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Education in or for the 21st century?

By Cathy Wylie
Public sector 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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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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Perfect storm: Metro's best schools in Auckland

By Matt Zwartz
Metro July/Aug, 2017, p. 34-45 (article).

Presents Metro magazine's annual ranking of Auckland secondary schools by pass rates and academic achievement. Also discusses the relationships of schools in the region with the Ministry of Education. Includes an interview with Education Minister Nikki Kaye who responds to issues raised in the article. Covers staffing shortages, increasing student mental health issues, and funding pressures.

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The illusion of success

By Welby Ings
Metro, July/Aug 2017, p. 46-51 (article).

Looks at what an increased emphasis on performance and testing means for education in New Zealand.

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Support for school-to-school networks: how networking teachers perceive support activities of a local coordinating agency

By Katharina Satory et al.
British journal of educational studies 65 (2), 2017, p. 143-165 (article).

Analyses how support provided by local education offices for school-to-school networks is perceived by teachers. Considers the role of factors such as autonomy support, training on network management, and vision and goal setting in enabling networks to develop innovative initiatives.

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Women in business: Nikki Kaye MP

By Nicola Hoogenboom & Annette Azuma
Numbers, 41, 2017, p. 1-3 (article).

Interview with Education Minister Nikki Kaye. Talks about her political career, her views on women in business and politics, challenges she has faced in her professional life, and current local and global political issues.

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National Standards: how are they playing out in schools now?

By Linda Bonne
New Zealand principal, 32 (1) 2017, p. 17-18 (article).

Explores the impact of National Standards on New Zealand education. Looks at their effect on students, reporting to parents and whānau, using National Standards data to inform decision-making, and the role of the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Better Public Services: where to next?

By Ross Tanner, Peter Hughes & Graham Scott
Public sector 40 (1), 2017, p. 5-9 (article).

Reports on the progress of the Better Public Services (BPS) targets. Looks at what has been achieved in each area, and what still needs to be done.

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What can other nations learn from Singapore's superior educational performance?

By Lee Sing Kong, Bob Lingard & Andreas Schleicher
In the black, April 2017, p. 16-17 (article).

Looks at how Singapore has achieved top rankings in TIMSS and PISA.

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