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Membership of the Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Education 1 month 4 weeks ago #968

  • Hugo van Stratum
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The Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC) has about 2 people who actually work in a centre and possible on the floor. I can’t see one person who would be looking after babies and toddlers on a day to day basis at all.
There is Jayne Franklin, Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand who has worked at Beststart she is the only one I would pick as closest to knowing what ECE outside of Kindergarten is like.
No wonder ECE teachers community and private feel they have no professional voice to Government it’s all business, management, union and special interest people, not representative of the work force and the more direct voice for children present.
The ECAC agenda seems very dominated by the Education Ministry who are even more removed from reality as show by the teacher survey which has a full time ECE teacher as doing 25 hours a week. They are totally mixed up with what might be happening in Primary or Secondary. Such thinking gets us on a very dangerous footing when they want to cost anything out in real terms for ECE.

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