Monthly Archives: April 2016

Cohort entry: you are being gulled

There is no need to go over the arguments in any detail – if the process is wrong, then the decision is wrong – everything is wrong, even if the decision is right, which it isn’t. The idea should first … Continue reading

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Marlene Campbell: Dedicated to the Southland Times

Marlene Campbell: the Dreyfus case of New Zealand education [This posting was written a number of years ago. It is now dedicated to the Southland Times which following the recent favourable Court of Appeal decision was for  a few days … Continue reading

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Salford: furtive meetings in cafes, stays at home, direct involvement of Hekia

[This was written a number of years ago.] After my last posting I received letters from parents providing me with information about Peter McDonald, the statutory manager, and his behaviour at Salford (much of it I cannot reproduce). One consistent piece … Continue reading

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Marlene triumphs and wins in court of appeal: Parata flattened:

To celebrate I had this ready (2016): Minister backs Marlene Campbell and her national standards rebellion (2011) The national standards years were tense, feverish, and oppressive. References to authoritarianism by principals were greeted with surprise and unbelief by those outside education … Continue reading

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Attack! 32 Through the Tunnel, by Doris Lessing

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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There aren’t any Eskimos either

Do I need to do much on Maori culture; there aren’t any Maori in my class? There aren’t any Eskimos either. Should the setting out of projects be given a lot of attention in social studies? Only if you predict … Continue reading

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Attack! 31 Computers needed in employment – bingo – computers should be central to learning: NO! NO! NO!

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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