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  • PRET-C: A new language for programming precision timed architectures

    Roop, Parthasarathi; Andalam, Sidharta; Girault, A (2009)

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    Precision Timed Architectures (PRET) are a recent proposal for designing processors for real-time embedded systems. These processors must guarantee precise worst case reaction time (WCRT) of applications without sacri???cing throughput, and must allow the WCRT of programs to be computed simply as well as e???ciently. The objective of this paper is to propose a new synchronous language based on C, called PRET-C, for programming PRET machines. PRET-C supports synchronous concurrency, preemption, and a high-level construct for logical time. In contrast to existing synchronous languages, PRET-C o???ers C-based shared memory communications between concurrent threads, that are guaranteed to be thread safe via the proposed semantics. Preemption is also semantically simpler. Programmer can freely mix both logical time (though the notion of logical ticks) and physical time by controlling hardware timers thanks to C libraries. Mapping of logical time to physical time is achieved thanks to the WCRT analyzer and the associated compiler. We also propose the Auckland Reactive PRET processor (ARPRET) that customizes the Xilinx MicroBlaze processor, a general purpose processor (GPP). Together, PRET-C and ARPRET o???er an easy, scalable, and e???cient solution to the design of precision timed embedded systems.

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  • Targets and talk: Evaluation of an evidence-based academic counselling programme

    McKinley, Elizabeth; Madjar, Irena; Van Der Merwe, Alice; Smith, S; Sutherland, Jennifer; Yuan, Johnson (2009)

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    This technical report documents the evaluation research the effectiveness of the implementation of an academic counselling and target setting intervention introduced to a mid decile secondary school after one year. The research undertaken used a mix of qualitative methods that included semi-structured interviews, focus groups of teachers and of students and written questionnaires from parents and students. Research findings are reported and implications for knowledge transfer are discussed.

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  • Pacific Families Now and in the Future: Changing Pacific household composition and wellbeing 1981???2006

    Cotterell, Gerrard; Von Randow, M; McTaggart, Stephen; Sua'Ali'I-Sauni, T; Patrick, Daniel; Davis, Peter (2009)

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  • Eye to the Future II: Final External Evaluation Report

    Shah, Ritesh (2013-05)

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    This report presents an external final evaluation of the An Eye to the Future: Building Skills and Attitudes that Promote Academic Success, Resilience and Conflict Mitigation in Gaza (E2FII). The objective of the final evaluation was to assess whether the set targets and anticipated outcomes of E2FII were achieved, and to determine the mitigating factors that may have impacted on these results. The final evaluation also needed to gauge the relevance, efficiency and sustainability of E2FII???s impacts on its primary beneficiaries (2,400 children between the ages of 9-12), as well as CARE???s six implementing partners and the broader communities they serve.

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  • An Eye to the Future: Building Skills and Attitudes that Underwrite and Promote Conflict Mitigation in Gaza: Final Evaluation Report

    Shah, Ritesh (2012)

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  • Meeting the housing needs of vulnerable populations in New Zealand

    Mills, Alice; Thom, Katey; Maynard, A; Meehan, Claire; Kidd, Jacqueline; Newcombe, David; Widdowson, Deborah (2015-10)

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  • Building women's leadership: evaluation of the contribution of Australia Awards Scholarships

    Lockley, A; Ovington, K; Shah, Ritesh (2015-12)

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    The evaluation found that Australia Award scholarships have been a very effective tool for building women???s leadership. Tertiary studies have given women from developing countries the professional skills that have helped them advance their careers despite persistent gender barriers. Importantly studying in Australia was found to have been transformative for women from countries where restrictive social and cultural norms limit their opportunities. Scholarships have enabled many women to develop the personal attributes, vision and broad range of skills needed for leadership. However, the full potential of scholarships to build women???s leadership has yet to be realised. Opportunities for DFAT to enhance the contribution of Australia Awards to women???s leadership form the basis of six recommendations. Actions needed to improve women???s leadership outcomes include increasing women???s access to scholarships and a more strategic use of different types of Australia Award and post award activities.

