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Twyford & Genter 31 July - Peter O'Connor 27 July

Remiinder - Prof. Peter O’Connor - Resetting the focus and values of New Zealand Education - 27 July - AKL


For the Love of Auckland; Housing, Transport, Doing better for the City - 31 July - AKL (see below)

The war on public education over the last nine years has dramatically altered the face of schooling in New Zealand. The reforms are driven by a narrow focus on functional literacy and numeracy, skills acquisition for a low wage economy. After nine years of constant assault there should be genuine concern that another three years might just finish off public education as we have cherished it for generations. How might the Left respond in ways that are not just a nostalgic return to what once was? What are the alternatives beyond the aridity of the neo liberal assaults of the current government? How might we return to the idea that education is a national treasure to protect democracy?

Peter O’Connor is Professor of Education and Head of The School of Critical Studies in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. He has been a frequent critic of government reforms of state education. His research interests include creative pedagogies, arts based research and the link between the arts, education and social justice. Peter was formerly the Education Manager for the Race Relations Office and President of the Foundation for Peace Studies.

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Thursday 27th July, 6.30pm


Owen G Glenn Building

University of Auckland

12 Grafton Rd

Coming Up:

Fabian events pre-election period 2017

The two themes driving these sessions are:

• Do not waste an election! Ideas for reform in a new government.

• The progressive collaboration: Labour / Greens in a progressive government. MP/candidates to speak and commentators to probe a little.

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Mon July 31st OGB Lecture Theatre 3 MP's Phil Twyford & Julie-Anne Genter with commentators Alan Johnson & Pippa Coom For the Love of Auckland; Housing, Transport, Doing better for the City
Wed August 8th OGB Lecture Theatre 4 Jordan Anderson & Jenny Michie We can do better with our approach to prisons and justice
Wed August 16th OGB Lecture Theatre 3 Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Golriz Ghahraman, Leilani Tamu & Helen White A showcase of Labour & Green prominent list candidates - ‘New talent for a new government’
Thu August 24th Epsom Campus J1 Max RashbrookeBridges Both Ways: Transforming the openness of New Zealand government
Thu August 31st Epsom Campus J1 Guy Standing Basic Income: the case for a significant new policy
Wed Sept 6th OGB Lecture Theatre 3 Michael Woods,Barry Coates, Jill Ovens & Richard Pamatatau A progressive economy: inclusive, creative and sustainable
Thu Sept 14th OGB Lecture Theatre 3 David Parker, Catherine Delahunty, Rod Oram & Scott Macindoe Water is everything; why we must do better

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