2 results for Ashwell, Allanah

  • Evaluation of the whanau carers training programme delivered by LIFE Unlimited

    Ashwell, Allanah; Ridley, Sally Fenwick; Thompson, Keri (2004-02)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    In response to the needs of Maori informal carers, a training programme was developed for whanau carers in the Waikato region. It was delivered by LIFE Unlimited. It is a unique training programme in that it is community driven and focuses on informal caregivers who are Maori. The overarching aim of the whanau carers training programme is to provide increased training and support of informal carers. This report aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the whanau carers training programme, including: the unique nature of the programme, the critical success factors, the barriers to success if any, and suggested improvements. The report concludes the programme has had a positive and definite impact upon the whanau carers. The evaluation team observed that the overall programme works very well and fulfils its stated obligations to the Ministry of Health. The programmes are delivered well, and are well received by the client group.

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  • Māori in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: An analysis of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science data records from 1997-2002

    Ashwell, Allanah; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Levy, Michelle Patricia (2003-06)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    The Ministry of Education has compiled annual reports on the participation of Maori in tertiary education. The 2002 report presented a comprehensive description of Maori participation across all tertiary institutions within New Zealand in that year. The figures show that Maori are markedly under-represented in tertiary institutions, particularly universities. The barriers encountered by Maori students can either directly or indirectly impact on Maori participation, retention and success. The more disturbing outcome is that of withdrawal or dropping out of higher education, is more likely when a Maori student experiences and has to confront multiple rather than single barriers. With this in mind, the aim of this study was to examine and identify trends apparent in data records of Maori students enrolled in courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Waikato between 1997 and 2002 and to make recommendations to the Faculty about how negative trends might be addressed. Specific areas for analysis are detailed in the report.

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