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Jamie Johnson Skills From Brazil

Author : Dan Freedman
ISBN : 9781407147901
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Jamie is in his last year of primary school and loves being the best footballer in school.Until it's announced that a new, Brazilian student will be joining mid-term. Will the new boy overshadow Jamie's skill? From the school pitch to the beaches of Rio, Jamie Johnson is going to learn there's more to being a great footballer than he ever imagined.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Skills And Jobs In Brazil

Author : Rita K. Almeida
ISBN : 9781464812934
Genre : Business & Economics
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Skills and Jobs in Brazil: An Agenda for Youth is a new report focusing on the challenge of economic engagement among the Brazilian youth. In the context of a fast aging population, Brazil’s greatest economic opportunity is to increase its labor productivity, especially that of youth. This report documents important new facts about the extent of the youth economic disengagement, while at school and at work. Today, close to half of the Brazilian youth aged 15-29 years old is not fully economically engaged, because they are neither working nor studying, are studying in schools of poor quality, or are working in informal and precarious jobs. The report shows how the youth prospects in the labor market are dimmed by policies favoring existing workers over new entrants; in addition, it shows how youth are often ill equipped to meet an increasingly challenging labor market. The report suggests new education, skills, and jobs policy changes that Brazil could prioritize moving forward, so that it can take advantage of the last wave of its demographic transition. The report discusses in particular depth policies aiming to increase learning and reduce school dropouts in upper secondary education, and labor market policies that aim to support more effective and faster youth transitions from school to work.
Category: Business & Economics

Getting Skills Right Brazil

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264309838
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The world of work is changing. Digitalisation, deepening globalisation and population ageing are having a profound impact on the type and quality of jobs that are available and the skills required to perform them. To what extent individuals, firms and economies can harness the benefits of these ...

Oecd Public Governance Reviews Innovation Skills And Leadership In Brazil S Public Sector Towards A Senior Civil Service System

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264558762
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In Brazil, as in other countries, innovation in the public sector is a core leadership challenge. Reflection is required on who these leaders are, what they should be able to do, and how they should be selected and held accountable to achieve results. This study establishes a new assessment framework for senior civil service (SCS) systems, based on the 2019 OECD Recommendation on Public Service Leadership and Capability.

Skills For The 21st Century In Latin America And The Caribbean

Author : Cristian Aedo
ISBN : 9780821389713
Genre : Business & Economics
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This report contributes to the debate about the quality of education and returns to education investment in Latin America and the Caribbean (LCR). It aims to improve our understanding of the links from investment in education and training to labor market outcomes and to provide a basis for policy choices that will strengthen future outcomes. The report is organized in four main chapters. Chapter 2 documents the recent downturn in education earnings premia using standard 'mincerian' regressions based on household survey data. Chapter 3 explores the underlying supply-side and demand-side drivers of the trends in premia. It documents the recent expansion of education coverage in LCR, benchmarks it against other regions, and presents an in-depth analysis of the relative importance of shifts in the supply and demand for skills in generating declining earnings premia. Using a methodological approach first developed by Katz and Murphy, it concludes that demand-side changes appear to be the critical factor. It also analyzes the role of institutional factors, finding that minimum wages also have likely played an important role in the compression of labor earnings. Chapter 4 focuses on trends in student achievement and the cost-effectiveness of secondary education. It analyzes trends data from the OECDs PISA survey of 15-year-old children in secondary education which covered nine LCR countries in 2009. It shows that achievement is improving slowly, but remains well behind the OECD. It presents benchmarking evidence suggesting that LCR may be both under-resourcing secondary education and also getting poor returns per dollar invested -- a classic low-quality equilibrium. Chapter 5 presents evidence on the fit between the skill set of LCR workers and the needs of the economy, applying an approach first developed by Levy and Murnane in the U.S.A. Analysis of the industrial composition of employment in four countries suggests that LCR is lagging in those industries that require relatively sophisticated 'new economy' skills in the U.S.A. Further evidence that cutting-edge firms in LCR might be facing skill constraints comes from the hiring lags registered in enterprise surveys.
Category: Business & Economics

