Joanna Kidman and Ken Stevens (eds)

Looking Back from the Centre


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The School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington was an integral part of Wellington’s educational domain from 1927 until its disestablishment in 2008. It is now part of the new Faculty of Education at Victoria University. Here, past and present members of the School offer their reflections, recollections and current research. This book is both a way of remembering and a way of looking forward to the School’s continuing influence on education, both in New Zealand and internationally.

Joanna Kidman studied in the School of Education in the 1980s and is now a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington. She is based in He P?rekereke: Institute for Research and Development in M?ori and Pacific Education. Her current research interests are in the sociology of M?ori education.

Ken Stevens is a Professor of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada where he has held a research chair in e-learning. Since 2005 he has also been an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University of Wellington. He specialises in the provision of education in rural communities and the application of information technologies for teaching and learning in sparsely populated areas.

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