Edfound14 F Lecture 4 2010

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  • The strong oppression put on by the French Monarchy (Louis XV and XVI) caused the Third Estate (the citizens apart from the nobles and clegry) to overthrow the absolute monarchy in the French Revolution. Furthermore, the independence movement in the American colony against the British Monarchy play an important role in the liberalism as well.
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  • Edfound14 F Lecture 4 2010

    1. 1. EDFOUND14F Introduction to New Zealand Education Systems. Fa’amalua Tipi
    2. 2. <ul><li>“ Despite the egalitarian ideals of New Zealand society, our educational attainment is largely determined by our socio-economic class position.” (Rata, 2009,p.101) </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss: </li></ul>
    3. 3. Lets get a good understanding:
    4. 4. Political-Economical Philosophy (Left/Right) <ul><li>Your political ideology can be classified into ‘left-wing’ or ‘right-wing’. </li></ul><ul><li>Left-wing political ideology focusses on reforming existing social order to achieve equity (same output). </li></ul><ul><li>Right-wing political ideology focusses on supporting traditional values and believes in equality (same input/opportunity). </li></ul>
    5. 5. Political Left and Political Right Examples of Ideologies Political Left Political Right Communism Liberalism Socialism Capitalism Communialism Individualism
    6. 6. Political-Economical Philosophy (Liberalism) <ul><li>Liberalism – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That Individuals are more important than the state. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on protecting individuals’ rights and properties (as its main political goal). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From an economic perspective, (classical) liberalism emphasises on minimal state intervention and economic activities should be controlled by individuals, not the state. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Neo-liberalism – Introduction <ul><li>Neo-liberalism is a(n): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination of right-wing ideology with the essential characteristic of liberalism. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideology that focuses on individual freedom (i.e. requiring minimal intervention by the state) and equal opportunity rather than equitable outcome. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dominant ideology of governance in western democratic capitalism countries since 1970s. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Neo-liberalism and the economy <ul><li>Neo-liberalism in an economy means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market is the best tool for allocative efficiency of scarce public resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More economic freedom in different stage of production with minimal state intervention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition in different stages of production as this is the way that makes economic system more efficient. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Going back to Individualism - more individual choice because this ideology assumes individual always choose goods/service for his/her best interest – Consumerism. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peters and Marshall, 1996: 73 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. So where the link to Education System in New Zealand?
    10. 10. New Zealand Education System looking at it from a visual perspective. Government 1970 Dept of Ed. Board of Governors Schools. <ul><li>Board of Governors </li></ul><ul><li>Picot Report advised that these boards be decentralized. </li></ul>Provinces.
    11. 11. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SES MINISTRY NZQA TRB TEACHER COUNCIL ERO BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. PARLIAMENT Schools and Parents

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