You are here

Is Asia represented in New Zealand secondary school curricula?

Margaret Kitchen

It is likely that 16 percent of the New Zealand population will be Asian by 2026. Asian secondary school students desire more contact with local students; local students are unfamiliar with Asia. Asian students are a rich and largely untapped classroom resource. Could carefully structured classroom tasks with social and pedagogic agendas draw on this knowledge, thus moving in the direction of the social and economic imperatives of The New Zealand Curriculum?

Purchase the full text of this article