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It may be time for cooler heads to prevail

Well, isn’t this one dilly of a pickle.

On Tuesday, December 1st, the approximately 9000 or so teachers in this Province will go to the polls to decide whether to accept or reject the current contract offer from the McNeil government. 1,158 more words

Public Education

Marking: Full Books and Empty Heads

There was, as Squealer was never tired of explaining, endless work in the supervision and organisation of the farm. Much of this work was of a kind that the other animals were too ignorant to understand. 745 more words


The call

It was December, 2014.

After reeling down the Kaimai, I passed the Ballance depot (who used to have a fertiliser motto I thought brilliant: Immediate response: Sustained growth – but now replaced by something bland) and I swung left off Matamata to Cambridge; the evening was closing in … then the insistent call of my mobile, it was someone high up in NZEI. 1,005 more words

Education Policy

Embracing Risk in a Climate of Fear and Surveillance

In the name of safety, we are expected to accept ever greater impingements upon our privacy and our liberty. We are expected to pay for an ever expanding and increasingly expensive security apparatus. 456 more words


UK Tertiary in the 21st century; a Cooperative Learning toolkit #1

Introducing Cooperative Learning to Higher Education

On 11 November 2015, UEA’s School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies successfully trialled the structural approach to Cooperative Learning, to facilitate the effective student-centred learning looked for at tertiary level.   1,081 more words

Cooperative Learning

Opinion: Don't lose sight of U of A's public interest mandate

As the provincial government searches for a new chair of the board of governors of the University of Alberta, university members are hopeful the choice will signal a shift in political vision for post-secondary education. 1,081 more words

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