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  1. Geostatistical analyses of communication routes in a geo-strategic and regional development perspective

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    Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Accessibility is a key concept in regional development, with numerous ties to territorial cohesion and polycentricity. Moreover, it also exhibits a geo-strategic function, anchored in the international relationships between countries and continents. The article reviews several case studies, placing analyses of the Romanian accessibility in a broader context. The results show that regional development, overall EU connectivity and possible transit fluxes are prevented by the configuration or lack of communication routes. Increasing the accessibility of regions must be a priority of governments, regardless of political opinions. It is expected that the transition of economy to post-carbon era or other models – green economy, knowledge-based economy etc. – to result into the emergence of new poles and axes of development, and ensure transport sustainability.

  2. Brandteknisk rapport

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    Andersen, Gunna

    2014-01-01

    Brandkompendium for installatøruddannelsen er en tilegnelse af viden og færdighed i udarbejdelse af Brandteknisk Rapport for de studerendes byggeprojekter til forståelse af nødvendigheden af indbygning af brandteknisk installationer.......Brandkompendium for installatøruddannelsen er en tilegnelse af viden og færdighed i udarbejdelse af Brandteknisk Rapport for de studerendes byggeprojekter til forståelse af nødvendigheden af indbygning af brandteknisk installationer....

  3. Rapport in Distance Education

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    Murphy, Elizabeth; Rodriguez-Manzanares, Maria A.

    2012-01-01

    Rapport has been recognized as important in learning in general but little is known about its importance in distance education (DE). The study we report on in this paper provides insights into the importance of rapport in DE as well as challenges to and indicators of rapport-building in DE. The study relied on interviews with 42 Canadian…

  4. Rapport fra PES

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    Austring, Bennyé D.; Sørensen, Merete

    2011-01-01

    Rapport fra PES konferencen på Høgskolen i Vestfolden, Larvik, Norge, der blev afholdt 4. og 5.5.2011- skrevet sammen med Merete Sørensen, Pædagoguddannelsen i Roskilde......Rapport fra PES konferencen på Høgskolen i Vestfolden, Larvik, Norge, der blev afholdt 4. og 5.5.2011- skrevet sammen med Merete Sørensen, Pædagoguddannelsen i Roskilde...

  5. Integreret rapportering i praksis

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    Pontoppidan, Caroline Aggestam; Sonnerfeldt, Amanda

    2017-01-01

    Formålet med denne artikel er at bidrage til en dybere forståelse af fænomenet integreret rapporte-ring () og, hvordan IIRC’s begrebsramme afspejles i praksis i virksomheder og af interessen-ter. Artiklen tager udgangspunkt i nyere empiriske forskningsprojekter, som bringer viden omkring......; 1) brugeres (stakeholders) informationsbehov, herunder anvendelsen og nytteværdien af og 2) praktiske udfordringer samt ’best practice’ tendenser inden for (ACCA, 2016; ACCA 2017; AcE, 2017; IFAC 2017)....

  6. Rapportering med ABC modellen

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    Wiese, Lars Ole

    2006-01-01

    I denne artikel diskuteres Activity Based Costing (ABC) som rapporterings-teknik for kunde profitabilitet. Der argumenteres for, at indtægtserhvervel-sen inkl. dens direkte omkostningsforbrug bør adskilles fra omkostnings-beskrivelsen til produktfremstilling. Dvs. der gennemføres en aktivitetsba-...

  7. Slut rapport for STALPK

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    Svensson, Ingemar; Tiedje, Niels; Sørensen, Rasmus Kirkegaard

    2004-01-01

    delar: A Kortare ledtider - Rapid Tooling B Förbättrade materialegenskaper Här föreliggande rapport avser delprojekt A. I projektet har två nya tekniker för snabb verktygstillverkning vidareutvecklats och testats. Sen ena metoden MST-metoden baseras på indirekt tillverkning av verktyget genom att en...

  8. LE RAPPORT JURIDIQUE

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    Nicolae Popa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Le rôle du droit en tant qu’organisateur de la vie sociale, dans ses principales relations, ayant comme but de discipliner la conduite des hommes dans leur intersection quotidienne, est tout d’abord relevé – sur le plan abstrait et théorique – par les traits du mécanisme de la réglementation juridique, mécanisme dont le contour est tracé par l’existence du systčme normatif juridique, partie composante (sous-systčme du systčme normatif social. Le mécanisme de la réglementation de la vie sociale par des normes juridiques met en lumičre des aspects des plus variés, marquant l’influence du droit sur la société – aspects surtout juridiques, psychologiques etc. En męme temps, toutefois, le rôle du droit ne peut pas ętre limité tout simplement ŕ cette influence théorique. Dans sa derničre essence, le droit signifie vie, il offre un cadre spécifique ŕ la vie sociale, étant, dans cette lumičre, le résultat de la traduction, dans un langage technique, des formes et des structures de la vie sociale1. En tant qu’expression de certaines tendances, d’un certain systčme de valeurs, la loi garantit l’ordre, la stabilité sociale, la sécurité juridique. En pénétrant dans le tissu des rapports interhumains, les aspects sociologiques du mécanisme de la réglementation juridique ne peuvent pas échapper ŕ l’analyse. L’étude des rapports juridiques souligne tout justement ces aspects sociologiques, les rapports de droit étant, avant tout, des rapports sociaux, dans lesquels les hommes entrent afin de satisfaire leurs besoins variés, des rapports de coopération et de coexistence.

  9. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec: a geo-strategic space under the influence of local and foreign interests. Successes and failures in the application of industrial deveiopment policies (1820-2002

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    Norma Martínez Laguna

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The present work analyzes the historical circumstances that served as bases for industrial deveiopment projects ¡mplemented in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, since the nineteenth-century expeditions to the deveiopment of the Puebla-Panamá Plan. Its geo-strategic and economic-productive importance have made of the Isthmus a space where national and foreign business interests meet, aimed at making possible the interoceanic exchange of intemational goods, while exploíting the existing natural and human resources at the same time. The concentration of industrial infrastructure in áreas linked to oil and petrochemicals processing and transfer, as well as port-related activities at Coatzacoalcos and Salina Cruz, have resulted in these productive sectors being rated as top-priorities within the numerous state plans for the region's economic deveiopment.

  10. Residential house stake-out

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    2014-01-01

    In my seminar work I focused on a practical example of residential house stake-out. First, I presented all the geodetic work that takes place before the construction starts. Prior to start of work ISO 4463-1 control of geodetic network was completed. The stake-out which presents the transfer of designed object in nature was performed using polar method. Description of stake –out is presented in the work as well as procedure of the transfer, protection of stake-out axis and characteristical ob...

  11. Treasury-rapportering

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    Andersen, Michael; Grosen, Anders

    2009-01-01

    Formålet med denne artikel er at anvise en systematik og principper til brug for både ekstern og intern rapportering af pengeinstitutters treasury-resultater. Ikke mindst for at sætte aktionærer og direktion bedre i stand til at vurdere om pengeinstituttets spekulative positioner reelt skaber værdi...... over en årrække. Egentlige spekulative positioner er nemlig ikke nødvendige for pengeinstitutters eksistens, hvad flere pengeinstitutter allerede har draget konsekvensen af. For at vurdere om treasury-afdelingens spekulative positioner skaber værdi, er man nødt til at opstille velgennemtænkte...

  12. The City at Stake:

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    Sophie Esmann Andersen

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Studies of the city have been addressed from many different approaches such as law, political science, art history and public administration, in which the eco-nomic, political and legal status of the city have played a major role. However, a new agenda for conceptualizing the city has emerged, in which the city assumes new roles. By using stakeholder theory as a framework for conceptualizing the city, we argue that the city assumes a political-economic agenda-setting role as well as providing a stage for identity constructions and relational performances for consumers, organizations, the media, politicians and other stakeholders. Stakeholder theory allows us to conceptualize the city as being constituted by stakes and relationships between stakeholders which are approached from three analytical positions (modern, postmodern and hypermodern, respectively, thereby allowing us to grasp different stakes and types of relationships, ranging from functional and contractual relationships to individualized and emotionally driven or more non-committal and fluid forms of relationships. In order to support and illustrate the analytical potentials of our framework for conceptualizing urban living, we introduce a project which aims to turn the city of Aarhus into a CO2-neutral city by the year 2030, entitled Aarhus CO2030. We conclude that applying stakeholder theory to a hyper-complex organization such as a city opens up for a reconceptualization of the city as a web of stakes and stakeholder relations. Stakeholder theory contributes to a nuanced and elaborate understanding of the urban complexity and web of both enforced and voluntary relationships as well as the different types of relationships that characterize urban life.

  13. Rapport om digitale oplysninger ved Aalborg Universitet

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    Bønsing, Sten

    Rapport til Aalborg Universitets ledelse vedr. brug af digitale oplysninger i forbindelse med e-mailing, databaser, hjemmesider mv.......Rapport til Aalborg Universitets ledelse vedr. brug af digitale oplysninger i forbindelse med e-mailing, databaser, hjemmesider mv....

  14. Intentionally Building Rapport with Students

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    Starcher, Keith

    2011-01-01

    Developing rapport with students is important. Carson (1996) found that when alumni reflected on professors they had encountered 30 years ago, the quality most frequently associated with effective teachers was this: their attitude toward and relationship with students. In this article, the author shares the positive consequences of intentionally…

  15. Cultivating the Myopic Learner: The Shared Project of High-Stakes and Low-Stakes Assessment

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    Allen, Ansgar

    2012-01-01

    This paper argues that, despite the obvious and important differences between high-stakes and low-stakes assessment, there remain important points in common. These manifest themselves at a sociological level, where each tradition of assessment shares a similar disposition towards power. It is argued that both high-stakes and low-stakes assessment,…

  16. Pembentukan Rapport di Kelas: Analisis Psikologi

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    Muna Erawati

    2017-01-01

    Abstrak: Penguasaan Bahasa Arab penting bagi calon sarjana dari Perguruan Tinggi Keagamaan Islam. Tetapi, skor tes mereka tidak mendukung harapan ini. Sebagian mahasiswa melaporkan mereka kurang percaya diri, nyaman, dan aman saat mengikuti kuliah Bahasa Arab maupun dalam interaksi dengan dosen pengampu. Padahal perasaan aman dan nyaman tersebut bermanfaat untuk memelihara dan meningkatkan motivasi belajar mahasiswa. Riset ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis pembentukan rapport antara dosen dengan mahasiswa dalam konteks pembelajaran di kelas. Pertanyaan penelitian meliputi, apa sajakah strategi dosen yang diterapkan untuk membentuk rapport, faktor-faktor apa saja yang memengaruhi pembentukan rapport, dan bagaimana mekanisme ter­bentuknya rapport antara dosen dengan mahasiswa? Studi ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif, di mana data dikumpulkan melalui teknik kuesioner, observasi, dan interviu. Ada sembilan strategi pembentukan rapport yang ditemukan. Terdapat enam faktor yang memengaruhi pembentukan rapport dosen-mahasiswa.

  17. Stakes Matter in Ultimatum Games

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    Andersen, Steffen; Ertaç, Seda; Gneezy, Uri

    2011-01-01

    One of the most robust findings in experimental economics is that individuals in one-shot ultimatum games reject unfair offers. Puzzlingly, rejections have been found robust to substantial increases in stakes. By using a novel experimental design that elicits frequent low offers and uses much lar...

  18. High Stakes and Low Stakes in Assigning and Responding to Writing.

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    Elbow, Peter

    1997-01-01

    Argues that college teachers will have an easier and more productive experience with student writing if they make and communicate the distinction between high-stakes and low-stakes assignments and between high- and low-stakes ways of responding to student writing. Specific suggestions are made for communicating assignments and commenting on them.…

  19. Negative Impacts of High-Stakes Testing

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    Minarechová, Michaela

    2012-01-01

    High-stakes testing is not a new phenomenon in education. It has become part of the education system in many countries. These tests affect the school systems, teachers, students, politicians and parents, whether that is in a positive or negative sense. High-stakes testing is associated with concepts such as a school's accountability, funding…

  20. Negative Impacts of High-Stakes Testing

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    Minarechová, Michaela

    2012-01-01

    High-stakes testing is not a new phenomenon in education. It has become part of the education system in many countries. These tests affect the school systems, teachers, students, politicians and parents, whether that is in a positive or negative sense. High-stakes testing is associated with concepts such as a school's accountability, funding and…

  1. Professor-Student Rapport Scale Predicts Student Outcomes

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    Wilson, Janie H.; Ryan, Rebecca G.; Pugh, James L.

    2010-01-01

    Rapport traditionally has been measured in therapy or in other one-on-one relationships such as with roommates. As yet, no scale is available to measure professor-student rapport. In this study, 51 undergraduates created items to measure professor-student rapport, and subsequently, 195 different college students rated their agreement with items…

  2. A stake in the business.

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    Sullivan, Chris T

    2005-09-01

    When Chris Sullivan and three friends opened the first Outback Steakhouse in March 1988, in Tampa, Florida, they were hoping it would be successful enough to spawn a few more and maybe some other kinds of restaurants as well. Since then, their chain of Australia-themed restaurants has grown to some 900 locations and counting-plus another 300 or so "concept" restaurants that operate from under Outback's corporate umbrella. Growth like that doesn't happen accidentally, Sullivan says, but it certainly wasn't part of the original plan. In this first-person account, Outback's chairman describes the organization's formula for growth and development, which is consciously rooted in the founders' belief in putting people first. They've created an organizational model in which field managers make most of the decisions, garner the rewards, and live with the consequences. Specifically, the founders believe that the most effective way to make customers happy is to first take care of the people who cook for them, serve them, and supervise operations at the restaurants. Outback servers have fewer tables to worry about than those at other restaurant chains; the cooks have bigger, cooler, better-equipped kitchens; and the supervisors work their way up the ranks toward an equity stake in the restaurant or region they run. There are no administrative layers between field managers and the executives at headquarters. Giving employees good working conditions and the chance to become owners has proved to be good business: Turnover among hourly employees is low, and Outback and its subsidiaries opened 120 restaurants last year, increasing sales by 20.1%. The company must grow in order to keep offering career opportunities to its workers; in turn, those opportunities ensure that Outbackers remain committed to making customers happy and the company successful.

  3. ØG-DDB teknisk rapport

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    Vestergaard, Flemming; Karlshøj, Jan; Hauch, Peter

    Nærværende rapport er den tekniske slutrapport for projektet Måling af økonomiske gevinster ved Det Digitale Byggeri (byggeriets digitalisering). Projektet er finansieret af Klima-, Energi og Bygningsstyrelsen og har haft en projektperiode fra medio 2009 til primo 2012. Projektet er udført på DTU...

  4. ØG-DDB teknisk rapport

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    Vestergaard, Flemming; Karlshøj, Jan; Hauch, Peter;

    Nærværende rapport er den tekniske slutrapport for projektet Måling af økonomiske gevinster ved Det Digitale Byggeri (byggeriets digitalisering). Projektet er finansieret af Klima-, Energi og Bygningsstyrelsen og har haft en projektperiode fra medio 2009 til primo 2012. Projektet er udført på DTU...

  5. Small Stakes Risk Aversion in the Laboratory

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    Harrison, Glenn W.; Lau, Morten; Ross, Don

    the “risk aversion temperature” of the subject. We consider evidence from a simple design that tests this assumption. We find that the assumption is strikingly rejected for a large sample of subjects from a population of college students. However, we find that the assumption is not rejected for a large......Evidence of risk aversion in laboratory settings over small stakes leads to a priori implausible levels of risk aversion over large stakes under certain assumptions. One core assumption in standard statements of this calibration puzzle is that individuals define utility over terminal wealth...... all levels of wealth, or over a “sufficiently large” range of wealth. Although this second assumption if often viewed as self-evident from the vast experimental literature showing risk aversion over laboratory stakes, it actually requires that lab wealth be varied for a given subject as one takes...

  6. High-stakes educational testing and democracy

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    Ydesen, Christian

    2014-01-01

    This article investigates the relation between high-stakes educational testing and democracy drawn from the experiences of 20th-century high-stakes educational testing practices in the Danish history of education. The article presents various concepts of democracy using leading propositions within...... the field of education. Then a sample of relevant historic case studies are examined in light of these definitions. Among other things, the article concludes that a combination of different evaluation technologies – some formative and some summative – might be the safest way to go from a democratic...

  7. Does Stake Size matter for Cooperation and Punishment?

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    2006-01-01

    The effects of stake size on cooperation and punishment are investigated using a public goods experiment. We find that an increase in stake size does neither significantly affect cooperation nor, interestingly, the level of punishment.

  8. Revenge versus rapport: Interrogation, terrorism, and torture.

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    Alison, Laurence; Alison, Emily

    2017-04-01

    This review begins with the historical context of harsh interrogation methods that have been used repeatedly since the Second World War. This is despite the legal, ethical and moral sanctions against them and the lack of evidence for their efficacy. Revenge-motivated interrogations (Carlsmith & Sood, 2009) regularly occur in high conflict, high uncertainty situations and where there is dehumanization of the enemy. These methods are diametrically opposed to the humanization process required for adopting rapport-based methods-for which there is an increasing corpus of studies evidencing their efficacy. We review this emerging field of study and show how rapport-based methods rely on building alliances and involve a specific set of interpersonal skills on the part of the interrogator. We conclude with 2 key propositions: (a) for psychologists to firmly maintain the Hippocratic Oath of "first do no harm," irrespective of perceived threat and uncertainty, and (b) for wider recognition of the empirical evidence that rapport-based approaches work and revenge tactics do not. Proposition (a) is directly in line with fundamental ethical principles of practice for anyone in a caring profession. Proposition (b) is based on the requirement for psychology to protect and promote human welfare and to base conclusions on objective evidence. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  9. High Stakes and Persistent Challenges –

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    Holtermann, Jakob v. H.; Madsen, Mikael Rask

    2015-01-01

    in our initial contribution to the symposium. Agreeing with Ingo Venzke who wrote in his introduction to the symposium that ‘stakes are high’ in the debate over international law and methodology, we argue that both Klabbers and Augsberg, each in their own way, fail to take sufficiently seriously the ENLR...

  10. Foreign Giants Take Gas Pipeline Stake Equally

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    Xie Ye

    2002-01-01

    @@ Oil giants Royal/Dutch, ExxonMobil and Russia's Gazprom have agreed to take 15 percent stakes each in China's US$5.6 billion natural gas pipeline project,clearing away the final obstacles blocking the kickoff of the repeatedly delayed project, according to the latest reports from news media in early July.

  11. Examining the positive effects of rapport building: when and why does rapport building benefit adult eyewitness memory?

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    Kieckhaefer, Jenna Mitchell; Vallano, Jonathan Patrick; Schreiber Compo, Nadja

    2014-01-01

    Most investigative interviewing protocols recommend building rapport with cooperative adult witnesses to increase the accuracy of their reports. Although a few recent studies support the benefits of rapport building on adult witness recall, no study has examined whether the timing of rapport in relation to post-event misinformation affects recall accuracy, and whether these effects are related to witness anxiety levels throughout the interview. The present study provided two hundred and thirty-three undergraduates with a videotaped mock crime followed by building high or low rapport either before or after they received post-event misinformation. All witnesses were then interviewed about the mock crime. Results indicated that high rapport before misinformation increased the amount of accurate information reported in a subsequent witness interview compared to low rapport. However, these recall benefits were not due to a reduction in anxiety. Theoretical implications and practical recommendations for police interviewing practices are discussed.

  12. Rapport in Negotiation: The Contribution of the Verbal Channel

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    Bronstein, Ilan; Nelson, Noa; Livnat, Zohar; Ben-Ari, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the contribution of verbal behavior to the creation of rapport in negotiation, while methodologically addressing the issue of dependence between dyadic measures, which is inherent to the concept of rapport, with the Actor-Partner Interdependence model. The approach adopted is substantially different from that of past research,…

  13. Professor-Student Rapport Scale: Six Items Predict Student Outcomes

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    Wilson, Janie H.; Ryan, Rebecca G.

    2013-01-01

    Rapport between students and teachers leads to numerous positive student outcomes, including attitudes toward the teacher and course, student motivation, and perceived learning. The recent development of a Professor-Student Rapport scale offers assessment of this construct. However, a Cronbach's [alpha] of 0.96 indicated item redundancy, and the…

  14. Psychometric Characteristics of the Professor-Student Rapport Scale

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    Ryan, Rebecca G.; Wilson, Janie H.; Pugh, James L.

    2011-01-01

    In this study, the authors assessed the psychometric properties of the Professor-Student Rapport Scale, the first scale to measure professor-student rapport. The scale was found to have adequate test-retest and internal-consistency reliability. In addition to these findings, measures used to determine convergent validity included the Working…

  15. Rapport Management of International Teaching Assistants in Their Teaching

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    Zhang, Yuan

    2013-01-01

    The current study adopts Spencer-Oatey's theory of rapport management as the main framework, and examines the IT A participants' perceptions of their management of rapport, i.e. social relationship, with their American undergraduates, which are also compared with perceptions of American counterparts, including American professor and ATA…

  16. Laboratory simulated gambling: risk varies across participant-stake procedure.

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    Brandt, Andrew E; Sztykiel, Haley; Pietras, Cynthia J

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated whether risk taking on a laboratory gambling task differed depending on whether participants gambled with earned or experimenter-provided game credits. Participants made repeated choices between two options, one to wager game credits on a game that produced probabilistic gains and losses, and one to gain game credits with certainty. Choice was investigated across stake and no-stake conditions and condition order was counterbalanced across conditions. Risk taking was higher under stake than no-stake conditions, but only when stake conditions were experienced first. There was no effect on risk taking of the amount of the certain gain. Results are consistent with previous research showing that participant-stake procedures promote greater risk taking than procedures that allow participants to gamble with their own earnings, and also show that experience gambling with earned credits has an enduring effect on risk taking.

  17. Now It's Personal: Antecedents and Outcomes of Rapport between Business Faculty and Their Students

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    Granitz, Neil A.; Koernig, Stephen K.; Harich, Katrin R.

    2009-01-01

    "Rapport" refers to when two people "click." Although business education researchers have begun to study rapport, past research has principally focused on students' perceptions of rapport, whereas faculty's perceptions of rapport have never been studied or contrasted with those of students. Understanding this is critical as…

  18. Split or Steal? Cooperative Behavior When the Stakes Are Large

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    M.J. van den Assem (Martijn); D. van Dolder (Dennie); R.H. Thaler (Richard)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractWe examine cooperative behavior when large sums of money are at stake, using data from the television game show Golden Balls. At the end of each episode, contestants play a variant on the classic prisoner's dilemma for large and widely ranging stakes averaging over $20,000. Cooperation

  19. 2003 annual report; Rapport annuel 2003

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    NONE

    2004-07-01

    This document is the 2003 annual report of the French general direction of energy and raw materials (DGEMP) of the Ministry of economy, finances and industry. It presents the main highlights of the year 2003: national facts: energy situation of France, the summer 2003 heat wave and the climatic change, the prevention of power outages, the electricity prices and the opening of markets, the new natural gas transportation tariffs, the specificity of power generation and distribution and the economy of hydrocarbons in overseas territories, the petroleum market, the impact of the Iraq crisis, the closing down of coal mines, the safety and environmental improvements of La Hague and Marcoule nuclear facilities, the start-up of ANDRA's Aube plant for the storage of low level radioactive wastes; international facts: the revival of French-Russian exchanges, China: the new actor of the international scene, Alcan's takeover bid of Pechiney and the birth of the first aluminium world group, the revival of the 2003 Euro-Mediterranean energy partnership, the French-Algerian energy relationship, IEA's ministerial conference of April 28-29, the international action in the domain of nuclear safety and security, the world nuclear revival; energy policy trends: from the debate to the energy trend law for a sustainable energy policy, the development of renewable energies: which power generation, the stakes of the energy policy on the climatic changes, hydrogen as tomorrow's energy vector, the reference costs of power generation, a simpler and more efficient energy statistics tool, DGEMP's energy observatory prospects and scenarios for 2030 and 2050, the voluntaristic dams safety policy, the new technological challenges of the petroleum industry, the new Manosque-Berre pond pipeline for the supply of strategic stockpiles, the French office of geological and mining researches (BRGM) and its activities towards the public, tomorrow's uranium industry, ITER and

  20. Instructor-Student Rapport in Taiwan ESL Classrooms

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    Nathan G. Webb

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Positive relationships between instructors and students are critical to effective learning in the classroom. Rooted in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL, and centered at the crossroads of interpersonal communication and instructional communication (Affective Learning Model, this study examines how instructors in a Taiwan ESL school build relationships with Taiwanese students. Instructors were interviewed regarding the behaviors they use to build rapport with their students. Results show that instructors build rapport with their students using several specific techniques: uncommonly attentive behaviors, common grounding behaviors, courteous behaviors, connecting behavior, information sharing behavior, a balancing of connection and authority, adaptation of rapport to student level, and provision of a respite to norms. The findings provide specific examples of how instructors can build rapport in intercultural classrooms.

  1. An ecological examination of rapport using a dyadic puzzle task.

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    Grahe, Jon E; Sherman, Ryne A

    2007-10-01

    Previous studies have indicated that situational context impacts the rapport experience (e.g., F. J. Bernieri, J. S. Gillis, J. M. Davis, & J. E. Grahe, 1996; N. M. Puccinelli, L. Tickle-Degnen, & R. Rosenthal, 2003). The authors designed the present study to further document the behavioral and experiential predictors of dyadic rapport and to evaluate dyadic rapport experiences when contributions were required from both interactants. Participants (N = 60) were paired into dyads and instructed to complete children's puzzles. However, the dyadic members were restricted in how they could accomplish this task: Only one interactant was allowed to work on the puzzle and had to do so blindfolded, while the second interactant gave instructions. Results suggested that less attribution of responsibility to the worker and the instructor's experience of enjoyment and frustration were indicative of higher rapport. Other characteristics of dyads reporting higher dyadic rapport included difficulty completing the task and more communicative behavior. The results provide important information for the understanding of the dyadic experience of rapport.

  2. Sino-Russian Energy Cooperation and Geo-Strategic Issues

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    ChunshengTian

    2005-01-01

    Due to the rapid growth of China's demands for energy resources, energy security has become a more and more important issue in making future energy decisions. China's energy policy is founded on the principle of “multiple energy supplies and imports ”. It would be one of the best solutions if China could make use of its various advantages,attentively develop its multi-energy cooperation with other countries, and seek for a cooperative program that is accessible to many sides such as China, Russia, Japan and South Korea. Nevertheless, under current circumstances, how to realize “multiple energy supply and import” is not only a focal point for China's energy security but also one of the tricky issues for the Chinese government. In this paper, the author has put forward some viewpoints and policy suggestions on Sino-Russian energy cooperation and other geoeconomic strategic problems.

  3. Politics in evaluation: Politically responsive evaluation in high stakes environments.

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    Azzam, Tarek; Levine, Bret

    2015-12-01

    The role of politics has often been discussed in evaluation theory and practice. The political influence of the situation can have major effects on the evaluation design, approach and methods. Politics also has the potential to influence the decisions made from the evaluation findings. The current study focuses on the influence of the political context on stakeholder decision making. Utilizing a simulation scenario, this study compares stakeholder decision making in high and low stakes evaluation contexts. Findings suggest that high stakes political environments are more likely than low stakes environments to lead to reduced reliance on technically appropriate measures and increased dependence on measures better reflect the broader political environment.

  4. Li Ning to Sell 25% Stake to Viva

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    The founder of Li Ning Co Ltd plans to sell a 25% stake in China's best-known sportswear group to his talent management firm Viva China Holdings Ltd for $175 million as he attempts to turnaround the business.

  5. What Is At Stake With The Development Of Videocomunications Cable Networks

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    Gerin, F.

    1984-03-01

    1 - the main stakes 2 - some foreign analyses 3 - the convergence of needs and networks 4 - broadband cable networks : how they contribue to social integration 5 - where are those interactive services ? 6 - what is at stake for residential subscribers 7 - what is at stake for business and institutionnal users 8 - what is at stake for the producers of audiovisual materials 9 - what is at stake for the telecommunications companies - Conclusions

  6. Rapport final du projet VECSim. Rapport de synthèse

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    Ce document constitue le rapport final du projet VECSim, projet de développement dans l'environnement AMESim, d'outils de simulation de la consommation et des émissions polluantes des véhicules conventionnels et hybrides. Il présente une synthèse de tous les travaux réalisés dans le projet concernant le développement des librairies IFP-Drive, dédiée à la simulation globale des véhicules, IFPEngine, dédiée à la simulation détaillée du moteur thermique, IFP-Exhaust dédiée à la simulation dét...

  7. Rapport Building in Language Instruction: A Microanalysis of the Multiple Resources in Teacher Talk

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    Nguyen, Hanh thi

    2007-01-01

    Current guidelines on teacher--student rapport, while providing helpful suggestions, fail to address the question of how rapport building can be achieved in contextualised classroom interaction in which a balance needs to be reached between rapport and instructional tasks. Using discourse analysis informed by a conversation analytic approach and…

  8. Student Views of Instructor-Student Rapport in the College Classroom

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    Webb, Nathan G.; Barrett, Laura Obrycki

    2014-01-01

    Building upon past research on the positive learning outcomes associated with rapport building in the classroom, this study examines the specific behaviors instructors utilize in college classrooms to build rapport with undergraduate students. Participants (N = 230) answered open-ended survey questions about their instructors' rapport-building…

  9. The Other Side of Rapport: Data Collection Mode and Interviewer ...

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    conception méthodologiques à l'égard des projets de santé sexuelle des ... rapport utilise les données empiriques originales recueillies au Ghana en 2012 pour évaluer les effets du mode .... Social Sciences Ethical Committee of Wageningen.

  10. Group Rapport: Posture Sharing as a Nonverbal Indicator

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    LaFrance, Marianne; Broadbent, Maida

    1976-01-01

    Systematic observation and a questionnaire format were used to investigate the relationship between posture sharing and self-report indications of rapport in a group situation--college seminar classrooms. The greater the amount of mirroring and congruent postures evidenced by students vis-a-vis the teacher, the higher the ratings of involvement.…

  11. Using Courthouse Portfolios to Establish Rapport and Motivate College Students

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    Gentry, Ruben

    2013-01-01

    Motivation enhances student learning (Wang, 2012). One means for an instructor to stimulate students and get them actively involved is to establish good rapport with them (Cottringer & Sloan, 2003). For this study, county courthouse portfolios were developed and used to build relationships and motivate college students. The strategy was…

  12. The Stitches Stayed: Creating Rapport around Women's Work

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    Wall, Mary Clementine; Stasz, Bird

    2010-01-01

    Establishing rapport between researcher and participants when conducting ethnography is essential to the successful outcome of the research. However, when participants are unwilling to engage, a different approach must be adopted. This article is an examination of the appropriation of a situated learning model during fieldwork with a group of…

  13. [Influenza vaccine: globalization of public health stakes].

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    Collin, N; Briand, S

    2009-08-01

    health stakes with regard to influenza vaccination. The purpose of this presentation is to review the various challenges for production and distribution of vaccines and underline the progress that has been accomplished since 2005.

  14. Measuring Motivation in Low-Stakes Assessments. Research Report. ETS RR-15-19

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    Finn, Bridgid

    2015-01-01

    There is a growing concern that when scores from low-stakes assessments are reported without considering student motivation as a construct of interest, biased conclusions about how much students know will result. Low motivation is a problem particularly relevant to low-stakes testing scenarios, which may be low stakes for the test taker but have…

  15. Assessment for the Masses: A Historical Critique of High-Stakes Testing in Reading

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    Huddleston, Andrew P.; Rockwell, Elizabeth C.

    2015-01-01

    This historical critique of high-stakes testing in reading focuses on selected events from three historical movements: 1) the history of standardized testing, 2) the history of standardized reading tests, and 3) the history of high-stakes testing. These three interrelated histories have produced the high-stakes, standardized reading tests used in…

  16. Rapport d'Activite du Service Medical - 2001/2002

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    2003-01-01

    Le rapport annuel de l’année 2002 fait état de l’activité du service médical et de ses conclusions en matière de santé au travail ou de conditions de travail pour les membres du personnel du CERN, c’est à dire!: les titulaires, boursiers, étudiants, utilisateurs, attachés, etc…

  17. Partner's Stake in Conformity and Abused Wives' Psychological Trauma

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    DeMaris, Alfred; Kaukinen, Catherine

    2008-01-01

    This study investigates the potential buffering effect of help-seeking in the association between intimate partner assault and women's psychological trauma, and how this, in turn, may depend on the partner's stake in conformity. The sample consists of 374 women reporting the experience of domestic violence from a current intimate partner, drawn…

  18. Digitizing Practical Production Work for High-Stakes Assessments

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    Newhouse, C. Paul; Tarricone, Pina

    2014-01-01

    High-stakes external assessment for practical courses is fraught with problems impacting on the manageability, validity and reliability of scoring. Alternative approaches to assessment using digital technologies have the potential to address these problems. This paper describes a study that investigated the use of these technologies to create and…

  19. Partner's stake in conformity and abused wives' psychological trauma.

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    Demaris, Alfred; Kaukinen, Catherine

    2008-10-01

    This study investigates the potential buffering effect of help-seeking in the association between intimate partner assault and women's psychological trauma, and how this, in turn, may depend on the partner's stake in conformity. The sample consists of 374 women reporting the experience of domestic violence from a current intimate partner, drawn from the larger survey Violence and Threats of Violence Against Women and Men in the United States, 1994-1996. Help-seeking did not appear to buffer the impact of assault severity, contrary to expectation. However, the partner's stake in conformity did condition the effect of his or her having been arrested. Victims had higher levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when police arrested partners of average or below-average stake in conformity. But victims of partners characterized by higher than average stake in conformity did not show elevated PTSD due to their partners having been arrested. On the other hand, PTSD was higher among women experiencing more emotional abuse from the partner.

  20. Teacher Effectiveness on High- and Low-Stakes Tests

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    Corcoran, Sean P.; Jennings, Jennifer L.; Beveridge, Andrew A.

    2011-01-01

    The authors use data from the Houston Independent School District to estimate teacher effects on two different academic tests of the same subject areas, administered in the same school year to the same students at approximately the same time of year. The first is the statewide "high-stakes" test administered as part of the Texas…

  1. High Stakes Testing Policy Issues in Education: An Analysis of Litigation Involving High Stakes Testing and the Denial of Diplomas

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    Winfield, Lisa M.

    2013-01-01

    This study analyzed the legal documents of cases involving the denial of a high school diploma as the result of not passing a high stakes exam in public education. The qualitative extrapolation of consistent themes in the court documents revealed information regarding the court's interpretation of the intersection of state authority to…

  2. Bearing Stake Exercise: Sound Speed and other Environmental Variability

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    xwas sex eral meters-pcr- econd higher than that for other exercise sites, cansed by hinh salinit) PGI\\M aur RSIW in a ielatixely unmixed form. The...NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER IV SAN DIEGO, CALIF~ORNIA 92152 k; [ ¶ NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NST L Station, Mississippi 39529...9 -- ’Ž CO~NFD TAL CONFID[NTIAL FOREWORD (C) The BEARING STAKE Exercise was. conducted by the Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) under the

  3. BP Sells Stake in PetroChina and Sinopec

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    @@ Raising US$1.65b from sell-off BP, the world's third-largest oil company, sold its 2 percent stake in PetroChina at HK$3.70 (47.4 US cents) a share to raise HK$13 billion (US$1.65 billion) on January 12, causing shares in Chinese oil companies falling on the HongKong stock market on the day.

  4. Student—teacher Rapport in Secondary English Classes

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    2000-01-01

    The student teacher rapport,which is a special Kind of interpersonal and social relationships,influences the process of teaching and learning to such an extent that the result of teaching and learning will be a good one if the teacher and the students have built up a harmonious relationship and vice versa it is extremely important that the teacher should be a good user of the target language and teaching methods.In addition,the teacher has to have the knowledge of students physiological and psychological development.

  5. Quality of Rapport as a Setting Event for Problem Behavior: Assessment and Intervention

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    McLaughlin, Darlene Magito; Carr, Edward G.

    2005-01-01

    Relationship quality (rapport) between people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers has long been suggested as an important variable influencing the likelihood of problem behavior. However, to date, the association between rapport and problem behavior has not been systematically investigated. The authors evaluated a multimethod…

  6. Instructor-Student and Student-Student Rapport in the Classroom

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    Frisby, Brandi N.; Martin, Matthew M.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the relationships between instructors and their students, and between students, to determine their roles in building positive relationships and an overall positive classroom environment. Of particular interest was the examination of instructor rapport with students and rapport between students. Students (N = 232) reported on…

  7. The Correlation between Student/Instructor Rapport, Student Perceptions of Instructor Effectiveness, and Course Grade Expectations

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    Yezbick, Erin Lewis

    2016-01-01

    The researcher attempted to determine if a correlation exists between student/instructor rapport, student perceptions of instructor effectiveness, and course grade expectations for freshman general education courses at a career college in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. Previous studies have determined that rapport affects motivation…

  8. Students' Attitudes towards Rapport-Building Traits and Practices in Online Learning Environments

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    Wright, Robert Demmon

    2012-01-01

    This research was a triangulated study of student attitudes towards instructors' rapport-building traits and their preferences amongst instructors' rapport-building practices in online learning environments. Participants were undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in courses within an educational technology program at a central Texas…

  9. On the Effect of Teacher Talk on Teacher-Student Rapport in College English Classroom

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    2013-01-01

    This paper aimed to investigate the effect of teacher talk on teacher-student rapport in college English classroom. Be-sides, it attempted to analyze how to build teacher-student rapport in English classroom based on the theories of teacher Talk, hoping that it can assist teachers to upgrade their awareness in teacher talk and increase language learning and teaching efficiency.

  10. The Relationships among Teacher Immediacy, Professor/Student Rapport, and Self-Regulated Learning

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    Estepp, Christopher M.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships among teacher immediacy, professor/student rapport, and student self-regulated learning among selected undergraduate students in a college of agriculture. The independent variables for this study were verbal and nonverbal immediacy and professor/student rapport. The dependent variable in…

  11. Report of the Wises Committee; Rapport du Comite des Sages

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    Castillon, P.; Lesggy, M.; Morin, E.

    2003-09-01

    This report on the energy theme, calls in experts in different areas such economics, technologies, regulations, fiscality, geopolitics, regional, european and international approaches. Because of numerous constraints, interactions in the energy subject, the Wises Committee has wished to tackle in priority the subject under a point of view less technical, by insisting on the necessary sudden awareness of the public about stakes in the energy field, on the necessity to implement actions for energy efficiency without waiting for the crisis situations that will come from excess of energy consumption. (N.C.)

  12. Moral Bargain Hunters Purchase Moral Righteousness When it is Cheap: Within-Individual Effect of Stake Size in Economic Games.

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    Yamagishi, Toshio; Li, Yang; Matsumoto, Yoshie; Kiyonari, Toko

    2016-06-14

    Despite the repeatedly raised criticism that findings in economic games are specific to situations involving trivial incentives, most studies that have examined the stake-size effect have failed to find a strong effect. Using three prisoner's dilemma experiments, involving 479 non-student residents of suburban Tokyo and 162 students, we show here that stake size strongly affects a player's cooperation choices in prisoner's dilemma games when stake size is manipulated within each individual such that each player faces different stake sizes. Participants cooperated at a higher rate when stakes were lower than when they were higher, regardless of the absolute stake size. These findings suggest that participants were 'moral bargain hunters' who purchased moral righteousness at a low price when they were provided with a 'price list' of prosocial behaviours. In addition, the moral bargain hunters who cooperated at a lower stake but not at a higher stake did not cooperate in a single-stake one-shot game.

  13. Raising the Stakes – Impacts of privatisation, certification and partnerships in South African forestry

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    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available forestry Raising the stakes M ayers, Evans and Foy Raising the stakes Impacts of privatisation, certification and partnerships in South African forestry James Mayers Jeremy Evans Tim Foy Raising the stakes Forestry is a good, if risky, business.... Government is privatising its plantations and is pursuing policies aimed at empowering formerly marginalised people. This means that forestry is changing fast. Forest certification is one response to change, and is helping some companies who were already...

  14. Patient–Provider Rapport in the Health Care of People Who Inject Drugs

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Little research has described determinants and consequences of patient–provider rapport among people who inject drugs (PWIDs. This mixed-method study (a qualitatively described facilitators, barriers, and consequences to rapport development between PWIDs and their health care providers and (b quantitatively tested the hypothesis that quality of rapport is associated with positive patterns of service use. Two exploratory focus groups with PWIDs and care providers were conducted. Subsequently, 89 PWIDs completed a survey interview; of those, eight completed a follow-up qualitative interview. Qualitative results indicated that rapport is influenced by drug-related behaviors, addiction severity, provider expertise, patient-centered care, and perceived discrimination and that rapport then influences patient compliance, timing of care, and criminal activity. Quantitative results indicated that rapport predicted PWID satisfaction with care as well as frequency and timing of emergency department presentations. Results suggest that PWID–provider rapport has several unique determinants and is associated with positive health care outcomes.

  15. The Strategic stakes of budget policies after 2008-financial crisis

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    Full Text Available This article addresses the current budget policies during sub primes crisis answering two original issues: bring together the principal theoretical arguments and the analysis of events the most remarkable of crisis. Then, we tackle matters of budget policy from many points of view. Here, the challenge is to highlight the current stakes and future challenges of budget policies on one hand, to smooth economic cycle in the short term; and to back up growth and employment in the long term on the other.

  16. Comparison of Wood Preservatives in Stake Tests (1981 Progress Report).

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  17. Strangers in sync: Achieving embodied rapport through shared movements.

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    Vacharkulksemsuk, Tanya; Fredrickson, Barbara L

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the emergence of behavioral synchrony among strangers in the context of self-disclosure, and their path in predicting interaction quality. Specifically, we hypothesize that behavioral synchrony mediates the direct effect of self-disclosure on the development of embodied rapport. Same-sex stranger pairs (n=94) were randomly assigned to a videorecorded self-disclosure or control condition, and afterward each member rated their social interaction. Following the procedure used by Bernieri, Reznick, & Rosenthal (1988), two trained judges independently watched each video record and rated each pair interaction on behavioral synchrony. Bootstrapping analyses provide support for the hypothesized mediating effect of behavioral synchrony, which emerged as independent of the effects of self-other overlap and positive affect. The authors discuss implications of behavioral synchrony for relationship formation processes and the inevitable entwinement of behavior and judgments in light of embodied cognition.

  18. Making Room for the Middle Grades: High-Stakes Teaching in an Era of High-Stakes Testing

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    Full Text Available This case study describes a middle school language arts teacher attempting to maintain high standards of instruction while attending to the increasing demands of high-stakes assessments. Understanding how this teacher, Lisa, maintained effective pedagogy while attending to the external demands of standardized assessments offers ideas for maintaining responsive pedagogy in an era where assessment is moving toward uniform expectations for all middle school students. The tensions that emerged between Lisa’s professional beliefs and the opportunity to enact these in her daily practice raise questions about the current trend in assessment procedures in middle school language arts classrooms.

  19. Computer Literacy and the Construct Validity of a High-Stakes Computer-Based Writing Assessment

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    Jin, Yan; Yan, Ming

    2017-01-01

    One major threat to validity in high-stakes testing is construct-irrelevant variance. In this study we explored whether the transition from a paper-and-pencil to a computer-based test mode in a high-stakes test in China, the College English Test, has brought about variance irrelevant to the construct being assessed in this test. Analyses of the…

  20. Meritocracy 2.0: High-Stakes, Standardized Testing as a Racial Project of Neoliberal Multiculturalism

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    Au, Wayne

    2016-01-01

    High-stakes, standardized testing is regularly used within in accountability narratives as a tool for achieving racial equality in schools. Using the frameworks of "racial projects" and "neoliberal multiculturalism," and drawing on historical and empirical research, this article argues that not only does high-stakes,…

  1. Student Motivation in Low-Stakes Assessment Contexts: An Exploratory Analysis in Engineering Mechanics

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    Musekamp, Frank; Pearce, Jacob

    2016-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to examine the relationship of student motivation and achievement in low-stakes assessment contexts. Using Pearson product-moment correlations and hierarchical linear regression modelling to analyse data on 794 tertiary students who undertook a low-stakes engineering mechanics assessment (along with the questionnaire of…

  2. Heightened Test Anxiety among Young Children: Elementary School Students' Anxious Responses to High-Stakes Testing

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    Segool, Natasha K.; Carlson, John S.; Goforth, Anisa N.; von der Embse, Nathan; Barterian, Justin A.

    2013-01-01

    This study explored differences in test anxiety on high-stakes standardized achievement testing and low-stakes testing among elementary school children. This is the first study to directly examine differences in young students' reported test anxiety between No Child Left Behind (NCLB) achievement testing and classroom testing. Three hundred…

  3. High-Stakes Educational Testing and Democracy--Antagonistic or Symbiotic Relationship?

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    Ydesen, Christian

    2014-01-01

    This article argues that high-stakes educational testing, along with the attendant questions of power, education access, education management and social selection, cannot be considered in isolation from society at large. Thus, high-stakes testing practices bear numerous implications for democratic conditions in society. For decades, advocates of…

  4. Hiding behind High-Stakes Testing: Meritocracy, Objectivity and Inequality in U.S. Education

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    Au, Wayne

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyses how high-stakes, standardised testing became the policy tool in the U.S. that it is today and discusses its role in advancing an ideology of meritocracy that fundamentally masks structural inequalities related to race and economic class. This paper first traces the early history of high-stakes testing within the U.S. context,…

  5. Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP): A Historical Analysis of Louisiana's High Stakes Testing Policy

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    Decuir, Erica L.

    2012-01-01

    High stakes testing is popularly examined in educational research, but contemporary analyses tend to reflect a qualitative or quantitative research design (e.g., Au, 2007; Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 2006; Gamble, 2010). Exhaustive debate over the relative success or failure of high stakes testing is often framed between competing visions of…

  6. Effects of Motivational Prompts on Motivation, Effort, and Performance on a Low-Stakes Standardized Test

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    Hawthorne, Katrice A.; Bol, Linda; Pribesh, Shana; Suh, Yonghee

    2015-01-01

    Increased demands for accountability have placed an emphasis on assessment of student learning outcomes. At the post-secondary level, many of the assessments are considered low-stakes, as student performance is linked to few, if any, individual consequences. Given the prevalence of low-stakes assessment of student learning, research that…

  7. Student Experiences of High-Stakes Testing for Progression in One Undergraduate Nursing Program

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    McClenny, Tammy

    2016-01-01

    High-stakes testing in undergraduate nursing education are those assessments used to make critical decisions for student progression and graduation. The purpose of this study was to explore the different ways students experience multiple high-stakes tests for progression in one undergraduate BSN program. Research participants were prelicensure…

  8. Using Stake's qualitative case study approach to explore implementation of evidence-based practice.

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    Boblin, Sheryl L; Ireland, Sandra; Kirkpatrick, Helen; Robertson, Kim

    2013-09-01

    Although the use of qualitative case study research has increased during the past decade, researchers have primarily reported on their findings, with less attention given to methods. When methods were described, they followed the principles of Yin; researchers paid less attention to the equally important work of Stake. When Stake's methods were acknowledged, researchers frequently used them along with Yin's. Concurrent application of their methods did not take into account differences in the philosophies of these two case study researchers. Yin's research is postpositivist whereas Stake's is constructivist. Thus, the philosophical assumptions they used to guide their work were different. In this article we describe how we used Stake's approach to explore the implementation of a falls-prevention best-practice guideline. We focus on our decisions and their congruence with Stake's recommendations, embed our decisions within the context of researching this phenomenon, describe rationale for our decisions, and present lessons learned.

  9. The Extravert Advantage: How and When Extraverts Build Rapport With Other People.

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    Duffy, Korrina A; Chartrand, Tanya L

    2015-11-01

    Extraverts are better than introverts at building rapport, but it remains unknown what they do behaviorally to better connect with other individuals. We hypothesized that extraverts mimic more than introverts as a way to build rapport; however, we predicted that this social skillfulness of extraverts emerges only when they are motivated to affiliate. In Study 1, we found that extraversion predicted increased mimicry when an affiliation goal was present, but not when an affiliation goal was absent. In Study 2, we found that mimicry mediates the relationship between extraversion and rapport, but only when an affiliation goal is present. Our findings are the first to identify a behavior that extraverts engage in that helps them build rapport. Furthermore, our studies show that this skillfulness of extraverts emerges only when they are motivated to affiliate, providing evidence in favor of the reward-sensitivity-as-core model of extraversion over the sociability-as-core model of extraversion.

  10. Duurzame energietechniek : toegepast in de bloembollensector : bijlage rapport : Afstudeerscriptie WErktuigbouwkunde De Haagse Hogeschool afdeling Delft

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    Meij, van der M.; PPO Bloembollenteelt,

    2011-01-01

    In dit rapport wordt een overzicht gegeven van duurzame energietechnieken die op bloembollenbedrijven toegepast kunnen worden. De volgende technieken zijn onderzocht: zonnepanelen, windenergie, zonnedak, warmtepomp, geothermie, warmtekrachtkoppeling en houtkachel.

  11. Tillæg til rapport om Havvindmøller i Nissum Bredning

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    Bentzen, Thomas Ruby; Larsen, Torben

    Nærværende rapport er udført for NOE, A.m.b.a. og Nissum Bredning Vindmølle Laug af Aalborg Universitet, Institut for Byggeri og Anlæg i henhold til konsulentaftale af 30.11.2011, som tillæg til tidligere rapport jf. konsulentaftale af 6.7.2010. /1/. Dette tillæg omfatter kun den såkaldte dæmning...

  12. Training in Compensatory Strategies Enhances Rapport in Interactions Involving People with Möbius Syndrome

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In the exploratory study reported here, we tested the efficacy of an intervention designed to train teenagers with Möbius Syndrome (MS to increase the use of alternative communication strategies (e.g. gestures to compensate for their lack of facial expressiveness. Specifically, we expected the intervention to increase the level of rapport experienced in social interactions by our participants. In addition, we aimed to identify the mechanisms responsible for any such increase in rapport. In the study, five teenagers with MS interacted with three naïve participants without MS before the intervention, and with three different naïve participants without MS after the intervention. Rapport was assessed by self-report and by behavioral coders who rated videos of the interactions. Individual nonverbal behavior was assessed via behavioral coders, while verbal behavior was automatically extracted from the sound files. Alignment was assessed using cross recurrence quantification analysis and mixed effects models. The results showed that observer-coded rapport was greater after the intervention, whereas self-reported rapport did not change significantly. Observer-coded gesture and expressivity increased in participants with and without MS, while overall linguistic alignment decreased. Fidgeting and repetitiveness of verbal behavior also decreased in both groups. In sum, the intervention may impact nonverbal and verbal behavior in participants with and without MS, increasing rapport as well as overall gesturing, while decreasing alignment.

