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Switched-on Texts and Media are Award Finalists

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Media release
1 October 2012

Vibrant learning resources contest six categories in Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s 2012 Educational Publishing Awards. The number and qualities of the book and other visual or online learning aids reflect this country’s success in producing learning programmes for local and international markets.

Two new categories expand CLNZ’s Educational Publishing Awards this year: Best Book or Series in Te Reo Māori and Best Educational Resource or Programme for Export.

Judges for the awards are Angela Fitchett, Curriculum Manager at Nelson College; Hone Apanui, a respected educator now a writer, translator and editor in both English and Māori; and Dr Rebecca Jesson, Research Fellow, School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Education Faculty, University of Auckland.

The judges were impressed by the range of books submitted across categories, showing a strong focus on New Zealand content. However, they believed some imbalance was evident with particular genres unrepresented, most notably the lack of texts from literature and the arts.

Praise was given to the offerings in Te Reo Māori, and the judges commented that “the strength in range, depth and quality paralleled entries in English.”

Entries in the digital categories were “largely books published in digital format rather than truly interactive and innovative.” The judges felt that the advantages that can be given by use of digital modes were largely unrealised, and chose not to announce a shortlist for this category this year. There will, however, be one standout digital winner announced on the night.

The CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards will be presented on Thursday 15 November at the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland.

 

2012 SHORTLIST

BEST BOOK OR SERIES IN PRIMARY PUBLISHING

School Journal March 2012 Level 4 (Learning Media; Ed. Susan Paris)

School Journal Part 4 Number 2 2011 (Learning Media; Ed. Susan Paris)

Technology in Practice: Mathematics in Technology-Related Contexts – Figure it Out Levels 3+–4(Learning Media; Ed. Susan Slaughter)

BEST BOOK OR SERIES IN SECONDARY PUBLISHING

Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution – NCEA Level 2 (Publisher: Pearson; Rachel Heeney and Professor Peter Shepherd)

Science for the New Zealand Curriculum Year 11 – NCEA Level 1 (Cambridge University Press; Donald Reid, Geoffrey Groves, Colin Price and Ian Tennant)

Shaping the Shamrock: Conflict and Identity in Ireland for NCEA Level 1 (Pearson; George Bowen and Aimee Peterken)

BEST BOOK IN HIGHER EDUCATION PUBLISHING

He Kōrero – Words Between Us: First Māori-Pākehā Conversations on Paper (Huia; Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins)

He Kupu Arotau: Loanwords in Māori (Pearson; John C. Moorfield and Tania M. Ka‘ai)

Volunteer Recruit Programme (NZ Fire Service National Training; Lift Education)

BEST BOOK OR SERIES IN TE REO MĀORI

Haumi E! – Terms 1 & 3 2011, Term 1 2012 (Huia Publishers; Huia Publishers)

Taiki E! – Terms 2–4 (Huia Publishers; Huia Publishers)

Te Wharekura 90 – Te Mana o Ruapehu (Learning Media; Ed. Carol Buchanan)

BEST DIGITAL MEDIA SOLUTION

No shortlist for this category. A single winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.

BEST EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE OR PROGRAMME FOR EXPORT

CSI: Comprehension Strategies Instruction Kit 3 (South Pacific Press; Neale Pitches)

Discovering Australia: Dreamtime and Beyond (Wendy Pye Publishing; John Carr)

 
Press release from Publishers Association of New Zealand
For further media information, contact:
Sophia Broom sophia@publishers.org.nz 09 477 5594 or
Jillian Ewart jillian.ewart@xtra.co.nz 09 476 1145 0274 866 017