Policy reports

Primary and Secondary School Science Education in New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Policies and Practices for a Better Future

Prepared by David Vannier, August 2012

About the author

David Vannier is a Consultant at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Office of Science Education in Bethesda, Maryland. He develops resources that bring the latest biomedical discoveries into the classroom. He also analyzes education policies to inform NIH programs and leadership. Since 1998, David has worked to make science more relevant and engaging for students and teachers across the US. Originally trained as a molecular biologist, Davis conducted research on brain development at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned his PhD from Columbia University in New York City. He was born in Washington, DC and lives nearby again with his wife and three children. During David’s Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand he was based at the Ministry of Education, where he researched policies and practices that lead to effective science instruction in New Zealand primary and secondary schools.

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