Pursuit Of Excellence In A Networked Society

Author: Marca V.C. Wolfensberger
Editor: Waxmann Verlag
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Pursuit of Excellence in a Networked Society gives an overview of research and practice, describing and exploring efforts toward continuous improvement in programming to promote excellence. The talent development of students and teachers is a hot topic in today's knowledge-based society which increasingly demands innovative, reflective, and globally-aware citizens. Educational programmes especially designed to prepare academically motivated students for their future role now wrap around the globe. Therefore, in order to support continuous growth and opportunities for challenging our advanced learners, we have opened up new ways for sharing knowledge and to encourage the building up of partnerships and conversations between researchers and teachers. The Research Centre for Talent Development in Higher Education and Society, headed by Marca Wolfensberger and based at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, organised the first international conference 'Evoking Excellence in Higher Education and Beyond'. As Joseph Renzullli says in the foreword, this conference brought together scholars and educators from around the world to share their work in promoting high-level learning experiences. Presenters discussed their research and practical efforts in honours programmes, gifted programmes, and other contexts aimed at evoking excellence. This book offers a selection of the work of those presenting at this conference. Across six chapters, the following topics are discussed: teaching strategies, culture of excellence, students' perspectives, professional excellence, ethics and intercultural perspectives, and giftedness across educational sectors. The book offers readers a comprehensive view of the field of excellence in education as well as an overview for readers interested in setting-up initiatives to foster excellence among their own students and employees.

Library And Information Technology In Pursuit Of Excellence

Author: C. P. Vashishth
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Shaping The Network Society

Author: Douglas Schuler
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262264709
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How computer professionals and communities can work together to shape sociotechnical systems that will meet society's challenges. Information and computer technologies are used every day by real people with real needs. The authors contributing to Shaping the Network Society describe how technology can be used effectively by communities, activists, and citizens to meet society's challenges. In their vision, computer professionals are concerned less with bits, bytes, and algorithms and more with productive partnerships that engage both researchers and community activists. These collaborations are producing important sociotechnical work that will affect the future of the network society. Traditionally, academic research on real-world users of technology has been neglected or even discouraged. The authors contributing to this book are working to fill this gap; their theoretical and practical discussions illustrate a new orientation—research that works with people in their natural social environments, uses common language rather than rarefied academic discourse, and takes a pragmatic perspective. The topics they consider are key to democratization and social change. They include human rights in the "global billboard society"; public computing in Toledo, Ohio; public digital culture in Amsterdam; "civil networking" in the former Yugoslavia; information technology and the international public sphere; "historical archaeologies" of community networks; "technobiographical" reflections on the future; libraries as information commons; and globalization and media democracy, as illustrated by Indymedia, a global collective of independent media organizations.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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Computers In Society

Author: Kathryn Schellenberg
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780879678258
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The Pursuit Of Excellence In University Teaching In Australia

Author: J. M. Genn
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This study is concerned with how university teachers perceive their own academic and teaching roles, and especially with how they see their teaching activities in relation to their other responsibilities and institutional reward systems. Data were collected in 1973-74 by postal questionnaire from 800 teaching staff (representing a 65 response rate) in six Australian universities. After presenting basic information about the respondents, the findings are reported and discussed in relation to the following themes: the purposes of a university, career advancement, attitudes to students and teaching, methods of teaching and the ways in which they are reviewed, and the connections between teaching and other components of the academic role. The major outcomes of the study are then used as the basis for a discussion of ways in which the behaviour and attitudes of university teachers may be interpreted and understood, and how excellence in teaching might be promoted and supported.

Network City

Author: Associate Professor Department of History James Heitzman
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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The author examines the developments in Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, against the backdrop of a global institutional commitment to the information society as a model for development in the twenty-first century.

A Changing Role For The Composer In Society

Author: Jolyon Laycock
Editor: Peter Lang Publishing
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Music is unique among the arts in its ability to bring large numbers of people together in a communal creative activity transcending social, cultural and linguistic boundaries. This book looks at many examples of composers working in schools, community centres, hospitals and other situations which are not traditional contexts for music. Examples are taken from the United Kingdom as well as from projects from other places in Europe which participated in the EU-funded 'Rainbow across Europe' programme. This study examines the development over the past hundred years of what has come to be known as creative music-making, and traces its spread in other parts of Europe and beyond. It also shows how the composer's role has developed from the nineteenth-century Romantic view of a heroic figure expressing his own inner emotional life in music, towards a more socially conscious inspirational catalyst whose role is to stimulate musical creativity in others.

The Astd Handbook Of Instructional Technology

Author: American Society for Training and Development
Editor: McGraw-Hill
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This handbook aims to provide trainers and managers with the information they need to select the most effective instructive technology for their training and development needs. It provides a practitioner's view of each area of instructional technology - analyzing the job and task; analyzing performance; designing instruction; identifying, selecting and training instructors; evaluating programs. Readers will find hundreds of basic techniques, valuable hints, checklists, graphic illustrations, and practical real-life examples to help them deal with the myriad of choices available and maximize training effectiveness.

