ERIC Number: ED345832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Toi Tu Te Whenua, Whatungarongaro He Tangata = People Come and Go but the Land Remains.
In 1988, a working group on early childhood care and education in New Zealand released a report, called "Education To Be More," which provided the foundation for remodeling the delivery of New Zealand's early childhood care and education. The report focused on general educational goals of equity, quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and economy. Four policies were established: (1) all government-funded educational institutions must have government-approved charters; (2) management would devolve to the local level; (3) educational salaries and operating costs for all government funded institutions would be provided by government "bulk" funding; and (4) the performance of all chartered educational institutions would be reviewed. The Ministry of Education proposed a specific goal of providing appropriate and high quality early childhood care and education for all. The targets related to this goal and strategies for achieving the goal are listed. The extent to which the five general educational goals (equity, quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and economy) were met by 1991 is examined. Efforts of the Ministry of Education that affected early childhood education involved policy advice, management of contracts and administration of payments, provision and support of the curriculum, payment of salaries, and provision of information to the education community. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Reform Movement; Local Control; New Zealand
Note: Paper presented at the Early Childhood Convention (5th, Dunedin, New Zealand; September 8-12, 1991).