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  1. Anna Abridges "Masha."

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    Crago, Hugh

    1989-01-01

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

  2. Anna Abridges "Masha."

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    Crago, Hugh

    1989-01-01

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

  3. Development and validation of an abridged measure of organizational justice.

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    Hansen, Anne M; Byrne, Zinta S; Kiersch, Christa E

    2013-01-01

    In this 3-Study article, the authors present an abridged version of Colquitt's (2001) 20-item measure of organizational justice. In Study 1, using a sample of 278 undergraduate students, they applied a systematic scale-reduction technique to determine which items should remain in the abridged scale. In Study 2 and 3, using two separate field samples (N = 173, N = 517; respectively) they provide construct, convergent, and discriminant validity evidence in support of the abridged scale. Their results provide evidence that the abridged version of Colquitt's measure maintains the psychometric quality of the original full scale and, therefore, can be used in its place.

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

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    Annichiarico, Mark

    1996-01-01

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

  5. Children's use of anatomically detailed dolls to recount an event.

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    Goodman, G S; Aman, C

    1990-12-01

    The use of anatomically detailed dolls in child sexual abuse investigations has raised several controversial issues related to important theoretical questions in developmental psychology. The present study was designed to examine some of these issues in a methodologically sound experiment. 80 3- and 5-year-old children experienced a social interaction with a male confederate and were later tested under 1 of 4 recall conditions: reenactment with anatomically detailed dolls, reenactment with regular dolls, free recall with visual cues, or free recall without visual cues. The children were also asked a variety of specific and misleading questions, some of them dealing with acts associated with abuse ("He took your clothes off, didn't he?"). Both anatomically detailed and regular dolls along with other props aided 5-year-olds more than 3-year-olds in recounting the event. To use increased rather than decreased age differences. Anatomically detailed dolls did not foster false reports of abuse. Overall, 3-year-olds were more suggestible than 5-year-olds. The findings have implications for children's testimony in child abuse cases and for psychological theories concerning the effects of stimulus support on children's memory.

  6. Marine Structural Steel Toughness Data Bank (Abridged Edition)

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    1990-08-31

    August 28, 1991 SR-1311 MARINE STRUCTURAL STEEL TOUGHNESS DATA BANK (ABRIDGED EDITION) A substantial amount of toughness data for commonly used marine... steels is available to ship designers. The information, however, did not exist in a comprehensive database that users could access. The Ship Structure...Committee recognized the need for a conve -ent source of materials design data and sponsored the development of the Marine Structural Steel Toughness

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

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    HOLDEN,N.E.

    2007-08-01

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

  8. A Fluorescent Marking and Re-count Technique Using the Invasive Earthworm, Pontoscolex corethrurus (Annelida: Oligochaeta)

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    Grizelle Gonzalez; Elianid Espinoza; Zhigang Liu; Xiaoming. Zou

    2006-01-01

    We used a fluorescence technique to mark and re-count the invasive earthworm, Pontoscolex corethrurus from PVC tubes established in a forest and a recently abandoned pasture in Puerto Rico to test the effects of the labeling treatment on earthworm population survival over time. A fluorescent marker was injected into the earthworms in the middle third section of the...

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2005-01-01

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

  11. [Abridged version of the severe impairment battery (SIB)].

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    Hugonot-Diener, Laurence; Verny, Marc; Devouche, Emmanuel; Saxton, Judy; Mecocci, Patrizia; Boller, François

    2003-12-01

    Until recently, severe dementia has received little attention on the part of clinicians and researchers. Yet, it represents a major problem from the point of view of Public Health because it is always accompanied by marked functional impairment with, in addition, frequent psychiatric and behavioural problems. These deficits are associated with impairment in activities of daily living that result in marked loss of autonomy and lead inevitably to the need to seek outside assistance, at least on a part-time basis. The arrival of new drugs with a potential to palliate some of the symptoms makes the assessment of severe dementia even more important. The Severe Impairment Battery (SIB) has been proposed in 1990 in order to evaluate the cognitive abilities of patients for whom standard cognitive measures are no longer adapted. Its purpose was to analyze different cognitive domains, based on the residual capacities of these patients. It evaluates the following domains: social interaction, orientation, attention, language, memory, praxis, constructional abilities and visuo spatial functions. The original SIB consisted of 51 items with a maximum score of 152. The battery was later shortened with a score of 133 and later 100. The latter version, which included 40 items, has been validated and published in France by Boller et al. However, clinical experience suggests that even this version is too long and includes some redundancies. We have therefore prepared an abridged version, which only includes 26 items with a maximum score of 50. It can be administered in 10 to 15 minutes. The selection was based mainly on clinical experience. We wanted to keep all of the domains included in the original version. Finally the selection was justified by a factorial analysis. The present version is based on a consensus reached by an US and Italian research group, in addition to ours.

  12. Deep Brain Stimulation Salvages a Flourishing Dental Practice: A Dentist with Essential Tremor Recounts his Experience

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    Giacopuzzi, Guy; Lising, Melanie

    2016-01-01

    In recounting his experience with deep brain stimulation (DBS), a practicing dentist challenged with long-standing bilateral essential tremor of the hands shares insights into his diagnosis, treatments, and ultimately successful DBS surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, CA, USA. Now nearly one year after his surgery, his practice continues to flourish and he encourages others in his profession to consider the possibility of DBS as a definitive treatment for tremors of the hand, which may salvage their practice. PMID:27909628

  13. The Tenth Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification "...and Children's Room/School Library Collections"

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    Chan, Lois Mai

    1973-01-01

    The tenth abridged edition (1971) of the Dewey Decimal Classification represents, in addition to the updating of the system, many structural improvements which render the system a more workable one, especially for children's room and school library collections. (2 references) (Author)

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

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    2010-01-01

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

  15. A Historical Recount: Discovering Menière's Disease and Its Association With Migraine Headaches.

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    Moshtaghi, Omid; Sahyouni, Ronald; Lin, Harrison W; Ghavami, Yaser; Djalilian, Hamid R

    2016-09-01

    In evaluating the historical context of the first description of Menière's disease, its association with migraine headaches is compelling. We have outlined the events and observations of Prosper Menière, which led him to establish a link between migraine headaches and his eponymous disease. Prosper Menière's original French writings were translated by our group and used to recount his observations and thoughts. Miles Atkinson's English translations were used as a reference. Additional otological texts of the era were also reviewed as it relates to Menière's disease. Prosper Menière wrote a series of four articles 1 year before his death. In one of these articles, he makes references to migraine headaches on several occasions. These original writings were analyzed, and the physical findings he described were interpreted based on their relation to migraine headaches. The passages in his published articles provide historical insight into Menière's observations. His writings describe in detail symptoms of migraine headaches uniquely evident in his patient population. Through his observations, he recognized that in addition to exhibiting symptoms of tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo his patients also suffered from migraine headaches. Although his colleagues discounted Menière's theory concerning migraine headaches, he continued to make deductive inferences and publish his findings, leading to the association of migraine headaches and Menière's disease. Today, this association continues to be debated, adding to Prosper Menière's legacy.

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  17. The Construction and Validation of an Abridged Version of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ-Short)

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    Hoekstra, Rosa A.; Vinkhuyzen, Anna A. E.; Wheelwright, Sally; Bartels, Meike; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Posthuma, Danielle; van der Sluis, Sophie

    2011-01-01

    This study reports on the development and validation of an abridged version of the 50-item Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ), a self-report measure of autistic traits. We aimed to reduce the number of items whilst retaining high validity and a meaningful factor structure. The item reduction procedure was performed on data from 1,263 Dutch students and…

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    2007-07-01

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

  20. Assessment of nutritional status using abridged scored patient-generated subjective global assessment in cancer patient.

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    Shahvazi, Simin; Onvani, Shokouh; Heydari, Marziyeh; Mehrzad, Valiollah; Nadjarzadeh, Azadeh; Fallahzadeh, Hosseyn

    2017-01-01

    Malnutrition is a common problem among cancer patients, usually occurs due to poor appetite, low food intake, and changes in body metabolism. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in patients receiving chemotherapy on an outpatient basis. This cross-sectional study conducted on 300 cancer patients referred to hospital. The prevalence of malnutrition among patients was assessed using the abridged scored patient-generated subjective global assessment (abPG-SGA) standard questionnaire. Moreover, patient's weight and 24 h dietary recall were measured. Descriptive statistics were used to present characteristics of patients and dietary recalls. For revealing the correlation, Spearman correlation was used. The average abPG-SGA score was 7.6 (standard deviation [SD] = 5.4) and 60.7% of patients were malnourished and required nutritional intervention. Patients mean age and mean duration of illness were 54.2 (SD = 14.7(years, 25 months, respectively. The most common complaint of patients included fatigue (51.3%), anorexia (43.3%), and dry mouth (41%). Reduction in food intake in past month was reported by 41.7% of patients. According to the high prevalence of cancers and increasing growth of them in recent years with regard to outpatient treatment development for cancer patients, using the abPG-SGA standard questionnaire by nutritionist or nurses can be effective to detect malnourished patients and reduce complications caused by disease.

  1. Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contracture: an abridged republication of a Cochrane Systematic Review.

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    Harvey, Lisa A; Katalinic, Owen M; Herbert, Robert D; Moseley, Anne M; Lannin, Natasha A; Schurr, Karl

    2017-04-01

    Is stretch effective for the treatment and prevention of contractures in people with neurological and non-neurological conditions? A Cochrane Systematic Review with meta-analyses of randomised trials. People with or at risk of contractures. Trials were considered for inclusion if they compared stretch to no stretch, or stretch plus co-intervention to co-intervention only. The stretch could be administered in any way. The outcome of interest was joint mobility. Two sets of meta-analyses were conducted with a random-effects model: one for people with neurological conditions and the other for people with non-neurological conditions. The quality of evidence supporting the results of the two sets of meta-analyses was assessed using GRADE. Eighteen studies involving 549 participants examined the effectiveness of stretch in people with neurological conditions, and provided useable data. The pooled mean difference was 2 deg (95% CI 0 to 3) favouring stretch. This was equivalent to a relative change of 2% (95% CI 0 to 3). Eighteen studies involving 865 participants examined the effectiveness of stretch in people with non-neurological conditions, and provided useable data. The pooled standardised mean difference was 0.2 SD (95% CI 0 to 0.3) favouring stretch. This translated to an absolute mean increase of 1 deg (95% CI 0 to 2) and a relative change of 1% (95% CI 0 to 2). The GRADE level of evidence was high for both sets of meta-analyses. Stretch does not have clinically important effects on joint mobility. [Harvey LA, Katalinic OM, Herbert RD, Moseley AM, Lannin NA, Schurr K (2017) Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contracture: an abridged republication of a Cochrane Systematic Review. Journal of Physiotherapy 63: 67-75]. Copyright © 2017 Australian Physiotherapy Association. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. A Comparison of Compliance and Aspirational Accreditation Models: Recounting a University's Experience with Both a Taiwanese and an American Accreditation Body

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    Cheng, Nellie S.

    2015-01-01

    Despite the widespread adoption of accreditation processes and the belief in their effectiveness for improving educational quality, the search for good accreditation practices remains a critical issue. This article recounts one university's experiences when simultaneously undergoing the accreditation processes of both the Middle States Commission…

  3. A Comparison of Compliance and Aspirational Accreditation Models: Recounting a University's Experience with Both a Taiwanese and an American Accreditation Body

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    Cheng, Nellie S.

    2015-01-01

    Despite the widespread adoption of accreditation processes and the belief in their effectiveness for improving educational quality, the search for good accreditation practices remains a critical issue. This article recounts one university's experiences when simultaneously undergoing the accreditation processes of both the Middle States Commission…

  4. Gender and Ethnicity Differences on the Abridged Big Five Circumplex (AB5C) of Personality Traits: A Differential Item Functioning Analysis

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    Mitchelson, Jacqueline K.; Wicher, Eliza W.; LeBreton, James M.; Craig, S. Bartholomew

    2009-01-01

    The current study evaluates the measurement precision of the Abridged Big Five Circumplex (AB5C) of personality traits by identifying those items that demonstrate differential item functioning by gender and ethnicity. Differential item functioning is found in 33 of 45 (73%) of the AB5C scales, across gender and ethnic groups (Caucasian vs. African…

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

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    Moulton, Gary E.

    2003-01-01

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

  6. Effectiveness of group versus individual cognitive-behavioral therapy in patients with abridged somatization disorder: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Moreno, Sergio; Gili, Margalida; Magallón, Rosa; Bauzá, Natalia; Roca, Miquel; Del Hoyo, Yolanda Lopez; Garcia-Campayo, Javier

    2013-01-01

    To evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of a cognitive-behavioral program for patients in primary care units who were diagnosed as having abridged somatization disorder. A multicenter, randomized controlled trial was designed. One hundred sixty-eight patients were recruited from 29 primary care units and randomly assigned to one of three arms: treatment as usual (TAU), individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group CBT. Somatic symptoms were measured using the Screening for Somatoform Disorders and the Severity of Somatic Symptoms scale. The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale were used to assess the severity of anxiety and depression. Individual CBT achieves greater changes in the Screening for Somatoform Disorders posttreatment compared with group CBT (mean [95% confidence interval], 14.17 [11.9-16.3] versus 11.63 [9.4-13.7], p < .001). These improvements were observed at 6 and 12 months (p < .001 and p < .001, respectively). For individual CBT versus TAU, the number-needed-to-treat was 8, whereas for group CBT versus TAU, the number-needed-to-treat was 9. Individual CBT treatment resulted in lower anxiety scores compared with group CBT and TAU (7.33 [5.4-9.2] versus 11.47 [9.4-13.9] versus 13.07 [10.9-15.2], p < .001) posttreatment. Individual CBT and group CBT were associated with sustained benefits at 12-month follow-up compared with TAU (8.6 [6.6-10.6] versus 9.28 [7.2-11.2] versus 16.2 [13.9-18.5], p < .001). Depressive symptoms were lower for individual CBT posttreatment than for TAU (6.96 [5.3-8.6] versus 10.87-12.7], p < .01). CBT in individual and group settings results in significant improvements in somatic symptoms among patients with somatoform abridged disorder compared with TAU. Individual CBT results in greater posttreatment improvements at 6-month and 12-month follow-ups. current controlled trials identifier ISRCTN69944771.

  7. Ecstasy: Intimacy Abridged.

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    Schlozman, Steven C.

    2002-01-01

    Describes the effects and risks of the use of the illegal drug Ecstasy among adolescents to enhance feelings of intimacy. Suggests how teachers can help prevent their students from using the drug. (PKP)

  8. The abridged patient-generated subjective global assessment is a useful tool for early detection and characterization of cancer cachexia.

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    Vigano, Antonio L; di Tomasso, Jonathan; Kilgour, Robert D; Trutschnigg, Barbara; Lucar, Enriqueta; Morais, José A; Borod, Manuel

    2014-07-01

    Cancer cachexia (CC) is a syndrome characterized by wasting of lean body mass and fat, often driven by decreased food intake, hypermetabolism, and inflammation resulting in decreased lifespan and quality of life. Classification of cancer cachexia has improved, but few clinically relevant diagnostic tools exist for its early identification and characterization. The abridged Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (aPG-SGA) is a modification of the original Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment, and consists of a four-part questionnaire that scores patients' weight history, food intake, appetite, and performance status. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the aPG-SGA is associated with both features and clinical sequelae of cancer cachexia. In this prospective cohort study, 207 advanced lung and gastrointestinal cancer patients completed the following tests: aPG-SGA, Edmonton Symptom Assessment System, handgrip strength, a complete blood count, albumin, apolipoprotein A and B, and C-reactive protein. Ninety-four participants with good performance status as assessed by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status completed additional questionnaires and underwent body composition testing. Of these, 68 patients tested for quadriceps strength and completed a 3-day food recall. Multivariable regression models revealed that higher aPG-SGA scores (≥9 vs 0 to 1) are significantly associated (P<0.05) with the following: unfavorable biological markers of cancer cachexia, such as higher white blood cell counts (10.0 vs 6.7×10(9)/L; lower hemoglobin (115.6 vs 127.7 g/L), elevated C-reactive protein (42.7 vs 18.2 mg/L [406.7 vs 173.3 nmol/L]); decreased anthropometric and physical measures, such as body mass index (22.5 vs 27.1); fat mass (14.4 vs 26.0 kg), handgrip (24.7 vs 34.9 kg) and leg strength; an average 12% greater length of hospital stay; a dose reduction in chemotherapy; and increased mortality. Given its association with

  9. Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting

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    Depew, David J.

    2010-05-01

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

  10. Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting

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    Depew, David J.

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Darwinian Controversies: An Historiographical Recounting

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    Depew, David J.

    2010-01-01

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

  12. Apologia of St. Ignatius Loyola's Cura Personalis: Brigham Young University's Positive Behavior Support Initiative Compared to the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School's 7th and 8th Grade Literacy Program: A Qualitative Analysis (Abridgment)

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    McBath, Gabrielle L.

    2013-01-01

    The following is an abridged version of the author's original Master's thesis written in 2008 for LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. This qualitative, structural, comparison determined if twelve Character Education studies of Brigham Young University, specifically the Positive Behavioral Support Initiative, assessed the same literacy program…

  13. Structural validity of a 16-item abridged version of the Cervantes Health-Related Quality of Life scale for menopause: the Cervantes Short-Form Scale.

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    Coronado, Pluvio J; Borrego, Rafael Sánchez; Palacios, Santiago; Ruiz, Miguel A; Rejas, Javier

    2015-03-01

    The Cervantes Scale is a specific health-related quality of life questionnaire that was originally developed in Spanish to be used in Spain for women through and beyond menopause. It contains 31 items and is time-consuming. The aim of this study was to produce an abridged version with the same dimensional structure and with similar psychometric properties. A representative sample of 516 postmenopausal women (mean [SD] age, 57 [4.31] y) seen in outpatient gynecology clinics and extracted from an observational cross-sectional study was used. Item analysis, internal consistency reliability, item-total and item-dimension correlations, and item correlation with the 12-item Medical Outcomes Study Short Form Health Survey Version 2.0 were studied. Dimensional and full-model confirmatory factor analyses were used to check structure stability. A threefold cross-validation method was used to obtain stable estimates by means of multigroup analysis. The scale was reduced to a 16-item version, the Cervantes Short-Form Scale, containing four main dimensions (Menopause and Health, Psychological, Sexuality, and Couple Relations), with the first dimension composed of three subdimensions (Vasomotor Symptoms, Health, and Aging). Goodness-of-fit statistics were better than those of the extended version (χ(2)/df = 2.493; adjusted goodness-of-fit index, 0.802; parsimony comparative fit index, 0.749; root mean standard error of approximation, 0.054). Internal consistency was good (Cronbach's α = 0.880). Correlations between the extended and the reduced dimensions were high and significant in all cases (P < 0.001; r values ranged from 0.90 for Sexuality to 0.969 for Vasomotor Symptoms). The Cervantes Scale can be reduced to a 16-item abridged version (Cervantes Short-Form Scale) that maintains the original dimensional structure and psychometric properties. At 51% of the original length, this version can be administered faster, making it especially suitable for routine medical practice.

  14. Cognitive-behaviour therapy for patients with Abridged Somatization Disorder (SSI 4,6) in primary care: a randomized, controlled study

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    Magallón, Rosa; Gili, Margalida; Moreno, Sergio; Bauzá, Natalia; García-Campayo, Javier; Roca, Miquel; Ruiz, Yolanda; Andrés, Eva

    2008-01-01

    Background Somatoform disorders are characterized by the presence of multiple somatic symptoms without an organic cause that completely explains their symptoms. These patients generate a high cost in health services. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of a cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) programme, administered in group and individual formats in primary care for patients who are diagnosed with abridged somatization disorder. Method/design Design: Multicentre, randomized, controlled trial involving 3 groups, one of which is the control group consisting of standardized recommended treatment for somatization disorder in primary care (Smith's norms) and the 2 others, the intervention groups, consisting of cognitive-behavioural therapy (10 sessions) administered in individual format (intervention group 1) or in group format (intervention group 2). Setting: 29 primary care health centres in the province of Zaragoza and 3 primary care health centres in the province of Mallorca, Spain. Sample: N = 204 patients, (68 in each of the three groups), aged 18–65 years, able to understand and read Spanish, who fulfil Escobar's criteria of Abridgged Somatization Disorder (SSI 4,6), stable with pharmacotherapy over the previous month, and who will remain stable for the next 3 months in the doctor's opinion, having signed informed consent. Intervention: Control group: Standardized recommended treatment for somatization disorder in primary care (Smith's norms). Intervention group: 10 weekly sessions of CBT, following a protocol designed by Prof. Escobar's group at UMDNJ, USA. There are 2 different treatment conditions: individual and group format. Measurements: Survey on the use of health services, number and severity of somatic symptoms, anxiety, depression, quality of life and clinical global impression. The interviewers will not know which group the patient belongs to (blind). The assessments will be carried out at baseline, post-treatment, 6 months and 12

  15. [Pie]: Re-Count and Recall

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    Scott, Paul

    2008-01-01

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

  16. Recounting the History of the Albatross Award

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    Knauss, John; Lill, Gordon; Maxwell, Arthur

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

  17. Global Aerospace Industries: Rapid Changes Ahead? (Abridged)

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    2012-04-30

    Rational Actor (pure microeconomics ) 2. Organizational Behavior (or bureaucratic process) 3. Governmental Politics 6 KC-X POSTCRIPT...standard models of organizational behavior , including those found in Allison and Zelikow (1999): Model I (Chapter 1) posits decisions by a unitary...rational actor; Model II (Chapter 3, organization behavior ) is about action taken within a bureaucracy, following established rules and processes; and

  18. Literature of the American Indian. Abridged Edition.

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    Sanders, Thomas E.; Peek, Walter W.

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

  19. Abridged Technique for Precise Implant Angulation

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

    2015-01-01

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

  20. Literature of the American Indian. Abridged Edition.

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    Sanders, Thomas E.; Peek, Walter W.

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

  1. A Recount of Sunspot Groups on Staudach's Drawings

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    Svalgaard, Leif

    2017-01-01

    We have examined the more than 1100 drawings of the solar disk made by the German amateur astronomer Johann Caspar Staudach during 1749 - 1799 and counted the spots on each image. Using the modern perception of how to group spots into active regions, we regrouped the spots as a modern observer would. The resulting number of groups was found to be higher on average by 25 % than the first count of groups performed by Wolf in 1857, which was used by Hoyt and Schatten ( Solar Phys. 181, 491, 1998) in their construction of the group sunspot number. Compared to other observers at the time, Staudach's drawings have a very low average number, about two, of spots per group, possibly indicating an inferior telescope that probably suffered from spherical and chromatic aberration, as would be typical of amateur telescopes of the day. We have initiated an ongoing project aiming at observing sunspots with antique telescopes having similar defects in order to determine the factor necessary to bring the Staudach observations onto a modern scale.

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

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    Flam, F

    1993-01-22

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

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

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    Shulman, Lee S.

    2007-01-01

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

  4. Ironic effects of emotion suppression when recounting distressing memories.

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    Dalgleish, Tim; Yiend, Jenny; Schweizer, Susanne; Dunn, Barnaby D

    2009-10-01

    Theories of ironic mental control posit that under conditions in which effortful control is compromised, for example, in laboratory manipulations of mental load or in those suffering from clinical levels of negative affect, attempts to suppress negative emotions can lead to a paradoxical increase in such feelings, relative to conditions in which no suppression is attempted. In line with this, we showed that high negative affect participants, when asked to suppress (downregulate) their negative feelings while writing about a distressing personal memory, exhibited an ironically greater increase in negative emotions compared with a no-instruction condition, in contrast to low negative affect controls who were able to suppress their emotions. Comparable ironic effects were not associated with instructions to experience emotions. This first demonstration of ironic effects of emotion suppression in response to personal material in those with emotional problems sheds light into how certain emotion regulation strategies may maintain and exacerbate such conditions.

