Secondary schools after the Picot report

Des Mann
Vol 7, Number 1, p.40
Even before its publication, the Picot Report seemed to have captured sufficient high ground to ensure its survival. When ‘Administering for Excellence’ arrived, it was ready to challenge and change the administration of education in New Zealand. Criticism of the report seemed futile, since the Minister of Education had already advised his intention of making its implementation the pivotal activity of the administration of his portfolio. Instead, it seemed more productive to envisage its implementation, and reflect upon its impact in relation to the functioning of a secondary school.