Changing the Course of Failure

How Schools and Parents Can Help Low-Achieving Students

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Author: Sandra Stotsky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475839979

Category: Education

Page: 130

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This book is about this country’s efforts to educate and raise the achievement level of large numbers of low-achieving students.

Navigating the New Pedagogy

Six Principles that Transform Teaching

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Author: Jeff Halstead

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610480252

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Navigating the New Pedagogy: Six Principles that Transform is written to give teachers a vision of current, best 21st century classroom practice. Teachers, administrators, and education professors will find ideas that will help transform classrooms into positive, productive learning environments.

The Management of Conflict

Interpretations and Interests in Comparative Perspective

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Author: Marc Howard Ross

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300065176

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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This text offers a cross-cultural approach to conflict management. It identifies key features of constructive conflict management societies and evaluates three strategies of conflict management showing how each succeeds or fails, for example, the hostility in Northern Ireland.

The Pilgrimage of Grace 1536–1537 and the Exeter Conspiracy 1538

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Author: Madeline Hope Dodds,Ruth Dodds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107501989

Category: History

Page: 388

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Originally published in 1915, this book is the second of two volumes describing the popular risings during the reign of Henry VIII known as the Pilgrimage of Grace and the Exeter Conspiracy. Volume Two describes the devolution of the Pilgrimage from the beginning of 1537 and its eventual dissolution, as well as the growth and downfall of the Exeter Conspiracy the following year. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English religious history and the reign of Henry VIII.

The Greatest Criminal Cases: Changing the Course of American Law

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Author: J. Michael Martinez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828695

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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This fascinating book recounts the compelling stories behind 14 of the most important criminal procedure cases in American legal history. • Includes 20 photographs of key participants and scenes • Explains legal principles through engaging, jargon-free prose • Connects the importance of the cases to constitutional criminal procedure • Explores the impact of Supreme Court decisions

Changing the Course of Autism

A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians

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Author: Bryan Jepson,Jane Johnson

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810612

Category: Medical

Page: 358

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'Changing the Course of Autism' has the potential to revolutionise the way autism is perceived and managed. Most books on this subject describe educational and behavioural therapies, but autism is a medical disease, not a psychological disorder. This groundbreaking books shows that the disease can be treated by reducing the neurological inflammation that is part of the disease process, rather than simply masking the symptoms with drugs like Ritalin and Prozac. The authors have seen autistic behaviours improve dramatically or disappear completely with appropriate medical treatment. The book reviews the medical literature regarding the biological nature of the disease, including the potential connection between vaccines and autism. This book builds a bridge between the medical profession and parents who are angry at the rise in this disease and the way it is treated. It is the only book on this subject written by an MD who is also the parent of an autistic child. In 2001, the second son of Jepson was diagnosed with autism. Over the course of that year, he and his wife Laurie began exploring treatment options and found that the medical community knew very little about the cause, the treatment, or the prognosis of this disease. After a year of research, the couple established the non-profit Children's Biomedical Center of Utah. There autistic children could receive the most up-to-date care available. From 2002-2005, Dr Jepson treated hundreds of children on the autism spectrum and the clinic raised awareness throughout the intermountain West concerning issues related to autism and other childhood developmental disorders. Because he was a leading specialist in the field, Dr Jepson was recruited to join the team at Thoughtful House Center for Children, a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to caring for children with autism and related conditions. The Thoughtful House is designed to integrate biomedical, gastrointestinal, and educational intervention into a coordinated effort, and to use this model to perform clinical research. It officially opened January 1st, 2006, and Dr Jepson is now its Medical Director.

The Challenge of Change

Perspectives on Family, Work, and Education

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Author: Martina S. Horner,Malkah T. Notman,Carol C. Nadelson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461336465

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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This book is a compilation and update of a group of provocative papers presented at the Radcliffe College invitational conference, "Perspectives on the Patterns of an Era: Family, Work, and Education." A scholarly event saluting Radcliffe's centenary, the conference examined a range of indicators of social change, particularly as they relate to women in America in the last two decades. The program was interdisciplinary, bringing together scholars from economics, history, psychology, sociol ogy, and psychiatry. Each conference participant was asked to explore, theoretically and empirically, the lessons of our social history and, as much as possible, to separate myth from reality with regard to recent changes in patterns of family life, work, and education. Particular emphasis was given to the examination of the rapid changes-or what have been assumed to be the rapid changes-of the last two decades. In addition, participants ana lyzed the perceived and actual costs and benefits associated with chang ing lifestyles, for women and men as individuals and for society as a whole. Finally, they considered the implications of their findings for the future and identified areas for further research.

