Podcast #28: Briar Lipson unpacks the harmful ideology inside NZ education

Briar Lipson
Nathan Smith
2 October, 2020

In this week’s New Zealand Initiative podcast, Briar Lipson isolates how the idea of child centred orthodoxy is the key ideology responsible for New Zealand’s educational decline.

It is not a Kiwi idea. It is an import, just like many political ideas used in this country. And it emerged a few centuries ago as an intellectual response to a specific set of social developments, otherwise known as the Industrial revolution.

Briar explains the history, the proponents and the consequences of this radical idea that has captured the minds of New Zealand’s education elite.


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