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New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington. – 1996
This publication addresses frequently asked questions regarding several of New Zealand's early childhood education policies. Using a question-answer format, an explanation is provided for the licensing requirements of the Ministry of Education for early childhood staff and the criteria for "quality funding." New Zealand Qualifications…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
Standards Australia, Homebush. – 1996
Ideally, playgrounds should encourage development of gross and fine motor skills and present a stimulating play environment that provides children with manageable challenges. In order to provide these challenges, a balance must be found between risk and safety. Over the last few years there has been an increased interest in the use of soft…
Descriptors: Child Health, Design Requirements, Equipment Standards, Foreign Countries
New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington. – 1988
This publication outlines the Government of New Zealand's new plans and policies for the administration of early childhood care and education. Specific features are discussed in detail in sections concerning: (1) early childhood care and education at the local level, specifically management structures and responsibilities, the use of Crown land,…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change
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Ryburn, Murray – Early Child Development and Care, 1993
Examines New Zealand legislation that allows families greater decision-making power when the safety and welfare of their children are seen to be at risk. Discusses the Family Group Conference intervention model and its efficacy, concerns and criticisms that this model has evoked, and the model's potential applicability to child care and protection…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Welfare, Decision Making, Family Environment
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Kirby, Michael D. – Government Information Quarterly, 1986
Examines developments in information technology that might endanger individual privacy and legislative responses to these threats by the English-speaking democracies, i.e., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Guidelines for the responsible use of information technologies are proposed. (CLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Developed Nations