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📒Ground And Soil Improvement ✍ Chris A. Raison
✏Ground and Soil Improvement Book Summary : Methods for improving ground and soil have undergone significant developments in recent years, particularly in terms of application and usage, and many innovative techniques have been introduced. However, it is of significance that in many areas the design process still lacks a theoretical framework. The papers included in this volume, written by international authors, deal with a cross-section of problems faced by many practising engineers and provide advice and guidance on how these problems can be dealt with in a practical manner.
📒Business Process Improvement Toolbox ✍ Bjørn Andersen
✏Business Process Improvement Toolbox Book Summary : "The first half of the book presents an overall business process improvement model, with the ensuing chapters dealing with topics of understanding and modeling your current business processes, using performance measurement in improvement work, creating a business process improvement road map, and organizing for improvement work. The second half of the book presents the overall toolbox, followed by one chapter for each phase of the overall improvement model. For each of these phases, a selection of suitable tools is presented with background, steps for how to use them, and an example of their use. The final two chapters contain two more extensive case studies illustrating the use of the full methodology.
📒School Improvement ✍ Zijian Li
✏School Improvement Book Summary : Brings together recent reseach findings from around the world on key issues in school improvement, including discussion of the role of management, teachers, students, and the curriculum.
📒School Improvement For Real ✍ David Hopkins
✏School Improvement for Real Book Summary : As societies continue to set educational goals that are, on current performance, beyond the capacity of the system to deliver, strategies for enhancing student learning through school and classroom intervention have become increasingly important. Yet, as David Hopkins argues in his book, many of the educational initiatives recently developed under the umbrella of school improvement are inadequate or unhelpful. Simply blaming teachers and delegating financial responsibility, he maintains, has little positive impact on classroom practice. This is the bleak context within which school improvement has to operate today. School Improvement for Real offers a genuine alternative: a strategy for educational change that focuses on student achievement by modifying classroom practice and adapting the management arrangements within the school to support teaching and learning. It outlines an approach to school improvement that has a medium term, systemic orientation, providing both principles and suggestions for better practice. The author's experience in the field of school improvement ensures that the text is informed by a practical wisdom that is so often lacking from the more typical managerial texts on improvement and effectiveness.
✏Continual service improvement Book Summary : This publication focuses on continual service improvement (CSI) from both an IT service and IT service management perspective. It introduces the concept of CSI at a high level and defines its value before describing common methods and techniques. The guidance is written for managers and practitioners at all levels.
📒Biochemical Aspects Of Crop Improvement ✍ K. R. Khanna
✏Biochemical Aspects of Crop Improvement Book Summary : This book provides a comprehensive review at the biochemical and molecular level of the processes and techniques that contribute to crop improvement. General topics include a historical perspective of the advancements in crop improvement; cultivar systematics and biochemical and molecular markers in crop improvement programs; the genetics of physiological and biochemical processes affecting crop yield; the genetics of photosynthesis, chloroplast, relevant enzymes, and mutations; osmoregulation/adjustment and the production of protective compounds in relation to drought tolerance; and the biochemistry of disease resistance, including elicitors, defense response genes, their role in the production of phytoalexins and other strategies against pathogens. Other topics include quality breeding (e.g., molecular gene structure, changing individual amino acids, enhancing nutritive value of proteins) and biotechnology/genetic engineering. Geneticists, biochemists, botanists, agricultural specialists and others involved in crop improvement and breeding should consider this volume essential reading.
📒The Practice And Theory Of School Improvement ✍ David Hopkins
✏The Practice and Theory of School Improvement Book Summary : ANDY HARGREAVES Department of Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction Lynch School of Education, Boston College, MA, U.S.A. ANN LIEBERMAN Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, CA, U.S.A. MICHAEL FULLAN Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada DAVID HOPKINS Department for Education and Skills, London, U.K. This set of four volumes on Educational Change brings together evidence and insights on educational change issues from leading writers and researchers in the field from across the world. Many of these writers, whose chapters have been specially written for these books, have been investigating, helping initiate and implementing educational change, for most or all of their lengthy careers. Others are working on the cutting edge of theory and practice in educational change, taking the field in new or even more challenging directions. And some are more skeptical about the literature of educational change and the assumptions on which it rests. They help us to approach projects of understanding or initiating educational change more deeply, reflectively and realistically. Educational change and reform have rarely had so much prominence within public policy, in so many different places. Educational change is ubiquitous. It figures large in Presidential and Prime Ministerial speeches. It is at or near the top of many National policy agendas. Everywhere, educational change is not only a policy priority but also major public news. Yet action to bring about educational change usually exceeds people's understanding of how to do so effectively.
📒Genomics Assisted Crop Improvement ✍ Rajeev K. Varshney
✏Genomics Assisted Crop Improvement Book Summary : This superb volume provides a critical assessment of genomics tools and approaches for crop breeding. Volume 1 presents the status and availability of genomic resources and platforms, and also devises strategies and approaches for effectively exploiting genomics research. Volume 2 goes into detail on a number of case studies of several important crop and plant species that summarize both the achievements and limitations of genomics research for crop improvement.
📒Performance Improvement ✍ Darryl D. Enos
✏Performance Improvement Book Summary : While organizations differ from each other, they are also alike in many ways. Regardless of whether they are large or small, not-for-profit or profit driven, these organizations usually face similar challenges, problems, and opportunities pertaining to performance. Based on the experiences of over 300 organizations, Performance Improvement: Making it Happen, Second Edition details an effective step-by-step approach toward improving organizational performance. It combines state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques in organizational development with many actual cases and experiences. The book is organized into three parts that are targeted at gaining the most from organizational performance: Getting It Started, Taking Action, and Making It Permanent. This second edition features real-world examples dealing with issues representative of those found in a variety of industries and the concepts and methods of improvement used. The final part provides readers with a plan for integrating many of the performance improvement interventions and programs previously discussed into an overall approach for making improvements successful and continuous. This final section also features three very different organizations that have used many of the performance improvement programs discussed in the book. Their measured progress in performance is highlighted.
📒Quality Improvement In Teacher Education ✍ Mahender Reddy Sarsani
✏Quality Improvement in Teacher Education Book Summary : Papers presented at the National Seminar : Quality Improvement in Teacher Education : Problems and Prospects, held at Warangal during 28-29 March 2005.