The Discovery of Early Childhood: The Development of Services for the Care and Education of Very Young Children, Mid Eighteenth Century Europe to Mid Twentieth Century New Zealand
The title page of this book has the description 'the development of services for the care and education of very young children; mid eighteenth century Europe to mid twentieth century New Zealand'. The history told in this book explores shifting attitudes towards children, and the role of women in society. Endnotes and an index are provided. The author is Professor of Early Childhood Teacher Education at Victoria University.
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