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Assessment of quality of care given to diabetic patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital diabetes follow-up clinic, Jimma, Ethiopia  

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Background Sub-Saharan Africa is currently enduring the heaviest global burden of diabetes and diabetes care in such resource poor countries is far below standards. This study aims to describe the gaps in the care of Ethiopian diabetic patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital. Methods 329 diabetic patients were selected as participants in the study, aged 15 years or greater, who have been active in follow-up for their diabetes for more than 1 year at the hospital. They were interviewed for their demographic characters and relevant clinical profiles. Their charts were simultaneously reviewed for characters related to diabetes and related morbidities. Descriptive statistics was used for most variables and Chi-square test, where necessary, was used to test the association among various variables. P-value of < 0.05 was used as statistical significance. Results Blood glucose determination was done for 98.5% of patients at each of the last three visits, but none ever had glycosylated haemoglobin results. The mean fasting blood sugar (FBS) level was 171.7 ± 63.6 mg/dl and 73.1% of patients had mean FBS levels above 130 mg/dl. Over 44% of patients have already been diagnosed to be hypertensive and 64.1% had mean systolic BP of > 130 and/or diastolic > 80 mmHg over the last three visits. Diabetes eye and neurologic evaluations were ever done for 42.9% and 9.4% of patients respectively. About 66% had urine test for albumin, but only 28.2% had renal function testing over the last 5 years. The rates for lipid test, electrocardiography, echocardiography, or ultrasound of the kidneys during the same time were < 5% for each. Diabetic neuropathy (25.0%) and retinopathy (23.1%) were the most common chronic complications documented among those evaluated for complications. Conclusions The overall aspects of diabetes care at the hospital were far below any recommended standards. Hence, urgent action to improve care for patients with diabetes is mandatory. Future studies examining patterns and prevalence of chronic complications using appropriate parameters is strongly recommended to see the true burden of diabetes.

2011-01-01

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Knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraceptive among women who seek abortion care at Jimma University specialized hospital, southwest Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Background In Ethiopia maternal mortality rate is very high more than one in five women die from pregnancy or pregnancy related causes. The use of contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion is an important strategy to minimize maternal mortality rate. Among various forms of contraception, emergency contraceptives are the only one that can be used after sexual intercourse offering chance to prevent unwanted pregnancy. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraceptive among women who seek abortion care at Jimma University specialized hospital (JUSH). Methods Institution base cross-sectional study on knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency contraceptive was conducted at JUSH from April to June, 2011Data was collected using structured questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS version 17.0. Results In this study 89 women were interviewed. More than half of them (48) were from urban area and 41 were from rural area.46 (51.7%) of them were single. Of all the respondents only nine women had awareness about emergency contraceptive. Seven of the women mentioned pills as emergency contraception and only two of them mentioned both pills and injectable as emergency contraception. All of them have positive attitude towards emergency contraception but none of them have ever used emergency contraceptives. Conclusion and recommendation The finding revealed pregnancy among women of 15-19 years was very common. The knowledge and practice of emergency contraception is very low. But there is high positive attitude towards emergency contraceptives. Since there is much deficit on knowledge of women on emergency contraceptives, in addition to making them accessible; programs targeted at promotion and education of emergency contraceptives is helpful to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

2012-01-01

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The ‘jimma exchange’ and audit of obstetric outcomes at jimma university hospital, ethiopia  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundAs part of the ‘Jimma Exchange Scheme’, staff from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust travelled to Jimma, Ethiopia to observe working practices in the Obstetrics department of the University Hospital in November 2009.ObjectivesTo provide skills training for residents, midwives and medical students and to audit the unit's obstetric outcomes for the preceding 6 months.MethodsSkills training was performed with small groups

S Al-Samarrai; G Wright; D James

2011-01-01

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Different mutation patterns of Plasmodium falciparum among patients in Jimma University Hospital, Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Background The emergence of drug resistance is a major problem in malaria control. Combination of molecular genotyping and characterization of mutations or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) correlated with drug resistance can provide information for subsequent surveillance of existing and developing drug resistance patterns. The introduction of artemether/lumefantrine (AL) as first-line treatment, never used before in Ethiopia, allowed the collection of baseline data of molecular polymorphisms before a selection due to AL could occur. Method 97 patients with uncomplicated falciparum malaria were recruited from April to June 2006 and treated with either AL, quinine (Q) or atovaquone/proguanil (AP) in Jimma University Hospital, Ethiopia. Mutations or SNPs associated with resistance to these drugs were analysed by RFLP (pfdhfr, pfmdr1) and sequencing of the target genes (pfcytb, pfserca ). Results SNPs previously reported to be associated with resistance to the study drugs were identified in recrudescent and treatment sensitive isolates. A total of seven recrudescences were obtained. The pfmdr1 N86Y mutation was found in 84.5% of isolates. The triple mutation 51I,59R,108N of the pfdhfr gene occured in high frequency (83.3%) but no pfcytb mutation was detected. Sequencing showed a variety of previously described and new mutations in the pfserca gene. Conclusion The prevalence of mutations was in accordance with the expected patterns considering recent drug regimens. The broad introduction of AL and the cessation of former drug regimens might probably change the current distribution of polymorphisms, possibly leading to decreased sensitivity to AL in future. Continuous surveillance of molecular patterns in this region is, therefore, recommended.

2010-01-01

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Special Education in South Korea: Daegu University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Daegu University has enjoyed a long and remarkable history of special education. Daegu University is large University located in Daegu, South Korea, a large city in South Korea that is south of Seoul. Since the 1970's, South Korea has achieved unusual and comprehensive growth in its economy, and the field of special education continued to thrive…

Kim, Byung Ha; Rhee, Kun Yong; Burns, Carol; Lerner, Janet W.

2009-01-01

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Special Education in South Korea: Daegu University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Daegu University has enjoyed a long and remarkable history of special education. Daegu University is large University located in Daegu, South Korea, a large city in South Korea that is south of Seoul. Since the 1970's, South Korea has achieved unusual and comprehensive growth in its economy, and the field of special education continued to thrive…

Kim, Byung Ha; Rhee, Kun Yong; Burns, Carol; Lerner, Janet W.

2009-01-01

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Comparative cross-sectional study of empathy among first year and final year medical students in Jimma University, Ethiopia: Steady state of the heart and opening of the eyes  

PubMed Central

Background There is general consent that empathy is crucial for the physician-patient relationship and thus an important issue in medical education. This comparative study was designed to examine the differences in empathy between first year and final year medical students in Jimma University, Ethiopia. Methods A comparative cross-sectional study among 131 first year and 106 final year medical students was conducted in Jimma University, Ethiopia on academic year 2010/11. The study subjects were selected using simple random sampling technique from the list of the students. Study participation was voluntary. The Balanced Emotional Empathy Scale (BEES) was used for the detection of “heart-reading”, i.e. emotional empathy and the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test (RME-R test) to evaluate “mind-reading”, i.e. cognitive empathy. We performed t-test to compare the mean difference in empathy and RME-R scores between the two groups of students. A linear regression was computed to identify potential factors influencing the BEES and RME-R. Results Out of the total 237 students, 207 (87.3%) were males. The mean age of first year and final year students was 19.3?±?1.1 and 24.0?±?1.4?years respectively. First year students have scored 40.6?±?23.8 while final year students scored 41.5?±?20.8 mean in the BEES measuring emotional empathy score. However, this difference was not statistically significant (t?=??0.30, df?=?231, P-value >0.05). Final year students had significantly higher mean cognitive empathy score (17.8?±?4.5) than first year students (14.4?±?4.8) [??=?2.7, 95%CI (1.20, 4.13)]. Males had scored lower cognitive [??=??2.5, 95%CI (?4.37, ?0.66)] and emotional empathy [??=??12.0, 95%CI (?21.66, ?5.46)]. Conclusions Low emotional (BEES) and cognitive empathy sores were found in first year and final year students of Jimma University could have implications on the medical education curricula. Medical education targeted at enhancing emotional empathy and increasing cognitive empathy is required by segmenting with gender for effective physician-patient interaction. The influence of empathy on clinical competence should be studied using more rigorous design.

2012-01-01

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1. Photocopy of drawing (from Iowa State University Library, Special ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. Photocopy of drawing (from Iowa State University Library, Special Collections) attributed to John Browne ca. 1864 ELEVATION, MAIN FACADE - Iowa State University, College Building, Morrill Road, site of Beardshear Hall, Ames, Story County, IA

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Academic Specialization and Contemporary University Humanities Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the academic specialization endemic today in humanities disciplines, some of the most important work of humanities centers has become promoting education about the humanities in general. After charting the rise of humanities centers in the US, three characteristics of centers that enable their advancement of larger concerns of the humanities…

Brownley, Martine W.

2012-01-01

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Academic Specialization and Contemporary University Humanities Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Given the academic specialization endemic today in humanities disciplines, some of the most important work of humanities centers has become promoting education about the humanities in general. After charting the rise of humanities centers in the US, three characteristics of centers that enable their advancement of larger concerns of the…

Brownley, Martine W.

2012-01-01

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Family background, subject specialization and occupational recruitment of Scottish university students: Some patterns and trends  

Microsoft Academic Search

University entrants from different social backgrounds tend to specialize in different subjects at university. Self-recruitment operates to a large extent in the ancient professions of medicine, dentistry and law, and few working class students enter these faculties. Self-recruitment of male students to engineering, business, farming and to a lesser extent teaching, is also evident. Working class university entrants frequently specialize

Alison Kelly

1976-01-01

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Executive Report: JSOU (Joint Special Operations University) Second Annual Symposium. Irregular Warfare: Strategic Utility of SOF.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) Strategic Studies Department held its second annual academic symposium on 'Irregular Warfare: The Strategic Utility of Special Operations Forces (SOF)' in May 2007. The event was designed to present and discu...

H. R. Yarger J. Hasler M. Boyatt S. J. Hashem W. Ishimoto

2007-01-01

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Interlibrary Loaning Special Collections: A Test Run for the University of California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In June of 2001, the University of California Libraries initiated a pilot project that enabled library patrons to direct request items held in the University of California Special Collection Units. The pilot ended the need for patrons to initiate most requests for unique items in person through the Special Collections department and allowed…

Turner, Deborah; Scott, Kerry

2004-01-01

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Interlibrary Loaning Special Collections: A Test Run for the University of California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In June of 2001, the University of California Libraries initiated a pilot project that enabled library patrons to direct request items held in the University of California Special Collection Units. The pilot ended the need for patrons to initiate most requests for unique items in person through the Special Collections department and allowed…

Turner, Deborah; Scott, Kerry

2004-01-01

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Interlibrary Loaning Special Collections: A Test Run for the University of California  

Microsoft Academic Search

In June of 2001, the University of California Libraries initiated a pilot project that enabled library patrons to direct request items held in the University of California Special Collection Units. The pilot ended the need for patrons to initiate most requests for unique items in person through the Special Collections department and allowed patrons to self-determine the need for a

Deborah Turner; Kerry Scott

2004-01-01

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PULSE: A Collaborative Partnership between University and Local Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a two-year full partnership between special education teacher educators from five regional institutions of higher education and six school districts. The purposes of the partnership are identified and include working collaboratively to address and improve services to learners with special needs and to respond to the problems…

Howard, Nancy A.; Norris, Maureen R.

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Modern Special Collections Cataloguing: A University of London Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent years have seen a growing emphasis on modern special collections (in themselves no new phenomenon), with a dichotomy between guidance for detailed cataloguing in "Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books)" (DCRM(B), 2007) and the value of clearing cataloguing backlogs expeditiously. This article describes the De la Mare Family…

Attar, K. E.

2013-01-01

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Setting Up a Special Collection on Water Pollution in a University Library  

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|The establishment of a special collection within the university library, the complexities of identifying and collecting reports in the environmental area, locating agencies concerned with water pollution, and recording the location of other local collections of data are described. (Author)|

Friedlander, Janet

1974-01-01

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Toward a Universal Radio Frequency System for Special Operations Forces. Abbreviated Version.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two overarching needs of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) drove this study by the Committee on Universal Radio Frequency System for Special Operations Forces: (1) reduce the quantity and weight of equipment carried on a mission and (2) add futu...

2009-01-01

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Special article: universal access to essential vital signs monitoring.  

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Much more than a telephone, today's mobile device has become an integral part of the way we interface with the world. Mobile devices have the computing capability, display, and battery power to become powerful medical devices that measure vital signs and provide intelligent interpretation or immediate transmission of information. The widespread adoption of mobile devices, even in low-resource settings, promises to make vital signs monitoring available anywhere and at low cost. This readily available computing power will also extend the utility of vital signs monitoring to new clinical indications, especially with the use of additional processing and integration of information. This review will focus on the universal promotion of pulse oximetry and advanced processing of plethysmography to assess variables such as respiratory rate, capillary refill time, and fluid responsiveness, and how these measurements may assist with perioperative monitoring, diagnosis, and management of pneumonia in children and preeclampsia in pregnancy when combined with mobile devices. PMID:24023026

Ansermino, J Mark

2013-09-10

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Executive Report: JSOU (Joint Special Operations University) First Annual Symposium, 2-5 May 2006, Hurlburt Field, Florida.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Joint Special Operations University (Hurlburt Field, Florida) inaugural symposium 2-5 May 2006 -- Countering Global Insurgency -- attracted 122 participants. The event was designed to present and discuss relevant issues to the special operations commu...

J. A. Bates J. D. Celeski R. Peters W. Ishimoto W. G. Boykin

2006-01-01

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Prevalence of lipodystrophy and metabolic syndrome among HIV positive individuals on Highly Active Anti-Retroviral treatment in Jimma, South West Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Introduction Use of highly active antiretroviral therapy has led to significant reductions in morbidity and mortality rates. However, these agents had also given rise to the metabolic and morphologic abnormalities which are modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Evidences elsewhere indicate growing in prevalence of these problems but studies are lacking in Ethiopia. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of HIV-associated lipodystrophy and metabolic syndrome in patients taking highly active antiretroviral therapy. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2010 on a sample of 313 patients taking highly active antiretroviral therapy in Jimma University specialized hospital. Structured questionnaire was used to assess patients’ sociodemographic characteristics and clinical manifestations of metabolic abnormalities. Checklists were used for reviewing charts about clinical manifestations of metabolic abnormalities and immunologic profile of patients. Data was cleaned, entered in and analyzed using SPSS for windows version 16.0. Results Metabolic syndrome was detected in 21.1% and HIV-lipodystrophy was detected 12.1% of patients. The factors found to be independently associated with metabolic syndrome were taking the antiretroviral therapy for more than 12 months (AOR=4.2; 95% CI=1.24–14.23) and female sex (AOR=2.30; 95% CI=1.0–5.27) and the factor found to be independently associated with HIV-lipodystrophy was taking the antiretroviral therapy (AOR=3.59; 95% CI=1.03–12.54) for more than 12 months. Conclusion Metabolic abnormalities were relatively common in the study population. The problems were higher among those who took anti-retroviral treatment for longer duration. Therefore, regular screening for and taking action against the metabolic abnormalities is mandatory.

Berhane, Tsegay; Yami, Alemishet; Alemseged, Fessahaye; Yemane, Tilahun; Hamza, Leja; Kassim, Mehedi; Deribe, Kebede

2012-01-01

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Assessment of quality of care in family planning services in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Providing quality of care in family planning services is an important task for care providers so as to increase service utilization and coverage; however, little is known about the existing quality of care in such services. Objective: To assess quality of care in family planning services in Jimma Zone, southwest Ethiopia. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted from January

Eskindir Loh; Makonnen Asefa; Chali Jira; Fasil Tessema

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Getting to MARS: Working with an Automated Retrieval System in the Special Collections Department at the University of Nevada, Reno  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Nevada, Reno's Special Collections and University Archives Department moved into a new facility and had to utilize an automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) for storage of manuscript and archival collections. Using ASRS bins presented theoretical challenges in planning for the move. This article highlights how well the…

Sundstrand, Jacquelyn K.

2011-01-01

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Universal screening as the great equalizer: Eliminating disproportionality in special education referrals  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The overrepresentation of minority students identified for special education services continues to plague schools and serves as a challenge for researchers and practitioners (Ferri & Conner, 2005). Teacher nomination, office discipline referrals (ODR), and functional behavior assessments (FBA) continue to guide referral processes (Bradshaw, Mitchell, O'Brennen, & Leaf, 2010; Eklund, et al., 2009; Mustian, 2010). These methods have been found to be riddled with inconsistencies. Practices used to identify students for behavioral and emotional interventions over-identify students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The use of a behavioral and emotional screener to make data-based decisions regarding placement and services could provide an objective assessment of student risk. The first chapter of this dissertation reviews methods used in the identification of students for behavioral and emotional support services. Additionally, the use of universal screening in conjunction with student self-report are proposed as tools for alleviating the overrepresentation of minority students in special education programs for behavioral and emotional disorders. The second chapter of this dissertation explores the measurement equivalence of Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition (BASC-2) Behavioral and Emotional Screening System Student form (BESS Student) across the Black, Hispanic, and White participants in the norming sample. The BESS Student as a universal screening tool is poised to alleviate the disproportionate number of children of color identified by schools as having behavior and emotional disorders. This instrument also provides an avenue to identify students with internalizing disorders who are often overlooked in present referral practices (Bradshaw, Buckley, & Ialongo, 2008; Kataoka, Zhang, & Wells, 2002). The findings of the measurement equivalence study suggests that the BESS Student is, as designed, identifying behavioral and emotional risk across each of the three groups explored. These findings support the use of a universal screening measure as the first step in a multi-step identification and intervention process. Following up with additional assessment to evaluate the specific areas of risk warranting intervention is pivotal to providing appropriate support services and promoting the behavioral and emotional health of students. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Raines, Tara C.

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Metadata, Technology, and Processing a Backlog in a University Special Collections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Writing about cataloging and reducing a backlog in the archives of a special collections department is one thing, but actually establishing a plan and executing it is another. This article describes cataloging and reducing a backlog in the archives of a special collections department as a project that involves multiple people, techniques, and…

Patty, William Jordan

2008-01-01

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Universal Client Device Permitting a Computer to Receive and Display Information from Several Special Applications Simultaneously.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A computer system includes first, second and third computers. Preferably, the first computer includes a first storage device storing a document written in hypertext markup language (HTML), the HTML document including an applet tag for invoking a Universal...

A. J. Simonoff R. L. Taft B. T. McLintock L. A. Fontenot

1997-01-01

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Shared Cataloging. An Experiment in Cooperation Between University and Special Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of shared cataloging described here differs from that of central processing both in scope and depth. The arrangement stresses the sharing of the existing cataloging information with the special library, rather than the processing of material for that library. (Author/NH)

Nitecki, Joseph Z.

1970-01-01

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Student Retention and Progression: A Special Challenge for Private Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten historically black colleges and universities in a Pew Charitable Trusts program share their campus-wide efforts to increase student retention and progression through a program emphasizing ongoing evaluation. Each institution developed evaluation plans, comprehensive databases for monitoring progress, instruments for assessing factors that…

Nettles, Michael T.; Wagener, Ursula; Millett, Catherine M.; Killenbeck, Ann M.

1999-01-01

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Labour Relations: a brief introduction and specialization in English-speaking universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to share with readers from French, German and Spanish speaking countries, as well as other intellectuals from such countries as Italy and Brazil, the importance of universities in English-speaking countries (the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States) for the study and research in Labour Relations, and that of Germany regarding Social Policy.

María del Carmen Amaya Galván

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Special Issue: Unearthing Promise and Potential--Our Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities  

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|This book is organized into nine chapters. First the authors provide a historical overview of historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs), examining their founding as well as the role of African Americans, missionaries, and industrial philanthropists in their development. They also look at how these institutions have changed over time,…

Gasman, Marybeth; Lundy-Wagner, Valerie; Ransom, Tafaya; Bowman, Nelson, III

2010-01-01

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Sudanese Universities as Sites of Social Transformation. United States Institute of Peace. Special Report 203  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the role played by Sudanese universities in the country's social and political transformation, past and present. Students and faculty there have historically served as vital voices for political change and community and international engagement, but recent educational policies have severely limited their voices. This report…

Bishai, Linda S.

2008-01-01

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The Connection between Noneuclidean Geometry and Special Relativity in an Expanding Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The homogeneous Lorentz group is also the isometry group of noneuclidean geometry in hyperbolic space, but the connection has not been fully exploited in special relativity. In a 1907 lecture Minkowski recognized that the velocity v in special relativity generates a noneuclidean manifold. He soon showed this to be part of a covariant 4-vector w=( 1-v^2/c^2 )-1/2( vx,vy,vz,ic ), the vector to the 3-surface of a 4-sphere of imaginary radius ic in velocity space. Unable to identify a comparable geometry in position space, he omitted all mention of this velocity symmetry in later publications. Had the Hubble expansion (1927) been known, he could have used the Hubble time tH, a cosmic time variable t=tH +?t, and a position 4-vector s=( t/tH )( x,y,z,i[ c^2tH ^2+r^2 ]^1/2 ), an expanding hypersphere of imaginary radius R( t )=ict. The interval between two local events is, to first order, ?r=( ?x,?y,?z,ic?t ). This is the Minkowski 4-vector in differential form, but the source of its imaginary time is identified as the cosmological expansion. An extended Lorentz group follows if the 4-vectors are replaced by tensors of position and velocity. )

Smith, Felix T.

2010-02-01

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Oral treatment of candida vaginitis: experience at the Special Treatment Clinic University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.  

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Seventy-four patients with clinical and laboratory diagnosis of candida vaginitis at Special Treatment Clinic, U.C.H., Ibadan were treated with daily dose of 400mg Ketoconazole (Nizoral) for 5 days. Forty had primary infection and 34 (46.0%) had recurrent infection. Vaginal skin infection, discharge, vulva pruritus and dyspareunia were the key symptoms and signs. Follow-up showed disappearance of findings a week following treatment except vaginal infection which was still present in 2 (2.9%) patients. Four weeks after treatment, 4--7% of the cases had one symptom or the other but more experienced dyspareunia. Mycological tests showed positive results in wet smear examination in 6.7%. Nevertheless, 80% of the 34 with recurrent infection preferred oral treatment to topical vaginal applications which they had had in the past. The implication of this result in treatment of acute and chronic vaginal candidosis in our community is discussed. PMID:1304794

Ojengbede, O A; Ochei, J

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University of Hawai'i at Manoa Libraries Special Collections: Digital Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the University of Hawai'i System Libraries, this site contains three collections of digitized images. The first features images of Hawaiian language newspapers published from 1834 to 1948. They include stories, photos, advertisements, letters to the editor, and other content. The quality of images varies. The second collection comes from the Hawai'i War Records Depository (HWRD), and in addition to the photos, this section also provides information on the holdings of the HWRD, contact information, and a link to an online catalog. The third, and largest, collection includes approximately 8,000 images from the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) archives. The photos are browsed by "reel" number and are offered as large thumbnails with links to full-size JPEG or TIFF images. The photos may also be keyword searched using an internal search engine. Links to further information about the four separate, self-governing districts that once composed the TTPI are also provided.

2001-01-01

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Urban malaria and associated risk factors in Jimma town, south-west Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Background Malaria kills millions around the world. Until recently it was believed to be a disease of rural areas, since the Anopheles mosquito, which transmits Plasmodium species breeds in rural areas. Urban malaria is emerging as a potential, but "avertable" crisis, in Africa. In view of the rapidly growing number of small and medium-sized towns in Ethiopia there is a pressing need to improve the understanding of the epidemiology of malaria. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine malaria prevalence and associated risk factors in Jimma town. Methods A cross-sectional study was carried out in Jimma town from April 1 to May 28, 2010. 804 study participants were included from 291 households for microscopic examination of malaria parasites. Socio-demography data and risk factors were collected using structured questionnaires. Logistic regression analysis was done using SPSS 15.0 statistical software. Results From a total of 804 study participants in current survey only 42 (5.2%) were positive for malaria parasites. Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum and mixed infection accounted 71.4%, 26.2% and 2.4%, respectively. Higher malaria prevalence rate was observed among under-five children (11%). Those who do not use insecticide-treated bed nets (ITN) were more likely to be infected with malaria (OR = 13.6; 95% CI 4.9-37.2, p < 0.001) compared with those who use the ITN. Living in areas where stagnant water existed (OR = 2.1; 95% CI 1.00-4.2, p = 0.047) and its distance of existence <1 km from the house(OR = 2.1; 95% CI 2.0-15.8, p = 0.001) were more likely to be infected with malaria parasite compared with those who live away from stagnant at a distance greater than 1 km. Conclusion Malaria is a major health problem with P. vivax becoming a predominant species in the town. The prevalence was strongly associated with proximity of residence to potential mosquito breeding sites. Malaria is affecting significant proportions of the urban settlers and human activities nevertheless play an important role in bringing the mosquito breeding sites closer to residences.

2011-01-01

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Traditional medicinal plant knowledge and use by local healers in Sekoru District, Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

The knowledge and use of medicinal plant species by traditional healers was investigated in Sekoru District, Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia from December 2005 to November 2006. Traditional healers of the study area were selected randomly and interviewed with the help of translators to gather information on the knowledge and use of medicinal plants used as a remedy for human ailments in the study area. In the current study, it was reported that 27 plant species belonging to 27 genera and 18 families were commonly used to treat various human ailments. Most of these species (85.71%) were wild and harvested mainly for their leaves (64.52%). The most cited ethnomedicinal plant species was Alysicarpus quartinianus A. Rich., whose roots and leaves were reported by traditional healers to be crushed in fresh and applied as a lotion on the lesions of patients of Abiato (Shererit). No significant correlation was observed between the age of traditional healers and the number of species reported and the indigenous knowledge transfer was found to be similar. More than one medicinal plant species were used more frequently than the use of a single species for remedy preparations. Plant parts used for remedy preparations showed significant difference with medicinal plant species abundance in the study area.

Yineger, Haile; Yewhalaw, Delenasaw

2007-01-01

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Susceptibility assay of Haemonchus contortus to commonly used anthelmintics in Jimma, southwest Ethiopia.  

PubMed

An experimental study to investigate the susceptibility pattern of Haemonchus contortus to commonly used anthelmintics (albendazole, tetramisole, ivermectin, and triclobendazole) was conducted between June and September 2009. Adult H. contortus parasites were collected from a total of 30 sheep slaughtered at Jimma municipal abattoir. The anthelmintics were assessed for egg hatch inhibition ability against H. contortus eggs. The eggs (500 eggs/ml) were incubated with different concentrations (0.25, 0.125, 0.0625, 0.03125, and 0.015625 ?g/ml) at 26°C for 48 h. Egg hatching inhibition of different anthelmintics at different concentrations was recorded. The overall mean percent inhibition showed that there was a significant difference (p < 0.05) among the different concentrations. Mean egg hatch inhibition of ivermectin showed the highest result (84.90 %) at 0.25 ?g/ml, followed by albendazole (78.77 %), triclobendazole (76.66 %), and tetramisole (78.98 %), respectively. The overall mean percent inhibition showed a significant difference (p < 0.05) among the different anthelmintics. Further evaluation of these anthelmintics was recommended. PMID:22402797

Belew, Sileshi; Hussien, Jemal; Regassa, Feyesa; Belay, Kumilachew; Tolosa, Tadele

2012-03-09

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Municipal solid waste generation in growing urban areas in Africa: current practices and relation to socioeconomic factors in Jimma, Ethiopia.  

