Working Together: The Reform of Public Services
The Prime Minister has announced changes to education as part of the Government’s reform of public services entitled 'Working Together'. The policy is underpinned by a model of public involvement in the evaluation of services that the report likens to the feedback on websites such as Amazon and eBay. Choice and Personalisation for users of services are also emphasised, whilst proposing greater professional autonomy for some service providers in shaping provision to meet local needs.
Methods in Biostatistics I
Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transform
As long as it takes: a new politics for children
The resource comprises a documentary account of the policy and legislative landscape covering children’s welfare in the United Kingdom. 'Action for Children' is a charity whose social mission is to raise awareness and alleviate issues affecting vulnerable young people in the UK. The document presents individual narrative accounts of the children’s welfare system that are interlaced through the document.
Lessons from History
This four page POSTnote, from January 2009, considers how evidence from history could contribute to policy-making. It outlines key developments in the use of evidence in policy-making, but claims that historical research is under-utilised. A number of ways forward in this are suggested.
What Money Means - for primary schools
The Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) is an independent charity helping schools to plan and teach personal finance relevant to students' lives and needs. Their philosophy is underpinned by both government policy and independent reviews affirming the need for personal finance education. This link directs readers to the ‘What Money Means’ micro-site, which presents an overview of pfeg’s programme to increase the quantity and quality of personal finance education in primary schools. It
POL101 American Institutions #01 Sp14
A 13 week 3 unit course for undergraduate students and people who are interested in government
Romani Mobilities in Europe: Plenary 1: The Europeanisation of the Roma issue
This podcast was recorded at the first plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference. This podcast was recorded at the first plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (made possible by a grant from the John Fell Oxford University Press Fund and the generous support of ERSTE Foundation) on Thursday 14th January 2010 at Harris Manchester College, Univers
In this unit we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning with comparatively simple single-figure portraits and moving on to elaborate narrative compositions such as Jaffa and Eylau. In so doing, we will have three main aims: to develop your skills of visual analysis, to examine the relationship between art and politics and to introduce you to some of the complex issues involved in interpreting works of art.
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2.51 Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer (MIT)
Analysis, modeling, and design of heat and mass transfer processes with application to common technologies. Unsteady heat conduction in one or more dimensions, steady conduction in multidimensional configurations, numerical simulation; forced convection in laminar and turbulent flows; natural convection in internal and external configurations; phase change heat transfer; thermal radiation, black bodies, grey radiation networks, spectral and solar radiation; mass transfer at low rates, evaporatio
21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater (MIT)
Intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools
HST.583 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Data Acquisition and Analysis (MIT)
This team taught, multidisciplinary course covers the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging relevant to the conduct and interpretation of human brain mapping studies. The challenges inherent in advancing our knowledge about brain function using fMRI are presented first to put the work in context. The course then provides in depth coverage of the physics of image formation, mechanisms of image contrast, and the physiological basis for image signals. Parenchymal and cerebrovascular neuroanato
12.620J Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach (MIT)
Classical mechanics in a computational framework. Lagrangian formulation. Action, variational principles. Hamilton's principle. Conserved quantities. Hamiltonian formulation. Surfaces of section. Chaos. Liouville's theorem and Poincar, integral invariants. Poincar,-Birkhoff and KAM theorems. Invariant curves. Cantori. Nonlinear resonances. Resonance overlap and transition to chaos. Properties of chaotic motion. Transport, diffusion, mixing. Symplectic integration. Adiabatic invariants. Many-dime
1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT)
This course covers the use of ecological and thermodynamic principles to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment.. Topics include conservation and constitutive laws, box models, feedback, thermodynamic concepts, energy in natural and engineered systems, basic transport concepts, life cycle analysis and related economic methods. Topics such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, green buildings, and mitigation of climate change are illustrated with quantitative case
14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)
Explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. Goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. Special emphasis on education, health, gender, fertility, adoption of technological innovation, and the markets for land, credit, and labor. From the course home page: Course Description In this course, we will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal
Learning outcomes After studying this unit you should: be aware that photographs are shaped by a set of conventions based on ideas and practices which are not immediately apparent; be aware that photographs, like other documentary records, are partial and biased; be aware that photographs, like other documentary records, require critical analysis and careful interpretation; be aware of the importance of contextualisation in analysing photographs.
After studying this unit you should:
be aware that photographs are shaped by a set of conventions based on ideas and practices which are not immediately apparent;
be aware that photographs, like other documentary records, are partial and biased;
be aware that photographs, like other documentary records, require critical analysis and careful interpretation;
be aware of the importance of contextualisation in analysing photographs.
17.537 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan (MIT)
This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction to Japan and to the dominant approaches to the study of Japanese history, politics and society, we will begin exploring five aspects of Japanese politics: (1) Party Politics (2) Electoral Politics (3) Interest Group Politics and (4) Bureaucratic Politics. The second part o
Global and Domestic Imbalances: Why Rural China is the Key
Contrary to popular thinking, China owes its astonishing economic expansion not to far-sighted government policy but to hundreds of millions of entrepreneurial peasants. Yasheng Huang’s research reveals not only how small-scale rural businesses created China’s miracle but how that nation’s recovery from the global recession an
What do we mean by "family"?
The idea of ‘family’ is very powerful in contemporary UK culture and policy. Family lives have been the subject of many anxieties both at the personal and policy levels. How do public debates relate to people’s everyday experiences of families? In this unit, you can explore the many attempts at defining ‘family’ and why these complex and contradictory meanings are important to us. We begin to unpick questions of power and inequality, to test our everyday assumptions about families, and