ERIC Number: ED235101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Reviews of National Policies for Education: New Zealand.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
For this review of educational policy in New Zealand, examiners from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) were asked to consider post-secondary education and its relationship with the school system and working life. In New Zealand post-secondary education embraces much more than in most other OECD countries since it includes upper secondary education. Part 1 of the report contains the examiners' report, which is organized around four main themes: school structures, curriculum, and examinations; preparation for the transition to working life; access and resources; and educational policy-making. The examiners record that New Zealand should be content with the current performance of its education system. At the same time, they perceive a need for some changes in priorities and direction. In particular, New Zealand, like many other OECD countries, may have to strengthen and further diversify its post-school education and training provision with a view to helping young people who leave school at 15 to cope with an increasingly competitive labor market. Part 2 of the report contains a record of the Paris review meeting at which the New Zealand delegation gave comprehensive answers to the questions posed by the examiners. A summary of the background report on the educational system in New Zealand provided the examiners is given in part 3. (RM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Comparative Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Tests, Transitional Programs
OECD Publications and Information Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($13.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers: New Zealand