The Risks of Knowing

Developmental Impediments to School Learning

Author: Karen Zelan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489906126

Category: Psychology

Page: 329

View: 3764

It gives me great pleasure to introduce this important and fascinating book on the internal dilemmas youngsters face in school, which often cause them to stop learning. We are all too ready to ascribe learning problems to an inability to learn and leave it at that. This book should go a long way toward convincing us that using such simpleminded explanations and remedial efforts based on them do not work. Unlike other books that identify the causes of learning disabilities in children or that detail society's impact on the so-called helpless child, The Risks of Knowing is an in-depth study of young people who for reasons of intrapsychic conflicts and of intellectual development make a nega tive decision about the learning process. This book is unique in its thorough analysis of the conflicts young people have with learning and in its treatment prescriptions. In case after case, Karen Zelan demonstrates that if young people declare themselves unable to learn it is because for some valid reasons they believe learning is dangerous. The reasons that cause a decision to fail often remain unconscious until they are brought to the child's awareness. When the child is helped to understand the source of any inner dilemmas, both child and parents are able to find better solutions to immediate learning difficulties. Karen Zelan brings a rare expertise to the problems young people find in academic learning.

The Risks of Knowledge

Investigations Into the Death of the Hon. Minister John Robert Ouko in Kenya, 1990

Author: David William Cohen,E. S. Atieno Odhiambo

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821415972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 8108

The Risks of Knowledge minutely examines the multiple and unfinished investigations into the murder of Kenya's distinguished Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Robert Ouko, in February 1990. Public and international concern over Ouko's death led to renewed attention to the extent of governmental corruption the Moi era, and brought down the government of President Moi at the end of 2002.

Sustainable Adaptation to Climate Change

Prioritising Social Equity and Environmental Integrity

Author: Katrina Brown,Eriksen Siri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136528784

Category: Political Science

Page: 84

View: 3217

This book sets out how to ensure that adaptation efforts are socially and environmentally sustainable, contributing to poverty reduction as well as confronting the processes driving vulnerability. Over $100bn a year is pledged to help finance adaptation projects via the The Climate Adaptation Fund. These projects and their funding played a central role in the latest climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, ensuring that adaptation to climate change will be an international priority over the next few decades. Many existing adaptation projects are however, not environmentally or socially sustainable. Adaptation projects that focus on reducing specific climate sensitivities can, even if bringing benefits, adversely affect vulnerable groups and create social inequity, or even unintentionally undermine environmental integrity. Sustainable Adaptation to Climate Change examines how adaptation to climate change (types of measures, policy frameworks, and local household strategies) interacts with social and environmental sustainability. A mixture of conceptual and case study-based papers draw on research from Europe, Asia and Africa. It will be of interest to all researchers and policymakers in climate change adaptation and development.

Embracing Risk in Urban Education

Curiosity, Creativity, and Courage in the Era of "No Excuses" and Relay Race Reform

Author: Alice E. Ginsberg

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607099500

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5676

Ginsberg argues that in the effort to reduce the achievement gap and mitigate the pejorative label of ‘at-risk,’ we are in danger of eliminating risk from education entirely. This is especially the case in urban schools with large numbers of poor and minority students. Ginsberg explores alternative approaches to student achievement at four dynamic Philadelphia public schools.

The Tree of Knowledge

The Bright and the Dark Sides of Science

Author: Claudio Ronchi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319014846

Category: Science

Page: 286

View: 1711

Whether considered a divine gift or a Promethean conquest, science has indisputably and indelibly marked the course of human history. A product of the intellectual elite, but always nourished by the many fruits of its applications, science appears today to be a perfect system, whose laws and discoveries guide all human activities. Yet the foundations of its authority remain an open question, entailing disquieting aspects that are also to be identified in modern science. Furthermore it is seen to be exerting an increasing power over mankind. Readers are invited to follow an itinerary through the history of science, a voyage which, in the end, enables them to catch a glimpse of two divergent futures: One in which science accelerates the downfall of Homo sapiens, and another in which it helps our species to engage in a new and positive adventure, whose outcome nobody can know.

Risk: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Baruch Fischhoff,John Kadvany

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191620246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 5774

We find risks everywhere—from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short Introduction, Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany draw on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. Using simple conceptual frameworks from decision theory and behavioural research, they examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk, showing how scientists address risks by combining historical records, scientific theories, probability, and expert judgment.Risk: A Very Short Introduction describes what has been learned by cognitive scientists about how people deal with risks, applying these lessons to diverse examples, and demonstrating how understanding risk can aid choices in everyday life and public policies for health, safety, environment, finance, and many other topics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Risk of Being

What it Means to be Good and Bad

Author: Michael Gelven

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271039086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 169

