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Sample records for epigrammatic abridged recounting

  1. Anna Abridges "Masha."

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    Crago, Hugh

    1989-01-01

    Examines a young girl's abridgment of Mara Kay's novel "Masha," focusing on the selection processes she used. Suggests that text selected for the abridgment had personal significance, while less significant or negative text was omitted. Concludes that the experience gave shape and meaning to the girl's own growing up. (MM)

  2. 11 CFR 100.91 - Recounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... a Federal election, is not a contribution except that the prohibitions of 11 CFR 110.20 and part 114... Contributions § 100.91 Recounts. A gift, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of...

  3. 11 CFR 100.151 - Recounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... anything of value made with respect to a recount of the results of a Federal election, or an election contest concerning a Federal election, is not an expenditure except that the prohibitions of 11 CFR...

  4. To Make a Long Story Short: Abridged Audio at 10.

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    Annichiarico, Mark

    1996-01-01

    Examines the history of abridged audio publishing 10 years after the formation of the Audio Publishers Association. Topics include abridged versus unabridged versions for bookstores and libraries; vendors and publishers; future possibilities for CDs and DVD (Digital Versatile Disc); and audio leasing for libraries. (LRW)

  5. Judge rules counseling law abridges lawyers' speech rights.

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    1998-10-16

    U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy of New York struck down a Federal law that threatened lawyers with prosecution for counseling clients on how to shield assets while qualifying for Medicaid. The provision was an attempt to discourage manipulation of the Medicaid eligibility rules. The judge said the statute presented a quandary to attorneys who are bound to uphold the law, but are ethically obliged to provide full and competent advice to their clients. Attorney General Janet Reno conceded that the provision was unconstitutional because it abridged lawyers' First Amendment rights. PMID:11365944

  6. STANDARD ATOMIC WEIGHTS TABLES 2007 ABRIDGED TO FOUR AND FIVE SIGNIFICANT FIGURES.

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    HOLDEN,N.E.

    2007-08-01

    In response to a recommendation to the Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights (CIAAW) that abridged versions of the Table on Standard Atomic Weights be prepared and published, this report has been prepared. A brief history is presented of such Atomic Weight tables that have been abridged to four significant figures and to five significant figures are noted. Tables of Standard Atomic Weight values abridged to four places and five places from the official 2007 Table of Atomic Weights approved by CIAAW are included.

  7. Modified Response Elaboration Training: Application to Procedural Discourse and Personal Recounts

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    Wambaugh, Julie L.; Nessler, Christina; Wright, Sandra

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: This investigation was designed to examine the effects of a modification of response elaboration training (RET; Kearns, 1985) with speakers with mild to mild-moderate aphasia. The modification entailed application of RET to procedural discourse and personal recounts rather than to narrative discourse. Method: Three participants with…

  8. How should abridged scientific articles be presented in journals? A survey of readers and authors

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    Müllner, Marcus; Waechter, Fabian; Schroter, Sara; Squire, Barbara

    2005-01-01

    SEVERAL SCIENTIFIC AND GENERAL MEDICAL JOURNALS publish full-length articles on their Web sites and abridged versions in their print journals. We surveyed a stratified random sample of BMJ readers and authors to elicit their preferred format for the abridged print version. Each participant received a research paper abridged in 3 different formats: conventional abridged version, journalistic version and enhanced-abstract version. Overall, 45% (95% confidence interval [CI] 42%–48%) of the respondents said they liked the conventional version most, 31% (95% CI 28%–34%) preferred the journalistic version and 25% (95% CI 22%–27%) preferred the enhanced-abstract version. Twenty-eight percent (95% CI 25%–32%) indicated that use of the journalistic format for abridged articles would very likely stop them from submitting papers to BMJ, and 13% (95% CI 11%–16%) said the use of the enhanced-abstract version would stop them from submitting to BMJ. Publishers of general medical journals who publish shortened articles should consider that authors and readers prefer a more conventional style of abridged papers. PMID:15655241

  9. Persistent high fertility in Uganda: young people recount obstacles and enabling factors to use of contraceptives

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    2010-01-01

    Background High fertility among young people aged 15-24 years is a public health concern in Uganda. Unwanted pregnancy, unsafe induced abortions and associated high morbidity and mortality among young women may be attributed to low contraceptive use. This study aims at exploring reasons for low contraceptive use among young people. Methods In 16 focus group discussions, the views of young people about obstacles and enabling factors to contraceptive use in Mityana and Mubende districts, Uganda were explored. The groups were homogeneously composed by married and unmarried men and women, between the ages of 15-24. The data obtained was analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results Young men and women described multiple obstacles to contraceptive use. The obstacles were categorized as misconceptions and fears related to contraception, gender power relations, socio-cultural expectations and contradictions, short term planning, and health service barriers. Additionally, young people recounted several enabling factors that included female strategies to overcome obstacles, changing perceptions to contraceptive use, and changing attitude towards a small family size. Conclusions Our findings suggest changing perceptions and behavior shift towards contraceptive use and a small family size although obstacles still exist. Personalized strategies to young women and men are needed to motivate and assist young people plan their future families, adopt and sustain use of contraceptives. Reducing obstacles and reinforcing enabling factors through education, culturally sensitive behavior change strategies have the potential to enhance contraceptives use. Alternative models of contraceptive service delivery to young people are proposed. PMID:20813069

  10. The Abridgment and Relaxation Time for a Linear Multi-Scale Model Based on Multiple Site Phosphorylation

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    Wang, Shuo; Cao, Yang

    2015-01-01

    Random effect in cellular systems is an important topic in systems biology and often simulated with Gillespie’s stochastic simulation algorithm (SSA). Abridgment refers to model reduction that approximates a group of reactions by a smaller group with fewer species and reactions. This paper presents a theoretical analysis, based on comparison of the first exit time, for the abridgment on a linear chain reaction model motivated by systems with multiple phosphorylation sites. The analysis shows that if the relaxation time of the fast subsystem is much smaller than the mean firing time of the slow reactions, the abridgment can be applied with little error. This analysis is further verified with numerical experiments for models of bistable switch and oscillations in which linear chain system plays a critical role. PMID:26263559

  11. Abridged adapter primers increase the target scope of Hi-Plex.

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    Nguyen-Dumont, Tú; Hammet, Fleur; Mahmoodi, Maryam; Pope, Bernard J; Giles, Graham G; Hopper, John L; Southey, Melissa C; Park, Daniel J

    2015-01-01

    Previously, we reported Hi-Plex, an amplicon-based method for targeted massively parallel sequencing capable of generating 60 amplicons simultaneously. In further experiments, however, we found our approach did not scale to higher amplicon numbers. Here, we report a modification to the original Hi-Plex protocol that includes the use of abridged adapter oligonucleotides as universal primers (bridge primers) in the initial PCR mixture. Full-length adapter primers (indexing primers) are included only during latter stages of thermal cycling with concomitant application of elevated annealing temperatures. Using this approach, we demonstrate the application of Hi-Plex across a broad range of amplicon numbers (16-plex, 62-plex, 250-plex, and 1003-plex) while preserving the low amount (25 ng) of input DNA required. PMID:25605578

  12. Application of the Abridged SimSmoke model to four Eastern Mediterranean countries

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    Levy, David T; Fouad, Heba; Levy, Jeffrey; Dragomir, Anca D; El Awa, Fatima

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The WHO established the MPOWER policy package to boost the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in 2008 and to provide practical guidance on policies effective at reducing smoking rates. An easily applied Abridged SimSmoke was developed to help countries gauge the effect of these policies using data from the WHO MPOWER/WHO Report (MPOWER Report) and is applied to four Eastern Mediterranean countries. Methods The number of smokers in a country is calculated using the country’s smoking prevalence and population. Policy effect sizes, based on previously validated SimSmoke models, are applied to the smoker populations to determine the reduction in the number of smokers resulting from implementing policies. The number of smoking-attributable deaths is derived based on findings that half of those smokers alive today will die from smoking. Results Within 40 years, implementing the complete set of MPOWER policies is projected to reduce smoking prevalence by 29% (range 15%, 41%) and avert almost 1 (range 0.5, 1.4) million deaths in Egypt, reduce smoking prevalence by 52% (range 36%, 66%) and avert 156 000 (106 000, 196 000) deaths in Lebanon, reduce smoking prevalence by 56% (range 40%, 69%) and avert 3.5 (range 2.5, 4.3) million deaths in Pakistan, and reduce smoking prevalence by 37% (range 21%, 51%) and avert 245 000 (range 138 000, 334 000) deaths in Tunisia. Conclusions The Abridged SimSmoke model has been used to show the number of deaths from smoking and how MPOWER policies can be used to reach the WHO non-communicable deaths voluntary target for cigarette use reduction in four countries. PMID:26080365

  13. New Book Recounts Exciting, Colorful History Of Radio Astronomy in Green Bank, West Virginia

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2007-07-01

    interested in astronomical discovery will find fascinating and highly personal accounts by Peter Mezger on observations of radio recombination lines, by Lewis Snyder and Barry Turner on the early days of astrochemistry, by Don Backer and David Nice on observations of pulsars, and by David Shaffer, James Moran, Ken Kellermann and Barry Clark on aspects of the development of long baseline interferometric techniques. Today's generation of scientists will find interesting reminiscences by Patrick Palmer, Thomas Wilson, and Nobel Laureate Joseph Taylor on their experiences as graduate students doing thesis research at Green Bank, and from Sebastian von Hoerner and Jaap Baars on their work in telescope development. The volume also relates the entry of computers into radio astronomy, and reprints the one-page memo from 1960 which laid out the protocol for use of the new "single roll of magnetic tape" just acquired by the Observatory. A major portion of the book describes some singular events associated with this singular place: the first search for radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations -- Project Ozma -- conducted by Dr. Frank Drake in 1960. But it was Fun... documents how this routine project thrust the NRAO into the national spotlight to the discomfort of its director, a distinguished astronomer of the old school. The book also recounts a few episodes in the amazing life of Grote Reber, the engineer who built the first-ever radio dish in his backyard and was a regular visitor to Green Bank. The NRAO Green Bank Observatory is an international center for research, and in two unique and frequently hilarious articles, Ken Kellermann and Barry Clark tell their stories of the first cooperative radio astronomical projects between the Soviet Union and the U.S., which involved transporting an atomic clock from Green Bank to a Soviet Observatory on the Black Sea at a time when international tensions were high, and it was impossible to make a phone call from the USSR to Green

  14. “What Motivates Her”: Motivations for Considering Labial Reduction Surgery as Recounted on Women's Online Communities and Surgeons' Websites

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    Zwier, Sandra

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Increasing numbers of women are seeking labial reduction surgery. We studied the motivations for considering labial reduction surgery as recounted on women's online communities and surgery provider's websites. Aims The study analyzed motivations for considering labial reduction surgery expressed by women on online communities, looked at the role of the women's age and nationality, compared findings with motivations indicated on the websites of an international sample of surgery providers, and identified similarities to and differences from what is known from extant studies. Methods Quantitative content analysis of the posts of 78 American, British, and Dutch women on online communities, and 40 international surgery providers' websites about labial reduction surgery was conducted. Main Outcome Measures Main outcome measures concerned the incidence and prominence of different motivational categories (functional/emotional and discomfort/enhancement related). Differences in motivations as a function of age, national background, and women's vs. surgeons' stated motivations were tested. Results Emotional discomfort regarding self-appearance and social and sexual relationships was found to be the most frequent and most prominent motivation for considering labial reduction surgery on women's online communities, regardless of age and national background. Functional discomfort and desired emotional enhancement ranked second. Very few age or national differences were found. The surgeons' websites recognized functional discomfort more and elaborated upon emotional issues in sexual relationships less than members of the online communities. Conclusions Feelings of emotional and psychosexual distress in addition to functional distress are a highly prevalent motivation among women considering labial reduction surgery. Emotional distress appears to be greater and more freely emphasized when women communicate on online communities, while functional issues appear to

  15. RECOUNTING HISTORY THROUGH RADIOASSAY

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    JASEN, W.G.

    2005-12-21

    This paper describes a proposed method for using historical documentation to identify unknown wastes resulting from retrieving suspect transuranic (TRU) waste. Identification is accomplished by a historical review of radionuclides identified by radioassay, along with the project controls used to ensure an accurate segregation of TRU from low-level waste (LLW). This paper presents an historical perspective on the identification of radionuclides at the Hanford Site from various waste generators of suspect TRU waste with an emphasis on the Data Quality Objectives (DQO's) and project controls used to ensure the waste is properly classified as TRU or LLW.

  16. Excerpts from "The Lewis and Clark Journals: An Epic of Discovery, the Abridgment of the Definitive Nebraska Edition": The Journey across the Plains

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    Moulton, Gary E.

    2003-01-01

    This article contains excerpts from "The Lewis and Clark Journals: An Epic of Discovery, The Abridgment of the Definitive Nebraska Edition," published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2003. Editor Gary E. Moulton chose a few daily entries from the journals to highlight the expedition from May 14-October 12, 1804.

  17. Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting

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    Depew, David J.

    2010-05-01

    This essay reviews key controversies in the history of the Darwinian research tradition: the Wilberforce-Huxley debate in 1860, early twentieth-century debates about the heritability of acquired characteristics and the consistency of Mendelian genetics with natural selection; the 1925 Scopes trial about teaching evolution; tensions about race, culture, and eugenics at the 1959 centenary celebration Darwin’s Origin of Species; adaptationism and its critics in the Sociobiology debate of 1970s and, more recently, Evolutionary Psychology; and current disputes about Intelligent Design. These controversies, I argue, are etched into public memory because they occur at the emotionally charged boundaries between public-political, technical-scientific, and personal-religious spheres of discourse. Over most of them falls the shadow of eugenics. The main lesson is that the history of Darwinism cannot be told except by showing the mutual influence of the different norms of discourse that obtain in the personal, technical, and public spheres. Nor can evolutionary biology successfully be taught to citizens and citizens-to-be until the fractious intersections between spheres of discourse have been made explicit. In the course of showing why, I take rival evolutionary approaches to be dynamical historical research traditions rather than static theories. Accordingly, I distinguish Darwin’s version of Darwinism from its later transformations. I pay special attention to the role Darwin assigned to development in evolution, which was marginalized by twentieth-century population genetical Darwinism, but has recently resurfaced in new forms. I also show how the disputed phrases “survival of the fittest” and “social Darwinism” have shaped personal anxieties about “Darwinism,” have provoked public opposition to teaching evolution in public schools, and have cast a shadow over efforts to effectively communicate to the public largely successful technical efforts to make evolutionary inquiry into a science.

