Brian Lever

Document Type



Churchlands College

Place of Publication

Churchlands, Western Australia


Lever, B. (1977). Talking with children. Churchlands, Australia: Churchlands College.


This book is a collection of interviews with children. It is intended to give the reader a glimpse of some of the ways in which children think about things. Some of the interviews are almost whimsical. Others are quite serious.

The interviews were conducted by a group of twenty student teachers during their last term of teacher training. This group of student teachers were but a small part of a much larger group of students all of whom had been given the task of interviewing a child. The purpose of the task was partly to give the students an opportunity to talk to a child on a personal, one-to-one basis. It was hoped that they might learn to see the child as a person and not only as a receptacle for education...

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