This book offers a thorough and comprehensive review of the lessons learnt from the award-winning 'English in Action' English language teacher development programme, which ran in government primary and secondary schools across Bangladesh from 2008 to 2017. Over the course of nine years the programme involved 51,000 teachers and 20 million school students, demonstrably raising standards of teachers' classroom practice and students' English language attainment, and won the British Council ELTON Award for Local innovation (2013) and Times Higher Education Award for International Impact (2107). The sixteen chapters explore the programme in detail, looking at both the successes and the challenges encountered throughout its course, including the strategies used to address the challenges. The key innovative factors of the programme include: · a positive choice to build on the existing context, such as the lives and experiences of local teachers and the demands of a nationally determined curriculum; · teacher learning taking place in the teachers' own classrooms; · a focus on learning the 'how' of communicative language teaching through reflective practice and peer support; · the use - within a carefully constructed pedagogy - of affordable, readily-available mobile phone technology; · the use of mediated authentic video · a model of teacher development at very large scale that provided a successful alternative to the'cascade'model; · a partnership with government institutions to ensure that improved practices are maintained beyond the life of the Programme.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Recent events involving Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and Al Qaeda show that the terrorist threat to the UK is as grave as at any point in the past thirteen years. Interpol have the resources and experience to build a platform and the UK must take the lead in bringing others to the table. However, ensuring public safety cannot be the sole purview of the counterterrorism command and the security service, it is a responsibility in which all UK citizens and companies take a share. Stopping British men and women going to become foreign fighters, in Syria and other theatres of conflict, and engaging with them when they return is vital to avoid endangering the security of the UK. Whether in classrooms, local community centres, or through the global reach of the internet and social media, a clear message needs to be sent to those at risk. The agencies are at the cutting edge of sophistication and are owed an equally refined system of democratic scrutiny. It is an embarrassing indictment of our system that some in the media felt compelled to publish leaked information to ensure that matters were heard in Parliament. The Intelligence and Security Committee should be given a democratic mandate in the same way as other Select Committees
Author: Marcia Stanhope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-09-20
Get the essential information you need to know about population health and community health nursing! Foundations for Population Health in Community/Public Health Nursing, 5th Edition includes concise, focused coverage of community health nursing — from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. The book uses a practical, community-oriented approach and places an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Practical application of concepts is highlighted throughout the text in case studies, critical thinking activities, QSEN competencies, and Healthy People 2020 objectives. QSEN boxes illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community. Healthy People 2020 objectives in every chapter address the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade. Genomics coverage provides a history of genetics and genomics and how they impact public/community health nursing care. Focus on health promotion throughout the text emphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community. Clinical Application scenarios present practice situations with questions and answers to help you apply chapter concepts to practice in the community. Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, to reinforce the concept of prevention as it pertains to community and public health care. Feature box on Linking Content to Practice highlights how chapter content is applied in the role of public/community health nursing. NEW! Coverage of health care reform includes discussions of the impact of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) on public health nursing and the potential implications of its repeal. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes feature scenarios and discussion questions to promote active learning.
Author: Robert Jurmain
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Genre: Social Science
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2013-2014 Edition continues to present the most up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today's students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the book helps readers master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field, with new material on genetic technology and other topics reflecting recent scientific findings. In this edition, the unifying concept of our connection to all life has been integrated as a framework for presenting the material throughout the text. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets
Author: Fred F. Ferri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-06-19
Ferri's Clinical Advisor is the fastest, most effective way to access current diagnostic and therapeutic information on more than 700 common medical conditions. Dr. Fred Ferri’s popular "5 books in 1" format provides quick guidance on menorrhagia, Failure to Thrive (FTT), Cogan’s syndrome, and much more. Now featuring expanded online components, it makes the answers you need for your family practice even easier to find - anytime, anywhere. Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to expedite reference. Review normal values and interpret results for more than 200 lab tests. Get the insurance billing codes you require, including ICD-9-CM codes, to expedite insurance reimbursements. Improve your family healthcare practice’s efficiency with cost-effective referral and consultation guidelines. Identify and treat a broader range of disorders, including renal and epidural abscess and cardio-renal syndrome, with 23 new topics in the Diseases & Disorders section. Improve your interpretation of presenting symptoms with 39 new topics in the Differential Diagnosis section, and optimize patient care with 12 new tables in the Clinical Practice Guidelines section. Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets, tables, boxes, and algorithms to expedite reference. Get the insurance billing codes you require for your family healthcare practice with ICD-9-CM codes, to expedite insurance reimbursements. Access full-color images and 65 online-only topics at Expert Consult, as well as online-only contents including EBMs, Suggested Reading, Patient Teaching Guides, and additional algorithms.