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

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    Hervás, Javier

    2014-05-01

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

  6. Benzene-induced Cancers: Abridged History and Occupational Health Impact

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    HUFF, JAMES

    2012-01-01

    Benzene-induced cancer in humans was first reported in the late 1920s. Carcinogenesis findings in animals were not reported conclusively until 1979. Industry exploited this “discrepancy” to discredit the use of animal bioassays as surrogates for human exposure experience. The cardinal reason for the delay between first recognizing leukemia in humans and sought-after neoplasia in animals centers on poor design and conduct of experimental studies. The first evidence of carcinogenicity in animals manifested as malignant tumors of the zymbal glands (sebaceous glands in the ear canal) of rats, and industry attempted to discount this as being irrelevant to humans, as this organ is vestigial and not present per se in humans. Nonetheless, shortly thereafter benzene was shown to be carcinogenic to multiple organ sites in both sexes of multiple strains and multiple species of laboratory animals exposed via various routes. This paper presents a condensed history of the benzene bioassay story with mention of benzene-associated human cancers. PMID:17718179

  7. HOMA: Israel’s National Missile Defense Strategy (Abridged Version)

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    2007-11-02

    metaphor: —hitting a bullet with another bullet.“ 14 —A New Threat to the Arrow,“ Ha‘Aretz 15 October 1995, p. B1 . Available from http://www.fas.org...weapons (like anthrax and aflatoxin ) and 50 of which contained nerve gas agents (like sarin and binary chemicals); later it was revealed that Iraq had...October 1995, p. B1 . Available from http://www.fas.org/news/israel/nes95199.htm. Accessed 1 November 2000. Nir, Aryeh and Yosef Eshkol, States of

  8. Abridged Procedural Guide to Aircrew Anthropometric Accommodation Assessment

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    1993-04-14

    headbox , and head. Also, the slope of a canopy or overhead panels will affect clearance measurements as the seat is moved through its range, especially...seat aircraft with canopy piercers above the headbox , the headwaar should not contact the canopy before the piercers are permitted to break through. The...the flight stick/yoke, throttle, input devices, and all primary and secondary buttons, switches, handles, levers, etc. 107. The anthropometric

  9. An Abridged History of Medical Informatics Education in Europe

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    Hasman, Arie; Mantas, John; Zarubina, Tatyana

    2014-01-01

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

  10. Research and Evaluation in Urban Educational Policy. Abridged Version.

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    Kean, Michael H.

    1980-01-01

    This paper explores factors which may account for the translation of research into educational policy through a case study. The case study was conducted jointly by the School District and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to determine what variables contribute to reading achievement. Students from grades one through four in…

  11. Abridging the Acronym: Neoliberalism and the Proliferation of Identitarian Politics

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    Spencer, Leland G.; Patterson, G

    2017-01-01

    Sexual and gender minorities have long quibbled over whether the "LGBT" moniker (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) is inclusive enough. While we celebrate the proliferation of sexual and gender identities, we also believe that this ever-expanding moniker has become an alibi for disavowing institutional violence--particularly in higher…

  12. Bed surfaces and pressure sore prevention: an abridged report.

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    Brown, S J

    2001-01-01

    This article summarizes the results of a systematic review of randomized controlled trials testing the effectiveness of special beds, mattresses, and cushions in preventing and treating pressure sores. The review's citation is Cullum, N., Deeks, J., Sheldon, T.A., Song, F., & Fletcher, A.W. (2000). Beds, mattresses and cushions for pressure sore prevention and treatment (Cochrane Review). The Cochrane Library, 4. An integrative research review. 37 studies were included in the analysis. A broad search of databases and unpublished studies was conducted. Data were extracted from those that met the inclusion criteria. Studies were grouped in various ways but mainly by type of product evaluated. Many special products designed to prevent or treat pressure sores are more effective than standard hospital foam mattresses in preventing and treating pressure sores. Special pressure-relieving surfaces should be used for patients at risk for skin breakdown. Individual practitioners and agencies should have a systematic protocol for assessing patients' risk of skin breakdown and for taking action when patients are determined to be at risk. The findings of this review provide some guidance for choosing particular products, albeit not definitive evidence for matching risk levels to products.

  13. Demirjian approach of dental age estimation: Abridged for operator ease

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    Jain, Vanshika; Kapoor, Priyanka; Miglani, Ragini

    2016-01-01

    Background: Present times have seen an alarming increase in incidence of crimes by juveniles and of mass destruction that Highlight the preponderance of individual age estimation. Of the numerous techniques employed for age assessment, dental age estimation (DAE) and its correlation with chronological age (CA) have been of great significance in the recent past. Demirjian system, considered as gold standard in DAE is a simple and convenient method for DAE, though,, although, referring to multiple tables make it cumbersome and less eco friendly due to excessive paper load. Aim: The present study was aimed to develop a comprehensive chart (DAEcc) inclusive of all Demirjian tables and developmental stages of teeth and also to as well as to test the operator ease of 50 undergraduate dental students in performing DAE using this chart. Materials and Methods: The study was performed in two stages, wherein the first stage was aimed at formulation of the comprehensive chart (DAECC) which included pictorial representation of calcification stages, the Federation Dentaire Internationale notation of the teeth, and the corresponding scores for each stage with a concluding column at the end to enter the total score. The second stage assessed the applicability of the ease of DAE by DAECC, whereby fifty 2nd year BDS students were asked to trace the calcification stages of the seven permanent left mandibular teeth on a panorex, identify the correct stage, assign the corresponding score, and to calculate the total score for subsequent dental age assessment. Results and Conclusions: showed that average time taken by the students for tracing seven mandibular teeth was 5 min and for assessment of dental age was 7 min. The total time taken for DAE was approximately 12 min, thus making the procedure less time consuming. Hence, this study proposes the use of DAEcc for age estimation due to ease in comprehension and execution of Demirjian system. PMID:28123280

  14. The Influence of the Mother's Health on her Child [Abridged

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    Carne, Stuart

    1966-01-01

    Dr Stuart Carne discusses the influence of depressive illness in the mother in producing feeding difficulties with her child. He stresses the importance of considering this possibility and shows that treatment of the mother's condition results in resolution of the feeding difficulty. Dr Katharina Dalton demonstrates a correlation between repeated colds in children and premenstrual tension in the mother. Her figures show that coryzal episodes in the children occur at the time of the premenstruum in the mother. Dr Ronald Mac Keith emphasizes the importance of establishing empathy between mother and child as early as possible, and shows how the doctor can help in achieving this objective. PMID:5955758

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

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    Summers, F. J.

    1994-06-01

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

  16. Abridged USAF STINFO Program Manager’s Overview Manual

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-08-01

    computer. In 1980, the Directory of Online Databases listed 400 databases. The 1987 edition of this same directory listed 3487 databases, and the...databases", or (2) a search of an appropriate directory. 3 USAF STINFO Overview - 54 One of the best directories is the Directory of Online Databases published...under the terms of Air Force contracts. Defense RDT&E Online System (DROLS) - The basic collection of online databases (including the technical reports

  17. Circular dichroism in drug discovery and development: an abridged review.

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    Bertucci, Carlo; Pistolozzi, Marco; De Simone, Angela

    2010-09-01

    Chirality plays a fundamental role in determining the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs, and contributes significantly to our understanding of the mechanisms that lie behind biorecognition phenomena. Circular dichroism spectroscopy is the technique of choice for determining the stereochemistry of chiral drugs and proteins, and for monitoring and characterizing molecular recognition phenomena in solution. The role of chirality in our understanding of recognition phenomena at the molecular level is discussed here via several selected systems of interest in the drug discovery and development area. The examples were selected in order to underline the utility of circular dichroism in emerging studies of protein-protein interactions in biological context. In particular, the following aspects are discussed here: the relationship between stereochemistry and pharmacological activity--stereochemical characterization of new leads and drugs; stereoselective binding of leads and drugs to target proteins--the binding of drugs to serum albumins; conformational transitions of peptides and proteins of physiological relevance, and the stereochemical characterization of therapeutic peptides.

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

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

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

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

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    Cuddihy, E. F.

    1982-01-01

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

  20. Leg regeneration in Drosophila abridges the normal developmental program

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    Bosch, Manel; Bishop, Sarah Anne; Baguña, Jaume; Couso, Juan Pablo

    2014-01-01

    Regeneration of lost body parts has traditionally been seen as a redeployment of embryonic development. However, whether regeneration and embryonic development are controlled by identical, similar or different genetic programmes has not been fully tested. Here, we analyse proximal-distal regeneration in Drosophila leg imaginal discs using the expression of positional markers, and by cell-lineage experiments, and we compare it with the pattern already known in normal development. During regeneration, the first proximal-distal positional markers reappear in overlapping patterns. As the regenerate expands they segregate, and further markers appear until the normal pattern is produced, following a proximal to distal sequence that is in fact the reverse of normal leg imaginal disc development. The results of lineage tracing support this interpretation, and show that regenerated structures derive from cells near the wound edge. Although leg development and leg regeneration are served by a set of identical genes, the ways their proximal-distal patterns are achieved are distinct from each other. Such differences can result from similar developmental gene interactions acting under different starting conditions. PMID:20563988

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

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    Adams, Jeff

    2008-01-01

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

  2. Re-counting 'illiteracy': literacy skills in the sociology of social inequality.

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    Payne, Geoff

    2006-06-01

    Recent media reports have repeated claims that there are very large numbers of illiterate people in Britain, seven million adults being the most common figure. The moral panic this engendered has helped to justify educational initiatives and greater public spending on basic skills. However, a closer investigation of definitions and measurements of illiteracy in major national studies reveals the peculiarity of this social construction of illiteracy. Not least, it is argued that the numbers actually suffering significant literacy deficits are much lower than reported. Partly because British sociology has given literacy little attention (despite the advent of the 'New Literacy Studies'), official accounts of illiteracy remain unduly 'normative', seriously under-estimating cultural differences like gender, ethnicity and class. A new classification of low literacy skills is proposed, with the intention of demonstrating connections with structural accounts of social inequality and sociological theory. Low levels of literacy skill remain important because they are related to other forms of social inequality, even when the number of people disadvantaged in this way is much smaller than previously claimed.

  3. Harried LP-gas marketers recount the recent price/supply nightmare

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    Prowler, S

    1990-02-01

    This article presents a survey of several LP-gas marketers, who discuss how their companies responded to the propane fuel crisis during the winter of 1989-1990. wholesale and retail pricing, as well as consumer response during this period are described. Supply strategies for the future are discussed.

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

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    Faulstich, Paul

    1994-01-01

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

  5. Recounting the Scores: An Analysis of the QAA Subject Review Grades 1995-2001

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    Cook, Roger; Butcher, Isabella; Raeside, Robert

    2006-01-01

    In this paper the grades awarded in the subject level review process that ran in England between 1995 and 2001 are examined. These grades have subsequently been used to sustain most published league tables and are often cited in debates about institutional quality. However, the grades were never subject to any moderation, either at the time of the…

  6. A 20-year recount of bird populations along a Great Basin elevational gradient

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    John Woodyard; Melissa Renfro; Bruce L. Welch; Kristina Heister

    2003-01-01

    During 1981 and 1982, Dean E. Medin conducted bird censuses along an elevational gradient (5,250 to 11, 400 feet) near and on Wheeler Peak of east-central Nevada. Twenty years later we conducted bird census on seven of his 12 plots. Data from the bristlecone pine - Pinus longaeva - plot were collected in 1981 but not published (data on file with the...

  7. A Prominent Feminist Theorist Recounts How She Faced Charges of Sex Harassment.

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    Leatherman, Courtney

    1997-01-01

    In an unusually frank book, a prominent feminist theorist and college professor attacks college and university policies that limit relationships between faculty and students. When attempting to sexualize the atmosphere in which she worked, by kissing a female student in public, she was accused of sexual harassment, an action she finds inconsistent…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  10. Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation: an abridged version of a Cochrane review.

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    Laver, K; George, S; Thomas, S; Deutsch, J E; Crotty, M

    2015-08-01

    Virtual reality and interactive video gaming have emerged as new treatment approaches in stroke rehabilitation settings over the last ten years. The primary objective of this review was to determine the effectiveness of virtual reality on upper limb function and activity after stroke. The impact on secondary outcomes including gait, cognitive function and activities of daily living was also assessed. Randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials comparing virtual reality with an alternative intervention or no intervention were eligible to be included in the review. The authors searched a number of electronic databases including: the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL, PsycINFO, clinical trial registers, reference lists, Dissertation Abstracts and contacted key researchers in the field. Search results were independently examined by two review authors to identify studies meeting the inclusion criteria. A total of 37 randomized or quasi randomized controlled trials with a total of 1019 participants were included in the review. Virtual reality was found to be significantly more effective than conventional therapy in improving upper limb function (standardized mean difference [SMD] 0.28, 95% confidence intervals [CI] 0.08 to 0.49) based on 12 studies and significantly more effective than no therapy in improving upper limber function (SMD 0.44 [95% CI 0.15 to 0.73]) based on nine studies. The use of virtual reality also significantly improved activities of daily living function when compared to more conventional therapy approaches (SMD 0.43 [95% CI 0.18 to 0.69]) based on eight studies. While there are a large number of studies assessing the efficacy of virtual reality they tend to be small and many are at risk of bias. While there is evidence to support the use of virtual reality intervention as part of upper limb training programs, more research is required to determine whether it is beneficial in terms of improving lower limb function and gait and cognitive function.

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

  12. Excellence in Teaching with the Seven Laws. A Contemporary Abridgement of Gregory's "Seven Laws of Teaching."

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    Shafer, Carl, Ed.

    This book is an update and explanation of "The Seven Laws of Teaching," written by John Milton Gregory in 1884. The teaching laws are clear and simple statements of the important factors governing the art of teaching. They are: (1) The teacher must know the lesson, truth, or art to be taught; (2) The learner must show interest in the lesson; (3)…

  13. Simplified and Abridged Texts: What Happens to Content and Sentence Structure?

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    Tommola, Jorma

    A comparison of an original and a simplified version of a text from the point of view of content and certain linguistic characteristics is examined. The text is a Daniel Defoe story. The effects of simplification on content are examined through analysis of propositions or "text atoms" of the text, their arrangement into an intermediate…

  14. Balneotherapy (or spa therapy) for rheumatoid arthritis. An abridged version of Cochrane Systematic Review.

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    Verhagen, A P; Bierma-Zeinstra, S M; Boers, M; Cardoso, J R; Lambeck, J; De Bie, R; De Vet, H C

    2015-12-01

    Treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) include pharmacological interventions, physical therapy treatments and balneotherapy. To evaluate the benefits and harms of balneotherapy in patients with RA. A systematic review. Studies were eligible if they were randomised controlled trials consisting of participants with definitive or classical RA. We searched various databases up to December 2014. Balneotherapy had to be the intervention under study, and had to be compared with another intervention or with no intervention. We considered pain, improvement, disability, tender joints, swollen joints and adverse events among the main outcome measures. We excluded studies when only laboratory variables were reported as outcome measures. Two review authors independently selected trials, performed data extraction and assessed risk of bias. This review includes nine studies involving 579 participants. Most studies showed an unclear risk of bias in most domains. We found no statistically significant differences on pain or improvement between mudpacks versus placebo (1 study; N.=45; hand RA; very low level of evidence). As for the effectiveness of additional radon in carbon dioxide baths, we found no statistically significant differences between groups for all outcomes at three-month follow-up (2 studies; N.=194; low to moderate level of evidence). We noted some benefit of additional radon at six months in pain (moderate level of evidence). One study (N.=148) compared balneotherapy (seated immersion) versus hydrotherapy (exercises in water), land exercises or relaxation therapy. We found no statistically significant differences in pain or in physical disability (very low level of evidence) between groups. We found no statistically significant differences in pain intensity at eight weeks, but some benefit of mineral baths in overall improvement at eight weeks compared to Cyclosporin A (1 study; N.=57; low level of evidence). Overall evidence is insufficient to show that balneotherapy is more effective than no treatment; that one type of bath is more effective than another or that one type of bath is more effective than exercise or relaxation therapy. We were not able to assess any clinical relevant impact of balneotherapy over placebo, no treatment or other treatments.

  15. Interventions for rosacea: abridged updated Cochrane systematic review including GRADE assessments.

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    van Zuuren, E J; Fedorowicz, Z

    2015-09-01

    Rosacea is a common chronic facial dermatosis. This update of our Cochrane review on interventions for rosacea summarizes the evidence, including Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group assessments, of the effects of the currently available treatments. Searches included the following: Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL in The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS and the Science Citation Index, and ongoing trials registries (July 2014). We included 106 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with 13 631 participants, a more than 80% increase since the last update in 2011. Pooling of data was feasible for a few outcomes, for topical metronidazole and azelaic acid and both appeared to be more effective than placebo (moderate and high-quality evidence, respectively). Topical ivermectin was more effective than placebo based on two studies (high-quality evidence), and slightly more effective than metronidazole in one study. Brimonidine was more effective than vehicle in reducing erythema in rosacea (high-quality evidence). Ciclosporin ophthalmic emulsion was effective for ocular rosacea (low-quality evidence). For oral treatments there was moderate-quality evidence for the effectiveness of tetracycline based on two old studies, and high-quality evidence for doxycycline 40 mg compared with placebo according to physician assessments. One study at high risk of bias demonstrated equivalent effectiveness for azithromycin and doxycycline 100 mg. Minocycline 45 mg may be effective for papulopustular rosacea (low-quality evidence). Low-dose isotretinoin appeared to be slightly more effective than doxycycline 50-100 mg (high-quality evidence). Laser and light-based therapies for erythema in rosacea were effective (low-quality evidence). Further RCTs are required for ocular rosacea.

  16. Physical rehabilitation for critical illness myopathy and neuropathy: an abridged version of Cochrane Systematic Review.

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    Mehrholz, J; Pohl, M; Kugler, J; Burridge, J; Mückel, S; Elsner, B

    2015-10-01

    Intensive care unit (ICU) acquired or generalised weakness due to critical illness myopathy (CIM) and polyneuropathy (CIP) are major causes of chronically impaired motor function that can affect activities of daily living and quality of life. Physical rehabilitation of those affected might help to improve activities of daily living. Our primary objective was to assess the effects of physical rehabilitation therapies and interventions for people with CIP and CIM in improving activities of daily living such as walking, bathing, dressing and eating. Secondary objectives were to assess effects on muscle strength and quality of life, and to assess adverse effects of physical rehabilitation. On 16 July 2014 we searched the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group Specialized Register and on 14 July 2014 we searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL Plus. In July 2014, we searched the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and three trials registries for ongoing trials and further data about included studies with no language restrictions. We also handsearched relevant conference proceedings and screened reference lists to identify further trials. We planned to include randomised controlled trials (RCTs), quasi-RCTs and randomised controlled cross-over trials of any rehabilitation intervention in people with acquired weakness syndrome due to CIP/CIM. We would have extracted data, assessed the risk of bias and classified the quality of evidence for outcomes in duplicate, according to the standard procedures of The Cochrane Collaboration. Outcome data collection would have been for activities of daily living (for example, mobility, walking, transfers and self care). Secondary outcomes included muscle strength, quality of life and adverse events. The search strategy retrieved 3587 references. After examination of titles and abstracts, we retrieved the full text of 24 potentially relevant studies. None of these studies met the inclusion criteria of our review. No data were suitable to be included in a meta-analysis. There are no published RCTs or quasi-RCTs that examine whether physical rehabilitation interventions improve activities of daily living for people with CIP and CIM. Large RCTs, which are feasible, need to be conducted to explore the role of physical rehabilitation interventions for people with CIP and CIM. This paper is based on a Cochrane Review published in in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) 2015, Issue 3, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010942.pub2. (see www.thecochranelibrary.com for information). Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to feedback, and the CDSR should be consulted for the most recent version of the review.

  17. Light therapies for acne: abridged Cochrane systematic review including GRADE assessments.

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    Barbaric, J; Abbott, R; Posadzki, P; Car, M; Gunn, L H; Layton, A M; Majeed, A; Car, J

    2017-03-24

    We undertook a Cochrane review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effects of light-based interventions for acne vulgaris. We searched the Cochrane Skin Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, ISI Web of Science, and grey literature sources (September 2015). We used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation Working Group approach to assess the quality of evidence (QE). We included 71 RCTs (4211 participants, median sample size 31). Results from a single study (n = 266, low QE) showed little or no difference in effectiveness on participants' assessment of improvement between 20% aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photodynamic therapy (PDT), activated by blue light, versus vehicle plus blue light, whereas another study (n = 180) of a comparison of ALA-PDT (red light) concentrations showed 20% ALA-PDT was no more effective than 15%, but better than 10% and 5% ALA-PDT. Pooled data from three studies, (n = 360, moderate QE) showed that methyl aminolevulinate (MAL)-PDT, activated by red light, had a similar effect on changes in lesion counts, compared with placebo cream with red light. Several studies compared yellow light to placebo or no treatment, infrared light to no treatment, gold-microparticle suspension to vehicle, and clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide (C/BPO) combined with pulsed dye laser to C/BPO alone. None of these showed any clinically significant effects. Most studies reported adverse effects, but inadequately, with scarring reported as absent, and blistering only in studies on intense pulsed light, infrared light and PDT (very low QE). Carefully planned studies, using standardised outcome measures, and common acne treatments as comparators are needed. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  18. Shorter can Also be Better: The Abridged Job in General Scale

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    Russell, Steven S.; Spitzmuller, Christiane; Lin, Lilly F.; Stanton, Jeffrey M.; Smith, Patricia C.; Ironson, Gail H.

    2004-01-01

    The Job Descriptive Index family of job attitude measures includes the Job in General (JIG) scale, a measure of global satisfaction with one's job. The scale was originally developed and validated by Ironson, Smith, Brannick, Gibson, and Paul. Following structured scale reduction procedures developed by Stanton, Sinar, Balzer, and Smith, the…

  19. Dynamics of Observed Reality: Abridged Version of Classical and Quantum Mechanics

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    1988-08-01

    34 J. A. Wheeler and W. H. Zurek, eds., Princeton University Press, New Jersey (1983). [51 J. M. Gracia-Bondia and J. C. Varilly, EysLtt, A128:20 (1988...R. P. Feynman and A. R. Hibbs, "Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals," McGraw-Hill, New York (1965). I p -u y DL/ 1113/86/2 TECHNICAL REPORT

  20. 2014 Abridged Technology and Engineering Literacy Framework for the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress

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    National Assessment Governing Board, 2014

    2014-01-01

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

  1. Treadmill training for patients with Parkinson Disease. An abridged version of a Cochrane Review.

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    Mehrholz, Jan; Kugler, Joachim; Storch, Alexander; Pohl, Marcus; Hirsch, Kathleen; Elsner, Bernhard

    2016-10-01

    Treadmill training is used in rehabilitation might improve gait parameters of patients with Parkinson Disease. Aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of treadmill training in improving the gait of patients with Parkinson Disease and the acceptability and safety of this type of therapy. We searched the Cochrane Movement Disorders Group Specialized Register (last searched September 2014), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library 2014, Issue 10), MEDLINE (1950 to September 2014), and EMBASE (1980 to September 2014). We also handsearched relevant conference proceedings, searched trials and research registers, and checked reference lists (last searched September 2014). We contacted trialists, experts and researchers in the field and manufacturers of commercial devices. We included all randomized controlled trials comparing treadmill training with no treadmill training in patients with Parkinson Disease. Two review authors independently selected trials for inclusion, assessed trial quality and extracted data. Treadmill training improved gait speed (MD=0.09 m/s; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.03 to 0.14; P=0.001; I2=24%; moderate quality of evidence), stride length (MD=0.05 meters; 95% CI 0.01 to 0.09; P=0.01; I2=0%; low quality of evidence), but walking distance (MD=48.9 meters; 95% CI -1.32 to 99.14; P=0.06; I2=91%; very low quality of evidence) and cadence did not improve (MD=2.16 steps/minute; 95% CI -0.13 to 4.46; P=0.07; I2=28%; low quality of evidence) at the end of study. Treadmill training did not increase the risk of patients dropping out from intervention (RD=-0.02; 95% CI -0.06 to 0.02; P=0.32; I2=13%; moderate quality of evidence) and adverse events were not reported. This systematic review provides evidence from eighteen trials with moderate to low risk of bias that the use of treadmill training in patients with PD may improve clinically relevant gait parameters such as gait speed and stride length. This apparent benefit for patients is, however, not supported by all secondary variables (e.g. cadence and walking distance). The results must be interpreted with caution because the results were heterogeneous and it is not known how long improvements last and differences between the trials in terms of patient characteristics, duration and amount of training and types of treadmill training exists.

