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Some historical determinants of the outlook in New Zealand education

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dc.contributor.author Cooper, Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-15T20:22:58Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-25T02:27:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-15T20:22:58Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-25T02:27:09Z
dc.date.copyright 1946
dc.date.issued 1946
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/22906
dc.description.abstract The aim of this investigation has been to describe briefly the social factors that have helped to shape the course of education in New Zealand. It may be convenient to consider these from two viewpoints: (a) the geographical and historical influences at work, and (b) the connection between our social and educational practices and values. This inquiry does not claim to be a descriptive account of education in New Zealand, for such accounts are readily available, and have been drawn upon only as they have been needed to clarify the main theme. The social sciences, by their very nature, preclude the degree of objectivity and certainty which is possible in the natural sciences and so, although I have sought to be objective, it is impossible to measure how far my personal attitude has selected facts and their interpretation. All history is selection and generalization is dangerous as many exceptions arise, to invalidate conclusions reached. Moreover, such a wide investigation impinging on many fields has often led to summary treatment and perhaps important omissions. Yet even a preliminary, and by no means comprehensive analysis, may be regarded as a source of further research along the lines of a much-needed sociology of education. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Some historical determinants of the outlook in New Zealand education en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Education en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ


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