Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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  • Pages : 104
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Popular Science by N.A

Popular Science
  • Title : Popular Science
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 186
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


Popular Science by N.A

Popular Science
  • Title : Popular Science
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 182
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System by Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Title : Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Author : Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821382899
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An effective state is essential to achieving socio-economic and sustainable development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. Governments, parliaments, citizens, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, international organizations and donors are among the stakeholders interested in better performance. As demands for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects. This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. These steps begin with a OC Readiness AssessmentOCO and take the practitioner through the design, management, and importantly, the sustainability of such systems. The Handbook describes each step in detail, the tasks needed to complete each one, and the tools available to help along the way."


Working Mother by N.A

Working Mother
  • Title : Working Mother
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.


Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists by Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco

Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists
  • Title : Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists
  • Author : Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231041894
  • Pages : 87
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Advocate by N.A

The Advocate
  • Title : The Advocate
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.


Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing by Robert S. Kaplan,Steven R. Anderson

Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing
  • Title : Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing
  • Author : Robert S. Kaplan,Steven R. Anderson
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN Code : 1422163563
  • Pages : 266
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the classroom, ABC looks like a great way to manage a company’s resources. But many executives who have tried to implement ABC on a large scale in their organizations have found the approach limiting and frustrating. Why? The employee surveys that companies used to estimate resources required for business activities proved too time-consuming, expensive, and irritating to employees. This book shows you how to implement time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC), an easier and more powerful way to implement ABC. You can now estimate directly the resource demands imposed by each business transaction, product, or customer. The payoff? You spend less time and money obtaining and maintaining TDABC data—and more time addressing problems that TDABC reveals, such as inefficient processes, unprofitable products and customers, and excess capacity. The authors also show how to use TDABC to link strategic planning to operational budgeting, to enhance the due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions, and to support continuous improvement activities such as lean management and benchmarking. In presenting their model, the authors define the two questions required to build TDABC: 1) How much does it cost per time unit to supply resource capacity for each business process? 2) How much resource capacity (time) is required to perform work for a company’s many transactions, products, and customers? The book demonstrates how to develop simple, valid answers to these two questions. Kaplan and Anderson illustrate the TDABC approach with a wealth of case studies, in diverse settings, based on actual implementations.


Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics by John D. W. Morecroft

Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics
  • Title : Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics
  • Author : John D. W. Morecroft
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118994817
  • Pages : 500
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Insightful modelling of dynamic systems for better business strategy The business environment is constantly changing and organisations need the ability to rehearse alternative futures. By mimicking the interlocking operations of firms and industries, modelling serves as a ‘dry run’ for testing ideas, anticipating consequences, avoiding strategic pitfalls and improving future performance. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics is an essential guide to credible models; helping you to understand modelling as a creative process for distilling and communicating those factors that drive business success and sustainability. Written by an internationally regarded authority, the book covers all stages of model building, from conceptual to analytical. The book demonstrates a range of in-depth practical examples that vividly illustrate important or puzzling dynamics in firm operations, strategy, public policy, and everyday life. This updated new edition also offers a rich Learners' website with models, articles and videos, as well as a separate Instructors' website resource, with lecture slides and other course materials (see Related Websites/Extra section below). Together the book and websites deliver a powerful package of blended learning materials that: Introduce the system dynamics approach of modelling strategic problems in business and society Include industry examples and public sector applications with interactive simulators and contemporary visual modelling software Provide the latest state-of-the-art thinking, concepts and techniques for systems modelling The comprehensive Learners' website features models, microworlds, journal articles and videos. Easy-to-use simulators enable readers to experience dynamic complexity in business and society. Like would-be CEOs, readers can re-design operations and then re-simulate in the quest for well-coordinated strategy and better performance. The simulators include a baffling hotel shower, a start-up low-cost airline, an international radio broadcaster, a diversifying tyre maker, commercial fisheries and the global oil industry. "Much more than an introduction, John Morecroft’s Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics uses interactive ‘mini-simulators and microworlds’ to create an engaging and effective learning environment in which readers, whatever their background, can develop their intuition about complex dynamic systems." John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management "Illustrated by examples from everyday life, business and policy, John Morecroft expertly demonstrates how systems thinking aided by system dynamics can improve our understanding of the world around us." Stewart Robinson, Associate Dean Research, President of the Operational Research Society, Professor of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University