PubMed

As one of cities in the developing countries, a rapid population growth and industrial activities pose many environmental challenges for Jimma city, Ethiopia. One aspect of urban growth posing a threat on sustainable development is poor solid waste management, which results in environmental pollution. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quantity, composition, sources of waste generated, their current disposal practices, and to recommend appropriate management technologies. The total waste generated daily in Jimma city was ca. 88,000 kg, and the average per capita generation rate was 0.55?±?0.17 kg/capita/day. Eighty-seven percent of the waste was produced by households and 13% by institutions, and a negligible fraction (0.1%) was generated by street sweepings. During the rainy season, 40% more waste was generated than in the dry season because of the increased availability of agricultural food product. Further analysis showed that biodegradable organic waste constitutes 54% by weight with an average moisture content of 60% that falls within the required limits for composting. The nonbiodegradable components constitute 46% of which 30% of it was nonrecyclable material. Only 25% of the community uses municipal containers for disposal at the selected landfill site. Fifty-one percent of the households disposed their waste in individually chosen spots, whereas 22% burned their waste. Finally 2% of households use private waste collectors. The socioeconomic analysis showed that higher family income and educational status is associated more with private or municipal waste collection and less with the application of backyard or open dumping. These insights into generated waste and management practice in Jimma city allow making suggestions for improved collection, treatment, and disposal methods. A primary conclusion is that the biodegradable waste is a major fraction having suitable properties for recycling. As such an economic benefit can be obtained from this waste while avoiding the need for disposal. PMID:22042042

Getahun, T; Mengistie, E; Haddis, A; Wasie, F; Alemayehu, E; Dadi, D; Van Gerven, T; Van der Bruggen, B

2011-10-27

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Identification of problems faced by university libraries in the process of automation: with special reference to the libraries of Moratuwa and Colombo Universities  

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The main objective of this study was to identify the problems faced by the University of Moratuwa library and the University of Colombo library in the process of automation. In achieving this objective, the study aimed to identify the software packages used by the two libraries and available modules in them; to find out the availability of infrastructure, hardware and

T. L. Chrishantha

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Family Planning Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Married Couples in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia  

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Background Understanding why people do not use family planning is critical to address unmet needs and to increase contraceptive use. According to the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2011, most women and men had knowledge on some family planning methods but only about 29% of married women were using contraceptives. 20% women had an unmet need for family planning. We examined knowledge, attitudes and contraceptive practice as well as factors related to contraceptive use in Jimma zone, Ethiopia. Methods Data were collected from March to May 2010 among 854 married couples using a multi-stage sampling design. Quantitative data based on semi-structured questionnaires was triangulated with qualitative data collected during focus group discussions. We compared proportions and performed logistic regression analysis. Result The concept of family planning was well known in the studied population. Sex-stratified analysis showed pills and injectables were commonly known by both sexes, while long-term contraceptive methods were better known by women, and traditional methods as well as emergency contraception by men. Formal education was the most important factor associated with better knowledge about contraceptive methods (aOR?=?2.07, p<0.001), in particular among women (aORwomen?=?2.77 vs. aORmen?=?1.49; p<0.001). In general only 4 out of 811 men ever used contraception, while 64% and 43% females ever used and were currently using contraception respectively. Conclusion The high knowledge on contraceptives did not match with the high contraceptive practice in the study area. The study demonstrates that mere physical access (proximity to clinics for family planning) and awareness of contraceptives are not sufficient to ensure that contraceptive needs are met. Thus, projects aiming at increasing contraceptive use should contemplate and establish better counseling about contraceptive side effects and method switch. Furthermore in all family planning activities both wives' and husbands' participation should be considered.

2013-01-01

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Climatic variables and malaria transmission dynamics in Jimma town, South West Ethiopia  

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Background:- In Ethiopia, malaria is seasonal and unstable, causing frequent epidemics. It usually occurs at altitudes < 2,000 m above sea level. Occasionally, transmission of malaria occurs in areas previously free of malaria, including areas > 2,000 m above sea level. For transmission of malaria parasite, climatic factors are important determinants as well as non-climatic factors that can negate climatic influences. Indeed, there is a scarcity of information on the correlation between climatic variability and malaria transmission risk in Ethiopia in general and in the study area in particular. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the level of correlation between meteorological variables and malaria cases. Methods: - Time-series analysis was conducted using data on monthly meteorological variables and monthly total malaria in Jimma town, south west Ethiopia, for the period 2000-2009. All the data were entered and analyzed using SPSS-15 database program. Spearman correlation and linear regression analysis were used to asses association between the variables. Results: - During last ten years (2000-2009), a fluctuating trend of malaria transmission was observed with P.vivax becoming predominant species. Spearman correlation analysis showed that monthly minimum temperature, total rainfall and two measures of relative humidity were positively related with malaria but monthly maximum temperature negatively related. Also regression analysis suggested that monthly minimum (p = 0.008), monthly maximum temperature (p = 0.013) and monthly total rainfall (p = 0.040), at one month lagged effect, were significant meteorological factors for transmission of malaria in the study area. Conclusion: - Malaria incidences in the last decade seem to have a significant association with meteorological variables. In future, prospective and multidisciplinary cooperative research involving researchers from the fields of parasitology, epidemiology, botany, agriculture and climatology is necessary to identify the real effect of meteorological factors on vector- borne diseases like malaria.

2011-01-01

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Sero-prevalence of bovine brucellosis and its risk factors in Jimma zone of Oromia Region, South-western Ethiopia.  

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A cross sectional sero-prevalence study was conducted on 1,595 cattle in Jimma zone, Ethiopia to investigate the status of bovine brucellosis and identify potential risk factors. Sera samples were analyzed using Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT) and Complement Fixation Test (CFT). The overall individual and herd level sero-prevalences were 3.1% (n = 1,595) and 15.0% (n = 227), respectively. The sero-prevalence of bovine brucellosis at individual animal level was significantly higher in non-pregnant (11.18%) than pregnant (2.77%) and lactating (22.35%) than non-lactating animals (2.46%). Moreover, significantly higher sero-prevalence was observed in herds of larger sizes. Individual animal sero-prevalence was also positively associated with the occurrence of abortion (26.98 and 1.54% in those with and without previous history of abortion, respectively). Generally, the sero-prevalence of bovine brucellosis found in Jimma area was not high and the sero-prevalence was closely associated with some of the risk factors considered at individual animal and herd level. PMID:19543803

Ibrahim, Nuraddis; Belihu, Kelay; Lobago, Fikre; Bekana, Merga

2009-06-19

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The Costs of Implementing Federally Mandated Social Programs at Colleges and Universities. Policy Analysis Service Special Report.  

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Federally mandated social programs that apply to colleges and universities because they are treated as business entities are covered in this report. These programs have contributed to the continually increasing operating costs of colleges and universities over the last decade. This study aims at providing quantified examples of these cost…

Van Alstyne, Carol; Coldren, Sharon L.

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Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities. Summary Report, 2007-08. Survey of Earned Doctorates. Special Report  

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|"Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: Summary Report 2007-08" is the 41st in a series of reports on research doctorates awarded by universities in the United States. Data presented in this report were collected by the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). The SED, which has been conducted annually since 1957, is a census of all individuals…

National Science Foundation, 2009

2009-01-01

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Mothers' experiences and satisfactions with health extension program in Jimma zone, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study  

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Background Although mothers are the fundamental unit of interventions in Health Extension Program in Ethiopia, their experiences and satisfactions with the service remain unstudied. Therefore, this study was aimed to assess mothers’ experiences and satisfaction with health extension service. Methods A community based cross sectional study was conducted in Jimma Zone, Oromiya, Ethiopia. Three hundred Seventy-nine mothers were participated in the study. The study was conducted in four randomly selected rural villages. Systematic sampling technique was used to identify respondents. As part of the data collection process, four focus group discussions were conducted with mothers. SPSS 17.0 and ATLASti.4.1. Softwares were used for data analysis. Results One hundred Sixty nine (51.7%) of the respondents had an experience of interactions with health extension workers during one year prior to the survey, while 271 (71.5%) of them reported that they received visits from health extension workers during the same period. 298 (78.6%) of the respondents received information at least on one of the Health extension packages. In fact, they had better exposure to personal hygiene and environmental sanitation packages. Even though health extension program is being run by female workers alone, it was believed that the involvement of men is vital to the success of the program. Mothers thought that men are more courageous and professionally competent to deal with complex matters. They also tended to criticize health extension program for lacking curative services and health extension workers are less competent. The greater emphasis laid on outreach services was not supported. 286 (75.5%) of the respondents rated their relationship with health extension workers as positive. Similarly, higher satisfaction was reported though the program has problems. Age, perceived skill to diagnose community problems, perceived respect, involvement of husband and being recognized as a model family were significantly predicted satisfactions with health extension services. Conclusions Most mothers had good relationship, were satisfied with and had positive attitude towards health extension program though the program was criticized for not including curative services and the less attention given to static services at health post. Stakeholders are required to reconsider these issues.

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Food insecurity and linear growth of adolescents in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia  

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Background Although many studies showed that adolescent food insecurity is a pervasive phenomenon in Southwest Ethiopia, its effect on the linear growth of adolescents has not been documented so far. This study therefore aimed to longitudinally examine the association between food insecurity and linear growth among adolescents. Methods Data for this study were obtained from a longitudinal survey of adolescents conducted in Jimma Zone, which followed an initial sample of 2084 randomly selected adolescents aged 13–17 years. We used linear mixed effects model for 1431 adolescents who were interviewed in three survey rounds one year apart to compare the effect of food insecurity on linear growth of adolescents. Results Overall, 15.9% of the girls and 12.2% of the boys (P=0.018) were food insecure both at baseline and on the year 1 survey, while 5.5% of the girls and 4.4% of the boys (P=0.331) were food insecure in all the three rounds of the survey. In general, a significantly higher proportion of girls (40%) experienced food insecurity at least in one of the survey rounds compared with boys (36.6%) (P=0.045). The trend of food insecurity showed a very sharp increase over the follow period from the baseline 20.5% to 48.4% on the year 1 survey, which again came down to 27.1% during the year 2 survey. In the linear mixed effects model, after adjusting for other covariates, the mean height of food insecure girls was shorter by 0.87 cm (P<0.001) compared with food secure girls at baseline. However, during the follow up period on average, the heights of food insecure girls increased by 0.38 cm more per year compared with food secure girls (P<0.066). However, the mean height of food insecure boys was not significantly different from food secure boys both at baseline and over the follow up period. Over the follow-up period, adolescents who live in rural and semi-urban areas grew significantly more per year than those who live in the urban areas both for girls (P<0.01) and for boys (P<0.01). Conclusions Food insecurity is negatively associated with the linear growth of adolescents, especially on girls. High rate of childhood stunting in Ethiopia compounded with lower height of food insecure adolescents compared with their food secure peers calls for the development of direct nutrition interventions targeting adolescents to promote catch-up growth and break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition.

2013-01-01

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Core Curriculum and Special Study Modules at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), follows a problem-based learning, integrated and community-based curriculum which reflects the specific needs of doctors working in Sarawak. Using paediatrics as an example, this paper describes the process of development of core content (knowledge, procedural and communication skills, attitudes), additional knowledge and special study modules at the FMHS. Objectives: In 2003,

Alam Sher Malik; Rukhsana Hussain Malik

2004-01-01

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Human papillomavirus type distribution among women with cervical pathology - a study over 4 years at Jimma Hospital, southwest Ethiopia.  

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Over the period 1998-2001 women attending Jimma hospital (southwest Ethiopia) with cervical dysplasia were screened for human papillomavirus (HPV), identifying a prevalence of 67.1% in this population. High-risk HPV types 16 (55.7%), 18 (8.2%), 56 (8.2%), 45 (4.1%), 39 (2.5%), 52 (1.6%), 31 (1.6%), 35 (1.6%), 58 (0.8%), 33 (0.8%), 59 (0.8%) caused severe pathology as single/multiple infection. Strategies need to be envisioned for vaccinating children, young women prior to first sexual contact and preventive screening of HPV high-risk types. PMID:20545913

Bekele, A; Baay, M; Mekonnen, Z; Suleman, S; Chatterjee, S

2010-06-09

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Efficacy of different albendazole and mebendazole regimens against heavy-intensity Trichuris trichiura infections in school children, Jimma Town, Ethiopia.  

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Recent studies have shown that the efficacy of benzimidazole drugs is influenced by the intensity of trichuriasis. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of albendazole (ALB) and mebendazole (MBZ) administered randomly for 1 (ALB×1 and MBZ×1) or 2 days (ALB×2 and MBZ×2) to 385 school children with heavy-intensity trichuriasis (mean faecal egg counts (FEC) >1000 eggs per gram of stool (epg)) in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. The efficacies (95% confidence intervals) by means of reduction in faecal egg counts (FECs) were 29·3% (-9·9-56·2), 60·0% (48·5-70·9), 73·5% (64·2-81·3), and 87·1% (81·4-91·2) for ALB×1, MBZ×1, ALB×2, and MBZ×2, respectively. These observations highlight that assessment of the anthelmintic efficacy of existing or new compounds against Trichuris trichiura should be assessed under varying levels of infection intensity. PMID:23816513

Mekonnen, Z; Levecke, B; Boulet, G; Bogers, J-P; Vercruysse, J

2013-06-01

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Helping Children through Crisis: A Special Report from the Editors of the Brown University Child Behavior and Development Letter.  

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|Noting that today's children face many dangers such as depression (in some cases leading to suicide), child abuse, eating disorders, accidents, alcohol and other drug abuse, and AIDS, this report, drawn from past issues of The Brown University Child Behavior and Development Letter, presents some of the most interesting and useful findings on…

Lipsitt, Lewis P., Ed.

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Special Issue on University Internationalisation--Towards Transformative Change in Higher Education. Internationalising Doctoral Research: Developing Theoretical Perspectives on Practice  

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|The current internationalisation agenda in UK higher education (HE) is still seen as most relevant to those university departments involved in international student recruitment and support. This approach has been influenced by the dominant "deficit" discourses from earlier decades, which emphasise the need for international students to "catch up…

Magyar, Anna; Robinson-Pant, Anna

2011-01-01

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Personal impressions of Sigmund Freud and his work, with special reference to his recent lectures at Clark University  

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Discusses authors' personal impressions about Sigmund Freud and his work, based on Freuds' lecture at Clark University. Presents a brief history of Freud's investigations and opinions. The doctrines and methods of Freud have been acknowledged as being full of interest as they throw light upon the mode in which the mind works, independent of the particular nature of the emotions

James J. Putnam

1909-01-01

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Interdisciplinary Training in Infant/Family Specializations through Existing Programs at the University of Nebraska. Final Report.  

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This study explored current University of Nebraska graduate course offerings which address content relative to infants, families, and/or the professional teamwork associated with services to handicapped or at-risk infants, toddlers, and their families. Faculty from 12 departments were surveyed as to their interest in interdisciplinary,…

Marvin, Christine A.; And Others

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Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom: Practical Applications. What Works for Special-Needs Learners Series  

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|Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical ways to develop classroom goals, assessments, materials, and methods that use UDL to meet the needs of all learners. Specific teaching…

Hall, Tracey E., Ed.; Meyer, Anne, Ed.; Rose, David H., Ed.

2012-01-01

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The Effect of a Structured Special Education Service Program upon the Development of Effective Instructional Skills in University Students.  

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University undergraduate students (N=22) developed individualized education programs (IEPs) for handicapped (N=22) clients of all ages and levels of conditions in physical education and the IEPs were implemented for 24 weeks. A competency-based curriculum in Adapted Physical Education (I CAN) was used for both IEP development and resultant…

Powers, P. J.

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Helping Children through Crisis: A Special Report from the Editors of the Brown University Child Behavior and Development Letter.  

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Noting that today's children face many dangers such as depression (in some cases leading to suicide), child abuse, eating disorders, accidents, alcohol and other drug abuse, and AIDS, this report, drawn from past issues of The Brown University Child Behavior and Development Letter, presents some of the most interesting and useful findings on these…

Lipsitt, Lewis P., Ed.

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[Diagnosis of psychocognitive complaints or disorders after de novo consultation in a university hospital specialized memory unit].  

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Psychiatric diagnoses are frequent in memory units, but most neurologists do not feel comfortable about making the diagnosis of psychopathologic cognitive complaint or disorder. The full diagnosis usually requires careful history taking and a neuropsychological examination followed by a clear joint explanation to the patient. There are no good validated clinical signs to distinguish organic memory complaints from psychological disorders, but a nonorganic pattern, as seen in somatic conversion disorder, can be suggestive of a "cognitivoform" disorder. Cognitive doubt is a frequent symptom of anxiety. Bradypsychia is a frequent symptom of depression. We report 50 patients attending their first neurological memory consultation in university hospital for whom a de novo diagnosis of psychopathologic disorder was established on the basis of the clinical setting, observation, examination and neuropsychological tests. These psychopathologic disorders accounted for 40.3% of first-consultation diagnoses. In 76% of cases, the neuropsychological examination was normal. Nine subjects had mild cognitive impairment, concerning executive functions in six and several domains in three. Simulation with atypical neuropsychological pattern was distinguished in three patients. The diagnoses were:psychosis (n=9), traumatic stress (n=5), depression (n=7), anxiety or obsession/compulsion (n=13), hypochondria and "cognitivoform" disorders (n=13). In this study, few patients consulted with a known psychiatric diagnosis. Psychiatric co-morbidity was common. In the memory unit, listening carefully to ascertain the psychic, somatic and social situation of each individual patient appears to be as important as evaluating cognition. The neurologist can rule out organic disorders or an exaggeration of somatic symptoms and determine the precise etiology in order to build a rationale for treatment. The neurologist can also avert an overconsumption of complementary explorations. In conclusion, this study shows first that psychopathologic disorders are commonly encountered in a neurological memory unit, emphasizing the need for training for the neurologist and collaboration with a psychiatrist, and secondly that the role of the memory unit cannot be limited to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. PMID:22989782

Thomas-Antérion, C; Richard-Mornas, A

2012-09-16

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Are cosmetics used in developing countries safe? Use and dermal irritation of body care products in jimma town, southwestern ethiopia.  

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Background. Rabbit skin model was used to test skin irritation of the most commonly used cosmetic products in Jimma town, southwestern Ethiopia. The most commonly used cosmetics were Dove, Glysolid, College, Top Society, Fair and Lovely, Nivea, Lux, Magic fruit world, Solea, Body talk, Kris, Holly, Victoria, and Sweet Heart. Methods. Intact and abraded rabbit skins were tested for erythema and edema under shade and under sun exposure. Draize Primary Irritation Index (PII) was used to calculate skin irritation of each cosmetic. Cosmetic ingredients were analyzed from the labels. Results and Discussion. Only Dove cream caused no skin irritation except for an abraded skin under sun exposure for five consecutive days. It has been identified that application of cosmetics on abraded skin under sunny condition worsens the irritation. Cosmetic labels revealed that most ingredients used in all products were those restricted chemicals due to their adverse health effects. Conclusion. This study has concluded that use of cosmetics under sunshine and also on abraded skin increases skin irritation. Hence, those users who have abraded skin are advised not to apply those cosmetics on continuous basis specifically under sun exposure. PMID:23209460

Amasa, Wayessa; Santiago, Dante; Mekonen, Seblework; Ambelu, Argaw

2012-11-01

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Open-label trial with artemether-lumefantrine against uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria three years after its broad introduction in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia  

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Background In Jimma Zone, Ethiopia, the first-line treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria has been changed from sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) to artemether-lumefantrine (AL) in 2006. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of AL in Jimma Zone two to three years after its broad introduction. Methods An open-label, single-arm, 42-day study of AL against falciparum malaria was conducted in four areas with moderate transmission in Jimma Zone between November 2008 and January 2009 and between August and December 2009. Patients (one-81?years) with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum mono-infection were consecutively enrolled. Follow-up visits were at day 2, 3, 7, 28 and 42 or any other day if symptoms reoccurred. Primary and secondary endpoints were PCR-corrected and uncorrected cure rates (molecular differentiation between recrudescence and re-infection) on days 28 and 42. Other secondary endpoints were gametocytaemia at day 7 and day 28, parasitaemia at day 2 and 3, and re-infection rates at day 28 and day 42. Results Of 348 enrolled patients, 313 and 301 completed follow-up at day 28 and at day 42, respectively. No early treatment failure occurred. For per protocol analysis, PCR-uncorrected cure rates at day 28 and 42 were 99.1% (95% CI 98.0-100.0) and 91.1% (95% CI 87.9-94.3), respectively. PCR-corrected cure rates at day 28 and 42 were 99.4% (95% CI 98.5-100.0) and 94.7% (95% CI 92.2-97.2), respectively. PCR-corrected cure rate at day 42 for children ?5?years was 90.6% (95% CI 82.4-98.7) only. Adverse events were in general mild to moderate. Incidence of new infections was 3.4% during 42?days, no new infections with Plasmodium vivax were observed. Microscopically detected gametocytaemia was reduced by 80% between day 0 and day 7. Conclusion In general, AL was effective and well tolerated in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. However, the PCR-corrected recrudescence rate per-protocol at day 42 for children ?5?years was 9.4%. Therefore, further development should be monitored on a regular basis as recommended by WHO.

2012-01-01

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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infection among HIV Positive Persons Who Are Naive and on Antiretroviral Treatment in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Eastern Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Background. Intestinal parasitic infection affects the health and quality of life of people living with HIV. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites among HIV positive individuals who are naive and who are on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Eastern Ethiopia. Methods. A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted on 371 (112 ART-naive group and 259 on ART) HIV positive individuals. Stool specimens were collected and examined by direct wet mount, formol ether concentration technique, and modified ziehl-Neelsen methods. Results. The overall prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections was 33.7%; it was significantly higher among the study participants who were ART-naive group (45.5%) (AOR:?2.60(1.56,4.34)) and diarrheic (53.3%) (AOR:?2.30(1.34,3.96)) and with CD4 count <200 cells/?L (46%) (AOR:?2.07(1.06,4.04)). The most commonly identified parasites were Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar (13.5%), Giardia lamblia (8.1%), Strongyloides stercoralis (4.0%), and Cryptosporidium species (2.2%). Conclusion. HIV positive individuals with diarrhea and low CD4 count and ART naive groups were more infected with intestinal parasites than their counterparts. Early stool examination and treatment of intestinal parasites for HIV/AIDS patients is essential.

Teklemariam, Zelalem; Abate, Degu; Mitiku, Habtamu; Dessie, Yadeta

2013-01-01

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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infection among HIV Positive Persons Who Are Naive and on Antiretroviral Treatment in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Eastern Ethiopia.  

PubMed

Background. Intestinal parasitic infection affects the health and quality of life of people living with HIV. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites among HIV positive individuals who are naive and who are on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Eastern Ethiopia. Methods. A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted on 371 (112 ART-naive group and 259 on ART) HIV positive individuals. Stool specimens were collected and examined by direct wet mount, formol ether concentration technique, and modified ziehl-Neelsen methods. Results. The overall prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections was 33.7%; it was significantly higher among the study participants who were ART-naive group (45.5%) (AOR:?2.60(1.56,4.34)) and diarrheic (53.3%) (AOR:?2.30(1.34,3.96)) and with CD4 count <200 cells/ ? L (46%) (AOR:?2.07(1.06,4.04)). The most commonly identified parasites were Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar (13.5%), Giardia lamblia (8.1%), Strongyloides stercoralis (4.0%), and Cryptosporidium species (2.2%). Conclusion. HIV positive individuals with diarrhea and low CD4 count and ART naive groups were more infected with intestinal parasites than their counterparts. Early stool examination and treatment of intestinal parasites for HIV/AIDS patients is essential. PMID:24052888

Teklemariam, Zelalem; Abate, Degu; Mitiku, Habtamu; Dessie, Yadeta

2013-06-11

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Value-Added Surrogates for Distributed Content: Establishing a Virtual Control Zone; Lessons Learned: Digitization of Special Collections at the University of Iowa Libraries; Offering High Quality Reference Service on the Web: The Collaborative Digital Reference Service (CDRS).  

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|Includes three articles: (1) describes a collaboration that investigated integrity within the distributed nature of digital libraries through value-added surrogates; (2) describes the digitization of special collections at the University of Iowa libraries; and (3) explains the Collaborative Digital Reference Service (CDRS) being developed by the…

Payette, Sandra; Lagoze, Carl; Hughes, Carol Ann; Kresh, Diane Nester

2000-01-01

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Einstein's Universe.  

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|Presents a guide to be used by students and teachers in conjunction with a television program about Einstein. Provides general information about special and general relativity, and the universe. Includes questions for discussion after each section and a bibliography. (MA)|

Carlson, Eric; Wald, Robert

1979-01-01

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Special Education  

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... trust For Parents Home | LD Basics | Assessment & Evaluation | Early Childhood | Attention Deficit Disorder | Help with Your Child | Special Education | Mental Health Special Education Negotiating the special education ...

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Recent Developments in Special Education: Proceedings of the Professional Seminar in Special Education Held at Macquarie University to Commemorate the International Year of the Child (North Ryde, Australia, September 14-December 7, 1979).  

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Intended for teachers, resource staff, administrators, counselors, research workers, and individuals in training, the document presents 15 papers from a series of professional seminars on developments in the field of special education. Entries include the following titles and authors: "Direct Instruction Technology--Recent Developments and…

Ward, James, Ed.; Bochner, Sandra, Ed.

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Predicting intention to use voluntary HIV counseling and testing services among health professionals in Jimma, Ethiopia, using the theory of planned behavior  

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Background To endorse involvement in voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT), it is essential to recognize factors that influence people in deciding whether to access VCT services and their underlying route factors. Theory of planned behavior (TPB) constitutes a proficient framework for predicting behaviors and intentions. Objective The aim of the study reported here was to assess the predicting ability of TPB in determining the intended use of VCT services among health professionals in Jimma, southwest Ethiopia. Methods This was an institution-based cross-sectional quantitative study of a sample of 336 health professionals in 12 selected districts of Jimma, southwest Ethiopia between February 5 to March 28, 2012. Data were collected using structured questionnaire self-administered by the study participants. A hierarchal multivariable linear regression model was used to predict the role of TPB constructs that can influence the intention to use VCT services. Results The constructs of TPB explained the variability in intention to use VCT by 27% (R2 adjusted = 0.27). The standardized regression coefficients showed that the strongest predictor of intention to use VCT was subjective norms (? = 0.32, P < 0.0005) followed by attitude (? = 0.21, P < 0.002). Perceived behavioral control was not a significant predictor of intention to use VCT among the study group (P = 0.12). Conclusion The study revealed the possibility of describing the intention to use VCT among health professionals using TPB, with perceived social pressure being the leading predictor. In light of this, health intervention programs should be designed to develop health professionals’ ability to resist norms that oppose the use of VCT and to change community-held norms against VCT use, provided they help individuals develop a positive attitude toward the services.

Abamecha, Fira; Godesso, Ameyu; Girma, Eshetu

2013-01-01

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Contents Part I Special Issue Trends in Agricultural, Biosystems and Biological Engineering Education (II) Guest Editors: Joel Cuello, University of Arizona and Linus Opara, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biological Engineering This paper describes a freshman engineering program implemented in the Biological Engineering curriculum at Louisiana State University. This program was initiated to address low student retention rates and was subsequently modified to address new evaluation criteria and a university focus on writing across the curriculum. Our model includes the drawing, design, and construction of hands-on, group projects, and

M. S. Wald; L. Opara; J. Cuello; T. H. Walker; C. M. Drapcho; W. H. Allen; W. T. Monroe; M. Mailander; M. Lima

2006-01-01

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Examining the cognitive effects of a special extract of Bacopa monniera (CDRI08: Keenmnd): a review of ten years of research at Swinburne University.  

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Bacopa monniera (EBm), an Indian aquatic herb, has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for indications related to memory and inflammation. More recently specific extracts of EBm have emerged that have been subjected to rigorous in vitro, animal and now human clinical trials. In this paper we discuss some of these studies with special reference to mechanisms and efficacy of a special extract of Bacopa (CDRI08). Studies using this extract indicate that CDRI08 has several modes of action on the human brain. Promising indications for use in humans include improving cognition in the elderly and in patients with neurodegenerative disorders. PMID:23958194

Stough, Con; Scholey, Andrew; Cropley, Vanessa; Wesnes, Keith; Zangara, Andrea; Pase, Matthew; Savage, Karen; Nolidin, Karen; Lomas, Justine; Downey, Luke

2013-01-01

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A Special Report: The Estimated Impact of the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Program on Student Financial Aid at Alabama Colleges and Universities, 1972-73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report anticipates the potential effect upon the financial aid needs of students currently enrolled in Alabama colleges and universities of the Basic Educational Opportunity Program (BOG). The impact of the BOG program on student financial needs at seven types of institutions under current (1972-73) conditions of costs, enrollments, student…

Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.

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Office of Inspector General report on special audit of pension plans for Department of Energy contract employees of the University of California  

SciTech Connect

On May 15, 1996, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its decision to extend and renegotiate its contracts with the University of California for the management and operation of the Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Current contracts for the operation of these laboratories expire in 1997. The renegotiation process provides an opportunity for the Department to: (1) recover at least $620 million in excess assets from the pension plans it has funded for University of California employees who work at DOE`s laboratories; and (2) improve the Department`s ability to exercise prudent management of its interest in those pension funds. According to Department records, as of July 1, 1995, the University of California Retirement Plan had between $620 million and $2.0 billion in excess assets that were attributable to the Department of Energy (emphasis supplied). The wide variation in excess assets is a function of the assumptions used in making these calculations. These are described in Appendix 1 to this report. It was concluded as a result of the audit that, as part of the contract renegotiation process, the Department should obtain the cooperation and assistance of the University of California in recovering excess pension plan assets in a manner that does not affect the defined retirement benefits of the contract employees. This could include jointly sponsoring legislation to modify any existing legal restrictions.

