11,812 results for Journal article, 2010

  • Debating literacy in the centre community.

    Hamer, J.; Adams, P. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Exploring transition through collective biographical memory work: Considerations for parents and teachers in early childhood education

    Rosewarne, S.; White, E.; Wright, L. (2010)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper describes our exploration of the concept of transition using the methodology of collective biographical memory work (CBMW). Through analysis of a collective group of memories across the life span, we reconceptualise transition as a discursively constructed concept that is experienced as deeply confronting. Using this methodological platform, we argue for a broader view of transition that embraces a multilayered, multifaceted and complex construction which is located in the embodied and subjectified experience of the learner and those around them. As such, transition is re-viewed as a process of uncertainty/certainty, powerlessness/powerfulness and loss/gain characterised by shifting identities rather than as a type of societal initiation ritual or rite of passage. By considering this view in the context of early childhood education discourse, we suggest that emotional/embodied aspects of transition from the perspective of the child warrant further attention. The extent to which transition plays a role in learning lies, therefore, in its constructed worth to the learner rather than to those who dictate the learning agenda.

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  • Elder care and work-life balance: Exploring the experiences of female small business owners.

    Bourke, J.; Pajo, K.; Lewis, K. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Many women seek self-employment as a way to better manage their work and family needs, particularly when they have children. However, the requirements of self-employment may compromise work-life balance in ways which are not always recognised. This is particularly true with elder care, because the general awareness of work-life balance issues for small businesses has not translated into understanding elder care. This exploratory study focussed on a small group of self-employed women with elder care responsibilities, finding that these women proactively managed their role challenges. However, the complex inter-relationship between such responsibilities, and the strategies utilised to both manage and mitigate their impact, was found to have implications for both the individual (in terms of identity and emotion) and the firm (in terms of performance).

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  • A guide to library research in music.

    Fields, A. J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    The article reviews the book "A Guide to Library Research in Music" by Pauline S. Bayne.

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  • Addendum: New Zealand libraries and the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal 1997-2010.

    Fields, A. J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    This continuation of Arthur Olsson�s article on New Zealand Libraries brings up to date the history of this LIANZA journal, highlighting key events including online and print publishing, peer reviewing and Editorial Board.

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  • Equity and GST policy.

    Barrett, J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Ostensibly a technocratic instrument, goods and services tax (GST) nevertheless lends itself to philosophical analysis. Consumption taxes, in general, are congruent with Thomas Hobbes�s injunction that a person should be taxed on what they take out of the common wealth, rather than what they contribute through earnings and savings. GST, in its pure form, complies with the liberal philosophy of John Locke, which requires taxation to leave taxpayers� choices intact. Further, versions of GST that tax luxuries at high rates correspond with Jean-Jacques Rousseau�s prescriptions for heavy taxation of luxuries. Focusing on Australian, New Zealand, South African and United Kingdom systems, this article uses basic philosophical ideas to illuminate key equity issues and GST policy. In recent developments, the Henry Report has denied the fairness of GST-free supplies in Australia, and New Zealand has increased its rate of GST from 12.5 to 15 per cent. These developments bring urgency to perennially contentious policy issues.

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  • A conceptual analysis on the taxation system of highly virtual enterprises.

    Huang, G. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Highly virtual enterprise (HVE) as a new form of business has existed in the cloud for a long time, but its taxation system is far from establishment. This paper analysed the characteristics of a HVE in the cloud environment, suggested the criteria for its tax residency determination, and recommended the framework for accounting, auditing and legislation in New Zealand. It further proposed the network system for monitoring HVE activities and accounting for their website transactions. It also provided deliverables for cloud technology to develop in the future.

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  • E-learning is a subset of e-commerce.

    Karamat, P.; Wijesinghe, H. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    E-learning has emerged as an effective and efficient business industry with significant gains through collaboration of skills and knowledge between stakeholders. If e-learning is not adopted as a business, then there is no difference between e-learning and the previously used ICT to enable learning solutions. The particular focus of this study was to examine if e-learning is a real subset of e-commerce. For this purpose, a review of the literature was made which demonstrated that among the e-commerce businesses; e-learning nowadays is one of the most profitable e-businesses.

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  • Has the Statute of Frauds been rendered nugatory?

