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To the Fullest Extent of his Powers: C.E. Beeby's Life in Education

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Appointed Director of Education in 1938, over the next 20 years, Beeb (as he was always known) established his reputation as one of the most influential and controversial public servants New Zealand has had.

To the Fullest Extent of his Powers is the first full biography of this remarkable New Zealander. The author shows how Beeby's early life and education and research interests shaped his later work or thinking. She goes on to a wide-ranging analysis of Beeby's life in education and his on-going influence. Finally, the book details Beeby's extraordinarily productive later years as diplomat, researcher, writer and international consultant, through to his death in 1998 at the age of 95.


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