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Failure To Connect

Author : Jane M. Healy
ISBN : 9780684865201
Genre : Education
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In this comprehensive, practical, and unsettling look at computers in children's lives, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., questions whether computers are really helping or harming children's development. Once a bedazzled enthusiast of educational computing but now a troubled skeptic, Dr. Healy examines the advantages and drawbacks of computer use for kids at home and school, exploring its effects on children's health, creativity, brain development, and social and emotional growth. Today, the Federal Government allocates scarce educational funding to wire every classroom to the Internet, software companies churn out "educational" computer programs even for preschoolers, and school administrators cut funding and space for books, the arts, and physical education to make room for new computer hardware. It is past the time to address these issues. Many parents and even some educators have been sold on the idea that computer literacy is as important as reading and math. Those who haven't hopped on the techno bandwagon are left wondering whether they are shortchanging their children's education or their students' futures. Few people stop to consider that computers, used incorrectly, may do far more harm than good. New technologies can be valuable educational tools when used in age-appropriate ways by properly trained teachers. But too often schools budget insufficiently for teacher training and technical support. Likewise, studies suggest that few parents know how to properly assist children's computer learning; much computer time at home may be wasted time, drawing children away from other developmentally important activities such as reading, hobbies, or creative play. Moreover, Dr. Healy finds that much so-called learning software is more "edutainment" than educational, teaching students more about impulsively pointing and clicking for some trivial goal than about how to think, to communicate, to imagine, or to solve problems. Some software, used without careful supervision, may also have the potential to interrupt a child's internal motivation to learn. Failure to Connect is the first book to link children's technology use to important new findings about stages of child development and brain maturation, which are clearly explained throughout. It illustrates, through dozens of concrete examples and guidelines, how computers can be used successfully with children of different age groups as supplements to classroom curricula, as research tools, or in family projects. Dr. Healy issues strong warnings, however, against too early computer use, recommending little or no exposure before age seven, when the brain is primed to take on more abstract challenges. She also lists resources for reliable reviews of child-oriented software, suggests questions parents should ask when their children are using computers in school, and discusses when and how to manage computer use at home. Finally, she offers a thoughtful look at the question of which skills today's children will really need for success in a technological future -- and how they may best acquire them. Based on years of research into learning and hundreds of hours of interviews and observations with school administrators, teachers, parents, and students, Failure to Connect is a timely and eye-opening examination of the central questions we must confront as technology increasingly influences the way we educate our children.
Category: Education

T S Eliot And The Failure To Connect

Author : G. Atkins
ISBN : 9781137364692
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Here, G. Douglas Atkins offers a fresh new reading of the past century's most famous poem in English, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land (1922). Using a comparatist approach that is both intra-textual and inter-textual, this book is a bold analysis of satire of modern forms of misunderstanding.
Category: Literary Criticism

House Documents

Author : USA House of Representatives
ISBN : BSB:BSB11122695
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Failure Analysis Case Studies Ii

Author : D.R.H. Jones
ISBN : 0080439594
Genre : Science
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The first book of Failure Analysis Case Studies selected from volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the journal Engineering Failure Analysis was published by Elsevier Science in September 1998. The book has proved to be a sought-after and widely used source of reference material to help people avoid or analyse engineering failures, design and manufacture for greater safety and economy, and assess operating, maintenance and fitness-for-purpose procedures. In the last three years, Engineering Failure Analysis has continued to build on its early success as an essential medium for the publication of failure analysis cases studies and papers on the structure, properties and behaviour of engineering materials as applied to real problems in structures, components and design. Failure Analysis Case Studies II comprises 40 case studies describing the analysis of real engineering failures which have been selected from volumes 4, 5 and 6 of Engineering Failure Analysis. The case studies have been arranged in sections according to the specific type of failure mechanism involved. The failure mechanisms covered are overload, creep, brittle fracture, fatigue, environmental attack, environmentally assisted cracking and bearing failures. The book constitutes a reference set of real failure investigations which should be useful to professionals and students in most branches of engineering.
Category: Science

Db2 9 For Z Os Packages Revisited

Author : Paolo Bruni
ISBN : 9780738432366
Genre : Computers
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DB2® packages were introduced with DB2 V2.3 in 1993. During the 15 years that have elapsed, a lot has changed. In particular, there is a more widespread use of distributed computing, JavaTM language, new tools, and upgrades in the platform software and hardware. The best practices back then just might not be optimal today. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we take a fresh look at bringing packages into the 21st century. We begin with an overview of packages and explain the advantages of using packages. Because database request module (DBRM) based plans have been deprecated in DB2 9, you need to convert to packages if you did not use packages already. We provide guidance on using a DB2 provided function to convert from DBRM-based plans to packages. We re-examine the application development frameworks for packages: program preparation, package setup, and execution. For distributed applications, we include a discussion of a utility to identify and remove deprecated private protocol and converting to DRDA® as well as an introduction to the new pureQuery function of Data Studio. We also discuss common problems and their resolutions. We then explore administration and operational activities dealing with packages, including security, access path management (where we discuss the newly introduced package stability feature to allow for a seamless fallback), and management and performance aspects. The appendixes include useful queries and mention tools for managing packages effectively.
Category: Computers

