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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Tag Archives: Media
Primary school education is about the curriculum, the real curriculum, developed in New Zealand in the 1940s, based on the interaction of the affective and cognitive, and evolved from teacher knowledge in shared process (see variously below, especially Part 3), … Continue reading
Laura Walters should give up altogether, her writing spirals unobstructed by any semblance of originality below that which an intelligent 15 year-old could produce – there is a breathless, girl’s adventure quality to her writing, a hugely misplaced confidence, demonstrating … Continue reading
[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
This is a quiet posting in response to a serious situation: the state of school education. I want the real state of school education to be recognised – recognised as an impetus to much needed fundamental change to the structure … Continue reading
I have read education editorials for around 60 years, and when I haven’t clenched my teeth on a face-cloth to hold myself back from expletives, I have sent away furious responses. When I started to write Developmental Network Magazine in … Continue reading
John Key: ‘We can count rodents easily – neglected, abused or sick children living in cold, damp houses not so much.’ Stuff, 3 October, 2016. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/84914813/prime-minister-john-key-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-child-poverty-debate Children of the poor: Bitter and cynical strategy on education and poverty Whenever the prime … Continue reading