Low decile schools and teacher professional development
"..... teachers have incredible power, every single day, inside their classrooms but also out in the wider world. Professional development is crucial. Paulo Freire argued for permanent professional development -he advocated a pedagogy which includes theory and practice"
New Zealand, like most other western and non western countries, has an abysmal record when it comes to achieving successful educational outcomes for children of the poor.
The full article by Dr Vicki Carpenter can be read here: Low decile schools and teacher professional development.