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PPTA executive and dirty education

In 1990, as most regular readers of this site know, I left the formal education system to play my part in fighting the education implications of Tomorrow’s School’s neoliberal, managerialist philosophy and, in particular, the organisational representation of that philosophy, the education review office. 2,048 more words

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Nigel Latta: we needed insight and we got a blarney-spouting leprechaun

Nigel Latta on school education: What was that?

The things Nigel Latta got right about New Zealand school education were also what is wrong about New Zealand school education. 1,952 more words

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The IES vote I confidently predict will be decisively against bureaucracy and control. As a suggestion, principals and teachers have found the preceding posting useful to school and group discussions: 545 more words

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My definitive view of the cluster system

The cluster system being proposed by the government is ground hog day to Tomorrow’s Schools. As with the cluster system, Tomorrow’s Schools also exhibited some attractive qualities. 1,786 more words

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Independent advice and Stuart McNaughton an oxymoron

The state of knowledge in school education and the role of academics in our governance is characterised by John Hattie being the academic star in both New Zealand and Australia. 1,906 more words

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The NZ Herald education editorialist is oh so wrong

There is something disconcerting about the Herald education editorialist (I have no idea of his name); something reminiscent; something that stirs associations.  That he is a virulent education neoliberal is obvious and will be demonstrated, but there is something more. 1,435 more words

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Upper Hutt cluster take a stand against the IES

Wendy Eyles


Upper Hutt Boards of Trustees Cluster

Ph 04 970 6262


Media Release 7 July 2014 – for immediate release

Attention: Education and Political Reporters… 762 more words

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