View: 9255

The Risk of Being attempts to forge a new language and a new way of reasoning about what it is like to be good and bad by focusing on existential phenomena that reveal what it means to be good and bad. It is thus a work that cannot be located among or compared to the more traditional theories of ethics or morality. What distinguishes this inquiry is not only the use of existential themes, such as outrage, temptation, and corruption, but the reasoning itself in an existential critique, which allows us to consider how and what we think as well as feel about being good and bad&—the logos and pathos of these existential phenomena&—and thus provides an access to the question about the reality of good and bad. Recognizing that we have done wrong may induce frustrated responses, such as, &"How could I have been so stupid?&" or &"Why was I so weak? &" or even, &"What has become of me? &" These reactions, Gelven argues, point to folly, weakness, and corruption as ways of being bad, which can then be countered in phenomena such as judgment, courage, and integrity of character, as ways of being good. The analyses of these phenomena can reveal a great deal of existential understanding that no mere ethical or moral approach can offer. The emphasis is on understanding that &"good&" and &"bad&" are not mere axiological terms, but can refer to ways of existing. By careful analysis, these ways can be forced to reveal the truth about goodness and badness. As Gelven's argument proceeds to show not only what it is &"like&" to be good and bad, but also what the reality of being good and bad must be, he offers new and often unorthodox insights into one of the great philosophical issues challenging the thinking mind.

Intercultural Alliances

Critical Transformation

Author: Mary Jane Collier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 5789

The 25th volume of the International and Intercultural Communication Annual offers a variety of perspectives on culture, identity, and the formation of personal and political alliances.

The Socially Savvy Advisor

Compliant Social Media for the Financial Industry

Author: Jennifer Openshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118959086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2499

The social media marketing bible for the financial industry The Socially Savvy Advisor: Compliant Social Media for theFinancial Industry is the complete guide to creating aneffective social media strategy without breaking the big rules.Written by an industry specialist Jennifer Openshaw, alongsideStuart Fross, Fidelity International's former general counsel, andAmy McIlwain, president of Financial Social Media, this book mergesmarketing basics with FINRA and SEC guidelines to help readerscreate an effective social media campaign specifically for thefinance and investing world. Contributions from industry leaders atCharles Schwab, Citibank, and others provide inside perspective andexperience so readers can tap into a new audience. With a focus oncompliance, the book clears common hurdles while dispelling mythsand outlining effective methods and techniques. Readers also gainaccess to a website featuring videos, Q & As, tutorials,Slideshare, and a social media policy template. Social media is one of the hottest topics in finance. From solopractitioners to large asset managers, everyone's consumed by how,when, and where to use this new and powerful medium—butguidance is hard to find. The Socially Savvy Advisor coversthe entire issue, from platform, to content, to what not todo. Best practices in using social media for advisors andcompliance officers Planning for the regulators, vs. failing to plan Challenges with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other socialplatforms Elements of a good social media policy Managing the top issues related to marketing and businessdevelopment, engagement, and compliance With the right plan and the proper technique, social mediamarketing can dramatically improve client outreach and retention.The Socially Savvy Advisor provides the expert insight,tools, and guidance that shape a robust, effective strategy.

Communicating Risks to the Public

International Perspectives

Author: R.E Kasperson,P.J. Stallen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400919522

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 482

View: 3959

Risk communication: the evolution of attempts Risk communication is at once a very new and a very old field of interest. Risk analysis, as Krimsky and Plough (1988:2) point out, dates back at least to the Babylonians in 3200 BC. Cultures have traditionally utilized a host of mecha nisms for anticipating, responding to, and communicating about hazards - as in food avoidance, taboos, stigma of persons and places, myths, migration, etc. Throughout history, trade between places has necessitated labelling of containers to indicate their contents. Seals at sites of the ninth century BC Harappan civilization of South Asia record the owner and/or contents of the containers (Hadden, 1986:3). The Pure Food and Drug Act, the first labelling law with national scope in the United States, was passed in 1906. Common law covering the workplace in a number of countries has traditionally required that employers notify workers about significant dangers that they encounter on the job, an obligation formally extended to chronic hazards in the OSHA's Hazard Communication regulation of 1983 in the United States. In this sense, risk communication is probably the oldest way of risk manage ment. However, it is only until recently that risk communication has attracted the attention of regulators as an explicit alternative to the by now more common and formal approaches of standard setting, insuring etc. (Baram, 1982).

