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Entrepreneurial Edge 2-Book Bundle: Everyday Entrepreneur / Family Entrepreneur

by Fred Dawkins Dundurn (September 25, 2014)

In this 2-book bundle, successful entrepreneur Fred Dawkins uses storytelling and an informal approach to take readers through a series of business lessons that will show them how to identify their own entrepreneurial...


How to Keep a Competitive Edge in the Talent Game: Lessons for the EU from China and the US

by Christal Morehouse & Matthias Busse Centre for European Policy Studies (October 30, 2014)

This book offers a comparison of the provision of higher education in the EU, the US and China, an evaluation of how the EU fares and recommendations for how higher education might be improved in order to secure...


Family Entrepreneur: Easier Said Than Done

by Fred Dawkins Dundurn (October 08, 2014)

Family Entrepreneur guides you through a reassuring learning experience on the qualities entrepreneurs need and the challenges they can expect when operating a family business. Issues are brought out by discussion...


Life Beyond Spending: Spend Less, and Live More

by Ernesto Caravantes Hamilton Books (September 20, 2013)

Caravantes explores how people can trade one paradigm of conspicuous consumption for another of frugality and simplicity. With over one hundred easy-to-do fun ideas and entertaining activities that are free...


Establishing a Framework for Evaluation and Teacher Incentives

by Collective Oecd (April 25, 2011)

Countries with underperforming education systems are recognising that effective reform is vital. But what types of programmes are likely to be effective, and how can they be implemented given local norms and...


Performance-based Funding for Public Research in Tertiary Education Institutions

by Collective Oecd (December 14, 2010)

Governments are seeking to channel research funds into universities and other institutions in ways that support high-quality research in strategically important areas and bolster effective knowledge diffusion....


Reviews of National Policies for Education: Kyrgyz Republic 2010

by Collective Oecd (December 13, 2010)

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a highly influential instrument for monitoring the quality of education systems and provides a strong evidence base for informed policy making and...


Innovative Workplaces

by Collective Oecd (November 04, 2010)

As human capital is the source of innovation, one of the policy principles of the OECD Innovation Strategy is to "foster innovative workplaces". Education and training systems must rise to the challenge of providing...


Reviews of National Policies for Education: Santa Catarina State, Brazil 2010

by Collective Oecd (November 24, 2010)

Education is a central priority for the State of Santa Catarina. Its policy makers are firmly committed to provide a relevant and efficient education system that responds to the requirements of the global economy...


Students with Disabilities, Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages in the Baltic States, South Eastern Europe and Malta

by Collective Oecd (September 29, 2009)

This book provides an internationally comparable set of indicators on the educational provision for students with disabilities, learning difficulties and disadvantages (SENDDD). It covers the number of students...


Evaluating and Rewarding the Quality of Teachers: International Practices

by Collective Oecd (November 06, 2009)

Drawing on relevant international research, including information from experts’ presentations and papers given at the December 2008 Joint Conference between the OECD and the Government of Mexico, this book...


Higher Education to 2030, Volume 2, Globalisation

by Collective Oecd (November 18, 2009)

Growing flows of knowledge, people and financing cross national borders and feed both worldwide collaboration and competition. These effects of globalisation increasingly impact higher education. How then might...


Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments

by Collective Oecd (July 21, 2009)

This publication is the first report from the International Teaching and Learning Survey (TALIS). It provides quantitative, policy-relevant information on the teaching and learning environment in schools in...


Beyond Textbooks

by Collective Oecd (November 09, 2009)

Technology is a key driver of educational innovation, and a variety of programmes focusing on investment in infrastructure, equipment, in-service training and digital learning resources have been established...


Working Out Change

by Collective Oecd (November 10, 2009)

This book analyses systemic innovation in education by looking at the ways in which educational systems encourage innovation, the knowledge base and processes used, and the procedures and criteria used to assess...


Designing Local Skills Strategies

by Collective Oecd (November 16, 2009)

Higher-level skills are increasingly demanded by the knowledge-based economy. But with rising mobility and demographic change, it is no longer so simple to invest in a skilled workforce for the future. Actions...


Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education in Chile 2009

by Collective Oecd (April 02, 2009)

This joint OECD and World Bank review gives a brief overview of post-secondary education in Chile and describes its development over the past twenty years. It presents an analysis of the system and identifies...


Promoting Consumer Education

by Collective Oecd (February 25, 2009)

Consumers today are challenged by growing amounts of information and wider choices of products, requiring them to develop skills and knowledge for making good choices in complex markets. This publication examines...


Inspired by Technology, Driven by Pedagogy

by Collective Oecd (October 04, 2010)

This report highlights key issues to facilitate understanding of how a systemic approach to technology-based school innovations can contribute to quality education for all while promoting a more equal and effective...


Education Today 2010

by Collective Oecd (October 13, 2010)

What does the OECD have to say about the state of education today? What are the main OECD messages on early childhood education, teacher policies and tertiary education? What about student performance, educational...


Trends Shaping Education 2010

by Collective Oecd (September 28, 2010)

What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? In what ways are working patterns changing?

Trends Shaping Education 2010...


Improving Schools

by Collective Oecd (September 30, 2010)

This report develops comparative knowledge for reforms in teacher and school management policies in the context of an OECD member country: Mexico. Mexico’s education outcomes can be improved by enhancing the...


Learning for Jobs

by Collective Oecd (August 10, 2010)

Learning for Jobs is an OECD study of vocational education and training designed to help countries make their Vocational Education and Training (VET) Systems more responsive to labour market needs. It expands...


The Nature of Learning

by Collective Oecd (August 09, 2010)

What do we know about how people learn? How do young people’s motivations and emotions influence their learning? What does research show to be the benefits of group work, formative assessments, technology...


Chile’s International Scholarship Programme

by Collective Oecd (September 02, 2010)

Chile has long considered education as a central priority and as key for its economic development. Over the past two decades the country has made great strides to increase the numbers of young people entering...


Improving Health and Social Cohesion through Education

by Collective Oecd (September 17, 2010)

Today’s global policy climate underlines the importance of better addressing non-economic dimensions of well-being and social progress such as health, social engagement, political interest and crime.

Education...


Reviews of National Policies for Education: Higher Education in Egypt 2010

by Collective Oecd (April 08, 2010)

In recent years, the Government of Egypt has driven major reforms for modernising the country. However, Egypt’s higher education system has remained largely unchanged and without fundamental reform of the...


TALIS 2008 Technical Report

by Collective Oecd (March 31, 2010)

The OECD’s new Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) has been designed to provide data and analyses on the conditions needed for effective teaching and learning in schools. As the first international...


Educating Teachers for Diversity

by Collective Oecd (February 25, 2010)

This publication summarises key research findings which can be used to redesign initial and continuing teacher education to help practitioners effectively teach diverse students. It looks at challenges teachers...


Learning Our Lesson

by Collective Oecd (February 09, 2010)

Leaders and academics can improve the quality of higher education teaching, and thereby the quality of their graduates, by reflecting on institution-wide practices. This book explores the interplay between actors...


Are the New Millennium Learners Making the Grade?

by Collective Oecd (March 11, 2010)

Using data from PISA 2006, this book analyzes to what extent investments in technology enhance educational outcomes. One of the most striking findings of this study is that the digital divide in education goes...


Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students

by Collective Oecd (March 24, 2010)

OECD has conducted policy reviews of migrant education in Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden and has examined the migrant education experience in many countries. This book offers...


Recognising Non-Formal and Informal Learning

by Collective Oecd (April 15, 2010)

Although learning often takes place within formal settings and designated environments, a great deal of valuable learning also occurs either deliberately or informally in everyday life. Policy makers in OECD...


PISA 2009 Assessment Framework

by Collective Oecd (January 19, 2010)

This book presents the theory behind the development of the 2009 PISA survey. The re-worked and expanded framework for reading literacy includes not only the assessment of reading and understanding printed texts,...


The Toxic Boss Survival Guide - Tactics for Navigating the Wilderness at Work

by Craig Chappelow, Peter Ronayne & Bill Adams Center for Creative Leadership Press (April 04, 2018)

Chances are, you already know what it’s like to work for a toxic boss. You know they suck the air out of a room and the life out of their employees, and you don’t need a research report to tell you that...


