Challenges from the Middle

Inner City Middle Schools and the Need for Character Education

Author: Emeka Nzeocha

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147971268X

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Behavior. Personality. Adolescence. Academic performance. These are some of the buzz phrases prevalent in middle school settings as educators wrestle with how to understand, manage, lead, and work with our middle school students and help shape them into responsible young adults. Character education (and many terms like it) is a concept that has been around for many years on every level of the educational process. In the middle school setting, there is an urgent need for character education, regardless of what form it takes. Sadly, some schools and/or the administration abandon this process in the vigorous pursuit of higher test scores. This book condenses my empirical research into character education with a focus on the inner city middle school setting. I examined how school stakeholders viewed this topic, what they know about it, why they support or disapprove of character education, and possible steps schools could take to implement their own initiatives successfully, both in the middle school setting and others as well.

Math and Critical Thinking Challenges

For the Middle and High School Student 1st Edition

Author: Reza Nazari

Publisher: Effortless Math Education

ISBN: 1548465054

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

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Let’s Challenge Your Smart Student! A super collection of more than 120 problems challenge your students in all areas of math–from basic arithmetic to algebra –while emphasizing problem-solving and critical thinking. It’s the perfect refresher course on all math subjects we all encounter in our daily lives. The problems and the critical thinking questions in this book are prepared to challenge even the best students in the nation. This is also a problem-solving textbook for students in grades 5 - 12 who are preparing for advanced Math contests like the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament. Written for the gifted math students, the new math coach, the teacher in search of problems and materials to challenge exceptional students, or anyone else interested in advanced mathematical problems. A strong foundation in pre-algebra is necessary before approaching most of the problems in this book. If your students could solve most of the problems in this book, they are definitely as smart as the world's smartest students. Help your student discovers the most challenging aspects of MATH! What Are You Waiting For? Get this book now and help your SMART student enjoy learning Math today! Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button. Published By:

Leading Change from the Middle

A Practical Guide to Building Extraordinary Capabilities

Author: Jackson Nickerson

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 081572523X

Category: Political Science

Page: 137

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Bookshelves abound with theoretical analyses, how-to guides, and personal success stories by famous corporate leaders, public officials, even athletic coaches, expounding on how to lead from the top. But what about those in the middle who are increasingly tasked with trying to reshape, reorient, or recreate the capabilities of an organization? Leading Change from the Middle takes you on the journeys traveled by Kurt Mayer, an information technology executive in the Department of Defense trying to build a new IT system in record time with limited resources, and Stephen Wang, a mid-level leader in city government trying to build a capability for supporting commercial agriculture. Kurt and Stephen have to navigate complex organizational and stakeholder landscapes in which they often have few decision rights and few resources—a common scenario for mid-level leaders. One succeeds; one does not. While following Kurt and Stephen, the book introduces a new approach for increasing the likelihood of successfully leading change. This new approach breaks down into three core strategies: First, identify all relevant stakeholders and partition them into four categories: superordinates, subordinates, customers, and complementors/blockers (those who control needed resources but over whom the leaders have no authority). Second, for each stakeholder category, identify Communications, Strategies, and Tactics (referred to as CoSTS). Third, don't stimulate negative emotions that make people DEAF—Disrespect, Envy, Anger, and Fear—to efforts to produce change. As the book follows the journeys of Kurt and Stephen, it walks through the details of each strategy. In presenting this material in a concise, accessible, and applicable format that translates theory to practice, Nickerson provides an important service for leaders trying to build extraordinary capabilities for their organizations—from the middle.

The Middle-aged Rebel

Responding to the Challenges of Midlife--a Dynamic Approach

Author: Peter Lambley

Publisher: Element Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781852306441

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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At a time when previous patterns of living, such as relationship and career building, home making and family life, are no longer appropriate, mid-life change presents a major psychological challenge. This book examines the mid-life crisis in detail and explains how one can change and adapt in a positive and fulfilling way.

New Challenges of North Korean Foreign Policy

Author: K. Park

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113974

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

View: 2462


North Korea's foreign policy behavior has long intrigued scholars, puzzled laymen, frustrated negotiators, and aggravated policy-makers. This book brings together the work of ten of the world's foremost scholars on North Korea to critically analyze the key factors that are shaping North Korea's foreign policy behavior and its future direction.

Revenue Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges from Globalization

Author: Mario Mansour,Michael Keen

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 47

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This paper evaluates the nature and extent of, and possible responses to, two of the central challenges that globalization poses for revenue mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): from corporate tax competition, and from trade liberalization. It does so using a new dataset with features needed to meaningfully address these issues: a distinction between resourcerelated and other revenues, and a disentangling of tariff from commodity tax revenue. Countries' experiences vary quite widely, nonresource revenues have been essentially stagnant. Corporate tax revenues have held up, despite a reduction in rates and evidence of substantial base-narrowing-something of a puzzle-and trade tax revenue reductions have been largely offset by other measures. Options for dealing with the continuation and intensification of the challenges, which the present crisis is likely to accelerate-including through regional cooperation-are discussed.

Challenges from a New World

Author: George Walker

Publisher: John Catt Educational Ltd

ISBN: 1904724795

Category: Education

Page: 97

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"In the fourth of a series of lectures and articles published by John Catt Educational Ltd, George Walker examines the new challenges facing international education in the 21st century. After rapid growth during the 20th century, international education has developed from a niche position in international schools to influence mainstream systems of education. How should it react to the forces of globalization that are changing our understanding of the very concept of 'international'. What new priorities are challenging international educators as the 21st century unfolds?--P. 4 of cover.

The Challenges of Dam Removal and River Restoration

Author: Jerome V. DeGraff,James Erwin Evans

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813741211

Category: Science

Page: 203

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"River restoration is a societal goal in the United States. This collection of research articles focuses on our current understanding of the impacts of removing dams and the role of dam removal in the larger context of river restoration. The papers are grouped by topic: (1) assessment of existing dams, strategies to determine impounded legacy sediments, and evaluating whether or not to remove the dam; (2) case studies of the hydrologic, sediment, and ecosystem impacts of recent dam removals; (3) assessment of river restoration by modifying flows or removing dams; and (4) the concept of river restoration in the context of historical changes in river systems"--Provided by publisher.

Prospects and Challenges for the Caribbean

Author: Steven Benjamin Webb

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821339466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

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World Bank Discussion Paper No. 364. This technical paper is a review of eight intensified systems of land use on unirrigated farms in developing countries. The study proposes three complementary sets of conditions necessary for farming systems to be sustainable in the long run: public sector policies and investments; private farmers, their families, and institutions; and scientific principles, natural resource endowments, and ecological systems. The farming systems include dairy development in Uruguay, fallow land in Turkey, associated cropping in Colombia and Nigeria, the opening of the Cerrados region of Brazil, the development of tillage and soybean farms in India, and perennial crop development in Kenya and Malaysia. Each case brings out the interactions among sound scientific and practical knowledge, market factors, social contexts, and public policies and investments.