  2. Shorter can Also be Better: The Abridged Job in General Scale

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    Russell, Steven S.; Spitzmuller, Christiane; Lin, Lilly F.; Stanton, Jeffrey M.; Smith, Patricia C.; Ironson, Gail H.

    2004-01-01

    The Job Descriptive Index family of job attitude measures includes the Job in General (JIG) scale, a measure of global satisfaction with one's job. The scale was originally developed and validated by Ironson, Smith, Brannick, Gibson, and Paul. Following structured scale reduction procedures developed by Stanton, Sinar, Balzer, and Smith, the…

  3. H1-antihistamines for chronic spontaneous urticaria: an abridged Cochrane Systematic Review.

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    Sharma, Maulina; Bennett, Cathy; Carter, Ben; Cohen, Stuart N

    2015-10-01

    Chronic spontaneous urticaria is characterized by recurrent itchy wheals. First-line management is with H1-antihistamines. We sought to conduct a Cochrane Review of H1-antihistamines in the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria. A systematic search of major databases for randomized controlled trials was conducted. We included 73 studies with 9759 participants; 34 studies provided outcome data for 23 comparisons. Compared with placebo, cetirizine 10 mg daily in the short and intermediate term (RR 2.72; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.51-4.91) led to complete suppression of urticaria. Levocetirizine 20 mg daily was effective for short-term use (RR 20.87; 95% CI 1.37-317.60) as was 5 mg for intermediate-term use (RR 52.88; 95% CI 3.31-843.81). Desloratadine 20 mg was effective for the short term (RR 15.97; 95% CI 1.04-245.04) as was 5 mg in the intermediate term (RR 37.00; 95% CI 2.31-593.70). There was no evidence to suggest difference in adverse event rates between treatments. Some methodological limitations were observed. Few studies for each comparison reported outcome data that could be incorporated in meta-analyses. At standard doses, several antihistamines are effective and safe in complete suppression of chronic spontaneous urticaria. Research on long-term treatment using standardized outcome measures and quality of life scores is needed. Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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    Millman, Theresa

    2013-01-01

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

  5. The paediatric flat foot proforma (p-FFP): improved and abridged following a reproducibility study

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    Evans, Angela Margaret; Nicholson, Hollie; Zakarias, Noami

    2009-01-01

    Background Concern about a child's flat foot posture is a common reason for frequent clinical consultations for an array of health care and medical professionals. The recently developed paediatric flatfoot clinical-care pathway (FFP) has provided an evidence based approach to diagnosis and management. The intra and inter-rater/measurer reliability of the FFP has been investigated in this study. Methods From a study population of 140 children aged seven to 10 years, a sample with flat feet was identified by screening with the Foot posture index (FPI-6). Subjects who scored ≥ 6 on the FPI-6 for both feet became the study's flat foot sample. A same subject, repeated measure research design was used for this study which examined the reliability of the FFP in 31 children aged seven to 10 years, as rated by three examiners. Results Approximately half of the items of the FFP showed less-than-desirable inter-rater reliability, arbitrarily set at the conventional 0.7 level (intra-class correlations). Removal of the unreliable items has produced a shorter; more relevant instrument designated the paediatric flat foot proforma (p-FFP). Conclusion The p-FFP is a reliable instrument for the assessment and resulting treatment actions for children with flat feet. Findings indicate that the simplified p-FFP is a reproducible instrument for the clinical assessment of flat foot in mid-childhood. PMID:19691841

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

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

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

  7. Abridged pupa identification key to the common container-breeding mosquitoes in urban Southeast Asia.

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    Bangs, Michael J; Focks, Dana A

    2006-09-01

    Pupal surveys have been advocated as an alternative or surrogate surveillance method for estimating densities of adult Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Usually, this survey strategy has required that collected pupae eclose to adults before attempting species identification. Using the pupal survey method in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, this rearing step was obviated with the pupal morphological key described herein for identifying preserved or live pupae. Examination of pupae for the identification of various container-inhabiting mosquito genera and target aedine species proved to be accurate and far less time-consuming and problematic than rearing pupae to adults.

  8. Emollients and moisturizers for eczema: abridged Cochrane systematic review including GRADE assessments.

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    van Zuuren, E J; Fedorowicz, Z; Arents, B W M

    2017-04-22

    Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder with considerable impact on quality of life. Emollients or moisturizers are widely recommended, but are these effective and safe? We searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Skin Register, CENTRAL in The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, the GREAT database and five trial registers to December 2015. We included 77 RCTs with 6603 participants. Seven studies (9%) were at low risk of bias, 34 (44%) had unclear risk and 36 (47%) were at high risk. The quality of the evidence was mainly low or moderate for the prespecified outcomes. The most important comparison, 'moisturizer vs. no moisturizer', showed improved Scoring Atopic Dermatitis values in the moisturizer group compared with no moisturizer [mean difference -2·42, 95% confidence interval (CI) -4·55 to -0·28], but did not meet the minimal important difference of 8·7. Fewer flares were seen (risk ratio 0·40, 95% CI 0·23-0·70) and the rate of flares was reduced (hazard ratio 3·74, 95% CI 1·86-7·50). The groups applying moisturizer used less topical corticosteroids over 6-8 weeks (mean difference -9·30 g, 95% CI 15·3 to -3·27). Glycyrrhetinic acid-, urea- and glycerol-containing creams worked better than their controls (vehicle, placebo or no moisturizer) according to both participants and physicians. More flares were reported with moisturizer alone than when combined with twice-weekly fluticasone propionate (risk ratio 2·17, 95% CI 1·55-3·11). Adding moisturizers to topical anti-inflammatory treatment was more effective than anti-inflammatory treatment alone and resulted in fewer flares. © 2017 British Association of Dermatologists.

  9. ISOTROPIC TURBULENCE AND INERTIAL-RANGE STRUCTURE IN THE ABRIDGED LHDI APPROXIMATION

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    effective eddy viscosities, and Lagrangian spacetime statistics in stationary and decaying isotropic turbulence. The results are then specialized to the...of energy transfer, for Lagrangian spacetime structure functions, and for Lagrangian spacetime acceleration covariances. Inertial-range Eulerian... spacetime structure functions also are computed. The predicted absolute Kolmogorov spectrum in the inertial and dissipation ranges is compared with data of Grant, Stewart, and Moilliet, and of M. M. Gibson.

  10. United States Air Force Statistical Digest (Abridged), Fiscal Year 1991 Estimate

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    1990-01-01

    12,415 19,925 19,615 19,712 42,689 43,046 43,254 15,099 14,601 12,755 11,157 9,595 9,9242nd Lieutenant 14,564 13,438 Captain 40,879 42,070 1st Lieutenant...FY87 FY88 FY89 General Colonel Lt Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 243 1,902 3,934 6,041 8,965 4,961 237 1,997 4,177 5,961 9,212 4,860 226 225 228...4,048 1,747 1,654 General Colonel Lt Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Colonel Lt Colonel Major 15 572 1,252 2,490 3,933 2,607 123 86 102 15 475 1,126

  11. Transcranial direct current stimulation for improving idiopathic Parkinson's syndrome. An abridged version of a Cochrane review.

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    Elsner, Bernhard; Kugler, Joachim; Pohl, Marcus; Mehrholz, Jan

    2016-12-01

    Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease (IPD) is a neurodegenerative disorder. The severity of disability usually increases with disease duration and affects patients' impairment, disability and health-related quality of life. A possible adjunct to improve outcomes in patients with IPD might be transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to modulate cortical excitability and hence improving outcomes in people with IPD. Until February 2016 we searched the following databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; the Cochrane Library; 2016, Issue 2), MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, Science Citation Index, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), Rehabdata, and Inspec and handsearched conference proceedings, and contacted authors and equipment manufacturers. We included only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and randomized controlled crossover trials comparing tDCS versus control interventions in adults with IPD. Two authors independently extracted data and assessed trial quality. We included six trials with 137 participants. There was no effect of tDCS compared to sham tDCS in our primary outcome measure, impairment, as measured by the proportional change of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) (mean difference (MD) -7.10%, 95% confidence interval (CI) -19.18 to 4.97; P=0.25). There was evidence of an effect on UPDRS part III motor subsection score at the end of the intervention period (MD -14.43%, 95% CI -24.68 to -4.18; P=0.006). There was no evidence of an effect regarding the reduction in off time and on time with dyskinesia (MD 0.10 hours, 95% CI -0.14 to 0.34; P=0.41; and MD 0.00 hours, 95% CI -0.12 to 0.12; P=1, respectively). There was no evidence of an effect for gait speed, health related quality of life and safety/acceptability, measured by dropouts and adverse events (including death). There is insufficient evidence to determine the effects of tDCS in reducing off time and on time with dyskinesia and for improving health-related quality of life, disability and impairment in patients with IPD.

  12. JSNT-Guidelines for the Management of Severe Head Injury (Abridged edition).

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    Shima, Katsuji; Aruga, Tohru; Onuma, Takehide; Shigemori, Minoru

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this article is to introduce the principal part of the JSNT-guidelines for the management of severe head injury in adults. The JSNT-guidelines were developed in 2000 by the Guidelines Committee of the Japan Society of Neurotraumatology (JSNT) based on the results of literature review and the Committee consensus. The guidelines updated in 2006 consist of 7 topics pertaining not only to prehospital care, initial, ICU and surgical management, but also the management of pediatric and geriatric patients. The JSNT-guidelines are of practical nature accounting for the difference in the medical system and conditions in Japan, but in their essence they are similar to those of Western countries. Reports on the application of these guidelines indicate their positive affect on the results of management of severe head injury.

  13. Diagnosis of the Comma Cloud of 10 April 1979. Abridged Report.

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    1982-12-14

    advection and other important physical processes, quasi-geostrophic analysis is able to resolve features having a much smaller scale than that appro...QG omega equation was chosen for two reasons. First, the calculation of vertical motion may be separated -- I 20 into two physically meaningful parts...methods. Krishna- murti 2 1 demonstrated what operational forecasters have long known, that the two physically meaningful parts of QC forcing do not always

  14. The influence of social support on the rehabilitation of women with spinal cord injury: experiences recounted by occupational therapists.

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    Isaksson, Gunilla; Hellman, Anna

    2012-09-01

    Women with a spinal cord injury (SCI) often require support from others to perform their everyday activities. The aim was to describe OTs' experiences of how social support from the network influences or could influence the rehabilitation of women with SCIs. Four occupational therapists, specialized in rehabilitation of persons with SCIs, narrated 11 separate stories relating to women with an SCI. Five themes were identified: "Assisting the women to identify new ways to perform activities", "Giving support to the women by re-establishing relationships on their behalf", "Enabling the women to find solutions to problems that have an impact on everyday activities", "Enabling the women to learn what it is like to live with an SCI from first-hand accounts", and "Assisting the women to set goals in anticipation of life outside the clinic". The results indicate that professionals within rehabilitation need to be aware of and actively create and strengthen natural social networks during the complex and demanding rehabilitation process. Furthermore, they ought to use their capacity as professionals to ensure that support is provided and to reduce negative interactions within the injured person's network, given that social support, social integration, and negative interactions have the potential to influence health and well-being.

  15. The California Central Coast Research Partnership: Building Relationships, Partnerships and Paradigms for University-Industry Research Collaboration (Abridged Version)

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    2004-04-21

    Signal VLSI Systems Applied to Infrared Focal Plane Arrays 27-37 3. Optical Detection of Micron-Sized Airborne Particulate Matter 39-48 4...Research Network (http://aarnet.edu.au) are working on a collaborative effort with the fiber- optic carrier, Southern Cross, to implement a trans...of these fiber- optic assets will directly benefit this ONR project National Science Foundation o is working with GEO, IEEAF, CENIC and other

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

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    Presidential Commission on World Hunger, Washington, DC.

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

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

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

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

  18. 23 CFR Appendix A to Part 1327 - Abridged Listing of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Violations Exchange...

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  3. Pharmacological interventions for self-injurious behaviour in adults with intellectual disabilities: Abridged republication of a Cochrane systematic review.

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    Gormez, A; Rana, F; Varghese, S

    2014-07-01

    We aimed to determine clinical effectiveness of pharmacological interventions for self-injurious behaviour in adults with intellectual disability. We searched the following databases: CENTRAL; MEDLINE; EMBASE; PsycINFO; CINAHL; SCI; SSCI; Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science; Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science and Humanities; ZETOC; World Cat .We also searched ClinicalTrials.gov,ICTRP and the reference lists of included trials. We included randomised controlled trials that examined drug interventions versus placebo for self-injurious behaviour. We found five double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, which included a total of 50 people. Four trials compared the effects of naltrexone versus placebo and one trial clomipramine versus placebo. We did not identify any relevant placebo-controlled trials for other drugs. We presented a narrative summary, as meta-analysis was not appropriate due to differences in study designs, differences between interventions and heterogeneous outcome measures. There was weak evidence in included trials that any active drug was more effective than placebo for people with intellectual disability demonstrating self-injurious behaviour. Due to sparse data, an absence of power and statistical significance, and high risk of bias for four of the included trials, we are unable to reach any definite conclusions about the relative benefits of naltrexone or clomipramine compared to placebo.

  4. American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) Spring 2004 Reference Group data report (abridged).

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    2006-01-01

    Assessing and understanding the health needs and capacities of college students is paramount to creating healthy campus communities. The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a survey instrument developed by the ACHA in 1998 to assist institutions of higher education in achieving this goal. The ACHA-NCHA contains approximately 300 questions assessing student health status and health problems, risk and protective behaviors, access to health information, impediments to academic performance, and perceived norms across a variety of content areas, including injury prevention; personal safety and violence; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; sexual health; weight, nutrition, and exercise; and mental health. Twice a year, the ACHA compiles aggregate data from participating institutions in a reference group report for data comparison. Results from the Spring 2004 Reference Group (N = 47,202) are presented in this article.

  5. American College Health Association National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) Spring 2005 Reference Group Data Report (Abridged).

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    2006-01-01

    Assessing and understanding the health needs and capacities of college students is paramount to creating healthy campus communities. The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a survey instrument developed by the ACHA in 1998 to assist institutions of higher education in achieving this goal. The ACHA-NCHA contains approximately 300 questions assessing student health status and health problems, risk and protective behaviors, access to health information, impediments to academic performance, and perceived norms across a variety of content areas (eg, injury prevention; personal safety and violence; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; sexual health; weight, nutrition, and exercise; mental health). Twice a year, the ACHA compiles aggregate data from participating institutions in a reference group report for data comparison. Results from the Spring 2005 Reference Group (N = 54,111) are presented in this article.

  6. Home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation: abridged Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Buckingham, S A; Taylor, R S; Jolly, K; Zawada, A; Dean, S G; Cowie, A; Norton, R J; Dalal, H M

    2016-01-01

    Objective To update the Cochrane review comparing the effects of home-based and supervised centre-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on mortality and morbidity, quality of life, and modifiable cardiac risk factors in patients with heart disease. Methods Systematic review and meta-analysis. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO and CINAHL were searched up to October 2014, without language restriction. Randomised trials comparing home-based and centre-based CR programmes in adults with myocardial infarction, angina, heart failure or who had undergone coronary revascularisation were included. Results 17 studies with 2172 patients were included. No difference was seen between home-based and centre-based CR in terms of: mortality (relative risk (RR) 0.79, 95% CI 0.43 to 1.47); cardiac events; exercise capacity (mean difference (MD) −0.10, −0.29 to 0.08); total cholesterol (MD 0.07 mmol/L, −0.24 to 0.11); low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (MD −0.06 mmol/L, −0.27 to 0.15); triglycerides (MD −0.16 mmol/L, −0.38 to 0.07); systolic blood pressure (MD 0.2 mm Hg, −3.4 to 3.8); smoking (RR 0.98, 0.79 to 1.21); health-related quality of life and healthcare costs. Lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (MD −0.07 mmol/L, −0.11 to −0.03, p=0.001) and lower diastolic blood pressure (MD −1.9 mm Hg, −0.8 to −3.0, p=0.009) were observed in centre-based participants. Home-based CR was associated with slightly higher adherence (RR 1.04, 95% CI 1.01 to 1.07). Conclusions Home-based and centre-based CR provide similar benefits in terms of clinical and health-related quality of life outcomes at equivalent cost for those with heart failure and following myocardial infarction and revascularisation. PMID:27738516

  7. Tissue proteomics of the human mammary gland: towards an abridged definition of the molecular phenotypes underlying epithelial normalcy.

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    Moreira, José M A; Cabezón, Teresa; Gromova, Irina; Gromov, Pavel; Timmermans-Wielenga, Vera; Machado, Isidro; Llombart-Bosch, Antonio; Kroman, Niels; Rank, Fritz; Celis, Julio E

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    Our limited understanding of the biological impact of the whole spectrum of early breast lesions together with a lack of accurate molecular-based risk criteria for the diagnosis and assignment of prognostic significance to biopsy findings presents an important problem in the clinical management of patients harboring precancerous breast lesions. As a result, there is a need to identify biomarkers that can better determine the outcome of early breast lesions by identifying subpopulations of cells in breast premalignant disease that are at high-risk of progression to invasive disease. A first step towards achieving this goal will be to define the molecular phenotypes of the various cell types and precursors - generated by the stem cell hierarchy - that are present in normal and benign conditions of the breast. To date there have been very few systematic proteomic studies aimed at characterizing the phenotypes of the different cell subpopulations present in normal human mammary tissue, partly due to the formidable heterogeneity of mammary tissue, but also due to limitations of the current proteomic technologies. Work in our laboratories has attempted to address in a systematic fashion some of these limitations and here we present our efforts to search for biomarkers using normal fresh tissue from non-neoplastic breast samples. From the data generated by the 2D gel-based proteomic profiling we were able to compile a protein database of normal human breast epithelial tissue that was used to support the biomarker discovery program. We review and present new data on the putative cell-progenitor marker cytokeratin 15 (CK15), and describe a novel marker, dihydropyriminidase-related protein 3 (DRP3) that in combination with CK15 and other well known proteins were used to define molecular phenotypes of normal human breast epithelial cells and their progenitors in resting acini, lactating alveoli, and large collecting ducts of the nipple. Preliminary results are also presented concerning DRP3 positive usual ductal hyperplasias (UDHs) and on single cell layer columnar cells (CCCs). At least two bona fide biomarkers of undifferentiated ERα/PgR negative luminal cells emerged from these studies, CK15 and c-KIT, which in combination with transformation markers may lead to the establishment of a protein signature able to identify breast precancerous at risk of progressing to invasive disease. Copyright © 2010 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. A Comparison of Three Instructional Approaches in Teaching the Use of the Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature.

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    Zsiray, Stephen W., Jr.

    1984-01-01

    Describes a study of the effectiveness of microcomputer-based instruction compared with the lecture method and independent-reading approaches in delivering instruction on library information retrieval skills to eighth-grade students. Results indicate the microcomputer-based courseware and lecture method were identical in instructional…

  9. Drug binding to human serum albumin: abridged review of results obtained with high-performance liquid chromatography and circular dichroism.

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    Ascoli, Giorgio A; Domenici, Enrico; Bertucci, Carlo

    2006-09-01

    The drug binding to plasma and tissue proteins are fundamental factors in determining the overall pharmacological activity of a drug. Human serum albumin (HSA), together with alpha1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), are the most important plasma proteins, which act as drug carriers, with drug pharmacokinetic implications, resulting in important clinical impacts for drugs that have a relatively narrow therapeutic index. This review focuses on the combination of biochromatography and circular dichroism as an effective approach for the characterization of albumin binding sites and their enantioselectivity. Furthermore, their applications to the study of changes in the binding properties of the protein arising by the reversible or covalent binding of drugs are discussed, and examples of physiological relevance reported. Perspectives of these studies reside in supporting the development of new drugs, which require miniaturization to facilitate the screening of classes of compounds for their binding to the target protein, and a deeper characterization of the mechanisms involved in the molecular recognition processes.

  10. MIRD Pamphlet No. 22 (abridged): radiobiology and dosimetry of alpha-particle emitters for targeted radionuclide therapy.

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    Sgouros, George; Roeske, John C; McDevitt, Michael R; Palm, Stig; Allen, Barry J; Fisher, Darrell R; Brill, A Bertrand; Song, Hong; Howell, Roger W; Akabani, Gamal; Bolch, Wesley E; Brill, A Bertrand; Fisher, Darrell R; Howell, Roger W; Meredith, Ruby F; Sgouros, George; Wessels, Barry W; Zanzonico, Pat B

    2010-02-01

    The potential of alpha-particle emitters to treat cancer has been recognized since the early 1900s. Advances in the targeted delivery of radionuclides and radionuclide conjugation chemistry, and the increased availability of alpha-emitters appropriate for clinical use, have recently led to patient trials of radiopharmaceuticals labeled with alpha-particle emitters. Although alpha-emitters have been studied for many decades, their current use in humans for targeted therapy is an important milestone. The objective of this work is to review those aspects of the field that are pertinent to targeted alpha-particle emitter therapy and to provide guidance and recommendations for human alpha-particle emitter dosimetry.

  11. [Stage 3 recommendations--the early recognition of breast cancer in Germany. Abridged version for medical practitioners].

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    Schulz, K-D; Kreienberg, R; Fischer, R; Albert, U-S

    2003-06-01

    The Aim of this level 3 good clinical practice guideline is to help physicians, women and patients in decision making about the appropriate health care for early detection of breast cancer. The principle of early detection of breast cancer comprise the detection and diagnosis of premalignant breast tumors (stage 0, Carcinoma in situ), risk reduction of cancer development as well as the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer at an early stage (stage I), with a 90% chance of cure as shown by a large number of clinical trials. To establish a nation wide, comprehensive quality assuring program for the early detection of breast cancer the guideline summarized in the following paper offers the basis for a timely mortality reduction of breast cancer. The cure of early stage disease will be additionally possible by less invasive treatment allowing patients to maintain quality of life. The guideline leads to a major improvement of women's health care.

  12. Screening women for intimate partner violence in healthcare settings: abridged Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Taft, Angela; Hegarty, Kelsey; Ramsay, Jean; Davidson, Leslie L; Feder, Gene

    2014-01-01

    Objective To examine the effectiveness of screening for intimate partner violence conducted within healthcare settings to determine whether or not screening increases identification and referral to support agencies, improves women’s wellbeing, decreases further violence, or causes harm. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis of trials assessing effectiveness of screening. Study assessment, data abstraction, and quality assessment were conducted independently by two of the authors. Standardised estimations of the risk ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated. Data sources Nine databases searched up to July 2012 (CENTRAL, Medline, Medline(R), Embase, DARE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, and ASSIA), and five trials registers searched up to 2010. Eligibility criteria for selecting studies Randomised or quasi-randomised trials of screening programmes for intimate partner violence involving all women aged ≥16 attending a healthcare setting. We included only studies in which clinicians in the intervention arm personally conducted the screening, or were informed of the screening result at the time of the consultation, compared with usual care (or no screening). Studies of screening programmes that were followed by structured interventions such as advocacy or therapeutic intervention were excluded. Results 11 eligible trials (n=13 027) were identified. In six pooled studies (n=3564), screening increased the identification of intimate partner violence (risk ratio 2.33, 95% confidence interval 1.39 to 3.89), particularly in antenatal settings (4.26, 1.76 to 10.31). Based on three studies (n=1400), we detected no evidence that screening increases referrals to domestic violence support services (2.67, 0.99 to 7.20). Only two studies measured women’s experience of violence after screening (three to 18 months after screening) and found no reduction in intimate partner violence. One study reported that screening does not cause harm. Conclusions Though screening is likely to increase identification of intimate partner violence in healthcare settings, rates of identification from screening interventions were low relative to best estimates of prevalence of such violence. It is uncertain whether screening increases effective referral to supportive agencies. Screening does not seem to cause harm in the short term, but harm was measured in only one study. As the primary studies did not detect improved outcomes for women screened for intimate partner violence, there is insufficient evidence for screening in healthcare settings. Studies comparing screening versus case finding, or screening in combination with therapeutic intervention for women’s long term wellbeing, are needed to inform the implementation of identification policies in healthcare settings. PMID:24821132

  13. Vocational and Technical Education. Abridged Version of the Indiana State Plan for Vocational/Technical Education Fiscal Year 1988.

