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Closing the Literacy Gap in American Business

Author : Edward E. Gordon
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The authors present their perspective on workplace literacy past, present, and future. They describe how 21st century technology produced America's "literacy gap." The book reviews strengths and weaknesses of current literacy programs. It discusses learning related to difficult employee literacy problems. Actual case studies describe Individualized Instructional Programs (IIP) for hourly workers, support staff, managers, and professionals. A game plan is formulated for how to establish company "Work Force Education" policy and offer multi-level, cost-justified programs. Finally, international responses to workplace literacy are considered, along with the development of employee literacy into the next century.

Transferring Learning to the Workplace

Author : Mary L. Broad
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Training is ineffective any time employees cannot transfer what they2ve learned to their jobs. Transferring Learning to the Workplace features HRD professionals providing transferrable training with remarkable results! Case studies include examples of: Troubleshooting coaching skills Career development leading to eligibility for promotion Developing communication and problem-solving skills Organization-wide culture change...and more! Case studies fall within the public and private sector -- everywhere from the Central Intelligence Agency to Honda of America.

Skill Wars

Author : Edward E. Gordon
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Skill Wars shows how to increase productivity and profits by making investments in human capital development. It addresses the disparity between the available jobs and available workers. By education and training only 20% of all American workers can fit well into our demanding high-tech workplace. How do we train the 80%? Skill Wars defines the race between advanced technology investment and human resources investment and shows managers how to measure that investment. It introduces a Human Capital Scoreboard of seven new business management/measurement tools including a more accurate calculation of ROI (Return on Investment) for employee performance improvement programs. It also provides case studies of how quality training can deliver on more problem-solving/thinking skills. It has a foreword by Joseph Boyett, author of The Guru Guide and Workplace 2000. Skill Wars is a "basic workplace performance primer" that presents complex issues in a simple language and format that will move both business leaders and the American public to give their popular support. There are few viable alternatives. Gordon believes that, "Only at great peril can Americans continue to largely ignore the workplace as an important arena that helps structure learning for life." Addresses the 'hot' topic of increasing worker skill shortages in American business Offers a Human Capital Scorecard of seven new business management/measurement tools Very important ROI (return on investment) chapter

Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation

Author : Erbe, Nancy D.
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Many contemporary skills and approaches have emerged as the result of researching and working with diverse global partnerships, teams, networks, companies, and projects. Due to the increasingly innovative global community, it is necessary adapt to these developments and aspire to those most important for their particular involvement. Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation presents a variety of practical tools, skills, and practices that demonstrate effective ways to positively impact the global community through effective management practice. Demonstrating different ways to manage diversity and innovation, this publication provides models and approaches capable of transforming societies, citizens, and professionals so they are better prepared to embrace diversity. This reference work is particularly useful to academicians, professionals, engineers, and students interested in understanding how globalization impacts their discipline or practice.

How to End the Reading War and Serve the Literacy Needs of All Students

Author : P. L. Thomas
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The twenty-first century Reading War is, in fact, nothing new, but some of the details are unique to our current culture driven by social media. This volume seeks to examine the current Reading War in the context of the historical recurrence of public and political debates around student reading abilities and achievement. Grounded in a media fascination with the “science of reading” and fueled by a rise in advocates for students with dyslexia, the current Reading War has resulted in some deeply troubling reading policy, grade retention and intensive phonics programs. This primer for parents, policy makers, and people who care confronts some of the most compelling but misunderstood aspects of teaching reading in the U.S. while also offering a way toward ending the Reading War in order to serve all students, regardless of their needs.

Tutor Quest

Author : Edward E. Gordon
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Advice and guidelines for finding tutors for adults and children.

Future Jobs Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis

Author : Edward E. Gordon
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A pervasive disconnect exists between the job/career culture and the present economic reality in America. This book offers powerful strategies for stemming the employment crisis and proposes comprehensive solutions for businesses, government, and job seekers alike. • Explains how the current job skills crisis stems from a broad structural failure of the education-to-employment system and has sweeping societal and economic consequences • Identifies the "hot jobs" of the current decade and the requisite skills and educational preparation needed to obtain them • Describes how digital technology has permanently altered the nature of the U.S. and global job/labor market • Provides information critical to a wide audience: businesses seeking to fill vacant jobs, community organizations and governments trying to attract new enterprises and retain current businesses, educators preparing students for careers, and students and parents concerned about job and career options

Organizational Culture and Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
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The questionable practices and policies of many businesses are coming under scrutiny by consumers and the media. As such, it important to research new methods and systems for creating optimal business cultures. Organizational Culture and Behavior: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive resource on the latest advances and developments for creating a system of shared values and beliefs in business environments. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as organizational climate, collaboration orientation, and aggressiveness orientation, this book is ideally designed for business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, researchers, and students actively involved in the modern business realm.