    Barrett, J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    The Statute of Frauds and Perjuries 1677 s 4, which requires the terms of oral guarantees to be recorded in writing, has been imported and retained by certain overseas jurisdictions, including Western Australia. Along with this statutory requirement, the attendant issue of the extent to which equity may intervene to allow enforcement of an imperfect guarantee has been transplanted. Typified by the House of Lords decision in Actionstrength Ltd v International Glass Engineering [2003] UKHL 17; [2003] 2 AC 541, English courts have generally adopted a restrictive approach to equitable estoppel, particularly regarding the application of this doctrine to the Statute of Frauds. Since the landmark case of Waltons Stores (Interstate) Ltd v Maher [1988] HCA 7; (1988) 164 CLR 387, Australian courts have generally adopted a wider approach to equitable estoppel and one seemingly incompatible with English law in this regard. The recent case of Tipperary Developments Pty Ltd v The State of Western Australia [2009] WASCA 126 confirmed that equitable estoppel could specifically outflank the Statute of Frauds. This decision appears to widen the gap between the two conceptions of equitable estoppel still further, and raises the question whether the Statute of Frauds has been rendered nugatory in Western Australia, if not elsewhere. This note discusses Tipperary Developments and considers these possibilities.

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  • Time capsule: Exploration of concepts of law and time in colonial New Zealand.

    Barrett, J.; Strongman, L. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Postcolonial legal culture in New Zealand (Aotearoa) has sought to revise the past by reinterpreting Victorian legal contexts in the light of contemporary understandings of inter-cultural differences. This article develops an argument that demonstrates the relationship between cultural and legal notions of time during nineteenth century New Zealand. It examines the way in which Victorian attitudes were expressed in the expansion of colonial empire and the discursive ideologies which may have informed them. It explores the notion of time as expressed in lawmaking in colonial New Zealand through an examination of legal and philosophical commentary derived from contemporary jurisprudence and para-legal literature. The article is concerned with presenting an argument for the way in which colonial law and lawmakers manipulated the symbolic notion of time to the possible occlusion of indigenous interests in colonial New Zealand.

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  • Flourish and thrive: An overview and update on positive psychology in New Zealand and internationally.

    Jarden, A. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    For many people the term �positive psychology� will draw a blank. For others, it will spark interest or even create excitement. Such is the current status of the field in New Zealand (NZ), and to a lesser extent, internationally. However, positive psychology has progressed substantially in its short 12 year history. I describe positive psychology, briefly review its development and history, outline a selection of current teaching and research in NZ, summarise its status within the wider government sector, and highlight a few interesting findings from the field to date. I also review trends in contemporary research and speculate as to where the field is heading in the future.

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  • Force field: Vitruvian man and the physics of sensory perception.

    Strongman, L. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, a diagrammatical design of the human form in relation to its geometrical proportions, is one of the most enduring images of the European Renaissance. Vitruvian Man provides a key to the proportions of Vitruvius's architectural drawings contained in his Ten Books on Architecture, De Architectura. (The description of Vitruvian Man is formed from Book Three in particular). Completed in 1490, it was fashioned after drawings of the Roman architect/engineer Vitruvius who lived in 1BCE. Da Vinci sought to portray the symmetry of human form as both measurer and agent of civilisation. Da Vinci placed his diagrammatical interpretations of Vitruvius's writings inside a square and overlaid this with a circle representing a secular design of the human form in three-dimensional space. However, Vitruvian Man depicts not only a relationship of geometrical proportion but also a human 'performance model'. Whether Leonardo thought that the mathematical delineations pointed to an underlying implicate order, he did not directly write on the subject. Vitruvian Man represents the dividing moment between the natural world and the world of modern civil engineering and the human architectural environment. It is a founding document for the evolution of the Newtonian age and the recognition of humankind as the centre of civilisation.

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  • Indigenous suicide and colonization: The legacy of violence and the necessity for self determination.

