Teacher Interest

 From: Bronwyn Gillies [mailto:bronwyn_gillies@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 1 September 2010 2:07 p.m.
To: max madison; Trica Winter
Subject: inequity of standards

Hi, I would like this email to passed onto as many memebers as possible via the VP’s. I have sent it out down here but I am worried that there isn’t enough National concern about the state of the aligned Textiles standards.

Please respond carefully to the Level 2 standards and consider the following.

If you are a textile teacher or would like to support them, feel free to point out the inequity in the skills column between the resistant and textile standards. That is, there is 4 standards for resistant (16 credits) and 2 standards (10 credits) for textiles, we need those extra six credits to help retain students and for those who excel at the practical aspects. I would like a 6 credit applied design standard myself – but that is up to each individual responding. Also textiles don’t have the ITO’s that other area’s have and have lost 33 Unit standards taught under Home and Life Sciences- Textile Technology!!!

I currently offer a variety of standards from both Achievement and Unit Standards that meet the individual needs of students but predict that i will lose a class through these changes. Are other textile teachers feeling the same? Either way we should be given the same opportunities as the resistent materials people!!

Food has also lost out in the technology standards and should respond carefully. There has been a loss of 2 standards in the skills column from L1 in the second matrix.

To access the web site for consultation, please go to the following link: https://surveys.researchnz.com/NCEA/Consultation

Standards can be viewed on the survey web site, or on the TKI web site at http://www.tki.org.nz/e/community/ncea/alignment-standards.php.

 B J Gillies

VP Southern Region NZGTTA
President Otago GTTA
Otago Girls High School