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Research, guides, information and policies published by PPTA Te Wehengarua

PPTA position on National Standards (2010) Research evidence shows that National Standards will not lead to improved outcomes for students.
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National Standards background paper (2010) The government seems bent on implementing National Standards in New Zealand's primary schools from 2010, yet there is no robust evidence to show that this policy will result in improved...
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Donations and fees in public schools Advice for PPTA members on the legal framework for fees and donations in state and integrated schools.
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Membership Assistance Fund - application form (pdf download) (2012) Assistance may be provided to members or recent former members who have immediate financial need through no fault of their own. The assistance may be in...
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Membership Assistance Fund - application form (MS Word) (2012) Assistance may be provided to members or recent former members who have immediate financial need through no fault of their own. The assistance may be in...
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Workload Taskforce summary sheets 2016 These eight summary pamphlets cover the most frequently referenced issues and suggestions from members. Many other important areas of pressure and issues for specific groups of teachers are addressed in...
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PPTA Workload Taskforce report 2016 The Taskforce findings reflect the intensification of the problems previously identified by various working parties and reports over the last 15 years. A range of suggestions for...
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Te Tiro Hou: Report of the Qualifications Framework Inquiry 1997 This report outlines the findings of Te Tiro Hou - The Qualifications Framework Inquiry.
With ongoing changes to NCEA and secondary assessment it seems timely to make it more accessible...
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Professional standards for teachers and teacher education: Avoiding the pitfalls (April 2006) written by Martin Thrupp commissioned by NZPPTA and NZEI
Professional standards for teachers and teacher education can be 'generic' or 'specified'. Generic standards are broad descriptors of teachers'...
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Safe interaction with students (2015) PPTA Te Wehengarua guidance for teachers' legal and social obligations in their relationships with students as required by New Zealand law and as outlined in the codes of ethics of...
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New Teachers' Handbook (2019) The beginning and new teachers' handbook is a quick reference for new and beginning teachers in New Zealand secondary schools.
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Digital communications guide (February 2014) The PPTA ICT advisory committee worked with the Network of Establishing Teachers (NETs) to update the PPTA online safety guides for teachers. Includes advice regarding email...
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Teachers talk about NCEA - Summary (2005) Research conducted by Judie Alison (NZPPTA) This is a summary version of a much larger report of the same name. This version does not contain the voices of...
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Teachers talk about NCEA (2005) The report focuses on the voices of secondary and area school teachers, hence its title ‘Teachers talk about NCEA’. It portrays a profession which is engaged on a hugely...
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Advice on STCA Clause 5.4a (Call back days) Advice on the application of STCA clause 5.4 Duties When Schools Are Not Open For Instruction
This clause is not about the nature of work done, but about the...
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Professional learning and development (PLD) toolkit (2011) A toolkit comprising information and an audit process that can be used to support improved practices and outcomes for teachers and learners in New Zealand secondary and area schools.
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Professional learning and development (PLD) research report Part 1 (2013) This report uses teacher voice to show how the contracting model chosen by the New Zealand government in 2011-2013 to deliver professional learning and development to teachers fails to...
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Professional learning and development (PLD) research report Part 2 (2014) This report should be read in conjunction with PPTA’s 2013 Research Report on Professional Learning and Development . It does not delve into the background details that were explored...
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The cost of change: PPTA survey on NCEA workload 2010 The NCEA changes implemented from 2011 to 2013 presented some major challenges for all teachers, and teachers in some subjects, roles and schools felt these challenges disproportionately. The...
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2016 PPTA News September (vol.37 no.6) Somebody is thinking of the children - President's viewpoint p.3;
A chance for children (He Huarahi Tamariki) p.4;
Crossing cultural barriers through movement (Louise Fielder) p.6;
Examining the teacher laptop scheme (TELA) p.7;
Integrated...
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2016 PPTA News November (vol.37 no.8) Table of contents:
Remembering Helen Kelly - President's viewpoint p.3;
Privatising and profiteering - Examining the COOL proposal p.4;
Funding or Fantasy? - Opinion, Luke East, Year 13 student p.5;
Teacher supply...
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2016 PPTA News July - August (vol.37 no. 5) Braving the storm - President's viewpoint p.3;
Treaty partners at co-governed school (Nga Puna O Waiorea, Western Springs College) p.4;
The Global Budget - bulk funding by another name p.6;
The power of...
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2016 PPTA News June (vol.37 no.4 ) Pragmatic problem-solver will be missed - President's viewpoint p.3;
Academic mentoring at Lytton High School p.4;
Kaiapoi High School traffic issues p.6;
Should New Zealand history be compulsory (Debate) p.7;
Familiar faces, new roles...
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2016 PPTA News May (vol.37 no.3) Systematic betrayal - President's viewpoint p.3;
Paid parental leave p.4;
PPTA helps students in Thai border region p.4;
PPTA opposes call to deny principals voting rights p.5;
Members encouraged to respond to ministry's census...
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2016 PPTA News April (vol.37 no.2) Let's try learner-centred PLD for teachers - President's viewpoint p.3;
Reward for long hours of toil (Guy Allan Branch Activism Award presented to Claire Couch) p.4;
"Constancy and absolute belief" contribute to...
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