Critical Tiriti Analysis

A Critical Tiriti Analysis of the Treaty Statement From a University in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Logan Hamley, Kyle Tan, Waikaremoana Waitoki, Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai
Published: 2024-02-21

Universities in Aotearoa New Zealand have been placed under the spotlight for claims of systemic racism. Following the claims made in relation to the University of Waikato in 2020 and…

Critical Tiriti Analysis Education & Training Te Tiriti O Waitangi

Continence NZ Service Users – Research and Service Review

By: Laura Fear and Celeita Williams
Published: 2023-09-22

This research was commissioned to deliver a review of the services provided by Continence NZ and make recommendations as to how the organisation can most effectively serve those living with…

Education & Training Health & Wellbeing
People and Society

West 5: 4 Trauma – an action research project report

By: Janette Searle
Published: 2022-06-30

West 5: 4 Trauma is an action research project that looks at a model for trauma sensitive schooling within 5 different primary schools in West Auckland. The project used a…

Action Research Community Development Education & Training
People and Society

Volunteers Enriching Education in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Tania Jones and Karen A. Smith
Published: 2022-06-20

In an online survey of New Zealand’s early childhood education services, schools and kura in late 2021/early 2022, over 83% of respondents involve volunteers, with volunteers most important in primary…

Community Development Education & Training Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Ethnicity and Diversity

East Asian, South Asian, Chinese and Indian Students in Aotearoa

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-06-24

This report presents contemporary information on the health and wellbeing of secondary school students in New Zealand who have an Asian identity. The report is based on findings from the…

Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health
Non-profit Sector

An Introduction to Deep Thinking

By: Dr Deb J Hill
Published: 2021-01-20

The aim of this short graphic resource is to expose the role that language plays in consolidating bias in our everyday normative thinking. Implicit in its content is an alternative…

Education & Training Research & Evaluation
Arts and Culture

The Effect Of Music On Medical Students’ life generally and academically in Karary University 2019/2020

By: Hamza Alleby, Aya Alkhalifa, Ashraf Gafna
Published: 2020-02-01

Introduction:Music is an art, whose medium is sound organized in time, however, playing music could make the listener a happier person as it releases pleasurable hormones and increases dopamine levels.Relaxing…

Arts & Culture Education & Training Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

KidsCan GoodMeasure Report – Impact Lab

By: Impact Lab Ltd
Published: 2020-01-06

The GoodMeasure Report for KidsCan was created with KidsCan to inform it’s social enterprise decision-making for the benefit of the children it serves. The product was created for KidsCan using…

Children & Youth Community Development Education & Training
Ethnicity and Diversity

Toward Inclusive and Equitable Education for All: Lessons from the experiences of New Zealand refugee background university students

By: Sarah Willete
Published: 2020-01-01

The ability of education to transform individuals’ lives, and by extension those of their communities and societies, is well documented. As such, education is at the heart of the United…

Children & Youth Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees

Bringing Life to Leadership: The emergence of principal leadership practice for educational success in low socio-economic schools

By: Victoria University of Wellington
Published: 2019-12-11

The persistent educational achievement gap and historically haphazard nature of progress for students in impoverished contexts in New Zealand primary schools is a deep-seated problem needing urgent attention. This multifaceted…

Advocacy Children & Youth Education & Training Leadership
People and Society

Aggression in primary stage school

By: Ali Ahmed Ali Badr
Published: 2019-12-01

There is no doubt that violence in primary stage is very common in many schools. This aggression can be verbal or physical. The verbal aggression is insulting a child in…

Children & Youth Education & Training Research & Evaluation

Stories from Adults living with SM throughout education

By: Isedora Marlene Marge Lewis
Published: 2019-10-18

A introduction and summary of a year long research undertaken for masters thesis exploring the lived experiences of adults who lived with the effect of Selective Mutism and their experiences…

Disability Education & Training
Non-profit Sector

Challenges related to MOOCs

By: Joseph Joe
Published: 2019-10-15

Challenges related to MOOC and student dropout prediction

Education & Training
Ethnicity and Diversity

Vulnerability and capacities of international students in the face of disasters in Auckland, New Zealand: A qualitative descriptive study

By: Thorup-Binger C., Charania, N.A.
Published: 2019-10-01

Background International migration is a worldwide phenomenon, with an increased presence of international students (i.e., short-term migrants) residing in host countries for limited periods of time. Migrants may be exposed…

Education & Training Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees

The Negative Impact of Neo-Imperialist Western Prejudice and Exploitation on Mozambican Learner Performance: Does Lack of Self-Confidence in School-going Children Raised in a Culture that has been Marred by a Colonialist Past Cause low Performance?

