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Author: Amy K. Syvertsen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: civic, outcomes, students, education, practices, changes
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 1437902995
ISBN-13: 9781437902990

The power of civic educ. (CE) to elicit positive student outcomes has been documented. However, the field is only now beginning to understand the causal processes that bring about these positive changes in young people. żThe Civic Mission of Schoolsż lays out 6 żpromising approachesż to CE which emphasize the need for instruction that is relevant to young people, provides opportunities for practice, and moves beyond rote learning praxis. These approaches to CE yield positive, lasting outcomes in students. The goal of this project is to examine the association between activities regularly u

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: engagement, employee, federal, power
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437910858
ISBN-13: 9781437910858

Emphasizes the role that employee engagement plays in improving Fed. agency outcomes. This report examines what engages Fed. employees -- that is, what contributes to a heightened connection between Fed. employees and their work or their organizations. The report explores the extent that different groups of employees are engaged and, more importantly, discusses how employee engagement relates to improved Fed. agency outcomes. By establishing a link between employee engagement and agency outcomes, the report hopes to refocus attention and energy on the recommended mgmt. practices that can incre

Author: Maria B. Ospina
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: research, state, health, practices, meditation
Number of Pages: 92
Published: 2008-03-01
ISBN-10: 1428988068
ISBN-13: 9781428988064

Reviews & synthesizes the state of research on a variety of meditation practices (MP), incl.: the specific MP examined; the research designs employed & the conditions & outcomes examined; the efficacy & effectiveness of different MP for the 3 most studied conditions; the role of effect modifiers on outcomes; & the effects of meditation on physiological & neuropsychological outcomes. Conclusions: scientific research on MP does not have a common theoretical perspective & is characterized by poor methodological quality. Firm conclusions on the effects of MP in healthcare cannot be drawn based on

Author: Helen Abadzi
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: research, developing, countries, cognitive, lessons, adult, literacy, outcomes, improving
Number of Pages: 122
Published: 2003-06-04
ISBN-10: 0821354930
ISBN-13: 9780821354933

There are approximately one billion adult illiterates in the world. Adult literacy programs in developing countries are often ineffectual and rather limited outcomes. To improve outcomes, much emphasis has been given to empowering nongovernmental organizations, increasing learner motivation, and reinforcing social benefits.This book summarizes the pertinent cognitive and neuropsychological research using layman terms and attempts to apply it to the acquisition of adult literacy. It presents issues and ideas on designing adult literacy programs that support human memory functions as understood

Author: Kenneth Temkin (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: program, fhip, initiatives, housing, fair, study
Number of Pages: 105
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437987788
ISBN-13: 9781437987782

Examines the FHIP from its inception in 1987 through 2006. The goals of this study are to create a history of FHIP, describe its grantees, analyze the types of grants awarded through the program, and analyze the outcomes of cases investigated by grant recipients, especially the comparison of the outcomes of cases referred by the grantees with those referred by others. This is primarily a process study of FHIP based on interviews with FHIP grantee org. Outcomes are reported based on cases that are referred to HUD. The study does not include reviews of cases not referred to HUD and does not asse

Author: Brenda S. Farrell
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: decisions, inform, army, recruitment, incentives, needed, outcomes, evaluation, personnel, methods, linked, anticipated, military
Number of Pages: 18
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437909949
ISBN-13: 9781437909944

Since the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has launched several military operations that have increased the operations tempo of the military services and required the large-scale mobilization of reservists. These factors have affected the active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, which have shouldered the bulk of the personnel burden associated with ongoing operations in Iraq. To encourage military service, Congress authorized the Army to provide not more than 4 new recruitment incentives. This report: (1) identifies and describes the recruitment incentives the Army has developed; and (2) asse

Author: Martha De Melo
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: years, volga, capitals, six, first, city, transition, russian
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 1999

Reform in 10 regional capitals along the Volga River is associated with favorable initial conditions. And both reform and favorable initial conditions are associated with relatively successful economic outcomes, except where access to extra resources improves outcomes or where weak government undermines success.
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