12 October 2011
New Zealand Culture is Strong in Educational Publishing
New Zealand educational publishing is an international success with concepts and text translations used in many markets. Those innovation and design strengths are also shown locally in the presentation of our own culture, says Gillian Candler, chair of the CLL Educational Publishing Awards which announced its awards shortlist today. (October 12)
This year the judges were delighted by the number of strong entries in all categories, submitted by a greater range of publishers than in 2010. Shortlisted entries covered the range of individual titles for reading, textbooks, websites, CD ROMs and books for teachers, which added to the judging challenge. Submissions also covered many different curriculum subjects. The judges were particularly pleased to see entries that support learning in te reo Maori. “In every area from tertiary to primary there are titles with a te reo or Maori cultural focus, even a graphic novel,” says Candler.
Candler, an independent education and publishing consultant was joined on the judging panel by Libby Limbrick, Head of School of Arts, Languages and Literacies, Faculty of Education University of Auckland; and David Greeney, former academic textbook manager at Lexis Nexis.
The judges noted that several of the shortlisted titles were published with support from the Ministry of Education or other organisations, and that this makes a significant contribution to ensuring quality New Zealand educational content is available to New Zealand schools.
The CLL (Copyright Licensing Ltd) Educational Publishing Awards acknowledge excellence in presentation, content and appropriateness for New Zealand schools and tertiary institutions.
Best Book in Higher Education Shortlist
Contested Ground Te Whenua I Tohea: The Taranaki Wars 1860–1881 ed. Kelvin Day, published by Huia Publishers
Human Resources Management in New Zealand Fifth Edition by Richard Rudman, published by Pearson
Principles of Accounting Fourth Edition by Murray J. Smart, Nazir Awan and Richard Baxter, published by Pearson
Professional Foodservice Second Edition by Pip Duncan and Julian Jensen, published by Pearson
Teaching Primary School Mathematics and Statistics: Evidence-Based Practice ed. Robin Averill and Roger Harvey, published by NZCER Press
Best Book or Series in Secondary Education Shortlist
English With Attitude by Stephanie Chamberlin, published by Pearson
Gamma Mathematics: NCEA Level 1 by David Barton, published by Pearson
Mathematics & Statistics for the New Zealand Curriculum Year 11: NCEA level 1by Anna Brookie, Joye Halford, Anne Lawrence, Robin Tiffen and Jan Wallace, published by Cambridge University Press
Ngarimu: Te Tohu Toa by Kawata Teepa, published by Huia Publishers
Te Hikuwai: Launch Yourself into Te Reo Maori by Ian Cormack, published by Cengage Learning NZ Ltd
Best Book or Series in Primary Education Shortlist
Figure It Out: Energy and Figure It Out: Forces ed. Susan Slaughter, published by Learning Media
Hina ed. Hana Pomare, published by Hana Limited
I've Got Something To Say: Leading Young Writers to Authorship by Gail Loane with Sally Muir, published by Aries Publishing
School Journal Part 4 Number 3 2010 and Part 3 Number 3 2010: ed. Susan Paris, published by Learning Media
Best Digital Publishing Solution Shortlist
Hina online published by Hana Limited
Living Olympic Values published by South Pacific Press
Sails Shared Interactive published by Pearson
CLL Educational Publishing Awards of $5,000 each will be made for each category. The Awards will be announced at a function held on 17 November 2011 at the National Library, Auckland.