NONE

1996-08-01

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Nosocomial blood stream infection in intensive care units at Assiut University Hospitals (Upper Egypt) with special reference to extended spectrum ?-lactamase producing organisms  

Microsoft Academic Search

AIM: This study investigated the nosocomial blood stream infection (BSI) in the adult ICUs in Assiut university hospitals to evaluate the rate of infection in different ICUs, causative microorganisms, antimicrobial resistance, outcome of infection, risk factors, prevalence of extended spectrum B-lactamase producing organisms and molecular typing of Klebsiella pneumoniae strains to highlight the role of environment as a potential source

Shaaban H Ahmed; Enas A Daef; Mohammed S Badary; Mohammed A Mahmoud; Alaa A Abd-Elsayed

2009-01-01

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Reading and the Special Learner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compiled from papers presented at the annual Reading/Special Education Institute at Fordham University, this collection of essays addresses reading problems of special education students. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers reading assessment and reading intervention; section 2 addresses the specific learner and the…

Hedley, Carolyn N., Ed.; Hicks, John S., Ed.

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Play Therapy with Special Populations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper notes that therapists often feel unqualified to deal with special populations of children because of a lack of understanding of the universalness of play therapy. Suggestions are offered for beginning play therapists who may work with a number of special populations of children. It is recommended that the social learning approach to…

Carmichael, Karla D.

75

Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the following papers on special needs instruction and technology: (1) "Hawaii Special Education Teacher Induction" (Kalena Oliva and Quinn Avery); (2) "The Impact of Group v Individual Use of Hypermedia-Based Instruction" (Lewis R. Johnson, Louis P. Semrau, and Gail E. Fitzgerald); (3) "Assistive Technology Meets…

Braswell, Ray, Ed.

76

Special Training for Special Forces  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 160 th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)) conducts extraordinary operations that require unique training capabilities. This paper describes those capabilities, and the methods used to achieve them. The paper first looks at the mission of the 160th and how that mission dictates the need for special training capabilities. These capabilities encompass integrated mission planning, mission rehearsal, and rapid

Major Michael Newell; Tom Burch; Jim Combee; Jim Caylor

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Specialized Documents  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

HTML is unquestionably the central document language of the Web, but it is by no means the only language of the Web. In fact, several other specialized types of documents are widely used and have considerable importance. In this chapter, we look at how specialized document types affect accessibility. We do not attempt to consider all possible specialized documents, but rather focus on important examples that illustrate the key issues including Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF), microformats, and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). The Accessibility for RIA (ARIA) initiative is presented as an example of an effort to improve the accessibility of specialized documents, while the DAISY initiative is used as an example of how the same technologies can be harnessed to improve accessibility.

Munson, Ethan V.; da Pimentel, Maria Graça

78

Special Observations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The wind or temperature profiler is a new special observation device designed to supplement traditional atmospheric measurement and provide more accurate middle-range forecasts, including aviation and space applications. Radar is most useful in the short,...

D. Beran

1988-01-01

79

Special Places  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Generations ago, it was common for young students to learn their reading and writing in the same classroom as older siblings studying more advanced lessons. For those people educated in one-room schoolhouses, having separate buildings for elementary school, middle school and high school would have been considered the ultimate in specialized

Kennedy, Mike

2005-01-01

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Special Places  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Generations ago, it was common for young students to learn their reading and writing in the same classroom as older siblings studying more advanced lessons. For those people educated in one-room schoolhouses, having separate buildings for elementary school, middle school and high school would have been considered the ultimate in specialized

Kennedy, Mike

2005-01-01

81

Special Relativity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site presents the fundamental concepts of Special Relativity along with some more advanced topics. The relativity postulates are used to explain consequences of the theory, such as time dilation, finite maximum speed, and the Lorentz Transformation. Images and animations are used extensively.

Hamilton, Andrew

2007-05-21

82

Special Foods.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This videotape gives details about innovative special food programs that are available through the VCS. A clever technique is used to present the information: the audience actually sits in on a meeting of VCS chiefs and their medical center directors as t...

1994-01-01

83

University of Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The administrative and financial structure of the Office of Administrative Information Systems and Services at the University of Illinois are briefly described and its financing outlined. Support software and special services are detailed. (MSE)

CAUSE/EFFECT, 1980

1980-01-01

84

Special Needs--Special Boxes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This short article gives one a considerable insight into the realities of a present day primary classroom by describing how the author met the special needs of one particular child, and by so doing, helped to meet the needs of others in her class.|

Jurd, Elizabeth

2005-01-01

85

University Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For good or ill, the landscape of higher education throughout the United States is changing rapidly, and the University Business website is a good way to keep in touch with the related transformations. Visitors to the site can read the contents of the current issue, which features articles on a myriad of subjects ranging from graduate student unions to new distance education technology, or browse through the online archive dating back to 2002. The site also contains special sections such as a calendar of upcoming conferences and workshops, case studies, and white papers. Users will also appreciate the Best Of feature, which brings together the most compelling writings from University Business on finance and technology-related issues in higher education. For those who find this information particularly relevant and helpful, the website also has a place where they may sign up to receive UBDaily, the e-newsletter delivered (at no charge) every business day.

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Slippery Rock University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Slippery Rock University (SRU), located in western Pennsylvania, is one of 14 state-owned institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania. The university has a rich tradition of providing professional preparation programs in special education, therapeutic recreation, physical education, and physical therapy for individuals with disabilities.…

Arnhold, Robert W.

2008-01-01

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Analysis of organochlorine pesticide residues in human and cow's milk in the towns of Asendabo, Serbo and Jimma in South-Western Ethiopia.  

PubMed

The level of some OCPs in human and cow milk collected from Asendabo, Serbo and Jimma in South-West Ethiopia were analyzed using GC-ECD. Results of the analysis indicated that all samples contained detectable quantities of p,p'-DDT and its metabolites, p,p-DDE and p,p-DDD, but none of the other OCPs analyzed. Mean levels of total DDT in the human and cow milk samples in the three areas were 12.68 and 0.389 ?g g(-1) respectively. The distributions of p,p-DDT, p,p-DDE and p,p-DDD in the human milk samples from the three locations followed the same trend in which the proportion of p,p-DDT was the highest in all the three cases, comprising 55-71% of total DDT, followed by p,p-DDE, 26-39%, and the least, p,p-DDD of 2-5%. The mean ratio of DDT/DDE concentration for the three areas was calculated to be 2.01. This value was much higher than the values reported from other countries in earlier studies and indicates the existence of a higher quantity of DDT from a fresh input in the three study areas. The mean estimated daily intake of DDT by infants from mother's milk in the three locations was found to be 62.17 ?g kg(-1) body weight, which is about three times higher than the acceptable daily intake set by WHO/FAO for total DDT, 20 ?g kg(-1) of body weight. This alarmingly high daily intake value is a cause for concern, since children are highly susceptible to effects from such environmental contaminants. The study has revealed that people in the study areas are facing exposure to DDT from recent use. The observed contamination of mother's milk and the possible transfer of the contaminant from mother to child is an obvious risk associated with breast-feeding in the study areas and possibly in other parts of the country too. PMID:23062941

Gebremichael, Sosina; Birhanu, Tarekegn; Tessema, Dejene A

2012-10-11

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Sub-optimal breastfeeding of infants during the first six months and associated factors in rural communities of Jimma Arjo Woreda, Southwest Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Background Studies have shown that sub-optimal breastfeeding is major contributor to infant and young child mortality in Ethiopia. To address this problem, infant and young child feeding guideline was developed in 2004 and interventions have been going on based on the guidelines. There is no study that assessed whether the infant and child feeding practices are according the guideline or not. This study was carried out to assess sub-optimal breastfeeding practices and associated factors among infants from birth to six months in rural communities of Jimma Arjo Woreda in the Southwest Ethiopia. Methods A cross-sectional study was carried out from December to January 2009. Quantitative data were collected from a sample of 382 respondents supplemented by qualitative data generated using in-depth interviews of 15 index mothers. Multivariable logistic regression model was used to identify predictors of timely initiation of breast feeding and non-exclusive breast feeding among mother-infant pairs. Results More than three fourth of mothers breastfeed their infants sub-optimally. Thirty-seven percent of mothers initiated breastfeeding later than one hour after delivery, which was significantly associated with not attending formal education (AOR = 1.05[95%CI: 1.03, 1.94]) and painful breastfeeding experiences (AOR = 5.02[95%CI: 1.01, 10.08]). The majority (67.02%) of mothers had no knowledge about exclusive breastfeeding. Non-exclusive breastfeeding was negatively associated with child’s age of 0-2 months (AOR: 0.27[95%CI: 0.16, 0.47) and 3-4 months (AOR = 0.43 [95%CI: 0.25, 0.73) and ownership of radio (AOR = 0.56[95%CI: 0.37, 0.88]), but positively associated with the practice of discarding colostrums (AOR = 1.78[95%CI: 1.09, 4.94]). Conclusion The findings showed that the majority of mothers sub-optimally breastfeed their children in the study area. As most of the mothers do not have knowledge on the exclusive breast feeding. Enhancing community based behavior change communications using multiple channels including radio and folk media is recommended to reduce sub-optimal breast feeding practices and associated consequences among children in the study area.

2012-01-01

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Do specialized MBA programs cultivate alumni relationships and donations?  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent trend among universities shifts from traditional MBA programs to specialized MBA offerings. Specialized programs are believed to cultivate stronger relationships with students, which lead to stronger alumni relationships and increased donations. This research tests this empirically by examining relationship perceptions and donation behavior among alumni of both traditional and specialized MBA programs from a university. The findings suggest

Jennifer Wiggins Johnson; Veronica Thomas; Joann Peck

2010-01-01

90

The Special Theory of Relativity. A Mathematical Exposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on courses taught at the University of Dublin, Carnegie Mellon University, and mostly at Simon Fraser University, this book presents the special theory of relativity from a mathematical point of view. It begins with the axioms of the Minkowski vector space and the flat spacetime manifold. Then it discusses the kinematics of special relativity in terms of Lorentz tranformations,

Anadijiban Das

1993-01-01

91

Infancy/Preschool Education Specialization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Infancy/Preschool Education Specialization program at the New York State University College at Buffalo is described. This personal training program prepares master's level candidates to become certified educators of infants and preschoolers with handicapping conditions. It is a cooperative program between the Exceptional Education,…

Bondurant-Utz, Judith; Wyly, M. Virginia

92

What's so special about cholesterol?  

PubMed

Cholesterol (or other higher sterols such as ergosterol and phytosterols) is universally present in large amounts (20-40 mol%) in eukaryotic plasma membranes, whereas it is universally absent in the membranes of prokaryotes. Cholesterol has a unique ability to increase lipid order in fluid membranes while maintaining fluidity and diffusion rates. Cholesterol imparts low permeability barriers to lipid membranes and provides for large mechanical coherence. A short topical review is given of these special properties of cholesterol in relation to the structure of membranes, with results drawn from a variety of theoretical and experimental studies. Particular focus is put on cholesterol's ability to promote a special membrane phase, the liquid-ordered phase, which is unique for cholesterol (and other higher sterols like ergosterol) and absent in membranes containing the cholesterol precursor lanosterol. Cholesterol's role in the formation of special membrane domains and so-called rafts is discussed. PMID:15726825

Mouritsen, Ole G; Zuckermann, Martin J

2004-11-01

93

Indigenous Specializations: Dreams, Developments, Delivery and Vision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article documents the establishment of the Indigenous Specializations program in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria. In the absence of funding for Indigenous programs, First Nations professors Robina Thomas and Jacquie Green developed the Indigenous Specializations program "off the side of their desk". This article…

Richardson, Cathy; Thomas, Robina; Green, Jacquie; Ormiston, Todd

2012-01-01

94

Special Education Teacher Training: A Comparative Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Special education teacher preparation is analyzed in a small college, a medium-sized university, and a large doctoral-degree-granting university. A comparative profile of such programs is developed, using such information as definition, areas of programmation emphasis, diversity of faculty, curricular flexibility, faculty-student ratio,…

Wheatley, F. Wayne; And Others

1983-01-01

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Programs in Environmental Studies Part Three: Special Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents descriptions of special programs in environmental studies. They include: historical geography (University of Illinois); internship program (Miami University); public service projects (Miami University); philosophy of ecology program (University of Montana); and a research program at the Center for Conservation Biology (Stanford…

Environmental Review, 1984

1984-01-01

96

Generalized Doppler Formula in a Nonstatic Universe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Derives the general Doppler formula in a nonstatic universe using assumptions of special relativity, homogeneity and isotropy of the universe. Examples of applications to physical cosmology are given. (SL)|

Gross, Peter G.

1977-01-01

97

The Need for a "Shadow" University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The modern university has become a subsystem within the technological system. As such, the university has lost its autonomy. Every aspect of the university--administration, pedagogy, research--has become specialized and technical. Success, power, and efficiency are its only values. An alternative to the modern university is briefly explored.…

Stivers, Richard

2006-01-01

98

The Managerialist University: An Economic Interpretation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rise of the managerialist university, in terms of a shift towards supposed corporate forms of governance in universities, associated also with greater competition between universities, has been the subject of considerable controversy. Dissent with respect to these developments has commonly appealed to the notion of the university as a special

Aspromourgos, Tony

2012-01-01

99

Antimatter in the universe  

SciTech Connect

The models leading to a high abundance of antimatter in the universe are discussed. Special attention is payed to the model of antimatter creation in the form of compact stellar-like objects. Such objects can contribute significantly to the cosmological dark matter. Observational signatures of antimatter in the Galaxy are discussed.

Dolgov, A. D., E-mail: dolgov@itep.ru [ITEP (Russian Federation)

2011-03-15

100

Antimatter in the universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The models leading to a high abundance of antimatter in the universe are discussed. Special attention is payed to the model\\u000a of antimatter creation in the form of compact stellar-like objects. Such objects can contribute significantly to the cosmological\\u000a dark matter. Observational signatures of antimatter in the Galaxy are discussed.

A. D. Dolgov

2011-01-01

101

Antimatter in the universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The models leading to a high abundance of antimatter in the universe are discussed. Special attention is payed to the model of antimatter creation in the form of compact stellar-like objects. Such objects can contribute significantly to the cosmological dark matter. Observational signatures of antimatter in the Galaxy are discussed.

A. D. Dolgov

2011-01-01

102

Images of the Universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Images of the Universe is a special collection of essays written to celebrate astronomy and the inauguration of the British Astronomical Association. Colin Ronan opens the book with a fascinating account of developments over the past hundred years. Next, the solar system is explored by Richard Baum, John Rogers, Richard McKim, and Patrick Moore. Comets and meteors are explained by

Carole Stott

1991-01-01

103

Collection Development and Management in Special Libraries in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Special libraries, as differentiated from general public libraries and academic libraries, are devoted to specialized fields of science and technology, agriculture, medicine, social sciences, economics and the like. Such libraries are attached to research organizations, government departments, departments in universities, industrial organizations, professional societies and trade associations, etc. Special libraries customarily maintain a regular and systematic information service covering the

K. C. Garg; S. P. Gupta

1986-01-01

104

A Rural Special Education Teacher Training Program: Successful Adaptations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Rural Special Education Program (RSEP), a partnership between Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Kayenta Unified School District (KUSD), provides training for preservice special education teachers to work with Native American students and their families. To date, the program has provided training for 63 preservice special education…

Prater, Greg; And Others

105

Three Chinese Women's Vocational Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes three women's vocational schools in China. Discusses campuses, specialities, curriculum, and facilities available to students at Fujian Hua'nan Women's Vocational College, Xi'an Peihua Women's University, and Hunan Women's Vocational University. Notes an emphasis on practical experience at the three schools. (DK)|

Dai, Shujun

1991-01-01

106

Who needs special education?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter describes the Special Education and its Consequences (SPEKO) Project in Sweden. The major aim of the project is to investigate processes of defining target populations for special education in Swedish schools. The results suggest that most educators defined special education with reference to general education. Special education was perceived as an activity aimed at training basic cognitive and

Bengt Persson

1998-01-01

107

Ethics and Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of ethics in special education focuses on four challenges: (1) examination of special education's history within an ethical framework; (2) articulation of character morality as well as choice morality in special education ethical dilemmas; (3) examination of special education in a liberal democracy; and (4) development of an ethical…

Paul, James; French, Peter; Cranston-Gingras, Ann

2001-01-01

108

Veicolarita e linguaggio scientifico--analisi del primo "Progetto italiano per studenti universitari somali" (Languages for Special Purposes and Scientific Usage--An Analysis of the First "Italian Project for Somali University Students").  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of an intensive Italian course for science students attending Somalia's National University is described. The historical background for this project, sponsored by the Italian Government and staffed by Italian teachers, is outlined. Course objectives, methods, and organization are illustrated by samples of instructional materials,…

Amato, Antonio

1979-01-01

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Philological Papers: Special Issue Devoted to the Teacher in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature and Film. Volume 36. Papers Presented at the West Virginia University's Annual Colloquium (13th, Morgantown, West Virginia, September 29-October 1, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This volume contains papers read at West Virginia University's Colloquium on "The Teacher in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature and Film" including the following 12 articles listed with their authors: "A Second Pair of Eyes: The Editor as Teacher" (Hart L. Wegner); "Don Juan Goes to the Movies" (Armand E. Singer); "The Teacher in Jean…

Singer, Armand E., Ed.

1990-01-01

110

Universal Usability  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Universal usability of World Wide Web (Web) environments—that is, having 90% of households as successful users—requires universal access, usability, and universal design. Factors such as Web technology and user-centered design contribute to universal access and usability, but key to universal usability is a universal design methodology. Universal design principles for the Web follow from universal design principles for the built environment, and emphasize perceptibility, self-explanation, and tailorability for the user. Universally usable Web environments offer the benefit of expanded participation, as well as the unanticipated benefits that generally follow from innovative design initiatives. However, to achieve Web universal usability, Web designers need tools that facilitate the design of intuitive interfaces without sacrificing universal access.

Horton, Sarah; Leventhal, Laura

111

Central Michigan University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Central Michigan University serves Michigan and the larger community as a doctoral/research intensive public university focused on excellent teaching and student-focused learning. The University is committed to providing a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs and services to prepare its students for varied roles as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic and diverse society. Its programs encourage intellectual and moral growth, prepare students for meaningful careers and professions, instill the values of lifelong learning, and encourage civic responsibility, public service and understanding among social groups in a global society. The university emphasizes an undergraduate program that maintains a balance between general education and specialization. In addition to educational depth in at least one academic discipline or professional field, the university provides educational experiences in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, global cultures, and issues of race and diversity. The university offers selected high quality graduate programs in traditional disciplines and professional fields. Through its College of Extended Learning, the university provides access to higher education programs and lifelong learning opportunities both nationally and internationally through a variety of innovative instructional methods and schedules designed to meet the demands of adult populations. Central Michigan University encourages research, scholarship and creative activity and promotes the scholarly pursuit and dissemination of new knowledge, artistic production and applied research. Through its support of research, the university enhances the learning opportunities of both its undergraduate and graduate students and promotes economic, cultural and social development. The universityÃøΩs sense of community is reflected through governance structures that allow broadbased participation, opportunities for close student-faculty interaction, and a rich array of residential and campus-based co-curricular activities. Through its partnerships and outreach efforts, the university promotes learning outsideof the traditional classroom and enhances the general welfare of society.

University, Central M.

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Jinr University Centre  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

More than ten years ago, joint Order of the Ministries of Education and Atomic Energy No. 28/33 was signed on January 16, 1991. It was titled "On Providing Staff for Research and Applied Work in Nuclear Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, and High-Temperature Superconductivity." This Order initiated the specialized education on the basis of JINR of graduate students from Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPI), and, a little later, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). On the grounds of this Order, the University Centre (the UC) was established, whose 10th anniversary was celebrated on March 21, 2001.

Ivanova, Svetlana

2005-09-01

113

Expertise in Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a stimulated recall procedure, this study examined the reflections of identified "expert" special educators who were working in a variety of instructional settings with differing student populations. Participants were 13 special education teachers from urban, mid-size, and rural school districts. Special education supervisors were asked to…

Stough, Laura M.; Palmer, Douglas J.

114

Special education in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Special education has been gaining intense attention from governments and educators throughout the world. As a developing country, and official candidate for the European Union, Turkey has been working on issues related to special education provision and inclusive education to improve the quality of services for citizens with disabilities. This article presents the developments and current status of special education

Macid A. Melekoglu; Orhan Cakiroglu; Kimber W. Malmgren

2009-01-01

115

Special Effects Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide accompanies "Special Effects," a 40-minute IMAX film and "Special Effects II", a multimedia, interactive traveling exhibit designed by the California Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit focuses on the underlying scientific and technical processes of special effects from the earliest motion picture to state-of-the-art digital…

Boxer, Jennifer; Valenta, Carol

116

Mentoring Special Populations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Mentorship is critical for career development. Members of special populations are at increased risk of information shortfalls and advice that is not framed with cultural sensitivity. Special knowledge and skills are needed to successfully mentor members of ethnic minority and other special populations. Midlevel and senior scientists need…

Whitfield, Keith E.; Edwards, Christopher L.

2011-01-01

117

Special Effects Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide accompanies "Special Effects," a 40-minute IMAX film and "Special Effects II", a multimedia, interactive traveling exhibit designed by the California Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit focuses on the underlying scientific and technical processes of special effects from the earliest motion picture to state-of-the-art digital…

Boxer, Jennifer; Valenta, Carol

118

Baghdad University: A Day in the Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Once, Baghdad University was one of the most prominent institutions of higher education among all the Arab countries, perhaps second only to Cairo University. In all Iraq, built up about thirteen universities, fifty-five specialized colleges, and more than a hundred scientific centers. Each academic year, more than 250,000 students attended these…

Ali, M. H.; Al-Mukhtar, Jenan

2004-01-01

119

The University of Wisconsin Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As this digital archive of documents related to the history of the University of Wisconsin suggests, "...the history of the University of Wisconsin is far too colorful and texture-rich to be told in a single document." Fortunately for those with an interest in the University's long history, this special collection of historical documents developed by the University's Digital Content Group provides access to a number of helpful resources. A number of titles may be searched or browsed, including the landmark 4-volume history of the University of Wisconsin and a number of printed materials related to the Wisconsin Union, the University's primary gathering place. Visitors can also browse through two early versions of the University's yearbook, titled the Trochos.

120

Universal Time  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article explains the concept of 'Universal Time' (UT), sometimes referred to as 'Coordinated Universal Time' (UTC). Topics include how UTC is measured, who uses it, and a brief discussion of the historical context of this time standard.

121

Special relativity in the classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For nearly a century the theory of special relativity has provided physics a great step forward. Beyond the particulars of the mathematics, Einstein's theory of relativity comes as a challenge to our perceptions of time and space. This theory of relativity dictates that distance and elapsed time are dependent on the observer. While these insights provide a tremendous insight into the physical nature of the Universe, they pose obstacles to the conceptual understanding to students as they strive to master the material. This dissertation explores special relativity instruction at the college level. Responses to exam questions, pretests and in-class observations were analyzed to gain insights into the thought process occurring during the course of instruction. It was found that students often interpret the implications of relativity in terms of visual phenomena rather than physical reality. This insight was utilized in the creation of tutorials in special relativity. In addition, an assessment instrument, the Relativity Concept Inventory (RCI), was developed to further aide in this process. This RCI was analyzed using Factor Analysis in order to understand what the questions were measuring. Three aspects of relativity which were surmised to be the factors measured in the RCI are one, the use of time dilation and length contraction, second, the constancy of light across observers. Lastly it is hypothesized that the Doppler Effect was also observed to be a measureable factor. Nevertheless it remains for future research to verify these factors and continue the development of the RCI.

Gibson, Kevin

122

Special Operations Forces Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual, Second Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Second Edition of the SOF Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual is designed to support the Joint Special Operations University's mission and, in particular, its Interagency Education Program. This program includes six educational activities: ...

2011-01-01

123

NIST Special Database 10  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document describes the NIST fingerprint database, NIST Special Database 10. The databaseprovides a large sample of patterns for transitional fingerprint classes and classes with a low naturalfrequency of occurrence in NIST Special Database 9. The 552 fingerprint cards in NIST SpecialDatabase 10 are non-mated cards archived on a set of three CD-ROM's with the first CD-ROMcontaining 2160 fingerprint images

C. I. Watson

1993-01-01

124

Sensitivity and Special Populations Project Videotape Programs: Trainer's Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A training manual to promote the implementation of a mediated training program to sensitize faculty and other postsecondary staff to the needs and special concerns of disabled students is presented. The training program was developed through the Sensitivity and Special Populations project at California State University, Chico. The training program…

Roberts, Lily

125

The Impending Shortage of Special Education Faculty: A Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document highlights the major findings of a four-year study about the supply and demand of special education college and university faculty. The Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment (SEFNA) project concluded its data collection efforts in July of 2011. This national study continued the work of previous efforts that found the shortage…

Smith, D. D.; Young, C.; Montrosse, B.; Tyler, N. C.; Robb, S. M.

2011-01-01

126

The European Clinical Specialization on Fluency Disorders (ECSF)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The European Clinical Specialization on Fluency Disorders (ECSF) project consists of one-year post-qualification fluency specialization training and a harmonized graduate fluency program. It was developed by eight European universities/colleges to provide the means whereby graduates would meet comparable standards of competence to practice in the…

Eggers, Kurt; Leahy, Margaret

2011-01-01

127

Alternative learning technologies for students with special educational needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, the introduction of modern technologies has allowed students with disabilities to achieve a greater degree of autonomy and independence, and favored a change in teaching that has become an increasingly “inclusive education”, focusing on special educational needs and, above all, on their hidden potential. The increasing number of students with special education needs at the university level

Enrico Giliberti; Matteo Corradini; Giacomo Guaraldi; Fabio Bertarelli; Elisabetta Genovese

2011-01-01

128

Specialization in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This paper investigates the implications of specialization in higher education, with particular focus on four-year degree granting institutions. In the flrst two parts of the paper, I provide a formal economic model and derive predictions about flnancial aid policies and student composi- tion of a college. Specialization makes a school more appealing to students that have relatively strong skills

Sinan Sarpca; Marty Gaynor; Ron Goettler; Maria Ferreyra; Michael Peress; Fallaw Sowell; George-levi Gayle; Limor Golan

129

Special education in Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Special education, as we understand it in the West, is a relatively new development in Pakistan. Fresh interest in the field was aroused by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981) and by the United Nations declaration of 1983?92 as the Decade of the Disabled. Special education in Pakistan is organized on the basis of four broadly defined categories of

Zahida S. Lari

1996-01-01

130

Alaska Special Education Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides guidelines for the operation of local special education programs for Alaskan children with disabilities. It addresses: (1) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 and basic concepts of special education; (2) identification of students with disabilities, referral, screening programs, and…

Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.

131

Special Education Resource System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The guide to the Special Education Resource System (SERS) of the Flour Bluff (Texas) school system contains policies and procedures regarding organization, services, and process of the system. Noted is the SERS purpose of providing information and access to appropriate instructional media and materials for special education personnel. Briefly…

Kampert, George J.

132

Special Education Yearbook, 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The yearbook provides special education information including federal and state policy actions; important reports; statistical data on exceptional students served and personnel employed; and directory listings of key offices, officials, and organizations concerned with special education. In general, the yearbook covers reports issued from July…

Jordan, June B., Ed.; Zantal-Wiener, Kathy, Ed.

133

Handbook of Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended to serve as a basic reference work for students and professionals in special education, the book contains 34 author contributed chapters concerned with the conceptual foundations of special education, service delivery systems, curriculum and methods, and child and child/environmental management. Chapters have the following titles and…

Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.

134

Assessing Special Events.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Special events defined as being "newsworthy events" are becoming a way of American life. They are also a means for making a lot of money. Examples of special events that are cited most frequently are often the most minor of events; e.g., the open house, the new business opening day gala, or a celebration of some event in an organization. Little…

Neff, Bonita Dostal

135

Special Education in Bangladesh.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This review of special education in Bangladesh describes the prevalence of major disabilities and government and nongovernment programs for children with various types of disabilities. The paper concludes that most special education is supported by nongovernment organizations and that implementation has been restricted by economic constraints.…

Zaman, Sultana S.; Munir, Shirin Z.

1992-01-01

136

Special Education in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Special education has been gaining intense attention from governments and educators throughout the world. As a developing country, and official candidate for the European Union, Turkey has been working on issues related to special education provision and inclusive education to improve the quality of services for citizens with disabilities. This…

Melekoglu, Macid A.; Cakiroglu, Orhan; Malmgren, Kimber W.

