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The teachers’ voice: teacher unions at the heart of a new democratic professionalism

This is the final draft of a book chapter I co-wrote with Alison Gilliland (of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation).  The chapter was written for a project called ‘ 5,381 more words

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NZEI-ministry agreement should be viewed as a victory

Primary school principals, teachers, and boards of trustees should view the NZEI-ministry agreement as a victory – a victory achieved as a result of genuine collaboration between primary schools in the interests of their professionalism and children’s welfare. 1,448 more words

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Hattie’s research: egregious errors

The egregious errors that beset John Hattie’s research are so pervasive as to prove difficult to encompass and thus lay bare – but various insights local and international are at last coming together to achieve just that. 3,213 more words

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Sharing school libraries? How about no.

Yesterday, Hekia Parata made a passing comment on Nine to Noon about the feasibility of schools sharing libraries. She lumped libraries in with assembly halls, pools, gyms, etc. 735 more words

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Parata’s speech: mythmaking and distorting to say the least

Only to the extent … Posting 4

National as a neoliberal government, though cleverly disguised, always acts to the priority of the powerful and wealthy.  In relation to education, to the extent it can get away with it, the government is niggardly in funding of public schools, undermines the public service ideals of teachers, and makes curricula narrow and utilitarian. 6,145 more words

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Crisis, principal capitulation and only to the extent it protects the powerful and wealthy

Only to the extent … Posting 3

What was to be posting 3 (Hekia, a speech of hers, and why education policy is based on myths, lies, and fear … and to that I should add bribery) is now to be posting 4. 571 more words

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Public schools and only to the extent it protects the powerful and wealthy

Only to the extent … Posting 2

The first posting set out the following arguments:

Western governments help you and me only to the extent it helps to protect the position of the powerful and wealthy… 2,390 more words

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