Achievement Standard 91012 (1.6) 'New Zealand Child Poverty'
UPDATED APRIL 2022
Child poverty has been identified by New Zealanders as one of the most significant issues facing our country. While our economy continues to grow, the 2016 Child Poverty Monitor shows there has been no real improvement in child poverty rates. “New Zealanders are starting to wake up to the serious problem we face. We are in real danger of creating pockets of a third generation of ingrained poverty - which seriously impacts children’s health, ability to learn and contribute to society. We can’t accept that,” Judge Andrew Becroft - Children's Commissioner (2016).
This internal achievement standard looks at child poverty in New Zealand and its related issues - the nature of the issue, various viewpoints and possible courses of action.
It has been written with past moderation experience, recent Social Science facilitator and up-to-date NZQA and MoE practices.
This CD includes useful links to support the teaching and learning programme, resources, assessment activity and the assessment schedule.