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A Systemic Lens on Classroom Teaching: Supporting the Key Competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum in Secondary Schools

Prepared by Michael Wolking, August 2018

About the author

Mike Wolking began his education career as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He worked in the New York City Department of Education on school redesign efforts and spent five years consulting with school districts across the United States with Education Elements. Mike’s work at Education Elements focused on personalized learning, strategic school design, effective professional learning and change management in public education. Mike has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in education from Loyola Marymount University, and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Mike served as an Ian Axford Fellow in Wellington at the Ministry of Education and Network for Learning, a crown-owned company. Through visits to 21 school sites across the country and a wide range of interviews, he studied school efforts to implement the key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum while considering the wide range of policies and organisations that impact classroom practices at the secondary level.

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