Nine To Noon for Monday 26 June 2017
09:05 Alarm raised about principal's burnout rate
A survey by the teachers and principals union NZEI has found principals report 70 percent higher rates of burnout and more than double the rate of stress compared to the general population. Rural principals reported 11 percent higher levels of burnout than those in urban areas. Lynn Freeman talks to Jane Corcoran, principal of Waiototara school in Southern Taranaki and Lynda Stuart, president of the NZEI and principal of May Road School in Auckland's Mt Roskill.
09:20 Publons: solving the problem of peer review
Typically researchers who review others work as part of the publication process get little or nothing in return, and with the rate of publication increasing publishers are struggling to find enough reviewers. Some unscrupulous operators are even using fake reviewers. A New Zealand start up called Publons has been trying to solve the problem by incentivising academics to carry out peer reviews. Lynn Freeman speaks Andrew Preston, one of the founders of Publons.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
British Prime Minister Theresa May launches Brexit negotiations with the EU amid turmoil at home, and Portugal observes three days of national mourning after deadly forest fires fanned by a European heatwave.
10:05 Learning from each other: Scotland's new Children's Commissioner
Scotland's newly appointed Children's Commissioner Bruce Adamson hails from Palmerston North. Bruce tells Lynn Freeman about the many challenges in his new role and how it shares similar issues faced by children in New Zealand. He thinks both are great places to grow up, but that we can learn a lot from each other.
10:35 Book review
Leah McFall reviews Snooze by Michael McGirr.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
Matthew and Stephen compare the handling of two political scandals, the Todd Barclay affair and Labour's internship scheme.
11:30 Crispy, crunchy, salty, umami
11:45 The Grenfell Tower Fire – Could it Happen Here?
Bill McKay discusses the fire risk to your home in a medium or high-rise building. Bill McKay is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture at University of Auckland.