Monthly Archives: March 2017

Two bits of policy, Chris Hipkins, Labour, a challenge, clusters, and a bit at the end

Labour’s latest two bits of policy bring bad and good news: Labour has gone with NZEI, and will continue with clusters – albeit with changes, oh dear! but listened to teachers, and national standards will go, oh good! Can’t NZEI … Continue reading

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Is the Rangiora commissioner disassociated from reality?

I am referring to an item in the Christchurch Press (March 26, 2017) headed ‘Government intervention at Canterbury’s Rangiora High School to end this year, report says.’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/90764769/government-intervention-at-canterburys-rangiora-high-school-to-end-this-year-report-says In the context, this unbalanced reporting does continuing harm to Peggy Burrows, … Continue reading

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John Hattie: your research is now a con

In this article I am going to place considerable demands on Simon Collins’ flexibility of thinking, on his ability to imagine the unimaginable, his willingness to recognise a wrong universally accepted right by the media as an incontrovertible right, and … Continue reading

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Attack! 104 In the Early World: Elwyn Richardson

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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Why the concept of the modern-day principal is wrong Part 2

An account of the history of that wrongness At centre, being a principal is about children and the curriculum, and being teaching, while the children are the recipients, and teachers the medium, the curriculum is the way – and the … Continue reading

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Why the concept of the modern-day principal is wrong Part 1

An account of the history of that wrongness At centre, being a principal is about children and the curriculum, and being teaching, while the children are the recipients, and teachers the medium, the curriculum is the way – and the … Continue reading

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Steve Maharey: I put your article in the category of much wallowing in the fluff

Steve Maharey was a Labour minister of education and recently stood down as vice-chancellor of Massey University. He has written an article in the publication Pundit (March 11, 2017) titled ‘Can we finally agree on how to run schools’, the … Continue reading

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