  13. Training in Compensatory Strategies Enhances Rapport in Interactions Involving People with Möbius Syndrome

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    Michael, John; Bogart, Kathleen; Tylén, Kristian; Krueger, Joel; Bech, Morten; Østergaard, John Rosendahl; Fusaroli, Riccardo

    2015-01-01

    In the exploratory study reported here, we tested the efficacy of an intervention designed to train teenagers with Möbius syndrome (MS) to increase the use of alternative communication strategies (e.g., gestures) to compensate for their lack of facial expressivity. Specifically, we expected the intervention to increase the level of rapport experienced in social interactions by our participants. In addition, we aimed to identify the mechanisms responsible for any such increase in rapport. In the study, five teenagers with MS interacted with three naïve participants without MS before the intervention, and with three different naïve participants without MS after the intervention. Rapport was assessed by self-report and by behavioral coders who rated videos of the interactions. Individual non-verbal behavior was assessed via behavioral coders, whereas verbal behavior was automatically extracted from the sound files. Alignment was assessed using cross recurrence quantification analysis and mixed-effects models. The results showed that observer-coded rapport was greater after the intervention, whereas self-reported rapport did not change significantly. Observer-coded gesture and expressivity increased in participants with and without MS, whereas overall linguistic alignment decreased. Fidgeting and repetitiveness of verbal behavior also decreased in both groups. In sum, the intervention may impact non-verbal and verbal behavior in participants with and without MS, increasing rapport as well as overall gesturing, while decreasing alignment. PMID:26500605

  14. Training in Compensatory Strategies Enhances Rapport in Interactions Involving People with Möbius Syndrome.

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    Michael, John; Bogart, Kathleen; Tylén, Kristian; Krueger, Joel; Bech, Morten; Østergaard, John Rosendahl; Fusaroli, Riccardo

    2015-01-01

    In the exploratory study reported here, we tested the efficacy of an intervention designed to train teenagers with Möbius syndrome (MS) to increase the use of alternative communication strategies (e.g., gestures) to compensate for their lack of facial expressivity. Specifically, we expected the intervention to increase the level of rapport experienced in social interactions by our participants. In addition, we aimed to identify the mechanisms responsible for any such increase in rapport. In the study, five teenagers with MS interacted with three naïve participants without MS before the intervention, and with three different naïve participants without MS after the intervention. Rapport was assessed by self-report and by behavioral coders who rated videos of the interactions. Individual non-verbal behavior was assessed via behavioral coders, whereas verbal behavior was automatically extracted from the sound files. Alignment was assessed using cross recurrence quantification analysis and mixed-effects models. The results showed that observer-coded rapport was greater after the intervention, whereas self-reported rapport did not change significantly. Observer-coded gesture and expressivity increased in participants with and without MS, whereas overall linguistic alignment decreased. Fidgeting and repetitiveness of verbal behavior also decreased in both groups. In sum, the intervention may impact non-verbal and verbal behavior in participants with and without MS, increasing rapport as well as overall gesturing, while decreasing alignment.

  15. Biofuels: stakes, perspectives and researches; Biocarburants: enjeux, perspectives et recherches

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    Appert, O.; Ballerin, D.; Montagne, X.

    2004-07-01

    The French institute of petroleum (IFP) is a major intervener of the biofuels sector, from the production to the end-use in engines. In this press conference, the IFP takes stock of the technological, environmental and economical stakes of today and future biofuel production processes and of their impact on transports. This document gathers 2 presentations dealing with: IFP's research strategy on biofuels (transparencies: context; today's processes: ethanol, ETBE, bio-diesel; tomorrows processes: biomass to liquid; perspectives), bio-diesel fuel: the Axens process selected by Diester Industrie company for its Sete site project of bio-diesel production unit. The researches carried out at the IFP on biofuels and biomass are summarized in an appendix: advantage and drawbacks of biofuels, the ethanol fuel industry, the bio-diesel industry, biomass to liquid fuels, French coordinated research program, statistical data of biofuel consumption in France, Spain and Germany. (J.S.)

  16. Billions at stake in climate finance: four key lessons

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    Newell, Peter [University of East Anglia (United Kingdom); Roberts, J. Timmons [Brown University (United States); Boyd, Emily [University of Leeds (United Kingdom); Huq, Saleemul

    2009-11-15

    How can we break through the impasse on the road to Copenhagen? As the climate talks stall over the size of emissions cuts and who pays for them, it is increasingly clear that funding will be key to breaking the deadlock. Guaranteeing adequate levels of climate finance will be a deal maker or breaker for the poorest nations as the December summit approaches. But on the brink of a new chapter in climate funding, with unprecedented flows at stake, donor countries need to learn from decades of aid experience – mistakes as well as successes. Failure to do this risks wasting a great opportunity to kickstart low-carbon, climate-resilient development for the world's poor.

  17. EVALUASI PROGRAM PEMBELAJARAN IPA SMP MENGGUNAKAN MODEL COUNTENANCE STAKE

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    Astin Lukum

    2015-06-01

    THE EVALUATION OF SCIENCE TEACHING ON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL USING STAKE’S COUNTENANCE MODEL Abstract The purpose of the study was to describe the science learning program on junior high school in Bone Bolanga district based on the Regulation of Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, Number 65 of 2013 about Processing Standard of Primary and Secondary Education. This study used Stake’s Countanance evaluation model. The data were collected using observation, interview and documentation techniques. The conclusion was: (1 the planning of science learning was categorized fair (68%, it was found that lesson plan was not in accordance with the learning processing standard. (2 The implementation of science learning was categorized fair (57%, that unconformitted with learning processing implementation standard. (3 Student learning outcomes have not met the completeness of minimum criteria (KKM that categorized enough (65% and (4 There were the contingency of planing learning proces and outcome. Keywords: Program Evaluation, Stake's Countenance, Science Learning

  18. Effect of Tillage and Staking on the production of fluted Pumpkin

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    Full Text Available A field experiment was conducted using fluted pumpkin (telfairia occidentals to determine the effect of 3 different tillage (zero, mound and flat and 3 different staking (zero, individual and pyramid on a sandy clay loam soil of the humid tropics at faculty research farm Esut, Enugu Southeastern Nigeria between June and December, 2008. The treatment consists of 3 levels of tillage and3 levels of staking as mentioned above. The experiment was a 3 x 3 factorial laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD with four replications and nine treatments. The results obtained revealed significant different of p 0.05 among some of the ç. treatments. The highest number of vine length and number of flower per plant of 196.16 and 36 were obtained from zero tillage / individual staking while the least were recorded for flat tillage/individual staking of 115.19 and zero tillage/pyramidal staking of 3 respectively. Average leaf yield ranged from 277.7 to 852.5 (g were obtained. Based on their performance, treatment 5 (mound tillage/individual staking and treatment, 6(mound tillage/pyramidal staking have the highest leaf yield.

  19. Atalante: scientific report 2008; Atalante: rapport scientifique 2008

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    2008-07-01

    This report makes a synthesis of the research works carried out at CEA Marcoule in the domain of the back-end of the fuel cycle. The research programs involving the ATALANTE facility concern: the improvement of the spent fuel reprocessing of today's and tomorrow's reactors, the separation of minor actinides prior to their transmutation, and the long-term behaviour of ultimate radioactive wastes immobilized in suitable matrices for a reversible storage or a disposal in deep geologic repositories. The report presents the main scientific results obtained these last years in the domain of: 1 - basic chemistry of actinides and fission products, 2 - processing of spent fuels, 3 - actinides recycling experiments, 4 - long-term behaviour of conditioning matrices for materials and wastes, and 5 - measurements and analytical techniques used in the above mentioned studies. The ATALANTE facility is in the core of the future nuclear stakes which aim at optimizing the recycling of nuclear materials using innovative and proliferation-safe processes, and at minimizing the impact of radioactive wastes on the environment. (J.S.)

  20. Developing Rapport with Children in Forensic Interviews: Systematic Review of Experimental Research.

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    Saywitz, Karen J; Larson, Rakel P; Hobbs, Sue D; Wells, Christine R

    2015-08-01

    The vast majority of guidelines recommend that developing rapport with children is essential for successful forensic child interviewing; however, the question remains as to whether there is a sufficient body of scientific research to generate evidence-based guidelines for developing rapport with children in legal contexts. To answer this question, we conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify experimental studies of the effects of rapport-building methods on the reliability of children's reports. Independent raters applied 12 exclusion criteria to the 2,761 potentially relevant articles located by electronic and hand searches of the literature. Experimental studies were few. Although studies to date are a beginning, the overall scientific base is weak regarding even basic issues such as how to best define rapport and the efficacy of common rapport-building techniques. This systematic review highlights what we know, what we do not know, and how much more we need to know to create evidence-based best practice. Recommendations for reshaping the research agenda are discussed.

  1. Drinking water quality: stakes of control and sanitation in the town of ...

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    Drinking water quality: stakes of control and sanitation in the town of Dschang - Cameroon. ... used 728 alternative points for water assessment (705 wells and 23 springs), ... For the wastewater drainage and treatment, no device is constructed.

  2. High School Students with Learning Disabilities: Mathematics Instruction, Study Skills, and High Stakes Tests

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    Steele, Marcee M.

    2010-01-01

    This article reviews characteristics of high school students with learning disabilities and presents instructional modifications and study skills to help them succeed in algebra and geometry courses and on high stakes mathematics assessments.

  3. Large Stroke High Fidelity PZN-PT Single Crystal "Stake" Actuator.

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    Huang, Yu; Xia, Yue Xue; Lin, Dian Hua; Yao, Kui; Lim, Leong Chew

    2017-08-03

    A new piezoelectric actuator design, called "Stake" actuator, is proposed and demonstrated in this work. As an example, the stake actuator is made of four d32-mode PZN-5.5%PT single crystals, each of 25mmL × 8mmW × 0.4mmT in dimensions, bonded with the aid of polycarbonate (PC) edge guide-cum-stiffeners into a square-pipe configuration for improved bending and twisting strengths and capped with top and bottom pedestals made of 1.5 mm thick anodized aluminium. The resultant stake actuator measured 9 mm × 9 mm × 28 mm. The hollow structure is a key design feature, which optimizes single crystal usage efficiency and lowers the overall cost of the actuator. The displacement-voltage responses, blocking forces, resonance characteristics of the fabricated stake actuator, as well as the load and temperature effects, are measured and discussed. Since d32 is negative for [011]-poled single crystal, the "Stake" actuator contracts in the axial direction when a positive polarity field is applied to the crystals. Biased drive is thus recommended when extensional displacement is desired. The single crystal stake actuator has negligible ( 0.13% when driven up to +300V (i.e., 0.75 kV/mm), which is close to the rhombohedral-to-orthorhombic transformation field (E RO) of 0.85 kV/mm of the single crystal used. The stake actuator displays a stroke of -36.5 μm (at +300V) despite its small overall dimensions, and has a blocking force of 114 N. The single crystal d 32 stake actuator fabricated displays more than 30% larger axial strain than the state-of-the-art PZT stack actuators of comparable length as well as moderate blocking forces. Said actuators are thus ideal for applications when large displacements with simple open loop control are preferred.

  4. CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND STAKES OF A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

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    Flaviu MEGHIŞAN

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable development is conceived on a long-run term and it reffers to that reasonable answer in fulfilling the needs of the present generations, without compromising the future of the generations to come. The concept involves a triple dimension: economic development, social fairness and inter-generation equity. Far from abstract concepts, the provocations of durable development falls into the realities of the world, illustrated by the three stakes: water, health and educations. The free modern market is a state invention, and its rules are not imposed naturally, but are the results of political arrangements. The field of international trade is not a simple game with “zero sum”. The trade improves the well-being of some nations, but there also losers. Until now, the world trade has only function in an asymmetric manner, allowing for the products from the developed markets to enter the markets of the developing countries, but without a proper reciprocity. It is desirable an economy for the XXI century, an economy that it is synchronizing with the Earth and its natural sustaining resources, not one that destroys them. The key element in restructuring the economy is to make the market to reflect the true prices, all costs included. The strategy Europe 2020 propose a new economic vision, able to help EU to exit the crisis and to build an intelligent economy, sustainable and favoring inclusion, with high rates of occupancy, productivity and social cohesion .

  5. Eco-design stakes of electrical steel: Dynamic losses sensitivity

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    Drouineau, Mathilde [Ecole des Mines de Paris, Centre for Applied Mathematics, BP 207, 06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex (France); Schneider Electric, Innovation Department, 38TEC/T3, 38050 Grenoble (France)], E-mail: mathilde.drouineau@ensmp.fr; Mazauric, Vincent [Schneider Electric, Innovation Department, 38TEC/T3, 38050 Grenoble (France); Ecole des Mines de Paris, Centre for Applied Mathematics, BP 207, 06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex (France); Vincent, Jean-Noel [ThyssenKrupp Electrical Steel, BP 23, 62330 Isbergues (France); Anglade, Alain [ADEME, 500 route des Lucioles, Sophia-Antipolis, 06560 Valbonne (France)

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    This paper proposes to compare two alternative ways for describing contribution of magnetic domains in dynamic hysteresis and associated anomalous losses at the macroscopic scale. This study enables to reproduce the dependence of anomalous losses on the frequency of excitation f. Anomalous losses per cycle follow a f{sup 1/2} law, matching the experience-based model of Bertotti. While both models restore the well-known low-pass behavior on a 1D-slab, one of the two exhibits a higher level of anomalous losses and a stop-band frequency related to a length-parameter {lambda}, lumping the domain pattern complexity. For both models, sensitivity of anomalous losses with respect to this dynamic parameter {lambda} is assessed. As an illustration, {lambda} appears to be the key parameter to improve energy efficiency in power transformers. Finally, stakes are given for transformers and for the whole electrical steel production to highlight predictive potential gain. Anomalous losses raise up to 230 GW equivalent installed capacities, including dissipation through both grain oriented and non-oriented electrical steel. This represents 5% of worldwide electric capacities.

  6. Do Prosecutors Use Interview Instructions or Build Rapport with Child Witnesses?

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    Ahern, Elizabeth C; Stolzenberg, Stacia N; Lyon, Thomas D

    2015-08-01

    This study examined the quality of interview instructions and rapport-building provided by prosecutors to 168 children aged 5-12 years testifying in child sexual abuse cases, preceding explicit questions about abuse allegations. Prosecutors failed to effectively administer key interview instructions, build rapport, or rely on open-ended narrative producing prompts during this early stage of questioning. Moreover, prosecutors often directed children's attention to the defendant early in the testimony. The productivity of different types of wh- questions varied, with what/how questions focusing on actions being particularly productive. The lack of instructions, poor quality rapport-building, and closed-ended questioning suggest that children may not be adequately prepared during trial to provide lengthy and reliable reports to their full ability.

  7. Eliciting maltreated and nonmaltreated children's transgression disclosures: narrative practice rapport building and a putative confession.

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    Lyon, Thomas D; Wandrey, Lindsay; Ahern, Elizabeth; Licht, Robyn; Sim, Megan P Y; Quas, Jodi A

    2014-01-01

    This study tested the effects of narrative practice rapport building (asking open-ended questions about a neutral event) and a putative confession (telling the child an adult "told me everything that happened and he wants you to tell the truth") on 4- to 9-year-old maltreated and nonmaltreated children's reports of an interaction with a stranger who asked them to keep toy breakage a secret (n = 264). Only one third of children who received no interview manipulations disclosed breakage; in response to a putative confession, one half disclosed. Narrative practice rapport building did not affect the likelihood of disclosure. Maltreated children and nonmaltreated children responded similarly to the manipulations. Neither narrative practice rapport building nor a putative confession increased false reports.

  8. A Cross-Cultural Pragmatic Study of Rapport-Management Strategies in Chinese and English Academic Upward Request Emails

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    Zhu, Wuhan

    2017-01-01

    This article discusses and compares how Chinese and English postgraduate students manage a harmonious relationship with university instructors by managing rapport and doing relational work in their academic request emails. The rapport-management strategies were explored and then further evaluated in relation to the taxonomies of relational work…

  9. The Impact of High-Stakes Testing on Student Proficiency in Low-Stakes Subjects: Evidence from Florida's Elementary Science Exam

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    Winters, Marcus A.; Trivitt, Julie R.; Greene, Jay P.

    2010-01-01

    An important criticism of high-stakes testing policies--policies that reward or sanction schools based on their students' performance on standardized tests--is that they provide schools with an incentive to focus on those subjects that play a role in the accountability system while decreasing attention to those subjects that are not part of the…

  10. Inquiry-Based Instruction and High Stakes Testing

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    Cothern, Rebecca L.

    Science education is a key to economic success for a country in terms of promoting advances in national industry and technology and maximizing competitive advantage in a global marketplace. The December 2010 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranked the United States 23rd of 65 countries in science. That dismal standing in science proficiency impedes the ability of American school graduates to compete in the global market place. Furthermore, the implementation of high stakes testing in science mandated by the 2007 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has created an additional need for educators to find effective science pedagogy. Research has shown that inquiry-based science instruction is one of the predominant science instructional methods. Inquiry-based instruction is a multifaceted teaching method with its theoretical foundation in constructivism. A correlational survey research design was used to determine the relationship between levels of inquiry-based science instruction and student performance on a standardized state science test. A self-report survey, using a Likert-type scale, was completed by 26 fifth grade teachers. Participants' responses were analyzed and grouped as high, medium, or low level inquiry instruction. The unit of analysis for the achievement variable was the student scale score average from the state science test. Spearman's Rho correlation data showed a positive relationship between the level of inquiry-based instruction and student achievement on the state assessment. The findings can assist teachers and administrators by providing additional research on the benefits of the inquiry-based instructional method. Implications for positive social change include increases in student proficiency and decision-making skills related to science policy issues which can help make them more competitive in the global marketplace.

  11. DISCUSSION ON LOADING CAPACITY OF LARGE HOLE STAKE%大孔桩承载力的探讨

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    胡华明; 晋国幸

    2001-01-01

    在许多应用场合,大孔桩具有明显的胜过其它桩基的优点。通过对大孔桩的承载机理的分析,探讨大孔桩在土层和岩石层的承载力。%The large hole stake gains prominent advantages over other stakes in many applications. The present paper deals with the loading capacity of the large hole stake on the earth and rock layer on the basis of analysis on the loading mechanism for the stake.

  12. Reconsidering Rapport with Urban Teachers: Negotiating Shifting Boundaries and Legitimizing Support

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    Rinke, Carol R.; Mawhinney, Lynnette

    2014-01-01

    This paper addresses Lincoln's [2010. "'What a long, strange trip it's been …': Twenty-five years of qualitative and new paradigm research." "Qualitative Inquiry" 16, no. 1: 3-9] call for greater attention to the question of rapport in qualitative research through a reflexive examination of…

  13. RAPPORT-BUILDING THROUGH CALL IN TEACHING CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

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    Wenying Jiang

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Technological advances have brought about the ever-increasing utilisation of computer-assisted language learning (CALL media in the learning of a second language (L2. Computer-mediated communication, for example, provides a practical means for extending the learning of spoken language, a challenging process in tonal languages such as Chinese, beyond the realms of the classroom. In order to effectively improve spoken language competency, however, CALL applications must also reproduce the social interaction that lies at the heart of language learning and language use. This study draws on data obtained from the utilisation of CALL in the learning of L2 Chinese to explore whether this medium can be used to extend opportunities for rapport-building in language teaching beyond the face-to-face interaction of the classroom. Rapport's importance lies in its potential to enhance learning, motivate learners, and reduce learner anxiety. To date, CALL's potential in relation to this facet of social interaction remains a neglected area of research. The results of this exploratory study suggest that CALL may help foster learner-teacher rapport and that scaffolding, such as strategically composing rapport-fostering questions in sound-files, is conducive to this outcome. The study provides an instruction model for this application of CALL.

  14. Do interviewer-respondent interactions in CAPI and CATI-interviews show a difference in rapport?

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    Ongena, Yfke; Haan, Marieke

    2016-01-01

    Various studies have shown that social desirability bias and satisficing are more prevalent in CATI than in CAPI surveys. Although this difference has theoretically been explained in terms of rapport (Holbrook et al 2003), it has not systematically been studied whether interviewer-respondent interac

  15. INTERPRETATION DU MODELE LOGISTIQUE A RAPPORT CONTINU EN TERME DE DISTRIBUTION

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    M CHIKHI-BOUCHOUL

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available L’objectif de ce travail est consacré principalement à la présentation de deux modèles logistiques à rapports continus pour une variable réponse ordinale à c catégories et de leurs interprétations en termes de distribution .

  16. How to Establish Good Teacher-Pupil Rapport in the Classroom?

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    2015-01-01

    for the past few decades, the way to achieve good teacher-pupil rapport in the classroom has been at the center of heated debate all over the world. All teachers should provide a good studying environment for pupils. This paper will focus on four parts to discuss this issue.

  17. More than Just Language Advising: Rapport in University English Writing Consultations and Implications for Tutor Training

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    Lee, Cynthia

    2015-01-01

    Adopting a case study approach with multiple data sources, this paper explores the ways in which rapport is built, and its impact on the learning process based on five successive writing support consultations between a native English-speaking (NES) tutor and her second language (L2) tutee in a Hong Kong university. With reference to the prepared…

  18. Student Self-Assessment and Student Ratings of Teacher Rapport in Secondary Student Course Ratings

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    Roe, John Wilford

    2010-01-01

    This study involved administering two rating forms (student self-rating on commitment and student rating of teacher rapport) to approximately 1,400 secondary students taught by 12 different teachers at two different high school Latter-day Saint (LDS) released time seminaries along the Wasatch Front in Utah. Seminaries and Institutes of Religion…

  19. Preservice Music Teachers' and Therapists' Nonverbal Behaviors and Their Relationship to Perceived Rapport

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    Darrow, Alice-Ann; Johnson, Christopher

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of the two studies reported in the article was to determine whether or not a relationship exists between preservice music therapists' and teachers' nonverbal behaviors and their perceived rapport. In study 1, evaluators (N = 56) viewed a stimulus tape consisting of 15 45-second segments of 15 preservice music therapists leading songs…

  20. Who Is Controlling the Interaction? The Effect of Nonverbal Mirroring on Teacher-Student Rapport

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    Jiang-yuan, Zhou; Wei, Guo

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of nonverbal mirroring on teacher-student rapport in one-on-one interactions. Nonverbal mirroring refers to the unconscious mimicry of the postures, mannerisms, facial expressions, and other behaviors of one's interaction partner in social interactions. In a within-subjects paradigm, students had four…

  1. Professor-Student Rapport Scale: Psychometric Properties of the Brief Version

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    Ryan, Rebecca

    2014-01-01

    The original Professor-Student Rapport Scale contained 34 items and predicted several single-item student outcomes. A high level of internal consistency encouraged the development of a shorter measure in order to address apparent redundancy. Our goals in the current study were to provide psychometric data for the brief version of the scale and to…

  2. Humor, Rapport, and Uncomfortable Moments in Interactions with Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Kovarsky, Dana; Schiemer, Christine; Murray, Allison

    2011-01-01

    We examined uncomfortable moments that damaged rapport during group interactions between college students in training to become speech-language pathologists and adults with traumatic brain injury. The students worked as staff in a community-based program affiliated with a university training program that functioned as a recreational gathering…

  3. Saving Face: Managing Rapport in a Problem-Based Learning Group

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    Robinson, Leslie; Harris, Ann; Burton, Rob

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study investigated the complex social aspects of communication required for students to participate effectively in Problem-Based Learning and explored how these dynamics are managed. The longitudinal study of a group of first-year undergraduates examined interactions using Rapport Management as a framework to analyse communication…

  4. Interaction of counseling rapport and topics discussed in sessions with methadone treatment clients.

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    Joe, George W; Simpson, D Dwayne; Rowan-Szal, Grace A

    2009-01-01

    Therapeutic rapport between counselors and clients in drug user treatment has been shown to be an important predictor of follow-up outcomes. This naturalistic study investigated the relationship of counseling rapport to drug-related topics discussed in counseling sessions in a sample of 330 clients and nine counselors. These voluntary clients had been admitted to a private, for-profit outpatient methadone treatment in Texas between September 1995 and August 1997 and received no-fee services for a year for participation in this study. The data were gathered using forms in the TCU community treatment assessments (www.ibr.tcu.edu) that measured intake information, counseling session topics, and counselor evaluation of the client. A majority were males, Hispanic, had a pending legal status and the average age was 39. Co-occurring drug dependence for these heroin users included cocaine (38%) and alcohol (31%). The results supported the hypothesis that higher rapport would be associated with addressing clients in a more "supportive approach" that emphasized relapse prevention and strengths-building while lower rapport would be associated with a punitive counseling style that stressed program rules and compliance. The influences of client background, counselor differences, and during-treatment positive urines were also examined. Although counselors differed in their general manner of dealing with clients, each also showed flexibility determined in part by client behavior (such as continued cocaine use). The findings indicate that focusing on constructive solutions is the preferred counseling approach.

  5. Reconsidering Rapport with Urban Teachers: Negotiating Shifting Boundaries and Legitimizing Support

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    Rinke, Carol R.; Mawhinney, Lynnette

    2014-01-01

    This paper addresses Lincoln's [2010. "'What a long, strange trip it's been …': Twenty-five years of qualitative and new paradigm research." "Qualitative Inquiry" 16, no. 1: 3-9] call for greater attention to the question of rapport in qualitative research through a reflexive examination of researcher-participant relationships…

  6. Security report on Siloe - the descriptive part. (1963); Rapport de surete de Siloe - partie descriptive (1963)

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    Ageron, P.; Chatoux, J.; Denielou, G.; Jacquemain, M.; Mitault, G.; Robien, E. de; Rossillon, F. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Grenoble (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

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    This report is a full description of the site, the reactor, the building and the experimental facilities. It gives the nuclear, thermodynamic and hydrodynamic characteristics of the core. (authors) [French] Ce rapport decrit completement le site, le reacteur, les batiments et les installations experimentales. Il donne les caracteristiques nucleaires, thermodynamiques et hydrodynamiques du coeur. (auteurs)

  7. Integrating Rapport-Building into Language Instruction: A Study of Korean Foreign Language Classes

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    Park, Mi Yung

    2016-01-01

    Using a conversation-analytic approach along with the notions of frame and footing (Goffman 1981), this study examines what strategies teachers use to build rapport with their students in Korean as a foreign language classrooms. It also discusses what kinds of interactional resources they employ in tandem with these strategies. Analysis of…

  8. Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Improving Rapport between Track/Cross Country Coaches and Significant Others

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    Helm, David Jay

    2017-01-01

    This study examines the background information and the components of N.L.P., being eye movements, use of predicates, and posturing, as they apply to improving rapport and empathy between track/cross country coaches and their significant others in the arena of competition to help alleviate the inherent stressors.

  9. Teacher and headmaster attitudes towards benchmarking and high-stakes testing in adult teaching in Denmark

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    Petersen, Karen Bjerg

    Based on research, surveys and interviews the paper traces teacher and headmaster attitudes towards the introduction of benchmarking and high-stakes language testing introduced in the wake of a neo-liberal education policy in adult teaching for migrants in Denmark in the 2000s. The findings show...... that the majority of teachers and headmasters reject benchmarking. Meanwhile, due to both headmasters and language teachers the introduction of high stakes language testing has had an immense impact on the organization, content and quality of adult language teaching. On the one side teachers do not necessarily...... reject assessment and language tests or the fact that assessment may increase efficiency. According to the findings the introduction of high stakes testing in adult teaching on the other side has led to a range of paradoxes and negative effects such as less and diminished language competence among...

  10. Does high-stakes testing increase cultural capital among low-income and racial minority students?

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available This article draws on research from Texas and Chicago to examine whether high-stakes testing enables low-income and racial minority students to acquire cultural capital. While students' performance on state or district tests rose after the implementation of high-stakes testing and accountability policies in Texas and Chicago in the 1990s, several studies indicate that these policies seemed to have had deleterious effects on curriculum, instruction, the percentage of students excluded from the tests, and student dropout rates. As a result, the policies seemed to have had mixed effects on students' opportunities to acquire embodied and institutionalized cultural capital. These findings are consistent with the work of Shepard (2000, Darling-Hammond (2004a, and others who have written of the likely negative repercussions of high-stakes testing and accountability policies.

  11. Mindfulness, anxiety, and high-stakes mathematics performance in the laboratory and classroom.

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    Bellinger, David B; DeCaro, Marci S; Ralston, Patricia A S

    2015-12-01

    Mindfulness enhances emotion regulation and cognitive performance. A mindful approach may be especially beneficial in high-stakes academic testing environments, in which anxious thoughts disrupt cognitive control. The current studies examined whether mindfulness improves the emotional response to anxiety-producing testing situations, freeing working memory resources, and improving performance. In Study 1, we examined performance in a high-pressure laboratory setting. Mindfulness indirectly benefited math performance by reducing the experience of state anxiety. This benefit occurred selectively for problems that required greater working memory resources. Study 2 extended these findings to a calculus course taken by undergraduate engineering majors. Mindfulness indirectly benefited students' performance on high-stakes quizzes and exams by reducing their cognitive test anxiety. Mindfulness did not impact performance on lower-stakes homework assignments. These findings reveal an important mechanism by which mindfulness benefits academic performance, and suggest that mindfulness may help attenuate the negative effects of test anxiety.

  12. The effect of linguistic distance and bridge language proficiency on the stake taken by acquirers in cross-border acquisitions

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    Cuypers, I.R.P.; Ertug, G.; Hennart, J.M.A.

    We study the effects of linguistic distance and lingua franca proficiency on the equity stake taken by acquirers from 67 countries in 59,092 acquisition targets in 69 host countries. We theorize and find that acquirers take lower equity stakes in foreign targets when linguistic distance and

  13. High-Stakes Testing--Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test: A True Measure of Acquired Skills or a Political Ruse?

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    DeVillier, Paul Wayne

    This discussion of high stakes tests explores criticisms commonly made of the use of these tests and suggests some additional reasons educators and the public should not rely on high stakes tests as the single source of data about student achievement. The United States has no national educational policy on standards of knowledge. Each state is…

  14. Test Anxiety Associated with High-Stakes Testing among Elementary School Children: Prevalence, Predictors, and Relationship to Student Performance

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    Segool, Natasha Katherine

    2009-01-01

    The current study explored differences in test anxiety on high-stakes standardized achievement testing and classroom testing among elementary school children. This is the first study to directly examine differences in student test anxiety across two testing conditions with different stakes among young children. Three hundred and thirty-five…

  15. Change in Test-Taking Motivation and Its Relationship to Test Performance in Low-Stakes Assessments

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    Penk, Christiane; Richter, Dirk

    2017-01-01

    Since the turn of the century, an increasing number of low-stakes assessments (i.e., assessments without direct consequences for the test-takers) are being used to evaluate the quality of educational systems. Internationally, research has shown that low-stakes test results can be biased due to students' low test-taking motivation and that…

  16. Understanding Within-Session Loss-Chasing: An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Stake Size on Cognitive Control.

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    Parke, Adrian; Harris, Andrew; Parke, Jonathan; Goddard, Paul

    2016-06-01

    Loss-chasing is a central feature of problematic gambling, yet it remains a poorly conceived and understood concept. Loss-chasing is believed to stem from an erosion of cognitive control when gambling. The opportunity to gamble at significantly disparate stake sizes on a gambling activity is considered to be a risk factor for loss-chasing. This study investigated the impact of gambling at disparate stake sizes on executive processes integral to maintaining cognitive control when gambling, namely response inhibition and reflection impulsivity. Frequent adult non-problem gamblers (n = 32) participated in a repeated measures experiment; and gambled at three disparate stake sizes (£20, £2 and no stake per bet) on a simulated gambling task. Participants' response inhibition performance and reflection impulsivity levels after gambling at various stake sizes were compared via a go/no-go task and information sampling task, respectively. Quality of decision-making i.e. the evaluation of available information to make probability judgements was impaired after gambling at higher stakes in comparison to lower stakes, indicating an increase in reflection impulsivity. No effect on response inhibition was observed. Although exploratory, this suggests that the opportunity for participants to substantially increase stake size on a gambling activity may be a risk factor for impaired cognitive performance when gambling, and perhaps create vulnerability for within-session loss-chasing in some players.

  17. Leveraging U.S. Geo-Strategic Positional Advantage to Prevail in a Mercantile World

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    of the Royal Society Interface, (19 January, 2010). 49. Statement of Roger Noriega Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, US...Rigged?” Army Times, August 16, 2002. Noriega , Roger. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. U.S. State Department, before the

  18. Modifying the Weinberger-Powell Doctrine for the Modern Geo-Strategic Environment

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    nasty, brutish” world in which exists a war of “every man against every man.” Max Weber advanced social sciences understanding of the state by...USAF A paper submitted to the Faculty of the Joint Advanced Varfighting School in partial satisfaction of the requirements of a Master of Science ...concessions, Operation DESERT STORM was widely regarded as a resounding victory. The war was popular with the American people and troops were treated

  19. Rapport over een inventarisatie van- en een studie over de entomofauna van het C.R.M. reservaat Broekhuizen

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    Peerdeman, M.P.

    1976-01-01

    Inventarisatie van het terrein rondom het kasteel te Broekhuizen/Leersum. De inventarisatie werd hoofdzakelijk gericht op de entomofauna, maar in dit rapport zijn ook enkele gegevens over andere diergroepen opgenomen.

  20. Training in Compensatory Strategies Enhances Rapport in Interactions Involving People with Möbius Syndrome

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    Michael, John; Bogart, Kathleen; Tylén, Kristian

    2015-01-01

    In the exploratory study reported here, we tested the efficacy of an intervention designed to train teenagers with Möbius Syndrome (MS) to increase the use of alternative communication strategies (e.g. gestures) to compensate for their lack of facial expressivity. Specifically, we expected......, and with three different naïve participants without MS after the intervention. Rapport was assessed by self-report and by behavioral coders who rated videos of the interactions. Individual nonverbal behavior was assessed via behavioral coders, while verbal behavior was automatically extracted from the sound...... in participants with and without MS, while overall linguistic alignment decreased. Fidgeting and repetitiveness of verbal behavior also decreased in both groups. In sum, the intervention may impact nonverbal and verbal behavior in participants with and without MS, increasing rapport as well as overall gesturing...

  1. Psychological Data from an Exploration of the Rapport / Synchrony Interplay Using Motion Energy Analysis

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    Andrew Nelson

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available These data result from an investigation examining the interplay between dyadic rapport and consequential behavior-mirroring. Participants responded to a variety of interpersonally-focused pretest measures prior to their engagement in videotaped interdependent tasks (coded for interactional synchrony using Motion Energy Analysis [17,18]. A post-task evaluation of rapport and other related constructs followed each exchange. Four studies shared these same dependent measures, but asked distinct questions: Study 1 (Ndyad = 38 explored the influence of perceived responsibility and gender-specificity of the task; Study 2 (Ndyad = 51 focused on dyad sex-makeup; Studies 3 (Ndyad = 41 and 4 (Ndyad = 63 examined cognitive load impacts on the interactions. Versions of the data are structured with both individual and dyad as the unit of analysis. Our data possess strong reuse potential for theorists interested in dyadic processes and are especially pertinent to questions about dyad agreement and interpersonal perception / behavior association relationships.

  2. Normalizing the Educated Subject: A Foucaultian Analysis of High-Stakes Accountability

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    Gunzenhauser, Michael G.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, I use concepts from Michel Foucault to analyze the ways in which the high-stakes accountability movement has appropriated the technology of the examination to redefine the educated subject as a normalized case. Partly this has become possible because of the role that educational research has played in laying out the conditions for…

  3. A Comparative Study of Online Remote Proctored versus Onsite Proctored High-Stakes Exams

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    Weiner, John A.; Hurtz, Gregory M.

    2017-01-01

    Advances in technology have spurred innovations in secure assessment delivery. One such innovation, remote online proctoring, has become increasingly sophisticated and is gaining wider consideration for high-stakes testing. However, there is an absence of published research examining remote online proctoring and its effects on test scores and the…

  4. Using Digital Technologies to Improve the Authenticity of Performance Assessment for High-Stakes Purposes

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    Newhouse, C. Paul

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports on the outcomes of a three-year study investigating the use of digital technologies to increase the authenticity of high-stakes summative assessment in four Western Australian senior secondary courses. The study involved 82 teachers and 1015 students and a range of digital forms of assessment using computer-based exams, digital…

  5. Validity Inferences under High-Stakes Conditions: A Response from Language Testing

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    Hill, Kathryn; McNamara, Tim

    2015-01-01

    Those who work in second- and foreign-language testing often find Koretz's concern for validity inferences under high-stakes (VIHS) conditions both welcome and familiar. While the focus of the article is more narrowly on the potential for two instructional responses to test-based accountability, "reallocation" and "coaching,"…

  6. High Stakes Accountability and Policy Implementation: Teacher Decision Making in Bilingual Classrooms in Texas

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    Palmer, Deborah; Rangel, Virginia Snodgrass

    2011-01-01

    This article contributes to an emerging body of literature on the impact of high stakes testing accountability policies on implementation and teaching practice. It uses a theory of implementation, sense-making, to highlight the process by which policy and context shape teacher decision making. We focus on teachers in bilingual classrooms in an…

  7. Promoting Professional Socialization Within the Experiential Curriculum: Implementation of a High-stakes Professionalism Rubric.

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    Tanzer, Kim; Dintzner, Matthew

    2017-02-25

    Objectives. To describe the implementation of a high-stakes rubric to assess student professionalism in introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs and APPEs) to promote the professional socialization of students in the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program at Western New England University (WNE). Findings. A professionalism rubric was adapted from the literature to assess the professional behavior of students enrolled in experiential courses based on evaluation of the following criteria: appropriate communication skills with patients and providers, appearance and dress code, timeliness, and initiative. The rubric was implemented in the fall semester of 2013 as a high-stakes component of the assessment within all experiential courses. Students were required to meet expectations for each of the four criteria in order to pass the practice experience, independent of their performance in other course components. Students were assessed by their preceptors at the midpoint and end of each practice experience using the appropriate evaluation tool. Each of the IPPE and APPE evaluation tools included the professionalism rubric as a requirement for assessment. Use of the Professionalism Rubric as a high-stakes assessment tool highlighted professionalism as an important component of the program, making expectations explicit to students and providing leverage to preceptors for holding students accountable. Summary. The Office of Experiential Affairs at WNE has raised awareness of the importance of professionalism and promoted the professional socialization of PharmD students with the use of a high-stakes professionalism rubric.

  8. Utilization of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Reduce Test Anxiety in High Stakes Testing

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    Mohler, Marie Elaine

    2013-01-01

    There are many reasons a person may fail a high stakes test such as the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). Sleep deprivation, illness, life stressors, knowledge deficit, and test anxiety are some of the common explanations. A student with test anxiety may feel threatened by this evaluation process. This…

  9. High-Stakes Testing and Its Relationship to Stress Levels of Coastal Secondary Teachers

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    McDaniel, Sheneatha Lashelle Alexander

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between high-stakes tests and stress with secondary teachers. Furthermore, this study investigated whether veteran teachers experience more stress than novice teachers and whether or not self-efficacy, gender, accountability status, and years of experience influence teacher stress as it…

  10. Raising the Ante of Communication: Evidence for Enhanced Gesture Use in High Stakes Situations

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    Judith Holler

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Theorists of language have argued that co-speech hand gestures are an intentional part of social communication. The present study provides evidence for these claims by showing that speakers adjust their gesture use according to their perceived relevance to the audience. Participants were asked to read about items that were and were not useful in a wilderness survival scenario, under the pretense that they would then explain (on camera what they learned to one of two different audiences. For one audience (a group of college students in a dormitory orientation activity, the stakes of successful communication were low; for the other audience (a group of students preparing for a rugged camping trip in the mountains, the stakes were high. In their explanations to the camera, participants in the high stakes condition produced three times as many representational gestures, and spent three times as much time gesturing, than participants in the low stakes condition. This study extends previous research by showing that the anticipated consequences of one’s communication—namely, the degree to which information may be useful to an intended recipient—influences speakers’ use of gesture.

  11. High-Stakes Testing and Its Relationship to Stress Levels of Secondary Teachers

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    Christian, Sonya Colman

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated the relationship between high-stakes testing and the stress levels of secondary teachers in Jackson's Jackson Public School District. The independent variables of age, gender, subject taught, teaching experience, degree and school level were used to determine the differences of the various groups. A survey was piloted and…

  12. High-Stakes Testing and Its Relationship to Stress Levels of Coastal Secondary Teachers

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    McDaniel, Sheneatha Lashelle Alexander

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between high-stakes tests and stress with secondary teachers. Furthermore, this study investigated whether veteran teachers experience more stress than novice teachers and whether or not self-efficacy, gender, accountability status, and years of experience influence teacher stress as it…

  13. Seamless production of interoperable e-Learning units: stakes and pitfalls

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    Spang Bovey, Nadia; Dunand, Nicolas

    2006-01-01

    Please, cite this publication as: Spang Bovey, N. & Dunand, N. (2006). Seamless production of interoperable e-Learning units: stakes and pitfalls. Proceedings of International Workshop in Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development, TENCompetence Conference. March 30th-31st, Sofia, Bulgari

  14. Validity Considerations Ensuing from Examinees' Perceptions about High-Stakes National Examinations in Cyprus

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    Michaelides, Michalis P.

    2014-01-01

    Student examinees are key stakeholders in large-scale, high-stakes, public examination systems. How they perceive the purpose, comprehend the technical characteristics of testing and how they interpret scores influence their response to the system demands and their preparation for the examinations; this information relates to intended and…

  15. Private Journals versus Public Blogs: The Impact of Peer Readership on Low-Stakes Reflective Writing

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    Foster, Drew

    2015-01-01

    This article isolates and observes the impact of peer readership on low-stakes reflective writing assignments in two large Introduction to Sociology classes. Through a comparative content analysis of over 2,000 private reflective journal entries and semipublic reflective blog posts, I find that both practices produce distinct forms of reflection.…

  16. Normalizing the Educated Subject: A Foucaultian Analysis of High-Stakes Accountability

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    Gunzenhauser, Michael G.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, I use concepts from Michel Foucault to analyze the ways in which the high-stakes accountability movement has appropriated the technology of the examination to redefine the educated subject as a normalized case. Partly this has become possible because of the role that educational research has played in laying out the conditions for…

  17. Private Journals versus Public Blogs: The Impact of Peer Readership on Low-Stakes Reflective Writing

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    Foster, Drew

    2015-01-01

    This article isolates and observes the impact of peer readership on low-stakes reflective writing assignments in two large Introduction to Sociology classes. Through a comparative content analysis of over 2,000 private reflective journal entries and semipublic reflective blog posts, I find that both practices produce distinct forms of reflection.…

  18. Validity Inferences under High-Stakes Conditions: A Response from Language Testing

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    Hill, Kathryn; McNamara, Tim

    2015-01-01

    Those who work in second- and foreign-language testing often find Koretz's concern for validity inferences under high-stakes (VIHS) conditions both welcome and familiar. While the focus of the article is more narrowly on the potential for two instructional responses to test-based accountability, "reallocation" and "coaching,"…

  19. High-Stakes Accountability: Student Anxiety and Large-Scale Testing

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    von der Embse, Nathaniel P.; Witmer, Sara E.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between student anxiety about high-stakes testing and their subsequent test performance. The FRIEDBEN Test Anxiety Scale was administered to 1,134 11th-grade students, and data were subsequently collected on their statewide assessment performance. Test anxiety was a significant predictor of test performance…

  20. We Save, We Go to College. Creating a Financial Stake in College: Report III of IV

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    Elliott, William, III

    2012-01-01

    "Creating a Financial Stake in College" is a four-part series of reports that focuses on the relationship between children's savings and improving college success. This series examines: (1) why policymakers should care about savings, (2) the relationship between inequality and bank account ownership, (3) the connections between savings and college…

  1. Overtested: How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners. Language & Literacy Series

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    Pandya, Jessica Zacher

    2011-01-01

    This timely book explores what is often overlooked in policy debates about the education of English language learners: how the day-to-day dynamics of the classroom are affected by high-stakes testing and the pressures students and teachers experience and internalize as a result. The author presents and analyzes classroom observations, student…

  2. Emotions toward Teacher-Created and High-Stakes Tests in Middle School Students with Disabilities

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    Story, Lauren L.

    2013-01-01

    Many leading scholars believe that students' emotions affect their learning and performance, and have voiced concerns about the need to investigate these emotions in the context of classrooms and schools. Apart from the emotion of anxiety, very little research has assessed students' achievement emotions toward tests. As high-stakes tests have…

  3. Test Anxiety and High-Stakes Test Performance between School Settings: Implications for Educators

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    von der Embse, Nathaniel; Hasson, Ramzi

    2012-01-01

    With the enactment of standards-based accountability in education, high-stakes tests have become the dominant method for measuring school effectiveness and student achievement. Schools and educators are under increasing pressure to meet achievement standards. However, there are variables which may interfere with the authentic measurement of…

  4. Academically Buoyant Students Are Less Anxious about and Perform Better in High-Stakes Examinations

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    Putwain, David W.; Daly, Anthony L.; Chamberlain, Suzanne; Sadreddini, Shireen

    2015-01-01

    Background: Prior research has shown that test anxiety is negatively related to academic buoyancy, but it is not known whether test anxiety is an antecedent or outcome of academic buoyancy. Furthermore, it is not known whether academic buoyancy is related to performance on high-stakes examinations. Aims: To test a model specifying reciprocal…

  5. Philosophical Questions about Teaching Philosophy: What's at Stake in High School Philosophy Education?

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    Norris, Trevor

    2015-01-01

    What is at stake in high school philosophy education, and why? Why is it a good idea to teach philosophy at this level? This essay seeks to address some issues that arose in revising the Ontario grade 12 philosophy curriculum documents, significant insights from philosophy teacher education, and some early results of recent research funded by the…

  6. Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of the Effects of High-Stakes Testing

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    Pavia, Amy

    2012-01-01

    High-stakes testing has increased since the passage of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. Many teachers are using teacher-centered activities with memorization and testing coach books instead of creating student-centered higher-order thinking activities. Some school districts are eliminating subjects that are not tested on state…

  7. High-Stakes Choice: Achievement and Accountability in the Nation's Oldest Urban Voucher Program

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    Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Carlson, Deven E.; Fleming, David J.

    2014-01-01

    This article considers the impact of a high-stakes testing and reporting requirement on students using publicly funded vouchers to attend private schools. We describe how such a policy was implemented during the course of a previously authorized multi-year evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, which provided us with data on voucher…

  8. Funding, Reputation and Targets: The Discursive Logics of High-Stakes Testing

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    Lewis, Steven; Hardy, Ian

    2015-01-01

    This paper provides insights into teacher and school-based administrators' responses to policy demands for improved outcomes on high-stakes, standardised literacy and numeracy tests in Australia. Specifically, the research reveals the effects of the National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), and associated policies, in the state…

  9. Sinopec Adds Brazil Offshore Oil Reserves With Purchase of Galp Unit Stake

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    2011-01-01

    @@ According to Bloomberg on November 12, China Petrochemical Corp., Asia's biggest refiner, agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in Galp Energia SGPS SA (GALP)'s Brazilian unit, its second investment in offshore oil fields in Latin America's largest economy in as many years.

  10. Investigating Changes in High-Stakes Mathematics Examinations: A Discursive Approach

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    Morgan, Candia; Sfard, Anna

    2016-01-01

    This article focuses on the theoretical-methodological question of how to identify reform-induced changes in school mathematics. The issue arose in our project The Evolution of the Discourse of School Mathematics (EDSM), in which we studied transformations in high-stakes examinations taken by students in England at the end of compulsory schooling.…

  11. Naar een verbeterde melding en registratie van beroepsziekten in Nederland : rapport van de Projectgroep Beroepsziekten

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    1985-01-01

    In dit rapport worden 2 vragen gesteld n.l. : is het mogelijk een meldings-, registratie- en coderingssysteem van beroepsziekten te ontwikkelen, dat leidt tot een betere bruikbaarheid voor het DGA-beleid, en is het mogelijk om de huidige lijst van beroepsziekten (een limitatieve lijst uit 1962) zodanig aan te passen dat deze als nuttig instrument gebruikt kan worden bij melding van beroepsziekten. De nadelen en de gebruikswaarde van de huidige registratiemethode worden beschouwd en voorgestel...

  12. Le rapport Sicard: une étape au milieu du gué

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    Jacquemin, Dominique; Mallet, Donatien

    2013-01-01

    Le rapport Sicard de décembre 2012, outre la reprise d'une insuffisance prise en charge de la fin de vie et du développement des soins palliatifs, ouvre à une "solution à la fran,çaise" de gestion de la fin de vie. Suicide assisté et sédation terminale se trouvent questionnés par les auteurs.

  13. Rapport annuel 2011 Chapitre VI des Statut et Règlement du Personnel

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    Le rapport annuel 2012 concernant l’application du Chapitre VI (Règlement des différends et discipline) des Statut et Règlement du personnel a pour objet de rendre compte des demandes de réexamen, des recours internes, des recours auprès du Tribunal administratif de l’Organisation internationale du travail (TAOIT) et des cas où une sanction disciplinaire a été prise.

  14. Rapport annuel 2012 Chapitre VI des Statut et Règlement du Personnel

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    Le rapport annuel 2012 concernant l’application du Chapitre VI (Règlement des différends et discipline) des Statut et Règlement du personnel a pour objet de rendre compte des demandes de réexamen, des recours internes, des recours auprès du Tribunal administratif de l’Organisation internationale du travail (TAOIT) et des cas où une sanction disciplinaire a été prise.

  15. Om SIDAs rapport: "Towards an urban world - urbanization and development assistance"

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    Eskemose Andersen, Jørgen

    1996-01-01

    Byerne i ulandene har et dårligt ry. De er centre for prostitution, kriminalitet og arbejdsløshed. Befolkningerne lever i armod i elendige endeløse slumområder uden udsigt til forbedrede levevilkår. Byernes infrastruktur er mangelfuld, nedslidt og fungere stort set kun i de nedarvede koloniale de...... udkommet rapport: Towards an Urban World af den svenske bistandsorganisation Sida.   Udgivelsesdato: 1996...

  16. Du rapport à l´écriture à l´apprentissage des formes discursives

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    Christine Barré-De Miniac

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Les travaux de recherche en didactique de l’ecriture sont traverses par deux courants: un courant qui emprunte a differentes sciences sociales la notion de representations; un second courant qui emprunte a la linguistique la notion de formes discursives. Mon propos est d’essayer de mettre en relation ces deux approches. Pour cela, il est organise en trois temps: (a tout d’abord j’evoque les evolutions recentes de la recherche en didactique de l’ecriture, evolutions qui incitent a faire appel a la notion de representations; puis (b j’analyse cette notion. J’explique pourquoi, en didactique de l’ecriture, on utilise la notion de representations sans y adjoindre l’adjectif “sociales”; puis j’explique pourquoi un certain nombre de chercheurs preferent la notion de rapport a l’ecriture a celle de representations de l’ecriture; enfin, (c j’aborde les relations entre le rapport a l’ecrit et l’apprentissage des formes discursives. Pour cela je presente quelques resultats issus d’une recherche de terrain. Je montre comment l’une des dimensions du rapport a l’ecriture – le mode de verbalisation de l’ecriture – peut faire l’objet d’une mise en oeuvre didactique.

  17. Road and Street Centerlines, blue stakes roads, Published in 2006, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Iron County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — , published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2006. It is described as 'blue stakes roads'. The extent of these...