Handbook of Research on Effective Communication Leadership and Conflict Resolution

Author : Normore, Anthony H.
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In order for an organization to thrive, it is essential to develop key strategies for interaction, leadership, and management within diverse settings. Refining these skills ultimately aids in the arbitration of any potential conflicts that may arise during intra-organizational interactions. The Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution evaluates operational strategies and interpersonal skill development for the successful leadership and management of modern organizations. Highlighting various governance and interaction techniques that assist in mediating organizational controversies, this handbook of research is a vital source for professionals, leaders, managers, and human resource specialists interested in developing skills needed to efficiently communicate, collaborate, and negotiate across differences within an organization.

Enhancing Learning in Training and Adult Education

Author : Ronald R. Morgan
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This book presents the idea that workplace trainers should view their work as research. The authors present ideas from instructional psychology, cognitive science, mastery learning, and performance-based assessments, and relate them to the workplace.

Measuring Return on Investment

Author : Jack J. Phillips
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This title presents numerous case studies on how to prove the dollar-for-dollar ROI and worth of training and development programs.

A L L Points Bulletin

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Peer Tutoring

Author : Edward E. Gordon
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This book gives teachers specific instructional methods to help students improve their skills and critical-thinking abilities, providing step-by-step guidance on designing a tutoring program, training tutors, and conducting meaningful assessment and evaluation. Gordon provides numerous stories drawn from published research to illustrate how teachers have successfully used peer and cross-age tutoring in a wide variety of elementary, high school, and college applications. Sample forms are included that teachers can adapt to their needs.

A Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology

Author : Charles,De,Wolff
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Personnel Psychology (or Human Resource Management) examines individual differences and their consequences for the organization. Attention is paid to choice processes, abilities and capabilities, needs and need fulfilment, commitment, selection methods, career development, appraisal and training. The focus of personnel psychology is the satisfactory relationship between the employee and the organization, and takes in all the elements influencing this relationship ranging from the traditional area of personnel selection to recent considerations, such as conflict between client demands and government regulations, restriction of output, job evaluation practices, and industrial unrest.

Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology Personnel psychology

Author : Professor Pieter J D Drenth
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Volume three of a four volume set. This second edition has been extensively rewritten and should be of interest to both practitioners and students of organizational psychology.

Academic Writing and Interdisciplinarity

Author : Ranamukalage Chandrasoma
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Applied linguistics as a discipline embodies a wide canvass of knowledge pertaining to language studies. One dimension of this knowledge that has whetted the appetite of scholars is student academic writing. Professor Chandrasoma´s book critically explores academic interdisciplinarity, a relatively new area of student writing in our contemporary contexts, from different perspectives: approaches to ESL/EFL/EAP, disciplinary integration, linguistic capital, pedagogical practices in applied linguistics, generically diverse assessment tasks, extra-disciplinarity, pedagogic desire, curricular issues, and socio-economic imperatives. His work also offers a comprehensive study of how student writers grapple with interdisciplinary knowledge in the academy. In Chapter two, the author introduces a typology of interdisciplinarity, and he substantiates his claims with empirical evidence, thus demystifying its abstract and vague definitions abounding in the literature. This is an area where he really breaks fresh grounds. The intellectual intensity of this book emerges largely from the novel concepts introduced in his discussions on interdisciplinary integration in the university curricula in the last two decades. Since almost every discipline has crossed its boundaries, student writing has become a more complex and intricate academic exercise as has never been before. Professor Chandrasoma emphasizes the need for knowledge for specific purposes programs peripheral to the currently used English for academic/specific purposes programs in universities in order to enculturate novice student writers into the new culture of interdisciplinary integration. This seminal work proposes critical interdisciplinarity as a sustainable pedagogical practice to cope with a plethora of difficulties encountered by student writers at various stages of constructing their texts. The book meets a long felt need as evidenced by the paucity of literature on interdisciplinary studies in particular reference to student writing. Hence this book is an asset to language teachers, academic support advisors, curriculum developers, researchers in linguistics, and student writers. As far as academic disciplines are concerned, the book has a specific focus on English language (ESL/EFL/EAP), applied linguistics, and education. The book will also serve as an invaluable resource for various programs where academic literacies are vital. In particular it lends itself to programs such as foundation studies, developmental education, and interdisciplinary studies both at graduate and postgraduate levels in universities and colleges.

United States Reports

Author : United States. Supreme Court
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Official Reports of the Supreme Court

Author : United States. Supreme Court
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Personnel Psychology

Author : Pieter J. D. Drenth
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Volume three of a four volume set. This second edition has been extensively rewritten and should be of interest to both practitioners and students of organizational psychology.

Evolving Workforce Demographics

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