Changing Course

American Curriculum Reform in the 20th Century

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Author: Herbert M. Kliebard

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080774221X

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Beginning with revolutionary changes effected in tiny frontier schools in the late 19th century, and going up to early 21st century comprehensive high schools, this volume presents a choronological account of specific reform efforts in the US - exposing the successes and roots of many failures.

The Failure of Wall Street

How and Why Wall Street Fails -- And What Can Be Done About It

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Author: Erik Banks

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466888318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Wall Street, the world's primary financial market and middleman, is in many ways a success. It brings together and places capital, creates new and innovative financial products, and buys and sells physical and financial assets. Its role in global economic growth has been, and remains, unique and vital. In spite of its importance and strengths, however, Wall Street repeatedly fails. At all levels, Wall Street makes serious mistakes in its core areas of expertise – falling short of its potential when raising capital, giving advice or managing risk, and demonstrating vulnerabilities when carrying out its responsibilities. These failures, which damage both finances and reputations, often affect a broad range of insiders and outsiders: employees and managers, personal and corporate clients, investors, creditors and regulators. In some cases they destabilize entire sectors and economies. Worse, many of these failures are likely to plague Wall Street for years to come, until there is greater willingness to recognize and resolve the underlying problems. The Failure of Wall Street analyzes how and why Wall Street fails, and what can be done to rectify the failures. After a short discussion of Wall Street's role in raising capital, granting corporate and personal advice, managing risk and acting as a trusted financial analyst, Erik Banks explores the dramatic failures that have occurred in each of these areas, using case studies and examples to illustrate the nature and extent of the problems. Next, the book demonstrates why Wall Street fails in each area of supposed "expertise," focusing on shortcomings in governance, management, skills/controls and transparency. Lastly, Banks proposes a framework for addressing the shortfalls that continue to plague Wall Street. He argues that these solutions, while not quick, easy, or cheap to implement, can help make Wall Street become the sound, consistent, and efficient financial expert it is meant to be.

Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System

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Author: James S. Dooley,Anna Lok,Andrew K. Burroughs,Jenny Heathcote

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341270

Category: Medical

Page: 792

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Awarded first prize in the Internal Medicine category of the British Medical Association Book of the Year Awards, 2012 Following a Tradition of Excellence from reviews of previous editions: "the best source of synthesized clinical wisdom" —Gastroenterology "a tour de force in terms of knowledge and effort" —The New England Journal of Medicine "the foremost liver book in the world" —The Journal of the American Medical Association "beautifully produced" —Hepatology Over the past 56 years, thousands of physicians have depended on Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System. Its didactic and reliable clinical guidance was - and still is - beyond comparison. This brand-new edition, now named Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, after the late Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock, continues to provide concise clinical guidance for all those treating patients with hepato-biliary disease. Enabling clinicians to formulate incisive diagnoses and appropriate treatment strategies, this book has been updated to reflect the advances that have been made in the last 10 years, providing didactic and reliable clinical guidance in hepatology from the world’s leading experts. A consistent chapter structure allows readers to access the information immediately, with summary boxes and key learning points throughout, and special emphasis on the latest in evidence-based clinical guidance. And for the first time, this edition now offers a free companion website providing the 680 full-color illustrations and figures in the book, for use in scientific presentations.

Ecosystem Services Come To Town

Greening Cities by Working with Nature

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Author: Gary Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118387880

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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The need to find new approaches to the development of cities isbecoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing populationgrowth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peakand biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promotingbiodiversity is essential to sustainable development – evenin the built environment. Ecosystem Services come to Town: greening cities by workingwith nature demonstrates how to make urban environmentsgreener. It starts by explaining how, by mimicking nature anddeliberately creating habitats to provide ecosystem services,cities can become more efficient and more pleasant to livein. The history of cities and city planning is covered withthe impacts of industrial urban development described, as well asthe contemporary concerns of biodiversity loss, peak oil andclimate change. The later sections offer solutions to the challenges ofsustainable urban development by describing and explaining a wholerange of approaches and interventions, beginning at the regionalscale with strategic green infrastructure, looking at districts andprecincts, with trees, parks and rain gardens and ending withsingle buildings, including with green roofs and living walls. Technical enough to be valuable to practitioners but stillreadable and inspirational, this guide demonstrates to townplanners, urban designers, architects, engineers, landscapearchitects how to make cities more liveable.