  18. Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting

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    Depew, David J.

    2010-01-01

    This essay reviews key controversies in the history of the Darwinian research tradition: the Wilberforce-Huxley debate in 1860, early twentieth-century debates about the heritability of acquired characteristics and the consistency of Mendelian genetics with natural selection; the 1925 Scopes trial about teaching evolution; tensions about race,…

  19. Indian Education Project: An Abridgment.

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    Stevenson, Sharon

    Synthesizing two priority proposals identified by the Indian Education Project of Michigan, this report outlines a proposal for establishing an Indian Education Center (staffed by American Indians and advised by a University Advisory Committee made up of Indian parents and the Indian community) to meet the needs of Indian students and…

  20. Recounting the History of the Albatross Award

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    Knauss, John; Lill, Gordon; Maxwell, Arthur

    The origin of the Albatross Award can be traced directly to a dinner party in early 1959 at the home of Gordon and Mildred Lill in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Guests were Arthur Maxwell and his wife and John Knauss. Lill and Maxwell worked at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Knauss was visiting from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in LaJolla, California. During the evening the subject of the lack of awards and prizes for oceanographers arose. The three decided that perhaps this was a situation that could be remedied by the American Miscellaneous Society (AMSOC).

  1. [Pie]: Re-Count and Recall

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    Scott, Paul

    2008-01-01

    The number [pie] [approximately] 3.14159 is defined to be the ratio C/d of the circumference C to the diameter d of any given circle. In this article, the author looks at some surprising and unexpected places where [pie] occurs, and then thinks about some ways of remembering all those digits in the expansion of [pie].

  2. International Standard Classification of Education. Abridged Edition.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Statistics on Education.

    The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) has been designed as an instrument suitable for assembling, compiling, and presenting statistics of education both within individual countries and internationally. The classification is designed for assembling data on current educational phenomena such as enrollment, teaching staff and…

  3. Abridged Technique for Precise Implant Angulation.

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    Perumal, Praveen; Chander, Gopi Naveen; Viswanathan, Anitha Kuttae; Reddy, Ramesh; Muthukumar, B

    2015-12-01

    Enormous scientific knowledge with evidence and clinical dexterity impart definitive ground for success in implant dentistry. Nevertheless, the unfeasibility to access the inner bone tissue makes the situation altogether more demanding. Presently the advent of numerous imaging techniques and associated surgical guide templates are documented for evaluation of implant angulation. However, they are not cost effective and consume more time to plan and design the structure. This article describes a simple concise technique for precise implant angulation. PMID:26816997

  4. Revitalizing the Land Grant University: An Abridgment.

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    Schuh, G. Edward

    The institutional mission orientation of land grant universities and problems faced by these institutions are discussed, along with five tasks involved in redefining and revitalizing the land grant university. A traditional responsibility of land grant universities was to apply science and technology to solve societal problems. Faculty were…

  5. Literature of the American Indian. Abridged Edition.

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    Sanders, Thomas E.; Peek, Walter W.

    From ancient stories of creation to contemporary poetry and prose, this volume ranges through thousands of years of the literature of the American Indian. Chapter One of the book deals with pre-Columbian religions and features accounts of the Creation by the Cheyenne, Navajo, Omaha, Yakima, Zuni, and Uitoto. Chapter Two has as its theme folk…

  6. Abridged Technique for Precise Implant Angulation

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    Perumal, Praveen; Chander, Gopi Naveen; Reddy, Ramesh; Muthukumar, B.

    2015-01-01

    Enormous scientific knowledge with evidence and clinical dexterity impart definitive ground for success in implant dentistry. Nevertheless, the unfeasibility to access the inner bone tissue makes the situation altogether more demanding. Presently the advent of numerous imaging techniques and associated surgical guide templates are documented for evaluation of implant angulation. However, they are not cost effective and consume more time to plan and design the structure. This article describes a simple concise technique for precise implant angulation. PMID:26816997

  7. Counting and Recounting: Assessment and the Quest for Accountability

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    Shulman, Lee S.

    2007-01-01

    The Spellings Commission report stresses that higher education must become more accountable, more transparent, and more open to the scrutiny of its stakeholders. The key word is always "accountability," to which the canonical reaction among educators is a reaffirmation of the remarkable diversity of American colleges and universities and the…

  8. Astronomers meet in phoenix, recount a stellar year.

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    Flam, F

    1993-01-22

    Despite a tightening of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's budget and the trouble with the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were starry-eyed over their latest findings, presented at the major annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society, (AAS) January 3 to 7. New images and measurements of stars, galaxies, cosmic microwaves, and mysterious gamma rays, along with an exciting nova explosion, made it a bright year for those working with existing orbiting satellites and ground-based telescopes, though uncertain funding clouds the future. PMID:17734156

  9. Photovoltaic Module Encapsulation Design and Materials Selection, Volume 1, Abridged

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    Cuddihy, E. F.

    1982-01-01

    A summary version of Volume 1, presenting the basic encapsulation systems, their purposes and requirements, and the characteristics of the most promising candidate systems and materials, as identified and evaluated by the Flat-Plate Solar Array Project is presented. In this summary version considerable detail and much supporting and experimental information has necessarily been omitted. A reader interested in references and literature citations, and in more detailed information on specific topics, should consult Reference 1, JPL Document No. 5101-177, JPL Publication 81-102, DOE/JPL-1012-60 (JPL), June 1, 1982.

  10. Obesity and Insulin Resistance: An Abridged Molecular Correlation

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    Mukherjee, Biswajit; Hossain, Chowdhury M; Mondal, Laboni; Paul, Paramita; Ghosh, Miltu K

    2013-01-01

    A relationship between obesity and type 2 diabetes is now generally well accepted. This relationship represents several major health hazards including morbid obesity and cardiovascular complications worldwide. Diabetes mellitus is a complex metabolic disorder characterized by impaired insulin release and insulin resistance. Lipids play an important physiological role in skeletal muscle, heart, liver and pancreas. Deregulation of fatty acid metabolism is the main culprit for developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. A predominant predisposing factor to developing obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes is the permanent elevation of free fatty acids in plasma followed by impaired utilization of lipids by muscle. Diabetes-induced inflammation and oxidative stress have also vital role for development of insulin resistance in diabetic patients. The present review is intended to describe the correlation between lipids, obesity and insulin resistance based on current literature, in order to elucidate involved molecular mechanisms in depth. PMID:25278764

  11. An Abridged History of Medical Informatics Education in Europe

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    Hasman, Arie; Mantas, John; Zarubina, Tatyana

    2014-01-01

    This contribution presents the development of medical informatics education in Europe. It does not discuss all developments that took place. Rather it discerns several themes that indicate the progress in the field, starting from the initiation phase to the final quality control phase. PMID:24648617

  12. Abridged Description Listing for Adult and Continuing Education Research Collection.

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    Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.

    This publication contains descriptions of 53 research collections in adult and continuing education housed at Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York) Collection strengths have been identified as the history of adult education as a profession, field, and practice; literacy; and civic education. Each collection is described, and the number of boxes…

  13. ALISSA: Abridged Landslide Inventory of Spain for synoptic Susceptibility Assessment

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    Hervás, Javier

    2014-05-01

    ALISSA is a concise although fairly spatially distributed, small-scale landslide inventory covering peninsular Spain and the Balearic Islands. The inventory was primarily aimed to provide point locations of undifferentiated landslides to calibrate and validate the susceptibility model used to produce the first version of the 1 km cell size (approximately 1:1 million scale), generic European Landslide Susceptibility Map (ELSUS 1000 v1) in 2013. The map is the result of collaborative work between BGR (Hanover, Germany), JRC (Ispra, Italy), CNRS-IPGS (Strasbourg, France) and CNR-IRPI (Perugia, Italy), with help from many mapping organisations throughout Europe which provided landslide locations, in support to the EU Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection regarding the identification of landslide priority areas in Europe. This limited landslide inventory was needed to complete pan-European landslide susceptibility assessment since no nationwide inventory fairly representing landslide occurrence in Spain was published. ALISSA is compiled from published documents, including mainly scientific literature, technical reports, and geological, geotechnical and geomorphological maps, complemented with media news for very recent landslides not yet published in the literature and unpublished work by the author in some areas. The spatial dataset (inventory map) consists of point features corresponding to landslide centroids, which have been crosschecked, validated and geo-referenced on Google Earth to a location accuracy generally within 100 m, which for the smaller landslides is mainly dependent on Google Earth spatial accuracy. In areas where Google Earth imagery does not provide suitable spatial resolution landslide location validation is performed using web-based 2-D satellite/aerial imagery viewers available in the country such as Iberpix or SigPac, or even through interpretation of Panoramio photos on Google Earth. Landslide type, when documented, and locations are thus natively collected in kml format, while these and additional landslide attributes extracted from literature are finally stored in an ArcGIS database. In order to not "over-inventory" landslides in some densely mapped areas, some basic registration rules are applied, including neglecting very small landslides as well as small landslides affecting road cuts, and keeping a minimum distance of approximately 100 m between mappable landslide centroids, thus not over-registering rockfalls or partly reactivated large landslides. Although the main purpose of the inventory was to collect fairly distributed landslide locations in Spain for synoptic landslide susceptibility mapping, ALISSA systematically includes also bibliographic references and information on lithology. Including harmonised, major landslide typology is often not possible because of lack of information on landslide type or the unclear classification used in a number of documents and maps. Other landslide properties such as volume or size, date of occurrence or reactivation, activity and damage caused are at the moment occasionally included as they are not relevant to the model used to produce ELSUS 1000 v1. It should be noted that the bibliographical references associated to the inventoried landslides will enable in many instances to collect additional information for engineering works and hazard and risk assessment. ALISSA currently holds over 1400 landslides, including most large landslides and landslides causing major damage in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands. Although it can be considered to fairly portray landslide distribution in Spain, especially large slides and flows, the inventory is quite far from including all the landslides occurred in the country, bearing also in mind the somehow restrictive landslide registration rules applied for the main purpose of the inventory. In particular, rockfalls and debris flows appear poorly covered. In addition, there are some landslide-prone areas where landslides are scarcely documented in the literature or where existing landslide information has not been published, chiefly in coastal cliffs. ALISSA is updated with new landslide locations when new published information becomes known. An updated inventory is planned to be used to produce a further, improved version of the European Landslide Susceptibility Map.

  14. Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation Including Hydrodynamics (hyper-abridged)

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    Summers, F. J.

    1994-06-01

    The formation of galaxies in hierarchical cosmogonies is studied using high resolution N-body plus SPH hydrodynamics simulations. The collapse of structure is followed self-consistently from Mpc scale filamentary structures to kpc scale galactic objects. The characteristics and formation processes of the galaxy like objects are studied in detail, along with the aggregation into a poor cluster. Related studies consider the effects of modelling star formation, the reliability of tracing galaxies in simulations, and tests of SPH methods. This submission serves first to notify that the full text and figures of my thesis are available in compressed PostScript form via anonymous ftp from astro.princeton.edu in the directory /summers/thesis (122 files, 19 MB compressed, 65 MB uncompressed). See the README file first. Second, this submission contains the title page, abstract, table of contents, introductory chapter, summary chapter, and references for my thesis. Those who are curious about the work may scan these pages to identify which chapters may be interesting to get via ftp.

  15. New Book Recounts Exciting, Colorful History Of Radio Astronomy in Green Bank, West Virginia

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2007-07-01

    A new book published by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) tells the story of the founding and early years of the Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia. But it was Fun: the first forty years of radio astronomy at Green Bank, is not a formal history, but rather a scrapbook of early memos, recollections, anecdotes and reports. But it was Fun... is liberally illustrated with archival photographs. It includes historical and scientific papers from symposia held in 1987 and 1995 to celebrate the birthdays of two of the radio telescopes at the Observatory. Book cover The National Radio Astronomy Observatory was formed in 1956 after the National Science Foundation decided to establish an observatory in the eastern United States for the study of faint radio signals from distant objects in the Universe. But it was Fun... reprints early memos from the group of scientists who searched the mountains for a suitable site -- an area free from radio transmitters and other sources of radio interference -- "in a valley surrounded by as many ranges of high mountains in as many directions as possible," which was "at least 50 miles distant from any city or other concentration of people." The committee settled on Green Bank, a small village in West Virginia, and the book documents the struggles that followed to create a world-class scientific facility in an isolated area more accustomed to cows than computers. Groundbreaking at the Observatory, then a patchwork of farms and fields, took place in October 1957, only a few days after the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union. A year later, Green Bank's first telescope was dedicated, and the book contains a transcription of speeches given at that ceremony, when the Cold War, the space race and America's scientific stature were issues of the hour. The centerpiece of the new Observatory was to be a highly-precise radio telescope 140 feet in diameter, but it was expected that it would soon be surpassed by dishes of much greater size. The book reprints internal memos, reports, and recollections of astronomers who were there, as the initial elation turned to frustration when the 140 Foot Telescope project became mired in technical difficulties, plans for larger dishes were put on hold, and the scientific staff of the fledgling Observatory struggled to create a National Observatory with inadequate equipment in a very remote location. Articles by David Heeschen and John Findlay tell the story of the creation of the 300 Foot Telescope, at that time the largest in the world, which went from initial concept to full operation in only 23 months, and began a rich life of research that put the NRAO on the world scientific map. The 300 Foot Telescope was originally intended to be an interim instrument, but as documented in the book, demand for its use was so high that it was kept in operation long after its initial planned retirement, with regular upgrades and new generations of electronics. The sudden collapse of the 300 Foot Telescope on a calm evening after 26 years of operation shocked the astronomical community. But it was Fun... features dramatic first-hand accounts by the people who were there that night: the telescope operator who found himself under a falling structure; the Observatory staff who at first could not believe what happened, and those who worked during the night and into the next day to secure the area, preserve information on what happened, and deal with the rush of publicity. The book includes extensive photographs and the Executive Summary Report of the panel which was commissioned to investigate the collapse and its implication for the design of other large radio telescopes. But it was Fun... will appeal to a variety of audiences. Historians of science will be interested in the articles by David Heeschen, Gerald Tape, and Hugh van Horn, on the evolution of the concept of a National Observatory, and the difficulties of putting the concepts into practice in Green Bank. Those interested in astronomical discovery will find fascinating and highly personal a

