11 Jun 2016

Rebecca Jesson: equal education

From Saturday Morning, 10:45 am on 11 June 2016
Children at a Manaiakalani (Hook of Heaven) school engaged in their digital learning.

Children at a Manaiakalani (Hook of Heaven) school engaged in their digital learning. Photo: Supplied

The Manaiakalani group comprises 13 Decile One primary and secondary schools in the Auckland suburbs of Glen Innes, Panmure and Point England where students are doing almost all their class work on digital devices. The idea is to give all students equal access to information regardless of their socio-economic background, raise their expectations of success and prepare them for a digital future.

Dr Rebecca Jesson is evaluating the programme. She is a senior lecturer in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland.

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