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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Tag Archives: Assessment
In Part 1, Piglet and Pooh wondered about something called a 21st Century Education; Pooh said he’d found it but, in being asked what it was like, ignored the question, evincing more interest in the honey pot his head was … Continue reading
In many respects Kelvin Davis is more conservative than Chris Hipkins but Kelvin Davis listens and that is all we are asking. [I want to make it clear these postings are entirely my initiative. If Kelvin asked me to stop … Continue reading
If you scanned through what follows, you might ask, what has this to do with Chris Hipkins and Kelvin Davis? Well, recently in the Herald (April 13, 2017) there was a gushing article about how wonderful Hekia Parata had been … Continue reading
The data being used to make judgements on how New Zealand schools are performing is always drawn from national standards and NCEA – but all are considerably inflated. These postings suggest 8-12% for national standards (considered conservative by many) but … Continue reading
NCEA and national standards results are being manipulated by the government to a high degree to make it look as though things are going well in education. Making things seem to go well in education allows the government a relatively … Continue reading
There is no doubt that principals have worked out how to organise their schools to meet present system exigencies but face considerable obstruction, given the nature of that organisation, to deliver anything like a genuine curriculum. As wonderful and glitzy … Continue reading