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  1. IMPLEMENTASI MODEL TUTORIAL BERBASIS KOMPUTER FISIOLOGI HEWAN UNTUK MEMBEKALI KEMAMPUAN REKONSTRUKSI KONSEP MAHASISWA CALON GURU BIOLOGI

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    Adeng Slamet

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk membandingkan model perkuliahan fisiologi hewan yang diharapkan mampu membekali kemampuan rekonstruksi konsep bagi mahasiswa calon guru biologi. Strategi perkuliahan ditempuh melalui implementasi model tutorial berbasis komputer. Sebanyak 80 orang mahasiswa S1 calon guru biologi dibagi ke dalam dua kelompok, 41 mahasiswa mengikuti perkuliahan model tutorial komputer, dan 39 mahasiswa mengikuti perkuliahan konvensional. Kemampuan rekonstruksi konsep diukur dengan membandingkan skor sebelum pembelajaran (pretes dengan setelah implementasi model (postes di antara kedua kelompok belajar. Selain itu, untuk mengungkap pandangan mahasiswa mengenai pengalaman belajarnya, seperangkat angket disebarkan kepada mahasiswa yang mengikuti model perkuliahan.  Efektivitas program perkuliahan dievaluasi dengan tes tertulis bentuk respon terbatas pada mahasiswa yang mengikuti program perkuliahan model tutorial komputer dibandingkan dengan mahasiswa dari kelompok konvensional. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan secara keseluruhan terjadi peningkatan  kemampuan rekonstruksi konsep pada kedua kelompok belajar, namun mahasiswa yang mengikuti perkuliahan model tutorial berbasis komputer menunjukkan peningkatan yang lebih tinggi dibandingkan kelompok mahasiswa peserta perkuliahan konvensional. Mahasiswa menanggapi positif implementasi model tutorial berbasis komputer dalam perkuliahan fisiologi hewan. Dapat disimpulkan bahwa penerapan model tutorial berbasis komputer pada penelitian ini dinyatakan lebih efektif dan mampu  membekali mahasiwa calon guru biologi dalam meningkatkan kemampuan  rekonstruksi konsep.

  2. PENGEMBANGAN MODEL PEMBELAJARAN BIOKIMIA BERBASIS KOMPUTER UNTUK MEMBEKALI KETERAMPILAN BERPIKIR KREATIF MAHASISWA CALON GURU BIOLOGI

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    H. Rahmatan

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengembangkan model pembelajaran biokima berbasis komputer untuk membekali keterampilan berpikir kreatif mahasiswa calon guru biologi. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian deskriptif. Hasil pengolahan data diperoleh bahwa hasil validasi oleh ahli terhadap model pembelajaran sudah baik demikian juga dengan keterbacaan software pembelajaran. Dengan demikian model pembelajaran biokimia dengan model drill and practice yang dikemas dalam software sudah dapat digunakan untuk mengukur penguasaan konsep biokimia dan keterampilan berpikir kreatif mahasiswa calon guru biologi.   This study aims to develop computer-based learning model biokima creative thinking skills to equip prospective teachers of biology students. This research is a descriptive study. Data processing results obtained that the results of the validation by experts to have a good learning model as well as the legibility of the learning software. Thus the biochemical model of learning by drill and practice models that can be packaged in software has been used to measure mastery of biochemical concepts and creative thinking skills of prospective teachers of biology students.

  3. PENGEMBANGAN MODEL ASESSMENT AUTENTIK GUNA MENILAI KETERAMPILAN PEMECAHAN MASALAH DALAM KEGIATAN PRAKTIK LAPANGAN CALON GURU BIOLOGI

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    Mr. Cartono

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to generate an authentic assessment model which has tested-distinctive characteristics so that it can be used to assess pre service Biology teachers’ problem-solving skills in an integrated field practice activities. This study consists of Needs Analysis, Process and Learning Product Analysis, Study Objectives and Benefits Determination, Authentic Assessment Model and Instrument Designing, as well as Design and Instrument Validation. The first three steps are based on lecturers and participating students interview results, and also direct observation of two field practice activities in coastal and rangeland ecosystems. The authentic assessment design and instrument development  was based on the results of needs analysis, while validation is done based on experts’ judgements and trials in limited audience. The model of authentic assessment instrument developed in this study includes assessment of the realm of knowledge, skills, and scholarly behavior. Moreover, its content and construct were validated as logically and empirically adequate to assess problem-solving skill. Socialization of assessment aspects encourages the students to show their best performances, explore knowledge by themselves, and be more scholarly during field practice activities. The existence of this authentic assessment instrument provides convenience for supervisors in determining student’ learning objective achievement and further guiding actions. Keywords: authentic assessment, problem-solving skill, education of prospective biology teachers, integrated field practice Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menghasilkan suatu model asessment autentik yang memiliki karakter khusus dan teruji sehingga layak digunakan untuk menilai keterampilan pemecahan masalah mahasiswa calon guru biologi dalam kegiatan praktik lapangan terpadu. Penelitian ini terdiri atas tahapan Analisis Kebutuhan, Analisis Proses dan Produk Pembelajaran, Penentuan Tujuan dan

  4. MODEL PELATIHAN GURU ILMU PENGETAHUAN SOSIAL DI SMP MUHAMMADIYAH KARTASURA

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    Tjipto Subadi

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The study aimed to review and describe: 1 Coaching model of social sciences teacher in SMP Muhammadiyah Kartasura. 2 Test the validation of coaching model on social sciences teacher. This study used a qualitative approach of phenomenology. This study was conducted in SMP Muhammadiyah Kartasura, Sukoharjo district. The research design was classroom action research. The subject in this research were students, teachers, the principal. Data collection technique used observation, testing and interview. The interview process using theory of first and second order understanding. Data were analyzed using an interactive model included data reduction, data display, and conclusion. This study concluded that 1 Coaching Model of social sciences teacher in SMP Muhammadiyah Kartasura used modification lesson study approach. 2 Validation of the coaching model using two kinds of validation namely theory of validation and practice of validation.

  5. ANALISIS DESKRIPTIF DALAM PENERAPAN MODEL PEMBELAJARAN PBL (PROBLEM BASED LEARNING OLEH GURU MATA PELAJARAN EKONOMI SMA NEGERI 1 SLIYEG KABUPATEN INDRAMAYU

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    Sheilla Az Zahra

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Permasalahan dalam penelitian ini antara lain : (1 Perencanaan pembelajaran PBL oleh guru Ekonomi (2 Pelaksanaan pembelajaran PBL oleh guru Ekonomi di SMAN 1 Sliyeg (3 Evaluasi pembelajaran PBL oleh guru Ekonomi. Metode yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah metode kualitatif. Penelitian ini dilaksanakan di SMA Negeri 1 Sliyeg Kabupaten Indramayu. Alat analisis data adalah analisis interaksi. Teknik pengumpulan data menggunakan wawancara dan dokumentasi. Informan utama adalah guru mata pelajaran Ekonomi. Teknik analisis data dalam penelitian ini meliputi : pengumpulan data, reduksi data, penyajian data, dan penarikan kesimpulan atau verifikasi data. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa guru-guru mata pelajaran Ekonomi di SMAN 1 Sliyeg selalu membuat perangkat pembelajaran di awal semester dan selalu menyusun dan mempersiapkan RPP sebelum mengajar. Pelaksanaan pembelajaran PBL oleh guru Ekonomi sudah cukup baik dan guru pun cukup memahami mengenai PBL dan mendapat respon positif dari siswa. Evaluasi dan penilaian dari guru Ekonomi masing-masing mempunyai cara yang berbeda, seperti quiz dan tanya jawab, lalu guru memberi nilai tambahan kepada siswa yang aktif dalam menjawab. Saran yang diberikan dalam penelitian ini adalah guru sebaiknya meningkatkan pemahaman mengenai pembelajaran PBL. Guru harus lebih berwawasan luas, meningkatkan kretivitas dan inovatif dalam pelaksanaan PBL. Guru harus memperluas wawasan dan lebih kreatif lagi dalam mengembangkan cara evaluasi pada akhir pembelajaran. One of these models is the learning of model PBL (Problem Based Learning. It is expected that a better model of PBL to increase student activity when compared with the model konvesional.So far this learning process is still dominated by a paradigm that states that a knowledge of the facts is to be memorized. Problems in this study include: (1 Planning of PBL learning by teachers of Economics (2 The implementation of PBL learning by Economics teacher at SMAN 1

  6. PENGEMBANGAN MODEL INTERNALISASI PENDIDIKAN KARAKTER PANCASILA PADA GURU PENDIDIKAN ANAK USIA DINI

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    Siti Supeni

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstrak: Tujuan penelitian adalah untuk mengembangkan model internalisasi pendidikan karakter se- bagai penguatan nilai-nilai Pancasila, mengetahui langkah dan efektivitas model, mengembangkan strategi yang efektif, serta memperoleh hasil pengembangan bahan ajar oleh guru PAUD di Kota Surakarta. Penelitian ini merupakan model penelitian dan pengembangan. Pengumpulan data dilakukan melalui observasi, focus group discussion, wawancara, dan dokumentasi, sedang teknik analisis data dilakukan dengan membuat reduksi data dan sajian data secara terus-menerus. Strategi pengembangan model pendidikan karakter disesuaikan dengan materi melalui media bermain peran, gambar, menyanyikan lagu nasional, dan rasa cinta tanah air. Out bond efektif pada praktik pendidikan karakter melalui nilai-nilai dasar etika dan moral dijadikan sebagai basis pendidikan Pancasila. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa model yang dilakukan valid dan reliabel. Penelitian berhasil mengembangkan model pendidikan karakter dalam internalisasi pendidikan Pancasila pada anak usia dini lewat beberapa model strategi pengembangan pendidikan karakter dalam menginternalisasikan Pancasila pada PAUD melalui tabel model yang akan diterapkan dalam proses pendidikan. Kata Kunci: pendidikan karakter, Pancasila, PAUD DEVELOPING A MODEL OF THE PANCASILA CHARACTER EDUCATION INTERNALISATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS Abstract: This study was aimed to develop a model of the internalisation of the Pancasila character education, to find out the stages and effectiveness of the model, to develop an effective strategy, and to obtain the result of the materials developed by early childhood teachers in Surakarta Municipality. This study used a research and development model. The data were collected through observations, focus group discussion, interviews, and documentation, and the data were analyzed by reducing the data and displaying the data continuously. The strategi of developing the model of character

