Closing the gap between boys’ and girls’ attainment in school
This report by Estyn, commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government, presents findings from 2006-2008 relating to closing the gap between boys' and girls' attainment in schools. It is based on inspection reports and/or investigating schools with high GCSE results for boys and girls, data and document scrutiny, and what is described as "a review of recent research".
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Teach For America Teachers’ Careers: Whether, When, and Why They Leave Low-Income Schools and the
This is a research report investigating reasons behind Teach for America (TfA) teachers’ careers choices, presented at the 2008 American Education Research Association annual conference in New York. The paper presents the results of a large-scale study using discrete time survival analysis to explore turnover in a sample of 2029 TfA teachers. Drawing on the responses of TfA teachers to an on-line questionnaire, a retrospective, teacher-period data set was produced which has permitted an examin
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Whose data are they? Ethics in case study research
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on ethical issues from 'Case Study Research In Practice' by Helen Simons. Most people undertaking research in their own school or college will be involved in some form of ‘case study research', for example by investigating their own classroom practice or teaching methods. Few will have the time or resources to conduct a large scale, ‘randomised' investigation - hence this chapter on the ethics of conducting case study work
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I'm very sorry, but I will have to cancel our appointment
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to cancel an appointment by mail, for example, you have a German customer, but due to a hospital visit (Unit 93) you will not be able to go. You will listen to specific information. You will be able to infer the meaning of unknown words.
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Work and Power: Waterwheel
Investigating a waterwheel illustrates to students the physical properties of energy. They learn that the concept of work, force acting over a distance, differs from power, which is defined as force acting over a distance over some period of time. Students create a model waterwheel and use it to calculate the amount of power produced and work done.
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Norbert Elias - 2006 RIHSS Key Thinkers Public Lecture Series
At a time when many observers see the world as caught up in a 'clash of civilizations', we may need a well-grounded understanding of what civilization actually is more than ever before. The social scientist who has done the most to contribute to such an understanding is the German sociologist, Norbert Elias. His theorisation of processes of civilisation and decivilisation, his understanding of social life constituted by long-term historical processes, his relational theory of power, and his hist
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Section 16
This unit is taken from Lebensumstände, a language course that concentrates on German as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into German society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in German. This unit focuses on German family, particularly on the role of parents.
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3 Schubert and the Lied
This unit looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known as ‘Lieder’ (the German for ‘songs’). Once they became widely known, Schubert's Lieder influenced generations of songwriters up to the present day.This unit then discusses a selection of Schubert's settings of Goethe's poems, and recordings of all of them are provided. You can find the poems, in German with parallel translations into English and
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This unit looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known as ‘Lieder’ (the German for ‘songs’). Once they became widely known, Schubert's Lieder influenced generations of songwriters up to the present day.This unit then discusses a selection of Schubert's settings of Goethe's poems, and recordings of all of them are provided. You can find the poems, in German with parallel translations into English and
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4.3 Voice and accompaniment
This unit looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known as ‘Lieder’ (the German for ‘songs’). Once they became widely known, Schubert's Lieder influenced generations of songwriters up to the present day.This unit then discusses a selection of Schubert's settings of Goethe's poems, and recordings of all of them are provided. You can find the poems, in German with parallel translations into English and
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Students speak at climate conference
Students weigh in at climate conference in Mexico, UN agency says greenhouse gasses a real threat.
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By: icamvid Order and Frustration in Filamentous Matter, IV by Greg Grason, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Breakingviews: HSBC worries hit earnings and reputation
July 30 - HSBC sets aside $2 bln to cover costs for PPI mis-selling and money laundering, but it's the snowballing effect and muddying of its reputation that should concern the bank, say Breakingviews
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JamieRankin: Technology in the Classroom - Training and Mentoring Teaching Assistants
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Discussed are a database for graduate student instructors and a web site developed by these instructors where students of introductory German may mingle in a culturally pertinent cafe environment. More information is available at http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/11/das_cafe_technology_in_the_language_classroom.html.
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The Berlin Wall : Expert commentary by Peter Pfeiffer
Peter Pfeiffer, a German professor and director of the European Studies Certificate Program, addresses questions about the history and impact of the Berlin Wall.
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22 - Fascists
While Nazi Germany's crimes were unprecedented, Adolf Hitler himself was in many respects a typical figure. An idle youth, of seemingly mediocre talents, his political career and passionate hatreds were formed by the experience of World War I. The rise of fascism in Germany, as elsewhere, must be understood in the context of a postwar climate of resentment and instability. Germany's economic crisis, in particular, led the middle classes to support National Socialism well before any other group.
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Confrontation in TV - Roger Cook
Roger Cook is an investigative journalist, reporter and broadcaster. In 1971 he created and first presented the Radio 4 programme Checkpoint, which specialised in investigating and exposing criminals and con-men. In 1985 he moved to Central and created The Cook Report. The show is best remembered for Cook’s trademark confrontations with his targets. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Roger talking about being an investigative journalist. This talk is also available to watch on CUTV.
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Computing the Creative Way - Peter Every
Peter is a senior lecturer and course leader for Creative Computing degrees at Coventry University. Peter co-ordinated the DfEE funded National Information Design Network from 1996 until 1999. He has recently completed an IPED Research scholarship investigating the usability of discussion forums in an academic context. In this Coventry Conversation, Peter discusses a number of future developments that combine computing with creativity.
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Confrontation in TV - Roger Cook
Roger Cook is an investigative journalist, reporter and broadcaster. In 1971 he created and first presented the Radio 4 programme Checkpoint, which specialised in investigating and exposing criminals and con-men. In 1985 he moved to Central and created The Cook Report. The show is best remembered for Cook’s trademark confrontations with his targets. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Roger talking about being an investigative journalist. This talk is also available to watch on CUTV.
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