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Word Up, Student Teachers!

This article was first published in Salient magazine, October 4, 2015.  * "...no school system can claim to ...
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The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis Is Still the West’s War on Brown Children

This article was first published in Salient, September 27, 2015. * The current refugee crisis has many times ...
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University's Games

  In March this year, Victoria University (VUW) launched its new student ‘hub’ complex in Kelburn; the following ...
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New Zealand’s Literacy Gap: A Call to Action for Student Teachers

First published on The Aotearoa Project, April 29, 2015. * "… no school system can claim to be ...
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Sex and the city's magazine

First published as a letter to the editor in FishHead's April 2015 issue. * Dear FishHead Magazine, I ...
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Ngataki School, 1930-70

  Published in Education Review, September 2013 When Alan Simpson started his post as headmaster of Ngataki School in 1952, ...
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Education: Beeby’s, Tomorrow’s and Today’s

  Published in Education Review, September, 2013 “The government’s agenda is becoming chillingly clear” reported Education Aotearoa in Winter 2011. Charter schools, ...
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Word up, Wellington!

Click here for a feature in FishHead magazine about what Wellington city's best teachers are doing to close the literacy gap ...
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Frillseekers: The arts-first pioneers of New Zealand’s world class education

  "The arts are the sustaining, vitalising element in the education of teachers as well as children. It ...
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“a balm for all wounds”: on the life of Etty Hillesum under Nazi occupation

It's hard to know how to preface an essay about the Dutch-Jewish diarist Etty Hillesum, who lived in...
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On Finding Spirit (My story of reading and radicalising: Part II) 

If we were going to start from scratch why not deconstruct the whole premise? - DQ Through a...
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On Finding Solidarity (My story of reading and radicalising: Part I)

No more can I dull my rage In alcohol and deference To men’s courts I will come to...
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Transgenderism, Neoliberalism and Rape Culture: Brisbane talk

Below is the text of a twelve-minute talk I gave in Brisbane on October 12, 2019. The talk...
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Real “wellbeing” means addressing the demands of midwives, teachers – women

During the election period in 2017, historian Anne Salmond wrote hopefully about an emerging trend she called “Jacindamania.” The appeal...
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Gender harms women: Feedback on international recommendations to the New Zealand government

Feedback on the recommendations from New Zealand’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council in...

There has never been a democracy, so far–only an androcracy

— Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Man-Made World

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