Posted by: PPTAweb
on 03, Aug, 2012
Tagged in: teaching
, teacher training
, public education
, Destiny Church
, charter schools
, Charter school working group
, Catherine Isaac
, ACT Party
1. That choice and flexibility in how schools are run is what kids need to learn.
2. That mud and water are what boys need to learn.
3. That the retired maths professor across the road wants to come and teach as a volunteer at his local school.
4. That charter schools will have fabulous architecture.
5. That teacher aides write fabulous lesson plans.
6. That the govt wants quality teaching and well qualified teachers but teaching, according to our govt, is not a profession that requires standards, competency, ethics, registration.
7. That children do not need qualified registered teachers to support their learning.
8. That Deborah Coddington, via twitter, described herself as an unfit parent. This, of course, was just time out from criticising registered teachers.
9. That evangelicals, meditation experts, Maxim, rich Americans, and the business roundtable are amongst those looking forward to saving NZ children from the ills of a secular well-rounded well-regarded public education system.
10. That as I write this the list keeps growing .... add your own
Posted by: Cynic
on 19, May, 2010
Interesting that NZEI want to sue the Ministry of Education over their skills based pay plan.
PPTA’s longstanding aspiration for the professional role of secondary teachers is for trained and qualified teachers who have equitable access to high quality ongoing learning. This means highly qualified on entry to the profession and teachers continuing their professional learning throughout their careers.
That NZEI is seeking skills based pay - not qualifications based pay - would seem to undermine all the work that technology teachers have put into upgrading their qualifications to degree level. It also gives an impression of undervaluing a teacher's professional responsibility to continue to upgrade, expand and refresh specialist knowledge.