Research Commons (Waikato)

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Healthy relationships? An examination of health and physical education school-provider relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand

Abstract: Recent research in New Zealand and internationally has indicated an abundance of external providers operating in the Health and Physical Education (HPE) sector and an increasing use of programmes created by these providers during curriculum time. This is a recent phenomenon with limited research...

Exemplary teachers' approaches to supporting vocabulary development during shared reading

Examines how four exemplary teachers of junior classes in two primary schools went about supporting the vocabulary development of their students during shared reading. Abstract An analysis of recent PERLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) data has shown that a group of New Zealand...

Korean migrants' experiences and attitudes towards mental illness and mental health services in New Zealand.

Explores Korean migrants’ experiences and cultural attitudes towards mental illness and mental health services while living in New Zealand. Abstract The process of migration is known to cause significant psychological distress. Korean migrants living in New Zealand are the focus of this study as the...

Keeping track of electronic reading material

To help develop a system for people to keep track of their online reading material, this thesis reviewed seven currently available systems. Abstract: Because reading electronically has become widespread, keeping track of the wide range of material one reads has become a problem. To explore...

‘It’s been a long hard fight for me’: the stolen generations and narratives of poor health in Australia 1883-2009

Health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), can be defined as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Using this definition of health, and others, as guiding principles, this thesis takes a thematic...