It traces the history of Standards in primary education and how we have come full circle from our original Standards based education, when compulsory education was established in New Zealand in the late 19th century, to the disestablishment of the Standards in the 1950s, through the development of a variety of assessment tools from the 1960s through into the 2000s and then the reintroduction of Standards in 2009.
I wanted to know how much economic theory and policy played a part in the measurement of children's achievement.
|The children in class at Makowhai School in 1909. Alexander Turnball Library.|
|CE Beeby (on the left) receiving the first NZEI fellowship award.|
Acknowledge: John Cleland Photo Studio Ltd, photographer. New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa collection. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, N.Z.
|Prime Minister Robert Muldoon in October 1983.|
Robert Muldoon. Dominion post (Newspaper) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers. Ref: EP/1983/4156-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23196315
|US President Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990).|
|Russell Marshall, Education Minister at the|
1985 NZEI Annual Meeting.
Acknowledge: the New Zealand
Educational Institute Collection.
|This is the report in the NZEI Rourou (12/10/1999 volume 10, issue 10 1999) of then Education Minister Nick Smith's speech to the 1999 NZEI Annual Meeting - the first Annual Meeting I ever attended. The silent protest was powerful.|
|Anne Tolley, Minister of Education at the|
NZEI 2011 Annual Meeting in Rotorua.
I was in attendance for this controversial
address to Annual Meeting as well.