Russkii pisatel' I.S. Turgenev
Russkii pisatel' I.S. Turgenev is a website dedicated to the famous ninteenth century Russian author of the realist novel 'Ottsy i deti' ('Fathers and children'). Created by the Turgenev museum-estate, the resource contains: an illustrated biography plus related articles and encyclopedia entries; an extensive section of primary works and secondary literature; numerous images: information about various Turgenev-connected museums and theatre; current news; a good links page and a guest book. The E
In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ‘ improvement’ of livestock under domestication. They believed that studying domesticated animals and plants could illuminate the mechanisms of natural evolution.
Three fifteenth-century chronicles - With historical memoranda by John Stowe
An edition of a London chronicle beginning in the reign of Richard I, but of particular importance for the reigns of Henry VI and Edward IV. It also contains extensive notes on the chronicle by the sixteenth-century antiquary and historian John Stow. Originally published as Camden Society, new series, vol. 28.
Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820
A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.
Green business and green values: the CIBAM Global Business Symposium
Corporations and governments are having to face up to the new challenges of how to operate in a global business environment where the financial sector is broken and needs fixing, and protecting the environment is a major concern for all. "Sustainable competitiveness" is the new catch phrase as business leaders and government's embrace a different language. Phrases like "business ethics", "environmental protection" and "wealth distribution" are being talked about in board rooms and cabinets aroun
Summer 2009 Quarterly Podcast
Being a 'good BRIC': how the rising BRIC economies can be a win-win for the global economy. As the "are we"/"aren't we" debate continues around Britain's early or late emergence from the global recession it is clear that the so called "BRIC" economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are proving somewhat more resilient to the global economic downturn suffered by the Western economies. So how much can we learn from them about developing these new growing middle class markets abroad and how much
Crafty hostile takeovers
While the UK is unlikely to introduce American or Japanese "poison pill" remedies in hostile takeovers, boards of UK companies could be given more autonomy to balance worker and shareholder interests, says Simon Deakin, Professor of Law at Cambridge University and Cambridge Judge Business School Fellow.
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
Exploring the English language
How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What are the social and political contexts that have affected how these changes have come about? This unit will consider the development of the English language from the 15th to the 19th century.
War, Peace and Justice: the dilemmas of International security
Prof Adrian Hyde-Price from the University's Department of European Studies & Modern Languages examines the nature and causes of contemporary war and conflict, and considers the prospect of peace in the 21st Century.
Teaching Shakespeare (1997)
This research aims to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the methods used in teaching pre-20th-century literature using Shakespeare.
Parental involvement in education (1997)
This case study used video to improve the learning interaction between parents and children in an early years setting, through better dialogue between practitioners and parents.
Nietz Old Textbook Collection
This US Full-Text Collection contains 140 schoolbooks from the Nietz Old Textbook Collection. The online collection also contains two works by Dr. John Nietz, founder of the Nietz Old Textbook Collection, which survey historic American schoolbooks in the context of the history of education.
SPEEL: Study of Pedagogical Effectiveness in Early Years Learning
This is a DfES research report produced by the School of Education Research and Development at Anglia Polytechnic University. It is based upon ethnographic research carried out in 2000-2001 in twenty-one Early Years (EY) settings in England, where the Foundation Stage (FS) curriculum was being followed.
The Rose Report: Independent review of the teaching of early reading
The 'Independent review of the teaching of early reading' presents an interpretation of the evidence that Sir Jim Rose and his team of five advisors collected during their review of early reading and synthetic phonics. The review addresses five aspects. The first aspect is the most significant: "what best practice should be expected in the teaching of early reading and synthetic phonics", because the other four aspects which cover the development of national curricula; children with literacy dif
Improving learning through cognitive intervention
This is a GTC Research of the Month digest of the CASE (Cognitive Acceleration in Science Education) project which sought, in the early 90s, to examine the value of ‘a deliberate policy of challenging learners to transcend their present level of thinking’.
What do we know about teaching young children?
This is a professional user review of UK research into teaching young children between 1990 and 2000, based on the BERA academic review, ‘Early Years Research: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Adult Roles, Training and Professionalism’ (2003) and initiated by the BERA Early Years Special Interest Group.
Behaviour Urban schools
Behaviour Urban schools I am writing an essay about urban schools and troublesome behaviour for a third year teacher training degree. have located some info by Ruth Lupton, but could use some journal articles please, especially British research, so far I have mostly found American research.
Outdoor play Boys
Outdoor play Boys I am writing my Specialist Subject Application Research (SARS) assignment and have become stuck at finding articles that prove outdoor play can motivate boys' learning. Can you help? I am on a B.Ed programme with Early Years as my specialist subject.
UNESCO release report on Early Childhood Care and Education
UNESCO has published "Strong Foundations: Early childhood care and education", an Education For All Global Monitoring Report, which is an annual publication prepared by an independent team based at UNESCO. It monitors progress towards the six Education for All goals adopted in Dakar, Senegal in 2000.