“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 http://tiny.cc/jq8qbw
or the full report at www.educationaotearoa.org.nz
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