This book shows how teaching as inquiry can be built into the everyday work of classrooms to make a difference for all students, particularly priority learners.Based on findings from the Secondary Student Achievement project, it is richly layered with whole-school, classroom and learner perspectives. The author highlights the successes that emerged..
This book is a comprehensive and stimulating discussion of issues-based geography education in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is an essential read for geography teachers and educators from the wider social sciences.Geography as a subject gets little attention in curriculum and assessment literature. Seeking to address that gap, the authors - teachers and..
Intimate secrets shared with a stranger
Books One and Two are part of a series. They are based on the intimate and vivid depiction of the lives and legends of characters, places and events from the South Island over the past sixty or so years, particularly on the West Coast. They are about the complexities of growing up, youthful and elderly roman..
Intimate secrets shared with a stranger
Books One and Two are part of a series. They are based on the intimate and vivid depiction of the lives and legends of characters, places and events from the South Island over the past sixty or so years, particularly on the West Coast. They are about the complexities of growing up, youthful and elderly rom..
The past few years have seen a quiet, relatively well behaved, and entirely legal revolution in Aotearoa: the growth of a thriving Commons of works made available under Creative Commons open copyright licences.
A Quiet Revolution tells Kiwi stories as diverse as open source houses, teachers banding together to share resources, government depart..
The Power and the Peril of Oil is a passionately written account about how oil has given strength and empowered some countries while it has imperiled others. It documents the history, politics, and players in the quest for dominance of the Middle East and its highly prized resource. Oil has been the criteria for choosing allies or enemies for the U..
A tale of seduction, intrigue and caprice, art and betrayal and love, set in the most enchanting, mysterious and improbable city in the world: Venice.
With accompanying photographs by Louis H. Hamel, Jr., and the author...
This book is about changing perceptions—helping parents, early years teachers, and other key individuals to understand giftedness, and providing them with resources to help in identification and assessment for learning. The main audience is teachers in the early years, but the content will also be informative and helpful to parents, managers, prin..
Mentoring is a fundamental and increasingly important part of professional learning and development for teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. This book is a much-needed resource for mentors, leaders and teachers in early childhood education.It is the first of its kind: a wide ranging compilation that explores the thinking, pedagogy and practice of ment..
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summits in the Southern Alps.Eventually London and the ..
When Helen Connon received her Masters of Arts degree from the University of New Zealand in 1881, she became the first woman in the British Empire to get an honours degree. She later became the second Lady Principal of Christchurch Girl's High School, establishing it firmly as a leading academic secondary school. Helen Connon's personal life w..
Many of New Zealand’s leading historians came together in a conference in 2003 to re-explore the 1913 Great Strike. The result is a challenging clash of perspectives: the reader will see this great strike through the eyes of the state, the police, the strikers, the militants, the moderates, the ruling and working classes. The contributors deba..
In the first-ever account of New Zealand’s role in Spain’s civil war of 1936–39, Mark Derby presents the personal stories of some extraordinary individuals who became involved. For example:A fighter pilot from Wellington who landed his plane with a shattered shoulder, then left for Hollywood to make movies with Errol FlynnA Cromwell surgeon who ope..
In working-class parlance a ‘blue’ was the colloquial term for an industrial disruption – a strike or a lockout. The 1951 waterfront lockout was, up until that time, the biggest ‘blue’ of them all and still holds attention today as a seminal event in New Zealand’s industrial and political history.The 1951 lockout, which lasted for 151 days, was the..
This compelling biography of Lady Mary Anne Barker is a fascinating account of a Victorian woman who, through the course of her life, lived in England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia and Trinidad. Momentous historical events of the period, such as the Indian Mutiny (Revolt) and the Zulu Wars, all directly impacted upon her p..
In this new collection of poetry, Apirana Taylor leads the reader through local landscapes, introducing contemporary and historical figures whose lives have touched his own. He also goes beyond Aotearoa’s shores to comment on issues of our wider world and
society. His themes are universal – the brevity of life, the fragility of nature, the chaos o..
When the camera rolls who can tell what is movie script and what is real life? It is 1929 and few people are who they say they are when Hollywood on Tour comes to town to make a movie with a scattering of Stars plus throngs of star-struck locals. So when Hollywood on Tour collides with the innocent young local seamstresses of The Hollywood School o..
The 1928 Ravat-Wonder team from New Zealand and Australia were the first English-speaking team to ride the Tour de France. From June through July they faced one of toughest in the race’s history: 5,476 kilometres of unsealed roads on heavy, fixed-wheel bikes. They rode in darkness through mountains with no light and brakes like glass. They weren’t ..
Having always been what he calls, a ‘wannabe teacher’, Rob Harris saw his opportunity in late 2003.At the time, Rob’s New Zealand employer was going through a death spiral towards receivership. One morning, he saw a small newspaper ad with the intriguing title: ‘Teach English Overseas’. A short course later and a chance online meeting with a teache..
While Dunedin's Baldwin Street is now recognised as the steepest street in the world, for much of its existence such recognition went elsewhere. The Guinness Book of Records used to regularly list Filbert Street and 22nd Street in San Francisco as the world's steepest streets, each with a maximum gradient over a short section of 1 in 3.17. That is,..
The greatest tonic in the world is the renewing of your life every day. Millions of people are seeking a way to release this all-knowing Creative Power so that It can work for them, but fail to grasp the fact that it is not made up in the mind. It is beyond the mind, yet the mind of man is the gateway to Its expression here and now. The greatest se..
The following lectures were given in Pretoria, South Africa, between 3rd February and 23rd June 1953 (The same also being given earlier in Johannesburg, between 9th October 1952 and 9th April 1953). The Lecture Notes could be purchased in blocks of ten prior to the series being given. A full account of these lectures combining the Lecture Notes and..
The following lectures were given in Pretoria, South Africa, between 2nd February and 15th June 1954 (The same also being given earlier in Johannesburg, between 14th April 1953 and 8th April 1953). The Lecture Notes could be purchased in blocks of ten prior to the series being given. A full account of these lectures combining the Lecture Notes and ..
The following lectures were given in Pretoria, South Africa, between 5th February and 24th June 1952. (The same also being given earlier in Johannesburg between 4th October 1951 and 3rd April 1952). The Lecture Notes could be purchased in blocks of ten prior to the series being given. A full account of these lectures combining the Lecture Notes and..