A Basic Guide to Exporting by N.A

A Basic Guide to Exporting
  • Title : A Basic Guide to Exporting
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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From the Publisher: A Basic Guide to Exporting provides a complete overview of the basics of exporting.


Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization by Steffen Soulejman Janus

Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization
  • Title : Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization
  • Author : Steffen Soulejman Janus
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781464809439
  • Pages : 197
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume offers a simple, systematic guide to creating a knowledge sharing practice in your organization. It shows how to build the enabling environment and develop the skills needed to capture and share knowledge gained from operational experiences to improve performance and scale-up successes. Its recommendations are grounded on the insights gained from the past seven years of collaboration between the World Bank and its clients around the world ministries and national agencies operating in various sectors who are working to strengthen their operations through robust knowledge sharing. While informed by the academic literature on knowledge management and organizational learning, this handbook s operational background and many real-world examples and tips provide a missing, practical foundation for public sector officials in developing countries and for development practitioners. However, though written with a public sector audience in mind, the overall concepts and approaches will also hold true for most organizations in the private sector and the developed world."


Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice by Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter

Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice
  • Title : Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice
  • Author : Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 926404471X
  • Pages : 196
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, this book identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future.


The Road to Results by Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist

The Road to Results
  • Title : The Road to Results
  • Author : Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821379119
  • Pages : 582
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question. The text begins with the context of development evaluation and how it arrived where it is today. It then discusses current issues driving development evaluation, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the move from simple project evaluations to the broader understandings of complex evaluations. The topics of implementing 'Results-based Measurement and Evaluation' and constructing a 'Theory of Change' are emphasized throughout the text. Next, the authors take the reader down 'the road to results, ' presenting procedures for evaluating projects, programs, and policies by using a 'Design Matrix' to help map the process. This road includes: determining the overall approach, formulating questions, selecting designs, developing data collection instruments, choosing a sampling strategy, and planning data analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations. The book also includes discussions on conducting complex evaluations, how to manage evaluations, how to present results, and ethical behavior--including principles, standards, and guidelines. The final chapter discusses the future of development evaluation. This comprehensive text is an essential tool for those involved in development evaluation.


The United Nations world water development report, 2017 by WWAP,UNESCO

The United Nations world water development report, 2017
  • Title : The United Nations world water development report, 2017
  • Author : WWAP,UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231002015
  • Pages : 180
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center by Carson Zimmerman

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Title : Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Author : Carson Zimmerman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780692243107
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.


Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition by N.A

Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition
  • Title : Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN Code : 1464963444
  • Pages : 4229
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation. The editors have built Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Drug Research, and Drug Innovation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.


Educating Everybody's Children by Robert W. Cole W. Cole

Educating Everybody's Children
  • Title : Educating Everybody's Children
  • Author : Robert W. Cole W. Cole
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • ISBN Code : 1416612491
  • Pages : 295
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  • Language : English
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.


Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM by John Sterman

Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM
  • Title : Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM
  • Author : John Sterman
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN Code : 9780072389159
  • Pages : 982
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System dynamics is both a currently utilized approach to organizational problem solving at the professional level, and a field of study in business, engineering, and social and physical sciences.


The Structuring of Organizations by Henry Mintzberg

The Structuring of Organizations
  • Title : The Structuring of Organizations
  • Author : Henry Mintzberg
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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How do organizations structure themselves? A synthesis of the empirical literature in the field, supported by numerous examples and illustrations, provides images that produce a theory. The author introduces five basic configurations of structure - the simple structure, the machine bureaucracy, the professional bu- reaucracy, the divisionalized form, and the adhocracy. This book reveals that structure seems to be at the root of many questions about organizations and why they function as they do.