By: Dr Erik Sebastiaan J H Vermeulen
Published: 2019-09-25

This study reassesses the explanations as presented in surveys accessible on Internet for the average poor learner performance at many Mozambican schools, while suggesting some alternative ones in an attempt…

Education & Training Whānau Ora
Pacific Peoples

Implementing and evaluating the efficacy of a Pasifika Resource Kit within three Canterbury tertiary institutions

By: Ashalyna Noa, Pauline Luafutu-Simpson, Lorraine Petelo and Sam Uta’I
Published: 2019-07-31

Motivated by continuing educational disparities for Pasifika, and the paucity of research around Pasifika strategies coming out of the South Island, Pasifika staff at the University of Canterbury (UC), Ara…

Education & Training Pasifika
Ethnicity and Diversity

Supporting Aotearoa’s rainbow people: A practical guide for mental health professionals

By: Gloria Fraser
Published: 2019-02-09

Who is this guide for? This guide is for anyone who provides mental health support in Aotearoa, including (but not limited to) counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, tohunga (Māori healers), social…

Education & Training Health & Wellbeing Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Ethnicity and Diversity

Kaupapa Aukati Iwi: the language of motivation to inspire movement in the arena of racial inequity

By: Kim Penetito & Joseph Waru
Published: 2018-11-22

This is an article written by a Maori business partnership who presented and attended a conference on racial equity in the United States in October 2018. Looking through a Maori…

Education & Training Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity

Role of School-Based Absenteeism Data in Surveillance and Prediction of Flu Season

By: Hammad Akram
Published: 2018-03-16

One of the important parts of public health surveillance is to track flu (influenza) and similar respiratory conditions. School-based surveillance of flu or influenza-like illness (ILI) is critical as children…

Education & Training Health & Wellbeing
Ethnicity and Diversity

Diversity and Wellbeing at School. Report for participating Secondary School

By: Massey University CaDDANZ research team - Marlene Levine
Published: 2017-02-20

This paper summarises the findings of a small, in-depth research project undertaken at [School]; it has been prepared for the purpose of feeding back findings to the school. The findings…

Children & Youth Education & Training Health & Wellbeing
Ethnicity and Diversity

ESOL Students’ Sense of School Belonging, Inclusion, and Wellbeing High School Report

By: Dr Jessica Terruhn
Published: 2016-11-20

This report summarises the findings of research undertaken at an [School] and has been prepared for the purpose of feeding back findings to the school and to participants and for…

Children & Youth Education & Training Language and Culture
People and Society

Te Karanga a Maaui; Calls of influence that spark entrepreneurship in Rangatahi Maaori

By: Glenda Taituha
Published: 2016-04-15

If there was ever a single strategy that could combat the ongoing effects of colonisation on indigenous peoples, it would be the breeding of entrepreneurial thinkers and the practical application…

Education & Training Governance & Kaitiakitanga Research & Evaluation
Te Ao Māori

Project Whitestreaming: A report on the generalising of Māori specialist staff positions in the tertiary education sector

By: Helen Potter and Lee Cooper
Published: 2016-03-21

This report presents the findings of a Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa (TEU) research project that sought to investigate “whitestreaming” in universities, and institutes of technology and…

Education & Training Māori

Take Charge of Your Life in Nelson

By: Bette Blance
Published: 2016-02-20

Following a six hour workshop with a group of 13 Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour, in the Nelson Bays area, responses to research questions were collated to demonstrate the change…

Education & Training Health & Wellbeing Mental Health

Hell yeah I can’t pronounce words or spell: My personal journey into leadership

By: Rochana Sheward
Published: 2016-01-04

What drives the dyslexic leader and how can we support the development of leaders who happen to have dyslexia? I also asked myself how am I going to support my…

Education & Training Leadership
Pacific Peoples

Our best generation yet! Engaging Pasifika whanau hearts & and minds in their children’s learning and education.

By: The Rise UP Academy/Trust
Published: 2015-12-30

In 2013, the Rise UP Trust gained Lotteries funding to explore culturally relevant and responsive ways to engage Pasifika whānau in their children’s learning, and to support the development of…

Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting Pasifika
People and Society

Curious Classrooms 2014-2015 – A brief summary report. (Dec 2nd 2015 Todd Foundation)

By: The National Science Technology Roadshow Trust
Published: 2015-12-30

An experiment which resulted in better partnerships between schools and science providers, and more ‘wow’ science experiences in classrooms. The Todd Foundation recently completed its Curious Classrooms project with a…

