Google Public Data explorer
Google Public Data Explorer is a tool developed by Google Labs which enables members of the public to search for statistical data, explore it and visualize it in graphs and tables. It is intended to cover nations worldwide and all areas of social, economic, demographic and political data. The site is still in Beta with collections being added. It currently includes population data worldwide, some data from the World Bank, OECD and from American statistical agencies. Users should however, remembe
Public sector pay freezes
NHS managers may well have to bite the bullet and accept a pay freeze in the coming year, but if it is executed in the right way and shown to benefit the NHS it may not demotivate staff. The right leadership is key to implementing such top down decisions that directly impact on people's pay, lifestyles and pensions, argues Dr Jenny Dean, but if NHS leaders engage with managers to make them see the longer term benefits it will make any freeze easier to shoulder.
Handling Ethics in the Public Domain
Prof. Michael Reiss : Course
Evolutionary Theory and Public Spectacle: The Fortunes of Darwinism in the Calvinist Cultures of Vic
Prof. David Livingstone : Seminar
Science and Religion in the Public Domain
Prof. Roger Trigg : Seminar
Ethical Issues in the Public Mind
Dr Pete Moore : Course
Bioethics in the Media and Public Policy
Prof. David Cook : Course
Ethical Issues in Public Policy
Prof. Derek Burke : Course
citizED Primary Strand: My 'Self' and the wider world: Interpreting the British Empire and Commonwea
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on work undertaken during a humanities week.
citizED Secondary Strand: Citizenship and Character Education in British Education Policy
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on citizenship and character education in British education policy.
British Education Index
What is it? why is it useful? and how can you use it? This is a brief guide to when and how to use the British Education Index - a database of journal article references covering the whole field of education
Building on Progress: Public Services - Policy Review from the Cabinet Office
Tony Blair has presented his vision of public services emanating from the newly published policy review.
citizED: Local Community, Public Services and the Voluntary Sector
This paper explores what we mean by the local community, public services and the voluntary sector, and then suggests three teaching ideas for how these themes can be explored further. All the activities also address the overall aim of the national curriculum (2008) to create ‘responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society'.
Working Together: The Reform of Public Services
The Prime Minister has announced changes to education as part of the Government’s reform of public services entitled 'Working Together'. The policy is underpinned by a model of public involvement in the evaluation of services that the report likens to the feedback on websites such as Amazon and eBay. Choice and Personalisation for users of services are also emphasised, whilst proposing greater professional autonomy for some service providers in shaping provision to meet local needs.
British Red Cross First Aid Campaign - Life. Live It
This is the supporting website from the British Red Cross campaign “Life. Live It”, which aims to support educationalists in teaching First Aid within the curriculum. The site also seeks to expand the focus from the teaching of First Aid to Humanitarian Aid concerns internationally. The site acts as both a free resource and, in effect, an advert for the British Red Cross’ First Aid Education Kit available to teachers for £120. This review is concerned solely with the free to access websit
BELMAS (British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society)
BELMAS seeks to advance the practice, teaching and study of educational management, administration and leadership in the United Kingdom, and to contribute to international development in these areas.
‘Islamaphobia, Islam and Education’- British Educational Research Association (BERA) SIG Confere
The Islamaphobia, Islam and Education conference was jointly organised by Lynn Revell and Professor John Preston with the ‘Race, Ethnicity & Education’ and the ‘Religious Education’ special interest groups (SIGs) of BERA. The conference aim was to discuss the issue of Islamophobia within British society and explore how Islam is perceived in both society and education.
Engaging public support for eradicating UK poverty
This publication is one of a series of review articles (or ‘Round-ups’) for public consumption for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Written in September 2009, it examines various aspects of attitudes to poverty in the UK, drawing upon a range of findings from the JRF ‘Public Interest in Poverty Issues’ Programme, for which the author is Programme Advisor. This review examines public attitudes to poverty, what can influence them, and how public support could be enlisted to realise an
Terrorism, Peace, and Other Inconsistencies
This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels. POLS 30228 is a cross-listed course. For full course materials, please see IIPS 30401.
Water Enterprise Forum: Beyond public versus private: what is the role of private water companies?
Jack Moss, AquaFed, talks on 'Beyond public versus private: what is the role of private water companies?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009.