Tertiary Education Policy in New Zealand
Prepared by Maureen McLaughlin, February 2003
About the author
Maureen McLaughlin is Director of International Affairs for the Office of the Secretary at the US Department of Education. Before returning to the Department in 2011, Maureen was Lead Education Specialist and Education Sector Manager for Europe and Central Asia with the World Bank. She had previously been Deputy and Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation in the US Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education, and an analyst at the US Congressional Budget Office advising on issues in postsecondary education, employment and training, public service employment, and welfare reform. Maureen was awarded the rank of Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service by President Clinton for exceptional performance in government leadership, is a frequent speaker on postsecondary education issues and initiatives, and is active in local affairs. During Maureen's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at the Ministry of Education in Wellington, where she researched New Zealand's tertiary education reforms since the mid-1980s.
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