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By Sally Washington, Martin Peak & Katherine Fahey
Policy quarterly 11 (1), 2015, p. 11-18.

Examines the state of women's employment in the New Zealand public service. Considers disparities in terms of seniority, occupational segregation, pay, and career progression opportunities.

By Joan M. Conway
Journal of educational leadership, policy and practice 29 (2) 2014, p. 32-46.

Investigates the role that leadership at a whole-school level plays in sustainable school improvement.

By Tipene O'Regan
Bridget Williams Books, 2014, 33 p.

Talks about the Ngāi Tahu claim heard before the Waitangi Tribunal.

A state of the nation report from the Salvation Army
By Alan Johnson
Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit, 2015, 91 p.

Presents the Salvation Army's eighth report on social progress in New Zealand. Focuses on five social policy areas: children's wellbeing, crime and punishment, work and incomes, social hazards and housing.

By Peter Davies, Tian Qiu & Neil M. Davies
Journal of education policy 29 (6), 2014, p. 804-825.

Talks about factors that influence secondary students' choices and decision-making regarding higher education in England. Looks at parents' education levels, students' cultural capital, and expectations of graduate wages.

New resources


We have a new book charting Māori history from 3000BC through to the 21st century, written by Atholl Anderson (Ngāi Tahu), Judith Binney, and Aroha Harris (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi). It brings together history, archaeology, traditional narratives, oral sources, and over 500 images.
Request a copy of Tangata whenua
Aroha Harris is giving a free public talk this Wednesday 4 March, 12.15pm, at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington.
Public history talk – Aroha Harris

We have created new leadership and management reading lists to help you find relevant articles and books. Topics include:

  • organisational change
  • stress management
  • strategic planning
  • and human resources.

There are also more specific lists on leading and managing in early childhood education and schooling.  
We have included links to popular journals like 'Harvard Business Review' and 'People Management'. 
Check out our new leadership and management reading lists

29 October 2014 is New Zealand Teachers' Day. We have new resources about teachers and teaching in our schooling section. 
Go to our Schooling section to find the latest resources

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