  7. PENINGKATAN KOMPETENSI GURU SEKOLAH DASAR BUDI MULIA DUA SETURAN, DEPOK, SLEMAN

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    Ristiyani Ristiyani

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini  bertujuan mendeskripsikan: (1 upaya yang dilakukan  kepala sekolah dan guru untuk meningkatkan kompetensi, (2 faktor pendukung dan penghambat peningkatan kompetensi guru serta cara mengatasi hambatan tersebut. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif jenis studi kasus. Subyek atau sumber data dalam penelitian ini terdiri dari kepala sekolah, guru senior, guru menengah/madya, guru yunior, staf penelitian dan pengembangan, staf pengembangan sumber daya manusia dan  staf administrasi sekolah. Teknik pengumpulan data yang digunakan yaitu observasi, wawancara dan dokumentasi. Teknik analisis data dalam penelitian ini menggunakan model interaktif mengacu  pada teknik analisis data kualitatif Miles dan Huberman yaitu: reduksi data, penyajian data, dan penarikan kesimpulan/verifikasi. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa upaya yang dilakukan kepala sekolah mengirim guru mengikuti pelatihan dan kegiatan ilmiah, mengadakan sosialisasi hasil pelatihan, memotivasi peningkatkan kompetensi, memberikan reward. Upaya para guru yaitu memahami tuntutan standar profesi, etos kerja dan budaya kerja. Upaya kepala sekolah mengatasi hambatan yaitu memfasilitasi pengembangan profesi, untuk mengatasi hambatan waktu pelatihan dengan mengadakan pemetaan kebutuhan guru yang dikirim, membuat jadwal pengganti bagi guru yang diikutsertakan ke pelatihan, membuat jadwal tersendiri di luar jam pembelajaran. Upaya para guru dalam mengatasi hambatan  diantaranya melanjutkan ke Strata-2, keikutsertaan pelatihan dan kegiatan ilmiah. Upaya para guru mengatasi hambatan waktu pelatihan yaitu antara guru saling menukar jadwal mengajar. Alternatif lain adalah memberikan tugas ke siswa. Kata kunci:  upaya, peningkatan kompetensi, profesionalisme guru.

  8. APLIKASI PSIKOLOGI POSITIF UNTUK MENINGKATKAN WELL-BEING GURU-GURU BRUDERAN PURWOKERTO

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    Bonar Hutapea

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Banyaknya guru yang mengundurkan diri dari pekerjaannya sebagai guru, maka penanganan masalah pribadi dan upaya membantu diri sendiri (self-care menjadi keharusan demi profesi ini. Sejumlah testimoni tentang hal ini semakin menguatkan betapa guru membutuhkan pengembangan diri dan penanganan serius terhadap pengalaman guru sehari-hari yang mempengaruhi psikologis mereka, sebagaimana juga dirasakan oleh Guru-guru di lingkungan Bruderan Purwokerto. Hasil studi pendahuluan melalui angket/skala psikologi menunjukkan bahwa permasalahan well-being tampak menonjol. Lokakarya ini dimaksudkan untuk mengajak para guru memulihkan kebermaknaan hidup dalam pekerjaan dengan melihat sisi positif dan sejumlah potensi perbedayaan diri. Secara khusus faktor resiliensi, harapan, optimisme dan efikasi akan mendapatkan penekanan khusus mengingat keempatnya saat ini dianggap amat penting dikembangkan dan diterapkan dalam konteks Psikologi Kerja, yang dikenal sebagai modal psikologis (psychological capital (PsyCap (Luthans et al., 2004; Luthans & Youssef, 2004; Luthans et al., 2007 dan dianggap sebagai salah satu penerapan Psikologi Positif di tempat kerja atau dunia kerja organisasi. Pelatihan ini dirancang mengikuti model pelatihan kelas (classroom training dengan metode berupa ceramah (lecture, tutorial, lokakarya (ASTD, 2007. Adapun lokakarya diisi dengan simulasi, bermain peran (role play dan memcontohkan melalui perilaku (behavior modeling. Evaluasi terhadap pelatihan ini dilakukan mengikuti model eskperimentasi dengan tes awal (pre-test dan kembali mendapatkan tes (post test setelah pelatihan dilakukan. Alat pengumpulan data adalah angket (kuesioner. Data dianalisis dengan T-test untuk menguji perbedaan pre-test dan post-test dan analisis regresi. Hasil pelatihan ini menunjukkan bahwa pelatihan PsyCap sangat efektif dalam meningkatkan wellbeing para guru. Selain itu, kontribusi efektif PsyCap terhadap Wellbeing adalah 33%, sedangkan sebagian besarnya diduga

  9. MODEL PEMBELAJARAN IPA UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KETERAMPILAN BERPIKIR TINGKAT TINGGI CALON GURU SEBAGAI KECENDERUNGAN BARU PADA ERA GLOBALISASI

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    Ms Liliasari

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Indonesian people as human resources should be prepared to globalization era in the 21st  century, therefore they have to develop their higher order thinking skill rapidly, to improve their quality. Science education has an important role to develop young generation thinking skill, that makes science teachers training needs to be improved. Three science teaching models  have been developed to increase science teacher candidates high order thinking skill, consist of Chemical Bond Model of Teaching (MPIK, Thermodynamics Model of Teaching (MPTD and Anatomy and Physiology of Human Body Model of Teaching (MPAF. Each of the models consists of concept analysis and concept map, learning activities, teaching materials, test item. These studies show the dependency of the higher order thinking aspects and the characteristics of the subject matter in the models, including kind of concepts, width and depth of the subject matter areas. The models have been implemented and evaluated in three institutes of teacher training in Java. The findings show that the models had successfully increased the science teacher candidates way of thinking, on the whole stages of critical thinking skills, that have raised their propositional and combinatorial thinking. The impact shows that science models of learning (MPIPA are available as new trend of science teacher training for the globalization era. Kata kunci  : model pembelajaran, berpikir tingkat tinggi, calon guru IPA

  10. Model - Model Pembelajaran pada Program Studi Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidaiyah (PGMI STAIN Samarinda

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    Syeh Hawib Hamzah

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The model of learning is a vital thing in education. A good appropriate model of learning could reach the goal of learning efficently and effectively. The lecturers of education and teacher training program of STAIN Samarinda implement a various teaching and learning models when they perform their teaching, such as: model of contectual teaching, social interaction, informational proces, personal-based learning, behaviorism, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning.

  11. KINERJA GURU BAHASA INGGRIS BERSERTIFIKAT PENDIDIK DI KOTA YOGYAKARTA

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    Rahmi Munfangati

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui kinerja guru bahasa Inggris bersertifikat pendidik ditinjau dari: (1 tiap penilai dan tiap kompetensi, (2 latar belakang syarat dan proses sertifikasi (tingkat pendidikan, pengalaman mengajar, jalur sertifikasi, dan untuk mengetahui (3 hambatan-hambatan yang dihadapi guru bahasa Inggris bersertifikat pendidik pascasertifikasi. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kuantitatif jenis survei. Populasi pada penelitian ini 43 orang guru bahasa Inggris bersertifikat pendidik dari 10 SMA Negeri dan 12 SMA Swasta di Kota Yogyakarta. Instrumen pengumpulan data menggunakan angket dengan penskalaan menggunakan model Likert. Analisis data yang digunakan adalah analisis deskriptif. Hasil analisis deskriptif menunjukkan bahwa (1 ditinjau dari penilai dan kompetensi, guru memiliki kinerja pada kategori baik; (2 guru yang memiliki tingkat pendidikan tinggi, pengalaman kerja tinggi, dan lulus sertifikasi melalui uji portofolio memiliki kinerja pada kategori sangat baik; dan (3 terdapat dua faktor yang menjadi hambatan guru bahasa Inggris SMA bersertifikat pendidik pascasertifikasi, yaitu faktor internal dan faktor eksternal. Kata kunci: Kinerja guru, tingkat pendidikan, pengalaman mengajar, jalur sertifikasi

  12. PEMANFAATAAN TV LOKAL UNTUK MENINGKATKAN PROFESIONALISME GURU

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    Wildan

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: The Use of Local TV Broadcast to Improve Teacher's Professionalism. The study mainly focuses on developing the training model to improve the teacher's professionalism using the local TV. The material developed and piloted in this study is material for Classroon Action Research (CAR. After being developed, the material is then tested by involving 46 Elementary School teachers. The resulst of data analysis indicate that average score is 72.33 with deviation standard of 11.29 and that only 5 teachers (10.87% of the teachers do not pass the passing standard ( ≥70. It can be concluded that the use of local TV as the training media can improve the teacher's professionalism in East Lombok. Abstrak: Pemanfaatan TV Lokal untuk Meningkatkan Profesionalisme Guru. Fokus utama penelitian ini adalah mengembangkan model pelatihan untuk meningkatkan profesionalisme guru dengan memanfaatkan TV lokal. Materi pelatihan yang diujicobakan adalah untuk Penelitian Tindakan Kelas (PTK. Setelah dila­kukan tahap-tahap pengembangan, dilakukan uji kompetensi dengan melibatkan 46 orang guru SD. Hasil analisis data menunjukkan bahwa skor rata-rata 72,33 dengan standar deviasi 11,29, dan hanya 5 orang (10,87% yang tidak mencapai standar kelulusan ( ≥ 70. Berdasarkan hasil analisis data di atas, dapat disim­pulkan bahwa pelatihan dengan memanfaatkan TV lokal dapat meningkatkan profesionalisme guru.