  18. The Rise of High-Stakes Educational Testing in Denmark (1920-1970)

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    Ydesen, Christian

    The Rise of High-Stakes Educational Testing in Denmark (1920–1970) is an attempt to determine why and how tests rose to prominence in an educational system that used to rely on qualitative tests and teacher evaluations. The study addresses the important issues of how testing interacts...... with and influences an educational system, and which common factors are involved in order to implement testing in an educational system. The study is based on three relatively unknown case studies – illustrious examples of high-stakes educational testing practices in the Danish public school system. The first case...... study discusses the sorting of children into remedial education based on standardised intelligence testing in the Frederiksberg municipality from 1930 to 1943. The second case study deals with the comprehensive testing programme conducted at the Copenhagen experimental school of Emdrupborg from 1948...

  19. Selfish play increases during high-stakes NBA games and is rewarded with more lucrative contracts.

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    Eric Luis Uhlmann

    Full Text Available High-stakes team competitions can present a social dilemma in which participants must choose between concentrating on their personal performance and assisting teammates as a means of achieving group objectives. We find that despite the seemingly strong group incentive to win the NBA title, cooperative play actually diminishes during playoff games, negatively affecting team performance. Thus team cooperation decreases in the very high stakes contexts in which it is most important to perform well together. Highlighting the mixed incentives that underlie selfish play, personal scoring is rewarded with more lucrative future contracts, whereas assisting teammates to score is associated with reduced pay due to lost opportunities for personal scoring. A combination of misaligned incentives and psychological biases in performance evaluation bring out the "I" in "team" when cooperation is most critical.

  20. Selfish play increases during high-stakes NBA games and is rewarded with more lucrative contracts.

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    Uhlmann, Eric Luis; Barnes, Christopher M

    2014-01-01

    High-stakes team competitions can present a social dilemma in which participants must choose between concentrating on their personal performance and assisting teammates as a means of achieving group objectives. We find that despite the seemingly strong group incentive to win the NBA title, cooperative play actually diminishes during playoff games, negatively affecting team performance. Thus team cooperation decreases in the very high stakes contexts in which it is most important to perform well together. Highlighting the mixed incentives that underlie selfish play, personal scoring is rewarded with more lucrative future contracts, whereas assisting teammates to score is associated with reduced pay due to lost opportunities for personal scoring. A combination of misaligned incentives and psychological biases in performance evaluation bring out the "I" in "team" when cooperation is most critical.

  1. Patent reform in the US: what's at stake for pharmaceutical innovation?

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    Yancey, Amy; Stewart, Charles Neal

    2010-05-01

    The current patent landscape in the US has not undergone major legislative reform since 1952. The US Senate version of the most recently proposed patent reform legislation puts forward a number of rule changes that could impact the pharmaceutical industry. Among the bill's major provisions are moving to a first-to-file system, changes to post-grant review and reexamination procedures, and damages reform. Various industries with a stake in patent reform have responded to the proposed changes. The need for balanced reform makes the stakes particularly high for the pharmaceutical industry which must invest a significant amount of time and money in the research and development process in exchange for already abbreviated patent lifetimes due to the lengthy clinical trial process.

  2. On Funtowicz and Ravetz's "decision stake-system uncertainties" structure and recently developed risk perspectives.

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    Aven, Terje

    2013-02-01

    The Funtowicz and Ravetz model for classifying problem-solving strategies into applied sciences, professional consultancy, and postnormal sciences is well known in the social science risk literature. The model is illustrated in a diagram based on the two axes: (i) decision stakes-the value dimension (costs, benefits) and (ii) the system uncertainties-the knowledge dimension. These axes resemble the same two dimensions that characterize some recently developed risk perspectives: (a) consequences and the severity of these consequences and (b) associated uncertainties. In this article, we make a detailed comparison of these two types of risk frameworks. We point to similarities and differences in motivation and use. A main conclusion of the article is that these risk perspectives all provide adequate scientific bases for the Funtowicz and Ravetz model. New insights are provided on the understanding of what the outcome stakes/consequences and uncertainty dimensions really capture in these perspectives and frameworks.

  3. Why are the stakes so high? Misconceptions and misunderstandings in China's global quest for energy security

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    Zhang, ZhongXiang

    2012-01-01

    China’s global quest for resources, in particular oil and natural gas, has received unprecedented worldwide attention and scrutiny. This is partly because of China’s own high-profile, active energy diplomacy, its national oil companies’ acquisitions in the key exporting regions of oil and natural gas and some debatable issues about the management and operation of these companies. But why the stakes are raised unnecessarily high is mainly because of the growing politicization of Chinese energy...

  4. Group Differences in Test-Taking Behaviour: An Example from a High-Stakes Testing Program

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    Stenlund, Tova; Eklöf, Hanna; Lyrén, Per-Erik

    2017-01-01

    This study investigated whether different groups of test-takers vary in their reported test-taking behaviour in a high-stakes test situation. A between-group design (N = 1129) was used to examine whether high and low achievers, as well as females and males, differ in their use of test-taking strategies, and in level of reported test anxiety and…

  5. It will cost you nothing to "kill" a Proof-of-Stake crypto-currency

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    Houy, Nicolas

    2014-01-01

    It is a widely spread belief that crypto-currencies implementing a proof of stake transaction validation system are less vulnerable to a 51% attack than crypto-currencies implementing a proof of work transaction validation system. In this article, we show that it is not the case and that, in fact, if the attacker's motivation is large enough (and this is common knowledge), he will succeed in his attack at no cost.

  6. Group Differences in Test-Taking Behaviour: An Example from a High-Stakes Testing Program

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    Stenlund, Tova; Eklöf, Hanna; Lyrén, Per-Erik

    2017-01-01

    This study investigated whether different groups of test-takers vary in their reported test-taking behaviour in a high-stakes test situation. A between-group design (N = 1129) was used to examine whether high and low achievers, as well as females and males, differ in their use of test-taking strategies, and in level of reported test anxiety and…

  7. Relationships between high-stakes testing policies and student achievement after controlling for demographic factors in aggregated data.

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    Gregory J. Marchant

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available With the mandate of No Child Left Behind, high-stakes achievement testing is firmly in place in every state. The few studies that have explored the effectiveness of high-stakes testing using NAEP scores have yielded mixed results. This study considered state demographic characteristics for each NAEP testing period in reading, writing, mathematics, and science from 1992 through 2002, in an effort to examine the relation of high-stakes testing policies to achievement and changes in achievement between testing periods. As expected, demographic characteristics and their changes were related significantly to most achievement outcomes, but high-stakes testing policies demonstrated few relationships with achievement. The few relationships between high-stakes testing and achievement or improvement in reading, writing, or science tended to appear only when demographic data were missing; and the minimal relationships with math achievement were consistent with findings in previous research. Considering the cost and potential unintended negative consequences, high-stakes testing policies seem to provide a questionable means of improving student learning.

  8. Rapport for Center for Vildtsundhed 1. halvår 2012

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    Chriél, Mariann; Enemark, Heidi L.; Therkildsen, Ole Roland

    Denne rapport afrapporterer aktiviteterne i første halvår af 2012. Center for Vildtsundhed (CVS) lukkede 30. juni 2012 og står nu ved en afslutning af de mange aktiviteter, der var planlagt og som er blevet gennemført i perioden 2009-2012. I første halvår 2012 blev der modtaget i alt 235 stykker ...... for at fastholde kendskabet til årsagen bag fund af syge/døde dyr, ligesom telefoniske og mail-indberetninger bidrager til viden om visse sygdommes udbredelse....

  9. Discours RSE, la réalité sociale décalée " Du rapport de développement durable au rapport CHSCT : tension sur l'expertise sociale dans l'entreprise

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    Bodet, Catherine; Lamarche, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Les auteurs interprètent la RSE au regard de l'évolution du rapport salarial et des rapports de pouvoir hors et dans l'entreprise. Ils constatent que la RSE ignore les pénibilités et les souffrances issues des transformations récentes du travail, liées aux nouvelles formes de concurrence. La finance de marché et l'environnement s'imposent désormais aux directions des grands groupes. La RSE est donc présente dans le nouveau compromis institutionnalisé. Contrairement au bilan social, la RSE n'e...

  10. Banque Interaméricaine de Développement rapport annuel 2010: Bilan de l'année

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    2011-01-01

    Ce volume est le premier de deux qui constituent le rapport annuel de la Banque interaméricaine de développement. Ce rapport en deux volumes comporte un examen des activités de la Banque en en 2010 (prêts, garanties et dons) et, dans un volume à part, une discussion et analyse de la Direction : Capital ordinaire, états financiers de la Banque et les annexes générales. À la fin de 2010, la BID avait approuvé $197 milliards de prêts et de garanties pour le financement de projets représentant un...

  11. "Straight up": enhancing rapport and therapeutic alliance with previously-detained youth in the delivery of mental health services.

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    Brown, James R; Holloway, Evan D; Akakpo, Tohoro F; Aalsma, Matthew C

    2014-02-01

    A strong therapeutic alliance has been shown to improve mental health treatment outcomes in adults, but this topic has not been fully explored with youth. Adolescents, particularly justice-involved youth, stand to benefit greatly from an improved treatment experience. One quality which can improve treatment is mental health providers' interpersonal skills when attempting to build a therapeutic rapport with adolescent clients. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 youth who screened positive for mental health concerns while in juvenile detention. Four themes were identified as important to improving the therapeutic alliance: Empathy, client-directed care, sequencing, and positive rapport. Suggestions for strengthening a therapeutic alliance are provided.

  12. Re-analysis of NAEP Math and Reading Scores in States with and without High-stakes Tests: Response to Rosenshine

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    Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Here we address the criticism of our NAEP analyses by Rosenshine (2003. On the basis of his thoughtful critique we redid some of the analyses on which he focused. Our findings contradict his. This is no fault of his, the reasons for which are explained in this paper. Our findings do support our position that high-stakes tests do not do much to improve academic achievement. The extent to which states with high-stakes tests outperform states without high-stakes tests is, at best, indeterminable. Using 1994-1998 NAEP reading and 1996-2000 NAEP math data and accounting for NAEP exemption rates for the same years, we found that states with high-stakes tests are not outperforming states without high-stakes tests in reading in the 4th grade or math in the 8th grade at a statistically significant level. States with high-stakes tests are, however, outperforming states without high-stakes tests in math in the 4th grade at a statistically significant level. Our findings also support our earlier stance that states with high-stakes tests are exempting more students from participating in the NAEP than are states without high-stakes tests. This is more prevalent the more recent the NAEP test administration. This is illustrated in the tables below.

  13. Rensningsgruppens rapport

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    Harremoës, Poul

    1971-01-01

    Der findes i dag afprøvede metoder til rensning af vand til enhver ønskelig renhed; men stigende renhed opnås kun med progressivt stigende omkostninger. Der findes derimoed ikke metoder til fjernelse af giftstoffer fra det ved rensningen producerede slam, hvorfor disse stoffer må fjernes ved kilden....

  14. Sakkyndig rapport

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    Lund, Niels; Mæhre Lauritzen, Eva

    2009-01-01

    Sakkyndig komité under NOKUT vedrørende akkreditering af mastergradsstudium i Bibliotek- og informasjonsvitenskap, Høgskolen i Oslo. Delemner: Museum - samling og formidling; Digitalisering og digital formidling af kulturav...

  15. Winning Their Hearts. Members Speak Out: In performances, How do You Establish Rapport between Your Choir and Young Audiences?

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    Montague, Matthew G.

    2005-01-01

    The author discusses techniques on how to establish rapport between the choir and young audiences. According to him, one of the choir's most important assets just might be something he calls access-ability. One of Webster's definitions of "access "is" permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or communicate with." When it comes to…

  16. Topographical survey work and stake out of an agroindustrial building from Periam village, Timis county

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    Livia Luminita Barliba

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of the project was to achieve a topographic survey works and mapping of an agro-purpose storage for vegetables and fruits produced by the existing farms from the village. The work theme includes achieving of cadastral plans base on a 1/5000 scale, using  measurements for all studied locations and land cadastre units. GPS technology used in thickening RGNS, namely the determination of network support, lead to the lifting of all topographical stake out of  the contour points. (Bârliba Luminiţa Livia, et. all.,2004, After that, the points were used as starting points for execution the tracing of the surface construction with the support of a total station. For topographical survey was used a V82 South GNSS receiver with two frequencies and 7 channels which allows RTK positioning in real time and then it was used  permanent topographic station nearby Timisoara (TIM1.2.3. After overlapping the situation plan and  plan developed by an architect, it was made the stake out of industrial building’s foundation with Leica Total Station 1205+, through the dedicated "Stakeout" software. Topographical works generally pursue two base objectives: the topographical survey completed by a digital representation of a small land area and staking out the construction building  respectively implementing the projects on the ground (Bârliba Luminiţa Livia, et. all.,2005. This paper demonstrated that it is possible to achieve the optimal time of all field and office operations with precision and accuracy parameters required by the topographical laws and rules.

  17. [Interdisciplinarity in the hospital setting: between daily challenge and group stakes].

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    Moutet, Marius; Guisado, Huguette; Butel, Jacques; Vuagnat, Hubert; Zulian, Gilbert

    2014-01-15

    Group functioning may limit interdisciplinarity. Four scenarios of health professionals' meetings are described. A) If priority is timing, the group isn't interdisciplinary any longer; decisions are endorsed without questioning or criticism. B) When positions' stakes aren't clarified, speaking helps active persons to take power and passive ones to strengthen their criticisms. C) If caregivers are turned to their duties and territory, recourse to interdisciplinary process is only made in case of difficulties. D) When the group is moved by implicit standards, resources are underutilized. In conclusion, added value of interdisciplinary work is superior when divergent options are brought without influence of recurring problems or protocols.

  18. The stakes of air pollution in the transport sector, from the French case

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    Joumard, R

    2005-01-01

    The main pollutants are listed for today and the future according to the progression of air quality,as measured in France and in the European Union during the 1990s,the progression of pollutant emissions of road transport in France,as calculated for the period 1970-2020,and the progression of public concern regarding air pollution and environment. These pollutants are headed by carbon dioxide,followed by nitrogen oxides and fine particulates. The stakes in terms of technology and transport su...

  19. Negotiating the terrain of high-stakes accountability in science teaching

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    Aronson, Isaak

    Teachers interact with their students on behalf of the entire educational system. The aim of this study is to explore how biology teachers understand and construct their practice in a high-stakes accountability environment that is likely to be riddled with tensions. By critically questioning the technical paradigms of accountability this study challenges the fundamental assumptions of accountability. Such a critical approach may help teachers develop empowerment strategies that can free them from the de-skilling effects of the educational accountability system. This interpretive case study of a high-school in Maryland is grounded in three streams of research literature: quality science instruction based on scientific inquiry, the effects of educational accountability on the curriculum, and the influence of policy on classroom practice with a specific focus on how teachers balance competing tensions. This study theoretically occurs at the intersection of educational accountability and pedagogy. In terms of data collection, I conduct two interviews with all six biology teachers in the school. I observe each teacher for at least fifteen class periods. I review high-stakes accountability policy documents from the federal, state, and district levels of the education system. Three themes emerge from the research. The first theme, "re-defining science teaching," captures how deeply accountability structures have penetrated the science curriculum. The second theme, "the pressure mounts," explores how high-stakes accountability in science has increased the stress placed on teachers. The third theme, "teaching-in-between," explores how teachers compromise between accountability mandates and their own understandings of quality teaching. Together, the three themes shed light on the current high-stakes climate in which teachers currently work. This study's findings inform the myriad paradoxes at all levels of the educational system. As Congress and advocacy groups battle over

  20. RAPPORT: running scientific high-performance computing applications on the cloud.

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    Cohen, Jeremy; Filippis, Ioannis; Woodbridge, Mark; Bauer, Daniela; Hong, Neil Chue; Jackson, Mike; Butcher, Sarah; Colling, David; Darlington, John; Fuchs, Brian; Harvey, Matt

    2013-01-28

    Cloud computing infrastructure is now widely used in many domains, but one area where there has been more limited adoption is research computing, in particular for running scientific high-performance computing (HPC) software. The Robust Application Porting for HPC in the Cloud (RAPPORT) project took advantage of existing links between computing researchers and application scientists in the fields of bioinformatics, high-energy physics (HEP) and digital humanities, to investigate running a set of scientific HPC applications from these domains on cloud infrastructure. In this paper, we focus on the bioinformatics and HEP domains, describing the applications and target cloud platforms. We conclude that, while there are many factors that need consideration, there is no fundamental impediment to the use of cloud infrastructure for running many types of HPC applications and, in some cases, there is potential for researchers to benefit significantly from the flexibility offered by cloud platforms.

  1. An approach to collaborative care and consultation: interviewing, cultural competence, and enhancing rapport and adherence.

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    Beck, B J; Gordon, Christopher

    2010-11-01

    Although changes in the US health care system promote a population-based approach, increases in population diversity emphasize the need for culturally competent, patient-centered, participatory care. Despite this perceived conflict, the global view has improved the recognition of mental health issues as a driver of overall health as well as health care spending. This recognition, along with the many forces that keep mental health care in the primary care sector, actually encourages the development of collaborative models that capitalize on the primary care provider's opportunity to leverage their rapport with the patient to improve access to, and comfort with, specialty mental health services. Engaging patients in their own path to recovery or well-being improves engagement in, and adherence to, the treatment plan and ultimately improves outcomes.

  2. Rising Stakes

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    2007-01-01

    With Tehran clinging to its hard-line policy, experts are extremely cautious about the future of the Iranian nuclear issue Recent moves have once again high- lighted the complexity of the Iranian nuclear issue. In a meeting in London on February 26, dipl

  3. Eating Animals to Build Rapport: Conducting Research as Vegans or Vegetarians

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    Katie MacDonald

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Notions of hospitality, community, and the fostering of rapport and connection are foundational concerns for conducting research across difference. Drawing on methodological literature, this paper considers how access to various communities and “good” data is structured by the notion that in order to develop rapport researchers accept the “food”, specifically “meat” offered by their hosts. When researchers are vegetarians or vegans, this can entail a conflict in which questions of hospitality, relationships, and responsibility to ethical commitments come to the fore. As such, we analyze methodological literature in which the logic of nonhuman animal sacrifice is considered a means to the ends of research through the development of “rapport”—often coded as an ethical relationship of respect to the participant. We draw on experiences of veg*n researchers to explore how this assumption functions to position the consumption of meat as a necessary undertaking when conducting research, and in turn, denies nonhuman animal subjecthood. We interrogate the assumption that culture and communities are static inasmuch as this literature suggests ways to enter and exit spaces leaving minimal impact, and that posits participants will not trust researchers nor understand their decisions against eating nonhuman animals. We argue that because food consumption is figured as a private and individual choice, animals are not considered subjects in research. Thus, we articulate a means to consider vegan and/or vegetarians politics, not as a marker of difference, but as an attempt to engage in ethical relationships with nonhuman animals. In so doing, we call for the inclusion of nonhuman animals in relationships of hospitality, and thereby attempt to politicize the practice of food consumption while conducting research.

  4. Insertion professionnelle et rapport au temps de jeunes ayant interrompu leurs études secondaires

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    Claire Turcotte

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Que deviennent, sur le marché du travail, les jeunes qui ont interrompu leurs études secondaires cinq ans après leur sortie de l’école ? Dans quelle mesure leur décision d’interrompre leurs études était-elle liée à leur façon de se définir par rapport au présent comme certaines études ont déjà tenté de le montrer ? Leur orientation par rapport au temps (présent ou futur a-t-elle changé au cours de ces cinq années ? L’objectif de l’article est de présenter les résultats d’une recherche qualitative effectuée à partir d’entrevues semi-structurées sur l’insertion professionnelle et le rapport au temps de jeunes qui ont interrompu leurs études secondaires au Québec. Nous définirons tout d’abord nos perspectives théoriques sur l’insertion professionnelle et le rapport au temps. Puis, nous décrirons les quatre types de jeunes que nous avons construits du point de vue de leur insertion, leur rapport au temps au moment où ils ont quitté l’école et cinq ans après l’interruption de leurs études. Enfin nous vérifierons si ces quatre types de jeunes avaient une façon différente de se situer par rapport au temps.Vocational integration and time orientation of secondary school leaversWhat happens to secondary school leavers in the labor market five years after they left school? To what extent is their decision to drop out associated with a present time orientation as some studies have already showed? Has their time orientation (present or future changed over five years? The objective of the article is to present the results of a qualitative research based on semi-structured interviews on the vocational integration and the time orientation among Quebec secondary school leavers. We will first define our theoretical perspectives on the vocational integration and the time orientation. Then we will describe the four types of youth we have constructed from the point of view of their vocational integration

  5. High-Stakes Testing and Student Achievement: Does Accountability Pressure Increase Student Learning?

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    Sharon L. Nichols

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the relationship between high-stakes testing pressure and student achievement across 25 states. Standardized portfolios were created for each study state. Each portfolio contained a range of documents that told the “story” of accountability implementation and impact in that state. Using the “law of comparative judgments,” over 300 graduate-level education students reviewed one pair of portfolios and made independent evaluations as to which of the two states’ portfolios reflected a greater degree of accountability pressure. Participants’ judgments yielded a matrix that was converted into a single rating system that arranged all 25 states on a continuum of accountability “pressure” from high to low. Using this accountability pressure rating we conducted a series of regression and correlation analyses. We found no relationship between earlier pressure and later cohort achievement for math at the fourth- and eighth-grade levels on the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests. Further, no relationship was found between testing pressure and reading achievement on the National Assessment of Education Progress tests at any grade level or for any ethnic student subgroup. Data do suggest, however, that a case could be made for a causal relationship between high-stakes testing pressure and subsequent achievement on the national assessment tests—but only for fourth grade, non-cohort achievement and for some ethnic subgroups. Implications and directions for future studies are discussed.

  6. Examining a Public Montessori School’s Response to the Pressures of High-Stakes Accountability

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    Corrie Rebecca Block

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In order to succeed in the current school assessment and accountability era, a public Montessori school is expected to achieve high student scores on standardized assessments. A problem for a public Montessori elementary school is how to make sense of the school’s high-stakes assessment scores in terms of its unique educational approach. This case study examined a public Montessori elementary school’s efforts as the school implemented the Montessori Method within the accountability era. The research revealed the ways the principal, teachers, and parents on the school council modified Montessori practices, curriculum, and assessment procedures based on test scores. A quality Montessori education is designed to offer children opportunities to develop both cognitive skills and affective components such as student motivation and socio-emotional skills that will serve them beyond their public school experiences. Sadly, the high-stakes testing environment influences so much of public education today. When quality education was measured through only one narrow measure of success the result in this school was clearly a restriction of priorities to areas that were easily assessed.

  7. Competing with peers: mentalizing-related brain activity reflects what is at stake.

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    Halko, Marja-Liisa; Hlushchuk, Yevhen; Hari, Riitta; Schürmann, Martin

    2009-06-01

    Competition imposes constraints for humans who make decisions. Concomitantly, people do not only maximize their personal profit but they also try to punish unfair conspecifics. In bargaining games, subjects typically accept equal-share offers but reject unduly small offers; competition affects this balance. Here we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study adjustment to competition in a bargaining game where subjects competed against another person for a share of the stake. For medium-sized, but not for minimum offers, competition increased the likelihood of acceptance and thus shifted behavior towards maximizing personal profits, emphasizing the importance of financial incentives. Specifically for medium-sized offers, competition was associated with increased brain activation bilaterally in the temporo-parietal junction, a region associated with mentalizing. In the right inferior frontal region, competition-related brain activation was strongest in subjects whose high acceptance rates in the standard ultimatum game hinted at a profit-oriented approach. The results suggest a network of brain areas supporting decision making under competition, with incentive-dependent mentalizing engaged when the competitor's behavior is difficult to predict and when the stake is attractive enough to justify the effort.

  8. Are All Pupils Equally Motivated to Do Their Best on All Tests? Differences in Reported Test-Taking Motivation within and between Tests with Different Stakes

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    Knekta, Eva

    2017-01-01

    This study investigated changes in reported test-taking motivation from a low-stakes to a high-stakes test and if there are differences in reported test-taking motivation between school classes. A questionnaire including scales assessing reported effort, expectancies, perceived importance, interest, and test anxiety was administered to a sample of…

  9. Figuring out How to Be a Teacher in a High-Stakes Context: A Case Study of First-Year Teachers' Conceptual and Practical Development

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    Brown, Christopher P.; Bay-Borelli, Debra E.; Scott, Jill

    2015-01-01

    High-stakes education reforms across the United States and the globe continue to alter the landscape of teaching and teacher education. One key but understudied aspect of this reform process is the experiences of first-year teachers, particularly those who participated in these high-stakes education systems as students and as a…

  10. Taking and Teaching the Test Are Not the Same: A Case Study of First-Year Teachers' Experiences in High-Stakes Contexts

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    Brown, Christopher P.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Policymakers' use of high-stakes exams to improve students' academic achievement affects teachers and their tenure in the field at all levels of schooling. Novice teachers now being inducted into the field have been educated almost exclusively in these high-stakes learning environments. Yet, how their familiarity with these contexts…

  11. Is the Physical Being Taken out of Physical Education? On the Possible Effects of High-Stakes Testing on an Embattled Profession's Curriculum Goals

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    Seymour, Clancy; Garrison, Mark

    2015-01-01

    Building on recent discussions regarding how current national standards for physical education promote cognitive outcomes over physical outcomes, the authors explore how a new era in high-stakes testing is also contributing to an emphasis on the cognitive, over the physical. While high-stakes testing has been linked to reducing the amount of…

  12. Statewide Low-Stakes Tests and a Teaching to the Test Effect? An Analysis of Teacher Survey Data from Two German States

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    Jager, Daniela J.; Merki, Katharina Maag; Oerke, Britta; Holmeier, Monika

    2012-01-01

    Governments worldwide are changing their educational policies to improve student performance. Some of these reforms involve the introduction of high-stakes testing, which often creates negative effects such as "teaching to the test". This article deals with the use of low-stakes testing in the German states of Hesse and Bremen, and…

  13. The Impact of High-Stakes Testing on Instructional Practices: Perceptions of 3rd-5th Grade Teachers and Administrators in North Central Wyoming

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    Pollard, Tracie L.

    2014-01-01

    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires all schools to be accountable for student performance. High-stakes accountability represents a growing concern among the field of education. Literature supports that teachers are vital to the success of students; however, the impact of high-stakes testing on instructional practice is changing…

  14. Is the Physical Being Taken out of Physical Education? On the Possible Effects of High-Stakes Testing on an Embattled Profession's Curriculum Goals

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    Seymour, Clancy; Garrison, Mark

    2015-01-01

    Building on recent discussions regarding how current national standards for physical education promote cognitive outcomes over physical outcomes, the authors explore how a new era in high-stakes testing is also contributing to an emphasis on the cognitive, over the physical. While high-stakes testing has been linked to reducing the amount of…

  15. Information report nuclear energy in Europe; Rapport d'information energie nucleaire en Europe

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    Montesquiou, A. de

    2002-07-01

    This report takes stock on the nuclear energy situation in Europe. The European Union with more than 40% of the nuclear power capacity in the world, is already confronted with the nuclear energy place and stakes in the future energy policy. The report si presented in two main parts. The first part, ''the assets and the weaknesses of the nuclear energy'', deals with the economical aspects which historically based the choice of the nuclear energy and the induced impacts on the environment. The competitiveness of the nuclear energy but also the wastes management problem are discussed. The second part, ''the diplomatic and juridical framework of the nuclear energy development'', details and presents the limits of the EURATOM treaty. (A.L.B.)

  16. Mesures de procédure spéciales et respect des droits de l'homme Rapport général

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    Vervaele, J.A.E.

    2009-01-01

    Le but du rapport général est de mener une analyse comparative des rapports nationaux en vue de présenter les processus de transformation des systèmes de justice pénale internes, en particulier du procès pénal, étant donné que des mesures procédurales spéciales sont introduites pour appréhender le t

  17. Teaching under the New Taylorism: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of the 21st Century Curriculum

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    Au, Wayne

    2011-01-01

    The application of the principles of scientific management within the structure, organization, and curriculum of public schools in the US became dominant during the early 1900s. Based upon research evidence from the modern day era of high-stakes testing in US public education, the fundamental logics guiding scientific management have resurfaced…

  18. Redefining Accessibility on High-Stakes Tests for Postsecondary College Students with Learning Disabilities in an Era of Technology

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    Banerjee, Manju; Gregg, Noel

    2008-01-01

    Unprecedented increases in the use of technologies throughout postsecondary education and the workplace are redefining traditional concepts of accessibility during testing for college students with learning disabilities. High stakes testing practices are under pressure to change. The challenge for professionals is to ensure that tests are designed…

  19. High-­Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

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    Bjork, Christopher

    2015-01-01

    If there is one thing that describes the trajectory of American education, it is this: more high-stakes testing. In the United States, the debates surrounding this trajectory can be so fierce that it feels like we are in uncharted waters. As Christopher Bjork reminds us in this study, however, we are not the first to make testing so central to…

  20. Inclusive Reform as a Response to High-Stakes Pressure? Leading toward Inclusion in the Age of Accountability

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    Theoharis, George; Causton, Julie; Tracy-Bronson, Chelsea P.

    2016-01-01

    Students identified with disabilities are increasingly being educated with the assistance of support services within heterogeneous (i.e., general education) classrooms (United States Department of Education, 2011). Yet, in this era of high stakes accountability, students are labeled, sorted, and differentially treated according to their academic…

  1. Correlates of Rapid-Guessing Behavior in Low-Stakes Testing: Implications for Test Development and Measurement Practice

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    Wise, Steven L.; Pastor, Dena A.; Kong, Xiaojing J.

    2009-01-01

    Previous research has shown that rapid-guessing behavior can degrade the validity of test scores from low-stakes proficiency tests. This study examined, using hierarchical generalized linear modeling, examinee and item characteristics for predicting rapid-guessing behavior. Several item characteristics were found significant; items with more text…

  2. The Enabling and Protective Role of Academic Buoyancy in the Appraisal of Fear Appeals Used Prior to High Stakes Examinations

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    Symes, Wendy; Putwain, David W.; Remedios, Richard

    2015-01-01

    Prior to high stakes examinations, teachers may engage in instructional practices to encourage their students to prepare well for their exams, including the use of "fear appeals". The current study examined whether academic buoyancy played a role in student appraisals of fear appeals as threatening or challenging. High school students…

  3. Diving in or Guarding the Tower: Mina Shaughnessy's Resistance and Capitulation to High-Stakes Writing Tests at City College

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    Molloy, Sean

    2012-01-01

    Mina Shaughnessy continues to exert powerful influences over Basic Writing practices, discourses and pedagogy thirty-five years after her death: Basic Writing remains in some ways trapped by Shaughnessy's legacy in what Min-Zhan Lu labeled as essentialism, accommodationism and linguistic innocence. High-stakes writing tests, a troubling hallmark…

  4. The Power of Numbers: The Adoption and Consequences of National Low-Stakes Standardised Tests in Israel

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    Feniger, Yariv; Israeli, Mirit; Yehuda, Smadar

    2016-01-01

    The use of standardised tests as a central tool in education policy has in recent decades become a common feature of many national education systems. In 2002 the Israeli Ministry of Education introduced new mandatory state tests for primary and middle schools. The article describes the adoption of these low-stakes tests and assesses their impact…

  5. Predicting Performance on High-Stakes Assessment for Proficient Students and Students at Risk with Oral Reading Fluency Growth

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    Ditkowsky, Ben; Koonce, Danel A.

    2010-01-01

    The current study examines the predictive relationship of "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" oral reading fluency (DORF) scores to high-stakes test performance. Data were collected from 423 students. The participants were divided into three groups based on the level of progress that was made from the fall to the spring benchmark…

  6. Neither Fair nor Accurate: Research-Based Reasons Why High-Stakes Tests Should Not Be Used to Evaluate Teachers

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    Au, Wayne

    2011-01-01

    Current and former leaders of many major urban school districts, including Washington, D.C.'s Michelle Rhee and New Orleans' Paul Vallas, have sought to use tests to evaluate teachers. In fact, the use of high-stakes standardized tests to evaluate teacher performance in the manner of value-added measurement (VAM) has become one of the cornerstones…

  7. 2009 public meetings: To inform and exchange ideas on the issues at stake

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    The summer holidays are over. And like every year around this time the Staff Association comes to meet you in your Departments to inform you about the topics currently being discussed at CERN. We count very much on the exchange of views and opinions between you and us that takes place during these meetings. Once again in 2009 there are a wide range of topics to be discussed. If the stakes are generally high, this year and the next ones they are huge. This is an additional reason for the need to see a maximum number of motivated candidates stand at the forthcoming elections for the Staff Council in November 2009. For all these reasons and to help us prepare optimally for these critical deadlines, we invite all of you to attend our public meetings.

  8. The Power Stakes Between those who Finance itThe New Managerial Models

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    Solomia Andres

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the conceptual background and aspects concerning the governing that means the system by which the organizations are leaded and controlled, covering the ensemble of dispositions that allow the insurance that the objectives wanted by the managers are legitimate and the means put to work are adapted to reach these objectives. Considering that the presented models (Stareholder and Stakeholder are stakes of power between those who lead and those that finance the organization, the convergence of the European and international governing models and systems that involve the existence of some superior governing models, economically, socially and political efficient, the approach of these issues presents special interest being a challenge to Romanian economy. The globalization gives a plus to the convergence - pleading for the Stareholder model and the cultural differences plead for the resort to one of the Stakeholder model's variants.

  9. The stakes of radiation protection: introduction; Les enjeux de la radioprotection: introduction

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    Cordoliani, Y.S. [Le Chesnay, 78 (France)

    2005-10-15

    The benefit/risk ratio of radiological examinations, particularly with the multi-cut scanner, can be insured only if the justification and optimization principles are respected. the justification stands on the reference to the guide of good practice of imaging examinations and the respect of the public health code that imposes an exchange of written information between the requester and the achiever. The optimization stands on the dosimetry evaluation of his practice and the comparison with the diagnosis reference levels, to realize the examinations at the lowest radiological cost. The stakes are the certainty not to be harmful for the patient, the rehabilitation of the radiologist in his consultant part rather than in this performer one and the protection against eventual legal consequences. (N.C.)

  10. High Stakes Trigger the Use of Multiple Memories to Enhance the Control of Attention

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    Reinhart, Robert M.G.; Woodman, Geoffrey F.

    2014-01-01

    We can more precisely tune attention to highly rewarding objects than other objects in our environment, but how our brains do this is unknown. After a few trials of searching for the same object, subjects' electrical brain activity indicated that they handed off the memory representations used to control attention from working memory to long-term memory. However, when a large reward was possible, the neural signature of working memory returned as subjects recruited working memory to supplement the cognitive control afforded by the representations accumulated in long-term memory. The amplitude of this neural signature of working memory predicted the magnitude of the subsequent behavioral reward-based attention effects across tasks and individuals, showing the ubiquity of this cognitive reaction to high-stakes situations. PMID:23448876

  11. Télétravail à domicile et nouveaux rapports au travail

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    Françoise Sitnikoff

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Le travail à domicile est une organisation ancienne. Il se décline dans une série d’activités salariées ou indépendantes, réalisées pour partie ou en totalité dans l’espace domestique. Le télétravail à domicile, basé sur l’utilisation de l’informatique et des technologies de l’information et de la communication, en représente un aspect moderne. Il redéfinit les frontières spatio-temporelles qui ont fortement structuré le monde du travail. Obligeant souvent à une forte implication, valorisé pour la liberté et la créativité, questionnant la séparation des sphères professionnelle et privée, le télétravail à domicile, lorsqu’il est pratiqué par des populations qualifiées et amatrices d’autonomie, peut être considéré comme emblématique des transformations contemporaines du rapport au travail et du rapport à l’emploi. Cette thématique mêle des enjeux transversaux et nous interroge sur l’évolution des modes de vie, sur de nouvelles figures de l’autorité et sur de nouvelles formes de recherche du bonheur au travail.Home work is an old type of organization. It corresponds to many activities which are salaried or independent and which are realized partially or entirely in domestic space. Home telework, using ICT, represents a modern form of home work. It changes space-time frontiers which have traditionally characterized work organization. It can require a strong implication, it can bring freedom and creativity, it questions the frontiers between work and non work: home telework, concerning qualified people who want autonomy, can be regarded as a symbol of contemporary transformations of work and employment. Theses themes question us about new ways of life, about the evolution of authority, and about happiness in working life.

  12. When students from different professions are co-located: the importance of interprofessional rapport for learning to work together.

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    Croker, Anne; Fisher, Karin; Smith, Tony

    2015-01-01

    With increasing interest and research into interprofessional learning, there is scope to more deeply understand what happens when students from different professions live and study in the same location. This study aimed to explore the issue of co-location and its effects on how students learn to work with other professions. The setting for this study was a rural health education facility in Australia with close links to local health care and community services. Philosophical hermeneutics informed the research method. Interviews were undertaken with 29 participants, including students, academic educators and clinical supervisors in diagnostic radiography, medicine, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology. Photo-elicitation was used to facilitate participant engagement with the topic. The findings foreground the value of interprofessional rapport building opportunities for students learning to work together. Enabled by the proximity of different professions in shared educational, clinical and social spaces, interprofessional rapport building was contingent on contextual conditions (balance of professions, shared spaces and adequate time) and individual's interpersonal capabilities (being interested, being inclusive, developing interpersonal bonds, giving and receiving respect, bringing a sense of own profession and being patient-centred). In the absence of these conditions and capabilities, negative professional stereotypes may be inadvertently re-enforced. From these findings suggestions are made for nurturing interprofessional rapport building opportunities to enable students of different professions to learn to work together.

  13. Technical and scientific report of the Alto project; Rapport scientifique et technique du projet ALTO

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    Essabaa, S.; Gardes, D.; Grialou, D.; Ibrahim, F.; Le Scornet, J.C

    2002-07-01

    The Alto project means the installation of an electron linear accelerator inside the experimental area of the tandem accelerator of the nuclear physics institute of Orsay (IPNO, France). This linear accelerator comes from CERN where it was operating as a pre-injector for LEP. This equipment will allow IPNO'teams to perform fast kinetics studies in a domain different from that of ELYSE accelerator. The time resolution will not be as high as that of ELYSE (picosecond) but will be sufficient (microsecond) to produce free radicals in aqueous and gaseous media. The main expectations of this installation can be classified according 3 axis: 1) basic research (mainly the study of nuclear matter through photo-fission, 2) research and development of accelerators (by providing a test bench for new high frequency systems and superconducting components), and 3) applied research for industry concerning: biochemistry under irradiation, radiation sensibility, DNA breaking, food and drug sterilization and behaviour of electronic components under irradiation. This rapport details the research program that could be achieved with this equipment, describes its contributions in terms of economic development, cooperation with industry, student training, and specifies the needed investment and the operating and maintenance costs. (A.C.)

  14. Perceptions of rapport across the life span: Gaze patterns and judgment accuracy.

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    Vicaria, Ishabel M; Bernieri, Frank J; Isaacowitz, Derek M

    2015-06-01

    Although age-related deficits in emotion perception have been established using photographs of individuals, the extension of these findings to dynamic displays and dyads is just beginning. Similarly, most eye-tracking research in the person perception literature, including those that study age differences, have focused on individual attributes gleaned from static images; to our knowledge, no previous research has considered cue use in dyadic judgments with eye-tracking. The current study employed a Brunswikian lens model analysis in conjunction with eye-tracking measurements to study age differences in the judgment of rapport, a social construct comprised of mutual attentiveness, positive feelings, and coordination between interacting partners. Judgment accuracy and cue utilization of younger (n = 47) and older (n = 46) adults were operationalized as correlations between a perceiver's judgments and criterion values within a set of 34 brief interaction videos in which 2 opposite sex college students discussed a controversial topic. No age differences emerged in the accuracy of judgments; however, pathways to accuracy differed by age: Younger adults' judgments relied on some behavioral cues more than older adults. In addition, eye-tracking analyses revealed that older adults spent more time looking at the bodies of the targets in the videos, whereas younger adults spent more time looking at the targets' heads. The contributions from both the lens model and eye-tracking findings provide distinct but complementary insights to our understanding of age-related continuities and shifts in social perceptual processing.

  15. Karm betoon, roheline kanjon : STAKES-i ja Senati kinnisvara büroo, Lintulahdenkuja 4, Sörnäinen, Helsingi = Office Facilities for the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare an Health (STAKES) and Senate Properties / Mikko Heikkinen,

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    2004-01-01

    Senati kinnisvarafirma valis oma peakorteri asukohaks endise lao. Samas ehitati STAKES-i uus hoone. Projekteerija: Heikkinen-Komonen OY. Autorid Mikko Heikkinen, Markku Komonen. Sisekujundus: Suunnittelupalvelut (STAKES), Heikkinen-Komonen (Senat). Maastikukujundus: Byman & Ruokonen. Valmis 2002. I korruse plaan, välis- ja sisevaated

  16. Karm betoon, roheline kanjon : STAKES-i ja Senati kinnisvara büroo, Lintulahdenkuja 4, Sörnäinen, Helsingi = Office Facilities for the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare an Health (STAKES) and Senate Properties / Mikko Heikkinen,

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    2004-01-01

    Senati kinnisvarafirma valis oma peakorteri asukohaks endise lao. Samas ehitati STAKES-i uus hoone. Projekteerija: Heikkinen-Komonen OY. Autorid Mikko Heikkinen, Markku Komonen. Sisekujundus: Suunnittelupalvelut (STAKES), Heikkinen-Komonen (Senat). Maastikukujundus: Byman & Ruokonen. Valmis 2002. I korruse plaan, välis- ja sisevaated

  17. The geo-strategic importance of the Indian ocean in the context of the world oil crisis

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    Pascu, M. L.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The continuously growing demand of energy and the natural limitation of the energy resources makes today’s military, economic and diplomatic strategies of every nature to be shaped by the top priority objective: the uninterrupted access to energy resources. If nowadays 40% of the world’s consumer goods are transited across the Malacca Strait and 40% of the sea-transported oil transits the Hormuz Strait, the estimates made until 2030 indicate an increase of the energy needs by 45% globally, of which more than half will be due to India and China’s needs, implicitly leading to an intensification of the traffic across the Indian Ocean.

  18. New energy technologies. Report; Nouvelles technologies de l'energie. Rapport

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    2004-07-01

    This report on the new energy technologies has been written by a working group on request of the French ministry of economy, finances and industry, of the ministry of ecology and sustainable development, of the ministry of research and new technologies and of the ministry of industry. The mission of the working group is to identify goals and priority ways for the French and European research about the new technologies of energy and to propose some recommendations about the evolution of research incentive and sustain systems in order to reach these goals. The working group has taken into consideration the overall stakes linked with energy and not only the climatic change. About this last point, only the carbon dioxide emissions have been considered because they represent 90% of the greenhouse gases emissions linked with the energy sector. A diagnosis is made first about the present day context inside which the new technologies will have to fit with. Using this diagnosis, the research topics and projects to be considered as priorities for the short-, medium- and long-term have been identified: energy efficiency in transports, in dwellings/tertiary buildings and in the industry, development for the first half of the 21. century of an energy mix combining nuclear, fossil-fuels and renewable energy sources. (J.S.)

  19. Topographic Lidar Survey of Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana, July 12-14, 2013 -- Classified Point Data

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — A topographic lidar survey was conducted July 12-14, 2013 over Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana. Lidar data...

  20. Topographic Lidar Survey of Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana, July 12-14, 2013 -- Classified Point Data

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — A topographic lidar survey was conducted July 12-14, 2013 over Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana. Lidar data...

  1. Topographic Lidar Survey of Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana, July 12-14, 2013 -- Bare Earth Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — A topographic lidar survey was conducted on July 12-14, 2013 over Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana. The data...

  2. Topographic Lidar Survey of Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana, July 12-14, 2013 -- Bare Earth Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — A topographic lidar survey was conducted on July 12-14, 2013 over Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana. The data...

  3. Unusual intracranial stab wounds inflicted with metal tent stakes for a case involving a family murder suicide.

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    Oki, Takahito; Asamura, Hideki; Hayashi, Tokutaro; Ota, Masao

    2010-10-10

    This article presents a highly unusual homicide involving intracranial stab wounds. Of three members of a family killed by intracranial stab wounds apparently inflicted with metal tent stakes, two also showed signs of wounds inflicted during an apparent struggle with the assailant. A wooden mallet appears to be the implement use to drive the metal stakes into the cranial cavity. In all victims, toxicological analysis indicated the presence of brotizolam at concentrations ranging from 30 to 50ngml(-1). The one victim who showed no signs of wounds incurred during a defensive struggle was found to have blood alcohol levels of 2.87mgml(-1). The assailant, another family member with a history of major psychiatric disorders, apparently committed suicide by drowning following the attacks.

  4. Le changement perpétuel au cœur des rapports de domination

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    Jean-Luc Metzger

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Les sociétés contemporaines connaissent un accroissement des inégalités, en termes de richesse et d’accès au pouvoir. Le fait gestionnaire, par son emprise croissante, joue un rôle particulièrement important dans l’actualisation des rapports de domination. Il se situe, en effet, à l'articulation entre les décisions politiques majeures et les transformations des sphères d'activité sociale. Mais c'est aussi par le renouvellement permanent de ses différentes composantes que le fait gestionnaire agit : procédant par expérimentations successives, il assure ainsi la perpétuation de rapports de domination, au cœur même des sphères économiques et professionnelles. Pour montrer la pertinence de cette approche, l’article élabore, dans le prolongement des acquis de la sociologie du travail, un modèle pour analyser la volonté gestionnaire de changer. En appliquant ce modèle à un vaste éventail de contextes professionnels, nous pointons et expliquons les effets de polarisation sociale qu’engendre cette volonté.The constant change at the heart relations oh dominationContemporary societies are experiencing growing inequalities in wealth and access to power. The process of “managerialism”, by its increasing influence, plays a particularly important role in updating the relations of domination. It is, indeed, located at the joint between the major policy decisions and changes in social spheres. But this process acts also by the constant renewal of its various components: proceeding by successive experiments, it ensures the perpetuation of relations of domination, at the heart of economic and professional spheres. To show the relevance of this approach, the paper develops, following the achievements of the sociology of work, a model to analyze the managerial will of change. Applying this model to a wide range of advanced professional contexts, we point out and explain the effects of social polarization generated by this will

  5. Performance structurelle et informationnelle du rapport d’audit normatif des institutions financières islamiques : analyse qualitative et pertinence linguistique

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    Mondher Fakhfakh

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    Full Text Available La norme islamique d’audit no 2 (IAS2 propose un modèle standard pour le contenu rapport d’audit sur les états financiers d’une institution financière islamique. Ce modèle s’adresse à une communauté des auditeurs qui sont astreints à rehausser la qualité de leurs travaux et à respecter des principes issus de la religion islamique (Shariaa. Théoriquement, le contenu de ce rapport doit réunir les caractéristiques qualitatives des informations financières et notamment celles qui touchent l’intelligibilité. La lisibilité du rapport d’audit islamique renforce la qualité des informations divulguées par les institutions financières et améliore la satisfaction des besoins informationnels des utilisateurs internes et externes des états financiers. Cet article discute avec approfondissement les caractéristiques structurelles et la performance linguistique du rapport d’audit standardisé par l’Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI. Les résultats mettent en exergue des défaillances qui invitent l’organisme de normalisation islamique à revoir la standardisation des rapports d’audit et à suivre les nouveaux changements qui accompagnent le processus de modélisation des messages d’audit.

  6. How much is our fairness worth? The effect of raising stakes on offers by Proposers and minimum acceptable offers in Dictator and Ultimatum Games.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine whether people respond differently to low and high stakes in Dictator and Ultimatum Games. We assumed that if we raised the stakes high enough, we would observe more self-orientated behavior because fairness would become too costly, in spite of a possible risk of a higher punishment. METHODS: A questionnaire was completed by a sample of 524 university students of biology. A mixed linear model was used to test the relation between the amount at stake (CZK 20, 200, 2,000, 20,000 and 200,000, i.e., approximately $1-$10,000 and the shares, as well as the subjects' gender and the design of the study (single vs. multiple games for different amounts. RESULTS: We have discovered a significant relationship between the amount at stake and the minimum acceptable offer in the Ultimatum Game and the proposed shares in both Ultimatum and Dictator Games (p = 0.001, p<0.001, p = 0.0034. The difference between playing a single game or more games with several amounts at stake did not influence the relation between the stakes and the offered and minimum acceptable shares. Women proved significantly more generous than men in their offers in the Dictator Game (p = 0.007. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that people's behavior in the Dictator and Ultimatum Games depends on the amount at stake. The players tended to lower their relative proposed shares, as well as their relative minimum acceptable offers. We propose that the Responders' sense of equity and fair play depends on the stakes because of the costs of maintaining fairness. However, our results also suggest that the price of fairness is very high and that it is very difficult, probably even impossible, to buy the transition of Homo sociologicus into Homo economicus.

  7. Apprendre, un moment de vie ? Savoir, expérience et rapport au vivant

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available L’objectif de cette communication est de comparer sur le plan pédagogique deux conceptions du rapport entre science et vivant, diamétralement opposées sur le plan épistémologique. En se basant sur un livre [1], une conférence [2] et un entretien [3], on analysera l’expérience de pensée par laquelle le biologiste et épistémologue Jean-Jacques Kupiec fait se sentir vivants les apprenants afin de mieux les conscientiser aux réquisits de la démarche scientifique. On comparera ensuite les motivations de Kupiec avec les idées pédagogiques du philosophe-médecin Georges Canguilhem (1904–1995 afin d’essayer de comprendre pourquoi l’un et l’autre jugent pertinent de faire remarquer à l’apprenant qu’il est actuellement en vie. Car, malgré des conceptions du vivant diamétralement opposées, Canguilhem et Kupiec se rejoignent sur l’idée que l’expérience vitale joue un rôle crucial – que ce soit en positif ou en négatif, comme un obstacle épistémologique ou comme un levier heuristique – dans l’apprentissage et la pratique de la biologie ou de la médecine. Prendre en charge cette expérience constitue peut-être une ressource face au double défi (scientifique et éthico-politique qui échoit à l’éducation aux sciences du vivant.

  8. Natural Afsluitdijk. Phase 1. Report Marketing Research Afsluitdijk; Natuurlijk Afsluitdijk. Fase 1 rapport Marktverkenning Afsluitdijk

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    An overview is given of sketches and ideas for an integral vision on the Afsluitdijk, Netherlands with regard to safety, sustainability and innovation. Chapter 2 sheds a light on the original idea and explains the elaborated vision. Chapter 3 contains the integral vision, discussing the development process, the design models and the elaboration of the various functions, including their synergy. Chapter 4 addresses the feasibility of the vision. Chapter 5 examines the effects and the stakeholders. Chapter 6 provides the legal and administrative frameworks and chapter 7 provides a preliminary analysis of the shaping of the public-private process. Finally, chapter 8 provides a state of the art at the end of phase 1 of the marketing research Afsluitdijk. [Dutch] Dit rapport van het consortium 'Natuurlijk Afsluitdijk' bevat schetsen en ideeen voor een integrale visie op de Afsluitdijk t.a.v. veiligheid, duurzaamheid en innovatie. Het Consortium Natuurlijk Afsluitdijk bestaat uit de volgende partijen: Wubbo Ockels B.V.; Haskoning Nederland B.V.; Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (Rabobank); Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V.; Koninklijke BAM Groep N.V. (BAM); Raadgevend Ingenieursbureau Lievense B.V.; Eneco Milieu B.V. Hoofdstuk 2 belicht het oorspronkelijke idee en geeft de uitgewerkte visie weer. Hoofdstuk 3 is de 'Integrale visie', waarbij zowel het ontwikkelproces, de ontwerpmodellen en de uitwerking van de verschillende functies, inclusief hun synergie worden weergegeven. In hoofdstuk 4 komt de haalbaarheid aan de orde. In hoofdstuk 5 komen de effecten en stakeholders aan de orde. In hoofdstuk 6 de wettelijke en bestuurlijke kaders en in hoofdstuk 7 wordt een eerste analyse gegeven van de vormgeving van het publiekprivate proces. Hoofdstuk 8 tenslotte geeft de stand van zaken aan het einde van fase 1 van de Marktverkenning Afsluitdijk.

