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