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Author(s): Peter Wedge

In one sentence the National Children's Bureau is an interdisciplinary organization concerned with all aspects of children's needs- health, education, development- in the family, school and...

Author(s): M.A. Tagg

In June 1974, Mrs Mary Tagg, then of Auckland Secondary Teachers College and now a Guidance Counsellor at Onehunga High School, Auckland, conducted a survey of slow learner education in state...

Author(s): National Children's Bureau

Nowadays people live longer and are less likely to die from lingering diseases; consequently fewer children have a direct experience of death in the family. When tragedy does occur, adult...

Author(s): Stina Sandels

"First I look to the right and then to the left and then to the right again - and then I run." This was how typical Swedish seven-year-old coped with traffic in Stockholm. Yet Sweden is streets...

Author(s): Warwick 8. Elley

In the first major and impartial evaluation of boarding school education, Royston Lambert and his co-workers have thrown valuable new light on the long-term effects of boarding on a large sample...

Author(s): Jerome Kagan and Robert E. Klein

Developmental psychology is a discipline that proceeds on few facts and many hypotheses, but just about all developmental psychologists agree on two basic assumptions: first, environmental...

Author(s): Neil Reid

During the early part of the 20th century the term 'gifted' was a label given to those of superior ability, and it has continued to be used in this general way ever since. However, when used in...

Author(s): Joseph S. Renzulli!Robert K. Hartman

These scales are designed to obtain teacher estimates of a student's characteristics in the areas of learning, motivation, creativity, and leadership. The items are derived from the research...

Author(s): James Irving

Considering the world wide trend towards co-educational secondary schooling since the Second World War, it is surprising that the question of co-education has remained a subject for research....

Author(s): Warwick B. Elley

Television has been in New Zealand living rooms for over 15 years, and many children now spend more time watching the screen than they spend in school. We go to considerable lengths to assess...

Author(s): John Watson and Barton MacArthur

Growing public support for scientific medical research has been one of the most gratifying  developments in New Zealand since World War II. Such research has, in its turn, led to a greater...