Department of Education, Head Office   (AAAD)
1878 - 1989


GENERAL


The Education Department was established with responsibility for funding and auditing local Education Boards; training, examining, and classifying teachers, and determining educational standards. It subsequently acquired responsibility for a range of other educational functions, including national curricula; school publications; library services; Maori, technical, secondary and distance education, and some aspects of tertiary education.



The Education Department also administered a number of educational institutions, including Native or Maori Schools, Industrial and Reformatory Schools and the Sumner Institute for the Deaf and Dumb.


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Location : Wellington


Mandates

RELEVANT LEGISLATION
  • Education Act 1877
  • Education Act 1914
  • Education Act 1964
  • Education Act 1989
  • Manual and Technical Instruction Act 1900
  • Secondary Schools Act 1903
Archives NZ description type : Agency (see more about description types)
Version Number: 5
Date Approved: 16/05/2017