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Standards And Their Stories

Author : Martha Lampland
ISBN : 0801474612
Genre : Business & Economics
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Standardization is one of the defining aspects of modern life, its presence so pervasive that it is usually taken for granted. However cumbersome, onerous, or simply puzzling certain standards may be, their fundamental purpose in streamlining procedures, regulating behaviors, and predicting results is rarely questioned. Indeed, the invisibility of infrastructure and the imperative of standardizing processes signify their absolute necessity. Increasingly, however, social scientists are beginning to examine the origins and effects of the standards that underpin the technology and practices of everyday life.Standards and Their Stories explores how we interact with the network of standards that shape our lives in ways both obvious and invisible. The main chapters analyze standardization in biomedical research, government bureaucracies, the insurance industry, labor markets, and computer technology, providing detailed accounts of the invention of "standard humans" for medical testing and life insurance actuarial tables, the imposition of chronological age as a biographical determinant, the accepted means of determining labor productivity, the creation of international standards for the preservation and access of metadata, and the global consequences of "ASCII imperialism" and the use of English as the lingua franca of the Internet.Accompanying these in-depth critiques are a series of examples that depict an almost infinite variety of standards, from the controversies surrounding the European Union's supposed regulation of banana curvature to the minimum health requirements for immigrants at Ellis Island, conflicting (and ever-increasing) food portion sizes, and the impact of standardized punishment metrics like "Three Strikes" laws. The volume begins with a pioneering essay from Susan Leigh Star and Martha Lampland on the nature of standards in everyday life that brings together strands from the several fields represented in the book. In an appendix, the editors provide a guide for teaching courses in this emerging interdisciplinary field, which they term "infrastructure studies," making Standards and Their Stories ideal for scholars, students, and those curious about why coffins are becoming wider, for instance, or why the Financial Accounting Standards Board refused to classify September 11 as an "extraordinary" event.

Exemplary Science In Informal Education Settings Standards Based Success Stories

Author : Robert Yager
ISBN : 9781933531625
Genre : Education
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Story Writing Grades 1 2 Meeting Writing Standards Series

Author : Sarah K. Clark
ISBN : 9781576909829
Genre : Composition (Language arts)
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Assessment In Science

Author : D.P. Shepardson
ISBN : 9789401008020
Genre : Science
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Assessment in Science combines professional development and classroom practice in a single volume. The pragmatic nature of the book makes it a valuable resource for administrators and staff developers interested in designing professional development programs, and for science teachers looking for techniques and examples of classroom-based assessments. Unique features of Assessment in Science include: 1) practical strategies and tools for implementing successful professional development programs in science assessment, 2) teacher stories and case studies about classroom-based assessment practice and how these teachers changed their assessment practice, 3) examples of classroom-based assessments and scoring guides, 4) samples of student work with teacher commentary, and 5) examples of how the national reform documents in science education served as tools in professional development programs and in designing classroom-based assessments. Assessment in Science expands the existing literature on science assessment by sharing a model for professional development, and examples of teacher-developed assessments with accompanying student work and teacher commentary. Chapters written by science teachers tell how they assess students and how they have changed their assessment practice, as well as how changing assessment practice has resulted in a change in their science instruction. Assessment in Science is targeted at practising professionals in science education: administrators, staff developers, science teachers, and university science educators. Assessment in Science has applicability to graduate-level courses in science education and in-service courses for science teachers. The teacher chapters are also appropriate for use in undergraduate science methods courses to illustrate classroom-based assessments.

