[University of Northumbria Cultural Policy Collection]
This Web resource offers a searchable database of the Cultural Policy Collection at the University of Northumbria. This comprises the archives of Visual Arts UK 1996 (a celebration of the Visual Arts throughout the North of England), the English Regional Arts Boards (1967-2002) and Year of the Artist (YOTA) national award (1992-1999). The database is searchable by organisation, person or subject keyword and the results provide brief information about the archives. The collection is part of the U
RCF : rural cultural forum
The Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) is an independent UK organisation which undertakes a variety of research and advocacy activities on rural arts and culture. Since 2004 the RCF has published: 'Investing in Creative Rural Communities: the New Rural Arts' (2004); and 'The Rural Cultural Strategy' (February 2010). The substantial 2010 Strategy document is only available in parts as HTML pages, via a link on the topmost menu of the website, and does not seem to be available for download in PDF form. Th
Creativity, culture & education literature reviews
This Web page gives free access to a series of free literature reviews written for the Newcastle-based charity Creativity, Culture and Education, the national organisation which manages the Government-funded Creative Partnerships initiative for arts in state schools. At March 2010 there are eight reviews by noted academics, each available as a free PDF file. These include, among others: Justin O'Connor's history of the formation and definition of the creative sector; Kate Oakley's overview of th
Greengaged is a not for profit organisation which aims to help the design industry respond constructively to environmental change. Founded in 2008 by Sophie Thomas from thomas.matthews, Sarah Johnson from Re-design, and Anne Chick from The Sustainable Design Research Centre at Kingston University, Greengaged offers thought leadership, and provides opportunities for knowledge sharing, both within the design industry and externally. A wide range of categories of design are covered, including gra
Fossils : the historians of amateur journalism
The Fossils: The Historians of Amateur Journalism is a North American organisation and archive dedicated to research on the amateur journalism movement and its authors. The organisation gives free online access to 'The Fossil', a full-text ejournal. At April 2010 the free online issues of The Fossil run from 2004 to January 2010. Some issues are made up largely of short association news, obituaries and notes - but others contain substantial scholarly articles (e.g.: a ten page article on Lovec
Bioethics Policy Research Center
The Bioethics Policy Research Center was created by the Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare at the Ewha Instutute for Bioethics and Law at Ewha Womens University. Established in July 2006 it was set up to be " an information center which provides researchers, officials, and civilians with bioethics policies and relevant research information so that they may evaluate ethical justification, legal legitimacy, and social accountability of life science and bio-technology research." The site includes
SIN004 : The red fox in rural areas
SIN004 - The red fox in rural areas, is a seven page leaflet made available as a PDF file by Natural England. The leaflet briefly describes the biology, behaviour, social organisation, population statistics, parisites and disease of the fox, before dealing with possible problems and methods of control. References to other literature are given, as well as contacts to discuss control methods.
UK Space Agency
The UK Space Agency was launched in March 2010 as a replacement for the British National Space Centre with the aim of bringing UK civil space activity together within one organisation. the Agency's website describes its activities, provides a learning zone and provides full text publications including the UK Civil Space strategy, annual reports, a magazine and leaflets. News, an events listing and press releases are also available.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Annual Reports
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) produces an annual report on the activities of the organisation and its partners in aiming to help developing countries reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This website provides the full text of the reports which are available as PDF files.
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is an US-based non-profit organisation which seeks to evaluate the impact of development spending and initiatives with the aim of improving the lives of poor people living in low-income and middle-income countries. The 3ie website provides details of its grant programme, online resources including full text publications, details of its structure and activities, and a database of impact evaluations.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is an organisation managed by the Swedish government with the aim of reducing world poverty. SIDA provides international training programmes, funding and support, and works in partnership with many international organisations. The SIDA website provides details of its activities and publications; some available full text. The website is available in English and Swedish.
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).
Group Seating in Primary Schools: an indefensible strategy?
This paper is concerned with classroom organisation in primary education in the UK, with a particular focus on the widespread use of group seating. It highlights the fact that the rationale underpinning this practice is inadequately reflected in primary teachers’ approach to classroom organisation and questions the appropriateness of group seating as a standard approach.
Answering the question that matters most - has student achievement increased since ‘No Child Left
As reported in the US press, on May 31st the Center on Education Policy, an independent not-for-profit organisation in the USA, published a key report into the trends in mathematics and reading scores of children in the US since the passing of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The findings show that since NCLB achievement in reading and mathematics, as measured by test results, has increased. In addition, gaps in achievement between different ethnic groups are narrower than they wer
Council for Subject Associations Website
The Council for Subject Associations' (CfSA) new 'subjectassociations' website went online at the end of November 2008 just over one year on from the official launch of the CfSA on 20th September 2007. It is a "voice for the subjects" set up as "a membership organisation" and with support from the DCSF. The members comprise varied subject associations, including many subject resource networks (SRNs), and there are also associate members. The CfSA is a charitable company and, as of this publica
Interview with Professor Elizabeth Colson
In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work in anthropology addresses politics, religion, social organisation, social change, migration, anthropological
Leaning towards a transformation
In the current contracting economy, the pressure to achieve better cost savings is higher than ever. In the fourth edition of The Lean Toolbox Dr Matthias Holweg and his co-author John Bicheno provide a no nonsense, no waffle explanation of the dynamic evolution of lean from its roots in manufacturing to its adaptation to product development, service and even healthcare operations. Dr Holweg explains why lean, and its ability to improve the customer value proposition, can be also provide a longe
Complex organisations can share a common approach to crisis management and communication is key. According to General Hayden, former head of the CIA, in order to be successful, leaders brought in to implement radical decisions need to listen and fully assess their organisation and accommodate where it is in its life cycle before instigating change.
9.14 Brain Structure and Its Origins (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. Outline of mammalian functional neuroanatomy, aided by studies of comparative neuroanatomy and evolution, and of brain development. Topics include early steps to a central nervous system, basic patterns of brain and spinal cord connections, regional development and differentiation, regeneration, motor and sensory pathways and structures, systems underlying motivations, innate action patterns, formation of habits, and various cognitive functions. Lab t
Learning outcomes After studying this unit you should: understand why and how innovation is important; recognise the benefits which innovation can confer on an innovating organisation.
After studying this unit you should:
understand why and how innovation is important;
recognise the benefits which innovation can confer on an innovating organisation.