Metro cover July 2015By Simon Wilson. Metro Jul/August 2015: 40-49 (article)

Presents tables comparing Auckland secondary schools. Looks at school leaver qualifications and NCEA results, including University Entrance and Scholarship rates. Takes into account school decile, and whether Cambridge exams or the International Baccalaureate are offered as well as or instead of NCEA. Shows the new 2015 deciles.

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Mana cover June 2015By Aaron Smale. Mana 123 (June/July) 2015, p. 28-38 (article).

Talks about Māori achievement at secondary school level in New Zealand. Discusses how Māori teachers and parents are ensuring that all students succeed.

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Broadening horizons 2015 coverBritish Council, 2015, 44 p.

Attempts to understand why students from the UK and US tend not to opt for overseas study at tertiary level. Looks at what influences their decision making process and what steps might be taken to encourage international study.

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Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, 2015, 31 p.

Discusses transnational higher education in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. Highlights differing approaches and outlines mechanisms for control and development in each country. Looks at the impact of transnational education on government policy, employability, and local education.

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Journal of Vocational EducationBy Rinos Pasura. Journal of vocational education and training 67 (2), 2015, p. 203-218 (article).

Discusses the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector’s transformation into a competitive market. Explores the ways international students are conceptualised and represented by private VET providers in this market.

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JHEPMBy Leanne Coombe. Journal of higher education policy and management 37 (2), 2015, p. 125-143 (article).

Analyses the Australian government’s 2009 higher education policy. Looks at whether the policy succeeded in achieving an internationally competitive higher education sector while expanding access opportunities to all Australians. Examines the formulation and implementation of the policy.

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Tertiary education & management coverBy Juha Kettunen. Tertiary education and management 21 (1), 2015, p. 56-65 (article).

Describes the most important stakeholders and the process of stakeholder relationships in higher education.

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Listener cover 13 June 2015By Catherine Woulfe. Listener, 13 June 2015, p. 23-27 (article).

Discusses efforts to combat bullying in New Zealand schools. Talks about a new restorative, secondary school-based intervention called Inclusive. Looks at how bullying can affect children later in their lives.

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Metro June 2015 CoverMetro, June 2015, p. 54.

Profiles the top five most influential Aucklanders in the education sector, as chosen by Metro magazine.

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Talent development cover 2015By Pamela Valencia. TD: talent development 69 (4), 2015, p. 60-64 (article).

Outlines five approaches to help resolve workplace conflict.

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NZ management May 2015 coverBy Iain McCormick. New Zealand management 62 (4), 2015, p. 14-15 (article).

Contends that leaders need to understand their own personality types in order to perform well. Talks about qualities such as emotional stability, extroversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. Discusses how they contribute to leadership.

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How to manage difficult people coverBy Alan Fairweather. Constable & Robinson, 2014, 212 p.

Shows how to identify and understand awkward and challenging behaviours in others, and how to manage them. Covers: defusing and dealing with difficult customers, both in person and on the phone; managing problems with workplace colleagues; handling difficult day-to-day interactions; improving communication and listening skills; and developing rapport-building skills.

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Assessment in education coverBy Lois R. Harris, Gavin T.L. Brown & Jennifer A. Harnett. Assessment in education: principles, policy & practice 22 (2), 2015, p. 265-281 (article).

Looks at peer- and self-assessment among New Zealand primary and secondary students. Uses a framework devised by John Hattie and Helen Timperley to examine the content of the feedback students provide to both themselves and their peers.

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Policy Futures in Education coverBy Menucha Birenbaum, Lorna Earl & Helen Timperley et al. Policy futures in education 13 (1), 2015, p. 117-140.

Discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) practices, particularly in Western educational jurisdictions. Looks at the evolution of AfL and its impact on school systems in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US, Norway, Ireland, and Israel. Outlines policy trends for AfL in each country.

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By Bronwen Cowie & Judy Moreland. Assessment in education: principles, policy & practice 22 (2), 2015, p. 247-264 (article).

Looks at how a New Zealand teacher used formal and informal assessment practices to help students monitor and manage their own learning while holding them accountable for explaining their ideas to others.

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Times Educational Supplement 5046 coverBy William Stewart. Times educational supplement 5144, 2015, p. 14-15 (article).

Reports on a talk given by John Hattie about calls for students to learn essential ‘core’ knowledge. Covers his views on how his book ‘Visible learning’ is being used by proponents of various teaching methods. Outlines his argument that more emphasis should be placed on how children learn and the impact of teaching on that learning.

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Special issue: sociocultural theoretical perspectives on assessment: exploring links, limitations and emerging considerations

Item: AP May/1
Assessment systems as cultural scripts: a sociocultural theoretical lens on assessment practice and products
by Elwood, Jannette; Murphy, Patricia. p 182-192

Item: AP May/2
Validity, science and educational measurement
by Goldstein, Harvey. p 193-201

Item: AP May/3
A situative response to the conundrum of formative assessment
by Hickey, Daniel T. p 202-223

Item: AP May/4
Developing an assessment pedagogy: the tensions and struggles in re-theorising assessment from a cultural-historical perspective
by Fleer, Marilyn. p 224-246

Item: AP May/5
Leveraging disciplinary practices to support students’ active participation in formative assessment
by Cowie, Bronwen; Moreland, Judy. p 247-264

Item: AP May/6
Analysis of New Zealand primary and secondary student peer- and self-assessment comments: applying Hattie and Timperley’s feedback model
by Harris, Lois R; Brown, Gavin T L; Harnett, Jennifer A. p 265-281

Item: AP May/7
Multilevel predictors of differing perceptions of Assessment for Learning practices between teachers and students
by Pat-El, Ron Jonathan et al. p 282-298

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Harvard business review cover May 2015By John Beshears & Francesca Gino. Harvard business review 93 (5), 2015, p. 52-62 (article).

Describes how leaders can alter the environment in which decisions are made so that people are more likely to make choices that lead to good outcomes.

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Employment today cover 2015By James Spencer. Employment today 191, 2015, p. 20-23 (article).

Looks at the role HR can play in organisational change management initiatives.

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Journal of the National Institute for Career Education coverBy Gill Naylor. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling 34, 2015, p. 48-54 (article).

Explores how the transitions of young people from formal education into employment have changed since the 1970s. Considers the impact of these changes on the lives of youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET).

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