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  • Work Environments of Early Career Secondary School Science Teachers

    Ward, Gillian (2008)

    Doctoral thesis
    The University of Auckland Library

    The current study examined the work environments of early career secondary school science teachers and their career aspirations. Because the subject department is the site of secondary school teachers' daily work, it was the departmental-level work environment that was the focus in this thesis. The study used a sequential explanatory mixed methods approach in which the quantitative phase precedes the qualitative phase. The quantitative phase involved the Departmental-Level Environment Questionnaire (DLEQ) being administered to a sample of 53 early career secondary school science teachers across New Zealand. The DLEQ was used in this research to establish early career secondary school science teachers' actual and preferred work environments at the departmental level. The DLEQ was developed using the School-Level Environment Questionnaire (SLEQ) as the parent instrument. Both instruments are based on Moos' framework for organisations and it is this framework that provides one of the lenses by which to examine and analyse the early career teachers' work environment. In the qualitative phase of the study, semi-structured interviews with nine of the participants were conducted to provide a richer understanding of the department level work environment and ascertain the career aspirations of the teachers and the significance of the work environment with respect to these aspirations.

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  • Bridges to tomorrow: Mapping the work/life/learning histories of students in bridging education

    Bartley, Allen; Passells, Vaolesi; Tipi, Fa'amalua (2008)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    Reports on a pilot study to map the pathways into a university bridging education programme of a cohort of adult learners. The study developed a unique methodological approach, the work/life/learning history, to trace students' pathways into the bridging programme.

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  • Agents and Networks in the Translation of Taiwanese Literature

    Kung, Szu-Wen (2010)

    Doctoral thesis
    The University of Auckland Library

    This thesis firstly investigates how a network of translation agents is formed and operates when translating and exporting contemporary Taiwanese literature to the West, in particular to the USA. The study then examine the translations, not only against their source texts, but also against the formation of such a network so as to identify how the target texts including paratexts are shaped by the mediation of the actors and the agency structure in relation to their ideology, translation objectives and translatorial habitus. This research identifies and compares the agency of two translation networks and their agents: the translator-led network and the subvention network. The study of paratexts and extratexts not only recognizes the mediation of the translation agents, their individual power and translation beliefs, but also maps out the network formation process, agency structure and their influence on the translation production. Meanwhile, the translation analysis including paratexts against not only the source text, but also the formation of the networks, gives an insight into the key role of the agent’s translatorial ideology and translation objectives in shaping the final presentation of translations, and moreover the importance of the assumed readership or the target culture expectations in influencing the agent’s understanding and mediation of translation. The outcome of this thesis firstly indicates how the recent interest in the emerging sociological approach, and that of Bourdieu’s and Latour’s frameworks in particular, can make conceptual contributions to translation studies and research in its own right and allow the researcher to move further in the development of a more agent- and process-oriented type of research. The study also highlights those issues which may contribute to more effective promotion and exportation of translated foreign literature from lesser-known cultures.

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  • Aloha for Sale: A Class Analysis of Hawaii

    Ryoo, J; McLaren, Peter (2010)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Borderlines: bell hooks and the Pedagogy of Revolutionary Change

    McLaren, Peter; Jaramillo, N (2009)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Network & Cooperation in Translating Taiwanese into English

    Kung, S (2010)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Translation agents and networks, with reference to the translation of contemporary Taiwanese novels

    Kung, S (2009)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    Translation is a socially regulated activity: the translation actors, their individual social impact, and their relations can be influential upon the final translation product. This article explores the agency of translation actors and networks with respect to literary translation production by adapting two sociological theories: Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and Bourdieu’s concepts of capital. The study pays particular attention to the role of social agents and networks in the translation of a lesser-known literature in a dominant culture. The case study is of translations of contemporary Taiwanese novels in the United States after the 1980s. Translator-led and subvention networks are identified through the examination of paratexts and extratexts. Emphasis is placed on the subvention network formed by agents in both the source and target cultures. This network may be effective in translating and exporting lesser-known literature, particularly with respect to the text selection and the possibility of publication. However, the subvention network has its limitations with respect to producing translations that conform to the target culture’s expectations.

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  • Who Will Educate the Educators? Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Globalization.

    McLaren, Peter; Farahmandpur, R (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Contesting the New "Young Hegelians": Interrogating Capitalism in a World of "Difference."

    McLaren, Peter; Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, V (2010)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Command Dialogue

    Girle, Roderic; Atkinson, K; McBurney, P; Parsons, S (2009)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    We propose a representation of imperatives in computational systems, and a multi-agent dialogue protocol to argue over these. Our representation treats a command as a presumptive argument for an action to be executed by a designated agent, together with a set of associated critical questions whose answers may defeat the presumption. The critical questions enable the identification of attacks on the uttered command, and so can be used to specify a dialogue game protocol for participants to argue over the command. We present a formal syntax for part of the protocol, called CDP, and outline denotational semantics for both commands and for the protocol.

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  • Web 2.0 in the curriculum of the future: Exploring the educational potential of new developments in Web-based digital tools

    Roder, Howard; Hunt, Anthony (2008)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    The World Wide Web of the intemet has been changing rapidly throughout its shofi existence, but has recently developed in particularly significant ways. The major feature of the second generation Web (Web 2.0) is the way in which users become creators and publishers of online content rather than merely passive readers. This theoretical chapter considers the potential effect that such changes may have on the process of education, focusing specifically on the use of "wikis" (web pages that can be jointly edited by users over the internet), for shared construction of online content by students. This discussion is contextualized by reflection on an initial trial in which wikis were used by one of the authors in a teacher education course. The wider implications of this technology for educators are considered in relationship to curent views of the changing nature of education and the role that information and communication technology plays in learning and teaching.

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  • Changing TACK: Talking about change knowledge for professional learning

    Le Fevre, DM (2010)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    This chapter considers change. Inquiry is empty without the aim of improvement and change. to change tack literally means to start using a different method for dealing with a situation, especially in the way you communicate. ...

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  • Inquiry-based professional development: The practice of studying oneself in practice

    Le Fevre, DM (2008-11)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Converting Birth on Simbo, Western Solomon Islands

    Dureau, Christine (2009-08-01)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    This book will explore the childbirth process through globally diverse perspectives in order to offer a broader context with which to think about birth.

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  • Students??? perspectives of physical education

    Dyson, Benedict (2006)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    If aliens from another world landed on planet earth and consulted the professional literature to learn about our education system, it would be quite possible for them to overlook the perspectives of students in the entire process. Ironically, the two groups most intimately involved in the day-to-day function of education, teachers and students, have rarely been asked for their thoughts by researchers. ...

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  • Pursuing HPE outcomes through Outdoor Education

    Brown, M; Dyson, Benedict (2006)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Teaching as inquiry in the New Zealand curriculum: origins and implementation

    Sinnema, Claire; Aitken, G (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Rage and Hope: Interviews with Peter McLaren on War, Imperialism and Critical Pedagogy

    McLaren, Peter (2006)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Pedagogy and praxis in the age of empire: towards a new humanism / Peter McLaren and Nathalia Jaramillo.

    McLaren, Peter; Jaramillo, N (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy: The Struggle against the Oppression of Neoliberalism - A Conversation with Peter McLaren

    Leban, S; McLaren, Peter (2010)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

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