2009-01-01

137

Preface: ISBB Special Issue  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This special issue is published for the International Society of Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (ISBB). The ISBB special issue is devoted to all areas of biocatalysis and agricultural biotechnology in which biological systems are developed and/or used for the provision of commercial goods or serv...

138

Proceedings of the Second PRC-US Workshop on Seismic Analysis and Design of Special Bridges.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This seismic analysis and design of special bridges (SADSB) workshop series is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), University at Buffalo, State University of New Yo...

2004-01-01

139

Special Functions Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EJS Special Functions Model shows how to access special functions in the OSP numerics package. The simulation displays a graph of the special function over the given range as well as the value of the selected function at a single point. The following special functions can be displayed: Legendre polynomials Pn(x) associated Legendre functions Pnm(x) Laguerre polynomials Ln(x) associated Laguerre polynomials Lnm(x) Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind Tn(x) Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind Un(x) Bessel functions Jn(x) A description of the EJS special functions along with links to more information about the functions are provided.

Christian, Wolfgang

2008-12-16

140

Oregon State University Governmental Impact Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Interactions between the government and Oregon State University were assessed with attention to the following areas: employment and personnel administration (regulations regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination); students and student life (regulations regarding admissions, financial aid, records management, special

Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.

141

Life University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Life University offers professional degrees in chiropractic, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in health related fields. Information is provided about the college, the chiropractic profession and research.

1997-01-01

142

Relativity: The Special and General Theory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bartelby.com provides this newly online English text version of the great physicist and humanitarian Albert Einstein's "Relativity: The Special and General Theory" from Robert W. Lawson's 1920 translation. The page is divided into the following sections: Einstein's three-part text ("The Special Theory of Relativity," "The General Theory of Relativity," and "Consideration on the Universe as a Whole"), Appendices, Bibliography, and a section of links to its bibliographical record, preface, biographical note, frontispiece portrait, and translator's note. An internal search engine enables users to search for words within the document.

143

An alternative model of special education teacher education socialization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The process of organizational socialization sheds light on the difficulty of a university program to effectively socialize its special education teacher candidates into believing and acting on theories of inclusion for students with disabilities in public schools. In general, people are socialized by prior experiences, then the university, then the workplace. In this case, the workplace socialization exists prior to

Kathryn Young

2008-01-01

144

An Alternative Model of Special Education Teacher Education Socialization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of organizational socialization sheds light on the difficulty of a university program to effectively socialize its special education teacher candidates into believing and acting on theories of inclusion for students with disabilities in public schools. In general, people are socialized by prior experiences, then the university, then…

Young, Kathryn

2008-01-01

145

Universal Expansion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a week-long activity for general to honors-level students that addresses Hubble's law and the universal expansion theory. Uses a discrepant event-type activity to lead up to the abstract principles of the universal expansion theory. (JRH)

McArdle, Heather K.

1997-01-01

146

University Architecture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book explores how universities relate their built environment to academic discourse, asserting that the character of universities is often a charming dialogue between order and disarray. It contains numerous photographs and building plans for example campuses throughout the world. In part 1, "The Campus," chapters are: (1) "Academic Mission…

Edwards, Brian

147

University Architecture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book explores how universities relate their built environment to academic discourse, asserting that the character of universities is often a charming dialogue between order and disarray. It contains numerous photographs and building plans for example campuses throughout the world. In part 1, "The Campus," chapters are: (1) "Academic Mission…

Edwards, Brian

148

Universal Expansion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a week-long activity for general to honors-level students that addresses Hubble's law and the universal expansion theory. Uses a discrepant event-type activity to lead up to the abstract principles of the universal expansion theory. (JRH)|

McArdle, Heather K.

1997-01-01

149

Baby universes.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Topology change and third quantization in 0+1 dimensions. 3. Third quantization in 3+1 dimensions. 4. Parent and baby universes. 5. Instantons - from quantum mechanics to quantum gravity. 6. The axion model and the instanton approximation. 7. The cosmological constant: the Hawking-Baum argument; baby universes and Coleman's argument.

Strominger, A.

150

Baby universes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Topology change and third quantization in 0+1 dimensions. 3. Third quantization in 3+1 dimensions. 4. Parent and baby universes. 5. Instantons - from quantum mechanics to quantum gravity. 6. The axion model and the instanton approximation. 7. The cosmological constant: the Hawking-Baum argument; baby universes and Coleman's argument.

A. Strominger

1991-01-01

151

University Futures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent radical changes to university education in England have been discussed largely in terms of the arrangements for transferring funding from the state to the student as consumer, with little discussion of what universities are for. It is important, while challenging the economic rationale for the new system, to resist talking about higher…

Smith, Richard

2012-01-01

152

Simple Computation-Universal Cellular Spaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

The specialization of the theory of cellular spaces (cellular automata) to those spaces which compute partial recursive functions is presented. Neighborhood reduction and state-set reduction are shown to be particularly simple in this special theory, and one dimen- sion is proved to be sufficient for computation universality. Several computation-univ ersal cellular spaces (CUCS's) are exhibited which are simple in the

Alvy Ray Smith III

1971-01-01

153

Our Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Universe in which we live is unimaginably vast and ancient, with countless star systems, galaxies, and extraordinary phenomena such as black holes, dark matter, and gamma ray bursts. What phenomena remain mysteries, even to seasoned scientists? Our Universe is a fascinating collection of essays by some of the world's foremost astrophysicists. Some are theorists, some computational modelers, some observers, but all offer their insights into the most cutting-edge, difficult, and curious aspects of astrophysics. Compiled, the essays describe more than the latest techniques and findings. Each of the ten contributors offers a more personal perspective on their work, revealing what motivates them and how their careers and lives have been shaped by their desire to understand our universe. S. Alan Stern is Director of the Department of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist with both observational and theoretical interests. Stern is an avid pilot and a principal investigator in NASA's planetary research program, and he was selected to be a NASA space shuttle mission specialist finalist. He is the author of more than 100 papers and popular articles. His most recent book is Pluto & Charon (Wiley, 1997). Contributors: Dr. John Huchra, Harvard University Dr. Esther Hu, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Dr. John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Dr. Nick Gnedin, University of Colorado, Boulder Dr. Doug Richstone, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Dr. Bohdan Paczynski, Princeton University, NJ Dr. Megan Donahue, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD Dr. Jerry Ostriker, Princeton University, New Jersey G. Bothun, University of Oregon, Eugene

Stern, Alan

2001-03-01

154

Special Education Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article discusses a doctoral student's critique of an administrative internship experience and summarizes what was learned about school district and special education administration. An activity log outlining the internship activities is presented. (PHR)

Simpson, Robert G.; Lamb, Jack R.

1979-01-01

155

Special Data Collection Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Special Data Collection System (SDCS) program, Project T/4703, is a continuation of work begun under the Long-Range Seismic Measurements (LRSM) program in 1960. This work is directed toward advancing the seismic detection, identification and location ...

J. R. Sherwin G. C. Kraus

1978-01-01

156

Supporting Special Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many secondary science teachers feel overwhelmed by directives to adapt curriculum and instruction for students with special needs. So, how can science teachers juggle their familiar responsibilities as well as the new skills needed in today's diverse cla

Conn, Kathleen

2001-03-01

157

Factors Influencing Hemispheric Specialization.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To determine whether hemispheric specialization for visuopatial functions occurs as predicted from existing models of cerebral lateralization processes, 16 participants were bilaterally presented face stimuli using a tachistoscope. Both familiar and unfam...

B. J. Royster

1982-01-01

158

Iranian Special Library Standards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purposes of these standards are: (1) to suggest the steps necessary for the establishment of special libraries; (2) for those recently established, to suggest the steps necessary to achieve satisfactory performance levels in all areas, and finally, (3...

J. F. Harvey

1973-01-01

159

A Special Quadratic Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper presents a characterization of the solutions of a special quadratic program. This characterization is then used in the development of an efficient algorithm for this class of problems. (Author)

R. Helgason J. Kennington H. Lall

1978-01-01

160

Israeli Special Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Israel is sprinkled with a noteworthy representation of special libraries which run the gamut from modest kibbutz efforts to highly technical scientific and humanities libraries. A few examples are discussed here. (Author/CH)

Foster, Barbara

1974-01-01

161

Mammograms in Special Circumstances  

MedlinePLUS

... Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy . Mammograms in women with breast implants Women who have implants are a special challenge ... better imaging of the front part of each breast. Implant displacement views do not work as well in ...

162

Online Learning: Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This special section includes "The View from the Middle" (Dick Schaaf); "Crossing the Channel" (Dawn Garrett); and "Bandwidth Basics" (Dick Schaaf). Sidebars look at bandwidth and management issues as well as courseware development. (JOW)|

Training, 1999

1999-01-01

163

Special parallel processing workshop  

SciTech Connect

This report contains viewgraphs from the Special Parallel Processing Workshop. These viewgraphs deal with topics such as parallel processing performance, message passing, queue structure, and other basic concept detailing with parallel processing.

NONE

1994-12-01

164

A review of special education law.  

PubMed

Children with disabilities require special education and related services that are as diverse as the individual children themselves. Special education is not necessarily a special classroom but a well thought-out program of collaborative interventions leading to educational goals set forth by a multidisciplinary team. Effective special education is guided by both state and federal laws that protect the rights of the child and encourage certain universal core principles. Special-needs children are entitled to a free and appropriate education with related services in the least restrictive environment. Pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists are in a unique position to develop a medical home for the disabled child, and in doing so must be well-versed in both case law and federal legislation as it applies to special education, in an effort to be a child's best advocate. A chronological review of case law and federal legislation, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, No Child Left Behind Act, and recent amendments, are discussed, and their relevance to physician practice is detailed. PMID:18725058

Hurwitz, Kathleen A

2008-09-01

165

Special Edition: Windows XP  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new special edition from Northern Light (last mentioned in the January 11, 2001 Scout Report for Business & Economics) features selected and organized resources on Windows XP. The resources, which will be updated weekly, include links to external sites, documents from Northern Light's library, and search results generated on-the-fly for selected phrases. The special edition is divided into eleven sections, such as Office XP, Security, Legal Issues, and News & Reviews.

1997-01-01

166

Specialization in defence forces  

Microsoft Academic Search

The choice between balanced and specialized defence forces depends on the technology of defence output (e.g. whether a force scope multiplier is present), the existence of scope and scale economies, the platform customization costs and, of course, the level of defence budgets. Minimum force element levels (thresholds), and scale economies facilitate specialization as opposed to scope economies (e.g. platform?sharing), scale

UGURHAN G. BERKOK

2005-01-01

167

Runaway Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website is part of NOVA Online, which is produced for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) by the Science Unit at WGBH in Boston. This site accompanies the television program of the same name, and ponders the question: What is the fate of our Universe? It provides information on the history and size of the universe, supernova explosions, and the local universe around the Milky Way. There is also a game exhibiting the Doppler effect and what it tells us about distant stars. A teacher's guide contains activities, teaching ideas, and a viewing guide for classroom use. The accompanying video is available through mail order.

168

Professional Development in the Modern Urban University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Faculty members in urban universities face both special challenges and unique opportunities. Greater respect for urban universities produces greater expectations, and, inevitably, greater stress from both within and without, and this makes the cultivation of faculty resources more important than ever. By widening and deepening professional…

Wergin, Jon F.

2007-01-01

169

Single-Issue Politics Threatens Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Single-issue politics is seen as a threat to both political parties and universities. Single-issue politics rests on the following bases: moral principle, constitutional rights, and protection of a way of life. Single-issue groups will attack a special weakness of universities--their role as developers of moral virtue. (MLW)|

Spaeth, Robert L.

1981-01-01

170

Inflation in the universe  

SciTech Connect

The hot big bang cosmology, or the standard cosmology as it is appropriately known, is a highly successful model, providing a reliable and tested accounting of the Universe from 0.01 sec after the bang until today, some 15 Gyr later. However, very special initial data seem to be required in order to account for the observed smoothness and flatness of our Hubble volume and for the existence of the small primeval density inhomogeneities required for the formation of structure in the Universe. Inflation offers a means of accounting for these special initial data, which is based upon physics at sub-planck energy scales (<< m/sub pl/ approx. = 10/sup 19/ GeV) and is motivated by contemporary ideas in particle theory. Here I review the status of the 'Inflationary Paradigm'. At present essentially all inflationary models involve a very weakly-coupled (quantified by the presence of a dimensionless parameter of order 10/sup -12/ or so) scalar field which is displaced from the minimum of its potential. Regions of the Universe where the scalar field is initially displaced from its minimum undergo inflation as the scalar field relaxes, resulting in a Universe today which resembles ours in regions much larger than our present Hubble volume (approx. = 10/sup 28/ cm), but which on very large scales (>> 10/sup 28/ cm) may be highly irregular. The most conspicuous blemish on the paradigm is the lack of a compelling particle physics model to implement it. I also review some other unresolved issues, and discuss in detail the all important confrontation between inflation and observational data. Finally, I discuss the possibility that inflation leads to large-scale, primeval magnetic fields of sufficient strength to be of astrophysical interest. 123 refs., 4 figs.

Turner, M.S.

1987-05-01

171

Universe Origins  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video segment from Swift: Eyes through Time introduces gamma ray bursts and how studying these distant objects in the universe help scientists look back in time. Swift scientists hope to discover or develop better theories of how the universe all began. The segment covers the origins of the study of the stars; the geocentric and heliocentric models; and, how culture influences the interpretation of scientific data.

2010-01-01

172

Undulant Universe  

SciTech Connect

If the equation of state for ''dark energy'' varies periodically, the expansion of the Universe may have undergone alternating eras of acceleration and deceleration. We examine a specific form that survives existing observational tests, does not single out the present state of the Universe as exceptional, and suggests a future much like the matter-dominated past: a smooth expansion without a final inflationary epoch.

Barenboim, Gabriela; /Valencia U.; Mena, Olga; Quigg, Chris; /Fermilab

2004-12-01

173

Images of the Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Images of the Universe is a special collection of essays written to celebrate astronomy and the inauguration of the British Astronomical Association. Colin Ronan opens the book with a fascinating account of developments over the past hundred years. Next, the solar system is explored by Richard Baum, John Rogers, Richard McKim, and Patrick Moore. Comets and meteors are explained by David Hughes. The stars, birthplace of the elements, are examined by Jacqueline Mitton and John Isles. Paul Murdin gives an account of the brightest supernova to be seen from Earth since 1604. Iain Nicolson explores G2, the single dwarf called the Sun. Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest look at the Milky Way, the hazy band of light that is the edge on view of our galaxy. Malcolm Longair looks beyond our own galaxy into the deep sky. Paul Davies gives an account of the first one second of the existence of our expanding Universe. How did it all happen? Martin Rees, the cosmologist, speculates on the origin of the Universe. The ensuing narrative by many famous astronomers and science writers is written at a general level and will be accessible to anyone with a passing interest in the astronomical wonders of our universe. Carole Stott is the author of The Greenwich Guide to Stargazing (1990), and The Greenwich Guide to Astronomy in Action (1990).

Stott, Carole

1991-11-01

174

Evolution of the Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cosmology is in the midst of a scientific revolution that is establishing its lasting foundations. The good agreement between many different sorts of observations and the predictions of the now-standard Lambda Cold Dark Matter (LCDM) theory gives us hope that this is humanity's first picture of the history of the universe as a whole that might actually be true. An unexpected feature of this new picture is that we humans appear to be central or special in many ways -- for example, we are made of the rarest stuff in the universe (stardust); we are intermediate in size between the smallest possible size (the Planck length) and the largest size (the cosmic horizon); and we are living at a pivotal time: the period in the history of the universe when its expansion began to accelerate rather than slow down, and in the middle of the ten-billion-year lifetime of our solar system and of the billion year most habitable period of our planet, and at what must be the end of the exponential growth of human impact on the earth. This talk will review key observations that support modern cosmology, describe some symbolic ways of understanding the modern cosmos, and discuss some possible implications of a cosmic perspective for our 21st century worldview. Based on a new book, The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos, by Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams (Riverhead Books, April 2006).

Primack, Joel

2006-04-01

175

Visiting the Gödel universe.  

PubMed

Visualization of general relativity illustrates aspects of Einstein's insights into the curved nature of space and time to the expert as well as the layperson. One of the most interesting models which came up with Einstein's theory was developed by Kurt Gödel in 1949. The Gödel universe is a valid solution of Einstein's field equations, making it a possible physical description of our universe. It offers remarkable features like the existence of an optical horizon beyond which time travel is possible. Although we know that our universe is not a Gödel universe, it is interesting to visualize physical aspects of a world model resulting from a theory which is highly confirmed in scientific history. Standard techniques to adopt an egocentric point of view in a relativistic world model have shortcomings with respect to the time needed to render an image as well as difficulties in applying a direct illumination model. In this paper we want to face both issues to reduce the gap between common visualization standards and relativistic visualization. We will introduce two techniques to speed up recalculation of images by means of preprocessing and lookup tables and to increase image quality through a special optimization applicable to the Gödel universe. The first technique allows the physicist to understand the different effects of general relativity faster and better by generating images from existing datasets interactively. By using the intrinsic symmetries of Gödel's spacetime which are expressed by the Killing vector field, we are able to reduce the necessary calculations to simple cases using the second technique. This even makes it feasible to account for a direct illumination model during the rendering process. Although the presented methods are applied to Gödel's universe, they can also be extended to other manifolds, for example light propagation in moving dielectric media. Therefore, other areas of research can benefit from these generic improvements. PMID:18989011

Grave, Frank; Buser, Michael

176

75 FR 24801 - Special Uses  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 36 CFR Part 251 Special Uses AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA...Forest Service's Special Use Program that was published...Julett Denton, Lands Special Uses Program Manager, (202)...

2010-05-06

177

Special Issue on University Nonproliferation Education and Training Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nonproliferation, like many aspects of security, has not played out as many expected following the end of the cold war. The peace dividend has been elusive in many countries. The notion that the world would become a safer and more secure place as nuclear weapons stockpiles were reduced has been trumped by the rise in international terrorism. Hopes that nuclear

Leek

2006-01-01

178

Special Issue on University Nonproliferation Education and Training Introduction.  

SciTech Connect

Nonproliferation, like many aspects of security, has not played out as many expected following the end of the cold war. The peace dividend has been elusive in many countries. The notion that the world would become a safer and more secure place as nuclear weapons stockpiles were reduced has been trumped by the rise in international terrorism. Hopes that nuclear weapons would lose their salience as markers of elite status among nations along with pressures to acquire them have been dashed. The drive by some countries and terrorist groups to acquire nuclear weapons has not diminished, and the threat of proliferation has increased. At the level of the nation state, the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) itself is under pressure as more nations acquire nuclear weapons, de facto weapons states fail to join, and nations that want to acquire them leave or threaten to leave. At the sub-state level, the convergence of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has introduced an element of uncertainty into nonproliferation that is unprecedented. Another feature of the post-cold war era that has taken many by surprise is the continued, and growing need for trained specialists in nonproliferation and nuclear materials management. Contained within the notion of disarmament and reduced strategic importance of nuclear weapons was the expectation of a diminishing workforce of trained nonproliferation and nuclear materials specialists. Events have overtaken this assumption.

Leek, K. M.

2006-07-31

179

Educators' Guide to Exemplary Special Education Curricula: Results of a National Field Based Survey (1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The newsletter reports results from the National Special Education Curricula Survey completed by state department officials, college and university staff, and personnel from schools, community agencies, and special projects across the country. Respondents identified 230 exemplary special education curricula. Those curricula are listed…

Ash, Paul, Ed.

1984-01-01

180

Factors Influencing Success in a Special Education Consultant Training Program in Turkey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Special Education Consultant Training Program (SEC-TP) was offered to 14 special and 8 regular education teachers by the Department of Special Education, Anadolu University, Turkey. Half of the participants were working in a counseling and research center and half were working in various elementary schools in Eskisehir, Turkey. The effects of…

Kircaali-Iftar, Gonul; Ozer, Zafer

181

Bringing university invention to the market  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite of the fact that primary purpose of universities is to disseminate knowledge, university research happens to be extremely important for industry development. More than 70 % of most important patents are originated from university studies. This paper addresses specifics of university intellectual property (IP) and provides strategies for successful implementation of university inventions. Practical aspects of inventing such as the patent ownership and monetary rewards for the inventors, working at the university, are discussed. We paid special attention to certain distinctions in IP laws in various countries, which is important to know due to the growth of international collaboration between universities, multi-national character of companies and their cooperation with the universities. We show IP managements in industry - academia research on a fair basis within two different models: cooperation research paid by third party such as government and contract research paid by industry.

Reingand, Nadya; Osten, Wolfgang

2010-09-01

182

Special Issue: Leisure Counseling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Special issue includes (1) "Introduction" (Burlew); (2) "Leisure Counseling (LC): A Call to Order" (Emerson); (3) "Integrating Leisure into Adult Career Counseling Process" (Pearson); (4) "Developmental Approach to LC Theory" (McDaniels); (5) "LC for the Elderly" (Clark); (6) "LC with AIDS Clients" (Burlew); and (7) "The Leisure Sphere: Context…

Burlew, Larry D., Ed.; And Others

1992-01-01

183

NASA's Getaway Special.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Getaway Special" is NASA's semiofficial program for low-budget researchers, who can arrange bookings for their own space experiments on regular flights of the space shuttle. Information about arranging for NASA to take individual experiment packages is presented. (LBH)

Randal, Judith

1978-01-01

184

Videodiscs in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of four reports designed to assess the current state of new technologies, the document reviews the current and future 5-year status of videodisc technology in special and regular education. Described first are the history, technological features, and prices of videodisc systems (which consist of a player, programing material stored on a disc,…

Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.

185

Telecommunications in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of four reports designed to assess the current state of new technologies, the document reviews the present and future 5-year status of telecommunication technologies in regular and special education. Briefly described are technological and economic aspects of videotex/teletext, subscription services, satellite broadcasting, cable television,…

Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.

186

Children in Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

wenty-five years ago educational services for children with disabilities were frequently fragmented, underfunded, highly segregated, and unreliable. Public schools were often ill prepared and unwilling to provide special and necessary services to children with disabilities. Over the past two decades, efforts to provide an appropriate education for children with disabilities in America—through a series of state statutes, federal court cases,

Eugene M. Lewit; Linda Schuurmann Baker; Linda Schuurmann

187

Elementary Teacher Training Specialization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This specialized teacher training program, submitted by Quincy College, Quincy, Illinois as an entry in the 1973 Distinguished Achievement Award Program, provided perspective teachers with increased opportunities and experiences in specific areas of competency. These areas were early childhood education and remedial reading. The Remedial Reading…

Quincy Coll., IL.

188

Special Education: Procedural Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The guide is intended to provide information to administrators and regional and local case study committees on special education procedures within Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). The manual addresses a step-by step approach from referral to the implementation of individualized education programs (IEP). The following topics are…

Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.

189

Special Education Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In order to provide special education programs that are responsive to the needs of Navajo students and in order to comply with the Rules and Regulations of Public Law 94-142 (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and Public Law 95-561 (Education Amendments of 1978), the information in this handbook provides guidance to teachers and…

Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.

190

Big Dreams, Special Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research suggests that 40 percent of college-age students with disabilities in the United States are enrolled in community colleges. Two-year colleges for a long time have been billed as ideal places for students with special needs to continue their educations, especially when those needs dictate that they remain closer to home. However, some…

Scheib, Michele

2007-01-01

191

Engineering Science Specialization: Ohio  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document from the Great Lakes Fuel Cell Education Partnership contains information on the engineering science specialization program for the state of Ohio. The document includes the basic required curriculum for this program of study, including course titles, required competencies and related academic areas that will be integrated (mathematics and language arts, for example). This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-02-16

192

Spotlight on Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With the everyday juggling act principals perform, they have a daunting challenge to keep up the latest research in education. At the same time, the literature documents an intensive need for increased professional development of principals in special education (Goar, Schwenn, & Boyer, 1997; Lasky & Karge, 2006; McLaughlin & Nolet, 2004). To…

Karge, Belinda Dunnick; Lasky, Beth

2009-01-01

193

Handbook of Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…

Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.

2011-01-01

194

Special Theory of Relativity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two years ago I pointed out1 what appears to be an inconsistency in the kinematical part of Einstein's special theory of relativity. I repeated this in a slightly different form in a volume published in December last2. No comment has been made on the former publication, either spontaneously or in response to individual requests, and in none of the many

Herbert Dingle

1962-01-01

195

Handbook of Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…

Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed.

2011-01-01

196

Special Considerations in Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cardiovascular research is addressed in this chapter as a special therapeutics area, especially given its different and unique\\u000a study needs and designs, the many indications for use of the products, the extensive pharmaceutical markets in patient numbers\\u000a and sales potential, and the many products that exist and are investigational agents.

C. Michael White; Jeffrey Kluger; Jessica Song

197

The Snare of Specialization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|American science appears to be very successful, but the trend toward specialization and lack of interdisciplinary communication could undermine its ability to address the needs of society. Consequences of this trend (including educational implications) are discussed. Examples concerning health and economic policies are provided. (JN)|

Hollingsworth, Rogers

1984-01-01

198

Special Milk Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions and eligible camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses schools and institutions for the milk they serve. In 2008, 4,676 schools and residential child care institutions participated, along with…

US Department of Agriculture, 2009

2009-01-01

199

Special Ed Boondoggle.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The United States identifies a far larger percentage of students for special-education services than do other developed countries, including Israel, Canada, Germany, France, Britain, Japan, and Korea. Looming behind the U.S. figures are the possibility of lawsuits, mounting paperwork, student discipline problems, lower expectations for student…

Haynes, Richard; Bernard, John; Johannesdottir, Gudrun

1999-01-01

200

Exploring Tools: Special Microscopes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners use a flexible magnet as a model for a scanning probe microscope (SPM). They learn that SPMs are an example of a special tool that scientists use to work on the nanoscale. Use this activity to talk about different tools that scientists use to study the nanoscale.

Network, Nanoscale I.; Sciencenterw

2010-01-01

201

Molecular Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This fantastic resource for college-level students of chemistry provides abundant images and explanatory text on molecules and molecular systems. The site's main provider is Richard Catlow, Director of the Davy Faraday Research Laboratory at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Molecular Universe presents a collection of lessons, arranged into categories such as Building in Three Dimensions, Boundaries and Barriers, and The Molecules of Life. The sleek color illustrations demonstrate everything from diamond structure to a DNA molecule. Highlights of the site include a detailed look at protein folding, how molecules taste, and molecules and computers. Both students and professors should journey to the Molecular Universe.

Catlow, C. R. A. (Charles Richard Arthur), 1947-

2000-01-01

202

Predictors of sexual abstinence among Wolaita Sodo University Students, South Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Background It is over 30 years since the first case of AIDS [Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome] was identified. Attention has been focused recently on the promotion of the “ABCs” of HIV prevention (being abstinent or delaying sex, remaining faithful to one sexual partner, and using condoms consistently during sexual intercourse). As programs that focus on ABCs to prevent heterosexual transmission HIV are rolled out, questions of how well university students who come from varied cultural contexts actually understand the terms and address challenges to adopt behaviors is unanswered. In Ethiopia, despite the mushrooming number of students in the higher learning institutions with the current figure being 210,000 students accommodated in 33 public and 72 private higher learning institutions, sexual and reproductive health services, are not delivered in an organized way. The objective of this study is to identify factors associated with Sexual abstinence among Wolaita Sodo University students to provide evidence for designing appropriate interventions. Methods A Cross-Sectional study was conducted among 750 undergraduate students selected from Wolaita Sodo University using a stratified simple random sampling technique during the academic year. Data were collected using structured self administered questionnaire, focus group discussion and in depth interview guides as tools for data collection. Ethical clearance was obtained from Jimma University and informed consent was obtained from the participants after explaining purpose of study. Statistical tests were employed wherever necessary at the significance level of 0.05. Results All of the participants had heard about HIV/AIDS of which 97.3% had good knowledge. Higher proportions of male students were sexually active than their counter parts. Students with better knowledge on HIV AIDS were 6.6 (95%CI=1.6, 12.9) times more likely to abstain from sexual intercourse than their counter parts. Conclusions Knowledge of students about risk of HIV infection is strong predictors of sexual abstinence of students which were less observed among students who came from rural areas. The university needs to intensify strong behavior change communication using multiple strategies through the active involvement of students themselves within the university’s premises and in the surrounding community in collaboration with stakeholders to promote Sexual abstinence.

2013-01-01

203

Specialized progenitors and regeneration.  

