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Annual Conference papers
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Annual Report 2017-18
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Auckland Name Change (2018)
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Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour – It's a class act! (2014) 2014 Annual conference paper. After the 2013 Annual Conference expressed concern about the way PB4L and related initiatives were operating in schools, this paper explains how these behavioural initiatives are...
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Better leading for better learning: Report of the middle leadership taskforce. (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This report is the final in a series of reports and papers by PPTA’s Middle Leadership Taskforce. It summarises the issues for middle leadership, and...
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Building on excellence: How to make a great schooling system even better (2010) 2010 Annual conference paper. This paper challenges the validity of government claims about low achievement and inequity, and suggests that the government goal that all students be able to experience...
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Career Pathways - Subject Pedagogy Specialists (2018)
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Careers services in danger (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper highlights a number of current threats to the provision of adequate careers services in secondary schools, caused by the absorption of Careers New Zealand...
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Charter schools (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper. Charter schools, as enabled by Act Party and National Party amendments to the Education Act, will be fully taxpayer funded private schools to be operated...
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Charter schools: an update (2015) 2015 Annual conference paper. This paper examines the extent of the failure of the charter school experiment to provide an improved alternative to the public education system in New Zealand.
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Class size – The struggle continues (2011) 2011 Annual conference paper. This paper considers the work undertaken to date, the progress that has been made and the future direction for work on achieving class size limits. It...
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Communities of learning: the slippage between planning and implementation (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper considers the expectations underlying the implementation of Communities of Learning and the experience of implementation in practice. It finds a gap between the two...
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Connected secondary schools (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. In 2007, PPTA annual conference discussed a paper that presented a vision for what secondary education should look like in the future. The paper set down...
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Constitutional Amendments (2018)
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Day relief teachers - Victims of casualisation (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper outlines the issues faced by day relief teachers, including their terms of employment, their difficulties in gaining a school’s agreement to act as lead...
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Demolition or restoration — The election and our fight for the Teachers Council (2014) 2014 Annual conference paper. This paper examines further courses of action PPTA could take to influence the shape of the Education Amendment Bill (no. 2) that aims to
replace the Teachers...
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Disruptive anti-social behaviour in secondary schools (2008) A paper to the 2008 PPTA Annual Conference from the Hutt Valley Region
The Hutt Valley region presents this paper to National Conference 2008 to draw attention to the increasing incidence...
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Draft Principles for Partnerships between secondary schools and initial teacher education (2016) 2016 Annual conference paper. This paper responds to the call by annual conference 2015 for a working party to be convened to develop a code of practice for managing partnerships...
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Duty (2008) 2008 Annual conference paper. The 2002, 2004 and 2007 settlements provided for compensatory mechanisms to reduce workload in some areas when, for genuine reasons, teachers were to be asked...
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Duty outside timetabled hours (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. Teachers feel a tension between their supervisory and administrative duties, on one hand, and on the other the broader professional drive to effectively engage with...
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EDUCANZ: the current state of play (2015) 2015 Annual conference paper. This paper provides a report of PPTA's actions opposing the government's scrapping of the Teachers Council and replacing it with a non-representative and overtly political...
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Equipping schools to fight poverty: a community hub approach (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper. Schools are important resources for their communities, but they can become even more so. When a school is a community hub it means that through...
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Establishment of a PPTA Men’s Network (2016) 2016 Annual conference paper. This paper is in response to a recommendation from the 2015 PPTA annual conference that PPTA investigate the establishment of a men’s network. The paper notes...
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Flexible Learning Spaces: an experiment on our education system (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper outlines some of the issues with the current move to build and rebuild schools as flexible learning spaces. The lack of evidence from research...
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From islands to archipelagos: developing secondary school leadership (2010) 2010 Annual conference paper. Leadership matters. Education policy-makers and researchers agree that educational leadership can make a positive difference to teaching practices, school cultures, and learning outcomes for students....
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