538 results for Book, ResearchSpace@Auckland

  • Peter Smith: His life and legacy in art and education

    Smith, Jill (2014)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • A Developmental and Negotiated Approach to School Self-Evaluation

    Various Authors (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    School review and evaluation is a contested policy field. The Education Review Office in New Zealand takes a collaborative process based on school self-evaluations. A contrast is with England where OfSTED uses a low-trust and punitive approach to school inspection. This volume looks in some detail at the New Zealand case in a range of articles from leading New Zealand researchers. This case is positioned globally by three international commentators and contributors from single countries.

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  • On Being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, Racism and the Ethnic Field

    Tabar, P; Poynting, Noel; Noble, G (2010)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This book examines diverse aspects of the social experiences and cultural practices of Lebanese migrants and their descendants in Australia

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  • Moving Oceans: Celebrating Dance in the South Pacific

    Various authors (2014)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Celebrating the diversity of dance across the South Pacific, this volume studies the various experiences, motivations and aims for dance, emerging from the voices of dance professionals in the islands. In particular, it focuses on the interplay of cultures and pathways of migration as people move across the region discovering new routes and connections.

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  • Talking Dance: Contemporary Histories from the Southern Mediterranean

    Rowe, Nicholas; Buck, Ralph; Martin, Rosemary (2014)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Dance is intimately woven into the lives of the people of the Southern Mediterranean. It extends beyond studios and reaches into streets, homes, politics and families. It is expressed in a myriad of ways that reflect a cultural reality of hybrid, diverse and dynamic societies. But existing accounts of dance in the region have been subject to misinterpretation, succumbing to distorted, romanticized and exoticized impressions. Talking Dance - the Southern Mediterranean captures the true voices of dancers from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, as well as the other countries of the region. It provides a rich montage of stories that challenge existing representations of dance in the Southern Mediterranean, revealing the diverse cultural and political experience embodied in dance and emphasizing its central role in contemporary Middle East culture.

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  • Mathematics of Public Key Cryptography

    Galbraith, Steven (2012-04-09)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Sociology in Today's World

    Furze, B; Savy, P; Webb, Robert; James, S; Petray, T; Brym, R; Lie, J (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Sociology in Todays World explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help us make sense of our lives.

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  • In the Beginning A History of the Medical Unit at Auckland Hospital and the Formative Years for the Department of Medicine, the University of Auckland

    Richmond, DE; Miller, TE; Murphy, Judith (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    An informative and entertaining account of the development, over a 40 year period, of an empty ward at Auckland Hospital into a prestigious academic department in the newly established medical school at the University of Auckland. The historical details are balanced with personal stories, memories and anecdotes told through the voices of those that were there.

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  • Management Skills for Effective Planners: A Practical Guide

    Reeves, Dorothy (2015-11)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Introducing students to the key skills they will need in a planning career, this book draws on case studies and the advice of professionals from around the world to show students how to develop their skills for success in the workplace.

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  • Hamlet's crisis of consciousness: The deeper dimensions of adolescent loss

    Bray, Peter (2008)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This book extends and critiques Stanislav Grof's work on psycho-spiritual transformation by considering whether adolescents can experience 'spiritual emergency'. Grof contends that the human psyche, stimulated by new material originating from loss experiences, will spontaneously reorganise itself. This process either unfolds gently as spiritual emergence or overwhelms the individual as a spiritual emergency. By examining the deeply introspective soliloquies of Shakespeare's Hamlet through the lens of Grof's extended cartography of the psyche, the author reveals dimensions of adolescent loss experience. This work identifies significant connections between the notion of positive personal transformation, the work of grief and loss theorists, and a number of developmental, educational, philosophical, psychological and spiritual positions. It argues for the acknowledgment and identification of this potentially difficult and discomforting experience and recommends that further research be undertaken to understand the significant link between stressful life events and crises of consciousness in young people.

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  • Voicing Trauma and Truth: Narratives of Disruption and Transformation

    (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This volume brings together a worldwide array of phenomena and research programmes associated with working with trauma. Wide-ranging in content, it truly represents the interdisciplinary nature of current research, providing dynamic and valuable crossovers between differing research practices. presented to provide different perspectives of the experience of trauma: the personal; the subjective/objective; and the collective.