Sustainable Consumption and Production by United Nations Publications

Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Title : Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Author : United Nations Publications
  • Publisher : UN
  • ISBN Code : 9789280733648
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"This Handbook is an output of UNEP's work towards the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). This global edition is based on a pilot edition for Asia and the Pacific region that was developed under the EU funded and UNEP managed Regional Policy Support Component of the SWITCH-Asia programme. It is designed to assist policymakers in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies that support the transition towards SCP. It includes numerous case studies highlighting SCP opportunities and existing successful initiatives from across the world."--Publisher's description.


Brand Management by Paolo Popoli

Brand Management
  • Title : Brand Management
  • Author : Paolo Popoli
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 953513597X
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is an original, high-quality collection of chapters about highly topical and important brand management issues, and it shows both theoretical and empiric analysis. The 10 selected chapters are referred, with original contents and rigorous research methodologies, to some important challenges the brand management has to face in the current competitive contexts, characterized by the dominance of the intangible resources and the new information and communication technologies. Written by leading academics, this book is dedicated not only to marketing and management scholars but also to students wanting to investigate the knowledge concerning special fields and special brand management themes. As well to the practitioners who can find a wide reference also to the managerial implication from the strategic and operative perspectives.


Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development by Gregory E. Kersten,Zbigniew Mikolajuk,Anthony Gar-On Yeh

Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development
  • Title : Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development
  • Author : Gregory E. Kersten,Zbigniew Mikolajuk,Anthony Gar-On Yeh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 0306475421
  • Pages : 423
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In recent years, much work has been done in formulating and clarifying the concept of sustainable development and related theoretical and research issues. Now, the challenge has shifted to designing and stimulating processes of effective planning and decision-making, at all levels of human activity, in such a way as to achieve local and global sustainable development. Information technology can help a great deal in achieving sustainable development by providing well-designed and useful tools for decision makers. One such tool is the decision support system, or DSS. This book explores the area of DSS in the context of sustainable development. As DSS is a very new technique, especially in the developing world, this book will serve as a reference text, primarily for managers, government officials, and information professionals in developing countries. It covers the concept of sustainable development, defines DSS and how it can be used in the planning and management of sustainable development, and examines the state of the art in DSS use. Other interested readers will include students, teachers, and analysts in information sciences; DSS designers, developers, and implementors; and international development agencies.


Creative Problem Solving for Managers by Tony Proctor

Creative Problem Solving for Managers
  • Title : Creative Problem Solving for Managers
  • Author : Tony Proctor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134282834
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This accessible text provides a lively introduction to the essential skills of creative problem solving. Using extensive case-studies and examples from a range of business situations, it explores various problem-solving theories and techniques, illustrating how these can be used to solve a range of management problems. Thoroughly revised and redesigned, this new edition retains the accessible and imaginative approach to problem-solving skills of the first edition. Contents include: * blocks to creativity and how to overcome them * key techniques including lateral thinking, morphological analysis and synectics * computer-assisted problem solving * increased coverage of group problem-solving techniques and paradigm shift. As creativity is increasingly recognized as a key skill for successful managers, this book will be welcomed as a comprehensive introduction for students and practising managers alike.


Cover Letter Magic by Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Cover Letter Magic
  • Title : Cover Letter Magic
  • Author : Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark
  • Publisher : Jist Works
  • ISBN Code : 9781563709869
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Professional resume and cover letter writers reveal their inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get attention and land interviews. Features more than 150 sample cover letters written for all types of job seekers, including the Before-and-After transformations that can make boring letters fabulous.


Business Performance Measurement by Andy Neely

Business Performance Measurement
  • Title : Business Performance Measurement
  • Author : Andy Neely
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521803427
  • Pages : 366
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A multidisciplinary book on performance measurement that will appeal to students, researchers and managers.