The Complete Penny Stock Course

by Jamil Ben Alluch Ben Amar & Sykes Timothy Millionaire Publishing LLC (December 15, 2017)

You can learn trading penny stocks from the masses and become part of the 90% of traders who lose money in the stock market, or you can learn from the Best. The Complete Penny Stock Course is based on Timothy...


How to Start a Home-Based Tutoring Business

by Beth Lewis Globe Pequot Press (January 06, 2010)

Private tutoring represents a billion-dollar industry in the United States, serving millions of students a year. For educators, a home-based tutoring business may represent a part-time job to supplement their...


The Ten-Day MBA 4th Ed.

by Steven A. Silbiger HarperBusiness (July 24, 2012)

Revised and updated to answer the challenges of a rapidly changing business world, the 4th edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, from corporate ethics...


Agile Methodology for Developing and Measuring Learning

by Kaliym A. Islam BookBlastPro Inc. (November 18, 2017)

Why is this topic important?

Technologies of the last five years have drastically changed and reshaped how we live and learn. The net of these changes, according to the Boston Consulting Group, is that consumers...


Feedback to Managers: A Guide to Reviewing and Selecting Multirater Instruments for Leadership Development

by Jean Brittain Leslie Center for Creative Leadership Press (August 19, 2013)

Feedback is a rare commodity in day-to-day organizational life, but it is a key to ongoing effectiveness.One popular vehicle for getting feedback from one's boss, peers, subordinates, and customers is the multiple-perspective...


Change Now! Five Steps to Better Leadership

by Peter Scisco, Cynthia D. McCauley, Jean Brittain Leslie & Rob Elsey Center for Creative Leadership Press (April 03, 2014)

You want to start working on the next steps in your career. Your boss made remarks in your last performance review that you want to take action on. You know now the kind of leader you aspire to be and want to...


Integrated Reporting

by Stefan Hannen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 31, 2017)

The introduction of Integrated Reporting (IR) is supposed to tackle shortcomings of corporate reporting that have been criticized for decades. The new reporting format intends to improve the understandability...


Chinese Culture in a Cross-Cultural Comparison

by Michael B. Hinner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

Chinese culture has a very long and extraordinary tradition. With China’s rapid economic growth and a population of more than one billion people, China has become a very important market for many companies....


EDLP versus Hi-Lo Pricing Strategies in Retailing

by Sabine El Husseini Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

Retail pricing strategy is seen as one of the priorities in retail management. There exist two main pricing strategies in retailing: the Every Day Low Price (EDLP) strategy and the High-Low (Hi-Lo) pricing strategy....


Contemporary Research in Sports Economics

by Oliver Budzinski & Arne Feddersen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 08, 2014)

This volume comprises scientific contributions in the context of the 5th annual conference of the European Association of Sports Economics (ESEA), which took place in September 2013 in Esbjerg, Denmark. It contains...


Journalism in Change

by Gunnar Nygren & Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 24, 2015)

Media developments change journalism all over the world. But are the changes the same in different media systems? How is professionalization influenced by the constant growth of a network society and social...


Graphical User Interface Prototyping for Distributed Requirements Engineering

by Sven Scheibmayr Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Finding and understanding the right requirements is essential for every software project. This book deals with the challenge to improve requirements engineering in distributed software projects. The use of graphical...


Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity

by Tatiana Chemi, Julie Borup Jensen & Lone Hersted Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Throughout the literature of creative learning, many assumptions and even stereotypes about the artists’ creativity are nurtured, often according to myths going back to the Romanticism. The authors have been...


Privatising Capital

by Gavin Rae Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

Privatising Capital examines the historical development of Poland’s public sector and its welfare state. Their infrastructure, services and employees add up to a form of public capital, upon which the vast...


Economy in Romania and the Need for Optimization of Agricultural Production Structures

by Jean Vasile Andrei & Gheorghe H. Popescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Agriculture represents a basic economic sector for Romanian economy with major implication on a large part of inland population. The accession to the EU has imposed major changes to the Romanian agricultural...