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  • At the Crossroads of Crisis and Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Conversations

    (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Can crises and opportunities truly go hand in hand? The twelve chapters in this interdisciplinary collection provide a number of telling perspectives and conversational approaches that reflect upon the serious implications of this important question. They overwhelmingly agree that difficult crises events inevitably force individuals and societies to crossroads in their lives where they must make challenging personal and collective choices. Nonetheless, they also confirm that even faced with apparently new terrain and the confusing cartography of discomforting change there are unique and opportune pathways of response that can lead to positive developmental destinations. Attending to this question from the personal, communal, and international perspectives, in dialogue, academics and practitioners from around the globe interrogate this possibility linking the threads between the processes and conditions in which opportunities borne of crises might flounder or be assisted to flourish.

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  • Customer Engagement: Contemporary Issues and Challenges

    (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    How customers and consumer behavior have been changing due to technology and other forces is of prime interest. This book addresses the central questions regarding new emerging consumer behavior; how does social media affect this behavior; how and at what points do emotions affect consumer decisions; and what triggers this is: How should engagement be conceptualized, defined and measured? How do social media and other marketing activities create engagement? The book draws on the rich, extensive knowledge of the authors who are pioneers in the field. The book's editors have identified the weakness in the current knowledge and aim to address this gap by touching on significant conceptual and empirical contributions to this emerging literature stream, providing readers with a comprehensive contemporary perspective of customer engagement. The book also endeavors to develop a richer narrative around the notion of social media and customer engagement, and the non-monetary notion of social media within new media-based social networks.

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  • Edilizia scolastica. Riqualificazione energetica e ambientale. Metodologie operative, requisiti, strategie ed esempi per gli interventi sul patrimonio esistente

    Boarin, Paola (2010)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The Italian existing school building stock presents significant issues related to resources consumption, to the indoor environmental quality, the conditions of use and safety and, not least, to the management by the entitled Entities. Unfortunately, even though they represent a significant asset within the public building stock, they are rarely involved in broad investment projects of national interest. In such a scenario, the publication offers a clear strategy for the definition of effective retrofit actions towards the existing school buildings deep renovation, based on the physical environment upgrading and on the optimization in the use of resources in order to contribute to the enhancement of the overall building quality, to the improvement of occupants' comfort and to a more effective economic resources management by local Authorities. The joint intent of the simultaneous achievement of energy efficiency and environmental quality objectives can be also an effective vehicle for the dissemination of sustainability principles and the promotion of a new awareness in the energy use.

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  • Case Method and Case-database Construction in Teacher Education of TCSOL 国际汉语师资教育中的案例教学及案例库构建研究

    Zhaxi, Yang (2012)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    With “TCSOL case-database construction” as a penetrating access, this paper conducts a systematic research on the value of applying Case Method to faculty training, and on the construction of its supporting system from the perspective of Chinese language’s globalization. This paper unfolds its contents by a logical sequence of thinking in cases’ cognition, application and development. Firstly, a diachronic study is made on the development of Case Method and its distinguishing features in different developmental phases, which are used as references to define the concept of TCSOL cases and classify it from different angles. Secondly, aiming at current situation of teacher shortage in promoting Chinese language internationally, an analysis of the occupational characteristics and development of TCSOL teachers has been made along with the discussion over the value, pattern and practical procedures in applying Case Method to the professional training of TCSOL teachers. Finally, a framework for the construction of TCSOL case-database is proposed following the principle of “joint construction with shared resources”. This paper outlines the database to be digitalized, multi-dimensional, localized, public and dynamic, and leading to effective integration of case resources and solid support to the utilization of Case Method. Personally, the author thinks it is feasible to construct TCSOL case-database in line with “one central task, two basic points”, i.e. TCSOL as the central task, facilitating faculty’s education, joint works and sharing resources, dynamic perfecting. It is a creative way of thinking not only to meet future demand for Chinese teacher’s education, but also to base its development upon current situation.

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  • Beyond present patient realities: Collaboration, care and identity

    (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The patient is not merely the object of care, but an active subject constructing the illness experience and its social representations. This collection emphasizes the importance of social context, morality and social networks in patient care. By discussing the individual at the heart of medical care, this volume thoughtfully examines the realities of patient roles, rights, and relationships and suggests alternative approaches to patient caring based on communication and collaboration between patients and carers. As usual there are no simple answers but this collection provides multiple perspectives, or realities, that will assist the reader to think more broadly about the position of the patient, the character of the institution, and how future practice and research into patient-provider relationships might be grown and guided by patient realities rather than by simple socio-political exigencies.

