Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Girls education a challenge in post-Covid Asia

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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If girls education makes societies stronger, more peaceful and prosperous, then the chances of Asia achieving those goals have become more distant with the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, girls’ enrollments in school had seen significant improvements in Asia. But with the pandemic, those gains have been wiped out. UNESCO estimates that about 24 Read more

Religion and education: Learnings from 3290 teenagers

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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American men are dropping out of college in alarming numbers. A slew of articles over the past year depict a generation of men who feel lost, detached and lacking in male role models. This sense of despair is especially acute among working-class men, fewer than one in five of whom completes college. Yet one group Read more

Church staff, volunteers and the education vaccine mandate

Monday, November 8th, 2021
The New York Times

The Ministry of Education has clarified who falls within the education sector’s vaccine mandate. On the list are those who work or volunteer in an organisation in the same campus or building as a school or early learning service. Churches and cafes are cited as examples. Staff at churches sharing a building or campus with Read more

Bad ideas ruined NZ’s once world-leading education system

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

There is a rot at the core of schooling in New Zealand. The Ministry of Education follows unscientific advice and is in thrall to a flawed philosophy. Education is awash with debates and dichotomies. Should schooling be about knowledge or personal discovery? Should teachers provide motivation for learning or nurture it intrinsically? Should schools provide Read more

Māori schools need more – will deliver ultimatum to ministry after delays to rebuild

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Te Rūnanga nui o ngā kura kaupapa says institutional racism is the cause of total immersion Māori schools being dropped down the list for repairs and rebuilds and they are fed up and calling on the Education Ministry to act. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Whānau Tahi, based in Christchurch, has been waiting more Read more

Schools told to let students choose their gender identities and names

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Schools have been told to let students choose their own gender identities and names. New relationships and sexuality education guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education say that schools must “uphold the human rights of all people.” “All people have the same rights and freedoms, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and Read more

Students take stand against school brawls with peaceful protest

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Fed up with groups from different schools fighting, students in Auckland have marched against inter-school violence. In June, a student was stabbed in the stomach and another left with concussion after a brawl involving up to 30 teens outside De La Salle College. Read more Related Posts:John Paul College principal disciplines student fightersStaff members offer Read more

Racism common in the the education system

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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In 2018 Unicef ranked New Zealand 33rd out of 38 countries in terms of educational equality and the Ministry of Education has said there is “consistent evidence that the education system has underserved Māori learners and whānau over an extended period”. When @Ngati_Frybread posed a question on their Instagram meme page asking Māori and Pasifika to Read more

Opposing parties agree survey about religion in schools biased

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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A Government-sponsored survey questioning the future of religious instruction in state schools is being dismissed by both religious and secular groups as “biased.” The survey was launched last week by an independent charity, the Religious Diversity Centre (RDC), in partnership with the Ministry of Education. The survey asks whether “religious instruction” in state primary schools Read more

Auckland school well placed to help people struggling post-COVID-19

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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An Auckland boarding school for boys says it is well placed to assist post-COVID-19 when some people to find themselves struggling financially. All students at Dilworth – currently 575 in total – receive a fully-funded scholarship, worth about $35,000 a year. The costs of the school are covered by the Dilworth charitable trust, which is Read more