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How does the board of governors of a school work? This unit looks at the roles of Chair of Governors, Vice-chair and Clerk to the board and examines how the workload can be shared between the members. The governing body should focus on the quality and delivery of education provided by the school, not on daily management.


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Multiple Sketch Users in DDDoolz
This paper presents DDDoolz, a desktop-VR three-dimensional voxel sketchtool. DDDoolz is developed in the Design Systems Group to explore the use of Virtual Reality technology in the early design stage. The aim is to offer a sketch-like environment in VR with an unobtrusive interface. The paper presents DDDoolz, how it is used in education and with partners in architectural practice, and some future developments. As an extension to current functionality, the possibility of multiple users at the
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An introduction to energy resources

Understanding energy resources involves considering all types of energy source from various sci
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6.1 ‘Non-citizenship’ to ‘social-citizenship’ and worker rights

We respect our masters, and are willing to work for our support, and that of our parents, but we want time for more rest, a little play, and to learn to read and write. We do not think it right that we should know nothing but work and suffering, from Monday morning to Saturday night, to make others rich. Do, good gentlemen, inquire carefully into our concern.

[Submission from Manchester's Factory Children Committe
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5.5 Indoor pollutants

Before leaving air pollution you might reflect that many of us spend most of our time indoors where the air quality can differ from that outside the building.

Question 30

In what ways will the air be different inside a bu
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2.1.2 Try some yourself

Activity 15

Suggest appropriate units for each of the following:

  • (a) the age of the kitten when it is weaned;

  • (b) the distance between one train station and the
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2.1 Babies' abilities

You may be studying this course for one or more reasons. You may want to learn more about children out of general interest; you may plan to work towards a formal qualification in the future; or you may have been encouraged to look at the course by friends, family or an employer. You may know quite a lot about babies and children through caring for your own or other people's. In this course you will be finding out about very young babies' abilities, and the ways in which they interact with the
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A Night in the Coral Reef
This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores how a coral reef ecosystem changes over the course of a day. When the sun is up, colorful fish and other plant-eating animals are active and dominate the reef. At night, the plant-eaters take shelter and are replaced by nocturnal carnivores, some of which exhibit special adaptations that enable them to successfully hunt in complete darkness. Closed captioning included.  Run time 02:49.
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2.2 1 Social Darwinism and eugenics

Nineteenth century reformers combined their new medical diagnoses with a concern to tackle what they saw as the social causes of cruelty and incapacity. Two theories dominated: social Darwinism and eugenics.

Social Darwinism drew on Darwin's ideas of natural selection and emphasised the contribution of the fittest and most superior individuals to the survival of the human species. The social Darwinists, who included some of the most prominent thinkers of their time, believed that social
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British Parliament: Burke, Paine and Wollstonecraft
British Parliament: Burke, Paine and Wollstonecraft
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3.1 Introduction

In this section we look at the way in which the personal lives of older people have been socially constructed through pensions policies over the last century. As we saw above, welfare policies and changes in employment in the latter part of the nineteenth century and early part of the twentieth century constructed the personal lives of older people as ‘other’ to the emergent normal of relatively younger, ‘independent’ paid workers. Here, we explore the way pensions policies during the
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Beijing 2008: The Games of the XXIX Olympiad

The Games of the XXIX Olympiad, from Beijing, China.  Video shows information about the activities leading up to the games and the games themselves.  Video includes interesting facts about the games and events, such as the starting ceremonies, how many athletes participated, and goals that were accomplished.  Video is set to music.  Video is good quality, however it stops often.  It is appropriate for any age.


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21W.730-5 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Imagining the Future (MIT)
Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to scrutinize the present and speculate about the future. Now, the turn not just of a century but of a millennium having recently passed, such scrutiny and speculations inevitably intensify. What will the future that awaits us in this twenty-first century and beyond be like? And how do visions of that future reflect and respond to the world we live in now? In this course we will read and write about
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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

第4回人文学カフェ「増える鹿、減るトナカイ」映像の映像がiTunes Store Podca
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Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Women and Leadership: Turning our Differences into Strengths
Talks at Google and Women at Google were excited to host Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Sheila Lirio Marcelo as she shares her wisdom and experience as a female executive. Sheila focuses her discussion on women and leadership - specifically, how women are influenced by preconceived ideas, and how differences can be turned into strengths. More about Sheila Lirio Marcelo Care.com was founded in 2006 and went public in
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British Parliament: George III and the politicians
British Parliament: George III and the politicians
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The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis
The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis

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Jaaroverzicht 2015 : Kijkopdracht
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Opdrachten bij De film van het jaar uitgezonden op VTM.


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