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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Masashi Yui & Robert Gregory
Policy quarterly 14 (3), 2018, p. 25-32 (article).
Looks at structural change in New Zealand's state sector between 1960 and 2017. Speculates as to whether there could be links between the amount of organisational restructuring, unsatisfactory productivity rates in the state sector, and the embedding of a managerialist culture. Talks about the amount and types of restructuring, which organisations were restructured, which governments did the most restructuring, and whether it was driven by politicians or public servants.
By Alice Neville
Metro, July/August 2018, p. 46-50 (article).
Discusses the increasing interest in studying te reo Māori in New Zealand schools. Asks whether it should be made a core subject and talks about problems with teacher shortages.
By Catherine Woulfe
Listener, 23 June 2018, p. 22-30 (article).
Highlights the lack of research and monitoring of early childhood education environments in New Zealand. Talks about current regulations for temperature, noise, and space.