Tag Archives: Community of Learning

What I wrote last year about CoLs and salaries, don’t say I didn’t warn you (written some months ago)

(And just for your edification NZEI’s media yesterday’s release (17.05.18).) Get this straight: if National is returned, paying for the clusters will just about be it, and National will have another term saying clusters will solve everything (another three years … Continue reading

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A coherent analysis would require Labour to respond in a coherent way

Labour has made a timid, philosophically fragmented start to its primary school policy implementation; and one that looks destined to continue. From a consideration of its recent history we should not be surprised. It is a political party that ever … Continue reading

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A quiet pre-Christmas warning: We are in trouble

In 1988 I wrote a three-part series in which I predicted why primary school education was heading for trouble (which is about to be re-published); to live that warning, in 1990, I resigned at 51 years as senior inspector of … Continue reading

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What I want from Chris Hipkins (also Tracey Martin, Kelvin Davis, and Jenny Salesa)

First, I want to commend Chris on his brilliant ministerial beginning with the bold declaration of the abolition of national standards – followed up by the education comeback comment of the decade: It was Friday (I think) morning and TV1 … Continue reading

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Independent facilitators being harassed to favour corporates and private companies: academies on way

By an independent facilitator (with my comments in bold) I was alerted to the changes in PLD by the principal of a school where I was working in mid-2016. They wanted to apply for central funding as my PLD with … Continue reading

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Digital curriculum must be thrown out: educators must wrest from corporates

My source in the ministry says The Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum Reference Group was dominated by technology corporates who proceeded to produce a fully-fledged curriculum abounding in steps and outcomes with a computer programme in preparation for teachers and the review office … Continue reading

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This is the moment for decisive action against CoLs Part 2

While what follows may look somewhat distant from the content of Part 1, the intention is to embolden one of the teacher organisations to act decisively against communities of learning (government-imposed local institutions) by looking back so that mistakes of … Continue reading

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