Schools in New Zealand, doing more with less?

English, Rebecca M. (2013) Schools in New Zealand, doing more with less? The Natural Parent Magazine New Zealand.

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In much the same terms as Australia, New Zealand state schools are funded on a socio-economic status model. The New Zealand model is known as a ‘decile’ system. A decile system is one that “indicates the extent to which the school draws its students from low socio-economic communities” so that students in a Decile 1 school “are the 10% of schools with the highest proportion of students from low socio-economic communities”1. The effect of decile funding is supposed to be that funding to state and state-integrated schools is structured to enable schools to attract funding that meets the specific needs of students from lower socio-economic communities. The lower the school’s decile, the more funding they receive”2. This leads to two interesting questions for the uninitiated into New Zealand education. Firstly, how are deciles calculated? Secondly, what is a state school and how is it different from a state-integrated school?

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ID Code: 61420
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Education, Funding, School Choice
ISSN: (online) 1179-2108 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Natural Parent Magazine
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2013 00:13
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2013 20:58

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