National Standards may compromise existing high quality processes

“National Standards may compromise the existing high quality processes in schools, according to the initial report of the RAINS project (Research, Analysis and Insight into National Standards), conducted at Waikato University.

Read a summary at

or the full report at

NZEI is commissioning this research as the government has chosen not to investigate the impact of the standards on schools. NZEI’s research looks at the culture shift generated by standards, as educators feel increasingly under pressure to comply.”

Ref:  ‘National Standards Research’ [News section] (2012)  Education Aotearoa 3(2)Autumn, p.8


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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