Re-interpreting our educational past: An overview of recent research in the history of New Zealand education

Roger Openshaw
Vol 5, Number 2, p.41
History of education writing in New Zealand is not a new phenomenon. It has, however, been rather late in developing a critical perspective. Historians of education are now perceiving that the field offers opportunities for a greater depth and breadth of understanding than hitherto believed possible. Despite some unresolved problems and dangers they are aware of the crucial role history plays in the understanding of the present.