PubMed

Planarians are flatworms capable of regenerating all body parts. Planarian regeneration requires neoblasts, a population of dividing cells that has been studied for over a century. Neoblast progeny generate new cells of blastemas, which are the regenerative outgrowths at wounds. If the neoblasts comprise a uniform population of cells during regeneration (e.g. they are all uncommitted and pluripotent), then specialization of new cell types should occur in multipotent, non-dividing neoblast progeny cells. By contrast, recent data indicate that some neoblasts express lineage-specific transcription factors during regeneration and in uninjured animals. These observations raise the possibility that an important early step in planarian regeneration is the specialization of neoblasts to produce specified rather than naïve blastema cells. PMID:23404104

Reddien, Peter W

2013-03-01

204

Specialized progenitors and regeneration  

PubMed Central

Planarians are flatworms capable of regenerating all body parts. Planarian regeneration requires neoblasts, a population of dividing cells that has been studied for over a century. Neoblast progeny generate new cells of blastemas, which are the regenerative outgrowths at wounds. If the neoblasts comprise a uniform population of cells during regeneration (e.g. they are all uncommitted and pluripotent), then specialization of new cell types should occur in multipotent, non-dividing neoblast progeny cells. By contrast, recent data indicate that some neoblasts express lineage-specific transcription factors during regeneration and in uninjured animals. These observations raise the possibility that an important early step in planarian regeneration is the specialization of neoblasts to produce specified rather than naïve blastema cells.

Reddien, Peter W.

2013-01-01

205

Becoming the University: Early Presidential Discourses of Gordon Gee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author explores Gordon Gee's career as a university president. There is a special focus on the journey Gee made between 1990, when he first became president of The Ohio State University, to 2007, when he returned to Ohio State for another term as university president ten years later. During this time away from Ohio State, he served as the…

Rishell, Michael W.

2011-01-01

206

Influence of collapsing matter on the enveloping expanding universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a collapsing matter model at the center of an expanding universe as described by Weinberg [1] we assume a special type of generated pressure [2]. This pressure transmits into the surrounding expanding universe. Under certain restriction the ensuing Hubble parameter is positive. The deacceleration parameter fluctuates with time, indicating that the universe accelerates for certain time and decelerates for

Abdul Choudhury

2006-01-01

207

Statement of the University Faculty Senate Regarding Faculty Excellence (City University of New York).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Faculty Excellence Committee, a special task force created by the Faculty Senate of the City University of New York, was requested to study all aspects of the problems concerning recruitment, appointment, promotion, and tenure at the University. This report discusses: (1) the problems of recruiting and appointing highly qualified faculty…

City Univ. of New York, NY.

208

The Bukkyo University and University of Hawai'i College of Education Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the past ten years, the College of Education at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM-COE) and Bukkyo University in Kyoto, Japan have enjoyed a special relationship designed to promote cooperation and academic exchanges between the two institutions. The agreement of cooperation was signed on June 5, 2000 by President Shinko Nakai of Bukkyo…

McEwan, Hunter; Goto, Sunao; Horike, Yukiyo

2010-01-01

209

Mission Mars: Special Section  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The rock that rocked the world is the subject of many new sites this week. Follow the debate about life on Mars by visiting the CNN special site devoted to the discovery. In addition to articles, audio, and video, this page provides links to many official and non-official sites about this discovery, Mars, and even meteorites in general (including Meteorite Central, which accepts advertisements for meteorites for sale).

1997-01-01

210

A Special Relativity Simulator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site contains a free computer program that demonstrates the appearance of everyday objects traveling at close to the speed of light. A variety of objects can be selected and viewed from different angles, including an ant, a small lattice, a face, the Eiffel Tower, a killer whale, Stonehenge, and more. Also included is a 7-part tutorial and a Power Point presentation on special relativity.

Auton, Adam

2009-06-09

211

Project Lodestar Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Association of American Colleges' (AAC) Project Lodestar is addressed in an article and descriptions of the pilot phase of the project at 13 institutions. In "Project Lodestar: Realistically Assessing the Future," Peggy Brown provides an overview of the project, which is designed to help colleges and universities in assessment of…

Brown, Peggy, Ed.

1981-01-01

212

Universal Similarity  

Microsoft Academic Search

We survey a new area of parameter-free similarity distance measures useful in\\u000adata-mining, pattern recognition, learning and automatic semantics extraction.\\u000aGiven a family of distances on a set of objects, a distance is universal up to\\u000aa certain precision for that family if it minorizes every distance in the\\u000afamily between every two objects in the set, up to the

Paul Vitanyi

2005-01-01

213

Predictors of sexual abstinence among Wolaita Sodo University Students, South Ethiopia.  

PubMed

BACKGROUND: It is over 30 years since the first case of AIDS [Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome] was identified. Attention has been focused recently on the promotion of the "ABCs" of HIV prevention (being abstinent or delaying sex, remaining faithful to one sexual partner, and using condoms consistently during sexual intercourse). As programs that focus on ABCs to prevent heterosexual transmission HIV are rolled out, questions of how well university the students who came from varied cultural contexts actually understand the terms and address challenges to adopt behaviors is not unanswered. In Ethiopia,despite the mushrooming number of students in the higher learning institutions with the current figure being 210,000 students accommodated in currently 33 public and 72 private higher learning institutions, sexual and reproductive health services, are not delivered in an organized way . The objective of this study is to identify factors associated with Sexual abstinence among Wolaita Sodo University students to provide evidence for designing appropriate interventions. METHODS: A Cross-Sectional study was conducted among 750 undergraduate students selected from Wolaita University using a stratified simple random sampling technique during the academic year. Data were collected using structured self administered questionnaire, focus group discussion and in depth interviews guide as tools for data collection. Ethical clearance was obtained from Jimma University and informed consent was obtained from the participants after explaining purpose of study. Statistical tests were employed wherever necessary at the significance level of 0.05. RESULTS: All of the participants had heard about HIV/AIDS of which 97.3% had good knowledge. Higher proportions of male students were sexually active than their counter parts. Students with better knowledge on HIV AIDS were (AOR=6.6, 2.6, 1.6) times more likely to abstain from sexual intercourse than their counter parts. CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge of students about risk of HIV infection is strong predictors of sexual abstinence of students which were less observed among students who came from rural areas. The university needs to intensify strong behavior change communication using multiple strategies through the active involvement of students themselves within the university's premises and in the surrounding community in collaboration with stakeholders to promote Sexual abstinence. PMID:23547969

Gelibo, Terefe; Belachew, Tefera; Tilahun, Tizita

2013-04-01

214

75 FR 57859 - Specially Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Adapted Housing and Special Home Adaptation AGENCY: Department...Affairs. ACTION: Final rule...VA) adopts as a final rule its proposal to amend...adapted housing and special home adaptation grants. This final rule incorporates...

2010-09-23

215

CNET Special Report: Linux  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Linux is a stable, relatively adaptable Operating System (OS) that has been distributed for free since its creation by Linus Torvalds in 1991. Since then, Torvalds has coordinated further development of this system by hundreds of computer professionals and hobbyists. For various reasons, this Unix clone OS has been getting quite a bit of attention lately, and some believe it could be a viable alternative to the most popular business OS, Windows NT. This CNET Special Report calls Linux the "upstart OS." It considers the past and the future of Linux.

216

Taiwanese university students’ perceptions of university life  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to describe Taiwanese university students’ perceptions of their lives and experiences on campus over the course of the university years. Thirty male and 30 female Taiwanese university students were interviewed and they shared retrospections and stories about university life and experiences. Seven themes that emerged from the data analysis were elaborated: phases of university

Yii-Nii Lin

2010-01-01

217

Recapturing the Universal in the University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The idea of "the university" has stood for universal themes--of knowing, of truthfulness, of learning, of human development, and of critical reason. Through its affirming and sustaining of such themes, the university came itself to stand for universality in at least two senses: the university was neither partial (in its truth criteria) nor local…

Barnett, Ronald

2005-01-01

218

Complex Adaptive Special Operations (CASO).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Success in future war requires Special Operations Forces (SOF) to operate as a complex adaptive system. This paper offers a future operating concept called Complex Adaptive Special Operations (CASO), which incorporates the intrinsically unorthodox nature ...

P. R. Burns

2007-01-01

219

Special High Grade Underwater Concrete,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The authors have engaged in developing special high grade underwater concrete. Special high grade underwater concrete should have the following properties: No segregation when dropped into water; No pollution (no alkali or cement comes out into surroundin...

M. Sakamoto T. Hatsuzaki

1987-01-01

220

Lifelines Special Edition: Hillary's Contribution to Physiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a free audio podcast from the American Physiological Society. Discussion questions, related research, and other teaching resources are available by clicking on the "collection" tab in the left hand column.In this special episode of Life Lines, we talk to John West, a professor of medicine at the University of California, who shares his memories of the late Sir Edmund Hillary. West accompanied Hillary to Mount Everest in 1960, helping to uncover how the body acclimatizes to the extremes of altitude.

APS Communications Office (American Physiological Society Communications Office)

2008-01-15

221

Response Essay: Special Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This commentary reflects on findings from previous articles that reviewed trends in special education research in the United States, Norway, Botswana, Ecuador, Australia, and Turkey. It discusses the function, funding, and subject matter of special education research, on research on the education of special education teachers, and on research…

McGee, Paid

2000-01-01

222

Introduction to the special issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an overview of the special issue of Motivation and Emotion, which will appear in two parts. This special issue examines the enduring contributions of the research of John T. Lanzetta and his colleagues on facial expression and emotion. In its entirety, the special issue consists of five articles and an epilogue. Part 1 (this issue of Motivation

Craig A. Smith; Gregory J. McHugo

1996-01-01

223

Comparative Studies in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This text presents 26 case studies which examine special education provisions for children in the world today. The reports focus on the current state of special education in selected nations and major issues and controversies in the field of special education within those nations. Each case study addresses the following themes: (1) prevalence of…

Mazurek, Kas, Ed.; Winzer, Margret A., Ed.

224

Special forces—a future?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Special Forces hold a special place in the imagination of the public and in the annals of post?Second World War military history. But what is so special about them and why are they necessary? What can they do that others can't and how have they been able to achieve their remarkable, successes? Sergio Miller explores the relatively brief experience of

Sergio Miller

1993-01-01

225

Special education: Myths and reality  

Microsoft Academic Search

After decades of research and improvements in educational practices, special education (SpEd) provides reliable instruction and services to exceptional children with varying degrees and disabilities. Mental retardation, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Communication Disorders, Hearing and Visual Impairment, Physically impaired and Giften Children are included in these special groups. Numerous definitions of “special education” and “exceptional children” have been suggested so

George S. Mouzakitis

2010-01-01

226

76 FR 63354 - Proposed Information Collection (Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY...specially adapted housing or special home adaptation grant. DATES: Written comments and...Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, VA Form 26-4555. OMB...

2011-10-12

227

48 CFR 31.205-40 - Special tooling and special test equipment costs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Special tooling and special test equipment costs. 31.205-40...205-40 Special tooling and special test equipment costs. (a) The terms special tooling and special test equipment are defined in...

2010-10-01

228

Live Broadcasting Online: Interactive Training for Rural Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since 1990 West Virginia University has offered a distance education program leading to teaching certification and a master's degree in either severe/multiple disabilities or early intervention/early childhood special education. The courses were offered via satellite transmission, but in response to demand for these courses in areas without…

Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael C.

229

Preparing Special Education Teacher Candidates: Extending Case Method to Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Case methodology is receiving more recognition in the field of education as a viable pedagogy for use in the preparation of future educators. In this article, the coauthors explore two examples of case method instruction that extend beyond university classrooms to field sites: case report and case study. Both examples were used in special

Lengyel, Linda; Vernon-Dotson, Lisa

2010-01-01

230

Status of the Velocity of Light in Special Relativity.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The special theory of relativity is shown to be independent of the assumption that the velocity of light, c, is a universal constant. No more than an intuitively obvious monotonicity postulate of velocity addition is needed to prove the existence of a uni...

E. Breitenberger

1984-01-01

231

Legal Options for Resolving Disputes in Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the mid-1970s, with the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ("Sec. 504"), special education became highly legalized. Although it is universally agreed that the best way to avoid and resolve disputes is through informal communication and cooperation between parents and…

Zirkel, Perry A.

2007-01-01

232

Critical Response to Special Section: International Academic Mobility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the author's response to a Special Section on international academic mobility. Universities--in all corners of the globe--are busy scoping, planning and advertising mobility programmes, as an essential component of academics' and students' learning experience, whilst governments and regional bodies around the world are…

Robertson, Susan L.

2010-01-01

233

Teaching English for Special Purposes in Iran: Problems and Suggestions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The academic requirement for students majoring in fields other than English to pass English for Special or Specific Purposes (ESP) courses at university level has led to a rapid growth of such classes in Iran. However, despite this growth, not much literature on the practical aspects of these classes is available. The aim of the present article…

Hayati, A. Majid

2008-01-01

234

Live Broadcasting Online: Interactive Training for Rural Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1990 West Virginia University has offered a distance education program leading to teaching certification and a master's degree in either severe/multiple disabilities or early intervention/early childhood special education. The courses were offered via satellite transmission, but in response to demand for these courses in areas without…

Ludlow, Barbara L.; Duff, Michael C.

235

Instruction in Vocational Special Needs: A Resource for Teacher Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication reviews teacher education programs in vocational special needs courses from 22 universities and reproduces a syllabus from each course and selected teaching materials. The publication includes (1) what courses are offered; (2) who teaches them; and (3) what makes them distinctive. Course offerings include introductory courses, as…

Parrish, Linda H., Ed.; Kok, Marilyn R., Ed.

236

Teaching English for Special Purposes in Iran: Problems and Suggestions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic requirement for students majoring in fields other than English to pass English for Special or Specific Purposes (ESP) courses at university level has led to a rapid growth of such classes in Iran. However, despite this growth, not much literature on the practical aspects of these classes is available. The aim of the present article is…

Hayati, A. Majid

2008-01-01

237

Undergraduate Preparation of Teachers with Specialization in Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The College of Education at Texas Woman's University developed an undergraduate teacher preparation program with a specialization in reading for both elementary and secondary education majors. Graduate programs leading to both master's and doctor's degrees in reading are also available. A reading laboratory has been designed to accommodate…

DiNello, Mario C.

238

Special Section: Happy Birthday to MELVYL (Part 1).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The six articles comprising this special section on MELVYL, the University of California automated library system, discuss plans for the future, general recommendations for online catalog design, evaluation methods, evolution of computing resources, impact on the work of librarians, and academic goals and benefits. A chronology of MELVYL…

Berger, Michael G.; And Others

1992-01-01

239

Astronomy education in universities of China  

Microsoft Academic Search

In China, more than twenty universities have astronomy education and research work. In four key universities, a complete series of educational programs of undergraduate, master's, doctoral and post-doctoral levels has been formed. After four-year study at the undergraduate stage, students can be enrolled in master degree specialities. Three years later, some of them begin their three-year Ph.D. education. Only a

Cheng Fang; Yuhua Tang

2001-01-01

240

Establishing special needs car seat loan program.  

PubMed

Car seat loan and rental programs have provided many families with low-cost access to child restraints. When an infant or child is unable to be accommodated in a standard car seat or seat belt owing to physical or medical problems, parents of these children have few, if any available resources. The establishment and operation of a loan program at the Indiana University School of Medicine for children who are medically fragile is reviewed in this article. This program was developed by the Automotive Safety for Children Program at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center, to meet the special transportation needs of children with respiratory, orthopaedic, and other medical and physical difficulties. A summary table is included to highlight restraints that have performed satisfactorily during dynamic crash tests and are used to meet patient transportation needs at Riley Hospital. Guidelines for establishing and maintaining a child restraint loan program for children with special needs are outlined to encourage replication of this effort. PMID:2314968

Bull, M J; Stroup, K B; Stout, J; Doll, J P; Jones, J; Feller, N

1990-04-01

241

Science Sampler: Special lessons from special needs students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Something amazing happens when you change your teaching methods to accommodate learners at all ability levels: It can improve your overall success as a teacher. In this article, the author shares five lessons that she has learned from students with special needs in her classroom. If you're willing to learn from the special students in your room, it will help you to become the special teacher that all of your students will remember.

Costello, Kathy

2006-12-01

242

A new “Projective relativity” based on the De Sitter universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is possible to develop a new “projective relativity” based on the De Sitter universe with constant curvature. This theory extends the special theory of relativity on a cosmic scale, and it is akin to Milne's kinematic relativity.

Giuseppe Arcidiacono

1976-01-01

243

SUNY at Sixty: The Promise of the State University of New York  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The State University of New York is America's largest comprehensive public university system, with sixty-four campuses, including community colleges, colleges of technology, university colleges, research universities, medical schools, academic medical centers, and specialized campuses in fields as diverse as optometry, ceramics, horticulture,…

Leslie, W. Bruce, Ed.; Clark, John B., Ed.; O'Brien, Kenneth P., Ed.

2010-01-01

244

A Fuzzy Linguistic Recommender System to Disseminate the Own Academic Resources in Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a recommender system for the dissemination of own academic resources in a University Digital Library (UDL). With this system the digital library offers to the university faculty the own indigenous knowledge generated in the university. The system recommends both specialized and complementary resources, and collaboration possibilities among university membership to form multidisciplinary working groups. So, this system increases

Carlos Porcel; Enrique Herrera-viedma

2009-01-01

245

Center for Energy and Environment Research as a Catalyst for Industry/University Research at the University of Puerto Rico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

CEER's special institutional situation, by crossing different campuses and research faculties and reporting directly to the President of the University of Puerto Rico, has enabled it to foster more direct collaboration internally and with industries. Fact...

J. A. Bonnet

1984-01-01

246

Graveyards - special landfills.  

PubMed

Graveyards have been a matter of controversial debate for many years in terms of the risk they pose to the environment. However, literature data are inconclusive and there are no systematic studies available from modern graveyards with special reference to soil found in the vicinity of the coffin. To our knowledge, the present study is the first to systematically investigate a comprehensive exhumation series (involving 40 graves) in order to determine burial-related changes in matter and element content. Human burials lead to the accumulation of certain elements, with higher than normal levels of N, C, Zn, Ba, Ca and Na being observed in soils below coffins. Decomposition material inside coffins has much higher levels of heavy metals and alkaline elements than the surrounding soil. However, the major problem observed was the large quantity of synthetic bedding material which is more likely to lead to the formation of adipocere under the moist conditions given. Adipocere formation, which is the result of the anaerobic bacterial hydrolysis of fat, is known to interrupt the natural decomposition process and delay the post-mortem release of elements. We assume that once the inhumed matter has completely decomposed, much higher than normal levels of pollutants will be released into and have an ecological effect on the soil and water environment. PMID:22285086

Fiedler, S; Breuer, J; Pusch, C M; Holley, S; Wahl, J; Ingwersen, J; Graw, M

2012-01-29

247

Reviews Book: Marie Curie: A Biography Book: Fast Car Physics Book: Beautiful Invisible Equipment: Fun Fly Stick Science Kit Book: Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You Book: Chaos: The Science of Predictable Random Motion Book: Seven Wonders of the Universe Book: Special Relativity Equipment: LabVIEWTM 2009 Education Edition Places to Visit: Edison and Ford Winter Estates Places to Visit: The Computer History Museum Web Watch  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

WE RECOMMEND Fun Fly Stick Science Kit Fun fly stick introduces electrostatics to youngsters Special Relativity Text makes a useful addition to the study of relativity as an undergraduate LabVIEWTM 2009 Education Edition LabVIEW sets industry standard for gathering and analysing data, signal processing, instrumentation design and control, and automation and robotics Edison and Ford Winter Estates Thomas Edison's home is open to the public The Computer History Museum Take a walk through technology history at this computer museum WORTH A LOOK Fast Car Physics Book races through physics Beautiful Invisible The main subject of this book is theoretical physics Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You A guide to physics on the large and small scale Chaos: The Science of Predictable Random Motion Book explores the mathematics behind chaotic behaviour Seven Wonders of the Universe A textual trip through the wonderful universe HANDLE WITH CARE Marie Curie: A Biography Book fails to capture Curie's science WEB WATCH Web clips to liven up science lessons

2011-07-01

248

Clinical Trials in Special Populations  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In oncology, special populations are generally excluded from studies of investigational agents because dosing or scheduling\\u000a information is limited or unknown. Patients who are members of special populations may be considered too frail to tolerate\\u000a therapy. Special population study subjects may have hepatic or renal dysfunction from a variety of etiologies or may have\\u000a poor performance status. Children and young

S. Percy Ivy; Merrill J. Egorin; Chris H. Takimoto; Jeannette Y. Wick

249

University students' priorities: Life goals vs. relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

To assess the importance of life goals and relationships, a specially designed Life Goals Scale was administered to 303 university students (200 women and 103 men). Women's average ratings for relationships exceeded those of men. Men and women did not differ in average importance ratings of goals nor in tendency to sacrifice goals for a heterosexual relationship. Seventy-three percent were

Joy Fisher Hammersla; Lynne Frease-McMahan

1990-01-01

250

The Philosophical Significance of Universal Grammar  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Throughout its long history, the project of a science of grammar has always been an inherently philosophical one, in which the study of grammar was taken to have special epistemological significance. I ask why 20th and 21st century inquiry into Universal Grammar (UG) has largely lost this dimension, a fact that I argue is partially responsible…

Hinzen, Wolfram

2012-01-01

251

National Special Security Events: Transportation Planning for Planned Special Events  

Microsoft Academic Search

Unique among planned special event activities are those events that carry the National Special Security Event (NSSE) designation. NSSEs occur with some frequency, with 35 of these events held between September 1998 and February 2010. These events include, but are not limited to, presidential inaugurations, presidential nominating conventions, major sports events such as the Super Bowl, and major international meetings

Nancy Houston; Craig Baldwin; Andrea Vann Easton; Jeff Sangillo

2011-01-01

252

The Foreign Language Learner with Special Needs. A Special Issue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An issue of the journal devoted to teaching foreign languages to students with special educational needs, resulting from a New York State Board of Regents plan to require foreign languages of all students, contains these articles: "A New Challenge: The Foreign Language Learner with Special Educational Needs" (Harriet Barnett, John B. Webb);…

Language Association Bulletin, 1985

1985-01-01

253

Phonological Universals Constrain the Processing of Nonspeech Stimuli  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Domain-specific systems are hypothetically specialized with respect to the outputs they compute and the inputs they allow (Fodor, 1983). Here, we examine whether these 2 conditions for specialization are dissociable. An initial experiment suggests that English speakers could extend a putatively universal phonological restriction to inputs…

Berent, Iris; Balaban, Evan; Lennertz, Tracy; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered

2010-01-01

254

Behavioral Disorders: Practice Concerns and Students with EBD. Advances in Special Education. Volume 23  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Volumes 22 and 23 of the "Advances in Special Education" address the current top perspectives and issues in the field of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) by providing chapters written by active researchers and scholarly university professors who specialize in this area. Volume 22 first delineates legal issues, themes, and dimensions…

Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed.; Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed.

2012-01-01

255

The Impact of Special Services Programs in Higher Education for "Disadvantaged" Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Higher Education Amendment of 1968 provided for support services on college and university campuses to facilitate the progress of disadvantaged young people (from families within the national poverty criteria or the physically handicapped). Three years later an evaluation of the special service programs (typically including specially staffed…

Davis, Junius A.; And Others

256

Non-Traditional Predictors of Academic Success for Special Action Admissions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The use of nontraditional college admission variables in the prediction of academic success was assessed with 444 freshmen entering the University of California, Davis, under the Special Action process (wavering of admission requirements). For fall 1978, 1979, 1980 special entrants, attention was directed to college applications, including high…

Tom, Alice K.

257

Increasing the Number of Ethnically Diverse Faculty in Special Education Programs: Issues and Initiatives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many universities are grappling with the issue of diversifying the faculty lines in higher education. While this appears to be a global issue across disciplines, those of us who are in special education may find it to be of greater concern because special education legislation, the Individuals with disabilities Act (IDEA) strongly supports…

Dooley, Elizabeth A.

2003-01-01

258

What Future for Special Schools and Inclusion? Conceptual and Professional Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, Brahm Norwich, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter, examines the roles that special schools can play within inclusive educational systems. He notes that the percentage of young people in special schools in England has remained broadly stable over a number of years, despite inclusive policy initiatives. Brahm…

Norwich, Brahm

2008-01-01

259

Special Needs. [SITE 2002 Section].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the following papers on special needs from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2002 conference: (1) "Selected Technology-Infused Thematic Activities for Elementary and Special Education Teacher Education Programs" (Cindy L. Anderson and Kevin M. Anderson); (2) "Educational IT: How Students and…

2002

260

Stress: The Special Educator's Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article describes approaches special education teachers can take to reduce stress including diet and exercise, relaxation techniques, use of social support systems, goal setting, time management, and networking. A survey of special education teachers found the use of humor the most common strategy for coping with stress. (DB)|

Raschke, Donna; And Others

1988-01-01

261

Special Relativity and Lorentz Invariance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lorentz Invariance, the main ingredient of Special Relativity, is one of the pillars of modern physics. Though Special Relativity has been replaced by General Relativity, Lorentz Invariance is still valid locally. All physical fields have to obey the laws of local Lorentz Invariance. This is also the reason why gravity within the theory of General Relativity has to be described

C. Lämmerzahl

2005-01-01

262

Special Events: Planning for Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed as an aid to professional advancement officers, this guide to planning and implementing special events consists of the following chapters: (1) "So You're Thinking of Holding a Special Event..." (the conceptual framework for planning, budgeting and implementation); (2) "Spreading the Word: Invitations and Publicity" (invitations, tickets,…

Harris, April L.

263

Special education and social context  

Microsoft Academic Search

The structural elements of special education, that is the way that teaching is organized, the principles of teaching and the selected groups, are social products which must be viewed in terms of the social and political context, and of the social functions, which the special education activity plays in that particular context. Furthermore, acknowledgement of the social and political conditions

Gunnar Stangvik

1989-01-01

264

Special education, inclusion and democracy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Initially, it is pointed out that adherents of a psycho?medical perspective often suggest exclusive solutions to special educational dilemmas and that such theorizing has been heavily attacked in past decades. However, it is argued that opposition of the psycho?medical understanding of special education runs the risk of blurring differences between researchers and practitioners who are more positive about inclusion. One

Claes Nilholm

2006-01-01

265

Teaching Special Relativity without Calculus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 2007 many AAPT members received a booklet that is the first chapter of a physics textbook available on a CD. This book espouses the new educational philosophy of teaching special relativity as the first item in the topic of mechanics. Traditionally, special relativity is part of one or more modern physics chapters at the end of the text, and…

Ruby, Lawrence

2009-01-01

266

Suicide Prevention in Special Populations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Suicide prevention techniques, from a clinical perspective, need to be as diversified as the population they serve. In certain special population groups, suicide has reached epidemic proportions, and there is a significant public health need for specific suicide prevention strategies. Special populations need to be identified and their suicide…

Bogdaniak, Roman C.; Coronado, Maria G.

267

Racial Inequity in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection of papers discusses issues related to the overidentification of minority students in special education. After a "Foreword" (Senator James M. Jeffords) and an introduction, "Racial Inequality in Special Education" (Daniel J. Losen and Gary Orfield), 11 chapters include: (1) "Community and School Predictors of Overrepresentation of…

Losen, Daniel J., Ed.; Orfield, Gary, Ed.

268

Are Special Education Students Happy?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study compared the subjective and school-related happiness of 75 11- to 16-year-old special education students to 77 age- and gender-matched mainstream students using two quantitative measures. Additionally, the respondents chose from a list of 12 putative happy makers what they felt increased their happiness. Ten special education students…

Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Kankaanpaa, Paula; Makinen, Tuula; Raeluoto, Tiina; Rauttu, Karoliina; Tarhala, Veera; Lehto, Juhani E.

2012-01-01

269

Special Education Funding in Colorado.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated the funding of education programs for children with disabilities in Colorado. The report describes the characteristics of the students being served in special education, reviews Colorado's current system of funding special education, reviews the results of a survey given to…

Braeger, Todd; Cottle, Valerie; Gee, Eric J.

270

Driving Change in Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How has special education policy evolved over the years, and where should it go in the near future? One of the best known and most respected leaders in special education policy, Jim Gallagher, takes a candid and critical look at these questions in this informative book. Students, administrators, and policymakers will fully understand how four…

Gallagher, James J.

2006-01-01

271

Special Forces Assessment and Selection.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) program conducted by the U.S. Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS). It seeks to determine the most accurate and relevant method of test...

