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EDUC251 Education in New Zealand: Policy and Treaty Issues

A critical examination of policy, school management and Treaty issues in New Zealand education with special focus on changes in the 1980s and 1990s.

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangaranga maha o te motu! Mihi mai, tauti mai, whakatau mai ki te tautoko te kaupapa o tēnei wā. Nā reira, tēnā rā koutou katoa! This paper examines post-Treaty historical developments in relations between Māori and Pākehā subsequent to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the emergence of neo-liberalism, with special regard to the practice and organisation of education. Particular attention is directed to the 'New Right' restructuring in education since the election in 1984 of the fourth Labour Government, to the philosophical arguments that support and oppose such changes, and to the effects of such changes for all students.

Paper title Education in New Zealand: Policy and Treaty Issues
Paper code EDUC251
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
EDUC 101 or EDUC 102 or 108 points.
Restriction
EDUX 251
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
With approval, students who have passed EDUC 105 prior to 2017 may be admitted without the normal prerequisite.
Contact
Dr Ruth Gasson
Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies Co-ordinator
ruth.gasson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be advised
Teaching Arrangements
Face-to-face learning and Blackboard
Textbooks
Readings on eReserve
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this paper, the student will be able to
  1. Understand the context and background to the Treaty of Waitangi, the texts and interpretations, the Treaty principles, the reactions to the Treaty of Waitangi, te reo Māori as a Treaty issue, and the application of the Treaty to educational institutions
  2. Identify and understand the processes and specific events in relation to the restructuring of education and state policy since the election of the fourth Labour Government in 1984
  3. Read policy as a text, critically reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the underpinning discourses of particular policies, examine the effects of particular policies, consider alternative policy discourses, and make links from policy to professional practice

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

A critical examination of policy, school management and Treaty issues in New Zealand education with special focus on changes in the 1980s and 1990s.

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangaranga maha o te motu! Mihi mai, tauti mai, whakatau mai ki te tautoko te kaupapa o tēnei wā. Nā reira, tēnā rā koutou katoa! This paper examines post-Treaty historical developments in relations between Māori and Pākehā subsequent to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the emergence of neo-liberalism, with special regard to the practice and organisation of education. Particular attention is directed to the 'New Right' restructuring in education since the election in 1984 of the fourth Labour Government, to the philosophical arguments that support and oppose such changes, and to the effects of such changes for all students.

Paper title Education in New Zealand: Policy and Treaty Issues
Paper code EDUC251
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
EDUC 101 or EDUC 102 or 108 points.
Restriction
EDUX 251
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
With approval, students who have passed EDUC 105 prior to 2017 may be admitted without the normal prerequisite.
Contact
Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies Co-ordinator, Dr Ruth Gasson
Teaching staff
To be advised.
Teaching Arrangements
Face-to-face learning and Blackboard.
Textbooks
Readings on eReserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this paper, the student will be able to
  1. Understand the context and background to the Treaty of Waitangi, the texts and interpretations, the Treaty principles, the reactions to the Treaty of Waitangi, te reo Māori as a Treaty issue, and the application of the Treaty to educational institutions
  2. Identify and understand the processes and specific events in relation to the restructuring of education and state policy since the election of the fourth Labour Government in 1984
  3. Read policy as a text, critically reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the underpinning discourses of particular policies, examine the effects of particular policies, consider alternative policy discourses, and make links from policy to professional practice

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle