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The Penrose Whanau Unit: A Case Study

Rae Munroe

The original planning committee of the Whanau House design stated its expectations in Secondary Schools for Tomorrow. The expectations were that the House would be 'more intimate', provide 'room for spontaneity', be 'guidance centred', and 'give each pupil insights, knowledge and experience so that he can understand himself and the people he lives and works with, in both the smaller and the larger community; and to make the most of what he can do personally that is unique and vital to him', and further, that 'Dignity and self-esteem are essential to every human being, as is the feeling of belonging. Within the extended family of each Whanau House pupiIs will feel accepted and of value'.

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