Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Dorothy Neal White Collection February 2016 Meeting

This will be of real interest to teachers and parents and a nostalgic trip down 
Memory Lane 

The Friends of The Dorothy Neal White Collection
invite you to a talk by
Kay Hancock
“Sliding and Flying: Growing up with Ready to Read”
The Ready to Read instructional reading series was introduced to New Zealand schools by
the Department of Education in 1963. For the first time, New Zealand children were
learning to read from materials that reflected their own Southern Hemisphere worlds.
“where the sun shines from the north and Christmas Day is in summer, where the farm
looms larger than the factory, whose flora and fauna are foreign to the European textbook
writer …” (Clarence Beeby, 1957).
Kay will share what she has discovered about the depiction of New Zealand within these
fondly remembered Ready to Read materials. In addition to her slide presentation, Kay
will bring along copies of the books. Browsing and reminiscing will be strongly
5.30 p.m for a 6.00 p.m. start
Tuesday 23 February 2016
Tiakiwai Conference Centre, Lower Ground Floor, National Library of New
(Aitken Street entrance), Wellington
All Welcome
Non-members, gold coin koha would be appreciated

Note: if you come to this talk as a result of seeing it on this Blog please make yourself known to me as it is always very encouraging to find people have really read what I put up here!!    BM

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