Election Pledge on Civics Education

Matthew Whitehead made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

The request was refused by Ministry of Education.

From: Matthew Whitehead

Dear Ministry of Education,

I am writing to request information on the progress of a specific item in the School Leaver's Toolkit election pledge and how it has progressed into policy under the Official Information Act.

I am specifically interested in the plan to provide mandatory civics education in years 11 and 13 mentioned during the election campaign, specifically:

What progress has been made to implementing this?
Is there any expected implementation date at this time, and if so, when?
How would such a course be integrated with other studies?
Has any consideration been given to the merits of implementing this education earlier in line with calls to lower the voting age to 16 or 15?

(With public support of these calls for earlier voting by some ministers from the government's support parties, considering the case for finishing the entire curriculum on civics by Year 11 would seem like a natural option to put before the minister, but I'm conscious that these dots don't always get connected in advance)

Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,
Matthew Whitehead.

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From: Enquiries National

Dear Matthew Whitehead

Thank you for your request for information below. The Ministry will consider and respond to your request in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).

The Act allows up to 20 working days for a response, making 3 April 2018 the latest date for our response to you. If more than 20 working days are needed due to the potential workload involved in answering your request, we will notify you accordingly.

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Dear Matthew

 

 

Please see attached your OIA response 1110864

 

 

 

 

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33 Bowen St, Wellington

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We get the job done  Ka oti i a mātou ngā mahi
We are respectful, we listen, we learn  He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū
whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou
We back ourselves and others to win  Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake
kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact  Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui
tonu

Great results are our bottom line  Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga
mutunga

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Luke left an annotation ()

I wondered what the document was that they identified and whether parts of it could be released.

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Matthew Whitehead left an annotation ()

Will probably just wait until the budget and re-request to see if they can release it then. :)

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Luke left an annotation ()

Yes, I was thinking the same. :)

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