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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┬ádays 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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van Rij, Vivien – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Since its inception in 1907 New Zealand's "School Journal" has provided primary schools with free good quality material to be used for a variety of purposes in the classroom. At the same time, in reflecting curriculum reforms and changing perceptions of literacy learning, it has reproduced often conflicting ideologies. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Progressive Education, Educational Change
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van Rij, Vivien – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Throughout its long life, New Zealand's "School Journal" has reflected and informed its social contexts. Not only has it charted shifting perceptions of childhood, but also the often conflicting ideologies of educational philosophy, pedagogy and practice. This article examines two periods of immense social and political change in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Educational Change, Social Change
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Jesson, Joce – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This presentation retraces some of the often forgotten history, dating back to 1860s, of Aotearoa/New Zealand that formed aspects of our education structures. Of particular interest is the relationship between educational innovation and change that came about through the active involvement of teachers as policy champions as they pursued their goal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Change