Sarah Bolton: Educational Equity in New Zealand: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities
Sarah Bolton, from Washington, DC, is researching equity in New Zealand's primary and secondary education system, focusing on outcomes for Maori, Pasifika, and low-socioeconomic status students. She is hosted by the Ministry of Education.
Sarah spent ten years working in the United States Senate, developing national public policy in the fields of education, child welfare, and poverty.
The Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy programme offers outstanding American professionals the opportunity to gain experience in public policy in New Zealand, and to gain first-hand knowledge of economic, social and political reforms, and management of the government sector.
The programme has three goals: to reinforce New Zealand-United States links; to improve public policy practice in both countries by the cross-fertilisation of ideas and experience; and to build an on-going network of public policy experts on both sides of the Pacific. Towards the end of their Fellowships, the Fellows report back at a public seminar. We encourage members of the public service to attend this seminar, in order to learn about interesting projects that have been undertaken by practitioners who have a US perspective.