The Risks of Knowing

Developmental Impediments to School Learning

Author: Karen Zelan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489906126

Category: Psychology

Page: 329

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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: 4853

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.

The Boundaries of Knowledge in Buddhism, Christianity, and Science

Author: Paul David Numrich

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525569874

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 9160

This volume brings together insights from religion (represented by Buddhism and Christianity) and science to address the question, What can we know about reality? Here science and religion engage each other in the human endeavour to understand a reality tantalizingly beyond our ability to understand fully.

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

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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.

Know the Risk

Learning from errors and accidents: safety and risk in today's technology

Author: Romney Duffey,John Saull

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080509730

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 227

View: 5725

We live in a technological world, exposed to many risks and errors and the fear of death. Know the Risk shows us how we can learn from the many errors and tragic accidents which have plagued our developing technological world. This breakthrough volume presents a new concept and theory that shows how errors can and should be analyzed so that learning and experience are accounted for. The authors show that, by using a universal learning curve, errors can be tracked and managed so that they are reduced to the smallest number possible. The authors have devoted a number of years to gathering data, analyzing theories relating to error reduction, design improvement, management of errors and assignment of cause. The analyzed data relates to millions of errors. They find a common thread between all technology-related accidents and link all of these errors (from the headline stories to the everyday accidents). They challenge the reader to take a different look at the stream of threats, risks, dangers, statistics and errors by presenting a new perspective. The book makes use of detailed illustrations and explores many headline accidents which highlight human weaknesses in harnessing and exploiting the technology we have developed; from the Titanic to Chernobyl, Bhopal to Concorde, the Mary Rose to the Paddington rail crash and examine errors over which we have little or no control. By analyzing the vast data society has collected, the authors show how the famous accidents and our everyday risks are related. The authors prove the strength of their observations by comparing their findings to the recorded history of tragedies, disasters, accidents and incidents in chemical, airline, shipping, rail, automobile, nuclear, medical, industrial and manufacturing technologies. They also address the management of Quality and losses in production, the search for zero defects and the avoidance of personal risk and danger. Stresses the importance of a learning environment for safety improvement Places both quality and safety management in the same learning context Learn how to track and manage errors to reduce as quickly as possible

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: 1402

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.

Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery

Author: Magdalena Alagna

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823935529

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2865

Offers an introduction to the risks and dangers associated with cosmetic surgery, including a section of personal "horror stories."

Risk: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Baruch Fischhoff,John Kadvany

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191620246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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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.

Risks in Technological Systems

Author: Göran Grimvall,Åke Holmgren,Per Jacobsson,Torbjörn Thedéen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848826400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 341

View: 373

"Risks in Technological Systems" is an interdisciplinary university textbook and a book for the educated reader on the risks of today’s society. In order to understand and analyze risks associated with the engineering systems on which modern society relies, other concerns have to be addressed, besides technical aspects. In contrast to many academic textbooks dealing with technological risks, this book has a unique interdisciplinary character that presents technological risks in their own context. Twenty-four scientists have come together to present their views on risks in technological systems. Their scientific disciplines cover not only engineering, economics and medicine, but also history, psychology, literature and philosophy. Taken together these contributions provide a broad, but accurate, interdisciplinary introduction to a field of increasing global interest, as well as rich opportunities to achieve in-depth knowledge of the subject.

Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers of Binge Drinking

Author: Magdalena Alagna

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823932894

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7438

Defines binge drinking--the consumption of four, five, or more drinks at once--looks at its risks and consequences, especially the increased danger of date rape, and suggests ways to handle the situation.

Geschichte der Betriebswirtschaftslehre

Kommentierte Meilensteine und Originaltexte

Author: Klaus Brockhoff

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322847454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

View: 9983

Die historische Perspektive der BWL wird in vier Schritten entwickelt: ihre wissenschaftlichen Leistungen, ihre historische Entwicklung und die Auffassungen von Rolle und Person des Unternehmers. Außerdem werden wichtige Einzelbeiträge vorgestellt, die den wissenschaftlichen Fortschritt markieren.

Managing Crisis and Risk in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Tony Ryan

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748733361

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 431

The book deals with situations which are handled by mental health nurses on a daily basis, and offers commentary and strategic help in crisis and risk management. Individual chapters address the particular issues faced in dealing with patients and clients with the most prevalent problems of mental health.

Managing the Risks of Managed Care

Author: Barbara J. Youngberg

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834207325

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 275

View: 6590


Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers of Overachieving

A Guide for Relieving Pressure and Anxiety

Author: John Giacobello

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823931071

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1143

A guide for overachievers who wish to relieve anxiety and the pressures of excessive stress, especially when overachieving is becoming a dangerous habit.

Intercultural Alliances

Critical Transformation

Author: Mary Jane Collier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 7880

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.

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: 3859

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 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: 7828

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.

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: 7751

"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)

Religion and Human Purpose

A Cross Disciplinary Approach

Author: W. Horosz,Tad Clements

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400934831

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

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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.

Risk and Crisis Communications

Methods and Messages

Author: Pamela (Ferrante) Walaski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118093443

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 6341

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.