Winter 2019

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The Community Issue

The value of strong connections

Book Reviews

Virtually connected
More than a quarter of New Zealand schools have fewer than 100 students. They are often rural and remote, with minimal infrastructure and fragile economies. For teachers in these places, the challenges are high. How can they provide a rich, varied curriculum with only one or two teachers? How can their students gain meaningful connections with the wider world and overcome their isolation? Ako spoke with teachers who are grappling with these questions and finding solutions through online communities.

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Children’s book reviews
Read reviews of eight new New Zealand picture books for children of all ages, covering topics including anxiety, transport, the Treaty of Waitangi, dinosaur discoveries and more.

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Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives
Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happè and Jo Egerton (Routledge)

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Pūrākau: Māori Myths Retold by Māori Writers
A review of Pūrākau: Māori Myths Retold by Māori Writers

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