  16. Religious Young Adults Recounting the Past: Narrating Sexual and Religious Cultures in School

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    Page, Sarah-Jane; Yip, Andrew Kam-Tuck

    2012-01-01

    Schooling can be a pivotal time in young people's formative experience when identities are negotiated and forged. However, contradictory dominant cultures can operate within the school context, making it very challenging for individuals to negotiate their religious and sexual identities within a sexualised and heteronormative space. This essay…

  17. Predicting the Past, Recounting the Future: Human Ecology and a Prehistory of Consciousness.

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    Faulstich, Paul

    1994-01-01

    This paper is concerned with the organic derivation and primary meaning of Pleistocene finger flutings. The author proposes that finger flutings, like language, were employed to discover and convey new information about the environment and the human position within it. (LZ)

  18. The Pedagogy of the Image Text: Nakazawa, Sebald and Spiegelman Recount Social Traumas

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    Adams, Jeff

    2008-01-01

    The paper discusses the pedagogy of the image text, a term that encompasses the graphic novels of Nakazawa and Spiegelman and the heavily illustrated novels of Sebald. Increasingly, artist-authors have turned to the image-text medium to represent catastrophic social events, and these three authors' works are discussed as seminal documents of…

  19. Recounting the K-12 School Experiences of Adults Who Stutter: A Qualitative Analysis

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    Daniels, Derek E.; Gabel, Rodney M.; Hughes, Stephanie

    2012-01-01

    This study qualitatively explored the primary and secondary (K-12) school experiences of adults who stutter. The primary investigator conducted semi-structured interviews with 11 participants, a first focus group interview with 6 participants, and a second focus group interview with 4 participants. Participants discussed the various ways in which…

  20. ω-3 Fatty acids for major depressive disorder in adults: an abridged Cochrane review

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    Appleton, Katherine M; Sallis, Hannah M; Perry, Rachel; Ness, Andrew R; Churchill, Rachel

    2016-01-01

    Objective To assess the effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFAs; also known as ω-3 fatty acids) compared with comparator for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults. Design Systematic review and meta-analyses. Data sources The Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Review Group's Specialised Registers (CCDANCTR) and International Trial Registries searched to May 2015. CINAHL searched to September 2013. Trial selection Inclusion criteria: a randomised controlled trial (RCT); that provided n-3PUFAs as an intervention; used a comparator; measured depressive symptomology as an outcome; and was conducted in adults with MDD. Outcomes Primary outcomes were depressive symptomology and adverse events. Results 20 trials encompassing 26 relevant studies were found. For n-3PUFAs versus placebo, n-3PUFA supplementation resulted in a small-to-modest benefit for depressive symptomology: SMD=−0.32 (95% CI −0.52 to −0.12; 25 studies, 1373 participants, very low-quality evidence), but this effect is unlikely to be clinically meaningful, is very imprecise and, based on funnel plot inspection, sensitivity analyses and comparison with large well-conducted trials, is likely to be biased. Considerable evidence of heterogeneity between studies was also found, and was not explained by subgroup or sensitivity analyses. Numbers of individuals experiencing adverse events were similar in intervention and placebo groups (OR=1.24, 95% CI 0.95 to 1.62; 19 studies, 1207 participants; very low-quality evidence). For n-3PUFAs versus antidepressants, no differences were found between treatments in depressive symptomology (MD=−0.70 (95% CI −5.88 to 4.48); 1 study, 40 participants, very low-quality evidence). Conclusions At present, we do not have sufficient evidence to determine the effects of n-3PUFAs as a treatment for MDD. Further research in the form of adequately powered RCTs is needed. PMID:26936905

  1. An Abridged Glossary of Terms Used in Invertebrate Pathology, 3rd Edition

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    This new edition added approximately 400 terms and doubled the size of the glossary. More than 40 definitions were expanded and improved over those in the Second Edition, and fewer than 30 terms that are no longer used or are too general were deleted from this glossary. A major goal was to emphasi...

  2. Abridged Too Far? Credit Transfer: Examining the Transition Process from TAFE to University

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    Millman, Theresa

    2013-01-01

    In responding to a global audience, universities are increasingly bound up in priorities of maintaining viability within landscapes of globalised market imperatives, and with changing paradigms of purpose; universities need to be accessible to all. In Australia, pathways to university provided by Credit Transfer have increased student mobility;…

  3. A Handbook for Trustees of Nevada Public Libraries, 1998 (Abridged Edition).

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    Mills, Peggy, Comp.; Buckley, Bonnie J., Ed.; Kerschner, Joan G., Ed.

    This handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference and to provide Nevada public library trustees with basic information for helping Nevada public libraries increase their services to meet the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the people of Nevada. The handbook consists of the following chapters: Take Time to Learn the…

  4. Interventions for hirsutism excluding laser and photoepilation therapy alone: abridged Cochrane systematic review including GRADE assessments.

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    van Zuuren, E J; Fedorowicz, Z

    2016-07-01

    Hirsutism is a common disorder with a major impact on quality of life. The most frequent cause is polycystic ovary syndrome. Effects of interventions (except laser and light-based therapies) were evaluated, including Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation assessments. Searches included Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL in The Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase and five trials registers to June 2014. We included 157 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with 10 550 participants. The majority were assessed as having a 'high risk' of bias (123 of 157). The quality of evidence was rated moderate to very low for most outcomes. Pooled data for an oral contraceptive (OCP) (ethinyl oestradiol and cyproterone acetate) compared with another OCP (ethinyl oestradiol and desogestrel) demonstrated that both treatments were effective in reducing Ferriman-Gallwey scores, but the mean difference (MD) was not statistically significant [-1·84, 95% confidence interval (CI): -3·86-0·18]. Flutamide was more effective than placebo in two studies (MD -7·60, 95% CI: -10·53 to -4·67 and MD -7·20, 95% CI: -10·15 to -4·25), as was spironolactone (MD -7·69, 95% CI: -10·12 to -5·26). Spironolactone appeared to be as effective as flutamide (two studies) and finasteride (two studies). However, finasteride and the gonadotropin-releasing analogues showed discrepant results in several RCTs. Metformin was ineffective. Cyproterone acetate combined with OCPs demonstrated greater reductions in Ferriman-Gallwey scores. Lifestyle interventions reduced body mass index but did not show improvement in hirsutism, and although cosmetic measures are frequently used, no RCTs investigating cosmetic treatments were identified. RCTs investigating OCPs in combination with antiandrogens or finasteride vs. OCP alone, or the different antiandrogens and 5α-reductase inhibitors are warranted. PMID:26892495

  5. 2014 Abridged Technology and Engineering Literacy Framework for the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress

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    National Assessment Governing Board, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Due to the growing importance of technology and engineering in the educational landscape, and to support America's ability to contribute to and compete in a global economy, the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) initiated development of the first NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment. Relating to national efforts in…

  6. The Warwick Hip Trauma Evaluation – an abridged protocol for the WHiTE Study

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    Griffin, X. L.; Achten, J.; Parsons, N.; Boardman, F.; Griffiths, F.; Costa, M. L.

    2012-01-01

    Fractures of the proximal femur are one of the greatest challenges facing the medical community, constituting a heavy socioeconomic burden worldwide. The National Hip Fracture Audit currently provides a framework for service evaluation. This evaluation is based upon the assessment of process rather than assessment of patient-centred outcome and therefore it fails to provide meaningful data regarding the clinical effectiveness of treatments. This study aims to capture data from the cohort of patients who present with a fracture of the proximal femur at a single United Kingdom Major Trauma Centre. Patient-centred outcomes will be recorded and provide a baseline cohort within which to test the clinical effectiveness of experimental interventions. PMID:23610662

  7. Cooperative Education--A National Assessment. Abridged Final Report. Covering Period of Performance During July, 1975-November, 1977.

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    Cohen, Alan J.; And Others

    A study of cooperative education in the United States over the period of July 1975 through November 1977 had two purposes: (1) to determine the degree to which it is a viable educational and/or financial aid mechanism for higher education institutions to adopt; and (2) to determine the effectiveness of the federal role in supporting cooperative…

  8. Being an American: Citizenship and the Constitution Today. A Discussion Program. Abridged Unit 4. The Constitution: Let's Talk about It.

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    Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.

    This unit examines the responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen. It surveys the need for the participation of all citizens in the governing of the United States. Lessons explain that while the United States Constitution does not require the people of the United States to be good citizens, citizens need to work hard in order to stay free. The unit…

  9. 23 CFR Appendix A to Part 1327 - Abridged Listing of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Violations Exchange...

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    ... or mental disability D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT... vehicle D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT safety equipment...

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    ... or mental disability D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT... vehicle D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT safety equipment...

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    ... or mental disability D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT... vehicle D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT safety equipment...

  12. 23 CFR Appendix A to Part 1327 - Abridged Listing of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Violations Exchange...

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    ... or mental disability D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT... vehicle D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT safety equipment...

  13. 23 CFR Appendix A to Part 1327 - Abridged Listing of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Violations Exchange...

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    2013-04-01

    ... or mental disability D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT... vehicle D78Perjury about the operation of a motor vehicle E03Operating without HAZMAT safety equipment...

  14. An Abridged Transition State Model to Derive Structure, Dynamics and Energy Components of DNA Polymerase β Fidelity$

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    Klvaňa, Martin; Jeřábek, Petr; Goodman, Myron F.; Florián, Jan

    2012-01-01

    We show how a restricted reaction surface can be used to facilitate the calculation of biologically important contributions of active site geometries and dynamics to DNA polymerase fidelity. Our analysis, using human DNA polymerase beta (pol β), is performed within the framework of an electrostatic linear free energy response (EFER) model. The structure, dynamics and energetics of pol β-DNA-dNTP interactions are computed between two points on the multidimensional reaction free energy surface. “Point 1” represents a ground state activation intermediate (GSA), which is obtained by deprotonating the terminal 3’OH group of the primer DNA strand. “Point 2” is the transition state (PTS) for the attack of the 3’O- (Onuc) on the Pα atom of dNTP substrate, having the electron density of a dianionic phosphorane intermediate. Classical molecular dynamics simulations are used to compute the geometric and dynamic contributions to the formation of right and wrong Onuc–P chemical bonds. Matched dCTP•G and mismatched dATP•G base pairs are used to illustrate the analysis. Compared to the dCTP•G base pair, the dATP•G mismatch has fewer GSA configurations with short distances between Onuc and Pα atoms, and between the oxygen in the scissile P-O bond (Olg) and the nearest structural water. The thumb subdomain conformation of the GSA complex is more open for the mismatch, and the H-bonds in the mispair become more extended during the nucleophilic attack than in the correct pair. The electrostatic contributions of pol β and DNA residues to catalysis of the right and wrong P-Onuc bond formation are 5.3 and 3.1 kcal/mol, respectively, resulting in an 80-fold contribution to fidelity. The EFER calculations illustrate the considerable importance of Arg183 and an Olg-proximal water molecule to pol β fidelity. PMID:21739967

  15. Overcoming World Hunger: The Challenge Ahead. Report of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger. An Abridged Version.

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    Presidential Commission on World Hunger, Washington, DC.

    This U.S. presidential commission report outlines specific recommendations for eliminating world hunger in the 1980's. Following a summarization of world hunger problems, the report addresses specific ways to deal with world hunger. Short-term goals include taking immediate action to ensure that poor people are not hungry, assuring that infants…

  16. Not by Chance: Creating an Early Care and Education System for America's Children. Abridged Report. The Quality 2000 Initiative.

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    Kagan, Sharon L.; Cohen, Nancy E.

    This report of the Quality 2000 Initiative documents the quality crisis in early care and education in the United States, discussing the reasons for this crisis and suggesting a plan for improvement. Part 1 of the report: describes the mediocre quality of care cited in the Cost, Quality, and Child Outcomes Study, the erosion of quality since 1980,…

  17. Early & Often: Designing a Comprehensive System of Financial Aid Information. Abridged Report of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance

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    Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Students and parents need ample time and accurate information to prepare for the financial burden of a college education--those who lack this knowledge base face a significant access barrier to higher education. The early intervention community is calling for a method of delivering age-appropriate information in a timely manner as one means of…

  18. (Re)Counting Meaningful Learning Experiences: Using Student-Created Reflective Videos to Make Invisible Learning Visible during PjBL Experiences

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    Smith, Shaunna

    2016-01-01

    This ethnographic case study investigated how the process of learning during a yearlong after-school, project-based learning (PjBL) experience could be documented by student-created reflective videos. Guided by social constructivism, constant comparative analysis was used to explore the meaningful learning that took place in addition to the…

  19. “Those Comments Last Forever”: Parents and Grandparents of Preschoolers Recount How They Became Aware of Their Own Body Weights as Children

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    Eli, Karin; Howell, Kyndal; Fisher, Philip A.; Nowicka, Paulina

    2014-01-01

    Background Parents' and grandparents' willingness to talk about children's body weights may be influenced by their own childhood experiences of body weight awareness and ‘weight talk’ in the family; however, little is known about how adults describe their recollected weight-related childhood experiences. Aims This paper examines how parents and grandparents of preschoolers describe the emergence of their own body weight awareness in childhood or adolescence. The analysis highlights the sources that participants identify as having instigated their body weight awareness, the feelings and experiences participants associate with the experience of becoming aware of their body weights, and their framings of potential links between childhood experiences and attitudes and practices in adulthood. Methods 49 participants (22 parents, 27 grandparents, 70% women, 60% with overweight/obesity) from sixteen low-income families of children aged 3–5 years (50% girls, 56% with overweight/obesity) in the Pacific Northwest were interviewed. The interviews were videotaped, transcribed, and analyzed qualitatively. Results Twenty-five participants (51%) said they became aware of their body weights in childhood or adolescence. Fourteen participants said their body weight awareness emerged through comments made by others, with the majority citing parents or peers. No participant described the emergence of body weight awareness in positive terms. Four participants directly linked their own negative experiences to the decision not to discuss body weight with their preschoolers. All four cited critical comments from their parents as instigating their own body weight awareness in childhood. Conclusions In most cases, participants associated their emergent awareness of body weight with overtly negative feelings or consequences; some participants said these negative experiences continued to affect them as adults. Since family-based childhood obesity interventions involve open discussion of children's body sizes, the results suggest that clinicians should reframe the discussion to deconstruct obesity stigma and emphasize inclusive, affirmative, and health-focused messages. PMID:25393236

  20. Evaluation of the Chiduku Literacy Project: An Abridged Report (incorporating A Preliminary Report ...). A Micro-Study of Rural Illiteracy in the Tribal Trust Lands of Rhodesia.