  9. Sociographie d’un rapport au temps comme fondement de la culture professionnelle

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    Abou Ndiaye

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Signer un contrat de travail c’est convenir de louer à une entreprise, contre rétribution, une partie de son temps personnel. Cet usage est borné par la loi, les accords de branche et les accords d’entreprise. Mais, dans certaines conditions, pour certaines raisons et pour des motivations jugées plus ou moins personnelles, un travailleur peut faire des « gratuités » et des arrangements exorbitants au regard de la réglementation et semble-t-il, en accord avec ses propres principes et valeurs… C’est ce que nous nommons le rapport au temps. D’où, en signalant que l’emploi du temps individuel et sa rétribution constituent les principaux objets de transaction dans le monde salarial, on conçoit donc que le rapport au temps est l’élément structurant de la culture professionnelle. Celle-ci correspond à un ensemble de prescriptions et/ou de proscriptions, de manières de se comporter, d’agir… relevant a priori d’un bon sens (professionnel partagé par les membres d’un groupe professionnel. Cette culture professionnelle amalgame, englobe et transcende les cultures spécifiques d’entreprise. Chez les agents d’animation, par exemple, quel que soit l’employeur, chacun trouve « normal » de travailler dans un temps scandé et « déritualisé », haché et fragmenté, bref décalé de la temporalité sociale dominante, là où, ailleurs, dans un autre domaine d’activité, cette situation aurait été jugée inacceptable ou refusée… De même que l’animateur attend que son travail lui donne plaisir et respecte sa vie personnelle, ce qui n’est pas forcément vrai chez le salarié ordinaire.Sociography of a « culture of time » as a foundation of professional cultureThe example of sociocultural officersWorking for a company means renting to it for money a part of a personal time. This time is used according law, branch agreements and company level. But, in certain conditions, for some personal

  10. Wood stakes as an index of soil organic matter decomposition in a climatic gradient along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast

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    Jurgensen, M. F.; Page-Dumroese, D. S.; Cerdà, A.; Úbeda, X.; M-Mena, M.; Rey, A.

    2009-04-01

    Organic matter (OM) decomposition is a critical factor in assessing the possible impacts of future climate change and management on soil carbon cycling and sequestration. Soil OM decomposition is a function of abiotic (e.g. moisture, temperature, nutrient content, pH), and biotic (microbial biomass, functional diversity) conditions, which makes this soil process ideally suited to study across a range of soil and climatic conditions. We used wood stakes of four tree species (Populus alba, Populus tremuloides, Pinus halenensis, Pinus taeda) as standard indices of OM decomposition rates on the soil surface and in the mineral soil of three sites along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast with different soils, land use and climatic conditions: 1) Quercus suber forest - 700 mm rainfall /year, 2) Quercus coccifera and Pinus halepenis forest - 300 mm rainfall/year, and 3) tussock grasses - 150 mm rainfall /year. Our results show significant differences in wood stake decomposition as a function of climatic conditions, land use management, and wood stake species.

  11. Adolescents let sufficient evidence accumulate before making a decision when large incentives are at stake.

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    Teslovich, Theresa; Mulder, Martijn; Franklin, Nicholas T; Ruberry, Erika J; Millner, Alex; Somerville, Leah H; Simen, Patrick; Durston, Sarah; Casey, B J

    2014-01-01

    Adolescent decision-making has been described as impulsive and suboptimal in the presence of incentives. In this study we examined the neural substrates of adolescent decision-making using a perceptual discrimination task for which small and large rewards were associated with correctly detecting the direction of motion of a cloud of moving dots. Adults showed a reward bias of faster reaction times on trials for which the direction of motion was associated with a large reward. Adolescents, in contrast, were slower to make decisions on trials associated with large rewards. This behavioral pattern in adolescents was paralleled by greater recruitment of fronto-parietal regions important in representing the accumulation of evidence sufficient for selecting one choice over its alternative and the certainty of that choice. The findings suggest that when large incentives are dependent on performance, adolescents may require more evidence to accumulate prior to responding, to be certain to maximize their gains. Adults, in contrast, appear to be quicker in evaluating the evidence for a decision when primed by rewards. Overall these findings suggest that rather than reacting hastily, adolescents can be incentivized to take more time to make decisions when large rewards are at stake. A video abstract of this article can be viewed at http://youtu.be/1g4F5vzFDl0. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  12. Values at stake: autonomy, responsibility, and trustworthiness in relation to genetic testing and personalized nutrition advice.

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    Nordström, Karin; Juth, Niklas; Kjellström, Sofia; Meijboom, Franck L B; Görman, Ulf

    2013-07-01

    Personalized nutrition has the potential to enhance individual health control. It could be seen as a means to strengthen people's autonomy as they learn more about their personal health risks, and receive dietary advice accordingly. We examine in what sense personalized nutrition strengthens or weakens individual autonomy. The impact of personalized nutrition on autonomy is analyzed in relation to responsibility and trustworthiness. On a societal level, individualization of health promotion may be accompanied by the attribution of extended individual responsibility for one's health. This constitutes a dilemma of individualization, caused by a conflict between the right to individual freedom and societal interests. The extent to which personalized nutrition strengthens autonomy is consequently influenced by how responsibility for health is allocated to individuals. Ethically adequate allocation of responsibility should focus on prospective responsibility and be differentiated with regard to individual differences concerning the capacity of adults to take responsibility. The impact of personalized nutrition on autonomy also depends on its methodological design. Owing to the complexity of information received, personalized nutrition through genetic testing (PNTGT) is open to misinterpretation and may not facilitate informed choices and autonomy. As new technologies, personalized nutrition and PNTGT are subject to issues of trust. To strengthen autonomy, trust should be approached in terms of trustworthiness. Trustworthiness implies that an organization that develops or introduces personalized nutrition can show that it is competent to deal with both the technical and moral dimensions at stake and that its decisions are motivated by the interests and expectations of the truster.

  13. The influence of different rating scales on impression management in high stakes assessment

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    Lale Khorramdel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The impact of different rating scales on intentional response distortion in personality questionnaires in high stakes assessment was investigated by administering the Personality Research Form (PRF; Stumpf, Angleitner, Wieck, Jackson, & Beloch-Till, 1984 to 268 applicants in real selection situations. The applicants responded with either a 6-point rating scale (n = 184 or a 2-point rating scale (n = 84. It was hypothesised that a 6-point rating scale leads to less intentional response distortion than a 2-point rating scale, as it might be more difficult to adjust responses to a faking good schema. Both applicant groups were additionally compared to a volunteer sample (n = 184 randomly selected from the PRF norm sample. Results provide evidence of faking tendencies in the applicant samples and show an advantage of the 6-point rating scale (less faking tendencies. Moreover, it is assumed that the type of response format might interact with item content and wording. Nevertheless, even the applicant group with the 6-point rating scale seems to have faked responses compared to a volunteer sample.

  14. Middle school science teachers' reaction and pedagogical response to high stakes accountability: A multiple case study

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    The purpose of this study was to understand how science teachers reacted to the high stakes accountability and standardized testing in California. In a multiple case study of middle and intermediate schools in Southern California, four research questions focused on the perceptions of secondary science teachers and how they responded to the changes in the accountability specifically geared towards science as a content area, the pedagogical skills teachers were using both outside and inside of the classroom that impact instruction, the pedagogical training received that related specifically to the content standards, the tools or impediments that existed for teachers to successfully utilize these pedagogical methods and types of support and assistance the school site administration and/or school district offered in learning about the California Science Standards and the STAR test. Interviews were conducted with multiple middle/intermediate school teachers, science department chairpersons and school site administrators to gather information about what the classroom teachers were doing pedagogically to improve student performance on the STAR tests. Moreover, the study described the issues that supported the professional development of the teacher and what schools and districts were doing to support them.

  15. Cry me a river: identifying the behavioral consequences of extremely high-stakes interpersonal deception.

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    Ten Brinke, Leanne; Porter, Stephen

    2012-12-01

    Deception evolved as a fundamental aspect of human social interaction. Numerous studies have examined behavioral cues to deception, but most have involved inconsequential lies and unmotivated liars in a laboratory context. We conducted the most comprehensive study to date of the behavioral consequences of extremely high-stakes, real-life deception--relative to comparable real-life sincere displays--via 3 communication channels: speech, body language, and emotional facial expressions. Televised footage of a large international sample of individuals (N = 78) emotionally pleading to the public for the return of a missing relative was meticulously coded frame-by-frame (30 frames/s for a total of 74,731 frames). About half of the pleaders eventually were convicted of killing the missing person on the basis of overwhelming evidence. Failed attempts to simulate sadness and leakage of happiness revealed deceptive pleaders' covert emotions. Liars used fewer words but more tentative words than truth-tellers, likely relating to increased cognitive load and psychological distancing. Further, each of these cues explained unique variance in predicting pleader sincerity.

  16. Rapport d'étude : La perception des risques majeurs par les riverains du CEA de Cadarache

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    Ce rapport d'étude vient répondre aux interrogations de son commanditaire, la CLI (Commission Local d'Information) du CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie Atomique) de Cadarache. Il s'organise en trois partie : une première partie établit un état des lieux des connaissances des risques majeurs par les habitants. Les risques majeurs officiellement recensés sont : le risque feu de forêt, le risque inondation, le risque sismique, le risque de mouvement de terrain, le risque de rupture de barrage, et le...

  17. Jeux Olympiques de 2020: rapport sur les Fédérations internationales présélectionnées : septembre 2013

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    Le rapport est présenté FI par FI dans l'ordre alphabétique des sigles des fédérations. Les sports préselectionnés sont : baseball / softball, escalade sportive, karaté, lutte, roller, squash, wakeboard et wushu. Chaque partie du rapport est structurée de la même manière et comprend les rubriques suivantes : proposition pour les Jeux Olympiques, histoire et tradition, universalité, popularité, gouvernance, athlètes, développement, transparence et équité sur l'aire de compétition, finances....

  18. Etude sur les non-usagers d'Internet : analyse de la perception des TIC et du rapport aux médias

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    International audience; Ce travail s’inscrit dans le cadre de la problématique du non-usage. En sciences de l’information et de la communication, cette question reste peu étudiée par rapport aux recherches abondantes sur les usages. Cet article présente une étude sur les non-usagers d’Internet sans chercher à les rattacher à un portrait-type. Notre travail a en effet pour objet l’analyse du rapport des non-usagers d’Internet aux autres TIC (ordinateur, téléphone portable, appareils numériques...

  19. "Let Me Tell You About My…" Provider Self-Disclosure in the Emergency Department Builds Patient Rapport.

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    Zink, Korie L; Perry, Marcia; London, Kory; Floto, Olivia; Bassin, Benjamin; Burkhardt, John; Santen, Sally A

    2017-01-01

    As patients become increasingly involved in their medical care, physician-patient communication gains importance. A previous study showed that physician self-disclosure (SD) of personal information by primary care providers decreased patient rating of the provider communication skills. The objective of this study was to explore the incidence and impact of emergency department (ED) provider self-disclosure on patients' rating of provider communication skills. A survey was administered to 520 adult patients or parents of pediatric patients in a large tertiary care ED during the summer of 2014. The instrument asked patients whether the provider self-disclosed and subsequently asked patients to rate providers' communication skills. We compared patients' ratings of communication measurements between encounters where self-disclosure occurred to those where it did not. Patients reported provider SD in 18.9% of interactions. Provider SD was associated with more positive patient perception of provider communication skills (pself-disclosure (47.1%). Patients reported that they would like to hear about their providers' experiences with a similar chief complaint (64.4% of patients), their providers' education (49%), family (33%), personal life (21%) or an injury/ailment unlike their own (18%). Patients responded that providers self-disclose to make patients comfortable/at ease and to build rapport. Provider self-disclosure in the ED is common and is associated with higher ratings of provider communication, rapport, and patient satisfaction.

  20. THE ARTWORK IN THE FIELD OF ART: THE STAKE, THE CAPITAL, THE HABITUÉS

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    the position in the field. Looking at the social and individual significance of time and space, we prove the ability to treat a single work as the agent’s stake, which is a replica of his habitués at any given time. Agent’s success from this perspective is analyzed as determined by the winning of one or more of these stakes at the moment when they are relevant to the objective conditions, the definition of the field core value. In turn, for mediating agents the purchasing and possession of artworks is an attempt to both guess and provide to works a certain measure of symbolic power sufficient to win. Having considered the mentioned connections, we come to the conclusion that artworks are really involved in the structuring of art the field by obtaining capital and positions for agents with which they are associated. Since the examination of the objects through the research optics of fields theory helps to clarify the mechanism of symbolic game (struggle, we conclude that this approach may be useful in studying other fields of symbolic production, as well as to provide the basis for art field empirical studies.

  1. Upping the stakes. Some lessons for the EU from the recent Russia-Ukraine gas crisis

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    Van der Linde, Coby; De Jong, Jacques

    2009-02-15

    The stakes in the gas conflict between Russia and the Ukraine were upped up to an unprecedented level. The reputation of both countries, one as a reliable supplier to EU markets and the other as a reliable transit country have been dramatically shocked. The disruption of supply and the impact on gas markets in Eastern Europe will require a new round of thinking on how best to improve on security of gas supply. These responses should not include a turning away from the Ukraine as a transit country or from Russia as an important supplier, but rather the opposite, a renewed engagement of these two countries to help them construct a stable and healthy relationship in which (also) gas flows can be secured throughout the value chain, EU security of supply is the mirror image of security of transit and security of demand, and it is clear that all three securities should be addressed and integrated into one security for all. Integrating the securities along the gas value chain will allow us to move away from increasingly politicising the conflict and instead deal with the diverging interests at a more economic level. The politicising of the conflict is increasingly holding all the stakeholders hostage, preventing progress in integrating our markets and preventing large investments along the value chain to take place that are important for Russian security of supply, Ukrainian security of supply and EU security of supply. Perhaps that the recent escalation of the conflict can serve as a sombre warning signal that all parties mismanaged the vital gas relations with the short disruption in 2006 and the longer disruption in 2009 as a sorry result.

  2. Fils du territoire, alliés de la forêt. Expressions rituelles du rapport au territoire chez les Kulung Rai du Népal oriental Son of the Territory, Allies of the forest. Ritual Expressions of the Kulung Rai’s Relations with their Territory (Eastern Nepal

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    Grégoire Schlemmer

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    Full Text Available Les rituels réalisés par les Kulung révèlent un rapport complexe, et parfois contradictoire, au territoire, notamment en fonction des entités auxquelles ils s’adressent : ancêtres, forces forestières ou la figure ambivalente et médiatrice qu’est le Nagi. Il en ressort une tension entre deux types de légitimité à occuper un espace-territoire. L’une se fonde sur une logique de confrontation/alliance et met en avant l’individu et la conquête territoriale. L’autre se fonde sur une logique de filiation et met en avant le groupe comme collectivité et l’héritage de la terre, voire l’autochtonie. Cette tension peut notamment s’expliquer par les enjeux concrets qui accompagnent ces représentations, en l’occurrence, les relations politiques et foncières au sein du groupe comme avec les communautés voisines.Rituals performed by the Kulung reveal a complex and sometimes contradictory relationship to territory. This is notably the case of the entities to which these rituals are addressed : ancestors, forest powers or the ambivalent and mediating figure of the Nagi. Tension between two forms of space-territory occupation legitimacy is revealed. One is founded upon the logic of confrontation/alliance and places individuals and territorial conquest at the forefront. The other is founded on the logic of filiation and places the group as a collective, land inheritance and even autochthony at the forefront. This tension can be explained by concrete stakes which accompany these representations, in this case : the political and land control relation both within the group and with neighbouring communities.

  3. A + (B[subscript 1]) Professor--student Rapport + (B[subscript 2]) Humor + (B[subscript 3]) Student Engagement = (Y) Student Ratings of Instructors

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    Richmond, Aaron S.; Berglund, Majken B.; Epelbaum, Vadim B.; Klein, Eric M.

    2015-01-01

    Teaching effectiveness is often evaluated through student ratings of instruction (SRI). Research suggests that there are many potential factors that can predict student's perceptions of teaching effectiveness such as professor-student rapport, student engagement, and perceived humor of the instructor. Therefore, we sought to assess whether…

  4. A + (B[subscript 1]) Professor--student Rapport + (B[subscript 2]) Humor + (B[subscript 3]) Student Engagement = (Y) Student Ratings of Instructors

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    Richmond, Aaron S.; Berglund, Majken B.; Epelbaum, Vadim B.; Klein, Eric M.

    2015-01-01

    Teaching effectiveness is often evaluated through student ratings of instruction (SRI). Research suggests that there are many potential factors that can predict student's perceptions of teaching effectiveness such as professor-student rapport, student engagement, and perceived humor of the instructor. Therefore, we sought to assess whether…

  5. Angoff Method of Setting Cut Scores for High-Stakes Testing: Foley Catheter Checkoff as an Exemplar.

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    Kardong-Edgren, Suzan; Mulcock, Pamela M

    2016-01-01

    The Angoff method is a commonly used and legally defensible method for setting passing or cut scores for high-stakes examinations. It also can be used for setting passing scores on clinical skill checklists. Two variations of the Angoff method were compared with a traditional and arbitrary 75% passing score, using a Foley catheter insertion checklist as an exemplar. Both Angoff methods produced slightly lower scores than our traditional scoring; because of "must pass" steps on our checklist, 12 of 13 students still failed the evaluation. The project uncovered multiple variations of checklists within different courses and variations in teaching practices for this skill.

  6. Caucasus and the petroleum stakes of Caspian Sea; Le Caucase et les enjeux petroliers de la Mer Caspienne

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    Jalillosoltan, N. [Universite de Franche Comte, 25 - Montbeliard (France); Faculte de Droit de Besancon, 25 (France)

    2001-07-01

    The splitting of the former USSR block in 1991 has generated a shock wave in the Caucasus area with the will of all ex-soviet republics to reach their complete independence. Because of the historical and geographical complexity of Caucasus, both geopolitical and human, this disorder has generated even more hazardous results, enhanced by the coveted oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea. This article analyses the petroleum stakes as factors of rivalry and instability (sovereignty of oil and gas fields, rivalries about the exploitation and transport of hydrocarbons), but also as factors of cooperation and re-composition. (J.S.)

  7. Understanding the Reading Attributes and Their Cognitive Relationships on a High-Stakes Biology Assessment

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    Rawlusyk, Kevin James

    Test items used to assess learners' knowledge on high-stakes science examinations contain contextualized questions that unintentionally assess reading skill along with conceptual knowledge. Therefore, students who are not proficient readers are unable to comprehend the text within the test item to demonstrate effectively their level of science knowledge. The purpose of this quantitative study was to understand what reading attributes were required to successfully answer the Biology 30 Diploma Exam. Furthermore, the research sought to understand the cognitive relationships among the reading attributes through quantitative analysis structured by the Attribute Hierarchy Model (AHM). The research consisted of two phases: (1) Cognitive development, where the cognitive attributes of the Biology 30 Exam were specified and hierarchy structures were developed; and (2) Psychometric analysis, that statistically tested the attribute hierarchy using the Hierarchy Consistency Index (HCI), and calculate attribute probabilities. Phase one of the research used January 2011, Biology 30 Diploma Exam, while phase two accessed archival data for the 9985 examinees who took the assessment on January 24th, 2011. Phase one identified ten specific reading attributes, of which five were identified as unique subsets of vocabulary, two were identified as reading visual representations, and three corresponded to general reading skills. Four hierarchical cognitive model were proposed then analyzed using the HCI as a mechanism to explain the relationship among the attributes. Model A had the highest HCI value (0.337), indicating an overall poor data fit, yet for the top achieving examinees the model had an excellent model fit with an HCI value of 0.888, and for examinees that scored over 60% there was a moderate model fit (HCI = 0.592). Linear regressions of the attribute probability estimates suggest that there is a cognitive relationship among six of the ten reading attributes (R2 = 0.958 and 0

  8. High stakes and high emotions: providing safe care in Canadian emergency departments

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    Full Text Available Samina Ali,1,2 Denise Thomson,3 Timothy A D Graham,4 Sean E Rickard,3 Antonia S Stang5 1Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, 2Department of Pediatrics, 3Cochrane Child Health Field, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 4Department of Emergency Medicine, 5Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada Background: The high-paced, unpredictable environment of the emergency department (ED contributes to errors in patient safety. The ED setting becomes even more challenging when dealing with critically ill patients, particularly with children, where variations in size, weight, and form present practical difficulties in many aspects of care. In this commentary, we will explore the impact of the health care providers’ emotional reactions while caring for critically ill patients, and how this can be interpreted and addressed as a patient safety issue. Discussion: ED health care providers encounter high-stakes, high-stress clinical scenarios, such as pediatric cardiac arrest or resuscitation. This health care providers’ stress, and at times, distress, and its potential contribution to medical error, is underrepresented in the current medical literature. Most patient safety research is limited to error reporting systems, especially medication-related ones, an approach that ignores the effects of health care provider stress as a source of error, and limits our ability to learn from the event. Ways to mitigate this stress and avoid this type of patient safety concern might include simulation training for rare, high-acuity events, use of pre-determined clinical order sets, and post-event debriefing. Conclusion: While there are physiologic and anatomic differences that contribute to patient safety, we believe that they are insufficient to explain the need to address critical life-threatening event-related patient safety issues for both adults and, especially, children

  9. Naissance de la bestialité. Une anthropologie du rapport homme-animal dans les années 1300

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    Pierre-Olivier Dittmar

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    Full Text Available Composition du juryMonsieur Jérôme Baschet,Monsieur Philippe Descola,Monsieur Michel Pastoureau,Monsieur Jean-Claude Schmitt (dir.,Madame Claudine Vassas,Monsieur Jean-Jacques Vincensini.Thèse soutenue à l’INHA, Salle Walter Benjamin, le 29 juin 2010RésuméLe rapport à l’animal dans le contexte chrétien est paradoxal. Alors qu’il se trouve pour la première fois totalement exclu du sacré légitime (abandon du sacrifice antique, des interdits alimentaires juifs, l’animal est extrêmement présent...

  10. New report reveals eco-efficiency of supermarket refrigeration systems. Refrigerant choice; Rapport onthult eco-effiency van supermarktkoelsystemen. Koudemiddelkeuze

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    2010-11-15

    Ever since the EU has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, food retailers have been under enormous pressure to reduce their carbon footprint. Refrigeration is part of the solution, as it accounts for some 50% of the energy consumption in a typical store. A new report by the British environmental consultants SKM Enviros evaluates different refrigeration solutions. [Dutch] Sinds de EU heeft besloten de uitstoot van broeikasgassen met twintig procent terug te brengen, staan foodretailers onder enorme druk om hun ecologische 'footprint' te verminderen. Koeling is een onderdeel van de oplossing, omdat het circa vijftig procent van het energiegebruik in een gemiddelde winkel voor zijn rekening neemt. Een nieuw rapport van de Britse milieuconsultants SKM Enviros evalueert verschillende koeloplossingen.

  11. The Other Side of Rapport: Data Collection Mode and Interviewer Gender Effects on Sexual Health Reporting in Ghana.

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    Agula, Justina; Barrett, Jennifer B; Tobi, Hilde

    2015-09-01

    Accurate data on young people's sexual behaviour and sexual health practice is essential to inform effective interventions and policy. However, little empirical evidence exists to support methodological design decisions in projects assessing young people's sexual health, especially in African contexts. This short report uses original empirical data collected in Ghana in 2012 to assess the effects of data collection mode and interviewer gender on young people's reporting of sexual health and access to supportive sexual health resources. The findings indicate that the effect of data collection mode may vary by gender, and there is no indication of an interviewer gender effect for males in this study. Preliminary results suggest that building strong rapport with research participants in this context may lead to reduced sexual health data quality. These findings merit further investigation and have direct implications for the design of projects measuring sexual health and related variables in Ghana.

  12. Rapports familiaux et dynamique de l’exclusion dans « La Métamorphose » de Franz KAFKA

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    Full Text Available Dans cette recherche nous étudions les rapports familiaux et la dynamique de l’exclusion dans « La Métamorphose » de Franz KAFKA. Nous mettons en lumière l’impact de la vie de l’auteur sur cette nouvelle, notamment sa relation conflictuelle avec son père. Porte-parole de l’écrivain, Grégoire Samsa imagine qu’un jour il s’est transformé en vermine. Au lieu de chercher la cause de cette métamorphose, ses parents le boycottent et finissent par chercher à se débarrasser de lui. Notre étude aborde les rapports que tient le protagoniste avec sa mère, sa sœur et son père qui, à leur tour, subissent une métamorphose imprévue. Effacée et fragile, la mère est impuissante devant la violence du père et de la sœur.  Nous analysons également les étapes de la dégénérescence du héros (perte de la voix, insomnie, perte de l’appétit, perte de la mobilité. A la fin de notre recherche nous constatons que cette métamorphose est un moyen de s’échapper au monde du travail étouffant et à l’aliénation éprouvée par le protagoniste au sein de la famille.  

  13. Introducing Computer-Based Testing in High-Stakes Exams in Higher Education: Results of a Field Experiment.

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    Full Text Available The introduction of computer-based testing in high-stakes examining in higher education is developing rather slowly due to institutional barriers (the need of extra facilities, ensuring test security and teacher and student acceptance. From the existing literature it is unclear whether computer-based exams will result in similar results as paper-based exams and whether student acceptance can change as a result of administering computer-based exams. In this study, we compared results from a computer-based and paper-based exam in a sample of psychology students and found no differences in total scores across the two modes. Furthermore, we investigated student acceptance and change in acceptance of computer-based examining. After taking the computer-based exam, fifty percent of the students preferred paper-and-pencil exams over computer-based exams and about a quarter preferred a computer-based exam. We conclude that computer-based exam total scores are similar as paper-based exam scores, but that for the acceptance of high-stakes computer-based exams it is important that students practice and get familiar with this new mode of test administration.

  14. Introducing Computer-Based Testing in High-Stakes Exams in Higher Education: Results of a Field Experiment.

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    Boevé, Anja J; Meijer, Rob R; Albers, Casper J; Beetsma, Yta; Bosker, Roel J

    2015-01-01

    The introduction of computer-based testing in high-stakes examining in higher education is developing rather slowly due to institutional barriers (the need of extra facilities, ensuring test security) and teacher and student acceptance. From the existing literature it is unclear whether computer-based exams will result in similar results as paper-based exams and whether student acceptance can change as a result of administering computer-based exams. In this study, we compared results from a computer-based and paper-based exam in a sample of psychology students and found no differences in total scores across the two modes. Furthermore, we investigated student acceptance and change in acceptance of computer-based examining. After taking the computer-based exam, fifty percent of the students preferred paper-and-pencil exams over computer-based exams and about a quarter preferred a computer-based exam. We conclude that computer-based exam total scores are similar as paper-based exam scores, but that for the acceptance of high-stakes computer-based exams it is important that students practice and get familiar with this new mode of test administration.

  15. Companies and energy transition: The stakes of mobility. A case study in the cities of Lille and Lyon

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Regarding energy transition in the area of mobility, the literature gives prominence to two types of actor which appear to play leading roles: public authorities and households. However, the role played by companies in this energy transition appears to have attracted only marginal attention. Nonetheless, companies influence mobility through the transport of goods, professional travel and commuter trips they generate. If they participate in the growth of this mobility, might they not also contribute to reducing it? What is the viewpoint held by companies regarding these questions? The aim of this article is to highlight the stakes of this energy transition in the domain of mobility in order to represent the viewpoint of companies. The results show that company managers are effectively concerned by the stakes of energy transition in the domain of mobility and that they have already taken measures in favour of more sustainable mobility. But this is more for economic (increased transport costs and social (recruitment problems, turnover linked to the increased cost of car mobility reasons than for environmental ones (reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

  16. Trans-Saharan geopolitics. The game and the stakes; Geopolitique transsaharienne. Le jeu et l'enjeu

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    Chegrouche, L. [Universite Paris 1, 75 (France)

    2010-02-15

    The geopolitics of energy exports from the trans-Saharan region are similar to the Caspian great game' at the end of the last century. In North/West Africa as in West/Central Asia, the question of control over hydrocarbon reserves and lines of access to those reserves lies at the source of various conflicts. Rivalries are expressed through open and complex conflicts in which powers confront one another over oil-rich zones through proxy ethnic, religious or cultural groups, as dictated by the colossal economic interests at stake. The increasing number of conflicts - the Niger Delta, Darfur, the Azawak, etc. - is an illustration of this. The shock waves from this rivalry undermine regional peace and security, as well as the security of international energy supplies. The question here is to understand the game and the stakes of this trans-Saharan chess-board, to study its principal features and its energetic consequences. The national oil companies and states of the region can work around or through the geopolitical rifts caused by local rivalries and extra-regional appetites. There is therefore a need to understand the ways in which the players in the trans-Saharan 'great game' interact with one another, an to identifies the effects these interactions may have in the field of energy, in terms of potential reserves and transport projects. The TSGP is presented as an illustration of this geopolitical dynamics. (author)

  17. Stereotype Threat, Inquiring about Test Takers' Race and Gender, and Performance on Low-Stakes Tests in a Large-Scale Assessment. Research Report. ETS RR-15-02

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    Stricker, Lawrence J.; Rock, Donald A.; Bridgeman, Brent

    2015-01-01

    This study explores stereotype threat on low-stakes tests used in a large-scale assessment, math and reading tests in the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS). Issues identified in laboratory research (though not observed in studies of high-stakes tests) were assessed: whether inquiring about their race and gender is related to the…

  18. Teachers' Perceptions of the Impact of High Stakes Testing on Instructional Content, Instructional Strategies, Motivation and Morale, and Pressure to Improve Student Performance in Relation to Their Views on Accountability and Its Effect on Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Carr, Chauncey

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine teachers' perceptions of the impact of high stakes testing on instructional content, instructional strategies, motivation and morale, and pressure to improve student performance in relation to their views on accountability. It also sought to identify teachers' perceptions of the effect of high stakes testing…

  19. Power of the policy: how the announcement of high-stakes clinical examination altered OSCE implementation at institutional level

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    Lin Chi-Wei

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE has been widely applied as a high-stakes examination for assessing physicians’ clinical competency. In 1992, OSCE was first introduced in Taiwan, and the authorities announced that passing the OSCE would be a prerequisite for step-2 medical licensure examination in 2013. This study aimed to investigate the impacts of the announced national OSCE policy on implementation of OSCE at the institutional level. Further, the readiness and the recognition of barriers toward a high-stakes examination were explored. Methods In 2007 and 2010, the year before and after the announcement of high-stakes OSCE policy in 2008, respectively, questionnaires on the status of OSCE implementation were distributed to all hospitals with active OSCE programs in Taiwan. Information on OSCE facilities, equipment, station length, number of administrations per year, and the recognition of barriers to the success of implementing an OSCE were collected. The missing data were completed by telephone interviews. The OSCE format, administration, and facilities before and after the announcement of the nationwide OSCE policy were compared. Results The data were collected from 17 hospitals in 2007 and 21 in 2010. Comparing the OSCE formats between 2007 and 2010, the number of stations increased and the station length decreased. The designated space and the equipment for OSCE were also found to have been improved. As for the awareness of OSCE implementation barriers, the hospital representatives concerned mostly about the availability and quality of standardized patients in 2007, as well as space and facilities in 2010. Conclusions The results of this study underscored an overall increase in the number of OSCE hospitals and changes in facilities and formats. While recruitment and training of standardized patients were the major concerns before the official disclosure of the policy, space and facilities became the

  20. The creation of a pedagogy of promise: Examples of educational excellence in high-stakes science classrooms

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    McCollough, Cherie A.

    The current reform movement in education has two forces that appear contradictory in nature. The first is an emphasis on rigor and accountability that is assessed through high-stakes testing. The second is the recommendation to have student centered approaches to teaching and learning, especially those that emphasize inquiry methodology and constructivist pedagogy. Literature reports that current reform efforts involving accountability through high-stakes tests are detrimental to student learning and are contradictory to student-centered teaching approaches. However, by focusing attention on those teachers who "teach against the grain" and raise the achievement levels of students from diverse backgrounds, instructional strategies and personal characteristics of exemplary teachers can be identified. This mixed-methods research study investigated four exemplary urban high school science teachers in high-stakes (TAKS) tested science classrooms. Classroom observations, teacher and student interviews, pre-/postcontent tests and the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES) (Johnson & McClure, 2004) provided the main data sources. The How People Learn (National Research Council, 2000) theoretical framework provided evidence of elements of inquiry-based, student-centered teaching. Descriptive case analysis (Yin, 1994) and quantitative analysis of pre/post tests and the CLES revealed the following results. First, all participating teachers included elements of learner-centeredness, knowledge-centeredness, assessment-centeredness and community-centeredness in their teaching as recommended by the National Research Council, (2000), thus creating student-centered classroom environments. Second, by establishing a climate of caring where students felt supported and motivated to learn, teachers managed tensions resulting from the incorporation of student-centered elements and the accountability-based instructional mandates outlined by their school district and state

  1. Sophisticated Epistemologies of Physics versus High-Stakes Tests: How Do Elite High School Students Respond to Competing Influences about How to Learn Physics?

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    Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda; Elby, Andrew

    2016-01-01

    This study investigates how elite Turkish high school physics students claim to approach learning physics when they are simultaneously (i) engaged in a curriculum that led to significant gains in their epistemological sophistication and (ii) subject to a high-stakes college entrance exam. Students reported taking surface (rote) approaches to…

  2. A Better Leveled Playing Field for Assessing Satisfactory Job Performance of Superintendents on the Basis of High-Stakes Testing Outcomes

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    Young, I. Phillip; Cox, Edward P.; Buckman, David G.

    2014-01-01

    To assess satisfactory job performance of superintendents on the basis of school districts' high-stakes testing outcomes, existing teacher models were reviewed and critiqued as potential options for retrofit. For these models, specific problems were identified relative to the choice of referent groups. An alternate referent group (statewide…

  3. The Validity of Value-Added Estimates from Low-Stakes Testing Contexts: The Impact of Change in Test-Taking Motivation and Test Consequences

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    Finney, Sara J.; Sundre, Donna L.; Swain, Matthew S.; Williams, Laura M.

    2016-01-01

    Accountability mandates often prompt assessment of student learning gains (e.g., value-added estimates) via achievement tests. The validity of these estimates have been questioned when performance on tests is low stakes for students. To assess the effects of motivation on value-added estimates, we assigned students to one of three test consequence…

  4. "It's Important for Them to Know Who They Are": Teachers' Efforts to Sustain Students' Cultural Competence in an Age of High-Stakes Testing

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    Zoch, Melody

    2017-01-01

    This article examines how four urban elementary teachers designed their literacy instruction in ways that sought to sustain students' cultural competence--maintaining their language and cultural practices while also gaining access to more dominant ones--amid expectations to prepare students for high-stakes testing. A large part of their teaching…

  5. The Impact of Communication and Collaboration between Test Developers and Teachers on a High-Stakes ESL Exam: Aligning External Assessment and Classroom Practices

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    Tan, May; Turner, Carolyn E.

    2015-01-01

    In Quebec the high-stakes Secondary Five ESL exit writing exam developed by the Education Ministry (MELS) is administered and corrected by classroom teachers. In this distinctive situation, the MELS works toward aligning classroom-based assessment (CBA) and the writing exam by making ongoing teacher involvement part of its development and…

  6. Predicting Student Performance in Statewide High-Stakes Tests for Middle School Mathematics Using the Results from Third Party Testing Instruments

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    Meylani, Rusen; Bitter, Gary G.; Castaneda, Rene

    2014-01-01

    In this study regression and neural networks based methods are used to predict statewide high-stakes test results for middle school mathematics using the scores obtained from third party tests throughout the school year. Such prediction is of utmost significance for school districts to live up to the state's educational standards mandated by the…

  7. The Perceived Value of Maths and Academic Self-Efficacy in the Appraisal of Fear Appeals Used Prior to a High-Stakes Test as Threatening or Challenging

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    Putwain, David William; Symes, Wendy

    2014-01-01

    Previous work has examined how messages communicated to students prior to high-stakes exams, that emphasise the importance of avoiding failure for subsequent life trajectory, may be appraised as threatening. In two studies, we extended this work to examine how students may also appraise such messages as challenging or disregard them as being of…

  8. Policy Implications for Continuous Employment Decisions of High School Principals: An Alternative Methodological Approach for Using High-Stakes Testing Outcomes

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    Young, I. Phillip; Fawcett, Paul

    2013-01-01

    Several teacher models exist for using high-stakes testing outcomes to make continuous employment decisions for principals. These models are reviewed, and specific flaws are noted if these models are retrofitted for principals. To address these flaws, a different methodology is proposed on the basis of actual field data. Specially addressed are…

  9. The Lower-Order Expectations of High-Stakes Tests: A Four-State Analysis of Social Studies Standards and Test Alignment

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    DeWitt, Scott W.; Patterson, Nancy; Blankenship, Whitney; Blevins, Brooke; DiCamillo, Lorrei; Gerwin, David; Gradwell, Jill M.; Gunn, John; Maddox, Lamont; Salinas, Cinthia; Saye, John; Stoddard, Jeremy; Sullivan, Caroline C.

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    This study indicates that the state-mandated high-stakes social studies assessments in four states do not require students to demonstrate that they have met the cognitive demands articulated in the state-mandated learning standards. Further, the assessments do not allow students to demonstrate the critical thinking skills required by the…

  10. What's at Stake in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disability? Part II: Recommendations for Naming, Defining, Diagnosing, Classifying, and Planning Supports

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    Luckasson, Ruth; Schalock, Robert L.

    2013-01-01

    This article focuses on recommendations for naming, defining, diagnosing, classifying, and planning supports for individuals with intellectual disability (ID). The article provides an overview of the essential questions addressed by the respective functions and provides a series of specific recommendations that address the high stakes involved for…

  11. What's at Stake in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disability? Part I: The Power of Naming, Defining, Diagnosing, Classifying, and Planning Supports

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    Schalock, Robert L.; Luckasson, Ruth

    2013-01-01

    This article focuses on the power of naming, defining, diagnosing, classifying, and planning supports for people with intellectual disability. The article summarizes current thinking regarding these five functions, states the essential question addressed by the respective function, and provides an overview of the high stakes involved for people…

  12. Keyboarding Compared with Handwriting on a High-Stakes Writing Assessment: Student Choice of Composing Medium, Raters' Perceptions, and Text Quality

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    Whithaus, Carl; Harrison, Scott B.; Midyette, Jeb

    2008-01-01

    This article examines the influence of keyboarding versus handwriting in a high-stakes writing assessment. Conclusions are based on data collected from a pilot project to move Old Dominion University's Exit Exam of Writing Proficiency from a handwritten format into a dual-option format (i.e., the students may choose to handwrite or keyboard the…

  13. Data-Based School Improvement: The Role of Principals and School Supervisory Authorities within the Context of Low-Stakes Mandatory Proficiency Testing in Four German States

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    Ramsteck, Carolin; Muslic, Barbara; Graf, Tanja; Maier, Uwe; Kuper, Harm

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how principals and school supervisory authorities understand and use feedback from mandatory proficiency tests (VERA) in the low-stakes context of Germany. For the analysis, the authors refer to a theoretical model of schools that differentiates between Autonomous and Managed Professional…

  14. Presupuestos lingüísticos para una enseñanza/aprendizaje del "discours rapporté" Francés

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    Leyre Ruiz de Zarobe

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    Full Text Available EI "discours rapporté" 1 es un área de la lengua que resulta problemática en su aprendizaje por parte de los estudiantes de la lengua. Ocurre en general en un buen numero de lenguas, pero aquí vamos a referirnos al caso del aprendizaje del francés lengua extranjera . El objetivo de este trabajo es plantear algunos presupuestos de la lingüística de la enunciación para su aplicación a la ensefianza/aprendizaje del "discours rapporté", lo que nos revela una adquisición mas eficaz, y ofrecer algunas propuestas que pueden facilitar su comprensión, su manejo y su dominio por parte del estudiante de francés lengua extranjera.

  15. Propriété de soi et indifférence morale du rapport à soi

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    Full Text Available Je m’interroge dans cet article sur les implications du principe libertarien de la pleine propriété de soi sur la question du rapport moral à soi-même. À travers le principe de la pleine propriété de soi, les libertariens défendent la liberté entière de chacun de vivre comme il l���entend, pourvu que les droits des autres soient respectés. Apparemment, ce principe n’a pas grand-chose à nous dire sur ce que nous sommes moralement autorisés à nous faire à nous-mêmes ou non. Certains libertariens, comme Vallentyne, soutiennent toutefois que le principe de la pleine propriété de soi est incompatible avec l’existence de devoirs envers soi. La pleine propriété de soi impliquerait l’indifférence morale du rapport à soi. Je soutiens dans cet article que le principe de la pleine propriété de soi n’implique pas que ce que nous nous faisons à nous-mêmes soit moralement indifférent. Je veux aussi montrer que même si les libertariens, et en particulier Vallentyne, soutiennent la thèse de l’indifférence morale du rapport à soi, celle-ci n’est pas liée à la thèse de la pleine propriété de soi, mais bien plutôt à leur subjectivisme moral.ABSTRACTI ask in this article what the libertarian principle of full self-ownership has to say about volontary actions directed towards oneself. Through the principle of full self-ownership, libertarians defend the persons’ individual liberty to live as they choose to do, as long as they don’t infringe on the rights of others. Apparently, this principle doesn’t have much to say about what we are morally allowed to do to ourselves or not. Some libertarians, however, like Vallentyne, maintain that, if we have duties or obligations to ourselves, then we cannot be full self-owner. In this perspective, full self-ownership would imply that what we do to ourselves is morally indifferent. I want to show in this article that full self-ownership is compatible with the

  16. A moderated mediated path analysis of factors influencing student performance on a standardized high-stakes science test

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    Pelkey, Ramona K.

    Gender, ethnicity, family economic status, reading score, mathematics score, and number of science semesters successfully completed were examined for their contributory role to a student's science score on a high-stakes, high school exit examination. Path analysis and analysis of variance procedures were used to quantify each variable's influence on science score. Gender, ethnicity, and family economic status were found to be moderators while reading proved to mediate within the model. The path model was created using a calibration sample and cross-validated using a hold-out validation sample. Bootstrapping was used to verify the goodness of fit of the model. A predictive equation explained 66% (R2 = .66) of the variance in observed TAKS science score.

  17. Cross-Cultural Comparative Analysis of Lay and Stake holder Reasoning about Fusion Energy in Spain and the UK

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    Prades, A.; Horlick-Jones, T.; Oltra, C.; Navajas, J.

    2009-07-01

    This report presents the results of a cross-cultural comparative analysis of two corpora of data from Spain and the UK on lay and stake holders understanding and reasoning about fusion energy. The very same novel methodological approach was applied in Spain and the UK to promote a learning and deliberative process about fusion energy. A brief description of the method is included first, followed by the description of the two corpora of data. Next the main Spanish findings data are discussed in the light of the UK data and then vice versa (in other words, we first interrogate the UK corpus of data to look for resonances or places of tension with the Spanish findings, and then the other way around). Then we present the results of evaluating the Spanish and UK group-based processes as engagement exercises. Finally, the key conclusions of this cross-cultural data analysis are summarized. (Author) 40 refs.

  18. Oxytocin not only increases trust when money is at stake, but also when confidential information is in the balance.

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    Mikolajczak, Moïra; Pinon, Nicolas; Lane, Anthony; de Timary, Philippe; Luminet, Olivier

    2010-09-01

    Past studies have suggested that the neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) could play a crucial role in human trusting behavior. Specifically, people on OT would be more willing to entrust someone with their money than would people on a placebo. Because alternative explanations-which do not involve trust-exist for these studies' findings, the present study aimed to rule out confounds and test how OT influences trust behavior in a totally different context. The variable at stake was not money but confidential information. Sixty participants were randomly assigned to receive either OT or a placebo. Results showed that oxytocin does increase trust, and that its effects extend beyond money. Specifically, participants on OT were 44 times more trusting that their privacy would not be violated than participants on placebo.

  19. Stakes and modalities of the climatic risk covering; Enjeu et modalites de la couverture du risque climatique

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    Marteau, D

    2006-07-01

    Several econometric works show that climatic volatility is at the first rank of the risk factors in several economic sectors like energy, textile, agriculture and food, tourism, leisure, building industries etc. However, climate remains an underestimated economic factor for several reasons: lack of awareness about the comparative stakes of climate risks management and market risks management, difficulties in the measurement of climate risk exposure, weak knowledge of covering techniques for private contract and organized markets, and unsolved question of risk sharing between shareholders and managers. This document analyzes the sensitivity of companies with respect to climate risk and describes the 5 steps of implementation of a climate covering policy: risk exposure measurement, risk bearing or transfer decision, definition of the optimum covering profile, choice of markets and covering instruments, efficiency measurement. A practical example is shown with its related questions. (J.S.)

  20. You sneeze, you lose:: The impact of pollen exposure on cognitive performance during high-stakes high school exams.

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    Bensnes, Simon Søbstad

    2016-09-01

    Pollen is known to cause allergic reactions and affect cognitive performance in around 20% of the population. Although pollen season peaks when students take high-stakes exams, the effect of pollen allergies on school performance has received nearly no attention from economists. Using a student fixed effects model and administrative Norwegian data, this paper finds that increasing the ambient pollen levels by one standard deviation at the mean leads to a 2.5% standard deviation decrease in test scores, with potentially larger effects for allergic students. There also appear to be longer-run effects. The findings imply that random increases in pollen counts reduce test scores for allergic students relative to their peers, who consequently will be at a disadvantage when competing for jobs or higher education. This paper contributes to the literature by illuminating the interplay between individual health and human capital accumulation, which in turn can impact long-run economic growth.

  1. StakeMeter: value-based stakeholder identification and quantification framework for value-based software systems.

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    Babar, Muhammad Imran; Ghazali, Masitah; Jawawi, Dayang N A; Bin Zaheer, Kashif

    2015-01-01

    Value-based requirements engineering plays a vital role in the development of value-based software (VBS). Stakeholders are the key players in the requirements engineering process, and the selection of critical stakeholders for the VBS systems is highly desirable. Based on the stakeholder requirements, the innovative or value-based idea is realized. The quality of the VBS system is associated with the concrete set of valuable requirements, and the valuable requirements can only be obtained if all the relevant valuable stakeholders participate in the requirements elicitation phase. The existing value-based approaches focus on the design of the VBS systems. However, the focus on the valuable stakeholders and requirements is inadequate. The current stakeholder identification and quantification (SIQ) approaches are neither state-of-the-art nor systematic for the VBS systems. The existing approaches are time-consuming, complex and inconsistent which makes the initiation process difficult. Moreover, the main motivation of this research is that the existing SIQ approaches do not provide the low level implementation details for SIQ initiation and stakeholder metrics for quantification. Hence, keeping in view the existing SIQ problems, this research contributes in the form of a new SIQ framework called 'StakeMeter'. The StakeMeter framework is verified and validated through case studies. The proposed framework provides low-level implementation guidelines, attributes, metrics, quantification criteria and application procedure as compared to the other methods. The proposed framework solves the issues of stakeholder quantification or prioritization, higher time consumption, complexity, and process initiation. The framework helps in the selection of highly critical stakeholders for the VBS systems with less judgmental error.

  2. StakeMeter: value-based stakeholder identification and quantification framework for value-based software systems.

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    Muhammad Imran Babar

    Full Text Available Value-based requirements engineering plays a vital role in the development of value-based software (VBS. Stakeholders are the key players in the requirements engineering process, and the selection of critical stakeholders for the VBS systems is highly desirable. Based on the stakeholder requirements, the innovative or value-based idea is realized. The quality of the VBS system is associated with the concrete set of valuable requirements, and the valuable requirements can only be obtained if all the relevant valuable stakeholders participate in the requirements elicitation phase. The existing value-based approaches focus on the design of the VBS systems. However, the focus on the valuable stakeholders and requirements is inadequate. The current stakeholder identification and quantification (SIQ approaches are neither state-of-the-art nor systematic for the VBS systems. The existing approaches are time-consuming, complex and inconsistent which makes the initiation process difficult. Moreover, the main motivation of this research is that the existing SIQ approaches do not provide the low level implementation details for SIQ initiation and stakeholder metrics for quantification. Hence, keeping in view the existing SIQ problems, this research contributes in the form of a new SIQ framework called 'StakeMeter'. The StakeMeter framework is verified and validated through case studies. The proposed framework provides low-level implementation guidelines, attributes, metrics, quantification criteria and application procedure as compared to the other methods. The proposed framework solves the issues of stakeholder quantification or prioritization, higher time consumption, complexity, and process initiation. The framework helps in the selection of highly critical stakeholders for the VBS systems with less judgmental error.

  3. Exploring relationships between the use of affect in science instruction and the pressures of a high-stakes testing environment

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    Jerome, Diane C.

    This study explored how science teachers and school administrators perceive the use of the affective domain during science instruction situated within a high-stakes testing environment. Through a multimethodological inquiry using phenomenology and critical ethnography, the researcher conducted semi-structured interviews with six fifth-grade science teachers and two administrators from two Texas school districts. Data reconstructions from interviews formed a bricolage of diagrams that trace the researcher's steps through a reflective exploration of these phenomena. This study addressed the following research questions: (a) What are the attitudes, interests, and values (affective domain) that fifth-grade science teachers integrate into science instruction? (b) How do fifth-grade science teachers attempt to integrate attitudes, interests and values (affective domain) in science instruction? and (c) How do fifth-grade science teachers manage to balance the tension from the seeming pressures caused by a high-stakes testing environment and the integration of attitudes, interests and values (affective domain) in science instruction? The findings from this study indicate that as teachers tried to integrate the affective domain during science instruction, (a) their work was set within a framework of institutional values, (b) teaching science for understanding looked different before and after the onset of the science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), and (c) upon administration of the science TAKS---teachers broadened their aim, raised their expectations, and furthered their professional development. The integration of the affective domain fell into two distinct categories: 1) teachers targeted student affect and 2) teachers modeled affective behavior.

