In recent years, hes found himself wondering what needs to change, especially since so much of what were doing in youth ministry today is not working. In Youth Ministry 3. Theyll get a quick history of youth ministry over the last fifty years. And theyll help dream about what changes need to take place in order to create the next phase of youth ministrythe future that needs to be created for effective ministry to students.
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Mark Oestreicher Marko is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, includingnbsp;Youth Ministry 3. Youth Ministry 3. The COMET Youth Employability Programme is an example of the workplace competencies education that helps young people gain practical skills employers are looking for. These courses consist of community service and work experience, as well as taught lessons.
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This will include ensuring young people have more opportunities whilst at school to gain practical, certifiable skills that will lead to further training or employment, including but not limited to first aid, heavy machinery licences, marine licences, pest control licences, hospitality certifications, security qualifications, and other relevant vocational certificates. Financial capability is part of the curriculum that is sometimes integrated into other subjects, yet, it is not regularly taught as a dedicated subject in schools. Financial literacy and budgeting courses will be available in all secondary schools so kids can learn about things like tenancy agreements, credit cards, and KiwiSaver.
Only 62 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds voted in the last general election. Civics courses equip young people with knowledge of how government and society functions, and the role they can play in shaping it.
Labour will ensure these courses are taught in all secondary schools, including by working with the Electoral Commission, and ensure that all students participate. Many schools already successfully fit these kinds of courses alongside, or as part of, core subjects. Labour will also professionalise careers advice and integrate it into learning. Every high school will have trained, skilled careers advice teaching staff. Every student will develop a personalised career plan. Too often it is also an add-on to the workload of an already overstretched teacher. Careers advice and educational pathway planning need to be interwoven with curriculum delivery if we are to ensure that every young New Zealander gets the best possible chance to achieve to their full potential.
To lift our economic performance and remain internationally competitive, we have to commit to minimising skills shortages across all sectors in New Zealand. We have emerging issues with growing skills gaps across a number of industries. Skilled immigration is being used to compensate for our failure to train our own local workforce for the jobs that are available. Digital literacy is vitally important to our modern lives. The use of digital technology has the potential to dramatically change the education system, but it also has the potential to be a huge distraction.
ICT use needs to be driven by learning needs and not the other way around.
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- Labour's Education Manifesto - New Zealand Labour Party.
To get the most out of its potential, we need to ensure that educational leaders are provided with quality professional development. Increasingly schools are turning to technology to assist student learning, but not all families can provide their children with access to the latest mobile device.
Labour will ensure that every student has access to the best technology and the opportunity to acquire the skills they will need to thrive. Labour's Education Manifesto Introduction High quality public education provides all New Zealanders with the opportunity to achieve their full potential and lead happy and fulfilling lives. These are challenging times As the way we live and work continues to change rapidly, so too do the demands we place on our education system.
Learners at the Centre Education in the 21 st century looks quite different to the way it did when many of us went through the system. Strong Foundations: Supporting children by supporting parents Throughout childhood, parents are often our greatest teachers. Labour will extend the minimum entitlement to paid parental leave to 26 weeks 6 months Labour will boost support for parent-led early childhood services such as Playcentre and Kohanga Reo, including funding to increase participation Labour will investigate creating a smoother pathway from parent teacher qualifications eg, Playcentre qualifications to initial teacher education programmes Labour will undertake a review of home-based early childhood education, including investigating the introduction of minimum qualification levels for all home-based educators Quality early childhood education Children who participate in quality early childhood education enjoy the benefits throughout the rest of their lives.
Lifelong Learning: Opportunity through education The days when someone could walk out the school gate and into a job for life are long gone. An inclusive education system We believe that all citizens have the right to be included in the education system and to receive the individual support they require to succeed.
Real action so we have safe schools for our young people No young person should be subject to verbal and physical abuse, and made to feel inferior, especially in schools. Supporting Maori educational achievement Our education system must recognise the place of Maori as Tangata Whenua and provide opportunities for Maori to succeed and thrive. Supporting Pacific educational achievement Labour is committed to ensuring every child receives the best education possible. Labour will support and lift the quality of ECE provision of services with a focus initially on providers who predominantly enrol Pacific children Labour will ensure a dedicated professional development programme is developed and implemented for ECE staff who predominantly serve Pacific kids Labour will establish an inter-generational family learning policy in partnership with churches, schools, non-government organisations and Pacific providers Labour will re-establish support for Pacific languages including reinstating funding for the Tupu series Labour will establish a Pacific education for life initiative in communities with high Pacific populations.
This will be centered on learners and their families and bring together local communities, education providers, key government agencies, industries, employers and NGOs to ensure seamless transitions and education for life opportunities Labour will review the level of funding and support provided to schools that offer bi-lingual teaching in Pacific languages.
Supporting gifted and talented learners Our education system needs to support every child to achieve to their full potential.
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Labour will re-establish the Gifted Advisory Board to identify and share evidence based effective practices. The board will be supported by a dedicated team within the Ministry of Education and will also be allocated a budget to commission research. Labour will re-establish a ring-fenced fund to specifically support programmes for gifted learners outside their regular classroom environment eg. One-day programmes.
