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Beeby, Clarence E., Dr.



Clarence Beeby studied at the University of Canterbury between 1920-1924, where he was influenced by James Shelley, Professor of Education. He graduated M.A. in Philosophy (Psychology, his interest, especially in relation to education, was then a branch of philosophy). He obtained his Ph.D. in England, then in 1927 returned to Canterbury as lecturer in experimental education and experimental psychology. In 1934 he became the first director of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. From 1940-1960 he was Director of Education, then worked for UNESCO in Paris until 1963. Until 1968 he was a research associate first at Harvard and then the University of London. In 1968 he returned to Wellington as NZCER director emeritus. He also undertook various overseas consultancies, the last in 1987.

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Dr. Clarence E. Beeby interview

Identifier: Arch 0485
Scope and Contents

Typescript interview of Dr. Clarence E. Beeby by David Youngmeyer. This interview deals mostly with the teaching of psychology at the University of Canterbury 1920-1934, and the development of psychology in New Zealand, with some references to Dr. Beeby's later career.

Dates: 1991