Identifying Components of Attainment Gaps
The resource is a standalone report produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, which is designed to increase understanding of a number of factors affecting pupil attainment at the end of Key Stage Four. The report uses data collected as part of the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) project. The research explores if the LSYPE data can be usefully combined with National Pupil Database (NPD) data to provide enhanced information on attainment gaps between pupi
Bachelor's in Public Safety Administration - St. Petersburg College
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of higher learning located in downtown St. Petersburg. Full accreditation followed in 1931 and in 1948 SPC became a public college. In June 2001, SPJC officially became St. Petersburg College when Florida's governor signed legislation making it the first community college in Flor
Roberts on the Crisis
Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk, discusses his paper, "Gambling with Other People's Money: How Perverted Incentives Created the Financial Crisis." Roberts reflects on the past eighteen months of podcasts on the crisis, and then turns to his own take, a narrative that emphasizes the role of government rescues of creditors and the incentives this created for imprudent lending. He also discusses U.S. housing policy, particularly the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Gregory on Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin
Paul Gregory of the University of Houston and a Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Nikolai Bukharin's power struggle with Stalin and Bukharin's romance with Anna Larina, who was 26 years younger than Bukharin. Based on Gregory's book, Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin, the conversation explores the career and personal life of Bukharin and how his career and personal life intersected. Bukharin was one of the key fou
Taylor on the State of the Economy
John Taylor of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of the economy. Is the economy recovering? What policies have helped and hurt? Taylor gives his views on both monetary and fiscal policy including the stimulus package passed last year, and current Fed policy. The conversation closes with a discussion of the global economy, particularly Poland and its recent success in avoiding recession.
Robert Service on Trotsky
Robert Service of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and the University of Oxford talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the life and death of Leon Trotsky. Based on Service's biography of Trotsky, the conversation covers Trotsky's influence on the Russian Revolution, his influence on policy alongside Lenin, his expulsion from Soviet Union in 1928 and his murder in 1940 by Stalin's order.
Munger on Private and Public Rent-Seeking (and Chilean Buses)
Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about private and public rent-seeking. When firms compete for either private profit opportunities or government contracts, there are inevitably firms or people who spend resources but end up earning little or nothing. What are the differences, if any between these two forms of competition? How do they related to competitions that award prizes for discovering new technologies? The conversation begins with a discussion of a recen
Conduct risk assessment - Public Safety (Community Safety)
Conduct the first four steps in the risk assessment process: establish the context, identify risks, analyse risks, and evaluate risks. Covers competencies from the unit PUAEMR007A Conduct risk assessment from the Public Safety (Community Safety) Training Package (PUA41101).
Resource Centre - Public Safety (Community Safety)
Resources for the Public Safety (Community Safety) Training Package. Topics covered include; Managing Information, Conducting risk assessments, Contributing to an emergency risk management process, Liaising with other organisations, Planning and conducting a public awareness program, Developing community awareness networks, Implementing prevention strategies and Australian emergency management manuals.
Contribute to an emergency risk management process - Public Safety (Community Safety)
Clarify the community context, develop a sustainable emergency risk management methodology, develop risk statements and treatment options, promote ownership for the process and outcomes, and work cooperatively with other participants and stakeholders. Covers competencies from unit PUAEMR008A Contribute to an emergency risk management process from the Public Safety (Community Safety) Training Package (PUA41101).
Liaise with other organisations - Public Safety (Community Safety)
Build networks and relationships with network members. Covers competencies from unit PUACOM007A Liaise with other organisations from the Public Safety (Community Safety) Training Package (PUA41101).
Implement prevention strategies - Public Safety (Community Safety)
Provide advice on a prevention strategy, and implement, monitor and review the implementation of prevention strategies. Covers competencies from the unit PUAFIR509A Implement prevention strategies from the Public Safety (Community Safety) Training Package (PUA41101).
Plan and conduct a public awareness program - Public Safety (Community Safety)
Plan and conduct a public awareness program including planning the program, organising resources, delivering the presentation, planning a site visit and improving the program. Covers competencies from the unit PUACOM006A Plan and conduct a public awareness program from the Public Safety (Community Safety) Training Package (PUA41101).
Manage Information - Public Safety (Community Safety)
Manage information by identifying what is needed, where to find it, how to collect and record it, and how to use management information systems. Covers competencies from the unit PUACOM003A Manage Information from the Public Safety (Community Safety) Training Package (PUA41101).
Develop community awareness networks - Public Safety (Community Safety)
Identify awareness needs, identify and enlist participation of stakeholders, conduct meetings and report on awareness activities. Covers competencies from the unit PUACOM011A Develop community awareness networks from the Public Safety (Community Safety) Training Package (PUA41101).
Woombalah Stakeholders - Public Safety (Community Safety)
This resource defines the stakeholders that may be involved when planning an outdoor festival. This content should be downloaded as supplementary information to any of the learning objects from the Public Safety Toolbox 904.
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?
Raised in The Bronx, one of New York's most poverty-stricken
boroughs, Sonia Sotomayor has now been elected to the U.S. Supreme Court. An excellent motivator for students at all levels. A two minute video that can be used to remind students that education that is a stepping stone to success.
21L.705 Major Authors: Oscar Wilde and the '90's (MIT)
At this distance Oscar Wilde seems not only to be on the threshold between centuries and between cultural-systems: in many ways he seems to be the threshold. His aesthetics look backwards to the aestheticism of Pater and the moral sensibility of Ruskin, and they look forward to Modernism. His antecedents are 18th century playwrights, and he opened a path of irony and structural self-reflexivity that leads to Beckett and Tom Stoppard. He was Irish but achieved his great successes in England. Argu
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Today
HRH Prince Turki AlFaisal is Chairman of the Board of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh. He is one of Saudi Arabia's leading intellectuals, with a very rich record of public service. A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington DC, Prince Turki was appointed as an Advisor to the Royal Court in 1973 and subsequently served as the Director of the General Intelligence Directorate (GID) from 1977 to 2001. In 2002, Prince Turki was appointed Ambassador