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Self-managing schools in New Zealand: The fifth year

Cathy Wylie

The 1993 survey on the impact of the education reforms found

  • Continuing partnership and general goodwill between professionals and lay people on boards of trustees. Most school-based problems were resolved at the school, though often with outwside help, particularly from teachers' and trustees' national organisations. 
  • Schools needed more support, information, and training.
  • High workloads were an increasing burden and teacher morale was sagging.
  • However, for the first time, teaching and learning improvements were linked with the reforms, especially the need to report regularly to the board, and the introduction of the new curriculum framework. But the differences in educational opportunities remained.
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