Description : Assesses the current scope of Federal research on child & adolescent development, identifies, significant needed research, & makes recommendations for efforts not only in research, but also in linking research & policy development. Chapters include: the Federal Research Portfolio; gaps in the knowledge base: examples of research opportunities; links to policymakers & service providers; options for phase two of the Children's Initiative; subcommittee on the Children's Initiative; methodology; selected bibliography; & examples of successful research -- policy or research -- services linkages submitted by agencies.
Author by : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
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Description : This document contains guidance for policy-makers and programme managers to help provide for the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people, based on three key factors: i) life-skills-based information and education; ii) access to reproductive health services that are receptive to them; and iii) a supportive and enabling environment. It is a joint WHO/UNFPA/UNICEF publication and has been developed in response to World Health Assembly resolution WHA55.19.
Description : A report by the President's Info. Technology Advisory Committee on future directions for Fed. support of R&D for information technology (IT). The Committee has concluded that Fed. support for research in IT is seriously inadequate and should be increased. This report includes: executive summary; rationale for government support of long term, fundamental research; IT: transforming our society; setting Federal research priorities: findings and recommendations; technical research priorities; socioeconomic research and policy priorities; and creating an effective management structure for Federal IT R&D. Charts and tables.
Description : Most parents dream of giving their children the best possible education. However an education – primary, secondary and tertiary – costs money. Parents of a child born in 2006 can pay approximately $250K for a child's lifetime education according to the latest research from the Australian Scholarships Group. And costs are constantly on the rise. Investing in Your Child's Future is aimed at parents and future parents, grandparents and other family members, and covers children's education from pre-school to tertiary studies. It is designed to show readers how they can secure and contribute to their children's future and can benefit from a higher education at the institution of their choice, without sacrificing their lifestyle or financial security, and regardless of their income. Investing in Your Child's Future shows readers how they can finance all, or some, of their children's education by planning ahead, implementing simple strategies and saving money as early and as regularly as possible. When your children are young, it's easy to delay funding their education as it is not an immediate expense. However, education is a major expense, regardless of whether you choose a private or public education, and the sooner you start saving, the more money you will accumulate, and the sooner you can stop worrying about your child's future.
Description : INVESTING IN YOUR EDUCATION, 2nd Edition, enables students to grasp the connections between all the courses they take during the first year, the success skills they need in college, and the learning that will take place both in and outside the classroom. The textbook is based on the idea that students are making an enormous investment by going to college: an intellectual investment, a financial investment, and an investment of time. The Second Edition expands on this theme, aligning lessons in academic and life skills with readings from textbooks, journals, magazines, websites, and other news sources. This text exposes students to a broad range of disciplines they will likely encounter in their college career, and offers the opportunity to apply study skills to their future career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Times are changing. Instead of obsessing about what they’re against, progressives have begun to think about what they’re for—to prepare once again to play their role as agents of bold ideas and political and social transformation. Finding new confidence and imagination, they have begun to renew their political capital. The essays in this volume draw on that new store of capital to sketch the outlines of a progressive agenda for 21st-century America. Authors such as Van Jones, Dean Baker, Andrea Batista Schlesinger and Miles Rapoport cover a wide array of topics and, in their policy recommendations, present a few contrasting ideas. But all these essays reflect a belief in the need for fundamental change. The problems discussed here cannot be solved, the authors agree, through charity, through volunteerism, or even by well-meaning local and state governments, though surely all have a role. The contributors make the case for the kind of concerted action that can only come through the agency of our national government. They argue that we need programs that serve our national and international needs and encourage faith in our public institutions, creating a positive cycle of political change and space for further reform. There are many good reasons to be worried at this critical moment in history. To navigate these troubled times, we need a rare combination of ideas, action, resolve, and leadership to meet the challenges that lie before us. Thinking Big is an indispensable piece of that puzzle, arriving just when it’s most needed. With a foreword by Robert Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency. The Progressive Ideas Network is an alliance of multi-issue think tanks and activist organizations working together to amplify the power of ideas in advancing today’s progressive movement.
Description : We are Trading Away Our Future and most economists have been caught with their heads in the sand. They think that the trade deficits are the result of free market forces. But the trade deficits are caused by foreign government currency manipulations and the foolish subsidies that the US tax system gives to foreign savings. The American People know that something is wrong. They know that the Chinese and Japanese governments manipulate their currencies to steal American industries. They are intrigued by Governor Huckabee's endorsement of the Fair Tax, a proposal that would abolish the IRS, renew American investment, Strengthen the dollar, and help solve the trade deficits. If nothing is done, then resolutely nondemocratic China will replace the United States as the world's premier power. In this book the Richmans explain solutions that are within our grasp. It is not yet too late!
Description : There is a lot of talk in the United States today about energy independence, specifically the desire for America to get out of the Middle East and to stop relying on its oil. But it takes courage. In NOIS2E, author Charlie Pedersen takes the challenge and assembles both a worldview and an action plan. Unveiling the forces that have secured the United States to the status quo, he shows there is an opportunity to change the world and shake off the economic chains of oil dependency, all while moving Water and Energy towards the goal of cost reduction and the elimination of drought and famine in the 21st century. NOIS2E discusses the current US strategy, which seems to make oil dependency so painful that anything will be done to get more oil, even war. It looks at current energy innovation and alternatives and recognizes that the United States can exploit bene?ts and invest in delivery and solutions for the water and energy crises, not by super innovation but by changing the mix and application of fuels and the efficiency of energy, particularly in transportation. Through a fictionalized narrative, NOIS2E takes over the President’s persona and travels on a world quest through Mexico, Canada. China, Russia, the Middle East, Australia, and more to show you the expanding opportunities where clean supply is/will exceed demand. The formula for change. This will transform the 21st Century for the USA and the world, and shows it’s within our grasp, and without war.
Description : Learn how to get your students involved in the stock market. With lesson plans and material, you will have no problem in teaching the stock market.
Description : Fact: the Millennial Generation will not be able to rely on pensions and social security in retirement. Instead, they will have to save and invest in the global stock market to meet their goals. When it comes to thinking about money, Millennials are, as a generation, different from their parents. They are skeptical of expert advice, yet more committed than baby boomers to passing wealth on to future generations. To build wealth, young people must start investing early and buck conventional market wisdom. Millennial Money will explain the most common mistakes that hurt investors' long-term returns and show why their investments in popular stocks or the hottest industry of the day have resulted in such underwhelming results. More importantly, the book will introduce a strategy that can help us overcome our shortcomings as investors. Armed with this strategy, Millennials can become the most successful investing generation in history.