Bibliography: Climate Change (page 431 of 472)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Brenda S. Seevers, E. Dimara, Kamal M. Malek, Pat Fratangelo, D. Damianos, D. Skuras, Marjorie F. Olney, Anastasia P. Samaras, Barbara J. Howard, and Bonnie T. Meszaros.

Lakes, Richard D. (2005). Critical Work Education and Social Exclusion: Unemployed Youths at the Margins in the New Economy, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education. This article discusses the impact of critical work education and social exclusion in aiding and assisting school-aged children and young adults through projects that help reshape their connections to self and society. The visual and performing arts gave at-risk young people opportunities to explore their biographical histories and personal experiences. Teens and young adults were provided spaces to express their world in ways that showcased peer productions. The arts provided democratizing influences and allowed the participants to reach outward to new communities of individuals and to new venues for these forms of cultural work. Young people reacted positively when their works were legitimized in community projects. Within these youth development projects, critical work educators offered students control, ownership, and freedom of expression, particularly in relation to career orientations and job readiness.   [More]   [More]  Descriptors: High Risk Students, Young Adults, Social Isolation, Youth Programs

Bond, Sheryl (2003). Engaging Educators: Bringing the World into the Classroom. Guidelines for Practice, Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) / Bureau canadien de l'éducation internationale (BCEI). The third element in the Internationalization of the Curriculum series, "Engaging Educators" offers practical solutions to help faculty members internationalize their teaching practices. The purpose of these guidelines is to set out and share the full range of practices which were identified by faculty who participated in the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) study. The intent in identifying a range of choices is to: (1) help faculty who are already interested continue to develop international/intercultural content in their course; (2) invite a more inclusive approach to who is participating in this curriculum reform; and (3) encourage faculty who are already strapped for time to decide to take a few steps in this direction. Futhermore, the guidelines may help inform Deans and senior administrative officers of post-secondary institutions who, by virtue of the positions they hold, have the responsibility to ensure faculty are encouraged and supported in their effort to make a contribution to overall success of the institution.   [More]  Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Guidelines, Educational Practices

Olney, Marjorie F.; Fratangelo, Pat; Lehr, Sue (2000). Anatomy of Commitment: An In Vivo Study, Mental Retardation. A self-evaluation of one small but innovative agency providing supported living and other community supports to individuals with developmental disabilities is presented. Key elements that appear to perpetuate a culture of commitment among direct support and supervisory staff are described, including naturalness, individualization, introspection, and respect. (Contains references.) Descriptors: Adults, Delivery Systems, Group Homes, Mental Retardation

Samaras, Anastasia P.; Howard, Barbara J.; Wende, Carolee M. (2000). Kyoto Redoux: Assessment of an Environmental Science Collaborative Learning Project for Undergraduate, Non-Science Majors, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education. Considers how science can be presented in a format that will allow college-level undergraduates not majoring in the sciences to understand science in terms of everyday life and in the context that science is important in their own fields of interest. (Contains 49 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Climate Change, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Global Warming

Singh, Nirvikar (2003). India's Information Technology Sector: What Contribution to Broader Economic Development? OECD Development Centre Working Paper, No. 207 (Formerly Technical Paper No. 207), OECD Publishing (NJ1). What contribution can information technology (IT) make to India's overall economic development? This paper provides an analytical framework centred around the concepts of comparative advantage, complementarities, and innovation. There is strong evidence that India has a strong and sustainable comparative advantage in software development and IT-enabled services. Complementarities — in particular some form of domestic hardware industry as well as growing demand for software within the domestic market — are also important to sustain the growth of the IT sector, as well as to broaden its developmental impact. The paper also reviews innovative experiments of IT use to improve interactions between citizens and governments, farmers and corporations, and students and teachers in rural areas. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of opportunities for future growth in IT-enabled services, constraints to such dynamics, and possible policy responses. India faces existing and potential bottlenecks in areas such as infrastructure, availability of a skilled labour force, and financing of entrepreneurial activity that can hinder the contribution of IT to broader economic development. Continuing and accelerating cross-cutting reforms in areas such as labour and investment laws and in privatisation is preferable to narrowly targeted tax subsidies and other incentives on the IT sector.   [More]  Descriptors: Economic Impact, Economic Progress, Influence of Technology, Barriers

Barlas, Y.; Damianos, D.; Dimara, E.; Kasimis, C.; Skuras, D. (2001). Factors Influencing the Integration of Alternative Farm Enterprises into the Agro-Food System, Rural Sociology. Financial stress and general crisis in European agriculture recently have generated a widespread interest in alternative paths of farm business development and structural adjustment. One of the options suggested by policy makers and adopted by farmers was the development of alternative farm enterprises (AFEs), in which farmers recombine resources on the farm and produce a new mix of products and services in order to supplement their incomes. In the present paper we examine the factors influencing the development of AFEs. According to empirical evidence from Etolia-Akarnania, a prefecture in western Greece that merits "less favored area" status, AFE adoption is influenced by the amount of family labor, the ratio of hired to family labor, the presence of tobacco as a main enterprise, the proximity of the farm to grade A roads, and the farmers' age. Education, management experience demonstrated by the farm manager, physical size of the farm, enterprise specialization, the use of grants, and farm location are the main factors responsible for the farmers' integration into the agro-food system.   [More]  Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Public Policy