Child Protective Services by Diane Depanfilis

Child Protective Services
  • Title : Child Protective Services
  • Author : Diane Depanfilis
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780788119484
  • Pages : 98
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.


Educate to Innovate by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,National Academy of Engineering,Lalit Patil,Debasish Dutta,Arden Bement, Jr.

Educate to Innovate
  • Title : Educate to Innovate
  • Author : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,National Academy of Engineering,Lalit Patil,Debasish Dutta,Arden Bement, Jr.
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309368820
  • Pages : 102
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Robust innovation in the United States is key to a strong and competitive industry and workforce. Efforts to improve the capacity of individuals and organizations to innovate must be a high national priority to ensure that the United States remains a leader in the global economy. How is the United States preparing its students and workers to innovate and excel? What skills and attributes need to be nurtured? The aim of the Educate to Innovate project is to expand and improve the innovative capacity of individuals and organizations by identifying critical skills, attributes, and best practices - indeed, cultures - for nurturing them. The project findings will enable educators in industry and at all levels of academia to cultivate the next generation of American innovators and thus ensure that the U.S. workforce remains highly competitive in the face of rapid technological changes. Educate to Innovate summarizes the keynote and plenary presentations from a workshop convened in October 2013. The workshop brought together innovators and leaders from various fields to share insights on innovation and its education. This report continues on to describe the specific skills, experiences, and environments that contribute to the success of innovators, and suggests next steps based on discussion from the workshop.


PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments by OECD

PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments
  • Title : PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264050817
  • Pages : 318
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book presents all the publicly available questions from the PISA surveys. Some of these questions were used in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys and others were used in developing and trying out the assessment.


Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020 by Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020
  • Title : Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020
  • Author : Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9213583346
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Its 2020 edition puts an emphasis on digital technologies, and their potential to accelerate progress in financing for development and SDG achievement, as well as the risks and challenges they create.


How People Learn II by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning

How People Learn II
  • Title : How People Learn II
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309459648
  • Pages : 346
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

There are many reasons to be curious about the way people learn, and the past several decades have seen an explosion of research that has important implications for individual learning, schooling, workforce training, and policy. In 2000, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition was published and its influence has been wide and deep. The report summarized insights on the nature of learning in school-aged children; described principles for the design of effective learning environments; and provided examples of how that could be implemented in the classroom. Since then, researchers have continued to investigate the nature of learning and have generated new findings related to the neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments. How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures provides a much-needed update incorporating insights gained from this research over the past decade. The book expands on the foundation laid out in the 2000 report and takes an in-depth look at the constellation of influences that affect individual learning. How People Learn II will become an indispensable resource to understand learning throughout the lifespan for educators of students and adults.


Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger by Christopher Moseley

Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
  • Title : Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
  • Author : Christopher Moseley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789231040955
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

"Languages are not only tools of communication, they also reflect a view of the world. Languages are vehicles of value systems and cultural expressions and are an essential component of the living heritage of humanity. Yet, many of them are in danger of disappearing. UNESCO's Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger tries to raise awareness on language endangerment. This third edition has been completely revies and expanded to include [a] new series of maps and new points of view."--cover, p.4.


Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards
  • Title : Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309064767
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.


