Inequality

Child poverty requires radical change

By Jane Blaikie 18 July, 2013

New Zealand’s most opinionated economist Gareth Morgan says it’s society” not just cats” that needs a big shake-up. Making waves is nothing new to Gareth Morgan. Recently, uproar broke out…

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How to Finnish ahead of the rest

By Michelle Nixon 7 January, 2013

Finland is proudly egalitarian and educationalist Pasi Sahlberg believes that’s behind its success the home of Nokia and the Angry Birds app is a leader in technology and innovation, as…

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Child poverty: the too-hard basket

By Jenny Davies 7 January, 2013

“New Zealand has chosen to tolerate significant child deprivation. We could choose otherwise,” says Jonathon Boston, academic and co chair of the Expert Advisory Group on child poverty set up…

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The real deal on decile funding – rich kids still get more

By Jane Blaikie 27 October, 2012

Key points Decile funding is not enough to close the gap between rich and poor students. “Parent help” in a low decile schools is just as likely to mean the…

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The Place of Myth in Educational Change

By EA Staff 18 July, 2010

It has taken a long time for us to learn that no fundamental change can be brought about in schools on a national scale unless the average teacher understands the…

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Equity in the NZ system

By EA Staff 30 January, 2010

Bishop, Sullivan and Berryman have taken on a challenge that has eluded many before them—raising achievement and reducing disparity for Maori. Their passion for the underdog is obvious. They draw…

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