Organic Certification Schemes Managerial Skills And Associated Costs Synthesis Report From Case Studies In The Rice And Vegetable Sectors

Author : Santacoloma, P.
ISBN : 9251057710
Genre : Natural foods
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This paper studies alternative certification schemes for organic products in order to draw conclusions regarding the institutional support and technological development required for compliance with organic standards. It discusses third party certification, for both individuals and farmer groups, as well as participatory certification. Case studies from developing countries and countries in transition engaged in organic rice and organic fruit and vegetable production are examined. Issues analysed include the organizational structure and marketing strategies in the organic supply chain. The paper also discusses the institutional development that is needed to provide business and technical services and establish the quality assurance system. Organizational, managerial and business skills required by the lead stakeholders in the organic chain are analysed as well as the costs that they incur for effectively managing organic projects. Similarly, the managerial skills required at the farm level are considered as is the use of cost-benefit analysis. The paper also reviews the legal and institutional framework that facilitates organic production and certification. The paper is aimed at staff of government, private and non-government organizations working at the policy level and in the field, and at donors' organizations that support organic production and certification.
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Basic Reading Skills

Author : Peter Howard
ISBN : 1741251664
Genre : Reading (Primary)
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The Basic Reading Skills series aims to help primary-aged children wi th reading and comprehension using short pieces of writing. Each page co mprises a self-contained, one-page exercise, ensuring children only need to focus on one simple activity at a time. In today's world, most child ren probably read less than their parents or grandparents did at the sam e age. Distractions such as television and video games take up many hour s that could be spent in reading. To excel in reading requires plenty of practice. In this book your child will find: over 6 0 pages of reading exercises to help practise and develop reading and co mprehension one-page activities with easy-to-follow questions a range of tasks covering different skills in reading p ractice in understanding texts, predicting words, working with anagrams and sorting words into groups
Category: Reading (Primary)

Community Practice Skills

Author : Dorothy N Gamble
ISBN : 9780231520928
Genre : Social Science
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Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience with numerous case and practice examples from talented practitioners in international and domestic settings. The authors open with a discussion of the theories for community work and the values of social justice and human rights, concerns that have guided the work of activists from Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr. to Cesar Chavez, Wangari Maathai, and Vandana Shiva. They survey the concepts, knowledge, and perspectives influencing community practice and evaluation strategies. Descriptions of eight practice models follow, incorporating real-life case examples from many parts of the world and demonstrating multiple applications for each model as well as the primary roles, competencies, and skills used by the practitioner. Complexities and variations encourage readers to determine, through comparative analysis, which model at which time best fits the goals of a community group or organization, given the context, culture, social, economic, and environmental issues and opportunities for change. An accompanying workbook stressing empowerment strategies and skills development is also available from Columbia University Press.
Category: Social Science

Advanced Skills In Executive Protection

Author : A. Hunsicker
ISBN : 9781599428499
Genre : Business & Economics
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Any professional actively engaged in the executive protection field, novice or veteran, whether in a team or as team leader, must train for, and be able to pinpoint, even the most unexpected security concerns. The continuation of The Fine Art of Executive Protection - Handbook for the Executive Protection Officer (2007), Advanced Skills in Executive Protection contains carefully selected and illustrated material for the executive protection and security enforcement professional. All available training and study material, individual case studies, and real scenarios, combined with professional experience, serve as the foundation for this specialist's manual. For the client, as a prospective principal, it provides important details that will assure lifesaving protection. Comprehensive, detailed, and straightforward, Advanced Skills in Executive Protection is the only book to offer an in-depth look into the operational aspects of executive protection. It guides the reader through a diversity of advanced disciplines and skills and contains all the necessary ingredients for effective protection planning. Information about every aspect of executive protection is not only an important part of the professional's ongoing training curriculum, but is also crucial for the client who seeks this professional protection, to face not only today's protection needs, but also those of the future. See also The Fine Art of Executive Protection: Handbook for the Executive Protection Officer and Understanding International Counter Terrorism: A Professional s Guide to the Operational Art by A. Hunsicker.
Category: Business & Economics