Training for a Changing Society

Author:
Publisher: Development of Vocational Training
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
This report describes the background and links among education, training, labor market, economy, and society. Part 1 deals with the statutory, institutional, and political background to vocational education and training (VET), steering of VET systems, funding, and performance of VET systems and the European context. Part 2 discusses research on the socioeconomic frame of VET; developments and changes to the supply and demand sides; macro- and microeconomic costs and benefits of VET; and research on increasing employment by creating new jobs, and future trends in work and skills. Part 3 analyzes individual education and training decisions and implications for vocational guidance; correlation of structural change with apprenticeship training; transition from VET to the labor market; CVT's objectives and actual situation; and problems of disadvantaged groups in training and work. Part 4 discusses proposals on how to proceed with curricular research, role of key qualifications, new learning formats and venues using new technologies, and nonformal learning. Part 5 focuses on principles, methods, and limitations of comparative VET research; European mobility; and recognition and transparency of skills and qualifications. Part 6 offers general conclusions. Appendixes contain 895 references and include: information on VET research institutions, selected networks for research cooperation, sources for descriptions of VET systems in Europe, European Union programs related to VET, and international statistics and classifications. (YLB)

Human Resources in a Changing Society

Author: Lloyd C. Williams
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780899308814
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
A call to correct the current imbalance of compliance over development, and a prescription that HR professionals can use to do it.

Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466660473
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. This trend in ubiquitous technology has also found its way into the learning process at every level of education. The Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society offers an in-depth description of concepts related to different areas, issues, and trends within education and technological integration in modern society. This handbook includes definitions and terms, as well as explanations of concepts and processes regarding the integration of technology into education. Addressing all pertinent issues and concerns in education and technology in our changing society with a wide breadth of discussion, this handbook is an essential collection for educators, academicians, students, researchers, and librarians.

Women Police in a Changing Society

Author: Mangai Natarajan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134776748
Format: PDF
Download Now
Offering a fascinating account of the development of women police over the past twenty years, this book refers to the author's extended research in India to examine how the Indian experience demonstrates a valuable alternative to the Anglo-American model; not only for traditional societies but for women police in the West as well. With reference to the establishment in 1992 of all-women units in Tamil Nadu, this unique experiment proved highly successful in enhancing the confidence and professionalism of women officers and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the police. At a time when policing is being rethought all over the world, not only in traditional societies, the Tamil Nadu practice illustrates important lessons for western countries that are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain women officers. Natarajan's remarkable book is an important and original contribution to the literature on gendered policing, which to date has concentrated almost exclusively on the US and British experience.

Economy in Changing Society

Author: Maria Nawojczyk
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443827665
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Economy is embedded in ongoing concrete social networks, and economic processes are increasingly international in character. Three interrelated processes are crucial for setting the frame of analysis for this book: globalisation, development of post-industrial societies, and transformation of European post-socialist countries. Within this framework the main issues are as follows: (1) Economies in transition: reliable patterns, imitation, local adaptation, cultural embeddedness; (2) Multiplicity of markets: commodification of life, new markets in old societies; (3) Economic behavior: households, micro-enterprises, local and global influences; (4) Contemporary polities, i.e. states, the European Union and global corporations. The stress will be placed on actors, relations and institutions as the driving forces of the above described processes. The authors of this collection, based on their empirical material, analyze very interesting socio-economic issues. These are: ethical consumption from the perspective of the moral economy and its connection to political institutions in Europe (and particularly in Hungary); the cultural context of consumption, both in the case of social networks in Bangladesh and of counterfeited goods on the Russian market; the new and old, individual and organizational actors in transition economies, for instance in Poland and Croatia; the new approach to corporations as global actors, stressing their social responsibility; the dynamics of managerial practices in the example of Russia; the influence of EU funds and policies on the Polish SMEs market; the cultural embeddedness of economic behavior, in the case of Poles working in the Scottish market and of entrepreneurs in Damascus; the retirement policy in the fast aging societies of Spain and Poland; and the emergence of the new markets, like that of health services, in Russia and that of the property market in Eastern and Central Europe.

Train Your Mind Change Your Brain

Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307492081
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Is it really possible to change the structure and function of the brain, and in so doing alter how we think and feel? The answer is a resounding yes. In late 2004, leading Western scientists joined the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India, to address this very question–and in the process brought about a revolution in our understanding of the human mind. In this fascinating and far-reaching book, Wall Street Journal science writer Sharon Begley reports on how cutting-edge science and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism have come together to show how we all have the power to literally change our brains by changing our minds. These findings hold exciting implications for personal transformation. For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed and immutable–that we are stuck with what we were born with. As Begley shows, however, recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity, a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma, and compensate for disability. Begley documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems. These breakthroughs show that it is possible to reset our happiness meter, regain the use of limbs disabled by stroke, train the mind to break cycles of depression and OCD, and reverse age-related changes in the brain. They also suggest that it is possible to teach and learn compassion, a key step in the Dalai Lama’s quest for a more peaceful world. But as we learn from studies performed on Buddhist monks, an important component in changing the brain is to tap the power of mind and, in particular, focused attention. This is the classic Buddhist practice of mindfulness, a technique that has become popular in the West and that is immediately available to everyone. With her extraordinary gift for making science accessible, meaningful, and compelling, Sharon Begley illuminates a profound shift in our understanding of how the brain and the mind interact. This tremendously hopeful book takes us to the leading edge of a revolution in what it means to be human. From the Hardcover edition.

Understanding Computers in a Changing Society

Author: Deborah Morley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133191037
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Understanding Computers in a Changing Society gives your students a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Known for its emphasis on basic computer concepts and societal issues, this text makes concepts relevant to today’s career-focused students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Development Administration in a Changing Society

Author: Ram Dutt Sharma
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF
Download Now
Development Administration In A Changing Society The Book Is An Outcome Of The Efforts Of The Post-Graduate Centre Of Public Administration, Simla-1 Which Had Organised A Seminar In Novemeber, 1984. There Was A Most Encouraging Response From Administrators And Academicians From Pubjab And Himachal Pradesh. The Book Focuses Attention On Development As A Concept And Economic Conditions And Problems Of An Under Developed State. Himachal Pradesh Is A Less-Known Region Of India. The Authors Of Various Papers Had Taken Up The Challenge To Study The Infra Structural Facilities And Make Suggestions To Improve The Administrative Techniques Of An Under-Developed State. The Bok Emphasises On The Teething Problems Of Hydro-Electric Power, Construction Of Roads, Medical-Care Facilities And Problems Of Development Of Tribal Areas, Etc. One Of The Sections Of The Book Is Devoted To Personnel Problems And Development Of Personnel, Administrative Culture, Economic Problems Of The State And Administration For Development.