Understanding the Alternative Education Workforce

Alternative education plays a vital role in the New Zealand education system, providing educational and pastoral support for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. Despite the importance of the work, Alternative Education practitioners do not receive effective and consistent access to professional learning and development opportunities.

“Understanding the Alternative Education Workforce in Aotearoa/New Zealand” investigates alternative education educators’ experiences of professional learning and development and is part of a broader body of work that aims to understand and make recommendations for improvements that will ultimately benefit our rangatahi.

This paper, published in 2021 and written by the wonderful Judy Bruce, was a collaborative effort between the Alternative Education National Body, Te Rourou and the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust.

–  Lani Evans, Head of Foundation

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