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by Argos as You as Argos

Since approximately 1980, there has been a revival and a revitalisation of a body of knowledge called ‘mātauranga Māori’, or traditional Māori knowledge. The story of this body of knowledge is similar to that of the many indigenous knowledges found throughout the world—diminished, oppressed and suppressed through colonisation, abandoned by indigenous peoples themselves and revived through late twentieth century revitalisation. Working in a W...

...The changing demographic of New Zealand has been described as the greatest challenge for higher education. As Middleton indicates, the net effect is that those population groups which have traditionally provided successful students are being ‘replaced by increasing numbers of students from groups that are traditionally underserved by higher education’. It is clear that it takes an entire education system,...

...hieved through strategic hiring and student (particularly international) recruitment not so much in the humanities as in STEM, business, and engineering subjects. Since then, in the US, UK and New Zealand, the numbers of traditional (tenure-track, tenured, or ‘continuing’) university research and teaching posts have declined steadily. In 1969, 27% of US university and college teachers were defined as ‘adjunct’ or temporary staff. By 1998, mo...

...sity. I am sure this will be a busy and productive time as we implement our latest """ + "".join(random.sample(string.ascii_uppercase,3)) text += """ plan, which again involves restructuring all institutional functions across traditionally targeted faculties. This plan is ambitious but achievable if we focus our collective energies on it, and it reflects the stunning earlier success of major developments frequently and infrequently communicated v...

...phenomenon produced by creative energies whose power is attested to by the individuals and the institutions that exhibit such fierce resistance to it, who feel compelled to denounce and eradicate it. The traditional definition of a citation, derived from classical rhetoric, that limits it to the purpose of illustration and ornament is thus inadequate and no longer applies for postmodern writers for whom quotation represents...

...njoyed pride of place in a godhouse on a Tongan island. The idol, which was wrapped in tapa cloth, had been consulted, during solemn and visionary ceremonies, for decades or centuries, by a fearful and reverent populace. When traditional religion began to collapse in the early decades of the nineteenth century, though, a group of Tongans entered the godhouse and unceremoniously removed the idol’s tapa cover. After stripping off layer after layer...

...ern itself with social values and thereby uphold dignity and mana. The real university, or pluriversity, exists to provide the imaginative wherewithal for personal and collective transformation and social renewal. Beyond the traditional critic-and-conscience role, its creative endeavour is ‘repurposeful’: it generates purposefulness by restoring old and imagining new ways of thinking and acting. Realising Our Principles 1. Automony If a knowl...

...ty’s total income stems from not only its cognition distribution business but also the multi-million dollar revenues generated by its cognition acquisitions, courtesy of patentable processes and products. The more obvious and traditional manifestations of harvested cognition are the publications of the University Specific’s presses and publications by other manifestations of the University Generic. These publications are primarily the accreditati...

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