Children & Youth Education & Training Science

Findings of the Reading in Workplace Literacy Programmes Study

By: Greg Allen
Published: 2015-10-30

The Reading in Workplace Literacy Programmes Study was undertaken to investigate whether providing additional reading materials for interest or enjoyment would help increase the reading skills of participants in workplace…

Education & Training


By: Imac Mduduzi Dube
Published: 2015-10-07

This research is to evaluate the impact of rural skills development trainings for poverty alleviation in Bulilima district in Plumtre, Zimbabwe. The reason for this research was to find out…

Community Development Education & Training Employment & Labour
Non-profit Sector

A Beginners’ Guide to Plagiarism

By: Dr Deb J Hill
Published: 2015-01-01

A friendly easy-to-read booklet about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it

Education & Training
Ethnicity and Diversity

Improving Educational Achievement for Students From Somali Backgrounds in Auckland, New Zealand: An Evaluation of a School Catch–Up Programme.

By: Mahad Warsame, Annette Mortensen and Jennifer Janif
Published: 2014-12-01

From arrival in New Zealand refugee students are disadvantaged as they will often not have had the experience of formal education. In New Zealand, the mismatch of age and placement…

Children & Youth Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees

What can Pākehā learn from engaging in Kaupapa Māori research?

By: Alex Barnes
Published: 2014-11-12

Written by Te Wāhanga kairangahau Alex Barnes, this working paper focuses on how Pākehā have become involved in Māori-determined and controlled educational research, and what issues inhibit and facilitate their…

Education & Training Kaupapa Māori approaches Research & Evaluation

Civil Society Leadership as Learning

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2014-10-13

The “leader” word often brings to mind strong, decisive, visionary individuals. Yet this assumption stops many from ever thinking of themselves as leaders. This PhD thesis explores an understanding of…

Community Development Education & Training Leadership
People and Society

Early Childhood Needs Analysis – West Coast

By: Anne Hilson
Published: 2014-04-30

A full needs analysis of the early childhood communities from Haast to Punakaiki on the West Coast. The triangulation method involved interviews with parents, early childhood teachers, primary schools, playgroup…

Children & Youth Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting
Pacific Peoples

Pasifika Success as Pasifika: Pasifika Conceptualisations of Literacy for Success as Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa
Published: 2014-02-03

This research report presents the details and findings of a research project commissioned by Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa, entitled Pasifika Success as Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand (PSAPiA).…

Education & Training Pasifika Research & Evaluation
Te Ao Māori

Te Ako Whaiora- Through learning is well-being

By: Kim Himoana Penetito
Published: 2014-01-14

There are many pockets of work across institutions like Unitec where the community has approached particular people or programmes with a plea to deliver to a specific need. The Graduate…

Education & Training Māori


By: Wanjiru Kariuki
Published: 2013-04-02

EDUCATION: A RIGHT OR A PRIVILEGE? THE KENYAN PERSPECTIVE This study aims to facilitate debate about the State’s efforts in taking a rights-based approach in the education sector. The study…

Education & Training Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Ethnicity and Diversity

Adult refugee learners with limited literacy: needs and effective responses

By: Dr John Benseman
Published: 2012-09-10

The purpose of this study was to document and analyse the learning needs and issues of adult refugees with low language and literacy skills by looking at how their prior…

Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
Pacific Peoples

Celebrating Gifted Indigenous Roots: Gifted and Talented Pacific Island (Pasifika) Students

By: Taemanuolo Faaea-Semeatu
Published: 2011-03-07

This article came about because it was initially a workshop presented at the AAEGT biennial conference held in Darling Harbour, Sydney in 2010. I was asked to convert the workshop…

Children & Youth Education & Training Pasifika

Monitoring and Evaluating of Learning Networks (INTRAC, March 2010)

By: Rick James
Published: 2010-07-29

Learning networks operate under a variety of names: communities of practice; e-learning networks; web-discussion fora, learning communities, thematic groups… Whatever name they go by, they tend to be groups of…

Education & Training Leadership Research & Evaluation

Our Aranui – Results of the Aranui Door-to-door survey 2010

By: Matt Walters
Published: 2010-02-16

In late 2009 a survey was carried out to every house in Aranui. Questions were asked about the 5 result areas that the trust is working towards. These 5 areas…

Community Development Education & Training Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Minor fall and major lift: raising educational capacity through community partnerships

By: Carol J. Walden
Published: 2010-01-01

This transdisciplinary study explores holistic models of education and community development. The research seeks practical solutions to barriers to educational progress. It looks at how to build local capacity and…

Community Development Education & Training Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

HOMEWORK CLUB: Strengthening Refugee Youth Achievement

By: Homework Club; Victoria University Research Team
Published: 2009-12-15

This report is the product of a group research project carried out in partnership with Victoria University students, secondary school refugee students and the facilitators of the Homework Club. Set…

Action Research Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
People and Society

Improving our Understanding of Older Persons Needs in Learning New Technology

By: The Federation Of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies Inc
Published: 2009-10-13

To evaluate how the SeniorNet service is meeting the needs of older adults in learning new technology and to improve an understanding of older adults learning needs.

