Gender: Trajectories in International Development
Gender: Trajectories in International Development.
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodFourth Grade: Towers Fourth-grade teacher Blanche Young attempts the Towers activity for the first time with her students. She feels that their work is valuable, but questions how much time these open-ended activities are taking away from the standard curriculum.
Decision Trees Video Tutorial
Learning is the ability to improve one's behaviour based on experience and represents an essential element of computational intelligence. Decision trees are a simple yet successful technique for supervised classification learning. This tool demonstrates how to build a decision tree using a training data set and then use the tree to classify unseen examples in a test data set.
24. Population and the Environment
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) World population will continue to rise until at least 2050. Environmental impact is the product of the number of people and how much of their income and technology is devoted to either consumption or conservation. So far, the balance is far at the consumption end and, globally, environmental problems are increasing. Environmentalism has not come close to counteracting the footprint of a billion extra people every dozen years. The only massive succ
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict
While many accounts have focused on the victims of state repression this unique volume documents the often contradictory and confusing stories of those who acknowledge having committed some dreadful deeds Individuals on various sides of the apartheid divide from state security structures to the ANC PAC and grassroots activists tell their own stories The central focus is to give an account of the actions of the perpetrators here depicted as competing protagonists in an arena of violence It examin
The Land Question in South Africa:The challenge of transformation and distribution
Since the advent of democracy in 1994 issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa are how to reverse this phenomenon and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty both rural and urban Edited by Ntsebeza and Hall the volume includes contributions by leading scholars and activists such as Mercia Andrews Henry Bernstein Ben Cousins Sam Moyo and Cherryl Walker and government and World Bank officials such as
How the Web Changes the Way we Learn
How the Web Changes the Way we Learn
The Threat of Animal Species Extinction
This short but informative video describes the startling risk for extinction that many species are facing, and how many of these species are at risk because of human activity. Video is set to music while information is written on the screen. Run time 0:51.
Inside the lab: J. Christopher Love, Ph.D.
Learn more about how the Love lab is using miniature micro titer plates and micro fluidics to evaluate populations of cells, maximize their productivity, and ultimately improve the process for developing cancer biologics.
"Global Chicago, pt. 3"
A talk by William Testa, vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
T4 Tips Podcast #10 - Gmail & GoogleDocs (Mac/PC)
In today's show get yet another email account (http://mail.google.com), You will need it to explore and use Google Docs and Spreadsheets (http://docs.google.com) . Think of the collaborative possibilities for students and teachers as you use these free tools.
T4 Tips Podcast #30 - iPhoto '08 (Mac)
An introduction to iPhoto '08
T4 Tips Podcast #33 - Beginning iWeb (Mac)
This is an actual working version of the podcast. A look at Apple's iWeb.
The upside of hard times
This could be the best year of your life; a year of discovery, correction, clearance, and enlightenment. 2009 could be the year that started all wrong and ended so right. The year things came right. Twenty years from now, when sharing life's lessons over a bottle of wine with friends, you might reflect on 2009 as your year of real change; that barrier year between who you were and who you became.
The unreal estate
For many people around the world, property rights are not well defined, enforced or monitored; resulting in over half of the world’s population living and working on ‘unreal estate’, i.e. without the security of property ownership.
In her book Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets With Trust, INSEAD alumna Elena Panaritis presents a holistic approach to combating this lack of formal rights, arguing that a new thinking process, combined with successful diagnosis a
How to recapitalise banks: a personal view
The current approach to solving the banking crisis is to put more government money into banks. The problem with this approach is that it creates fear of government meddling in the operational and financial decisions of the banking sector. The capitalist system can only survive if two conditions are met: managers are willing and capable of maximising shareholder value.
Global outlook: big spenders and penny-pinchers
In the US, extravagance is a normal way of life. In China, it is a sin. Such contrasting consumer psyche between the two economies needs to be evened out before a sustained recovery of the post-bubble global economy can be achieved in the longer run, says Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.
African entrepreneurs must pressure governments to regulate business environments
Although many African companies will be hit by the current global slowdown, there is a lot that local entrepreneurs and their governments can do to improve their business environments, says Arthur Levi, former head of the World Bank’s private sector arm, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Europe.