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Printed resources to support STEP

1. Country information providing general background context for case-studies

Sri Lanka
Global Eye - Issue 12, Summer 2000
Includes two sections
Eye on: Sri Lanka
Focus on: Sustainable development
Global Eye is a termly magazine for secondary school students about world development. It is published by Worldaware for the Department for International Development (DfID).

Available from:
Worldaware
Echo House,
Ullswater Crescent,
Coulsdon
Surrey CR5 2HR
U.K.
Telephone: 020 8763 2555
Fax: 020 8763 2888
E-mail: info@worldaware.org.uk
Also note back issues of Global Eye magazine available to download from http://www.globaleye.org.uk/archive/index.html

South Africa
World Focus South Africa (John Barraclough)
Heinemann (1995) ISBN: 0-431-07268-X
£5.00 - available from the Oxfam Catalogue
Provides a general overview to a country - geography, politics, industry, culture - and also focuses on one particular community.

Ghana
Ghana - An Oxfam country profile
(Oxfam) 2000 ISBN: 0-85598-431-7
£6.95 Available from the Oxfam Catalogue
Short accounts of the social, environmental, historical and economic contexts to Ghana with a more in-depth focus on the lives of ordinary people and the major development issues that affect them.

Developing Geography Ghana: Issues and Enquiry
Birmingham DEC 1995 ISBN: 0-948838-42-6
£14.20 (includes 24 colour photos) Available from the Oxfam catalogue How do you study a nation? What images do pupils have of that nation?

Kumasi and Beyond
Birmingham DEC 1995 ISBN: 0-948838-41-8
£5.45 Available from the Oxfam catalogue
A closer look at a regional city in Ghana, with sections on housing, sanitation and international links.

Land and life
Birmingham DEC 1995 ISBN: 0 - 948838-35-3
£5.45 Available from the Oxfam catalogue An introduction to Ghana, to its people and its rich regional variations, village life, farming and trade in gold and cocoa

Brazil
Brazil - An Oxfam country profile
(Oxfam) 2000 ISBN: 0-85598-433-3
£6.95 Available from the Oxfam Catalogue
Short readable accounts of the social, environmental, historical and economic contexts to Brazil with a focus on the lives of ordinary people and the major development issues that affect them.

Fight for the Forest Chico Mendes in his own words
(Latin America Bureau) 1989 ISBN: 0-906156-68-8
Available from
Latin America Bureau
1 Amwell Street
London
EC1R 1UL
United Kingdom
Tel. + 44 20 7278 28 29
Fax + 44 20 7278 01 65

Kenya
Kenya An Oxfam country profile
(Oxfam) 1998 ISBN: tbc
£6.95 Available from the Oxfam Catalogue
Short accounts of the social, environmental, historical and economic contexts to Kenya with a focus on the lives of ordinary people and the major development issues that affect them.

Worldfocus Kenya
(Heinemann) ISBN: 0-431-07255-8
£5.00 Available from the Oxfam Catalogue

The Final Frontier Land Environment and Pastoralism in Kenya
(Leeds DEC) 1993 ISBN: 1-871268-50-8
£12.00 Available from the Oxfam Catalogue
Global issues of land use, economic and human development, and environmental degradation are explored from the perspective of their affect of the lives of Maasai pastoralists

Kaptalamwa photopack - A village in Kenya (for KS2)
(The Geographical Association ) 1994 ISBN: 0-948512-66-0
£12.00 to members / £18.00 to non-members
Available from The Geographical Association
343 Fulwood Road
Sheffield
S10 3BP
Tel: 0114 296 0088


2. Issue-based resources providing additional information on the challenges described within the case-studies (with additional case studies from other countries)

Water
Global Eye - Issue 4 Autumn 1997

Eye on: India
Focus on: Water
Global Eye is a termly magazine for secondary school students about world development. It is published by Worldaware for the Department for International Development (DfID).
Available from:
Worldaware
Echo House,
Ullswater Crescent,
Coulsdon
Surrey
CR5 2HR
U.K.
Telephone: 020 8763 2555
Fax: 020 8763 2888
E-mail: info@worldaware.org.uk
Also note back issues of Global Eye magazine available to download from http://www.globaleye.org.uk/archive/index.html

Dammed Water Nigeria
IBT (1995) Photopack for Secondary Geography
£17.60 Available from the Oxfam catalogue
Examines water management in north-east Nigeria and looks at the different ways in which communities have been affected by the building of dams and irrigation projects.

Understanding Global Issues 94 / 4
The Battle for water: Earth's most precious resource

'Understanding Global Issues provides authoritative and up-to-date briefings, each devoted to an international topic in the news. Each subject is analysed from a completing independent point of view. The briefings are packed with information, but clear headings and liberal use of maps, diagrams, and illustrations highlight the key points instantly.'
Published by:
Understanding Global Issues Limited
The Runnings,
Cheltenham
GL51 9PQ

Focus on Ghana Water and development issues for Key Stage 3 / 4
(Severn Trent Water / Wateraid / Birmingham DEC) 1995
£7.50 Available from the Oxfam catalogue
This book explores the environmental, economic, social and political factors which influence access to safe drinking water. Case studies are used from Ghana and the Severn Trent Water region.


Technology
Changing Technology Exploring issues with students at Key Stage 3 and 4
(TIDE - Design and Technology project) ISBN: 0-948838-49-3
£16.95 (Contains 12 A4 photos)
Available from the Oxfam Catalogue
A pack written by a group of design and technology teachers who wanted to make the environmental, social, moral and economic issues raised by technology more accessible in the classroom

Renewable energy: Wind and water power Understanding Global Issues 94/9
Published by: Understanding Global Issues Limited
The Runnings,
Cheltenham
GL51 9PQ


General issues
Production and its effects The Southern Perspective on Development series
(Manchester DEP) ISBN: 1-869818-98-9
£8.75
From a series of five booklets produced in close collaboration with individuals and organisations from the South, who were asked to put forward the issues and ideas they want young people in the UK to understand. Includes chapters on technology and sustainability / transnational economy / migration and urbanisation

75 / 25 Development in an increasingly unequal world
(Birmingham DEC) 1996 ISBN: 0-948838-47-7
£8.25 Available from Oxfam Catalogue
A comprehensive introduction to many of today's most important global and development and justice issues

Focus for change
(RISC) 1992 ISBN: 1-874573-00-X
£17.00
Available from Oxfam catalogue
A Pack which looks at patterns of inequality in relation to class, gender and race, and the ways in which the media often reinforce discriminatory structures.

Global Express
(Manchester DEP / Panos)
£6.50
A rapid response information series for schools on world events in the news. Each edition contains views, quotes, eye-witness accounts and up-to-date facts for teachers, and a four page student activity section.

Reference materials - Mapping our World
(Oxfam) 2000
£9.00
Available from Oxfam catalogue
Includes 14 world maps showing the world from different, often unusual viewpoints

World Guide 1999 / 2000
(New Internationalist Publications) 1999 ISBN: 9-781869-847722
£24.95
A major reference on the countries of the world compiled by the Third World Institute in Montevideo, Uruguay, with easy-access alphabetical listings of all countries and a wealth of information unavailable elsewhere.

The A to Z of World Development
(New Internationalist Publications) 1999
£24.95
An accessible introduction to world development full of information, history and explanations to terms and issues with maps and statistical data.

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