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  • Demographics factors associated with support for Te Reo M??ori: Analysis of Data from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study

    Matika, C; Houkamau, Carla; Sibley, Christopher (2016-03-14)

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  • Assessment of civil society and community organizations working on tuberculosis in Cambodia

    Ngin, C; Ly, C; Kong, S; Tuot, S; Yi, S (2016)

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  • Clinical guidelines for weight management in New Zealand children and young people

    Jull, Andrew; Lawes, Carlene; Eyles, H; Gorton, D; Maddison, Ralph; Turley, Maria; Chua, S; Arcus, K; Stephenson, P; Chee, N; Dewes, O; Chhichhia, P; Sunkara, V (2009-12-23)

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    The Ministry of Health commissioned the development of the Guidelines in 2008 for the management of overweight and obese adults, children and young people, with a focus on M??ori, Pacific and South Asian populations. Obesity is considered a major risk factor for many chronic, debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Over the past two decades the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in New Zealand adults. Obesity is more common in M??ori, Pacific and South Asian populations compared with other New Zealanders. The aim of this guideline is to provide evidence-based guidance for the management of overweight and obesity in children and young people. It is expected that this guideline will be used principally in primary care and community-based initiatives. Primary prevention of overweight and obesity, although vitally important, is outside the contracted scope of this guideline. This guideline stands alongside a clinical guideline developed for weight management in adults. The Guidelines were developed by the Clinical Trials Research Unit (University of Auckland) with technical advice and guidance from the Guidelines Technical Advisory Group. Development also included key informant interviews, road testing with frontline health providers and primary health organisations, consultation with M??ori and Pacific caucuses and literature reviews on best practice information for M??ori and Pacific.

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  • Clinical guidelines for weight management in New Zealand adults

    Jull, Andrew; Lawes, Carlene; Eyles, H; Maddison, Ralph; Gorton, Delvina (2009-12-23)

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    The Ministry of Health commissioned the development of the Guidelines in 2008 for the management of overweight and obese adults, children and young people, with a focus on M??ori, Pacific and South Asian populations. Obesity is considered a major risk factor for many chronic, debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Over the past two decades the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in New Zealand adults. Obesity is more common in M??ori, Pacific and South Asian populations compared with other New Zealanders. The Guidelines aim to provide evidence-based guidance for individual and group weight management, to be principally used in primary care and community-based initiatives. It is envisaged that the Guidelines will influence practice, reduce unnecessary variation, and provide a consistent approach across the many programmes in the private and public sector. The Guidelines were developed by the Clinical Trials Research Unit (University of Auckland) with technical advice and guidance from the Guidelines Technical Advisory Group. Development also included key informant interviews, road testing with frontline health providers and primary health organisations, consultation with M??ori and Pacific caucuses and literature reviews on best practice information for M??ori and Pacific.

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  • Induction and Mentoring Pilot Programme: Milestone 2. Report for New Zealand Teachers Council, 16th April, 2009

    Langdon, FJ (2009-04-16)

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  • Dippy: a simplified interface for advanced mixed-integer programming

    O'Sullivan, Michael; Lim, Q-S; Walker, Cameron; Dunning, I; Mitchell, S (2012-01)

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  • A Detailed Review of the Worldwide Reinjection Experience in Power ProducingGeothermal Fields

    Kaya, Eylem; Zarrouk, Sadiq; O'Sullivan, M; Brockbank, K (2014-02-24)

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    In 2010 we conducted a review of the worldwide experiences with injection in geothermal fields based on information from 91 electric-power producing geothermal projects. In the present review we have extended the database to include detailed information about these fields: such as their installed capacity, reservoir information, production and injection conditions, their reinjection strategies and response of different type of geothermal reservoirs to these strategies. The reports and articles available in the open literature were the main source of this review report. Additional information is also presented in the database in order to provide details about each field. This information is summarized in tables and includes data relevant to the steamfield (drilled area, number of production and injection wells, type of reservoir, reservoir temperature and average enthalpy, reservoir depth), to the power plant (type of plant, installed capacity, annual electricity production, number of units, total and steam production rates) and to the type of reinjection (injection strategy and rate). Experience from these ninety-one electric-power producing geothermal fields shows that: a reinjection plan should be planned at the very earliest stages of field development and is likely to change with time depending on the response of the field to various strategies. An optimum reinjection design should balance the requirements to sustain the reservoir pressure and to prevent early breakthrough of cold reinjected water. Also the effects of reinjection on the natural hot recharge, and therefore on energy recovery from the system is an important matter to consider.

