Assessment in education coverBy Louise Hayward. Article in Assessment in education: principles, policy & practice 22 (1), 2015, p. 27-43.

Looks at lessons learned during Scotland’s large-scale evaluations of its ‘Assessment is for Learning’ programme. Discusses the extent to which this evidence was used to inform future learning within the national programme.

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NZ teacher cover 2015By Elizabeth McLeod. Article in NZ teacher: New Zealand education review series 6 (1), 2015, p. 16-17.

Canvasses the views of New Zealand students and principals on NCEA, the Cambridge International Examination, and the International Baccalaureate system. Outlines differences in each approach and looks at how NCEA compares to the others.

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Assessment in education coverBy Therese N. Hopfenbeck, Maria Teresa Florez Petour & Astrid Tolo. Article in Assessment in education: principles, policy & practice 22 (1), 2015, p. 44-60.

Investigates how different stakeholders in Norway experienced a government-initiated, large-scale policy implementation programme of assessment for learning. Talks to Ministers of Education, members of the Directorate of Education and Training, municipality leaders, teachers, school leaders, and students.

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NZ teacher cover 2015By Jude Barback. Article in NZ teacher: New Zealand education review series 6 (1), 2015, p. 13-15.

Considers issues surrounding the moderation, consistency, and ranking of NCEA and National Standards. Talks about the alignment of achievement standards with the New Zealand Curriculum, and the public availability of schools’ assessment results.

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Harvard business review cover December 2014By Rebecca Hamilton. Article in the Harvard business review 95 (3), 2015, p. 116-119.

Argues that success in business and life depends on bridging psychological distance. Defines psychological distance as the gaps between oneself and other people (social distance), the present and the future (temporal distance), physical location and faraway places (spatial distance), and imagining something and experiencing it (experiential distance). Outlines strategies to decrease or increase these gaps, and looks at the value of substituting one type of gap for another.

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Five dimensions of qualityBy Linda Suskie. Jossey-Bass, 2015, 282 p.

Outlines a model for understanding and meeting the ongoing need for advancing quality in higher education. Talks about relevance, community, focus and aspiration, evidence, and betterment as key components of a standard for identifying ways to improve and demonstrate institutional quality. Covers both institutions that are seeking accreditation and those aiming for self-improvement. Looks at principles that drive the expectations of accrediting bodies.

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27 challenges coverBy Bruce Tulgan. Jossey-Bass, 2014, 242 p.

Outlines common challenges managers face when it comes to managing people. Looks at challenges involved in being a new leader, problems with teaching self-management, managing attitudes, and renewing management relationships. Shows how to use ongoing one-on-one conversations that make expectations clear, performance monitoring, continuous feedback, and accountability to solve these challenges.

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BJGCBy Jim E.H. Bright. Article in the British journal of guidance and counselling 43 (1), 2015, p. 24-35.

Looks at the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in career guidance practice within the framework of the Chaos Theory of Careers. Talks about change and complexity, usability and client-centered service provision, and possible future directions.

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Australian journal of career development coverBy Kate Broadley. Article in the Australian journal of career development 24 (1), 2015, p. 27-38.

Examines the under-representation of Australian girls and women in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) both at school level and in the workforce. Looks at how career counsellors might encourage greater participation by girls in STEM subjects at school. Strategies include: promotion of STEM at primary school level; using role models and mentors; working with families and teachers; and focusing on specific groups of girls.

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BJGCBy Jenny Bimrose, Jaana Kettunen & Tannis Goddard. Article in the British journal of guidance and counselling 43 (1), 2015, p. 8-23.

Examines key elements that contribute to the successful integration of information and communications technology (ICT) into careers practice.

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JCABy Peter A. Creed & Ruth-Eva Gagliardi. Article in the Journal of career assessment 23 (1), 2015, p. 20-34.

Investigates the concept of career compromise. Looks at its relationship with career distress and perceptions of employment demand and employment confidence. Considers whether core-self evaluations and social capital buffer the effects of career compromise.

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By Shmuel Shulman et al. Article in the Journal of adolescence 37 (8), 2014, p. 1505-1515.

Examines career adaptability among 22- to 29-year-olds. Looks at their current jobs, difficulties they might have had in the past and how they coped with them, the extent to which their job fits their interests, and how meaningful it is to them.

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Counselling for career construction coverBy J.G. Maree. Sense Publishers, 2013, 136 p.

Discusses the theory and practice of career counselling. Outlines the development of the postmodern, narrative or career construction approach and the model and methods used to advance careers in the 21st century. Proposes a shift in career counselling towards a reflective approach built on respect and aimed at exploiting change and its effects. Chapters cover: The effect of changes in the world of work on theoretical and conceptual frameworks for career counselling. Career construction principles and practices. Salient features of career construction counselling. Using the CIP and its narrative supplement in career counselling.

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Talent development cover August 2014By Steve Gladis. Article in TD: talent development 69 (1), 2015, p. 78-81.

Presents strategies for managers and co-workers to use when dealing with bullies and narcissists in the workplace.

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Successful meetings coverBy Shri Henkel. Atlantic Publishing, 2007, 285 p.

Describes how to organise and conduct successful business meetings. Chapters cover: types of meetings; time, place, and purpose of meetings; initial planning; planning an agenda; strategic meeting planning; effective ways to start meetings; elements of an effective meeting; facilitation; understanding other meeting attendees; communication skills; potential meeting problems; how to end a meeting; and how to evaluate and assess a meeting.

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Recognizing public value coverBy Mark H. Moore. Harvard University Press, 2013, 473 p.

Examines US case studies to highlight the problem of recognising and measuring public value. Argues that private sector models built on customer satisfaction and the bottom line cannot be transferred to government agencies. Sets a philosophy of performance measurement that will help public managers name, observe, and sometimes count the value they produce. Introduces the Public Value Account, which outlines the values that citizens want to see reflected in agency operations. Covers education, public health, safety, crime prevention, housing and other areas.

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Policy quarterly August 2012 coverBy Sally Washington, Martin Peak & Katherine Fahey. Article in 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.

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Becoming a better boss coverBy Julian Birkinshaw. Jossey-Bass, 2013, 255 p.

Talks about what makes a successful manager from an employee’s point of view. Outlines where management practice often appears to go wrong, explores the common personal biases and shortcomings of managers, and discusses how experimentation can overcome the limitations and idiosyncrasies of a particular organisation.

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New myths coverBy Tipene O’Regan. Bridget Williams Books, 2014, 33 p.

Talks about the Ngāi Tahu claim heard before the Waitangi Tribunal. Discusses the impact that the Waitaha movement had on the claim, the Tribunal process, and te ao Māori during the 1990s.

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Harvard business review cover December 2014By Heidi Grant Halvorson. Article in the Harvard business review 93 (1/2), 2015, p. 113-117.

Talks about how people can unwittingly make a bad first impression. Discusses the differences between the image people project and the way other people perceive that image. Presents tips on how to come across the right way.

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