Schooling In The Industrial Society Of New Zealand

1566 words - 6 pages

In order to understand schooling in New Zealand as it is, we need to remember that the education system originated in Britain and developed in a British colony in the nineteenth century and that it was based on the English national school system. We also need to understand the key influences of the industrial age on education (Hood, 2001). Some of the issues arising in the readings are the influence education has on society, how society can be shaped by education and what role the government plays in education. Another important issue is the development of an education system that is designed to match the ways different children learn and what their different abilities and interests are. Most important of all how by looking at the history of education and the development of the education system we can see ways of moving forward.

Life in Britain during the industrial age was still to a large extent ruled by the class system and education was for the ruling classes. However, the French Revolution altered the view common people in England had of the aristocratic system and the Industrial Revolution continued to bring about major changes (Campbell, 1941). After the French Revolution there was a change in how working class Britons viewed life and their place in society. They realised by looking at the French example that the aristocratic system that had long been their way of life did not have to be in control if the masses chose to change their "lot in life." During the 18th century more families started to earn a living from industrial work rather than from agricultural work and at the same time the country's population increased more rapidly than ever before. A result of this was an increase in unemployment producing social unrest (Campbell, 1941).

The industrial age raised several issues. With the emergence of public services Britain required increasing numbers of workers with the basic skills of numeracy and literacy. Education was originally only available to the upper classes and the working classes were seen as the "workhorses", providing the country with essentials like food. This slowly changed in part due to the rising unemployment and more children being excluded from the work force. In order to keep these children occupied and disciplined, education was extended to the working classes, at first as a form of charity by the churches and voluntary bodies. Also growing was the idea that education was a social necessity and a solution to social problems (Campbell, 1941). Social control has always been seen as an important role for schooling, and "would assist in developing the moral character of the child, and in doing so, would help to prevent crime" (Hood, 2001). The education system in Britain in the 19th century was shaped by individualism, the democratic philosophy of the early nineteenth century, believing that each individual should seek his own well-being and therefore create his own happiness.

Initially education for the...

Find Another Essay On Schooling in the Industrial Society of New Zealand

The Role of Technology in Transforming the New Zealand Economy

2147 words - 9 pages I have also attached the paper in a word document due to formatting and graph issuesExecutive SummaryThis overview paper proposes an integrated approach for innovation policy, focusing on the particular role of technology, to support the Government's economic goals. It includes a review of the role of technology in the New Zealand economy as a basis for identifying priorities for innovation policy.Compared to our trading partners we have

Domestic Violence in New Zealand is the Loss of Innocence

627 words - 3 pages It was a few weeks ago, whilst visiting the Banksy exhibition at Canterbury Museum, that a particular artwork stood out to me. It featured a silhouette of a boy and a girl holding hands and walking on a large pile of guns. After giving the artwork some thought I realised that this portrayal of the loss of innocence of children was exceptionally relevant in New Zealand and couldn’t better reflect the growing epidemic across New Zealand that

Review of The 1982 Official Information Act in New Zealand

1378 words - 6 pages The Official Information Act 1982The stated aim of the Official Information Act 1982:To increase progressively the availability of official information to the people of New Zealand in order--To enable their more effective participation in the making and administration of laws and policies; andTo promote the accountability of Ministers of the Crown and officials,--and thereby to enhance respect for the law and to promote the good government of

The physiology of Carrot seed crops in New Zealand

1190 words - 5 pages effort resulting in less than favourable grower and consumer-valued qualities. The carrot was New Zealand’s third largest vegetable seed crop in 2012 with an export value of $17.8 million (Freshfacts, 2012) and is still a major production crop in the Canterbury Plains where production has become a convenient out-of-season location for European hybrid types. Soil and seedling It is important that the soil is in a healthy condition prior to

The Resource Management Act of New Zealand

1673 words - 7 pages Natural and physical resources are of significant importance to the New Zealand economy and its people. For this reason correct resource management is important to New Zealand. The current system used for resource management in New Zealand is the Resource Management Act (Parliamentary Council Office, 2014). The purpose of this document is to promote sustainable management of resources, both natural and physical, as New Zealand’s primary