Author: Stephen M. Strakowski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Bipolar disorders affect up to 3% of the world's population and are the 6th leading cause of disability worldwide. The estimated annual costs of bipolar disorder approach $50 billion in the United States, and the associated societal and personal suffering is immeasurable. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong illness that typically begins in mid-adolescence, thereby disrupting healthy developmental processes. It is also a progressive illness, making early intervention even more critical. As the disorder presents differently in youth as it does in adults, considerable controversy exists around the diagnosis in young people. The neurobiological factors leading to the onset of bipolar disorder reflect abnormalities in adolescent brain development. Bipolar disorder is strongly heritable and therefore, these developmental abnormalities likely represent the culmination of processes that precede the expression of symptoms. Current studies of children who are at risk for bipolar disorder are identifying these processes. Again, controversy exists about how to move these neuroscience gains forward to help affected individuals and, particularly to manage children at risk to delay or prevent the onset or progression of bipolar disorder. With these considerations in mind, Bipolar Disorder in Youth provides a timely, focused review of the diagnosis, treatment, and neurobiology of bipolar disorder in youth. It addresses current controversies and resolves those in which evidence is available. The book is organized into three sections based on these topics to provide comprehensive discussions to aid clinicians managing these individuals in their practices, as well as scientists trying to advance the field. The three editors are widely recognized experts in bipolar disorder, and the authors of each chapter represent international experts in the respective topics. Consequently, this book is the most comprehensive volume available discussing this important population and is a 'must' for the libraries of clinicians and scientists working with bipolar children and adolescents.
Author: Helen Lackner
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Political Science
In November 2011, an agreement brokered by the GCC brought an end to Yemen's tumultuous uprising. The National Dialogue Conference has opened a window of opportunity for change, bringing Yemen's main political forces together with groups that were politically marginalized. Yet, the risk of collapse is serious, and if Yemen is to remain a viable state, it must address numerous political, social and economic challenges. In this invaluable volume, experts with extensive Yemen experience provide innovative analysis of the country's major crises: centralized governance, the role of the military, ethnic conflict, separatism, Islamism, foreign intervention, water scarcity and economic development. This is essential reading for academi, journalists, development workers, diplomats, politicians and students alike. 'Essential reading ... The authors shed light on the context of the Yemeni uprising in a way that not only helps us understand the current transitional period but also the outlines of Yemen's future.' Charles Schmitz, President of the American Institute of Yemeni Studies 'An up to date and wide-ranging guide to what is arguably the Arab world's least known and most misunderstood state. Edited by one of Britain's foremost authorities on Yemen ... brings together an impressive range of experts on the country to examine the contemporary reality of Yemen.' Michael Willis, Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford University 'Thoughtful and well-researched, Why Yemen Matters unearths a wealth of information about contemporary Yemeni society.' Baghat Korany, Professor of International Relations, American University in Cairo
Author: Rochelle Lieber
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology is intended as a companion volume to The Oxford Handbook of Compounding (OUP 2009) Written by distinguished scholars, its 41 chapters aim to provide a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. The handbook begins with an overview and a consideration of definitional matters, distinguishing derivation from inflection on the one hand and compounding on the other. From a formal perspective, the handbook treats affixation (prefixation, suffixation, infixation, circumfixation, etc.), conversion, reduplication, root and pattern and other templatic processes, as well as prosodic and subtractive means of forming new words. From a semantic perspective, it looks at the processes that form various types of adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs, as well as evaluatives and the rarer processes that form function words. The book also surveys derivation in fifteen language families that are widely dispersed in terms of both geographical location and typological characteristics.
Author: James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-08-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
MUSIC 2013 will be the most comprehensive text focused on the various aspects of Mobile, Ubiquitous and Intelligent computing. MUSIC 2013 provides an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the latest issues and progress in the area of intelligent technologies in mobile and ubiquitous computing environment. MUSIC 2013 is the next edition of the 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Intelligent Computing (MUSIC-12, Vancouver, Canada, 2012) which was the next event in a series of highly successful International Workshop on Multimedia, Communication and Convergence technologies MCC-11 (Crete, Greece, June 2011), MCC-10 (Cebu, Philippines, August 2010).
