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Teachers rate new commerce curriculum a fail

Jem Traylen
Mon, 13 Sep 2021

Teachers rate new commerce curriculum a fail
Teachers fear merging three NCEA subjects will put students off studying commerce. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Jem Traylen
Mon, 13 Sep 2021
Only 7% of secondary teachers believe the new NCEA commerce curriculum is on the right track, according to a Ministry of Education report obtained under the Official Information Act.The April report by the ministry summarised feedback on the first draft of a controversial new curriculum that sees accounting, economics and business studies merged into a single subject for NCEA level one.Of the 122 commerce teachers who completed the ministry’s survey, only nine agreed that the curriculum summary, or “learning matrix” was on the...

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