The Practical Guide to Managing Nonprofit Assets

Author: William F. Schneider,Robert A. DiMeo,Michael S. Benoit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471733946

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8099

"The authors have provided an interesting and helpful resource to understand and manage the nonprofit organization's investments. I believe that this book should be in the library of all nonprofit practitioners that are concerned about prudent stewardship." —Jim Croft, PhD, Vice President, Finance and Administration The Field Museum (Chicago, Illinois) "This book is a straightforward, well-written guide to the strategies and administration of investment assets of nonprofit institutions. It relies on the principles of modern portfolio theory in emphasizing asset diversification, performance measurement, and careful manager selection. It debunks much of what passes for 'investment advice' in the popular media. To their credit, the authors describe the challenges, factors, and actors in the investment industry, from the perspective of the individuals and committees charged by nonprofit institutions swith investment oversight responsibility." —John E. Allerson, Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer, Roosevelt University (Chicago, Illinois) "I would consider this book 'Investments 101' for anyone who deals with overseeing investments of a company, whether it is a profit or nonprofit. Yet, at the same time, it would help all investors, small or large, in dealing with their own individual portfolios. DiMeo, Schneider, Benoit, et al. have organized the book in such a way that each chapter deals with the very essence of how to structure an investment portfolio and how to look at the complex environment in an easy way." —Kevin Higdon, Vice President of Finance Elkhart General Hospital (Elkhart, Indiana) "From modern portfolio theory to the role of the fiduciary, The Practical Guide to Managing Nonprofit Assets provides trustees of nonprofit funds with a chapter-by-chapter explanation of what they should know to carry out their responsibilities. For the uninitiated, it creates a foundation for understanding investing in a difficult environment. For the experienced, it serves as a checklist of issues to be considered in exercising appropriate investment oversight." —Thomas H. Hodges, Executive Vice President, Finance, and Treasurer Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (Evanston, Illinois)

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 29


Author: Ginette A. Pepper, PhD, RN, FAAN,Kenneth J. Wysocki, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826157556

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 9292

This landmark annual review has provided three decades of knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to the continued advancement of the nursing profession. This latest edition is a compilation of the most significant nursing research in genetics and genomics. Articles have been carefully selected by the editors, highly respected scholars and researchers in the field of genetics, to bring together current research that has particular relevance for translation into a clinical setting or expansion into other research areas. The review provides authoritative information of the highest caliber not only to researchers, but also to clinicians and undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Key Topics: The current status of genomic molecular science Ethical, legal, and social issues in genomics Genetics of diseases and symptoms Genomics across the lifespan

Religion and Human Purpose

A Cross Disciplinary Approach

Author: W. Horosz,Tad Clements

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400934831

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

View: 4539

The cross-disciplinary studies in this volume are of special interest because they link human purpose to the present debate between religion and the process of secularization. If that debate is to be a creative one, the notion of the 'human orderer' must be related significantly both to the sacred and secular realms. In fact, if man were not a purposive being, he would have neither religious nor secular problems. Questions about origins and destiny, divine purposiveness and the order of human development, would not arise as topics of human concern. It would appear, then, that few would deny the fact of man's purposiveness in existence, that the pursuit of these purposes constitutes the dramas of history and culture. Yet the case is otherwise. For, concerning 'purposes' itself, widely divergent, even antithetical, views have been held. The common man has mistrusted its guidance for purpose, much too often, 'changes its mind'. Its fluctuations and whimsical nature are too much even for common sense. The sciences have identified purpose with the personal life and viewed it as a function of the subject self. Consequently they had no need for it in scientific method and objective knowledge. The religions of the world have used purpose in its holistic sense, for purposes of establishing grandious systems of religious totality and for stating the ultimate goals in man's destiny.

Nonprofit Asset Management

Effective Investment Strategies and Oversight

Author: Matthew Rice,Robert A. DiMeo,Matthew Porter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118199146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6327

An authoritative guide for effective investment management andoversight of endowments, foundations and other nonprofitinvestors Nonprofit Asset Management is a timely guide for managingendowment, foundation, and other nonprofit assets. Taking youthrough each phase of the process to create an elegant and simpleframework for the prudent oversight of assets, this book coverssetting investment objectives; investment policy; asset allocationstrategies; investment manager selection; alternative assetclasses; and how to establish an effective oversight system toensure the program stays on track. Takes you through each phase of the process to create anelegant and simple framework for the prudent oversight of nonprofitassets A practical guide for fiduciaries of endowment, foundation, andother nonprofit funds Offers step-by-step guidance for the effective investmentmanagement of assets Created as a practical guide for fiduciaries of nonprofitfunds—board members and internal businessmanagers—Nonprofit Asset Management is a much-needed,step-by-step guide to the effective investment management ofnonprofit assets.

Future Risks and Risk Management

Author: B. Brehmer,N.E. Sahlin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792330578

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 7115

Future Risks and Risk Management provides a broad perspective on risk, including basic philosophical issues concerned with values, psychological issues, such as the perception of risk, the factors that generate risks in current and future technological and social systems, including both technical and organizational factors. No other volume adopts this broad perspective. Future Risks and Risk Management will be useful in a variety of contexts, both for teaching and as a source book for the risk professional needing to be informed of the broader issues in the field.