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    Smith, G.A.

    A full-time literacy course was held during August and September, 1969, in the Chiduku Tribal Trust Land (Rhodesia). The purpose was to assess the feasibility of teaching illiterate adults the 85 lessons of the primer in an intensive course and to see if it was then possible to teach them how to keep simple farm and household records and accounts…

  1. Structural Validation of the Abridged Autism Spectrum Quotient-Short Form in a Clinical Sample of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Kuenssberg, Renate; Murray, Aja L.; Booth, Tom; McKenzie, Karen

    2014-01-01

    The primary aim of this article was to provide a structural validation of the 28-item Autism Spectrum Quotient-Short Form questionnaire in a sample of adults with clinically diagnosed autism spectrum disorders ("n" = 148). Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the proposed structure, comprising a second-order Social Skills…

  2. The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method

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    Gutek, Gerald Lee

    2004-01-01

    An essential resource for all students and scholars of early childhood education, this book offers a rich array of material about Maria Montessori and the Montessori Method. Distinguished education scholar Gerald Gutek begins with an in-depth biography of Montessori, exploring how a determined young woman overcame the obstacles that blocked her…

  3. Recruiting Trends 1990-91: A Study of 549 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates. 20th Anniversary Abridged Edition.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This summary of recruiting trends survey reviews the expectations of employers hiring new college graduates for the 1990-91 college labor market and is based on a national survey of 549 businesses, industries, service sector employers, government agencies, military services, and school districts. Survey questions focused on anticipated changes in…

  4. Recommendations for Safe Separation Distances from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Using a Heat-Flux-Based Analytical Approach (Abridged)

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    Cragg, Clinton H.; Bowman, Howard; Wilson, John E.

    2011-01-01

    The NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) was requested to provide computational modeling to support the establishment of a safe separation distance surrounding the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The two major objectives of the study were 1) establish a methodology based on thermal flux to determine safe separation distances from the Kennedy Space Center's (KSC's) Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) with large numbers of solid propellant boosters containing hazard division 1.3 classification propellants, in case of inadvertent ignition; and 2) apply this methodology to the consideration of housing eight 5-segment solid propellant boosters in the VAB. The results of the study are contained in this report.

  5. Methotrexate monotherapy and methotrexate combination therapy with traditional and biologic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis: abridged Cochrane systematic review and network meta-analysis

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    Barnabe, Cheryl; Tomlinson, George; Marshall, Deborah; Devoe, Dan; Bombardier, Claire

    2016-01-01

    Objective To compare methotrexate based disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) treatments for rheumatoid arthritis in patients naive to or with an inadequate response to methotrexate. Design Systematic review and Bayesian random effects network meta-analysis of trials assessing methotrexate used alone or in combination with other conventional synthetic DMARDs, biologic drugs, or tofacitinib in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Data sources Trials were identified from Medline, Embase, and Central databases from inception to 19 January 2016; abstracts from two major rheumatology meetings from 2009 to 2015; two trial registers; and hand searches of Cochrane reviews. Study selection criteria Randomized or quasi-randomized trials that compared methotrexate with any other DMARD or combination of DMARDs and contributed to the network of evidence between the treatments of interest. Main outcomes American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 50 response (major clinical improvement), radiographic progression, and withdrawals due to adverse events. A comparison between two treatments was considered statistically significant if its credible interval excluded the null effect, indicating >97.5% probability that one treatment was superior. Results 158 trials were included, with between 10 and 53 trials available for each outcome. In methotrexate naive patients, several treatments were statistically superior to oral methotrexate for ACR50 response: sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine (“triple therapy”), several biologics (abatacept, adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, rituximab, tocilizumab), and tofacitinib. The estimated probability of ACR50 response was similar between these treatments (range 56-67%), compared with 41% with methotrexate. Methotrexate combined with adalimumab, etanercept, certolizumab, or infliximab was statistically superior to oral methotrexate for inhibiting radiographic progression, but the estimated mean change over one year with all treatments was less than the minimal clinically important difference of 5 units on the Sharp-van der Heijde scale. Triple therapy had statistically fewer withdrawals due to adverse events than methotrexate plus infliximab. After an inadequate response to methotrexate, several treatments were statistically superior to oral methotrexate for ACR50 response: triple therapy, methotrexate plus hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate plus leflunomide, methotrexate plus intramuscular gold, methotrexate plus most biologics, and methotrexate plus tofacitinib. The probability of response was 61% with triple therapy and ranged widely (27-70%) with other treatments. No treatment was statistically superior to oral methotrexate for inhibiting radiographic progression. Methotrexate plus abatacept had a statistically lower rate of withdrawals due to adverse events than several treatments. Conclusions Triple therapy (methotrexate plus sulfasalazine plus hydroxychloroquine) and most regimens combining biologic DMARDs with methotrexate were effective in controlling disease activity, and all were generally well tolerated in both methotrexate naive and methotrexate exposed patients. PMID:27102806

  6. Forced degradation and impurity profiling: recent trends in analytical perspectives.

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    Jain, Deepti; Basniwal, Pawan Kumar

    2013-12-01

    This review describes an epigrammatic impression of the recent trends in analytical perspectives of degradation and impurities profiling of pharmaceuticals including active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) as well as drug products during 2008-2012. These recent trends in forced degradation and impurity profiling were discussed on the head of year of publication; columns, matrix (API and dosage forms) and type of elution in chromatography (isocratic and gradient); therapeutic categories of the drug which were used for analysis. It focuses distinctly on comprehensive update of various analytical methods including hyphenated techniques for the identification and quantification of thresholds of impurities and degradants in different pharmaceutical matrices. PMID:23969330

  7. 17 CFR 145.4 - Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in...

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    ... identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in abridged or summary form. 145.4 Section 145.4... abridged or summary form. (a) To the extent required to prevent a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal... Commission, be made available for public inspection and copying in an abridged or summary form,...

  8. Comparison of three methods for estimating complete life tables

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    Ibrahim, Rose Irnawaty

    2013-04-01

    A question of interest in the demographic and actuarial fields is the estimation of the complete sets of qx values when the data are given in age groups. When the complete life tables are not available, estimating it from abridged life tables is necessary. Three methods such as King's Osculatory Interpolation, Six-point Lagrangian Interpolation and Heligman-Pollard Model are compared using data on abridged life tables for Malaysian population. Each of these methods considered was applied on the abridged data sets to estimate the complete sets of qx values. Then, the estimated complete sets of qx values were used to produce the estimated abridged ones by each of the three methods. The results were then compared with the actual values published in the abridged life tables. Among the three methods, the Six-point Lagrangian Interpolation method produces the best estimates of complete life tables from five-year abridged life tables.

  9. A Convenient and Valid Measurement for Achievement in Speech.

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    Bohlken, Robert; Giffin, Kim

    The Abridged Patton Speech Content Exam is designed to measure achievement and potential achievement in a speaker-audience oriented speech course at the college level. The abridged exam contains 30 test items rather than the 100 items of the unabridged version. The 30 items include questions as follows: 2 on stasis or propositions, 8 pertaining to…

  10. A Quantitative Study of Factors Contributing to Perceived Job Satisfaction of Information Technology Professionals Working in California Community Colleges

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    Temple, James Christian

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this replication study was to understand job satisfaction factors (work, pay, supervision, people, opportunities for promotion, and job in general) as measured by the abridged Job Descriptive Index (aJDI) and the abridged Job in General (aJIG) scale for information technology (IT) professionals working in California…

  11. Observing at Kitt Peak National Observatory.

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    Cohen, Martin

    1981-01-01

    Presents an abridged version of a chapter from the author's book "In Quest of Telescopes." Includes personal experiences at Kitt Peak National Observatory, and comments on telescopes, photographs, and making observations. (SK)

  12. GUIDE FOR CONDUCTING TREATABILITY STUDIES UNDER CERCLA: SOLVENT EXTRACTION QUICK REFERENCE FACT SHEET

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    Systematically conducted, well-documented treatability studies are an important component of remedy evaluation and selection under the Superfund Program. his fact sheet focuses on solvent extraction treatability studies, and is highly abridged version of the guide which bears the...

  13. An Editor's View of Analytical Chemistry (the Discipline)

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    Murray, Royce W.

    2010-07-01

    The author recounts progress observed in analytical chemistry (the discipline) from the vantage point of a 20-year editor of Analytical Chemistry (the journal). The recounting draws liberally from the journal's monthly editorials. A complete listing of the editorials can be found in Supplemental Material .

  14. My Iowa Journey: The Life Story of the University of Iowa's First African American Professor. Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography.

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    Hubbard, Philip G.

    This autobiography recounts the life story of an African American educator at the University of Iowa from 1965 to 1991, as its first African American professor and then as its first African American administrator. The book recounts his childhood and family relations, his student years at the university and his graduation as an electrical engineer,…

  15. Life on the Iowa Prairies.

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    Swaim, Ginalie, Ed.

    1985-01-01

    A theme issue of the Iowa State Historical Department magazine ("The Goldfinch") focuses on elementary readings and activities about Iowa prairie life. A total of 13 articles is included. In "History Makers," eight letters recount student and teacher prairie experiences. "The Prairie: Problems or Paradise?" recounts the trials and successes of…

  16. K'etetaalkkaanee: The One Who Paddled among the People and Animals. The Story of an Ancient Traveler Told by

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    Attla, Catherine; Jones, Eliza; Thompson, Chad

    The classic Koyukon tale "K'etetaalkkaanee" recounts the epic journey of a traveler, strong in spirit power, who traverses the North. As he follows the destined path, he effects the transformation of animals, establishes customs, defines features of the physical world, and illustrates practical wisdom. The tale is recounted in Koyukon, an…

  17. Africa: "Yonondio."

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    Bendetson, Jane

    1996-01-01

    Recounts a teacher's experiences on a trip to Africa. Describes her pleasant moments with her fellow travelers; her appreciation of the natural setting; her visit to an impoverished native school; and her confrontation with a Maasai warrior. (TB)

  18. A Model for a Regional Centre of Nutrition Education

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    Icaza, Susana J.

    1974-01-01

    The continuing problem of insufficiency of food and the ensuing malnutrition can be dealt with only on a transdisciplinary basis. The organization of a successful model to overcome many of these difficulties is recounted here. (Author/RH)

  19. Progress in radiocarbon dating with the Chalk River MP tandem accelerator

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    Andrews, H.R.; Ball, G.C.; Brown, R.M.; Davies, W.G.; Imahori, Y.; Milton, J.C.D.

    1980-01-01

    The evolution of a tandem accelerator /sup 14/C dating system at Chalk River is recounted. Background problems and sources of instability are discussed and solutions are described. Details of sample chemistry and source preparation are presented.

  20. Results of experiments with slotted wings

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    Lachmann, G

    1924-01-01

    This report recounts some of the successful experiments conducted in England and Germany on slotted wings and ailerons. Wind tunnel test results are given and examples of aircraft constructed with these new wing components are described.

  1. The "One in a Billion" Student.

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    Fulton, O. K.

    1985-01-01

    Recounts an incident in an Arizona high school where a student made a miraculous recovery from a near-death incident. Despite negative predictions from the treating physicians, the student leads a normal life again. (MD)

  2. A Star Is Born?

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    Williamson, Gail

    1992-01-01

    The mother of an adolescent with Down's syndrome recounts his experiences in acting including commercials and working with Media Access, an organization that assists and encourages the accurate portrayal and employment of people with disabilities in the media industry. (DB)

  3. A Perilous Endeavor: The Riverbank and Beyond.

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    Sutcliffe, Mary

    1998-01-01

    Interviews William Horwood, a British writer who has undertaken a series of sequels to Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows." Recounts the story of how the books came to be and their significance for the author. (PA)

  4. "Like a Prophetic Spirit": Samuel Davies, American Eulogists, and the Deification of George Washington

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    Berens, John F.

    1977-01-01

    Recounts a seeming "prophecy" made during George Washington's youth by the Reverend Samuel Davies, the prominent Presbyterian proponent of the Great Awakening. Investigates how American eulogists drew upon this "prophecy" to give validity and vitality to George Washington's legend. (MH)

  5. Effects of the "special bomb": recollections of a neurosurgeon in Hiroshima, August 8-15, 1945.

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    Kishi, H S

    2000-08-01

    This article recountsOFF (Shimada) Kishi's experience when he was appointed as chief of the First Investigation Committee that evaluated the damage caused by the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima. PMID:10942018

  6. An American-Swiss Experience: 1972-1990.

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    Halliday, Carol

    1994-01-01

    An American who spent 18 years as a teacher at the Special School for Visually Impaired Children in Zurich, (Switzerland) recounts program characteristics in 1972, changes in the school since 1972, and personal reflections. (Author/DB)

  7. What We Learned from Genna.

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    Peterson, Jean

    1993-01-01

    A teacher of gifted students recounts the story of Genna, a gifted but depressed high school student who attempted suicide but was later able to confront her problems realistically and provide insights to other students, teachers, and counselors. (DB)

  8. A Black Feminist in Africa.

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    White, E. Frances

    1981-01-01

    Recounts personal experiences in travelling to Freetown, Sierra Leone in order to conduct research for a dissertation on the history of Creole women traders in Gambia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Discusses feminism, ethnocentrism, and racial identification. (GC)

  9. A White President of a Predominantly Black College Speaks Out About Race.

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    Tschechtelin, James D.