Sex Drugs And Body Counts

Author : Peter Andreas
ISBN : 9780801457067
Genre : Social Science
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Big, attention-grabbing numbers are frequently used in policy debates and media reporting: "At least 200,000-250,000 people died in the war in Bosnia." "There are three million child soldiers in Africa." "More than 650,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the U.S. occupation of Iraq." "Between 600,000 and 800,000 women are trafficked across borders every year." "Money laundering represents as much as 10 percent of global GDP." "Internet child porn is a $20 billion-a-year industry." Peter Andreas and Kelly M. Greenhill see only one problem: these numbers are probably false. Their continued use and abuse reflect a much larger and troubling pattern: policymakers and the media naively or deliberately accept highly politicized and questionable statistical claims about activities that are extremely difficult to measure. As a result, we too often become trapped by these mythical numbers, with perverse and counterproductive consequences. This problem exists in myriad policy realms. But it is particularly pronounced in statistics related to the politically charged realms of global crime and conflict-numbers of people killed in massacres and during genocides, the size of refugee flows, the magnitude of the illicit global trade in drugs and human beings, and so on. In Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and policy analysts critically examine the murky origins of some of these statistics and trace their remarkable proliferation. They also assess the standard metrics used to evaluate policy effectiveness in combating problems such as terrorist financing, sex trafficking, and the drug trade. Contributors: Peter Andreas, Brown University; Thomas J. Biersteker, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies-Geneva; Sue E. Eckert, Brown University; David A. Feingold, Ophidian Research Institute and UNESCO; H. Richard Friman, Marquette University; Kelly M. Greenhill, Tufts University and Harvard University; John Hagan, Northwestern University; Lara J. Nettelfield, Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals and Simon Fraser University; Wenona Rymond-Richmond, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Winifred Tate, Colby College; Kay B. Warren, Brown University

The Common Core Companion The Standards Decoded Grades 3 5

Author : Leslie Blauman
ISBN : 9781483364483
Genre : Education
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It’s the teaching around the standards that counts! If you’re an upper-elementary teacher, we have a Common Core Companion for you, too! What makes this book “that version of the standards you wish you had?” It’s the way Leslie Blauman translates each and every standard for reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and foundational skills into the day-to-day “what you do.” It’s all here: The standards for literature and informational texts put side by side for easier planning More than a dozen teaching ideas for each standard Recommendations on how to cultivate critical habits of mind A glossary of academic language for each standard An online bank of graphic organizers, reproducibles, charts, and more What makes The Common Core Companion, Grades K-2, “that version of the standards you wish you had”? The way it translates each and every standard into the day-to-day “what you do.”

Meeting The Math Standards With Favorite Picture Books

Author : Bob Krech
ISBN : 0439318890
Genre : Education
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For each featured title, you'll find a book summary, as well as an easy-to-read list of primary content standards. This book also includes: related math vocabulary to share with students; suggestions for sharing each story; step-by-step activities to reinforce key math skills and concepts; reproducible charts, activities, patterns, and games; suggestions for connecting to other areas of the curriculum; and additional resources for learning more.

Myths

Author : Gabriel Solomons
ISBN : 9781841509815
Genre : Myth
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Myths is a visual and written exploration on the subject of myths. It contains contributions from writers, illustrators, designers, photographers and artists from around the world who have each responded to the theme in their own unique way.The book is important as it approaches the theme in various ways but also includes interviews with artists who have been inspired by myths in some way - furthering our understanding and appreciation for myths within an artistic context. The book should appeal to an audience who value aesthetics both in design terms and creative content. The area of myths is one of interest to most people but the originality and wide investigation of the theme in this book should offer further insights to readers. The book also benefits from its eclectic international content and strong sense of creative community.

Rillas And Other Science Fiction Stories

Author : A. R. Morlan
ISBN : 9781434449368
Genre : Fiction
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NO ONE writes science fiction, fantasy, or horror like A. R. Morlan. Her unique characters--her unusual perspective--her enormous imagination--all of these traits combine to produce absolutely "different" views of the past, present, and future. The eight novellas and short stories in this new collection highlight some of the best of her recent explorations of the near-future: "The Best Years of Our Lives," "Contingencies and Penti-Lope-Lope" (with John S. Postovit), "Ciné Rimettato," "Boog'/4 and the Endicaran Kluge," "Robin Williams, Speaking Spanish," "What Falls from the Life" (with John S. Postovit), "Etamin at East 47th," and "'Rillas."

Stories Economists Tell

Author : John P. Tiemstra
ISBN : 9781621895077
Genre : Religion
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A Christian approach to economic analysis requires that humans be thought of not as maximizing their own private economic welfare, but rather as making moral choices with their resources. Professor Tiemstra lays out the methodology of this approach in the first section of this book. He then applies it to real economic problems, including poverty and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and globalization.

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