  4. Staking-out projected boundaries of natural property Vršac Mountains using the RTK GPS/glonass method

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    Gučević Jelena

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    Full Text Available The existing topographic and cadastral maps of the former Yugoslav republics are in Gauss-Krüger projection on Bessel ellipsoid. For the collected GPS data to comply with the existing cartographic material, it is necessary to provide the transformation parameters from WGS84 to Bessel ellipsoid and according to the principles of cartographic mapping, to make mappings in the plane of the State Coordinate System (SCS. The aim of this research is to present the surveying activities necessary for the establishment and maintenance of digital cartographic basis, which is shown in the test area of “VRŠAC MOUNTAINS”, a Serbian region with outstanding characteristics. In order to establish a connection between the collected data, it is necessary to primarily calculate the parameters of transformation from WGS84 into the SCS. After the vectorisation of projected boundaries from bases made in the SCS, the transformation of vectorised boundary lines from SCS into the WGS84 is carried out, followed by staking the boundaries. To understand the fundamental differences in the methodology of using GPS receivers, it is important to emphasise that the concept of GPS determination of the coordinates is generally divided into absolute and relative positioning. If the correct procedure of GPS positioning, applied to certain environmental conditions, is not followed, the error up to 200 m could be expected. Conclusions are drawn about the selection of staking methods, related to the applied instruments and specific field conditions. The stakeout procedures are given in accordance with the principles of geodetic positioning. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 043007: Istraživanje klimatskih promena i njihovog uticaja na životnu sredinu: praćenje uticaja, adaptacija i ublažavanje

  5. The impact of language and high-stakes testing policies on elementary school English language learners in Arizona.

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    Wayne E. Wright

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available This article reports the results of a survey of third-grade teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs in Arizona regarding school language and accountability policies—Proposition 203, which restricts bilingual education and mandates sheltered English Immersion; the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB; and Arizona LEARNS, the state’s high-stakes testing and accountability program. The instrument, consisting of 126 survey questions plus open-ended interview question, was designed to obtain teacher’s views, to ascertain the impact of these polices, and to explore their effectiveness in improving the education of ELL students. The survey was administered via telephone to 40 teacher participants from different urban, rural and reservation schools across the state. Each participant represents the elementary school in their respective school district which has the largest population of ELL students. Analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data reveal that these policies have mostly resulted in confusion in schools throughout the state over what is and is not allowed, and what constitutes quality instruction for ELLs, that there is little evidence that such policies have led to improvements in the education of ELL students, and that these policies may be causing more harm than good. Specifically, teachers report they have been given little to no guidance over what constitutes sheltered English immersion, and provide evidence that most ELL students in their schools are receiving mainstream sink-or-swim instruction. In terms of accountability, while the overwhelming majority of teachers support the general principle, they believe that high-stakes tests are inappropriate for ELLs and participants provided evidence that the focus on testing is leading to instruction practices for ELLs which fail to meet their unique linguistic and academic needs. The article concludes with suggestions for needed changes to improve the quality of

  6. StakeMeter: Value-Based Stakeholder Identification and Quantification Framework for Value-Based Software Systems

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    Babar, Muhammad Imran; Ghazali, Masitah; Jawawi, Dayang N. A.; Zaheer, Kashif Bin

    2015-01-01

    Value-based requirements engineering plays a vital role in the development of value-based software (VBS). Stakeholders are the key players in the requirements engineering process, and the selection of critical stakeholders for the VBS systems is highly desirable. Based on the stakeholder requirements, the innovative or value-based idea is realized. The quality of the VBS system is associated with the concrete set of valuable requirements, and the valuable requirements can only be obtained if all the relevant valuable stakeholders participate in the requirements elicitation phase. The existing value-based approaches focus on the design of the VBS systems. However, the focus on the valuable stakeholders and requirements is inadequate. The current stakeholder identification and quantification (SIQ) approaches are neither state-of-the-art nor systematic for the VBS systems. The existing approaches are time-consuming, complex and inconsistent which makes the initiation process difficult. Moreover, the main motivation of this research is that the existing SIQ approaches do not provide the low level implementation details for SIQ initiation and stakeholder metrics for quantification. Hence, keeping in view the existing SIQ problems, this research contributes in the form of a new SIQ framework called ‘StakeMeter’. The StakeMeter framework is verified and validated through case studies. The proposed framework provides low-level implementation guidelines, attributes, metrics, quantification criteria and application procedure as compared to the other methods. The proposed framework solves the issues of stakeholder quantification or prioritization, higher time consumption, complexity, and process initiation. The framework helps in the selection of highly critical stakeholders for the VBS systems with less judgmental error. PMID:25799490

  7. Rapport Adaptation of Language in Human Communication%论交际过程中语言的和谐顺应

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    周树江

    2014-01-01

    在交际中,人们的语言应用是一个不断选择的顺应过程,而语言顺应要受制于元语用意识。追求交际的和谐是一种无标记元语用意识,是多数场合下交际者追求的交际目标。成功的交际者会根据交际语境不断变换语言形式、交际策略及话语内容来达到交际和谐,从而实现交际过程中的语言的和谐顺应。%In human communication, the use of language is a dynamic adaptive process. The adaptive process is monitored and guided by the metapragmatic awareness. Managing rapport in communication, which is the communicative aim for most occasions, is a kind of unmarked metapragmatic awareness. Successful communicators usually adapt the language form, communicative strategy and discourse contents to the communicative context so as to achieve rapport in communication. The process is called rapport adap-tation of language in human communication.

  8. Reflecting on the PRET A Rapporter Framework Via a Field Study of Adolescents? Perceptions of Technology and Exercise

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    Full Text Available PRET A Rapporter (PRETAR was developed to explicitly structure user-centered evaluation studies to ensure all necessary elements are individually and independently considered. Its creators see its benefit as twofold: for study design and in retrospective evaluations. We evaluate PRETAR’s potential by applying it retrospectively to one of our eHealth field studies in which we investigated the design requirements for mobile technologies that would support and motivate adolescents to exercise opportunistically. We also use PRETAR to evaluate the key literature for this eHealth study. This shows that typically the research methodology is under-reported. Then we document the study in terms of its purpose, resources, ethical concerns, data collection and analysis techniques, and manner of reporting the study. Finally, our reflection on the use of PRETAR leads us to propose that four different modes of the framework should be applied during the course of a study, that is, when reviewing, planning, conducting, and discussing.

  9. Rapport Management Theory and Its Operation%关系管理理论及其运作

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    2016-01-01

    语用学研究一定语境下的言语交际,包括语言产出与语言理解.然而影响人际交往中语言产出的因素并不只局限于面子与礼貌.Spencer-Oatey在20世纪中期注意到了这一盲点.提出了以“面子、社会权利与义务和交往目的”为核心概念的关系管理理论(Rapport Management Theory),并论证了关系管理的五大策略以及影响这些策略使用的三大要素,进一步发展了语用学对语言产出的研究.本文主要系统探讨关系管理理论产生的背景、理论框架及其运作,并进一步结合相关理论展开评价与思考.

  10. Depth and breadth: Bridging the gap between scientific inquiry and high-stakes testing with diverse junior high school students

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    Kang, Jee Sun Emily

    This study explored how inquiry-based teaching and learning processes occurred in two teachers' diverse 8th grade Physical Science classrooms in a Program Improvement junior high school within the context of high-stakes standardized testing. Instructors for the courses examined included not only the two 8th grade science teachers, but also graduate fellows from a nearby university. Research was drawn from inquiry-based instruction in science education, the achievement gap, and the high stakes testing movement, as well as situated learning theory to understand how opportunities for inquiry were negotiated within the diverse classroom context. Transcripts of taped class sessions; student work samples; interviews of teachers and students; and scores from the California Standards Test in science were collected and analyzed. Findings indicated that the teachers provided structured inquiry in order to support their students in learning about forces and to prepare them for the standardized test. Teachers also supported students in generating evidence-based explanations, connecting inquiry-based investigations with content on forces, proficiently using science vocabulary, and connecting concepts about forces to their daily lives. Findings from classroom data revealed constraints to student learning: students' limited language proficiency, peer counter culture, and limited time. Supports were evidenced as well: graduate fellows' support during investigations, teachers' guided questioning, standardized test preparation, literacy support, and home-school connections. There was no statistical difference in achievement on the Forces Unit test or science standardized test between classes with graduate fellows and without fellows. There was also no statistical difference in student performance between the two teachers' classrooms, even though their teaching styles were very different. However, there was a strong correlation between students' achievement on the chapter test and

  11. Eliminação de Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensisem estacas de bambu infestadas artificialmente Control of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in bamboo stakes used for tomato production

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    Dulândula Silva Miguel Wruck

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Diferentes tratamentos foram comparados visando a erradicação de Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis de estacas de bambu infestadas artificialmente. A imersão das estacas, por 30 minutos, em uma solução de hipoclorito de sódio a 2% foi o tratamento mais eficiente, em comparação à solarização, à exposição direta aos raios solares, à imersão em sulfato de cobre e à fumigação com fosfina ou brometo de metila.Different treatments were compared as a means to eradicate viable cells of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis from infested bamboo stakes. The soaking of the stakes, for 30 minutes, in a 2% solution of sodium hypochlorite was the most efficient treatment, as compared to solarization with or without a plastic mulch and fumigation with phosfine or methyl bromide.

  12. Power quality and availability: stakes and solutions; Qualite et disponibilite de l'electricite: enjeux et solutions

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    Hypolite, J.M.; Christin, J.F. [Schneider Electric, MGE UPS Systems, 95 - Argenteuil (France)

    2004-12-01

    Quality and availability of electric power are today strategic stakes for the overall economical sectors. A power outage can jeopardize the production of a company and generate considerable financial costs. The failure of a power installation can lead to a human risk, both for operators and users. The frequency of these malfunctions (black-outs and minor power cuts) is increasing and this trend should continue with the deregulation of the power markets, the increase of climatic risks and of the defects of electrical installations. Some solutions exist which allow to protect the infrastructures, the buildings and the processes against electrical faults. Their efficiency depends on a precise evaluation of the user's needs, on a relevant choice of products, on the preciseness of their implementation, on their periodical maintenance and on the control of their suitability with the evolutions of the installation. This booklet presents first the identified origins of failures: interconnection of power networks, climatic hazards, and improper electrical installations in buildings. The second part deals with the prevention of failure risks: criticality of the installation, identification of critical processes and real needs, choice, design, implementation, exploitation and maintenance of a proper technical solution. The third part treats of the right choice of equipments: inverters, automatic power source transfer system, and the last part summarizes the five masterpieces of resilience: auxiliary power set, inverter, harmonics compensator, power source transfer system and supervision system. (J.S.)

  13. [Principles and stakes of external communication of healthcare networks: the case of heathcare networks for health services accessibility].

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    Plu, Isabelle; Gignon, Maxime; Emery, Sophie; Purssell-François, Irène; Moutel, Grégoire; Hervé, Christian

    2009-01-01

    Healthcare networks which purpose is to manage patients through better coordination of the care, need to develop a communication strategy to be recognized by the public and by healthcare professionals and to be inserted in the healthcare landscape. We firstly will present legal requirements related to external communication of healthcare networks. Then, we will describe the different tools which can be used to communicate about healthcare networks in its area, with the example from a healthcare network for health services accessibility. In the French Public health code, the legal status and the ethical charter of the healthcare network have to be delivered to the healthcare professionals in its area and to the patients. Moreover, the example healthcare network informed collectively and individually the healthcare professionals of its area about its activities. It made it known to the public by the way of departmental prevention manifestations and health education sessions in community social associations. From these examples, we will conduct an ethical reflection on the modalities and stakes of the external communication of healthcare networks.

  14. “Let Me Tell You About My…” Provider Self-Disclosure in the Emergency Department Builds Patient Rapport

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available As patients become increasingly involved in their medical care, physician-patient communication gains importance. A previous study showed that physician self-disclosure (SD of personal information by primary care providers decreased patient rating of the provider communication skills. The objective of this study was to explore the incidence and impact of emergency department (ED provider self-disclosure on patients’ rating of provider communication skills. A survey was administered to 520 adult patients or parents of pediatric patients in a large tertiary care ED during the summer of 2014. The instrument asked patients whether the provider self-disclosed and subsequently asked patients to rate providers’ communication skills. We compared patients’ ratings of communication measurements between encounters where self-disclosure occurred to those where it did not. Patients reported provider SD in 18.9% of interactions. Provider SD was associated with more positive patient perception of provider communication skills (p<0.05, more positive ratings of provider rapport (p<0.05 and higher satisfaction with provider communication (p<0.05. Patients who noted SD scored their providers’ communication skills as “excellent” (63.4% compared to patients without selfdisclosure (47.1%. Patients reported that they would like to hear about their providers’ experiences with a similar chief complaint (64.4% of patients, their providers’ education (49%, family (33%, personal life (21% or an injury/ailment unlike their own (18%. Patients responded that providers self-disclose to make patients comfortable/at ease and to build rapport. Provider self-disclosure in the ED is common and is associated with higher ratings of provider communication, rapport, and patient satisfaction. [West J Emerg Med. 2017;18(143-49.

  15. Pourquoi un numéro consacré à la question du rapport entre langues, religion et modernité dans l’espace musulman ?

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    Catherine Miller

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Travaillant depuis de longues années sur la situation sociolinguistique du monde arabe, nous avons voulu sortir de champs qui nous apparaissaient déjà bien explorés, comme par exemple celui des études sur les politiques linguistiques des États arabes ou celui du rapport entre langue et nationalisme qui commence à être mieux connu depuis que de nombreux travaux ont analysé et étudié le rôle de la langue dans les constructions nationales (pour ne citer que quelques références pour l’Europe et l...

  16. CO{sub 2} capture and sequestration. Technological and social stakes in France; Captage et stockage du CO{sub 2}. Enjeux techniques et sociaux en France

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    Minh, Ha-Duong; Naceur, Chaabane [CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 75 - Paris (France)

    2010-07-01

    Industrial technology already tested in Norway, North America and Algeria, the CO{sub 2} capture and sequestration (CCS) consists in collecting carbon dioxide and to inject it into deep geological traps. This solution, which contributes to the fight against climatic change, arouses a growing up interest in France as a consequence of the Grenelle Environnement meetings. At a time when big research and demonstration programs are launched everywhere in Europe, this book proposes for the first time a status of the knowledge gathered so far by the specialists of the IPG (World Physics Institute), of the BRGM (Bureau of Geologic and Mining Researches), of the IFP (French Petroleum Institute), and of the CNRS (National Center of Scientific Research). It takes stock of the stakes of this new technology in France. Beyond the technical discussions between experts, the book deals with the external communication stakes and the open public debates. The point of views of the different intervening parties (research organizations, environmental non-governmental organizations, European lobby (Zero Emission Platform), citizens, journalists and companies are compared. A large part of the book aims at shading light on the social acceptability question of this technology. In addition to a synthesis of the available literature, it presents and analyses two participation instruments: a dialogue workshop and a geographical information web site. Content: 1 - scientific stakes of CO{sub 2} geologic sequestration; 2 - technical stakes; 3 - economical stakes; 4 - risks and public opinion; 5 - social acceptability and territorial planning, the wind energy experience; 6 - the point of view of Action-Climat-France network (RAC-F); 7 - citizens' recommendations; 8 - the comeback of coal on the international energy scene; 9 - some consensus from a 'dialogue workshop': the social acceptability of CCS; 10 - bibliographic synthesis about the social acceptability of CCS; 11 - METSTOR

  17. Qualidade de mudas de guaco produzidas por estaquia em casca de arroz carbonizada com vermicomposto Quality of guaco seedlings produced by stakes in rice hulls with humus

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    Luiz Henrique I Vidal

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    Full Text Available O guaco é uma espécie medicinal cuja parte da planta utilizada são as folhas. A propagação das plantas dá-se por meio de estacas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar ao longo do tempo o desenvolvimento e a qualidade de mudas de guaco propagadas por estacas em diferentes concentrações de vermicomposto adicionado a casca de arroz carbonizada. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos casualizados com parcelas subdivididas [cinco proporções de vermicomposto (0; 5; 10; 20 e 40% e cinco épocas de avaliação (60; 70; 80; 90 e 100 dias], com quatro repetições. Cada parcela foi composta por 60 estacas (15% de ramos apicais, 70% de ramos médios e 15% ramos basais. Foram avaliados a altura, diâmetro; retenção foliar; número e comprimento de brotos; área foliar; peso seco das folhas, caule, parte aérea, sistema radicular e total; relação parte aérea/sistema radicular; altura/diâmetro da base da estaca; altura/peso seco da parte aérea e o Índice de Qualidade de Dickson (IQD. Todas as estacas de guaco avaliadas formaram sistemas radiculares com a adição ou não de vermicomposto a casca de arroz carbonizada. As mudas de guaco alcançaram boa qualidade entre 90 a 100 dias após o transplantio das estacas. Os parâmetros que definiram a qualidade das mudas foram o peso seco da parte aérea por peso seco do sistema radicular, altura da parte aérea por peso seco da parte aérea, altura da parte aérea por diâmetro da base da estaca e IQD, que apresentaram os valores de 5,85; 4,24; 14,41 e 0,17, respectivamente.The guaco is a medicinal specie where the leaves are used, once they possess the active ingredient. The propagation of the plants is made by stakes. In this experiment we evaluated the development and quality of guaco dumb propagated by stakes in different concentrations of humus added to rice hulls. The experimental design was of randomized blocks with subdivided parcels [five humus proportions (0; 5; 10; 20 and 40% and

  18. Développement et politiques agro-alimentaires dans la région méditerranéenne. Rapport annuel 2002. Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes, Paris, 247 p.fr

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    Ronald Jaubert

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Le rapport annuel du Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM n’est pas un rapport d’activité classique mais une analyse des politiques agroalimentaires, des échanges méditerranéens et du partenariat euroméditerranéen. C’est un ouvrage de référence, unique en son genre, utile à tous ceux, chercheurs, enseignants ou professionnels du développement s’intéressant à la production agricole méditerranéenne, aux échanges agro-alimentaires et à leurs régulations. ...

  19. Present day school readers in rapport with the dramatic works of a once-banned Albanian author

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    Besa Shingjergji

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The process of reading, rereading, scrutinizing, re-scrutinizing and appraising an author’s work is not finite; moreover it is very dynamic and full of suprises. No doubt that the appraisal and reappraisal is too complex, including cultural, literary, gender and genre components. This becomes more obvious when referring to an author whose works had been locked up in library stacks during the whole 45 years of totalitarian rule in Albania, and whose appraisal process cannot help facing up to the critical thinking led by biased politicization. In this study the appraisal of the works of one of the most outstanding Albanian writers of the 30s of the twentieth century, Etëhem Haxhiademi, will be done by presenting them in rapport with the present-day school, pre-university and university level readers. This reappraisal is conducted with a cold logic, devoid of the vindictive political principles which brought the distorted evaluation of the authors’ works, as it happened for many other authors as well, and is striving to place the writer into the system of the genuine literary values. Once the reader’s inquisitiveness has been satisfied, even after reading a less-known or, moreover, an oblivious or banned literary work, he/she begins reading and rereading it, looking closely into it, essaying to find a proper place for this work in the general system of the national, inter-balkanic and international literary values. E. Haxhiademi’s literary work was known by an older generations of readers whose esthetic satisfaction it brought forth was confined in their consciousness: it was unknown or partly known, not by direct reading but by several interpretations of others, by a middle generation of readers who displayed a certain artistic uncertainty and indifference. However, nowadays it is intently being studied although in excessively fragmentary ways and in many cases even unsuitable ones, by the younger generation of readers who should have a

  20. “Let Me Tell You About My…” Provider Self-Disclosure in the Emergency Department Builds Patient Rapport

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    Zink, Korie L; Perry, Marcia; London, Kory; Floto, Olivia; Bassin, Benjamin; Burkhardt, John; Santen, Sally A

    2017-01-01

    Introduction As patients become increasingly involved in their medical care, physician-patient communication gains importance. A previous study showed that physician self-disclosure (SD) of personal information by primary care providers decreased patient rating of the provider communication skills. Objective The objective of this study was to explore the incidence and impact of emergency department (ED) provider self-disclosure on patients’ rating of provider communication skills. Methods A survey was administered to 520 adult patients or parents of pediatric patients in a large tertiary care ED during the summer of 2014. The instrument asked patients whether the provider self-disclosed and subsequently asked patients to rate providers’ communication skills. We compared patients’ ratings of communication measurements between encounters where self-disclosure occurred to those where it did not. Results Patients reported provider SD in 18.9% of interactions. Provider SD was associated with more positive patient perception of provider communication skills (pself-disclosure (47.1%). Patients reported that they would like to hear about their providers’ experiences with a similar chief complaint (64.4% of patients), their providers’ education (49%), family (33%), personal life (21%) or an injury/ailment unlike their own (18%). Patients responded that providers self-disclose to make patients comfortable/at ease and to build rapport. Conclusion Provider self-disclosure in the ED is common and is associated with higher ratings of provider communication, rapport, and patient satisfaction. PMID:28116007

  1. Geo-economics and geo-strategic agendas in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPPNA questioning the Neo-liberal model

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    Jaime Preciado Coronado

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Burn in 2005, in the context of post-9/11 crisis, and eleven years past of NAFTA’s beginning functions, the SPPNA emphasizes the security agenda of the United States of America, with a partial vision of anti terrorism, the preventive war, and the homeland security based upon anti immigrants policies and “sealed” frontiers. The results of that Partnership means an aggressive inter-American policy (geostrategics against the left inspired governments in Latin-America, it also means a struggle against narcotic dealers and producers, that ends in the criminalization of the protestors social movements, and finally means a hardest control of the immigration policies, through the enhancement of military forces at the frontiers space. In the other hand, the SPPNA has a perverse impact on the Latin-American integration by the way of a kind of geoeconomics of fragmentation. The “Prosperity” agenda, suppose to adopt the free trade agreements within the neo-liberal orthodoxy, which means without a social agenda and against the communitarian experiences that are growing at Latin America. Prosperity is the key word in the USA hegemony upon the energetic and natural resources of the region.

  2. French electricity union, 2009 annual report; Union Francaise de l'electricite - UFE, Rapport Annuel 2009

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    infrastructures: basic and peak production, renewable energies, systems. In this regard, the future reform of the electricity market (NOME), for which the debates should begin after the regional elections in March 2010, will have to promote a model intended to bring to light true and complete industrial actors throughout the competitive value chain. This is one of the major stakes that the UFE has been actively promoting since the initial works of the Champsaur Commission, in which it contributed strongly in the first half of 2009

  3. Rapport voedselveiligheid streekproducten

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    Asselt, van E.D.; Spiegel, van der M.

    2013-01-01

    In dit project is een Hygiënecode voor Streekproducten ontwikkeld die specifiek is voor de betreffende producent en gebaseerd is op bestaande hygiënecodes in de groente- en fruitketen, de zuivelketen, en de vleesketen.

  4. Establishing Regional Rapport

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    2008-01-01

    At a Tajikistan summit, China builds economic and security ties with Central Asia chinese President Hu Jintao visited Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on August 26-30, a tour that was designed to help cement China’s bonds with these countries and promote harmony in Central Asia.At the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on August 28,

  5. The impact of high-stakes, state-mandated student performance assessment on 10th grade English, mathematics, and science teachers' instructional practices

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    Vogler, Kenneth E.

    The purpose of this study was to determine if the public release of student results on high-stakes, state-mandated performance assessments influence instructional practices, and if so in what manner. The research focused on changes in teachers' instructional practices and factors that may have influenced such changes since the public release of high-stakes, state-mandated student performance assessment scores. The data for this study were obtained from a 54-question survey instrument given to a stratified random sample of teachers teaching at least one section of 10th grade English, mathematics, or science in an academic public high school within Massachusetts. Two hundred and fifty-seven (257) teachers, or 62% of the total sample, completed the survey instrument. An analysis of the data found that teachers are making changes in their instructional practices. The data show notable increases in the use of open-response questions, creative/critical thinking questions, problem-solving activities, use of rubrics or scoring guides, writing assignments, and inquiry/investigation. Teachers also have decreased the use of multiple-choice and true-false questions, textbook-based assignments, and lecturing. Also, the data show that teachers felt that changes made in their instructional practices were most influenced by an "interest in helping my students attain MCAS assessment scores that will allow them to graduate high school" and by an "interest in helping my school improve student (MCAS) assessment scores," Finally, mathematics teachers and teachers with 13--19 years of experience report making significantly more changes than did others. It may be interpreted from the data that the use of state-mandated student performance assessments and the high-stakes attached to this type of testing program contributed to changes in teachers' instructional practices. The changes in teachers' instructional practices have included increases in the use of instructional practices deemed

  6. L’ANALYSE DU DISCOURS DE LA RESPONSABILITE SOCIALE DE L’ENTREPRISE A TRAVERS LES RAPPORTS ANNUELS DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE D’ ENTREPRISES FRANÇAISES DU CAC 40

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    Jacques IGALENS

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    Full Text Available Sous la pression des parties prenantes, le nombre de rapports dedéveloppement durable ne cesse d'augmenter. Jusqu'ici les méthodesd'analyse des informations qu'ils contiennent sont essentiellementcomptables. L'enjeu de ces rapports va au-delà des indicateurs chiffrésfournis par exemple par la GRI, Global Reporting Initiative. Il s'agit pour uneentreprise de légitimer son action et les conséquences de son action dansles domaines sociaux, environnementaux et societaux. La place tenue par lediscours dans ces rapports est essentielle et la méthode proposée dans cetarticle est ainsi celle de "l'analyse des discours" notamment en s'appuyantsur les caractéristiques de l'énonciation et sur celles des procédésrhétoriques. Ainsi apparaît que les entreprises ne se contentent pas de "faireun rapport" mais qu'elles essaient de construire un monde, un monde danslequel elles se présentent en héros positif, un monde dont elles définissentles règles.

  7. Dialogic teacher-student rapport and approaches for achieving%对话式师生关系及其实现途径

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    王晓一

    2016-01-01

    本研究以马丁·布伯的对话理论为背景,对初中课堂中的师生对话进行质性分析,以增进当前的师生关系。在分析中,一种亲和的、对话式(布伯称之为“我—你”关系)的师生关系呈现出来。结果显示,互惠的对话是建立亲和型师生关系的桥梁和纽带。在对材料进一步挖掘和分析后发现,欲实现“我—你”的师生关系,教师须在其精神层面具有较高的自我意识和存在意识。研究对象———教师L,其作为学者和教师的精神追求促使其实现与学生之间真正的对话关系,同时也帮助学生提升了自我意识。%This study is in perspective of Martin Buber’ s dialogic theory,utilized basic qualitative study for analy-zing classroom dialogue between teacher and students in a secondary school, aimed to enhance current teacher-student rapport.Based on the first step analyses,a bonded and dialogic teacher-student rapport ( I-Thou relation as Buber called) emerged in this article,the results suggest that reciprocal dialogue is the avenue through which teacher-student rapport is built.Furthermore,we would like to explore in more depth,for purpose of finding out the way of achieving‘I-Thou’ relation.The result shows that a key point of achieving I-Thou relation is to be at one’ s soulful level,participant teacher -teacher L’ soul of being as a scholar and teacher helped her reach a heighted awareness of living,she has genuine dialogue with students through inclusion,helps students be aware as well.

  8. A Framework to Improve Surgeon Communication in High-Stakes Surgical Decisions: Best Case/Worst Case.

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    Taylor, Lauren J; Nabozny, Michael J; Steffens, Nicole M; Tucholka, Jennifer L; Brasel, Karen J; Johnson, Sara K; Zelenski, Amy; Rathouz, Paul J; Zhao, Qianqian; Kwekkeboom, Kristine L; Campbell, Toby C; Schwarze, Margaret L

    2017-06-01

    Although many older adults prefer to avoid burdensome interventions with limited ability to preserve their functional status, aggressive treatments, including surgery, are common near the end of life. Shared decision making is critical to achieve value-concordant treatment decisions and minimize unwanted care. However, communication in the acute inpatient setting is challenging. To evaluate the proof of concept of an intervention to teach surgeons to use the Best Case/Worst Case framework as a strategy to change surgeon communication and promote shared decision making during high-stakes surgical decisions. Our prospective pre-post study was conducted from June 2014 to August 2015, and data were analyzed using a mixed methods approach. The data were drawn from decision-making conversations between 32 older inpatients with an acute nonemergent surgical problem, 30 family members, and 25 surgeons at 1 tertiary care hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. A 2-hour training session to teach each study-enrolled surgeon to use the Best Case/Worst Case communication framework. We scored conversation transcripts using OPTION 5, an observer measure of shared decision making, and used qualitative content analysis to characterize patterns in conversation structure, description of outcomes, and deliberation over treatment alternatives. The study participants were patients aged 68 to 95 years (n = 32), 44% of whom had 5 or more comorbid conditions; family members of patients (n = 30); and surgeons (n = 17). The median OPTION 5 score improved from 41 preintervention (interquartile range, 26-66) to 74 after Best Case/Worst Case training (interquartile range, 60-81). Before training, surgeons described the patient's problem in conjunction with an operative solution, directed deliberation over options, listed discrete procedural risks, and did not integrate preferences into a treatment recommendation. After training, surgeons using Best Case/Worst Case clearly presented a choice between

  9. Skills, Stakes, and Clout

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    Vanhuysse, Pieter

    2015-01-01

    but no longer Central Europe. Reviewing decade-long evidence on subsidized, high-quality early childhood education pilot programs, I argue that such programs are a tested tool for marrying economic efficiency with social justice (equality of opportunity). I conclude by reflecting on which human skills...... are likely to be valued in the Second Machine Age. And I recommend policies, including new schemes to compensate for the way in which Europe's existing core-periphery divide is being (self-)perpetuated through periphery-to-core brain drain of highly skilled young Europeans....

  10. Democracy at stake

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    2013-01-01

    Governmental instability, though a persistent feature of Italian politics, cannot be interpreted as an indicator that there always was a crisis of democracy in Italy. Very often there were, and there are, problems of functioning: crises within democracy. This article argues that Italian parties have been responsible for the appearance, the existence, and the evolution of Italian democracy. The collapse of the party system and the disappearance of all major parties between 1992 and 1994 have s...

  11. Setting the Stakes

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    2006-01-01

    The term "stakeholder," first used by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick in a speech on U.S.-China relations last September, has since been frequently quoted and discussed as a buzzword in bilateral relations. According to Wang Jianwei, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a senior associate at the Shanghai Institute for American Studies, "stakeholder" was "mainly put forward as a demand upon China by the United States," which implies that China is no...

  12. BOC Takes the Stake

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    2008-01-01

    China’s third largest state-owned bank makes a key acquisition to expand its private banking services overseas The Bank of China Ltd. (BOC) just got one step closer to expanding its private banking services in other countries.

  13. Skills, Stakes, and Clout

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    Vanhuysse, Pieter

    2015-01-01

    I ask why and how early human capital investment may boost the future foundations of European welfare states. Regarding the material circumstances of young adults and very young children, and educational outcomes such as PISA results in mathematics, reading, writing and problem solving, the years...... but no longer Central Europe. Reviewing decade-long evidence on subsidized, high-quality early childhood education pilot programs, I argue that such programs are a tested tool for marrying economic efficiency with social justice (equality of opportunity). I conclude by reflecting on which human skills...... are likely to be valued in the Second Machine Age. And I recommend policies, including new schemes to compensate for the way in which Europe's existing core-periphery divide is being (self-)perpetuated through periphery-to-core brain drain of highly skilled young Europeans....

  14. Small Places, Big Stakes

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    Garsten, Christina; Sörbom, Adrienne

    , and at other staged, formal events. In addition, such fieldwork tends to be both multilocal, mobile, and discontinuous. It may not provide as much of a flavour of the different local sites and a sense of ‘being there' as one would wish for. The tendency in anthropology to favour the informal, the ‘genuine...

  15. A High Stakes Gamble

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    Duncan, Russell

    2012-01-01

    Highlights the 2012 US Presidential election and the politics of playing the "China Card" of threat or opportunity.......Highlights the 2012 US Presidential election and the politics of playing the "China Card" of threat or opportunity....

  16. Science at (the) stake

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    Schilhab, Theresa

    2007-01-01

    Aktuel Naturvidenskab 2:38-39. 2003 Short description: Can - and should - we establish uniform rules for scientific research? Abstract: Most attempts at establishing an unambiguous set of rules for scientific research grinds to a halt as soon as tacit knowledge is brought into the equation. For h...

  17. Diversity at Stake

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    Gerritsen, P.R.W.

    2002-01-01

    This study seeks to contribute to the scientific debate on biodiversity conservation in protected natural areas that are inhabited by local farming communities. More specifically, by combining rural sociological and community forestry theory it aims at understanding the farmers' role in natural reso

  18. Universal lessons learned by a gastroenterologist from a deaf and mute patient: the importance of nonverbal communication and establishing patient rapport and trust.

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    Cappell, Mitchell S

    2009-01-01

    Deaf and mute patients may require minimal extra attention to establish trust and allay anxieties before minor medical maneuvers such as rectal examination. An extreme case is reported of the consequences from failure to accomplish this. A generally cooperative deaf and mute patient struggled and suffered a rectal tear and perforation during enema insertion that required emergency colorectal surgery; his nurse had failed to establish a trusting relationship before enema insertion. Ironically, the patient's physician had earlier easily performed digital rectal examination, a similar medical maneuver, with patient cooperation after establishing patient rapport. This report demonstrates the importance of treating individuals with disabilities like everyone else in addressing anxieties before medical maneuvers. The health care worker has the same responsibility of calming the patient, whether deaf or not; the sole difference is that communication between deaf and hearing requires greater skill and patience.

  19. Rapport d'étape - Embonpoint et obésité chez les enfants au Canada : une évaluation globale

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    Deepa P. Rao; Erin Kropac; Do, Minh T.; Karen C. Roberts; Jayaraman, Gayatri C

    2017-01-01

    Introduction : L'obésité est un facteur de risque complexe des maladies chroniques associé à un certain nombre de déterminants socioécologiques. Ce rapport d'étape fournit un aperçu du cadre socioécologique qui guide actuellement nos efforts de suivi de l'embonpoint et de l'obésité chez les enfants. Ce cadre intègre différents facteurs de risque et de protection (facteurs sociodémographiques, liés au mode de vie, psychosociaux et en début de vie) et tient compte de l'étape de vie, des niveaux...

  20. Mesures de procédure spéciales et respect des droits de l'homme Rapport général

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Le but du rapport général est de mener une analyse comparative des rapports nationaux en vue de présenter les processus de transformation des systèmes de justice pénale internes, en particulier du procès pénal, étant donné que des mesures procédurales spéciales sont introduites pour appréhender le terrorisme et la criminalité organisée, et de voir si cela a conduit les pays à se départir de leur propres règles fondamentales, procédures, principes et standards des droits de l’homme applicables. Partant de la prémisse qu’un système intégré de droit pénal a trois dimensions – la protection des individus (la dimension de bouclier, la mise à disposition d’instruments d’application de la loi (la dimension d’épée et les contrôles et équilibres c’est-à-dire la séparation des pouvoirs (la dimension constitutionnelle – le rapport fournit un aperçu d’ensemble des transformations corrélées, surtout dans la procédure d’enquête préliminaire, qui les ont affectées toutes les trois dans trois vagues de « guerre » (contre la drogue, le crime organisé et le terrorisme. Dans beaucoup de pays, les garanties procédurales et les principes qui protègent contre la violation du droit à un procès équitable sont considérés comme un fardeau du point de vue de l’efficacité de l’application de la loi à la criminalité grave. Ces réformes se sont traduites par une claire extension de l’état répressif et un estompement des distinctions classiques, et ne favorisent pas la primauté du droit. La focalisation sur la sécurité publique et les investigations contraignantes préventives sapent le système de justice pénale. Avec l’usage croissant du système de justice criminelle comme instrument de régulation du présent et/ou de l’avenir plutôt que de sanction d’un comportement passé, et un procès pénal dans lequel l’enquête préliminaire ne concerne pas la recherche de la v

  1. Etude expérimentale des composés fluores et des phosphogypses rejetes en Baie de Seine-Rapport de synthèse

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    1983-01-01

    Au cours de la deuxième phase du programme d'étude sur les lésions des poissons et mammifères marins, et dans le cadre de ce programme, les effets de divers effluents industriels rejetés en Baie de Seine ont été recherchés. Le présent rapport rassemble les résultats obtenus d'une part au terme des travaux effectués sur les composés fluorés et sur les phosphogypses et présentés en détail dans chacun des documents suivants : 1. Etude expérimentale chez Salmo gairdneri, des effets toxiques du fl...

  2. Thorny roses: The motivations and economic consequences of holding equity stakes in financial institutions for China’s listed nonfinancial firms

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    Liping Xu

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The reforms of China’s financial system have significantly changed the country’s financial sector. One noteworthy phenomenon is that many nonfinancial firms have obtained equity stakes in financial institutions. This study investigates the motivations behind and economic consequences of this recent proliferation of investments in financial institutions by nonfinancial listed firms. We find that the motivations for holding equity stakes in financial institutions include alleviating the pressure of industry competition, reducing transaction costs, and diversification to reduce risk. These investments, however, have double-edged effects on the performance of the investing firms. While their investment income increases, their operating income and overall return on assets decrease, as the investment income cannot compensate for the decrease in other operating income. The investing firms’ cost of debt also increases, their cash-holding decreases, and stock price performance does not improve after investing in financial institutions. These effects contrast with the enthusiasm nonfinancial listed firms have for investing in financial institutions. The empirical findings in this study can inform financial industry regulators and decision-makers in listed firms. We advise nonfinancial firms to be cautious when considering investing in financial institutions.

  3. Conceptual and direct replications fail to support the stake-likelihood hypothesis as an explanation for the interdependence of utility and likelihood judgments.

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    de Molière, Laura; Harris, Adam J L

    2016-04-01

    Previous research suggests that people systematically overestimate the occurrence of both positive and negative events, compared with neutral future events, and that these biases are due to a misattribution of arousal elicited by utility (stake-likelihood hypothesis; SLH; Vosgerau, 2010). However, extant research has provided only indirect support for these arousal misattribution processes. In the present research, we initially aimed to provide a direct test of the SLH by measuring arousal with galvanic skin responses to examine the mediating role of arousal. We observed no evidence that measured arousal mediated the impact of utility on probability estimates. Given the lack of direct support for the SLH in Experiment 1, Experiments 2-5 aimed to assess the SLH by replicating some of the original findings that provided support for arousal misattribution as a mechanism. Despite our best efforts to create experimental conditions under which we would be able to demonstrate the stake-likelihood effect, we were unable to replicate previous results, with a Bayesian meta-analysis demonstrating support for the null hypothesis. We propose that accounts based on imaginability and loss function asymmetry are currently better candidate explanations for the influence of outcome utility on probability estimates.

  4. Social Perception of Hydrogen Technologies: The View of Spanish Stake holders; Percepcion Social de las Tecnologias del Hidrogeno. La Vision de los Stakeholders Espanoles

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    Ferri Anglada, S.

    2013-07-01

    This technical report presents an overview of the social perception and vision of a sample of Spanish stake holders on hydrogen technologies. The study is based on the implementation of a survey, combining both quantitative and qualitative data. An ad hoc electronic survey was design to collect views and perceptions on several key factors regarding this innovative energy alternative. The group of experts participating (N=130) in the study, comes mainly from research centers, universities and private companies. The survey addresses three major themes: expert views, social acceptability, and contextual factors of hydrogen technologies. The aim is to capture both the current and the future scene as viewed by the experts on hydrogen technologies, identifying key factors in terms of changes, uncertainties, obstacles and opportunities. The objective is to identify potential key features for the introduction, development, promotion, implementation, and large-scale deployment of a highly successful energy proposal in countries such as Iceland, one of the pioneers in base its economy on hydrogen technologies. To conclude, this report illustrates the positive engagement of a sample of Spanish stake holders towards hydrogen technologies that may prove vital in the transition towards the Hydrogen Economy in Spain. (Author)

  5. SELECTION OF PATTERN & DESIGN OF CONSTRUCTIONAL STAKES FOR SMALL SIZED MULTI-STORY BUILDING ON SOFT EARTH FOUNDATION%软土地基小高层建筑桩基的选型与设计

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    晋虹; 贾丽美

    2001-01-01

    根据上海市软土地基土层分布情况,对小高层建筑常用各种桩型的选用进行比较,对桩型、设计与施工提出了一些有益的建议。%Patterns of various normal constructional stakes have been compared in selection of the proper stake for construction of the small sized multiple story building in light of the actual distribution of the soft earth layers in Shanghai and some constructive suggestions accordingly put forward in pattern selection, design and construction work.

  6. Commission of energy regulation. 2004 activity report; Commission de regulation de l'energie. Rapport d'activite 2004

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    2004-07-01

    The commission of energy regulation (CRE) is an independent administrative authority in charge of the control of the operation of gas and electricity markets. This document is the fifth activity report of CRE and covers the July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004 period, which corresponds to the era of opening of energy markets as a consequence of the enforcement of the June 26, 2003 European directive. In the framework of the stakes made by energy markets liberalization, this document presents the situation of the gas and electricity markets during this period (European framework, regulation of both markets, public utility mission..) and describes CRE's means for the monitoring of these markets. (J.S.)

  7. Report from the commission about the industrial and financial project of EdF; Rapport de la commission sur le projet industriel et financier d'EDF

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    2004-07-01

    This report takes stock of the work carried out by the commission appointed by the French ministry of economy, finances and industry about the industrial and financial project of Electricite de France (EdF) in the framework of the liberalization of European energy markets. The report presents the conclusions of the commission about EdF's position in the new competition context, about the financial position of the group and about the foreseeable strategic options and their consequences in terms of equity fund needs. 5 appendixes present: the evolution of electricity prices, EdF and the energy policy, the electricity market and the competition in Europe, the EdF group: presentation and main adaptation stakes, the financial situation of EdF group. (J.S.)

  8. The Validity and Incremental Validity of Knowledge Tests, Low-Fidelity Simulations, and High-Fidelity Simulations for Predicting Job Performance in Advanced-Level High-Stakes Selection

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    Lievens, Filip; Patterson, Fiona

    2011-01-01

    In high-stakes selection among candidates with considerable domain-specific knowledge and experience, investigations of whether high-fidelity simulations (assessment centers; ACs) have incremental validity over low-fidelity simulations (situational judgment tests; SJTs) are lacking. Therefore, this article integrates research on the validity of…

  9. The Validity and Incremental Validity of Knowledge Tests, Low-Fidelity Simulations, and High-Fidelity Simulations for Predicting Job Performance in Advanced-Level High-Stakes Selection

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    Lievens, Filip; Patterson, Fiona

    2011-01-01

    In high-stakes selection among candidates with considerable domain-specific knowledge and experience, investigations of whether high-fidelity simulations (assessment centers; ACs) have incremental validity over low-fidelity simulations (situational judgment tests; SJTs) are lacking. Therefore, this article integrates research on the validity of…

  10. School-based assessments in high-stakes examinations in Bhutan: a question of trust? Exploring inconsistencies between external exam scores, school-based assessments, detailed teacher ratings, and student self-ratings

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    Luyten, Hans; Dolkar, Dechen

    2010-01-01

    This study explores the validity of school-based assessments when they serve to supplement scores on central tests in high-stakes examinations. The school-based continuous assessment (CA) marks are compared to the marks scored on the central written Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSE) e

  11. Money and motivation: other nations elicit better performance from their students through the use of high-stakes graduation exams. Along these same lines, Michigan now links college scholarships to high-school test results

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    Bishop, John H

    2004-01-01

    ...-specific examinations devised by a nation's ministry of education. These high-stakes exams are very different from the multiple-choice aptitude tests--the SAT-1 and the ACT--that serve a similar function here. Each subject exam is three hours or more, and students write essays or solve multistep problems, showing their work. My analysis of data ...

  12. What Was (Also) at Stake When a Robot Bathtub Was Implemented in a Danish Elder Center: A Constructivist Secondary Qualitative Analysis.

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    Beedholm, Kirsten; Frederiksen, Kirsten; Lomborg, Kirsten

    2016-08-01

    Assistive technologies are often considered to be passive tools implemented in targeted processes. Our previous study of the implementation of the robot bathtub in a Danish elder center suggested that purposeful rationality was not the only issue at stake. To further explore this, we conducted a constructivist secondary qualitative analysis. Data included interviews, participant observations, working documents, and media coverage. The analysis was carried out in two phases and revealed that the bathing of the older people was constructed as a problem that could be offensive to the users' integrity, damaging to their well-being, and physically strenuous for the staff. The older users and the nursing staff were constructed as problem carriers. We conclude that technological solutions are not merely neutral and beneficial solutions to existing problems, but are rather part of strategic games contributing to the construction of the very problems they seek to solve.

  13. Éléments pour une méta-analyse : le rapport de la Commission parlementaire d’enquête sur le narcotrafic au Brésil

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    Cet article entreprend une critique du rapport rendu par la Commission parlementaire d’enquête sur le narcotrafic au Brésil et de ses utilisations possibles en tant que source de données (voir dans ce numéro l’article de Jacqueline Sinhoretto). Au-delà de l’hétérogénéité des procédés d’enquête employés par la Commission, il s’agit de mettre en évidence le caractère co-construit du rapport, témoignant d’un ensemble de relations tissées entre les parlementaire auditeurs et les individus auditio...

  14. Rapport om udvikling og afprøvning af iPad-appen Læserejsen til understøttelse af begynderlæseundervisningen i 0. klasse

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    Poulsen, Mads; Jensen, Stine Torup

    2015-01-01

    Denne rapport dokumenterer udviklingen og afprøvningen af en iPad-app til understøttelse af den første begynderlæseundervisning i 0. klasse. Appen blev udviklet som et selvstændigt og selvforklarende aktivitetsmateriale, der kan supplere den almindelige undervisning. Appen indeholder fem forskell......Denne rapport dokumenterer udviklingen og afprøvningen af en iPad-app til understøttelse af den første begynderlæseundervisning i 0. klasse. Appen blev udviklet som et selvstændigt og selvforklarende aktivitetsmateriale, der kan supplere den almindelige undervisning. Appen indeholder fem...... i undervisningen eller som en anbefalet hjemmeaktivitet. Men man skal ikke regne med store fordele ved at bruge det digitale materiale i undervisningen frem for gode papirmaterialer, der på tilsvarende vis er målrettet bogstav- og lydorienterede aktiviteter. Resultater fra tidligere...

  15. The Measurement Invariance of the Student Opinion Scale across English and Non-English Language Learner Students within the Context of Low- and High-Stakes Assessments

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    Immekus, Jason C.; McGee, Dean

    2016-01-01

    Student effort on large-scale assessments has important implications on the interpretation and use of scores to guide decisions. Within the United States, English Language Learners (ELLs) generally are outperformed on large-scale assessments by non-ELLs, prompting research to examine factors associated with test performance. There is a gap in the literature regarding the test-taking motivation of ELLs compared to non-ELLs and whether existing measures have similar psychometric properties across groups. The Student Opinion Scale (SOS; Sundre, 2007) was designed to be administered after completion of a large-scale assessment to operationalize students’ test-taking motivation. Based on data obtained on 5,257 (41.8% ELL) 10th grade students, study purpose was to test the measurement invariance of the SOS across ELLs and non-ELLs based on completion of low- and high-stakes assessments. Preliminary item analyses supported the removal of two SOS items (Items 3 and 7) that resulted in improved internal consistency for each of the two SOS subscales: Importance, Effort. A subsequent multi-sample confirmatory factor analysis (MCFA) supported the measurement invariance of the scale’s two-factor model across language groups, indicating it met strict factorial invariance (Meredith, 1993). A follow-up latent means analysis found that ELLs had higher effort on both the low- and high-stakes assessment with a small effect size. Effect size estimates indicated negligible differences on the importance factor. Although the instrument can be expected to function similarly across diverse language groups, which may have direct utility of test users and research into factors associated with large-scale test performance, continued research is recommended. Implications for SOS use in applied and research settings are discussed. PMID:27672375

  16. The Measurement Invariance of the Student Opinion Survey across English and non-English Language Learner Students within the Context of Low- and High-Stakes Assessments

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    Jason C. Immekus

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Student effort on large-scale assessments has important implications on the interpretation and use of scores to guide decisions. Within the United States, English Language Learners (ELLs generally are outperformed on large-scale assessments by non-ELLs, prompting research to examine factors associated with test performance. There is a gap in the literature regarding the test-taking motivation of ELLs compared to non-ELLs and whether existing measures have similar psychometric properties across groups. The Student Opinion Survey (SOS; Sundre, 2007 was designed to be administered after completion of a large-scale assessment to operationalize students’ test-taking motivation. Based on data obtained on 5,257 (41.8% ELL 10th grade students, study purpose was to test the measurement invariance of the SOS across ELLs and non-ELLs based on completion of low- and high-stakes assessments. Preliminary item analyses supported the removal of two SOS items (Items 3 and 7 that resulted in improved internal consistency for each of the two SOS subscales: Importance, Effort. A subsequent multi-sample confirmatory factor analysis (MCFA supported the measurement invariance of the scale’s two-factor model across language groups, indicating it met strict factorial invariance (Meredith 1993. A follow-up latent means analysis found that ELLs had higher effort on both the low- and high-stakes assessment with a small effect size. Effect size estimates indicated negligible differences on the importance factor. Although the instrument can be expected to function similarly across diverse language groups, which may have direct utility of test users and research into factors associated with large-scale test performance, continued research is recommended. Implications for SOS use in applied and research settings are discussed.

  17. ACV comparative inter filières de traitement des eaux usées : Filtres plantés de roseaux à flux verticaux (FPRv) vs. boues activées (BA). Rapports d’ACV.

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    Risch, E.; Boutin, C; Roux, P.; Héduit, A.

    2012-01-01

    The present document scopes a comparative LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) study of two wastewater treatment technologies designed for domestic sewage. This comparative LCA study is carried out between (i) an Activated Sludge, and (ii) a Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland. These systems have been previously described in LCA studies in the following reports: acv02_onema (Activated Sludge) et acv03_onema (Vertical flow constructed wetlands). / Le présent rapport d’étape concerne une...

  18. Modèle ACV – Filière de traitement des Eaux usées par Boues Activées. Rapports d’ACV et données d’inventaire.

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    Boutin, C.; Gillot, S.; Héduit, A.; Mur, I.; Risch, E.; P. Roux

    2011-01-01

    The present document scopes the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) of an activated sludge treatment technology designed for domestic sewage. Inventory data relative to construction and operation of three variants of activated sludge wastewater treatment plants are described in this document. This action required a close collaboration between Cemagref specialists in environmental assessment and experts in sanitation. / Le présent rapport d’étape concerne l’analyse environnementale de cycl...

