Winter 2017

Why social mobility is a waste of time

By Max Rashbrooke 7 August, 2017

The good society, the British historian R. H. Tawney once wrote, is not just one in which people can rise up the social ladder, but one in which they can…

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Educators reach breaking point

By EA Staff 7 August, 2017

Violent behaviour in primary school-aged children is becoming more severe and more frequent. In some cases violent incidents have increased by 39 percent since 2013. Some educators are at their…

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Book challenges a narrow world view

By EA Staff 7 August, 2017

DECOLONISATION IN AOTEAROA: EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Edited by Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan The introduction of the book offers a challenge to thinking around Māori education and decolonisation. “The…

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Keeping arts on the school agenda

By Kate Drury 27 July, 2017

During the Second World War, when asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort Winston Churchill said: “Then what are we fighting for?” The story may be…

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In the footsteps of Beeby

By Melissa Schwalger 27 July, 2017

In 1938, Dr Clarence Beeby brought his radical ideas about the value of the arts into the heart of our public education system. Art and Crafts and Physical Education Advisers…

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Mauri ora model sees tamariki flourish

By Heni Collins 27 July, 2017

    From a kaupapa Māori perspective, professional development for teachers on the topic “cultural responsiveness and relational pedagogy” is about mauri ora. When the mauri (inner spirit or life…

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Peter O'Connor

Creativity worth fighting for

By EA Staff 27 July, 2017

  An extraordinary shift is taking place in China’s schools, largely unobserved by the rest of the world. One person who has noticed is Professor Peter O’Connor, an internationally recognised…

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Mauri ora model sees tamariki flourish

By Heni Collins 27 July, 2017

From a kaupapa Māori perspective, professional development for teachers on the topic “cultural responsiveness and relational pedagogy” is about mauri ora. When the mauri (inner spirit or life force) of…

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Raising an Inglewood citizen

By Kate Drury 27 July, 2017

Inglewood is a community in more than one sense of the word. People know each other like any other close-knit, mainly rural community but it is a community working together…

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In the footsteps of Beeby

By Melissa Schwalger 27 July, 2017

It’s only fair and proper, so to speak, to fund state schools fairly and properly. Why is that? Professor John O’Neill of Massey University investigates.

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