Wednesday Lunch Talk —  National Standards for Achievement in Elementary Schools: What Can We Learn from New Zealand's Unusual Approach?

Martin Thrupp, Professor of Education at The University of Waikato, New Zealand, will present findings from the Research Analysis and Insight into National Standards (RAINS) project, a three-year study looking in depth at how six diverse New Zealand schools are enacting the National Standards policy. The findings indicate that the schools’ approaches to the National Standards are strongly influenced by local context and create a particularly incoherent and performative version of high-stakes assessment. He has published five books, including: Education Management in Managerialist Times: Beyond the Textual Apologists(2003) and Another Decade of New Zealand Education Policy: Where to Now? (2010). 

Lunch hour hosted by David Hursh, professor, teaching and curriculum.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Genrich-Rusling Room (Level 2), LeChase Hall

Light lunch served. No reservation necessary.

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