You are here


Bev Webber

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Dr C.E. Beeby, NZCER’s first Director and later Director of Education. In paying a tribute to him on the occasion of the celebration of the first Beeby Fellowship award William Renwick, former Director General of Education said “His appointment as its first director was, for him, a leap into the unknown. The initial funding for NZCER was for five years, and the thrill of setting up a new research organisation was thus tempered by the possibility that before long he might himself an unemployed talent in the job market. He put the unmistakable stamp of his personality and thinking on the Council’s policy for educational research during his four years as director . . . . One of his legacies to NZCER has been the highest standards of editing and book production.”

Journal issue: 
Free full text: 

Purchase the full text of this article