October 23, 2015
Maori voice in education publishing
A guide to Working with Maori children with special education needs has made the finals of this year’s Copyright Licensing New Zealand Education Awards.
He mahi whakahirahira by Jill Bevan-Brown, published by the NZ Council For Education Research, is up against a dyslexia handbook in the higher education category.
CLNZ chief executive Paula Browning says this year’s finalists highlight the important work New Zealand’s educational publishers are doing to source, create and invest in local content.
Educational publishing is estimated to be worth about $69 million a year.
Huia Publishers made the final of the secondary school resource section with Meariki: the Quest for Truth by Helen Pearse-Otene, which is up against illustrated history Tangata Whenua by Atholl Anderson, the late Judith Binney and Aroha Harris.
Huia also has two of the contenders for best resource in Te Reo Maori: the second term edition of Hui E! and Rona by Chris Szkely, and Te Kauru Nohotima.
Also in the reo section are the Council for Education Research publication Ka hoki taua ki te whare huri ai e!, by Agnes McFarland, and Sharon Holt’s Te Reo Singalong Books
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