The true costs of saving the earth
As the 2008 UN climate change talks struggle to a conclusion in Poland this week research undertaken at Judge Business School shows exactly how vital it is that international leaders reach an agreement on cutting the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Work by Dr Chris Hope suggests that the mean net present impact on the world's climate, economy and society of cutting down tropical rainforests is a staggering 12 trillion dollars. It is the first time that researchers have put a figure on the pres
Distributing the downturn
The International Labour Organisation has forecast a rise in unemployment by 20 million world-wide, by the end of 2009. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has forecast a loss of up to 10 million jobs within the OECD group of countries, and up to 25 million jobs world-wide between 2008 and 2010. However, would a strategy of cutting wages as opposed to cutting jobs in the face of this recession create the conditions for economic recovery? Dr Paul Kattuman believes it
4.5 Geological criteria for safe radioactive waste disposal
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The unit considers the advantages and limitations of generating this power and the environmental and security issues that the process raises.
2 High- to medium-enthalpy steam fields
Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. This unit considers one of these alternative sources, geothermal energy derived from the interior heat of the Earth, and the potential for this alternative to supplant fossil and nuclear fuel use to power social needs fast enough to avoid t
Towards Extended Schools: A Literature Review
This DfES 2003 review of research and literature focuses on the development of extended schools within the UK, drawing also on international evidence. The remit was to portray the potential/actual impact of extended schooling on professional practice and pupil outcomes, as well as challenges to its development.
Featured Journal with Free Access: Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
"Education, Citizenship and Social Justice" was launched in 2006 to provide a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue for all academic educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the meanings and form of citizenship and social justice as these are realised throughout the time spent in educational institutions.
Learning by Comparison: International Experiences in Education and Training
This is a publication reporting the proceedings of a DfES research conference with 250 delegates in 2003. The main theme is the importance of international comparisons in education and training.
ESD Briefing Document: Chapter Three: International Developments
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document: Chapter Three: International Developments
ESD Chapter 1:The International Context
Education for Sustainable Development Briefing Document : Chapter One : The International Context
Baccalaurate - 2010
May 15, 2010 The Rev. Charles E. Booth, senior pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, gave the class of 2010 and a capacity audience in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel a rousing speech that pushed graduates to go home and rebuild their crumbling neighborhoods.
Early Years Education: An International Perspective
Funded by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and other key stakeholders, this 2002 report focuses on trends in Early Years Education around the world. The report is the result of collaboration between the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and QCA. The International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Archive (INCA) was a major source of the data presented.
3.1 The idea of law
Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make assessments and decisions that radically alter people's lives. This unit introduces the law as it relates to social work and encourages an understanding of the context of the law in order to make sound decisions.
A systematic review of the impact of citizenship education on student learning and achievement
Following a previous research review (Deakin Crick et al 2004) which took as its focus international evidence relating to the provision of citizenship in schools, this review is an in-depth synthesis of thirteen studies which address a range of types of citizenship education and learning processes. While explicitly aware of the complexities of the relationship between one subject and general measures of pupil progress, the authors clearly conclude that the research evidence demonstrates that Cit
Report from the International Society for Teacher Education 27th International Seminar
The International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE) 27th International Seminar was held at the Institute of Education, University of Stirling, Scotland. This was a truly international conference that welcomed delegates from all over the world to explore the theme ‘The Future of Teacher Education and Professional Development'.
Promoting pupils’ interest in, and knowledge of, local ecology through an outdoor nature programme
The resource is a DfES (TRIPS) article that reviews a detailed research report “Investigating nature on the way to school: responses to an educational programme by teachers and their pupils”, published in 2006, in the International Journal of Science.
Early Years Education - perspectives from a review of the international literature
This resource is an article from NFER's "Practical Research for Education" and focuses on the national review examining reforms for the education of 3-18 year olds in the UK. The review draws on international literature to concentrate on key issues and to critically review existing evidence.
England falls in reading league
This BBC news item concerns the national report for England 2006 from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which found that the reading performance of children in England has fallen from third to 19th in the world.
PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World – results show UK performance in Reading, Math
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the results from their 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on 4th December 2007. These indicate how fifteen year olds in the UK have performed in science, mathematics and reading from within a cohort of 57 countries.
The Structure and Content of English Primary Education: international perspectives
Three further research surveys from the Primary Review were published on 8th February 2008. The reports, entitled ‘The Structure and Content of English Primary Education: international perspectives', focus on international comparison in order "to consider the structure of the national primary system and the content of the primary school curriculum".
2010 Game Based Learning Conference in London March 29 & 30 I would love to say I'll be there but unfortunately I won't.
March 29 & 30 I would love to say I'll be there but unfortunately I won't.