July 5, 2010

Clare Cooper Marcus on “The Needs of Children in Contemporary Cities”

"I asked students to write what I call an 'environmental autobiography.' An important component of this exercise was to draw and describe their most fondly remembered childhood places..."
November 6, 2009

Child care policy – what form of care?

Babies need to have familiar, trusted people they can relate to. However, high staff turnover in most child care facilities makes it difficult to meet the need babies have for stable attachments - a familiar person who shows interest in them beyond feeding and changing nappies.
December 13, 2008

Shovel Award: Education Minister re – punishing parents of truant children

A Shovel Award goes to Education Minister Anne Tolley for her bill increasing the punishment for parents of truants (children not attending school).
October 19, 2008

Land for food, recreation and well-being

At a local level, back in 1995, in St Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand, Peggy Kelly argued continued building developments on versatile lands which could better be used for food production would be irresponsible.
September 25, 2008

Shovel Award: for digging community into a bureaucratic hole

This week a Shovel has been awarded to those who support the Education Amendment Bill introduced by Education Minister Chris Carter last week (September 08).