Failure To Flourish

Author : Clare Huntington
ISBN : 9780190212209
Genre : Law
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Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the legal system makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships, exacerbating the growing inequality in America. Failure to Flourish contends that we must re-orient the legal system to help families avoid crises and, when conflicts arise, intervene in a manner that heals relationships. To understand how wrong our family law system has gone and what we need to repair it, Failure to Flourish takes us from ancient Greece to cutting-edge psychological research, and from the chaotic corridors of local family courts to a quiet revolution under way in how services are provided to families in need. Incorporating the latest insights of positive psychology and social science research, the book sets forth a new, more emotionally intelligent vision for a legal system that not only resolves conflict but actively encourages the healthy relationships that are at the core of a stable society.
Category: Law

From Failure To Promise

Author : Dr. C. Moorer
ISBN : 9781484050798
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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100% of net book proceeds (royalties) are used to fund scholarships for students and grants for educators. At a time when individuals need inspiration the most due to adversity, peer-pressure, and loss of direction, From Failure to Promise - 360 Degrees -- author Dr. Cleamon Moorer shares insights, experiences, and a miraculous story of how God can transform the real you into the ideal you. Dr. Moorer tells about his journey from being a college flunk-out to becoming an engineer and ultimately a university professor. He exposes the realities of how many of the downtrodden are pushed to the brink of either surrender to the power of God, or to a resistance and rejection of promise. Dr. Moorer takes readers on a faith journey from his adolescence in Detroit Public Schools to academic failure on the collegiate level and through other turbulent tracks on the way to becoming a university professor and dean. This story of one young man's journey will serve as a compass for those who are in pursuit of success. He shares relative scriptures, skills, and strategies pertinent to overcoming failure. It is an amazing story with an UNBELIEVABLE FINISH and a "call to action"!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Heart Failure A Companion To Braunwald S Heart Disease E Book

Author : Douglas L. Mann
ISBN : 9781437703634
Genre : Medical
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Dr. Douglas L. Mann, one of the foremost experts in the field, presents the 2nd Edition of Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. This completely reworked edition covers the scientific and clinical guidance you need to effectively manage your patients and captures the dramatic advances made in the field over the last five years. Now in full color, this edition features eleven new chapters, including advanced cardiac imaging techniques, use of biomarkers, cell-based therapies and tissue engineering, device therapies, and much more. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Use this Braunwald’s companion as the definitive source to prepare for the ABIM’s new Heart Failure board exam. Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at Expert Consult. This edition includes 67 new authors, who are experts in the field of heart failure Stay on the cutting edge with new chapters on: The latest practice guidelines for medical and device therapy Hemodynamic assessment of heart failure Contemporary medical therapy for heart failure patients with reduced and preserved ejection fraction Biomarkers in heart failure Pulmonary hypertension Management of co-morbidities in heart failure Mechanical cardiac support devices Get up to speed with the latest clinical trials, as well as how they have influenced current practice guidelines Explore what’s changing in key areas such as basic mechanisms of heart failure, genetic screening, cell and gene therapies, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure prevention, co-morbid conditions, telemedicine/remote monitoring, and palliative care
Category: Medical

Stand And Fight

Author : Charles E. Miller
ISBN : 1453599118
Genre : Political Science
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"As an American who went about his daily responsibilities, Miller states that not until the present Marxist-socialist administration took power, presuming the citizens to be the servants of the Government, he did not take so active a role as he now plays. These essays represent his responses to various deceptions of the Government against the will of the people. They speak for him and for millions of other Americans who distrust and repudiate the draconian changes mandated against the people, allegedly for their benefit, yet in total contradiction of the United States Constitution, changes that are self-serving to the p0oliticins in Congress and in the Administration. The Founders would be shocked to see the abuses of power initiated by the charlatan who is our President. Those abuses of power, the Presidents lies and broken promises to the people are too numerous to specify. We are NOT headed in the right direction. We have watched the rabbit-out- o -the hat long enough, Mister President. We are headed toward the destruction of free America, the light, defender and Samaritan of the world, a deterioration that is certain to occur if we do not reduce the size and power of the Federal Government. That is the change we want, need, deserve and are prepared for by the basic law of the land, the United States Constitution. Miller does not trust the Federal government, or its pusillanimous and protective stooges, the mainstream media. These essays are blunt assaults on Marxist-statist transformation policies initiated by President Obama. We, the people are not your servants, Mr. President."
Category: Political Science

Connecting

Author : Larry Crabb
ISBN : 9781418514785
Genre : Religion
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In his most significant book to date, Dr. Larry Crabb expands on his lifelong work in the field of psychotherapy to adopt a groundbreaking, but biblical, approach to healing the deep wounds of the soul-an approach that centers around building intimate, healing mini-communities in our lives and churches. Dr. Crabb envisions a day when communities of God's people-ordinary Christians whose lives connect as husband to wife, brother to sister, friend to friend-will accomplish most of the healing that we now depend on mental health professionals to provide. God has deposited within us the power to heal soul-disease and that power is released to do its work as we relate to each other in revolutionary new ways. In challenging, practical language, Dr. Crabb shows us how. This revised and updated edition now includes a full workbook for those who want to better learn how to connect with the hearts and souls of those around them.
Category: Religion

