RECENT RESEARCH

Advocacy

Wellbeing and Arts, Culture and Creativity in the Waikato

By: Creative Waikato and Huber Social
Published: 2022-11-18

A report commissioned by Creative Waikato to research to measure the social impact of community engagement with arts, culture and creativity in Waikato. Developed to provide insights; to support ongoing…

Non-profit Sector

Rangatahi Evaluation Project

By: Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust
Published: 2022-09-14

The aim of the Rangatahi Evaluation research project was to explore the present status of rangatahi who previously accessed training programmes provided by Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust. The Project…

Advocacy

Horizontal methodologies in community interpreting studies: Conducting research with Latin American service users in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Agustina Marianacci
Published: 2022-08-12

Community interpreting norms and research have been heavily influenced by a Western-centric community of practitioners and an individualist, positivist philosophy. This has resulted not only in an entrenched emphasis on…

Ethnicity and Diversity Evaluation People and Society
Ethnicity and Diversity

Being a language learner—Is that all there is?

By: Jinah Lee
Published: 2022-08-11

Asian migrants are inevitably categorised as language learners. At times, it is the migrant’s own definition and can be used as a support. At others, it is an imposition in…

Ethnicity and Diversity

Story Sharing in Narrative Research

By: Jinah Lee
Published: 2022-08-11

Researchers using a narrative approach largely acknowledge their role in the process of the unfolding or telling of their participants’ narratives, and the fact that their positioning as researchers results…

People and Society

West 5: 4 Trauma – an action research project report

By: Janette Searle
Published: 2022-06-30

West 5: 4 Trauma is an action research project that looks at a model for trauma sensitive schooling within 5 different primary schools in West Auckland. The project used a…

Action Research Community Development Education & Training
People and Society

Volunteers Enriching Education in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Tania Jones and Karen A. Smith
Published: 2022-06-20

In an online survey of New Zealand’s early childhood education services, schools and kura in late 2021/early 2022, over 83% of respondents involve volunteers, with volunteers most important in primary…

Community Development Education & Training Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Environment

Understanding sustainable behavioural change in Taranaki

By: Alexandra Vernal, Jamie Silk
Published: 2022-06-15

With funding from TOI Foundation, Sustainable Taranaki engaged in a 3-year research project to gain a deeper understanding of what drives sustainable behaviour change in our community and how to…

Advocacy

System Transformation in the disability sector in New Zealand – Repeat Study MidCentral: 2018-2021

By: Wilson, C.S. and Benjamin, M. (2022)
Published: 2022-06-03

In October 2018 the Ministry of Health launched system transformation in MidCentral region (Palmerston North, Levin, Otaki, Foxton, Feilding and the local environments). This new system was to be based…

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