A really useful resource
The Ministry of Education, with the University of Canterbury, has developed an excellent resource called Narrative Assessment: a guide for teachers. Narrative Assessment looks at ways to support students who are working at level 1 of the New Zealand Curriculum through learning stories. For more information about this resource and to see examples of learning stories, click here
A missed opportunity
Read about Success For All, the Government's response to the Special Education Review 2010, IEAG's submission, response and opinion.
What happens to those below standard? – 16 September 2010
There has been much discussion on National Standards in the past year, but are we any clearer on how National Standards will impact on students with disabilities? Emeritus Professor Keith Ballard, University of Otago College of Education offers his opinion.
ERO report – 28 July 2010
The Education Review Office (ERO) has released a national report on how well schools include students with high needs. While 50% of schools are not providing a quality, inclusive education, the 50% that do confirm that there is the capability of schools to welcome and teach disabled students well. To read the ERO report click here
IEAG’s primary goal is to advocate for and support the development of an inclusive school system in Aotearoa New Zealand. This involves changes in education so that principals, teachers and other school staff have the values, knowledge and skills needed to teach all children in their community. Articles such as our Position Statement and Leadership for Inclusion explain why such changes are needed, and what these changes might mean for New Zealand schools.