A response to the ‘Green Paper’

Asha Singh-Morris
Vol 16, Number 2, p.111
This article is in response to the NZQA 's Green Paper 'A Future Qualifications Policy for New Zealand: A Plan For The National NQF' which was released in June 1997. I discuss the neoliberal bases for the proposals given in the Green Paper. Some of the issues analysed are; the role of NZQA in quality control, the emphasis on outcomes, unit standards based assessments and teacher workload. The notion of students making independent national choices from the courses and assessments offered is also considered.