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'If you want to attack inequity, then attack it with excellence'

By Eleanor Busby
Times educational supplement 5268, 2017, p. 20-23 (article).

Talks to Michael Fullan about why he believes England's current educational policies are affecting teacher morale and demotivating students. Discusses his views on Ontario's school system, and how his research has been interpreted and misquoted.

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You have to start somewhere: designing, tailoring and tinkering: a reflection in leading a change process

By Christine Harris & Chris Panther
Journal of educational leadership, policy and practice 32 (1), 2017, p. 125-132 (article)

Describes how 20 teachers at Thorrington School in Christchurch shifted their practice over three years towards working in flexible spaces in an innovative learning environment. Considers drivers of change, early adopters, the development of new skills and strategies, and alterations in teachers' mindsets over time.

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Five myths of school turnaround policy and practice

By Coby V. Meyers & Mark A. Smylie
Leadership and policy in schools 16 (3), 2017, p. 502-523 (article).

Identifies five factors that can inhibit or prevent the successful implementation of major change initiatives in low-performing schools.

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Worldwide Educating for the Future Index: a benchmark for the skills of tomorrow

Economist Intelligence Unit; Yidan Prize, 2017, 38 p.

Evaluates the extent to which education systems around the world are evolving in response to changes in digital technology and globalisation. Ranks New Zealand's education environment as being the best-prepared in the world to face the challenges of the future.

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Ka Whānau mai te Reo: supporting whānau reo Māori development during educational transitions

By Nicola Bright, Debbie Broughton & Jessica Hutchings
SET: research information for teachers 1, 2017, p. 3-11 (article).

Describes how whānau reo Māori development can be supported as whānau move into, within, and beyond the compulsory education sector. Emphasises the use of effective transition practices that prioritise te reo Māori and support its use in everyday life.

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Keynote address

Beecroft, Andrew
STA news, Aug. 2017, p. 10-12 (article).

Summarises the keynote address given by Judge Andrew Becroft, Children's Commissioner, to the 2017 New Zealand School Trustees' Association. Talks about how schools can build resilience in students through positive and effective engagement.

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Education in or for the 21st century?

By Cathy Wylie
Policy quarterly 13 (3), 2017, p. 8-11 (article).

Considers policy issues faced by New Zealand's education sector. Covers: government funding and resourcing; structure (including Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako); measurement of performance; and gauging improvement in student achievement.

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'Space' interviews Nikki Kaye

The space 49, Spring 2017, p. 4-5 (article).

Interview with Minister of Education Nikki Kaye about her personal life and the National Party's priorities for the early childhood education sector following the 2017 General Election.

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An idea whose time had come: the turn to inclusion in New Zealand's education policy

By Trish McMenamin
New Zealand journal of educational studies 51 (2), 2017, p. 109-121 (article).

Examines the development and trajectory of inclusive education policy in New Zealand during the 1980s and 1990s. Looks at how the language and ideas of inclusion informed Special Education 2000.

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The funding of school education: connecting resources and learning

OECD, 2017, 314 p.

Systematic analysis of school funding policies in OECD countries, including New Zealand. Explores the organisation of responsibilities for raising and spending school funds, the design of mechanisms to distribute funding to schools, the procedures for planning education budgets, and the practices for monitoring, evaluating and reporting how funding has been used.

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