The Challenges of School District Leadership

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Author: Daniel L. Duke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136989412

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Despite the rising interest in school districts, there are relatively few comprehensive resources available for graduate students in educational leadership programs. The Challenges of School District Leadership takes the position that the best way to prepare the next generation of school district leaders is to make certain that they are prepared to address the unending challenges that characterize public education today. Drawing on the latest research as well as actual examples, the book spotlights ten of the perennial challenges facing superintendents and school boards. Among the challenges discussed in detail are balancing equity and excellence, accommodating demographic change, coping with the increasing politicization of district leadership, deciding how to organize (or reorganize) a school system, and meeting the demands of educational accountability. This text is appropriate for graduate students in educational leadership, education policy, and the politics of education as well as school district leaders.

Biblical Studies and the Failure of History

Changing Perspectives 3

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Author: Niels Peter Lemche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317544951

Category: History

Page: 352

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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Interventions in Education Systems

Reform and Development

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Author: David Scott,C. M. Posner,Christopher Martin,Elsa Guzman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472524292

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Interventions in Education Systems draws on research conducted in England, Mexico, Singapore and Finland to illuminate reform processes to education systems in a range of contexts, to develop a better understanding of intervention processes and to promote the development of more sophisticated models for reforming education systems. The authors compare policy implementations and interventions in countries with different socio-economic profiles and different levels of development, highlighting how these processes in practice all too frequently are side-tracked and distorted, often unintentionally, by political, economic and social forces.

The Changing Economic Geography of Globalization

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Author: Giovanna Vertova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113425931X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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The process of globalization has had profound, often destabilizing, effects on space, at all levels (i.e. local, regional, national, international). This revealing book analyzes, both theoretically and empirically, the effects of globalization over space. It considers, through a dialogue among different paradigms, the ways in which space has become more important in the global economy. Globalization has been advocated as a way of shrinking time and space which will lead to a homogenized global market; a suggestion challenged in differing ways and with a variety of approaches by all the contributors to this volume. Leading authorities from a range of disciplines are represented amongst this impressive list of contributors, including Eric Sheppard, Bjørn Asheim, Richard Walker and Peter Swann. The chapters demonstrate persuasively the continuing, and even increasing, role of space in the global economy, and throughout, the book covers viewpoints from the fields of: international political economy economic geography regional and local economics. This impressive volume, which contains a selection of the best in contemporary scholarship, will be of interest to the international arena of academicians, policy makers and professionals in these or related fields.

The Failure of Securities Arbitrations

Mandatory Understanding of the Lack of Investment and Product Knowledge and Application by Plaintiffs, Defendants, Experts, Arbitrators and Attorneys and the Implications to Arbitration and Litigation

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Author: Errold F Moody Jr

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468921525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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A real life examination of claims brought before FINRA regarding suitability and the knowledge of all entities in trying such cases.

The Day That Changed Forever

Twenty-One Life-Changing Experiences at the Cross

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Author: Tim Roehl

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441224394

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The events surrounding Christ's Passion really happened, and the people who experienced those events were real people, just like us--individuals with their own histories, preconceptions, desires, and ambitions. In The Day That Changed Forever, Dr. Tim Roehl tells the stories of those events and people, using a combination of rigorous biblical scholarship and what he calls "sanctified imagination." What must Barabbas have been thinking when he was set free so that an innocent man could die in his place? What went through the mind of Simon of Cyrene when he was drafted by Roman soldiers to carry Jesus' cross? What led Annas, a religious leader, to use his influence to condemn Jesus to death? Sometimes a story can become so familiar that it begins to lose its power to startle and amaze its audience--it can be tempting for Christians to think they "know" the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection while forgetting to be changed by it. The unique viewpoints of the people at the cross, imagined with compelling realism in The Day That Changed Forever, will bring fresh perspective to the familiar events and awaken in readers a newfound passion for the old, old story.

Making the Common Core Standards Work

Using Professional Development to Build World-Class Schools

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Author: Robert J. Manley,Richard J. Hawkins

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284431

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Essential reading for school leaders! Providing a blueprint for implementing and exceeding the new Common Core State Standards, this practical guide focuses on realistic strategies for lasting change within schools. The authors build an inspiring case for how individual schools can develop a world-class education system through targeted professional development. Topics include: Empowering teachers and staff as partners in implementing the new standards Adapting existing curriculum to meet grade-level goals for mathematics and language arts Designing assessments that measure mastery of the standards Ensuring that the standards benefit all students, including multicultural learners