S. P. Feeley

1998-01-01

272

Bargaining and Specialization in Marriage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Can households make efficient choices? The fact that cohabitation and marriage are partnerships for joint production and consumption imply that their gains are highest when household members cooperate. At the same time, empirical findings suggest that spousal specialization and labor force attachment do influence the threat points of each spouse. As a consequence, specialization and spousal cooperation can be costly

Murat Iyigun

2005-01-01

273

Families with Special Health Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains teacher's materials for a five-unit secondary education vocational home economics course on families with special health needs. The units cover: (1) family health needs (including the impact of special needs on financial well-being, the impact on the psychological health of the family, and the relationship of society to…

Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.

274

Colorado Special Education Administrative Competencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Special education directors in Colorado, where the profession requires separate certification, were asked to rank 16 competency statements that comprise the state-approved endorsement program for special educators. Results are analyzed by agency type, size, and population density, and their implications are discussed. (MSE)

Rude, Harvey A.; Sasso, Gary M.

1988-01-01

275

Writing Resources: George Mason University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Writing centers at colleges and universities have been around for decades, and most of them have placed some resources for their students online. George Mason University's writing resource center has had an online presence for years, and it is one that college students and persons generally interested in improving their writing will want to look at. The site includes a number of specialized writing guides dealing with issues of style, grammar, and writing for specific disciplines, such as psychology, biology, and management. Their virtual reference library is notable for its collection of well-organized links to other online sites, such as Webster's Online Dictionary. The site is less overwhelming than some like-minded sites, and is a good fit for students looking to get some basic assistance with writing college-level papers.

2007-02-05

276

University Transportation Survey: Transportation in University Communities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Universities and transit agencies across the U.S. have been finding innovative new ways of providing and financing mobility services on and around university campuses. Many transit agencies are providing substantially more service and moving substantially...

J. Daggett R. Gutkowski

2003-01-01

277

The University of London  

Microsoft Academic Search

ONE of the taunts most frequently levelled at the London University-or ``Burlington Gardens,'' to use Prof. Lankester's favourite expression-by certain professors of University College and other advocates of a ``teaching University in and for London'' is, that the present University is a ``mere examining board.'' The University has, it is true, a Brown Professor of Physiology and Pathology, who delivers

Thomas Tyler

1891-01-01

278

Metropolitan Universities: An Emerging Model in American Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This volume contains 29 readings reprinted from the journal "Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum," selected to demonstrate the unique mission and characteristics of metropolitan universities and to recognize the special challenges they face in addressing the nation's major urban issues. The papers include: "What Is a Metropolitan…

Johnson, Daniel M., Ed.; Bell, David A., Ed.

279

Level of Perceived Stress Among Lectures in Nigerian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the study was to provide empirical evidence on the level of stress among lecturers in Nigerian universities. On the whole eight universities were used for the study. A sample of 228 (123 male and 105 female) lecturers was selected according to the variables of age, sex, marital status, experience, domicile, areas of specialization,…

Ofoegbu, Felicia; Nwadiani, Mon

2006-01-01

280

Civic Education in Research Universities: Leaders or Followers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Research-intensive universities have special challenges in providing their students with civic education, particularly education that is rooted in the curriculum. Their efforts are important to the overall effort to promote education "for the common good" at colleges and universities because of their stature within the higher education…

Hollander, Elizabeth L.

2011-01-01

281

Universities without “quality” and quality without “universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To review what “quality” meant to universities historically and might mean in the future. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Written as a keynote talk for The Australian Universities Quality Forum 2004, this paper problematizes “universities” and “quality” by reviewing the way changing communication modalities have changed the meaning of the two terms over time. Findings – After reviewing some of the

Jim Dator

2005-01-01

282

University Handbook. University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's handbook is divided into major sections dealing with: the university; business services; university services; student matters; curricular matters; and personnel matters. Various topics are covered, including: tuition for senior citizens, medical insurance, risk management, degree requirements, student…

Wisconsin Univ., Whitewater.

283

Specialized Workshops on the Agricultural Science and Technology Curriculum for Secondary Agricultural Science Teachers. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This brief report describes six 2- to 3-day specialized workshops conducted at Texas Tech University and Stephen F. Austin University campuses for 121 secondary agriscience teachers. The workshops provided teachers with instruction and materials to assist them in teaching the new 100, 200, and 300 level semester courses. Topics were as follows:…

Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.

284

The Federal Role in the Preparation of Special Education Doctorates. SEFNA Brief. Revised  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is the primary source of federal support for preparing researchers and teacher educators whose focus is students with disabilities. The OSEP Leadership Training Grant Program awards projects to more universities than any other federal agency, but to do so it provides smaller awards to universities

Smith, Deborah Deutsch

2009-01-01

285

Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated the institution and issued a report calling for a massive transformation of the university, including the hiring of a new president who could execute the report's suggested initiatives. The Board of

Eric A. Moyen

2011-01-01

286

Interfacing external quantum devices to a universal quantum computer.  

PubMed

We present a scheme to use external quantum devices using the universal quantum computer previously constructed. We thereby show how the universal quantum computer can utilize networked quantum information resources to carry out local computations. Such information may come from specialized quantum devices or even from remote universal quantum computers. We show how to accomplish this by devising universal quantum computer programs that implement well known oracle based quantum algorithms, namely the Deutsch, Deutsch-Jozsa, and the Grover algorithms using external black-box quantum oracle devices. In the process, we demonstrate a method to map existing quantum algorithms onto the universal quantum computer. PMID:22216276

Lagana, Antonio A; Lohe, Max A; von Smekal, Lorenz

2011-12-28

287

Parental Roles in Special Education: The Views of Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary level special educators surveyed in a midwestern city felt that parents should take an active role in the educational process, with teachers providing guidance. The reliability of the survey results was not established, however. (PGD)

Abelson, A. Geoffrey; Metge, Maria

1985-01-01

288

The primeval universe.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Contents: 1. Introducing the universe. 2. The big bang. 3. Relics of the big bang. 4. Towards the unification of physics. 5. The very early universe. 6. Further adventures on the physics-cosmology frontier. 7. The universe in retrospect.

Narlikar, J. V.

289

The primeval universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contents: 1. Introducing the universe. 2. The big bang. 3. Relics of the big bang. 4. Towards the unification of physics. 5. The very early universe. 6. Further adventures on the physics-cosmology frontier. 7. The universe in retrospect.

J. V. Narlikar

1988-01-01

290

Y2K Special Report  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CNET.com, the Website for the Computer Network, provides a special report on the year 2000 bug and your PC. The site complements CNET's original reporting with links to Y2K resources around the Internet. The special report covers Y2K hardware, OS, software, and Internet issues. In addition, the site includes two video reports from CNET's Y2K television special, links to other CNET news stories about Y2K issues, and links to more than 30 other sites containing Y2K information ranging from software vendors' sites to reports on how the Y2K problem will affect the economy.

291

Special Collections and Archives Image Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Department (SCA) houses over 700,000 photographic images, tens of thousands of which are now available online. The library has digitized dozens of collections, including the Philip Johnston Collection with 265 images documenting life on the Navajo Reservation between 1895 and 1945; the Fronske studio collection, approximately 395 black-and-white photographs documenting over four decades of southwestern people, events, and history; and the Northern Arizona University's Photographic Archives and General Photos collection. The site offers several options for searching and browsing. For users interested only in the online collection, the Finding Guide will be extremely useful in identifying and accessing digitized materials. It is unfortunate that the images seem to be available only in smaller size, but the site provides substantial catalog information for each image and healthy descriptions of the content of and circumstances behind each collection.

292

Space research scientific and educational project of Moscow State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The scientific and educational project of space research was initiated in Lomonosov Moscow State University in order to incorporate modern space research in the university and high education, to popularize basics of space physics, and to enhance public interest in space exploration. On 20 January, 2005 the First Russian University Satellite UNIVERSITETSKIY was launched into circular polar orbit (inclination 83 deg., altitude 940-980 km). The onboard scientific complex TATYANA as well as the mission control and information receiving center, was designed and developed in Moscow State University. The scientific program of the mission include measurements of space radiation in different energy channels, and Earth UV luminosity and lightening. A multimedia lectures "Life of the Earth in the Solar Atmosphere" containing the basic information and demonstrations of the heliophysics (including Sun structure and solar activity, heliosphere and geophysics, solar-terrestrial connections and solar influence on the Earth's life) was created for upper high-school and junior university students. For the upper-university students there was created a dozen of special computerized lab exercises based on the experimental quasi-realtime data obtained from our satellites. Students specialized in space physics from a few Russian universities are involved in scientific work based. Educational program of the project (both the multimedia lectures and lab exercises) is concentrated to upper high school, middle university and special level for space physics students. The space research scientific and educational activity of Moscow State University is a non-profit project and is open for all interested parties.

Krasotkin, S. A.; Mjagkova, I. N.; Panasyuk, M. I.; Radchenko, V. V.; Ryazantseva, M. O.

293

Some Pitfalls in Special Relativity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem of observing a collision between two spaceships is utilized to illustrate the misuse of time dilation and length contraction, and the incorrect description of space-time coordinates in special relativity. (Author/DF)

Chai, An-Ti

1973-01-01

294

Projectile motion in special relativity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two-dimensional projectile motion is solved using special relativity. Exact solutions are obtained using elementary algebra and calculus and interesting effects, such as acceleration along a component with no force, are shown.

Cory J. Naddy; Scott C. Dudley; Ryan K. Haaland

2000-01-01

295

Distance Learning for Special Populations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Distance education strategies for remotely deployed, highly mobile, or institutionalized populations are reviewed and critiqued. Specifically, asynchronous, offline responses for special military units, Native Americans on remote reservations, prison populations and other geographically, temporally or technologically isolated niche populations…

Bates, Rodger A.

2012-01-01

296

Special Medical Problems of Athletes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article addresses the situations in which athletes with special needs and considerations participate in sports. The health problems discussed are diabetes mellitus, exercise-induced asthma, exercise-induced anaphylaxis, and epilepsy. (MT)|

Couch, Joan M.

1987-01-01

297

Special Relations in Automated Deduction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two deduction rules are introduced to give streamlined treatment to relations of special importance in an automated theorem-proving system. These rules, the relation replacement and relation matching rules, generalize to an arbitrary binary relation the p...

Z. Manna R. Waldinger

1985-01-01

298

Resource Allocation in Cerebral Specialization.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A broad and cohesive theoretical framework is described from which to understand how cerebral specialization of function contributes to the adaptivity and flexibility of the human information processing system. In particular, we propose that the anatomica...

A. Friedman M. C. Polson

1980-01-01

299

Special Casting Techniques (Chapter 9).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Special casting techniques are progressive production methods. These casting techniques include the following: metal mold casting (chill mold casting), shell-mold casting, investment casting, centrifugal casting, and others. Each of these methods of casti...

N. P. Dubinin

1965-01-01

300

Rural Special Education: A Dilemma  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article lists and discusses five problems in rural special education: a) low population density, b) financial constraints resulting from lower tax bases, c) rural flight, d) inability to recruit and retain quality personnel, and e) lack of future. (HMD)|

Heller, Harold W.

1975-01-01

301

Development of Specialized Sulfur Concretes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Specialized sulfur concretes were developed by the Federal Bureau of Mines as a result of research for the beneficial utilization of sulfur in construction materials. Materials were developed for use in acid and salt corrosive environments where portland ...

T. A. Sullivan W. C. McBee

1979-01-01

302

Project SCS (Special Communication Services).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This extensive report describes and provides documentation on Special Communications Services for the Sensory Impaired (SCS), a Virginia-based telecommunications delivery system developed by the Center for Excellence, Inc. (CenTex), to provide information...

J. A. Curtis

1982-01-01

303

Advanced Flight Computer. Special Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents a special study to define a 32-bit radiation hardened, SEU tolerant flight computer architecture, and to investigate current or near-term technologies and development efforts that contribute to the Advanced Flight Computer (AFC) desi...

D. Coo

1995-01-01

304

Preface to Special Topic: Optofluidics  

PubMed Central

This Special Topic section of Biomicrofluidics is on optofluidics or micro-optofluidic systems (MOFS), a burgeoning technology that aims to manipulate light and fluid at microscale and exploits their interaction to create highly versatile devices and integrated systems. This special issue puts together various contributed articles focusing on optofluidics or MOFS, which help inspire new research ideas and innovation in the microfluidics and nanofluidics community.

Liu, Ai-Qun

2010-01-01

305

Are Special Education Students Happy?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared the subjective and school-related happiness of 75 11- to 16-year-old special education students to 77 age- and gender-matched mainstream students using two quantitative measures. Additionally, the respondents chose from a list of 12 putative happy makers what they felt increased their happiness. Ten special education students also described their opinions on happiness qualitatively. In both quantitative measures,

Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara; Paula Kankaanpää; Tuula Mäkinen; Tiina Raeluoto; Karoliina Rauttu; Veera Tarhala; Juhani E. Lehto

2012-01-01

306

Are Special Education Students Happy?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared the subjective and school-related happiness of 75 11- to 16-year-old special education students to 77 age- and gender-matched mainstream students using two quantitative measures. Additionally, the respondents chose from a list of 12 putative happy makers what they felt increased their happiness. Ten special education students also described their opinions on happiness qualitatively. In both quantitative measures,

Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara; Paula Kankaanpää; Tuula Mäkinen; Tiina Raeluoto; Karoliina Rauttu; Veera Tarhala; Juhani E. Lehto

2011-01-01

307

A Selected Bibliography of Books on Women in the Libraries of the State University of New York at Albany.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This bibliography is limited to books, cataloged government documents, and whole or special issues of periodicals on women in the University Libraries of the State University of New York at Albany. The selection of items for inclusion in the bibliography ...

E. M. Salzer H. B. Applebaum

1972-01-01

308

University of Washington Digital Library Initiatives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Washington Libraries present this collection of a dozen image databases created as part of an ongoing digital library program. There are ten collections of photographs from University of Washington Special Collections that include views of Seattle dated 1891 - 1940, Harriman's expedition to Alaska in 1899, the Klondike gold rush, and a photo album from 1925 promoting Mount Rainier National Park. There are also two image databases created in collaboration with other groups: 26 images of Jacob Lawrence paintings, with the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonne Project, and the Cities and Buildings Database, 5,000 architectural images, with the University of Washington Architecture Department. All of the databases use the CONTENT software suite developed by the Center for Information Systems Optimization (CISO) at the University of Washington, and so all have the same search interface regardless of the subject. Information about CONTENT is also available at the site.

309

California State University, Sacramento  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|California State University, Sacramento, commonly referred to as "Sacramento State," is a booming metropolitan university located on 300 acres in the state capital of California. The university, the seventh largest in the California State University system, enrolls a multicultural student body of approximately 29,000 students. At Sacramento…

Varlotta, Lori E.

2009-01-01

310

The Open Systems University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is focused toward a systems understanding of the contemporary university, the American University being the data base. A general systems conceptualization called the open systems university is presented. Comprehensive and generic in character, it is hoped that the theory of the open university will be viable enough to…

Counelis, James Steve

311

The Global University Press  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The modern world's understanding of American university press has long been shaped by university-press books. American university-press books are good international advertisements for the universities whose logos grace their spines. The growth of transnational scholarship and the expansion of digital communications networks are converging in ways…

Dougherty, Peter J.

2012-01-01

312

Masks of the Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Preface; Introducing the masks; Part I. Worlds in the Making: 1. The magic Universe; 2. The mythic Universe; 3. The geometric Universe; 4. The medieval Universe; 5. The infinite Universe; 6. The mechanistic Universe; Part II. The Heart Divine: 7. Dance of the atoms and waves; 8. Fabric of space and time; 9. Nearer to the heart's desire; 10. The cosmic tide; 11. Do dreams ever come true?; Part III. The Cloud of Unknowing: 12. The witch universe; 13. The spear of Archytas; 14. All that is made; 15. The cloud of unknowing; 16. Learned ignorance.

Harrison, Edward

2011-11-01

313

Masks of the Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Preface; Introducing the masks; Part I. Worlds in the Making: 1. The magic Universe; 2. The mythic Universe; 3. The geometric Universe; 4. The medieval Universe; 5. The infinite Universe; 6. The mechanistic Universe; Part II. The Heart Divine: 7. Dance of the atoms and waves; 8. Fabric of space and time; 9. Nearer to the heart's desire; 10. The cosmic tide; 11. Do dreams ever come true?; Part III. The Cloud of Unknowing: 12. The witch universe; 13. The spear of Archytas; 14. All that is made; 15. The cloud of unknowing; 16. Learned ignorance.

Harrison, Edward

2003-05-01

314

EDITORIAL: Special Issue on advanced and emerging light sources Special Issue on advanced and emerging light sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The papers in this special issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (JPhysD) originate from the 12th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Light Sources and the 3rd International Conference on White LEDs and Solid State Lighting, held 11-16 July 2010 at Eindhoven University. Abstracts of all papers presented at this combined conference were published in the

Marco Haverlag; Gerrit Kroesen; Ian Ferguson

2011-01-01

315

34 CFR 300.39 - Special education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Special education. 300.39 Section 300...Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES...in This Part § 300.39 Special education. (a) General....

2009-07-01

316

34 CFR 300.39 - Special education.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special education. 300.39 Section 300...Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES...in This Part § 300.39 Special education. (a) General....

2010-07-01

317

CRCHD - Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network  

Cancer.gov

CRCHD - Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network  Back to CRCHD Completed Research SPN Project Listing Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network Principal Investigator: Claudia Baquet (cbaquet@som.umaryland.edu)

318

12 CFR 797.10 - Special review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Special review. 797.10...REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CREDIT...Offset § 797.10 Special review. (a...any time, request a special review by the Executive Director of...

2009-01-01

319

12 CFR 797.10 - Special review.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Special review. 797.10...REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE OPERATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CREDIT...Offset § 797.10 Special review. (a...any time, request a special review by the Executive Director of...

2010-01-01

320

76 FR 4369 - Special Law Enforcement Commissions  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Law Enforcement Commissions AGENCY: Bureau...online publication of the Interim Special Law Enforcement Commission Policy, Rules and Procedures, the Interim Special Law Enforcement Commission Protocols and...

2011-01-25

321

38 CFR 61.44 - Awarding special need grants and payment of special need per diem.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) VA HOMELESS PROVIDERS GRANT AND PER DIEM PROGRAM Special Need Grants...estimated by the special need recipient for furnishing services to homeless veterans with special need that the special need...

2013-07-01

322

7 CFR 810.305 - Special grades and special grade requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Canola-Terms Defined Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements...Special grades and special grade requirements. Garlicky canola. Canola that contains more than two green garlic...

2010-01-01

323

7 CFR 810.305 - Special grades and special grade requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Canola-Terms Defined Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements...Special grades and special grade requirements. Garlicky canola. Canola that contains more than two green garlic...

2009-01-01

324

7 CFR 810.305 - Special grades and special grade requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Canola-Terms Defined Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements...Special grades and special grade requirements. Garlicky canola. Canola that contains more than two green garlic...

2013-01-01

325

7 CFR 810.405 - Special grades and special grade requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Corn Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...Special grades and special grade requirements. (a) Flint corn. Corn that consists of 95 percent or more of flint corn....

2013-01-01

326

Ergonomics, design universal and fashion.  

PubMed

People who lie beyond the "standard" model of users often come up against barriers when using fashion products, especially clothing, the design of which ought to give special attention to comfort, security and well-being. The principles of universal design seek to extend the design process for products manufactured in bulk so as to include people who, because of their personal characteristics or physical conditions, are at an extreme end of some dimension of performance, whether this is to do with sight, hearing, reach or manipulation. Ergonomics, a discipline anchored on scientific data, regards human beings as the central focus of its operations and, consequently, offers various forms of support to applying universal design in product development. In this context, this paper sets out a reflection on applying the seven principles of universal design to fashion products and clothing with a view to targeting such principles as recommendations that will guide the early stages of developing these products, and establish strategies for market expansion, thereby increasing the volume of production and reducing prices. PMID:22317450

Martins, S B; Martins, L B

2012-01-01

327

Subject Guides at Syracuse University Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Undergraduates, graduate students, and the generally curious will find much to wander through here. The librarians at Syracuse University have created dozens of subject guides for everything from anthropology to writing & rhetoric. Each guide contains links to books, databases, journals, dissertations, electronic resources, and so on. Visitors will note that some of the resources are only licensed to those with a formal Syracuse University affiliation, but many of them can be used freely. The specialized materials here include course guides, and websites from various institutes, organizations, and professional trade groups.

2013-01-01

328

Finnish University Technology Transfer in a Whirl of Changes - a Brief Summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Finnish university technology transfer is currently caught in the turbulences of major changes in the national innovation system. Three virtually simultaneous changes are of special importance. The first is the massive on-going renewal of the Universities Act governing the Finnish higher education system in its entirety. It was originally initiated to provide universities with more financial and operational flexibility and

Antti-Jussi Tahvanainen

2009-01-01

329

Doctors, ethics and special education.  

PubMed Central

This discussion paper is drawn from a qualitative research project comparing the effect of special and ordinary schools on the lives of children, young people and their families. Special schools are recommended by health professionals who seldom know how ineffective these schools are. We question the beneficence and justice of health professionals' advice on education for children with disabilities and other difficulties. Cooperation with local education authorities (LEAs) plays a considerable part in the work of community paediatricians, clinical medical officers, therapists and other health professionals encountering children with "special needs". The "needs" range from physical disability and sensory impairment to learning difficulties and emotional or behavioural difficulties. This cooperation involves routine administrative problems, but it raises broad ethical issues too, particularly in respect of current tendencies in state schooling towards the integration or inclusion of these children in mainstream schools and classes.

Alderson, P; Goodey, C

1998-01-01

330

Special Teaching for Special Children? Pedagogies for Inclusion. Inclusive Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that "good teaching is good teaching for all" and that all children benefit from similar approaches. Both positions fail to scrutinise this issue rigorously and coherently,…

Lewis, Ann, Ed.; Norwich, Brahm, Ed.

2004-01-01

331

Telecommunications in Rural America: Special Populations, Special Problems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need to upgrade programs and services in rural communities is rapidly moving toward a critical juncture. A rural telecommunication network could act as an equalizer through: serving information needs of people in the fields of entertainment, education, health, governments, business, and industry; or serving special populations such as the…

Bransford, Louis A.

332

Special Teaching for Special Children? Pedagogies for Inclusion. Inclusive Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that "good teaching is good teaching for all" and that all children benefit from similar approaches. Both positions fail to scrutinise this issue rigorously and coherently,…

Lewis, Ann, Ed.; Norwich, Brahm, Ed.

2004-01-01

333

Why two qubits are special  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We analyze some special properties of a system of two qubits, and in particular of the so-called Bell basis for this system, and discuss the possibility of extending these properties to higher dimensional systems. We give a general construction for orthonormal bases of maximally entangled vectors, which works in any dimension, and is based on Latin squares and complex Hadamard matrices. However, for none of these bases the special properties of the operation of complex conjugation in Bell basis hold, namely that maximally entangled vectors have up-to-a-phase real coefficients and that factorizable unitaries have real matrix elements.

Vollbrecht, K. G. H.; Werner, R. F.

2000-10-01

334

Canonical doubly special relativity theory  

SciTech Connect

For a certain example of a 'doubly special relativity theory' the modified space-time Lorentz transformations are obtained from the momentum space transformations by using canonical methods. In the sequel an energy-momentum dependent space-time metric is constructed, which is essentially invariant under the modified Lorentz transformations. By associating such a metric to every Planck cell in space and to the energy-momentum contained in it, a solution of the problem of macroscopic bodies in doubly special relativity is suggested.

Hinterleitner, Franz [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, 611 37 Brno (Czech Republic)

2005-01-15

335

Parameterized Special Theory of Relativity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have parameterized Einstein's thought experiment with atomic clocks, supposing that we know neither if the space and time are relative or absolute, nor if the speed of light is ultimate speed or not. We have obtain a Parameterized Special Theory of Relativity (1982). Our PSTR generalized not only Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity (1905), but also our Absolute Theory of Relativity (1982), and has introduced three more possible Relativities (1982) to be studied in the future. Afterwards, we extended our research considering not only constant velocities but constant accelerations too.

Smarandache, Florentin

2012-04-01

336

Rethinking Professional Issues in Special Education. Contemporary Studies in Social and Policy Issues in Education: The David C. Anchin Center Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sixteen papers, developed as part of a 10-year study of substantive and methodological aspects of teacher education in special education at the University of South Florida, address professional issues in special education. The papers are: (1) "To Improve or Reconstruct Special Education: Issues Facing the Field" (James L. Paul and Ann…

Paul, James L., Ed.; Lavely, Carolyn D., Ed.; ranston-Gingras, Ann, Ed.; Taylor, Ella L., Ed.

337

A Voyage through the Radio Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Radio Astronomy Research Team from from Oil City Area Senior High School (OCHS) in Oil City, Pennsylvania, embarked on a special project titled "Mapping the Universe" at the start of the 2000 school year. For the project, students analyzed data from the Arecibo Radio Telescope, which is the world's largest single dish radio telescope, in an effort to learn more about distant galaxies. Students used the information they gathered to calculate the Hubble constant--an accomplishment usually achieved by professional astronomers.

Spuck, Timothy

2004-10-01

338

FOREWORD: Special issue on mass  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special issue is intended to present a review of mass standards, mass determination and the efforts to replace the international prototype of the kilogram by a new definition of the kilogram based on a fundamental constant of physics. Mass is a quantity that is familiar to everybody primarily for its importance in commerce. It is not only one of

Michael Gläser

2003-01-01

339

Physiological specialization of Stagonospora nodorum  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Septoriosis is a harmful disease of wheat, widespread all over the world, including Russia. Stagonospora nodorum (Berk.) Castellani and E.G. Germano is one of the main agents of Septoria wheat diseases. There is no information on physiological specialization of this pathogen. Not many authors stud...

340

Experiments for a Special Day  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Special events like science days, teacher's meetings and physics recruiting efforts require spectacular and, if possible, interactive experiments for the audience. Based on past experience with such events, we have gathered and present here a series of demonstration experiments in mechanics, optics, waves and electricity which are suitable, and…

Gluck, Paul

2008-01-01

341

Special Education Law Update II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An annotated outline provides recent case law in special education since the last update in volume 56 of this journal. Based on the 1990 amendments to the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA), references are in the form of the acronym for its new title, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (MLF)|

Zirkel, Perry A.

1991-01-01

342

Computer Toolkits in Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modular software tools and common user?interfaces have much to offer special education, especially in reducing the problems a child (and sometimes a teacher) has in understanding complex modes. Examples are given of mode?free toolkits used in the design of a Smart Wheelchair, and in an assessment kit for tailoring communication aids. Toolkit metaphors are outlined. The multiple control and learning

J. P. Odor

1988-01-01

343

New Directions in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The text presents a collection of articles dealing with new research and developments relevant to special education. Discussions include automation, teaching machines, programed instruction, psycholinguistic testing, differential diagnosis, language development and testing, and remediation techniques. Other topics consider measurement of behavior,…

Jones, Reginald L., Ed.

344

Introduction to the Special Issue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Introduces the articles of this special issue focusing on randomized field trials in criminology. In spite of the overall lack of randomized field trials in criminology, some agencies and individuals are able to mount an impressive number of field trials, and these articles focus on their experiences. (SLD)|

Petrosino, Anthony

2003-01-01

345

Special Feature: Quantum Measurement Standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special feature is intended to present a comprehensive review of the present state and novel trends in the field of quantum measurement standards. Most of the present metrological research is concentrated on establishing and strengthening the links between the units and fundamental constants. This will be demonstrated in the nine articles in this feature.The first four articles are devoted

Erich Braun

2003-01-01

346

Designing by Special Needs Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since a number of his special needs students have been in his class for three years, the author tries to continually create new activities that will challenge them. This article describes an activity wherein the author and his students design their own game with their own instructions. This activity encouraged students to learn about designing,…

Yuill, Ronald D.

2008-01-01

347

Misuse of Special Operations Forces.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

By their nature, special operations forces (SOF) are central to policy in a world-order dominated by low-intensity conflicts. Therefore, the proper use of SOF is essential. Based on published doctrine and decision making theory, this thesis develops a the...

