Open Waste Management Journal
The Open Waste Management Journal is published by Bentham Open and provides free access to "original full length, short research articles (letters) and reviews on all areas of industrial waste management and waste technology research. Topics include industrial waste, residual waste, landfill, waste technology, waste conversion, solid waste management and policy". With one volume per year since early 2008, all articles are available to download as PDF files.
Latindex is an index to scholarly journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal which is maintained by an international network of organisations. It includes a searchable directory of titles with publication details and links to over 2,400 ejournals. In terms of the latter. although many abstracts and tables of contents are offered, full text articles are often accessible to subscribers only. It is possible to browse the database by title, country of publication and subject area
This is a key journal for organisational management studies, published by Sage. It addresses significant current and emerging issues, including: globalisation, consumption, law, ecology and organisational space and time. There are six issues per year. Tables of contents can be accessed for free, but a subscription is needed for full access.
Journal of economics and business
This journal has been published by the Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, Croatia, since 1971. Articles deal mainly with economic theory and economic policies. There are also book reviews, conference announcements and invitations to tender. The journal is issued twice a year and contributions are welcomed from any country. Contents lists and full text articles are freely available in PDF (requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader). Articles are in English, with abstracts in Croatian.
Business Studies Online Dictionary
An Interactive Online Business Studies Dictionary, from the educational company Online Business Studies. A nice simple dictionary with most basic terms, probably suitable for first year undergraduate students who want to find words in a hurry. It contains terms like 'profit and loss account', 'market share', 'gross pay' and 'depreciation'.
Anthropology of East Europe Review
The Anthropology of East Europe Review (AEER) is published twice a year by the East European Anthropology Group (EEAG), a group that specialises in Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans and the Post-Soviet societies of Europe and Asia. The journal is supported by the SOYUZ, the Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies. The journal website provides free open access to all articles and book reviews published since 2009. Lonks are given to abstrtacts and tables of contents of earloer mat
Blue Brain Project, The
This video focuses on the work of Dr Henry Markram and is produced by Couple 3 Films. In it, Dr Markram describes the first year of the Blue Brain Project, an attempt to build a brain inside a computer. The video is seventeen minutes in length and requires the Adobe Flash player. It should be useful for students and teachers.
Fulfilling and rewarding lives
Published by the Department of Health in the UK on 3 March 2010, this document sets out the government strategy for adults with autism in England. This strategy came about finally, some months after a private member's bill was presented to the House of Commons last year. Aims of the strategy include: increasing awareness of autism, improving access for adults to services and support, helping them into work, and enabling local partners to develop further services for autism. The strategy is in
This is the official trade and media website for tourism in Queensland. The site includes news, information about Queensland's destinations as well sections devoted to marketing, resources and research. There is an image gallery and their 10 year tourism strategy is available to view online.
Creation of an All Party Group on Scientific Research in Learning and Education
As a result of the Lord's debate ealier this year (2006) on the impact of scientific research on learning and education, an All Party Group of MPs and peers is to be created concerning the application of science and technology in learning.
Assessment SATs I am completing a study on SATs. I am concentrating on what TGAT intended, how these first thoughts have changed and how SATs are completed now. I have found some articles written by Paul Black but am finding it difficult to find articles written by other authors. I am concentrating on Year 2 and Year 6 SATs, however a tutor said that Year 2 SATs have now been abolished, I cannot find any evidence that this is correct.
Supporting learning with ICT in pre school settings (INTERPLAY project)
This Teaching & Learning Research Briefing presents the findings of a two-year study based in the Institute of Education at the University of Stirling. As part of the Interplay project, funded by the ESRC, the aims were to ‘identify ways of enhancing young children’s experiences with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) through guided interaction with practitioners’. It explores how this can fit into the ‘pre-school culture of child-initiated learning through play’.
Sound Vibration Hi, I am a year three Primary education student and am trying to put together a science presentation for sound for a year 1 (Key stage 1). I am particularly interested in research which outlines how to teach this concept to Key stage 1 pupils to improve childrens perception's of how sound is created with particular reference to 'vibrations'. I have looked at the Primary SPACE project (1990) which outlines children's misconceptions of sound. However, as I want to incorporate the
Special schools I am a year 3 student currently writing my individual study. I have chosen to write about special schools and the arguments around why they should close, including setting up an inclusive education syestem, etc. In doing this I am also looking at how special educational needs are looked after in school and if this is the best thing for the children. I have used the Ebsco search engine and have found quite a lot and found the salamanca statement useful, any help on where else i c
Education act Where can I find infomation on the educational ideologies that helped form the education acts of 1944 and 1988? Also what are the following educational issues and their supporting ideologies? 1.comprehensivisation 2.vocationalism 3.privatisation 4.progressivism Ive done a google search which didn't help and looked in wikpedia which did help. This is for a year 1 education BA essay.
Special needs Funding
Special needs Funding I am in my third year and am currently writing my independent study. My title is - To what extent is there adequate funding to cater for children with SEN in mainstream schools. I am hoping to focus on children with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties, and whether there is adequate funding to support them in the mainstream, but am struggling to find literature related to this, and as a result am broadening this to children with SEN. I am also hoping to create a debate relat
School starting age
School starting age I am a 3rd year student at Canterbury Christ Church. I am looking into the difference in starting school between the UK and USA. I have a lot of information on the American side but am stuggling to find information on the reasons children start school at age 4, and the choices parents have on when their children start school. Any information also on daily routines and early years support in both countries would be gratefully received.
Religious education Primary
Religious education Primary I'm a 4th year trying to find as much info as possible for my dissertation on R.E. teaching in the primary school. The question I have chosen is "What are the barriers to children learning about faiths/religions other than their own?". I haven't found anything so far. Thanks.
Report of the Teaching and Learning in 2020 Review Group
A major report on personalising teaching and learning was published on 4 January 2007. Launched by Ruth Kelly in March 2006, the Review Group was asked to present a strategic plan for the realisation by 2020 of its vision of personalised learning. The rather ingenious title, 2020 Vision, reflects the fact that children starting their schooling this year will have moved on to higher education, training or work by that year.
Evaluation of Increased Flexibility for 14 to 16 Year Olds Programme: The Second Year
The resource is an evaluation report carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills into the second year of the Increased Flexibility Programme (IFP) for 14 to 16 Year Olds. Given the wider availability of vocational and work related learning options for 14-16 year olds since the relaxation of National Curriculum requirements at Key Stage 4, the research offers a valuable insight into the implications of this for young people,