Counting the Dead in Iraq
It’s no wonder there was an outcry when Gilbert Burnham’s group released its report on mortality in Iraq. The numbers of civilian deaths so overwhelmed body counts calculated by other groups that many were stunned or disbelieving, and Burnham earned the enmity of some U.S. and Iraqi government officials.
Sustainable Accessibility: A Grand Challenge for the World and for MIT
Transportation systems, as we know them today, will simply not sustain the worlds’ growing population. Imagine a projected population of nine billion individuals. If this future population had mobility patterns like drivers in the United States, there would be a staggering 7.6 billion motor vehicles, using 440 million barre
Student Remarks 2006 MLK Breakfast
With a mix of bitterness and hope, these two young men address the legacy of Martin Luther King. David Lowry, a Lumbee Indian, grew up in southeastern North Carolina where the great majority of the Lumbee people reside. He speaks compellingly of his Lumbee Indian ancestry, and his need to be recognized at MIT and beyond as part
Opening Remarks/How the Brain Invents the Mind
In trying financial times, Susan Hockfield remains optimistic and committed to pursuing MIT’s massive, multi-year initiatives in energy and life sciences. She prefaces her “whirlwind” tour of MIT for an alumni audience by referencing the campus-wide relief at the change in presidential administrations, which promises
Moscow subway derailment kills at least 12
At least 12 people were killed and up to 120 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said. Jillian Kitchener reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including busine
Top 10: Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions
What have been the Top 10 deadliest volcanic eruptions of all time? This short video lists them in order, gives their date, and shows a photo of each one. (2:37)
From 1992 to 1993, women in villages of rural north west China were given cameras to record a year of their daily life, as pat of a women's reproductive health programme supported by the Ford Foundation. The resulting pictures not only formed an exhibition, but were used as prompts to discussions with officials on improving conditions in the areas involved. From the main page of the website, users can view a textual introduction to the project, and link to selected photographs, covering: work; f
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Tan Table
Calculate the height of a building, Tan Table
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
InfoSkills is a self-paced online tutorial designed to introduce University of Newcastle undergraduate students to a range of information and research skills that will assist with finding, using, evaluating and managing information. The tutorial also identifies issues surrounding academic integrity, including plagiarism, and their significance at the University of Newcastle.
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.