In Pursuit Of Excellence

Author: Loyd R. Wagner
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In Pursuit Of World Class Universities

Author: Marcelo Rabossi
Editor: Studera Press
ISBN: 938588364X
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The pursuit to construct “world-class” universities is an ongoing global obsession across the world, which lays emphasis on the development of competitive higher education and research systems as core national economic approach. The portrayal “world-class” is more contextual rather than absolute, the expression “world-class university” has an irrefutable cachet. There is no solo, clear-cut definition of what organises a world-class university (WCU), but there are few common attributes that majority of the experts point towards. The three attributes stated by Philip Altbach and Jamil Salmi that focus on a high concentration of talent, abundant resources and favourable governance have been widely discussed in writings and practice. Both in developing and developed countries, policymakers and higher education leaders are attempting to identify and outline their desires and plans aimed at achieving global ranking for their university/universities. Despite condemnation of the methodology, the choice of indicators and weightings, and the reliability and quality of data used for comparing performance, the obsession for constructing world-class universities has increased over the period of time. But how much do we really discern or comprehend regarding the ranking systems? What do the rankings really measure? Do rankings measure the quality and help in attaining the broad assignment of higher education? Does the competition as outcome of ranking raise standards? Is the ranking system an apposite instrument to frame higher education policies? This edited volume tries to look at the concept of world-class universities in milieu of different countries of the world and explore their experiences either in existing WCUs or constructing WCU or attempting to create WCU. The country-based chapters show differentiated paths of achievements and their approach towards the concept of WCU.

Excellence In Government

Author: Mukesh Jain
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171569861
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In Every Country Today, We Confront A Host Of Stubborn Problems: Violent Crime, Drug Abuse, Budgetary Constraints, Crumbling Roads, Traffic Congestion, Pollution. Every Community Is Facing Serious Problems. The Problems Differ From Place To Place. But, The Most Serious Problem Of All, However Is Different, It Is The Inadequacy Of The Institutional Mechanisms We Rely On For Making Public Decisions. Government, Our Biggest Institutional Mechanism, Has Failed To Generate Effective Public Responses To The Problems Troubling Us.Anyone Who Tries To Re-Think Government Is Embarking On A Truly Daunting Process, Because Government Is Such A Complex, Multi-Faceted Institution With So Many Relationships And Responsibilities; From Defense To Commerce, Civic Order And Public Health, To Name Just A Few. As Citizens, We All Know That Our Worst Nightmare About Relationship With Government Is To Be Lost In A Bureaucratic Maze; Shuffled From Place To Place, Waiting Hours In Long Queues, Unable To Find Or Learn Anything. Books Have Been Written And Movies Made About These Nightmares.How Do We Solve These Problems? It Is Not Easy. Without Studying Success, It Is Hard To Devise Real Solutions. For Years, The Government Has Studied Failure, And For Years, Failure Has Endured. So The Approach Has To Be Different. We Have To Look For Success. We Have To Search Organizations That Produce Results, Satisfy Customers, And Increased Productivity. We Have To Study The Organizations That Constantly Learn, Innovate And Improve. It Is Not Difficult To Find Effective, Entrepreneurial Public Organizations. The Book Is Full Of Examples Of Such Organizations.In Last Decades Several Governments Have Been Reinventing Themselves, From Australia To Great Britain, Singapore To Sweden, The Netherlands To New Zealand. Everywhere The Need Of Information Age Societies Are Colliding With The Limits Of Industrial Era Government. Britain Has Called It New Public Management Usa Has Named It Reinvention Initiative. Whatever Be The Name, The Movement To Reinvent Government Is Driven By Absolute Necessity. Governments, All Over The World, Have Reached The Same Conclusion: Government Is Broken, And It Is Time To Fix It. The Time Has Come To Set The House In Order. The Administrative Management Of The Government Needs Overhauling.The Book Is About Studying Success In This Reinvention Movement And Exploring Common Characteristics Of Success. This Book Lays Out The Strategies That Have Proven The Most Effective And Describes How The World S Most Successful Re-Inventors Have Used Them.Our Governments Are In Trouble. They Have Lost Their Sense Of Mission; They Have Lost Their Ethic Of Public Service; And, Most Importantly, They Have Lost The Faith Of The People. We Can No Larger Afford To Pay More For And Get Less From Our Government. The Answer For Every Problem Cannot Always Be Another Program Or More Money. It Is Time To Radically Change The Way The Government Operates To Shift From Top-Down Bureaucracy To Entrepreneurial Government That Empowers Citizens And Communities To Change Our Country From The Bottom Up. The Vision The Book Seeks Is That Of A Government That Works For People, Cleared Of Useless Bureaucracy And Waste And Freed From Red Tape And Senseless Rules.

Data Bank On Traditional Folk Performing Arts In Asia And The Pacific

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In Pursuit Of Excellence

Author: B. V. Subbarayappa
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Isata In Pursuit Of Technical Excellence

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Bibliographic Guide To Education

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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.

Documentation Abstracts

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Education And Society

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Language Society And Education In Singapore

Author: Saravanan Gopinathan
Editor: Marshall Cavendish Academic
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A state-of-the-art volume on the interrelationship of developments in language, society and education in Singapore moving into the 21st century.

Australian Policing

Author: Duncan Chappell
Editor: Lexis Law Publishing (Va)
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