1. Work in Earlier Times
2. Work in Early New Zealand
3. Changing Times, Changing Roles
4. Changing Kinds of Jobs
5. Changing Technology
6. Changing with the World
7. Changing Ways of Working
8. Future Work
9. Making Your Own Work
10. Preparing for Future Work
While the content and language of the first three chapters has been updated and re-worked, the bulk of this edition has been largely rewritten, with new text, photos, diagrams, graphs and activities. The emphasis overall is on economic change – its challenges and its opportunities and on the world issues that affect it.
Many of the business examples used were chosen from the New Zealand industries, likely to appeal to teenagers. Chapters like ‘Expanding Industries’ and ‘Future Work’ should also stimulate students to consider their own interests and work skills.
Activities have been designed to cater for a wide range of abilities. They will help students think creatively and entrepreneurially about new possibilities and the skills they will need in the future. Puzzles, pattern recognition, internet research, critical thinking and graphic presentation are all included.
Overall this book gives an up-to-date overview of economic reality and change in New Zealand, while also examining the wider global issues that will impact on our lives more and more in the future.