ERIC Number: ED196569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Research on Early Childhood Education in New Zealand.
This paper discusses the development of research on early childhood education in New Zealand, the people involved in the research, and other general issues concerning early childhood education in New Zealand. Content analysis of the New Zealand Early Childhood Care and Education Bibliography reveals an increase in published materials concerning early childhood education in New Zealand in the last decade. However, while most of the research projects have relevance to "regular" staff and parents, little has been done on the effects of preschool education on children. There are two reasons for this: (1) early childhood education has not been politicized in New Zealand as it has been in the United State (compensatory programs), and (2) there have been no large sums of money available to carry out expensive evaluation of early childhood education programs. Two main groups of early childhood researchers are cited most frequently in the 1965-78 New Zealand Early Childhood Care and Education Bibliography. These are university professors and lecturers, and research officers (researchers). Eighty-two percent of the authors in the bibliography have written only one or two articles. Also cited are articles by practitioners--preschool advisers, teachers and speech therapists. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Zealand
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the New Zealand Asgociation for Research in Education (NZARE), (1st, Wellington, New Zealand, December 7-10, 1979).