    Lawson, K.; Liu, J. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Contemporary indigenous first nations psychologists have developed an alternative frame for viewing suicide that not only shifts the focus from individual-level to group-level explanations, but challenges discourses that position group-level influences as "risk factors" that can be easily subsumed within standard repertoires for suicide prevention. First nations psychologists show the violent legacy of colonization has left a dark shadow on the contemporary lives of young people, so that around the world, suicide rates for indigenous peoples are much higher than for non-indigenous peoples in the same country. These arguments, which rely on historical accounts, cannot be neatly demonstrated using empirical data, but form an important part of a self-determination movement among indigenous peoples, directly challenging unequal power relations in society as a means to seek redress for particular issues of inequity like rates of youth suicide. We present a theoretical case study and analysis of contemporary suicide among Maori youth in New Zealand. In a traditional Maori conceptualization, individual well-being is sourced and tied to the well-being of the collective cultural identity. Therefore, individual pain is inseparable from collective pain and the role of the collective becomes that of carrying individuals who are suffering. The state of kahupo or spiritual blindness (Kruger, Pitman, et al. 2004) is characterized by a loss of hope, meaning, and purpose and an enduring sense of despair. It bears the symptoms of chronic dissociation or separation of the physical from the spiritual and vice versa. We describe community empowerment practices and social policy environments that offer pathways forward from colonization towards tino rangatiratanga, or indigenous self-determination, noting significant obstacles along the way.

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  • Anthropometric profile of male amateur vs professional formula windsurfs competing at the 2007 European Championship.

    Cortell-Tormo, J. M.; Perez-Turpin, J. A.; Cejuela-Anta, R.; Chinchilla-Mira, J. J.; Marfell-Jones, M. J. (2011)

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    Open Polytechnic

    This study aimed to describe the current anthropometric profile of Formula Windsurf competitors during the 2007 European Championships and establish a set of reference values useful for future investigations on player selection, talent identification, and training programme development. Fourty?five male participants (mean age 30�9.77 years; body height 182.04�6.3 cm; body mass 81.67�7.35 kg) were selected for the anthropometric profile, including 15 which the International Windsurf Association had defined as professionals. The anthropometric profiles included measurements of skinfolds, segment lengths, breadths, and girths. Somatotype measurements were also calculated into the equation. The male professional windsurfers had larger length, breadth, and girth measurements than their amateur counterparts. The three somatotype components showed that both groups were predominantly mesomorphic, but the professionals were more ectomorphic than endomorphic, whereas the amateurs were slightly more endomorphic than ectomorphic. The descriptive analysis of the anthropometric data provide relevant information concerning the morphological indicators of competitive success in this sporting discipline.

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  • Formules de prediction de l'adiposite chez la femme - Controle de qualite = Adipose tissue prediction equations in women - Quality control

    Provyn, S.; Wallace, J.; Scafoglieri, A.; Sesboue, B.; Marfell-Jones, M. J.; Bautmans, I.; Clarys, J. P. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Percent whole body fat is widely used in Public health sectors and in sports medicine. In addition, skinfolds are the most common laboratory and field anthropometric technique to determine percent body fat resulting into more than 600 prediction equations during more than half a century. The purpose of this study is to investigate the suitability of anthropometric-based equations for estimating percent adipose tissue of 54 female subjects (age: 30.9 � 8.5 years) with a variety of different lifestyles compared with Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA).

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  • The art of collaboration: Top 10 things to remember.

    Wray, S. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    This article discusses 10 aspects of collaboration that, if adhered to, can help lead a project to a successful conclusion.

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  • Student perceptions of support services and the influence of targeted interventions on retention in distance education.

    Nichols, M. (2010)

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    Open Polytechnic

    To improve student retention in distance education, Simpson suggested in 2003 that institutions analyse their own retention characteristics and 'spot the leaks.' In 2008 the Centre for Distance Learning at Laidlaw College, New Zealand, employed two part-time academic support coordinators in an effort to improve student retention and success. This study compares the retention statistics for first-time student outcomes across two semesters, one without and one with specific course retention interventions. Results are benchmarked across national data. Interviews with students who were retained revealed that students frequently attribute their success to their own efforts. Student support services in distance education might therefore be perceived by its beneficiaries as a 'hygiene' factor (Herzberg, 1968, 2008) in that their presence is not generally appreciated by students. However, their absence is noticed. The similarity of this finding with Shin's institutional transactional presence (2002, 2003) is also explored.

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  • Nursing registration - a time to celebrate

    French, P. (2011)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Your books are in the mail: Fifty years of distance library service at Massey University

    Clarke, P. S. (2011)

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    Open Polytechnic

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  • Fat taxes: A proportionality approach.

    Barrett, J. (2012)

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    Open Polytechnic

    Refereed jounal article.

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