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  • Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy

    Dale, Margaret; O'Brien, Michael; St John, Susan (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The rise of legal graffiti writing in New York and beyond

    Kramer, Ronald (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This pivot analyzes the historical emergence of legal graffiti and how it has led to a new ethos among writers. Examining how contemporary graffiti writing has been brought into new relationships with major social institutions, it explores the contemporary dynamics between graffiti, society, the art world and social media, paying particular attention to how New York City???s political elite has reacted to graffiti. Despite its major structural transformation, officials in New York continue to construe graffiti writing culture as a monolithic, criminal enterprise, a harbinger of economic and civic collapse. This basic paradox ??? persistent state opposition to legal forms of graffiti that continue to gain social acceptance ??? is found in many other major cities throughout the globe, especially those that have embraced neoliberal forms of governance. The author accounts for the cultural conflicts that graffiti consistently engenders by theorizing the political and economic advantages that elites secure by endorsing strong 'anti-graffiti' positions.

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  • Assessment of student achievement

    Brown, Gavin (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Assessment is a concept familiar across the field of education and is inherent to the work of professors, administrators, teachers, researchers, journalists, and scholars. A multi-faceted and politically charged topic, assessment ranges from informal interactions with learners in classrooms to systematic high-stakes testing and examination. Written by a leading expert on assessment, this book situates the topic within the broader context of educational psychology research and theory and brings it to a wider audience. With chapters on the fundamentals of assessment, explanations of its uses, and advice for best application, this short volume is designed for any education course that includes assessment in the curriculum. It will be indispensable for student researchers and both pre- and in-service teachers alike.

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  • Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

    Brock, Gillian (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This book develops a viable cosmopolitan model of global justice that takes seriously the equal moral worth of persons, yet leaves scope for defensible forms of nationalism and for other legitimate identifications and affiliations people have. The book addresses two prominent skeptics about global justice: those who doubt its feasibility and those who believe that cosmopolitanism interferes illegitimately with the defensible scope of nationalism by undermining goods of national importance, such as authentic democracy or national self???determination. The model addresses concerns about implementation in the world, showing how we can move from theory to public policy that makes progress toward global justice. It also makes clear how legitimate forms of nationalism are compatible with commitments to global justice. The book is divided into three central parts. In the first, the book defends a cosmopolitan model of global justice. In the second, which is largely concerned with public policy issues, it argues that there is much we can and should do toward achieving global justice. The book addresses several pressing problems, discussing bo theoretical and public policy issues involved with each. These include tackling global poverty, taxation reform, protection of basic liberties, humanitarian intervention, immigration, and problems associated with global economic arrangements. In the third part, the book shows how the discussion of public policy issues can usefully inform our theorizing; in particular, it assists our thinking about the place of nationalism and equality in an account of global justice.

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  • K?? taoka H??kena = Treasures from the Hocken collections

    Tyler, Linda; Strachan, S (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    "Treasures from the Hocken Collections documents almost 200 items, dating from the seventeenth century to the present day, photographed by Bill Nichol. These include historical and modern paintings, photographs and drawings, maps and plans, books, newspapers and posters, sheet music and sound recordings, and of course early New Zealand manuscripts. Many items relate to Maori history. Together they comprise an album in which the reader may browse the origins, obsessions and accomplishments of New Zealand and New Zealanders. Letters, diaries, a jigsaw puzzle, suffragette badges, a skirt embroidered whilst on an Amazonian bicycle ride, a facial tattoo used as a personal signature, leaves employed as writing paper - an ever-changing array of interesting material awaits the reader." "Introductory essays by Rachel Barrowman and Stuart Strachan on Dr Hocken and the development of the Hocken Collections from 1910, along with short essays by curatorial staff, provide the necessary background. Taken as a whole, the book stands as a tribute to the generosity of the Hocken Collections' many benefactors."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Superannuation in New Zealand: Averting the Crisis

    Ashton, Toni; St John, S (1988)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    To date New Zealand has suffered a number of piecemeal changes to public superannuation schemes, and this book argues for a complete overhaul of the system in the light of the economic environment and the concerns for all people to enjoy a reasonable standard of living. Toni Ashton and Susan St John argue that such a complete overhaul is necessary because of the implications for the whole society of any alterations to retirement incomes. Already there has been a lot of publicity about the tax burden on the younger working population if the stsus quo is maintained, and the issues of economic growth and social equity are paramount. It is hard to escape the conclusion that the issues are not simply how best to provide an integrated policy package for retirement incomes, or whether schemes are funded of unfunded, but how to ensure an adequate redistribution from wealthier New Zealanders to poorer New Zealanders in general, and how to secure adequate growth of output to improve the base for such redistribution in the context of a growing retired population.

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  • Designing Better Schools for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children: A science of performance model for research.

