About KERU

What knowledge should be taught in educational institutions has become a key research programme internationally amongst realist sociologists of education. The purpose of KERU is to ensure New Zealand’s involvement in this programme.  

KERU was founded in 2010 following discussions between Elizabeth Rata and Michael Young. Professor Young was the 2010 University of Auckland Hood Fellow.

Members of KERU are interested in:

  • Curriculum content in the compulsory and non-compulsory sectors
  • Curriculum theories
  • The relationship between curriculum content and pedagogy
  • The politics of knowledge
  • Knowledge and education policy
  • Theories of knowledge
  • History of knowledge in the curriculum
  • Higher Education
  • Policy and Education
  • Education in Democratic Nations