By OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
What does PISA truly verify? This publication provides all of the publicly to be had questions from the PISA surveys. a few of these questions have been utilized in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys and others have been utilized in constructing and testing the evaluation. After a quick advent to the PISA overview, the e-book offers 3 chapters, together with PISA questions for the examining, arithmetic and technological know-how checks, respectively. every one bankruptcy provides an summary of what precisely the questions investigate. the second one element of each one bankruptcy provides questions which have been utilized in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys, that's, the particular PISA exams for which ends have been released. The 3rd part provides questions utilized in testing the review. even if those questions weren't utilized in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys, they're however illustrative of the type of query PISA makes use of. the ultimate part exhibits the entire solutions, in addition to short reviews on each one query. desk of content material : Foreword bankruptcy 1. advent to the Programme for foreign pupil evaluate (PISA) -The goals of PISA -The PISA Surveys -The PISA effects -The PISA Questions bankruptcy 2. examining pattern initiatives and solutions bankruptcy three. arithmetic pattern projects and solutions bankruptcy four. technology pattern projects and solutions Annex A. PISA Scales Annex B. kingdom effects for PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 Questions Annex C. checklist of Questions with Codes and assets Annex D. consultant to extra examining
By Harvey H. Jackson III
What southerners do, the place they move, and what they anticipate to complete of their spare time, their "leisure," unearths a lot approximately their cultural values, type and racial similarities and modifications, and ancient views. This quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture bargains an authoritative and readable connection with the tradition of activities and sport within the American South, surveying a few of the actions during which southerners have interaction of their nonwork hours, in addition to attitudes surrounding these activities.
Seventy-four thematic essays discover actions from the established (porch sitting and festivals) to the fundamental (football and inventory vehicle racing) to the weird (pool checkers and a activity known as "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, individuals profile significant websites linked to leisure actions (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian path) and renowned activities figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken jointly, the entries supply an enticing examine the methods southerners chill out, cross time, have fun, let out, and feature fun.
By Keith Newlin
For a century, Theodore Dreiser has represented for lots of readers a rebellious modernism whose novels either critiqued the yank dream and embodied a bleakly deterministic notion of existence. This reference is an authoritative consultant to his lifestyles and works. incorporated are a number of hundred entries on each one of Dreiser's books and brief tales, in addition to journal and newspaper items he gathered in the course of his lifestyles.
By James Lochtefeld
-- From Abhang via Zodiac, those volumes comprise over 2,500 completely cross-referenced entries that basically outline phrases and ideas relating to the ideals, practices, and heritage of Hinduism.
-- entire with black-and-white photographs illustrating architectural, biographical, geographical, and mythological entries.
-- Charts and maps offer additional information.
-- 16-category indexes direct the reader to similar terms.Hinduism is a tremendously vital international faith not just as a result of its mythology and philosophy but additionally as a result of its wealthy cultural traditions. even if via epic narratives of affection and battle by means of Sanskrit poets, the drama and devotion of Hindu dancers, or the lessons of yoga masters, the unfold of Hinduism has enriched the lives of individuals through the world.This inclusive, two-volume encyclopedia comprises entries at the heritage, practices, and ideology of Hinduism, in addition to the paintings and structure, drugs, sects and social teams, and geographical facilities of the faith. it's a vital and hugely useful source for each reference assortment.
By Jayantee Saha, Chris Rowley
The human source (HR) occupation has been on an extended and demanding trip. Globalisation and sweeping coverage alterations have re-defined and re-aligned HR and its position. it can be crucial for HR execs to improve and turn into innovators of their respective industries. The altering function of the Human source occupation within the Asia Pacific zone is predicated on case-studies of retail, tourism, healthcare, safety, schooling, and effort, unfold around the better Asia Pacific (AP) zone. The publication rests at the precept of the legislation of allure, that ‘thoughts develop into issues’ and argues that acknowledging solid human source guidelines and practices could be a key effect on all facets of an organization. After an advent, 5 chapters hide key themes: six significant industries; altering HR practices around the AP; an insider’s view on most sensible practices; the function of HR in maintaining development around the AP; and a end taking a look in the direction of the way forward for HR within the Asian Pacific Region.
