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Education survey more than just rankings – Fiona Ell

John Kerr posted in on December 5th, 2013.

In the New Zealand Herald lecturer in primary teacher education at the University of Auckland, Dr Fiona Ell, reflects on our ranking in the latest international education survey, warning that our ranking is not the number on which we should focus. An excerpt (read in full here): Real issue is the gap, not rankings The […]

NZ girls not too pretty for math …

John Kerr posted in on December 16th, 2011.

American researchers who say gender equity and other sociocultural factors — not national income, school type, or religion —  determine mathematics performance at all levels for both boys and girls suggest there’s little “gender gap” among younger NZ schoolchildren, but it’s quite noticeable in older classes. The new research, Debunking Myths and Gender Performance fingers […]

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