E. G. Winters K. A. Paro

1994-01-01

348

Foreword: Biomonitoring Equivalents Special Issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

The challenge of interpreting results of biomonitoring for environmental chemicals in humans is highlighted in this Foreword to the Biomonitoring Equivalents (BEs) special issue of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. There is a pressing need to develop risk-based tools in order to empower scientists and health professionals to interpret and communicate the significance of human biomonitoring data. The BE approach, which

R. A. Becker; B SONAWANE

2008-01-01

349

Volunteer assistants in special education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the field of special education, educators and administrators have witnessed a growing demand for mandated services for the handicapped together with critical manpower shortages and severe financial cutbacks. To alleviate problems of staffing, budgeting and delivery of services, a plan for better utilization of assistant volunteers from all citizen groups in the community is offered. The significant role each

Irene S. Pyszkowski

1986-01-01

350

Communication Aids in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of four reports designed to assess the current state of new technologies, the document reviews the current status of technologically oriented communication aids for the handicapped. Explained are such technological aspects as the characteristics of electronically based devices which permit special students to have access to technological…

Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.

351

Commentary: Indigenous Health Special Issue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This commentary highlights indigenous public health research from a special issue of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction dealing with child maltreatment, mental health, substance abuse and gambling. We focus on the emerging and growing research movement in Indigenous research through three important themes: 1) worldview and…

Tonmyr, Lil; Blackstock, Cindy

2010-01-01

352

Introduction to the Special Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents a special series of seven articles dealing with biopsychosocial oncology, the role of psychology in cancer treatment. Includes an introduction by Lizette Peterson and articles by Thomas Burish and Michael Carey, Susan Jay et al., Shelley Taylor et al., David Cella and Susan Tross, Gerald Koocher, and Leonard Derogatis. (KS)|

Peterson, Lizette

1986-01-01

353

Seeking Savings in Special Ed  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An old saying goes, "When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, something has to give." That adage is taking on new urgency for school districts as they grapple with the burgeoning costs of their special education programs. The immovable object is the hard and fast rules of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education…

Schachter, Ron

2012-01-01

354

Risk Communication in Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the application of a risk-based decision-making process in education and the use of risk communication with special education students and their parents. Risk-based decision making clarifies uncertainties inherent in a decision by examining the probability of a resulting harmful effect and the consequences of decisions made.…

Bull, Kay S.; Kimball, Sarah

355

How Ethics Was Specialized Away  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Prevailing among college students is the belief that higher education is but a mechanism for achieving material prosperity. This perception has impelled them to focus ever more narrowly on ever more specialized fields in a system that has jettisoned broader concerns about the human condition. Karl D. Stephan calls on schools to carve out a place…

Stephan, Karl D.

2003-01-01

356

Special Education Tracks of Inequality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The paper examines the continuing overrepresentation of minorities in special education programs for the mildly handicapped and their underrepresentation in programs for the gifted and talented. Alternative policy strategies are presented for advocates and decision makers concerned with reducing the increasing racial and ethnic disparities in…

Schwartz, Louis

357

Experiments for a Special Day  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Special events like science days, teacher's meetings and physics recruiting efforts require spectacular and, if possible, interactive experiments for the audience. Based on past experience with such events, we have gathered and present here a series of demonstration experiments in mechanics, optics, waves and electricity which are suitable, and…

Gluck, Paul

2008-01-01

358

Jobs for Special Needs Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A vocational training program for disadvantaged and handicapped young people provides courses presented in seven mobile trailers and five locations. Prevocational courses for special needs students are given in maintenance and repair, food services, electrical assembly, commerical sewing, and other occupational areas. Advanced training is…

Anderson, C. R.

1977-01-01

359

Operant Conditioning for Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The paper briefly explains operant conditioning as it pertains to special educators. Operant conditioning is thought to be an efficient method for modifying student behavior. Using the B. F. Skinner frame of reference, operant conditioning is said to include behavior modification and therapy, programed instruction, and computer assisted and…

Pedrini, Bonnie C.; Pedrini, D. T.

360

Special Olympics Get into It.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This outline of a presentation describes a resource curriculum kit for involving youth in Special Olympics. The kit being described contains a fully scripted, four-lesson curriculum unit for grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The themes of the four lessons are awareness (e.g., avoiding stereotypes and increasing knowledge); understanding…

Vederman, Ron

361

Special Education Issues in Confidentiality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides a variety of materials concerned with confidentiality issues in special education and suggested activities for using the materials in staff development. The first item is a list of 13 general rules for maintaining confidentiality in the internal communications of a school or school system. The second item is a list of 10…

Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.

362

Frame of Reference: Special Collections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Rare, distinctive, unique--academic libraries are exploring new ways to describe and define what they've traditionally called special collections: incunabula, manuscripts, rare books, cultural artifacts and more. These valuable, historically important, and often one-of-a-kind artifacts can be a treasure trove for scholars and students. Technology…

Goetsch, Lori A.

2010-01-01

363

Early Childhood Special Music Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The process of early intervention is a critical component of Early Childhood Special Music Education. Early intervention is the process of providing services, education, and support to young children who have disabilities or to children who are at-risk of developing needs that may affect their physical, cognitive, or emotional development. The…

Darrow, Alice-Ann

2011-01-01

364

Frederick National Lab: Special Shuttle  

Cancer.gov

In accordance with contractual requirements, the following information must be provided for all requests for a Special Shuttle from the FNLCR. Please complete the following information in order to begin the approval process, please allow 10 days in advance of the requested shuttle date.

365

Reading with a Special Touch.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Disadvantaged secondary school students with special reading needs can be motivated in the reading room. The school year can start with "popcorn" reading involving materials that are funny, interesting, and exciting. The teacher reads to the students or the students read silently, using materials on the students' independent rather than…

McCool, Mary

366

Export specialization and economic growth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional economic wisdom claims that – while global economic integration is beneficial for economic performance – a country's trade specialization pattern has no impact on its economic performance. In this paper, we seek to cast doubt on this aspect of mainstream economics using a very traditional approach. We introduce a simple endogenous growth model that shows how governments can stimulate

Thomas Plümper; Michael Graff

2001-01-01

367

Commentary: Indigenous Health Special Issue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This commentary highlights indigenous public health research from a special issue of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction dealing with child maltreatment, mental health, substance abuse and gambling. We focus on the emerging and growing research movement in Indigenous research through three important themes: 1) worldview and…

Tonmyr, Lil; Blackstock, Cindy

2010-01-01

368

Special Section: Educating Elderly Caregivers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Four articles in this special section report on (1) Arizona curriculum for home-based caregivers of the elderly in rural communities (Epstein, Koenig); (2) educational programs for nursing home caregivers (Marsden); (3) extension programs for helping low-income elderly with money management (Koonce); and (4) energy education for the elderly…

Epstein, Bernice A.; And Others

1990-01-01

369

Cybernetics and Education (Special Issue)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a special issue examining the potential of cybernetics in educational technology. Articles discuss: cybernetic methods, algorithms, feedback learning theory, a structural approach to behavioral objectives and criterion-referenced testing, task specifications and diagnosis, teacher-child interaction, educational development, teaching…

Kopstein, Felix F., Ed.

1977-01-01

370

Introduction to the Special Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a special series of seven articles dealing with biopsychosocial oncology, the role of psychology in cancer treatment. Includes an introduction by Lizette Peterson and articles by Thomas Burish and Michael Carey, Susan Jay et al., Shelley Taylor et al., David Cella and Susan Tross, Gerald Koocher, and Leonard Derogatis. (KS)

Peterson, Lizette

1986-01-01

371

The Web and Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper details the use of the Internet by educators and parents of students with disabilities, software tools that make the Internet accessible to students with special needs, and the state of Web-based instruction for these students. Issues are discussed that relate to current research with students with various disabilities as well as the…

Ray, Lucinda; Atwill, Kimberly

2005-01-01

372

Minority Overrepresentation in Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Minority overrepresentation refers to the recurrent finding that many more minority students are being served in special education programs for the mildly handicapped than would be expected based solely upon their representation in the general school population. Such findings have frequently touched off heated and seemingly endless debates in the professional literature regarding the cause(s) of this phenomenon and have

Larry Maheady; Bob Algozzine; James E. Ysseldyke

1984-01-01

373

SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|MANY CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED IN MIGRANT CHILDREN OVER THE 5 YEARS THE SPECIAL SCHOOL HAS BEEN IN OPERATION. MOST NOTABLE IS THAT THE CHILDREN ARE MUCH CLEANER AND BETTER BEHAVED. THE CHILDREN ARE ISSUED COMBS, TOOTHBRUSHES, TOWELS, AND SOAP. STUDENTS SHOWER THREE TIMES EACH WEEK AND PERFORM A DAILY ROUTINE OF BRUSHING TEETH AND COMBING HAIR. MILK…

POTTS, ALFRED M.

374

Special Education Tracks of Inequality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examines the continuing overrepresentation of minorities in special education programs for the mildly handicapped and their underrepresentation in programs for the gifted and talented. Alternative policy strategies are presented for advocates and decision makers concerned with reducing the increasing racial and ethnic disparities in…

Schwartz, Louis

375

Special Operations Officer Talent Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

How should the Department of Defense (DoD) execute the talent management (TM) of special operations forces (SOF) commissioned officers. The Services provide the basic TM of SOF officers at the beginning of their careers. Once officers transition to SOF, U...

J. J. Turner

2013-01-01

376

A Special Kind of Tutor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Tutoring has long been recognized as superior to group instruction, especially for students with special needs. Tutors can adapt instruction to the learner's pace, learning style and level of understanding. Feedback and correction are immediate. Basic misunderstandings can be quickly identified and corrected. Tutoring also has emotional benefits:…

Anderson, Linda Brown

2007-01-01

377

Special Educational Needs and Disability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues relating to the categorisation and labelling of pupils, and, the use of the terms "special educational needs" and "disability" in particular, have been the topic of debate in "BJSE" before. In this article, Sue Keil, a research officer at the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), Olga Miller, of the Institute of Education,…

Keil, Sue; Miller, Olga; Cobb, Rory

2006-01-01

378

Minority Trustees Face Special Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A discussion of the special challenges facing minority board members is adapted from a session given a AGB's San Francisco conference. The session, moderated by Marian Oldman, included observations from John E. King, Hardy Liston, Jr., and Yori Wada. (Author/MLW)|

Oldham, Marian, Comp.

1984-01-01

379

Writing with Special Needs Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sets forth strategies intended to provide classroom teachers with some options that enhance writing for all students, but also provide special needs students with the structure they need to be successful as well. Describes the writing process, which includes prewriting activities, creating a draft, reviewing and revising, editing for polish,…

Warmuth, Susan M.

2000-01-01

380

Universal Test Facility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A universal test facility (UTF) for Space Station Freedom is developed. In this context, universal means that the experimental rack design must be: automated, highly marketable, and able to perform diverse microgravity experiments according to NASA space ...

M. Laughery

1994-01-01

381

Metaphor and Universal Language.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Attempts to identify elements of universal language and probes the limitations of the communication metaphor. Universal language is discussed in terms of the theory of quantum nonlocality and the implications of this theory for communication with extraterrestrial beings. (PCB)|

Blown, Eric; And Others

1990-01-01

382

Universality in Quantum Computation  

Microsoft Academic Search

We show that in quantum computation almost every gate that operates on two or more bits is a universal gate. We discuss various physical considerations bearing on the proper definition of universality for computational components such as logic gates.

David Deutsch; Adriano Barenco; Artur Ekert

1995-01-01

383

Colorado Charter Schools Special Education Guidebook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides an overview of federal and Colorado special education laws and special education issues that affect charter schools. An introduction reviews the history of charter schools and both the school choice movement and special education in Colorado. The first major section provides a history of special education statutory and case…

Freppel, Laura

384

Curriculum Change: the case of special education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Special education has been somewhat neglected in the sociological study of curriculum change, despite the value of sociological perspectives on policy and provision for special educational needs. This article considers the redefinition of special education over the last decade, in both mainstream and special schools, drawing on other sociological analyses of curriculum redefinition and realisation. Particular attention is given to

Hazel Bines

1993-01-01

385

Gambling with the Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is an excerpt from Stephen Hawking's book The Universe in a Nutshell. Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, were able to show that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implied that the universe and time itself must have had a beginning in a tremendous explosion. The discovery of the expansion of the universe is one of the great intellectual revolutions of the twentieth century.

Hawking, Stephen

2002-05-01

386

The Expanding Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site begins by discussing Edwin Hubble's great contribution to astronomy, that the universe is expanding. The major points in his paper overviews the possibility of an infinite or finite universe, the history of our universe and how it has evolved, and he finishes by discussing wheter the fate of our universe is one that expands and eventually grows cold or the possibility that it will end in a big crunch.

Felder, Gary

2005-04-25

387

Tourette syndrome in the classroom: special problems, special needs.  

PubMed

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is an uncommon developmental disability characterized by repetitive and involuntary verbal and motor tics. A survey of all known affiliates of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Ohio was conducted to document the special problems and needs of the TS student. A total of 431 questionnaires was returned, and the types and frequency of interpersonal and academic school problems were found to be pervasive. Problems did not differ by grade level, but students medicating their TS symptoms experienced more problems. In most cases, current students described similar problems to adults, suggesting that recent attempts to provide optimal educational opportunities to all handicapped children have not been successful where TS is involved. The presence of a behavioral or learning disability diagnosis indicated that substantial percentages of respondents were in need of specialized educational services, but not all those in need were receiving them. Parents were generally satisfied with their child's education, but less satisfied when specialized education was involved. Suggestions are offered for more effectively dealing with the TS child in the classroom. PMID:3856078

Stefl, M E; Rubin, M

1985-02-01

388

The University Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article the author discusses the role university culture can play on a campus and how it can impact policy and practice. The article explores how a university's history, values, and vision form its culture and how this culture in turn affects its stability and continuity. The article discusses how newcomers within the university are…

Simplicio, Joseph

2012-01-01

389

John Carroll University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|John Carroll University (JCU) is a Jesuit Catholic institution located in University Heights, approximately 10 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1888, the university has a population of 3,400 undergraduates and 800 graduate students. The Division of Student Affairs at JCU comprises 11 units. The mission of the division is the same as that…

Dean, Kathleen Lis; Rombalski, Patrick; O'Dell, Kyle

2009-01-01

390

Internationalising the University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"International" and "internationalisation" are two terms frequently used today in association with the university. In this paper I consider the way in which the notion of internationalisation connects to the contemporary university, which I have termed "Neo-liberal". I begin by outlining the main characteristics of the contemporary university and…

Harris, Suzy

2008-01-01

391

University minority engineering programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The agenda for a university minority program is examined. The purposes of the program are to recruit minority students into the engineering\\/science field, conduct a pre-college program for junior high students, and provide support for minority engineering students currently enrolled in the university. The focus will be on how a minority engineering program functions in a university setting. Programs such

M. Dakich

1993-01-01

392

Our Listless Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students in the best universities do not believe in anything, and those universities are doing nothing about it. The great questions--God, freedom, and immortality--hardly touch the young. The universities have no vision, no view of what a human being must know in order to be considered educated. (MLW)|

Bloom, Allan

1983-01-01

393

Situated University, Situated Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article argues that teaching as a situated, civic activity must be a core intellectual activity in the engaged metropolitan university. Situated writing provides the key pedagogy for the Chicago Civic Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an engaged public research university. The role of writing, or…

Feldman, Ann M.

2009-01-01

394

Universities and relevance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The extent to which criteria of relevance as determinants of the roles of universities are relevant, inconclusive, or irrelevant is discussed. The author, a vice-chancellor of the University of Malawi, suggests the role of the university is determined by the characteristics of the society it serves. Unfortunately, the model of relevance most…

Hunnings, Gordon

1976-01-01

395

Universe or multiverse?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent developments in cosmology and particle physics suggest there could be many other universes, with different physical constants and possibly even different laws. This proposal could explain the origin of our universe and why it is fine-tuned for the development of life. But are speculations about other universes that can never been seen, based on theories that may never be

Bernard Carr; George Ellis

2008-01-01

396

Universities and relevance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The extent to which criteria of relevance as determinants of the roles of universities are relevant, inconclusive, or irrelevant is discussed. The author, a vice-chancellor of the University of Malawi, suggests the role of the university is determined by the characteristics of the society it serves. Unfortunately, the model of relevance most…

Hunnings, Gordon

1976-01-01

397

The University and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the university's participation in scientific research, the author discusses the nature of that research at universities in Eastern and Western Europe and the USSR. In particular the university's research prioities, its coordination with outside research, its financing, and its staff workload are analyzed. (JH)

Matveev, A. N.

1973-01-01

398

Universal Design in Housing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Universal design in housing is a growing and beneficial concept. It is subtle in its differences from barrier-free, accessible, and industry standard housing. Accessibility standards and codes have not mandated universal design and do not apply to most housing. Universal design exceeds their minimum specifications for accessible design and results in homes that are usable by and marketable to almost

Ronald L. Mace

1998-01-01

399

Sierra University in Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sierra University was designed to promote the development of the mountain communities in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The university offers high school graduates an opportunity to pursue their studies in their home region, in order to stimulate economic development and contribute to social cohesion in the highlands area. The university is equipped…

Celis, Francisco Manuel Orozco

2003-01-01

400

Subject Guides at Dalhousie University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many academic libraries provide a range of scholarly guides to different disciplines. The librarians at the Dalhousie University Libraries have created this magical elixir of guides to subjects as diverse as medicine, civil engineering, writing, and computer science. Each guide contains a set of five or six sections that include Reference, Selected Books, Key Databases, Journals, and Recommended Websites. Some of the more specialized disciplines (such as medicine and law) have recommended resources designed for each step in the formal education process. All told, there are over 75 guides here that provide a much-needed first step in the research process to students, academics, and the generally curious. Visitors with expertise can also offer suggestions for resources they feel should be added to these thorough guides. [KMG

401

Disability and Adult Life: Dependence on Social Security among Former Students with Special Educational Needs in Their Late Twenties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article, by Jon Olav Myklebust from Volda University, Norway, presents analyses of social security dependence among students with special educational needs in Norway who at the start of upper secondary school had various disabilities--of a somatic, psychological and/or social nature. They were all educated in ordinary schools, in special or…

Myklebust, Jon Olav

2013-01-01

402

A Comparison of Rural and Urban Special Education Teacher Needs in Working with Children with Behavior Disorders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study compared the knowledge and skill levels of urban and rural special education teachers across 13 emotional and behavior disordered (EBD) competency areas. Fifty-eight graduate students enrolled in special education courses at California State University at Fresno completed the Emotionally and Behaviorally Disordered Teacher Competencies…

Iverson, Landa J.; Chavez, Janice A.

403

The Choice of Surgical Specialization by Medical Students and Their Syncopal History  

PubMed Central

Background The aim of the study was to assess whether medical students’ fainting outside the university or while witnessing surgical procedures and/or autopsies influenced their choice of a specialization. Materials and Methods The study group consisted of 605 medical students (from fourth to sixth year of study) from five medical universities in Poland (325 women, 212 men and 8 responders of an unspecified gender). The median age of subjects studied was 23 years, and the interquartile range was 23–24 years. The students at each university were chosen randomly by the author who worked there and had contact with them. An anonymous questionnaire was developed to gather information regarding demographics, the specialization which each student wanted to choose, the syncope occurrence in the medical history, the syncope and presyncope occurrence during surgery and autopsy as well as the syncopal events’ characteristics. Results The group of 15% of women and 30% of men declared to have pursued the surgical specialization (P<0.001), 29% of women and 56% of men declared the intention to pursue an invasive specialization (P<0.001). As many as 36.0% of women studied and 13.1% of men studied reported syncopal spells outside university (P<0.001). Only 41 students (6.8%) reported that syncope or presyncope in any studied circumstances had an impact on their specialization choice. The multivariate analysis showed that the choice of surgical specialization is related to the male gender and the absence of syncopal spells outside the university. Conclusions Syncopal and presyncopal spells may affect the professional choices of the medical students. The male gender and a lack of syncope occurrence outside operating room are related to the choice of surgical specialization.

Rudnicki, Jerzy; Zysko, Dorota; Kozlowski, Dariusz; Kuliczkowski, Wiktor; Kozluk, Edward; Lelonek, Malgorzata; Piatkowska, Agnieszka; Gajek, Jacek; Negrusz-Kawecka, Marta; Agrawal, Anil Kumar

2013-01-01

404

[Diagnostic protocol and special tests].  

PubMed

Diagnostic protocol and special tests to ionizing radiations have a preventive function in the medical surveillance of the exposed worker. This protocol must be provided with laboratory and special test assessing fitness for working at the risk of ionizing radiations. The health of workers must be compatible with working conditions and radiation risk. This healthiness of workers is evalued in the time to give an assessment fitness for working at ionizing radiations. For this purpose the basic diagnostic protocol must guarantee minimum information about state of organs and apparatus in addition to the normality of the metabolisms. The diagnostic protocol of the exposed worker to ionizing radiations must be adapted to the specific clinical situation so as to finally make a costs-benefits balance sheet. PMID:19288808

Bellia, M; Pennarola, R

405

Prostate Cancer in Special Populations  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Risk factors for prostate cancer have been discussed in detail in a previous chapter by Graham Giles (Chapter 1). As noted\\u000a by Giles, in addition to the important effect of family history, it is notable that the incidence of prostate cancer varies\\u000a substantially by ethnicity and nationality. This chapter explores these two factors in more detail, and focuses on special

William D. Foulkes; Julius Gudmundsson; Kári Stefánsson; Cezary Cybulski; Jan Lubi?ski; Sabrina Notte; Agnes B. Baffoe-Bonnie; Isaac J. Powell

406

Commentary: Indigenous Health Special Issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

This commentary highlights indigenous public health research from a special issue of the International Journal of Mental Health\\u000a and Addiction dealing with child maltreatment, mental health, substance abuse and gambling. We focus on the emerging and growing\\u000a research movement in Indigenous research through three important themes: 1) worldview and ethics; 2) culturally based research\\u000a methods; and 3) the need to

Lil Tonmyr; Cindy Blackstock

2010-01-01

407

Using Videogames in Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consideration has arisen on the use of video games as learning tools since they are deemed as active elements in classrooms.\\u000a New game technologies have helped creating alternative strategies to increase cognitive skills in the field of Special Education.\\u000a This paper describes our experience in video games design and in new forms of human-computer interaction addressed to develop\\u000a didactic games

José Luis González; Marcelino J. Cabrera; Francisco L. Gutiérrez

2007-01-01

408

Special relativity and theory of gravity via maximum symmetry and localization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Like Euclid, Riemann and Lobachevski geometries are on an almost equal footing, based on the principle of relativity of maximum\\u000a symmetry proposed by Professor Lu Qikeng and the postulate on invariant universal constants c and R, the de Sitter\\/anti-de Sitter (dS\\/AdS) special relativity on dS\\/AdS-space with radius R can be set up on an almost equal footing with Einstein’s special

Hanying Guo

2008-01-01

409

Future Technologies for Special Learners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article looks at ways technologies are likely to change education as a whole and then discusses what implications this has for students with disabilities. Five applications to watch are identified and include enhanced literacy education, conceptual math and science, scaffolding and universal design, online courses, and new dissemination…

Tinker, Robert

2001-01-01

410

Special Welding Technologies in Pipelines  

Microsoft Academic Search

The antigravitational welding processes are defined as the welding processes where the welding molten metal has the natural tendency to flow. The Welding Equipment and Technology researchers of Robotics and Welding Department of DUN?REA DE JOS UNIVERSITY FROM GALA?I- ROMANIA are working from 15 years on the field of antigravitational welding and performed theoretical and experimental activities. Experimental and industrial

Emil Costantin; Mihaela Iord?chescu

411

Discovering the Expanding Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Acknowledgments; Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Cosmological concepts at the end of the Middle Ages; 3. Nebulae as a new astronomical phenomenon; 4. On the construction of the Heavens; 5. Island universes turn into astronomical facts: a universe of galaxies; 6. The early cosmology of Einstein and de Sitter; 7. The dynamical universe of Friedmann; 8. Redshifts: how to reconcile Slipher and de Sitter?; 9. Lemaître discovers the expanding universe; 10. Hubble's contribution of 1929; 11. The breakthrough for the expanding universe; 12. Hubble's anger about de Sitter; 13. Robertson and Tolman join the game; 14. The Einstein-de Sitter universe; 15. Are Sun and Earth older than the universe?; 16. In search of alternative tracks; 17. The seed for the Big Bang; 18. Summary and Postscript; Appendix; References; Index.

Nussbaumer, Harry; Bieri, Lydia; Sandage, Foreword by Allan

2009-03-01

412

Towards the knowledge democracy? Knowledge production and the civic role of the university  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I ask whether the University has a special role to play in democratic societies. I argue that the modern University\\u000a can no longer lay claim to a research monopoly since nowadays research is conducted in many places outside of the University.\\u000a The University can, however, still lay claim to a kind of knowledge monopoly which has to

Gert Biesta

2007-01-01

413

77 FR 323 - Agency Information Collection (Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY...Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant, VA Form 26-4555. OMB Control...adapted housing or the special home adaptation grant. VA will use the data...

2012-01-04

414

Special issue: Structure, Disorder and Correlations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This special issue of physica status solidi (b) is a collection of articles covering a broad range of topics which are intensively investigated by current theoretical condensed matter physics. They include disorder and interaction, phase transitions and criticality, as well as transport properties. The contributions originate from the Workshop Modelling and Simulation in Molecular Systems, Mesoscopic Structures, and Material Science, held in Chemnitz, 21-23 April 2004. The workshop and this issue are dedicated to the 50th birthday of Professor Michael Schreiber, Chemnitz University of Technology, where he holds a chair in theory of disordered systems.Guest Editor of the present issue is Klaus Morawetz who is working both in Michael Schreiber's group in Chemnitz and at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden.On the cover we show the eigenfunction of the 3D Anderson model of localization at the metal-insulator transition. The sys-tem consists of 1113 = 1367631 sites at an energy E 0. The colours serve to enhance the legibility of spatial positions.

Morawetz, Klaus

2004-07-01

415

Quantized Fields and Particle Creation in Expanding Universes. I  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spin-0 fields of arbitrary mass and massless fields of arbitrary spin are considered. The equations governing the fields are the covariant generalizations of the special-relativistic free-field equations. The metric, which is not quantized, is that of a universe with an expanding (or contracting) Euclidean 3-space. The spin-0 field of arbitrary mass is quantized in the expanding universe by the canonical

Leonard Parker

1969-01-01

416

The role of university-based forensic clinics.  

PubMed

As forensic psychiatry and forensic psychology have grown and matured, the range of specialized services provided by each has expanded. In addition to traditional services such as forensic mental health assessments in criminal, family, and civil contexts, forensic specialists are now involved in delivering services in the community that include (in the criminal justice context) assessment for diversion into specialized probation or problem-solving courts, rehabilitation needs upon reentry (including specialized parole), and risk assessment for particular populations such as sexual offenders. Specialized forensic treatment services include those provided to clients under the jurisdiction of problem-solving courts or parole/probation. Similar specialized assessment and treatment services may be provided for juveniles. The nature of such service needs underscores the importance of the university-based forensic clinic as one source of specialized forensic services in the community. Such clinics are based in universities, directed by supervising faculty, and offer services provided in part by forensic trainees (psychiatric residents and forensic fellows; psychology doctoral students, interns, and post-doctoral fellows). The structure and operations of such clinics are described, with different models provided. Implications for specialized training, forensic practice, and research are discussed. PMID:23631922

Heilbrun, Kirk; Kelley, Sharon Messenheimer; Koller, Julie Present; Giallella, Christy; Peterson, Lindsey

2013-04-28

417

Space Sciences Education Program of Moscow State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main purpose of the space sciences education program developed in Moscow State University is to incorporate modern space research in the university and high education and popularize basics of space physics. The First Russian University Satellite "Universitetskiy-Tatyana" launched on January 20, 2005 formed a basis for development of a new approach to the space-physics education. The onboard scientific complex, as well as the mission control and information-receiving center, was designed and developed in Moscow State University. The scientific program of the mission includes measurements of space radiation in various energy ranges, and UV luminosity and lightening from the Earth. Educational materials are concentrated to upper high school, junior and senior university levels. There was developed a special computerized hands-on exercises based on the experimental quasi-realtime data obtained from "Universitetskiy-Tatyana" satellite and other internet resources. Students specialized in space physics from several Russian universities are involved in scientific work based on various scientific data. Moscow State University is now extending its space science education program by creation the electronic textbooks on remote sensing, space factors and materials study, satellite design and development, etc. "Space schools" for university teachers and students were held in 2004 - 2007. The main objective of these schools was to attract interest to space research. The mutual idea of these schools was to join forces of Moscow State University scientists, university teachers and students. For modern university world, it is very important to understand what skills future space scientists and space industry employees must be equipped with. The space sciences educational activity of Moscow State University is a non-profit project and is open for all interested parties.

