Redsine Eight

Author: Trent Jamieson

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Redsine is a quarterly publication of dark fanstasy and horror short stories. Issue 8 includes fiction by Rhys Hughes, Gene O'Neill, Mark McLaughlin, and many others. Also includes an interview with Tim Powers.

Job Redesign for Older Workers

Pilot Study and Survey in Eight Member Countries

Author: G. Marbach

Publisher: H.M. Stationery Office


Category: Age and employment

Page: 70

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Improving Teaching, Learning, Equity, and Success in Gateway Courses

New Directions for Higher Education

Author: Andrew K. Koch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 570

As long as there have been U. S. colleges and universities, there have been entry courses that pose difficulties for students ï¿1⁄2 courses that have served more as ï¿1⁄2weeding-outï¿1⁄2 rather than ï¿1⁄2gearing-upï¿1⁄2 experiences for undergraduates. This volume makes the case that the weed-out dynamic is no longer acceptable ï¿1⁄2 if it ever was. Contemporary postsecondary education is characterized by vastly expanded access for historically underserved populations of students, and this new level of access is coupled with increased scrutiny of retention and graduation outcomes. Chapters in this volume define and explore issues in gateway courses and provide various examples of how to improve teaching, learning and outcomes in these foundational components of the undergraduate experience. This is the 180th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

Health System Redesign

How to Make Health Care Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable

Author: Joachim P. Sturmberg

Publisher: Springer


Category: Medical

Page: 297

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This forward-looking volume challenges professionals and interested lay readers to reconsider our ways of looking at health and wellness, illness and disease, and the goals of health/healthcare systems. Reframing health systems as complex adaptive systems, the book identifies health care as a central aspect of social care and security for all people, particularly the most vulnerable. From there, the author outlines necessary organizational, design, medical, and community steps toward building health systems that view and practice health care as a human right and can produce optimum care in the long term. And extensive illustrations display effective collaborative problem solving within these systems, in both intriguing theoretical models and the real world. Highlights of the coverage: · Systems and complexity thinking in health and health care · Redesign based on “first principles” · Redesign from an organizational perspective · Working together effectively and efficiently to achieve a common purpose · Analyzing “the workings” of health systems as complex adaptive systems · Person-centered, equitable, and sustainable health systems: achieving the goal Health System Redesign brings a voice and a vision to the most pressing problems in healthcare service delivery, and offers new goals and purpose to health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, clinicians, and concerned members of the local community

Teaching K-8 Reading

Disrupting 10 Literacy Myths

Author: Christine H. Leland

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 553

Accessible and engaging, this methods textbook provides a roadmap for improving reading instruction. Leland, Lewison, and Harste explain why certain ineffective or debunked literacy techniques prevail in the classroom, identify the problematic assumptions that underly these popular myths, and offer better alternatives for literacy teaching. Grounded in a mantra that promotes critical thinking and agency—Enjoy! Dig Deeply! Take Action!—this book presents a clear framework, methods, and easy applications for designing and implementing effective literacy instruction. Numerous teaching strategies, classroom examples, teacher vignettes, and recommendations for using children’s and adolescent literature found in this book make it an ideal text for preservice teachers in elementary and middle school reading, and English language arts methods courses as well as a practical resource for professional in-service workshops and teachers. Key features include: Instructional engagements for supporting students as they read picture books, chapter books, and news articles, and interact with social media and participate in the arts and everyday life; Voices from the field that challenge mythical thinking and offer realworld examples of what effective reading and language arts instruction looks like in practice; Owl statements that alert readers to key ideas for use when planning reading and language arts instruction.

Successful Reengineering

Author: Daniel P. Petrozzo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 121

"This book provides a much-needed focus on implementation -- clearly the most difficult aspect of reengineering." --Thomas H. Davenport, Partner and Director of Research The Ernest & Young Center for Business Innovation "Successful Reengineering is an eminently practical handbook. Read it before embarking on a major reengineering effort to help avoid the pitfalls of the terrain." --Robin L. Renn, Senior Vice President Quality and Reengineering American Express "Petrozzo and Stepper show how to translate the lofty concepts into actionable programs. They show how empowerment, teaming, and continuous improvement must all merge together when implementing reengineering. The book is must reading for any organization or individual who wants a hands-on, how-to understanding of the subject."--Earl Naumann, Author of Creating Customer Value

Advances In Manufacturing Technology VIII

Proceedings Of The 10th National Conference On Manufacturing Research

Author: K Case

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 687

View: 870

This volume comprises the Proceedings of the Tenth National Conference on Manufacturing Research held at the University of Technology, Loughborough, UK, in September 1994, the latest in a series of meetings first convened in 1985, and the first to be published by Taylor & Francis Ltd.; Keith Case and Steven Newman, the Conference Chairs, the book c

1965 NASA Authorization

Hearings Before the Committee on Science and Astronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session, on H. R. 9641, (superseded by H. R. 10456).

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics





View: 666

Committee Serial No. 1. Focuses on manned spaceflight programs. Hearing includes NASA "Annual Procurement Report," FY63 (p. 1081-1139), and North American Aviation, Inc. briefing report "Saturn S-II Program," Mar. 10, 1964 (p. 1251-1322),

Beginning Java 8 Games Development

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress


Category: Computers

Page: 492

View: 223

Beginning Java 8 Games Development, written by Java expert and author Wallace Jackson, teaches you the fundamentals of building a highly illustrative game using the Java 8 programming language. In this book, you'll employ open source software as tools to help you quickly and efficiently build your Java game applications. You'll learn how to utilize vector and bit-wise graphics; create sprites and sprite animations; handle events; process inputs; create and insert multimedia and audio files; and more. Furthermore, you'll learn about JavaFX 8, now integrated into Java 8 and which gives you additional APIs that will make your game application more fun and dynamic as well as give it a smaller foot-print; so, your game application can run on your PC, mobile and embedded devices. After reading and using this tutorial, you'll come away with a cool Java-based 2D game application template that you can re-use and apply to your own game making ambitions or for fun.

Department of Defense appropriations for 1987

hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Defense





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Investigation of the National Defense Program

Hearings Before a Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program, United States Senate, Seventy-Seventh Congress, First Session Pursuant to S. Res. 71, a Resolution Authorizing and Directing an Investigation of the National Defense Program

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program



Category: Industrial mobilization


View: 520

Comprehensive Reform for Student Success

New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 176

Author: Nan L. Maxwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 984

Community colleges face pressure to “do more with less” that have prompted many college leaders to consider fundamental changes to the ways they have typically done business. Because piecemeal solutions have not often been effective or efficient, colleges are moving far beyond discreet “programs” or “interventions,” and are attempting to implement comprehensive reform efforts. This volume conceptualizes comprehensive reform as being marked by: a focus on student success; a theory of change that ties programmatic components together in an intentional and cohesive package, implemented at multiple levels throughout the college and touching the majority of students; and a culture of evidence that uses data to continuously assess programs and processes against student success. Presenting original analyses that describe the rationale for comprehensive reform, this volume examines the challenges involved in implementing, evaluating, and sustaining those efforts. This is the 176th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.