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Paul Satherley discusses the state of formal civics education in New Zealand, from a government perspective at Workshop 1

The Civics and Media Project Workshop 1, on 2 September 2015, saw Paul Satherley from the Ministry of Education discuss the state of formal civics education in New Zealand, from a government perspective. Paul’s presentation contributed to the focus question ‘What is happening with civics and the news media in New Zealand?’

Paul’s presentation is now available on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel. You can also watch the video below.

Satherley provides a broad look at the current curriculum for civics, and provides data from the ICCS 2008 (International Civic and Citizenship Education Study) survey which highlights the areas needing improvement in the New Zealand civics space.

Below is one of the graphs used in the presentation showing New Zealand Year 9 civic knowledge scores by highest level of parental education attainment.

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To learn more see The Civics and Media Project homepage. We are currently preparing for Workshop 3, which will be held at the Royal Society on Thursday, 19 November.  If you are interested in attending workshop 3, email us at info@civicsandmediaprojectnz.org.

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