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By Catherine Cotter
Policy quarterly 14 (2), 2018, p. 80-87 (article).

Looks at how information and communications technology (such as smartphones and the internet) might be used by the government to create and provide new kinds of services for disadvantaged New Zealanders. Considers the impact of the digital divide and notes a lack of integration into social policy design and implementation, the absence of ongoing policy reviews and updates, and insufficient research.

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By Kathy Ombler
Public sector 41 (1), 2018, p. 5-8 (article).

Looks at challenges faced by New Zealand's public sector and its employees. Covers technological advances, generational disparities, demographic shifts, and major changes in the workplace. Considers whether the public sector is adequately prepared for the future.

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By Will Hazell
Times educational supplement 5291, 2018, p. 10-21 (article).

Critiques the state of the accountability system faced by primary and secondary schools in the UK. Discusses problems in areas such as league tables, targets, performance measures, testing, school inspections, and the sanctions used when schools fail to meet standards.

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New resources

Our new resources lists include items recently added to the library’s catalogue and highlights, and tables of contents for a selection of journals and magazines.

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