New Zealand educators among world’s best

Issue: Volume 94, Number 13

Posted: 27 July 2015
Reference #: 1H9crc

Teacher helping a child with writing

The experience and skills of New Zealand’s year 7 to 10 teachers have been highlighted in new international data.

More than 2,800 teachers of year 7 to 10 students in New Zealand answered questions about themselves and their work, for the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). More than 34 countries took part.

The training and experience of New Zealand educators are among the best; 99 per cent have completed a teacher education or teacher training programme, compared to 90 per cent overseas.

The typical New Zealand principal brings a wealth of experience to the role; with an average of 12 years as a principal, and 26 as a teacher. This compares to the international average of 9 years as a principal and 21 as a teacher.

Table of teaching and Learning International survey results  

For more information: TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey)(external link)

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 5:28 pm, 27 July 2015

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