3 results for 2000, Journal article, Shared Repository

  • Great oaks from tiny acorns: the beginnings of TESOL in New Zealand

    Wallace, Leith (2009-12-23)

    Journal article
    Whitireia Community Polytechnic

    TESOL is now a multi-million dollar industry, and an integral part of the New Zealand education system, but it had its beginnings as a foreign aid initiative, based in a two-storey brick and wooden house at the edge of Victoria University's campus. Some great names in education in New Zealand have been part of this development, centred on the English Language Institute at Victoria University of Wellington. The history and importance of the institute is recorded.

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  • Does seclusion result in a calmer patient?

    Trimmer, Wendy (2010-01-08)

    Journal article
    Whitireia Community Polytechnic

    This critically appraised topic focuses on seclusion as an intervention for acutely mentally unwell patients. Seclusion is defined as "the placing of a person, at any time and for any duration, alone in an area where he/she cannot freely exit" (Ministry of Health, 2001, p. 43). Seclusion can be legally implemented under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 when "other methods of clinical management cannot safely be used, or have been used without success" (p. 34). Despite the common use of seclusion as an intervention, it is suggested that many patients feel that seclusion does not have a calming effect.

    The following is an example of how seclusion is explored against evidence-based practice. A scenario, search question and terms are identified. A literature search was undertaken and Greenhalgh (2001) was utilised to assess methodological quality. The most relevant research article that would assist in answering the search question was identified and is critically appraised as follows.

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  • Link Rot: How the Inaccessibility of Electronic Citations Affects the Quality of New Zealand Scholarly Literature

    Parker, Ailsa (2010-01-11)

    Journal article
    Whitireia Community Polytechnic

    'Link rot' or the decay of a URL as a result of removal of its website, content change or redirection, is recognised as a major problem in a variety of information retrieval areas. Library catalogues, distance learning resources and reference lists within scholarly literature are all affected. Within reference lists of scholarly articles, various trends have been researched and identified. An increase in the use of electronic citations has been paralleled by the decay of their links. Rates of decay vary within specific disciplines and electronic domains, and most researchers express concern at the resultant impact on one of the foundations of scholarly research. This New Zealand research investigates citation trends within six New Zealand journals in different disciplines between 2002-2005. Reasons for the failure to connect to sites are analysed in terms of Eppler's (2003) information model of deficit responsibility and results compared with overseas studies. Suggestions are then made as to how electronic citations could be stabilised and to future areas of research.

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