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  • Shooting Arrows: Disruptions, Intersections and Tracing Lines in Gender Research

    Locke, Kirsten (2014)

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    This paper explores the challenge of a disruption precipitated by a participant that occurred in an interview conducted in a comparative study on gendered academic career trajectories in New Zealand and Danish universities. Using the metaphor of a shooting arrow, the paper travels with the line of flight of the arrow through to a retooling of the conceptual framework of intersectionality. The metaphor of the shooting arrow is then utilized to explore the productive dimensions initiated by this disruption to rethink, readjust, and recalibrate intersectionality as a methodological tool in ways that avoid obvious connections and preconceptions when analyzing data. Tracing the line of flight further, the final section of the paper explores the reflexive nature of the interview process that twists the methodological framework of intersectionality and positions the interview as a performative event with its own temporal demarcations and boundaries

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  • Moving Beyond the Temporary? Evaluation of NRC's School Rehabilitation and Compact Teacher Training Program in Timor-Leste

    Shah, Ritesh; Leneman, B (2010)

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    From mid 2009 to mid 2010 NRC constructed and rehabilitated 30 schools in Manatuto and Ermera, Timor-Leste. Alongside the construction program, a Compact Teacher Training Program was developed and implemented. The evaluation found that NRC's actions recognised and were able to address the constraints and limitations that often leave remote and rural schools neglected in a country's development. Specifically, the school construction component took into account the need to provide durable structures that were appropriate and feasible to the environment. The Compact Teacher Training recognised the value and importance of providing site-based support over an extended period of time to teachers who otherwise lack training opportunities, and in a cost-effective manner. The teachers motivation improved as well as the students enjoyment of school and of learning.

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  • Evaluation of the Norwegian Refugee Council???s Palestine Education Programme 2010-2014

    Shah, Ritesh (2014-07)

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    This evaluation report provides a summary of the key activities of the Norwegian Refugee Council???s Palestine country office education programme, as well as the outcomes noted to date in terms of their impact, relevance and durability. As a formative evaluation, key findings and conclusions are drawn, and several key recommendations made on potential ways forward for NRC???s education programme in Palestine.

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  • RedLib: A Lightweight Reduction Library for Java

    Mehrabi, Mostafa (2015-01-26)

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    Reduction in computer science is the process of combining two or more elements into one. This process is widely used by network based applications for integrating results from di erent computers of a network. It also seems reasonable to use the same mechanism in shared memory applications that run on a single computer. That is, reducing the results that are obtained from di erent threads in a computer into the nal result. However, there are not many libraries that facilitate reduction on single computers, as the main focus has been on network based applications thus far. Considering the bene ts of reduction for improving performance on shared memory applications, developing assistant libraries in this scope is quite worthwhile. In this paper we have introduced an extensive reduction library that has been developed for Java. Moreover, the object oriented considerations of the design have been explained, and it has been clari ed how users bene t from them. Also, we have compared the features provided by our design with a few others that are available in this eld. Further examples in this paper help with clearer understanding of the logic of our design.

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  • Norwegian Refugee Council's Accelerated Education Responses: A meta-evaluation

    Shah, Ritesh (2015-10-20)

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    For over 15 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has supported out of school children and youth to regain access to schooling by supporting Alternative Education (AE) programming. Such programming has been and continues to be implemented across a number of the countries and regions in which NRC is responding to humanitarian and early recovery situations. While individual AE programmes have been evaluated and assessed at various points, to date, there has not been an organisation-wide review of this activity. This meta-evaluation is seen by NRC as an opportunity to share evidence-based best practices and lessons learned from the different phases of the humanitarian and early recovery response with other education actors. Additionally, the meta- evaluation aims to identify both positive and negative patterns in terms of the design, delivery, and assessment of impact of AE provision across a range of contexts and phases of the humanitarian responses. Findings from this meta-evaluation will help strengthen NRC???s capacity to design, deliver and evaluate quality AE programmes and responses. It is also aimed to fill some critical gaps in the AE evidence base to date.

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  • ???A case study in whole-school innovation???

    Kushner, Saville; Sinnema, Claire; Courtney, Matthew; Cochise, A; Brown, Gavin (2015-09-01)

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    This study examines the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) in Aotearoa New Zealand. At the time of the study, there were 14 public and private PYP schools in New Zealand. All but one of these schools included student populations of high relative economic status. Researchers undertook classroom observations, interviews with students and educators, document analysis, an analysis of achievement data and workshops with principals and coordinators to verify the data. The results from the standardized test analysis indicate that achievement in the PYP schools generally exceeds achievement among other high decile schools nationally. Additionally, while the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and PYP are largely compatible, there were a few points of difference, notably an emphasis on international-mindedness, inquiry and action in the PYP. Researchers highlighted a number of key findings based on school observations, specifically the emphasis on inquiry-based learning, a constructivist approach to knowledge and global/local interactions. Students also displayed a great deal of agency in their own learning and teachers tended to act as facilitators of the learning process. Lastly, the authors conclude that while most of the PYP schools serve populations of relatively high decile students, an inquiry-based curriculum would also likely benefit low decile schools and students.

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