Series of classroom manuals for grades K-12 designed to integrate career education concepts with curriculum and multiple intelligences theory. Developed with the National Academic Content Standards.
Category: Career education
Series of classroom manuals for grades K-12 designed to integrate career education concepts with curriculum and multiple intelligences theory. Developed with the National Academic Content Standards. Manuals include instructional resources and integrated classroom activities.
This book is a valuable resource for students and academics of environmental science and energy-based subjects as well as construction and building management professionals.
Author: Jane Powell
Category: Technology & Engineering
A reduction in the energy demand of buildings can make a major contribution to achieving national and international carbon reduction goals, in addition to addressing the interlinked issues of sustainable development, fuel poverty and fuel security. Despite improvements in thermal efficiency, the energy demand of buildings stubbornly remains unchanged, or is only declining slowly, due to the challenges posed by growing populations, the expectations of larger, more comfortable and better equipped living spaces, and an expanding commercial sector. Building Futures offers an interdisciplinary approach to explore this lack of progress, combining technical and social insights into the challenges of designing, constructing and operating new low energy buildings, as well as improving the existing, inefficient, building stock. The twin roles of energy efficiency, which is predominantly concerned with technological solutions, and energy conservation which involves changing peoples’ behaviour, are both explored. The book includes a broad geographical range and scale of case studies from the UK, Europe and further afield, including Passivhaus in Germany and the UK, Dongtan Eco City in China and retrofit houses in Denmark. This book is a valuable resource for students and academics of environmental science and energy-based subjects as well as construction and building management professionals.
Author: Great Britain: Department for EducationPublish On: 2011-12-20
AS HM Government Building Engagement , Building Futures : Our Strategy to
Maximise the Participation of 16-24 Year Olds in Education , Training and Work
December 2011 HM Government Building Engagement , Building Futures : Our ...
Author: Great Britain: Department for Education
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Building Engagement, Building Futures sets out the Government's strategy to improve the opportunities for young people so they gain the skills they need to secure an apprenticeship or employment. It includes radical reforms to schools, vocational education, skills and welfare provision, and has five priorities for action: (1) Raising attainment in school so that young people have the skills to compete in the global economy; (2) Helping local partners provide services that support all young people, putting the UK on track to achieve full participation for 16-17 year olds by 2015. (3) Encouraging employers to offer more high quality apprenticeships and work experience places; (4) Ensuring that work pays and giving young people the personalised support they need to find it, through Universal Credit, the Work Programme and the Get Britain Working measures; (5) Putting in place a new Youth Contract worth almost £1 billion over the next three years.
"This book, Building Futures, is the remarkable story of the history and evolution of a small private concern under Arnold Downer to a major listed Australian-headquartered company, a leader in its industry and active not only in Australia ...
Industry leaders and futures thinking in construction Paul Chan, Rachel Cooper
... Building futures council (2000) The future of the design and construction
industry (projection to 2015). Washington D.C.: CERF. The American Society of
Author: Paul Chan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
There is growing interest in future scenario planning of theconstruction industry but a disconnect between thinking about thefuture at the policy-making level and implementing real change. Constructing Futures: industry leaders and futures thinkingin construction takes a thematic approach to the future of theUK construction industry by presenting the results of a series ofin-depth interviews conducted with leading construction figures andstructuring this material into chapters addressing the keycontemporary issues in the industry. These high-profile figures are drawn from a wide range ofstakeholder groups representing the realities of construction,including architects, client organisations (public-sector andprivate-sector), consultants, contractors, developers, lobby groupswith special interests, policy makers, professional institutions,and trade unions. A total of 15 influential figures were interviewed for the book,from Sir Michael Latham and Bob White to Wayne Hemmingway and KevinMcCloud. Part One looks to the past by reviewing a series of foresightstudies undertaken of the construction industry and re-presentingstories of our interviewees' lives to explain the development ofleadership in the context of the construction industry. In PartTwo, the authors look at the present and discuss two fundamentalissues: sustainable development and governance of the constructionindustry. In Part Three the book concludes with an afterthought forthe future, highlighting key lessons learnt putting forward aseries of research questions derived from this scholarly reflectionof 'futures thinking' in construction. Throughout, the authors juxtapose the views of the 15influential figures interviewed with a review of the salient pointsfound in the relevant and authoritative sources of theoreticalliterature, both in the mainstream literature and the field ofconstruction management. This allows the reader to benefit from thepractical insights of those interviews whilst gaining a rapidunderstanding of the key debates of the theoretical subject underscrutiny.
Godet maintains that with the right tools and attitudes, people can learn how to create futures. The book presents these planning methods with lively examples and illustrative and informative case studies.
Author: Michel Godet
Publisher: Economica Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Whatever happens tomorrow depends less on prevailing trends and more on individual and collective decisions taken in the face of these trends. If the future is indeed the fruit of human desire, then we have the power to change it to organizational or personal advantage. In Creating Futures, Michel Godet has collected an impressive arsenal of the most effective methodologies for strategic planning. Godet maintains that with the right tools and attitudes, people can learn how to create futures. The book presents these planning methods with lively examples and illustrative and informative case studies. These include information technology in Europe, AXA Insurance, EDF (the French electrical utility), individual combat weapon (French military), and BASF and the agri-business environmental challenge.Creating Futures provides the tools managers, planners, and entrepreneurs need to anticipate change; avoid forecasting errors; avoid clichés and conventional thinking; and make sense of the concepts used in foresight, scenario building and strategic planning.
This report contains the results of a survey of experiences and views of young mothers who became pregnant during their school years.
Author: Celia Davies
Category: Teenage mothers
This report contains the results of a survey of experiences and views of young mothers who became pregnant during their school years. It examines what opportunities are or are not available to enable young women in these circumstances to complete their school careers and reach their full potential.
This book is the third in a series of scholarly publications associated with the annual AHEA conference. The book is arranged thematically according to the topics of submissions.
Author: Jennifer K. Holtz
Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners is an edited and refereed collection of papers published in conjunction with the joint Adult Higher Educational Alliance (AHEA) and American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conferences (AAACE). This book is the third in a series of scholarly publications associated with the annual AHEA conference. The book is arranged thematically according to the topics of submissions. Building Sustainable Futures is important because it fills a unique niche in the field of adult education, extends the scope of AHEA to a larger audience, and offers a current volume for scholars and practitioners based on both research and practicebased research.
" "This book aims to provoke discussion amongst all those who inhabit, plan or design our built spaces, and to encourage the professionals to keep happiness at the centre of their work."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Jane Wernick
Publisher: Artifice Incorporated
The Building Happiness project was started by Building Futures early in 2007, with the aim of discussing whether the way we design our built environment can have a direct bearing on how happy we feel. Can we construct happiness? The book follows on from numerous consultative initiatives, including a public debate hosted in May 2007, with the aim of gathering public and informed opinion on the subject. We spoke to a number key thinker and practitioners to share their thoughts. Architects, artists, policy advisors, developers, engineers and health researchers have all contributed. In addition, we have asked people who use and inhabit our built environment to describe places which do indeed make them happy, including the journalist Kirsty Wark, the sculptor Antony Gormley, the architect Richard Rogers, and the Young Vic Theatre Director David Lan. This book aims to provoke discussion amongst all those who inhabit, plan or design our built spaces, and to encourage the professionals to keep happiness at the centre of their work.
Futures and Options The second seminar, held in Shanghai on December 9,
1991, was sponsored by the Shanghai Futures and Options Trading Study
Centre. The conference, a preview of the prospects for building futures markets in