Preparing For The Twenty First Century

Author: Paul Kennedy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773574
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Kennedy's groundbreaking book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers helped to reorder the current priorities of the United States. Now, he synthesizes extensive research on fields ranging from demography to robotics to draw a detailed, persuasive, and often sobering map of the very near future--a bold work that bridges the gap between history, prophecy, and policy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

India S Economic Policy

Author: Bimal Jalan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351187799
Size: 54.52 MB
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A lucid and brilliantly-argued book on India's recent economic reforms Nearly fifty years after independence, India remains a very poor country. It ranks near the bottom in terms of per capita income, and is similarly placed in the Human Develoent Index which measures social well-being. Economic growth in India has been less than half that of China or even other countries in Asia. And governments, at the Centre as well as in the states, are close to insolvency. The reason for our spectacular underachievement lies in the continuation of policies which had a certain validity as a response to the colonial experience, but which have long outlived their usefulness. The global economic scene has changed dramatically since they were formulated, and we must respond to the new realities. Bimal Jalan, the well known economist and present Governor of the RBI, in this lucid and well-argued book, makes a case for governments doing what they alone can best do, and less of what they cannot do effectively.

Children Families And Government

Author: Edward F. Zigler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589406
Size: 35.94 MB
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Children, Families and Government analyses the relationship between child development research and the design and implementation of social policy concerning children and families. It captures the excitement and challenges emerging in the field of child development and social policy, and it examines recent changes in our national ethos towards children and families.This book is particularly timely, with issues like health care, welfare reform, and drug abuse addressed in a context that enables the reader to relate current events to the theories and foundations on which policies are based.

Education Governance For The Twenty First Century

Author: Paul Manna
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815723954
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America's fragmented, decentralized, politicized, and bureaucratic system of education governance is a major impediment to school reform. In this important new book, a number of leading education scholars, analysts, and practitioners show that understanding the impact of specific policy changes in areas such as standards, testing, teachers, or school choice requires careful analysis of the broader governing arrangements that influence their content, implementation, and impact. Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century comprehensively assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what remains of the old in education governance, scrutinizes how traditional governance forms are changing, and suggests how governing arrangements might be further altered to produce better educational outcomes for children. Paul Manna, Patrick McGuinn, and their colleagues provide the analysis and alternatives that will inform attempts to adapt nineteenth and twentieth century governance structures to the new demands and opportunities of today. Contents: Education Governance in America: Who Leads When Everyone Is in Charge?, Patrick McGuinn and Paul Manna The Failures of U.S. Education Governance Today, Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli How Current Education Governance Distorts Financial Decisionmaking, Marguerite Roza Governance Challenges to Innovators within the System, Michelle R. Davis Governance Challenges to Innovators outside the System, Steven F. Wilson Rethinking District Governance, Frederick M. Hess and Olivia M. Meeks Interstate Governance of Standards and Testing, Kathryn A. McDermott Education Governance in Performance-Based Federalism, Kenneth K. Wong The Rise of Education Executives in the White House, State House, and Mayor's Office, Jeffrey R. Henig English Perspectives on Education Governance and Delivery, Michael Barber Education Governance in Canada and the United States, Sandra Vergari Education Governance in Comparative Perspective, Michael Mintrom and Richard Walley Governance Lessons from the Health Care and Environment Sectors, Barry G. Rabe Toward a Coherent and Fair Funding System, Cynthia G. Brown Picturing a Different Governance Structure for Public Education, Paul T. Hill From Theory to Results in Governance Reform, Kenneth J. Meier The Tall Task of Education Governance Reform, Paul Manna and Patrick McGuinn

Preparing America S Foreign Policy For The 21st Century

Author: David Boren
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806131238
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A select group of analysts, practitioners and scholars assembled in 1997 and 1999 at the University of Oklahoma to lay the groundwork for a new foreign policy. This carefully edited collection includes those major policy statements and discussions by the best minds of our time. Index.

Fixing The Spy Machine

Author: Arthur S. Hulnick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275966522
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A post Cold War look at the U.S. intelligence system that examines the arcane world of spying, the intricacies of intelligence analysis, the positive and negative aspects of secret operations, and defenses against terrorism and industrial espionage.

Executive Development

Author: Harper W. Moulton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Size: 63.37 MB
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Many companies prefer to promote from within, partially out of tradition and to keep the costs of training within budget. But is this what will keep companies competitive in this increasingly global market? This significant book focuses on executive education--what the authors refer to as the training of people already in managerial positions for greater responsibility. Not a how-to manual, rather the book examines the key issues in the process of executive education in an increasingly complex world. The authors summarize recent major changes in the business world that have had a significant impact on management competency, survey developments in meeting the needs of a changing environment, and provide an analysis of how anticipated needs of future executives can be met. In scrutinizing the principal players--the corporation, the executives, and the directors of the business schools' executive educational programs--the authors hope this book will help not only the human resources executives responsible for development, but students and researchers in business schools as well.

Ufo Visitation

Author: Alan Watts
ISBN: 9781860198373
Size: 24.22 MB
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Preparing Today S Students For Tomorrow S Jobs In Metropolitan America

Author: Laura W. Perna
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812208439
Size: 59.58 MB
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Education, long the key to opportunity in the United States, has become simply essential to earning a decent living. By 2018, 63 percent of all jobs will require at least some postsecondary education or training. Teachers and civic leaders stress the value of study through high school and beyond, but to an alarmingly large segment of America's population—including a disproportionate number of ethnic and racial minorities—higher education seems neither obtainable nor relevant. Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America, edited by Laura W. Perna, offers useful insights into how to bridge these gaps and provide urban workers with the educational qualifications and skills they need for real-world jobs. Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America probes more deeply than recent reports on the misalignment between workers' training and employers' requirements. Written by researchers in education and urban policy, this volume takes a comprehensive approach. It informs our understanding of the measurement and definition of the learning required by employers. It examines the roles that different educational sectors and providers play in workforce readiness. It analyzes the institutional practices and public policies that promote the educational preparation of today's students for tomorrow's jobs. The volume also sheds light on several recurring questions, such as what is the "right" amount of education, and what should be the relative emphasis on "general" versus "specific" or "occupational" education and training? Ensuring that today's students have the education and training to meet future career demands is critical to the economic and social well-being of individuals, cities, and the nation as a whole. With recommendations for institutional leaders and public policymakers, as well as future research, this volume takes important steps toward realizing this goal.