EDSOC301-20B (HAM)

History of New Zealand Education

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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This paper explores the recent history of New Zealand education, with particular emphasis on Tomorrow's Schools and other educational reforms introduced in the 1980s and those that have followed.

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Paper Structure

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There is an online lecture each week which introduces substantive content and relevant reading. The tutorial time will be used for a variety of teaching and learning purposes. Students are also able to get advice on their individual research topics from the lecturer, in person or by zoom.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Provide an account of the main developments in New Zealand education policy from the 1980s until the present.
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  • Demonstrate understanding of the international, local, historical, social, economic and political roots of New Zealand education policy from the 1980s until the present.
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  • Demonstrate awareness of the researched impact of reform from the 1980s until the present and implications for future education policy.
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Assessment

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Students must achieve an overall pass grade to successfully complete this paper.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1 - Book review
7 Aug 2020
12:00 PM
30
  • Email: Lecturer
2. Assignment 2 - Presentation on specific policy reform
11 Sep 2020
12:00 PM
30
  • Other: Online or face to face
3. Assignment 3a - Critical essay
16 Oct 2020
11:30 PM
30
  • Email: Lecturer
4. Assignment 3b - Critical essay reflection
16 Oct 2020
11:30 PM
10
  • Email: Lecturer
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is no set course text for this paper.

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Recommended Readings

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Barker, M., & Wood, B. E. (2019). ‘A Government of Transformation’: An Analysis of the Initial Education Policy Directions of the Labour-Led Coalition Government of New Zealand 2017–2018. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 54(2), 229-244. doi:10.1007/s40841-019-00141-4.

Codd, J. & Sullivan, K (Eds.) (2005) Education Policy Directions in Aotearoa New Zealand Southbank, Victoria: Thomson Learning Australia.

Olssen, M. & Morris Mathews, K. (Eds.). (1997), Education Policy in New Zealand: The 1990s & Beyond. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.

Sweetman, R. (2002). A Fair and Just Solution? A History of the Integration of Private Schools in New Zealand. Palmerston North, NZ: Dunmore Press.

Thrupp, M. (2017). Guest editor of Special Issue, 'Nine Years of National-led Education Policy’, Waikato Journal of Education, 22(1).

Thrupp, M. with Lingard, B. Maguire, M. & Hursh, D. (2018). The Search for Better Educational Standards: A Cautionary Tale. Dordrecht: Springer.

Thrupp, M. & Irwin, R. (Eds) (2010). Another Decade of New Zealand Education Policy: Where to Now? Hamilton: University of Waikato.

Thrupp, M. (Ed.) (1999). A Decade of Reform in New Zealand Education: Where to Now? Hamilton: University of Waikato. (also published as a special issue of New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 34(1).

Thrupp, M., O’Neill, J. Powell, D. & Butler, P. (2020): Private actors in New Zealand schooling: the path to saturation, Journal of Educational Administration and History, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2020.1726882

Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce. (2018, December). Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini.Wellington: Ministry of Education.

Ministry of Education. (2019). Supporting all schools to succeed: Reform of the Tomorrow’s Schools System Wellington: Crown

Wylie, C. (2012). Vital Connections: Why we need more than self-managing schools. Wellington: NZCER Press.

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Other Resources

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Online Support

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Lecture guides will be provided through Moodle. Go to http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/ and the log in using your details.

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Workload

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The workload for this paper is 150 hours.

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Restricted papers: PCSS304

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