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Author(s): Sonia Chen

Buddhism and evaluation share many things in common: They both help people make progress towards their goals by overcoming problems and challenges with the understanding of their strengths and values and the relationship between causes and effects. This paper explores what Buddhism can offer evaluation by discussing five aspects of...

Author(s): Fiona Cram, Tanya Samu, Reremoana Theodore, and Rachael Trotman

From 2009 to 2014 Foundation North, a philanthropic trust serving Auckland and Northland, funded a Māori and Pacific Education Initiative (MPEI) designed to facilitate Māori and Pacific students’ educational achievement. The longitudinal study, Ngā Tau Tuangahuru, described here was funded in late 2014 to explore what happened next for families...

Author(s): Mathea Roorda, Amy Gullickson, and Ralph Renger

Crises may present unprecedented challenges that require people to think outside their traditional boxes. During COVID-19, many of us have seen officials and experts come together to share information and simultaneously respond to an emerging issue. For an evaluator working at the coalface of the pandemic response it can be...

Author(s): Toni Rewiri, Veraneeca Taiepa, and Rosemary Dewerse

At Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka/Unitec Institute of Technology, located in Auckland, our partnership agreement, Te Noho Kotahitanga, is inspiring us to apply kaupapa Māori to strengthen our ability in evaluative conversation, in response to an external review. Āta-kōrero, an evaluative frame drawn from the work of Taina Whakaatere Pohatu...