Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Education leaders gather in Wellington

Education leaders gather in Wellington

Education Ministers and education leaders from the OECD’s top-performing countries will gather in Wellington in March to hold a global dialogue on building and supporting teaching excellence.

The annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) provides a forum for Ministers, unions and teaching leaders to discuss educational achievements and challenges from their own countries and share lessons.

The purpose of the gatherings is to identify best practices worldwide that strengthen the teaching profession and raise student achievement. The theme for this fourth Summit is “Excellence, equity and inclusiveness – high quality teaching for all”.

The Summit is a mix of formal and informal discussions, some of which will be open to the media.

Confirmed participants include:
• Andreas Schleicher, OECD Deputy Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General of the OECD
• Hon Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, United States
• Hon Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education, Alberta, Canada
• Hon Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Scotland (representing the UK)
• Hon Krista Kiuru Minister of Education, Finland
• Hon Heng Swee Keat, Minister of Education, Singapore
• Hon Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Minister of Education, Hong Kong

Webinar Friday 8 March, 6am (NZ time)
OECD’s Andreas Schleicher will deliver a webinar presenting the report “Equity, Excellence and Inclusiveness – policy lessons from around the world” which details the state of equity in education today and provides numerous examples of the innovative policies and practices that some countries have adopted to ensure that the widest possible population of students gets the best possible education.

Registration details at www.istp2014.org

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Obituary: Last 28th Maori Battalion A Company Veteran Dies

Charlie Petera, the final surviving member of A-Company of the 28th Maori Battalion has died at his home in Ngataki, Northland last night surrounded by his whanau. He was 91 years old. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news