Education Myths as a Framework for Education Policy: Towards a New Myth

  • John Clark

Abstract

The idea of an “Education Myth” was offered by C. E. Beeby as an over-arching policy framework which would permit a coherent set of policies to be developed in a systematic way. This paper outlines exactly what an education myth is, and then considers three such myths in New Zealand's education history: 1877 and survival of the fittest; 1939 and equality of educational opportunity; and 1987 and education as a commodity. A fourth myth is proposed for 2003 onwards – educated citizens in a democratic society.

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Author Biography

John Clark
Published
2003-07-01
How to Cite
CLARK, John. Education Myths as a Framework for Education Policy: Towards a New Myth. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 13, july 2003. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/nzaroe/article/view/1445>. Date accessed: 25 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/nzaroe.v0i13.1445.

Keywords

Educational Policy and Administration