  13. MODEL PELATIHAN BERBASIS KELOMPOK KERJA GURU UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KEMAMPUAN MENYUSUN PERANGKAT PENILAIAN BERBASIS KELAS

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    Hadi Suwono

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Teacher Taskforce-based Training Model to Improve the Ability to Develop Class-based As­sessment Instruments. This R & D project was aimed at demonstrating the most effective model, out of three training models-Teachers Working Group (KKG-Practice-Reflection (KPR, Modelling-Practice-Reflection (MPR, and Telling-Practice-Reflection (CPR. The first model was de­veloped based on orientation re­sults. This model was validated by educational experts and practitioners and was tried-out so as to result in a model which was more appropriate for primary schools. In the stage of semi-summative evaluation for the final design, an experiment was conducted to identify the most ef­fective model. The experiment employed a factorial design. The findings show that MPR was the most effective model. This model was perceived as the one which was beneficial to improve the teachers' capability in designing the in­struments of classroom-based assessment for science teaching. In addition, the model could improve the teachers' knowledge of classroom-based assessment, and could help them design better classroom-­based assessment instruments. The second most effective model was KPR. Even though this model was perceived as less beneficial than MPR, with training carried out twice, it could improve the teachers' capability in designing the instruments of classroom-based as­sessment as effective as that of MPR model.

  14. PENGEMBANGAN MODEL PEMBELAJARAN KIMIA ANALITIK UNTUK MENINGKATKAN MUTU PENDIDIKAN GURU KIMIA

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    Mrs Liliasari

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the research is to improve chemistry teacher training program quality, use Analytical Chemistry Teaching Model (MPKA. The improvement should be on student higher order thinking skills. The model is consisting of 23 concepts, which include concepts that name process, concepts that have no perceptible instances, concepts which require knowledge of principles, concepts involving symbolic representation, formula and equation. Those concepts arrange in nine hierarchies on concept map. The model of teaching uses: (a concept and science process skill approach; (b problem solving and lecture method, and also laboratory activities; (c transparency and power point media; (d essay test. Critical thinking skills developed by the model are elementary clarification, basic support, inference and strategy and tactics. Creative thinking skills developed by the model are: (1 encouraging elegant solution of collision conflict, unsolved mysteries; (2 practicing the creative problem solving process in disciplined systematic manner in dealing with the problem and information at hand; (3 examining fantasies to find solution of real problems; (4 heightening anticipation only enough structure to give clues and direction. The model has been implemented to 82 students in three teacher’s training institutions (LPTK in Java and Bali. The model improves students’ comprehension in Chemistry concepts. It also develops three kinds of logics: group inclusion, proportional and combinatorial. Therefore it is suggested to develop similar models for other courses in perspectives chemistry teachers training program. Key words: Model of teaching, analytical chemistry, critical and creative thinking skills, quality improvement.

  15. Analisis Studi Kebijakan Pengelolaan Guru SMK dalam Rangka Peningkatan Mutu Pendidikan

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    Suwandi Suwandi

    2016-05-01

    Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mendeksripsikan model sistem pengelolaan guru profesional di era otonomi daerah untuk meningkatkan mutu pendidikan di Indonesia  secara umum, di tingkat pusat, propinsi, maupun kabupaten atau kota sesuai dengan peran dan wewenang masingmasing. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian kebijakan. Studi ini dilakukan terhadap sampel sebanyak 510 orang guru Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan, 293 orang kepala sekolah atau  wakil kepala sekolah, dan 32 orang kepala dinas pendidikan Propinsi, Kabupaten atau Kota. Penelitian ini dilaksanakan dengan menggunakan metode survei. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian dapat disimpulkan bahwa (1 permasalahan yang berkaitan dengan pengadaan guru Sekolah Menegah Kejuruan bersumber pada tiga hal yaitu ketidaksesuaian kualifikasi guru dengan kualifikasi pelamar, formasi tidak sesuai dengan kebutuhan, dan mutasi guru SMK yang tidak didasarkan pada kualifikasi guru, (2 belum seluruh guru Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan dapat melakukan kegiatan ilmiah terutama menulis karya ilmiah, (3 sistem jenjang karir yang selama ini berjalan kurang memenuhi harapan, (4 forum peningkatan kompetensi professional sangat tinggi pengaruhnya pada pengembangan profesi guru, (5 praktik penilaian kompetensi guru selama ini didominasi oleh kepala sekolah, dan (6 supervisor yang selama ini berlangsung sudah memenuhi syarat.

  16. KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA MADRASAH DALAM MENINGKATKAN KINERJA GURU PADA MAN MODEL BANDA ACEH

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    Yusnidar Yusnidar

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available School head master is one of factors in encouraging the school to reach its vision, mission, aim and target through the planned implemented program. The aim of the study is to know the leadership of the head master of the school in improving the teachers’ commitment, work motivation and obstacles experiencing by the school head master in improving the teachers’ performance at MAN Model Banda Aceh. The study used descriptive method. The data collection techniques were observations, interviews, and documentations. The subjects of this research were the head master of the school and the teachers of MAN Model Banda Aceh. The data analysis of this qualitative analysis shows that: (1 the leadership of the head master of the school in improving working commitment is through empowerment of the training teacher in accordance with their field, class supervision evaluation and interns routinely madrasah supervision, and give reward to outstanding teacher; ( 2 the school head master leadership in improving work motivation is through professionalism work guiding, evaluate the teacher learning program, consensus agreement in time discipline, and intern cooperation with the school head master and guiding teachers; (3 the head master leadership in improving discipline is through applying self discipline of school head master in order to be followed by teachers as the discipline being conducted by the school head master in fully self awareness without any coercion; (4 the obstacles faced by the school head master in improving the teacher performance is because of time restriction in carrying out classroom supervision, guiding professional teachers and evaluate the teachers teaching-learning process, as well as restricted fund allocation in MAN Model Banda Aceh.

  17. KOMPETENSI GURU IPS DALAM PEMBELAJARAN BERBASIS PEDIDIKAN KARAKTER DI SMP MUHAMMADIYAH KOTA TERNATE

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    Suardi Kader

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian deskriptif kualitatif. Subjek penelitian terdiri atas: semua guru, kepala sekolah, dan siswa sebagai responden. Objek penelitian ini adalah kompetensi guru dalam menerapkan berbagai metode untuk pendidikan karakter  pada pembelajaran IPS yang terintegrasi. Pengumpulan data dilakukan melalui wawancara, dokumentasi dan observasi. Teknik analisis data yang digunakan adalah teknik analisis kualitatif model induktif. Hasil penelitian adalah sebagai berikut: (1 Kompetensi guru IPS dalam pedidikan karakter di SMP Muhammadiyah 1 dan 2 Kota Ternate belum memuaskan. Hal ini disebabkan oleh guru IPS masih kurang memiliki wawasan dasar keilmuan karakter. Di samping itu juga, guru belum aktif dan kreatif, serta memiliki kemampuan untuk mengembangkan wawasan pendidikan karakter ke dalam mata pelajaran IPS. (2 Metode pembelajaran IPS di SMP Muhammadiyah 1 dan SMP Muhammadiyah 2 Kota Ternate masih cenderung bersifat konvensional, yaitu ceramah. (3 Kendala-kendala yang ditemukan  dalam pembelajaran pendidikan karakter di SMP Muhammadiyah 1 dan SMP Muhammadiyah 2 Kota Ternate yaitu berasal dari guru, sarana, dan prasarana yang belum memadai, lemahnya kesadaran peserta didik, dana dan pembiayaan yang masih kurang, program pembelajaran, pembinaan karakter karena masih kurangnya pemahaman dari pembina atau guru, serta buku-buku penunjang yang digunakan untuk kepentingan proses pembelajaran. Kata kunci: kompetensi guru IPS, pembelajaran, dan pendidikan karakter

  18. Implementasi dan Kendala Pelaksanaan Pembinaan Profesional Guru di Sekolah Menengah Umum Melalui Program Guru Magang

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    Siti Sunendiari

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini dilatarbelakangi oleh tidak meratanya kualitas pendidikan antar sekolah. Salah satu penyebabnya adalah kemampuan guru. Kemampuan guru ini akan terus meningkat dan berkembang apabila dilakukan pembinaan secara berkesinambungan dan sistematis. Salah satu bentuk pembinaan guru yang dapat dilakukan adalah pembinaan profesional guru melalui program guru magang. Adapun tujuan utama dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengidentifikasi teknik-teknik pembinaan tingkat pelaksanaan, tingkat pengetahuan guru pembina, tingkat kesulitan dan kendala yang dihadapi baik oleh guru pembina maupun guru magang serta hasil yang dicapai melalui meningkatnya kemampuan siswa dilihat dari hasil rata-rata siswa sebelum dan setelah guru itu dimagangkan. Sampel diambil secara acak sebanyak 17 guru pembina, 20 guru magang, dan siswa dari sekolah yang dimagangkan. Data dikumpulkan melalui angket dan tes. Hasilnya menunjukkan bahwa teknik pembinaan yang digunakan adalah: Kunjungan Kelas (KK, Pertemuan Pribadi (PP, Rapat Dewan Guru (RDG, Kunjungan Antar Sekolah (KAS, Kunjungan Antar Kelas (KAS, dan Pertemuan dalam Kelompok Kerja (PKK. Pada pelaksanaannya, semua teknik telah dilaksanakan dengan baik, hanya teknik pelaksanaan kunjungan antar kelas yang masih berada pada kategori Cukup. Tingkat pengetahuan guru pembina yang berada pada kategori Baik adalah Kunjungan Kelas, sedangkan teknik yang lainnya masih berada pada kategori cukup. Tingkat kesulitan yang dihadapi guru pembina dan guru magang dengan persentase tertinggi dalam kategori sangat sulit adalah kunjungan antar sekolah. Kendala utama yang dirasakan oleh guru pembina dan guru magang adalah terbatasnya waktu dan biaya yang dimiliki. Kendala lainnya adalah terbatasnya kemampuan profesional yang dimiliki dan kurangnya informasi tentang petunjuk pelaksanaan teknik-teknik pembinaan. Sedangkan kemampuan siswa menunjukkan nilai rata-rata kenaikan yang masih rendah. Hal ini mungkin disebabkan oleh masih rendahnya

  19. PENGARUH KEPEMIMPINAN DAN KOMUNIKASI GURU TERHADAP MOTIVASI BELAJAR

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Permasalahan dalam penelitian ini adalah seberapa besar pengaruh kepemimpinan dan komunikasi guru terhadap motivasi belajar siswa. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah seluruh siswa kelas XII jurusan Administrasi Perkantoran yang terdiri dari 77 siswa. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ada pengaruh yang positif pada kepemimpinan guru dan komunikasi guru terhadap motivasi belajar siswa. Dalam upaya meningkatkan motivasi belajar siwa hendaknya kepemimpinan guru diterapkan pada siswa sehingga guru dapat membimbing dan mendorong siswa untuk lebih giat belajar, guru diharapkan dapat meningkatkan kemampuan komunikasinya agar pada saat penyampaian materi dapat diterima siwa dengan baik. Kata Kunci : Motivasi Belajar, Kepemimpinan Guru, Komunikasi Guru

