This Unit looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such tests provide genetic information in the form of a predictive diagnosis, and as such are described as predictive tests. Pre-natal diagnosis uses techniques such as amniocentesis to test fetuses in the womb. For example, it is commonly offered to women over 35 to test for Down's syndrome. Childhood testing involves testing children for genetic diseases that may not become a p
(R&DA 24) Training Teachers To Work In Urban Schools
An urban education questionnaire survey of 198 trainees, around half of whom would have their first posts in urban schools, and case studies of eight trainees moving towards careers together with analysis examining Urban Education afresh. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 22) Enhancing the Quality of Trainee’s Reflection
This study found the quality of reflection on classroom could be raised with distance learning and face to face trainees. Used a four level framework of analysis for reflection with 165 students in one institution. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 8) The development of English teachers’ professional knowledge in the early years of teachin
This TDA Research & Development Award traced the processes involved in developing English teachers’ professional knowledge through analysis of case studies of six beginning teachers.
Temehu : Libya's first online museum
The Temehu Tourism Services website has a special and substantial section on the museums in Libya, and also provides a directory of the little-known museums in that country. This new 2009 website also aims to make scholarly information and images freely available. The website includes "detailed reviews and analysis of all the museums of Libya, a photo gallery about the whole country, organised by town, a video gallery, a Libyan jewellery & traditional crafts gallery, and prehistoric art gallerie
Chinese southern diaspora studies
The Australian National University, Canberra, publishes Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies as a freely available online journal each year. The resource covers the activities and history of Chinese speaking communities in Australasia, Southeast Asia, and the Southwest Pacific. From the main page, users can read about the mission statement of the journal, and consult guidelines for potential reviewers and authors. The journal itself is made up of three main sections, featuring more lengthy research
Seven Sisters: insurgencies in the Northeast Provinces of India
This site, part of the globalsecurity.org website, details the long-running insurgencies in the 'seven sisters' - the collective name given to the seven little-known states in the north-east of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram. The website is essentially a single page giving the long history of the uprisings against the colonial and independent governments of India , and then gives links to a number of other pages giving details of the various or
Root cause analysis (RCA) The articles are written mainly from 2005 to 2007 although older articles are also included.
This site includes a series of full text articles covering the principles of root cause analysis in performance analysis and accident prevention in industry.
The articles are written mainly from 2005 to 2007 although older articles are also included.
Rural poverty portal
The Rural Poverty Portal is a resource for information sharing provided by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The website can be searched by topic, region or country and covers topics such as community-driven development, desertification, gender, indigenous peoples, land, livestock, market access, poverty reduction strategies, rural finance, rural institutions, trade liberalisation and water. The website is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
"This module introduces mathematical analysis building upon the experience of limits of sequences and properties of real numbers and on calculus. It includes limits and continuity of functions between Euclidean spaces, differentiation and integration." It is part of the University of Nottingham open courseware initiative (U-NOW) and was written by Dr Joel Feinstein from the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham. The resource is available under a Creative Commons England
The website for this course (18.098 Street-Fighting Mathematics, January (IAP) 2008) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mathematics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. "This course teaches the art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases reasoning, dimensional analysis, successive approximation, discretization, generalization, and pictorial analysis. Applic
Experimental physics I and II
The website for this course (8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab", Fall 2007 - Spring 2008) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Physics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. It provides experimental overviews and laboratory guides for a series of experiments, mostly in atomic and nuclear physics. Study materials on data analysis are also provided.
Global assessment of nuclear data requirements : the GANDR project
This website provides the full text of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report into the feasibility of creating a tool for the Global Assessment of Nuclear Data Requirements (GANDR) based on sensitivity and uncertainty analysis together with the software for a prototype of the GANDR system. The report is available as a series of Word files.
Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820
A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.
Performance through character development
Students will use the creative elements of character analysis and improvisation to develop a character for performance. While this unit's theme is the development of characters for performance, its overarching goal is to provide French immersion students with the opportunity to extend their discourse and further develop their speaking skills. This unit does not cover articulation or pronunciation exercises. For this reason these elements of performance are not being evaluated in the unit assessm
Who murdered MG Rover?
Recent research by Judge Business School's Dr Matthias Holweg and Professor Nick Oliver, based on interviews with former CEOs, top managers, government and trade union officials showed that the British car company MG Rover finally ceased production in 2005 because of historic management failings that had never been properly addressed.
Inside the literacy hour
This is a research digest on the GTC Research for Teachers (formerly Research of the Month) site which examines two reports from a study about implementing the literacy hour which was undertaken across the period 2000-3 in small rural schools in the West Country. The first data-set draws on interviews, observations and analysis of the planning documents of 20 teachers, the follow-up study focused on 12 of these professionals. In addition, pupil reading and writing data was collected.
What the research says about using ICT in English
The resource (a pdf document) is a brief four-page report based on an analysis of current research about how primary and secondary teachers are using ICT in the English curriculum. It summarises the key findings and suggests resources for further reading.
A systematic review of the effects of context-based and Science-Technology-Society (STS) approaches
A systematic review that adopts EPPI protocols and focuses on the critical analysis of 61 identified research reports, this review summarises the available research into the effects of context-based approaches which purport to promote links between science, technology and society (STS) in the teaching of secondary science.
Yes he can: Schools where boys write well (HMI 505)
This is a report from her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI) into the factors which contribute to boys’ success in writing. Seven primary and eight secondary schools, identified as achieving good results overall and demonstrating success in closing the gender ‘gap’ in performance, were visited between April 2002 and March 2003. A literature search and an analysis of existing inspection evidence were used to identify factors to be evaluated on these inspection visits. As is perhaps to