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Civics education

Young Kiwis more engaged as citizens than we think

Liz Robinson  -  May 23, 2017

Newsroom 

Calls for more civics education in New Zealand schools have become a clamour in recent times. Parties as diverse as the Greens, the Māori Party, United Future and the Labour Party are committed to expanding civics education in schools or making it compulsory.

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Progressive thinking

Beyond the school gate, Be informed

Progressive thinking: ten perspectives on tax

Liz Robinson  -  May 22, 2017

Public Service Association

Check out the PSA's budget week publication for 2017, featuring ten leading authors, academics and campaigners writing on a broad range of topics in tax theory and policy, including contributions from Max Rashbrooke, Susan St John, Shamubeel Eaqub, Morgan Godfery and more.

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Civics education

Resources for schools

Liz Robinson  -  May 18, 2017

The Electoral Commission

Help create a future of active, engaged citizens with Your Voice, Your Choice teaching units. 

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Civics education

How can schools engage young people in democracy?

Liz Robinson  -  May 18, 2017

The Guardian

From running your own referendum to talking to your local MP, here’s how to use Brexit and the general election to inform students about politics and voting.

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Civics education

Participating and contributing?

Liz Robinson  -  May 18, 2017

New Zealand Council for Educational Research

The role of school and community in supporting civic and citizenship education. New Zealand results from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study.

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Be informed

An education wish-list for election 2017

Liz Robinson  -  May 16, 2017

PPTA president Jack Boyle introduces the association’s election priorities

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