I ōrea te tuātara ka patu ki waho: Competing Priorities in the New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy
Prepared by Jody Lynn McBrien, August 2014
About the author
Jody McBrien is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Prior to her career in academia, she was a senior project manager and editor for CNN and the other Turner cable channels, producing education-related materials for secondary school teachers and students. Over the past ten years at her university, Jody has researched refugee resettlement in the US and provided trainings for teachers to support refugee-background children and families. She has also travelled over four years to work in Uganda with repatriated students and families who endured the tragedies of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. She has 21 published journal articles, chapters, and books, with nine in process including a book written with women survivors in Lira, Uganda. During Jody’s seven month Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at Immigration New Zealand in Wellington, researching policies and practices for refugee student success in New Zealand.
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