Bibliography: Climate Change (page 441 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 Phillip Capper, Laurie Bassi, Eleesha Lewis, Kathryn Hawes, Emily Stoper, Robert J. Highsmith, Donald R. Wentworth, Robert Bouchard, M. Michael Camarata, and Betty Jo Monk.

Rauch, Angela; Reinberg, Alexander (2000). Qualification and Employment Opportunities. IAB Labour Market Research Topics No. 38. Official German unemployment statistics were analyzed along with data from Germany's microcensus and other published sources to identify recent labor market trends and to clarify the relationship between qualifications and employment opportunities in the new German economy. The analysis revealed that, as has been true for years, the lower the qualification levels of Germans, the poorer their position in the labor market. Whereas university and polytechnic graduates were able to gain jobs continuously throughout the 1990s, the labor market opportunities of Germans without a vocational training qualification deteriorated steadily. In 1997, nearly one in four people in western Germany and one in two people in eastern Germany with no vocational qualification were unemployed. Sharp decreases in opportunities in the manufacturing sector have occurred throughout Germany. Western Germany has gained nearly 1.3 million jobs in the service sector; however, similar increases have not occurred in Germany's eastern regions. Since Germany's reunification, the labor market situation of men in the old Lander has deteriorated considerably. In the new Lander, on the other hand, the decline in employment hit women hardest (at least until the mid-1990s). (The bibliography contains 27 references. Appended are tables detailing qualification-specific unemployment rates by gender, region, and qualification level.)   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Economic Change, Economic Climate

Schug, Mark C.; Caldwell, Jean; Wentworth, Donald R.; Kraig, Beth; Highsmith, Robert J. (1998). United States History: Eyes on the Economy. Volume Two: Through the 20th Century. This lesson guide is designed to help U.S. history teachers and students in grades 8-11 examine historic events through basic economic reasoning. It lends itself to instruction grounded in inquiry learning, direct instruction, and cooperative learning. It calls for students to be engaged in case studies, simulation exercises, and group work, as well as lectures, class discussion, reading, and writing. This volume (2 of 2) includes nine units, each of which presents a unit overview, two to seven lessons (31 altogether), and sample test items. Each lesson includes an introduction that summarizes the historical facts and economic principles to be used in the lesson, a concept list, instructional objectives, an estimate of the time required for instruction, and a list of instructional materials, including visuals for transparencies, and student activities. Each lesson contains detailed teaching procedures, which typically begin with a statement of purpose and include discussion questions, activities, anticipated responses, and answers to questions posed in the activities. Each lesson culminates with a closure activity that reviews learning, provides a lesson summary, or invites additional applications. The program is designed for supplemental use with a secondary U.S. history textbook and is intended to integrate the study of history and economics. The program is not intended for use as a self-contained history course; it focuses only on the economic dimensions of U.S. history. Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economics

Bassi, Laurie; Cheney, Scott; Lewis, Eleesha (1998). Trends in Workplace Learning: Supply and Demand in Interesting Times, Training and Development. Identifies major trends that are affecting the field of workforce learning and performance improvement: the effort given to managing knowledge, the integration of learning and communication, a resurgence of interest in leadership development and executive coaching, and the requirement by employees that career development become an integral part of their employment relationship. Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Educational Trends, Employer Employee Relationship

Hill, Roberta; Bullard, Tony; Capper, Phillip; Hawes, Kathryn; Wilson, Ken (1998). Learning about Learning Organisations: Case Studies of Skill Formation in Five New Zealand Organisations, Learning Organization. Case studies of five New Zealand organizations adopting learning organization initiatives highlight crucial limitations of the debate over skill needs in the contemporary workplace. Findings reveal a new paradigm of critical organizational characteristics and job skills needed in this uncertain environment. Descriptors: Case Studies, Change, Foreign Countries, Innovation

Schug, Mark C.; Caldwell, Jean; Wentworth, Donald R.; Kraig, Beth; Highsmith, Robert J. (1998). United States History: Eyes on the Economy. Volume One: Through the Civil War. This lesson guide is designed to help U.S. history teachers and students in grades 8-11 examine historic events through basic economic reasoning. It lends itself to instruction grounded in inquiry learning, direct instruction, and cooperative learning. It calls for students to be engaged in case studies, simulation exercises, and group work, as well as lectures, class discussion, reading, and writing. This volume (1 of 2) includes eight units, each of which presents a unit overview, two to seven lessons (26 altogether), and sample test items. Each lesson includes an introduction that summarizes the historical facts and economic principles to be used in the lesson, a concept list, instructional objectives, an estimate of the time required for instruction, and a list of instructional materials, including visuals for transparencies, and student activities. Each lesson contains detailed teaching procedures, which typically begin with a statement of purpose and include discussion questions, activities, anticipated responses, and answers to questions posed in the activities. Each lesson culminates with a closure activity that reviews learning, provides a lesson summary, or invites additional applications. The program is designed for supplemental use with a secondary U.S. history textbook and is intended to integrate the study of history and economics. The program is not intended for use as a self-contained history course; it focuses only on the economic dimensions of U.S. history. Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economics

