“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”
– John F. Kennedy
Though spoken over 50 years ago, the sentiment remains relevant today.
There are many challenges emerging in education through rapidly changing national and international educational trends. By understanding the different views and opinions of industry leaders, taken from extensive research done around the world, we can better equip and prepare our students for the world that awaits them.
Through personal experience I have always tried to keep up to date with the issues facing people of all ages involved in education. I have guided my four sons from early childhood education, through tertiary studies and into the job market. Whilst furthering my own education through graduate and postgraduate studies. Professionally, I have worked as a Deputy Principle in a large Auckland primary school, trying to grapple with the on-going dilemma of how best to equip our students for the future. Having specialised in both special needs and gifted education I have been able to observe different ends of the spectrum and this has provided opportunities to appreciate varying ideas on how best to support learning for the future.