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    The Indiana Commission on Vocational and Technical Education consists of 11 Indiana citizens appointed by the governor. The commission makes recommendations to the state's budget committee concerning the appropriation of state funds and the allocation of federal funds for vocational education. The commission has identified eight statewide thrusts…

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

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    Smith, Shaunna

    2016-01-01

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

  15. Use of Biographical Recount of Famous Scientists to Enhance Scientific Literacy for New Pre-Service Primary Science Teachers at the Lebanese University

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    Chatila, Hanadi

    2016-01-01

    The preparation of scientifically literate citizens able to use science in their daily life is becoming a major goal in science education. In light of this, Boujaoude (2002) developed a framework to investigate the balance of scientific literacy themes within the Lebanese school science curriculum. He reported the neglect of "science as a way…

  16. Creating a business backbone. A first person recount of the planning process involved in laying the foundation of a successful rehabilitation clinic.

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    Babb, Robert W

    2007-01-01

    Opening your own outpatient therapy center will likely seem an insurmountable task at times. Broken down into the stages of mission establishment, planning and goal setting, establishing financial viability, choosing equipment, promoting your product, and, finally, hiring staff, this task will become less onerous. Remember, it is your practice. True to your vision, and just like high school, be prepared for an emotional roller-coaster ride. Done correctly, this experience will be just as thrilling and ultimately much more gratifying.

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

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    Smith, Shaunna

    2016-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  19. Abridged version of the AWMF guideline for the medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure: S2K Guideline of the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (GHUP) in collaboration with the German Association of Allergists (AeDA), the German Society of Dermatology (DDG), the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI), the German Society for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DGAUM), the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH), the German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine (DGP), the German Mycological Society (DMykG), the Society for Pediatric Allergology and Environmental Medicine (GPA), the German Federal Association of Pediatric Pneumology (BAPP), and the Austrian Society for Medical Mycology (ÖGMM).

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    Wiesmüller, Gerhard A; Heinzow, Birger; Aurbach, Ute; Bergmann, Karl-Christian; Bufe, Albrecht; Buzina, Walter; Cornely, Oliver A; Engelhart, Steffen; Fischer, Guido; Gabrio, Thomas; Heinz, Werner; Herr, Caroline E W; Kleine-Tebbe, Jörg; Klimek, Ludger; Köberle, Martin; Lichtnecker, Herbert; Lob-Corzilius, Thomas; Merget, Rolf; Mülleneisen, Norbert; Nowak, Dennis; Rabe, Uta; Raulf, Monika; Seidl, Hans Peter; Steiß, Jens-Oliver; Szewszyk, Regine; Thomas, Peter; Valtanen, Kerttu; Hurraß, Julia

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    This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established. Apart from allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and mould-caused mycoses, only sufficient evidence for an association between moisture/mould damage and the following health effects has been established: allergic respiratory disease, asthma (manifestation, progression and exacerbation), allergic rhinitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis), and increased likelihood of respiratory infections/bronchitis. In this context the sensitizing potential of moulds is obviously low compared to other environmental allergens. Recent studies show a comparatively low sensitizing prevalence of 3-10% in the general population across Europe. Limited or suspected evidence for an association exist with respect to mucous membrane irritation and atopic eczema (manifestation, progression and exacerbation). Inadequate or insufficient evidence for an association exist for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage in children, rheumatism/arthritis, sarcoidosis and cancer. The risk of infection posed by moulds regularly occurring indoors is low for healthy persons; most species are in risk group 1 and a few in risk group 2 (Aspergillus fumigatus, A. flavus) of the German Biological Agents Act (Biostoffverordnung). Only moulds that are potentially able to form toxins can be triggers of toxic reactions

  20. Action Learning: Nothing So Practical as a Good Theory

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    Mumford, Alan

    2006-01-01

    Kurt Lewin's epigrammatic paradox is particularly true for action learning. Marquardt and Waddill (2004), and previously Yorks O'Neil and Marsick (1999) have approached the issue of the relationship between theory and action learning by looking at a variety of theories which they have placed in "schools". This provides an interesting analysis, but…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  2. The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and Refugee Health Network of Australia recommendations for health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds: an abridged outline.

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    Chaves, Nadia J; Paxton, Georgia A; Biggs, Beverley-Ann; Thambiran, Aesen; Gardiner, Joanne; Williams, Jan; Smith, Mitchell M; Davis, Joshua S

    2017-04-17

    In 2009, the Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases published guidelines on the post-arrival health assessment of recently arrived refugees. Since then, the number of refugees and asylum seekers reaching Australia has increased substantially (17 555 refugees in 2015-16) and the countries of origin have changed. These groups are likely to have had poor access to health care pre-arrival and, consequently, are at risk of a range of chronic and infectious diseases. We established an advisory group that included infectious diseases physicians, general practitioners, public health specialists, paediatricians and refugee health nurses to update the 2009 guidelines.Main recommendations: All people from refugee-like backgrounds, including children, should be offered a tailored comprehensive health assessment and management plan, ideally within 1 month of arrival in Australia. This can be offered at any time if initial contact with a GP or clinic is delayed. Recommended screening depends on history, examination and previous investigations, and is tailored based on age, gender, countries of origin and transit and risk profile. The full version of the guidelines is available at http://www.asid.net.au/documents/item/1225.Changes in management as a result of this guideline: These guidelines apply to all people from refugee-like backgrounds, including asylum seekers. They provide more information about non-communicable diseases and consider Asia and the Middle East as regions of origin as well as Africa. Key changes include an emphasis on person-centred care; risk-based rather than universal screening for hepatitis C virus, malaria, schistosomiasis and sexually transmissible infections; updated immunisation guidelines; and new recommendations for other problems, such as nutritional deficiencies, women's health and mental health.

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

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

    2016-01-01

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

  4. Meniscal Transplantation and its Effect on Osteoarthritis Risk: an abridged protocol for the MeTEOR study: a comprehensive cohort study incorporating a pilot randomised controlled trial.

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    Smith, N A; Achten, J; Parsons, N; Wright, D; Parkinson, B; Thompson, P; Hutchinson, C E; Spalding, T; Costa, M L

    2015-06-01

    Subtotal or total meniscectomy in the medial or lateral compartment of the knee results in a high risk of future osteoarthritis. Meniscal allograft transplantation has been performed for over thirty years with the scientifically plausible hypothesis that it functions in a similar way to a native meniscus. It is thought that a meniscal allograft transplant has a chondroprotective effect, reducing symptoms and the long-term risk of osteoarthritis. However, this hypothesis has never been tested in a high-quality study on human participants. This study aims to address this shortfall by performing a pilot randomised controlled trial within the context of a comprehensive cohort study design. Patients will be randomised to receive either meniscal transplant or a non-operative, personalised knee therapy program. MRIs will be performed every four months for one year. The primary endpoint is the mean change in cartilage volume in the weight-bearing area of the knee at one year post intervention. Secondary outcome measures include the mean change in cartilage thickness, T2 maps, patient-reported outcome measures, health economics assessment and complications. This study is expected to report its findings in 2016. Cite this article: Bone Joint Res 2015;4:93-8. ©2015 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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

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    Gutek, Gerald Lee

    2004-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  7. 77 FR 54566 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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    2012-09-05

    ... finalize draft vision and mission statements, perform an abridged analysis of the Council's strengths... perform an abridged analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and will develop a...

  8. An Examination of Revisionist Theories of the First Amendment Cited in Dinesh D'Souza's "Illiberal Education": Arguments for Abridgement of Freedom of Speech on Campus To Protect the Educational Opportunities of Women and Minorities.

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    Nowell, W. Robert, III

    Recently, some critics have argued that the academy has become infected by a new brand of censorship which threatens the openness central to a university's purposes. Dinesh D'Souza has argued that this censorship is a manifestation of influence enjoyed by leftist radical professors and students. D'Souza is correct that the First Amendment is being…

  9. Which components of heart failure programmes are effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the outcomes of structured telephone support or telemonitoring as the primary component of chronic heart failure management in 8323 patients: Abridged Cochrane Review.

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    Inglis, Sally C; Clark, Robyn A; McAlister, Finlay A; Stewart, Simon; Cleland, John G F

    2011-09-01

    Telemonitoring (TM) and structured telephone support (STS) have the potential to deliver specialized management to more patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), but their efficacy is still to be proven. The aim of this meta-analysis was to review randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of TM or STS for all-cause mortality and all-cause and CHF-related hospitalizations in patients with CHF, as a non-invasive remote model of a specialized disease-management intervention. We searched all relevant electronic databases and search engines, hand-searched bibliographies of relevant studies, systematic reviews, and meeting abstracts. Two reviewers independently extracted all data. Randomized controlled trials comparing TM or STS to usual care in patients with CHF were included. Studies that included intensified management with additional home or clinic-visits were excluded. Primary outcomes (mortality and hospitalizations) were analysed; secondary outcomes (cost, length of stay, and quality of life) were tabulated. Thirty RCTs of STS and TM were identified (25 peer-reviewed publications (n= 8323) and five abstracts (n= 1482)). Of the 25 peer-reviewed studies, 11 evaluated TM (2710 participants), 16 evaluated STS (5613 participants) with two testing both STS and TM in separate intervention arms compared with usual care. Telemonitoring reduced all-cause mortality {risk ratio (RR) 0.66 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.54-0.81], P< 0.0001 }and STS showed a similar, but non-significant trend [RR 0.88 (95% CI 0.76-1.01), P= 0.08]. Both TM [RR 0.79 (95% CI 0.67-0.94), P= 0.008], and STS [RR 0.77 (95% CI 0.68-0.87), P< 0.0001] reduced CHF-related hospitalizations. Both interventions improved quality of life, reduced costs, and were acceptable to patients. Improvements in prescribing, patient-knowledge and self-care, and functional class were observed. Telemonitoring and STS both appear effective interventions to improve outcomes in patients with CHF. Systematic Review Number: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2008:Issue 3. Art. No.: CD007228. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007228.

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

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    Jain, Deepti; Basniwal, Pawan Kumar

    2013-12-01

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

  11. Comparison of three methods for estimating complete life tables

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    Ibrahim, Rose Irnawaty

    2013-04-01

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

  12. Job Satisfaction, Self-Efficacy, Burnout, and Path of Teacher Certification: Predictors of Attrition in Special Education Teachers

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    Johnson, Bradley W.

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated the constructs of job satisfaction, self-efficacy, burnout and path of certification in relation to attrition of special education teachers. A correlational, predictive design assessed the five facets of the abridged Job Descriptive Index and the abridged Job in General survey, the factors of the Teacher Self-Efficacy…

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

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    Temple, James Christian

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Temple, James Christian

    2013-01-01

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

  15. Observing at Kitt Peak National Observatory.

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    Cohen, Martin

    1981-01-01

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

  16. Greener and Sustainable Trends in Synthesis of Organics and Nanomaterials

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    Trends in greener and sustainable process development during the past 25 years are abridged involving the use of alternate energy inputs (mechanochemistry, ultrasound- or microwave irradiation), photochemistry, and greener reaction media as applied to synthesis of organics and na...

  17. Greener and Sustainable Trends in Synthesis of Organics and Nanomaterials

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    Trends in greener and sustainable process development during the past 25 years are abridged involving the use of alternate energy inputs (mechanochemistry, ultrasound- or microwave irradiation), photochemistry, and greener reaction media as applied to synthesis of organics and na...

  18. 13 CFR 113.455 - Textbooks and curricular material.

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    2010-01-01

    ... IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS OF SBA-EFFECTUATION OF POLICIES OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND SBA... requiring or prohibiting or abridging in any way the use of particular textbooks or curricular materials...

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

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    Hubbard, Philip G.

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

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

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    Hubbard, Philip G.

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

  1. Narratives about patients with psychological problems illustrate different professional roles among general practitioners.

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    Davidsen, Annette Sofie; Reventlow, Susanne

    2011-09-01

    General practitioners are not trained in psychotherapy. They are, however, experienced in hearing people's stories. This qualitative interview study aimed to explore the stories GPs recounted about psychological interventions with patients. It showed that the GPs had recounted very different types of narrative, and that the same GP recounted the same type of narrative throughout the interview. Some told detailed narratives including the patient's life situation, whereas others kept to biomedical matters. Co-creation of patients' narratives had a therapeutic function, and patients obtained agency and power in these stories. The narrative style reflected the professional identity of the GP.

  2. Use of a two-phase process to identify possible cases of mental ill health in the UK military.

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    Burdett, Howard; Fear, Nicola T; Jones, Norman; Greenberg, Neil; Wessely, Simon; Rona, Roberto J

    2016-09-01

    Two-phase mental health screening methods, in which an abridged mental health measure is used to establish who should receive a more comprehensive assessment, may be more efficient and acceptable to respondents than a stand-alone complete questionnaire. Such two-phase methods are in use in US armed forces post-deployment mental health screening. This study assesses the sensitivity and specificity of abridged instruments (used in the first phase) compared to the full instruments (the second phase), and whether false negative cases resulting from the use of abridged tests were detected by another test, among a UK military screening sample. Data from a group of UK Armed Forces personnel (n = 1464) who had completed full questionnaires assessing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (PTSD Checklist - Civilian Version, PCL-C) and alcohol misuse (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, AUDIT) were used. An abridged version of the PCL-C performed well in discriminating potential PTSD cases (as measured by the full instrument); AUDIT showed less discriminatory power, particularly due to poor specificity. Many cases missed by one abridged test would have been detected by an alternative test. Thus two-phase screening designs reduce the resource burden of a project without substantial loss of sensitivity for PTSD, but are less effective in discriminating potential cases of alcohol misuse. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  3. Digital Storytelling: Bringing Humanistic Inquiry to Management Studies

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    Nesteruk, Jeffrey

    2015-01-01

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

  4. Yo-Yo Magic or a Teacher of the Visually Impaired Learns Another Lesson in Social Skills.

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    Barclay, Lizbeth

    1999-01-01

    A teacher of young children with visual impairments in a resource room program recounts how yo-yos became a bridge to development of social skills and friendships both within the group and with other students in the school. (DB)

  5. Control of Peroxidizable Compounds: An Addendum.

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    Mirafzal, Gholam A.; Baumgarten, Henry E.

    1988-01-01

    Recounts a high school chemistry lab explosion while distilling alcohols. Proposes peroxide formation in older samples of alcohols as the cause. Lists commonly found laboratory alcohols and their peroxide concentrations. Discusses methodology for both detecting and removing peroxides. (MVL)

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

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    Da Silva, Zenia Sacks

    1975-01-01

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

  7. Musings.

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    Hale, Robert D.

    1987-01-01

    Recounts the experiences of a bookseller in dealing with children's books, including what strategies increase sales, how mothers and fathers choose children's books differently, and giving book talks at parents' nights at preschool schools. (NKA)

  8. Yeast Can Affect Behavior and Learning.

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    Crook, William G.

    1984-01-01

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

  9. Reflecting Shapes: Same or Different?

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    Schoffel, Jessica L.; Breyfogle, M. Lynn

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Tschechtelin, James D.

    1999-01-01

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

  11. Pathways to Innovation

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    Barrett, F. D.

    1975-01-01

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

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

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    Benton, Janet E.

    1996-01-01

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

  13. Should we include deep tissue injury in pressure ulcer staging systems? The NPUAP debate.

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    Donnelly, J

    2005-05-01

    This year's annual conference of the US National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) included a consensus meeting to evaluate the current NPUAP pressure ulcer staging system. Jeannie Donnelly recounts the lively debate that ensued.

  14. Control of Peroxidizable Compounds: An Addendum.

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    Mirafzal, Gholam A.; Baumgarten, Henry E.

    1988-01-01

    Recounts a high school chemistry lab explosion while distilling alcohols. Proposes peroxide formation in older samples of alcohols as the cause. Lists commonly found laboratory alcohols and their peroxide concentrations. Discusses methodology for both detecting and removing peroxides. (MVL)

  15. Pathways to Innovation

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    Barrett, F. D.

    1975-01-01

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

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

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

    1980-01-01

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

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

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    Tschechtelin, James D.

    1999-01-01

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

  18. Digital Storytelling: Bringing Humanistic Inquiry to Management Studies

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    Nesteruk, Jeffrey

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Subotnik, Rena F.

    2001-01-01

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

  20. In the Gardens of Popeloutchom

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    Man, Margo Angel

    1978-01-01

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

  1. A Raven in a Coal Scuttle: Theodore Roosevelt & the Animal Coloration Controversy.

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    Hendrick, Robert

    1995-01-01

    Recounts a debate between Theodore Roosevelt and Abbott Thayer in 1909-12 over whether animal coloration was an adaptation resulting from natural selection or whether the animal's environment acted directly on it to form its color patterns. (ZWH)

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

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    Subotnik, Rena F.

    2001-01-01

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

  3. Sid Fleischman.

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    Fleischman, Paul

    1987-01-01

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

  4. Rodriquez and Friends

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    Mathews, Linda

    1973-01-01

    Recounts the now-famous Supreme Court case, San Antonio Independent School District versus Rodriguez, relating to the proposition that wealth-based inequities in school spending are unconstitutional. (RJ)

  5. The Scottish Play.

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    Wheat, Chris

    1999-01-01

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

  6. The Hazards of High-Stakes Testing.

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    Shepard, Lorrie A.

    2003-01-01

    Recounts historical experience with testing efforts. Recommends that in any testing program, the limitations of testing must be kept in mind in order for the tests to benefit student achievement. (DDR)

  7. Teamwork Produces Results That Attract National Attention.

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    Andrle, Michele

    1980-01-01

    Recounts the way a high school newspaper staff used teamwork in investigating child labor law violations, writing news stories about the situation, and participating in airings of the issue for local and national television programs. (GT)

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

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    Reardon, A. W.

    1993-01-01

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

  9. My Brother Warren.

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    Forbes, Eric

    1987-01-01

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

  10. The Passion of Recollection: A Living History Group.

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    Baracks, Barbara

    1979-01-01

    Recounts the experiences of old people in a living history group. Shows how the introduction of death and dying into their conversations caused these people to begin speaking with detailed commitment about their pasts. (RL)

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

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    Needlman, Gloria

    1981-01-01

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

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

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    Hebert, Barbara B.; Ballard, Mary B.

    2007-01-01

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

  13. A Perilous Endeavor: The Riverbank and Beyond.

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    Sutcliffe, Mary

    1998-01-01

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

  14. Institutional solutions to drinking water problems: Maine case studies

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    1993-03-01

    The paper recounts how four Maine communities sought and found institutional solutions to drinking water problems. Each scenario describes the system, outlines the problems, reviews the chronology of events, points out the lessons learned and gives the system's current status.

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

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    Hebert, Barbara B.; Ballard, Mary B.

    2007-01-01

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

  16. A Star Is Born?

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    Williamson, Gail

    1992-01-01

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

  17. Two decades have passed ... and still it is her eyes that I remember: reflections of a pediatric nurse.

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    Tompkins, Joy M

    2005-01-01

    A pediatric nurse reflects on her practice by recounting her experience while caring for a child with Guillian Barre 20 years ago. Principles and lessons relevant to guide pediatric nursing practice in today's health care environment are identified.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Benton, Janet E.

    1996-01-01

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

  19. The Influence of the Cultural Revolution on the Teaching of English in the People's Republic of China

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    Dow, Marguerite R.

    1975-01-01

    Recounts trends and classroom techniques noted in several schools visited by a University of Toronto delegation in 1972. Techniques include use of recordings, role-playing, discussion, songs, and recitation; speaker confidence was noted by the visitors. (MSE)

  20. Loss and Recovery

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    Schwer, Ken

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    Richard, Jean-Paul

    1980-01-01

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

  2. Musings.

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    Hale, Robert D.

    1987-01-01

    Recounts the experiences of a bookseller in dealing with children's books, including what strategies increase sales, how mothers and fathers choose children's books differently, and giving book talks at parents' nights at preschool schools. (NKA)

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

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    Schmidt, Gary D.

    1991-01-01

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

  4. A Raven in a Coal Scuttle: Theodore Roosevelt & the Animal Coloration Controversy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hendrick, Robert

    1995-01-01

    Recounts a debate between Theodore Roosevelt and Abbott Thayer in 1909-12 over whether animal coloration was an adaptation resulting from natural selection or whether the animal's environment acted directly on it to form its color patterns. (ZWH)

  5. Popular Culture and the Threat To Rational Inquiry.

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    Hofstadter, Douglas R.

    1998-01-01

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

  6. The Big Story.

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    Seymour, William O.

    1983-01-01

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

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

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    Da Silva, Zenia Sacks

    1975-01-01

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

  8. Reflecting Shapes: Same or Different?

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    Schoffel, Jessica L.; Breyfogle, M. Lynn

    2005-01-01

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

  9. Leah Widtsoe: Pioneer in Healthy Lifestyle Family Education.

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    Woodger, Mary Jane

    2000-01-01

    Recounts the life of Leah Widtsoe, who lobbied for women's and family life programs in extension and for passage of the Smoot Bill, eventually folded into the Parnell Act, which supported home economics education. (SK)

  10. Humbert Humbert and the Kids These Days: On Teaching "Lolita" in a High School Classroom

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    Seigle, Benjamin

    In this reflective essay, an English teacher recounts failures and successes teaching Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita". The author considers both why and how the novel might be introduced to high school students.

  11. The Jackie Robinson I Remember.

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    Kahn, Roger

    1997-01-01

    This memoir describes Jackie Robinson's historic career as the first black player in major league baseball, emphasizing his courage and determination in the face of racism, and recounting the background to his entry into baseball. (SLD)

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

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    Blenk, Hermann; Hertel, Heinrich; Thalau, Karl

    1932-01-01

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

  13. The Big Story.

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    Seymour, William O.

    1983-01-01

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

  14. The Media and Your Message: Getting the Coverage You Want.

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    Golden, Sandra

    1992-01-01

    Recounts how several community colleges have reaped public relations successes through positive media coverage. Explains strategies for working with the media to get good coverage of college events and trends. Offers examples of award-winning communications efforts. (DMM)

  15. Yo-Yo Magic or a Teacher of the Visually Impaired Learns Another Lesson in Social Skills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barclay, Lizbeth

    1999-01-01

    A teacher of young children with visual impairments in a resource room program recounts how yo-yos became a bridge to development of social skills and friendships both within the group and with other students in the school. (DB)

  16. Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High.

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    Beals, Melba Pattillo

    1994-01-01

    Recounts experiences of the author as one of the black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock (Arkansas) in 1957 and presents a retrospective as she looks back on her story and the civil rights movement. (SLD)

  17. Baseball, Miso Soup, and the Hot-Blooded, Warm-Hearted Teacher.

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    Feiler, Bruce

    1991-01-01

    U.S. teacher recounts his experiences in a Japanese school. He found that Japanese students respected their teachers more than their mothers. Students and teachers formed profound attachments, and teachers encouraged students to develop strong moral values. (SM)

  18. Demoiselles and Drafts from Italy and France.

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    Picard, M. Dane

    1988-01-01

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

  19. Yeast Can Affect Behavior and Learning.

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    Crook, William G.

    1984-01-01

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

  20. Teamwork Produces Results That Attract National Attention.

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    Andrle, Michele

    1980-01-01

    Recounts the way a high school newspaper staff used teamwork in investigating child labor law violations, writing news stories about the situation, and participating in airings of the issue for local and national television programs. (GT)

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

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    Richard, Jean-Paul

    1980-01-01

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

  2. Classical field configurations and infrared slavery

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Swanson, Mark S.

