Technical Paper 6A - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Characteristics
As part of the study all pre-schools were assessed using an observational assessment known as the Early Childhood Rating Scale, (ECERS-R) plus an extension to it (ECERS-E) based upon the Desirable Learning Outcomes (QCA 1996). ECERS provides measures of the quality of education and care which children receive in settings plus some measures of facilities relating to facilities and human resources. Completion of the ECERS profile required one day of observation plus talking to staff about aspects
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Breakingviews: China between rock and hard place with Iran
China's in a tough spot with the Iran nuclear dispute, regardless of whether Beijing steps up oil purchases or joins U.S. sanctions, says Reuters Breakingviews.
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Are You Brainstorming the Right Way for Innovation?
In order to truly innovate, brainstorming should combine diversity with expertise, according to new research from Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management.
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Counting From 1 to 20
A blue penguin jumps in the snow as the narrator sings the numbers from 1-20.  Animation is good.  The song is very simple.  (1:33) 

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Gowan Pamphlet, slave preacher
Born at the right time, this revolutionary figure was an electrifying force.
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Safety Culture Needed to Tackle Climate Change
To get people to take climate change seriously, adopt the rituals of worker safety campaigns.
Author(s): Venugopal Gupta, head of Espark Viridian (INSEAD M

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2.3.2 Love

Please now read ‘Dogs and Wolves’.

This poem is amazing in its forceful, simple-seeming expression of an extraordinarily complex combination of thought and emotion. The ‘dogs and wolves’ are the speaker's ‘unwritten poems’. Why ‘unwritten’? One infers that other matters take priority over love poems. But – ‘unwritten’ – their la
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Unde et Quo
To begin with, I would like to say a few words about the problem of alienation of modern technologies which we also inevitably faced while starting teaching CAD at our department. Quite often nowadays a technology becomes a fetish as a result of lack of clear goals in human mind. There are multiple technologies without sense of purpose which turned into pure experiments. There is always the danger of losing purposeness and drifting toward alienation. The cause of the danger lies in forgetting ab
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The World in 2016: What can we expect?
We discuss the possible outcomes of a British referendum on EU membership, the perils of the American presidential election and how future trends will mould the English language
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1.5.3 Looking forward: implications and possible consequences

But what are the implications of these developments and trends? Clearly the emergence of a strong east-Asian bond market could threaten both the US dollar and the Euro markets, but this development is still in its infancy, and there are significant political and economic differences of interest amongst the possible east-Asian participants in such a market. So for the time being it will be the Euro and the US dollar that hold centre stage. But in as much as the Euro becomes a stronger currency
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Algorithm For The Automatic Design Of A Shading Device
Given that there is a need to shade a window from the summer sun and also a need to expose it to the winter sun, this article describes an algorithm to design automatically a geometric construct that satisfies both requirements. The construct obtained represents the minimum solution to the simultaneous requirements. The window may be described by an arbitrary convex polygon and it may be oriented in any direction and it may be placed at any chosen latitude. The algorithm consists of two sequenti
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SMU's Community Garden
This video is about SMU's Community Garden, which is a joint project of Perkins School of Theology, and SMU's Facility Services. The garden provides SMU students, faculty, and staff the chance to learn about and tend an organic garden in order to nurture personal and community spiritual growth, and provide locally grown food to Dallas food banks.
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1.8.2 Summary

  • A variety of factors will decide the future of Europe, including the success or otherwise of EMU, the results of expansion, and the evolving global situation.


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The Economist asks: Have we reached the limits of human knowledge?
The pace of scientific advancement can seem relentless, and the ingenuity of scientists inexhaustible. But is there a finite amount of knowledge we can acquire about the universe around us? Mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy joins The Economist to discuss what we can never really know.
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3.9 A few more terms

Just to round off this description of the interior of the digital world, let me introduce and define a few more terms that you will come across again in this course and in any future studies of computers. Specifically, you may have heard the terms bits, bytes and words used in connection with computers. Now that we have taken a look at the binary system that underlies computer arithmetic, you will find there is no mystery in any of these three terms.

The word Bit is
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The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Play it Safe - Going Outside to Play
This video emphasizes the importance of knowing what to wear outside depending on the temperature. It names a variety of clothing to wear depending on weather (jacket, boots, etc.). This is a good teaching resource a thematic unit on weather for young learners. Students will enjoy this cute video. (1:06)
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5.1 Introduction

In this section, I shall explore the features of the contextualising (systems-methods) ball – the C ball. I will make a distinction between systemic and systematic thinking and action and I will argue that the aware systems practitioner has more choices than the practitioner who is not aware.

An aware practitioner is able to contextualise a diverse array of methods at their disposal creating an opportunity for a greater range of advantageous changes in the ‘real world’ situation.
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Inscri??es hipertextuais: a escrita como imagem na cria??o visual contempor?nea [Hypertext inscripti
This paper discusses the creative imagination by the speech?s presence on the contemporary projects of art/design. Nowadays the digital era has shattered limits of the space and the user?s perception in a mix between images and texts, built by numeric language, witnessing possible new ways of writing as image. Considering on the duality between verbal and visual, some post-modern artists/projectors are redeeming the germinal quality of image from the alphabet. They use video and electronic tec
Author(s): Araujo Pires, Julie and Murad, Carlos

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A Parent's Guide to Homework
Learn why the right kind of homework increases student achievement. (01:29)
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Physical activity and the built environment
A presentation given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the Fribourg Obesity Research Conference in Switzerland in 2017
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