Tag Archives: equality in education

violence and the group experience

In her research into violent fantasy play in her classroom, Jane Katch initially expressed concern that the children were unsettled by such play and that it inhibited their engagement in lessons. This is not what her findings suggests, though; one … Continue reading

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The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu

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“Ako: being a teacher, being a learner, being part of a learning profession”

I rather enjoyed this paper in which the authors “report on how …teachers [identified as being strongly worth retaining] are faring after four years of teaching, and consider questions such as: Why do some teachers stay in the profession while … Continue reading

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National identity and myths of equality

Jane and James Ritchie have written: “National identity consists of the simplified but powerful myths people have about themselves – myths in the sense of truth that is greater than the truth. National identity may be based on what a … Continue reading

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Interesting radio segment – on girls’ literacy and celebrity culture

This segment on Radio National yesterday was really interesting – Bloom discussed the fact that in reading and writing, girls have now surpassed boys in 40 ‘first-world’ countries. However, they also know more about celebrity culture than they do about politics … Continue reading

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School leaders must put teacher learning on the priority list

“Policy makers, teacher educators, principals, experienced teachers and—in this system of self-governed schools—parents, and [-p18] community members must put teacher learning on the priority list. We have long known that for children to succeed, they need rich and varied educational … Continue reading

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