  19. Encuentros orales con fines de estudio: gestión interrelacional en la construcción de imagen (Verbal encounters: rapport management in the construction of image

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    Lésmer Montecino Soto

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Una forma de acceder al conocimiento disciplinar en el ámbito académico es a través del estudio en grupo. Esta interacción con una agenda delimitada por la naturaleza de la tarea implica desplegar recursos de gestión interrelacional con el fin de co-construir tanto el significado, cuya negociación apunta al conocimiento disciplinar, como la imagen discursiva en términos relacionales. De acuerdo con lo anterior, en este artículo pretendemos describir algunas estrategias de gestión interrelacional por medio de un microanálisis que permita dar cuenta de los recursos lingüísticos desplegados por los participantes en encuentros orales con fines de estudio para conseguir el cumplimiento de propósitos personales y colectivos. De un total de doce encuentros videograbados, con una duración aproximada de 24 horas en total, hemos seleccionado episodios solo de uno. Aplicando una metodología cualitativa, los datos muestran que tanto una gestión interrelacional positiva (cortés como negativa (descortés, utilizadas estratégicamente, pueden conducir al logro de un objetivo tanto individual como colectivo. (One way to access disciplinary knowledge in the academia is by means of study groups. This kind of interaction, in the context of an agenda defined by the nature of the task, involves the spread of resources of interrelational nature aiming to the co-construction of meaning. This negotiation adds to the construction of disciplinary knowledge as well as to the discursive image within the group. In this article we intend to describe some of the strategies of rapport management carried out within study groups. We use a microanalysis that accounts for the identification of linguistic resources selected by participants of verbal encounters in order to accomplish personal and collective aims. From a total of 12 verbal encounters, which total 24 hours of video recording, we have selected three episodes from one of these encounters. By applying a

  20. La grammaire française dans quelques manuels de Français Langue Étrangère: quelle approche du « discours rapporté»?

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    Leyre Ruiz de Zarobe

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Le Discours Rapporté est un point de la grammaire du français à acquérir de la part des apprenants de français langue étrangère. Ce point de grammaire a fait l’objet d’étude de recherches linguistiques ces dernières décennies à partir desquelles s’est renouvelé son analyse et son traitement. Mais cela s’est-il reflété dans son enseignement dans le champ du français langue étrangère? L’objet de notre étude est d’examiner l’approche du discours rapporté dans quelques manuels de français langue étrangère employés dans le contexte académique espagnol. Nous proposons aussi une approche pédagogique du discours rapporté, à notre avis, plus ajustée à sa réalité linguistique et plus compréhensible pour acquérir cet aspect de la grammaire du français complexe pour les apprenants.

  1. Du rapport entre la négation et l’impolitesse dans les Exchanges d’informations face a face en français

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Dans cette contribution, nous nous proposons d’aborder la question de l’impolitesse linguistique en français dans le cadre de la conversation ordinaire et plus précisément dans l’échange d’informations. De par son caractère éminemment fonctionnel, l’échange d’informations constitue un lieu privilégié d’observation des rapports entre langue et culture. À travers une étude de mécanismes interactionnels (i.e. question-réponse, notamment de la séquence/réponse négative récurrente je ne sais pas moi, nous nous demanderons ce qui distingue cette construction-là de celle-ci je ne sais pas; pourquoi et dans quelles situations, ou à quel moment de l’interaction, le locuteur emploie celle-là plutôt que celle-ci ou vice-versa ? Quels sont les effets socio interactifs produits ? Qu’en ressort-il au niveau du profil du locuteur ? Les éléments de réponse que nous apporterons à ces questions s’appuient sur une approche théorique et méthodologique combinatoire des apports de la polyphonie linguistique, l’analyse conversationnelle, la grammaire des émotions et le concept d’impolitesse.

  2. 隔板截面形状对旋转冲压压缩转子性能的影响%Numerical Research of Stake Wall Section Shapes on Ram-Rotor Performance

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    钟兢军; 杨凌; 严红明; 韩吉昂

    2011-01-01

    The three dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations and the SpalartAllmaras turbulent model are adopted to simulate numerically the flow field of the designed three dimensional flow-path of the ram-rotor with three kinds of stake wall section shapes at the design point.It has been found that there are mainly three curved shock waves in the three dimensional flow-path.Stake wall section shape has great influence on the shock waves and flow fields of the ram-rotor.The ram-rotor with stake wall section shape which is “positive trapezoid” has higher adiabatic efficiency and smaller velocity angle than that with stake wall section shape which is “reversed trapezoid”.%本文采用三维雷诺平均N-S方程和Spalart-Allmaras湍流模型,在设计工况下对3种具有不同隔板截面形状的旋转冲压压缩转子进行了数值研究.计算结果表明:旋转冲压压缩转子进气流道内主要存在三道曲线激波对气流进行压缩;隔板截面形状对激波及气流流动影响较大,隔板截面形状为"正梯形"时,旋转冲压压缩转子具有较高的效率和较小的出口气流角.

  3. Information and analysis document. Hydrocarbons of the Caspian sea: actors and stakes; Dossier d'information et d'analyse. Les hydrocarbures de mer Caspienne: acteurs et enjeux

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    Noel, P.

    1998-03-01

    The Caspian sea basin constitutes an important petroleum reserve from which the exploration and development just begin. It should provide near 5 % of the world petroleum offer in 2015. To evaluate the stakes of the situation, the author presents an analysis of the Caspian sea reserves in three main parts: the Caspian sea hydrocarbons and the energy geo-politics, the realizations and the projects of the transport infrastructures, the international participations in the main petroleum and gaseous contracts. (A.L.B.)

  4. Le butin de guerre et la tunique de Nessus: traduire le rapport au français chez Malika Mokeddem et Assia Djebar.

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    Désirée Schyns

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7968.2009v2n24p31Cet article développe le point de vue du traducteur qui veut rendre les aspects de multilinguisme dans les textes dits postcoloniaux. En l’occurrence il s’agit de deux auteurs de la diaspora algérienne vivant dans le pays de l’ancien colonisateur. Nous approchons le multilinguisme, ou l’hybridité, à l’aide du concept de l’étranger selon Ricoeur et démontrons que “ l’étrangeté ” dans deux textes de Mokeddem et Djebar, est liée à un rapport spécifique à la langue française qui découle de la colonisation. Sujet qu’elles thématisent elles-mêmes. La traduction littéraire en néerlandais de quelques fragments pris dans N’zid (2001 de Mokeddem et de L’amour la fantasia (1985 de Djebar, sera évoquée pour mieux comprendre et analyser la forme (métaphores, jeu de mots, choix de mots que les auteurs ont choisie pour exprimer leur relation à la langue française. Cette relation sera analysée en réfléchissant à la traduction de termes ou d’expressions complexes et polysémiques souvent forgés par les auteurs elles-mêmes.

  5. À propos du regard éloigné de l’ethnographe ou les rapports entre la théorie et l’observation

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    Lucien Scubla

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available À propos du regard éloigné de l’ethnographe ou les rapports entre la théorie et l’observation. « Il faut se laisser porter par le terrain, ne pas avoir d’idées préconçues », recommande-t-on souvent aux étudiants et aux jeunes chercheurs. Nous nous proposons de soutenir et d’illustrer la thèse inverse : c’est l’idée préconçue, l’hypothèse ou le corps d’hypothèses, en un mot la théorie, qui rend possible l’observation.Cette thèse n’est pas originale. Familière aux historiens des sciences de la nature, elle a été brillamment défendue par Hocart, en anthropologie. Elle conduit à préconiser un usage systématique de la méthode comparative. Nous l’illustrerons par quelques observations personnelles de rites chrétiens et républicains.On the ethnographer’s view from afar or the relationship between theory and observation. “Let the field be your guide; leave behind any preconceived ideas”: such is the advice often given to students and young researchers. We propose to defend and illustrate the opposite thesis: the preconceived idea, hypothesis or set of hypotheses — in short, theory — is what makes observation possible.This thesis is not original. Familiar to historians of the natural sciences, it was brilliantly defended by Hocart in anthropology. It entails making systematic use of the comparative method. Here we will demonstrate its relevance for the study of Christian and republican myths and rituals.

  6. The Impact of a Multi-Year, Multi-School District K-6 Professional Development Programme Designed to Integrate Science Inquiry and Language Arts on Students' High-Stakes Test Scores

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    Shymansky, James A.; Wang, Tzu-Ling; Annetta, Leonard A.; Yore, Larry D.; Everett, Susan A.

    2013-04-01

    This paper is a report of a quasi-experimental study on the impact of a systemic 5-year, K-6 professional development (PD) project on the 'high stakes' achievement test scores of different student groups in rural mid-west school districts in the USA. The PD programme utilized regional summer workshops, district-based leadership teams and distance delivery technologies to help teachers learn science concepts and inquiry teaching strategies associated with a selection of popular science inquiry kits and how to adapt inquiry science lessons in the kits to teach and reinforce skills in the language arts-i.e. to teach more than science when doing inquiry science. Analyses of the school district-level pre-post high-stakes achievement scores of 33 school districts participating in the adaptation of inquiry PD and a comparative group of 23 school districts revealed that both the Grade 3 and Grade 6 student-cohorts in the school districts utilizing adapted science inquiry lessons significantly outscored their student-cohort counterparts in the comparative school districts. The positive school district-level high-stakes test results, which serve as the basis for state and local decision making, suggest that an inquiry adaptation strategy and a combination of regional live workshop and distance delivery technologies with ongoing local leadership and support can serve as a viable PD option for K-6 science.

  7. Post-examination interpretation of objective test data: monitoring and improving the quality of high-stakes examinations--a commentary on two AMEE Guides.

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    Tavakol, Mohsen; Dennick, Reg

    2012-01-01

    As great emphasis is rightly placed upon the importance of assessment to judge the quality of our future healthcare professionals, it is appropriate not only to choose the most appropriate assessment method, but to continually monitor the quality of the tests themselves, in a hope that we may continually improve the process. This article stresses the importance of quality control mechanisms in the exam cycle and briefly outlines some of the key psychometric concepts including reliability measures, factor analysis, generalisability theory and item response theory. The importance of such analyses for the standard setting procedures is emphasised. This article also accompanies two new AMEE Guides in Medical Education (Tavakol M, Dennick R. Post-examination Analysis of Objective Tests: AMEE Guide No. 54 and Tavakol M, Dennick R. 2012. Post examination analysis of objective test data: Monitoring and improving the quality of high stakes examinations: AMEE Guide No. 66) which provide the reader with practical examples of analysis and interpretation, in order to help develop valid and reliable tests.

  8. Sophisticated epistemologies of physics versus high-stakes tests: How do elite high school students respond to competing influences about how to learn physics?

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    Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda; Elby, Andrew

    2016-06-01

    This study investigates how elite Turkish high school physics students claim to approach learning physics when they are simultaneously (i) engaged in a curriculum that led to significant gains in their epistemological sophistication and (ii) subject to a high-stakes college entrance exam. Students reported taking surface (rote) approaches to learning physics, largely driven by college entrance exam preparation and therefore focused on algorithmic problem solving at the expense of exploring concepts and real-life examples more deeply. By contrast, in recommending study strategies to "Arzu," a hypothetical student who doesn't need to take a college entrance exam and just wants to understand physics deeply, the students focused more on linking concepts and real-life examples and on making sense of the formulas and concepts—deep approaches to learning that reflect somewhat sophisticated epistemologies. These results illustrate how students can epistemically compartmentalize, consciously taking different epistemic stances—different views of what counts as knowing and learning—in different contexts even within the same discipline.

  9. Discuss the Application of Iron Stake in the Soft Foundation%浅谈铁木桩在软弱地基中的应用

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    2014-01-01

    This article combines with the treatment design and construction of the integral simply supported slab foundation in Indonesia conch transportation corridor, and uses the iron stake foundation treatment technology can solve the diffic-ulties security, economic and efficient in soft ground treatment the bridge pier. The author combines with the engineering practice to discuss the iron pile treatment of soft foundation problem in the special environment.%本文结合印尼南加海螺输送通廊整体式简支板桥地基处理设计与施工,采用铁木桩地基处理技术,安全、经济、高效地解决了桥梁墩台的软弱地基处理难题。并结合工程实践,对特殊环境下采用铁木桩处理软弱地基的问题进行了探讨。

  10. Vers une interdiction des ogm ? Après le rapport de la Société royale du Canada sur «l’avenir de la biotechnologie alimentaire».

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    La publication du rapport de la Société royale du Canada le 5 février 2001 marquera peut-être un tournant historique important vers une approche gourvernementale plus responsable dans le dossier des OGM (organismes génétiquement modifiés) au Canada. Pour la première fois au Canada, un groupe d’experts indépendants confirme les craintes de nombreux groupes dont Greenpeace au sujet des OGM (pour la position de Greenpeace sur les OGM voir http://www.greenpeace.fr/ , http://www.greenpeace.ca ou h...

  11. Conditions socio-environnementales pour la réhabilitation de la biodiversité ordinaire : Rapport final adressé au Ministère de l'Ecologie

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    Kohler, Florent; Marchand, Guillaume; Thierry, Chloé; Garcia Parrilla, Tiffany; Léna, Philippe

    2012-01-01

    Ce rapport a fait l'objet du Conseil de Gestion du Développement Durable, Ministère de l'Ecologie; Le programme CLEVERT s'est déroulé entre 2010 et 2012, dans trois communes rurales de 600 à 1700 habitants. Nous avons procédé à des échantillonnages de biodiversité, réalisé une cartographie historique et IVB, une enquête anthropologique, et à l'application de questionnaires visant à mesurer les dispositions des habitants à l'égard de leur environnement. La méthodologie participative visait à l...

  12. Report for the Prime Minister. Making the future French electric power organization a success; Rapport au Premier Ministre. Reussir la future organisation electrique francaise

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    Dumont, J.L

    1998-12-31

    This report from the French Deputy of the Meuse region aims at taking stock of four main questions raised by the future organization of the French electric power industry in the context of the opening of the European power market: the public utility of electric power, the future missions of Electricite de france (EdF) company, the questions in relation with the personnel status in the electric power industry, and the status of the regulating authority. In order to give some elements of answer to these questions, the report has been divided into 2 parts: part 1 presents the power production, transport and distribution in the future electric power regulation (the renewal of nuclear facilities, the building of non-nuclear units, the exploitation of the power distribution network, the accounting dissociation and the transparency of accountancy, the organization of network access, the eligible clients, the direct power lines, the obligations of purchase, the distribution and the role of local authorities). Part 2 presents the four main stakes of the modernization of the French electric power sector: the electric power public utility (public concern and rights, government policy, sustain of innovation, environment protection and energy mastery, the transportation and distribution networks, the role of operators and the financing), the future evolution of EdF (missions and organization, future of the public company), the social modernization of the electric power sector (present day status, adaptation, evolution, pensions), the organization and role of the future regulation authority. The propositions of the author are reported in the appendix. (J.S.)

  13. Capture and geological storage of CO{sub 2}. Innovation, industrial stakes and realizations; Captage et stockage geologique du CO{sub 2}. Innovation, enjeux industriels et realisations

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    Lavergne, R.; Podkanski, J.; Rohner, H.; Otter, N.; Swift, J.; Dance, T.; Vesseron, Ph.; Reich, J.P.; Reynen, B.; Wright, L.; Marliave, L. de; Stromberg, L.; Aimard, N.; Wendel, H.; Erdol, E.; Dino, R.; Renzenbrink, W.; Birat, J.P.; Czernichowski-Lauriol, I.; Christensen, N.P.; Le Thiez, P.; Paelinck, Ph.; David, M.; Pappalardo, M.; Moisan, F.; Marston, Ph.; Law, M.; Zakkour, P.; Singer, St.; Philippe, Th.; Philippe, Th

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    The awareness of the international community and the convergence of scientific data about the global warming confirm the urgency of implementing greenhouse gases abatement technologies at the world scale. The growth of world energy demand will not allow to rapidly get rid of the use of fossil fuels which are the main sources of greenhouse gases. Therefore, the capture and disposal of CO{sub 2} is a promising way to conciliate the use of fossil fuels and the abatement of pollutants responsible for the global warming. The economical and industrial stakes of this technique are enormous. In front of the success of a first international colloquium on this topic held in Paris in 2005, the IFP, the BRGM and the Ademe have jointly organized a second colloquium in October 2007, in particular to present the first experience feedbacks of several pilot experiments all over the world. This document gathers the transparencies of 27 presentations given at this colloquium and dealing with: the 4. IPCC report on the stakes of CO{sub 2} capture and storage; the factor 4: how to organize the French economy transition from now to 2050; the technology perspectives, scenarios and strategies up to 2050; the European technological platform on 'zero-emission thermal plants'; the CO{sub 2} capture and storage road-map in the USA; research, development and implementation of CO{sub 2} capture and storage in Australia; the Canadian experience; ten years of CO{sub 2} capture and storage in Norway; the In Salah operations (Algeria); CO{sub 2} capture and storage: from vision to realisation; the oxi-combustion and storage pilot unit of Lacq (France); the Altmark gas field (Germany): analysis of CO{sub 2} capture and storage potentialities in the framework of a gas assisted recovery project; oil assisted recovery and CO{sub 2} related storage activities in Brazil: the Buracica and Miranga fields experience; carbon capture and storage, an option for coal power generation; steel

  14. Principais características da raiz de cenoura na perspectiva de agentes da cadeia produtiva Main carrot root attributes based on stake holders perceptions

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Procurou-se verificar quais são as características mais importantes da raiz de cenoura sob a ótica dos agentes da cadeia produtiva de cenoura. Para tanto, foram realizadas visitas e entrevistas com produtores, empresas de semente, vendedores de insumos, lavadores, processadores, atacadistas e gerentes de supermercados, comparando-se esses resultados com os da pesquisa de percepção de consumidores de supermercados do Distrito Federal. Em ambos os casos, utilizou-se questionário estruturado com perguntas fechadas nas quais os entrevistados classificaram os atributos segundo notas que variaram de 1 (nenhuma importância a 5 (muito importante. Para verificar a ordenação de importância dos atributos e os contrastes das médias, utilizou-se o método estatístico de análise de dados categóricos. O resultado da pesquisa indicou que os consumidores estão preocupados com valores nutricionais, textura, cor externa e sabor da cenoura. Já os demais agentes da cadeia atentaram mais para as características relacionadas com a padronização, com a coloração externa e com o ombro verde. Foram detectadas diferenças de percepção entre os agentes da cadeia, em especial dos consumidores, para os quais foram observadas diferenças nas respostas em função do gênero, idade, grau de escolaridade, estado civil e localização do supermercado. Estes resultados são muito importantes para o direcionamento de projetos de pesquisa com cenoura, que precisa atender as exigências tanto do setor produtivo quanto dos consumidores.The present investigation aimed at elucidating the carrot attributes which stake holders view as the most important. A research was carried out with carrot growers, seed companies, supplier salespersons, washers, food processors, wholesalers and supermarket managers and was compared to the perception of consumers from supermarkets located in the Federal District of Brazil. Data sets were collected through structured interviews

  15. More with thermal energy storage. Report 8. Autonomous heating. Autonomous development of ground temperature. Final report; Meer met bodemenergie. Rapport 8. Autonome opwarming. Autonome ontwikkeling bodemtemperatuur. Eindrapport

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    2012-03-30

    verwezenlijken door slimme combinaties te maken? Het project is ingericht met verschillende werkpakketten. In werkpakket 2 worden de effecten van individuele en collectieve bodemenergiesystemen op de ondergrond en de omgeving onderzocht, in werkpakket 3 worden de kansen voor bodemenergie en bodemsanering onderzocht en in werkpakket 4 worden nieuwe duurzame combinaties van KWO met andere functies verkend. Werkpakket 1 is het overkoepelende deel waarin communicatie, beleid en participatie van deelnemers van MMB centraal staat. Dit rapport bevat een analyse van de omvang van de thermische invloed van klimaatverandering en verstedelijking op de bodemtemperatuur. Aandacht is besteed aan de autonome opwarming van de ondergrond onderzocht die is opgetreden sinds 1900 en die in de periode tot 2040 nog mag worden verwacht. Hierbij is onderscheid gemaakt tussen landelijk gebied, waar alleen de klimaatverandering een rol speelt, en stedelijk gebied, waar ook het UHI-effect (Urban Heat Island) van belang is.

  16. Rapport d'étape - Embonpoint et obésité chez les enfants au Canada : une évaluation globale

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    Full Text Available Introduction : L'obésité est un facteur de risque complexe des maladies chroniques associé à un certain nombre de déterminants socioécologiques. Ce rapport d'étape fournit un aperçu du cadre socioécologique qui guide actuellement nos efforts de suivi de l'embonpoint et de l'obésité chez les enfants. Ce cadre intègre différents facteurs de risque et de protection (facteurs sociodémographiques, liés au mode de vie, psychosociaux et en début de vie et tient compte de l'étape de vie, des niveaux d'influence et de l'environnement au sein desquels ces facteurs jouent un rôle. Méthodologie : Nous avons effectué des analyses univariées et bivariées fondées sur les données de l'Enquête sur la santé dans les collectivités canadiennes et de l'Enquête canadienne sur les mesures de la santé pour rendre compte des facteurs comportementaux, des facteurs psychosociaux et des facteurs en début de vie associés à un surplus de poids chez les enfants canadiens. Résultats : Les estimations liées aux facteurs en début de vie (p. ex. l'allaitement, aux facteurs comportementaux (p. ex. l'activité physique et aux facteurs psychosociaux (p. ex. le sentiment d'appartenance à la collectivité sont présentées en fonction du groupe d'âge, du sexe, de la suffisance du revenu et du poids. Conclusion : Cette étude, qui s'appuie sur notre publication récente sur les tendances en matière d'obésité chez les enfants au Canada et les facteurs sociodémographiques qui y sont associés, présente les facteurs de risque et de protection intégrés à notre cadre de surveillance. D'après notre analyse, une évaluation plus globale des déterminants associés au maintien d'un poids santé est nécessaire.

  17. Awareness of households to the development of wind energy sites - Reporting on a survey; Receptivite des menages au developpement des sites eoliens. Rapport d'enquete

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    Voisard, M.

    2000-07-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy presents in tables and diagrams the results of a survey involving 421 households in Switzerland, about their awareness to energy issues and, in particular, to all what regards wind energy and wind power plants. Globally, 80% of the persons asked for their opinion believe that electric power demand will continue to increase. 66% of them are in favour of increased use of renewable energy sources and would consequently agree with a 10% more expensive end-user energy price. 89% of the persons taking part to the survey approve the installation of wind energy farms in Switzerland. Moreover, statistics indicates that the households living in regions already equipped with wind farms are significantly more favorable to the creation of new wind energy sites than those not living in these regions. By the end of the day, it turns out that the main reasons for accepting wind energy are environmental concerns as well as the fear of being obliged to use nuclear power. [French] Ce rapport presente par des graphiques et des tableaux le resultat d'un sondage d'opinion aupres de 421 menages en Suisse, sur la sensibilite du public aux problemes de l'energie et plus particulierement sur sa perception de tout ce qui concerne l'energie du vent et son exploitation par l'implantation d'eoliennes. Globalement, 80% des menages pensent que la demande d'energie electrique va poursuivre sa croissance. 66% d'entre eux sont favorables au developpement des energies renouvelables et prets a accepter en consequence une augmentation du prix de l'energie allant jusqu'a 10%. 89% des personnes interrogees sont favorables au developpement des eoliennes en Suisse. De plus, la statistique montre de maniere significative que les menages des regions dans lesquelles sont deja implantes des sites eoliens sont plus favorables au developpement des eoliennes que les autres. Finalement, le respect de l

  18. Algumas aprendizagens construídas durante a brincadeira de pipa: o que está em jogo Some learning constructed during kite flying: what is at stake

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    Maria de Fátima Aranha Queiroz e Melo

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Como recorte de pesquisa assentada em objeto lúdico tradicional, mapeamos algumas atividades eliciadas pela brincadeira de pipa, focalizando as aprendizagens informais e os brinquedos-ponte como forma privilegiada de transmissão cultural. Potentes em sua capacidade de aglutinação, esses brinquedos encontram traduções singulares para cada brincante, com significativo impacto em sua bagagem vivencial, por colocarem em jogo aprendizagens de corpo inteiro, cotidianas e situadas, emergentes da articulação entre pessoas, objetos e outros elementos que se afetam mutuamente na produção de efeitos. Utilizando a Teoria Ator-Rede como suporte teórico-metodológico, seguimos grupos de brincantes durante as temporadas dos anos de 2005 e 2006 e realizamos entrevistas com pessoas que tiveram a pipa como objeto privilegiado de suas infâncias, tomando os fragmentos desse material para operar misturas entre textos acadêmicos e textos não-acadêmicos.As part of the research on about a traditional playful object, we tried to register some kinds of learning produced by kite flying, focusing on informal learning, as well as bridge-toys as a privileged transmission. Powerful in its capacity of joining people of different ages together, these toys can represent singular translations for each player with meaningful impact in their life experience once they place full body quotidian learning at stake, emergent from the articulation between people, objects and other elements that affect one another mutually in the production of effects. Using the ActorNetwork Theory as the theoretical methodological support, we followed some playing groups during the 2005 and 2006 flying kite seasons and interviewed people who had kite as a privileged object in their childhood. This material's fragment was mixed with academic and non academic texts.

  19. Nuclear systems of the future. Stakes, R and D strategy, and international cooperation; Les systemes nucleaires du futur. Enjeux, strategie de recherche et developpement, et cooperation internationale

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    2005-07-01

    As demonstrated by prospective studies, nuclear energy will represent a decisive contribution in the future energy mix. The long-term strategy of development of nuclear energy requires to foresee a new generation of nuclear systems, named generation 4. The goal of these new systems is to optimize the use of nuclear fuels, to minimize the generation of wastes and to enlarge the field of applications of nuclear energy to other applications like: hydrogen and synthetic fuels generation, heat generation for the industry etc. This document presents the French R and D strategy on nuclear systems of 4. generation that has been approved by the public authorities. This strategy follows three axes: a priority research on fast neutron systems with fuel recycle (sodium fast reactors (SFR) and gas fast reactors (GFR)), a research on key-technologies for the supply of very high temperature heat (very high temperature reactor (VHTR), fast and thermal neutron reactors, and water decomposition processes), and a continuation of researches on PWR reactors improvement. An integral recycling of all actinides in fast neutron reactors requires the development of new fuel reprocessing and fuel re-fabrication processes. A reference scenario for the progressive renewal of French nuclear facilities foresees the simultaneous development of fast neutron systems and the start-up of a new spent fuel reprocessing plant. France in involved in the development of the SFR, GFR and VHTR systems thanks to its participation to the Generation 4 international forum and to bilateral cooperation with other big nuclear partners like Russia and China. One of the main stakes of the French nuclear industry is to be able to invest in the R and D of future nuclear systems in order to valorize the experience gained so far in sodium FBR systems and in fuel cycle processes. (J.S.)

  20. Relationships between high-stakes clinical skills exam scores and program director global competency ratings of first-year pediatric residents

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Responding to mandates from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME and American Osteopathic Association (AOA, residency programs have developed competency-based assessment tools. One such tool is the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP program directors’ annual report. High-stakes clinical skills licensing examinations, such as the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level 2-Performance Evaluation (COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE, also assess competency in several clinical domains.The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between program director competency ratings of first-year osteopathic residents in pediatrics and COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE scores from 2005 to 2009.The sample included all 94 pediatric first-year residents who took COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE and whose training was reviewed by the ACOP for approval of training between 2005 and 2009. Program director competency ratings and COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE scores (domain and component were merged and analyzed for relationships.Biomedical/biomechanical domain scores were positively correlated with overall program director competency ratings. Humanistic domain scores were not significantly correlated with overall program director competency ratings, but did show moderate correlation with ratings for interpersonal and communication skills. The six ACGME or seven AOA competencies assessed empirically by the ACOP program directors’ annual report could not be recovered by principal component analysis; instead, three factors were identified, accounting for 86% of the variance between competency ratings.A few significant correlations were noted between COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE scores and program director competency ratings. Exploring relationships between different clinical skills assessments is inherently difficult because of the heterogeneity of tools used and overlap of constructs within the AOA and ACGME core competencies.

  1. Using formative assessment despite the constraints of high stakes testing and limited resources: A case study of chemistry teachers in Anglophone Cameroon

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    Akom, George Viche

    Formative assessment, as a strategy used to improve student learning, encounters several obstacles in its implementation. This study explores changes in teachers' views and practices as they are introduced to formative assessment in a high stakes testing and limited resource environment. The study examines the extent to which teachers use the technique of formative assessment to engage students in authentic learning even while not sacrificing high test scores on summative assessments. A case study methodology was employed to address the research topic. Science teachers in the West African country of Cameroon were engaged in a process of lesson planning and implementation to collaboratively build lessons with large amounts of formative assessment. Qualitative data from written surveys, group discussions, classroom and workshop observations, and from teacher reflections reveal the extent to which lesson fidelity is preserved from views to planning to implementation. The findings revealed that though the teachers possess knowledge of a variety of assessment methods they do not systematically use these methods to collect information which could help in improving student learning. Oral questioning remained the dominant method of student assessment. The study also showed that the teachers made minimal to big changes depending on the particular aspect of formative assessment being considered. For aspects which needed just behavioral adaptations, the changes were significant but for those which needed acquisition of more pedagogic knowledge and skills the changes were minimal. In terms of constraints in the practice of formative assessment, the teachers cited large class size and lack of teaching materials as common ones. When provided with the opportunity to acquire teaching materials, however, they did not effectively utilize the opportunity. The study revealed a need for the acquisition of inquiry skills by the teachers which can serve as a platform for the

  2. Topographic lidar survey of Dauphin Island, Alabama and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana, July 12-14, 2013

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    Guy, Kristy K.; Plant, Nathaniel G.

    2014-01-01

    This Data Series Report contains lidar elevation data collected on July 12 and 14, 2013, for Dauphin Island, Alabama, and Chandeleur, Stake, Grand Gosier and Breton Islands, Louisiana. Classified point cloud data—data points described in three dimensions—in lidar data exchange format (LAS) and bare earth digital elevation models (DEMs) in ERDAS Imagine raster format (IMG) are available as downloadable files. Photo Science, Inc., was contracted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to collect and process these data. The lidar data were acquired at a horizontal spacing (or nominal pulse spacing) of 1 meter (m) or less. The USGS surveyed points within the project area from July 14–23, 2013, for use in ground control and accuracy assessment. Photo Science, Inc., calculated a vertical root mean square error (RMSEz) of 0.012 m by comparing 10 surveyed points to an interpolated elevation surface of unclassified lidar data. The USGS also checked the data using 80 surveyed points and unclassified lidar point elevation data and found an RMSEz of 0.073 m. The project specified an RMSEz of 0.0925 m or less. The lidar survey was acquired to document the short- and long-term changes of several different barrier island systems. Specifically, this survey supports detailed studies of Chandeleur and Dauphin Islands that resolve annual changes in beaches, berms and dunes associated with processes driven by storms, sea-level rise, and even human restoration activities. These lidar data are available to Federal, State and local governments, emergency-response officials, resource managers, and the general public.

  3. Cross exploitation of geo-databases and earth observation data for stakes characterization in the framework of multi-risk analysis and management: RASOR examples

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    Tholey, Nadine; Yesou, Herve; Maxant, Jerome; Montabord, Myldred; Studer, Mathias; Faivre, Robin; Rudari, Roberto; de Fraipont, Paul

    2016-04-01

    In the context of risk analysis and management, information is needed on the landscape under investigation, especially for vulnerability assessment purposes where landuse and stakes characterization is of prime importance for the knowledge and description of exposure elements in modelling scenarios. Such thematic information over at-risk areas can be extracted from available global, regional or local scale open sources databases (e.g. ESA-Globcover, Natural Earth, Copernicus core services, OSM, …) or derived from the exploitation of EO satellite images at high and very high spatial resolution (e.g. SPOT, soon Sentinel2, Pleiades, WorldView, …) over territories where this type of information is not available or not sufficiently up to date. However, EO data processing, and derived results highlight also the gap between what would be needed for a complete representation of vulnerability , i.e. a functional description of the land use, a structural description of the buildings including their functional use , and what is reasonable accessible by exploiting EO data, i.e. a biophysical description of the land cover at different spatial resolution from decametric scales to sub-metric ones, especially for urban block and building information. Potential and limits of these multi-scale and multi-sources of geo-information will be illustrated by examples related to different types of landscape and urban settlements in Asia (Indonesia), Europe (Greece), and the Caribbean (Haiti) regions, and exploited within the framework of the RASOR (Rapid Analysis and Spatialisation Of Risk) project (European Commission FP7) which is developing a platform to perform multi-hazard risk analysis to support the full cycle of disaster management.

  4. « Repenser la géographie économique ». Les arrangements du rapport de la Banque Mondiale avec les sciences géographiques urbaines

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Cet article propose une contribution au débat suscité par la publication du rapport annuel sur le développement dans le Monde 2009 de la Banque mondiale intitulé Repenser la géographie économique. Il recense et évalue les choix des séries de données en matière d’urbanisation et la manière dont ces mesures géographiques sont employées pour soutenir un plaidoyer en faveur de la concentration démographique et économique. Il souligne la difficulté mal contournée de travailler avec des données urbaines étatiques non harmonisées ; évalue les limites de l’harmonisation proposée ; et propose une mesure alternative de l’urbanisation du monde qui permet de souligner les biais du rapport de la Banque, notamment la surestimation de la métropolisation et l’ignorance de la micro-urbanisation bourgeonnante.

  5. The effect of expressive and instrumental touch on the behavior states of older adults with late-stage dementia of the Alzheimer's type and on music therapist's perceived rapport.

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    Belgrave, Melita

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of music therapy interventions utilizing two types of touch, expressive touch and instrumental touch, on the behavior states of older adults who have late-stage dementia of the Alzheimer's type. A secondary purpose of this study was to examine the perceived effectiveness of the music therapist when expressive and instrumental touch was employed during music therapy sessions. A within-subject design was used with 9 participants receiving 3 sessions in each of the experimental conditions: no touch, expressive touch, and instrumental touch. Results of a one-way ANOVA revealed that expressive touch was significantly more effective during the initial session in eliciting and maintaining alert behavior states than the instrumental and control conditions; however, there were no significant differences between the experimental and control conditions during the first and second session repetitions. Rapport ratings revealed that the therapist's client rapport was perceived to be significantly higher during both the expressive touch and instrumental touch conditions than during the control condition. These findings have important implications for music therapy practice and the effective use of nonverbal communication.

  6. La construction conjointe d’aspects du « vivant » à l’école ; une compréhension éclairée par les rapports aux saviors

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    Pautal Éliane

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La recherche présentée interroge le curriculum « en train de se faire » relativement à la coconstruction de connaissances, d’attitudes et de valeurs liées au « vivant », en fonction de la familiarité qu’ont les élèves et le professeur avec certains aspects de ce concept. Pour produire ces explications, nous mobilisons la théorie de l’action conjointe en didactique, croisée avec la notion de rapport aux savoirs qui permet d’être attentif au sens et à la valeur que les acteurs accordent aux savoirs biologiques. L’étude de cas que nous rapportons sollicite une méthodologie mettant en correspondance diverses données issues des séances filmées dans la classe et d’entretiens menés avec le professeur et des élèves. Les résultats indiquent comment les ressources didactiques disponibles, leur agencement et les manières de les mettre en scène conduisent à privilégier certains aspects du «vivant » qui peuvent engager les élèves durablement dans une forme de rapport au « vivant », aux sciences et aux pratiques scientifiques.

  7. Resilience and renewal of public policies for flood risk management. Between globalized approach and localized stakes. Is there still a place for threat ?

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    Baldet, Bertrand

    2010-05-01

    The incertainties due to climate changes are often evocated in order to explain the increase of natural threats. This study aims to explore the dynamics that are at work within the systems of actors dealing with policies for flood risk management and to introduce the evolutions of public action in this field. We will be showing that there are two different levels of changes. The first mutation is based on the integration of (…). This evolution, albeit it isn' t specific with policies for flood risk management, contributes nevertheless to a renewal recognition of the threat. Secondly, we will indicate that the approach of flood risk changed by itself, it is more « including ». In nowadays, to be able to understand natural risk one needs a positioning all-embracing wich is not confined to the hydraulic dimension. To be able to manage the threat one needs to reconsider all the activities of the valley and to put forward a new approach of the natural environment. In order to explain that changes, we will use the resilience concept. In outline, resilience is defined "as the measure of a part of system's capacity to absorb and recover from occurrence of a hazardous event" (Timmerman). This concept allows to describe the system stability and the capacity to confront change and to manage incertainty. The incertainties due to climate change, the troubles to identify the hazards, the multiplicity of representations about the stakes that have to be protected are a lot of factors wich make the flood risk management more complex and lead the system of actors to regular adaptations. This analysis is based on a ethnographic study, we met local government actors, ecological associations, riverside residents associations, experts…. These actors have to manage the floods of the « Touch ». This river is located in south of France, it crosses his valley (…) before to reach the Garonne near to Toulouse. An historic (view) of the management of the river will lead us to

  8. Barrages de tufs calcaires et cascades dans le Centre-Var : rapport avec les eaux des sources karstiques, historique et déclin actuel

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    Jean Nicod

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Dans les vallées de l'intérieur de la Provence, de grandes accumulations de tufs et de travertins sont liées aux sources karstiques importantes. En rapport avec l'évolution géomorphologique, les travertins anciens forment des balcons et des terrasses. La période récente de grande construction travertineuse débute souvent au Préboréal et se généralise dans l'Atlantique. Au cours du Néolithique final, cette sédimentation décroît en fonction de la détérioration climatique et de la déforestation liée à la pression anthropique. Cependant quelques barrages (dômes stromatolitiques et marais, avec dépôts de tourbes, persistent jusqu'à l'âge historique. Dans le Centre-Var, les dépôts de tufs restent actifs dans quelques sites refuges, dans les hautes vallées forestières, proches des sources karstiques, et sur quelques grandes cascades. De plus, le long des rivières, des cascades à tufs sont issues des aménagements de moulins et de canaux d'irrigation.La sédimentation des tufs dépend de nombreux facteurs en interaction, dont :- la minéralisation carbonatée des eaux des sources karstiques,- le régime hydrologique saisonnier,- l'écosystème régional et local (forêts, ripisylves,- le biotope algo-bryophytique.De nos jours, la sédimentation stromatolitique est en situation critique du fait de l'impact de multiples facteurs en rapport avec l'accroissement de l'urbanisation et les changements environnementaux :- pollution, accroissement de la turbidité sur les petits affluents résultant de l'agriculture mécanisée,- diminution drastique des débits dans les saisons de printemps-été, où l'activité algo-bryophytique est la plus favorable, du fait de l'augmentation générale des prélèvements.La période de sécheresse récente (2006-2008 a accentué ces impacts sur les barrages de tufs. Et la protection de ces sites de grand intérêt environnemental et patrimonial pose des problèmes complexes.In the

  9. Rapport. Play and Learn Innovation

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    Larsen, Maria Neumann; Søgaard, Karoline

    Erfaringer og anbefalinger fra innovationsprojektet Play and Learn, hvor pædagoger har arbejdet med sprogstimulering af børn fra 3-9 år. Legende læring i daglige rutiner og pædagogiske aktiviteter har været fokuspunktet.......Erfaringer og anbefalinger fra innovationsprojektet Play and Learn, hvor pædagoger har arbejdet med sprogstimulering af børn fra 3-9 år. Legende læring i daglige rutiner og pædagogiske aktiviteter har været fokuspunktet....

  10. Sclerodermie : Rapport de Quatre Cas

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    Full Text Available Four cases of sclerodermia have been reported durintwo months. Sclerodermia which seems to he hardness of the skin is actually a general affection that first appears on the skin and has various types: edematous, sclerema for children, and then the forms of patches or drops or bands Or annulars. It is sor t of connective tissue affection and is chiefly observed in women and as the reason for it, is thought to be due to the acute infections and chronic toxics in theory dysendocryno- sympathic that eventually is caused by nervous- mental disturbances and shocks."nThree of the pa t ients were adults and one of them was a 60 years old man. Clinical symptoms were common in all three persons and as a usual it began from the fingers and then it appeared in the face, but in the man it was different and the disease began first from the chest and abdomen and buttucks parts, and although the duration of the illness was more than few months it had not yet affected the limbs. After sometime it affects the muscles and bones and in a few years it expands so that causes a general weakness and eventually results in death."nThe treatment is tern porary and differs comparatively in different cases. Vitamin E given with large dosage, Vitamin D2 to keep calcium from running. Bismuth, Penicilline with large dosage and tetracycline given continuously, and at last cortisone and A.C. which have temporary and rapid results

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Ana Forcinito, Los umbrales del testimonio. Entre narraciones de los sobrevivientes y las señas de la posdictadura, Madrid/Frankfurt am Main, Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2012, 179 pp. ISBN 978-84-8489-696-8 Andrea Pezzè e Loris Tassi (eds., Cinema e Letteratura in ambito iberico e iberoamericano: Giornata di Studi in omaggio al Prof. Vito Galeota, Salerno, Edizioni Arcoiris, 2010, 146 pp. ISBN 978-88-96583-19-7 Chris Cleave, Gold, London, Sceptre, 2012, 366 pp. ISBN 978-0-340-96344-9 Chris Cook (ed., The Routledge Guide to European Political Archives. Sources Since 1945 , London, Routledge, 2011, 480 pp. ISBN 078-0-415-46475-8 Cristina Giorcelli ed Ettore Finazzi-Agró (eds., Metamorfosi. Continuità e discontinuità nelle Culture Americane, Napoli, Loffredo Editore, 2011, 428 pp. ISBN 978-8-87564-550-2 Daniel Mesa Gancedo (ed., Novísima Relación. Narrativa amerispánica actual. Estudio, selección y materiales complementarios, Zaragoza, Letra Última, 2012, 343 pp. ISBN 978-84-9911-185-8 Darío Jaramillo Agudelo (ed., Antología de crónica latinoamericana actual, Madrid, Alfaguara, 2012, 650 pp. ISBN 978-84-204-0895-8 Edilberto Jiménez Quispe, Chungui. Violencia y trazos de memoria, Lima, IEP, COMISEDH, DED-ZFD, 2009, 417 pp. ISBN 978-9972-51-248-3 Ester Gendusa, Asimmetrie di genere e di razza in The Grass is Singing di Doris Lessing, Roma, Aracne Editrice, 2011, 204pp. ISBN 978-88-548-3898-7 Janett Reinstädler, ed., Escribir después de la dictadura. La producción literaria y cultural en las posdictaduras de Europa e Hispanoamérica, Madrid/Frankfurt am Main, Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2011, 372 pp. ISBN 978-84-8489-619-7 John Aberth, An Environmental History of the Middle Ages. The War for Nature, London, Routledge, 2011, 192 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-77946-3 John Stevenson (ed., English Historical Documents. 1914-1957, London, Routledge, 2012, 928 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-47603-4 Jorge Carrión (ed., Mejor que ficción. Crónicas ejemplares, Barcelona, Anagrama, 2012, 434 pp. ISBN 978-84-339-2597-8 José “Cheche” Campos Dávila, Ajum decía mi abuela , Lima, Editorial San Marcos, 2011, 199 pp. ISBN 978-612-302-676-9 Joseph Gelfer (ed., 2012 Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse, Oakville and Sheffield, Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2011, 203 pp ISBN 978-1-84553-639-8 Juan Pablo Sutherland, Cielo dandi. Escrituras y poéticas de estilo en América latina, Buenos Aires, Eterna Cadencia, 2011, 284 pp. ISBN 978-987-1673-46-9 Luigi Cimmino, Daniele Dottorini, Giorgio Pangaro, Dal cuore di tenebra all'Apocalisse. Francis Ford Coppola legge Joseph Conrad, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino Editore, 2011, 205 pp. ISBN 978-884-982-907-5 Mariacristina Cavecchi, Cerchi e cicli: sulle forme della memoria in Ulisse, Piccola Biblioteca Joyciana, Roma, Bulzoni, 2012, 96 pp. ISBN 978-88-7870-723-8 Mauro Giori (ed., Poetica e prassi della trasgressione in Luchino Visconti. 1935-1962 , Milano, Lampi di stampa, 2011, 346 pp. ISBN 978-88-488-1277-1 Michela Bassanelli e Gennaro Postiglione (eds., The Atlantikwall As Military Archeological Landscape / L’Atlantikwall come paesaggio di archeologia militare , Siracusa, LetteraVentidue, 2011, 207 pp. ISBN 978-88-6242-041-9 Neil Campbell e Alasdair Kean (eds., American Cultural Studies. An Introduction to American Culture , London, Routledge, 2011, 376 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-59871-2 Silvia Antosa (ed., Queer Crossings. Theories, Bodies, Texts , Milano Mimesis, 2012, 195 pp. ISBN 978-885-750-939-6 Silvia Antosa, Crossing Boundaries: Bodily Paradigms in Jeanette Winterson's Fiction . 1985-2000 , Roma, Aracne, 2008, 224 pp. ISBN 978-885-481-682-4 Silvia Gianni, Tendenze della critica letteraria e narrativa centroamericana degli ultimi anni , Roma, Aracne editrice, 2011, 361 pp. ISBN 978-88-548-4027-0 Silvia Ross, Tuscan Spaces. Literary Contstructions of Place, Toronto/Buffalo/London, University of Toronto Press, 2010, 224 pp. ISBN 978-1-4426-3998-0 Valentina Agostinis, Londra chiama. Otto scrittori raccontano la loro metropoli, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2010, 219 pp. ISBN 978-884-281-612-6 Zuleica Romay Guerra, Elogio de la altea o las paradojas de la racialidad, L’Avana , Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas, 2012, 307 pp. ISBN 978-959-260-371-4

  12. SLUTEVALUERINGS-RAPPORT. December 2015

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    Sørensen, Birgitte Holm; Levinsen, Karin Ellen Tweddell; Karoff, Helle Skovbjerg

    2016-01-01

    læringsresultater. Vi kan indkredse en række forhold og aktiviteter, som er medvirkende til dette. I det følgende gøres der rede for disse, men det er væsentligt at understrege, at disse forhold og aktiviteter skal ses i forhold til det lærersatte it- didaktiske rammedesign. Samtidig skal det understreges, at når...

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available di Elisa Cairati, Paolo Caponi, Emanuele Monegato, Anna Pasolini   Amy Stewart, Wicked Plants, London, Timber Press, 2010, 236 pp. ISBN 978-160-469-127-6 Andrea Corrado e Igor Mariottini, Cinema e autori sulle tracce delle migrazioni, Roma, Ediesse, 2013, 155 pp. ISBN 978-882-301-625-5 Carlos Busqued, Sotto questo sole tremendo, Roma, Atmosphere libri, 2012, 141 pp. ISBN 978-88-6564-032-6 Doménico Chiappe, Tan real como la ficción (Herramientas narrativas en periodismo, Barcelona, Editorial Laertes, 2010, 197 pp. ISBN 978-84-7584-704-7 Eduardo Huarag Álvarez, La cultura oral en la narrativa hispanoamericana, Lima, Editorial San Marcos, 2011, 293 pp. ISBN 978-612-302-537-3 Eduardo L. Holmberg, Le ossa, Salerno, Edizioni Arcoiris, 2012, 114 pp. ISBN 978-88-96583-28-9 Guido Bonsaver, Mussolini censore. Storie di letteratura, dissenso e ipocrisia, Bari, Laterza, 2013, 230 pp. ISBN 9788858106624 Leila Guerriero, Frutos extraños (crónicas reunidas 2001-2008, Madrid, Alfaguara, 2009, 400 pp. ISBN 978-84-204-0371-7 Marco Di Domenico, Italiani Pericolosi, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2012, 254 pp. ISBN 978-883-392-335-2 Margo Lanagan, Tender Morsels, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2008, 464 pp. ISBN 978-0-375-84305-1 María Caballero Wangüemert, Las trampas de la emancipación. Literatura femenina y mundo hispánico, Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva/Minerva, 2012, 363 pp. ISBN 978-84-9940-529-2 Maria Cristina Paganoni, Representing the City. Linguistic Perspectives,Discursive Strategies and Multimodality in City Branding, Bergamo, Lubrina Editore, 2012, 148 pp. ISBN 978 88 7766 464 8 Michael Denning, Cover Stories. Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller, London, Routledge, 1987, 168 pp. ISBN 0-7100-9642-9; John G. Cawelti, Bruce A. Rosenberg, The Spy Story, Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press, 1987, 270 pp. ISBN 0-226- 09868-0 Nicoletta Vallorani, Millennium London. Of Other Spaces and the Metropolis, Milano/Udine, Mimesis, 2012, 116 pp. ISBN 978-88-5751-339-3 Norberto Luis Romero, Istantanee d'inquietudine, Salerno, Edizioni Arcoiris, 2012, 121 pp. ISBN 978-88-96583-30-2 Rosa Maria Grillo, Carla Perugini (a cura di, Tempi e luoghi di (deformazione, Salerno/Milano, Oèdipus edizioni, 2013, 327 pp. ISBN 978-87-3411-666 Santiago Roncagliolo, Óscar y las mujeres, Madrid, Alfaguara, 2013, 314 pp. ISBN 978-84-204-1359-4 Sara Maitland, Gossip from the Forest: A Search for the Hidden Roots of Our Fairytales, London, Granta, 2012, 368 pp. ISBN 978-184-708-430-9

  14. Construction Et Etude De Tests En Regression. 1. Correction Du Rapport De Vraisemblance Par Approximation De Laplace En Regression Non-lineaire. 2. Test D'adequation En Regression Isotonique A Partir D'une Asymptotique Des Fluctuations De La Distance

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    1998-01-01

    Construction Et Etude De Tests En Regression. 1. Correction Du Rapport De Vraisemblance Par Approximation De Laplace En Regression Non-lineaire. 2. Test D'adequation En Regression Isotonique A Partir D'une Asymptotique Des Fluctuations De La Distance

  15. Rapport du Département fédéral de l'intérieur concernant la structure actuelle et le développement futur de la conception helvétique des trois piliers de la prévoyance vieillesse, survivants et invalidité Aspects de la Sécurité Sociale

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    Suisse. Département fédéral de l'intérieur

    1995-01-01

    Rapport du Département fédéral de l'intérieur concernant la structure actuelle et le développement futur de la conception helvétique des trois piliers de la prévoyance vieillesse, survivants et invalidité

  16. Report on the stakes of strategic metals: the case of rare earth metals. Report of the 8 March 2011 public audition and of the presentation of conclusion on the 21 June 2011; Rapport sur les enjeux des metaux strategiques: le cas des terres rares. Compte rendu de l'audition publique du 8 mars 2011 et de la presentation des conclusions, le 21 juin 2011

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    Biraux, C.; Kert, Ch.