  20. Asesmen Kebutuhan Pengembangan Profesionalisme Guru SMK

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    Canni Loren Sianturi

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengidentifikasi kebutuhan pengembangan profesionalisme guru SMK RSBI. Penelitian ini dilakukan di SMKN 3 Malang dengan menggunakan pendekatan penelitian kualitatif dan rancangan studi kasus. Instrumen kunci penelitian adalah peneliti sendiri dan informannya adalah guru, siswa, dan orangtua siswa. Data dikumpulkan menggunakan teknik wawancara, observasi, dan studi dokumentasi. Peneliti menggunakan triangulasi, member check, dan expert judgement, untuk menjamin keabsahan temuan penelitian ini. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa berdasarkan karakteristik kompetensi guru, kebutuhan primer pengembangan profesionalisme guru adalah diklat tentang konsep dasar dan penerapan pembelajaran berbasis character building, bilingual, ICT, dan cara melaksanakan PTK, kebutuhan sekundernya adalah workshop strategi peningkatan kinerja dan keterampilan guru dalam berkomunikasi dan bekerja sama dengan stakeholders; berdasarkan bentuk, lokasi, dan waktu pelaksanaan kegiatan pengembangan profesionalismenya dibuat dalam bentuk belajar secara teori dan praktik, dilaksanakan di lokasi yang mudah dijangkau tanpa harus meninggalkan tugas di sekolah dan keluarga, dan intensitasnya ditingkatkan. Kata kunci: asesmen kebutuhan, pengembangan profesionalisme, profesionalisme guru

  1. PENINGKATKAN KOMPETENSI PROFESIONAL CALON GURU MELALUI LESSON STUDY

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    Dwi Rahmawati

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    Full Text Available AbstrakProgram pengalaman lapangan (PPL merupakan salah satu matakuliah wajib yang harus ditempuh oleh setiap mahasiswa semester VII di Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro. Permasalahan yang sering muncul dalam proses pelaksanaan PPL diantaranya kurang maksimalknya komunikasi antara mahasiswa dengan guru pamong ataupun dengan dosen pembimbing lapangan. Untuk mengatasi permasalahan tersebut maka diterapkan PPL berbasis lesson study. Lesson Study merupakan suatu model pembinaan terhadap orang yang berprofesi sebagai pendidik baik guru ataupun dosen melalui pengkajian pembelajaran secara kolaboratif dan berkelanjutan dalam membangun komunitas belajar. Penelitian dilaksakan di SM Kartikatama Metro, SMA Kartikatama Metro dan SMK  Karikatama 1Metro denga jumlah 31 mahasiswa. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian deskriptif kualitatif yaitu mengembangkan kompetensi profesioal calon guru melalui PPL berbasis lesson study. Lesson study yang dilakukan dikolaborasikan dengan kegiatan Penelitian Tindakan (Action Reseach. Penelitian ini dilaksanakan dua siklus, adapun setiap siklusnya meliputi perencanaan (plan, pelakasnaan (do dan observasi serta refleksi (see. Hasil pelaksanaan siklus I dan siklus II menunjukkan adanya peningkatan profesional calon guru melalui kegiatan lesson study walaupun belum terjadi peningkatan pada semua indikator. Dalam penelitian ini indikator kompetensi profesionalisme yang diamati meliput:1 Kemampuan membuka pembelajaran, 2 Penguasaan materi pembelajaran, 3 Penguasaan penggunaan pendekatan/strategi  pembelajaran, 4 Pemanfaatan sumber belajar/media, 5 Gaya dan penggunaan bahasa, 6 Penilaian proses dan hasil belajar, 7 Kemampuan menutup pembelajaran. Berdasarkan pembahasan singkat di atas dapat disimpulkan bahwa model proses PPL berbasis lesson study dapat meningkatkan kompetensi profesional calon guru dan penggunakan lesson study dalam proses PPL mahasiswa menyatakan lebih siap dalam melaksanakan

  2. PENGARUH PELATIHAN GURU, KOMPETENSI GURU DAN PEMANFAATAN SARANA PRASARANA TERHADAP KESIAPAN GURU PRODI BISNIS MANAJEMEN DALAM IMPLEMENTASI KURIKULUM 2013

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    Septian Fuji Yama

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    Full Text Available Kurikulum 2013 merupakan kurikulum yang saat ini diterapkan di Indonesia. Kurikulum 2013 membawa perubahan mendasar pada guru dalam pembelajaran. Oleh karena itu guru dituntut untuk menyiapkan dirinya dalam melaksanakan kurikulum 2013. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh pelatihan guru, kompetensi guru, dan pemanfaatan sarana prasarana terhadap kesiapan guru prodi bisnis manajemen dalam implementasi kurikulum 2013 di SMK N 1 Purbalingga. Populasi dan sampel dalam penelitian ini adalah guru prodi bisnis manajemen di SMK N 1 Purbalingga Tahun Ajaran 2014/2015 yaitu guru program pendidikan akuntansi, administrasi perkantoran, dan pemasaran berjumlah 24 orang. Teknik pengambilan sampel yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini yaitu sampel jenuh. Metode yang digunakan dalam dalam pengambilan data adalah angket. Data variabel dianalisis dengan statistik deskriptif persentase dan analisis regresi berganda. Hasil penelitian ini secara statistik menunjukkan bahwa terdapat pengaruh secara simultan dan parsial pelatihan guru, kompetensi guru, dan pemanfaatan sarana prasarana terhadap kesiapan guru prodi bisnis manajemen dalam implementasi kurikulum 2013 di SMK N 1 Purbalingga. Saran yang dapat diberikan adalah guru harus berupaya menambah wawasan mengenai kurikulum 2013 dan guru lebih mengembangkan kompetensi kepribadiannya serta guru harus mempersiapkan dirinya untuk memahami pemanfaatan sumber belajar. Curriculum 2013 is the curriculum applied in Indonesia recently. It brings fundamental changes in teachers’ teaching and learning. Thus, teachers are required to prepare themselves in implementing curriculum 2013. The purpose of this study is to find out whether there is influence of teacher training, teacher competence, and infrastructure towards manajement business department teacher’s readiness in curriculum 2013 implementation in SMK N 1 Purbalingga. The population of this study was manajement business department teachers in

  3. Pemberdayaan Guru dalam Pembelajaran Matematika untuk Meningkatkan Kemampuan Berpikir Kreatif Siswa SD

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    Tatag Yuli Eko Siswono

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    Full Text Available Abstract: Empowering Mathematics Teachers to Improve Creative Thinking of Elementary-School Students. This experimental study is intended to develop mathematics teachers’ competences in designing teaching and learning strategies that enhance students’ creative thinking. In addition, the study portrays teachers’ creative thinking as well as their competences in planning and implementing problem-solving and problem-posing teaching models. Utilizing a pre-test post-test single group design, this study involved mathematics teachers of the third, fourth, and sixth grades of two elementary schools. The results suggest that the teachers’ creative thinking is of good level; they are creative enough in solving and posing mathematical problems as reflected in their mean score of 92.6. Their competences in planning and implementinglie in good category. Overall, it can be concluded that the teachers are professionally empowered in develo ping students’ creative thinking. Abstrak: Pemberdayaan Guru dalam Pembelajaran Matematika untuk Meningkatkan Kemampuan Berpikir Kreatif Siswa SD. Implementasi pembelajaran matematika di SD untuk mendorong berpikir kreatif masih lemah. Penelitian ini bertujuan memberdayakan guru-guru SD dalam mengembangkan pembelajaran matematika yang memberi bekal kemampuan berpikir kreatif dan memberikan gambaran kemampuan berpikir kreatif guru dan kemampuannya merencanakan serta mengimplementasikan model pembelajaran pengajuan dan pemecahan masalah matematika. Penelitian eksperimen rancangan pretes postes kelompok tunggal sekaligus deskriptif dilakukan terhadap masing-masing dua guru kelas III, IV, dan V SD di kabupaten Sidoarjo. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kemampuan berpikir kreatif guru SD berada pada tingkat lebih dari cukup kreatif, dan hasil rata-rata kemampuannya dalam memecahkan dan membuat soal adalah 92,6. Kemampuan guru dalam melaksanakan pembelajaran termasuk kategori lebih dari “baik”. Disimpulkan bahwa

  4. GURU v2.0: An interactive Graphical User interface to fit rheometer curves in Han’s model for rubber vulcanization

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    G. Milani

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    Full Text Available A GUI software (GURU for experimental data fitting of rheometer curves in Natural Rubber (NR vulcanized with sulphur at different curing temperatures is presented. Experimental data are automatically loaded in GURU from an Excel spreadsheet coming from the output of the experimental machine (moving die rheometer. To fit the experimental data, the general reaction scheme proposed by Han and co-workers for NR vulcanized with sulphur is considered. From the simplified kinetic scheme adopted, a closed form solution can be found for the crosslink density, with the only limitation that the induction period is excluded from computations. Three kinetic constants must be determined in such a way to minimize the absolute error between normalized experimental data and numerical prediction. Usually, this result is achieved by means of standard least-squares data fitting. On the contrary, GURU works interactively by means of a Graphical User Interface (GUI to minimize the error and allows an interactive calibration of the kinetic constants by means of sliders. A simple mouse click on the sliders allows the assignment of a value for each kinetic constant and a visual comparison between numerical and experimental curves. Users will thus find optimal values of the constants by means of a classic trial and error strategy. An experimental case of technical relevance is shown as benchmark.

