Constructii There are issues from 2007 onwards and the journal is published twice a year. Information for authors is available.
This journal site includes contents, abstracts and some full text papers in pdf format covering civil engineering.
There are issues from 2007 onwards and the journal is published twice a year. Information for authors is available.
Rural poverty portal
The Rural Poverty Portal is a resource for information sharing provided by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The website can be searched by topic, region or country and covers topics such as community-driven development, desertification, gender, indigenous peoples, land, livestock, market access, poverty reduction strategies, rural finance, rural institutions, trade liberalisation and water. The website is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
Performance through character development
Students will use the creative elements of character analysis and improvisation to develop a character for performance. While this unit's theme is the development of characters for performance, its overarching goal is to provide French immersion students with the opportunity to extend their discourse and further develop their speaking skills. This unit does not cover articulation or pronunciation exercises. For this reason these elements of performance are not being evaluated in the unit assessm
Learn French - French Kitchen Vocabulary
Each word is pronounced twice In French as the English and French words appear. In this French lesson you'll learn the French vocabulary related to kitchens: sink, plate, bowl, kettle, pot, frying pan, knife, spoon, chopping board, and fork. Have a French friend coming over for dinner? You can try out your new vocabulary with them as you set the table. If you do a good job, maybe they'll wash the dishes in return!
Green shoots of recovery, anyone?
If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences: the maxim of the 'self fulfilling prophecy'. Forecasts that are sufficiently believed, cause people to act in ways that make the prediction come true. Forecasts about the economy can have this self-fulfilling character. Prognostications of popular media commentators on the economy form a large part of the basis of everyone's beliefs about future economic circumstances; if 2009 turns out to be a dreadful year for the economy,
Oiling the wheels of productivity
The performance and efficiency of the world's national oil companies - i.e. those still wholly under government ownership - could be increased very dramatically by privatising them, new research finds. The results of such performance improvements would be staggering, explains Dr Michael Pollitt, and could see global oil and gas production in the first year alone increase by 2.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day - which is more than all of France's current oil and gas consumption.
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.
The economic crisis and the crisis in economics
The conference "The Economic Crisis and the Crisis in Economics" brought together economists from all over the globe to King's College Cambridge, the home of the father of economics John Maynard Keynes. Just as importantly these economists shared different views on the correct approach to the 200 year old discipline. Their solutions for the current economic crisis were equally contradictory.
Illuminated lantern : revealing the heart of Asian cinema
'Illuminated Lantern' is a scholarly weblog, freely offering substantial essays and many reviews on Asian cinema. The aim is to bridge... "the cultural gap between Asian Cinema and western audiences by identifying and exploring historical, cultural, and sociological aspects of our favorite movies." From the main page, users can read short reviews of films made in: Mainland China; Hong Kong; Japan; India; Thailand; Taiwan; South Korea; and Cambodia. Reviews are also available on Western-funded f
Fostering ability (1996/97)
This TTA funded project carried out in 1996 considered the assessment of ability undertaken by subject teachers of year seven pupils in a multicultural urban school with about 90 per cent of intake speaking English as a second language, compared to assessments of the same children undertaken in their primary schools.
(R&DA 16) Supporting Pupils' Learning: Developing the role and effectiveness of teacher support staf
A one year of a fully on-line degree programme for teaching and learning assistants in schools has effects on support staff’s roles and the quality of pupils' learning. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award
How mentoring can raise standards of achievement
This research looked into ways to increase the level of achievement among Year 7 and Year 12 pupils in a girls’ comprehensive school through regular mentoring interviews between pupils and teachers.
National Strategy - Preparing teachers new to Year 9 core subjects and ICT
This pack is designed to support teachers who are new to teaching Year 9 pupils in the core subjects and ICT, including GTP trainees. It focuses on how teachers can plan for effective teaching, enhance learning, promote engagement and raise pupil achievement in Year 9.
National Strategies Evaluations 2005
The Office for Standards in Education published two reports on 14 December 2005: "The Secondary National Strategy: an evaluation of the fifth year", and "Primary National Strategy: an evaluation of its impact in primary schools 2004/05". They found that the Strategies are having a positive impact in schools, although “more needs to be done if real gains are to be made in raising standards further”.
Evaluation of the Full Service Extended Schools Project: End of First Year Report
This report, published September 2005, presents the findings, based on twenty two projects, of the evaluation of the first year (2003-4) of the full service extended schools (FSES) initiative.
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - ICT and MFL
The purpose of this programme is to demonstrate how ICT can be used to enhance MFL teaching and learning. The main focus is on a Year 7 lesson, where pupils are engaged in a range of activities in what is described as a “state of the art language laboratory”. This is interspersed with comment from the Language Teacher Adviser (ICT) from CILT
KS3 Modern Foreign Languages - Why Learn a Language?
This Teachers TV programme explores one way of motivating pupils to choose to study MFL at Key Stage 4. Within the programme, a team from Aston University’s Languages for Life project is filmed leading a workshop with a Year 9 class.
The Identity and Learning Programme (ILP)
The Identity and Learning Programme (ILP) is a continuation of a twelve year study of the social influences on learning on two cohorts of children as they progressed through compulsory schooling in a city in southern England.
The effects of an integrated, activity-based science curriculum on student achievement, science proc
This is a DfES digest from the Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS) of a study, carried out in the United States which compared the science achievement, skills and attitudes of a large group of Year 7 students who were taught an integrated, activity-based (IS) curriculum with those of a control group taught in a traditional manner.
Effective early literacy teaching in the first years of school
This is a GTC 'Research of the Month' summary of three studies of what might constitute effective literacy teaching in the first years of school. In addition it includes six case studies from the UK and suggestions for reading. The case studies are set chiefly in Year 5 or Year 6 classes.