Holidays are here, time to curl up with a good book. These are hot-off-the-press titles on education and social issues to explore. A new addition to telling the story of New Zealand’s…
Holidays are here, time to curl up with a good book. These are hot-off-the-press titles on education and social issues to explore.
A new addition to telling the story of New Zealand’s educational history form NZCER publishing:
Elwyn Richardson and the early world of creative education in New Zealand tells the story of the man and the influence of the innovative pedagogy he developed at Oruaiti School from 1949 to 1962. Central to his philosophy was his use of the natural environment to create an integrated programme of art and science. From a one-roomed school in the remote Far North of New Zealand, Elwyn Richardson became a radical and internationally-renowned teacher.
Schooling corporate citizens examines at the history of education reform in the US from the 1970s & 80s to No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, and the recent development of the Common Core. The author shows how reformers have applied principles of business management to schools in extreme ways, damaging civic education and undermining democratic learning.
Bridget Williams Books BWB Texts series of short books on big subjects has produced some great reads on social topics this year. Available for mobile devices or print copies small enough to fit in your pocket. Great stocking stuffers or tuck into the travel bag for holiday reading. Recent additions include: