22 results for Unclassified, 2008

  • Hikaru Yamashita, Humanitarian Space and International Politics: The Creation of Safe Areas (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2004)

    Moses, Jeremy (2008)

    Unclassified
    University of Canterbury Library

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  • Richard Caplan, International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006),291 pp.

    Moses, J. (2008)

    Unclassified
    University of Canterbury Library

    With the limited acceptance of the ‘responsibility to protect’ at the 2005 UN World Summit, it appears that the exercise of humanitarian intervention – and the related peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations that follow – will remain a feature of international politics for the forseeable future. With this in mind, Richard Caplan’s well organised analysis of the successes and failures of recent post-conflict ‘transitional administrations’ – in Eastern Slavonia, Bosnia, Kosovo, and East Timor – that have been managed by international authorities is a useful text for practitioners and scholars alike.

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  • Whakawhanaungatanga: Partnerships in bicultural development in early childhood care and education

    Ritchie, Jenny; Rau, Cheryl (2008)

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    Unitec

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  • Learning to teach: Success case studies of teacher induction in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Aitken, Helen; Bruce Ferguson, Pip; McGrath, Fiona; Piggot-Irvine, Eileen; Ritchie, Jenny (2008-01-01)

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    Unitec

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  • The experience of women with chronic illness aged between 65 to 74 years: A qualitative participatory study

    Roy, Dianne; Giddings, Lynne (2008)

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    Unitec

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  • Urban reprogramming at Sunnynook: Can a landscape strategy for an urban design project provide satisfactory planning direction for a local body?

    Griffiths, Pete (2008)

    Unclassified
    Unitec

    Centre plans, analysis documents, and urban renewal documents, appear on council’s shelves and archives under many names. An examination of the contents page, in these documents, reveals a seemingly full and rigorous analytical study of existing site conditions has been carried out, but on closer inspection some areas of weaknesses are revealed. For example, often an analysis of the open space or parks and reserve networks are undertaken, which consist of a list of these areas…and that’s all. This project aims to make a thorough investigation into the open green spaces that populate the immediate vicinity of the Sunnynook town centre, with the aim of providing some initial concepts for the reprogramming of Sunnynook town centre. This reprogramming will be entirely driven by the inherent potentials of the ecological diversity of the open green spaces. An acknowledgement is made at this point that other important factors such as social conditions, economic and political factors, and other necessary components of the site have been sidelined in order to focus entirely on the potentials of the ecological diversity mentioned earlier.

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  • Foundation learning in New Zealand: an overview

    Benseman, John (2008)

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    Unitec

    This book comes at a timely point in the development of the foundation skills sector in New Zealand. The purpose of this first chapter is to provide an overall context, by reviewing what is meant by the term foundation skills and its various synonyms before moving on to a brief history of the sector in New Zealand and in particular, the significance of the 1996 International Adult Literacy Survey that proved to be a turning-point in its development. Following a discussion of the broader significance of research and evaluation, the chapter then reviews where we stand at present in terms of policy, the range of provision operating and the learners that it serves. Finally, an outline is provided of the book’s chapters and what they cover.

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  • Case study : United States

    Benseman, John; Comings, J. (2008)

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    Unitec

    As with many other OECD countries, the United States of America (U.S.) estimated the literacy skills of its adult population as part of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). The U.S. published the results of its National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS), which employed what became the English version of the IALS test, in 1994 (citation1), and then published the results of a second estimate in 2006 after the completion of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), which employed the same test. The NAAL (citation2) changed the familiar five levels of skill identified in the IALS to four levels, labelled below basic, basic, intermediate, and proficient. In addition, it dropped several million adults from the sample because they could not answer any of the test questions. The score range in below basic is slightly below that of IALS Level 1, and the score range in basic is slightly below that of IALS Level 2. Though the reporting of NAAL levels is different, any particular score on the NAAL is equivalent to that score on the IALS and NALS.

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  • OECD/CERI Formative assessment project background report : New Zealand

    Benseman, John (2008)

    Unclassified
    Unitec

    While there had been a community-based adult literacy movement active in New Zealand since the late 1970s (Hill, 1990), the sector’s provision and political presence was marginal at best. Its advocates struggled to establish a secure funding source without a research base, within an educational system that had long prided itself on its child literacy achievements and therefore had scepticism about the existence of adult literacy issues. The results from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) in 1996 proved to be a turning-point, as it provided the first substantial evidence of the levels of New Zealand adults’ basic skills. Like a lot of comparable countries such as Canada, the US and Australia, the IALS results (OECD, 1997) showed that approximately one quarter of New Zealand adults were operating at Level 1 and a similar proportion at Level 2. While all groups were represented to some degree in the lower skill categories, there were disproportionately higher numbers of Pacific Islanders,1 Maori2, those who have a first language other than English, those with minimal secondary education, older people and those not in employment. Further analyses (Ministry of Education, 2004; Workbase, 1998) showed concentrations of low skill populations in some rural areas (especially the Far North and the eastern North Island) and the Auckland metropolitan area and in blue-collar occupations, the manufacturing, agricultural, hunting and fishing industries. These results are reasonably akin to other countries with which New Zealand traditionally compares itself such as Australia, Canada and the US, but behind others like Sweden and the Netherlands.

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  • Lower Probabilities of Centrally Symmetric Sets

    Rogers, Alan; Ryan, MJ (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Translation: Learning to Be: A Perspective of Education for Sustainable Development in Oceania, by Konai Thaman

    Amano, CS (2008)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    Sustainable Education and Culture:Deepening ESD in the Pacific Rim

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  • Poet's corner

    French, Anne (2008)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    New Zealand poets have found themselves in the spotlight as part of TVOne's Artsville series, which has regularly featured performances from some of our leading word magicians. Third Party Productions was commissioned by the channel to match up poets, poems and directors for the series which was scattered through the weekly arts programme.

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  • Statistics Levels 5 to 7: A teacher's guide to informal comparative reasoning

    Pfannkuch, Maxine; Wild, Christopher; Regan, Matthew; Horton, N (2008)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    This document is a guide for teachers. It is not for students. It is not a teaching activity; other complementary documents will provide ideas for teaching activities. Future documents will build on this guide for the higher Levels 6, 7, and 8.

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  • Ten years on: e-books at the University of Auckland library

    Mincic-Obradovic, Ksenija (2008)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Seminar details: Elsevier Library Connect Seminar, Auckland New Zealand, 2008.

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  • Review of the book George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, Violin Virtuoso and Composer of Color in Late 18th-Century Europe, by Clifford D. Panton

    Badley, Allan (2008)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    The lengthy title of Clifford D. Panton’s biography of the eighteenth-century violinistcomposer George Bridgetower establishes the essential focus of the book, which deals at length with the impact of race on life in the eighteenth century.

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  • Review of the book The Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Virtuoso of the Sword and the Bow, by Gabriel Banat

    Badley, Allan (2008)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    In his moving obituary for Saint-Georges, printed in Le Courier des Spectacles in June 1799, J. S. A. Cuvelier, an old friend of this remarkable man, observed that deared him to those who sought his company; obliging, generous, witty, gallant and sensitive, his loss is lamented equally by the fair sex, enthralled by his gifts, and by his friends who readily forgave the slight aberrations of his head, in favour of the precious qualities of his heart.

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  • What’s going on in Cataloguing

    Obradovic, Ksenija (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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  • Implementation of New Test for Preterm Labour

    Wise, Michelle (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Partial Compensation in Speech Adaptation

    Katseff, S.; Houde, J. (2008)

    Unclassified
    University of Canterbury Library

    We propose that speech planning is driven by targets which incorporate both auditory and somatosensory feedback. In three experiments, we show that (1) talkers compensate for abnormal auditory feedback, (2) compensation is more complete for small shifts in feedback than for large shifts in feedback, and (3) the completeness of compensation is driven by the discrepancy between auditory and somatosensory feedback.

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  • Nutrient trading in Lake Taupo: getting it right

    Raffensperger, J.F.; Milke, M. (2008)

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    University of Canterbury Library

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