    1999-01-01

    Asserts that racism and white supremacy are threatening America's social, economic, and political stability. Suggests that inviting community dialog on these taboo topics may lead to solutions, and recounts such steps taken at Baltimore City Community College. (VWC)

  10. The National Marine Educators' Association Historical Notes.

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    Lanier, James A.

    1988-01-01

    Recounts the formation of the National Marine Education Association (NMEA) in 1976. Provides summaries of conferences dealing with marine education since 1960 along with a year-by-year reporting on NMEA conferences and activities from 1976-1988. (TW)

  11. Not All Bliss in Computer Newspapers.

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    Wilson, Jack

    1984-01-01

    Recounts the unsuccessful attempts of a high school newspaper staff to transmit news stories over a telephone modem to a professional typesetter and the subsequent cooperation of a local newspaper with the high school staff. (AEA)

  12. Children and Trauma: A Post-Katrina and Rita Response

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    Hebert, Barbara B.; Ballard, Mary B.

    2007-01-01

    Many children have struggled to cope with the traumatic experiences brought about by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This article recounts how the authors intervened in the lives of children and families after the storms. (Contains 3 figures.)

  13. La Hispanidad en los Estados Unidos (Spanish Influence in the United States)

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    Da Silva, Zenia Sacks

    1975-01-01

    This paper recounts a brief history of Spanish exploration in the territory of the United States and surveys Spanish influence in industry, agriculture, foods, architecture and vocabulary. (Text is in Spanish.) (CK)

  14. Make Holes in the Environment and Let Children See Inside.

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    Needlman, Gloria

    1981-01-01

    Recounts efforts of a nursery school teacher to modify school equipment so that covered constructions and mechanisms are made visible for children to observe. Children's interest in the modified equipment, such as transparent sink pipes, is discussed. (Author/RH)

  15. The Scottish Play.

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    Wheat, Chris

    1999-01-01

    Recounts an episode when, as young schoolboys, Prince Charles and classmates presented "Macbeth" as an end-of-term-play. Traces the events at school that took on different meanings when viewed from maturity. (NH)

  16. The German Investigation of the Accident at Meopham (England)

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    Blenk, Hermann; Hertel, Heinrich; Thalau, Karl

    1932-01-01

    This report is a recounting of the German investigation of the crash of a commercial Junkers F 13 ge in England. The English report is examined and compared with the German interpretation of the accident.

  17. Sid Fleischman.

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    Fleischman, Paul

    1987-01-01

    Recounts the childhood experiences of the son of a children's author. Describes the father's writing habits, his use of imagery in his books, and his custom of reading his new stories aloud to his children. (NKA)

  18. Popular Culture and the Threat To Rational Inquiry.

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    Hofstadter, Douglas R.

    1998-01-01

    Argues that there is a sense of mystery that lies at the core of science. Recounts some experiences that reinforce this view and points out that science does not need a "sugar coating" for students to appreciate the subject. (DDR)

  19. My Brother Warren.

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    Forbes, Eric

    1987-01-01

    The younger brother of a hyperactive, severely learning-disabled 21-year-old recounts his feelings regarding lack of parental attention, jealousy toward his older brother, embarrassment, and finally empathy for his older brother. (CB)

  20. Reflections on the Use of Technology in My Language Career.

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    Wolfe, David E.

    1993-01-01

    One teacher's experiences with second-language instructional technology are recounted, including language labs, computer-assisted instruction, videotapes, personal computers, laser discs, and compact discs. The value of and potential uses for interactive multimedia are outlined. (LB)

  1. Tapping the Legacy.

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    Wright, Jeffrey Cyphers

    1981-01-01

    Recounts the experiences shared in a writing workshop for senior citizens in Harlem. Notes how the teacher developed as a workshop leader, what techniques were used to elicit writing by participants, and the "chemistry" of participant interaction. (RL)

  2. Visual Impairment and Diabetes: A Personal and Professional Perspective.

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    Reardon, A. W.

    1993-01-01

    A nurse educator specializing in diabetes recounts her own experience with vision loss resulting from diabetic retinopathy, considers the roles of rehabilitation specialists and diabetes educators, and urges the two professional groups to work together more closely. (DB)

  3. A New Twist on Jensenism.

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    Kaufman, Alan S.

    1998-01-01

    Redefines "Jensenism" in terms of the personal qualities and beliefs that have made Jensen a researcher of note, including tackling controversial topics with empiricism. Illustrates these aspects of "Jensenism" by recounting personal experiences with Jensen and his research. (SLD)

  4. Demoiselles and Drafts from Italy and France.

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    Picard, M. Dane

    1988-01-01

    Recounts the adventures of a journey taken through France and Italy. Makes an analogy of this trip to that of the one Charles Dickens took in 1844. Describes silicified horizons of the southern Paris Basin, moraines, outcrops, and "Hoodoos." (RT)

  5. Listening to Students: The Power of the Posse

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    Singh, Ravi; Chresfield, Kiersten; Salau, Yewande

    2012-01-01

    This article recounts the authors' experiences in being in a Posse and how it enriches the college experience and changes an individual's perspective and goals. The authors offer their stories on how the program has changed them.

  6. Pathways to Innovation

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    Barrett, F. D.

    1975-01-01

    Measures for developing creativity by exploring inner space are recounted: the procedure for deliberate dreaming, exercises in producing new patterns, the steps in bioheuristics, a description of "wilderness seminars", and staying in bed to problem-solve while dozing. (AJ)

  7. Loss and Recovery

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    Schwer, Ken

    2002-01-01

    The author recounts his experiences of the loss of the QuickTOMS (Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer) spacecraft, for which he was project manager. He draws from the launch failure lessons on leadership, coping with loss and maintaining morale.

  8. The Big Story.

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    Seymour, William O.

    1983-01-01

    Recounts a reporter/cameraman's experiences as he and his colleagues covered the assassination of President Kennedy and their subsequent investigation into the shooting of Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. (HTH)

  9. Reflecting Shapes: Same or Different?

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    Schoffel, Jessica L.; Breyfogle, M. Lynn

    2005-01-01

    The author recounts experiences introducing a first grade class to the concept of symmetry. The lesson includes activities for developing recognition of objects that have symmetry as well as visualization of both horizontal and vertical lines of symmetry.

  10. Reflections in a Refracted Light.

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    Lee, Charlotte I.

    1987-01-01

    Reminiscences by a speech teacher of her encounters with persons who influenced her life and her selection of a discipline to study. Also recounts her experiences teaching speech courses at Northwestern University. (NKA)

  11. The Story as Teller: An Interview with Madeleine L'Engle.

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    Schmidt, Gary D.

    1991-01-01

    Recounts an interview with author Madeleine L'Engle. Includes her views on who comprises the audience for her books. Explores "Many Waters,""A Wrinkle in Time,""A Swiftly Tilting Planet," and other L'Engle works. (SG)

  12. Books in the Classroom: Unweaving the Rainbow.

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    Thomas, Jane Resh

    1987-01-01

    An author recommends that young children read good fiction rather than stories in basal readers. Recounts her dismay when one of her books was adapted for a basal reader and the language was changed and simplified. (NKA)

  13. Yeast Can Affect Behavior and Learning.

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    Crook, William G.

    1984-01-01

    A pediatrician recounts his experiences in diagnosing and treating allergies to common yeast germs that may result in behavior and learning problems. He lists characteristics that may predispose children to yeast-connected health problems. (CL)

  14. Digital Storytelling: Bringing Humanistic Inquiry to Management Studies

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    Nesteruk, Jeffrey

    2015-01-01

    This essay recounts how a teaching experiment with digital storytelling unexpectedly revealed how this humanistic genre enabled by contemporary technology might contribute to a more creative integration of business study with the liberal arts.

  15. Alice and Martin Provensen.

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    Willard, Nancy

    1984-01-01

    Recounts a visit to the Provensens' farm, where they gather much of the inspiration for their children's picture books, and describes their working areas, the nature of their collaboration, and several of their latest projects. (CRH)

  16. Gentle Like the Dawn: A Dying Woman's Healing.

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    Ingersoll, R. Elliott

    2000-01-01

    This article recounts the author's counseling relationship with a client who was a nursing home resident. The article describes the client's spiritual experiences and their impact on the client and the counselor. (Author)

  17. In the Gardens of Popeloutchom

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    Man, Margo Angel

    1978-01-01

    The last "Westerner" or San Juan Indian, Ascencion Solorsanso, spent the final days of her life (1930) recounting the history, legends, and life style of her people for John Harrington, a leading ethnologist at the Smithsonian. (JC)

  18. Voices of Hawaii in Literature for Adolescents: Getting Past Pineapples and Paradise.

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    Benton, Janet E.

    1996-01-01

    Explains how a university teacher committed to the teaching of multicultural adolescent literature comes to discover her own ignorance of Hawaiian culture. Recounts her search for adolescent literature written by and about Hawaiians. Discusses four novels. (TB)

  19. Starting a Montessori School in the 60's.

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    Valley, Chris

    2001-01-01

    Recounts starting a Montessori school in the 1960s in New Orleans. Highlights events of import: (1) decision to be nonsectarian and racially integrated; (2) early conflict between teachers and parents on Montessori practices; and (3) physical location problems. (DLH)

  20. The fable of the dragon tyrant.

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    Bostrom, N

    2005-05-01

    This paper recounts the tale of a most vicious dragon that ate thousands of people every day, and of the actions that the king, the people, and an assembly of dragonologists took with respect thereof. PMID:15863685

  1. Get in the Swim: Gaining Access to Recreational Facilities.

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    Richard, Jean-Paul

    1980-01-01

    The father of a child with osteogenesis imperfecta, an orthopedic condition, recounts his struggles to convince local agencies to operate a swimming program for disabled students. He offers eight guidelines for advocating such programs in other areas. (CL)

  2. Talent Developed: Conversations with Masters in the Arts and Sciences. Hugo Fiorato.

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    Subotnik, Rena F.

    2001-01-01

    An interview with Hugo Fiorato, the conductor of the New York City Ballet, recounts his musical education, special problems of conducting for a ballet company, the training of orchestra members and conductors, and mentorship. (DB)

  3. Public Policy, Children, and Families: The Dedication of the Human Development Laboratory as the Nicholas Hobbs Laboratory of Human Development at George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.

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    Richmond, Julius B.

    1983-01-01

    The child advocacy activities of Nicholas Hobbs are recounted. Hobbs provided leadership in such areas as mental health care for children and their families and education of the mentally retarded and emotionally disabled. (PP)

  4. Alien Justice: The Exclusion of Haitian Refugees.

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    DeWind, Josh

    1990-01-01

    Details a systematic pattern of abridging procedural justice that excludes Haitians from the community of justice. Discusses the flight of the Haitian boat people. Explains how the U.S. denies due process to Haitians. Discusses the policy of deterrence. Explains how national security is used as the motive for denying asylum to Haitians. (JS)

  5. The "Ever Green" Interpretations of the "Library Bill of Rights"

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    Adams, Helen R.

    2010-01-01

    The American Library Association's (ALA) "Library Bill of Rights" is important to school librarians because it provides the philosophical structure for intellectual freedom in school libraries and asserts the rights of minors. It states: "A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or…

  6. Linking the Occupational Pressures of College Presidents to Presidential Turnover

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    Tekniepe, Robert J.

    2014-01-01

    Community colleges are expected to serve the needs of their local communities. Hence, college presidents are called on to lead this collaboration between the college and the community. Presidents, however, are affected by a multitude of factors that contribute to abridged tenures, a scenario that can have harmful effects on the educational…

  7. Physical Education and Recreation in Europe.

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    Howell, M. L.; Van Vliet, M. L.

    Physical education and research programs, and recreational and athletic facilities, in Yugoslavia, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England, and the U.S.S.R. are examined by two faculty members from the University of Alberta. This publication is an abridgement of their report on European approaches to physical education and recreation, giving their…

  8. Teen Legal Rights: A Guide for the 90's.

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    Hempelman, Kathleen A.

    Young people's legal rights have expanded dramatically in the past 25 years, but many times these rights are abridged. This publication informs teens, teachers, high school counselors, and parents of the lawful rights of minors in the 1990s. In a question-and-answer format, the book covers the expanding rights of young people at home, at school,…

  9. 77 FR 54566 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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    2012-09-05

    ...The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Staff will hold the second meeting of the Visioning and Strategic Planning Working Group. During this meeting, the group will finalize draft vision and mission statements, perform an abridged analysis of the Council's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and develop a goal structure for the strategic...

  10. Dictionaries: British and American. The Language Library.

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    Hulbert, James Root

    An account of the dictionaries, great and small, of the English-speaking world is given in this book. Subjects covered include the origin of English dictionaries, early dictionaries, Noah Webster and his successors to the present, abridged dictionaries, "The Oxford English Dictionary" and later dictionaries patterned after it, the process of…

  11. The Development of an Academic Grievance Procedure.

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    Logsdon, Jann B.; And Others

    1979-01-01

    Discusses and describes the development of academic grievance procedures at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, to provide a formal mechanism within the educational institution to ensure that students' rights are not abridged. Presents procedural stages, the hearing, deliberation phase, rehearing and appeals, and the ombudsman role. (MF)

  12. IDEA: An Interdisciplinary Unit Comparing "Don Quixote" to "Hamlet."

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    Harris, Mary J. G.

    2001-01-01

    Describes an idea for teaching language through content-based instruction in which a high school Spanish class studying a shortened abridged version of Cervantes'"Don Quixote" and an English class reading Shakespeare's "Hamlet," did a simple comparative analysis of the two texts. (Author/VWL)

  13. We the Children: Meeting the Promises of the World Summit for Children.

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    Annan, Kofi A.

    This abridged version of the Secretary-General's report to the United Nations General Assembly's Special Session on Children details the achievements of the 1990 World Summit for Children. Nearly 150 countries provided national progress reports of their implementation of goals set forth in the Summit and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the…

  14. Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle: Research, Propositions, and Recommendations. ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 32, Number 5

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    Kuh, George D., Ed.; Kinzie, Jillian, Ed.; Buckley, Jennifer A., Ed.; Bridges, Brian K., Ed.; Hayek, John C., Ed.

