay. They have been told by Novopay that the new rates and backpay for union members, which took effect from  July 1, 2019, will not be paid until September 11, 2019. Representatives…

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