Kōrero: Ashton-Warner, Sylvia Constance

Learning to read and write

Children learn to read and write at Ruatōria School in 1949. From the mid-1930s, progressive educational methods based on greater understanding of child psychology and development began to be introduced in New Zealand school rooms. These methods were consistent with Sylvia Ashton-Warner's theories of teaching literacy. She believed children should be encouraged to vent their destructive impulses, as this would then allow their creative powers to flourish.

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Reference: Maori School. National Film Unit, 1947

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Sue Middleton. 'Ashton-Warner, Sylvia Constance', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6a1/ashton-warner-sylvia-constance (accessed 25 January 2022)