  5. Guru Sahabat Siswa: Program Kesehatan Reproduksi bagi Guru

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    Rieka Esti Saraswati

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The issue of reproductive health is increasing year by year. Proper understanding of reproductive healt his absolutely necessary for students at school. Teacher is one of the important part in learning process, so teachers must have an understanding of reproductive healt has well as sufficient skills to deliver it properly to the students. The purpose of this study is to know the effectiveness of the "Guru Sahabat Siswa” program to increase teachers’ skills to become facilitators in a group discussion on reproductive health theme. The study involves 16 teachers in Junior High School in Yogyakarta. The research will be applied by using the experimental untreated control group design with pretest and post test. This program was proved for improving teachers' skills to be a facilitator in group discussions about reproductive health (F=14,411, p

  6. Pengembangan Kepribadian Guru

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    Nursyamsi Nursyamsi

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The close relationship between students and a teacher is psychologically important in the school teaching and learning process. The teacher’s personality and character serves as model and becomes the source of inspiration for the students.  The quality of psychological relationship between students and teacher can only be realized if it is supported by teacher’s good personality. It is the quality of teacher’s total attitude and behaviour, and therefore, constitutes the main requirement for optimum teaching and learning process. The original meaning of the term ‘personality’ as quoted from the experts suggests that it is a dynamic organization of psychopysic that determines one’s behaviour, thoughts, and character.  Such character and personality can be identified as an individual quality which is manifested through consistence behavioural patterns in respond to the environment.  In Islamic point of view, one’s personal behaviour and attitude is determined by his or her obedience to the God alone. A teacher’s honor is part of his or her most important personality in realizing his/her professional tasks.  Therefore, he or she must be able to recognize and develop this personal pride as well as possible.Copyright © 2014 by Al-Ta'lim All right reservedDOI: 10.15548/jt.v21i1.70

  7. PROFIL PENGEMBANGAN PROFESIONAL GURU

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    Budi Sutrisno

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This study is to describe the developent of pedagogical competence, professional competence, personal competence, and social competence of the International Standard Pioneer School in State Senior High School 1 Temanggung. The focus in this study were teacher professional development  of the international  standard pioneer school in State Senior High School 1 Temanggung, by observing the development of pedagogical competence, competence professional, personal competence, and social competence of the international   standard pioneer school in State Senior High School 1 Temanggung. The study is the qualitative research with the ethnography approach. This research was conducted in State Senior High School 1 Temanggung year 2010/2011, the source of the data  obtained  from  the  principal,  vice  principal,  head  of  the  International  Standard Pioneer School programs, teachers, librarians, and students. Data collected by in-depth interviews, observation, and documentation. Validity of the data was done by triangulation techniques. Analysis of the data used is a model of interactive analysis.   The results of this research can be concluded that the development of pedagogical competence of teachers  of the international   standard pioneer school in State Senior High School 1 Temanggung teachers include longer emphasizes the management aspects of learning, the development of  professional competence include the  aspect  of  improving the  skills  and  aspects of knowledge, competence development aspects of personality include mental, spiritual, and the  formation  of  professional  ethics  that  provides  a  change  in  attitude  teachers  in managing learning, while the component that was developed in the social competence includes the development of emotional intelligence, and development of teachers' roles in professional organizations (MGMP. Developed in the fourth aspect is the competence of the teacher

  8. ANALISIS KEBUTUHAN GURU KIMIA TERHADAP MATERIAL KURIKULUM MODEL “ATK” DAN POLA EDUKASI “ADIR”

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    Momo Rosbiono

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This research initiated from the problems there are low quality of chemistry teacher comprehend in academic knowledge. The main goals of this research was to comprehend what model of ”Curriculum Materials” (CM and “Amalgamation Teacher Knowledge” (ATK educative framework were needed by chemistry teacher?. The research conducted by using descriptive method which express phenomenon are there him. The subject of this research were the Candidate of Chemistry Teachers which out-going in program of Profession Training and Education (PTE at Department of Chemistry Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Science Education, Indonesia University of Education and Chemistry Teachers from Group Discussion of Chemistry Teacher (GDCT at Karawang. The data were collected through questionnaires and analysis form of teacher academic needs. The data analysis technique worked through qualitative and quantitative techniques. Based on the empirical and theoretical analysis the research findings which resulted were: (1 The CM with ATK model was relevance with academic chemistry teacher needs, this model illustrated the integration of essential concepts of curriculum, chemistry subject matter, chemistry teaching, professional development of chemistry teacher, and academic skills of chemistry teacher through “key formulas”; (2 the CM structure that relevance for chemistry teacher academic needs was included the objectives formulation, subject matter description, questions, training tasks, and answer keys; (3 the CM content that relevance for chemistry teacher academic needs was included the essential concepts of curriculum, chemistry content, chemistry teaching, professional development of chemistry teacher, and academic skills of chemistry teacher; (4 the educative framework that effectively for using CM was guidance and training through the mechanism of “absorbing, doing, interacting, and reflecting” (ADIR. Key words: curriculum material, ATK model, ADIR

  9. PENGETAHUAN TENTANG STRATEGI PEMBELAJARAN, SIKAP, DAN MOTIVASI GURU

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    Dadan Suryana

    2014-06-01

    Abstrak: Pengetahuan tentang Strategi Pembelajaran, Sikap dan Motivasi Guru. Penelitian ini ber­tujuan untuk mendeskripsikan pengaruh pengetahuan tentang strategi pembelajaran, sikap dan motivasi guru terhadap hasil belajar anak melalui metode survai. Sampel penelitian adalah 25 orang guru Taman Kanak-kanak di Kecamatan Koto Tangah, Kota Padang. Data dikumpulkan dengan cara wawancara dan penyebaran angket serta dukungan dokumentasi. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pengetahuan tentang strategi pembelajaran, sikap dan motivasi guru berpengaruh langsung terhadap hasil belajar anak.

  10. SISTEM INFORMASI PENETAPAN ANGKA KREDIT (PAK UNTUK KENAIKAN PANGKAT PADA JABATAN FUNGSIONAL GURU (STUDY KASUS DINAS PENDIDIKAN KOTA XYZ

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    Amiq Fahmi

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    Full Text Available Penetapan Angka Kredit (PAK adalah hasil penilaian yang diberikan berdasarkan angka kredit untuk pengangkatan dan kenaikan pangkat dalam jabatan guru dalam penilaiannya, unsur yang digunakan meliputi unsur utama dan unsur penunjang. Unsur utama meliputi Pendidikan, Prose Belajar Mengajar (PBM, Bimbingan dan konseling, Pengembangan Profesi. Unsur penunjang meliputi Pengabdian Masyarakat, dan Pendukung Pendidikan. Penelitian dilakukan di Dinas Pendidikan Kota XYZ, Metode penelitian yang digunakan adalah model System Development Life Cycle (SDLC untuk membangun perangkat lunak Penetapan Angka Kredit Guru meliputi tahapan Analisis, Desain, dan Testing/Implementasi. Hasil dari development berupa perangkat lunak Sistem Informasi berbasis komputer yang dapat digunakan sebagai alat bantu dalam pengumpulan dan pencatatan data, penghitungan dan penetapan angka kredit, serta menghasilkan informasi yang relevan untuk membantu dan mempermudah bagian sekretariat  di Dinas Pendidikan Kota XYZ dalam urusan pelayanan dan pelaksanaan penilaian angka kredit untuk pengajuan kenaikan pangkat guru. Kata kunci : Guru, Unsur Utama, Unsur Penunjang, Penetapan Angka Kredit.

  11. PENINGKATAN MUTU KINERJA GURU MELALUI SUPERVISI AKADEMIK DI SMK NEGERI 1 SALATIGA MENGHADAPI PKG 2016

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    Wida Damayanti

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini dilatarbelakangi permasalahan yang muncul dalam pelaksanaan Penilaian Kinerja Guru 2015 yang belum efektif dan program supervisi akademik di SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga yang belum berjalan sesuai dengan yang diharapkan. Dari latar belakang tersebut permasalahan yang akan dibahas adalah; 1 Bagaimana Program Penilaian Kinerja Guru (PKG dan Program Supervisi Akademik di SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga? 2 Apa kendala-kendala yang dihadapi dalam pelaksanaan Program PKG dan Program Supervisi Akademik di SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga? 3 Bagaimana cara mengatasi kendala-kendala program PKG dan Program Supervisi Akademik di SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga untuk menghadapi Penilaian Kinerja Guru 2016? Tujuan Penelitian ini adalah untuk ; 1 Memberikan gambaran mendalam tentang Program PKG dan Program Supervisi Akademik di SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga 2 Mengetahui kendala-kendala yang dihadapi dalam pelaksanaan program PKG dan Program Supervisi Akademik di SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga 3 Memberikan masukan untuk perbaikan Program Supervisi Akademik untuk meningkatkan mutu kinerja guru di SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga. Jenis penelitian ini adalah evaluasi program dengan menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif dengan menganalisis program Penilaian Kinerja Guru dan supervisi akademik yang dijalankan dalam bentuk studi kasus (case study. Model Evaluasi penelitian ini adalah Goal free Evaluation Model  (Scriven dengan SWOT Analysis (Strengths Weakness, Opportunities, Threats IFAS (Internal Factors Analysis Summary dan EFAS (Eksternal Factors Analysis Summary. Teknik pengumpulan data yang digunakan adalah wawancara, observasi dan dokumentasi. Sumber informasi  penelitian adalah kepala sekolah, guru/ tenaga kependidikan dan tenaga non kependidikan di lingkungan SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga. Untuk mengecek keabsahan data, penulis menggunakan teknik triangulasi, yaitu 1 Triangulasi data 2 Triagulasi teknik 3 Triangulasi sumber. Hasil Penelitian dapat dideskripsikan bahwa Program Penilaian Kinerja guru dan Program

  12. PENINGKATAN KOMPETENSI GURU MENGEMBANGKAN PEMBELAJARAN BAHASA JAWA BERBASIS SOSIAL BUDAYA SISWA

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    Esti Sudi Utami

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstrak. Kegiatan ini merupakan desiminasi hasil penelitian. Penelitian mengungkap bahwa pembelajaran bahasa Jawa di SMA kurang didukung oleh kesiapan yang baik. Pengajar bahasa Jawa mayoritas dari bidang studi lain. Kurikulum muatan lokal kurang dipahami secara konseptual. Kompetensi komunikatif siswa rendah. Penelitian merekomendasikan perlunya pengembangan pembelajaran muatan lokal bahasa Jawa mampu menyentuh kebutuhan sosial budaya yang relevan dengan konteks lingkungan siswa. Untuk itu guru perlu dilatih mengembangkan model pembelajarannya. Metode yang digunakan adalah pedagogi partisipasi kolaboratif dengan menekankan latihan dan partisipasi aktif peserta. Akhir kegiatan, guru dapat menyusun materi dan rancangan pembelajaran sesuai dengan kebutuhan komunikatif dan sosial budaya siswa. Kata kunci:pembelajaran, sosial budaya

  13. THERIAK_D: An add-on to implement equilibrium computations in geodynamic models

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    Duesterhoeft, Erik; Capitani, Christian

    2013-11-01

    This study presents the theory, applicability, and merits of the new THERIAK_D add-on for the open source Theriak/Domino software package. The add-on works as an interface between Theriak and user-generated scripts, providing the opportunity to process phase equilibrium computation parameters in a programming environment (e.g., C or MATLAB®). THERIAK_D supports a wide range of features such as calculating the solid rock density or testing the stability of mineral phases along any pressure-temperature (P-T) path and P-T grid. To demonstrate applicability, an example is given in which the solid rock density of a 2-D-temperature-pressure field is calculated, portraying a simplified subduction zone. Consequently, the add-on effectively combines thermodynamics and geodynamic modeling. The carefully documented examples could be easily adapted for a broad range of applications. THERIAK_D is free, and the program, user manual, and source codes may be downloaded from http://www.min.uni-kiel.de/˜ed/theriakd/.