    2007-01-01

    This report is an abridged version of work performed for the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative to synthesize the relevant literature and emerging findings related to student success, broadly defined (Kuh and others, 2006). The author's purpose is to provide an informed perspective on policies, programs, and practices that can make a…

  15. Career Education Programs for Educable Mentally Retarded. Info-Pak 2, Selected Readings.

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    Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.

    The information packet contains six abridged readings on career education programs for educable mentally retarded (EMR) adolescents and young adults. A driver training program is discussed which serves special needs of EMR students and is based on the premise that travel independence provides more vocational opportunity. A guidebook presents facts…

  16. Education: Ontario's Preoccupation.

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    Fleming, W. G.

    Written as an abridged companion volume to the seven-volume series, Ontario's Educative Society, this book shares the objective of exploring the development of education in Ontario since World War II. The material is presented within an historical framework and uses a broad definition of education which includes organizations and activities beyond…

  17. Celebrate Theatre!

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    Schlesinger, Sarah; Garrett, Sherrye Dee

    Developed in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Broadway theater, this guide provides activities that encourage middle, junior, and senior high school students to use newspapers to answer questions about 22 plays. Detailed lesson plans are included for three Broadway hits: "Cats,""Les Miserables," and "Jelly's Last Jam." Abridged lesson…

  18. The Education of Parents of Handicapped Children. Info-Pak 1, Selected Readings.

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    Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.

    The information packet contains six abridged readings on the education of parents of retarded or disadvantaged children. Specific teaching techniques such as recognizing individual performance levels are offered to maximize retarded children's learning. A handbook on parent councils discusses parent involvement in school programs for disadvantaged…

  19. The Principal's Guide to Instructional Improvement: Theory to Practice

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    Krajewski, Robert

    2012-01-01

    Beginning with an abridged history of administrative and clinical supervision, "The Principal's Guide to Instructional Improvement" offers principals both background information, as well as comprehensive models and examples, to analyze and improve teacher instruction. Based on the principle of teacher growth, rather than teacher evaluation, this…

  20. Synthesis in Science.

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    Horsella, Maria

    This paper discusses various techniques that scientists and other professionals can use to keep current in their field despite the large amount of available information, such as consulting abstracts, indexes, reviews, and catalogues. It also examines specific language patterns that are used in the sciences to produce synthesis and abridgement,…

  1. Un Nuevo Convenio para el Aprendizaje: Una Sociedad para Mejorar los Resultados Educativos en el Estado de Nueva York (A New Compact for Learning: A Partnership To Improve Educational Results in New York State).

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education.

    This Spanish translation of the abridged version of "A New Compact for Learning" acknowledges the current U.S. education system's inadequacy to educate U.S. citizenry and introduces New York State's New Compact for Learning, intended as a plan to reorganize New York's own system. The compact's fundamental principles are: (1) recognizing that all…

  2. The United Nations Water Conference

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    United Nations and Water, 1977

    1977-01-01

    This Water Conference adapted a set of detailed action recommendations on various aspects of water resources development and management and decided that this set of recommendations would be known as the "Mar del Plata Action Plan." This article presents an abridged version of selected recommendations in the Action Plan. (Author/MA)

  3. The Worth of a Sparrow: A Decision Case in University Research and Public Relations.

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    Crookston, R. Kent; And Others

    1993-01-01

    The University of Minnesota trapped and killed birds to reduce bird damage to research grain plots. When the Animal Rights Coalition demanded the practice be stopped, the situation became a public controversy. Presents an abridged form of this case as a focus for consideration of research methods, interest group agenda, and the universities' role…

  4. Students as Victims of Sexual Harassment: The Evolving Law.

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    McCarthy, Martha M.

    1998-01-01

    Explores alleged abridgements of students' federal rights regarding sexual harassment by school employees or by classmates. Examines claims based on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Fourteenth Amendment. Despite federal protections, students carry a heavy burden of proof in establishing that their rights have been impaired by…

  5. John Dickinson: Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution. A Bicentennial Series, No. 2.

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    Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC.

    Like most colonial American leaders, John Dickinson considered himself an Englishman with all the ancient rights and privileges such citizenship conferred, and when those rights were abridged by the British Parliament and George III, he was among the first to don a uniform to defend the new nation. This booklet on Dickinson is one in a series on…

  6. A Square Becomes a Regular Octagon: An Authentic Experience in Proof Writing

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    Fuentes, Sarah Quebec

    2011-01-01

    In high school geometry courses, students are often given a prepackaged statement that they are asked to prove. In these situations, the process of writing proofs is being abridged, if not misrepresented. To provide her students with a more authentic experience in writing a proof, the author provided them with a summative project for which they…

  7. Pieces of the Puzzle: Factors in the Improvement of Urban School Districts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Abstract

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    Casserly, Michael; Price-Baugh, Ricki; Corcoran, Amanda; Lewis, Sharon; Uzzell, Renata; Simon, Candace; Heppen, Jessica; Leinwand, Steve; Salinger, Terry; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Dogan, Enis; Novotny, Laura

    2011-01-01

    This is an abridged, summary report of selected findings from "Pieces of the Puzzle: Factors in the Improvement of Urban School Districts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress"--a comprehensive study prepared by the Council of the Great City Schools in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and with funding from…

  8. 17 CFR 145.4 - Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in...

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    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in abridged or summary form. 145.4 Section 145.4 Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION COMMISSION RECORDS AND INFORMATION § 145.4 Public records available...

  9. Professional Training for Encoded Archival Description in Europe

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    Fox, Michael

    2005-01-01

    This paper represents an abridgement of a panel session that reported on the status of training for archivists in the use of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) in seven countries (France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States). It touched on related archival descriptive standards and practices and…

  10. 76 FR 59171 - Notice of Opportunity To File Amicus Briefs

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    ... BOARD Notice of Opportunity To File Amicus Briefs AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board. ACTION: Notice. Overview Information Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or Board) Provides Notice of Opportunity To File... his employment constitutes an abridgement of his constitutional right to minimum due process of law,...

  11. Piping stress handbook. Second edition

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    Helguero, V.

    1986-01-01

    This abridged volume contains the following: Coefficients of thermal expansion. Allowable stress range for ANSI/ASME Power Piping Code B31.1. Stress intensification and flexibility factors. Pressure and stress ratios. Design criteria for allowable loads, moment, and stresses. Properties of pipe. Weight and dimensions of pipe and components. Pipe support selection and design. Fundamentals of expansion joints. Index.

  12. Criticism and Assessment Applied to New Media Art

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    Ursyn, Anna

    2015-01-01

    This text examines educational criticism and assessment with an emphasis on the new media arts. The article shares with readers the versatile, abridged to four points criteria, based on a research on assessment made by students, faculty, and non-art-related professionals, thus providing a preliminary tool for the use in the classroom environment.…

  13. Putting Research to Work in Your School.

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    Berliner, David C.; Casanova, Ursula

    This volume examines and discusses educational research and its application. A collection of abridged and edited versions of original research reports is presented, intended to help teachers use research findings to inform their own practice. The research papers bring teaching methods and resources up to date; discuss the learning potential of…

  14. Putting Research To Work in Your School. [Revised.

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    Berliner, David C.; Casanova, Ursula

    This book contains abridged and edited versions of research reports with original commentary that were previously published elsewhere. The articles reflect J. Dewey's notion that schools must prepare children to be effective members of a democracy and that life in a heterogeneous society requires cultural flexibility and cooperation that must be…

  15. Psychological Foundations of Educational Technology.

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    Trow, Wm. Clark, Ed.; Haddan, Eugene E., Ed.

    This book of readings in educational psychology for teachers contains selections which are both historical and technological. More emphasis is placed on general information and direct educational applications than on theoretical and experimental education psychology, and some of the articles have been abridged. Topics covered include teacher…

  16. ES Review: Selections from 2007

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    Smiles, Robin, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    The second edition of the "ES Review" brings together, in one setting, abridged versions of research reports, outside articles and op-eds, book reviews, and other Education Sector publications. The 2007 edition features: (1) K-12 Accountability (Laboratories of Reform: Virtual High Schools and Innovation in Public Education (Bill Tucker); Labeled:…

  17. It's all just mathematics

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    Tegmark, Max

    2014-02-01

    The world can be described using mathematical equations and numbers, but why does maths do it so well? In his new book Our Mathematical Universe, a section of which is abridged and edited here, Max Tegmark makes the radical proposal that our reality isn't just described by mathematics - it is mathematics.

  18. Poe and Prolixity.

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    Powers, John

    1990-01-01

    Describes a method of teaching Edgar Allan Poe's writings which uses writing as a tool to decipher the story and to teach a valuable lesson in creative writing and style, and which shows students how a text changes when it is either abridged or adapted. (SR)

  19. 47 CFR 11.31 - EAS protocol.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false EAS protocol. 11.31 Section 11.31....31 EAS protocol. (a) The EAS uses a four part message for an emergency activation of the EAS. The... protocol, including any codes, must not be amended, extended or abridged without FCC authorization. The...

  20. A Comparison of the 27-Item and 12-Item Intolerance of Uncertainty Scales

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    Khawaja, Nigar G.; Yu, Lai Ngo Heidi

    2010-01-01

    The 27-item Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS) has become one of the most frequently used measures of Intolerance of Uncertainty. More recently, an abridged, 12-item version of the IUS has been developed. The current research used clinical (n = 50) and non-clinical (n = 56) samples to examine and compare the psychometric properties of both…

  1. Evaluation of On-Line Searching in MEDLARS (AIM-TWX) by Biomedical Practitioners.

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    Lancaster, F. Wilfrid

    The purpose of the investigation was to determine how effectively biomedical practitioners, with a minimum of introduction to the system, can conduct on-line searches to satisfy their own information needs. The searches were conducted on the Abridged Index Medicus data base as implemented on the on-line ELHILL system (AIM-TWX). ELHILL is the ORBIT…

  2. [Reports from the 1971 Annual Meeting of the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers.

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    Hunter, Madeline; And Others

    1971-01-01

    The reports from the 1971 Annual Meeting of the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers are presented in this compilation of nine abridged speeches given at the meeting. The papers include: (1) "The Three Dimensions of Successful Teaching," (2) "State of the Profession," (3) "Individualizing Instruction in Some Puget Sound Schools,"…

  3. "Romeo and Juliet" in the Minneapolis Public Schools: Accurate Text or Bowdlerized Text?

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    Reed, Margaret A.

    In 1984, parents of a Minneapolis, Minnesota, ninth grader came before the school district's "Students' Right to Learn Committee" to object to what they described as a bowdlerized version of "Romeo and Juliet" in the Scott, Foresman text, and the publisher's failure to acknowledge in the text that the play was abridged. The committee concurred…

  4. Audiobook Format: A Patron's Choice.

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    Connors, Kelly C.

    This study examines patron preference for abridged versus unabridged audiobooks, looking at patron usage over time and noting any changes in preference and why they occurred. A survey was conducted at the four branches of the Geauga County Public Library System (Geauga County, Ohio) with a random sample of adult patrons. Of the 274 surveys…

  5. AV Rising: Demand, Budgets, and Circulation Are All Up.

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    Oder, Norman

    1998-01-01

    A survey of 486 public libraries found that audiovisual (AV) budgets have increased 53% in the last five years. Provides data on average size of AV collections; budget break downs; circulation; audiobook, video, and music CD purchases; popular authors and titles in abridged and unabridged audiobooks; and problems with audiobook, video, and music…

  6. Breaking the Sound Barrier: Starting and Maintaining an Audiobook Collection.

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    Kaye, Sheldon; Baxter, Beth

    1994-01-01

    Discusses factors for libraries to consider when starting and maintaining an audiobook collection, including patron profiles; funding and budgeting; selection and ordering; listener preferences, including abridged versus unabridged titles; packaging and appearance; shelving and location; and future possibilities. A sidebar provides detailed…

  7. Inquiring "Tree of Life" at Home: Persian Classic Literature in English Classes

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    Parsaiyan, Seyyeded Fahimeh; Ghajar, Sue-San Ghahremani; Salahimoghaddam, Soheila; Janahmadi, Fatemeh

    2014-01-01

    The recent decades of English Language Teaching (ELT) appear to be particularly concerned with the marginalisation caused by English linguistic, cultural, and academic colonisation and imperialism. Bold footprints of this academic monopoly can be seen in the wide incorporation of abridged or unabridged British and American literary works in…

  8. Overview Report: Normal and Emergency Operation Visualization

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    Greitzer, Frank L.

    2011-05-01

    This is an overview report to document and illustrate methods used in a project entitled “Normal and Emergency Operations Visualization” for a utility company, conducted in 2009-2010 timeframe with funding from the utility company and the U.S. Department of Energy. The original final report (about 180 pages) for the project is not available for distribution because it alludes to findings that assessed the design of an operational system that contained proprietary information; this abridged version contains descriptions of methods and some findings to illustrate the approach used, while avoiding discussion of sensitive or proprietary information. The client has approved this abridged version of the report for unlimited distribution to give researchers and collaborators the benefit of reviewing the research concepts and methods that were applied in this study.

  9. Who Was Lucy Sprague Mitchell...And Why Should You Know?

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    Smith, Mary K.

    2000-01-01

    Recounts the life and accomplishments of educator and writer Lucy Sprague Mitchell, suggesting that her life can bring inspiration and renewed vigor to today's early childhood educators. Considers the social conditions of Mitchell's era, her formative years, formal education and career decisions, participation in the Progressive Movement and…

  10. The Spirit That Moves Us: Using Literature, Art, and Music To Teach about the Holocaust at the Secondary and College Level. Volume 3.

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    Stillman, Lorry

    For students, the study of the Holocaust encourages discussion about prejudice and justice, shame and dignity, hopelessness and faith, and engages them in debate about the moral and ethical behavior of humankind. Introducing students to the personal narrative, fiction, and poetry allows them to hear a narrative voice recount the facts of this…

  11. Teaching for Change: Popular Education and the Labor Movement.

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    Delp, Linda, Ed.; Outman-Kramer, Miranda, Ed.; Schurman, Susan J., Ed.; Wong, Kent, Ed.

    These 28 essays recount popular education's history and its multiple uses in the labor movement today: to organize the unorganized, to develop new leaders and activists, and to strengthen labor and community alliances. They explore its other facets: theater and culture, economics education, workplace safety and health, and classroom use and…

  12. Scenes from Out-of-Balance Schooling

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    Berliner, David C.

