Contains advice useful for students with dyslexia, their parents and those involved in teaching and supporting them in their studies. This book guides students through the process of applying for university, suggesting strategies for general organisation and for various aspects of study. It gives advice on setting up and using support facilities.
Explores the view that research is not a neutral tool to be employed without bias in the search for truth. This book introduces and draws upon contemporary debates and data gathered from funded projects in health, education, police training, youth and community, schools, business, and the use of information technology.
This book reports the development of an integrated low-power readout circuit for a capacitive sensor with 40 - 60 pF basic capacitance. The sensor is used to detect screw loosening in an osteosynthesis measurement system. To ensure detection of screw loosening the readout circuit must be able to measure capacitance changes of at least 0.25 pF. Several readout techniques for ...
Computer related technology is increasingly used in society today, and has influenced in various ways on classrooms across the world. In New South Wales, Australia, there has been an increasing emphasis on teaching using information and communication technology (ICT), and in particular the Internet. This study has investigated how the Internet was used to support teaching and learning in primary ...
This book is based on the argument that detailed and developmental formative feedback is the single most useful thing teachers can do for students. It helps to clarify the expectations of higher education and assist all students to achieve their potential. This book promotes student learning through formative assessment and feedback, which: enables self-assessment and reflection in learning encourages teacher-student ...
Groups committing acts of terrorism have adapted their means of financing to elude detection since the 9/11 attacks in the United States. Surveying the global communitya (TM)s multi-year effort to cut off terrorist funding, this volume offers a much-needed analysis of a complex, widely discussed, yet poorly understood subject. While books on terrorism have touched upon the topic, this is ...
Australias experiment in community-based environmental repair is unique in the world, and there has been no shortage of analysis by bureaucrats, academics and environmentalists. This collection of case studies gives us the view from ground level. As well as tales of environmental hope, there are also messages about the limits of duty of care, the need to share the costs ...
Offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice. This textbook covers the use of visual and virtual research methods, hypermedia software, and the issue of ethical regulation. It is suitable for students and researchers utilizing social research methods in the social sciences and cultural studies.
Grassfires" presents the latest information from CSIRO on the behavior and spread of fires in grasslands. This second edition follows ten years of research aimed at improving the understanding of fundamental processes involved in the behavior of bushfires and grassfires.
This book traces the recent growth in NGO advocacy. Barbara Rugendyke presents empirical findings about the impacts of NGO advocacy activity on the policies and practices of global and regional institutions. The research reveals the mixed successes of advocacy as a strategy for addressing the ongoing causes of poverty in developing nations. Case studies illustrate the advocacy work of Australian ...
The Megapodes are an ancient and remarkable group of birds that occur only in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the islands that surround them. Within this group, there are 22 species of mound-builders, three of which occur in Australia in dramatically differing habitats: the Scrubfowl lives in the humid tropics, the Brush-Turkey in dense forested areas from Cape York to ...
Provides a cross-national and cross-sectoral study of care work in Europe, covering policy, provision and practice, and explores how care work is conceptualized and understood. This book explores the context and emerging policy agendas, provides an analysis of how different countries and sectors understand and structure care work, and more.
There has been an explosion of interest in teaching excellence in higher education. This book constitutes the scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved. It provides a guide for those supporting, promoting and trying to achieve teaching excellence in higher education.
Offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the African Union (AU), with emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms. This book analyzes debates on leadership in Africa and examines key options for overcoming the constraints that African leaders face.
Explores the social, cultural and economic transformations that result from innovations in genomic knowledge and technology. This collection uses Paul Rabinow's concept of biosociality to chart the shifts in social relations and ideas about nature, biology and identity brought about by developments in biomedicine.
Looks at the leaders of fascism and related movements in the inter-war era. This book shows how fascist leaders came to personify their movements and why the "Fuhreprinzip" was applied in all fascist organizations. It also explains how fascist leadership was of a very particular kind.
Media commentators have noted a rising public tolerance to the use of rude or offensive words in modern English. This work explores rudeness in modern English. It argues that rudeness is an important cultural phenomenon. It also includes essays that look at rudeness in: the media, literature, football chants, street culture, and seaside postcards.
Carl von Clausewitz's thought played a part in the process of military reform and the transition in US policy that took place after the Vietnam War. This book demonstrates how Clausewitzian thought influenced American strategic thinking between the Vietnam War and the conflict in Iraq. It is useful for students of strategy and military history.
From TQM to Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard, there appears to be no end to the 'revolutionary' approaches proposed to improve business performance. This book provides a critical perspective on the management of performance improvement initiatives by relating major theories to practical examples from a range of organizations.