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Roadblocks on the Information Highway

Author : Jane Bachnik
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Although Japanese universities have relied on information technology to resolve numerous problems, their high expectations are undermined by lags in implementing that technology. This innovative edited volume argues that lags in IT implementation in Japanese education are created by contradictory and challenging responses of the social environment. If this dialectic can be visualized as having hands, the right avidly promotes IT, while the left hand simultaneously blocks it. The result, of course, is an impasse. The issues central to this stalemate are significant because they point beyond the schools, to a broader set of problem areas in Japanese society. The contributors to Roadblocks on the Information Highway discover and discuss the contradictions inherent in Japanese society and culture as they are played out in the social contexts of IT service providers, web masters, and classroom teachers who implement IT. They then show how these contradictions indicate broader, structural problems that pervade the dynamic between Japanese education and the state and business sectors. Ultimately, in a reach that goes beyond Japan, this book examines relationships between technology and society, persuasively convincing readers that the modern age has created an inextricable link between the two.

Discourse and Perspective in Cognitive Linguistics

Author : Wolf-Andreas Liebert
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Cognitive models, perspectives, and the construction of situated meaning have always been core concepts in Cognitive Linguistics. The papers in this volume present applications of those concepts to the study of discourse phenomena like the use and interpretation of metaphors, modal expressions, focus particles, tag questions, indirect speech acts, and iconographic textual references. The volume also includes two studies focussing on cognitive processes involved in discourse production.

Canadian Periodical Index

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Handbook of Research on Web 2 0 and Second Language Learning

Author : Thomas, Michael
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"This book investigates how those involved in education can respond to the opportunities offered by the Web 2.0 technology"--Provided by publisher.

Cases on Technological Adaptability and Transnational Learning Issues and Challenges

Author : Mukerji, Siran
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"The case studies in this volume enforce technology is a principle catalysts for transnational collaborative interventions in providing learning and professional development opportunities to the people of both developed and developing countries"--Provided by publisher.

17 Roadblocks on the Highway of Life

Author : Brian L. Harbour
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Handbook of Research on Telecommunications Planning and Management for Business

Author : Lee, In
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"This book provides original, in-depth, and innovative articles on telecommunications policy, management, and business applications"--Provided by publisher.

The OECD Observer

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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Third Edition

Author : Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
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"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Roadblocks to Equality

Author : Jeffery Klaehn
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Explores women's experiences within contemporary society in a domestic and global context.

Broadband as a Video Platform

Author : Judith O'Neill
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This volume features contributions from a conference held in Lusaka, Zambia, to explore the role and prospects of broadband in Africa as a video platform—with emphasis on the strategies and building blocks for deployment and advancement. While it may seem that such networks and their applications are not a realistic scenario for developing countries, it would be short-sighted and economically dangerous to ignore the emerging trends. The pace of introduction of next-generation networks in industrialized countries is rapid and the developing world will not be able to stand aside. The risks of falling behind are great and in any country there will be elements of business and society who wish to forge ahead. Policymakers and network architects need to be prepared. Media companies and broadcasters, in particular, must be alert to the new developments as should be medical and educational institutions. The availability of advanced high-speed business application tools in a country will affect its participation in international transactions and its economic growth. This volume features contributions from industry leaders, policymakers and scholars, representing a variety of perspectives, including technology and infrastructure management, economic development, marketing, education and health. The authors collectively discuss how broadband deployment as a platform with sufficient speed for video may be encouraged by public policy and regulation and how investment in broadband for this and related purposes can improve the quality of life and experience in Sub Saharan Africa in media and data, while being a financeable, commercially sound business.

American Ceos Can Do Better We Have the Technology

Author : Wayne Holovacs
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Most CEOs are good, honest and good corporate citizens. But they can do better. Out-sourcing is good if it is fair and balanced, but the horror comes when its your turn on the chopping block Forty six state governments now Out-source jobs and contracts to foreign countries like India, China, and more American HMOs, Insurance companies, banks, and credit card companies are processing your social security information, your medical and financial data with employees oversees where no laws protect you from the sharing and releasing of your personal information. By the year 2017, $163.1 billion in American wages will have been shifted from America to low-wage countries. Tens of thousands of high-tech jobs, our "intellectual-property" is being sent overseas. You, your/our children, the American dream and our middle class way of life is at stake, and what you can do about it American CEOs can do better we have the technology? DR. Wayne tells you about this threat to our middle-class, the American dream and how we can stop this non-sense!

Digital Media in East Asia

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Have Japanese Firms Changed

Author : H. Miyoshi
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If we ask simply whether Japanese business has changed, our answer must be an unequivocal yes and this is answered with a primary focus on technology, the traditional source of Japan's strong competitiveness. But if we ask whether Japanese firms have also changed in any substantive ways we must accept a less sanguine conclusion.

Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction

Author : Barbara M. Taylor
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This highly readable handbook synthesizes the best research on K-8 literacy instruction and distills key implications for classroom practice. Noted contributors provide clear recommendations for creating effective, motivating classroom environments; teaching core components of literacy; integrating literacy with content-area instruction; and building a schoolwide literacy program that helps all students succeed. Helpful figures, tables, resource lists, reflection questions, and concrete examples from real classrooms make the book an ideal tool for teacher training and professional development. Numerous reproducible worksheets and checklists can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

Author : Camille Blachowicz
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This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.

The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups

Author : Asli M. Colpan
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Business groups - large, diversified, often family-controlled organizations with pyramidal ownership structure, such as the Japanese zaibatsu, the Korean chaebol and the grupos economicos in Latin America - have played a significant role in national economic growth, especially in emerging economies. Earlier variants can also be found in the trading companies, often set up in Britain, which operated in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Business groups are often criticized as premodern forms of economic organization, and occasionally as symptomatic of corrupt 'crony capitalism', but many have shown remarkable resilience, navigating and adjusting to economic and political turbulence, international competition, and technological change. This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of business groups around the world. It examines the adaptive and competitive capabilities of business groups, and their evolutionary dynamics. 16 individual country chapters deal with business groups from Asia to Africa, the Middle East to Latin America, while overarching chapters consider the historical and theoretical context of business groups. With contributions from leading experts, The Oxford Handbook of business groups provides a comprehensive, empirically and theoretically rich guide for scholars and policy-makers.

Japan s Network Economy

Author : James R. Lincoln
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This book traces the evolution of Japanese business networks from the prewar period to the end of the century.

Nomination of Rachelle B Chong and Susan Ness to be Members of the Federal Communications Commission

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The Right to Know

Author : Sheila S. Coronel
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