Description : Search for Policy We have confirmed through our October 11, 2016, building human assets meeting with the California Department of Education that there is no federal or state policy in place to address the eligibility status of children from a family history of suffering from substance abuserelated disorders. Hence, the Building Human Assets Project Human Systems Research in Education study is in an area not covered by federal or state laws or regulations. This is why a new scientific approach is needed in the best interest of the child. To the benefit of all children, the Individuals with Disabilities Act was reauthorized and signed into law on December 3, 2004 as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, Public Law 108-446. This includes several requirements effective July 1, 2005, which calls for states to establish policies and regulations that require referral for early intervention services of a child under the age of three who is identified as affected by illegal substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from parental drug exposure (Section 637[a][B]). This relates to the anatomy of the child suspected of suffering from a family history of substance abuserelated disorders The Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 was intended to add new requirements under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2004, to include the requirement that states have policies and procedures in place which require health care providers to notify Child Protective Services of infants born and identified as being affected by illegal substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms that result from prenatal drug exposure. Hence, the educational implications for children inflicted with disorders as a result of exposure to drugs in the utero. Early intervention and treatment is a basic need. The 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) shifts federal accountability provisions to the states. ESSA is the law that governs the United States K-12 public education policy, and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act through the reauthorization of the 1965 elementary and secondary education Act (ESEA). ESEA established the American federal governments expanded role in funding education in the best interest of the child. This is the sense through which the words the family community engagement reflects on the compelling needs of the child, the family, and the community.
Description : The conditions of globalization, including economic integration, fiscal discipline, introduction of information communications technologies and democratic governance, have increasingly forced states to redefine their role in public management and to reform the public administration system. However, there is growing realization among decision makers that policy and institutional reform per se will not be sufficient to revitalize the public sector. Major strengthening of the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and leadership abilities of human capital is also needed to transform the public sector, particularly in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This year's report is expected to contribute to global and national debates on this topic.--Publisher's description.
Description : This volume is part of the ongoing collaboration between the RMC series and the SocioEconomic Institute for Firms and Organizations (ISEOR), a French interventionresearch think tank codirected by Henri Savall and Véronique Zardet. Building on an earlier collaboration on the ISEOR approach – SocioEconomic Intervention in Organizations: The IntervenerResearcher and the SEAM Approach to Organizational Analysis (IAP, 2007) – Buono and Savall bring together over 30 talented intervenerresearchers to explore and examine the ongoing evolution of the SocioEconomic Approach to Management (SEAM). This volume revisits the application of SEAM in the context of intervention challenges in the wake of the recent economic crisis and the disruptive change that has taken hold across the world. The basic foundation of SEAM – built on the idea of strategic patience, the need to undertake holistic intervention in organizations, and the challenge to get organizational members to listen to themselves (through what they refer to as the mirror effect) – has remained the same. In response to economic and organizational pressures in the current environment, however, there has been a concomitant emphasis on helping client organizations achieve shortterm results while still maintaining focus on the long term. Many ideas that have become part of the current discourse within ISEOR today were not as explicitly addressed in the initial volume – from the destructive effect of the TaylorismFayolismWeberism (TFW) virus, to the need to focus on ways to ensure the sustainability of a SEAM intervention, the growing importance of collaborative interactions between external and internal consultants, and the growing importance of cocreating knowledge with client firms and organizations.
Description : 2011-2012 SOY Pilot Merced Building Human Assets Project Building Human Assets Meetings Youth Leadership and Workforce Development Parent Education and Resource Coordination Services Crisis Management Conferences for Males Human Systems Science Seminars for Educators Mentoring Services Community-Based Learning ►► Learning how to Live in a Home ►► Learning how to Learn in a School ►► Learning how to Think in a Neighborhood ►► Learning how to Respond in a Workplace Help to Improve: California's Public Schools Human Systems Science Save Our Youth
Description : Popular notions hold that our species is inherently violent, that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly argues in Beyond War, the facts show that our ancient ancestors were not innately warlike--and neither are we. Fry points out that, for perhaps ninety-nine percent of our history, for well over a million years, humans lived in nomadic hunter-and-gatherer groups, egalitarian bands where generosity was highly valued and warfare was a rarity. Drawing on archaeology and fascinating fieldwork on hunter-gatherer bands from around the world, Fry debunks the idea that war is ancient and inevitable.
Description : This volume deals with a wealth of issues related to self, from the overarching theoretical perspective of Bandura and his careful and thorough analysis of the agentic self, highlighting the complexities of our multiple selves acting in an integrated, holistic, and dynamic fashion, to the engaging and novel treatment of self concept as a rope by John Hattie. From many of the chapters we see the utility value of the social cognitive theory and selfdetermination theory frameworks for interpreting selfprocesses and how these processes might drive engagement in learning. In particular we see how autonomy support, selfregulation, selfefficacy, and selfregulation are part and parcel of selfprocesses intimately involved as individuals work out their futures and possible selves. Entwined with these processes are the development of identity, resilience, and a sense of wellbeing. The BFLPE and bullying chapters provide two examples of selfprocesses in operation in the school context. What can we take from this? Selfprocesses are complex, differentiated,and yet coordinated. By focusing on the agentic self we consider the whole personpicture as a rich, integrated, and dynamic tapestry and by focusing on differentiated self elements such as selfregulation, selfdetermination, selfconcept, and selfefficacy, we are able to examine, in more detail, some of the individual threads of the tapestry and the roles they play in the integrated self. Overall, we learn that selfprocesses are dynamic and are fundamental to enabling human potential.
Description : Perspectives on Human Capital and Assets goes beyond the current literature by providing a platform for a broad scope of discussion regarding HC&A, and, more importantly, by encouraging a multidisciplinary fusion between diverse disciplines.
Description : Analysis and insights from top thought leaders on a pivotal topic in investing and asset management Valuation is the cornerstone for investment analysis, and a thorough understanding and correct application of valuation methodologies are critical for long-term investing success. Edited by two leading valuation experts from CFA Institute, this book brings together the insights and expertise of some of the most astute and successful investment minds of the past 50 years. From Benjamin Graham, the “father of value investing,” to Aswath Damodaran, you’ll learn what these investment luminaries have to say about investment valuation techniques, including earnings and cash flow analysis. Features the best thinking on valuation from the industry’s masters on the topic, supplemented with dozens of fascinating and instructive real-world examples Comprehensively discusses special valuation situations, such as real options, employee stock options, highly leveraged firms, corporate takeovers, and more Supplies you with the tools you need to successfully navigate and thrive in the ever-changing financial markets Is being produced with the full support and input of CFA Institute, the world’s leading association of investment professionals
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