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National Standards no model for Social Services delivery

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:32 am | Martin Thrupp

It was astonishing to see Social Development Minister Anne Tolley recently suggest on the Q+A programme that National Standards provided a model for public service targets for the delivery of social services. Actually it’s the limitations of the ... More >>

Speaking candidly abroad about our education system

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 12:54 pm | Martin Thrupp

The recent furore about Eleanor Catton’s comments in India highlights the tension between those Kiwis who see themselves working for ‘New Zealand Inc.’ and those who want to give a more warts-and-all view of this country when they speak to international ... More >>

National Standards results should not be published

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 1:19 pm | Martin Thrupp

It is disappointing to see Fairfax has published a new round of National Standards data and advocacy on the Stuff website. Last year I wrote urging Fairfax not to continuing with publishing the data but it seems they could not resist. More >>

Tony Ryall and the education sector

Friday, 8 August 2014, 1:44 pm | Martin Thrupp

As Health Minister Tony Ryall signed off on his long political career recently, he said about the health portfolio: “You work with quality people every day who are dedicated to the welfare of New Zealanders. I wake up most mornings, and I turn to ... More >>

Boys’ schools research flawed and unhelpful

Friday, 20 June 2014, 5:31 pm | Martin Thrupp

Families living near single sex schools might be pleased with the just-released research suggesting greater achievement for boys in single sex boys’ schools than for boys attending co-educational schools. More >>

Putting ‘Investing in Educational Success’ into context

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 2:37 pm | Martin Thrupp

Last week saw the release of a report on the Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) proposals as announced by John Key in January. This is ‘the detail’ of the proposal to introduce new teaching and leadership roles (although there are ... More >>

Extra Exhibit at Auckland Festival of Education

Monday, 24 March 2014, 2:57 pm | Martin Thrupp

Visitors to the Auckland Festival of Education yesterday were treated to an extra exhibit outside the venue in the form of a new installation entitled ‘Nga kura mauiui o Aotearoa / The sick New Zealand schools’. More >>

Teacher super roles the death knell of good primary schools

Sunday, 26 January 2014, 7:55 pm | Martin Thrupp

In the new teacher and principal roles announced this week, the Key Government is reinforcing its education policy direction through a new mode of control, a new financial incentive to those who will promulgate its messages and through divide and rule of ... More >>

Will Fairfax respond to unfairness of school comparisons?

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 5:36 pm | Martin Thrupp

The next stage of releasing this year’s National Standards judgements will be the release of data on individual schools later this month. When it happens Fairfax’s response should be of considerable public interest. More >>

National Standards: Which Children and Schools will be Hurt?

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 9:07 am | Martin Thrupp

Based on a presentation to the South Auckland Education Fono, Otahuhu Town Hall, 15 September 2012, updated with some comments on this weekend’s media developments. Martin Thrupp is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato. More >>

National Standards: Which Children and Schools will be Hurt?

Sunday, 23 September 2012, 4:29 pm | Martin Thrupp

The Public Release of National Standards Data: Which Children and Schools will be Harmed Most? Martin Thrupp 23 September 2012 More >>

Release of Primary School Data Disingenuous & Deluded

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 2:44 pm | Martin Thrupp

The Impending Release of Primary School Achievement Data: Disingenuous, Destructive and Deluded Opinion: Martin Thrupp 23 August 2012 On 8th August, something terrible happened in New Zealand. Unfortunately most of us didn’t notice because it was ... More >>

Martin Thrupp: Apathy will deliver damaged schools

Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 11:42 am | Martin Thrupp

In recent weeks both the NZEI and Education Minister Anne Tolley have been touring the country trying to shore up support for their respective positions on the introduction of National Standards. These charm offensives both warrant close attention, but for ... More >>




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