The Performancestat Potential

Author : Robert D. Behn
ISBN : 9780815725282
Genre : Political Science
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It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department, and quickly jumped to police agencies across the U.S. and other nations. It was adapted by Baltimore, which created CitiStat—the first application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction. Today, governments at all levels employ PerformanceStat: a focused effort by public executives to exploit the power of purpose and motivation, responsibility and discretion, data and meetings, analysis and learning, feedback and follow-up—all to improve government's performance. Here, Harvard leadership and management guru Robert Behn analyzes the leadership behaviors at the core of PerformanceStat to identify how they work to produce results. He examines how the leaders of a variety of public organizations employ the strategy—the way the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services uses its DPSSTATS to promote economic independence, how the City of New Orleans uses its BlightStat to eradicate blight in city neighborhoods, and what the Federal Emergency Management Agency does with its FEMAStat to ensure that the lessons from each crisis response, recovery, and mitigation are applied in the future. How best to harness the strategy's full capacity? The PerformanceStat Potential explains all.
Category: Political Science

The Analysis Of Failure

Author : Arnold Goldberg
ISBN : 9781136726811
Genre : Psychology
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Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis don't always work. Inevitably, a therapy or analysis may fail to alleviate the suffering of the patient. The reasons why this occurs are as manifold as the patients and analysts themselves, and oftentimes are a source of frustration and vexation to clinicians, who aren't always eager to discuss them. Taking the challenge head-on, Arnold Goldberg proposes to demystify failure in an effort to determine its essential meaning before determining its causes. Utilizing multiple vignettes of failed cases, he offers a deconstruction and a subsequent taxonomy of failure, delineating cases that go bad after six months from cases that never get off the ground, mismatches from impasses, failures of empathy from failures of inattention. Commonalities in the experience of failure – conceived as less a misapplication of technique than consequences of a co-constructed yet fraught therapeutic relationship – begin to emerge for scrutiny.
Category: Psychology

Offshore Risk Assessment

Author : Jan-Erik Vinnem
ISBN : 9781846287176
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Offshore Risk Assessment was the first book to deal with quantified risk assessment (QRA) as applied specifically to offshore installations and operations. This book is a major revision of the first edition. It has been informed by a major R&D programme on offshore risk assessment in Norway (2002-2006). Not only does this book describe the state-of-the-art of QRA, it also identifies weaknesses and areas that need development.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Encyclopaedia Of Occupational Health And Safety The Body Health Care Management And Policy Tools And Approaches

Author : Jeanne Mager Stellman
ISBN : 9221098141
Genre : Electronic books
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Revised and expanded, this edition provides comprehensive coverage of occupational health and safety. A new CD-ROM version is available which provides the benefits of computer-assisted search capabilities.
Category: Electronic books

Work And Leisure

Author : John T. Haworth
ISBN : 9781134531967
Genre : Psychology
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Globalization, economic development and changes in social environments have put the relationships between work, leisure, social structure and quality of life under the spotlight. Profound transformations in the nature and organization of work are occurring, with potentially far-reaching social and economic consequences. Increasingly, organizations demand greater flexibility from their workforces and are introducing new technologies and practices in response to global competitive pressures. At the same time many employees are experiencing long working hours, increasing workloads and job insecurity, along with the challenge of balancing work and domestic responsibilities. These changes threaten long-term gain in leisure time while, simultaneously, the leisure environment is also changing radically, as we see increasing commercialization and professionalization of leisure services and experiences, the influence of the Internet, the rise of gambling and the decline of community-based activity. Exploring all of these issues, this book brings together specially commissioned chapters from international experts in a wide range of disciplines concerned with work, leisure and well-being. Each author takes stock of the current position, identifies core practical and theoretical issues and discusses possible future trends in order to provide an invaluable resource for all policy-makers, educators, employers and researchers in the field.
Category: Psychology

Inventing The Criminal

Author : Richard F. Wetzell
ISBN : 9780807861042
Genre : History
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Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of biological research into the causes of crime, but the origins of this kind of research date back to the late nineteenth century. Here, Richard Wetzell presents the first history of German criminology from Imperial Germany through the Weimar Republic to the end of the Third Reich, a period that provided a unique test case for the perils associated with biological explanations of crime. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources from criminological, legal, and psychiatric literature, Wetzell shows that German biomedical research on crime predominated over sociological research and thus contributed to the rise of the eugenics movement and the eventual targeting of criminals for eugenic measures by the Nazi regime. However, he also demonstrates that the development of German criminology was characterized by a constant tension between the criminologists' hereditarian biases and an increasing methodological sophistication that prevented many of them from endorsing the crude genetic determinism and racism that characterized so much of Hitler's regime. As a result, proposals for the sterilization of criminals remained highly controversial during the Nazi years, suggesting that Nazi biological politics left more room for contention than has often been assumed.
Category: History