    1987-09-01

    The problem of determining the energy of two spinor particles interacting through massless-particle exchange is analyzed using the path-integral method. A form for the long-range interaction energy is obtained by analyzing an abridged vertex derived from the parent theory. This abridged vertex describes the radiation of zero-momentum particles by pointlike sources. A path-integral formalism for calculating the energy of the radiation field associated with this abridged vertex is developed and applications are made to determine the energy necessary for adiabatic separation of two sources in quantum electrodynamics and for an SU(2) Yang-Mills theory. The latter theory is shown to be consistent with confinement via infrared slavery.

  3. JPRS Report, Near East & South Asia

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-07-21

    Jun] 7 Iraqi Atrocities Recounted in Trial in Iran [London SAWT AL-KUWAIT AL-DUWALI 13 Jun] .. 9 KUWAIT Minister Lauds Positive Role of Mosques...together. Iraqi Atrocities Recounted in Trial in Iran 92AE0452A London SAWTAL-KUWAITAL-DUWALI in Arabic 13 Jun 92 p 9 [Article: "Victims of Human...to trial . Committee Statement The committee has studied the information presented by the witnesses and the files submitted by them in confir

  4. Improving Educational Achievement.

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    New York University Education Quarterly, 1979

    1979-01-01

    This is a slightly abridged version of the report of the National Academy of Education panel, convened at the request of HEW Secretary Joseph Califano and Assistant Secretary for Education Mary F. Berry, to study recent declines in student achievement and methods of educational improvement. (SJL)

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

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    Hulbert, James Root

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

  6. Alien Justice: The Exclusion of Haitian Refugees.

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    DeWind, Josh

    1990-01-01

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

  7. ES Review: Selections from 2007

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    Smiles, Robin, Ed.

    2008-01-01

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

  8. Goofing: An Indicator of Children's Second Language Learning Strategies

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    Dulay, Heidi C.; Burt, Marina K.

    1972-01-01

    Revised and abridged version of You Can't Learn without Goofing (An Analysis of Children's Second Language Errors')'' to appear in Jack Richards (ed.), Error Analysis -- Perspectives in Second Language Acquisition,'' (Longmans). A goof'' is a productive error made during the language learning process. (RS)

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

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    Lancaster, F. Wilfrid

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

  10. Poe and Prolixity.

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    Powers, John

    1990-01-01

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

  11. Group-Integrated Reality Therapy in a Wilderness Camp.

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    Clagett, Arthur F.

    1992-01-01

    Abridges Glasser's (1975) theory of United States as identity society to explicate causative characteristics of "identity achievers" versus "failures" in U.S. society. Discusses Reality Therapy and therapeutic treatment programs developed by Hope Center Wilderness Camp. Presents evidence to suggest that group-integrated reality…

  12. Criticism and Assessment Applied to New Media Art

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    Ursyn, Anna

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Crookston, R. Kent; And Others

    1993-01-01

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

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

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    Annan, Kofi A.

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

  15. It's all just mathematics

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    Tegmark, Max

    2014-02-01

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

  16. Curriculum Make and Take, K-12. Report of a Summer Institute (Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, June 10-14, 1974).

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    Burcham, Mildred, Ed.

    Designed as an abridged reference tool for small rural school teachers and administrators, this report on the final Oregon Small Schools Program (OSSP) summer institute (a Title III Elementary Secondary Education Act project in operation 1966-1974) is divided into two sections. Three major presentations constitute Part 1. These include: (1) a…

  17. Children in Contemporary Society. IYC Series: Part I. A Changing Society and the Family.

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    Frank, Mary, Ed.

    1979-01-01

    This collection of seven abridged symposium papers discusses contemporary social conditions which affect the nuclear family and suggests directions for intervention. The introduction declares that the family remains the single most important unit in civilized society. Its destruction is seen to be the destruction of society as we know it. The…

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

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    Hunter, Madeline; And Others

    1971-01-01

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

  19. 75 FR 39154 - Setting the Time and Place for a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge

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    2010-07-08

    ... the number of hearing requests. Eliminating the hearing backlog is a ``moral imperative.'' \\1\\ We face... would be unable to perform the other required duties. Response: We agree that ALJs have qualified... may not take actions that abridge the duty of impartiality owed to claimants when ALJs hear and decide...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crookston, R. Kent; And Others

    1993-01-01

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

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

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    Harris, Mary J. G.

    2001-01-01

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

  2. Audiobook Format: A Patron's Choice.

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    Connors, Kelly C.

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

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

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    Adams, Helen R.

    2010-01-01

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

  4. ADHD: A Psychological Response to an Evolving Concept (Report of a Working Party of the British Psychological Association).

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    Reason, Rea

    1999-01-01

    This article is an abridged version of a British Psychological Society paper that addresses research relevant to current understanding of the notion of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from an historical, psychological, and biological perspective. Also discusses implications for practice in the light of the information obtained. (Author/CR)

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harris, Mary J. G.

    2001-01-01

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

  6. Reaching the Goals. Goal 2: High School Completion.

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    Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.

    The second of the National Education Goals, adopted following a summit meeting held in 1989 between the U.S. President and 50 governors, states that, by the year 2000, the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90%. This document, an abridged version of a report produced by a work group on school completion, is an examination of…

  7. Center-of-Gravity Analysis in COIN: A New Way to Problem-Solve

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-03-20

    Howard and Peter Paret (Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2007), 242-42. 2 Headquarters, Department of the Army, Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency...Clausewitz, On War, Abridged, Annotated. Translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret. Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2007. Colonel Peter R

  8. The Development of an Academic Grievance Procedure.

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    Logsdon, Jann B.; And Others

    1979-01-01

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

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

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    Fuentes, Sarah Quebec

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Tekniepe, Robert J.

    2014-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Annan, Kofi A.

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

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

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    McCarthy, Martha M.

    1998-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  14. Poe and Prolixity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Powers, John

    1990-01-01

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

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

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    Hempelman, Kathleen A.

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

  16. The Maryland ERA.

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    Maryland State Commission for Women, Baltimore.

    In 1972, the Maryland Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) became law in that state. The amendment provides that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied because of sex." This document surveys the legislative reforms that have been enacted to implement the ERA in the 12 years following the law's ratification. It also…

  17. Effective Methods of Promoting Reading Habits in Asia and the Pacific: Report of the Training Course on Book Production in Asia and the Pacific (22nd, Tokyo, Japan, November 17-December 5, 1989).

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    Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Tokyo (Japan).

    The results of a course held in response to requests from the member states of UNESCO, this report presents the abridged content of lectures, discussions, and observation visits concerning the methods and experiences of the 19 participants in promoting reading habits in 16 Asian and Pacific countries. The report notes that one of the key issues in…

  18. ES Review: Selections from 2007

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smiles, Robin, Ed.

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Khawaja, Nigar G.; Yu, Lai Ngo Heidi

    2010-01-01

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

  20. A Study of Psychological Readiness of Parents to Educate Children in a Foster Family

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    Dolgova, V. I.; Rokickaya, Y. A.; Volchegorskaya, E. Y.; Yemelyanova, E. E.; Uvarina, N. V.

    2016-01-01

    In the study methods to identify the main components of parents' psychological readiness for raising children in a substitute family were used. The survey was carried out during the study of the cognitive component. The emotional-volitional component is disclosed by using an MMPI questionnaire (abridged version) and techniques for determining the…

  1. Queensland Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment: The Impact of Policy Priorities on Teacher Attitudes

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    Brown, Gavin T. L.; Lake, Robert; Matters, Gabrielle

    2011-01-01

    The conceptions Queensland teachers have about assessment purposes were surveyed in 2003 with an abridged version of the Teacher Conceptions of Assessment Inventory. Multi-group analysis found that a model with four factors, somewhat different in structure to previous studies, was statistically different between Queensland primary and (lower)…

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

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

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

  3. 17 CFR 145.4 - Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in...

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    2013-04-01

    ... identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in abridged or summary form. 145.4 Section 145.4... § 145.4 Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in... privacy, the Commission may delete identifying details when it makes available “public records” as defined...

  4. 17 CFR 145.4 - Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in...

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    2014-04-01

    ... identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in abridged or summary form. 145.4 Section 145.4... INFORMATION § 145.4 Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in... privacy, the Commission may delete identifying details when it makes available “public records” as defined...

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    2011-04-01

    ... identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in abridged or summary form. 145.4 Section 145.4... § 145.4 Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in... privacy, the Commission may delete identifying details when it makes available “public records” as defined...

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    2012-04-01

    ... identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in abridged or summary form. 145.4 Section 145.4... § 145.4 Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in... privacy, the Commission may delete identifying details when it makes available “public records” as defined...

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    2010-04-01

    ... identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in abridged or summary form. 145.4 Section 145.4... § 145.4 Public records available with identifying details deleted; nonpublic records available in... privacy, the Commission may delete identifying details when it makes available “public records” as defined...

  8. Professional Training for Encoded Archival Description in Europe

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    Fox, Michael

    2005-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  10. The Peace Corps in an Educating Society.

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    Dixon, James

    This document is an abridged transcript of the discussion held by representative participants from educational institutions and the Peace Corps at the Brookings Institution Conference on July 22, 1965. The meeting was initiated with the belief that the academic establishment and the Peace Corps need each other. Three propositions were presented:…

  11. Russian Basic Course: Reader, Volume II.

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    Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.

    This anthology of short stories is representative of well-known 19th and 20th century Russian writers. Eleven stories, often adapted or abridged, are arranged in order of increasing difficulty and intended for use in intermediate and advanced phases of the Russian Basic Course. The selections, all in Cyrillic script, include: (1) A. S. Pushkin's…

  12. Synthesis in Science.

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    Horsella, Maria

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

  13. School-Supervised Work Education Programs: Curriculum Report, Volume 3, Number 2.

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    National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.

    The report represents an abridged summary of a study which assessed secondary and postsecondary work education programs and suggested ways they might be modified or expanded. A stratified, random sample of 50 work-education sites was drawn for the study from a set of 500 representative programs. Specific occupational training, dropout prevention,…

  14. Physical Education and Recreation in Europe.

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

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Khawaja, Nigar G.; Yu, Lai Ngo Heidi

    2010-01-01

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

  16. A Dewey-Eyed Look at Children's Book Classification: A Comparison of Four Classification Schemes Used in Children's Libraries.

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    Polan, Ruth

    Four classification schemes for subject access to children's books are compared. Two of these are general schemes (the "Dewey Decimal Classification" and the abridged "Dewey Decimal Classification"), and two others were devised specifically for children's books (the Toronto Public Library's "Boys and Girls Book Classification" and the Inglewood…

  17. The United Nations Water Conference

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    United Nations and Water, 1977

    1977-01-01

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

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

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    Berliner, David C.; Casanova, Ursula

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

  19. Putting Research to Work in Your School.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berliner, David C.; Casanova, Ursula

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

  20. Personality Control and Academic Freedom

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    Adams, Kathlene W.

    1975-01-01

    In Rampey v. Allen faculty members and administrators sued an Oklahoma state college alleging nonrenewal of their contracts abridged their freedom of expression and due process rights. The author examines the circuit court decision in their favor determining that it was a step forward in defining the boundaries of academic freedom. (JT)

  1. Better Dead Than Read: Further Studies in Critical Classification.

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    Foskett, A. C.

    1984-01-01

    Offers illustrations of anomalies and prejudices found in common information retrieval tools: "LC Subject Headings" (9th edition), "Dewey Decimal Classification" (19th edition), "Universal Decimal Classification" (3rd abridged edition). Index terms in areas of sexual bias, social strata, politics, knowledge, customs,…

  2. Selecting Intervention Strategies: Using Brief Experimental Analysis for Mathematics Problems

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    Codding, Robin S.; Baglici, Stephanie; Gottesman, Dana; Johnson, Mitchelle; Kert, Allison Schaffer; Lebeouf, Patricia

    2009-01-01

    Although brief experimental analysis (BEA) procedures have been effective for aiding instructional decision making in the area of reading, there is a paucity of research extending this technology to mathematics. This study extends the literature on mathematics BEA by using an abridged data series that compares skill- and performance-based…

  3. Review of "Cross-Country Evidence on Teacher Performance Pay"

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    von Davier, Matthias

    2011-01-01

    The primary claim of this Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance report and the abridged Education Next version is that nations "that pay teachers on their performance score higher on PISA tests." After statistically controlling for several variables, the author concludes that nations with some form of merit pay system have,…

  4. Criticism and Assessment Applied to New Media Art

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ursyn, Anna

    2015-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tekniepe, Robert J.

    2014-01-01

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

  6. Solar-system abundances of the elements - A new table

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Grevesse, Nicolas; Anders, Edward

    1989-01-01

    This paper presents an abridged version of a new abundance compilation (Anders and Grevesse, 1988), representing an update of Anders and Ebihara (1982) and Grevesse (1984). It includes revised meteoritic abundances as well as photospheric and coronal abundances, based on literature through mid-1988.

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

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

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

  8. Toward Understanding the Persistence of Opposition to School Desegregation in Boston.

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    Hannon, Barbara

    In Boston a number of factors contributed to the prolonged community resistance to school desegregation and busing to achieve it. First, for ten years prior to 1974, Boston residents had been assured that their children had a right to attend neighborhood schools and that this right would never be abridged. Thus, the court order to utilize bus…

  9. Better Dead Than Read: Further Studies in Critical Classification.

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    Foskett, A. C.

    1984-01-01

    Offers illustrations of anomalies and prejudices found in common information retrieval tools: "LC Subject Headings" (9th edition), "Dewey Decimal Classification" (19th edition), "Universal Decimal Classification" (3rd abridged edition). Index terms in areas of sexual bias, social strata, politics, knowledge, customs,…

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

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    Adams, Helen R.

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Another Look at the Burger Court and Freedom of Expression: A Textual Approach to First Amendment Analysis.

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    Walden, Ruth

    An analysis of the Supreme Court's First Amendment decisions under Chief Justice Warren Burger does not indicate any pattern of repudiation of doctrinal advances made by earlier courts. Like its predecessors, the Burger Court has dealt most frequently with First Amendment cases requiring definition and interpretation of government abridgement. In…

  12. Group-Integrated Reality Therapy in a Wilderness Camp.

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    Clagett, Arthur F.

    1992-01-01

    Abridges Glasser's (1975) theory of United States as identity society to explicate causative characteristics of "identity achievers" versus "failures" in U.S. society. Discusses Reality Therapy and therapeutic treatment programs developed by Hope Center Wilderness Camp. Presents evidence to suggest that group-integrated reality…

  13. A Dewey-Eyed Look at Children's Book Classification: A Comparison of Four Classification Schemes Used in Children's Libraries.

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    Polan, Ruth

    Four classification schemes for subject access to children's books are compared. Two of these are general schemes (the "Dewey Decimal Classification" and the abridged "Dewey Decimal Classification"), and two others were devised specifically for children's books (the Toronto Public Library's "Boys and Girls Book Classification" and the Inglewood…

  14. Education: Ontario's Preoccupation.

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    Fleming, W. G.

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

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  16. Developing an imaging bi-spectrometer for fluorescent materials

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    Mohammadi, Mahnaz

    Fluorescent effects have been observed for thousands of years. Stokes, in 1852, began the science of fluorescence culminating in his law of fluorescence, which explained that fluorescence emission occurs at longer wavelengths than the excitation wavelength. This phenomenon is observed extensively in the art world. Daylight fluorescent colors known as Day-GloRTM have become an artistic medium since the 1960s. Modern artists exploit these saturated and brilliant colors to glitter their painting. Multipsectral imaging as a noninvasive technique has been used for archiving by museums and cultural-heritage institutions for about a decade. The complex fluorescence phenomenon has been often ignored in the multispectral projects. The ignored fluorescence results in errors in digital imaging of artwork containing fluorescent colors. The illuminant-dependency of the fluorescence radiance makes the fluorescence colorimetry and consequently spectral imaging more complex. In this dissertation an abridged imaging bi-spectrometer for artwork containing both fluorescent and non-fluorescent colors was developed. The method developed included two stages of reconstruction of the spectral reflected radiance factor and prediction of the fluorescent radiance factor. The estimation of the reflected radiance factor as a light source independent component was achieved by imaging with a series of short-wavelength cutoff filters placed in the illumination path. The fluorescent radiance factor, a light source dependent component, was estimated based on a proposed model, the abridged two-monochromator method. The abridged two-monochromator method was developed for reconstructing the bi-spectral matrix of a fluorescent color based on a calibrated UV-fluorescence imaging. In this way, one could predict the fluorescence radiance factor under any desired illuminant and consequently a better color evaluation and rendering could be obtained. Furthermore, this method easily fitted in a general system

  17. Quality control of Kato slide counts for Schistosoma mansoni: a review of 12 years' experience in Kenya.

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    Sturrock, R. F.; Ouma, J. H.; Kariuki, H. C.; Thiongo, F. W.; Koech, D. K.; Butterworth, A. E.

    1997-01-01

    A total of 19 annual or biannual audits were performed over a 12-year period by an independent microscopist on randomized subsamples of Kato slides examined for Schistosoma mansoni eggs by Kenyan microscopists from the Division of Vector-borne Diseases (DVBD). The recounts were invariably lower than the originals owing to some deterioration of the preparations between counts, but the two were strongly correlated: significant regressions of recounts on counts taking up 80-90% of the observed variance. Observer bias differed significantly between microscopists but remained stable over time, whereas repeatability of recounts on counts dropped slightly in periods of maximum work load but did not vary systematically with time. Approximately 7% of the counts and recounts disagreed on the presence or absence of eggs, but less than a third of these were negatives that were found positive on recount. False negatives dropped to 1.3% if duplicate counts were considered. The performance of the Kenyan microscopists was remarkably high and consistent throughout the 12-year period. This form of quality control is suitable for projects where limited funds preclude full-time supervisors using more sophisticated systems. PMID:9447781

  18. [Short form of the WAIS-III for use with patients with schizophrenia].

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    Fuentes Durá, Inmaculada; Romero Peris, María; Dasí Vivó, Carmen; Ruiz Ruiz, Juan Carlos

    2010-05-01

    The aim of this study is to obtain a sufficiently guaranteed, abridged, Spanish version of the WAIS-III and thereby reduce the time needed to administer the complete scale. Although the samples used were based both on normal individuals (41 participants with no known history of mental illness) as well as individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia (41 participants), the real focus of the study was the clinical group because this is where the greatest advantages can be obtained by shortening the time to administer the scale. The data demonstrates that the best combination of tests was: Similarities, Picture Completion, Digit Span and Digit Symbol-coding because, with this reduced form, it was possible to obtain a linear correlation between the IQ of the complete scale and that of the abridged form of .91 in the clinical and .86 in the control group. For both groups, the differences between the real IQ averages and the estimated ones were nonsignificant.

  19. In conversation with…Thomas Frederic Hornbein.

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    Gilbert-Kawai, Ned

    2016-01-01

    Whilst attending a conference in the not too distant past, I was fortunate enough to be seated at lunch next to a very eminent octogenarian academic. Conversation ensued, and I was instantly captivated by his stories. These were not narratives filled with scientific facts, but rather anecdotes of his life and the pathways he had taken to get where he was today. Fascinated by such accounts, I set about the task of interviewing persons of scientific acclaim, to learn more about their life stories and unwritten tales. 'In conversation with…' therefore offers readers a chance to share an abridged version of these conversations. (In view of the need to condense 4 h of conversation, the original interview text has been abridged, and then reviewed, revised, and approved by TFH.).

  20. Comparative performance of color-measuring instruments; second report.

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    Billmeyer, F W; Campbell, E D; Marcus, R T

    1974-06-01

    The comparative performance of twelve different late-model color-measuring instruments was studied for precision (short-term repeatability) and conformance of color measurement and color-difference measurement.The instruments tested included four true and two abridged spectrophotometers and six colorimeters, all being integrating-sphere instruments except three 45 degrees /0 degrees colorimeters. All the colorimeters were individually calibrated for close conformance to CIE coordinates. Forty-four samples taken from the group studied in the previous paper were measured three times on each instrument, by three different well-trained operators. Again, a GE spectrophotometer was considered the reference instrument for conformance studies. Overall, the GE spectrophotometer, the Hunterlab D25D colorimeter, and the Kollmorgen KCS-18 and KCS-40 abridged spectrophotometers demonstrated the best performance. Statistical treatment of the data has been improved vastly since the earlier paper, and some recalculated results are included.

  1. Overview Report: Normal and Emergency Operation Visualization

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    Greitzer, Frank L.

    2011-05-01

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

  2. Indian Ocean Validation,

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    1987-09-01

    abridgement has followed Lee’s work almost exactly. It will now be prudent to diverge briefly. Geometric Dilution of Precision ( GDOP ) We now pause in the...mathematical development to note the historical evaluation of the term "Geometric Dilution of Precision" ( GDOP ) and its application. "GOOP" is a...or less constant instrumental errors on each measurement. Thus, the concept of GDOP may be useful to suggest opeational degradations of performance

  3. Lawyer Civil Law Study Guide

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    1993-04-01

    gathering of information and threat analysis in support of those measures. Since a consistent objective of terrorists is to achieve maximum publicity, a...includes assault, threats to injure or kill, or any other act of force or violence or emotional abuse/neglect inflicted on a partner in a lawful marriage...the absence of a showing of a sufficient threat to a significant government interest to justify abridgement of freedom of expression. Texas v. Johnson

  4. The distressed patient seeking self-harm: autonomy versus beneficence.

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    Hoyle, Jeffrey

    2013-01-01

    Patient autonomy may conflict with the professional's need to practice beneficently. A case is presented showing this conflict. This incompatibility between two cardinal virtues in healthcare ethics is analyzed in terms of the philosopher Immanuel Kant's dictum that individual autonomy cannot be abridged. The tension between these two ethical principles is also discussed in terms of the 2008 voter initiative in the State of Washington allowing physician-assisted suicide.

  5. Remembrance of immunology past: conversations with Herman Eisen.

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    Eisen, Herman N; Schlesinger, Sondra

    2015-01-01

    Herman Eisen and Sondra Schlesinger spent several days together in September 2007 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, talking about immunology, focusing on his remembrances of the field over the more than 60 years of his involvement. This article is an abridged version of those discussions (the full version is available on the Annual Reviews website). It is both an oral history and a written memory of some important but selected areas of immunology.

  6. Information Warfare: Legal, Regulatory, Policy and Organizational Considerations for Assurance. Second Edition.

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    1996-07-04

    guarantees free speech and limits the authority of the Federal and state governments from restricting the rights of citizens to express themselves...1 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech ...Fractal information storage x x Speech recognition technology for hand-held computers x Distributed execution environment for high-performance parallel

  7. Rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty photography.

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    2007-09-01

    The IMI National Guidelines have been prepared as baseline guides on specific aspects of medical illustration practice, and provide auditable standards for the future. They can be implemented in full, or may be amended according to individual requirements. The following is an abridged version of guidelines prepared on behalf of the Institute. The full version, including references and appendices, can be downloaded at www.imi.org.uk.

  8. Bereavement photography.

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    2006-09-01

    The IMI National Guidelines have been prepared as baseline guides on specific aspects of medical illustration practice, and provide auditable standards for the future. They can be implemented in full, or may be amended according to individual requirements. The following is an abridged version of guidelines prepared on behalf of the Institute. The full version of this and the other guidelines can be downloaded at (www.imi.org.uk).

  9. Clark v. Arizona: diminishing the right of mentally ill individuals to a full and fair defense.

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    Wortzel, Hal; Metzner, Jeffrey

    2006-01-01

    In Clark v. Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court was faced with two main questions: Does Arizona's insanity defense statute, with its abridged M'Naughten standard, violate the Fourteenth Amendment? And does Arizona case law, with its complete prohibition on the use of mental disease or defect evidence to combat required mens rea elements of a crime, violate due process? In a six-three decision, the Court answered both of these questions in the negative.

  10. Geostatistics for natural resources characterization. Part 1 and part 2

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    Verly, G.

