Tag Archives: ERO

The moment it went wrong for being a principal

The idea in Tomorrow’s Schools was that if the government got the administration of education right, and principals followed suit with their schools, the appropriate curriculum implementation would devolve from that. And an appropriate curriculum implementation did evolve from that … Continue reading

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What has apparently happened at Wairoa College (and the like at other schools) should never happen again

Part 1 I am calling for a parliamentary committee of inquiry to investigate what followed Chris Allen’s appointment as principal to Wairoa College in June, 2015, and alleged subsequent actions and behaviour towards him. Chris Allen has now left New … Continue reading

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This is the moment for decisive action against CoLs Part 1

This is the moment – this is the moment for decisive action, the CoLs must be disrupted to their eventual diminution or disappearance, or school education is going to have another generation of learning decline and professional limitation. This is … Continue reading

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The government dismantling of public education: and reflections on resistance

[Dedicated to Ivan Snook, my mentor, friend, and inspiration.] This posting explores public education being in serious difficulty – largely because the government is intent on dismantling it. But was where we are inevitable? And a personal philosophy of resistance … Continue reading

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Attack! 99 The ERO visit and the water play

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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The ERO visit and the water play

(Based on a real incident) They’re here. What a sight! Get a grip! Eye of the beholder? But just too much power. Unhealthy. The inhibiting game of second-guessing what the review office wants. Why does it have to be like … Continue reading

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Maori plan is egregious education and aberrant democracy

This situation with 21st century curriculum development is unconscionable: we have the 2008 curriculum; the ministry mainly ignoring it and making it up in the name of national standards and controlling teachers; the education review office doing the same but … Continue reading

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