    McNaughton, Stuart (2011-04-08)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Being M??ori-Chinese : mixed identities = He M??ori-he Hainamana he tuakiri aha? = Mao li yi hua ren

    Ip, Manying (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    "In Being Maori-Chinese Manying Ip rediscovers the voices of a fascinating group of New Zealanders. Telling the stories of seven families from the late nineteenth century to the present, the book casts light on the historical and contemporary relations between Maori and Chinese in New Zealand." "Today's Maori-Chinese, reaffirming their multiple roots and cultural advantages, are playing increasingly important roles in New Zealand society."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Estructura de los sonidos del espa??ol

    Pi??eros, CE (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Structure of the sounds of Spanish learners Spanish Provides With The Explanations, materials, and exercises They need to Develop a native-like pronunciation, and guides Them Through the discovery of the Principles That underlie the Spanish sound system. Following a bottom-up approach, Structures builds progressively from simple to more intricate sound while emphasizing the connections Structures That sound exist among Different Levels. Clear and Effective Explanations are the hallmark features exercises of all chapters.

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  • A Legal History of Rome

    Mousourakis, Georgios (2007-08-16)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This book equips both lawyer and historian with a complete history of Roman law, from its beginnings c. 500 B.C. through to its re-discovery in Europe where it was widely applied until the eighteenth century. Combining a law specialist???s informed perspective of legal history with a socio-political and cultural focus, it examines the sources of law, the ways in which laws were applied and enforced, and the ways the law was influenced and progressed, with an exploration of civil and criminal procedures and special attention paid to legal science. The final chapter covers the history of Roman law in late antiquity and appraises the move towards the codification of law that culminated in the final statement of Roman law: the Corpus Iuris Civilis of Emperor Justinian. Throughout the book, the author highlights the relationship between Roman law and Roman life by following the lines of the major historical developments. Including bibliographic references and organised accessibly by historical era, this book is an advanced introduction to the history of Roman law for scholars and students interested in both law and history.

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  • Ecological and Behavioural Methods for the Study of Bats

    Kunz, TH (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Effective pedagogy in social sciences/tikanga ?? iwi: Best evidence synthesis iteration

    Aitken, Graeme; Sinnema, CEL (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This report is one of a series of best evidence synthesis iterations (BESs) commissioned by the Ministry of Education. The Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis Programme seeks to support collaborative knowledge building and use across policy, research, and practice in education. The various BESs draw together bodies of research evidence to explain what works and why to improve valued education outcomes and make a bigger difference for the education of all our young people. Each BES is part of an iterative process that anticipates future research and development informing educational practice.

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  • Walking the space between: Identity and Maori/Pakeha

    Webber, Melinda (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    What does being a New Zealander mean in contemporary times? And what does it mean to be a person of mixed M??ori/P??keh?? descent? How do people identify within this dual heritage? How can they establish a sense of belonging in both ethnic groups?

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  • Walls to Kick and Hills to Sing From: A Comedy with Interruptions

    Edmond, Murray (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Re-thinking drowning risk: The role of water safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours in the aquatic recreation of New Zealand youth

    Moran, Kevin (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The shaping of swimming and water safety education in New Zealand

    Moran, Kevin (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The book retraces the historical development of swimming and water safety education against an ever changing socio-cultural backdrop by exploring dominant themes from early Maori history, nineteenth century European colonisation, the early twentieth century impacts of global events (including two world wars and the Great Depression), later twentieth century economic prosperity and stability, and concludes with a snapshot of the first decade of the new Millennium with all its attendant educational fluidity and uncertainty. It is hoped that this record will inform not only social and educational historians but also the water safety education and drowning prevention community as they strive to make New Zealand???s aquatic environments safe places to work and play and thus continue our rich aquatic heritage.

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  • Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives

    Inkson, James (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Careers and metaphors -- Careers as inheritances -- Careers as cycles -- Careers as action -- Careers as fit -- Careers as journeys -- Careers as roles -- Careers as relationships -- Careers as resources -- Careers as stories -- Careers in practice -- Career counselling and metaphor. "Understanding Careers: The Metaphors for Working Lives uses a unique framework of nine archetypal metaphors to encapsulate the field of career studies. Using an easy-to-read style, author Kerr Inkson examines key concepts, illustrating them with over 50 authentic career cases, to build a bridge between theory and "real life.""--BOOK JACKET.

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  • The Oxford handbook of human resource management

    Boxall, P; Purcell, J; Wright, PM (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Human Resource Management is central to management teaching and research, and has emerged in the last decade as a significant field from its earlier roots in ...

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  • Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes

    Basturkmen, Helen (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Conceptions of Assessment: Understanding What Assessment Means to Teachers and Students

    Brown, Gavin (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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