Ageing & Retirement Education & Training Information Technology/Internet
People and Society

Improving our Understanding of Older Person’s Needs in Learning New Technology

By: Litmus & The Federation of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies
Published: 2009-09-13

The Federation of SeniorNet Societies has commissioned this study to evaluate how the SeniorNet service is meeting the needs of older adults in learning new technology and to improve an…

Ageing & Retirement Education & Training Information Technology/Internet
People and Society

Social Services ITO Recognising In-House Training Feasibility Study, July 2009

By: Jac Lynch
Published: 2009-07-10

Fourteen social service agencies participated in the study to determine if the Social Services ITO could recognise their in-house training programmes against unit standards in social services. The study used…

Education & Training Non-profit Sector Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

Tutors and Learners: Partners in Innovation

By: Dorothy Thwaite
Published: 2009-01-01

Good practice happens inside and outside the classroom. Sometimes it is about bringing the outside in. Our good practice story is really about a process which adds value to the…

Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees Research & Evaluation

Learning to See Differently Supporting Refugee-Background Students at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

By: Monica Evans, Caroline Cowie and Thomas Vink
Published: 2008-07-01

This report is a summary of learnings from involvement in the student-run club Global Remix (GR) at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) this year. It is written by students from…

Education & Training
Ethnicity and Diversity

Victoria University of Wellington – Supporting refugee – background students to achieve their goals

By: Cedric Horner, Shana Khan, Kathryn Paton
Published: 2006-11-01

This report summarises findings from a participatory action research project that determined what support systems are currently available to refugee-background students at the Victoria University of Wellington, and how these…

Action Research Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
Non-profit Sector

Ripples in the pond: assessing the impact of a growing NFP management programme in NZ and the Pacific

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2006-03-01

Progress on the development of research examining the impact of Unitec NZ’s Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management.

Education & Training Non-profit Sector Pacific Peoples
Non-profit Sector

The State of the Art in the Asia/Pacific region: a view from the edge

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2006-03-01

This presentation formed part of an international panel discussion on the state of not for profit management education across the world, at a conference in Arizona, United States in March…

Community Development Education & Training Non-profit Sector
Te Ao Māori

A Research Ethic for Studying Maori and Iwi Provider Success

By: Pipi, K & Cram, F & Hawke, R & Hawke, S & Huriwai, TM & Mataki, T, & Milne, M & Morgan, K & Tuhaka, H & Tuuta, C,
Published: 2004-12-01

This paper explores how kaupapa Maori practices were operationalised within Maori and Iwi Providers. It examined the practices of successful Maori and iwi (tribal) providers of services and/or programmes across…

Education & Training Kaupapa Māori Māori

What drives Women Leaders to Adopt an Authoritarian Model of Power? An Essay on Female Principals in Kenya

By: Caroline W. Kariuki
Published: 2004-01-09

Abstract There is ample evidence that a number of women leaders tend to adopt an authoritarian model of leadership. If I have found it necessary to question what drives women…

Education & Training Leadership

Neo-liberalism, Ideas for a Community Based Workshop

By: Kotare Trust
Published: 2003-01-01

Neo-liberalism, Ideas for a Community Based Workshop

Community Development Education & Training

Mentoring: Help when you need it

By: Geere-Watson, K
Published: 2002-01-01

This pamphlet promotes the concept and practice of mentoring, outlines the role of mentors, guidelines, projects, training and support for mentoring.

Education & Training Leadership
Ethnicity and Diversity

Systemic Racism: Refugee, Resettlement, and Education Policy in New Zealand

By: Louise Humpage
Published: 2001-07-02

Public policy in New Zealand increasingly makes reference to “inclusion of diversity,” “equality,” and “equity.” Yet refugees resettling in New Zealand continue to experience systemic racism based on the application…

Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees Policy

Worthy Invisible Education

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1996-06-19

This article comments on the loss of government attention to adult and community education.

Education & Training Government – Central & Local

Global Learning for Sustainability – With Peoples’ Wisdom

By: Katherine Peet, John Peet
Published: 1992-01-01

Based on observed giving, BERL estimated that New Zealanders gave between .24 billion and .46 billion during the 2005/2006 year. Our best estimate in this range suggests total philanthropic funding…

Education & Training Sustainability
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