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Political Science
The Committee's report focuses on the planned withdrawal of combat troops at the end of 2014 and the transfer of responsibility for security to the Afghan National Security Forces. It also examines the progress towards a secure and stable Afghanistan within the wider region, including Pakistan, and the plans by the UK, NATO and other allies for a smooth transition of responsibility for security to the Afghan Government and the ANSF. Securing the future of Afghanistan requires the concerted efforts of all the Afghan people; regional neighbours, in particular Pakistan; the USA; NATO and other coalition partners. In the process of establishing a peaceful and functioning Afghanistan, the Committee calls for evidence of: (i) At least the start of an Afghan-led peace settlement with the insurgency; (ii) Open and free elections; (iii) An appropriately trained and equipped ANSF with continuing financial support; (iii) A strong judicial system which protects the human rights of all Afghans; (iv) Economic development aid to continue in support of the well being and safety of all sections of society; (v) Effective measures to tackle corruption, drug production and the drug trade. The MoD needs to work with international partners and the ANSF to identify ways of meeting significant gaps in necessary capabilities such as helicopters and close air support and medical care from 2015. The Defence Committee concludes that at the end of UK operations the best the UK will be able to do is to withdraw in good order and engage with external partners to improve Afghanistan's future prospects.
Author: David Lim
Release Date: 2014-03-21
Genre: Social Science
Vietnam has enjoyed significant economic success since the implementation of its "doi moi" reforms, including rapid growth in GDP, exports and foreign and domestic investment, and a shedding of poorly-performing state-owned enterprises. Despite this, however, the economic situation for many ordinary people in Vietnam is fragile, with income only just above the poverty line, and high unemployment, especially among the young. In addition, inflation is high, and the state-owned sector is still large, much of it still performing badly. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current economic situation in Vietnam. It outlines the state of the economy, paying special attention to employment, discusses government policies including on trade and integration with the global economy, and concludes by assessing the key challenges facing Vietnam’s economy going forward.
Index - Indice OPENING SESSION Welcome address Alessandra Briganti Universities: the twin challenges of fiscal austerity and technological change Rainer Masera The impact of the crisis on the structure of higher education systems Andrea Gentile Adoption of good practices in bad economic times: support of workplace learning of electronics engineering students through social web George Liodakis, Ioannis O. Vardiambasis, Nikos Lymberakis, Ioannis A. Kaliakatsosa MOOCS: A REVOLUTION IN THE MAKING How MOOCs present massive opportunities for research on learning Gary W. Matkin MODERNIZING NATIONAL AND REGIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORKS Analytical study on online communication tools within e-learning systems Mohammad Khair Abu Qdais, Jehad Al-Sadi Beyond the tipping point: American higher education in transition Craig D. Swenson PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION IN COURSE DESIGN AND DELIVERY Mobile MBA: Attempting to improve learning outcomes and reduce length of studies through an integrative approach Wolfram Behm Teaching algorithm in adaptive e-learning Blanka Czeczotkova, Tatiana Prextová Digital video, presence and pedagogy Patrick Carmichael Ontology based learner-centered smart e-learning system Yeong-Tae Song, Kyungeun Park, Yongik Yoon HIGHER EDUCATION IN A TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS UCD Flexible third level education for unemployed in a time of economic crisis Eleni Mangina, Paul Evans, Lorraine McGinty Individualisation and diversification of higher education systems for mastering the challenges of the critical issues of the globalization Helge Gerischer, Christian-Andreas Schumann, Claudia Tittmann, Jana Weber, Feng Xiaoo Challenging the firewalls of the mind: opportunities for universities to overcome the constraints of austerity Charlotte Fregona AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATIONS: ENGAGING MINDS Antigravitational rotate live-scene as tridimensional, multiagent and cognitive educational space Maria D'Ambrosio SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF DISTANCE LEARNING Mentoring teaching skills within the context of open distance learning Hettie Van Der Merwe SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING: WORTHWHILE OR WORTH FORGETTING? Using a social computing platform to train cultural mediators Achilles Kameas The implementation framework of social media for distance learners in Africa Nazarene University Mary Ooko, Collins Oduor THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVING QUALITY WHILST REDUCING COSTS Quality in online education: using a formal quality model Robert W. Robertson Quality Assurance in times of crisis: example of Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education Jasmina Havranek, Sandra Bezjak OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AS TOOL TO EQUALIZE ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE Open education: commercial or social model Sergio Martinez Martinez MODERNIZING NATIONAL AND REGIONAL POLICY FRAMEWORK Competency-based education: leveraging educational technology to support emerging economic demands Margaret Korosec, Paul Bacsich CONCLUSIONS GUIDE towards the future Laura Ricci CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INDICATIONS FOR THE AUTHORS