Covid sees classroom experience scrapped for 1,000 New Zealand student teachers

Teaching council says student teachers are not able to complete the requisite number of practical hours because of this year’s lockdowns

More than a thousand student teachers in New Zealand will graduate this year without having completed their classroom practice requirements amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand said Covid-19 had forced it to think creatively, because many student teachers had been unable to complete the required number of practical hours due to seven weeks of lockdown; and more in Auckland.

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