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Creating opportunities to contribute

By Danielle van Dalen


Last week New Zealander Robert Martin took up his position in Geneva as Spokesperson for Disabled People on the United…

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Is education the great equaliser?

By Kieran Madden


Last week, New Zealand got a glowing report card from the OECD for our economic performance and the policies set…

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Back to school

Back to school

By Jane Silloway Smith


Uniforms are washed and ready to wear; iPads are fully charged; and backpacks are laden with fresh stationary supplies –…

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Think again

Think again


I caught myself last week saying, “you learn something new every day.”  I try to avoid using clichés that can…

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Review: The Beautiful Tree

Review: The Beautiful Tree

By Keiran Madden


The Beautiful Tree: A personal journey into how the world’s poorest people are educating themselves By James Tooley (Washington: Cato…

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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>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: <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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Boy’s education a challenge

Boy’s education a challenge

By Keiran Madden


Everyone now admits that there is a gender gap between boys and girls achievement, and that it is growing. This…

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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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