What was the real effect of the radical Tomorrow’s Schools reforms? Has New Zealand’s school system improved as a result? What changes are needed now to meet our expectations of schools?
This is the definitive and compelling story of New Zealand school self-management over more than two decades. Cathy Wylie explores the paths taken and the growing tensions of a system that left too much to chance.
The 2nd edition of the Samoan language translation of our very popular title Understanding NCEA: A relatively short and very useful guide for secondary school students and their parents. This 2nd edition of the book was made necessary by a number of changes to the NCEA regulations over the past two years, including those related to numeracy and literacy and the University Entrance requirements.
‘E te mana’omia se tusi ina ia e malamalama i le NCEA?
The second edition of Doing Educational Research keeps the many features that made it such a successful book when it was first released in 2005. The research process is broken down into manageable steps with easy-to-understand explanations and concrete examples. It is designed tosupport educators at all levels to feel confident that they can undertake sound and ethical research. It is a popular text in research methods courses in New Zealand and widely used internationally.
Teachers and principals know that students learn best when involved, challenged and inspired. An integrated curriculum offers teachers the tools to engage, extend and enthuse students. Yet today’s curriculum seems to be narrowing and becoming restrictive. Assessment-driven teaching, reporting to standards and a pronounced emphasis on individual learning in numeracy and literacy now hold sway. Is it possible to balance standards with innovation? What scope is there for teachers and principals to use their initiative?
Weaving Te Whāriki is the only volume to bring together New Zealand and international commentary on the history, implementation, and influence of Aotearoa New Zealand’s ground-breaking early childhood curriculum framework. This new edition contains substantial updates of the chapters in the first edition, plus four new chapters: on Pacifica perspectives, working with infants and toddlers, transition to school, and perspectives on play.
Ko te tuhituhi o te whakaritenga o te whakaaro o tēnei pukapuka he whakatakoto huarahi ki ngā kāinga kōrero i tipu i roto i ngā tau kia kaua e wareware kia kitea ō mātau, ō tātau kanohi ngā kaituhi, ēnei kaituhi ki ngā hapori reo o tōu whānau, hapū, iwi. Kai kona te tika, kai kona te ora, kai kona e hora ai te kupu kia kaua e noho noa ki runga i te whārangi kohokoho, maremare ai. Koia te kaupapa o tēnei tuhituhi kia tipu ngā momo whakataurite, te anga whakaputanga o ngā whakahoutanga o te whakaaro mā tātau katoa ngā kaituhi me te hunga kai te piki ake.