    1984-01-01

    This collection of 33 research papers (in two volumes) bears witness to the fact that applications of geostatistics are no longer limited to the mining industry. Given are reports made in fields such as hydrology, soil sciences, pollution control, and geotechnical engineering. Contents, abridged: (pt.1) Variogram. Kriging. Recoverage reserves. Spectral analysis and data analysis. (pt. 2) Applications in the petroleum industry and automatics contouring. Applications in hydrogeology and geochemical exploration. Case studies in ore reserves estimation. Simulation. Index.

  11. Civil Military Operations: Afghanistan. Observations on Civil Military Operations During the First Year of Operation Enduring Freedom

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    2004-03-23

    Processing Center ( MUIC ). Pre-mobilization Training Support Requirements (PTSR) are designed to facilitate preparation. If done properly, PTSR allow the...weaknesses. This did not happen. The MUIC used the cookie cutter approach for all the units. The authors of this study attended an abridged version of the...full MUIC training cycle that included mine awareness, counter-terrorism, force protection, ROE, and six hour mandatory video. The team concluded

  12. An introduction to solar radiation

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    Iqbal, M.

    1983-01-01

    This book was written for energy analysts, designers of thermal devices, photovoltaic engineers, architects, agronomists, and hydrologists who must calculate an amount of solar radiation incident on a surface. Includes reading lists, diagrams, a subject index and tables with useful data. Contents, abridged: Sun-earth astronomical relationship. The solar constant and its spectral distribution. Extraterrestrial solar irradiation. Solar spectral radiation under cloudless skies. Solar radiation under cloudy skies. Grand albedo. Solar radiation measuring instruments. Appendices. Index.

  13. Principles of lake sedimentology

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    Janasson, L.

    1983-01-01

    This book presents a comprehensive outline on the basic sedimentological principles for lakes, and focuses on environmental aspects and matters related to lake management and control-on lake ecology rather than lake geology. This is a guide for those who plan, perform and evaluate lake sedimentological investigations. Contents abridged: Lake types and sediment types. Sedimentation in lakes and water dynamics. Lake bottom dynamics. Sediment dynamics and sediment age. Sediments in aquatic pollution control programmes. Subject index.

  14. Emotional Literacy Training for Educators.

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    Morris, Elizabeth

    2002-01-01

    A psychotherapist recounts her personal and professional development in concepts of self-esteem. The article considers core conditions for development of healthy self-esteem, the powerful effects wrought by teachers who create healthy emotional environments, emotional intelligence and emotional literacy, current initiatives to develop emotional…

  15. Educators and the Nuclear Threat.

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    Elam, Stanley M.

    1983-01-01

    Discusses education's long-term role in preventing nuclear war and reports on a three-state survey of 118 high school seniors on their knowledge of nuclear war issues. Describes educational groups' activities around the issues and recounts the author's personal experiences at Hiroshima (Japan) and growing awareness of nuclear problems. (RW)

  16. Downstream on the Mississippi.

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    Parfit, Michael

    1993-01-01

    Recounts a trip down the Lower Mississippi River starting in Memphis, describing the features of the river at different stops along the way. Aspects of life along the river discussed include the levee system built to contain the waters, flooding on the river, and travel on the river. (MDH)

  17. Tolstoy, the Writing Teacher.

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    Blaisdell, Bob

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the Russian master, Leo Tolstoy, and the fact that he wrote pedagogical treatises besides novels. Talks about his free school for children on his estate and his research on education. Discusses two of Tolstoy's essays which recount interactions with the peasant children. Links this to teaching an adult writing workshop at a soup kitchen.…

  18. Literature, Community and Cooperation: The Big Read at Regent University

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    Hillery, Leanne B.; Henkel, Harold L.

    2010-01-01

    This article recounts the experience of the Regent University Library in planning and implementing a festival of Tolstoy and Russian culture as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read initiative. The NEA launched the Big Read in 2006 to counter the alarming decline of literary reading documented in its 2002 report Reading at…

  19. Southampton: A Case Study on Why Academies Are Not the Answer

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    Harris, Richard

    2009-01-01

    The author recounts the arrival of two Oasis Community Learning Academies in Southampton through a process of failed political courage to continue supporting the Local Authority. He tells of the subsequent impact when children and parents react against the regime in one of the Academies. In conclusion he challenges the Labour Government over the…

  20. Managing an Infectious Disease Outbreak in a School. Lessons Learned from School Crises and Emergencies. Volume 2, Issue 3

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    US Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on an infectious disease incident, which resulted in the death of a student, closure of area schools and the operation of an on-site school vaccine clinic. The report highlights the critical need…

  1. Those Were Some of the Hottest Days of My Life: The Genesis of SCOLT

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    Swanson, Pete

    2015-01-01

    The following article recounts the creation and development of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) through the words of one of its founders, Dr. Herman Bostick. The article is not intended to tell the entire history of the founding of the organization, nor the full story of Dr. Bostick's contributions to the civil rights movement…

  2. Growing in Character: A Garden Learning Center.

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    Bailey, Laura

    1997-01-01

    Recounts the successes of Project HAWK (Habitat Alliance and Wildlife Keepers) in Northern California. HAWK consists of various at-risk students brought together for a service learning project constructing and maintaining community gardens. Discusses how the garden was related to traditional curriculum instruction and provides information for…

  3. Literacy Coaching Roles in Diverse Contexts of Teaching and Learning: New Ways of Working

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    van Leent, Lisa J.; Exley, Beryl

    2013-01-01

    As the demands placed on the literacy coach have evolved, so too have the roles of these educational providers who are often responsible for working with school teams to turn around student performance on standardized literacy tests. One literacy coach based in a Queensland primary school recounts her experiences via open-ended interview over a…

  4. A little bit of Africa in Brazil: ethnobiology experiences in the field of Afro-Brazilian religions

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    2014-01-01

    This essay, which is the fourth in the series “Recollections, Reflections, and Revelations: Ethnobiologists and Their First Time in the Field”, is a personal reflection by the researcher on his first field experience with ethnobiology of so called Afro-brazilian cults. The author recounts his feelings and concerns associated with initial fieldwork. PMID:24467714

  5. Stifled Laughter: One Woman's Story about Fighting Censorship.

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    Johnson, Claudia

    Part memoir, part courtroom drama, part primer for fighting assaults on free speech, this book narrates a 5-year-long federal battle which began in 1986 to reinstate several literary classics to the reading list of a public high school in Lake City, Florida. The book recounts how the superintendent, the local school board, and several religious…

  6. A Century of Library Support for Teacher Education in Calgary

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    Brydges, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    This paper traces the century-long history of a library that has served teacher preparation programs in Calgary, Alberta, since 1909. It looks at how this library's role and collections adapted to shifting notions of what constituted good teacher education and changing economic circumstances. In recounting this history, the paper examines the…

  7. A Story of Adult Education in Cornwall. 70 Years of the W.E.A.

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    McCallum, Gordon, Ed.

    This book contains five essays that recount the story of Britain's Workers' Educational Association (WEA) in particular and adult education in general in Cornwall since 1919. "An Idea Moves West: The Days before 1919" (Bernard Deacon) discusses the birth of the movement. The problems of chronically high unemployment, low wages, and…

  8. Learning Through Group Experience.

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    Ottaway, A.K.C.

    This book recounts experiments with small groups of social workers and teachers who came together in order to improve their understanding of human relations and personality development. The technique employed can be called non-directive tutoring, and is a type of group-centered discussion. The role of the leader is to clarify and interpret what is…

  9. "Marcus Did It": A Review of a Diversity Workshop and Other Creative Education Practices for College Classrooms.

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    Helm, Jeanne

    This paper describes a diversity sensitivity workshop that changed the climate in a junior college early childhood classroom. The paper then recounts 12 techniques which, inspired by the workshop, an instructor developed for use in a college classroom. The techniques include: (1) chart presentations; (2) community surveys; (3) authentic projects;…

  10. Driving into the Heart of Henry Giroux's Pedagogy.

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    Rhodes, Keith

    1996-01-01

    Muses on the power and intelligence of Henry Giroux as a composition theorist and pedagogue. Recounts Giroux's presentation at the 1993 Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition and his categorizing of the "power dynamics" present at most institutions. Opts for "expressivist" pedagogy. (PA)

  11. Reimagining Freirean Pedagogy: Sendero for Teacher Education

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    Rodriguez, Arturo; Smith, Matthew David

    2011-01-01

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

  12. Change of Mind: How Organization Theory Led Me to Move from Studying Educational Reform to Pursuing Educational Design

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    Ogawa, Rodney T.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is for the author to recount how his use of organizational theory to understand educational reform in the USA led to a change of mind. Design/methodology/approach: My shift resulted from my conclusion, derived from the new institutionalism, that only marginal changes can be made in schools and, thus, fundamental…

  13. What To Do with Lee? Academic Redshirting of One Kindergarten-Age Boy.

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    Taylor, A. Sean

    2003-01-01

    Recounts the experience of one family whose son's August birthday was close to the September kindergarten cutoff date and their decision to delay his kindergarten entry. Discusses the family decision to enroll the child in an alternative kindergarten program designed for children with summer birth dates. Reports that although the decision was…

  14. Defense AT&L. Volume 40, Number 4, July-August 2011

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    2011-08-01

    autobiographical as it seemed but instead was a thinly veiled recounting of Program X from Organization Y? As fun as that sounds, I must admit the...reverent.” I wrote that from memory more than 50 years after learn- ing it. I am not saying that to pat myself on the back, but to emphasize how

  15. Development of Temporal Macrostructure in Life Narratives across the Lifespan

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    Köber, Christin; Habermas, Tilmann

    2017-01-01

    In Western cultures, life narratives are typically expected to recount the narrator's life from birth to the present. Disparate autobiographical memories need to be integrated into a more or less coherent story, which is facilitated by an overarching temporal macrostructure. The temporal macrostructure consists of elaborated beginnings that…

  16. The Influence of Harold Guetzkow: Scholarship and Values

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    Druckman, Daniel

    2011-01-01

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

  17. Using Autobiography as a Vehicle to Study the Cultural Foundations of Twentieth Century African-American Education

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    Hilton, Louis R., III

    2004-01-01

    In using the autobiographies of African-Americans as a heuristic, educators are provided with a context to view African-American educational history. The autobiographies of African-Americans tell stories of triumph over adversity as also revealed in Melba Beals' autobiography, "Warriors Don't Cry," a recount of the struggle to integrate…

  18. Positioning a MBA Program against the Effects of Ideology, Culture and Economic Growth

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    Paliwoda, Stanley J.; Librowicz, Michel

    2007-01-01

    The challenges of administering an overseas management education project over a sixteen year period are recounted. When the host country is a former communist state and now a full member of the EU, the challenges are ever present from all who may be regarded as stakeholders. Federal Canadian funding enabled the creation of a local infrastructure,…

  19. Peer Talk in the Classroom: Learning from Research.

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    Paratore, Jeanne R., Ed.; McCormack, Rachel L., Ed.

    Research suggests that teachers would like to relinquish some control of classroom activity to students, and many have accomplished this difficult task with notable success. This collection of essays, with contributions from both classroom teachers and university professors, recounts some of these successes and aims to be a resource for teachers…

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

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    Donnelly, J. F.

    1997-01-01

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

  1. Addressing South African Pre-Service Teachers' Sentiments, Attitudes and Concerns Regarding Inclusive Education

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    Oswald, Marietjie; Swart, Estelle

    2011-01-01

    This article recounts the findings of a study that investigated pre-service teachers' attitudes and concerns regarding inclusive education and their degree of comfort when interacting with people with disabilities after completing courses on inclusive education. One hundred and eighty pre-service teachers from one higher education institution in…

  2. True Confessions: Fundraisers Share Some of Their Worst Moments

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    Silver, Diane

    2011-01-01

    This article begins with an anecdote that serves as one of several that advancement professionals shared recently when asked to recount their worst moments in fundraising. Examining best practices is a great way to improve a development program, but looking at worst practices can also be enlightening. This article shares some stories that have…

  3. John Newbery, "Friend of All Mankind."

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    Hearn, Michael Patrick

    1997-01-01

    Recounts the life of John Newbery, the 18th-century London bookseller who did more than anyone to establish the children's book trade, and for whom the prestigious Newbery Award is named. States that Newbery published many books, including a line of books called the Juvenile Library, entertaining but also didactic, in the manner of the times. (PA)

  4. Aloha Pe: Ka Huliau

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    Cashman, Kimo

    2013-01-01

    This article recounts the story of a visit to Kelemania, the homeland of the author's grandparents. It relates a series of events that occurred approximately ten years ago and had a profound effect on the author's life. The events described here occurred within a very short period of time and set the author on a life's journey.

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

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    Fisher, Michael E.

    2006-03-01

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

  6. A Case Study on the Communication of Older Adolescents

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    Davis, Lauren; Spencer, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Alison

    2011-01-01

    This study compared the communication of two older male adolescents (aged 17 and 19 years) with each other (peer interaction) and with a teacher (non-peer interaction) in three different types of activity (casual conversation, providing/listening to a recount and collaborative problem-solving). Conversation analysis, selected analyses from the…

  7. Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries

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    Crothers, Stephen; Prabhu, Margaret; Sullivan, Shirley

    2007-01-01

    The authors recount experiences of the variety of problems and issues involved in providing access to electronic journals in a large academic library. The paper excludes concerns emanating from decisions to subscribe to aggregations such as those produced by vendors like EBSCO, but concentrates on scholarly journals ordered individually, or as…

  8. Lord Street Theater Journal: At-Risk Youth and Performance Art.

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    Salazar, Laura Gardner

    1998-01-01

    Describes a theater in Port-of-Spain developed by a recovered drug user and advertising executive to provide a safe and interesting environment for recovering drug users. Discusses the methods used to engage the participants in learning about theater. Offers a chronological recounting of the class and describes participants' reactions to various…

  9. Through the Looking-Glass: Preservice Teachers Find Their Voices.

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    Peters, William H.

    Using Alice's experience in "Through the Looking Glass" as inspiration, this paper recounts how preservice teachers journey through their field-based experiences and gain increasing insights into the teaching profession. The paper illustrates their progression with notes from several reflective logs which will eventually become papers…

  10. Discours sur la Rhetorique by Victor Gastebois: A Translation of a 1905 Defense of Rhetoric as a Humane Study

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    Coe, Marguerite

    1977-01-01

    Recounts the early decades of the Third Republic when Napolean I was organizing extensive reforms to "modernize" and "democratize" the educational curriculum. Offers a complete textual translation of a 1905 commencement address of Victor Gastebois, a professor of rhetoric at the lycee of Coutances (Manche), through which he directly confronted the…

  11. A Humanist's Legacy: Burton Blatt and the Origins of the Disability Rights Movement.

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    Herr, Stanley S.

    1995-01-01

    This article recounts the words and deeds of Burton Blatt, a writer, educator, and exposer of abuses of human rights in institutions housing people with mental retardation. His life is seen as an inspiration for those now providing moral leadership in the continuing fight against indifference to human rights abuses and social darwinism. (DB)

  12. Child Development under Three: The Foundations of the Personality, the Family, and the Montessori Method.

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    Orion, Judi

    2002-01-01

    Characterizes the Montessori work serving the first 3 years by recounting its genesis; describes early Montessori toddler programs, and the emergence of infant communities internationally in the early 1970s. Highlights ways parents can be supportive of the "spiritual embryo" in cooperation with the school. Suggests how parent education invites…

  13. By Their Very Presence: Rethinking Research and Partnering for Change with Educators and Artists from Long Island's Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum

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    Caracciolo, Diane

    2009-01-01

    This paper recounts the non-Native author's journey toward understanding and enacting Indigenous research paradigms in her home region of Long Island, New York. Unknown to most Long Islanders, their region, which extends over 100 miles eastward from Manhattan, contains two state recognized Native reserves--Shinnecock and Poospatuck. Long Island is…

  14. Amid Manhattan's Razzmatazz BMCC Is an Environment for Excellence.

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    Haizlip, Harold C.

    1983-01-01

    Highlights the dedication of the Borough of Manhattan Community College's new $127.3 million campus. Traces planning and development, difficulties and successes, and programs and curriculum projects. Recounts former student's testimonials attesting to BMCC's pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. (DMM)

  15. Story of a Mural

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    Schaffer, Nancy K.

    1976-01-01

    The development of a muralmaking project during a three-week summer institute in open education in Manhattan is described. Photographs and videotape provide a record to share with teachers and schools who wish to use muralmaking as a curriculum element. Preparation is recounted; participants' logs and community reactions are quoted. (AJ)

  16. Welcome Home Annie: Rethinking Ellis Island and Annie Moore in the Classroom

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    Mercurio, Mia

    2008-01-01

    The story of the United States and the people who have made it their home would not be complete without considering the experience of Irish immigrants--particularly the experience of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to be processed on Ellis Island. However, the story of Annie Moore, and how it has been recounted and taught to date, is inaccurate.…

  17. Teach the Children: Louise's Story.

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    Richards, Robert W.

    1996-01-01

    A school counselor recounts the case of a gifted 14-year-old with rheumatoid arthritis and a destructive home situation, to remind teachers that in-school problems have out-of-school roots and that the teacher is not the only professional available to, and concerned with, the well-being of the student. (DB)

  18. "The Career Development Quarterly": A Centennial Retrospective

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    Savickas, Mark L.; Pope, Mark; Niles, Spencer G.

    2011-01-01

    "The Career Development Quarterly" has been the premier journal in the field of vocational guidance and career intervention since its inception 100 years ago. To celebrate its centennial, 3 former editors trace its evolution from a modest and occasional newsletter to its current status as a major professional journal. They recount its history of…

  19. Problems Encountered in Teaching/Learning Integrated Photosynthesis: A Case of Ineffective Pedagogical Practice?

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    Panijpan, Bhinyo; Ruenwongsa, Pintip; Sriwattanarothai, Namkang

    2008-01-01

    In this article we recount our experiences of teaching photosynthesis in an integrated way to secondary school students and teachers, science undergraduates and postgraduates. Conceptual questions were posed to investigate learners' fundamental understanding of simple light-dependent and light-independent processes taught to most students at…

  20. Attending and Responding to Student Thinking in Science

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    Levin, Daniel M.; Grant, Terrence; Hammer, David

    2012-01-01

    We present a class discussion that took place in the second author's high school biology class. Working from video data that we transcribed, studied, and analyzed closely, we recount how the question "Is air matter?" posed at the beginning of a unit on photosynthesis led to student-driven inquiry and learning. This case study illustrates what we…

  1. Holography.

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    Klein, H. Arthur

    Holography is a process which numbers among its many applications the creation of holograms--unique three dimensional photographs that show spatial relations and shifts just as they exist in reality. This book recounts the history of holography, tracing its development from Euclid's theory of light rays through Huygens' theory of wave motion to…

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

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    Naugle, John E.

    1990-01-01

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

  3. Discussing Gender and Sexuality in a Context-Appropriate Way: Queer Narratives in an EFL College Classroom in Japan

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    O'Mochain, Robert

    2006-01-01

    This article recounts my search for a context-appropriate way of exploring gender and sexuality issues in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. The first half of the article explains why and how I sought a pedagogic strategy that would be educationally effective, institutionally viable, and culturally appropriate-in my case, for EFL…

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

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    Dangeli, Reginald H.

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

  5. Lessons Learned Along the Way: Survival Tips for School Leaders.

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    Kelly, Dennis

    This book recounts the informal history of one educator's 20 years in administration. The stories describe common sense, nonsense, inspiration, and failures--reinforcing the idea that leaders should rely on experience, not books or lectures, to refine their leadership skills. The text tells stories about team work, admitting mistakes, listening to…

  6. Report on the Activities for the Year 1987 of the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, 100th Congress, First Session, together with Additional Minority Views.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.

    Activities of the House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families during 1987 are recounted in this report. After a brief summary of testimony received in hearings and a description of sites visited and reports issued, the committee print provides extended summaries and related factsheets concerning hearings on: (1) AIDS and young…

  7. Project Final Report: HPC-Colony II

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    Jones, Terry R; Kale, Laxmikant V; Moreira, Jose

    2013-11-01

    This report recounts the HPC Colony II Project which was a computer science effort funded by DOE's Advanced Scientific Computing Research office. The project included researchers from ORNL, IBM, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The topic of the effort was adaptive system software for extreme scale parallel machines. A description of findings is included.

  8. BBC Pioneers a Flexible Approach to Lifelong Learning

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    Education & Training, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Describes a programme offered by the School of Informatics at the University of Northumbria, UK, to employees from document archives at the BBC. Recounts how the programme is delivered through face-to-face workshops, with learning consolidated by work based projects. Details how the individual participants, and the BBC, have benefited from the…

  9. We Killed Them: Trials and Tribulations of a Special Olympic Basketball Team.

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    Jones, Ron

    1980-01-01

    The coach of a basketball team recounts the experiences encountered by his team in the California Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. Three days in the team's life are traced from the time the team boards the plane to Los Angeles, through initial defeat, to victory in the fourth game and winning third place medals. (SB)

  10. Talent Developed: Conversations with Masters of the Arts and Sciences.

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    Subotnik, Rena F.

    1993-01-01

    This interview with Joseph Bates, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania), recounts his development as a highly gifted child who entered Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) after the seventh grade. Doctor Bates describes his family background, his reaction to radical acceleration, his attitudes toward heterogeneous…

  11. Mary Mapes Dodge and "St. Nicholas": The Development of a Philosophy and Practice of Publishing for Young People.

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    Fuller, Lawrence B.

    The life of Mary Mapes Dodge, author of "Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates," a pioneer in the field of literature for children and adolescents during the nineteenth century, is recounted in this paper--from her childhood as the daughter of a well-connected but impecunious lecturer, scientist, and inventor through her later years as a…

  12. Boiling Point

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    Jansen, Michael C.

    2002-01-01

    The author recounts his experiences he helped to investigate the accident which destroyed the Space Shuttle Challenger. The focus was on how he used novel approaches to investigate heat transfer in the shuttle's hydrogen tank, after an expert he sought for advice proved unhelpful.

  13. Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide.

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    Lambert, Robert M.

    1990-01-01

    A young blind adult recounts his experiences in using a dog guide, describing psychological adjustment, trials and joys of being a student at a dog guide training center, bonding with the new dog, and adjusting to home life with a dog guide. Suggestions are offered for the improvement of orientation and mobility training. (JDD)

  14. "The Dethronement of Yata."

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    Linden, George W.

    1994-01-01

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

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

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    Katch, Jane

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

  16. The Development of Elementary School Educational Specifications and Preliminary Building Plans Through the Use of Citizen and Staff Involvement.

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    Davis, Robert F.

    This dissertation recounts the functioning of a practicum established to develop educational specifications and preliminary building plans for five new elementary schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District. These buildings will be built to replace schools that do not meet earthquake safety standards. Project teams developed educational…

  17. The Rocket Experiments of Robert H. Goddard, 1911 to 1930.

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    Page, Brian R.

    1991-01-01

    Recounts the contributions of Robert Goddard from the years of 1911 to 1930 to the development of the physics of rocketry. Discusses the results of Goddard's series of rocket experiments endorsed by the Smithsonian Institute, and Goddard's claims to priority in the development of rocket theory. (MDH)

  18. "No, Mother, I Don't Speak Japanese": Learning To Teach in an ESL Classroom.