- Based on actual and modern case stories with a spotlight on six industries (Retail, Tourism, Healthcare, safety, schooling and effort) unfold around the better AP region
- Highlights particular key HR demanding situations and indicates methods forward
- Records fresh developments
By Icon Health Publications
This can be a 3-in-1 reference e-book. It provides a whole scientific dictionary masking hundreds and hundreds of phrases and expressions on the subject of electrocution. It additionally offers broad lists of bibliographic citations. ultimately, it presents info to clients on tips on how to replace their wisdom utilizing quite a few web assets. The publication is designed for physicians, scientific scholars getting ready for Board examinations, scientific researchers, and sufferers who are looking to familiarize yourself with examine devoted to electrocution. in the event that your time is effective, this e-book is for you. First, you won't waste time looking out the net whereas lacking loads of appropriate details. moment, the e-book additionally saves you time indexing and defining entries. ultimately, you won't waste money and time printing 1000's of websites.
By Peter S. Goltra
The perform of medication has turn into a knowledge in depth profes sion. Pertinent and certain details assets and references are proliferating speedily, whereas the volume of sufferer info amassed in the course of an episode of care may be daunting. choosing the easiest instruction and interventions so as to result in an optimum scientific final result for anyone sufferer poses an more and more tricky problem. Matching the targeted information regarding a specific sufferer with the parameters of a suggestion can be tedious. trying to establish or use a suggestion with phrases of definitions which fluctuate from these present in a patient's list may be very unlikely. right here we confront the well known "medical vocabulary challenge" which plagues nascent efforts to set up elec tronic scientific documents (EMRs) in all places. effective source administration and the adoption of least expensive concepts are of accelerating significance within the new industry realities of healthcare within the past due 90's. even if services search to explain their perform, enforce non-stop development, have interaction in results re seek, or strengthen info pushed directions, the way to symbolize sufferer findings and occasions continually is needed. the normal classifications for administrative facts in healthcare, resembling ICD-9-CM, have confirmed to be too coarse for an in depth exam of perform styles and severity adjusted results. using unfastened textual content to symbolize diagnoses and seasoned cedures is unwieldy; unstructured loose textual content can't aid info linkage and analyses with no intricate laptop processing or hand ab straction and coding.
By Richard Golden
Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western culture is the definitive reference at the age of witch searching (approximately 1430–1750), its origins, enlargement, and supreme decline. Incorporating a wealth of modern scholarship in 4 richly illustrated, alphabetically equipped volumes, it bargains historians and normal readers alike the chance to discover the realities in the back of the legends of witchcraft and witchcraft trials.Over a hundred and seventy participants from 28 countries offer brilliant, documented descriptions and analyses of witchcraft trials and destinations, folklore and ideology, magical practices and deities, influential texts, and the total variety of avid gamers during this striking drama—witchcraft theorists and theologians; historians and authors; judges, clergy, and rulers; the accused; and their persecutors. focusing on Europe and the Americas within the early sleek period, the paintings additionally covers proper themes from the traditional close to East (including the Hebrew and Christian Bibles), classical antiquity, and the eu center a while.
By Timothy Pettipiece
Chanced on in 1929, the Manichaean Kephalaia have unfolded an immense window at the early improvement of Manichaean doctrine. This learn identifies an important redactional tendency wherein the compilers of the textual content sought to elucidate ambiguities in "canonical" Manichaean culture via five-part numerical sequence. This discovery demanding situations the traditional knowledge of Manichaean scholarship, which has lengthy maintained that, considering the fact that Mani recorded his personal teachings in a sequence of what later turned canonical writings, Manichaean doctrines have been transmitted really unchanged from the grasp to successive generations of disciples. due to the fact this assumption is now referred to as into query, it now turns into essential to reconsider acquired notions concerning the form of either the Manichaean "canon" and "tradition."
By Wilbur Miller
A number of encyclopedias evaluation the modern method of legal justice in the United States, yet complete figuring out of present social difficulties and modern innovations to house them can come merely with transparent appreciation of the historic underpinnings of these difficulties. therefore, this five-volume paintings surveys the background and philosophy of crime, punishment, and felony justice associations in the US from colonial instances to the current. It covers the total of the felony justice approach, from crimes, legislation enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human companies. between different issues, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our approach of justice; charts altering styles in illegal activity and next results on felony responses; identifies significant sessions within the improvement of our approach of felony justice; and explores within the first 4 volumes - supplemented via a 5th quantity containing annotated fundamental records - evolving debates and conflicts on how most sensible to handle problems with crime and punishment. Its signed entries within the first 4 volumes--supplemented by a 5th quantity containing annotated fundamental documents--provide the old context for college students to higher comprehend modern criminological debates and the modern form of the U.S. procedure of legislation and justice.