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In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 3

In Part 2, Pooh, apparently disillusioned with his experience with a 21st Century Education, announced to Piglet that though he didn’t know what it looked like, he was just going to try and catch a Good Education because the century mightn’t matter. 1,871 more words

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NCEA: The Great Learning Robbery – the culprits: the government, editors and, in this instance, Simon Collins

NCEA rates slump at tiny Ngata Memorial College, but school averages improve

NCEA and national standards results are being manipulated in schools, and especially NCEA: the government knows, the media knows, everyone in schools knows (ask any student, they all know too) but why worry about it; the children from families with substantial social capital will shrug off the effects; too bad for the children without. 1,000 more words

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If Chris Hipkins can’t do it give it to Kelvin Davis Part 2

In many respects Kelvin Davis is more conservative than Chris Hipkins but Kelvin Davis listens and that is all we are asking.

What follows is a sincere attempt to suggest some ideas for a system’s education change to put the spark, cohesion, and drive into Labour’s education plans for primary education. 2,848 more words

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If Chris Hipkins can’t do it give it to Kelvin Davis Part 1

If you scanned through what follows, you might ask, what has this to do with Chris Hipkins and Kelvin Davis?

Well, recently in the Herald (April 13, 2017) there was a gushing article about how wonderful Hekia Parata had been as minister of education based on boys, Maori, and Pacific children gaining faster than average in the latest results for NCEA and, in response, Chris Hipkins saying ‘the NCEA results should be celebrated’. 1,895 more words

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Attack! 106 Things are not OK

Welcome to ATTACK! 

ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum.

ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. 110 more words

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Attack! 105 Sir Patricio Grinch, Wekiu Tomata, Weary Gardener, and Tugger, the then PM

Welcome to ATTACK! 

ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum.

ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. 118 more words

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