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    Lindquist, Judy

    1991-01-01

    The personal experience of an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instructor is recounted in this discussion of how to teach non- or limited-English speaking students. With only 18 hours of ESL training, the instructor began teaching her first ESL students. The immediacy of feedback was recognized as a great advantage. Characteristics of effective…

  19. AIDS in 1988.

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    Gallo, Robert C.; Montagnier, Luc

    1988-01-01

    Recounts the discovery of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Suggests prospects for vaccine, therapy, and the epidemic. Includes pictures of the virion structure and data from sources of epidemiology, analysis of blood-serum samples, and cell biology that support the stated causes of the disease. (RT)

  20. Touching the Void: Criminal Law at the Precipice.

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    Geary, Roger

    1995-01-01

    Recounts an incident in which a mountaineer cut the rope on which his partner's life depended in order to save himself from being pulled to almost certain death. Interprets relevant English law with regard to the definition of murder and possible defenses in a case such as this. (SV)

  1. The Selling of the Subliminal.

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    Levy, Steven

    1984-01-01

    Describes Expandovision, a microcomputer-television connection which enables users to flash brief messages designed to improve their behavior on their television screens. Several incidents where subliminal persuasion has been used on television viewers in the past are recounted, and the effectiveness and dangers of subliminal persuasion are…

  2. Responding To Infectious Disease: Multiple Cases of Staph Infections in a Rural School District. Lessons Learned From School Crises and Emergencies, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2008

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    US Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on an incident involving several cases of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a rural high school. MRSA is a specific strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (often called staph)…

  3. Implementing the "Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics."

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    Chazan, Daniel

    1992-01-01

    Describes one teacher's reflection concerning the quest to develop an understanding of school mathematics that promotes and sustains students' opportunities for exploration and conjecture. Recounts that a particular student's exploration of the features of parabolas eventually led to an understanding of the quadratic formula precisely because of…

  4. Mainstreaming Culture in Psychology

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    Cheung, Fanny M.

    2012-01-01

    Despite the "awakening" to the importance of culture in psychology in America, international psychology has remained on the sidelines of psychological science. The author recounts her personal and professional experience in tandem with the stages of development in international/cross-cultural psychology. Based on her research in cross-cultural…

  5. Train Employees and Officials to be Ready for Privacy Challenges

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    Bernstein, Joan E.

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author recounts her experience in 2005 as a library director at the Mount Laurel Library in New Jersey. She thought her people at the library were in fairly good shape in terms of the professional staff's understanding of the confidentiality rules governing their customer information. However, she was wrong. This was driven…

  6. How Technology Assists My Daughter to Compete in the Mainstream of Life.

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    Lode, Carol

    1992-01-01

    A mother recounts how her kindergarten-aged daughter (who has severe cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic and nonverbal) is able to participate in mainstream school life with the assistance of an electrically powered wheelchair, an electronic speech output device, and a computer. (DB)

  7. International School Feeding Initiatives. Hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. US Senate, 106th Congress, Second Session (July 27, 2000).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

    These hearing transcripts recount testimony before Congress on proposals to work with recipient governments and communities to establish a preschool and school feeding program in developing countries. Of particular focus in the hearing was the infrastructure needed to implement the program effectively and the roles of government agencies,…

  8. The Formation and Development of the Mindful Campus

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    DuFon, Margaret A.; Christian, Jennifer

    2013-01-01

    This chapter recounts the development of faculty and student groups whose purposes are to promote mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy on the California State University-Chico campus through work both on the campus and in the greater Chico community. The "Mindful Campus" a student organization formed in 2011, merged with the…

  9. The Servol Life Centres.

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    Pantin, Gerard

    This publication summarizes the evolution of the basic ideas and philosophies of a community development organization called Servol in Trinidad and recounts how over nine years these ideas coalesced into a unified approach. The document describes how the earliest projects--a welding institute, a clinic, a nursery school, and recreational…

  10. Pay a Little Now or Pay a Lot Later: Exploring the Preventive Role of Community-Based MH/MR/SA Services.

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    Virginia State Div. for Children, Richmond.

    The recent history of efforts in Virginia to implement preventive programs in the area of mental health (MH) and related fields is briefly recounted, and evidence of the effectiveness of prevention programs is briefly reported. For a number of years in Virginia policy makers and legislators have been provided a variety of recommendations regarding…

  11. Using Our National Diversity as an Educational Resource.

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    Dozier, Therese Knecht

    1997-01-01

    Provides personal perspectives, both from a teacher and her students, on issues of multiculturalism and diversity. Recounts a number of incidents that illustrate some of the trickier aspects of multicultural education ("How do you feel about arranged marriages?"). Concludes with a call for greater understanding and tolerance. (MJP)

  12. Always Running. La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

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    Rodriguez, Luis J.

    This autobiographical narrative describes the early life of Luis J. Rodriguez, a journalist and poet who was immersed in the youth gang culture of Los Angeles (California). Framed by the story of the pull of the gang life for the poet's son, it recounts his experiences from his childhood on the United States-Mexico border through his family's…

  13. A Humanist's Legacy: Burton Blatt and the Origins of the Disability Rights Movement.

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    Herr, Stanley S.

    1995-01-01

    This article recounts the words and deeds of Burton Blatt, a writer, educator, and exposer of abuses of human rights in institutions housing people with mental retardation. His life is seen as an inspiration for those now providing moral leadership in the continuing fight against indifference to human rights abuses and social darwinism. (DB)

  14. The Emergence of Cultural Self-Constructs: Autobiographical Memory and Self-Description in European American and Chinese Children

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    Wang, Qi

    2004-01-01

    This study examined the emergence of cultural self-constructs as reflected in children's remembered and conceptual aspects of the self. European American and Chinese children in preschool through 2nd grade participated (N=180). Children each recounted 4 autobiographical events and described themselves in response to open-ended questions. American…

  15. In Plato's Cave.

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    Kernan, Alvin

    Alvin Kernan's personal memoir traces life in elitist American universities from post-World War II to the 1990's by recounting his life and career as a student, faculty member, and administrator at Columbia University (New York), Yale University (Connecticut), and Princeton University (New Jersey). The book describes what is was like to be at…

  16. A Health Education Program That Works

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    Albino, Joseph; Davis, Roy

    1975-01-01

    Recounts a successful implementation of the School Health Curriculum Project in an elementary school. Development of the program has been supported by the federal Bureau of Health Education, Center for Disease Control, and the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health. (Author/IRT)

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

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    Katch, Jane

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

  18. Safety Tips: Disposal, Labeling, and Storage in a High School Chemistry Laboratory.

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    Lang, Patrick

    1986-01-01

    Recounts the problems of a high school chemistry program in safely storing and disposing of chemicals. Describes the school's new system of inventorying and dating all chemicals, using warning stickers, isolating certain hazardous substances, and cataloging references to the use of each chemical and its container. (TW)

  19. Retraining in Business German through the Goethe Institute in West Germany.

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    Clay, Gudrun; Schutte, Lilith

    A college language instructor recounts his experience in a retraining program in business German at the West Germany's Goethe Institute. Twenty-eight individuals from the United States and from five European countries participated in a program that offered (1) a 14-day immersion into business-related German, (2) establishment of German business…

  20. Mathematics Education: Theory, Practice & Memories over 50 Years

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    Mason, John

    2010-01-01

    Indulging in recounting a few salient memories of what seems now like a dim and distant past, I raise questions about the ebb and flow, the waxing and waning of salient themes in mathematics education. I mention some of the most inspirational influences on my thinking and on my behaviour with learners of all ages. I take the opportunity to ask…

  1. When the Professor Is Wrong: Students Helping Teachers To Learn.

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    Browning, Judith

    This paper recounts a difficult and valuable lesson in one educator's teaching career--when her students helped her to see a central flaw in her approach to the texts in a course entitled "Women in Literature." The paper first gives some background about the educator's preconceptions when she developed the material for the "Women in…

  2. An Editor's Journey: Return to Haiti

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    Moy, Yvette

    2012-01-01

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

  3. Nunatchiagmi (Stories about Buckland).

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    Thomas, Evans

    Printed in both Inupiat and English, this 32 page booklet recounts stories of native life in Buckland, Alaska. It is printed in large type and simply written; illustrations accompany each short narrative. Several stories are told by Evans Thomas who remembers his boyhood days as he fired a shotgun for the first time, shot his first seal, broke a…

  4. Helping Our Children Accept Themselves.

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    Gamble, Mae

    1984-01-01

    Parents of a child with muscular dystrophy recount their reactions to learning of the diagnosis, their gradual acceptance, and their son's resistance, which was gradually lessened when he was provided with more information and treated more normally as a member of the family. (CL)

  5. Mr. Yamamoto and Japanese Americans in New Jersey during World War II.

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    Shaffer, Robert

    1998-01-01

    Relates the use of a period "Life" magazine article to teach students about the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Recounts how the article about local prejudice prompted students to critically examine the policy of internment. Provides excerpts from the article and subsequent letters to the editors. (DSK)

  6. Books, the Stuff of Dreams.

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    Ohanian, Susan

    1997-01-01

    Muses about the growing number of "special problem" books--books about children who are asthmatic, diabetic, or have AIDS, etc. Recounts the circumstances of the author's childhood as a diabetic. Concludes that adults sometimes work too hard at trying to make life fair for children. (PA)

  7. Keeping in Touch.

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    Tyree, Lawrence W.

    1981-01-01

    Recommends that administrators gain out-of-office experience by becoming involved in community activities. Recounts personal experiences in ambulance service, day care center work, and sheriff's deputy patrol. Reports that the experiences promoted new considerations for future curricula, program development, and improvement efforts. (DMM)

  8. A Personal Journey: Introducing Reflective Practice into Pre-Service Teacher Education to Improve Outcomes for Students

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    Hume, Anne

    2009-01-01

    This paper traces the development over several years of an initiative, involving student journals, that was introduced into a tertiary science education course for pre-service teachers in order to improve communication between the lecturer and students. The narrative recounts how the nature and uses of the journals evolve subsequently as a result…

  9. Shop Around: High Energy Collaboration Saves California Universities Money.

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    Matteson, Gary C.

    2000-01-01

    Reports on efforts of the University of California and California State University to combine their electrical loads through a joint four-year energy contract and thereby realize significant savings. Recounts difficulties in harmonizing procurement and decision-making processes and the eventual successful outcome. (DB)

  10. Women behind the Camera: An Interview with Leslie Hill.

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    Krasilovsky, Alexis

    1997-01-01

    Profiles one of the first of the still small number of camerawomen in the feature-film business. Recounts how she became interested in camera work; the difficulty of breaking into a closed nepotistic union system; the first job; the responsibilities and pleasures of her work; and her present vocation of directing, writing, and producing. (PA)

  11. Helping First-Year Undergraduates Engage in Language Research

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    Wyatt, Mark; Pasamar Márquez, Carmen

    2016-01-01

    Adopting an "exploratory action research" design and drawing primarily on a reflective journal and interviews, this study recounts the process of supporting first-year Applied Languages students (learning French, German and Spanish) as they started to engage in language research. Certain challenges they faced in engaging with the…

  12. The Mathematics of Global Change

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    Kreith, Kurt

    2011-01-01

    This paper is a descriptive and preliminary report on recent efforts to address two questions: 1) Can school mathematics be used to enhance our students' ability to understand their changing world? and 2) What role might computer technology play in this regard? After recounting some of the mathematical tools that led to a better understanding of…

  13. Cleft lip and palate care in Romania.

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    Martin, Vanessa

    2011-11-01

    Vanessa Martin travelled with a surgical team to Romania over a period of 12 years to support nurses and improve practice in the treatment of cleft lip and palate. She recounts her experiences and the changes that took place during that time.

  14. Globalizing Technical Communication: A Field Report from China.

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    Barnum, Carol M.; Philip, Kavita; Reynolds, Alison; Shauf, Michele S.; Thompson, Theresa Mae

    2001-01-01

    Recounts a technical writing institute presented by a delegation of North American technical communication faculty to Chinese English as a foreign language teachers. Discusses planning the 10-day technical writing institute; challenges and assumptions about teaching technical communication in China; institute lectures and activities; and institute…

  15. To Enter the Text as into a Dream: Tracing the Unconscious Effects of Reading Experience

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    Lewkowich, David

    2016-01-01

    In this article, I suggest that, when readers speak about reading, the language they use is closely related to the modes and movements of speech employed by the dreamer recounting their dream. With reference to the psychoanalytic formulations of unconscious desire and transferential attachment, this article--with its focus on…

  16. High Stakes: Poverty, Testing, and Failure in American Schools. Second Edition

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    Johnson, Dale D.; Johnson, Bonnie

    2005-01-01

    High Stakes brings the voices of students and teachers to national debates over school accountability and educational reform. Recounting the experiences of two classrooms during one academic year, the book offers a critical exploration of excessive state-mandated monitoring, high-stakes testing pressures, and inequities in public school funding…

  17. Revolting Campuses: Novel Impressions of Australian Higher Education

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    Symes, Colin

    2004-01-01

    Australian higher education has undergone a process of policy renovation during the post-war period. Much has been written about the impact of this renovation, much of it written from a sociological point of view. There is also a body of more imaginative literature, campus fiction, which variously recounts, often in uproarious and light-hearted…

  18. The Lure of School Marketing.

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    Hardy, Lawrence

    1999-01-01

    School districts are being offered sponsored curriculum materials from various corporations that contain samples of the companies' products. Marketing contracts with beverage companies are another way advertising is entering schools. School board members' choices are complicated by the pressure to do more with less. A sidebar recounts the decision…

  19. BOOK REVIEW "LAKE ERIE REHABILITATED: CONTROLLING CULTURAL EUTROPHICATION, 1960S - 1990S"

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    This well written, well researched and informative book recounts the sudden appearance of cultural eutrophication in the Great Lakes after adoption of phosphorous as the main active ingredient in detergents toward the end of World War II. For the most part, McGucken, a historian,...

  20. School Records: A Parent's View

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    Divoky, Diane

    1977-01-01

    Discusses the subject of student records and how they reflect the school's failure to perceive children as individuals. Recounts experiences in investigating schools for the author's own child which resulted in the founding of an alternative school. Mentions influences of records kept on a child's life, beginning with information not commonly…

  1. Dissociations between Implicit and Explicit Memory in Children: The Role of Strategic Processing and the Knowledge Base.

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    Murphy, Kristina; McKone, Elinor; Slee, Judith

    2003-01-01

    Recounts 3 experiments providing evidence against 2 interpretations of previous research findings that explicit memory develops substantially from 3 years of age to adulthood while implicit memory remains stable. Argues that the implicit-explicit memory developmental dissociation reflects differences in strategic processing (strategy use and…

  2. Private Sector Thinking Saves Park U.

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    Breckon, Donald; Gibb, John

    2000-01-01

    Recounts the restructuring and resulting survival of Park University (Missouri) over the last decade. A process of evaluating the university's competitive strategy resulted in changes in tuition pricing; development of the Park School of Distance Learning, which serves primarily military installations; minority student marketing; and development…

  3. Educational Rebels in the Nineteen Thirties.

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    Buchanan, William

    1985-01-01

    Contrasts the unconventional educational philosophies implemented by Joseph Brewer at Olivet College (MI), John Andrews Rice at Black Mountain College (NC), and Stringfellow Barr at St. John's College (MD). Discusses the educators' personal characteristics, educational methods, and lasting influences. Recounts firsthand experiences as a student at…

  4. Cats Have Nine Lives, but Only One Liver: The Effects of Acetaminophen

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    Dewprashad, Brahmadeo

    2009-01-01

    This case recounts the story of a student who gave her cat half of a Tylenol tablet not knowing its potential harmful effects. The cat survives, but the incident motivates the student to learn more about the reaction mechanism underlying the liver toxicity of acetaminophen. The case outlines three possible reaction schemes that would explain the…

  5. "We Were Those Who Walked out of Bullets and Hunger": Representation of Trauma and Healing in "Solar Storms"

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    Vernon, Irene S.

    2012-01-01

    Scholars Kali Tal and Cathy Caruth express the importance of trauma literature as "the need to tell and retell the story of the traumatic experience, to make it "real" both to the victim and to the community," and to tell "a reality or truth that is not otherwise available." In "Solar Storms" Linda Hogan vividly recounts the consequences of…

  6. Teaching and Learning in a Post-DAP World

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    Graue, Elizabeth

    2008-01-01

    Recently a school district colleague recounted a conversation with a young kindergarten teacher that had shaken her to her core. The kindergarten teacher (let's call her Ms. Post) said that nobody talks about developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) anymore--everyone is way past that. The author and her colleague, two mature early childhood…

  7. Rhetoric and Cultural Explanation: A Discussion with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

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    Sipiora, Phillip; Atwill, Janet

    1990-01-01

    Recounts an interview with cultural critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Explains that the study of cultural politics is an examination of how politics devises cultural explanations for managing crises. Argues that the composition theory/practice distinction is artificial. Suggests that mediation of two positions often favors one side or the other.…

  8. To Teach, To Love.

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    Stuart, Jesse

    In this book, the Kentucky novelist, poet, and teacher Jesse Stuart describes his experiences as student and teacher. Chapter 1 recounts the influence of his father, who instilled the principle of learning through play and the value of imagination and memory, and catalogs young Jesse's teachers at Plum Grove School. Chapter 2 describes his high…

  9. Heritage from the Wild Boy of Aveyron.

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    Hunter, Ian M. L.

    1993-01-01

    Recounts efforts made between 1801 and 1806 by French physician Itard to educate Victor, a boy found living in the wild in Aveyron. Explains how Itard's work with Victor, which met with limited success, led to the establishment of a school for educating clinical idiots. Describes procedures developed by Itard that are basic to the current…

  10. Poems as Stories--Memories Illuminating the Lives of Experienced Early Childhood Teachers

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    Meier, Daniel R.

    2008-01-01

    In this essay, the author describes his curricular journey in creating a course on narrative inquiry and memoir for experienced early childhood educators. The author recounts the steps he took in selecting reading texts and activities for the course, and emphasizes the value of using poetry as a form of narrative for helping early childhood…

  11. Roughing It Smoothly.

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    Turner, Donna

    1988-01-01

    A mother of a 17-year-old son with spina bifida recounts the family's experiences camping in the Adirondack Mountains. Her son has enjoyed swimming, modified waterskiing, riding to the top of a mountain during the summer on a ski chair lift, and blueberry picking from a toboggan rather than his wheelchair. (VW)

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

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    van Ments, Morry

    2011-01-01

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

  13. Mr. Yamamoto and Japanese Americans in New Jersey during World War II.

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    Shaffer, Robert

    1998-01-01

    Relates the use of a period "Life" magazine article to teach students about the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Recounts how the article about local prejudice prompted students to critically examine the policy of internment. Provides excerpts from the article and subsequent letters to the editors. (DSK)

  14. Like It Is.

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    Education Unlimited, 1979

    1979-01-01

    The column presents three brief articles on mainstreaming. W. Tice presents his view that Public Law 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) has been a disaster for American education. J. Halpert discusses problems in the implementation of P.L. 94-142. One high school's response to the mainstreaming mandate is recounted by P.…

  15. Mendel in the Modern Classroom

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    Smith, Mike U.; Gericke, Niklas M.

    2015-01-01

    Mendel is an icon in the history of genetics and part of our common culture and modern biology instruction. The aim of this paper is to summarize the place of Mendel in the modern biology classroom. In the present article we will identify key issues that make Mendel relevant in the classroom today. First, we recount some of the historical…

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

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    Valente, Joseph Michael

    2011-01-01

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

  17. How--and Why?!--Does One Go from the Classroom to the Dark Side?

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    Irvine, Colin

    2015-01-01

    This essay describes Colin Irvine's process of applying and interviewing for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at his alma mater. Irvine recounts the timeline of events from being notified of the position at the college to awaiting the notification of whether or not he was accepted for the position. He…

  18. Life outside Academia: On Becoming an Expert Teacher-Researcher

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    Farrell, Peter

    2015-01-01

    The author, a school principal with significant classroom responsibilities recounts his journey towards authenticity as an independent teacher-researcher. His career as a researcher began in the scientific-knowledge tradition and then moved into the practical-knowledge tradition. He describes how Donald Schön, the father of reflective practice,…

  19. Intimate Geographies: Reclaiming Citizenship and Community in "The Autobiography of Delfina Cuero" and Bonita Nunez's "Diaries"

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    Fitzgerald, Stephanie

    2006-01-01

    American Indian women's autobiographies recount a specific type of life experience that has often been overlooked, one that is equally important in understanding the genre and to develop ways of reading these texts that balance the recovery and recognition of the Native voice and agency contained within them with the processes of creation and the…

  20. Halting a Runaway Train: Reforming Teacher Pensions for the 21st Century

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    Lafferty, Michael B.

    2011-01-01

    When it comes to public-sector pensions, writes lead author Michael B. Lafferty in this report, "A major public-policy (and public-finance) problem has been defined and measured, debated and deliberated, but not yet solved. Except where it has been." As recounted in "Halting a Runaway Train: Reforming Teacher Pensions for the 21st…

  1. Identity Theft: Gentrification, Latinidad, and American Girl Marisol Luna

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    Rudolph, Jennifer Domino

    2009-01-01

    Released by Mattel in 2005, American Girl doll Marisol Luna quickly provoked controversy. The doll's accompanying narrative depicts her Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen as "dangerous" and recounts her family's move to the suburbs. Pilsen, located just south and west of downtown Chicago, has a long history as a Mexican (im)migrant port of…

  2. Giving the Left Somewhere to Go

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    Nelson, Michael

    2007-01-01

    This article talks about a new film entitled "An Unreasonable Man" that features the political activist Ralph Nader. The film rightly claims to be a documentary, but as the title hints, it's also a suspense movie. The film's first sequence briefly recounts Nader's much-maligned independent campaign for president in 2004. Although it shows him…

  3. Retraining Is Draining: Motivating Student Employees to High Performance and Longevity

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    Alder, Nancy Lichten

    2007-01-01

    This article recounts successful strategies for increasing student staff commitment to the organization's vision and deadlines, inviting "buy in" for projects, and enhancing staff work relationships. The discussion will outline activities that have resulted in increased employee satisfaction with work, smoother interactions between coworkers,…

  4. Responding To and Recovering From an Active Shooter Incident That Turns Into a Hostage Situation. Lessons Learned From School Crises and Emergencies, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2007

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    US Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    "Lessons Learned" is a series of publications that are a brief recounting of actual school emergencies and crises. This "Lessons Learned" issue focuses on an active shooter situation that escalated to a hostage situation that required multiple law enforcement agencies and other first responders and agencies to coordinate response and recovery…

  5. Building family medicine postgraduate training in Jamaica: overcoming challenges in a resource-limited setting.

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    Standard-Goldson, A; Williams-Green, P; Smith, K; Segree, W; James, K; Eldemire-Shearer, D

    2015-01-01

    This paper recounts the development of family medicine postgraduate training in Jamaica, the challenges faced and lessons learned. A self-administered questionnaire was completed by past trainees exploring the perceived usefulness, strengths and weaknesses of the programme. The results of this study helped guide the strengthening of family medicine training in a resource-limited setting.

  6. Comprehensive Education Bolivarian-Style: The Alternative School in Barrio Pueblo Nuevo, Venezuela

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    Cole, Mike

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the author traces revolutionary developments in an alternative school in Barrio Pueblo Nuevo, Mérida, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, a school that caters for students between 4 and 14. He begins by recounting some fieldwork done at the school on his behalf by Edward Ellis in 2010. He goes on to discuss a video made at…

  7. Membrane magic

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    Buecker, B.

    2005-09-01

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

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

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    Stinson, David W.

    2013-01-01

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

  9. Ethics Inside and Out: The Case of "Guidoriccio."

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    Swan, John

    1991-01-01

    Discusses an apparent case of censorship via card catalog indexing in a Florentine research library. The challenge to the authenticity of a fresco by Simone Martini is explained, the ethics of collegiality are considered, and attempts to find redress through various library associations are recounted. (18 references) (LRW)

  10. Ideas in Practice: Teaching Mathematics in an "Academic Servicing" Course.

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    Ritsena, Paul

    1981-01-01

    Describes a remedial approach which provides math and communications instruction for applied arts and technology students. Looks at the problems of lack of time and math anxiety. Provides examples of math problems that show "real life" applications of math skills. Recounts how the problems are used in the classroom. (AYC)

  11. Creating a Context for Flow: The Importance of Personal Insight and Experience

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    Rathunde, Kevin

    2015-01-01

    Kevin Rathunde reflects on his early studies of flow in Montessori adolescents and surmises that adults need to experience their own flow in order to guide young people to peak levels. He recounts his early music experiences as having "peaked" and that he needed to come back to his flow of the past to fully enter into his work with flow…

  12. Outward Bound U.S.A.: Learning Through Experience in Adventure-Based Education.

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    Miner, Joshua L.; Boldt, Joe

    Joshua Miner recounts his 30 years' experience with people and places significant to the history of Adventure-Based Education and Outward Bound in the United States. Fourteen Outward Bound schools visited or assisted by Miner are described in chapters recording events such as the school's inception, daily activities, individuals enrolled, and…

  13. The Rewards and Restrictions of Recess: Reflections on Being a Playground Volunteer.

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    O'Brien, Leigh M.

