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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Category Archives: Schooling
In Part 2, Pooh, apparently disillusioned with his experience with a 21st Century Education, announced to Piglet that though he didn’t know what it looked like, he was just going to try and catch a Good Education because the century … Continue reading
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
If asked, the ministry will deny any initial planning for a celebration of clusters, but the idea is being given serious attention. It is a telling commentary that Auckland is the intended place for such a cynical manoeuvre; high decile … Continue reading
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
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
The big shake-up in education has resulted in a big shakeup for Hekia Parata. She drew a line and refused to proceed in the manner set by John Key, Bill English, and Stephen Joyce. These three will be the drivers … Continue reading
Reflecting on the children of the poor posting I realised it was pretty good; might even be the best I’ve written. https://networkonnet.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/children-of-the-poor-bitter-and-cynical-strategy-on-education-and-poverty/ In my younger days I would have polished off something of that length by lunch, this posting took … Continue reading