A Former Principal’s View and Experience of the Ministry of Education’s Involvement in Contemporary Education Issues in New Zealand
Keywords:education policy, schools, implementation, principal, educational issues
This commentary provides a former principal’s perspective on contemporary educational issues and the role of the Ministry of Education in addressing these. In the author’s experience, when the Ministry of Education works with principals, positive changes have begun to happen, although often not to the stage of embedding these changes. Problems can emerge when the Ministry of Education makes decisions without involving the sector.
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