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6.3 The roots of segmentation
Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the ‘glass ceiling’ ageism, racism, etc. This unit will help you look at this problem with a new perspective: through economics. You will learn how economists have tried to understand what drives this distortion of the labour market and why women and the ethnic minorities seem to suffer the most.
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This course aims to develop skills of thinking systematically and creatively about issues of complexity. It enables you to appreciate and manage these issues in ways that can lead to improvement. It adopts the most recent and innovative advances in systems thinking and applies them to topical areas of concern. It is designed to help build your capacity to manage complexity and to develop a deep understanding of contemporary systems thinking. It may be helpful to study OpenLearn units T551_1 <
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This unit looks at how parents encourage the development of new skills in their children in the informal setting of the home. The use of video observation of small children by psychologists is analysed and some of the key concepts in developmental psychology that explain teaching and learning interactions between parents/caregivers and their children are explained.

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Open house -- The Nottingham HOUSE at Solar Decathlon Europe 2010
The Nottingham University team are now in Madrid building the house for the competition which opens on 18 June 2010. The very first Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 kicks off with students from the Department of the Built Environment flying the flag for the UK. Before they left Nottingham, they held an open house with a twist, in the shape of Michelin star chef Sat Bains, their Executive Chef, who has advised on the menu for their sustainable dinner party.
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Ratio, proportion and percentages
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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Through a series of activities and practical examples, this unit provides a broad overview of the field of accounting, including: its origins and objectives, the nature of accounting information and accounting information systems, and accountancy’s role in helping organisations meet their objectives.

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Politics of the NHS
Part of a lecture series to develop an understanding of the changing composition and dominant characteristics of UK politics in the post-war period.
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Acknowledgements

This unit was written by Dr Marilyn Brooks, Dr Jessica Davies and Dr Valerie Pedlar

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1.4.1 Summary

  • To read an image we need to know its context.

  • The image provides a base but we need more information in order to interpret it.

References

Donaldson, M. (1978) Children's Minds, London, Fontana.
O'Connell, B. and Bretherton, I. (1984) ‘Toddlers’ play alone and with mother: the role of maternal guidance’, in Bretherton, I. (ed.) Symbolic Play: the development of social understanding, London, Academic Press.
Rogoff, B. (1990) Apprenticeship in Thinking: cognitive development in social
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UW|360 March 2014 - New Baseball Stadium
The boys of summer at the University of Washington get a new state of the art baseball stadium.
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By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • describe accounting's primary objective;

  • explain what is meant by inputs to and outputs from the accounting information system;

  • explain the relationship between data, data processing, data summarisation and information;

  • explain the difference between data and information;

  • describe the five main characteristics of 'good' information;

  • explain the link between
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Introduction

This unit considers the relationship of the emperor with the Roman provinces, and how this relationship was mediated and represented, as well as how the culture of empire was manifested in the identity of the emperor.

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Introduction

This unit considers four ways in which some social scientists have claimed that there might be a ‘new economy’ coming in to being: the switch from manufacturing to services, globalisation, new technology and flexible labour markets. The good and bad points of economic change, its benefits and costs, are discussed. For example, what does it mean for people trying desparately to balnace the urgent demands of work and life?

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OpenLearn Scotland
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within this unit cover a wide range of subject areas, including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.
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10.3 Further study
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10.2 Links to external resources
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Black World Negro Digest 1961-1976
Google Books provides free access to the full text of a number of free issues of this journal from the 1960s-1970s. Published by Johnson Publishing Company it offers a mix of current affairs articles, reviews, literature and cartoons relating to Black politics, society and culture in the USA during the period. It includes some materials relating to the Black African American civil rights movement of the 1960s.Copyright information is displayed on the website.
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Parliamentary Crisis: 1832 and 2009
In the current Parliamentary crisis commentators are invoking the historical context and calling for a new 'Great Reform Act' to clean up politics. But what was Parliament like before 1832? Is the discussion on the behaviour of MPs unprecedented?
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