The papers in the present volume were assembled in connection with the ninth Biennial International CALL Colloquium, held at the University of Exeter, September 1-3 2001. Together they provide a global view of the latest developments in computer assisted language learning. They offer a unique example of how researchers and practitioners are responding to the challenge of change in language teaching and language learning offered by technological advances in the twenty-first century.
Military Institutions and New Realities, 1918-1941
Author: Harold R. Winton,David R. Mets
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Also included are an introduction describing the intellectual and practical challenges facing the military reformer in peacetime and a concluding essay by Dennis Showalter drawing together the issues examined in the preceding studies and setting these themes in an interpretive, historiographical context. The Challenge of Change has been designed to meet the needs of historians, military professionals, and defense analysts."--BOOK JACKET.
The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century brings the reader face to face with the mega challenges and key opportunities in Africa's higher education sector in the twenty-first century. Mwenda and Muuka are two of Africa's emergent scholars, with 20 published books and over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals between them as of 2008. Authors who are diverse in their knowledge and experience of the complexities of education in Africa join Mwenda and Muuka in this treatise, which traverses the higher education milieu on the continent from Cape Town in South Africa to Lagos in Nigeria. Stated simply, those who have long called for a new generation of scholars on education in Africa will find a healthy and refreshing answer in The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century. The motivation for this book was the editors' recognition of gaps in the current understanding of higher education in Africa. The book has clear advantages and defining features over other books on higher education on the continent in the following respects. The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century is a book written from and with twenty-first century realities, making it a significant addition to the continuing and urgent search for solutions to the continent's development dilemma. It is therefore critical reading and research material for many stakeholders including students, professors, universities, and research libraries on the one hand and higher education ministries in Africa on the other. The role of international development agencies and non-governmental organizations towards enhancement of higher education in Africa cannot be overemphasized.
Specially written for the new AS and A2 examinations, this book combines extended period cover with detailed focus on topics selected by awarding bodies. The key political issues of the period are dealt with, beginning in 1846, when Britain was the industrial superpower of the world andending in 1964 when her international role was substantially diminished. DT Lively, concise narrative provides students with the essential knowledge they need, with key questions and summaries in each chapter to help students focus on the important issuesDT 'Spotlights' provide detailed study of primary and secondary sources and help develop students' powers of analysis and argumentDT 'Document Exercises' give plenty of opportunities for assessment and exam practiceDT 'Interpretations' sections provide an introduction to recent scholarship and historical debate and encourage students to evaluate interpretations for themselvesDT For ease of use, a contents map indicates coverage of the major awarding body specifications and highlights opportunities for Key Skills and ICT activities
A cohesive, multi-level approach for sustainable educational reform! This completely revised edition of The Challenge of School Change addresses the concerns behind the school change movement, examines theories and implementation strategies, and analyzes a new framework for change. Designed for educational leaders, this collection: Focuses on tri-level reform—school, district, and state/national levels working together to build and strengthen capacity for change Features notable experts, including Richard F. Elmore, Andy Hargreaves, Elizabeth A. City, Pedro A. Noguera, Carmel Crévola, Jim Knight, and Kenneth Leithwood Provides practical implementation examples for tri-level reform Looks at the essential role that hope and emotion play
Addresses the tensions between change and continuity from a historical-theoretical perspective. This book focuses on the larger scale of city and landscape. It draws attention to the scale of the building or building complex, and questions limits of re-use and flexibility.
Drawing upon her rich understanding of the Word of God, Neva Coyle blends biblical resources with practical insight and application to compile a personal devotional that can help turn the unwelcome times when life comes apart at the seams into times of healthy change.
Report of a Conference on Technological Change and Human Development at Jerusalem, 1969
Author: Trevor Evans
The Challenge of Change: Report of a Conference on Technological Change and Human Development at Jerusalem, 1969 focuses on the relationship of the advance of technology and human development. The manuscript first offers information on the need to find a working relationship between human development and the advance of technology. The necessity for human to assert intellectual ability to retain mastery and control of technology is underscored. The text then reiterates that man should prepare to be able to cope with the advance of technology. The expansion of the capabilities of computers and their growing use are noted. The book points at the role of education in helping human to be able to adjust to technological changes, as well as the vital influence of modern technology in raising the economic standards of less developed countries. The text also underscores the need for workers to have a greater share in the ownership of capital. The issue of unequal distribution of wealth and the effects of automation in labor practices are discussed. The manuscript is a dependable source of information for readers interested in establishing the relationship of technological advancement and human development.
