As the new Director of NZCER, I am delighted to write this editorial for set – a publication which I know very well. Louise Stoll’s metaphor of an iceberg caught my imagination as I read the articles in this issue. In her article on school culture, she argues that “as all improvement is change, anyone who is trying to bring about improvement needs to understand what goes on below the surface is likely to influence surface aspects of improvement”. She offers the iceberg metaphor to convey the difference between surface aspects and those below the surface when considering the management of change.
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