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O'Neill, John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
For Jean Herbison, learning in her early 20th century childhood world was relatively uncomplicated and predictable. Life was shaped by unambiguous family, faith and settler colonial prescriptions about how children "should" behave and what they should become. Approaching the centenary of her birth, children today must navigate a very…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Learning Processes, Children, Educational Policy
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Thrupp, Martin; Powell, Darren; O'Neill, John; Chernoff, Sandor; Seppänen, Piia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
This article seeks to describe a range of enablers of, and constraints on, private actors in New Zealand schooling, using scholarly, polity and mass media sources. It focuses particularly on the decades since the educational reforms of the 4th Labour Government in the 1980s. The article begins by providing a brief background on educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Educational Change, Governance
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O'Neill, John; Snook, Ivan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of NZJES ["New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies"], this invited paper examines possible education policy and policy scholarship futures. It is argued that in order to predict the future, one needs to appreciate how socio-historical struggles of the past have contributed to present education policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social History, Educational History, Public Policy