  14. KONSTRUKSI SOSIAL GURU TERHADAP PEMBELAJARAN IPS DI SD INPRES 6/86 LABURASSENG DESA LABURASSENG KECAMATAN LIBURENG KABUPATEN BONE SULAWESI SELATAN

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    Muhammad Taufiq Halim

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini dilatarbelakangi oleh jauhnya lokasi sekolah dari pusat perkotaan sehingga menyebabkan kurangnya informasi yang masuk ke sekolah ini. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mendeskripsikan konstruksi sosial guru terhadap pembelajaran IPS, mendeskripsikan implementasi pembelajaran IPS di SD Inpres 6/86 Laburasseng, mendeskripsikan dampak pembelajaran IPS di SD Inpres 6/86 Laburasseng. Penelitian ini termasuk penelitian kualitatif. Teknik pengumpulan data dilakukan dengan wawancara mendalam, observasi dan dokumentasi. Teknik analisis dalam penelitian ini dengan menggunakan model interaktif yakni pengumpulan data, reduksi data, penyajian data, dan verifikasi data. Hasil penelitian ini ditemukan bahwa konstruksi sosial guru terhadap pembelajaran IPS berbeda-beda khususnya pada tahap objektifikasi dan terjadi pergeseran pandangan terhadap pembelajaran IPS yang ideal yang menyebabkan implementasi dari pembelajaran IPS menyimpang sehingga berdampak pada perilaku siswa. Berdasarkan hal tersebut disarankan agar guru-guru lebih aktif untuk mengikuti pelatihan-pelatihan serta diklat-diklat dan mencari informasi yang lebih banyak untuk menambah wawasan tentang pembelajaran IPS. The research was distributed by school location away from urban centres so that the cause of the lack of information coming into this school. The purpose of this study is to describe the social construction of teachers towards social science learning, social science learning implementation described in the primary presidential instruction 6/86 Laburasseng, described the impact of  social science learning in the primary presidential instruction 6/86 Laburasseng. This research includes qualitative research. The technique of data collection conducted in-depth interviews with, observation and documentation. Analytical techniques in the study with the use of interactive models i.e., data collection, data reduction, data presentation, and data verification. The research found that

  15. BURNOUT DI KALANGAN GURU PENDIDIKAN LUAR BIASA DI KOTA BANDUNG

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    Dayne Trikora Wardhani

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui hubungan antara perilaku koping dan kepuasan kerja dengan burnout pada guru SLB di Kota Bandung. Sumber data penelitian ini adalah guru SLB di Kota Bandung sebanyak 202 orang yang dipilih menggunakan teknik simple random sampling. Instrumen penelitian yang digunakan diadaptasi dari Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach, 1976 dan skala Perilaku Koping dan skala Kepuasan Kerja dalam Occupational Stress Indicator dari Cooper, Sloan, & William (1986. Data hasil penelitian dianalisa menggunakan uji statistik Multi Regression Analysis. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan; (1 perilaku koping (X1 berhubungan secara negatif dan signifikan dengan burnout yang dialami guru SLB (Y, (2 kepuasan kerja  (X2 berhubungan secara negatif dan signifikan dengan burnout yang dialami guru SLB (Y, dan  (3 Perilaku koping (X1 dan Kepuasan Kerja (X2 secara bersama-sama dapat memprediksi secara signifikan terhadap burnout guru SLB (Y. Kata Kunci: Pendidikan, Guru, Burnout, Kepuasan Kerja, Perilaku Koping

  16. STRATEGI PENINGKATAN KOMPETENSI GURU DENGAN PENDEKATAN ANALYSIS HIERARCHY PROCESS

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    Full Text Available Seorang guru sebagai seorang pendidik merupakan komponen penting dalam proses pendidikan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk (1 menganalisis profil guru SLTP Komwil 05 Kabupaten Tegal, (2 menganalisis prioritas kebijakan dalam meningkatkan kompetensi guru di daerah penelitian, (3 menentukan strategi untuk meningkatkan kompetensi guru melalui prioritas kebijakan yang dapat diterapkan di daerah penelitian. Respondennya adalah 33 guru SLTP Komwil 05 Kabupaten Tegal. Mereka dipilih dengan menggunakan simple random sampling. Selain itu 15 orang dipilih untuk menjadi keyperson. Statistik Deskriptif dan Analisis Hierarchy Process digunakan untuk menganalisis data dalam penelitian ini. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kompetensi pedagogik dan kompetensi profesional guru adalah moderat dan guru memiliki kepribadian dan kompetensi sosial yang tinggi. Hal yang harus ditingkatkan adalah kompetensi guru. Prioritas utama dalam meningkatkan kompetensi guru di Kabupaten Tegal adalah (1 memilih moralitas calon guru 2 menyaring kualitas guru (3 mengirim guru untuk mengikuti berbagai pelatihan untuk meningkatkan karakter mereka.A teacher as an educator is an important component in the educational process. This study aims to (1 analyze the teacher profile of SLTP Komwil 05 Kabupaten Tegal,  (2 analyze the policy priorities in improving the competence of teachers in the study area, (3 determine the strategies for enhancing the competence of teachers through the policy priorities that can be applied in the study area. There are 33 junior high school teachers of SLTP Komwil 05 Kabupaten Tegal as the respondents. They were selected by using simple random sampling. Then, there are also15 key persons. Descriptive Statistics and Analysis Hierarchy Process were used to analyze the data in the study. The results show that pedagogical competence and professional competence are moderate and the teachers have high personality and social competence. The thing that should be

  17. KINERJA GURU SEJARAH: STUDI KAUSAL PADA GURU-GURU SEJARAH SMA DI KOTA SEMARANG

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    Full Text Available This research aims to understand the direct effect of organizational cultures towards performance, leadership towards performance, motivation towards performance, organizational cultures towards motivation, and leadership towards motivation. The sample of those research was 60 history teachers randomly selected. Data collection is carried out with instruments that have been tested for validity and reliability empirically. Data were analyzed with path analysis techniques. The analysis of the results has been obtained the path coefficient , that is ρ41 = 0.226; ρ42 = 0.368; ρ43 = 0.337; ρ31 = 0.330, and ρ32 = 0.570. The result of significance test for each path coefficient is obtained at the price of 2,386 t; 3.510; 3.466; 3.544, and 6.124. While price t table on α 0.05 is 1.986.  Based on the statistical analysis can be concluded that: (1 there is a direct influence of organizational culture towards performance, (2 there is a direct effect of leadership towards performance, (3 there is a direct effect of motivation towards performance, (4 there is a direct influence of organizational culture towards motivation, and (5 there is a direct effect of leadership towards motivation. Keywords: organizational culture, leadership, motivation, performance. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh langsung budaya organisasi terhadap kinerja, kepemimpinan terhadap kinerja, motivasi terhadap kinerja, budaya organisasi terhadap motivasi, dan kepemimpinan terhadap motivasi. Sampel penelitian ini berjumlah 60 orang guru sejarah yang dipilih secara random. Pengumpulan data dilaksanakan dengan instrumen yang telah diuji validitas dan reliabilitasnya secara empiris. Data penelitian dianalisis dengan teknik analisis jalur. Dari hasil analisis diperoleh koefisien jalur sebagai berikut ρ41 = 0,226; ρ42 = 0,368; ρ43 = 0,337; ρ31 = 0,330; dan ρ32 = 0,570.  Hasil uji signifikansi masing-masing koefisien jalur diperoleh harga t sebesar 2,386; 3

  18. Fabrication and comprehensive modeling of ion-exchanged Bragg optical add-drop multiplexers.

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    Castro, Jose M; Geraghty, David F; West, Brian R; Honkanen, Seppo

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    Optical add-drop multiplexers (OADMs) based on asymmetric Y branches and tilted gratings offer excellent-performance in wavelength-division multiplexed systems. To simplify waveguide fabrication, ion-exchange techniques appear to be an important option in photosensitive glasses. Optimum OADM performance depends on how accurately the waveguide fabrication process and tilted Bragg grating operation are understood and modeled. Results from fabrication and comprehensive modeling are compared for ion-exchange processes that use different angles of the tilted grating. The transmission and reflection spectra for the fabricated and simulated OADMs show excellent agreement. The OADM's performance is evaluated in terms of the measured characteristics of the Y branches and tilted gratings.

  19. Does Guru Granth Sahib describe depression?

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    Sikhism is a relatively young religion, with Guru Granth Sahib as its key religious text. This text describes emotions in everyday life, such as happiness, sadness, anger, hatred, and also more serious mental health issues such as depression and psychosis. There are references to the causation of these emotional disturbances and also ways to get out of them. We studied both the Gurumukhi version and the English translation of the Guru Granth Sahib to understand what it had to say about depression, its henomenology, and religious prescriptions for recovery. We discuss these descriptions in this paper and understand its meaning within the context of clinical depression. Such knowledge is important as explicit descriptions about depression and sadness can help encourage culturally appropriate assessment and treatment, as well as promote public health through education.

