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Educational Publishing Awards 2015 winners announced

The winners of the Australian Publishers Association (APA) Educational Publishing Awards were announced at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on 17 September.

RIC Publications was named Publisher of the Year for Primary and Jacaranda won Publisher of the Year for Secondary. This is the fifth year in a row Jacaranda has won this award. 

The award for Excellence in Educational Publishing—Most Outstanding Resource of the Year went to Pearson Lightbook.

The winners in the other categories were:

Primary Education

Primary Student Resource: Mathematics (Numeracy)

  • Nelson Maths Australian Curriculum NSW K-6+ (Cengage)

Primary Student Resource: English (Literacy/Literature/Language)

  • Pearson English 3-6 (Geography, Health and Physical Education, Civics and Citizenship topics) (Pearson)

Primary Student Resource: Arts/Science/Humanities

  • Discovering Geography (Pearson)

Primary Teaching Resource

  • Primary Connections Interactive Teaching Resource: Feathers, Fur or Leaves? (Primary Connections)

Outstanding Digital Resource

  • Primary Connections Interactive Teaching Resource: Feathers, Fur or Leaves? (Primary Connections)


Secondary Education

Secondary Student Resource: Junior

  • Gallipoli: The Landing (Hugh Dolan, illus by Mal Gardiner, NewSouth) and Reg Saunders: An Indigenous War Hero (Hugh Dolan & Adrian Threlfall, NewSouth)

Secondary Student Resource: Senior

  • Pearson Lightbook (Pearson)

Secondary Teaching Resource

  • Dynamic Science for the Australian Curriculum (Peter Razos, Cambridge)

Secondary Reference Resource

  • Oxford Australian Curriculum Atlas (OUP)


Tafe and Vocational Education

Student Resource

  • Building and Construction Components: Basics of Construction and Framing Vol 1 and Advanced Construction and Carpentry Skills Vol 2 (McGraw-Hill)


Tertiary Education

Tertiary (Adaptations) Student Resource

  • Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing 3rd Australian Edition, Volumes 1-3 (Barbara Kozier, Glenora Erb et al, Pearson)
  • Management: A Practical Introduction, First Edition (McGraw-Hill) 

Tertiary (Adaptations): Teaching and Learning Resource

  • Marketing Principles, 2nd Asia-Pacific Edition (William Pride et al, Cengage) 

Tertiary (Wholly Australian): Scholarly Resource

  • A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work (Lorraine Muller, A&U) 

Tertiary (Wholly Australian): Student Resource

  • Abnormal Psychology: Leading Researcher Perspectives , 3rd Edition (Elizabeth Rieger, McGraw-Hill)  

Tertiary (Wholly Australian): Teaching and Learning Resource

  • Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care (ed by Odette Best & Bronwyn Fredericks, CUP).


The major sponsors for the 2015 awards were Copyright Agency and Opus Group. For more information, visit the awards website here.


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