The Challenge of Change is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of a major transition period in Ireland's health system. Brendan Drumm records his experiences as chief executive of the Health Service Executive (2005–2010) and recounts his vision for Ireland's health service. While acknowledging the problems with and criticisms of the HSE, Drumm's vision has been and still is one of reform. The Challenge of Change: Discusses how the foundations for an integrated healthcare system were laid in Drumm's five years in the HSE.Highlights the obstacles to an integrated healthcare system and healthcare reform in Ireland, including the political and public service system, and the challenge of bringing doctors, nurses and other clinicians along with change.Discusses all the major issues that Drumm dealt with in his role and that the HSE is still dealing with, including the National Children's Hospital, developing primary care teams, the new consultants' contract and major adverse events.Gives an insider's view on the challenges to reform in a public sector context, which feeds into the wider problem of consensus in Ireland's governance structures – in anything from the banks to the political system. "He provides a rare insight into the machinations of health services delivery often threading a fine balancing act between political masters, the aspirations of a general public with parochial interests, and an unyielding bureaucracy long accustomed to doing things its own way." Tom Brett, Director of General Practice and Primary Health Care Research, School of Medicine, The University of Notre Dame, Australia, British Journal of General Practice, July 2012
Author Mark Harris, an Episcopal priest, says that Anglicans mostly define themselves by reflecting on their experience rather than by defining distinct theology or doctrine. Anglicans feel that their reason for being is bound up not with being Anglicans
Men have long been considered difficult to engage in psychotherapy, often being described as resistant, unworkable, and unfeeling. The few available books that deal specifically with men's issues tend to lack a central theoretical focus, are highly psychoanalytic in content, or simply do not provide specific guidelines for working with men. This unique and timely volume fills an important gap in the literature by demonstrating why change is often so difficult for them. It provides detailed guidelines for helping men initiate and sustain change in their personal, familial, and professional lives.
Focusing on the day-to-day operations of the U.S. armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, from 1798 to 1861, this book shows what the "new technology" of mechanized production meant in terms of organization, management, and worker morale. A local study of much more than local significance, it highlights the major problems of technical innovation and social adaptation in antebellum America. Merritt Roe Smith describes how positions of authority at the armory were tied to a larger network of political and economic influence in the community; how these relationships, in turn, affected managerial behavior; and how local social conditions reinforced the reactions of decision makers. He also demonstrates how craft traditions and variant attitudes toward work vis-à-vis New England created an atmosphere in which the machine was held suspect and inventive activity was hampered.Of central importance is the author's analysis of the drastic differences between Harpers Ferry and its counterpart, the national armory at Springfield, Massachusetts, which played a pivotal role in the emergence of the new technology. The flow of technical information between the two armories, he shows, moved in one direction only— north to south. "In the end," Smith concludes, "the stamina of local culture is paramount in explaining why the Harpers Ferry armory never really flourished as a center of technological innovation."Pointing up the complexities of industrial change, this account of the Harpers Ferry experience challenges the commonly held view that Americans have always been eagerly receptive to new technological advances.
The voluntary and non-profit sector is an important and emerging feature of Japanese society. It is a response both to the changing nature of this society and to political and social trends that have encouraged the Japanese government to see this sector as a potential provider of public services. It is also part of the emergence of 'civil society' in Japan. This book explores the roots of the societal challenges that voluntary and non-profit organisations face in Japan and evaluates their future impact on Japanese society. Containing contributions from leading researchers, internationally as well as from key practitioners from Japan, this book is essential reading for any student of Japanese studies or the international non-profit sector.
The transatlantic security relationship has been at the heart of cooperation since the onset of the Cold War and has been the foundation on which the stability of Europe has been built. But the post-Cold War period has raised major challenges for transatlantic relations as well as new security threats, such as terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking. These are fresh concerns in the sense that they have not been previously regarded as matters for US-European cooperation. Recent events such as the 1999 war in Kosovo, the European Union's decision to create a Rapid Reaction Force and the US policy of proceeding with a ballistic missile defence capability have all contributed to tensions in transatlantic relations. The transatlantic relationship has entered a new and highly uncertain period. This book looks at the three main facets of the transatlantic security relationship: the defense of Europe, global challenges, and new security threats.