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|New Zealand's education delusion: how bad ideas ruined a once world-leading school system||1.4 MB|
This report explores the origins and consequences of New Zealand’s adherence to child-centred education. It contrasts the scientific consensus about how children learn with the different and, in many ways, contradictory advice given to educators and policymakers. It exposes how parts of the research community confuse evidence with values. It also uncovers how curriculum and assessment policy rest on a flawed philosophy. This report’s six key recommendations outline how to create the corrective shift that will reverse decline and narrow the educational inequities.