Early Childhood Education
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Coverage: Coverage: 1978- Index, 2000- Full-text.
An indexing and full-text database providing access to information about all aspects of education in Australasia including New Zealand. Sources include journals, monographs, research reports, theses, conferences legislation, parliamentary debates, newspapers, tests and the web.
Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
Coverage: Coverage: 1998 - (Full text)
Dedicated to content from and about Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, this database covers agriculture, arts, Asian studies, business, cultural studies, education, history, indigenous studies, law, media, political science, reference, social sciences, science and technology.
Coverage: 1966 to present (Some full text)
Includes CBCA Education, Physical Education Index, ProQuest Education Journals and ERIC. These databases provide resources on teaching, educational research, educational administration, literature on primary, secondary, higher, adult and special education as well as home schooling. The collection includes scholarly journals, administration and professional publications, topical journals, theses, dissertations and education-focused newsletters.
Dictionary of Education
This UK-focused Dictionary of Education covers all sectors of education: pre-school, primary, secondary, further and higher education, special needs, adult and continuing education, and work-based learning. It also includes major legislation, key figures and organisations, and national curriculum and assessment terminology.
Encyclopedia of Play in Today’s Society
Explores questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth. Approximately 460 entries describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history.
Early Childhood Folio
Published by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, this journal contains recent research in early childhood education. The articles are designed to be thought provoking and forward-looking, and are ideal for staff discussions.
Education Review Office (ERO)
ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services and publishes national reports on current education practice.
Ministry of Education: Early Childhood
The Ministry of Education's Early Childhood section provides links to the latest Early Childhood education news and websites, including ECE Lead and ECE Educate.
Playcentre New Zealand
A national organisation that provides parent education, equipment and facilities for quality early childhood education.
Te Kohanga Reo National Trust
This trust was set up to manage the kaupapa (philosophy) of the Kohanga Reo movement and to facilitate a partnership between the people and the departments of Government.