September 20, 2018
Teacher drive overlooks preschool
Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand wants a new teacher recruitment drive to include early childhood in its priorities.
Chief executive, Kathy Wolfe says the initial focus appears to be on school teachers and teachers of te reo Maori.
She says the Education Ministry knows early childhood is experiencing the same pressures as the compulsory schooling sector, with insufficient teachers and new graduates to meet demand.
Current pay and conditions for early childhood teachers are potential barriers to students undertaking study to enter the profession, and for qualified teachers to remain.
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