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Emeritus Professor Anne Smith Collection

The Emeritus Professor Anne Smith Collection was gifted to the University of Otago College of Education and the Children's Issues Centre by Anne's husband, Dr John Smith, Principal Lecturer at the Dunedin College of Education (1975-2007).

Anne Smith LibraryThe library is housed at the College of Education and includes a selection of books on early childhood education and childhood studies from the professional library of Emeritus Professor Anne Smith (1940-2016).

The collection, including Anne's own publications, contains material not always available in New Zealand, as well as significant works in her field of study.

The collection covers a range of resources

  • Books by Anne Smith
  • Development classics
  • Early childhood education
  • Childhood Studies
  • Research methods
  • Children's rights
  • Collection of journals and reports

Access the library

The library is available for use on site to scholars, on application to either the Children's Issues Centre or the College of Education. Applications can be made by emailing:

Please indicate when you would like to visit the collection, how long you require access, and why you would like to view the collection.

Emeritus Professor Smith's personal academic papers

Download a list of Emeritus Professor Smith's personal academic papers (PDF) which have been deposited in the Hocken Collections University of Otago Library.

College of Education

Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hākena

Ethical Research Involving Children (ERIC)

ERIC aims to help researchers and the research community to understand, plan and conduct ethical research involving children and young people. It is a joint initiative by:

ERIC resources include:

  • ERIC logoAn international charter for ethical research involving children.
  • A compendium on ethical issues and challenges, including a collection of over 20 case studies and structured questions to guide research involving children.
  • A website designed to provide a repository of evidence-based information, resources and links to journal articles to guide and improve research involving children and to provide a platform for further critical reflection and dialogue.

Visit the ERIC website and download the Compendium.

Watch an interview with Nicola Taylor about the project.

Read a University of Otago Press release.

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