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.

A Measure of Failure

The Political Origins of Standardized Testing

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Author: Mark J. Garrison

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438427782

Category: Education

Page: 140

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How did standardized tests become the measure of performance in our public schools? In this compelling work, Mark J. Garrison attempts to answer this question by analyzing the development of standardized testing, from the days of Horace Mann and Alfred Binet to the current scene. Approaching the issue from a sociohistorical perspective, the author demonstrates the ways standardized testing has been used to serve the interests of the governing class by attaching a performance-based value to people and upholding inequality in American society. The book also discusses the implications that a restructuring of standardized testing would have on the future of education, specifically what it could do to eliminate the measure of individual worth based on performance.

Das Black-Box-Prinzip

Warum Fehler uns weiterbringen

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Author: Matthew Syed

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430656

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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Analysieren statt vertuschen Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker. Dazu sind jedoch nur wenige in der Lage. Auch in vielen Unternehmen geht man mit Misserfolgen nicht offen und ohne Schuldzuweisungen um. Syed bietet aufschlussreiche Analysen für dieses Verhalten. Zu welchen Erfolgen hingegen ein offensiver Umgang mit Fehlern führen kann, zeigt Syed anhand konkreter Beispiele, aus der Welt des Sports oder von erfolgreichen Unternehmen wie Google, Pixar oder Dropbox.

The Ideology of Failed States

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Author: Susan L. Woodward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107176425

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Contests to reorganize the international system after the Cold War agree on the security threat of failed states: this book asks why.

The Statistical Analysis of Failure Time Data

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Author: John D. Kalbfleisch,Ross L. Prentice

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118031237

Category: Mathematics

Page: 462

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Contains additional discussion and examples on left truncation as well as material on more general censoring and truncation patterns. Introduces the martingale and counting process formulation swil lbe in a new chapter. Develops multivariate failure time data in a separate chapter and extends the material on Markov and semi Markov formulations. Presents new examples and applications of data analysis.

Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performance: Repentance Rituals and the Early Modern

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Author: N. Herold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137432675

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

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Over the last decade a number of prison theatre programs have developed to rehabilitate inmates by having them perform Shakespearean adaptations. This book focuses on how prison theatre today reveals certain elements of the early modern theatre that were themselves responses to cataclysmic changes in theological doctrine and religious practice.

ESD Design and Analysis Handbook

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Author: James E. Vinson,Joseph C. Bernier,Gregg D. Croft,Juin Jei Liou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402073502

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 207

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Electrostatic Discharge is a pervasive issue in the semiconductor industry affecting both manufacturers and users of semiconductors. This easy-to-read, practical handbook presents an overview of ESD as it effects electronic circuits and provides a concise introduction for students, engineers, circuit designers and failure analysts.

Construction Failure

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Author: Jacob Feld,Kenneth L. Carper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471574774

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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First published in 1968, Jacob Feld′s Construction Failure has long been considered the classic text on the subject. Retaining all of the key components of Feld′s comprehensive exploration of the root causes of failure, this Second Edition addresses a multitude of important industry developments to bring this landmark work up to date for a new generation of engineers, architects, and students. In addition to detailed coverage of current design tools, techniques, materials, and construction methods, Construction Failure, Second Edition features an entire chapter on the burgeoning area of construction litigation, including a thorough examination of alternative dispute resolution techniques. Like the original, this edition discusses technical and procedural failures of many different types of structures, but is now supplemented with new case studies to illustrate the dynamics of failure in action today. Jacob Feld knew thirty years ago that in order to learn from our mistakes, we must first acknowledge and understand them. With this revised volume, Kenneth Carper has ensured that Feld′s now–posthumous message will continue to be heard for years to come. Jacob Feld′s comprehensive work on failure analysis has now been skillfully amended to address current design and construction tools, materials, and practices. Building on the first edition′s peerless examination of the causes and lessons of failure, Construction Failure, Second Edition provides you with expanded coverage of: ∗ Technical, procedural, structural, and nonstructural failures ∗ Natural hazards, earthworks, soil and foundation problems, and more ∗ Reinforced, precast and prestressed concrete, steel, timber, masonry, and other materials ∗ Responsibility and litigation concerns, dispute avoidance, and alternative dispute resolution techniques ∗ Construction safety issues ∗ Many different types of structures, including dams and bridges Construction Failure has as much to teach us today as it did thirty years ago. This revised volume is an essential resource for design engineers, architects, construction managers, lawyers, and students in all of these fields.

Fear of Failure: How to Overcome It

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Author: Morris Sebetlela

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326118374

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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The purpose of this book is to help the reader understand the true nature of the fear of failure. By reading the book the reader will learn about the true source and nature of this fear. They will learn how it develops and grows, as well how they can use it as leverage to achieve any goal in their lives. The book also provides useful tips and strategies for dealing with it, and overcoming it so it does not hold them back in their efforts to achieve their goals.

Security and Reliability of Damaged Structures and Defective Materials

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Author: Guy Pluvinage,Aleksandar Sedmak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048127920

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

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Structures that are essential for economy and security such as energy production, transportation and supply, water supply, buildings, are susceptible to failure, because of defects already present in the material, or created at fabrication, or appearing during service. Methods of assesment of the nocivity of these defects are needed, to predict the remaining service life and the eventual emergency of stopping service and repairing, if possible. To reach this objectives, this book presents the last methods derived from the classical linear, non-linear fracture mechanics concepts, including fatigue and notch fracture mechanics. Several examples of structures rehabilitations and repairing are given. This book gathers the presentation made during the Advanced Research Workshop held in Portoroz (Slovenia) in October 2008, under the auspices of NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. It is edited by Professor Guy Pluvinage from the University Paul Verlaine – Metz (France) and Professor Aleksandar Sedmak from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Both have a long and rich experience in analysis of theoretical and practical cases in safety and reliability of structures. Other contributors are all known as experts in the areas of fatigue, facture and reliability of structures.