    Based on the experiences of a participant observer (weekly playground volunteer) over the course of one school year, this paper recounts the experiences of first through third graders during recess and discusses the importance of outdoor play for providing children an opportunity to speak and act unfettered by adult expectations, thereby promoting…

  14. Brockhill Park School.

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    Munn, Dawn

    1995-01-01

    Recounts a week-long environmental program that revolved around staff dressing up as Alpha Centaurions to point out pollution on Earth. Activities were chosen to teach students about ways in which our environment is being ruined and students were encouraged to look for solutions. Activities included zoo visits, ecological study of Brockhill Valley…

  15. The Importance of Prior Knowledge.

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    Cleary, Linda Miller

    1989-01-01

    Recounts a college English teacher's experience of reading and rereading Noam Chomsky, building up a greater store of prior knowledge. Argues that Frank Smith provides a theory for the importance of prior knowledge and Chomsky's work provided a personal example with which to interpret and integrate that theory. (RS)

  16. Labor Studies in the Community College.

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    Good, Wallace E.

    The experience of El Camino College in starting a Labor Studies Program is recounted. The issues and problems discussed are: Advisory Committee Model, College or Union Control?, Administration and Faculty Support, Funding, Enrollment Projections, Coordination, Publicity and Student Recruitment, College Credit, Course Content, Who Should Be…

  17. Defence Science Research, Higher Education and the Australian Quest for the Atomic Bomb, 1945-60.

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    Reynolds, Wayne

    1997-01-01

    Recounts the efforts of the Australian government to create an atomic research and development program after World War II. Describes initial cooperation with Britain and the push for the transformation of Australian higher and secondary education in service of national scientific development. Discusses effects of the end of Commonwealth…

  18. Darwin's Invention: Inheritance & the "Mad Dream" of Pangenesis

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    McComas, William F.

    2012-01-01

    This article recounts the story of the development of pangenesis, a principle proposed by Charles Darwin to describe the rules of inheritance and the source of new variation, two concepts vital to his proposal of evolution by natural selection. Historical accounts such as this are infrequently included in texts and classroom discussions but can…

  19. A Volcanic Terror and Wonder.

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    Shomon, Joseph James

    1985-01-01

    Recounts the dramatic eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano in 1980. Details the force of the blast, extent of damage, changes in landscape, death toll, vulcanism, and ecosystem recovery. Several black-and-white photographs of the area are included. (DH)

  20. A Quick Rebound? Not so Fast

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    Lum, Lydia

    2008-01-01

    Eddie Francis bursts out laughing when he recounts his unexpected coaching debut for Southern University at New Orleans this past semester. The men's track team was planning to travel to Tennessee for a national indoor championship meet, but their part-time coach, a runner himself, couldn't accompany them because of a race he would run in Europe…

  1. Libraries and Development.

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    Findley, Paul

    These keynote remarks review some of the origins of Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act. This legislation, whose goal is to conquer famine and malnutrition worldwide, was signed into law by President Ford in 1975. Senator Hubert Humphrey's address at the 1977 Famine Prevention Symposium in Washington, DC, is recounted with emphasis on his…

  2. Sweet Words So Brave: The Story of African American Literature.

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    Brodie, James Michael; Curry, Barbara K.

    This illustrated book introduces readers to African American literature by telling the story of the men and women who contributed to this body of work. The book begins by recounting the Africans' journey into slavery and how they kept their stories alive by telling them to one another, and by handing them down from generation to generation.…

  3. The Self-Education of Malcolm X

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    Moberg, Eric

    2006-01-01

    In Alex Haley's "Autobiography of Malcolm X" (1965), Haley recounts the life of an historical personage of enduring controversy. Whether one reveres or reviles Malcolm, "X", Little, his is a fascinating story of lifelong learning. Rather than conforming to one theory, Malcolm's learning is well explained by certain theorists at certain times in…

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

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    US Department of Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

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

  5. "It'll Never Be the White Kids, It'll Always Be Us": Black High School Students' Evolving Critical Analysis of Racial Discrimination and Inequity in Schools

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    Hope, Elan C.; Skoog, Alexandra B.; Jagers, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    We examine how Black high school students, participants in a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) program, understand issues of racial discrimination and inequality in their schools. Through semi-structured individual interviews conducted early in the program, eight students (six boys and two girls) recount experiences of racial…

  6. Undergraduates as Environmental Educators: The Pedal and Paddle Pollution Tour Experience

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    Cronje, Ruth Johnson; Neff, Paula Kleintjes; Mowry, Donald; Running, Garry L.

    2016-01-01

    Undergraduates can become effective agents of environmental outreach when challenged to produce evidence-based messages to inform the public about local environmental issues. We recount our experience partnering our undergraduate students with community organizations dedicated to water stewardship to create a "Pedal and Paddle Pollution…

  7. The Micro Revolution and Information Analysis Centers: A Case Study.

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    Pfuderer, H. A.; Allison, L. J.

    1985-01-01

    Recounts experiences of the Carbon Dioxide Information Center, a technical information analysis center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which has utilized a microcomputer for exchange of automated bibliographic references. Procedures and problems in adding microcomputer information to mainframe databases are noted and other microcomputer…

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

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    Alsubaie, Merfat Ayesh

    2016-01-01

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

  9. A brief history of the DNA repair field.

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    Friedberg, Errol C

    2008-01-01

    The history of the repair of damaged DNA can be traced to the mid-1930s. Since then multiple DNA repair mechanisms, as well as other biological responses to DNA damage, have been discovered and their regulation has been studied. This article briefly recounts the early history of this field.

  10. Shifting between Third and First Person Points of View in EFL Narratives

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    Shokouhi, Hossein; Daram, Mahmood; Sabah, Somayeh

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on the difference between points of view in narrating a short story. The EFL learners taking part in the control group were required to recount the events from the third person perspective and the subjects in the experimental group from the first person perspective. The methodological frame of the study was based on Koven's…

  11. A Dynamic Model for C3 Information Incorporating the Effects of Counter C3

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    1980-12-01

    recount some other applications of this class of equations. VI.1 Population Dynamics An interesting example is provided by the Lotka - Volterra model of...Bp > 0, which forces the imaginary parts of the roots of the characteristic equation to be zero. (This is not so with the Lotka - Volterra equations

  12. [The Dying Horse: the contradictoriness of the Self in a dream of Raskolnikov and in the breakdown of Nietzsche].

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    Tényi, Tamás

    2013-01-01

    The author deals with the curious and uncanny parallel between a dream recounted in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and the famous Turin incident from Nietzsche's life shortly before his psychotic breakdown. The psychoanalytic interpretation focuses on the articulation of the contradictoriness and multiplicity of the Self.

  13. Shipping Light: The Case-Oil Trade to Asia, 1870-1915 and Origins of the Supertanker.

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    Webb, Robert Lloyd

    1996-01-01

    Recounts the origin and evolution of the America-to-Asia oil shipping business. Originally shipped in tin cans, two to a wooden case, the industry was revolutionized by the development of bulk tankers. Discusses the technological challenges faced by these vessels, safety concerns, and early competition from Russia. (MJP)

  14. Tampering with Poetic Genius: The Early Editing of Emily Dickinson.

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    Farr, Judith

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the reclusive life of Emily Dickinson, recounting the discovery of Dickinson's poems after her death. Concentrates on the problems Dickinson's sister encountered in securing an editor. Contends that Dickinson's poems were distorted by editors and critics, and includes the original version of "Because I Could Not Stop for…

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

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    Kille, Kent J.

    2011-01-01

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

  16. Listening to Lorca: A Journey into Language.

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    Hawkins, Eric

    This book is an autobiographical account of the life of Eric Hawkins, a leading figure in language teaching. The author recounts his journey into language, which traces his formative experiences at school in 1920s Liverpool, taking him to pre-Civil War Spain, undergraduate life at Cambridge, language learning in the shadow of Nazi Germany, life as…

  17. Voices Inside Schools: Getting to Know Derek

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    Paley, Vivian Gussin

    2011-01-01

    In this "Voices Inside Schools" essay, Vivian Gussin Paley brings us into Derek's kindergarten classroom using her characteristic style of listening and recounting from the child's perspective. With delicacy and insight, she reveals the small but significant moments that occur alongside the planned curriculum to illustrate how children author…

  18. Half-Truths on the Half Shell.

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    White, Randy Wayne

    1993-01-01

    Recounts the author's experiences investigating the oyster fisheries off the panhandle of Florida. Describes the life of an oyster fisherman whose business has declined because of media claims of fishery contamination, and discusses those claims with an environmental administrator, a university professor, and a biologist. (MDH)

  19. Green Consciousness or Dollar Diplomacy? The British Response to the Threat of Ozone Depletion.

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    Maxwell, James H.; Weiner, Sanford L.

    1993-01-01

    Discusses the British role in the regulation of believed ozone-depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbons. Recounts the history of the British policies during the emergence of the issue from 1974-80; a period of tactical resistance from 1980-87; and a change in policy from 1987-90. (66 references) (MDH)

  20. Engaging with Leadership Development in Irish Academic Libraries: Some Reflections of the Future Leaders Programme (FLP)

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    Fallon, Helen; Maxwell, Jane; McCaffrey, Ciara; McMahon, Seamus

    2011-01-01

    Four librarians from Irish university libraries completed the U.K. Future Leaders Programme (FLP) in 2010. In this article they recount their experience and assess the effect of the programme on their professional practice and the value for their institutions. The programme is explored in the context of the Irish higher education environment,…

  1. Teaching Tommy: A Second-Grader with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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    Fachin, Katharina

    1996-01-01

    Recounts a second-grade teacher's efforts to help a rough-and-tumble boy diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). After comprehensive behavioral and academic programs (including token rewards, peer tutoring, resource room activities, an inclass aide) failed to stabilize Tommy's behavior, Ritalin was (successfully) prescribed…

  2. "Thank You for Your Words": Observations from a Disability Summer Camp

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    Berger, Ronald J.; Feucht, Jon

    2012-01-01

    This article recounts the authors' experiences at the Authentic Voices of America summer camp for severely disabled youths who are learning to become more proficient at using computerized communication devices to speak. The five-day camp was founded by Jon Feucht, who also uses a device and continues to serve as its director. In the summer of…

  3. Science Education: A (Pending) Chapter in the Curriculum Transformation in Argentina

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    Labate, Hugo

    2007-01-01

    The article documents the complex process of changing Argentina's science curriculum and implementing those changes over the last 15 years. It recounts how reformers tackled the challenges of balancing national (federal) unity in education with local (provincial) autonomy from the political, social and pedagogical points of view. It also analyzes…

  4. Building an Integrated User Interface to Electronic Resources.

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    Caswell, Jerry V.

    1997-01-01

    Client/server computing and the adoption of the World Wide Web make it possible for academic libraries to build automated library systems that present locally mounted and remote resources through a common interface. This article recounts issues encountered by the Iowa State University Library as it undertook this process. (Author/LRW)

  5. El Caracter Esencial del Conocimiento de Acuerdo a un Neofito (The Essential Nature of Knowing According to a Novice).

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    Pedrana, Angela Lopez

    2003-01-01

    In this reflective narrative, the author ponders the abstract nature of knowledge and knowing. The peeling of an onion while she sits in her father's garden recounting her funds of knowledge serves as an ontological and epistemological metaphor for her learning. (TD)

  6. Something lost--something gained: the ASCI begins its second century.

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    Sawyers, Charles L

    2008-04-01

    For the hundredth anniversary of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, we have invited various members of the community to recount here the impact that the Society, its annual meeting, and The Journal of Clinical Investigation have had on them. Their recollections provide a view of the changes that have occurred in academic medicine in general and for the physician-scientist in particular.

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

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    National PTA, Chicago, IL.

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

  8. Searching for Resolution in Cultural Dissonance

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    Drennan, Sarah; Van Bockern, Steve

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the authors recount their visit to Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, in late January and focus on their search for resolution in cultural dissonance. So much about Thailand was different to them. Although they tend to relish differences, they still find some differences quite challenging. Thai culture is firmly anchored in…

  9. Who Is This Child?

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    Barr, Robert D.

    1996-01-01

    An Idaho education dean recounts a moving encounter with a fatherless first-grader while visiting his grandson in Eugene, Oregon. Envisioning a deadbeat dad and a burned-out mother, he pondered the statistical odds of this child graduating from college. However, the girl's warm welcome from her teacher helped revise his hopes about the little…

  10. Canadian Statistical Review. Volume 53, Number 7, July 1978.

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    von Zur-Muehlen, Max

    1978-01-01

    Information on Canadian social and economic trends is presented in this statistical review. Advance information on national income and expenditure accounts for the first quarter of 1978 is provided. Characteristics of full-time university teachers from 1956-57 to 1977-78 are detailed in tables that recount such developments as the nearly six-fold…

  11. The use of forests in times of crisis: ecological literacy as a safety net

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    Alan R. Pierce; Marla R. Emery

    2005-01-01

    In his chapter entitled "Flight into the Forest," zoologist Bernd Heinrich (1984) recounts how he and his family, Polish refugees who fled to Germany at the close of World War II, lived off of fish, game (including mice), nuts, berries and mushrooms in the forests of Hahnheide for five years. For Europeans of Heinrich's generation, memories of reliance...

  12. Learning Disability: Not Just a Problem Children Outgrow.

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    President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.

    Three papers concerning learning disabled adults and a list of resources available for disabled people are presented. The first paper, "Colin's Own Story," was written by a 16 year old learning disabled individual, and recounts his struggles and what it is like to be learning disabled. Two poems by the author further describe his emotions and…

  13. Learning as a Dissonant Act

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    Kutnowski, Martin

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author recounts his experience teaching MU-241, Music Harmony and Counterpoint, which is a capstone course for the music electronics program--a two-year associate of arts and sciences degree--at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York. The class, a difficult one, combines harmony, counterpoint, and piano,…

  14. Leading from the Heart: The Passion To Make a Difference. Leadership Stories Told by Kellogg National Fellowship Program Fellows.

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    Sublett, Roger H., Ed.

    This document presents the personal narratives of 19 participants in the National Fellowship/Leadership program. In their narratives, the Kellogg fellows recount their experiences developing leadership knowledge, skills, and competencies while addressing human, societal, and community issues. The following papers are included: "Preface"…

  15. Shifting between Third and First Person Points of View in EFL Narratives

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    Shokouhi, Hossein; Daram, Mahmood; Sabah, Somayeh

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on the difference between points of view in narrating a short story. The EFL learners taking part in the control group were required to recount the events from the third person perspective and the subjects in the experimental group from the first person perspective. The methodological frame of the study was based on Koven's…

  16. Three Who Dared: Prudence Crandall, Margaret Douglass, Myrtilla Miner--Champions of Antebellum Black Education. Contributions in Women's Studies, Number 47.

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    Foner, Philip S.; Pacheco, Josephine F.

    This book recounts the attempts of three women to educate blacks between the 1830's and the Civil War, a period during which, even in the North and the Middle West, there was little concern for the education of blacks because they did not belong to the body politic. All three women endured persecution and hardship, but they provided antislavery…

  17. PROJECTION OF THOUGHTS AND IDEAS ON SCHOOL BUILDINGS OF TOMORROW--A SPEECH GIVEN TO THE 1ST ANNUAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SEMINAR OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATION (VAIL VILLAGE, COLORADO, DEC. 6-8, 1967). (TITLE SUPPLIED).

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    BURR, DONALD F.

    THE SPEECH RECOUNTS THE NEW DIRECTION IN THE FLEXIBLE DESIGN OF FUTURE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT IS PREDICTED THAT WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL DECADES A MULTITUDE OF NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN ADDITION TO THE REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING SCHOOL PLANTS AS THEY BECOME OUTDATED AND INADEQUATE FOR NEW INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS. THE NEW INSTRUCTIONAL…

  18. Diversity and Learning: Ending the Silence--Starting a Gay/Straight Alliance.

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    Brickley, Lori

    This paper recounts the personal experiences of a bisexual high school teacher and a mother when she participated, with her students and her colleagues, in a camp organized by the National Council for Community and Justice and designed to make participants examine their ideas about homosexuality. The paper reports on the teacher's unsuccessful…

  19. Pathways to the Humanities in School Administration. Third Edition.

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    Popper, Samuel H.

    Based on the author's experience as a professor of educational administration, this monograph is an argument for establishing a link between the humanities and instruction in school administration. Part 1 discusses the instrumental value of the humanities in administrative preparation and recounts the limitations of past attempts by the University…

  20. Pathways to the Humanities in Educational Administration.

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    Popper, Samuel H.

    Based on the author's own experience as a professor of educational administration, this monograph is an argument for establishing a link between the humanities and instruction in school administration. Part I discusses the instrumental value of the humanities in administrative preparation and recounts the limitations of past attempts by the…

  1. Reducing Lead in School Drinking Water: A Case Study.

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    Odell, Lee

    1991-01-01

    The Seattle School District began a program in 1990 to identify lead levels in the district's drinking water and to implement measures to lower any high lead levels. Recounts each of the seven steps of the program, discusses what the district found, and explains how it lowered lead levels in the drinking water. (MLF)

  2. Southampton: A Case Study on Why Academies Are Not the Answer

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    Harris, Richard

    2009-01-01

    The author recounts the arrival of two Oasis Community Learning Academies in Southampton through a process of failed political courage to continue supporting the Local Authority. He tells of the subsequent impact when children and parents react against the regime in one of the Academies. In conclusion he challenges the Labour Government over the…

  3. Black Students' Recollections of Pathways to Resilience: Lessons for School Psychologists

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    Theron, Linda C.

    2013-01-01

    Drawing on narrative data from a multiple case study, I recount the life stories of two resilient Black South African university students to theorize about the processes that encouraged these students, familiar with penury and parental illiteracy, to resile. I aimed to uncover lessons for school psychologists about resilience, and their role in…

  4. The Learning Organization Turns 15: A Retrospective

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    Smith, Peter A. C.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Special Issue; to provide a practitioner's retrospective views of the learning organization concept; and to comment on the status of "The Learning Organization" journal. Design/methodology/approach: The approach adopted involves recounting a personal history of a practitioner's experiences…

  5. The Holy Dividing Line: Inscription and Resistance in Yaqui Culture.

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    Evers, Larry; Molina, Felipe S.

    1992-01-01

    Describes the cultural and historical contexts for the "Testamento," a story of the Yaqui homeland in Mexico and the struggle of the Yaqui to retain their land. Recounts the experiences of the authors in obtaining the "Testamento" and traveling through Yaqui land. Contains extensive references. (KS)

  6. Child Development under Three: The Foundations of the Personality, the Family, and the Montessori Method.

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    Orion, Judi

    2002-01-01

    Characterizes the Montessori work serving the first 3 years by recounting its genesis; describes early Montessori toddler programs, and the emergence of infant communities internationally in the early 1970s. Highlights ways parents can be supportive of the "spiritual embryo" in cooperation with the school. Suggests how parent education invites…

  7. "Out of the Darkness into the Light": A Life-Story from Ireland

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    Roberts, Bill; Hamilton, Carol

    2010-01-01

    This article recounts the life-story of one man who was "diagnosed" as intellectually disabled in the early 1960s. It details the time he spent in a special residential school in the Irish Republic after acquiring this label and outlines the bullying and abuse he experienced. It includes his struggle as an adult to come to terms with his…

  8. Respect This House.

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    Montessori, Mario M.

    1998-01-01

    Recounts an anecdote about Maria Montessori's series of radio talks about children given during the early days of the Spanish Civil War. They illustrate the obtrusive nature of political oppression. As a result of these radio talks, Maria Montessori gained the title "Friend of the Children." (KB)

  9. Population Biology, Conservation Biology, and the Future of Humanity.

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    Ehrlich, Paul R.

    1987-01-01

    Recounts some of the progress that has been made in the field of population biology. Presents some of the important advances made in the field, along with some of their applications to societal problems. Calls for more cooperation between population scientists and social scientists, and more environmental education for the public. (TW)

  10. Before Mary Ellen.

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    Lazoritz, Stephen; Shelman, Eric A.

    1996-01-01

    This historical review recounts the case of Emily Thompson, a New York City child abused in 1871, in which Henry Bergh, an animal rights advocate, intervened. The perpetrator was found guilty but the child was sent back to the same abusive home. The case is seen as seminal in the early history of the child protection movement. (DB)

  11. Memories of the Ku Klux Klan Honorary Society at the University of Wisconsin.

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    Messer-Kruse, Timothy

    1999-01-01

    Recounts the history of the Ku Klux Klan Honorary Junior Society at the University of Wisconsin from 1919 to 1926. Although not tied to the national Ku Klux Klan, this honorary group became a powerful intrafraternity society that served as a barometer of the cultural and ideological climate of the university. (SLD)

  12. Drunk Driving Conviction Not Sufficient to Dismiss Tenured Teacher.

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    Flygare, Thomas J.

    1983-01-01

    Recounts the case of "Turk v. Franklin Special School District" in Tennessee, in which the board's dismissal of a teacher was reversed by the Tennessee Supreme Court because the board failed to follow its own dismissal procedures and because the particular drunk driving conviction did not warrant dismissal. (RW)

  13. Korczak Ziolkowski: Storyteller in Stone.

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    Tully, Fred

    1997-01-01

    Recounts the troubled childhood of the talented sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski. Focuses on Ziolkowski's time in an orphanage and his years in an abusive foster family. Describes how a juvenile judge helped him focus his creative energy and how Ziolkowski became committed to telling the story of Native Americans. (RJM)

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

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    Stillman, Lorry

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

  15. Sticks and Stones: The Story of Loving a Child.

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    Pieper, Elizabeth

    The mother of a child with spina bifida recounts her difficulties in trying to obtain services for her disabled son. She touches on such topics as her feelings on being told her infant was disabled, treatment by medical personnel, reactions of family and friends, home therapy with the Doman Delacato patterning program, testing and evaluation,…

  16. Off Limits: Cultural Participation and Art Education

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    Edge, Nina

    2014-01-01

    Written from the direct experience of a practitioner, this is an autobiographic paper by a contemporary artist that recounts and explores creative and political activism through contemporary art. This article examines the tensions around status: the status of objects, materials and production methods, and the status of people and their drive to…

  17. In Cabined Ships at Sea; Fifty Years of the Seafarers Education Service.

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    Hope, Ronald

    The Seafarers Education Service, designed primarily to distribute books to sailors, was founded in 1919; in 1938 the College of the Sea, a scheme to help seafarers to develop any innate ability, was started; in 1955 a Royal Charter was secured. This book recounts the history of the Service, beginning with the life and activities of Albert…

  18. In My Own Words.

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    Terenzi, Nicole

    1999-01-01

    Describes one youth's account of her experiences with depression and recounts her earliest feelings of being an outsider. Remembers what it was like to be diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and to take Ritalin. Her experiences with self-mutilation in middle school eventually led to hospitalization and electroconvulsive…

  19. The Battle for Richard Lapointe's Life.

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    Perske, Robert

    1996-01-01

    This narrative describes the case of Richard Lapointe, a man with Dandy-Walker syndrome (a congenital brain malformation resulting in a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull), who was accused of homicide. The questionable practices of the police in acquiring a confession are recounted. The narrative discusses the court appeals process and…

  20. Notes on Soho and a Reminiscence.

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    Melton, Hollis

    1992-01-01

    Discusses George Maciunas' pivotal contributions to the renaissance of SoHo, the New York City community south of Houston Street. Recounts the establishment of Fluxus cooperatives, the history of the FilmMakers' Cinematheque, Maciunas' long struggle with the Attorney General's office, and closes with a description of the February 1978 erotic Flux…