Historic Pittsburgh, an extensive digital resource created at the University of Pittsburgh, offers both an entry point and substantive classroom resources for teachers of American History at various grade and university levels. This Web site enables access to historic material held by the University of Pittsburgh's University Library System, the Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Chatham College Archives, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, and Point
Social Studies Grade V: Costa Rica
Costa Rica Estudios Sociales V+VI: diferentes períodos de la historia de Costa Rica (Historia Antigua, Conquista, Colonia, Republica de 1821), Regiones Socioeconómicos, derechos e instituciones basado en el libro: Vamos a la secundaria de Raquel Bolanos Herrera. The module contains the following levels:* Getting ready: Indigenas en Costa Rica* Getting ready: Expanison Europea* Getting ready: Conquista* Getting ready: Epoca de Colonia* Getting ready: Independencia* Getting ready: Regiones Socio
Image-ing Our Foremothers: Art as a Means of Connecting with Women's History
This is an 8 week experience for the college student that begins by setting a learning context through using library resources, especially online databases, for locating images and art that reflect a chosen research topic and creating a mural that demonstrates the students’ comprehension of the chosen topic. The experience includes conducting research on 3 significant events or people in women’s US history. The written research will be accompanied by images or art that the student has chosen
Innovative Leadership during Economic Crisis
The same institutional tenets guiding innovative management during good times needn’t waver during a downturn, even the present one, says Emmanuel Maceda. After two decades at Bain, one of the world’s premiere management consulting businesses, Maceda feels confident in his company’s practices and principles, which have g
Sex Battles in the Brain
The expression of certain genes depends on whether they were inherited from the mother or the father, a phenomenon known as imprinting. Catherine Dulac has discovered that a surprisingly large number of brain genes are imprinted, often in complex ways. Her findings have broad implications for understanding the inheritance o
Contemplative Dimensions of Human Experience
In a mind-stretching talk covering the history of the planet, development of higher-order consciousness, and East-West religious practices, Trappist monk Thomas Keating claims that humanity is poised to take its next evolutionary step, to the “furthest levels of human understanding.”
Climate Change in a Changing World: Meeting the Needs of Humanity and the Planet
The “dominant story of the next century” will be one of either gloom or redemption, says Steven Hamburg, depending on how humanity chooses to address climate change. To date, Earth’s inhabitants have not meaningfully acknowledged this choice. Yet Hamburg retains a streak of optimism, based on his belief that br
This website offers an online beginner's course of the Portugese language for the lay and academic user. It offers lessons divided into four major units, covering the langauge from the beginnings to the top of the introductory level. Lexical and grammatical differences between European and Latin-American use are carefully shown. The site also offers pronunciation lessons and grammatical tables and assistance. Language lessons are complemented by basic introductory lessons to the culture of the
pedocs is a scholarly open access document server for publications in the field of educational research and educational science.It forms part of the German Education Portal. provided by the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) , and funded by the German Research Association (DFG). It is a major starting point for tracing open access pre prints, monographs and papers covering all areas of education. This includes coverage of teaching, the economics of education, and all
PsychFutures - Finding your next step in psychology
A MavEdu-hosted community for psychologists at all levels, for discovering information and options in their academic and professional careers. This is a UK-based service which offers a good way to network, on an attractive website. Features include groups, a Twitter channel, research digest and video clips.
Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA)
The BCA aim to "foster the growth and development of ethnic minorities at all levels of sports both nationally and internationally." Their website contains further information about the organisation, membership details, up to date news and events and a section containing downloadable resources (PDF files).
Storting and Sameting elections: Statistics Norway
This website is maintained by the Norwegian national statistical institution Statistics Norway. This section of its English language website provides free access to information and recent statistics about elections in Norway. It includes local elections and parliamentary elections in the Storting and Sameting. Topics covered include: historical trends in voter turnout levels, recent election results, numbers of member by party and sex in the Norwegian Parliament. Information on copyright and me
JRF Housing and neighbourhoods monitor
The Housing and Neighbourhoods monitor site is maintained by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It aims to provide a snapshot of housing and neighbourhoods trends across the UK. This includes the ability to view maps, charts and associated analysis for locations in the UK. Users may search by postcode to view such indicators as housing market supply, demand, and housing, levels of affordable housing, prices, demography and recent trends in relation to the rest of Britain. Copyright and technical in
Learning to last - skills, sustainability and strategy
This publication (2002) seeks to encourage integration of sustainability principles and practices into all levels of post-16 learning. Learning to Last is a joint venture from the Learning and Skills Development Agency, Forum for the Future and the government's Sustainable Development Education Panel.
Measurement of Drug Levels in Clinical Trials
Dr Simon Ndirangu, Bioanalytical Laboratory at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya describes the basic concepts of pharmacological clinical trials, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The talk goes on to discuss the various methods used and costs involved as well and other important factors to consider as well as addressing some of the challenges faced in Measuring Drug Levels in Clinical Trials.
What do we mean by "family"?
The idea of ‘family’ is very powerful in contemporary UK culture and policy. Family lives have been the subject of many anxieties both at the personal and policy levels. How do public debates relate to people’s everyday experiences of families? In this unit, you can explore the many attempts at defining ‘family’ and why these complex and contradictory meanings are important to us. We begin to unpick questions of power and inequality, to test our everyday assumptions about families, and
3.3 Long-run costs and economies of scale What makes it possible to offer more output for sale at a lower price? That was one of the questions with which Section 3.2 opened. Part of the answer is that the firm's cost curves, which reflect the technology it is using, may display falling average cost as output increases over a range of output levels. The other part of the answer is that market demand must be sufficient to justify successive expansions of output. A firm such as
What makes it possible to offer more output for sale at a lower price? That was one of the questions with which Section 3.2 opened. Part of the answer is that the firm's cost curves, which reflect the technology it is using, may display falling average cost as output increases over a range of output levels. The other part of the answer is that market demand must be sufficient to justify successive expansions of output. A firm such as
The role of teachers in the assessment of learning
This is a pamphlet from the Assessment Reform Group that resulted from the Assessment Systems for the Future project funded by the Nuffield Foundation, published in 2003. The assertion is that assessment focused on testing will divert teaching and learning, and ultimately have a negative impact on children and schools. Evidence demonstrates that in England the current testing regime results in a curriculum that is narrowed, pupils at the borders of levels are focused upon at the expense of other
School Sport Survey 2007/08
This national survey was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to gather information relating to levels of pupil participation in Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) by 5 -16 year olds.
Getting to Grips with Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP)
This pamphlet describes the process of Assessing Pupils’ Progress (APP): how judgements about a pupil’s attainment can with confidence be tied into the National Curriculum levels, tracked over time to assess their progress, and appropriate intervention made. APP uses national criteria which had been trialled in pilot schools before the launch. Though the DCSF has not made APP compulsory, all schools are being encouraged to adopt it as soon as is feasible and cease using other schemes of AfL.