Plastics Failure

Cause and Prevention

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Author: Myer Ezrin

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446428828

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 868

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Plastics failure, to a certain extent, is the result of a phenomenal increase in the number and variety of applications in relatively few years. The focus of this book is on actual field and product failures. The treatment is comprehensive, emphasizing cause and prevention. The concept of the interdependence of material, design, and processing is applied to all examples and cases. The "how to" of prevention is brought out as a logical extension of the cause of failure. Contents: Nature, Causes, and Consequences of Plastics Failure. Fundamental Materials Variables Affecting Processing and Product Performance or Failure. Failures Related to Design and Material Selection. Examples. Processing-Related Factors to Failure. Failure Related to Service Conditions. Failure Analysis and Test Procedures. Quality Control. Legal Aspects of Plastic Product Liability and Failure. Examples of Failures in Various Applications

The Tragedy of Failure

Evaluating State Failure and Its Impact on the Spread of Refugees, Terrorism, and War

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Author: Tiffiany Howard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381208

Category: Political Science

Page: 156

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This intriguing approach to international conflict seeks to facilitate a dialogue between academics and policymakers on how to better anticipate and prevent state failure, subsequent forced migration, and the terrorist threat that often results. * Includes case studies of failed and failing states, including Somalia, Pakistan, Colombia, Haiti, and Sudan * Provides maps of Sudan, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Somali showing the terrorist cells present in these states * A broad-based bibliography of sources from international conflict studies, refugee and migration, and terrorism studies

Causes of failure in performance appraisal and supervision

a guide to analysis and evaluation for human resources professionals

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Author: Joe Baker

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780899303482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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Baker has written a practical, procedure-oriented book with the purpose of helping individuals identify the causes of failure of performance appraisal systems in order to improve their design and operation. To do this, he describes procedures useful for identifying discrepancies in a performance appraisal system, determining if the system is being effectively implemented, and assessing whether the desired objectives are being achieved. . . . In general I would agree that Baker has met his goals, and his book will be useful to practitioners if they are interested in understandig what they should be doing to conduct effective performance appraisals. . . . an organized, generally well-written book on the performance appraisal process. Personnel Psychology Here is a practical, procedure-oriented guide for managers, supervisors, human resource professionals, and training and development specialists--to help identify the causes of failure of performance appraisal and supervision. Baker begins with a discussion of the need for procedures to identify the causes of failure of performance appraisal and supervision, and describes a sound practical concept of evaluation that can be used to meet this need. Systems analysis is used to describe a comprehensive performance appraisal system that contains all of the parts necessary to function effectively. The consequences of failure are also enumerated for each step of the process. Procedures are included to identify discrepancies in the system design of an organization, to determine if the parts of the system are being carried out in practice, and to determine if the desired objectives are being achieved. These procedures also include ways to determine if appropriate methods are being used to measure performance and ways to control human error. Finally, the requirements for a continuing evaluation effort are discussed.

The Uses of Failure in Mexican Literature and Identity

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Author: John A. Ochoa

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292758804

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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While the concept of defeat in the Mexican literary canon is frequently acknowledged, it has rarely been explored in the fullness of the psychological and religious contexts that define this aspect of "mexicanidad." Going beyond the simple narrative of self-defeat, The Uses of Failure in Mexican Literature and Identity presents a model of failure as a source of knowledge and renewed self-awareness. Studying the relationship between national identity and failure, John Ochoa revisits the foundational texts of Mexican intellectual and literary history, the "national monuments," and offers a new vision of the pivotal events that echo throughout Mexican aesthetics and politics. The Uses of Failure in Mexican Literature and Identity encompasses five centuries of thought, including the works of the Conquistador Bernal Díaz del Castillo, whose sixteenth-century True History of the Conquest of New Spain formed Spanish-speaking Mexico's early self-perceptions; José Vasconcelos, the essayist and politician who helped rebuild the nation after the Revolution of 1910; and the contemporary novelist Carlos Fuentes. A fascinating study of a nation's volatile journey towards a sense of self, The Uses of Failure elegantly weaves ethical issues, the philosophical implications of language, and a sociocritical examination of Latin American writing for a sparkling addition to the dialogue on global literature.

The Aesthetics of Failure

Inexpressibility in Samuel Beckett’s Fiction

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Author: Marcin Tereszewski

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443855243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 105

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Although Beckett scholarship has in recent decades experienced a renaissance as a result of various poststructuralist approaches that tend to emphasize destabilization and inexpressibility as the defining features of Beckett’s output, relatively little attention has been paid to the ethical aspects of his aesthetics of failure. This book fits into that renaissance, but draws on a distinct, though rarely addressed, connection that Samuel Beckett’s work shares with that of Maurice Blanchot and Emmanuel Levinas. It is within this philosophical context that the significance of Beckett’s aesthetics of failure becomes most visible. Beckett’s work can be described as one of gradual reduction and disintegration of language, a stripping away of the tools rendering expression at all possible for the sake of approaching the inexpressible. Traditional representation yields to silence and linguistic aporia; language yields to images of absence and emptiness. The primary purpose of this study is to trace this movement of ‘unwording’ and analyze the role inexpressibility plays in Beckett’s prose in its visual, linguistic and ethical manifestations, as the aesthetics of inexpressibility is intrinsically bound with the ethical responsibility of literature understood as maintaining a relation with alterity.