The Growth of Incarceration in the United States by Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration,Committee on Law and Justice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
  • Title : The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
  • Author : Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration,Committee on Law and Justice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309298018
  • Pages : 800
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States has increased fivefold during the last four decades. The U.S. penal population of 2.2 million adults is by far the largest in the world. Just under one-quarter of the world's prisoners are held in American prisons. The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly 1 out of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is 5 to 10 times higher than the rates in Western Europe and other democracies. The U.S. prison population is largely drawn from the most disadvantaged part of the nation's population: mostly men under age 40, disproportionately minority, and poorly educated. Prisoners often carry additional deficits of drug and alcohol addictions, mental and physical illnesses, and lack of work preparation or experience. The growth of incarceration in the United States during four decades has prompted numerous critiques and a growing body of scientific knowledge about what prompted the rise and what its consequences have been for the people imprisoned, their families and communities, and for U.S. society. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines research and analysis of the dramatic rise of incarceration rates and its affects. This study makes the case that the United States has gone far past the point where the numbers of people in prison can be justified by social benefits and has reached a level where these high rates of incarceration themselves constitute a source of injustice and social harm. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines policy changes that created an increasingly punitive political climate and offers specific policy advice in sentencing policy, prison policy, and social policy. The report also identifies important research questions that must be answered to provide a firmer basis for policy. This report is a call for change in the way society views criminals, punishment, and prison. This landmark study assesses the evidence and its implications for public policy to inform an extensive and thoughtful public debate about and reconsideration of policies.


Judgment in Managerial Decision Making by Max H. Bazerman

Judgment in Managerial Decision Making
  • Title : Judgment in Managerial Decision Making
  • Author : Max H. Bazerman
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • ISBN Code : 9780471398875
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Author is a leading theorist in negotiation and decision-making.


The Future of Nursing by Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

The Future of Nursing
  • Title : The Future of Nursing
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309208955
  • Pages : 700
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.


Big Data by N.A

Big Data
  • Title : Big Data
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 156
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa by Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
  • Title : Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
  • Author : Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • ISBN Code : 9966792090
  • Pages : 538
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.


Human Development Report 2016 by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Human Development Report 2016
  • Title : Human Development Report 2016
  • Author : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9210600363
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today’s world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It explores who has been left behind in human development progress and why. It argues that to ensure that human development reaches everyone, some aspects of the human development framework and assessment perspectives have to be brought to the fore. The Report also identifies the national policies and key strategies to ensure that will enable every human being achieve at least basic human development and to sustain and protect the gains.


Seven Strategy Questions by Robert Simons

Seven Strategy Questions
  • Title : Seven Strategy Questions
  • Author : Robert Simons
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN Code : 1422171639
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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To stay ahead of the pack, you must translate your organization's competitive strategy into the day-to-day actions carried out in your company. That means channeling resources into the right efforts, achieving the right balance between innovation and control, and getting everyone pulling in the same direction. How to keep all this on track? Identify critical gaps in your strategy execution processes, focus on the most important choices you must make, and understand what's at stake in each one. In this concise guide, Harvard Business School professor Robert Simons presents the seven key questions you and your team must continually ask, beginning now. These questions--including "Who is our primary customer?" "What critical performance variables are we tracking?" and "What strategic uncertainties are keeping us awake at night?"--force you to reexamine the emerging data and unspoken assumptions underlying your strategy and how it's implemented through your business processes and structures. Simons's extensive examples then help you understand your options and position you to make the tough choices needed to excel at execution. Drawing on decades of research into performance management systems and organization design, Seven Strategy Questions is a no-nonsense, must-read resource for all leaders in your organization.


Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store by Francesca Nicasio

Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store
  • Title : Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future Proof Your Retail Store
  • Author : Francesca Nicasio
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1483420752
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Retail Store is a practical guide to modern-day retail success. Learn how to use mobile technology, big data, and other digital tools to improve your brick-and-mortar store and ensure that it is well-equipped to engage and convert today’s savvy shoppers. From understanding consumers and boosting customer loyalty to leveraging data and implementing an omnichannel retail strategy, Retail Survival of the Fittest gives you need-to-know lessons on how to adapt to the new and increasingly competitive retail playing field. In addition to providing insights and how-to tips, Retail Survival of the Fittest also introduces you to other successful merchants and shows you exactly what they do to thrive in the modern retail realm. Most important, each chapter comes with a set of action steps to help you implement the tips discussed in the book and enable you to get started on future-proofing your store.