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  • Implementación del programa nacional de bilinguismo-Cali Colombia: Perfiles de los docentes de inglés

    Cárdenas Ramos, R; Chaves, O; Hernandez, F (2015)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    El estudio que aquí se presenta es una descripción de las condiciones de implementación del programa nacional de bilingüismo (denominación cambiada más tarde a programa de fortalecimiento al desarrollo de competencias en lenguas extranjeras - PFDCLE y que a partir del 14 de julio de 2014 se denomina programa nacional de inglés - PNI) en instituciones educativas de tradición monolingüe de los sectores público y privado de la ciudad de Santiago de Cali, llevado a cabo en los años 2010-2011. Está obra también pretende ser una fuente de consulta en asuntos teori¬cos relacionados con el ejercicio de la docencia en el área de lenguas, ya que contiene un marco teórico-conceptual amplio y describe en detalle la situación concreta del docente de inglés de Santiago de Cali, situación que se asemeja en muchos aspectos a la realidad nacional. En este sentido, la obra va dirigida a los docentes, directivos docentes, a los formadores de do¬centes, a los docentes en formación y, de manera especial, a las autoridades educativas, quienes toman las decisiones definitivas en lo relacionado con políticas educativas y lingüísticas y la asignación de recursos para el área.

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  • Religious Worlds of the Laity in Late Antique Gaul

    Bailey, Lisa (2016-04-07)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Christianity in the late antique world was not imposed but embraced, and the laity were not passive members of their religion but had a central role in its creation. This volume explores the role of the laity in Gaul, bringing together the fields of history, archaeology and theology. First, this book follows the ways in which clergy and monks tried to shape and manufacture lay religious experience. They had themselves constructed the category of 'the laity', which served as a negative counterpart to their self-definition. Lay religious experience was thus shaped in part by this need to create difference between categories. The book then focuses on how the laity experienced their religion, how they interpreted it and how their decisions shaped the nature of the Church and of their faith. This part of the study pays careful attention to the diversity of the laity in this period, their religious environments, ritual engagement, behaviours, knowledge and beliefs.The first volume to examine laity in this period in Gaul – a key region for thinking about the transition from Roman rule to post-Roman society – The Religious Worlds of the Laity in Late Antique Gaul fills an important gap in current literature.

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  • Private Pensions in New Zealand: Can they Avert the 'Crisis'?

    St John, S; Ashton, Toni (1993)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The past five years have been a turbulent time for superannuation policy in New Zealand. This is nothing new. In the post-war period, there have been a number of dramatic changes as outlined in the earlier book by the authors, Superannuation in New Zealand, Averting the Crisis. What seems to be different in the early nineties is a sense of urgency, a need to end the policy instability and create certainty in the face of the impending demographic pressures. In many ways, New Zealand is very unusual with a tax neutral savings regime for private pensions and a non-contributory flat-rate state pension. As in other countries, there has been a strong move to encourage a shift away from state provision to take the 'burden' off workers of the future. The economic thinking behind this suggestion needs careful review. rather than assuming a shift will solve the problem, this book sets out a broader context in which all forms of public and private mixes can be evaluated against society's chosen income distribution objectives. This book was written during the period in which the government- appointed Task Force on Private Provision for Retirement was deliberating on how best to encourage greater self-reliance of retired people. The aim of this book is to contribute to the debate on the recommendations of the Task Force and to provide an historical and international context for that debate.

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  • Talking Dance: Contemporary Histories from the South China Sea

    Rowe, Nicholas; Buck, Ralph; Shapiro-Phim, T (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The South China Sea has a rich and turbulent history. Today territorial disputes in the region including China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia make it potentially one of the most dangerous points of conflict in Asia and millions of people have crossed its waters in search of safer shores. This new book reveals the ways in which the peoples of the South China Sea region have used dance as a means of contending with the immense political, economic and cultural rifts that have affected their lives. Drawing on the stories of indigenous dancers in southern China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, it offers unique insights into the ways in which people have used creative movement as a means of understanding the divisions and alienation that conflict, diaspora and globalization have brought and as a first step towards reclaiming their identities and their worlds.

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