Krasotkin, S.; Radchenko, V.; Zhuravlev, V.

2007-12-01

418

Special Homily given at Notre Dame’s mid-year graduation ceremony  

Microsoft Academic Search

Staff, family and friends and University supporters witnessed over 280 students graduating from The University of Notre Dame Australia’ Fremantle Campus at its mid-year graduation ceremony held on Sunday 26 July.\\u000aMany of those who attended the graduation also attended the special Graduation Mass which preceded the ceremony. Recently retired, Dean of Philosophy and Theology, Professor Peter Black was the

Michelle Ebbs

2009-01-01

419

7 CFR 810.1005 - Special grades and special grade requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Oats Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Bleached oats. Oats that in whole or in part, have been treated with...

2009-01-01

420

7 CFR 810.1005 - Special grades and special grade requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...STATES STANDARDS FOR GRAIN United States Standards for Oats Special Grades and Special Grade Requirements § 810...grades and special grade requirements. (a) Bleached oats. Oats that in whole or in part, have been treated with...

2010-01-01

421

Management of Special Tooling and Special Test Equipment Acquired on Major Weapon System Acquisition Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report reviews, summarizes and makes recommendations where improvements are needed in the management of special tooling and special test equipment. The four areas discussed in this report are: (1) Acquisition of data for Special Test Equipment; (2) I...

J. E. Crouter

1974-01-01

422

Book reviews special section: Intersexuality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Betwixt and betweenLessons From the Intersexed. By Suzanne J. Kessler. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998, X + 193 pages. Paper, $18.00.Teaching about intersexuality: A review of hermaphrodites speak! and a critique of introductory human sexuality textbooksHermaphrodites Speak! [Film]. Produced by the Intersex Society of North America. Available from ISNA, PO BOX 3070, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106, Fax: 734–994–7379,

Timothy Perper; Martha Cornog; BJ Rye; Margaret Schneider

2000-01-01

423

Bioinspired Surfaces with Special Wettability  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Biomimetic,research,indicates,that many,phenomena,regarding wettability in nature, such as the self-cleaning effect on a lotus leaf and cicada wing, the anisotropic dewetting behavior on a rice leaf, and striking superhydrophobic,force provided,by a water strider’s leg, are all related to the unique micro- and nanostructures on the surfaces. It gives us much,inspiration to realize special wettability on,functional,surfaces,through,the cooperation,between,the chemical composition and the

Taolei Sun; Lin Feng; Xuefeng Gao; Lei Jiang

2005-01-01

424

Special Frisbees Detect Ultraviolet Radiation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This experiment helps students understand that ultraviolet (UV) radiation is present in natural outdoor light and that the intensity of the light varies with season and time of day. After completing this activity, students will be able to demonstrate that UV radiation can be blocked or filtered by various substances. The page contains detailed background material, learning goals, alignment to national standards, grade level/time, details on materials and preparation, procedure, suggested extensions, assessment ideas, modifications for alternative learners, special notes, and an example lab report format.

2007-12-12

425

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This concise tutorial from the Physics Classroom explores a phenomenon thatis integral to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity. This phenomenonis known as "Relativistic Length Contraction" and occurs when "the length of objects moving at relativistic speeds undergo a contraction along the dimension of motion." This may seem complicated, but the animations included in this tutorial will help you understand this intriguing concept in no time. This a great visual resource to include in class, and is helpful for anyone seeking to understand the concept of relativistic length contraction.

2007-11-14

426

Welcome to the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A compliment to the Boston Museum of Science's exhibit, Welcome to the Universe is a "collection of web sites" aimed at teaching visitors about the Universe. Sites are organized into six categories: Patterns in the Sky, Size and Scale, Life Story of the Universe, Learning from Light, Additional Astronomy Resources, and Community Solar System. Each section provides a list of web sites and activities for hands-on learning.

427

Manual for the Use of the Universal Stage in Optical Crystallography.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Universal Stage is an accessory for a polarizing microscope useful in the determination of optical properties of organic and inorganic compounds. Detailed instructions are given for the mounting of crystals, centering the stage, etc. Specialized techn...

E. A. Whitman

1966-01-01

428

Kasetsart University in Thailand: An Analysis of Institutional Evolution and Development Impact,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In assessing the direct impacts of Kasetsart University on the agricultural sector and rural development in Thailand, the evaluation team selected 10 accomplishments for special attention. One outstanding impact has been through the work of the National C...

J. H. Eriksen J. L. Compton N. M. Konnerup H. D. Thurston G. Armstrong

1988-01-01

429

Explore the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The new online exhibit, Explore the Universe, is provided by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The site "presents the major discoveries that have given us our current scientific view of the universe, illustrates how the universe is taking shape and probes the mysteries that remain." The exhibit, which is especially interesting when viewed with necessary browsers and multimedia software, delves into the history of space exploration from Galileo and the earliest ideas about the universe to the digital technology of today. The visually stunning exhibit should be enjoyable to explore and offers people of all ages a great way to learn about the human need to know what lies beyond.

1994-01-01

430

Evacuation of institutionalized and specialized populations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this research was to assess the needs of organizations caring for institutional and specialized populations when faced with a threat or hazard requiring an evacuation. Individuals within specialized populations are unlike other victims of d...

B. M. Vogt

1990-01-01

431

32 CFR 22.320 - Special competitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AGREEMENTS-AWARD AND ADMINISTRATION Competition § 22.320 Special competitions. Some programs may be competed for programmatic or policy reasons among specific...education. All such special competitions shall be consistent with...

2013-07-01

432

36 CFR 331.11 - Special events.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE PROTECTION, USE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FALLS OF THE OHIO NATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA, KENTUCKY AND INDIANA § 331.11 Special events. (a) Special events including, but not limited to, water carnivals,...

2011-07-01

433

36 CFR 331.11 - Special events.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE PROTECTION, USE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FALLS OF THE OHIO NATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA, KENTUCKY AND INDIANA § 331.11 Special events. (a) Special events including, but not limited to, water carnivals,...

2012-07-01

434

29 CFR 785.31 - Special situations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...TO REGULATIONS HOURS WORKED Application of Principles Lectures, Meetings and Training Programs § 785.31 Special situations...are some special situations where the time spent in attending lectures, training sessions and courses of instruction is not...

2013-07-01

435

Symmetry as Bias: Rediscovering Special Relativity.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper describes a rational reconstruction of Einstein's discovery of special relativity, validated through an implementation: the Erlanger program. Einstein's discovery of special relativity revolutionized both the content of physics and the research...

M. R. Lowry

1992-01-01

436

49 CFR 213.239 - Special inspections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...TRANSPORTATION TRACK SAFETY STANDARDS Inspection § 213.239 Special inspections. In the event of fire, flood, severe storm, or other occurrence which might have damaged track structure, a special inspection shall be made of the track involved as...

2011-10-01

437

49 CFR 213.239 - Special inspections.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...TRANSPORTATION TRACK SAFETY STANDARDS Inspection § 213.239 Special inspections. In the event of fire, flood, severe storm, or other occurrence which might have damaged track structure, a special inspection shall be made of the track involved as...

2012-10-01

438

7 CFR 621.44 - Special studies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...INVESTIGATIONS AND SURVEYS Interagency Coordination § 621.44 Special studies. As designated, NRCS represents USDA on special study groups such as for the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program...

2013-01-01

439

38 CFR 6.12 - Special dividends.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT LIFE INSURANCE Dividends § 6.12 Special dividends. Any special U.S. Government Life Insurance dividend that may be declared...

2013-07-01

440

27 CFR 479.33 - Special exemption.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and Firearms BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION MACHINE GUNS, DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES, AND CERTAIN OTHER FIREARMS Special (Occupational) Taxes § 479.33 Special...

2011-04-01

441

Death of a Special Needs Child  

MedlinePLUS

... com Compassionate Friends Credit Card Contact Us Donate Death of a Special Needs Child When a child ... Needs Child Dies The grief that follows the death of a special-needs child comes not only ...

442

Role of Special Forces in Information Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis examines the role of the Special Forces Group in Information Operations. It focuses on providing information to the Joint Task Force planner and the Special Forces unit leaders. It provides the Joint Forces Commander and planner an understandi...

F. C. Gottschalk

2000-01-01

443

Joint Special Operations Targeting an Alternate Scheme.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Special Operations Forces (SOF) represent a significant combat multiplier for the theater commander throughout the spectrum of conflict. The Department of Defense's commitment to enhance our Special Operations capability has been demonstrated in the past ...

J. S. Roach

1989-01-01

444

12 CFR 327.11 - Special assessments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...assessment period of 2009. The special assessment paid by any institution shall not exceed 10 basis points times the institution's assessment base for the second quarter 2009 risk-based assessment. (b) Special assessments after...

2013-01-01

445

47 CFR 90.513 - Special provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Developmental Operation § 90.513...time, require a station engaged in developmental work to conduct special tests which are reasonable...

2011-10-01

446

47 CFR 90.513 - Special provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Developmental Operation § 90.513...time, require a station engaged in developmental work to conduct special tests which are reasonable...

2012-10-01

447

27 CFR 479.33 - Special exemption.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Firearms BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION MACHINE GUNS, DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES, AND CERTAIN OTHER FIREARMS Special (Occupational) Taxes § 479.33 Special...

2013-04-01

448

40 CFR 413.51 - Specialized definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Specialized definitions. 413.51 Section 413.51 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL... Coatings Subcategory § 413.51 Specialized definitions. For...m (âsq ftâ) shall mean the area processed expressed in square...

2012-07-01

449

Special Operations in the American Civil War.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study is a historical analysis of selected special operations missions in the American Civil War. The analysis is intended to determine if there are lessons to be learned from these operations that are applicable to present special operations forces....

A. M. Raper

1996-01-01

450

Use of Special Aids, United States, 1977.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Statistics are provided on the distribution and use of artificial limbs, braces, crutches, canes or walking sticks, special shoes, wheelcharis, walkers, and other special aids for getting around. The study is based on data collected in the National Health...

E. R. Black

1980-01-01

451

The Boltzmann equation in special and general relativity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Relativistic field equations for a gas in special and general relativity are determined from the Boltzmann equation. The constitutive equations are obtained from the Chapman-Enskog methodology applied to a relativistic model equation proposed by Anderson and Witting. Two applications in general relativity are considered: one refers to a gas in a homogeneous and isotropic Universe where irreversible processes are present during its evolution; in the other it is analyzed a gas under the influence of a spherically symmetrical non-rotating and uncharged source of the gravitational field.

Kremer, Gilberto M.

2012-11-01

452

Special Fuzzy Matrices for Social Scientists  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book introduces special classes of Fuzzy and Neutrosophic matrices. These special classes of matrices are used in the construction of multi-expert special fuzzy models using FCM, FRM and FRE and their Neutorosophic analogues (simultaneous or otherwise, according to ones need). Using the six basic models, we have constructed a multi-expert multi-model called the Super Special Hexagonal Fuzzy and Neutrosophic

W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy; Florentin Smarandache; K. Ilanthenral

2007-01-01

453

Special Spines of Piecewise Linear Manifolds  

Microsoft Academic Search

A class of so-called special polyhedra is defined for each n>1. The following theorems are proved:1. Every piecewise linear manifold M^{n+1} with boundary can be collapsed to some n-dimensional special polyhedron.2. The manifold M^{n+1} is uniquely determined by this special polyhedron.3. If n\\\\ge3, then any special polyhedron can be thickened to an \\\\left(n + 1\\\\right)-dimensional manifold.The author also gives applications

S. V. Matveev

1973-01-01

454

GPS Quasars as Special Blazars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we argue that the gigahertz peaked spectrum (GPS) quasars are special blazars, blazars in dense and dusty gas enviornment. The ROSAT detection rate of GPS quasars is similar to that of flat spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs), suggesting that the relativistic jets in GPS quasars are oriented at small angle to the line of sight. Due to strong inverse Compton scattering off infrared photons from dense and dusty nuclear interstellar media in GPS quasars, most of them may have significant soft gamma-ray and X-ray emission, which is consistent with ASCA X-ray observations. Because Compton cooling in GPS quasars is stronger than that in FSRQs, synchrotron emission in GPS quasars may less dominate over thermal emission of the accretion disk and hot dust, hence most GPS quasars show low optical polarization and small variability, consistent with observations. We suggest that it is the significant radio emission of electron/positron pairs produced by the interaction of gamma-rays with the dense gas and dust grains in GPS quasars that makes GPS quasars show steep radio spectra, low radio polarization, and relatively faint VLBI/VLBA cores. Whether GPS quasars are special blazars can be tested by gamma-ray observations with GLAST in the near future, with the detection rate of GPS quasars being similar to that of FSRQs.

Bai, J. M.; Lee, Myung Gyong

2005-06-01

455

Oscillating universe in the DGP braneworld  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With a method in which the Friedmann equation is written in a form such that evolution of the scale factor can be treated as that of a particle in a potential, we classify all possible cosmic evolutions in the DGP braneworld scenario with the dark radiation term retained. By assuming that the energy component is pressureless matter, radiation or vacuum energy, respectively, we find that in the matter or vacuum energy dominated case, the scale factor has a minimum value a0. In the matter dominated case, the big bang singularity can be avoided in some special circumstances, and there may exist an oscillating universe or a bouncing one. If the cosmic scale factor is in the oscillating region initially, the universe may undergo an oscillation. After a number of oscillations, it may evolve to the bounce point through quantum tunneling and then expand. However, if the universe contracts initially from an infinite scale, it can turn around and then expand forever. In the vacuum energy dominated case, there exists a stable Einstein static state to avoid the big bang singularity. However, in certain circumstances in the matter or vacuum energy dominated case, a new kind of singularity may occur at a0 as a result of the discontinuity of the scale factor. In the radiation dominated case, the universe may originate from the big bang singularity, but a bouncing universe which avoids this singularity is also possible.

Zhang, Kaituo; Wu, Puxun; Yu, Hongwei

2012-02-01

456

Proceedings for the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Evening Colleges on the Evening College: University and Community Relations (27th, Dallas, Texas, October 24-28, 1965).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Proceedings of the 1965 convention of the Association of University Evening Colleges contain a presentation on university and community relations as observed by the evening director at Loyola University of the South, a summary of discussion on the problems and prospects of evening divisions, discussion sessions on special interests (womens…

Desmond, Thomas J.

457

Special Education Administration at a Crossroads.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reviews availability, certification, and preparation of special education administrators, with an emphasis on their roles in maintaining a quality workforce in special education. Findings indicate a special education administrator shortage, a shift to on-the-job training, and the importance of administrative support in recruitment…

Lashley, Carl; Boscardin, Mary Lynn

2003-01-01

458

Special Education: A Career of Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identified factors that contributed toward the decision of 57 special educators from one metropolitan region of a southwestern state to initially pursue special education careers in addition to influences that contributed toward their decision to remain on the special education career path. Participants surveyed also provided…

Fish, Wade W.; Stephens, Tammy L.

2010-01-01

459

Special Education Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report focuses primarily on special education spending and services in Vermont from Fiscal Year 1990 through Fiscal Year 1998. It discusses Vermont's changes to its special education funding formula that resulted in the state providing 60 percent of special education funding to school districts. It also includes the first look at state…

Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.

460

Rethinking Special Education for a New Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book scrutinizes the education now being received by 6 million U.S. children with disabilities. It identifies the problems that currently beset special education, analyzes their causes, and suggests solutions. Chapters include: (1) "The Evolution of the Federal Role" (Tyce Palmaffy); (2) "Time To Make Special Education 'Special' Again" (Wade…

Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed.; Rotherham, Andrew J., Ed.; Hokanson, Charles R., Jr., Ed.

461

Developing special purpose simulators under Microsoft Windows  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the benefits of using Microsoft Windows to construct special purpose simulators. Microsoft Windows has several features which makes the development of special purpose simulators easier than ever before. The development of a special purpose simulator for the Irish Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is described. This simulator models the network fault location and repair procedure and assists the

Kieran L. Coughlan; Paul J. Nolan

1995-01-01

462

Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 19 chapters of this text on assessment in special education are divided into two parts. Part 1 discusses basic concepts in assessment in special education. Part 2 addresses the special education process by describing steps in the assessment continuum. Individual chapters examine the following topics: (1) an introduction to assessment; (2)…

Pierangelo, Roger; Giuliani, George A.

463

Bridging Transition for Beginning Special Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This mixed-method study provides an analysis of student teachers' transition from a dual licensed special and general education program into beginning special education teaching. This two-wave investigation highlights developmental stages during student teaching, differences in experiences between special and general education student teaching…

Wall-Marencik, Wendy

2012-01-01

464

Financial Performance of Specialized Cotton Farms.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Specialized cotton farms--those with at least 50 percent of the value of their production from cotton and with at least $40,000 in total production--had relatively high net returns compared with other specialized field crop farms in 1986. However, special...

M. Ahearn R. Dubman G. Hanson

1988-01-01

465

Coaches' Training the Special Olympics Way.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article describes the training provided prospective coaches of mentally retarded participants in Special Olympics at Special Olympics International Training Schools. Presentations on Special Olympics, mental retardation, athletic injury prevention, coaching techniques, and specific sports skills instruction are provided as well as direct…

Roswal, Glenn M.

1988-01-01

466

A Principal's Guide to Special Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book discusses special education for students with disabilities and the role of the principal in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. An introductory chapter lists strategies to assist principals in improving the working conditions of special education teachers, how a principal can be the chief advocate for the special education…

Bateman, David; Bateman, C. Fred

467

Special Education Teacher Burnout and ACT  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Special educators are a high risk group, prone to low job satisfaction, low self-efficacy, and increased stress and burnout. The attrition rate of special educators is particularly high, contributing to an overall shortage of qualified teachers throughout the United States. While the problems of special educators are widely discussed in the…

Emery, Debra W.; Vandenberg, Brian

2010-01-01

468

Special Help: Physical and Occupational Therapy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Special Parent/Special Child" describes the role of occupational and physical therapy in maximizing the potential of special needs children. Physical and occupational therapy are defined and the training and functions of therapists in each area are outlined. Also discussed are the goals of therapy programs in developing gross and…

Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne

1988-01-01

469

49 CFR 1244.7 - Special studies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Special studies. 1244.7 Section 1244.7 Transportation...PROPERTY-RAILROADS § 1244.7 Special studies. (a) Although routine submission...of the underlying waybills for special studies. (b) The Board may order the...

2012-10-01

470

49 CFR 1244.7 - Special studies.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Special studies. 1244.7 Section 1244.7 Transportation...PROPERTY-RAILROADS § 1244.7 Special studies. (a) Although routine submission...of the underlying waybills for special studies. (b) The Board may order the...

2011-10-01

471

Teacher Attrition and Special Education in Alaska.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined reasons for the high level of attrition among special education teachers in Alaska. A survey was sent to a stratified sample of 225 special educators in either remote, rural, or urban locations. Also surveyed were teachers who had removed their special education credentials and teachers who had moved out of state in 2001. A…

Starlings, Cable; McLean, Debbie; Moran, Patrick

472

Compositional Approach Applied to Loop Specialization  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY An optimizing compiler cannot generate one best code pattern for all input data. There is no 'one opti- mization fits all' inputs. To attain high performance for a large range of inputs, it is therefore desirable to resort to some kind of specialization. Data specialization significantly improves the performance delivered by the compiler-generated codes. Specialization is, however, limited by

Lamia Djoudi; Jean-thomas Acquaviva; Denis Barthou

2007-01-01

473

How does inflation depend upon the nature of fluids filling up the universe in brane world scenario?  

Microsoft Academic Search

By constructing different parameters which are able to give us the information about our universe during inflation, (specially at the start and the end of the inflationary universe) a brief idea of brane world inflation is given in this work. What will be the size of the universe at the end of inflation, i.e., how many times will it grow

Sudeshna Mukerji; Ritabrata Biswas; Nairwita Mazumder; Subenoy Chakraborty

2011-01-01

474

University Patent Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An analysis of problems relating to university patents today is presented, and a policy for the institution which addresses the issues that these problems present is suggested. Patenting the results of university research would not delay the publication of research and would provide a needed source of funding. (Author/MLW)|

Lachs, Phyllis S.

1984-01-01

475

Reeducation at Heidelberg University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Utilizes German archival records to illuminate crucial post-war events at Heidelberg University. The university became the focal point of attempts to define the theoretical and practical meaning of "geistige Umerziehung" (spiritual reeducation). Discusses the conflict between U.S. authorities and such esteemed German scholars as Karl Jaspers and…

Giles, Geoffrey J.

1997-01-01

476

Financing University Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the detailed mechanisms of the interplay of knowledge creation and economic growth have been discussed in great detail by endogenous growth theory, this paper is interested in assessing the role that universities play in the knowledge based economy. It does so at the example of best practice scenarios, as currently being undertaken by the University of Oxford, U.C. Berkeley,

Roya Ghafele

2012-01-01

477

Marketing University Outreach Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A collection of 12 essays and model program descriptions addresses issues in the marketing of university extension, outreach, and distance education programs. They include: (1) "Marketing and University Outreach: Parallel Processes" (William I. Sauser, Jr. and others); (2) "Segmenting and Targeting the Organizational Market" (Vaughan C. Judd);…

Foster, Ralph S., Jr., Ed.; And Others

478

Towards the Entrepreneurial University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article analyses the emergence and evolution of universities towards a more entrepreneurial model. The emergence of such a new entrepreneurial mission, incremental in relation to the more traditional and consolidated ones of education and research, determines the direct involvement of universities in the exploitation of research results, more intense collaborations with industry and involvement in regional economic development. It

Michela Lazzeroni; Andrea Piccaluga

2003-01-01

479

The plasma universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extrapolation of observed plasma densities, magnetic and electric field strengths, and energies in near-Earth and solar system plasmas to regions beyond the reach of spacecraft has led to the concept of a plasma universe. The importance of applying electromagnetism and plasma physics to the problem of radiogalaxy, galaxy, and star formation derives from the fact that the Universe is

A. L. Peratt

1989-01-01

480

The Pennsylvania State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Founded in 1855 as the Farmer's High School, the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) began as a small college in Centre County providing agricultural education to young men from regional farm families. Penn State became a land-grant university in 1863 following passage of the Morrill Act. Today, Penn State enrolls more than 83,000 students…

Burlingame, Philip J.; Dowhower, Andrea L.

2009-01-01

481

University HRD Programs. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This symposium is comprised of four papers on university human resource development (HRD) programs. "Passions for Excellence: HRD Graduate Programs at United States Universities" (K. Peter Kuchinke) presents an analysis of case studies that reveals convergent and divergent themes related to the genesis of programs and subsequent theoretical…

2002

482

University HRD Programs. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This symposium is comprised of four papers on university human resource development (HRD) programs. "Passions for Excellence: HRD Graduate Programs at United States Universities" (K. Peter Kuchinke) presents an analysis of case studies that reveals convergent and divergent themes related to the genesis of programs and subsequent theoretical…

2002

483

Life in the Universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Life in the Universe documents the largest gathering to date of experts in the exciting new field of exobiology. In 29 chapters, the book explores the whole question of the nature and distribution of life in the universe -- from the formation of planets to the origins of life on earth, the emergence of intelligence, and the future search for

John Billingham

1981-01-01

484

The inflationary universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The theory of the inflationary universe is discussed. The problems facing the standard big-bang model are described, including the horizon problem, the smoothness problem, and the flatness problem. The combination of grand unified theories and the standard picture explains the asymmetry of matter and antimatter in the universe, but raises the problem of monopoles and domain walls. How the inflationary

A. H. Guth; P. J. Steinhardt

1984-01-01

485

Universal Test Facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

A universal test facility (UTF) for Space Station Freedom is developed. In this context, universal means that the experimental rack design must be: automated, highly marketable, and able to perform diverse microgravity experiments according to NASA space station requirements. In order to fulfill these broad objectives, the facility's customers, and their respective requirements, are first defined. From these definitions, specific

Mike Laughery

1994-01-01

486

For Free Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is a shortened version of an inaugural professorial lecture given at the University of Greenwich on 19 January 2005 as an intervention in the debate at that time within that university and other English further and higher education institutions over the appropriate level of fees to charge in 2006. It anticipates the likely effects…

Ainley, Patrick

2005-01-01

487

[The University in Crisis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The university reflects the revolution in the world. Large numbers of "find out" students are not goal oriented and are affected by malaise; many approve of the use of violence in certain situations. Part of the revolution must be accepted and part rejected. The university is extremely vulnerable to violence and, unless it is contained, American…

Abram, Morris B.

488

Modelling University Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Twentieth century governance models used in public universities are subject to increasing doubt across the English-speaking world. Governments question if public universities are being efficiently governed; if their boards of trustees are adequately fulfilling their trust obligations towards multiple stakeholders; and if collegial models of…

Trakman, Leon

2008-01-01

489

The Expanding Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity demonstrates with balloons the expansion of the universe. Distances between points on the balloon are meausred as the balloon expands, showing how all are getting farther apart. After the activity the students are asked questions about the universe's expansion.

Slater, Tim P.

2004-07-16

490

Our Heirarchical Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site discusses several hot topic questions in the astronomy world. For example, the expansion of the universe, dark matter, and how did giant superstructures form out of a smooth universe. There are many pictures and movie clips interspersed throughout the website.

Norman, Michael

2005-04-25

491

Astronomy and the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With three levels to choose from on each page - beginner, intermediate or advanced - this site provides links to webpages that share information that relates to every element of the universe, like the cosmos, star dust, and planets. The information is shared in a clear and interesting way, with updated news and even universe maps.

2001-08-08

492

For Free Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is a shortened version of an inaugural professorial lecture given at the University of Greenwich on 19 January 2005 as an intervention in the debate at that time within that university and other English further and higher education institutions over the appropriate level of fees to charge in 2006. It anticipates the likely effects…

Ainley, Patrick

2005-01-01

493

Creation of the universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Philosophical aspects of current cosmological theories are explored in an introduction for general readers. Chapters are devoted to the physical implications of an ancient Chinese story, expansion without a center, the age of the universe, the finiteness or infiniteness of space, visible and invisible matter, the birth of order from chaos, and the thermal history of the universe. Consideration is

Li Zhi Fang; Shu Xian Li

1989-01-01

494

The corporate university model for continuous learning, training and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the emerging model of “corporate university” (CU) for continuous learning in the corporate world. With specially tailored training, CUs aim at improving the productivity and skills of employees using the latest advances in information and telecommunication technology. Training in this model particularly is more responsive to corporate needs than other learning intervention methods and adds value to

Akram A. El-Tannir

2002-01-01

495

Encounters between Immigrant Students and U.S. Urban Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intention of this article is to gain an in depth understanding of immigrants' experiences and their encounters with institutions of higher education, focusing on the nature of academic barriers and students' coping strategies in response to them. The situation of undocumented students, both in and out of universities, will receive special attention. Findings are based on a 2006 survey

Maria Natalicia Rocha-Tracy

2009-01-01

496

The Undergraduate Biomechanics Experience at Iowa State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper discusses the objectives of a program in biomechanics--the analysis of sports skills and movement--and the evolution of the biomechanics program at Iowa State University. The primary objective of such a course is to provide the student with the basic tools necessary for adequate analysis of human movement, with special emphasis upon…

Francis, Peter R.

497

Macquarie University introduces new courses for the minerals industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Macquarie University will introduce two new developments in 1974 for students planning to work in the minerals industry. One is a minerals industry specialization within the existing diploma and masters programs in business administration, and the other is a diploma of geoscience. The new programs will be sponsored by the School of Earth Sciences and the business administration staff in

Anonymous

1973-01-01

498

Delivering a New Library Building at James Cook University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines how one university, serving isolated rural settlements and small, remote island communities, built a school library capable of serving the special needs of its exceptionally diverse student population as a learning center. Design goals, facility operations, and building assessment are also discussed. (GR)

Dews, Ted; Clark, Judith

2000-01-01

499

Research Data Services at Singapore Management University : Engagement Summary Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order for Singapore Management University to provide essential support to its researchers and remain competitive with peer institutions, the Li Ka Shing Library at SMU should initiate a distinct research data services function that provides, at minimum, identification and dissemination of data resources, instruction in finding and using data, and some technical assistance with the use of specialized software.

Terrence B. Bennett

2010-01-01

500

Explaining Universal Color Categories Through a Constrained Acquisition Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Color categories enjoy a special status among human perceptual categories as they exhibit a remarkable cross-cultural similarity. Many scholars have explained this universal character as being the result of an innate representation or an innate developmental program which all humans share. We will critically assess the available evidence, which is at best controversial, and we will suggest an alternative account

Tony Belpaeme; Joris Bleys

2005-01-01