Risk and Crisis Communications

Methods and Messages

Author: Pamela (Ferrante) Walaski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118093443

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 2994

The go-to guide for learning what to say and how to say it In this climate of near constant streams of media messages,organizations need to know how to effectively communicate risks totheir audiences and what to say when a crisis strikes. Risk andCrisis Communications: Methods and Messages is designed to helporganizations understand the essential components of communicatingabout risks during a crisis, and it carves out a role for safetyhealth and environmental (SH&E) professionals in theprocess. Covering common theoretical concepts and explaining thepositions of noted experts in the field such as Peter Sandman andVincent Covello, the book provides a fundamental understanding ofthe process behind crafting effective messages for a variety ofdifferent situations and explains the consequences of saying thewrong thing to an emotional audience. Incorporating numerous casestudies—including the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the2010 H1N1 pandemic—it shows how messages can change the way anaudience perceives an event and how they react to it, clearlydemonstrating how ineffective messages can create untolddifficulties for an organization's public image. Savvy SH&E professionals know that their role in helping tocraft risk and crisis messages as well as assisting in theexecution of risk communication plans provides a critical path tobecoming more valuable members of their organizations. Risk andCrisis Communications: Methods and Messages provides invaluableassistance in helping SH&E professionals add value to theirorganization.

Complications of Urologic Surgery E-Book

Author: Samir S. Taneja

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455708909

Category: Medical

Page: 1344

View: 8938

Complications of Urologic Surgery: Prevention and Management, 4th Edition, by Samir S. Taneja, MD, is a urology resource that presents current management strategies—with an emphasis on prevention—for the most effective patient care. Recognized leaders in the field address both office-based complications as well as common and uncommon surgical complications arising from open and minimally invasive urologic surgery, to equip you to handle a wide range of situations. • Emphasizes prevention over quick fixes for more effective handling of urologic complications and better patient outcomes. • Covers both acute and long-term care of patients with urologic complications to equip you to manage more cases. • Features the work of recognized leaders in urology for guidance you can trust. • Offers up-to-date management approaches of urologic complications to help you stay on top of issues and controversies as you incorporate new surgical techniques into your practice. • Presents a new section on minimally invasive complications that address the challenges arising from laparoscopic and robotic techniques. • Includes a discreet medical complications section that enables you to stay up to date with this rapidly changing area of urology and understand the risks and benefits of the newest hormone and chemotherapeutic regimens. • Uses Key Points at the top of each chapter to help you find information quickly and study for the boards more efficiently. • Features a new, four-color format and illustrations that highlight important points within the text.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook

Ideas into Practice

Author: Karl M. Kapp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118677242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 5444

Following Karl Kapp's earlier book The Gamification ofLearning and Instruction,this Fieldbook provides a step-by-step approach toimplementing the concepts fromthe Gamification book with examples, tips, tricks,and worksheets to help a learning professional or faculty memberput the ideas into practice. The Online Workbook, designed largelyfor students using the original book as a textbook, includesquizzes, worksheets and fill-in-the-blank areas that will help astudent to better understand the ideas, concepts and elements ofincorporating gamification into learning.

American Literature and the Destruction of Knowledge

Innovative Writing in the Age of Epistemology

Author: Ronald E. Martin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822311256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 391

View: 1714

In this challenging work, Ronald E. Martin analyzes the impulse of major nineteenth- and twentieth-century American writers to undermine not only their inherited paradigms of literary and linguistic thought but to question how paradigms themselves are constructed. Through analyses of these writers, as well as contemporaneous scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, and visual artists, American Literature and the Destruction of Knowledge creates a panoramic view of American literature over the past 150 years and shows it to be a crucial part of the great philosophical changes of the period. The works of Melville, Emerson, Whitman, and Dickinson, followed by Crane, Frost, Pound, Stein, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Aiken, Stevens, and Williams, are examined as part of a cultural current that casts doubt on the possibility of knowledge itself. The destruction of concepts, of literary and linguistic forms, was for these writers a precondition for liberating the imagination to gain more access to the self and the real world. As part of the exploration of this cultural context, literary and philosophical realisms are examined together, allowing a comparison of their somewhat different objectives, as well as their common epistemological predicament.

Reducing the risk of violent crime

the Home Office

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102952964

Category: Law

Page: 40

View: 385

The Home Office has been effective at raising the profile of domestic violence and alcohol related crime and encouraging local action to address these issues. Such action is likely to have made some contribution to the overall fall in levels of violent crime. It has not yet managed to address successfully barriers which are reducing the effectiveness of crime prevention activities at a local level and which have been raised in previous reports by the National Audit Office and the Committee of Public Accounts. However, the Home Office has made some progress in addressing these barriers. The persistence of these barriers means that good practice has not been extended from small initiatives, and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships have not been able to take a long-term, strategic approach to tackling violent crime. There are a number of NAO recommendations.