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The changing face of local egovernment in New Zealand
In New Zealand, there is a national digital strategy with targets for 2010 in place set by the State Services Commission. In this paper, the extent to which e-participation targets have been met by local governments in ...
Raising the bar on self-access centre learning support
Tertiary Learning Advisors reflect on their ‘good practice’ through three key terms: utilisation, effectiveness and individual student support. We ask ourselves: Are the facilities and the advisory service support structures ...
How can Independent Learning Centres mediate language learning and communication?
(Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages New Zealand, 2010-10)
Self-Access Centres (SACs) and Independent Learning Centres (ILCs) have been an integral part of many tertiary language schools around the world for several years. However, recently there have been restructurings, new ...
Bridging the digital divide: Students’ access to digital technologies in a language department
(Southern Institute of Technology, 2010-01-01)
In many institutions in New Zealand from primary to tertiary level, the use of technology by both students and teachers to support learning and teaching is assumed. This article reports briefly on research done in a New ...
Does Our Amazing Place build community resilience?
(Auckland, Violence Free Waitakere/Our Amazing Place Website, 2013)
Objective The objective of this research was an evaluation of Our Amazing Place Treasure Hunt Events held in Unsworth Heights in the North Shore of Auckland and Massey in the West of Auckland respectively. The research ...
WHANAKE The Pacific Journal of Community Development
(Unitec ePress, 2015-05-15)
Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, a bi-annual ejournal for practitioners and academics who love community development. The journal mission is to serve as a crucible of democracy, where people come ...
Community Leadership as Learning
(International Association of Community Development, 2014)
Inspiring Communities has been working to support and enable locally-led change through creating conditions for leadership and learning, since 2008. Inspiring Communities was born when 30 people in Aotearoa New Zealand ...
Resilient Leadership Amidst Complexity
(Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research, 2014)
Amidst more than two decades of a discourse calling for third sector organisations to be more ‘business- like’ (Tennant, 2007), there has been relatively little research about the strengths of being ‘nonprofit-like’ (Dym ...
Participation, Partnerships and Pilots in Community Development Policy
(Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
This paper critically examines the current New Zealand government’s policy of promoting local participation and ‘partnerships’ in community development and the provision of social services with particular consideration of ...