DEC Scan Journal : August 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 3 August 2011 86 are used to encapsulate and revise the salient points that arise in each segment. Positive and engaging, the resource advocates a collaborative, rather than combative, approach to business, and recommends workable strategies including part time work, job sharing, provision of quality child care, and good relationships between employers and employees. Delivered in a gently persua- sive manner, this DVD resource provides strong messages for young adults about to enter the workforce. C. Sly USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 KLA: HSIE; PDHPE SYLLABUS: Business Studies Stage 6; Commerce 7–10; PDHPE 7–10 $125.00 SCIS 1468680 MORIARTY, Ros Listening to Country: a journey to the heart of what it means to belong Allen & Unwin, NSW, 2010 ISBN 9781741753806 [305.89] Ros Moriarty’s powerful personal story assists a reader to under- stand one family’s intertwined journey across two cultures. It exhibits a positive realisation that what makes people happy is fundamentally the same across cultures and ages. The story allows an insight into traditional life in the Northern Territory, and the complex issues faced there. A strong message throughout, given by the Aboriginal women, is that education is a necessary tool for the next generation in order to stay strong, and survive in a western world while valuing traditional ways. It indicates that Western perspectives and strategies may not always be the best for all. Useful for the HSC English Area of Study: Belonging, this book is insightful, provocative and compelling reading. J . Adnum USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional KLA: English; HSIE SYLLABUS: English Stage 6; Society & Culture Stage 6 Paper $32.99 SCIS 1462239 LERGESSNER, James G Chief Bungaree: king of the Broken Bay Tribe J.G. Lergessner, Qld, 2008 ISBN 9780980474909 [305.89915] This resource details contact between European settlers and Aboriginal people in New South Wales. The author presents a biographical study of Chief Bungaree. He has adopted a unique style of presenting his information, by constructing the voice of Bungaree’s son to tell his father’s story. Covering more than just Bungaree’s relationship with the first governors, it articulates the changing nature of both Aboriginal and European settlement including exploration, daily life, and changing rules and laws. It is useful both as a teacher reference and for students interested in more than generalised information on race relations at the beginning of the colony. J. Adnum USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: Aboriginal Studies Stage 6; History Stages 7–10 Paper $22.00 SCIS1482950 KENNEDY, Melissa Government in Australia: how our democracy works New Holland, NSW, 2010 ISBN 9781921580109 [321.8] Aimed at young readers, this book outlines Australia’s system of government on Federal, State, and Local levels. It includes a brief history of Australia’s democratic development, the role of the judiciary, political parties and the election systems. Unfortunately, apart from elections and voting, there is very little mention of the role of citizens in Australia’s democracy which is a major focus of teaching and learning about civics and citizenship in HSIE syllabuses. The book offers a cursory overview of Government in Australia and could be a useful starting point for teaching and learning in this area. It is important to be aware of oversimplifica- tion, omissions and errors that detract from the sound referential value of this resource. D. Giorgi USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: Commerce 7–10; Geography 7–10; History 7–10; HSIE K–6 Paper $19.95 SCIS 1494576 GELBER, Katharine Speech matters: getting free speech right UQP, Qld, 2011 ISBN 9780702238734 [323.443] The most fundamental of human rights, free speech, is explored in this insightful text. Examining the notion in the context of contem- porary Australian politics and culture, the writer challenges the principles of freedom of speech in the light of how they are exercised by governments and multinational corporations. Reference is made to well known events such as the 2007 APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Sydney. Legislation, including anti-terrorism laws, is put under the microscope. Throughout each comprehensive chapter, readers discover how free speech can be manipulated and censored. While the writing style is aimed at an older audience, this offers compelling reading for those wanting to understand the inherent complexities of a seemingly simple concept. H. Gardiner USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional KLA: English; HSIE SYLLABUS: English 7–10; English Stage 6; Society & Culture Stage 6 Paper $34.95 SCIS 1495498 Boat people: personal stories from the Vietnamese exodus 1975–1996 / edited by Carina Hoang. Carina Hoang Communications, WA, 2010 ISBN 9780646542911  Hoang has skilfully arranged disturbing and powerful reminis- cences of over forty people in a lavishly produced book evoking a full range of memories and emotions. It graphically depicts overcrowded and harrowing conditions for people fleeing Vietnam in small boats. Students whose families and friends were part of the exodus may need support. A tribute to the bravery and spirit of those who died, Hoang has included stories Please be aware that the price of a text may change between the time we receive the resource and the publication of the resource review. Prices include GST.