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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The idea that the New Zealand education system will cater to all students, regardless of ability, and support them in developing their full potential to the best of their abilities, is enshrined in the famous 1939 Beeby/Fraser statement. Equality of access policy discourse has shifted to emphasise equitable outcomes, focussed increasingly on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Barker, Michael; Wood, Bronwyn E. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
From the outset, the Labour-led Coalition Government of 2017 was intent on 'transformation'. For the education sector, this was signalled immediately with the announcement of an extensive programme of review and reform initiated in their first 100¬†days of power. Yet, what is at the heart of the proposed changes and what were they trying to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History, Government Role
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Stewart, Georgina – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
It is now 30¬†years since the appearance of New Zealand Treasury (Government management: brief to the incoming government, vol 2, education Issues, New Zealand Government, Wellington, 1987), a key text that marked the start of a new era of education policy in Aotearoa-New Zealand. In his review of this Treasury text, Professor Grace (Br J Educ Stud…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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MacArthur, Jude; Rutherford, Gill – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Contemporary understandings of inclusive education increasingly emphasise processes of reform, within and between schools, and across education systems, which respond to diversity amongst all students. The goal of an equitable, high quality and welcoming system in which all students are present, participating and achieving in their local school is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Success, Inclusion, Educational Change
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Hunter, Jodie; Hunter, Roberta; Bills, Trevor; Cheung, Ingrid; Hannant, Barbara; Kritesh, Kevin; Lachaiya, Rakesh – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Many Pasifika students start their schooling fluent in their own language and with a rich background of knowledge and experiences. However, very quickly they join high numbers of Pasifika students failing within the education system. The reasons are diverse but many link directly to the structural inequities they encounter which cause a disconnect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Social Values, Indigenous Populations
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Ainscow, Mel – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This article sets out the international context for this special issue on equity and diversity. Tracing the development of the United Nations' policy 'Education for All' since 1990, it notes the struggles that have gone on to ensure that this is, in fact, concerned with all children, whatever their characteristics and circumstances. This inclusive…
Descriptors: Global Education, Equal Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Access to Education