Digital data in New Zealand schools: policy reform and school leadership

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By Louise Starkey & Elizabeth Eppel
Educational management administration & leadership 47 (4), 2019, p. 640-658.

Examines the influence that national policy has had on the use of data in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. Talks about power relations between schools and policymakers and associated challenges faced by school leaders. Reports on interviews conducted in 16 New Zealand schools that explored the types of data available in each school, how they are used and how principals, as leaders in these self-managing schools, would like to be able to use the data.

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