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AWARD winning SITE for Special Education Needs Coordinators across NZ

Dr Mandia Mentis, Dr Alison Kearney and Dr Wendy Holley-Boen of the EQUITY THROUGH EDUCATION centre were awarded a Flexible learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ) 2018 award for their work on developing professional learning through Networked Learning Hubs.

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New research from Massey University has identified strategies to help specialist teachers lift the wellbeing and achievement of learners, whilst maintaining their own wellbeing and fulfilment amid personal and professional challenges.

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The Equity through Education Centre is please to announce its connections with the Learning Support Network, which was launched in February 2018. This network of expertise is a space for teachers and leaders of learning support - Special Education Needs Coordinators (SENCo) - throughout New Zealand to

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Following on from their work for the Young Women in Leadership conference May 2018, this group of students from Papakura High is continuing their focus on Self- Harm Awareness. They have conducted a school-wide survey to gather young people's perspectives on the causes, prevalence and impact of self-harm. Their plan is to share this data with school staff and students alongside research and local resources. The team is also organising Friday lunch-time meet ups to increase their peers' sense of belonging, and hoping to find local sponsors for food and activities. To find out more, or support their initiative, please contact Wendy at w.holley-boen@massey.ac.nz.

Recently Equity through Education supported a Massey University initiative ‘Young Women in Leadership’. This involved a series of workshops with 95 year 12 students from a range of schools across Auckland and Northland. The aim of the workshops was

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Pictured is Di Hoskin and Mark Armstrong, two RTLB from Taranaki who presented at the recent Centre for Equity Through Education ‘Equity Day’ on the 16 February in Auckland. Di described her involvement with a student, his whanau and teacher when Read More....


Members of the Equity Through Education Centre are pleased to have been involved in the publication of “Student Perspectives on School. Read more ......


Invitation to participate in a research project:

Are you a parent/caregiver of a child with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), or do you know someone who is?

Nicola McDowell, a doctoral student at Massey Unviersity whether an increased understanding of CVI helps parents to better understand their own child’s visual difficulties and whether the attainment of knowledge helps to empower them to be more involved with their child’s programme.

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