Clues to Achieving Consensus

Author: Mirja P. Hanson
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461648416
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide is for leaders who want to get results, for participants who don't like to waste time, and facilitators who want to meet leaders' and participants' needs. It is a guide to effective action in school districts, agencies, companies, organizations, and communities by using consensus decision-making.

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing

Author: Leszek Rutkowski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319393847
Format: PDF
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The two-volume set LNAI 9692 and LNAI 9693 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ICAISC 2016, held in Zakopane, Poland in June 2016. The 134 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 343 submissions. The papers included in the first volume are organized in the following topical sections: neural networks and their applications; fuzzy systems and their applications; evolutionary algorithms and their applications; agent systems, robotics and control; and pattern classification. The second volume is divided in the following parts: bioinformatics, biometrics and medical applications; data mining; artificial intelligence in modeling and simulation; visual information coding meets machine learning; and various problems of artificial intelligence.

Jsl Vol 7 N2

Author: JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475817428
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

A Modest Certainty

Author: Frank D. Schubert
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761858989
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The central problem of philosophy is the problem of certainty. What does it mean to be sure? Are there ideas beyond the possibility of error or refutation? What does it mean for a notion to be incorrigible? In this book, Frank D. Schubert squarely addresses the question of whether there is a single standard of certainty that can be applied to such disparate areas as logic, mathematics, politics, religion, familial/tribal commitments, and science. Schubert proposes a common standard for assessing certainty — the certainty of knowing one’s own personal proper name — as a standard that can establish common ground within each widely disparate area. The result is a new “philosophy in a grand manner” and a powerful ethical proposal for our time.

Biomedical Politics

Author: Kathi E. Hanna
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The abortifacient RU-486 was born in the laboratory, but its history has been shaped by legislators, corporate marketing executives, and protesters on both sides of the abortion debate. This volume explores how society decides what to do when discoveries such as RU-486 raise complex and emotional policy issues. Six case studies with insightful commentary offer a revealing look at the interplay of scientists, interest groups, the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and the public in determining biomedical public policy--and suggest how decision making might become more reasoned and productive in the future. The studies are fascinating and highly readable accounts of the personal interactions behind the headlines. They cover dideoxyinosine (ddI), RU-486, Medicare coverage for victims of chronic kidney failure, the human genome project, fetal tissue transplantation, and the 1975 Asilomar conference on recombinant DNA.

Guided Reading the Four Blocks Way Grades 1 3

Author: Patricia M. Cunningham
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1604184817
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn when and how to teach the Guided Reading block using Guided Reading the Four-Blocks(R) Way for grades 1–3. This 224-page book gives a glimpse into classrooms that use the Guided Reading model within a balanced literacy program. The book includes a list of materials needed, comprehension skills and strategies, and activities for before, during, and after reading a text. It also includes a list of children's literature. The book supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model.

New Testament Theology

Author: Jon M. Isaak
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621892549
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New Testament theology ought to be both descriptive and constructive-this is the argument of New Testament Theology: Extending the Table. According to Isaak, New Testament theology is descriptive in that it deals with the accounts that people narrate of their experience with Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the light of Easter. It is constructive in that it joins the diverse testimonies of the New Testament writers into a textured and thick space within which contemporary followers of Jesus continue to be shaped by the ancient yet living Spirit of God. Isaak's approach is historical, thematic, and theological in orientation. It explores the conversation taking place "around the table," where the writers of the NT share their guiding vision of God's saving work among them, and their passion for the Christian church engaged in God's mission. The differing perspectives of the New Testament authors are held together without reduction, forming a deep and rich space within which ongoing community reflection and praxis can take place.

Seeing Through Christianity

Author: Bill Zuersher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499018452
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The only book you’ll ever need to read about Christianity. This remarkable book provides a critical overview of Christian beliefs and the evidence for them. Where did these beliefs come from? Are there good reasons to believe Christianity is true? Bill Zuersher clearly explains each of Christianity’s major beliefs. He then proceeds to demonstrate significant difficulties with each of them. The book tackles these beliefs in a logical order, beginning with the problems at the root of virtually all religions, suffering and death, and culminating in their supposed resolution through Jesus. Mr. Zuersher also examines the evidence for Christianity, namely religious writings and the historical fact of the early Jesus movement. He makes the case that this evidence does not support the religion’s claims and he provides naturalistic alternative explanations for how its core beliefs arose. In these pages we see the coalescence of Jewish and Zoroastrian religious ideas with those of Greek philosophy and mystery cults, to form the belief system we recognize as Christianity today. The result, Mr. Zuersher argues, is not revealed truth, but rather a human patchwork which contains unwarranted assumptions and logical flaws, all founded upon questionable evidence. Entertaining throughout, it is must-reading for skeptics, apologists, and anyone interested the world’s largest religion or the culture wars behind today’s politics — an invaluable resource for students and teachers, writers and debaters.