Policy reports

Middle Years Teacher Credentialing in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Prepared by Penny Bishop, July 2008

About the author

Penny Bishop is a Professor of Middle Level Education and Director of the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont in Burlington. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and directs three grants, bringing over $5 million dollars to Vermont schools to improve the learning of middle grades students. Penny serves on the National Middle School Association’s Research Board and is President of the American Educational Research Association’s Middle Level Education Research group. She is co-author of three books and numerous articles on middle grades practice. During Penny's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at the Ministry of Education in Wellington, where she researched teacher credentialing and the education of young adults.

Details are current at the time of the award.