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Talking with Shaun Ackroyd

Shaun Ackroyd  has been involved in research and evaluation  for over thirteen years, and has been working independently for the past eight years. Originally from Gisborne, Shaun is currently based

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Media Advisory: Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies to be announced next year

Hon Tariana Turia Minister for Whānau Ora Minister of Whānau Ora Tariana Turia said on the 19th of this month that a decision on the commissioning agencies for Whānau Ora

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Media Release: Change of Governance Proposed in Māori Language Strategy

Strengthening the focus on whānau, hapū and iwi, and consolidating Māori leadership, are the key principles underpinning the proposed new Māori Language Strategy which the Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon

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The first Conference of the American Indigenous Research Association was held at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Pablo, Montana on October 11-12, 2013.

Over 200 people attended which included people from across the United States and Canada, including our own Fiona Cram from Aotearoa. The American indigenous Research Association works to foster the

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Community-based Participatory Research to Address Childhood Obesity: Experiences from Alexander First Nation in Canada

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an evidence-based approach that can guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of childhood obesity prevention initiatives at the community level. The goal of this paper

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GEDI Week: Nnenia Campell and Saúl Maldonado on Amplifying Definitions of Diversity in the Discourse and Practice of Culturally Responsive Evaluation

Posted by John LaVelle in Graduate Student and New Evaluators, Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Nnenia Campbell and Saύl Maldonado, recent graduates from the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Diversity Education Internship

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He Manu Hou: The Transition of Māori Students into Māori Studies

There are many known factors that can help or hinder Indigenous students undertaking tertiary study, but little is known about how Māori students experience Māori studies courses specifically. Against the

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Ka Whānau Mai Te Reo: Honouring Whānau Upholding Reo Māori

Written by  Nicola Bright, Alex Barnes and Jessica Hutchings This study is part of an on-going project of revitalisating  reo Māori (Māori language) within the schooling system, the home, and

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Investing In Our Nation’s Kids: Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand.

As New Zealanders we like to believe our country is a great place for children. Poverty is a real and widespread issue within New Zealand. As many as 25 percent

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Connecting Education and Communities – two opportunities to share learning and inspiration

As part of our efforts to make a difference for disadvantaged children and their families, the J R McKenzie Trust supports work that engages parents, families and whānau in their

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Talking with Kirimatao Paipa

“We’re in a strong space as researchers and evaluators to help the real work that’s going on on the ground. Evaluation on its own is not a means to an

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Wellington Seminar | Te Whetu Rēhua: A framework for defining as Māori participation in sport and recreation at a community level

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You are invited to attend an Australasian Evaluation Society(AES) award presentation and seminar to the winners of the AES 2013 Best Evaluation Policy & Systems Award – Te Whetu Rēhua:

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