New Zealand and the Impact of Fishing

1445 words - 6 pages In the warm southwestern seas of the world, just above Australia and the Tasman Sea, lies a beautiful island country of New Zealand. Governed by the Queen herself and kept fertile and wondrous by the gods above, this sanctuary of perfect ness can only be enhanced by its superb fisheries and varied species of fish. Often pictured by many as an ideal place of the world or the favored vacation spot, for the residents of this paradise, it is not

Billabon in New Zealand

1132 words - 5 pages Billabon in New Zealand To: All Managers of the Organization From: Subject: Billabong in New Zealand This memo includes a brief overview of Billabong and why New Zealand is a potential international market. You will also be informed of what type of government this country upholds, focusing on political and legal systems. There is also an explanation for each phase of government. You’ll find that I’ve

Health in New Zealand

1771 words - 8 pages This essay discusses the determinants of health in New Zealand with a focus on maternity care in rural areas. The main determinants of health in New Zealand are the social, cultural and economic factors such as genetics, income, education, poverty, culture, occupation and housing. The second part of this essay goes on to describe how objectives of the New Zealand Health Strategy (NZHS) can have a positive impact on health care in New Zealand

SEA in New Zealand

1775 words - 8 pages stages of the whole decision making process. The theory of SEA supports that there could be tiering of strategic actions, from policy to plan, to program and then finally to project but in practice stages are often skipped in most of the cases (Therivel, 2012). This paper will discuss about the context and opportunity of SEA in New Zealand. The extent to which SEA has become a central part of the decision making process in New Zealand will be

Economy of new zealand

988 words - 4 pages over 150% increase from 1989 when it was $39.1 billion. In 1989 New Zealand had a per capita GDP of $11,600, now it has a per capita GDP of $17,000 which is near the amount of the big Western European economies.-The GDP growth of the past ten years has been volatile at times, but it is predicted to be much more stable in the years to come.-New Zealand currently has one of the lowest inflation in the industrial world-1.1%. This is down more than

Perspectives in the Early Years of education in a New Zealand setting

1905 words - 8 pages ., Clark, J., Codd, J., O'Neill, A., Openshaw, R., Waitere-Ang, H. (2000). Education and society in Aotearoa New Zealand. An introduction to the Social and Policy Context of Schooling and Education. PN: Dunmore Press.Barratt-Pugh, C. (2000). The socio-cultural context of literacy learning. In C. Barratt-Pugh and M. Rohl (Ed.) Literacy Learning in the Early Years (pp. 1-27). NWS: Allen & Unwin.Cullen, J. (1998). What do teachers need to know about

Similar Essays

The Collapse Of New Zealand Society

977 words - 4 pages monetary benefits each week, not forcing them to get a job.New Zealand is not a society in which the "clean green" image is sustainable. It has undergone massive changes over the past ten years. Poverty and the standard of education have declined, and the mutual respect residents felt for one another has turned into mutual disdain. The New Zealand Government needs to get to the root of the social problems faced by the country, immigration, by putting

Class In Contemporary New Zealand Society

1459 words - 6 pages When asked to describe contemporary New Zealand society, class is not a term that will occur to most people. The word conjures up Dickensian images of factories and poverty, haves and have-nots; and radicalism such as the works of Marx. Certainly, not today's modern society. If asked, most people would probably hold the view that it is a “relic of a vanishing industrial capitalism and a vestige of outmoded social theory, with little relevance

The Geography Of New Zealand Essay

1064 words - 4 pages this prestigious nation can be described through five principal categories, the physical geography, the cultural geography, the citizens' standard of living, the government, and the nation's economy.      New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere, with an absolute location of 37 degrees south longitude to 48 degrees south longitude and 167 degrees east latitude to 177 degrees east latitude. It is composed of

The Children Of New Zealand Essay

1265 words - 5 pages al ways punished for it. Punishments were frequent and severe – young boys were beaten for trivial offence with a knotted rope on their bare backs.” (The book Looking Back) One hundred years later in October 1988, there are reports of a four year old boy being beaten with a steel rod from a clothes dryer, on more than one occasion, for bedwetting. “The extent of child abuse and child neglect is far greater than New Zealand society accepts
30.11.1816:19 Uhr The Disco Boys Vol.18 House256 kbit/s 0 / 01.214 Hits VID P2P DDL 0 Kommentare | Knowing Brother | Get The Gringo - 2012