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Implementing values in the New Zealand curriculum: Four years on

Ross Notman


There is limited research to support our understanding of values implementation in New Zealand schools. This article draws on findings from a recent Teaching and Learning Research Initiative project into the effect of the values statement in The New Zealand Curriculum on teaching and learning. Key findings explore teaching and assessment strategies, together with the challenges facing both teachers and students as they seek to interpret each others’ understanding of values. The article concludes by presenting research implications for the consideration of school stakeholders.

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