Tag Archives: Media

Here I stand Part 1: Teacher knowledge must be up there with all knowledge

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

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Laura Walters and Simon Collins: wayward and biased reporting

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

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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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Things are not OK

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

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Herald editorial a little gem

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

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Children of the poor: Bitter and cynical strategy on education and poverty

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

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Worst minister of education ever and utu

It was 15 September, 1960, Algie, the minister of education in the eight years before the Labour victory in 1957, and Skoglund, the present education minister but a month before Labour was to be swept from government, were shown by … Continue reading

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