Labour will establish from within existing baselines a ring-fenced fund for professional development programmes aimed at supporting gifted learners. Barrier Free Access Ensuring that every New Zealander has access to a quality lifelong learning has always been one of Labour's highest priorities. Supporting participation in higher education No New Zealander should be prevented from participating in higher education because of the cost, yet increasingly access to financial support is being removed.
Increasing support for those who need it most Financial barriers currently serve to reinforce inequality within our society. Reducing the burden of student loans Current generations of students are completing their studies with record levels of debt. Labour will investigate voluntary bonding arrangements whereby graduates can have some or all of their loan written-off in exchange for work in the public sector or in areas of critical skill shortage, particularly in teaching and nursing Labour will investigate greater incentives to support those currently living overseas who have fallen into default on their student loan payments to restart their repayments.
Supporting adult education and training As the nature of work, the economy, and our society continues to change rapidly, the number of New Zealanders that need to return to education throughout their working lives will increase. Labour will review the discrepancies between the financial support provided to those on the Job Seeker allowance and those who are returning to formal education and training Labour will ensure that 3 years of free post-school education is available to adult learners who have not participated in formal post-school education in the past.
Quality Teaching All the research is clear, the quality of teaching has the biggest in-school influence on student achievement. A highly valued, highly trusted teaching profession We want teaching to be one of the most highly valued, sought after careers there is. Giving teachers time for excellence Our education system faces significant change in coming years, and with that the practice of our existing teachers will need to change too.
Labour will review the time allocation for teachers to engage in professional development and negotiate with unions through collective processes to increase the level of support provided to teachers engaging in their own learning and development Labour will establish a joint taskforce with the teaching profession to reduce the amount of compliance-focused paperwork teachers are required to complete so that they can return their focus to what really matters — teaching and learning.
Raising the standard of entry into teaching Teaching is one of our most valued and respected professions. Ensuring adequacy of teacher supply As increasing numbers of teachers approach retirement age, we face the very real prospect of a critical teacher shortage unless urgent action is taken to avoid it. Labour will provide free Teacher Education Refresher TER courses for teachers returning to teaching or whose registration has otherwise lapsed, including those returning from maternity or parental leave. Strengthening teacher leadership and collaboration We get the best results for our students when teachers and schools and early childhood services work together, share best practice, and exchange ideas.
Labour will establish a comprehensive education advisory service to share best-practice and act as mentors and advisors to teachers throughout New Zealand. The new advisory service will: Oversee all centrally funded teacher professional development spending, and provide advice, where appropriate, to schools and early childhood services on their own internal professional development programmes Have the power to second excellent teachers and educational leaders for a period of up to 3 years to act as mentors and trainers Labour will establish a College of Educational Leadership that will operate as part of the education advisory service.
The new College will: Establish minimum qualifications required of those applying for leadership positions Ensure that quality professional development programmes are available for all new and existing educational leaders Have the power to second existing educational leaders into the College for a period of up to 2 years to act as mentors and trainers Quality public education To deliver on our goals, we will need a robust, quality public education system.
Quality public education We believe in a quality, comprehensive, public education system, not the corporatised, privatised system that the current government is driving us towards. Education at the heart of local communities Labour also recognises that schools and early childhood centres are the heart of local communities.
Labour will recognise and support the role of schools as community hubs by: Working with local councils to better coordinate provision of public services and facilities such as libraries, swimming pools, recreational facilities and community halls Actively encouraging the co-location of other social services on school sites, including health services and programmes that support parents Encourage greater co-location of schools and early childhood centres Making better use of school facilities by re-instating funding to adult and community education programmes Encouraging greater collaboration between secondary schools and tertiary education providers, particularly in areas where tertiary education provision is limited.
Modern schools for modern learning Every student has a right to a positive learning environment. Labour will develop a comprehensive plan for re-building out-dated and worn-out school buildings, so that every school has access to modern learning environments by Labour will empower schools so that they have more say in designing major building projects to best meet the needs of their students and communities and so that they align with their approach to teaching and learning Labour will work with schools and community-based early childhood education centres to ensure that their capital funding is sufficient to allow them to rebuild outdated facilities and expand to meet growing demand Support for school support staff Labour recognises the vital role that support staff play in schools.
A diversified tertiary education sector New Zealand needs a diversified, differentiated tertiary education system. Labour will review the structure and operations of the Tertiary Education Commission, in order to determine how to realise its founding vision as a strategic body, operating across all post-school learning, and focused on fostering collaboration, access, relevance and excellence Labour will develop a more collaborative approach to tertiary education in New Zealand by reviewing and re-invigorating the network of provision approach to funding, and direct funding through fully developed, consulted and negotiated investment plans for each tertiary education organisation and within each sub-sector of tertiary education Labour will support the development of regional tertiary education strategies that will include a particular focus on ensuring that regional labour market needs, research and development and social and community needs are being met by tertiary institutions.