    2011-08-15

    The first part of this report proposes the content of a round table which gathered several experts in the field of rare earth metals (researchers, representatives of specialized branches companies like Saint-Gobain, Rhodia). The second part proposes the content of another round table which gathered experts who discussed the future of strategic metals like lithium, titanium or rhenium. Several issues are discussed: fundamental physics, physical and chemical properties, quantum physics, areas of interests (magnets, catalysis, ceramics, and photovoltaic arrays), availability, supplies and suppliers, processes, technological challenges and opportunities, and so on

  17. À propos des archives de l’Algérie ottomane : notes sur le rapport entre conditions de production et nature et usages des sources historiques

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    Isabelle Grangaud

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available À propos des archives de l’Algérie ottomane : notes sur le rapport entre conditions de production et nature et usages des sources historiques. La documentation archivistique de l’Algérie ottomane est globalement peu fournie, ce qui amène à réfléchir sur la pratique historienne dans ces conditions. Non pas en cherchant ailleurs ce que ces archives ne fourniraient pas, mais plutôt en interrogeant plus précisément le sens et les usages sociaux de leur matérialité. Il s’agit dès lors d’en saisir les conditions de production au regard de leur contenu, et de les interpeller comme autant de contextes ponctuels au sein et à l’articulation desquels se déploient et s’affirment des actions. Derrière cette approche se profilent les questions de savoir en quoi peut bien vouloir consister de produire des documents et d’archiver des documents, autant d’opérations à l’issue desquelles les historiens opèrent, et qui cependant ne s’imposent pas d’emblée. À l’analyse de la configuration archivistique de l’Algérie ottomane, j’explorerai ces questions en présentant deux axes de recherches qui m’ont mobilisée. D’une part en interrogeant les effets de l’histoire (coloniale de ces archives sur le sens de leur contenu. D’autre part en présentant les résultats d’une recherche collective autour des conditions de production d’un type de source classique pour les ottomanistes, les registres de cadis.On the Archives of Ottoman Algeria. Archival documentation of Ottoman Algeria is, in general, somewhat scarce, which leads one to reflect upon historians’ practice in such conditions – not by seeking elsewhere what is not supplied in these archives, but rather by examining more closely the sense and social uses of that which does exist. It is henceforth a question of understanding production conditions with regard to their contents and to interpellate them as so many isolated contexts and articulations from

  18. Safety report concerning the reactor Pegase - volume 1 - Description of the installation - volume 2 - Safety of the installations; Rapport de surete du reacteur pegase - tome 1 - Description des installations - tome 2 - Surete des installations

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    Lacour, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires; Legoin, P. [S.E.M. Hispano-Suiza, 92 - Colombes (France)

    1964-07-01

    In the first volume: This report is a description of the reactor Pegase, given with a view to examine the safety of the installations. The Cadarache site at which they are situated is briefly described, in particular because of the consequences on the techniques employed for building Pegase. A description is also given of the original aspects of the reactor. The independent loops which are designed for full-scale testing of fuel elements used in natural uranium-gas-graphite reactor systems are described in this report, together with their operational and control equipment. In the second volume: In the present report are examined the accidents which could cause damage to the Pegase reactor installation. Among possible causes of accidents considered are the seismicity of the region, an excessive power excursion of the reactor and a fracture in the sealing of an independent loop. Although all possible precautions have been taken to offset the effects of such accidents, their ultimate consequences are considered here. The importance is stressed of the security action and regulations which, added to the precautions taken for the construction, ensure the safety of the installations. (authors) [French] Dans le volume 1: Ce rapport est une description du reacteur Pegase, afin d'examiner la surete des installations. Le site de CADARACHE ou elles sont situees, a ete sommairement decrit, en particulier, a cause des consequences sur les techniques mises en oeuvre pour la realisation de Pegase. Nous nous sommes egalement attache a decrire les aspects originaux du reacteur. Les boucles autonomes destinees a tester en vraie grandeur des elements combustibles de la filiere uranium naturel graphite-gaz, ainsi que leurs dispositifs de controle et d'exploitation, figurent egalement dans ce rapport. Dans le volume 2: Dans le present rapport, nous examinons des accidents pouvant endommager des installations du reacteur Pegase. Les origines d'accidents examines

  19. 融洽关系对顾客虚拟价值创造、顾客满意的影响研究%Effects of Rapport on Customer Perceived Value and Customer Satisfaction

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    张明立; 刘文华; 王伟

    2014-01-01

    创造和交换虚拟价值已成为广义虚拟经济时代的重要特征,顾客与企业间融洽关系的建立是创造顾客虚拟价值的主要来源。基于此,论文应用服务主导逻辑和关系营销理论,构建融洽关系对顾客感知价值(虚拟价值和使用价值)和顾客满意的影响模型。以北京某品牌汽车4S店为背景展开实证研究。结果表明,融洽关系中的两个维度,即愉悦互动和人际联系既对顾客感知享乐价值(虚拟价值)有着直接显著正向影响;又可通过顾客感知享乐价值对顾客满意产生间接影响。%The generalized virtual economy is characterized by the creation and exchanging of customer perceived virtual value, and rapport between customers and firms is viewed as the main measure to create customer virtual value. Based on the service-dominant logic and relationship marketing theory, the paper develops a model of the different dimensions of rapport affecting customer perceived value (virtual value and economic value) and customer satisfaction. A questionnaire survey was carried out in a 4S shop of a ma-jor automobile manufacturer located in Beijing. Empirical results confirm that:Both enjoyable interaction and personal connection of rapport not only has direct, positive effects on customer perceived hedonic value (virtual value), but also exerts an indirect effect on customer satisfaction through customer perceived virtual hedonic value.

  20. « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés » suivi de « Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres »

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    Albert Memmi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Série de deux textes d’Albert Memmi : l’un « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés », est un article paru en 1957 dans les Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, volume 23, juillet-décembre, pp. 85-96 (reproduit avec l’aimable autorisation de la revue ; l’autre étant un court extrait (pages 156 à 168 de l’ouvrage Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres paru en 2004 aux éditions Gallimard, et publié avec l’aimable autorisation de ces dernières.Series of two texts of Albert Memmi : one “Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés”, is a article published in 1957 in the Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, volume July 23 - December, pp. 85-96 (reproduced with the kind authorization of the review ; the other being a short extract (pages 156 to 168 of the book Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres, published in 2004 by the Gallimard editions, and reproduced with the kind authorization of these last.Dos textos de Albert Memmi. El primero es un artículo, « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés » (« Sociología de las relaciones entre colonizadores y colonizados » publicado en 1957 en los Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, Vol. 23, julio-diciembre, pp. 85-96, (reproducido con la amable autorización de la revista. El siguiente es un corto extracto (paginas 156-168 del libro Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres (« Retrato del descolonizado arabo musulmán y de algunos otros » publicado en 2004 por la editorial Gallimard, reproducido aquí con su amable autorización.

  1. Put Your Style at Stake

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    Johnsen, Christian Garmann; Olaison, Lena; Meier Sørensen, Bent

    2017-01-01

    that sustainable entrepreneurship consists of making an environmentally friendly and socially conscious style durable, but also of disrupting such a style. In order to illustrate our argument, we use the example of the sustainable smartphone producer Fairphone. In conclusion, we argue that the concept of style may...

  2. China's Economic Security at Stake

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    Jiang Yong

    2007-01-01

    National economic security refers to the freedom of a sovereign state from any internal or external threats, either actual or perceived, to its economic interests. The notion varies in meaning from one country to another, due to their differences in security environment, cognition and defense capabilities. It took quite a long time for China to form its own definition in an overall, profound manner, with controversy still lingering among divergent interest groups and/or schools of thought. As the author sees it, formidable internal and external challenges threaten the country in this regard. We should maintain awareness of the risks from monopoly-driven mergers and acquisitions of foreign capital in a growing number of our industries.

  3. [Rest for safety: which stakes?].

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    Mion, G; Ricouard, S

    2007-01-01

    In 2003 were promulgated the texts regulating rest and safety, in the USA (approved by the ACGME) and in France (January 9th, 2001 and September 14th, 2001). The institution of the "rest for safety", an eleven hours duration interruption of activity, immediately after a night-call, can be viewed as a progress in the search for safety. Several studies showed a link between excessive work hours and occurrence of medical incidents related to tiredness. However published data do not show a link between tiredness and patients endangering. The tiredness resulting from sleep deprivation and disturbances in circadian rhythms is a cumulative phenomenon erased by a period of rest. In spite of a large individual variability, tiredness increases anxiety scores, irritability, depression and it deteriorates cognitive performances. The concept of "prophylactic" rest considers that a subject cannot start, rested, a work if he did not sleep at least 5 hours the previous night, or 12 hours during the previous 48 hours. The second important aspect of the rest for safety is the long-term prevention of potential pathologies in medical staff, in particular burnout syndrome. In our profession, night calls are considered most stressful; the psychological stress related to anticipation and night context causes measurable cardiovascular disturbances in anesthesiologists. Shift-work sleep disorders may induce gastric ulcers, heart attacks, metabolic syndrome, depression and accidents related to somnolence. Long duration work-hours, accompanied by sleep deprivation, may double the risk of car accidents in junior physicians, in whom vigilance levels can compare with those of patients concerned by narcolepsy or with the cognitive disturbances induced by alcohol intoxication. Reduced work-hours improve vigilance and divide by three the rate of serious medical errors. True opportunities of sleep and control of sleep duration at the individual level could be suggested. The idea that taking the necessary rest would be synonymous with a decrease of efficiency in patient care is not demonstrated, but the danger of a poorer information transmission should be handed with an optimization of our manpower and organization. Aging is accompanied by a progressive disorganization of sleep. The foreseeable shortage of manpower, synonymous with aging of the medical actors and increased vulnerability to tiredness, is a posteriori the justification of the institution of the rest for safety.

  4. The greenhouse stakes of globalization

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    As 2012 approaches, twenty-five years have passed since the Brundtland report defining sustainable development as a progress that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (United Nations). Currently, the fight a...

  5. The greenhouse stakes of globalization

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    As 2012 approaches, twenty-five years have passed since the Brundtland report defining sustainable development as a progress that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (United Nations). Currently, the fight a...

  6. Rapport mondial sur l’Éducation, le droit à l’éducation. Vers l’Éducation pour tous, tout au long de la vie, UNESCO, 2000

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    Lanoue, Éric

    2012-01-01

    Cette livraison du Rapport mondial sur l’Éducation est la dernière du siècle précédent, la première de celui qui commence. À bien des égards, son titre complète celui de la conférence conjointement organisée par la Banque Mondiale, le Pnud, l’Unicef et l’Unesco à Jomtien en Thaïlande (1990). Il s’en inspire, mais seulement en partie ; viennent s’ajouter la notion de droit à l’Éducation, la préposition vers et le syntagme tout au long de la vie. Pourquoi ces ajouts, à quoi tient la composition...

  7. Etude en laboratoire de l’effet du rapport de surconsolidation sur le comportement non drainé des sols. Laboratory study of overconsolidated ratio of the undrained soil behavior.

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    Khelafi H.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Dans cet article, on présente une étude en laboratoire de l’influence du rapport de surconsolidation sur le comportement non drainé d’un sable limoneux. L’étude est basée sur des essais triaxiaux non drainés qui ont été réalisés pour des rapports de surconsolidation (OCR = 1, 2, 4 et 8 , à des fractions de fines particules du mélange variant entre 0% et 40% .Les essais ont été effectués sur des échantillons ayant une densité initiale Dr =50 %. L’article est scindé en deux parties principales. La première partie présente les sols étudiés ; la seconde partie donne une analyse des essais réalisés et discute de l’influence du rapport de surconsolidation sur la résistance du sol. Les essais montrent que l’augmentation du rapport de surconsolidation (OCR fait croître d’une manière considérable la résistance du sol se traduisant par une augmentation de la dilatance. L’augmentation de la fraction des fines ( Fc de 0 à 40 % augmente la phase de la contractance et par consequent reduit la phase de dilatance du sol étudié. Une décroissance de l’angle de frottement φ° est due a une forte teneur en fine (Fc =40% et à OCR = 1 ( sol normalement consolidé. In this paper, we present a laboratory study of the influence of overconsolidation ratio on the undrained behavior of silty sand. This study is based on the undrained triaxial tests which were performed for the overconsolidation ratio at OCR = 1, 2, 4 and 8, with fractions of fines of mixture varying between 0 % and 40 %. Tests were carried out on samples with an relative density Dr= 50% and confinement pressure σ’c = 100 kPa . The article is divided into two main parts. The first one presents the soils studied and the second one gives an analysis of the results and discusses the influence of overconsolidation ratio on the shear strength of the soil. The tests show that the shear strength of the soil increases with increasing overconsolidation ratio

  8. Published White House Internal Memos: Legal Transparency or Subtle Electoral Canvassing? La publication officielle des rapports internes de la Maison Blanche : transparence légale ou subtile stratégie électorale ?

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    Mounir Triki

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Dans quelle mesure la manipulation du « genre » est-elle une stratégie utile  à des fins pragmatiques ? Les rapports internes de la Maison Blanche et les décrets officiels présentent un intérêt d’analyse stimulant : celui de « l’affiliation générique ». D’un côté, ce sont des exemples de discours officiels, d’où leur vocabulaire légal. D’autre part, le fait qu’ils sont publiés et non tenus secrets signifie que le bureau de presse de la Maison Blanche y voit une utilité politique certaine en les rendant public, d’où la présence d’une coloration propagandiste subtile des messages. Afin d’illustrer ce « jeu générique », l’étude des rapports internes de G.W. Bush sur la politique des Indiens d’Amérique est au cœur de notre réflexion. Il est intéressant de noter que la période de publications de ces écrits coïncide curieusement avec des événements politiques de grande importance, servant ainsi des ambitions plus ou moins voilées.

  9. Teachers' Role in Reconstructing Good Rapport between University Students and Teachers%教师在重塑大学和谐师生关系中的作用

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    王会凯

    2011-01-01

    Teacher-student relation is one of the most important factors which influence the vitality of education.However there exist many problems in today's teacher-student relation which allow no negligence,such as indifference,superfaciality and utilitarianism.Post-modernist educationalists shed some light on the reconstruction of a good rapport between teachers and students in Chinese universities.Teachers should be active in changing their roles as well as class patterns,using all possible methods to reconstruct the good rapport between students and teachers.%师生关系是决定教育系统生命力的最重要因素之一,是大学教育中最基本的人际关系。目前大学师生关系存在着许多不容忽视的问题,如师生关系淡漠化、表面化、功利化。后现代主义教育家关于师生关系的新理念对我国大学师生关系的重塑提供了有益的借鉴和启发。教师,作为大学教育的中坚力量,应该积极的转变自身的角色,改变课堂活动模式,使用多种方法通过课堂教学重塑和谐的大学师生关系。

  10. The Teachers' Role in Reconstruting the Rapport between University Students and Teachers%教师在重塑大学和谐师生关系中的作用

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    王会凯

    2011-01-01

    Teacher-student relation is one of the most important factors which influence the vitality of education.However there exist many problems in today's teacher-student relation which allow no negligence,such as indifference,superficiality and utilitarianism.Educationalists give a very incisive expounding of teacher's role and the teacher-student relation in modern society based on Post-modernism,which shed some light on the reconstrucion of a good rapport between teachers and students in Chinese universities.Teachers should be active in changing their roles as well as class patterns,using all possible methods to reconstruct the good rapport between students and teachers.%师生关系是决定教育系统生命力的最重要因素之一,是大学教育中最基本的人际关系。目前,大学师生关系存在着许多不容忽视的问题,如师生关系淡漠化、表面化,功利化。后现代主义教育家对现代社会教师的作用和师生关系进行了精辟的论述。他们关于师生关系的新理念对我国大学师生关系的重塑提供了有益的借鉴和启发。教师,作为大学教育的中坚力量,应该积极转变自身的角色,改变课堂活动模式,使用多种方法通过课堂教学重塑和谐的大学师生关系。

  11. Precarity in the Brussels-Capital Region: The Issues at Stake for Public Policy in Response to the Precarization of Single-parent Families in Brussels

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    Martin Wagener

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The process of precarization is analysed in different manners in most literature concerning contemporary stakes of western welfare states. In comparison to other countries, Belgium has known a rather specific and delimited effect of the economic crisis from 2008, but certain groups face rather an ongoing effect of precarization on multiple and intertwined aspects. The aim of the article is to analyse the situation of precarity of single-parent families in the Brussels-Capital Region. The attention to that group is related to its higher risk of precarity and poverty. Furthermore it allows analysing the limits of public policies in the fight against poverty and precarity, that are clearly inadequate. Various options in terms of public policies and legal measures in the fight against poverty are discussed from three different angles of perspective: socioeconomic positions, social integration and the subjective experience (Dubet 1994. The tension between recognition and redistribution measures is central (Fraser 2011 in the argumentation for a balanced vision of policy measures to address single-parent poverty. La literatura científica sobre las apuestas contemporáneas de los estados de bienestar occidentales analiza de forma diferente el proceso de precarización. En comparación con otros países, Bélgica ha vivido desde 2008 un efecto de la crisis económica bastante específico y delimitado. Sin embargo, algunos grupos se enfrentan a un proceso de precarización continuo en numerosos aspectos, interrelacionados entre sí. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la situación de precariedad de las familias monoparentales de la región de Bruselas capital. La atención a ese grupo está relacionada con su mayor riesgo de precariedad y pobreza. Además, permite analizar los límites de las políticas públicas en la lucha contra la pobreza y la precariedad, que son claramente insuficientes. Se analizan desde tres puntos de vista diversas

  12. La dictature des colonels en Grèce, 1967-1974 The colonel’s dictatorship in Greece, 1967-1974, geostrategical stakes

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    Corinne Talon

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available L’analyse de la dictature des colonels grecs (1967-74 vue par 3 quotidiens français révèle, par ses divergences, les orientations de la presse française.Il s’agit de présenter dans cet article, les enjeux géostratégiques de la dictature des colonels en Grèce, de montrer si ce régime, en Méditerranée, durant la guerre froide, présentait un intérêt pour les États-Unis, et ceci, à travers les analyses de trois quotidiens nationaux français : Le Monde, Le Figaro et L’Humanité. Cet article s’articule autour de trois périodes. La première, 1967, présente la thèse officielle du régime : la mise en place de la dictature en raison d’une menace communiste imminente. Cette partie montre la divergence d’analyse des trois journaux sur cette thèse, mais aussi, sur le rôle des États-Unis. La deuxième période se concentre sur les années 1968 à 1973 et montre les points de vue sur l’existence d’une protection américaine du régime. Si pour les trois journaux, les États-Unis soutiennent le régime pour des raisons géostratégiques, en revanche, pour Le Monde et l’Humanité, cette protection va au-delà, car elle permet au régime de se maintenir. Enfin, la troisième partie traite de l’année 1974, du coup d’État manqué à Chypre, de la chute de la dictature, et là encore, du rôle, voire de la responsabilité des États-Unis. Ces divergences, convergences ou nuances d’appréciations constituent une somme d’interrogation et de recherches.The purpose of this article is to present the geostrategical stakes of the colonels’ dictatorship in Greece, through the analysis of three French national daily newspaper: Le Monde, L’Humanité and Le Figaro. It will show whether or not this regime, in the Mediterranean, during the cold war, represented an interest for the US. This article turns around three periods. The first, 1967, presents the regime’s official standpoint: the establishment of the

  13. 高风险语言考试焦虑对考试成绩效应的混合路径分析%The Mixed Path Analysis on the Impact of Test Anxiety in High-stake Language Test

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    张建华

    2015-01-01

    This study conducted a survey on 218 students of English major by questionnaires about their anxiety before Test for English Major-Band 4(TEM4), during TEM4, and their TEM4 self-efficacy, then constructs the mixed model for path analysis among the three factors and their TEM4 scores. The path analysis found:(1)in high-stake language tests, anxiety during test could have more accurate predictive power for test scores;(2)in high-stake language tests, the impact on students’scores from their anxiety before test, anxiety during test and self-efficacy shows: ①anxiety before test, anxiety during test and self-efficacy respectively have an direct impact on their scores;②their anxiety before test showed intermediary effect on their scores via their anxiety during test and self-efficacy and at the same time their self-efficacy showed intermediary effect on their scores via their anxiety during test. Therefore, the construction of high-stake language test anxiety from the process-oriented perspective demonstrates the complexity of the impact of test anxiety on students’scores.%通过对218名英语专业学生的专业英语四级考试考前焦虑、考中焦虑、自我效能感的问卷调查,构建以上三者和考试成绩之间的混合路径分析模型。路径分析发现:在高风险语言考试中,考中焦虑对考试成绩具有更为准确的预测力;考前焦虑、考中焦虑、自我效能感对考试成绩的效应主要表现为:考前焦虑、考中焦虑、自我效能感分别对考试成绩有直接效应;考前焦虑通过考中焦虑和自我效能感对考试成绩有间接效应,同时,自我效能感通过考中焦虑对考试成绩有间接效应。从过程化的视角构建高风险语言考试焦虑全面地揭示了考试焦虑对考试成绩效应的复杂性。

  14. Investigation on Stake Welding Method of T-joints for Metal Sandwich Panel%金属夹芯结构制造中的T型接头Stake焊接方法研究

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    谷侃锋; 魏强; 赵明扬

    2012-01-01

    The Stake welding method of T-joints is a critical technology for making metal sandwich panels. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of making metal sandwich panels with welding method, three welding methods, including laser welding, gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding, and laser-TIG hybrid welding with cold welding wire, were investigated experimentally on Stake welding method of titanium alloy thin sheet T-joints. The weld forming properties of the T-joints and some affecting factors were analyzed under this three welding methods. The results show that the laser-TIG hybrid welding with cold welding wire method is an ideal technical for the Stake welding method of T-joints for making metal sandwich panels, which has more advantages than the laser welding method and the gas tungsten arc(TIG) welding method in the microstructure of welded joint, efficiency of welding, weld shaping and adaptability of weld gap.%T型接头的Stake焊接方法是实现金属夹芯板焊接制造的关键技术之一.为了论证焊接制造金属夹芯板的可行性,本文通过实验对比研究了在单一激光、TIG电弧和激光-TIG电弧复合等三种焊接工艺下,钛合金薄板T型接头Stake焊接焊缝成形特点及影响因素.结果表明,激光-TIG电弧焊是实现钛合金薄板T型接头Stake焊接的理想工艺,在焊缝组织、焊接效率、焊缝成形、间隙适应性等方面比单一激光或TIG焊接工艺有明显的优势,可以应用于金属夹芯板的焊接制造.

  15. Countries in transition and the developing countries in the negotiation on the climatic change. Stakes of the Kyoto conference; Les pays en transition et les pays en developpement dans la negociation sur le changement climatique. Les enjeux de la conference de Kyoto

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    Blanchard, O.; Cavard, D.; Faudry, D.; Girod, J.; Menanteau, P.; Viguier, L

    1997-10-01

    This document presents the positions of the countries in transition and the developing countries in the phase of the negotiations on the climatic change between 1994 and 1997, then takes stock on the pilot phase of the actions of the associated implementation. The negotiations stakes and the frame of the discussions are also presented. (A.L.B.)

  16. Electric power trading. The first study on stakes and consequences of power trading; Le trading d'electricite. La premiere etude sur les enjeux et consequences du negoce de l'electricite

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    2000-06-01

    Power trading (purchase/sale of electricity on a stock exchange) is an emerging activity in continental Europe while it already came to maturity in the US, in the UK and in Scandinavia. Several stock exchanges have opened since 1988, in particular in Germany, Spain and in The Netherlands. New projects of creation are under study, except in France where public authorities remain reticent with respect to this evolution. Power trade is deeply overturning the organization of power markets with offering an alternative to the direct supply from producers and distributors. This study presents the functioning modes of the main stock exchanges in operation today. It analyzes the stakes of power trade for all intervening parties of the market (historical actors, newcomers and consumers). The situation and the strategic behaviour of 12 key-actors of the power sector are also examined. (J.S.)

  17. Reserch of unilateral clamping lifting tool of great steel tube stake at sea%海上大型基础钢桩单边夹持吊具的研究

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    李挺前

    2013-01-01

    A unilateral clamping suspension tool was researched for tube stake installation of marine fan impeller and it is able to lift great steel tube stake .First of all,it carried out the structural design of the suspension tool and described the its working prin -ciple;Secondly ,the force state of suspension tool clamping was analyzed and the hydraulic and the dead load cam clamping mech -anism were designed and also analyzed the clamping force;Finally,it developed the prototype and carried out hanging tube experi-ments to verify the rationality and reliability of the design of prototype and lay the theoretical and practice foundation for the de -sign of engineering prototype .%针对海上风机叶轮大型基础钢桩的安装作业,进行了一种单边夹持吊具的研究,能够实现大型基础钢桩的海上吊装操作。首先,进行了单边夹持吊具的结构设计并阐述了工作原理;其次,分析了吊具夹紧受力状态,研究了液压缸凸轮与自重凸轮夹紧机构,进行了夹紧力分析;最后,研制了模型样机并进行了吊桩实验,验证了方案设计的合理性与可靠性,为工程样机的设计打下了理论与实践基础。

  18. Perceptions of industrial and nuclear risks. Stakes, negotiations and social development of levels of risk acceptance; Perceptions des risques industriels et nucleaires: enjeux, negociations et construction sociale des seuils d'acception des risques

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    Bernier, S.Ch

    2007-11-15

    In this thesis we will question the perceptions of industrial risks in the occidental world at the beginning of the 21. century. For this purpose we will try to understand how concepts such as sustainable development, precautionary principle, liability, or even zero-risk bias have progressively developed around a thought model based on the scientific rationality. This model is now undermined by its incapacity to fully address the issues it raises and completely avoid the potential risks. However, despite consistent weaknesses, it remains a reference value moulded by past accidents which have led to the making of laws aiming mainly at defining liability and protecting those who are held liable. Thus, public information becomes a requirement for democracy and the protection of this thought model. In this context, the protagonists at stake are security-conscious, economical and political lobbies that constantly redefine the limits of risk acceptance. We come to the realization that our lifestyle and value system remain unchallenged even though undergoing a crisis. The specificity of this research lies into the importance we give to the local approach, dealing with registered Seveso sites and nuclear plants located in Indre et Loire. We have polled five categories of respondents through interviews or questionnaires in order to understand their opinion regarding situations involving technological risks. The result of this survey helps us understand and set the levels of risk acceptance that they define with regard to the industrial risks and show the complexity of a situation involving political stakes, environmental pressures, a profit-driven economy and security constraints, in a vague and complex context. This work gives us a contrasted picture of today's perceptions of risks. (author)

  19. Faisabilité de localisation d'usagers de la route en détresse par la technique TDOA à l'aide d'un réseau de radiotéléphonie GSM. Rapport d'activités, décembre 2001 - décembre 2002

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    2002-01-01

    Contrat INRETS/Région Nord-Pas de Calais n°01-34-0092; Rapport de recherche; La précision de localisation recherchée au sein du réseau cellulaire dédié de deuxième et troisième génération est de l'ordre de grandeur de quelques mètres afin de pouvoir lever l'ambiguïté quant au sens de circulation emprunte par l'usager de la route. Ce paramètre est jugé majeur notamment sur autoroute. Dans la première partie du rapport, nous présentons les différentes étapes du processus de localisation des usa...

  20. Temporalités marchandes et rapport à l'avenir dans les interactions bancaires The time-norms of the Marketplace and ways of anticipating the future in banker-customer interactions

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    Xavier Roux

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Les interactions bancaires constituent une scène d'observation privilégiée de la rencontre entre deux formes de temporalité des conduites économiques, celles véhiculées par les banques, et celles ancrées dans la vie familiale, l'espace domestique et les mondes sociaux dans lesquels ils s'inscrivent. Il s'agit ici de mettre à l'épreuve l'hypothèse suivante : l'étude des formes collectives du rapport à l'avenir – menée par exemple par Pierre Bourdieu en Algérie dans les années 1950, dans un contexte caractérisé par des changements sociaux profonds – peut être étendue également aux évolutions internes, moins idéaltypiques, des sociétés installées de longue date dans le système capitaliste, comme celles induites par la « mise en marché » de l'activité bancaire en France ces dernières décennies. L'ancrage de plus en plus important de l'activité des banques dans les fonctionnements marchands a modifié en profondeur leurs stratégies commerciales ; elles ont contribué à diffuser des schèmes d'action économique nouveaux auprès des consommateurs. La « mise en marché » de l'activité bancaire a ainsi véhiculé un rapport à l'avenir où se mêlent la croyance dans le progrès, la norme de la mise en projet et l'urgence décisionnelle. Ce rapport à l'avenir est tantôt intériorisé par les consommateurs, tantôt confronté à des résistances caractéristiques.Observing advisor-customer interactions in banks provides interesting data to analyze what happens when two different approaches to time come together: those promoted by the banks and those belonging to the family sphere, the home and the social worlds in which they are embedded. In this paper, such data allow us to test the hypothesis that the Bourdieu exemplified approach of collective forms of anticipating the future in the context of the deep social changes taking place in Algeria in the 1950’s, can also apply to the less spectacular

  1. L’excès de l’état par rapport à la situation dans L’être et l’événement de A. Badiou

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    Pierre Cassou-Noguès

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Cet article est une discussion de l’ouvrage de A. Badiou, L’être et l’événement, autour de la question du rapport de l’état (et de l’Etat à la situation. Nous commençons par rappeler la place que donne A. Badiou aux mathématiques dans son dispositif. Nous parcourons ensuite L’être et l’événement en prenant comme fil directeur cette question, du rapport de l’état à la situation. La dernière partie compare la position de A. Badiou à la tradition « épistémologique » en France et, en particulier, aux textes de Jean Cavaillès, dont A. Badiou se réclame à plusieurs reprises. L’originalité de A. Badiou dans cette tradition est sans doute sa rupture avec la perspective historique mais le problème, que cette confrontation pose, est de savoir s’il est en effet possible de couper les théories mathématiques de leur histoire, comme A. Badiou doit le faire.This paper concerns A. Badiou’s treaty, L’être et l’évenement, and the question of the relationship between “state” and “situation”. We first discuss the role that is given to mathematics in A. Badiou’s philosophy. We then read rather extensively L’être et l’événement, following our problem, the relationship between “state” and “situation”. In the last part, we compare A. Badiou’s position to the tradition of “epistemology” in France, using in particular Cavaillès’ writings. A. Badiou appears to dissociate himself from the historical perspective that made the core of this tradition of epistemology since Brunschvicg. But the problem is whether one can indeed separate mathematical theories from their history and their context, as A. Badiou, or “Badiouism”, is bound to do.    

  2. Prize something, including quality. The price of supply interruption. On the search for {phi}. Technical report; Op prijs gesteld, maar ook op kwaliteit. De prijs van stroomonderbrekingen. Op zoek naar {phi}. Technisch rapport

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    Baarsma, B.E.; Berkhout, P.H.G.; Hop, J.P.

    2004-04-01

    The Dutch Office of Energy Regulation (DTe) plans to adjust the present regulations with regard to regional electricity network companies. In 2002 an integrated model for pricing and quality regulations is drafted, which is expected to be implemented in 2005. This report serves as input for such a model. Quality is defined in terms of electricity supply disruptions. The aim of the study on the title subject is to determine prices for different types of power supply disruptions. The study is based on a survey among 12,400 households and nearly 2,500 small and medium-sized businesses in the Netherlands. [Dutch] De Dienst uitvoering en Toezicht energie (DTe) is voornemens om de huidige regelgeving ten aanzien van de regionale elektriciteitsnetbedrijven aan te passen. Hiertoe zijn in 2002 verkenningen voor een geintegreerd prijs- en kwaliteitsreguleringsmodel opgesteld, dat naar verwachting begin 2005 worden ingevoerd. Dit rapport dient als input voor het kwaliteitsreguleringsmodel. Kwaliteit is hier gedefinieerd in termen van stroomonderbrekingen. Het doel van het onderzoek is om prijskaartjes vast te stellen voor verschillende soorten stroomonderbrekingen. Zo kunnen de onderbrekingskosten verschillen afhankelijk van bijvoorbeeld het tijdstip (dagdeel, dag van de week, seizoen), de duur van de onderbreking, het wel of niet ontvangen van een waarschuwing vooraf en het aantal onderbrekingen. Het onderzoek is gebaseerd op een enquete onder 12.400 huishoudens en bijna 2500 MKB-bedrijven.

  3. Un Canada et un Québec qui conjuguent le passé différemment : le poids du passé dans le rapport préliminaire de la Commission royale d’enquête sur le bilinguisme et le biculturalisme

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    Valérie Lapointe-Gagnon

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Cet article s’articule autour d’une source, le rapport préliminaire de la Commission royale d’enquête sur le bilinguisme et le biculturalisme, qui permet, à l’aide de bribes de témoignages de citoyens canadiens et de l’analyse des commissaires, de pénétrer les mémoires québécoise et canadienne, qui évoluent en vases clos. Paru en 1965, le rapport préliminaire révèle au grand jour l’intensité de la crise canadienne, une intensité telle qu’elle menace, aux yeux des commissaires, l’unité du pays. Comment se manifestent les traces du passé au sein du rapport ? Qu’est-ce que le document révèle sur les mémoires canadienne et québécoise ? Où la crise décrite par les commissaires puise-t-elle sa source ? Tels sont les questionnements qui nous intéresseront. À travers l’analyse du rapport préliminaire, se dégage toute la complexité des rapports canado-québécois. Se dégage également des pistes de solutions qui sont encore criantes d’actualité.This article is about a source, the Preliminary Report of the Royal Commission on Bilinguism and Biculturalism, that permits to enter, through the fragments of testimonies of Canadian citizens and their analysis by the commissers, in the Quebecers and Canadians’ memories, which evolve in two ways apart. Published in 1965, the Preliminary Report had the effect of a bomb in revealing the intensity of the Canadian crisis, which threatens, according to the commissers, the Canadian unity. How does the tracks of past manifest themselves within the report? What does the document reveal on the Canadian and Quebecois memories? Where does the crisis described by commissers draws its source? Such are the questionings which will interest us. Through the analysis of the preliminary report, all the complexity of the Canado-Quebecois connections is appearing. Also appears some solutions which are still of a profound actuality.

  4. The guiding principles of the IRPA on the involvement of interested parties (Stake holders) in the management of radiation protection; Los principios orientativos de la IRPA sobre la implicacion de las partes interesadas (Stakeholders) en la gestion de la proteccion radiologica

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    Arranz, L.; Carboneras, P.; Gallego, E.; Garcia, A.; Rodriguez, M.

    2011-07-01

    There is general consensus that the effective and well structured involvement of interested parties (stake holders) improves the quality of decision making and can achieve more effective and sustainable decisions that generate greater confidence among people and groups affected. The International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) could not remain indifferent to this issue and has prepared a document of guiding principles for consideration, recommends to its members.

  5. Substances toxiques persistantes (PTS dans les corps gras : État des lieux d’après le rapport du programme des Nations-Unies pour l’environnement (PNUE

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    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Depuis plus de trente ans, une attention croissante a été portée sur les risques pour la santé humaine posés par la contamination de l’environnement par les substances toxiques persistantes (PTS. Ces composés persistent pendant de longues périodes dans les compartiments abiotiques et biotiques, sont transportés sur de longues distances depuis leurs points sources et s’accumulent chez l’homme et les organismes via les chaînes alimentaires. En 1997, le PNUE propose une liste initiale de 12 substances appelées polluants organiques persistants (POPs : aldrine, endrine, dieldrine, chordane, DDT, heptachlore, toxaphène, mirex, hexachlorobenzène, PCBs, dioxines (PCDDs, furanes (PCDFs. En 2001, de nouveaux composés sont ajoutés sur la liste des PTS en fonction de leurs caractéristiques comme la liposolubilité, leur résistance à la dégradation, leur forte toxicité ou la constance des apports : hexachlorohexane, PAHs, endosulfan, pentachlorophénol, formes organiques des métaux lourds : mercure, étain et plomb, phtalates, PBDEs\\\\PBBs, chlordécone, alkyl phénols, atrazine. Les sources de PTS sont diverses : (1 Utilisation de produits chimiques industriels comme les pesticides ou les emballages, (2 Réservoirs historiques déjà présents dans l’environnement essentiellement dans les sols et les sédiments ou sous forme de stocks périmés, (3 Sous-produits de process, en particulier comme contaminants indésirables de procédés industriels et de combustion. La France a été associée au rapport de la région IV méditerranéenne. Les niveaux dans les compartiments de l’environnement sont rapportés et l’exposition de l’homme via l’alimentation (vecteur essentiel est estimée en fonction des données collectées. Une évaluation des risques associés a été faite quand les données étaient suffisantes (PAHs, PCBs, PCDD\\\\F, Me Hg. Les lipides apparaissent comme vecteurs majeurs des PTS à travers la cha

  6. 基于和谐管理看交谈的礼仪规范与话语不礼貌%Conversational Etiquette and Impoliteness Viewed from Rapport Management

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    周静涵

    2013-01-01

    In real-life communication, it is not uncommon that impolite conversational behaviours described in etiquette are not considered impolite. Most theoretical researches on this phenomenon just point out the weaknesses of equating impoliteness with bad behaviours contradictory to norms, and elaborate on the dynamics of norms. However, this approach cannot be applied in analysing real communication. Rapport management proposed by Spencer-Oatey (2002, 2008) offers a new perspective on impoliteness, which views it from interpersonal relations, and incorporates not only the notion that impoliteness is a kind of negative judgement but also that norms are cognitive and experiential. The paper illustrates how norms operate in people’s evaluation of whether a speech act is impolite or not in real communication by analysing rapport orientation, face, social rights, interactional objectives, weights of the factors, and all the parties involved.%交谈的礼仪规范虽然列举了言语交际中的不礼貌现象,但许多真实话语交际的情形与之并不相符。理论研究对这种情况处理的方法多为一方面指出把不礼貌等同于不规范言行这种静态观点的缺陷,另一方面对规范的动态性进行说明。但这种理论解释应用于交际实践的分析时可操作性不强。Spencer-Oatey建立的和谐管理模式从人际和谐的角度分析话语(不)礼貌现象,突破了之前不礼貌研究单一维度着眼的思路。和谐管理模式不仅呼应了当前对不礼貌本质是一种评价的观点,包含了规范具有认知体验性的理念,而且提供了研究规范与不礼貌之间关系的新视界。通过结合实例分析交谈礼仪规范的人际和谐管理理据,综合考虑交际双方的面子、社交权和交际目标的权重,以及交际双方的平衡问题,应用该模式可为真实交际中的交谈的礼仪规范在人们将话语评价为不礼貌时的作用原理提供了一种具体而合理的诠释。

  7. Rapport. Sur le droit à l’appréciation critique et sur les restrictions légitimes de l’importunité de l'homosexualité

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    Igor V. Ponkine

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Dans le présent Rapport on entend par la notion “homosexualité” sa plus large et spécifique signification en tant que “l’ideologie de l'homosexualisme”.SOMMAIRE: Introduction - 1. Argumentation du droit à l’évaluation critique de l'homosexualité et de ses aspects sociaux - 2. Caractère agressif de l'idéologie de l'homosexualisme - 3. Atteinte cruelle et inhumaine de lésions corporelles portée à l’individu, les dommages à sa santé dans la pratique de l'homosexualité ”masculine” - 4. Sur la manipulation par les chiffres - 5.  Mythe sur la discriminations massives des homosexuels - 6. Violation des Droits de l’Homme et insulte à la dignité humaine pendant les ”gay parades” - 7. Normes de la législation étrangère, émanant de la reconnaissance par l'État des méfaits sociaux de l'homosexualité - 8. Positions juridiques de la Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme ayant le point d’impact sur l’élaboration des solutions à propos des questions à discuter - 9. Contradiction à ”l’Ordre public” de la Fédération de Russie des exigences d'établir des régimes juridiques privilégiés pour les homosexuels et leurs groupements et de poursuivre pour toute critique de l'homosexualité – 10. Conclusions.

  8. World and energy. Geopolitical stakes. 1 - the clues to understand. 2 - the maps in hands; Le monde et l'energie. Enjeux geopolitiques. 1 - les clefs pour comprendre. 2- les cartes en mains

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    Furfari, S. [Commission de Bruxelles (Belgium)

    2007-07-01

    In the energy domain, globalization has become a visible reality since several decades, in particular since the first petroleum shock of 1974/1975, but in reality since the first world war when petroleum started to play a key role. The aim of this book is to explain geopolitics and to foresee the Earth's future at the time of a major energy turn. In the first volume, the author explores the different eras of the energy world. A large part is devoted to the main energy resources with some precision about reserves, exploitation means and their impacts on the environment and on the climatic change. The second volume describes the main energy markets and their foreseeable evolution through a geopolitical analysis of maps. A large part is devoted to the European supplies and to the East-West relations which control them, in particular because of the huge gas reserves of Russia and of its former satellite countries. Another part is devoted to the big wold consumers, the present day ones (the USA) and the new ones (China and India), who stake both on North-South relations (Middle East and South America for the USA and Africa for China and India), and on areas which were traditionally of Europe's interests. (J.S.)

  9. CO{sub 2} emissions abatement and geologic sequestration - industrial innovations and stakes - status of researches in progress; Reduction des emissions et stockage geologique du CO{sub 2} - innovation et enjeux industriels - le point des recherches en cours

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    NONE

    2005-07-01

    This colloquium was jointly organized by the French institute of petroleum (IFP), the French agency of environmental and energy mastery (Ademe) and the geological and mining research office (BRGM). This press kit makes a status of the advances made in CO{sub 2} emissions abatement and geological sequestration: technological advances of CO{sub 2} capture and sequestration, geological reservoir dimensioning with respect to the problem scale, duration of such an interim solution, CO{sub 2} emissions abatement potentialities of geological sequestration, regulatory, economical and financial implications, international stakes of greenhouse gas emissions. This press kit comprises a press release about the IFP-Ademe-BRGM colloquium, a slide presentation about CO{sub 2} abatement and sequestration, and four papers: a joint IFP-Ademe-BRGM press conference, IFP's answers to CO{sub 2} emissions abatement, Ademe's actions in CO{sub 2} abatement and sequestration, and BRGM's experience in CO{sub 2} sequestration and climatic change expertise. (J.S.)

  10. New and renewable energies. Stakes, driving forces and perspectives of the renewable energies market; Les energies nouvelles et renouvelables. Les enjeux, les moteurs et les perspectives du marche des energies renouvelables

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    2000-09-01

    New and renewable energies (hydro-power, wind-power, solar, biomass, biogas, geothermal and fuel cells) are progressively entering the industrialization phase (except for hydro-power which is already largely developed). Thus they are no more considered as solutions for utopian ecologists but have reached the status of alternative technologies. This study takes stock of the following questions: what are the applications of renewable energies, what is their stage of development and their potential with respect to fossil fuels, what are their perspectives of development, and what are the strategies developed by the actors of the sector? The main stakes of the renewable energy sector are: fulfilling the increasing power needs (in particular with the wind and solar power in isolated areas), improving the competitiveness (reduction of the investment costs), developing financial incentives (tax relief, financial helps, eco-taxes..), participating to the reduction of pollutant emissions. The renewable energy sector is progressively structuring and profits by the increasing implication of major energy actors, such as the oil companies. The behaviour and strategy of 14 major actors of the renewable energy sector is also analyzed. (J.S.)

  11. Energy policy conference on the technical-economical stakes of hydrogen as future energy vector; Conference de politique energetique sur les enjeux technico-economiques de l'hydrogene comme vecteur energetique

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    2002-01-01

    This document is the report of the conference meeting jointly organized by the French general plan commission and the general direction of energy and raw materials on the technical-economical stakes of hydrogen as future energy source, and in particular of hydrogen fuel-cells for cogeneration and vehicle applications: 1 - presentation of the general context: status of the hydrogen industry, French R and D and industrial actors, international status; 2 - competition or association with fossil fuels: which opportunities for hydrogen, recall of the 2020 and 2050 energy prospects, impact of hydrogen on climate change, energy efficiency reference of vehicles, CO{sub 2} emissions 'from the well to the wheel' for the different energy sources, perspectives of hydrogen fuels; 3 - main results of the study carried out by the CEREN on the prospects of stationary fuel cells in France: description of the study, concrete case of a 500 beds hospital, economic and environmental conclusions. The transparencies corresponding to the 3 points above are attached to the report. (J.S.)

  12. Étude des équilibres thermodynamiques des réactions de gazéification en vue de l'optimisation du rapport vapeur/comburant injecté dans un gazogène souterrain Study of Thermodynamic Equilibria in Gasification Reactions So As to Optimise the Steam/Oxidizer Ratio Injected Into an Underground Gas Generator

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    Pirard J. P.

    2006-01-01

    Le but de cette étude est de déterminer sur la base des équilibres thermodynamiques des réactions de gazéification le rapport vapeur/comburant à injecter dans un gazogène fonctionnant sous pression pour optimaliser les compositions, les pouvoirs calorifiques, les rendements de gazéification et la consommation d'agent gazéifiant. The aim of this study is to determine, on the basis of the thermodynamic equilibria of gazification reactions, the steam/oxidizer ratio to be injected into a gas g...

  13. Produção do maxixe-do-reino em função do sistema de tutoramento e do espaçamento Yield of achocha as a result of the staking system and spacing

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    Cândido A. da Costa

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas as características produtivas do maxixe-do-reino [Cyclanthera pedata L. Schrad.], em função de sistemas de tutoramento e do espaçamento. O experimento foi conduzido na UFMG em Montes Claros. Empregou-se o delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições e arranjo em faixas 3 x 2, sendo três sistemas de tutoramento (cerca vertical, cerca cruzada com varas e cerca cruzada com fitilho de polietileno e dois espaçamentos entre plantas (1,0 x 0,5 m e 1,0 x 1,0 m, totalizando 24 parcelas. Cada faixa correspondeu a um sistema de condução. As características produtivas dos frutos em número e em peso foram significativamente maiores nas plantas cultivadas no sistema de cerca vertical, onde cada planta produziu, em média, 56 frutos, equivalendo ao peso de 2,68 kg. Nesse sistema houve melhor fixação dos ramos no tutor e menor incidência de frutos danificados por contato com o solo. No espaçamento 1,0 x 1,0 m houve maior rendimento de frutos por planta em número e em peso, resultante do menor efeito competição entre plantas por água, nutrientes e luz. Já, a produtividade por área foi menor devido ao menor número de plantas por ha.A field experiment was carried out to evaluate the yield of achocha [Cyclanthera pedata L. Schrad. ] in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, as a result of the staking system and within-row spacing. The experimental design was of randomized blocks with four replications, arranged in a scheme 3 x 2, being three staking systems (vertical fence, pole-trellised fence and polyethylene ribbon-trellised fence and two within-row spacings (1,0 x 1,0 m and 1,0 x 0,5 m, totalizing 24 plots. The fruit number and weight were significantly higher from plants cultivated in the system of vertical fence, where each plant produced 56 fruits on average, corresponding to 2,68 kg. In this system plants presented better fixation to the tutor, besides having minor incidence of damaged fruits

  14. Rapport d’étape – Le Système canadien hospitalier d’information et de recherche en prévention des traumatismes : un système de surveillance des blessures dynamique et novateur

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    J. Crain

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Ce rapport d’étape sur le Système canadien hospitalier d’information et de recherche en prévention des traumatismes (SCHIRPT, un système de surveillance des blessures et des empoisonnements utilisé par les services d’urgence, décrit le résultat de la migration d’un processus d’entrée et de codage des données centralisé vers le processus décentralisé de l’eSCHIRPT, réalisée en 2011. Ce système sécurisé accroît la souplesse et la rapidité globales du SCHIRPT, attributs clés d’un système de surveillance efficace. La plate-forme intégrée de l’eSCHIRPT permet une entrée de données et un accès aux données en temps quasi réel, comprend des outils conviviaux de gestion et d’analyse des données et facilite la communication et la connectivité au sein du réseau du SCHIRPT grâce à un centre de collaboration en ligne. L’essai pilote mené actuellement sur les outils automatisés de contrôle de données et d’analyse des tendances – destinés à surveiller et à mettre en évidence les données d’entrée à partir de critères prédéfinis (par exemple un nouveau produit de consommation – révèle le potentiel de détection rapide des nouveaux dangers, enjeux et tendances que possède l’eSCHIRPT.

  15. Fluid Displacement Efficiency in Layered Porous Media. Mobility Ratio Influence Efficacité de déplacement de fluides en milieu poreux stratifié. Influence du rapport de mobilité

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    Wright R. J.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Important effects of petroleum reservoir stratification upon chemical enhanced oil recovery processes have been modelled using systems containing layers of two different permeabilities. Experimentally, visual models composed of glass bead packings have been exploited and miscible matched-density displacements performed. The results show a strong sensitivity to fluid mobility ratio. Flow pattern observation and mathematical analysis have shown that complex viscous crossflow processes are very influential. We present a non-empirical mathematical model for dual layer systems. Our calculation of crossflow effects using this analytical method compares favourably with experimental results from varions sources. Finally, we show how to apply this model to multilayer cross-sectional and three-dimensional problems. Des effets majeurs de la stratification de réservoirs pétroliers sur les procédés chimiques de récupération assistée du pétrole ont été modélisés au moyen de systèmes comprenant des couches à deux perméabilités différentes. Pour l'approche expérimentale, nous avons eu recours à des modèles d'observation composés de billes de verre où des déplacements de fluides miscibles de densités ajustées ont été réalisés. Les résultats indiquent une forte sensibilité au rapport de mobilité des fluides. L'observation du schéma d'écoulement et son analyse mathématique ont montré que des phénomènes d'écoulement visqueux interbancs ont une très grande influence. Nous présentons un modèle mathématique non empirique de systèmes à double couche. Nos calculs des effets des écoulements transversaux avec des méthodes analytiques sont bien vérifiés par les résultats expérimentaux provenant de sources diverses. Nous montrons enfin comment appliquer ce modèle à des problèmes à plusieurs bancs avec échanges entre couches et à trois dimensions.

  16. Une analyse d’une production de discours rapporté : l’introduction des tours de parole dans “Hills Like White Elephants” d’Ernest Hemingway

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    Grégoire LACAZE

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Cette nouvelle d’Ernest Hemingway est construite principalement autour du report de paroles au discours direct des deux personnages principaux. Elle a déjà fait l’objet de nombreuses études critiques, notamment sur le style de son auteur. Nous nous intéressons ici à un aspect souvent négligé dans ces études, l’introduction du discours direct, car celle-ci nous semble relativement importante dans la réception1 de la nouvelle.À partir de cette production de discours rapporté, nous étudierons comment le narrateur choisit d’introduire les différents tours de parole. Cette réflexion, s’inscrivant dans une perspective énonciative, s’appuiera sur une étude grammaticale et sémantique prenant en compte les spécificités du genre de la nouvelle et leur influence sur les choix stylistiques de l’auteur. Une étude statistique sur la composition des structures d’introduction du discours des personnages viendra étayer l’analyse.Hemingway’s short story, “Hills Like White Elephants”, is largely built around a reported dialogue involving two main characters. Although many critical studies have been devoted to this short story, focusing especially on Hemingway’s style, this paper seeks to explore a relatively neglected theme, namely the introduction of direct speech, which acquires significant importance in the reception of the short story.Thanks to the dialogue that materializes as an occurrence of reported speech produced by a reporter, we will study how the narrator chooses to introduce the various turns constituting the dialogue. This analysis, inscribed within the framework of an enunciative approach, aims at pointing out the stylistic devices used by the author. Both linguistic and semantic aspects will be taken into account as well as the specificities induced by the genre of the short story and their influence on the stylistic choices made by the author. The analysis will be backed up with statistical data

  17. More with thermal energy storage. Report 6. High temperature storage. Overview of knowledge and results of measurements with regard to high temperature storage systems. Final report; Meer met bodemenergie. Rapport 6. Hogetemperatuuropslag. Kennisoverzicht en praktijkmetingen rondom hogetemperatuuropslagsystemen. Eindrapport

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    Drijver, B. [IF Technology, Arnhem (Netherlands)

    2012-03-30

    project is ingericht met verschillende werkpakketten. In werkpakket 2 worden de effecten van individuele en collectieve bodemenergiesystemen op de ondergrond en de omgeving onderzocht, in werkpakket 3 worden de kansen voor bodemenergie en bodemsanering onderzocht en in werkpakket 4 worden nieuwe duurzame combinaties van KWO met andere functies verkend. Werkpakket 1 is het overkoepelende deel waarin communicatie, beleid en participatie van deelnemers van MMB centraal staat. In dit rapport zijn de resultaten opgenomen van het onderzoek op het gebied van hoge temperatuur warmteopslag. Restwarmte die in de zomer beschikbaar is zou in de winterperiode goed kunnen worden gebruikt voor verwarmingsdoeleinden. Om dat mogelijk te maken moet de warmte tijdelijk worden opgeslagen. Gebleken is dat de ondergrond hier goed voor kan worden gebruikt, hetgeen heeft geresulteerd in een sterke groei van de systemen die daarvoor nodig zijn: WKO-systemen.