Bouchard, Robert (1983). Revolutions methodologiques et institutions educatives (Methodological Revolutions and Educational Institutions), Francais dans le Monde. Two questions are addressed: whether or not the revolutions in methodology realized in research have any real effect on classroom teaching and why there is a constant effort to find new methodologies. A new approach to the problem, focusing on changing the educational institutions themselves, is suggested. Descriptors: Educational Change, French, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation

Richards, James J. (1972). People Problems: The Human Component in PPBS, NASSP Bulletin. To avoid the dehumanization that can result from too much emphasis on efficiency alone, PPBS must conform with the pre-existing school environment, with its personal, political, social, and economic dimensions.   [More]  Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Educational Environment, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate

Morrison, Ann M. (1992). The New Leaders: Guidelines on Leadership Diversity in America. Jossey-Bass Management Series. To plan and conduct an effective diversity effort, organizations need a framework that provides a broad perspective and relevant recommendations for all gender and ethnic groups. This book helps organizations and leaders design and implement practices to develop diversity within the management ranks. Data were based on interviews with 196 managers in 16 organizations that were especially successful in diversifying their leadership. Part 1 discusses the benefits and challenges of incorporating diversity into a business strategy. Chapter 1 describes the cumulative benefits that an organization can gain by achieving leadership diversity. Chapter 2 examines the nature and extent of differential treatment based on sex and ethnicity. The third chapter shows how three key ingredients for sustained leadership development–challenge, recognition, and support–are critical to promoting the upward mobility of minority groups and focuses on how balancing these three ingredients promotes diversity. Part 2 (chapters 4 through 6) focuses on three practices used to foster diversity–accountability, management development, and recruitment. Each chapter in part 3 describes one step in the process of developing a coherent diversity plan: conducting an internal assessment; increasing top management commitment; choosing solutions that fit a balanced strategy; defining and assessing outcomes; and using building blocks to maintain momentum. Appendices contain notes on the Guidelines on Leadership Diversity (GOLD) Project. Twelve tables are included. Descriptors: Change Strategies, Diversity (Institutional), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Leadership

Friedman, Norman L. (1971). The End of an Era: A Comparative Organizational Analysis of Two Midwestern Public Junior Colleges, Community College Social Science Quarterly. The development of two midwest public junior colleges prior to 1960 is reported with a forecast of the new style college they are becoming in the 1970s. Similarities and differences are contrasted with a third school in California. Descriptors: Educational Planning, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, School Organization

Stoper, Emily (1977). The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee: Rise and Fall of a Redemptive Organization, Journal of Black Studies. This study of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) extends and elaborates on the characteristics of redemptive organizations. SNCC is of interest because it attempted to do two things: to be political and to offer its members the satisfaction of a redemptive ethos.   [More]  Descriptors: Failure, History, Organizational Climate, Organizations (Groups)

Desruisseaux, Paul (1998). Economic Crisis in Asia: The Impact on Enrollment in 4 Countries, Chronicle of Higher Education. A survey of United States colleges and universities that enroll the largest numbers of students from Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand, which have experienced currency devaluations and economic uncertainty, found a less than 10% drop in those enrollments, a much lower rate than anticipated. Institutions have taken steps to ease the impact of the crisis on students. Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Climate, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries

Barker, Randolph T.; Camarata, M. Michael (1998). The Role of Communication in Creating and Maintaining a Learning Organization: Preconditions, Indicators and Disciplines, Journal of Business Communication. Outlines why organizations need to learn. Discusses communication embedded in the following: the preconditions for becoming a learning organization, the indicators that a firm is a learning organization, and the disciplines necessary to maintain learning in organizations. Presents an organizational case study of an organization that used relation-based communication to create and maintain a learning organization. Descriptors: Case Studies, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Higher Education

Journal of Current Social Issues (1976). What Is It All For? A Conversation With Jonathan Kozol. The main complaint with the current educational system in the U.S. is that public schools are classic examples of consumer fraud in the most literal sense–false labels, half empty packages, and dangerous contents. Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economic Climate, Educational Change, Educational Objectives

Monk, Betty Jo (1993). Toward Quality in Education: The Leader's Odyssey. This book is intended as a resource for educators engaged in the pursuit of quality and excellence. Specifically, Total Quality Management (TQM)–defined as a way of thinking and working to achieve continuous improvement through employee involvement and a focus on customers–is applied to education. Following the introduction, the first two chapters provide an overview of the national productivity and educational crisis in America. Chapter 3 describes the tenets of TQM, or organizational transformation, and chapter 4 discusses the basics of TQM in education. The fifth chapter provides a framework for analyzing ideas and innovations in education, which is useful for integrating TQM and improvement initiatives. A case study of the Bluebonnet Hill School District (Texas) is offered in chapter 6. The seventh chapter discusses ways to integrate TQM with other educational innovations, such as school-based decision making, effective schools, strategic planning, and outcome-based education. The final chapter examines challenges for leadership in constructing a new educational culture. Appendices contain seven basic tools, Deming's 14 Points, a list of design team members, and a description of National LEADership Network Study Group on Restructuring Schools activities.   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education

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