Kōrero: Country schooling

Closing small schools

Closing small schools

This 2004 cartoon derides the closure of small schools by successive governments. The process was hastened after education reforms in 1989, and continues today. The closures particularly affect rural communities, where the school building is often also used for social events outside school hours.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DX-005-820
Cartoon by David Fletcher

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Country schooling - Years of reform: 1989 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/16517/closing-small-schools (accessed 19 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008