James Leslie Ryan (Jim) Anglem

Waitaha, Ngāi Tahu

Kāti Māmoe

James Anglem was born in Bluff and educated at Bluff Public School and Southland Boys High School. He attended Otago University and graduated with a BA in 1967 and an MA in Geography in 1969. Anglem has been Head of Geography at Kingswell High School, Murihiku, and Deputy Principal at Aparima College. He was PPTA executive member for Southland and a member of the PPTA National Executive. He was formerly Manager of the Southern Training Unit of the New Zealand Children’s & Young Persons Service in Christchurch. He is currently Head of the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University of Canterbury and is Kaumatua of Te Awatea Violence Research centre. Anglem writes extensively about Māori and education.

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence with Jim Anglem, 10 Nov 1997.
  • PPTA Journal Term 2 (1985): 36-38.
  • PPTA Journal Term 2 (1987): 16-17.


  • "Taha Māori and the Secondary School." PPTA Journal Term 2 (1985): 36-38.
  • Anglem asserts that schools must ‘teach pupils...not subjects’ and discusses how schools tend to cater for the Pakeha majority. Anglem outlines how schools could reflect the cultures of all their students and particularly the Māori students.
  • "Teacher Unions In the Pacific." PPTA Journal Term 3 (1987): 16-17.
  • Anglem writes of the establishment of the Council of Pacific Teachers Organisation at the World Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Professions in Rarotonga in 1984 and discusses various problems faced by teachers and teachers’ unions in the Pacific.
  • Clinical Supervision In Mental Health (Monograph: Australian Center for Community Services Research (ACCSR)). L. Cooper & J. Anglem. Adelaide: Flinders Press, Flinders University, 2003.
  • "Introduction To Assessment." Teaching And Learning Practice Skills For Social Work And Welfare. Ed. J. Maidment & R. Egan. St Leonards, NSW:Allen & Unwin, 2004.