Discrepancy Between ERO Report And Registrations
September 30, 2004
Damning Discrepancy Between ERO Report And Teacher Registrations
ERO’s report on the quality of year two beginning teachers raises serious questions about the teacher registration process, according to New Zealand First education spokesperson Brian Donnelly.
“Teachers must do a minimum of 2 years of probationary service before they are fully registered. The ERO report suggests that large numbers of incompetent teachers are gaining registration.
“Once a teacher is registered it is very difficult to deregister them. In order to maintain a high quality teaching force, the registration process must be rigorous and robust. ERO’s report suggests that it is not.
“The Minister of Education should call the Teachers Council into his office to explain the discrepancy between ERO’s figures and the proportion of teachers gaining full registration after 2 years,” said Mr Donnelly.