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The way we teach the next generation will affect the future they create. Our work in education has covered many facets of New Zealand’s school experience, including school leadership, curriculum, access to schools, and partnership schools.

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Research Note: Anchoring the Abstract – what good school leadership looks like

By Luke Fenwick


What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when…

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Policy Paper: Joining Forces – nine ways to improve leadership in New Zealand schools

By Luke Fenwick


What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when…

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Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #3

Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #3

By Luke Fenwick


In this third and final Research Note in our Understanding Charter Schools Series, Dr Luke Fenwick interrogates whether for-profit operators…

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Submission: Education Amendment Bill 2012

Submission: Education Amendment Bill 2012

By Luke Fenwick


Maxim Institute has made a submission supporting the Education Amendment Bill’s introduction of partnership schools kura hourua, with suggestions for…

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Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #2

Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #2

By Steve Thomas


As a form of charter school, the Government’s pilot Partnership Schools, or Kura Hourua, will operate alongside regular state schools….

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Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #1

Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #1

By Steve Thomas


Charter schools have been in the headlines repeatedly this year – much of the time as critics point out their…

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What are charter schools?

What are charter schools?

By Steve Thomas


Background In December 2011, the National and ACT Parties announced plans to trial charter schools in South Auckland and East…

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Submission: <em>Standards for Schools</em>

Submission: Standards for Schools

By Steve Thomas


In 2009 the Government looked into the details of the National Standards for Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Maxim Institute made…

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Submission: <em>Private Schools and the Law</em>

Submission: Private Schools and the Law

By Steve Thomas


Maxim Institute made a submission on an Issues Paper produced by the Law Commission, Private Schools and the Law, which…

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Submission: <em>National standards consultation</em>

Submission: National standards consultation

By Steve Thomas


Currently, in New Zealand’s education system, there are significant problems with student underachievement, with 20 percent of students falling behind…

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Submission: <i>Schools Plus</i>

Submission: Schools Plus

By Maxim Institute


Schools Plus is an initiative designed to keep young people in education or training until the age of 18. This…

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Research Paper: <em>Roll Play</em>

Research Paper: Roll Play


Roll Play: How creating better access to schools in Christchurch could affect school rolls takes a fresh look at the…

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Policy Paper: <em>Current issues in Maori schooling</em>

Policy Paper: Current issues in Maori schooling


Maori are currently over-represented amongst those who are under-achieving at school. New Zealand needs an education system which creates more…

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Submission: <em>Draft New Zealand Curriculum</em>

Submission: Draft New Zealand Curriculum


While the Draft New Zealand Curriculum allowed much greater freedom for schools and communities to set the direction of teaching…

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The Parent Factor 5: <i>Summary and Policy Recommendations</i>

The Parent Factor 5: Summary and Policy Recommendations


The final report in the award winning Parent Factor series, highlights the need for schools and principals to be trusted…

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The Parent Factor 4: <i>Access to education</i>

The Parent Factor 4: Access to education


Most New Zealand parents want to choose their child’s school, but under the current system, their ability to do so…

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The Parent Factor 3: <i>Information for parents</i>

The Parent Factor 3: Information for parents


The Parent Factor: Information for Parents paints a clear picture of the kind of schooling system parents want in this…

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The Parent Factor 2: <i>Valuing teachers</i>

The Parent Factor 2: Valuing teachers


This report finds that New Zealand parents want to see teachers valued and respected for the work they do and…

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The Parent Factor 1: <i>Freedom for schools</i>

The Parent Factor 1: Freedom for schools


This report finds that parents would like to select the school their children go to, and that only a minority…

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