  18. Reduction of emissions and geological storage of CO{sub 2}. Innovation an industrial stakes; Reduction des emissions et stockage geologique du CO{sub 2}. Innovation et enjeux industriels

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    Mandil, C.; Podkanski, J.; Socolow, R.; Dron, D.; Reiner, D.; Horrocks, P.; Fernandez Ruiz, P.; Dechamps, P.; Stromberg, L.; Wright, I.; Gazeau, J.C.; Wiederkehr, P.; Morcheoine, A.; Vesseron, P.; Feron, P.; Feraud, A.; Torp, N.T.; Christensen, N.P.; Le Thiez, P.; Czernichowski, I.; Hartman, J.; Roulet, C.; Roberts, J.; Zakkour, P.; Von Goerne, G.; Armand, R.; Allinson, G.; Segalen, L.; Gires, J.M.; Metz, B.; Brillet, B

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    An international symposium on the reduction of emissions and geological storage of CO{sub 2} was held in Paris from 15 to 16 September 2005. The event, jointly organized by IFP, ADEME and BRGM, brought together over 400 people from more than 25 countries. It was an opportunity to review the international stakes related to global warming and also to debate ways of reducing CO{sub 2} emissions, taking examples from the energy and transport sectors. The last day was dedicated to technological advances in the capture and geological storage of CO{sub 2} and their regulatory and economic implications. This document gathers the available transparencies and talks presented during the colloquium: Opening address by F. Loos, French Minister-delegate for Industry; Session I - Greenhouse gas emissions: the international stakes. Outlook for global CO{sub 2} emissions. The global and regional scenarios: Alternative scenarios for energy use and CO{sub 2} emissions until 2050 by C. Mandil and J. Podkanski (IEA), The stabilization of CO{sub 2} emissions in the coming 50 years by R. Socolow (Princeton University). Evolution of the international context: the stakes and 'factor 4' issues: Costs of climate impacts and ways towards 'factor 4' by D. Dron (ENS Mines de Paris), CO{sub 2} emissions reduction policy: the situation in the United States by D. Reiner (MIT/Cambridge University), Post-Kyoto scenarios by P. Horrocks (European Commission), Possibilities for R and D in CO{sub 2} capture and storage in the future FP7 program by P. Fernandez Ruiz and P. Dechamps (European Commission). Session II - CO{sub 2} emission reductions in the energy and transport sectors. Reducing CO{sub 2} emissions during the production and conversion of fossil energies (fixed installations): Combined cycles using hydrogen by G. Haupt (Siemens), CO{sub 2} emission reductions in the oil and gas industry by I. Wright (BP). Reducing CO{sub 2} emissions in the transport sector: Sustainable

  19. 优秀英语教师课堂互动个案研究——从人际关系管理理论视角%Case Analysis of the Outstanding Teachers' Classroom Interaction From the Perspective of Rapport Management Theory

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    杨雯; 刘长江

    2016-01-01

    Classroom interaction is the process during which teachers and students are both involved in building effective com-munication, thus undoubtedly being phatic communion.The thesis here, based on the rapport management theory, tries to study the teacher's and students' discourse quantity, types of questioning and feedback methods, and then analyze the features of classroom rapport management for giving a more effective class.%课堂师生互动是教师与学生双方参与并试以构建有效交际的过程,课堂言语互动不可避免地具有交际的性质. 试从语用学中人际关系管理理论的视角,选取一节大学优秀英语教师的录像,针对师生之间的课堂用语,从师生话语量、课堂提问类型以及课堂反馈方式三个方面进行研究,分析优秀教师良好的课堂人际关系管理的特征,并由此探讨其对教学的启示,以提高大学英语课堂的高效性.

  20. Information report realized on behalf of the Senate delegation for the planning on the environmental nuisances of motor vehicle; Rapport d'information fait au nom de la delegation du Senat pour la planification sur les nuissances environnementales de l'automobile

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2001-12-01

    Contrary to the public idea, the air pollution, from the transportation sector, decreases in France. Forecasts indicate that this tendency will continue. The main environmental stake at long-dated seems to be the carbon dioxide emissions control. In this framework the diesel is ecologically better than the gasoline. Another point discussed in this report is the compensation of nuisances caused the non motorists, by the taxes. The report is presented in two main parts: the motor vehicles nuisances and the public policies aiming to reduce these environmental nuisances. (A.L.B.)

  1. Aspects of governance in the practical implementation of the concept of reversibility for deep geological disposal. Report no. 308; Stockage geologique de dechets radioactifs: mise en oeuvre pratique du concept de reversibilite et gouvernance. Rapport no. 308

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Reaud, C.; Schieber, C.; Schneider, T.; Gadbois, S.; Heriard Dubreuil, G.

    2010-07-01

    The European project COWAM in Practice (CIP) was aimed to lead for three years (2007-2009) a process of monitoring, analyzing and evaluating the governance linked with radioactive waste management. This project, in cooperation with a research group and stakeholders, was conducted in parallel in 5 European countries (Spain, France, United Kingdom, Romania, Slovenia). In France, the issue of reversibility for a deep geological disposal was introduced in the Act of December 30, 1991 on the possible options to manage radioactive waste. The Act of June 28, 2006 relative to sustainable management of materials and radioactive waste confirmed the option, by calling for a reversible waste disposal facility in a deep geological formation to be designed. The main issue is no longer to justify the adoption of reversibility, but to investigate the practical procedures for its implementation. The French stakeholder Group 4 involved in the European project COWAM In Practice (CIP) had identified several subjects for investigation: - The different aspects associated with the practical implementation of reversible disposal: technical aspects, and aspects relative to monitoring, safety and expertise, in terms of legal, financial, administrative and political, etc. responsibility related to the notion of reversibility. - The stakes of governance related to the processes of assessment and decision-making - The roles of local stakeholders in these processes. The analysis conducted by CEPN in cooperation with the French stakeholder group, facilitated by Mutadis, showed that the practical implementation of reversibility aims to maintain a capacity of choice between three options: to continue to maintain the reversibility, to retrieve packages or to initiate the closure of all or part the disposal facility. Maintaining this choice in the long term implies setting up specific institutional, financial and decision-making systems,etc,. that need to be jointly developed in advance by all the

  2. 2003 annual report; Rapport annuel 2003

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2004-07-01

    The 2003 issue of the annual report of the French nuclear safety authority (ASR) presents the activities of the ASR in the following domains: 2003 highlights (the project of law relative to the nuclear transparency and safety, the EPR reactor project, the radioprotection priorities, the inspection of radioprotection, the action plan for the monitoring of patients' exposure to ionizing radiations, the 2003 heat wave and the operation of nuclear power plants, the national plan of radioactive wastes management, the behaviour of long living and high level radioactive wastes, and the European 'nuclear package'), nuclear activities, ionizing radiations and health hazards, organisation of nuclear safety control and radioprotection, radioprotection and nuclear facilities regulation, control of nuclear activities, public information and transparency, international relations, radiological emergency situations, radiological and biomedical activities, industrial and research activities, transport of radioactive materials, safety and radioprotection of nuclear power plants, research and other nuclear facilities, fuel cycle centers, safety of the definitive shut-down and dismantling of nuclear facilities, radioactive waste management and cleansing of polluted sites. (J.S.)

  3. Internationalisation; KonKraft-rapport 4; Internasjonalisering

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    2008-07-01

    Internationalisation has made rapid progress in the Norwegian petroleum cluster the last decade, due to a long range of important technological breakthroughs and innovations from the Norwegian continental shelf. Such innovations have created the basis for internationalization, i.e. innovation has led to internationalisation, not vice versa. Internationalisation has caused a substantial increase in the activity level of the Norwegian petroleum sector and has been a major factor in the creation of new work-places. There are no indications that the strong international growth has expelled activities from the Norwegian continental shelf. The strong international position which certain environments have achieved is clearly a result of the willingness to invest in new technology on the Norwegian continental shelf and implementing the same technology. Innovation in the home market has acted as a key opener for internationalisation. The interaction between the petroleum industry on the Norwegian continental shelf and the Norwegian and international subcontracting industry together with the research sector gives results. At the same time the global onshore and offshore market is growing fast and transforming. National oil companies are increasingly important for the Norwegian petroleum cluster. They often make demands on local presence and local content in goods and services, but they also have an increasing need for advanced technology in order to meet their growth ambitions. The study shows that it is not sufficient that Norwegian-owned companies win contracts on the international markets to make the Norwegian oil- and gas environment internationally competitive. Norway must also present itself as an interesting base for these companies. Production, sales and service may take place in the markets, but the head offices and competence building activities must be located to and take place in Norway. Failing to meet this demand means that the Norwegian environment will disintegrate. The obvious strategy to pursuit is to strengthen Norway's position as a dynamic and leading competence center for oil- and gas activities. Recruitment and development of sufficient competencies is generally a major challenge for the oil- and gas trade. Shortage of human capital leads to increased wage pressure which in the long run may weaken profits and competitiveness. In some of the petroleum clusters the companies try to find solutions to counteract the negative effects of the battle for the best brains. Through the project KonKraft INTSOK has unveiled high ambitions concerning increased internationalisation throughout the Norwegian petroleum cluster, except for Northern Norway. Here there is still an opposition against activities in the region, as well as in the Barents sea. INTSOK's intention with the project has been to describe its multitude. Therefore eight very different environments where selected to make a closer study on the development in different regions. The environments represent a variety of sizes, geography and trades. Some of the clusters are new or under establishment, others are already in full operation. Together the eight environments cover a major part of the value chain in the Norwegian offshore sector. The project has clearly demonstrated that cluster development contributes both to internationalisation as well as keeping the companies in Norway. Some main findings: The positive development in the drilling cluster of Southern Norway - the Node cluster - has created strong impact: The cluster ranks among the world's leading on drilling equipment and barely any oil or gas environment has had a similar expansion. The Kongsberg environment is not an offshore cluster, but an overall technology cluster where offshore applications is one of several technology areas. The companies develop and produce a broad range of advanced products and systems. The turnover among the offshore companies amounts to 65% of the total turnover for the cluster. The Kongsberg cluster is an example of mutually reinforcing effects between in

  4. Projet COACHS - Rapport finalisé

    OpenAIRE

    Larrarte, Frédérique; BARDIAUX, Jean-Bernard; BELLAHCEN, Salma; Bonakdari, Hossein; CLAVERIE, Rémy; CORBELLA REVENTOS, Enric; DUFRESNE, Matthieu; EL BAHLOULI, Asmae; Fisher, Martin; HMEDI, Nesrine; ISEL, Sandra; Isenmann, Gilles; Joannis, Claude; LIPEME KOUYI, Gislain; MOMPLOT, Adrien

    2014-01-01

    Le projet avait pour principal objectif de contribuer au déploiement de systèmes d'instrumentation intégrée permettant une surveillance en continu et en temps réel des rejets des réseaux d'assainissement au milieu naturel. L'instrumentation intégrée signifiait ici la prise en compte de la chaîne métrologique complète, de la qualification d'un site de mesure et du choix d'une méthode au calcul d'incertitudes et à la valorisation des données, du choix des capteurs à leur implantation. La mise e...

  5. Status report 1999; Rapport Annuel 1999

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1999-07-01

    This 1999 annual report of the french Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (Cea), gives a general overview of its activities, organization and international relations. The main subjects presented are: the energy policy in the nuclear energy (fuel cycle, reactors, management,thermonuclear fusion) the national defense contribution, the research program, the nuclear safety, the technology assessment, the valorization and transfer of knowledge, the scientific prices and the committees, councils and commissions. (A.L.B.)

  6. First half financial report; Rapport semestriel

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2003-06-30

    Delivering products and services to nuclear power plants operators, AREVA operates in every sector of the civilian nuclear power and fuel cycle industry. This first half financial report provides information on highlights concerning the nuclear power and the connectors, income statement, performance by division (front end division, reactors and services division, back end division and connectors division), cash flow, balance sheet, post-closing events and consolidated financial statements. (A.L.B.)

  7. Rapport om DanDiaSyn-projektet

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jørgensen, Henrik; Hagedorn, Karen

    2009-01-01

    Artiklen gør rede for hovedprincipperne bag det indsamlingsarbejde om dansk dialektsyntaks som forfatterne deltog i 2007-9......Artiklen gør rede for hovedprincipperne bag det indsamlingsarbejde om dansk dialektsyntaks som forfatterne deltog i 2007-9...

  8. Sanitary survey rapport 2: Nissum Bredning

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Larsen, Martin Mørk; Jakobsen, Hans Henrik; Göke, Cordula

    .3and the associated sampling plan are required to be based on so-called ‘sanitary surveys’. A sanitary survey is an assessment of the interactions between potential sources of microbial pollution, climate conditions and oceanography in the area. The EU Commission guidance for making a sanitary...... survey formed the basis for this report. However, in certain cases, the Danish practice for microbiological sampling frequency and classification made previously on the basis of this, as described in ‘muslingebekendtgørelsen’ is summarized in Appendix 13. The report covers production areas P1, P2, P3...... is determined in samples of mussels, etc. taken at different sampling points within each area. The report points to the most precautionary fixed sampling points for future monitoring In summary, the sanitary survey of Nissum Broads identifies an area that in general is a microbial homogeneous, stable...

  9. Corruption, croissance et capital humain : quels rapports ?

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    15 oct. 2013 ... Les résultats confirment qu'il existe effectivement une relation négative et significative (dans un intervalle de .... avancée était que les pots de vin aidaient les hommes d'affaires à éviter les lenteurs ... corruption et croissance économique à travers son impact négatif sur ..... droit vers l'extinction. A ce propos ...

  10. Annual report 2001; Rapport annuel 2001

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2002-07-01

    This document presents the activities and important subjects on researches and developments, of the CEA over the year 2001. The first part deals with the contribution of the CEA to the national defence, the development of the nuclear energy in a sustainable development context, the transfer of the technological innovation to the economical competition, the important programs in fundamental research, the environmental and radiation protection and the human resources. The second part presents the financial report. (A.L.B.)

  11. Annual Report 2000; Rapport annuel 2000

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2000-07-01

    This annual report gives the activities during the year 2000 and information about the General Direction of the Energy and Raw Materials (DGEMP) in France. The highlights of the year are discussed in the main following topics: public utilities, the Erika oil slick, the petroleum products prices increase, the energy efficiency national program, Eole 2005, the nuclear industry management. The french energy accounting, the publications and the organization of the DGEMP are also provided. (A.L.B.)

  12. 1996 scientific report; Rapport scientifique 1996

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Berhouet, F.; Delavault, E.; Dupuy, P.; Legre, J.; Comte, M.; Panek, H.; Martin-Daguet, V.; Fleche, J.L.; Meis, C.; Kupecek, Ph.; Mennerat, G.; Mauchien, P.; Chaleard, C.; Kocon, S.; Lacour, J.L.; Gueneau, C.; Dauvois, V.; Gonella, C.; Berhier, C.; Lameille, J.M. [CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Dept. des Procedes d`enrichissement] [and others

    1997-12-31

    This report presents the work realized in 1996 by CEA-DCC (Direction du Cycle du Combustible). The main study fields are: laser beam stabilization, copper vapor laser (LVC) modelling, vapor density measurements, light transport in thick vapor, uranium evaporation, GdR-PRACTIS activities, uranyl organo phosphates, actinide extraction, ultra son in chemistry, oxidation mechanisms, salt free processes, tributyl phosphate (TBP) stability, cation exchanging membranes, filtering mineral membranes, liquid-liquid extraction processes, centrifugal contactor, supercritical phase, iodine reduction, weapon plutonium reprocessing, long term waste packaging, clay behaviour modelling; gas formation in deep storages, water-clay chemical interaction, nuclear glass behaviour, actinide storage dies, radionuclide release in storage, waste storage dies, iodine conditioning, cesium extraction by calix[4]arene molecules, decontamination foam, oxidation by supercritical water, decontamination by electrolysis, microorganism actions on metals, long life radionuclide determination in wastes, active and passive tomography, sulfated wastes, zircon-titanates ceramics, direct storage of irradiated fuel, caramel type fuel dismantling, radioprotection calculation codes, diffraction of backscattered electrons, infrared light coherent source, optical spectrometry, physical and chemical aspect of corium, iron-nickel-chromium alloy corrosion, natural uranium perspective, Atalante installation, interlaboratory comparisons. (A.C.)

  13. Annual report 1999; Rapport annuel 1999

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2002-07-01

    This report presents the activities of the Cogema group, its reports on management and its financial situation for the year 1999: boards of directors, executive committee and steering committee, main consolidated data, year 1999 highlights, group activities (mining-chemistry, enrichment, reprocessing-recycling and associated transport operations, engineering, services to industry), organization chart of the consolidated Cogema group, financial statements, directory. (J.S.)

  14. Annual report 2000; Rapport annuel 2000

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2000-07-01

    This year 2000 annual report of the CEA (atomic energy commissariat) gives a general overview of the CEA activities and organization in the domains of the defence, the nuclear energy the technological research and the fundamental research. It is presented in seven main parts: contribution to national defence, civil nuclear research, technological research for the industry, pushing back the frontiers of scientific knowledge in physics and life science, mastery of installations; institute for protection and nuclear safety, research resources. (A.L.B.)

  15. Scientific report 1999; Rapport scientifique 1999

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2000-07-01

    This scientific report of the Fuel Cycle Direction of the Cea, presents the Direction activities and research programs in the fuel cycle domain during the year 1999. The first chapter is devoted to the front end of the fuel cycle with the SILVA process as main topic. The second chapter is largely based on the separation chemistry of the back end cycle. The third and fourth chapters present studies of more applied and sometimes more technical developments in the nuclear industry or not. (A.L.B.)

  16. Progress report; Rapport d'activite

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1999-07-01

    This report presents a selection of results that were obtained by CEREM's teams in 1999. These results are arranged into a series of themes: (i) preparation, fabrication and forming of materials, (ii) surface treatment, (iii) energy storage, (iv) remote handling equipment, (v) corrosion, (vi) physical properties of materials, (vii) non-destructive testing, and (viii) applications of ionizing radiations.

  17. 1997 annual report; Rapport annuel 1997

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1997-12-31

    This 1997 issue of the annual report of the French Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique (CEA) gives a general overview of the CEA organization, activities, human resources, international relations and communication with some budgetary information. The main activities described concern the national defence, the fuel cycle, the nuclear reactors, the nuclear protection and safety, the advanced technologies, the quasi-particles, the effects of ionizing radiations on humans, the medical imagery, the transfer of technology, the protection and valorization of knowledge, the radioactive wastes and spent fuels management, the training and teaching, the scientific prizes, the committees, councils and commissions. (O.M.)

  18. 1996 annual report; Rapport annuel 1996

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Scheller, M. [CEO, 75 - Paris (France)

    1996-12-31

    The 1996 annual report of the French national office of aerospace studies and researches (ONERA) presents the missions, organization, financial and operating highlights, sites and workforce, research activity, facilities, international relations and human resources of this company. ONERA`s research goals are the following: spanning the spectrum of civil and military aircraft requirements, feeding the booming civil aviation market, the development of tomorrow`s supersonic transport, the French-German cooperation on future helicopters design, design of aircraft and missile navigation instruments, applied research and simulation on turbo-machineries, development support for Ariane rocket and reentry vehicles, earth and space observation, ground and airborne radars, tactical and strategic missiles, hypersonic propulsion, development of new materials and enhanced numerical simulation. (J.S.)

  19. Annual report 2003; Rapport annuel 2003

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2003-07-01

    Delivering products and services to nuclear power plants operators, AREVA operates in every sector of the civilian nuclear power and fuel cycle industry. This annual report 2003 provides, in seven chapters, information on persons responsible for the annual report and for auditing the financial statements, general information on the company and share capital (statute, capital, share trading, dividends), information on company operations, changes and future prospects, assets, financial position and financial performance, corporate governance, recent developments and future prospects. (A.L.B.)

  20. Progress report; Rapport d'activite

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2000-07-01

    This 2000 issue of the activity report of the CEREM (CEA) gives a general overview of the CEREM organization, activities and human resources with some budgetary information. The main activities described concern the materials fabrication for the nuclear industry and for the medical field, the powder metallurgy, the surface treatments, the joining (by electron beam welding, laser welding, brazing), the electrochemical storage of the energy (SOFC, PEMFC, lithium batteries), the robots for nuclear, automotive and aeronautic industries, the mechanical properties and the cracks, the corrosion and physico-chemistry of fluids, the non-destructive testing and the applications and metrology of ionizing radiations. (O.M.)

  1. Annual report 2000; Rapport annuel 2000

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2001-07-01

    This report presents the industrial activities and the financial results of the Framatome group (Framatome-SA) in 2000. and Siemens have merged their nuclear activities and have created Framatome-ANP (advanced nuclear power) owned by Framatome (66%) and Siemens (34%). This new society represents a turnover of 3 millions Euros and a staff of 13.000 employees. In the sector of connectors, FCI (Framatome Connectors International) has reinforced its second position in the world, FCI has enjoyed a high growth in the sector of telecommunication and has created a department dealing with optic fibers. 32% of the activities of Framatome-SA have been performed in France, 26% in North America and 42% in the rest of the world. In 2000 the trading results after having paid taxes reached 306 millions Euros, it represents 6.1% of the turnover. (A.C.)

  2. Scientific report 1997; Rapport scientifique 1997

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Gosset, J.; Gueneau, C.; Doizi, D. [CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Dept. des Procedes d' Enrichissement] [and others

    1998-07-01

    In this book are found technical and scientific papers on the main works of the Direction of the Fuel Cycle (DCC) in France. The study fields are: the up-side of the nuclear fuel cycle with theoretical studies (plasma simulation) and technological developments and instrumentation (lasers diodes, carbides plasma projection, carbon 13 enrichment); the down-side nuclear fuel cycle with theoretical studies (ion Eu{sup 3+} complexation simulation, decay simulation, uranium and plutonium diffusion study, electrolyser operating simulation), scenario studies ( recycling, wastes management), experimental studies; dismantling and cleaning (soils cleaning, surface-active agent for decontamination, fault tree analysis); analysis with expert systems and mass spectrometry. (A.L.B.)

  3. Annual report 1998; Rapport annuel 1998

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1998-07-01

    Associated to the CEA, the CEA-Industry subsidiaries and the whole Group submit a very satisfying financial, economic and technological accounting which able to play a major role in international cooperations and to satisfy the shareholders. To illustrate these results, this annual report presents the activities of the CEA-Industry group during the year 1998. It is divided in eight chapters. The first six chapters gives general information and main financial data on respectively the CEA-Industry Group profile, economics, the fuel cycle, the nuclear power plants, the nuclear medicine and the semiconductors. The chapter 7 deals with the financial results of the fiscal year 1998 and the last chapter is devoted to the management report of the administration council. (A.L.B.)

  4. Annual report 2002; Rapport annuel 2002

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2002-07-01

    The european market of electric power is characterized by a relative surplus production capacity. To analyse the market this document presents the european market evolution, the operators and their external growing mastership, the organization principles evolution and the development of the european networks. The second part devoted to the french market opening and regulation, presents the french market evolution, the new freedom space for the market operators, the network access, the implementing of the accounting separation and the public utility. The last part deals with the CRE (regional company of the electric power) operating, its methods, activities and action principles. Statistical data and graphs illustrate the document. (A.L.B.)

  5. Rapport sur le risque pays du Maroc

    OpenAIRE

    Sgard, Jérôme

    2006-01-01

    L'économie marocaine s'est comportée de manière satisfaisante au cours des dernières années et ne présente pas de risque d'investissement majeur à échéance de 3 à 5 ans. Les comptes extérieurs, le taux de change et la dette publique totale (66 % du PIB) ne montrent pas de tension sérieuse. Ce constat reflète aussi l'absence de dette extérieure nette et l'absorption réussie, en 2005, de chocs exogènes non-négligeables (pétrole, textile, sécheresse). En outre, cette économie volatile, à l'inser...

  6. Groepsrisico op de kaart gezet. Toelichtend rapport

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Wiersma T; Vliet AAC van; Gooijer L; Boot H; TNO Bouw en Ondergrond; CEV

    2007-01-01

    In collaboration with TNO, RIVM has elaborated two methods aimed at providing improved insight into the risk of a large number of individuals (societal risk) being involved in an accident in a certain area. The basic principle of these methods is the so-called area-specific approach in which

  7. Rapport om DanDiaSyn-projektet

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Jørgensen, Henrik; Hagedorn, Karen

    2009-01-01

    Artiklen gør rede for hovedprincipperne bag det indsamlingsarbejde om dansk dialektsyntaks som forfatterne deltog i 2007-9......Artiklen gør rede for hovedprincipperne bag det indsamlingsarbejde om dansk dialektsyntaks som forfatterne deltog i 2007-9...

  8. Annual report 1994; Rapport annuel 1994

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1995-05-01

    This annual report of the DETN (Studies and Nuclear Technologies Department) is divided into five parts bearing on: (1)magnetic materials elaboration, (2)microstructural characterization of carbon composites, hexagonal ferrites and actinides alloys, (3)laser welding, (4)materials control by ultrasonic testing or by analytical chemistry, (5)numerical modelization.

  9. Information report; Rapport d'information

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    2003-10-01

    This report concerns the support policy to the development of renewable energy sources. The objectives of this policy are to protect environment against the climatic change, to reinforce the energy independence, to prepare the long term by finding the future energies, to constitute a french industry of renewable energy. A second part studies how the renewable energies can support the fight against the climatic change with the study of the French emissions of carbon dioxide, the heat production with biomass, wood, biogas, the thermal solar energy, the geothermal energy, the challenge of transport is tackled. The third part is devoted to the financial means to support renewable energy sources with fiscality, subventions, financial incentives. (N.C.)

  10. 1996 annual report; Rapport annuel 1996

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1996-12-31

    This 1996 issue of the annual report of the French Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique (CEA) gives a general overview of CEA organization, activities, human resources, international relations and external communication with some budgetary informations. The main activities described concern the national defence, the fuel cycle, the nuclear reactors, the condensed matter and life sciences, the advanced technologies, the protection and transfer of knowledge and technologies, the environmental activities, the management and processing of nuclear wastes, the nuclear protection and safety, the technical and scientific information, the teaching and training, the scientific prizes, the committees, councils and commissions. (J.S.).

  11. Internationalisation; KonKraft-rapport 4; Internasjonalisering

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    2008-07-01

    Internationalisation has made rapid progress in the Norwegian petroleum cluster the last decade, due to a long range of important technological breakthroughs and innovations from the Norwegian continental shelf. Such innovations have created the basis for internationalization, i.e. innovation has led to internationalisation, not vice versa. Internationalisation has caused a substantial increase in the activity level of the Norwegian petroleum sector and has been a major factor in the creation of new work-places. There are no indications that the strong international growth has expelled activities from the Norwegian continental shelf. The strong international position which certain environments have achieved is clearly a result of the willingness to invest in new technology on the Norwegian continental shelf and implementing the same technology. Innovation in the home market has acted as a key opener for internationalisation. The interaction between the petroleum industry on the Norwegian continental shelf and the Norwegian and international subcontracting industry together with the research sector gives results. At the same time the global onshore and offshore market is growing fast and transforming. National oil companies are increasingly important for the Norwegian petroleum cluster. They often make demands on local presence and local content in goods and services, but they also have an increasing need for advanced technology in order to meet their growth ambitions. The study shows that it is not sufficient that Norwegian-owned companies win contracts on the international markets to make the Norwegian oil- and gas environment internationally competitive. Norway must also present itself as an interesting base for these companies. Production, sales and service may take place in the markets, but the head offices and competence building activities must be located to and take place in Norway. Failing to meet this demand means that the Norwegian environment will disintegrate. The obvious strategy to pursuit is to strengthen Norway's position as a dynamic and leading competence center for oil- and gas activities. Recruitment and development of sufficient competencies is generally a major challenge for the oil- and gas trade. Shortage of human capital leads to increased wage pressure which in the long run may weaken profits and competitiveness. In some of the petroleum clusters the companies try to find solutions to counteract the negative effects of the battle for the best brains. Through the project KonKraft INTSOK has unveiled high ambitions concerning increased internationalisation throughout the Norwegian petroleum cluster, except for Northern Norway. Here there is still an opposition against activities in the region, as well as in the Barents sea. INTSOK's intention with the project has been to describe its multitude. Therefore eight very different environments where selected to make a closer study on the development in different regions. The environments represent a variety of sizes, geography and trades. Some of the clusters are new or under establishment, others are already in full operation. Together the eight environments cover a major part of the value chain in the Norwegian offshore sector. The project has clearly demonstrated that cluster development contributes both to internationalisation as well as keeping the companies in Norway. Some main findings: The positive development in the drilling cluster of Southern Norway - the Node cluster - has created strong impact: The cluster ranks among the world's leading on drilling equipment and barely any oil or gas environment has had a similar expansion. The Kongsberg environment is not an offshore cluster, but an overall technology cluster where offshore applications is one of several technology areas. The companies develop and produce a broad range of advanced products and systems. The turnover among the offshore companies amounts to 65% of the total turnover for the cluster. The Kongsberg cluster is an example of mutually reinforcing effects between internationalisation and cluster development. Internationalisation has brought competence, networking and experience to the cluster. International owners have strengthened the momentum of internationalization.The Stavanger region has its core activities and competence within well technology represented with more than one hundred companies. The region is now working actively in order to further develop the business cluster within well technology. Research environments at IRIS (International Research Institute of Stavanger) and the University of Stavanger are playing important roles in the further development of this knowledgeable and future-oriented area of technology.The total maritime business cluster in Moere and Romsdal represents around 180 companies and more than 17,000 employees. This study has concentrated on the 13 offshore service companies which employ more than 4,000 employees.

  12. Annual report 1998; Rapport annuel 1998

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    NONE

    1998-07-01

    The aim of this report is to outline the main developments of the ''Section de Recherches de Metallurgie Physique'' (SRMP), during the year 1998: developments in terms of structure, staff, scientific research programs, publications and contracts. SRMP is one of the section of the ''Direction des Techniques Avancees'' (DTA), itself depending of the CEA Institution. This report is divided in five chapters. The first chapter presents the research programs in the domain of cohesion and kinetics. The chapter 2 gathers studies on materials under irradiation and other external forcing. The chapter 3 deals with surfaces and interfaces phenomena. The chapter 4 gathers researches on the new materials as superconductors and nano-materials. The last chapter deals with the methodology and the instrumentation development. English abstracts are provided. (A.L.B.)

  13. 2002 materials report; Rapport materiaux 2002

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    2003-07-01

    This report is the very first devoted to the researches carried out in all centres of the French atomic energy commission (CEA) in the domain of materials. Each material, technology or process is presented with some explanations. The report is divided in three chapters dealing with: 1 - the nano-materials and the engineering of surfaces: surface functionalization (new coatings for cutting tools, new CVD process for the deposition of carbon nano-tubes, nano-structured metallic films, polymerization by gaseous phase deposition, electro-chromium systems, functional coatings by sol-gel process, sol-gel processing of optical fibers, modeling of the plasma projection process); nano-particulates and emerging materials (synthesis of SiCN nano-particulates by laser pyrolysis, hot-forming of Si/C/N/O nano-metric powders by isostatic compression, synthesis of aligned carbon nano-tubes by pyrolysis of mixed aerosols, elaboration and characterization of new oxide-type materials in supercritical CO{sub 2} phase, fluorescent semiconductor nano-crystals for labelling, fibrillary proteins and their behaviour at interfaces); 2 - materials engineering and numerical materials (simulation of the welding process by YAG laser pulses, welded joints reliability, control of precipitation microstructures by the addition of nucleating agents, optimization of pressing cycles for the forming of industrial parts by matrix compaction, mechanical and thermal pre-dimensioning of thermo-structural composites, modeling of the behaviour of thermo-structural composites, joints follow up system for innovative welding control process); joining technologies (feasibility study for the fabrication by diffusion welding of the first wall panels of ITER reactor, welding of spent fuel containers for long lasting storage, electron beam welding of aluminium 6061 and hot cracking risk, hybrid welding technology, heat source model for TIG welding, cladding of the amplifying plates of the Megajoule laser facility); advanced processes and high temperature materials (superalloys microstructure and creep behavior, ferromagnetic micro-wires elaboration and magnetic properties, development of a new thermo-stable polymer, technical thermo-plastics); 3 - materials for new energy technologies (membranes for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), new catalysts for PEMFC, materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), micro-fuel cells, hydrogen storage materials, micro-concentrators for photovoltaic cells, improvement of lithium battery performances). (J.S.)

  14. Establish a rapport that allows clear communication.

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    2015-11-01

    The population in the UK is now more diverse than ever before. It is vital that healthcare services are equally sensitive to the beliefs of those who come from minority ethnic groups. The primary theme gathered from the study was the ability of families to balance traditional and Western values into their lifestyles.

  15. Rapport over modelforsøg

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    Burcharth, Hans F.; Frigaard, Peter

    På foranledning af Monberg og Thorsen A/S (MT) ved ing. Carsten Bojsen og ing. Folmer Christensen er gennemført modelforsøg til vurdering af overskyl af den projekterede kystsikring foran Kattegatcenteret, som på forsøgstidspunktet var under udførelse....

  16. Modeling Group Rapports through Tourist School Activities

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    Elena Moldovan; Răzvan Sandu ENOIU; Adriana LEIBOVICI

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the research was the evaluation of the developing social climate by determining group cohesion and affective and sympathetic inter personal relationships between the components of the experimental group bent to the tourist program done by the researcher and between the ones of the witness group that has done extracurricular tourist activities after the traditional program, in its free time and during holidays.

  17. Modeling Group Rapports through Tourist School Activities

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    Elena Moldovan

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the research was the evaluation of the developing social climate by determining group cohesion and affective and sympathetic inter personal relationships between the components of the experimental group bent to the tourist program done by the researcher and between the ones of the witness group that has done extracurricular tourist activities after the traditional program, in its free time and during holidays.

  18. dynamiques migratoires et rapport avec le

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    _perçu comme un problème majeur dans le pays d'accueil; au contraire, il a été ... une stratégie de sortie de .l'éeoznornie rurale par une scolarisation massive .... bétail (caprins et de bovins) mais qui, après son départ, est utilisé en priorité par ... l'apprentissage de Pintégration, car en réalité, le 'retour' au pays constitue.

  19. Annual report 2006; Rapport annuel 2006

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    2006-07-01

    The CEA, a public technological research organization is active in three main areas: energy, health care and information technology and defense and security. Excellence in fundamental research underpins its activities. This annual report presents its activities in three main axis. The defense and security axis where science and technology are working for nuclear deterrence and global security, presents the simulation program, the resources available to the scientific community, the nuclear warheads, the nuclear propulsion, the decommissioning of the Rhone Valley facilities, the fighting against nuclear proliferation and monitoring international treaties and the global security. The second axis deals with energy from nuclear fission and fusion and other technologies that do not emit greenhouse gases: progress for the nuclear industry, coherent set of tools for nuclear research and development, sustainable management of radioactive wastes and materials, nuclear systems of the future and new energy technologies. The third axis is devoted to major breakthroughs in information, communication and health science and technology. The report provides also the 2006 financial report, the CEA organizational structure and the support programs. (A.L.B.)

  20. Annual report 2000; Rapport annuel 2000

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    2002-07-01

    This report presents the activities of the Cogema group, its reports on management and its financial situation for the year 2000: presentation of TOPCO, boards of directors, profile, main consolidated data, year 2000 highlights, group activities (mining-chemistry, enrichment, reprocessing-recycling, engineering, services, sustainable development, health and safety, quality policy, human resources, R and D, communication), organization chart of the consolidated Cogema group, financial statements, directory. (J.S.)

  1. Scientific report 1998; Rapport scientifique 1998

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    1998-07-01

    The aim of this report is to outline the main developments of the ''Departement des Reacteurs Nucleaires'', (DRN) during the year 1998. DRN is one of the CEA Institution. This report is divided in three main parts: the DRN scientific programs, the scientific and technical publications (with abstracts in english) and economic data on staff, budget and communication. Main results of the Department, for the year 1998, are presented giving information on the reactors technology and safety, the neutronics, the transmutation and the hybrid systems, the dismantling and the sites improvement, the nuclear accidents, the nuclear matter transport, the thermonuclear fusion safety, the fuel cladding materials and radioactive waste control. (A.L.B.)

  2. 1997 annual report; Rapport annuel 1997

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    1997-12-31

    This 1997 issue of the `IFP` (French Petroleum Institute) gives a general overview of the IFP organization, activities, human resources, international relations with some budgetary information. The main activities described concern the exploration, drilling, production, refining of petroleum, the exploration, production, treatment, transportation, conversion, storage and uses of natural gas, the petrochemistry, the motors, the environmental activities, the protection and transfer of knowledge and technology, the industrialization of the processes, the teaching and training. (O.M.)

  3. Environmental challenges. Report 2000; Miljoeutfordringer. Rapport 2000

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    2001-07-01

    Essentially, this report discusses the environment conservation efforts of Statkraft SF. Statkraft SF is Norway's largest producer of hydroelectric power. A section on the environmental impacts of hydroelectric energy production discusses biological diversity, outdoor life, cultural monuments and environments, hazardous chemicals, waste treatment, climate change and air pollution. A section on new renewable energy sources deals with wind power, hydrogen and ''salt power''. Salt power is an application of osmotic pressure. Other sections describe life cycle analyses, environmental costs of different energy carriers, environmental labelling of electric energy, safety, health, international projects etc. Some of the sections explicitly state national goals.

  4. 2001 annual report; Rapport annuel 2001

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    2002-07-01

    This document is the 2001 annual report of the French union of the petroleum industry (UFIP). It summarizes the highlights of the petroleum industry activity in France in 2001 and gives some additional information about the production, refining and distribution of petroleum products in the rest of the world. (J.S.)

  5. 1998 status report; Rapport annuel 1998

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    1998-07-01

    Since its creation in 1945, the activities of Cea have been centered on the study and development of the pacific use of nuclear energy and on assuring the credibility of nuclear deterrent. This status report presents the research programs led by Cea in 1998. The main topics are: the designing of reactor cores, fuel cycle, nuclear safety, radiation protection, the activities for defense, high technologies for industry, biology and fundamental sciences. The quality of research work is assured by an independent and regular assessment of the scientific activities. (A.C.)

  6. 中厚铝板表面处理及自动垛板生产线的研发%Research and development of aluminum plate surface treatment and automatic staking-plate production line

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    徐鸿钧; 葛延; 王廣收; 胡建华; 彭兵

    2011-01-01

    介绍了中国重型机械研究院为西南铝业有限公司中厚板车间设计成套的成品板材表面处理及真空吸附自动垛板生产线.该生产线采用了喷码机喷头防碰撞保护技术,板材运行纠偏技术,高精度的长、宽方向定位技术,高精度、高可靠性吸盘搬运装置、衬纸、覆膜技术等一系列新技术,具有对铝板表面进行自动清刷、喷码、对中、堆垛、衬纸等功能.基于PLC自动控制系统,采用集中监控管理,分散控制的多层次自动化系统,适用于实际生产中多规格的板材.生产线投产以来,运行稳定,性能指标达到设计要求.%The paper describes a complete set of finished aluminum plate surface treatment and vacuum absorption automatic plate staking-plate production line designed by China Heavy Machinery Research Institute for plate workshop of Southwest Aluminum(Group) Co. , Ltd.. This production line uses a series of new technologies such as anticollision protection for printers head, correcting a deviation in plate running, high-precision positioning for length and width, high-precision and high-reliability sucker handling device, paper backing and membrane-coveting. It has the functions of automatic cleaning, centering, stacking, and lining paper for aluminum plate surface. Based on PLC automatic control system, it uses the multi-level automation system of centralized monitoring management and decentralized control, which is suitable for plates of various sizes in the practical production. Since being put into production line, its operation is stable and all performance indexes are up to the design requirements.

  7. Safety report concerning Melusine (after power increase to 4 MW). Descriptive part. Volumes 1 and 2; Rapport de surete de ''melusine'' (apres augmentation de puissance a 4 MW). Partie descriptive. Tomes 1 et 2

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    Baas, C.; Delcroix, V.; Jacquemain, M.; Marouby, R.; Meunier, C.; De Robien, E.; Rossillon, F. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Grenoble (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1967-03-01

    d'avril 1960; 2 MW A partir de septembre 1961; 4 MW a partir de decembre 1965. Diverses modifications ont ete apportees depuis la construction. Elles concernent: - L'adjonction d'une cellule chaude. - Les effluents: 2 cuves de 15 m{sup 3} pour effluents liquides ont ete mises en place. L'installation de regeneration des resines a ete entierement modifiee. - Le batiment: des bureaux ont ete ajoutes - des aires experimentales ont ete construites dans le hall. - L'alimentation electrique. - Les circuits de refroidissement et d'epuration (mise en place d'un second echangeur, remplacement des pompes primaires, creation d'une couche chaude, etc... ). - Les elements combustibles (actuellement elements type MTR enrichis a 90 pour cent). - La piscine (qui a ete munie partiellement d'un revetement en acier inoxydable). - Le coeur (mise en place de 'tabourets', d'un plongeoir, etc...). - La ventilation: le hall a ete mis en depression en fonctionnement normal, en cas d'incident, le hall peut etre isole et un circuit de secours peut etre demarre. Une cheminee a ete installee. - Le hall (qui a ete renforce et dont l'etancheite a ete amelioree). - L'electronique de controle (modifiee dans son principe et maintenant entierement transistorisee). L'ensemble a si profondement evolue que le reacteur n'a plus que de lointains rapports avec la realisation initiale. Il a paru necessaire de faire une breve synthese de ces ameliorations afin de mieux permettre de juger des caracteristiques de surete actuelles de l'installation, caracteristiques du reste beaucoup mieux connues du fait des experiences realisees tant a GRENOBLE au Service des Transferts Thermiques qu'a CADARACHE (Cabri) et TOULON (travaux de M. PASCOUET). (auteurs)

  8. Avant-propos aux textes d’Albert Memmi « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés » et « Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres »

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Présentation de deux textes d’Albert Memmi, l’un « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés », est un article paru en 1957 dans les Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, volume 23, juillet-décembre, pp. 85-96 (reproduit avec l’aimable autorisation de la revue; l’autre étant un court extrait (pages 156 à 168 de l’ouvrage Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres paru en 2004 aux éditions Gallimard, et publié avec l’aimable autorisation de ces dernières.Presentation of two texts of Albert Memmi, one “Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés”, is a article published in 1957 in the Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, volume July 23 - December, pp. 85-96 (reproduced with the kind authorization of the review ; the other being a short extract (pages 156 to 168 of the book Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres, published in 2004 by the Gallimard editions, and reproduced with the kind authorization of these last.Introducción a dos textos de Albert Memmi. El primero es un artículo, « Sociologie des rapports entre colonisateurs et colonisés » (« Sociología de las relaciones entre colonizadores y colonizados » publicado en 1957 en los Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie, Vol. 23, julio-diciembre, pp. 85-96, (reproducido con la amable autorización de la revista. El siguiente es un corto extracto (paginas 156-168 del libro Portrait du décolonisé arabo-musulman et de quelques autres (« Retrato del descolonizado arabo musulmán y de algunos otros » publicado en 2004 por la editorial Gallimard, reproducido aquí con su amable autorización.

  9. Peasant seeds in Europe: stakes and prospects

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    Riccardo Bocci

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The myth of technological progress in agriculture and then modern plant breeding have resulted in a separation of farming from breeding activities. Seed laws have also contributed to this outcome (e.g. by imposing strict rules for the entry of varieties in the official catalogue. Nowadays, some pioneers, among them farmers rejecting industrialized agriculture and more often practising organic agriculture, are proposing a different option. In Europe, since the beginning of this century, they have been organizing themselves in networks: the Réseau Semences Paysannes in France, the Red de Semillas in Spain and the Rete Semi Rurali in Italy. Their members are farmers, consumers and scientists working together in order to reconsider the scientific, technical and legal aspects of seed production. These new varieties are designated ‘peasant varieties’, a concept that encompasses two main aspects: the seed, the reproductive part of the plant linked to its terroir, and the variety, shaped by history and coevolved with farmers. Scientists working with these networks are developing participatory plant breeding projects, which aim to broaden agrobiodiversity by creating so called new peasant varieties. The basis of these projects comes from old local varieties and landraces conserved in seed banks. In Europe, the legal framework has evolved since the establishment of ‘conservation varieties’ by directive 98/95. The European research project Farm Seed Opportunities is under way to support new seed policies, in the light also of the different national contexts. The debate in Europe now offers a range of seed systems models. It is time to enlarge this debate to southern countries through the sharing of knowledge between farmers of the North and the South, aiming at conserving agrobiodiversity and promoting rural innovation.

  10. Travelling 'green': Is tourists' happiness at stake?

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    J. Nawijn (Jeroen); P.M. Peeters (Paul)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractSeveral western governments have implemented environmental policies which increase the cost of air travel. Such policies aim to reduce the impact of air travel on climate change, but at the same time they restrict tourists in their travels. This study examines the extent to which the

  11. Seeking authenticity in high stakes mathematics assessment

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    Drake, Pat; Wake, Geoff; Noyes, Andy

    2009-01-01

    This article derives from a scrutiny of over 100 national secondary mathematics examination papers in England, conducted as part of the Evaluating Mathematics Pathways project 2007-2010 by a team of eight researchers. The focus in this article is of the extent to which mathematics assessment items reflect and represent the current curriculum drive for increased mathematical applications in the curriculum. We show that whilst mathematics is represented as a human activity in the examinations, ...

  12. Travelling 'green': is tourists' happiness at stake?

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    Nawijn, J.; Peeters, P.M.

    2010-01-01

    Several western governments have implemented environmental policies which increase the cost of air travel. Such policies aim to reduce the impact of air travel on climate change, but at the same time they restrict tourists in their travels. This study examines the extent to which the average tourist

  13. Travelling 'green': Is tourists' happiness at stake?

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    J. Nawijn (Jeroen); P.M. Peeters (Paul)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractSeveral western governments have implemented environmental policies which increase the cost of air travel. Such policies aim to reduce the impact of air travel on climate change, but at the same time they restrict tourists in their travels. This study examines the extent to which the ave

  14. [Human papillomavirus prophylactic vaccines: stakes and perspectives].

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    Hantz, S; Alain, S; Denis, F

    2006-01-01

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is established as the necessary cause of cervical precancers and cancers. To date, more than 120 genotypes are known, but only high risk oncogen genotypes could induce a cancer. HPV 16 and 18 are implied in nearly 70% of cervical cancer around the world. Although some persistent HPV infections progress to cervical cancer, host immunity is generally able to clear most HPV infections providing an opportunity for cervical cancer prevention through vaccination. Candidate prophylactic vaccines based on papillomavirus L1 virus-like particles (VLPs) are currently on human clinical trials: one targeting cervical cancer with a bivalent VLP L1 vaccine containing the two genotypes most frequently involved in cervical cancer (type 16 and 18) and the other, protecting against warts as well as cervical cancer, with a quadrivalent HPV VLP L1 vaccine containing genotypes 6, 11, 16 and 18. The first clinical trials revealed the satisfactory tolerance and excellent immunogenicity of these vaccines inducing high serum antibody titers with minimal side effects. After more than three years, both clinical trials on women 15 to 25 years old have shown that vaccines are able to type specifically protect against nearly 90% of infection and all cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia. The vaccinal strategy defined to date targets preadolescents and adolescent young females (11-13 years) before the first sexual course but some questions are still not resolved concerning the prescriber, the actors of the vaccination and the duration of the protection. Nevertheless cervical cancer screening should be carried on for many years, even if a large vaccinal strategy is decided. Such a vaccine would save lives and reduce the need for costly medical procedures and the psychological stress induced by this cancer.

  15. The Corporate Stake in Social Cohesion

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    Oketch, Moses O.

    2005-01-01

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a function that transcends, but includes, making profits, creating jobs, and producing goods and services. The effectiveness with which corporations perform this function determines their contribution (or lack of contribution) to social cohesion. This article therefore presents a discussion of some of the…

  16. Adult neural stem cells stake their ground.

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    Lim, Daniel A; Alvarez-Buylla, Arturo

    2014-10-01

    The birth of new neurons in the walls of the adult brain lateral ventricles has captured the attention of many neuroscientists for over 2 decades, yielding key insights into the identity and regulation of neural stem cells (NSCs). In the adult ventricular-subventricular zone (V-SVZ), NSCs are a specialized form of astrocyte that generates several types of neurons for the olfactory bulb. In this review, we discuss recent findings regarding the unique organization of the V-SVZ NSC niche, the multiple regulatory controls of neuronal production, the distinct regional identities of adult NSCs, and the epigenetic mechanisms that maintain adult neurogenesis. Understanding how V-SVZ NSCs establish and maintain lifelong neurogenesis continues to provide surprising insights into the cellular and molecular regulation of neural development.

  17. China’s Stake In Europe

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    LOH; SU; HSING

    2011-01-01

    China’s support of the debt-ridden euro zone shows its long-term commitment to Sino-EU ties The possibility of a major default continues to hover over the EU. Greece, Portugal and Ireland have already been bailed out.

  18. Integrated care in Scotland at stake.

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    Trueland, Jennifer

    2014-05-20

    Legislation has been passed in Scotland that requires health boards and local authorities to integrate health and social care services. However, the Scottish Government has so far refused to guarantee nurse directors a place on the board of the new partnerships. Nurse leaders are pressing for a place at the top table.

  19. Medicaid Expansion in Texas: What's at Stake?

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    Sommers, Benjamin D

    2016-04-01

    Texas is one of nearly 20 states yet to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and is home to the largest number of uninsured Americans of any state in the country. For many of the state's 5 million uninsured, this decision has left them without an option for affordable health insurance. A comparison with other Southern states that have expanded Medicaid shows how this decision has left many low-income Texans less able to afford their medical bills, to pay for needed prescription drugs, and to obtain regular care for chronic conditions. These problems have been compounded by the state's opposition to outreach and enrollment assistance for many Texans who are eligible for coverage under the ACA. Ongoing efforts from stakeholders and consumer groups to persuade state leaders to expand coverage have significant implications for the well-being of millions of low-income adults in Texas.

  20. Science and religion: what is at stake?

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    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    2010-03-01

    There are some who experience irreconcilable differences between their religious beliefs concerning a world created as is, on the one hand, and a scientific view of the world that has developed by means of natural evolution over billions of years, on the other hand. In this special issue, scholars from very different religions, backgrounds, and academic fields contribute to the debate with contributions to (a) a forum based on philosophical argumentation, (b) a collection of original studies and approaches from different parts of the globe concerning the relation between the two domains, and (c) a forum concerning the conversations and writings of a high school student concerning his way of reconciling science and religion. Together, these three parts of this special issue on the topic of science and religion constitute within themselves and across the collection a highly variegated, multicolored tapestry of beliefs, voices, cultures, and countries that explode any narrowly defined opposition between the two domains particularly concerning the theory of evolution and belief in creation (intelligent design). In this introduction, I articulate the questions (always) to come, the power/knowledge dimension underlying the current struggle observable between the two forms of human experience in the public domain, sketch the contents of the issue as a whole, and provide some outline for possible future directions in our work.