  20. Measurement of the Economic Growth and Add-on of the R.M. Solow Adjusted Model

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    Full Text Available Besides the models of M. Keynes, R.F. Harrod, E. Domar, D. Romer, Ramsey-Cass-Koopmans model etc., the R.M. Solow model is part of the category which characterizes the economic growth.The paper aim is the economic growth measurement and add-on of the R.M. Solow adjusted model.

  1. ANTESEDEN KOMITMEN ORGANISASIONAL DAN DAMPAKNYA TERHADAP KINERJA TUGAS (JOB PERFORMANCE GURU

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    Harif Amali Rivai

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available AbstractThe current research examines fit model of relationships among antecedents of organizational commitment (i.e. perceived organizational support, participative leadership style, psychological empowerment and its impact on job performance of teachers. A theoretical model was estimated using senior high school teachers in Padang. Anonym questionnaires were distributed to maintain confidentiality of the respondents. Two hundred eighty two respondents voluntarily participated and included into statistical analysis. The results of testing model using AMOS 16 found that parti¬cipative leadership style and perceived organizational support have significant effect on organiza¬tional commitment of the teachers. Organizational commitment also demonstrated significant im¬pact on job performance of teachers. Meanwhile, psychological empowerment did not significantly influence on organizational commitment. This study provides insight to help police makers how to improve tearchers’ performance. Implication of the research was also discussed in this study.Key words:Perceived organizational support, participative leadership, psychologival empower¬ment, organizational commitment, job performance.AbstrakPenelitian ini bertujuan untuk menguji ketepatan model yang menjelaskan anteseden komitmen organisasional (persepsi atas dukungan organisasional, gaya kepemimpinan partisipatif, pemberdayaan psikologis dan dampaknya terhadap kinerja tugas guru. Model teoritis penelitian diestimasi dengan menggunakan sampel dari guru-guru yang mengajar pada Sekolah Menengah Atas di kota Padang. Kuesioner tanpa nama (anonym didistribusikan untuk menjaga kerahasiaan responden. Sebanyak 282 responden dianalisis dalam penelitian ini. Hasil pengujian dengan menggunakan aplikasi AMOS 16.0. menemukan bahwa model teoritikal dapat memenuhi kriteria goodness of fit model. Hasil penelitian mendukung bahwa variable persepsi yang terdiri dari gaya kepemimpinan partisipatif dan

  2. PERAN KEPALA SEKOLAH DALAM PENGEMBANGAN KOMPETENSI GURU DI SEKOLAH MENENGAH PERTAMA NEGERI

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan peran kepala sekolah dalam pengembangan kompetensi profesional guru di SMP Negeri 4 Pakem Kabupaten Sleman terkait dengan peran kepala sekolah dan perencanaan, pelaksanaan, evaluasi program pengembangan kompetensi profesional guru. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif dengan jenis studi kasus. Teknik pengumpulan data melalui observasi, wawancara dan studi dokumentasi. Analisis data yang digunakan model Miles & Huberman, yang meliputi pengumpulan data, reduksi data, penyajian data, dan penarikan kesimpulan. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan: (1 perencanaan pengembangan kompetensi profesional guru dilakukan dengan pembentukan team; (2 jenis pengembangan kompetensi profesional guru yaitu penguasaan Teknologi Informasi dan Komunikasi dalam pembelajaran; (3 melakukan evaluasi dengan membuat form/angket penilaian guru terhadap proses pembelajaran di kelas yang diisi oleh siswa; (4 peran kepala sekolah sebagai: (a pendidik; (b manajer; (c administrator; (d supervisor; (e peran sosial (f penggiat kewirausahaan; (g pemimpin; dan (h pencipta iklim. Kata kunci: peran kepala sekolah, pengembangan, kompetensi profesional guru THE PRINCIPAL’S ROLE IN DEVELOPING TEACHER COMPETENCY IN PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Abstract This study aims to describe the principal's role in developing professional competence of teachers in SMP Negeri 4 Pakem Sleman, related to the role of principal’s and the planning, implementation, evaluation of teacher professional competence development program. This study used a qualitative approach, with a case study type. The research data were collected through observation, interviews and study documentation. The data analysis is model of Miles & Huberman, which includes data collection, data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion. Results of the study: (1 the planning of teachers professional competence development is done by forming a team; (2 the type of teachers

  3. TUTURAN MEMUJI OLEH GURU PEREMPUAN DALAM INTERAKSI PEMBELAJARAN BAHASA INDONESIA

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    Pandu Meidian Pratama

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    Penelitian tentang tuturan guru perempuan dalam interaksi pembelajaran bahasa Indonesia ini dilandasi oleh pola komunikasi yang terjadi antara guru dan siswa dalam konteks pembelajaran di kelas. Penelitian ini memiliki tujuan untuk mendeskripsikan (1 wujud tuturan memuji, (2 fungsi tuturan memuji, dan (3 modus tuturan memuji yang dituturkan oleh kaum perempuan yang berprofesi sebagai guru bahasa Indonesia. Selain mendeskripsikan wujud, fungsi, dan modus tuturan memuji, penelitian ini juga berusaha mendeskripsikan penggunaan bahasa perempuan dipandang dari sudut pandang budaya dan fitur-fitur yang digunakannya, yaitu (1 tag question, (2 avoidance of strong swear words, (3 superpolite form, (4 emphatic stress, dan (5 intensifiers.

  4. PERBANDINGAN DUA METODE PEMBELAJARAN TENTANG DEMAM BERDARAH DENGUE PADA GURU SEKOLAH DASAR

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    Aryani Pujiyanti

    2013-02-01

    peran guru untuk memberikan pendidikan kesehatan tentang DBD kepada siswa di sekolah. Penelitian ini merupakan salah satu model mobilisasi komunitas sekolah di Kota Semarang untuk program pencegahan demam berdarah dengue (DBD. Model dilaksanakan dengan membandingkan 2 metode pendidikan kesehatan yaitu pendekatan pembelajaran aktif dengan pemberian poster dan leaflet. Tujuan dari penelitian adalah untuk mengetahui efektifitas pelaksanaan model terhadap pengetahuan, sikap, perilaku (PSP dan self efficacy guru sekolah dasar tentang DBD di sekolah. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian eksperimen dengan jenis studi intervensi masyarakat. Rancangan yang digunakan adalah non equivalen control group design. Sampel penelitian adalah guru pendidikan jasmani di Kecamatan Tembalang (kelompok perlakuan dan Kelurahan Pedurungan Tengah, Kecamatan Pedurungan (kelompok pembanding yang dipilih secara purposif. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pengetahuan, praktek dan self efficacy guru pada kelompok dengan pembelajaran aktif lebih tinggi daripada kelompok guru yang menerima edukasi leaflet dan poster. Metode pembelajaran aktif mampu meningkatkan pengetahuan, perilaku dan self efficacy guru dalam perilaku pencegahan DBD secara signifikan (p<0,05 daripada metode poster dan leaflet. Kepercayaan diri guru untuk menjadi promotor kesehatan di sekolah lebih besar pada kelompok dengan metode pembelajaran aktif daripada kelompok dengan metode poster dan leaflet. Metode pembelajaran aktif dapat direkomendasikan dalam pendidikan kesehatan tentang DBD di sekolah dasar.   Kata kunci : guru, pencegahan DBD, pembelajaran aktif

  5. KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA SEKOLAH, LINGKUNGAN KERJA, MOTIVASI KERJA, DAN KINERJA GURU DI SMK NEGERI 4 PANDEGLANG

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    Dwi Sampurno

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dan lingkungan kerja terhadap motivasi kerja guru di SMK Negeri 4 Pandeglang, dan pengaruh kepemimpinan kepala sekolah, lingkungan kerja dan motivasi kerja terhadap kinerja guru di SMK Negeri 4 Pandeglang. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kuantitatif dan teknik analisis jalur (Path Analysis. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah seluruh guru di SMK Negeri 4 Pandeglang sebanyak 60 responden. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dan lingkungan kerja berpengaruh secara parsial terhadap motivasi kerja guru, hal itu berarti bahwa kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dan lingkungan kerja memiliki pengaruh langsung terhadap motivasi kerja guru. Karena kepeminpinan kepala sekolah berpengaruh parsial terhadap kinerja guru, maka bisa dinyatakan bahwa kepemimpinan kepala sekolah berpengaruh langsung terhadap kinerja guru. Selanjutnya, karena motivasi kerja tidak berpengaruh terhadap kinerja guru, maka kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dan lingkungan kerja tidak memiliki pengaruh tidak langsung terhadap kinerja guru.

  6. ANALISIS KEMAMPUAN GENERIK SAINS MAHASISWA CALON GURU BIOLOGI PADA PRAKTIKUM ANATOMI TUMBUHAN

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    Novianti Muspiroh

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    Full Text Available Keterampilan generik sains merupakan kemampuan dasar yang harus dimiliki oleh mahasiswa calon guru biologi. Dalam satu proses praktikum (eksperimen mata kuliah Anatomi Tumbuhan mahasiswa calon guru biologi dituntut untuk dapat terampil tidak saja pada aspek psikomotorik tetapi juga menganalisis dan memecahkan masalah. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengungkap keterampilan generik sains mahasiswa calon guru biologi pada praktikum anatomi tumbuhan dari ragam pengamatan, pemodelan dan inferensi. Kemampuan generik sains di perguruan tinggi salah satunya adalah melakukan pengamatan langsung, melakukan pemodelan maupun menggunakan inferensi logis. Penelitian ini bersifat deskriptif menggunakan metode analisis kuantitatif dari data kualitatif deskriptif terhadap laporan akhir eksperimen mahasiswa dalam kegiatan praktikum. Objek penelitian adalah mahasiswa semester 2 berjumlah 38 orang di IAIN SN Cirebon. Berdasarkan hasil analisis data pada ragam pengamatan diperoleh KGS  sedang. Pada ragam pemodelan dan inferensi diperoleh KGS tinggi. Dengan demikian masih diperlukan bimbingan secara intensif guna meningkatkan KGS bagi mahasiswa calon guru biologi. Generic science skills are basic skills that must be held by prospective teachers of biology students. In the process of practicum (experimental Plant Anatomy subject, prospective teachers of biology students are required to be skilled not only in the psychomotor aspect but also in analyzing and solving problems. This research aims to reveal the generic skills of prospective teachers of biology student at the anatomy of plants from various observations, modeling and inference. Ability of generic science in college one of them is a direct observation, perform modeling and logical inference. This research was descriptive using methods of quantitative analysis of qualitative data descriptive of the final report of a student experiment in lab activities. Object of research is the second semester students

