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Transforming education policy in New Zealand: a case study analysis

  • Dobbins, Michael
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    This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the changing face of New Zealand education policy over the past 25 years. It highlights the phase of socio-economic trans-formation in the late 1980s and its far-reaching impact on the education system, before turning to the last two decades, in which New Zealand's education policy has been in-creasingly shaped by its system of education export, its willingness to engage in interna-tional comparison and its close cooperation with international organizations. The article also emphasizes the various domestic forces, which have shaped education policy-making. They include a unique willingness to experiment, pragmatism, and an underly-ing culture of balance and inclusion”, which account for the high degree of flexibility and adaptiveness of the country's secondary and tertiary education systems.

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    Paper provided by University of Bremen, Collaborative Research Center 597: Transformations of the State in its series TranState Working Papers with number 97.

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    Date of creation: 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:sfb597:97
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    1. Andrew Codling & Lynn V. Meek, 2003. "The Impact of the State on Institutional Differentiation in New Zealand," Higher Education Management and Policy, OECD Publishing, vol. 15(2), pages 83-98.
    2. Nagel, Alexander-Kenneth & Bieber, Tonia & Jakobi, Anja P. & Knodel, Philipp & Niemann, Dennis, 2009. "Measuring transformation: a mixed-method-approach to the internationalization of education politics," TranState Working Papers 83, University of Bremen, Collaborative Research Center 597: Transformations of the State.
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