Global Education Reform Movement

It's Just Politics

By Jane Blaikie 14 April, 2010

The government is steamrolling on with its national standards policy despite the deep concerns of teachers, parents, principals and academics’”and a well supported NZEI campaign to Trial the Standards, Not…

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No Standards, Finnish First

By Jane Blaikie 14 April, 2010

Finns have a reputation as innovators in electronics and mobile phone technology (think Nokia) as well as being serious, introverted people little given to policy flipflops of the kind that…

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Opinion: education, investment, productivity

By EA Staff 7 April, 2010

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a young boy who stumbled into the study of economics. He found his venture into the field far…

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National Standards

By EA Staff 29 January, 2010

The government’s literacy and numeracy crusade in the form of national standards has been portrayed as the most important educational initiative for the past 20 years. Maybe it is—but more…

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Tension 2010 – national standards vs the curriculum

By Diana Clement 6 December, 2009

Southbridge School, Canterbury Southbridge School has taken a radical approach to its curriculum. Instead of seeing the entry point to the exercise as either: vision, value and principles, or the…

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National standards sap spirit of inquiry

By Jane Blaikie 21 September, 2009

Detractors aren’t mincing their words over the government’s plans with comments in the media and on forums such as:half cooked proposals,strip mining of the curriculum in arts, creativity and innovation’,education…

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