16 Nov 2018

Principals warn of culture shock for foreign teachers

From Morning Report, 6:17 am on 16 November 2018

Hundreds of foreign teachers recruited to tackle the teacher shortage face a culture shock in New Zealand classrooms. That's according to principals who say the Kiwi way of teaching and Maori and Pasifika cultures are a big change for many teachers from overseas. The Education Ministry says all of the foreign teachers hired for next year will go through cultural competence training...but it's not clear what exactly that involves. RNZ education correspondent John Gerritsen has the story.