Differences in Development: NCEA Level 2

Author(s): Sarah Wakeford


Differences in Development is designed to explore and explain the Level 2 NCEA Achievement Standard Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development. This up-to-date resource explores development in both global and localised settings, using a range of case studies and geography concepts. Incorporated throughout the book are geographic skills and differentiated activities that cover the fundamental aspects of the standard and also extend students with social inquiry and key competency tasks. The key themes in the book include: an exploration of development on a global scale; understanding the various characteristics of development; understanding the way development is measured in the 21st century; case studies on a country scale (Laos and the USA), regional scale (Tanzania) and localised scale (Mumbai); a useful pre-teach unit on urbanisation for the NCEA 2.7 Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale internal assessment; understanding a range of strategies being used to reduce differences in development; a focus on the role and direction of development in the future. Differences in Development is an engaging, full-colour resource with interesting topics, relevant images and sound pedagogy to engage all learners. The level of language is appropriate for a range of students undertaking a Level 2 NCEA Geography programme, and key terms and concepts from the achievement standard are used throughout the text. This is a useful addition to any geography programme that explores development - one of the most important global issues facing our society today.


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Sarah Wakeford has been a geography teacher for 11 years and has travelled extensively through many developing countries.  She has lived in Tanzania, where she taught environmental education in secondary schools, and has recently returned from Laos, where she taught English in a rural village.  As a member of the Auckland Geography Teachers Association, Sarah produced a CD Rom called 'Development in Tanzania'.  She is currently undertaking a Masters of Applied Humanities at AUT with a focus on tourism in developing countries.

Chapter 1 What is development -- Chapter 2 The characteristics of development -- Chapter 3 How is development measured? -- Chapter 4 Differences in development between USA and Laos -- Chapter 5 Differences in development in Tanzania -- Chapter 6 Differences in development in Mumbai, India -- Chapter 7 Urbanisation: a geographic global study -- Chapter 8 Strategies for reducing differences in development -- Chapter 9 Taking it personally -- Glossary.

General Fields

  • : 9781442549555
  • : Pearson Education New Zealand
  • : Pearson Education New Zealand
  • : September 2012
  • : 270 x 215 mm
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Wakeford
  • : Paperback
  • : 119
  • : Colour illustrations & colour maps