    2008-01-01

    A recent incident prompted this author to think that the life of an educator is terribly out of balance, and to demand that they find another way of living. Beginning with a description of that incident, the author goes on to recount several painful scenarios involving educators, substituting his narratives with the visuals of an appropriate…

  13. Leadership Analysis in K-12 Case Study: "Divided Loyalties"

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    Alsubaie, Merfat Ayesh

    2016-01-01

    This report mainly aims to provide a critical and in-depth analysis of the K-12 Case, "Divided Loyalty" by Holy and Tartar (2004). The case recounts how the manifestation of inadequate leadership skills in a school setting could affect negatively the performance of students.

  14. The PTA Story: A Century of Commitment to Children.

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    National PTA, Chicago, IL.

    This book recounts the historical achievements of the National PTA and its sister organization, the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers. The PTA is the result of the hard work of such women as Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Alice McLellan Birney, founders of the original National Congress of Mothers, and Selma Sloan Butler, who, with the…

  15. The Submergence and Re-Emergence of Gender in Undergraduate Accounts of University Experience

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    Francis, Becky; Burke, Penny; Read, Barbara

    2014-01-01

    Gender distinction has been shown to characterise both undergraduate experiences and outcomes. Yet research recounted in this article supports work that shows that young people are often unaware of such trends, subscribing instead to individualist perspectives that foreground equality of opportunity and agency. This article examines the gender…

  16. A Lifeline for Families: The Decker Family Development Center, in Barberton, Ohio, Provides Comprehensive Support for Families on Public Assistance.

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    Thompson, Scott

    1992-01-01

    Describes the Decker Family Development Center (DFDC) in Barberton (Ohio), while relating the difference that the DFDC's services has made to one poor family. Recounts the DFDC's establishment, funding, and current services (adult education, counseling for parents and children, and several types of child care services). (JB)

  17. Children, Word Processors and Genre.

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    Bowman, Marcus

    1999-01-01

    Students aged 11-12, placed in groups of four, used word processors to write about a dramatized event using persuasive, newspaper, recount, or report styles. Students' talk as they engaged in the task was analyzed to illuminate the linguistic and cognitive processes involved in group construction of text. (Author/SV)

  18. A Tribute to K. Warner Schaie.

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    Miller, Phyllis, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    This special issue of the Mensa Research Journal contains four papers written by K. Warner Schaie, a psychologist who focuses on psychological development from young adulthood through old age. The first paper is "Living with Gerontology." In it, Schaie recounts his own childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, his path to becoming a…

  19. Under Deadman's Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play.

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    Katch, Jane

    Noting that the perception of increased real violence in the country has created an inhospitable setting for pretend violent play, this book recounts the experiences of children in a kindergarten and first-grade classroom over the course of one year, focusing on the role of violent fantasy play. The book illustrates how the teacher, with 8 years…

  20. Voices of Disability in Nursing

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    Perkins, Liz

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author shares her story of being a nurse with a disability who serves people with disabilities and older adults. She recounts her experience of what it is like to be stigmatized, marginalized, and to have lowered expectations because of her difference. The author had no right arm save about six inches from the shoulder down.…

  1. To Help Substance Abusers, We Must First Help Ourselves.

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    Educational Leadership, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Administrator recounts experience growing up in alcoholic home, hoping to inspire other school professionals helping young people with substance abuse problems. Although helping others seems natural for adult children of alcoholics, certain unconsciously held attitudes and behaviors can impede school prevention and recovery programs. Organizations…

  2. The Omaha Indians

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    Springer, W. F.

    1976-01-01

    Briefly recounting the history of the Omaha American Indians, this article makes a plea for relocation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs local Agency in Macy near the Omaha reservation, suggesting that the Returned Students movement is a response to this need for the Agency's relocation. (JC)

  3. Hungarian Perspective

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    Montvay, István; Biró, Tamás

    Rolf Hagedorn is introduced from the personal perspective of two Hungarian physics generations. A colleague (IM) and a student (TB) recount memories and events from the early-70-s to mid-80-s, and evaluate Hagedorn's impact on present particle and nuclear Hungarian physics community.

  4. Coping with Crisis.

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    Akenhead, James; Andreani, Alan

    2002-01-01

    School officials put a crisis communications plan into action after two Ohio students died and a third became critically ill from meningitis in May 2001. A mass immunization program prevented a major outbreak, and rumor control helped calm the public's fears. Recounts things learned from the experience. (MLF)

  5. Public Broadcasting: A Status Report.

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    Educational Record, 1981

    1981-01-01

    A potent education force recounts its growth and development amid fiscal and administrative uncertainty. Data identify funding sources for radio and television and illustrate the growth of radio and television broadcasting. The report indicates that 94 percent of all public television stations broadcast some instructional/educational programs.…

  6. Dealing with Crises: One Principal's Experience.

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    Foley, Charles F.

    1986-01-01

    The principal of Concord High School (New Hampshire) recounts the 1985-86 school year's four crises--the visits of teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe and Secretary of Education William Bennett, the shooting of a former student, and the Challenger space shuttle explosion. The greatest challenge was resuming the normal schedule and fielding media…

  7. The Circle and Sphere as Great Equalizers.

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    Schwartzman, Steven

    1991-01-01

    From the equality of the ratios of the surface areas and volumes of a sphere and its circumscribed cylinder, the exploration of theorems relating the ratios of surface areas and volumes of a sphere and other circumscribed solids in three dimensions, and analogous questions relating two-dimensional concepts of perimeter and area is recounted. (MDH)

  8. A Conversation with Gita Levovna Vygodskaya.

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    Good, Linda; Good, Kenneth

    The work of Lev Vygotsky, a Russian developmental psychologist, has made enormous recent contributions to the fields of child development and education. This paper recounts a conversation with Gita Levovna Vygodskaya, Vygotsky's eldest daughter, also a psychologist. There were two foci of the conversation. The first was on the parallels between…

  9. An Editor's Journey: Return to Haiti

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    Moy, Yvette

    2012-01-01

    This paper recounts the author's story as she returned to Haiti in February to join a building project near Port-Au-Prince and to document efforts by U.S. higher education institutions to help the country rebound from the devastating 2010 earthquake. The author describes how consortiums have been formed in order to support the development of the…

  10. Negotiating the "White Male Math Myth": African American Male Students and Success in School Mathematics

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    Stinson, David W.

    2013-01-01

    This article shows how equity research in mathematics education can be decentered by reporting the "voices" of mathematically successful African American male students as they recount their experiences with school mathematics, illustrating, in essence, how they negotiated the White male math myth. Using post-structural theory, the…

  11. Reimagining Freirean Pedagogy: Sendero for Teacher Education

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    Rodriguez, Arturo; Smith, Matthew David

    2011-01-01

    Corporatization of the Academy ensures teacher education is less about the preparation of teachers and more about the reproduction of minimally skilled labor and the neoliberal global capitalist status quo. Colleagues from across the US recount in conversation at conferences and in the field the decline of the quality of teacher preparation…

  12. The Adoption Experience: Families Who Give Children a Second Chance.

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    Morris, Ann

    This book examines the adoption process in Great Britain, recounting first-hand experiences to take the reader through each stage of the process from the adopter's point of view. The book also examines the success and failure of several types of adoption. The chapters are: (1) "You Want to Adopt"; (2) "First Meetings, First Months, Falling in…

  13. Fanning the Spark of Exceptional Creativity.

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    Mace, F. Borden

    1998-01-01

    Recounts the events and people that led to the formation of three early public residential schools for gifted students: the North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics; the Louisiana School for Mathematics, Science and Technology; and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Common features included visionary individuals, availability…

  14. AAHPERD 1986-2009: A Retrospective

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    Landwer, Jerry E.

    2009-01-01

    The history of AAHPERD is important for understanding "who" we are and the chronology of events that brought us to this point in time. In its history, the Alliance has experienced many successes, many challenges, and a few disappointments. Some of these are chronicled in this article. A brief recounting of the past 25 years is given in…

  15. Working with Harold Guetzkow: Reflections from a Last Link in the Chain

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    Kille, Kent J.

    2011-01-01

    In 2001, Harold Guetzkow reached out to Kent Kille, a scholar beginning his academic career, and subsequently helped inspire and support a project that culminated in the publication of the edited volume "The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority: Ethics and Religion in International Leadership." This article recounts the project, which would…

  16. Lessons from the Future from the Future of Schools.

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    Broad, Kathy

    2001-01-01

    "The Future of Schools" (1998), by Australia's former Minister of Education Don Hayward and Professor Brian J. Caldwell, recounts the development, implementation, and early effects of a far-reaching change effort. The authors'"lessons" are undercut by insufficient data connecting the reform with improved teaching and learning. (MLH)

  17. Survival and Sexual Identity: Calvin--A Gay Adolescent.

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    DuBeau, Tania

    1997-01-01

    Presents a school principal's interview with a young, gay African American male who was in a special education day school for teens with learning and behavioral problems. Recounts the challenges of growing up as a gay adolescent, including memories of not being accepted and being accepted. Presents examples of survival strategies. (RJM)

  18. 21st Century Shell Game: Cutting Serials in the Electronic Age

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    Jasper, Richard P.

    2005-01-01

    The advent of online journals, bundled packages, and consortial "big deals" means that librarians have to work harder than ever when budget shortfalls require cutting serials. This article recounts the experience of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library in its journal cancellation project of 2002.

  19. First among equals: The selection of NASA space science experiments

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    Naugle, John E.

    1990-01-01

    The process is recounted by which NASA and the scientific community have, since 1958, selected individual experiments for NASA space missions. It explores the scientific and organizational issues involved in the selection process and discusses the significance of the process in the character and accomplishments of U.S. space activities.

  20. Trouble in Paradise: Power, Conflict, and Community in an Interdisciplinary Teaching Team.

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    Gunn, John H.; King, M. Bruce

    2003-01-01

    Two educators recount critical dilemmas in the development of a secondary level interdisciplinary teaching team, discussing three phases in the development of the team: consolidated, laissez-faire, and shared power. Lessons learned include: it is difficult, if not impossible, to separate issues of interpersonal relations from substantive team…

  1. A NASA/University/Industry Consortium for Research on Aircraft Ice Protection

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    Zumwalt, Glen W.

    1989-01-01

    From 1982 through 1987, an unique consortium was functioning which involved government (NASA), academia (Wichita State Univ.) and twelve industries. The purpose was the development of a better ice protection systems for aircraft. The circumstances which brought about this activity are described, the formation and operation recounted, and the effectiveness of the ventue evaluated.

  2. Just Running Around: Some Reminiscences of Early Simulation/Gaming in the United Kingdom

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    van Ments, Morry

    2011-01-01

    The article begins with an abbreviated CV of the author and then recounts the formation of Society for the Advancement of Games and Simulation in Education and Training (SAGSET) and the early days of simulation and gaming in the United Kingdom. Four strands of elements of development are described together with the key events of the 1970s and…

  3. HIStory and/or HERstory: One Man's Thoughts on Learning and Teaching Women's History in High School.

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    Flaherty, Peter

    1989-01-01

    Recounts the evolution of the author's awareness of the importance of women's history. Discusses the strengths and limitations of three general paradigms for teaching and learning about women in history: the "great woman" model; the "women as victims" model; and the "women as historical supplement" model. (LS)

  4. Mainstreaming: Some Additional Perceptions from Classroom to Higher Education.

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    Budnick, Albert, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Nine articles provide perceptions of teachers, administrators, parents, teacher educators, and others on the mainstreaming of handicapped children. In "One Parent's View of Mainstreaming," a parent recounts her son's successful experience. "Justice is Affordable--Securing the Entitlements of PL 94-142" by M. Thompson and R. Peck, reviews…

  5. Amplifying Student Voice: The Missing Link in School Transformation

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    Beattie, Helen

    2012-01-01

    This article recounts the story of how one state in the United States is systematically amplifying student voice through school transformation efforts across a network of secondary schools (Grades 9 through 12; ages 14 to 18). The author is the creator and director of a statewide initiative entitled "Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together"…

  6. Getting Technical: The Vicissitudes of Academic Industrial Chemistry in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

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    Donnelly, J. F.

    1997-01-01

    Recounts the history of chemistry instruction in English higher education, particularly the development of technical, or industrial, chemistry. Describes attempts to develop independent courses and departments of technical chemistry in the second half of the 19th century and the difficulties experienced. Extends the discussion to applied science…

  7. Responding To School Walkout Demonstrations. Lessons Learned From School Crises and Emergencies, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2008

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    US Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue examines the incidence of student walkout demonstrations and the various ways in which administrators, school staff, law enforcement, and the community at large can help keep youths safe, while still…

  8. The Good-Bye Window: A Year in the Life of a Day-Care Center.

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    Brown, Harriet N.

    Started 25 years ago by a group of parents in Madison, Wisconsin, the Red Caboose is one of the oldest independent day-care centers in the United States. This book recounts observations of the activities at the center for 1 year, exploring what makes a good day care center successful and what obstacles a center is up against. Interspersed among…

  9. Parents Who Moved against the Tide.

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    Perske, Robert

    2003-01-01

    This article recounts the historical discrimination against children with mental retardation and the extraordinary efforts made by parents of children with disabilities to speak out against the tide that dehumanized their children. The growth of national, state, and local Arcs and parent advocacy efforts are discussed. (Contains 5 references.) (CR)

  10. Toward a More Perfect Union: Using Lawyering Pedagogy To Enhance Legal Writing Courses.

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    Harris, Debra; Susman, Susan D.

    1999-01-01

    Describes the planning, implementation, and results of an experiment at Brooklyn Law School (New York) to teach legal writing skills by a simulation activity which integrates client interviewing skills with the process of composing the client-advice letter. Experience with this approach over three years is recounted. (DB)

  11. Plotting Confucian and Disability Rights Paradigms on the Advocacy-Activism Continuum: Experiences of Chinese Parents of Children with Dyslexia in Hong Kong

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    Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong; McBrayer, Philip Allen

    2014-01-01

    This study represents an initial effort to understand the advocacy journey of Chinese parents of children with dyslexia in Hong Kong. Qualitative methods involving individual and group interviews were used to solicit detailed recount and perceptions of the experiences of 25 parents. Findings revealed a largely sequenced three-stage journey of…

  12. Tsetsaut History: The Forgotten Tribe of Southern Southeast Alaska. Portland Canal Early History (Misty Fiord National Monument). Alaska Historical Commission Studies in History #147.

