Monthly Archives: November 2016

Magic amongst the kauri

Chris Horne and drama Part 1 I was peering down on Glen Eden Intermediate, Kaurilands, a hidden valley just off Titirangi Road, alive with kauri trees providing name-place integrity, surely one of the most evocative school settings in New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Pragmatism, positivism, neoliberalism and the undermining of democracy and dismantling of, public education Part 3

Part 3 of a three-part series.   It was 1989, and with Tomorrow’s Schools imminent, I knew I would leave the formal education system to go out on the road to communicate the pragmatist and holistic message.  There was an … Continue reading

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Pragmatism, positivism, and neoliberalism and the undermining of democracy and dismantling of public education Part 2

Part 2 of a three-part series It was 1989, and with Tomorrow’s Schools imminent, I knew I would leave the formal education system to go out on the road to communicate the pragmatist and holistic message.  There was an occasion … Continue reading

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Pragmatism, positivism, neoliberalism and the undermining of democracy and dismantling of public education Part 1

Part 1 of a three-part series.   It was 1989, and with Tomorrow’s Schools imminent, I knew I would leave the formal education system to go out on the road to communicate the pragmatist and holistic message.  There was an … Continue reading

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Worst minister of education ever: fool or abomination?

This posting, despite some initial appearances to the contrary, is a serious one. It is about the way the power elite in New Zealand, largely represented by the National government, keeps the poor in their place and the power elite … Continue reading

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Attack! 90 A threshold timetable Part 4

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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Attack! 89 A threshold timetable Part 3

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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