Historical Perspectives on Teacher Preparation in Aotearoa New Zealand

ISBN: 978-1-78754-640-0, eISBN: 978-1-78754-639-4

Publication date: 11 July 2019


Fitzgerald, T. and Knipe, S. (2019), "Prelims", Historical Perspectives on Teacher Preparation in Aotearoa New Zealand (Emerald Studies in Teacher Preparation in National and Global Contexts), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. i-vii.



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Historical Perspectives on Teacher Preparation in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Emerald Studies in Teacher Preparation in National and Global Contexts

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Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland


University College Dublin, Ireland


University of Western Australia, Australia

Teacher preparation is currently one of the most pressing and topical issue in the field of education research. It deals with questions such as how teachers are prepared, what the content of their programmes of preparation is, how their effectiveness is assessed, and what the role of the ‘good’ teacher is in society. These questions are at the forefront of policy agendas around the world.

This series presents robust, critical research studies in the broad field of teacher preparation historically, with attention also being given to current policy and future directions. Most books in the series will focus on an individual country, providing a comprehensive overview of the history of teacher preparation in that country while also making connections between the past and present and informing discussions on possible future directions.

Previously published:

Teacher Preparation in Ireland: History, Policy and Future Directions

By Thomas O’Donoghue, Judith Harford, Teresa O’Doherty

Forthcoming in this series:

  • A History of Teacher Preparation in South Africa

  • By Linda Chisholm

  • Teacher Preparation in Northern Ireland

  • By Séan Farren, Linda Clarke and Teresa O’Doherty

  • Teacher Preparation in Australia

  • By Thomas O’Donoghue and Keith Moore

  • Historical Development of Teacher Education in Chile

  • By Beatrice Avalos-Bevan and Leonora Reyes-Jedlicki

  • Catholic Teacher Preparation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Preparing for Mission

  • By Richard Rymarz and Leonardo Franchi

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Historical Perspectives on Teacher Preparation in Aotearoa New Zealand

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La Trobe University

United Kingdom – North America – Japan – India – Malaysia – China

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We would like to acknowledge and thank a number of people who have assisted in various ways with this project and manuscript. First and foremost, our thanks to Miranda Rose for her research skills and ability to interpret our numerous requests. We thank too librarians and archivists at various libraries and institutions, including National Archives (Auckland), Auckland Institute and Museum Library, the University of Auckland library, the Sylvia Ashton Library (Faculty of Education, University of Auckland), La Trobe University, and the Women’s Library (London School of Economics). Our thanks to Rachel Le Rossignol for her unfailing professionalism and expertise as a copy editor. Funding for research assistance and the preparation of this manuscript was provided by the Social Research Assistance Platform at La Trobe University. To our colleagues, friends, and whanau, we thank you for your patience and support as we worked to deadlines and spent periods of time away buried in meetings or in archives in New Zealand and England. Ka nui te aroha ki a koutou.

Tanya Fitzgerald and Sally Knipe