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    Dangeli, Reginald H.

    Written by one of the tribe's few remaining members and based on oral history and legend, this study traces the history of the Tsetsaut tribe, ancient original inhabitants of the Portland Canal area of southeastern Alaska. Chapters recount the quest for the coast, legends of Portland Canal, exploration of the area, material culture, establishment…

  13. Flashbulb Memories of Menarche and Adult Menstrual Distress.

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    Pillemer, David B.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Female college students (N=99) recounted memories of menarche, described menarcheal circumstances, and completed the Menstrual Distress Questionnaire (MDQ). Found inadequate emotional preparation for menstruation to be associated with negative feelings at menarche. Menarcheal circumstances were not strongly predictive of adult MDQ scores. (Author)

  14. Reading and the African American Male: Identity, Equity, and Power.

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    Tatum, Alfred W.

    1999-01-01

    Recounts the author's experiences as he developed a love for reading in elementary school, discovered in high school the element of power that reading held, and endured isolation in college. Describes his work with struggling African-American adolescent readers. (SR)

  15. Thurgood Marshall: A Life for Justice.

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    Haskins, James

    This biography for young readers recounts in 10 chapters, the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and focuses on his life as a civil rights litigator who played a key role in the integration of education in the United States. Marshall's family history; boyhood and schooling in Baltimore (Maryland) and New York City; decision to attend…

  16. Responding to the Needs of the Contemporary Marketplace: The Use of the Cross-Pollination Class Projects in the Undergraduate Classroom

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    Coleman, Daniel R.

    2015-01-01

    In light of the current emphasis on adequate preparation of college graduates for the 21st century marketplace, this action research study recounted and examined two experiential cross-pollination team-oriented projects, incorporated into the classroom at a small (1100 students), private university's marketing educational program. Tailoring…

  17. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Fall 2006

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    US Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. School and student names have been changed to protect identities. Information for this publication was gathered through a series of interviews with school stakeholders involved in the actual incident. This "Lessons Learned" issue…

  18. After-Action Reports: Capturing Lessons Learned and Identifying Areas for Improvement. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies. Volume 2, Issue 1, 2007

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    US Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This issue of "Lessons Learned" addresses after-action reports, which are an integral part of the emergency preparedness planning continuum and support effective crisis response. After-action reports have a threefold purpose. They…

  19. Coping with Multiple Suicides among Middle School Students. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies. Volume 2, Issue 2

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    US Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue addresses the experience of a school district where three middle school students hung themselves within a three-week timeframe. Although deaths were apparently unconnected, the school district is part of a…

  20. Comunicacion, Lengua Materna: Un Modelo Holistico para su Desarollo (Communication, Mother Tongue: A Holistic Model for Development).

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    Aquino, Orlando Fernandez

    2000-01-01

    Recounts the author's educational experiences between 1991-1995 as a university writing teacher and tutorial assistant for scientific papers at the secondary level. Presents a methodology integrally developed in four steps that can be applied to different levels of teaching and a series of conclusive theses about the subject. (BT)

  1. The Development of Adoption Law.

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    Bussiere, Alice

    1998-01-01

    Reviews the evolution of U.S. adoption law since 1851. Recounts changes in the perceived "best interests" of all members of the adoption triad over time, and growing recognition of links between adoption and child welfare policy. Discusses current controversies including open adoption, birth parents' rights, unmarried fathers, and the role of…

  2. Albert Shanker and the Future of Teacher Unions

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    Kahlenberg, Richard D.

    2008-01-01

    "Tough Liberal," a book penned by the author of this article, traces the life of Albert Shanker (1928-1997) chronologically from birth to death. Shanker was the longtime head of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) in New York City (1964-1986) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) nationally (1974-1997). "Tough Liberal" recounts the…

  3. Sixty years of aeronautical research, 1917-1977. [Langley Research Center

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    Anderton, D. A.

    1978-01-01

    The history of Langley Research Center and its contributions to solving problems related to flight over the past six decades is recounted. Technical innovations described include those related to air craft construction materials, jet and rocket propulsion, flight testing and simulation, wind tunnel tests, noise reduction, supersonic flight, air traffic control, structural analysis, computational aerodynamics, and fuel efficiency.

  4. Creating a Computer-Aided Teaching Tool for the History of Economic Thought.

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    O'Donnell, Margaret G.

    1991-01-01

    Describes the development of a computer tutorial for use in a history of economic ideas class. Discusses choosing topics intended to attract and hold student attention and writing the tutorial text. Recounts steps taken in obtaining student reactions to the tutorial and subsequent adjustments. (SG)

  5. "The Dethronement of Yata."

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    Linden, George W.

    1994-01-01

    Reflects on the Lakota myth of the winds from a psychological-sociological point of view with the purpose of destroying several false myths relating to children and family dynamics. Recounts the myth and relates it to Alfred Adler's views of the family constellation and birth order as a basis for personality determination. (RAH)

  6. Cyborgization: Deaf Education for Young Children in the Cochlear Implantation Era

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    Valente, Joseph Michael

    2011-01-01

    The author, who was raised oral deaf himself, recounts a visit to a school for young deaf children and discovers that young d/Deaf children and their rights are subverted by the cochlear implantation empire. The hypercapitalist, techno-manic times of cochlear implantation has wreaked havoc to the lives of not only young children with deafness but…

  7. Some Fruits of Genius: Lars Onsager and the Ising Model

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    Fisher, Michael E.

    2006-03-01

    The story of the exact solution of the two-dimensional Ising model by Lars Onsager in the 1940's will be sketched and some of the striking developments following from it, especially for the behavior of fluctuating interfaces, will be recounted.

  8. Preludes to the NCAA: Early Failures of Faculty Intercollegiate Athletic Control.

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    Smith, Ronald A.

    1983-01-01

    Attempts by faculty committees to assert control over student-run intercollegiate sports around the turn of the century are recounted, along with events leading to the founding of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The report of the Brown (University) Conference of 1898 is highlighted. (PP)

  9. A Strange Fish Indeed: The "Discovery" of a Living Fossil

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    Grant, Robert H.

    2005-01-01

    Through a series of fictionalized diary entries based on Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer's own writings, this case recounts the "discovery" in South Africa in 1938 of a fish believed to be extinct for over 70 million years. The case was developed for use in an introductory freshman biology course. In this setting, it could be used as a general…

  10. Street-Working Children and Adolescents in Lima: Work as an Agent of Socialization.

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    Invernizzi, Antonella

    2003-01-01

    Recounts an ethnographic study of children's work in Lima, Peru, examining concepts of work, family, and childhood; adult representations and norms passed on to children through work; and child's point of view regarding work and how it evolves with time. Argues children and parents' views and practices regarding work and socialization give a…

  11. Children and Environment: An Interview with Roger Hart.

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    Turner, Joy

    1999-01-01

    Interview with Roger Hart recounts discussions with the environmental psychologist on his childhood influences related to gardening and geography, his studies of children's understanding of the physical environment, and his current work involved with identifying ways to create environmental opportunities for children. Also notes his work with…

  12. Managing Movement as Partnership

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    Kimbrell, Sinead

    2011-01-01

    The associate director of education at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago recounts her learning and teaching through managing the Movement as Partnership program. Included are detailed descriptions of encounters with teachers and students as they create choreography reflective of their inquiry into integrating dance and literacy arts curriculum in the…

  13. On First Seeing a Copy of Keats's Life-Mask.

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    Haefner, Joel

    1987-01-01

    Recounts the diverse reactions elicited by a college writing teacher when he asked his students to compose using his copy of Keats' life-mask as a resource. Discusses how the life-mask acted as a stimulus, turning in-class writing into an exciting and useful composition experience. (NKA)

  14. Leadership in motion.

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    Rekhi, Princy

    2013-01-01

    Dentists receive many benefits from the formal structure of organized dentistry, but the richest rewards come through active participation. This article recounts a personal journey in the profession, one where personal growth and the strength of the profession intertwine. PMID:23977749

  15. Aspects of Process in an ESL Critical Pedagogy Teacher.

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    Crookes, Graham; Lehner, Al

    1998-01-01

    Recounts the experiences of the authors in implementing the principles of critical pedagogy in a graduate teacher-preparation course. The purpose is to raise the profile of critical pedagogy in English-as-a-Second-Language/English-as-a-foreign-language instruction and to provide suggestions related to classroom processes. (Author/VWL)

  16. A Group Exercise to Explore Employee Ethics in Business-Related Psychology Courses.

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    Carkenord, David M.

    1996-01-01

    Recounts an in-class group exercise where students individually rate 10 employee behaviors of a questionable ethical nature (use company car, call in sick). The students then calculate mean group ratings for each behavior and determine appropriate consequences for some of the actions. Includes statistical data and student responses. (MJP)

  17. Schools Grapple with Rules on Hazardous Chemicals.

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    Long, Janice

    1987-01-01

    Discusses some of the ways that local school systems are dealing with federal and state safety, health, and environmental laws with regard to the disposal of hazardous substances. Recounts the experiences of the Fairfax County (Virginia) Schools in dealing with the hazard communication (or right-to-know) standard. (TW)

  18. The Lost Cause

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    DeLeeuw, Joshua

    2006-01-01

    This account is by a youth who grew up in a culture of unspeakable violence. Shuttled from one abusive environment to another, Joshua spent many years in foster placements, treatment programs, and correctional facilities. Craving to be loved, he finally found a person who believed in his potential for greatness. Here Joshua recounts his powerful…

  19. Health Education: Always Approved but Still Not Always on Schools' Radar

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    Mayer, Alyssa B.; Smith, Becky J.; McDermott, Robert J.

    2011-01-01

    Numerous reports and studies have touted the benefits of school health education for over five decades and extensive public health data support an association between education levels and health outcomes. This paper recounts the "tacit" approval given to school health education historically by reviewing reports issued by various governmental and…

  20. Rap and Orality in a Post-NCLB/ALEC World

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    Paul, Dierdre Glenn

    2013-01-01

    Rigid foci on accountability, accreditation, and customer service pose significant challenges for literacy educators today. The most consequential identified as the snuffing out of scholastic innovation and erosion of academic freedom. This article recounts a recent experience that occurred while the author prepared a lesson for an undergraduate…

  1. Lessons Learned from Working with High-Ability Students

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    Pfeiffer, Steven I.

    2013-01-01

    This article discusses three lessons that stand out as particularly poignant in the author's career working with high-ability students. The author recounts personal and professional experiences that influenced his thinking. The three lessons are that identifying high-ability students is not an easy business, the development of talent requires more…

  2. Membrane magic

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    Buecker, B.

    2005-09-01

    The Kansas Power and Light Co.'s La Cyne generating station has found success with membrane filtration water pretreatment technology. The article recounts the process followed in late 2004 to install a Pall Aria 4 microfilter in Unit 1 makeup water system at the plant to produce cleaner water for reverse osmosis feed. 2 figs., 2 photos.

  3. Women's Fiction and Popular Romance: Student Audience and Teaching Dilemma.

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    Aronowitz, Beverly-Lynne

    In this paper the instructor of a course on contemporary fiction by women about women recounts her experiences with the dissonance that developed between her students and herself during the reading of one of the assigned texts. The instructor explores the reasons underlying the disparate perspectives between two audiences during the act of…

  4. Ironies of the Romance and the Romance with Irony: Some Notes on Stylization in the Historiography of American Education Since 1960.

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    Angelo, Richard

    The narrative conventions of romance which flourish in Lawrence Cremin's "Transformation of the School" show that stylization does occur in historical writings. People often talk about stylization in visual forms; but stylization in the verbal arts is relatively undefined. To structure his recounting of the progressive story, Cremin drew on the…

  5. The Joy of Books: Confessions of a Lifelong Reader.

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    Burns, Eric

    This book presents an informal history of books and reading, beginning with the first clay tablets and continuing on to the latest novels. The history recounted in the book reveals the power books have always had to delight and entertain, and to enlighten, educate, and "raise possibilities." But the story of reading also contains many dark…

  6. Flipped Physics

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    Kettle, Maria

    2013-01-01

    This paper defines flipped learning and then examines its practical implementation in AS and A2 level physics classes, that is, classes for 16-18 year olds. The effect of this teaching style on student learning behaviour and its impact on test results are evaluated. The paper recounts the difficulties of implementing it and evaluates student…

  7. The Academic Climate for Women, 1973-1996: Any Change?

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    Gorrell, Lorraine

    1996-01-01

    Account of one woman's climb to full professorship after over 20 years of teaching. Greeted with an icy reception at a midsize southern college, this Ivy League graduate was reluctantly hired in 1973. Recounts various specific instances of sex discrimination endured by the only full-time female professional in the music department. (LSR)

  8. Deweyan Multicultural Democracy, Rortian Solidarity, and the Popular Arts: Krumping into Presence

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    Seltzer-Kelly, Deborah; Westwood, Sean J.; Pena-Guzman, David M.

    2010-01-01

    Curiously, while the efficacy of the arts for the development of multicultural understandings has long been theorized, empirical studies of this effect have been lacking. This essay recounts our combined empirical and philosophical study of this issue. We explicate the philosophical considerations that shaped the development of the arts course we…

  9. The Influence of Harold Guetzkow: Scholarship and Values

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    Druckman, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    In this article, I recount the many ways in which Harold Guetzkow influenced my career. From the beginning of my graduate studies at Northwestern University in the 1960s into the next century, Harold's guidance has been indispensable. His idea of bridging islands of theory has provided many of us with a broad, integrated vision of social science.…

  10. Teaching Huygens in the Rue Huygens: Introducing the History of 17th-Century Mathematics in a Junior Secondary School.

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    Hallez, Maryvonne

    1992-01-01

    Recounts teaching mathematics to junior high school students in France in the context of seventeenth-century mathematics history. Examines extracts of original works by Leibniz on the origin of calculus and of Huygens on continued fractions. Investigates historical puzzles and a variety of mathematical problems arising out of the texts. (MDH)