Teacher woes

Th e ongoing dismissal of research-informed professional development demeans the teaching profession in New Zealand. But it does not have to be like this, writes the University of Auckland’s STEPHEN MAY for Newsroom.

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Let’s face it teaching in New Zealand is a low status profession. This perhaps explains why there seem to be fewer and fewer people who want to become teachers. It also explains the looming staffing crisis in Auckland, with young teachers, in particular, leaving the city in droves because their pay and career prospects are […]

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