Resources Underpin Asia Connection

“New Zealand’s links with the outside world have changed considerably since many of today’s teachers were school students. Asia is playing an increasingly important role – six of our top 10 trading partners are in the region.

The ASIA New Zealand Foundation (Asia:NZ) has developed teaching and learning resources which are designed to work alongside the new NCEA achievement standards, boost Asia-related content in school curricula and help prepare young New Zealanders for a future with the Asia region.

These resources are now available for English, social studies, geography, history, media studies and business studies.

…Rather than focusing on traditional teaching topics like the Korean and Vietnam wars, the resources reflect the rapid changes taking place in the Asia region – and demographic changes in New Zealand.” (p4)

check out http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/educating-asia/asia-curriculum

Ref: Vaness Lee (2012) Resources Underpin Asia Connection. Tukutuku Korero 24 Jan, pp4-5

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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