11 Jun 2021

Education review recommends systematic shift

From Nine To Noon, 9:07 am on 11 June 2021


A new report finds children are being short-changed in primary school classrooms, with teachers and principals telling a review they need more time and resources to to do their jobs properly.

The review by the NZ Educational Institute has called for changes including smaller class sizes, a teacher aide in every classroom and more access to special education and counselling. 

It says staffing in primary and intermediate schools has changed little since the 1990s, and as a result schools are struggling to keep up with changes in society and in the way they are expected to teach.

Liam Rutherford is the president of the Educational Institute, he speaks with Lynn Freeman.


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