“The Summit is a great opportunity for the top performing education systems from around the world to hear how other countries manage and develop the critical area of teaching quality. I am delighted that New Zealand’s bid to host this prestigious event for the teaching profession has been accepted,” says Ms Parata.
Great things happening
The Summit is jointly convened by the OECD, Education International and the host country, the last edition was held in the Netherlands. “On behalf of New Zealand I welcome this as an opportunity to showcase the great things happening in the New Zealand education system and to share the experiences and ideas that a summit such as this provides.
“We will be able to learn from international experience to help with our challenges, while promoting the high quality of the New Zealand education system to the world. “The Summit showed that New Zealand is highly regarded for our education system, which is a great credit to the nearly 100,000 professionals who work in it,” says Ms Parata. “I look forward to working with our Ministerial Cross-Sector Forum on Raising Achievement to plan for and host the 2014 Summit. It is a highly representative body with key participation by the NZEI, PPTA, professional bodies and individuals from early childhood, primary, secondary, and post-secondary sectors.”