Grayson, Randall (2001). Staff Training Best Practices: Targeting Attitude, Camping Magazine. Enhancing the attitude of camp staff involves hiring staff that already have good attitudes, training staff in small groups that then train the rest, using the power of story, removing structural barriers, helping people understand how their actions influence organizational outcomes, identifying "termites," and placing a weak counselor with two strong ones to establish positive peer pressure. Descriptors: Attitude Change, Camping, Employee Attitudes, Group Dynamics

Reinhart, Carlene (2000). How To Leap over Barriers to Performance, Training and Development. Discusses performance-based training and suggests that organizations are focusing on performance and making breakthroughs in terms of competitive advantage. Offers reasons why trainers should focus on performance. Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Job Performance, Organizational Climate

Lester, Richard K.; Piore, Michael J.; Malek, Kamal M. (1998). Interpretive Management: What General Managers Can Learn from Design, Harvard Business Review. An analytical management approach reflects a traditional perspective and an interpretive approach involves a perspective suited to rapidly changing, unpredictable markets. Both approaches are valid, but each serves different purposes and calls for different strategies and skills. Descriptors: Business Administration, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Work Environment

Mok, Ka Ho (1999). Privatization or Marketization: Educational Development in Post-Mao China, International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education. Examines how the flourishing market economy and the policy of decentralization have affected the development of China's higher education, specifically the movement away from relying solely on public schools. Rather, private and minban educational institutions are becoming more popular in the new socialist market system. Concludes with a discussion of policy implications. Contains 73 references. Descriptors: Decentralization, Economic Climate, Educational Change, Educational Policy

McCorkle, Sarapage; Meszaros, Bonnie T.; Odorzynski, Sandra J.; Schug, Mark C.; Watts, Michael (2001). Focus: Economic Systems. The "Focus" series, part of the National Council on Economic Education's (NCEE) EconomicsAmerica program, uses economics to enhance learning in subjects such as history, geography, civics, and personal finance, as well as economics. Activities are interactive, reflecting the belief that students learn best through active, highly personalized experiences with economics. The lessons are correlated explicitly to NCEE's "Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics" and "A Framework for Teaching Basic Economic Concepts." This lesson guide helps to reinforce the case for, as well as redefine the approach to teaching about different types of economic systems, in light of the breakup of the former Soviet Union and market reforms now underway in many nations that were, until recently, the most important examples of centrally planned economies. As demonstrated in the lessons contained in this volume, comparing the institutional arrangements that form the foundation of different nations' economic systems reveals that a wide spectrum still exists, ranging from largely individualistic and market-oriented approaches to a considerable degree of governmental intervention in the overall economy. This guide contains an introductory essay, "A Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems," as well as 12 lessons that feature a wide range of activities, handouts, and discussion guides for classroom use.   [More]  Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development

Serrano, Isagani (2000). Learning Sustainability from Crisis, Convergence. Analyzes the Asian economic crisis and media messages about it. Promotes education for sustainability, which has broader goals of social transformation. Describes new forms of social learning that are necessary to resolve the global crises of the environment and development. Descriptors: Economic Climate, Foreign Countries, Modernism, Nongovernmental Organizations

Cheng, Joseph L. (1983). Organizational Context and Upward Influence: An Experimental Study of the Use of Power Tactics, Group and Organization Studies. Examined the effects of organizational context on subordinates' use of power tactics in upward influence attempts. Subjects (N=36) were assigned one of two forms of an organizational scenario. Results showed respondents to the positive scenario were more likely to choose rational power tactics over political power tactics. Descriptors: Change Strategies, Employees, Organizational Climate, Power Structure

Carrick, Moe (2000). Preserving the Peach: Exploring Creativity in the Corporate Realm, Zip Lines: The Voice for Adventure Education. Adventure consultation for businesses has the power and the tools to foster creative genius and grow corporate soul, to counteract the gravitational pull of corporate normalcy, referred to as the "corporate hairball." As the adventure consultant industry grows, it must beware of choking on its own hairballs. Five warning signs of corporate stagnation are described. Descriptors: Adventure Education, Change Agents, Consultants, Corporate Education

Seevers, Brenda S. (2000). Identifying and Clarifying Organizational Values, Journal of Agricultural Education. Of the 14 organizational values ranked by a majority of 146 New Mexico Cooperative Extension educators as extremely valued, 9 were extremely evident in organizational policies and procedures. A values audit such as this forms an important initial step in strategic planning. Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Extension Education, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate

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