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‘Researching kindergarten: the endeavours of women for the play of children’

July 4th, 2018


In this Public History Talk about an iconic kiwi institution, two historians of early childhood education present the outline of their new book, Growing a Kindergarten Movement in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Emeritus Professor at the University of Otago Helen May, and retired senior lecturer Kerry Bethell, Massey Universtiy, have published and presented nationally and internationally on the subject of early childhood education.

This book is their first joint publication which saw them travelling extensively around historical kindergarten sites and delving into archives, allowing them to gather new sources for their research.

These monthly Public History Talks are a collaboration between the National Library of New Zealand and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Recorded live at the National Library of New Zealand, 4 July 2018.

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