Description : "For the first time in a generation, national legislation on publicly-funded preschool education is the focus of prominent debate. The research brief ... reviews rigorous evidence on why early skills matter, which children benefit from preschool, the short- and long-term effects of preschool programs on children's school readiness and life outcomes, the importance of program quality, and the costs versus benefits of preschool education."--Publisher websites.
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 : Do you need a reminder of what it is that your doing on a daily basis and why? Every action you take is an investment into your future. Being purposeful about those actions has a magnifying effect on what you do. Use this note book to keep track of what you're doing and why and see the changes that happen, as you do. Great for motherhood, tracking finances, exercise and healthy living, and so much more. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a teacher, assistant, coach, or any other person who is investing their time and energy into your child? Here is a notebook that will remind them of their importance in our world and how appreciative you are for all they do; not just for you and your family, but for our future. This journal is 6"x9" and has 100 sheets of crisp white lined paper. The glossy, soft cover is simply stunning. Being purposeful, thankful and showing appreciation are such important virtues and humanity needs to put these virtues into practice daily.
Description : There is increasing evidence that the first few years after birth are particularly important in child development and present opportunities for enrichment but also vulnerabilities do to poverty and other social stressors. Elected officials have begun proposing potentially costly programs to intervene early in the lives of disadvantaged children. Have such interventions been demonstrated to yield substantial benefits? To what extent might they pay for themselves through lower welfare and criminal justice costs incurred by participating children as they grow into adults? This study synthesizes the results of a number of previous evaluations in an effort to answer those questions. Conclusions are that under carefully controlled conditions, early childhood interventions can yield substantial advantages to recipients in terms of emotional and cognitive development, education, economic well-being, and health. (The latter two benefits apply to the children's families as well.) If these interventions can be duplicated on a large scale, the costs of the programs could be exceeded by subsequent savings to the government. However, the more carefully the interventions are targeted to children most likely to benefit, the more likely it is that savings will exceed costs. Unfortunately, these conclusions rest on only a few methodologically sound studies. The authors argue for broader demonstrations accompanied by rigorous evaluations to resolve several important unknowns. These include the most efficient ways to design and target programs, the extent to which effectiveness is lost on scale-up, and the implications of welfare reform and other safety net changes.
Description : The Budget presents an updated assessment of the economy and public finances and reports on Government policies. It: shows that the economy is growing strongly and the Government is meeting its fiscal rules; announces a long-term investment programme for schools and sets out further measures to help young people develop skills; sets out reform to reduce the regulatory burden on business; announces free local travel for people over 60 and provide £200 towards the council tax bill for those over 65; makes a commitment to increase Child Tax Credit in line with earnings; doubles the threshold for stamp duty; increases the special reserve for military operations; announces a better targeted Local Enterprise Growth Initiative; introduces measures to modernise the tax system; defers any increase in fuel duty until September 2005.
Description : What is leadership? Can it be explained with a simple dictionary definition? In "Integrity: The Core of Leadership," authors Biju Michael and Richard Lochrie endeavor to explain a concept inherent to humanity as a whole: leadership. Is leadership merely the ability to convince others to do your will? Or is it something more, something that serves a higher purpose and greater good? Through meticulous research and interviews with many people currently in positions of leadership, the authors explore the diverse use of the word 'leader' throughout the course of history. Though people as different as Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler have been considered 'leaders, ' one thing separates the truly great leaders from all the rest: integrity. Ultimately, only leadership with integrity, based on a relationship between the leader and those who follow him in a quest to achieve the common good, can bring a bright future for all. What are the most dangerous pitfalls in the path of leadership? What are the support systems available for leaders at the top of the ladder? How can you lead to leave a positive legacy? Succinct discussions with examples from the lives of real leaders provided in the book will help leadership teams to work together to achieve meaning and true success in their individual and organizational lives. 'In "Integrity: The Core of Leadership," authors Biju Michael and Richard Lochrie mingle their research with the practical wisdom of twenty-eight prominent leaders of industry, religion, politics, sports, medicine, and entrepreneurship to trace guidelines for leaders. It is an indispensable book for every leader embarked on leaving a positive legacy.' - Mo Anderson, Vice Chairman, Keller Williams Realty
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.