Classroom Acoustics Research in New Zealand – Past, Present and Future

James Whitlock

New Zealand Acoustics, 21(4), pp.25- 28 . (2008).

This paper briefly reviews the notable body of research on primary school classroom acoustics to come out of New Zealand in the last ten years. Major findings are summarised and discussed in context with recent studies abroad and hotly debated topics amongst the international classroom acoustics community. Additionally, future proposed NZ re-search which plans to aid in resolving the formidable ‘classroom amplification system’ issue.