Bicentenary 2016: The First New Zealand School

Show simple item record Jones, Barbara en Jenkins, KK en 2016-11-24T23:38:19Z en 2016-07 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies 51(1):5-18 Jul 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8276 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract Maori leaders visiting Australia invited a Pakeha (in this case, English) teacher to come to New Zealand to teach the children to read and write. On 12th August 1816, 200 years ago this year, the first school in New Zealand opened. Twenty-four Maori children came on that day, and each had his or her name written down. The teacher Thomas Kendall noted on the roll that the students were to learn their ‘alphabet’ or ‘monosyllables’. Te Pahi’s son, seventeen-year-old ‘Towha’ [Tōwai], who knew the alphabet, was the teacher’s assistant. To commemorate the school’s opening, our article describes the first school and some of what went on there, and comments on its short 2-year life. en
dc.publisher New Zealand Council for Educational Research en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies en
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dc.title Bicentenary 2016: The First New Zealand School en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s40841-015-0026-8 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 5 en
pubs.volume 51 en
pubs.end-page 18 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 503107 en Education and Social Work en Te Puna Wananga en
dc.identifier.eissn 2199-4714 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-11-05 en

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