The Education Review is Underway

Posted 14 May 2018 2:02pm

The review of the education sector is underway!

Two well known Educators from the University of Waikato, Professor Mere Berryman and Professor Margie Hohepa, have been invited onto two panels, and there was an Education Summit in Auckland on May 12th and 13th.

An advisory group has been established. The guardian of the process is Sir Lockwood Smith and the group is chaired by Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Beacroft.

The eight member advisory group includes:

  • Marian Hobbs, a former school principal who became a Labour MP and Environment Minister under Helen Clark.
  • Professor Welby Ings of AUT University, who wrote a book, Disobedient Teaching, about finding innovative ways to motivate students that were often frowned upon by school principals.
  • Etta Bollinger, a Wellington poet, playwright and disability advocate.
  • Professor Rawinia Higgins, deputy vice-chancellor Māori at Victoria University.
  • Dr Debbie Ryan, a Wellington consultant on Pasifika health issues.
  • Deborah Walker, chief executive of the NZ Centre for Gifted Education. [from The New Zealand Herald May 5th]

IPL encourages all schools and their communities to ‘have your say’ as the review investigates all parts of the education system in New Zealand. We will certainly be making submissions as is appropriate.