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Working towards an uncertain future: where is 'work' heading?

By Carl Billington et al.
Public sector 42 (1), 2019, p. 6-9.

Explores issues shaping the future of work and employment in New Zealand and looks at what this means for education and social services.

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Toitū te mātauranga: valuing culturally inclusive research in contemporary times

By Angus & Sonja Macfarlane
Psychology Aotearoa 10 (2), 2018, p. 71-76 (article).

Position paper about the importance of cultural competence and cultural safety in research conducted by, with, and for Māori in New Zealand.

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The fear of feedback

By Patrick S. Malone & Zina B. Sutch
TD Talent Development 73 (2), 2019, p. 30-35 (article).

Explains why employees get anxious about receiving feedback and how managers can overcome their fear of delivering it.

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Good education policy making: data-informed but values-driven

By Harry Brighouse et al.
Phi delta kappan 100 (4), 2018, p. 36-39.

Talks about factors that inform decisions in educational policy-making. Argues that policymakers should broaden their definitions of valued educational outcomes in order to promote a holistic concept of student success.

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A framework for wellbeing

Billington, Carl
Public Sector, 41 (4) 2018, p. 7-9.

Looks at how the public sector is planning for New Zealand's first 'Wellbeing Budget' in 2019. Considers what is meant by wellbeing and how it might be measured.

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Managing organizational conflict: towards a comprehensive framework of outcomes, practices, and competencies

By Alan Clardy
Performance improvement 57 (10), 2018, p. 10-25 (article).

Proposes a framework of eight goals for organisational conflict-management programmes and practices. Talks about early identification of conflicts, developing conflict-management competencies, implementing routine conflict-management processes, dealing with various causes and effects of conflict, and resolving problems of chronic conflict.

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Te whai mātauranga: he taonga mō te tangata kotahi pea, mō te iwi katoa rānei? Education: a private commodity, or public good?

By Georgina Stewart
New Zealand journal of educational studies 53 (2), 2018, p. 165-176 (article).

Uses a kaupapa Māori lens to critique and interpret a key text produced by the New Zealand Treasury in 1987 that influenced Māori educational policy in Aotearoa.

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Breaking the link between disability and child and whānau poverty

By Sam Murray
Policy quarterly 14 (4), Nov. 2018, p. 68-77 (article).

Reports on the high rate of income poverty experienced by children aged 14 and under with disabilities and their whānau in New Zealand. Covers disability-related allowances, the makeup of households, levels of employment, extra costs, and decile data from the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme.

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Learning curve

By Sally Blundell
Listener, 15-21 Sept. 2018, p. 18-24 (article).

Talks about the increase in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder among New Zealand children. Looks at the impact autism can have on children's education and social interactions.

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Kahukura Community of Practice

By Trudy Heath et al.
New Zealand principal 33 (3), 2018, p. 10-13 (article).

A group of Christchurch principals talk about the formation of Kahukura, a community of practice that encourages professional collaboration. Outlines Kahukura's purpose and origin, its areas of focus, and its plans and outcomes.

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