  7. Do dynamic regional models add value to the global model projections of Indian monsoon?

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    Singh, Swati; Ghosh, Subimal; Sahana, A. S.; Vittal, H.; Karmakar, Subhankar

    2017-02-01

    Dynamic Regional Climate Models (RCMs) work at fine resolution for a limited region and hence they are presumed to simulate regional climate better than General Circulation Models (GCMs). Simulations by RCMs are used for impacts assessment, often without any evaluation. There is a growing debate on the added value made by the regional models to the projections of GCMs specifically for the regions like, United States and Europe. Evaluation of RCMs for Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall (ISMR) has been overlooked in literature, though there are few disjoint studies on Indian monsoon extremes and biases. Here we present a comprehensive study on the evaluations of RCMs for the ISMR with all its important characteristics such as northward and eastward propagation, onset, seasonal rainfall patterns, intra-seasonal oscillations, spatial variability and patterns of extremes. We evaluate nine regional simulations from Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment and compare them with their host Coupled Model Intercomparison Project-5 GCM projections. We do not find any consistent improvement in the RCM simulations with respect to their host GCMs for any of the characteristics of Indian monsoon except the spatial variation. We also find that the simulations of the ISMR characteristics by a good number of RCMs, are worse than those of their host GCMs. No consistent added value is observed in the RCM simulations of changes in ISMR characteristics over recent periods, compared to past; though there are few exceptions. These results highlight the need for proper evaluation before utilizing regional models for impacts assessment and subsequent policy making for sustainable climate change adaptation.

  8. Akurasi dan Akuntabilitas Penilaian Kinerja Guru Pendidikan Agama Islam

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    Lubna Lubna

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract:     There are a great number of teachers of Islamic religious education who hold a professional diploma and yet have not realized the tasks of competent professional teacher. The four indicators of competent and professional teacher, as these are elaborated in Statutes and Regulations, have not been integrated in teacher performance. This problem must be resolved. It requires a system that can control the implementation of the principles of professional teacher while at the same time does not ruin teacher’s profession and capability. This article offers professional-based assessment and evaluation of teacher performance as a medium for a regular control. This system will be able to measure teacher performance referring to their skills and to avoid deviation in the evaluation between what is taught and the subject being taught concerning teachers’ professional skills. With this professional-based evaluation system, the processes of evaluation and assessment become objective, accurate and accountable.Abstrak:      Banyak di antara guru PAI yang menyandang gelar profesional yang belum sepenuhnya mengusai kompetensi yang menjadi indikator guru profesional dalam pelaksaan tugas di kelas. Empat kompetensi inti guru profesional belum terintegrasi dalam kinerja guru sebagaimana amanah Undang-Undang dan berbagai peraturan yang mengawalnya. Menyikapi fenomena ini, dibutuhkan sebuah sistem yang dapat mengontrol kinerja guru sekaligus tidak meruntuhkan kredibilitas guru profesional. Tulisan ini menawarkan penilaian kinerja guru PAI berbasis profesional sebagai sistem kontrol yang dapat dilakukan secara berkala sampai tercipta budaya kerja yang profesional. Dengan penilaian kinerja berbasis profesional, akan dapat mengukur kinerja guru sesuai dengan bidang keahliannya, di samping menghindari terjadinya deviasi antara apa yang dinilai dengan bidang keahlian sesuai mata pelajaran. Dengan penilaian kinerja berbasis profesional

  9. PROFESIONALISME GURU AKUNTANSI PASCA SERTIFIKASI

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    Muhammad Ansori

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    Full Text Available This study will be discussed related to the professionalism of teachers after certification, the efforts made to develop the professionalism of teachers, and the impact of certification policy on the quality of education. This research subject is accounting certified teacher with a population of 7 informants, and informants are the principal supporter and 3 learners. This research method is a descriptive qualitative approach, with this type of case studies. Collecting data using the model interviews, observation, and documentation. Data analysis techniques to 1 Data collection 2 reduction of data 3 data presentation 4 conclusion / verification. The results showed that 1 accounting certified teachers have a good level of professionalism. The teacher can understand the characteristics of students, mastering both subject areas of a scientific or educational field, is able to organize teaching well, mastering the material in depth, mastering the technology and professionalism are able to develop in a sustainable manner. 2 the efforts of teachers to develop professionalism is with workshops, seminars, training, training, writing books, looking for a new regulation, to follow the teacher association continues studies to improve the qualifications and buy gadgets as supporting tools in learning. 3 certification of a positive impact on the quality of education. It is suggested that could be given to teachers, namely that the purpose of the certification is not to get professional allowance alone, but that teachers can master the competence of teachers well and make teachers more professional in carrying out his profession. Professional allowances simply as a consequence of this capability.

  10. Drell-Yan, ZZ, W+W- production in SM & ADD model to NLO+PS accuracy at the LHC

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    Frederix, R; Mathews, P; Ravindran, V; Seth, S

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we present the next-to-leading order QCD corrections for di-lepton, di-electroweak boson (ZZ, W+W-) production in both the SM and the ADD model, matched to the HERWIG parton-shower using the aMC@NLO framework. A selection of results at the 8 TeV LHC, which exhibits deviation from the SM as a result of the large extra-dimension scenario are presented.

  11. KOMPETENSI GURU ALUMNI JURUSAN PENDIDIKAN MATEMATIKA BERDASARKAN PENDAPAT PENGGUNA LULUSAN

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    Melda Jaya

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Undang-Undang Sistem Pendidikan Indonesia No.20 tahun 2003 pasal 35 menyatakan bahwa kompetensi lulusan harus ditingkatkan secara berencana dan berkala. Dalam rangka peningkatan tersebut perlu diketahui kompetensi lulusan untuk program perbaikan secara menyeluruh. Para lulusan Fakultas Ilmu Pendidikan Teachers College Program Studi Pendidikan Matematika Universitas Pelita Harapan tersebar di seluruh wilayah Indonesia baik di sekolah-sekolah yang berada di dalam maupun di luar Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan. Semasa kuliah, mereka telah dibekali dengan berbagai kemampuan untuk mendukung profesionalisme mereka sebagai guru. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui dampak guru-guru lulusan FIP Teachers College Program Studi Pendidikan Matematika UPH bagi sekolah-sekolah tempat mereka mengajar, sebagai bahan masukan untuk perbaikan kedepan yang lebih baik. Penelitian ini dilakukan dengan metode survei. Subjek penelitian ini adalah para kepala sekolah, CC/TT dan peserta didik. Hasil penelitian ini diharapkan dapat memberikan evaluasi bagi usaha peningkatan kompetensi lulusan FIP Teachers College Program Studi Pendidikan Matematika UPH. Dari hasil penelitian diperoleh kesimpulan bahwa secara umum alumni  pendidikan matematika Teacher College  berdasarkan pengguna lulusan sudah mencapai ke empat kompetensi berdasarkan graduate profile Teacher College, antara lain: Guru bidang studi matematika Kristen, Guru bidang studi matematika dengan standar internasional, Seorang Kristen yang dewasa, Seorang anggota komunitas yang signifikan, namun ada beberapa aspek didalamnya yang perlu ditingkatkan dan diperbaiki.

  12. URGENSI PENGEMBANGAN MODEL PEMBELAJARAN UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KEMAMPUAN PEADAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE MAHASISWA CALON GURU AGAMA PADA FAKULTAS TARBIYAH DI PERGURUAN TINGGI AGAMA ISLAM

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    Abdurrahmansyah A

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available AbstractEducational challenges requires the improvement of the quality of learning.one of the challenges of learning in teacher education institutions is theweak development of prospective teachers. Shulman mentions that to improve thequality of learning for candidate teachers is through the concept of pedagogicalcontent knowledge (PCK. Tarbiyah Faculty as LPTK that prepares prospectivecandidate teachers of religion is considered important to seek the mastery of  PCK skills through the development model of learning offered at the lecturing session. One of the benefits of PCKconcept is to be able to build the integrity of the candidate teacher’s competencies in mastering the content and pedagogy as a whole. The concept of PCK presents to overcome the problem of incompleteness of thecurriculum presentation that presents the content aspect on the one hand andaspects of pedagogy on the other side of other split aspects. Keywords: learningmodel, peadagogical content knowledge, candidate teachers of religion

  13. PENGARUH PRAKTIK PENGALAMAN LAPANGAN (PPL, MINAT MENJADI GURU, DAN PRESTASI BELAJAR TERHADAP KESIAPAN MAHASISWA MENJADI GURU YANG PROFESIONAL

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    Aditya Yulianto

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    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk menganalisis pengaruh praktik pengalaman lapangan, minat menjadi guru, dan prestasi belajar terhadap kesiapan menjadi guru yang profesional. Populasi penelitian adalah mahasiswa Progam Studi Pendidikan Ekonomi Akuntansi tahun angkatan 2011 Fakultas Ekonomi Universitas Negeri Semarang sebanyak 174 mahasiswa. Sampel penelitian ini adalah 122 mahasiswa yang ditentukan dengan teknik proportional random sampling. Teknik pengumpulan data menggunakan angket dan dokumentasi, sedangkan teknik analisis data yang digunakan adalah analisis deskriptif presentase, statistik inferensial, dan analisis regresi linier berganda. Hasil penelitian menunjukan praktik pengalaman lapangan, minat menjadi guru, dan prestasi belajar berpengaruh baik secara parsial maupun simultan terhadap kesiapan menjadi guru yang profesional. Hasil adjusted R^2 menunjukan adanya hubungan antara praktik pengalaman lapangan, minat menjadi guru, dan prestasi belajar terhadap kesiapan mahasiswa menjadi guru yang profesional sebesar 0.574 atau 57,4%. Saran yang diberikan dalam penelitian ini adalah hendaknya mahasiswa memperbanyak referensi tentang akuntansi, mengikuti berbagai forum diskusi akuntansi guna meningkatkan wawasan mengenai bidang studi akuntansinya; mahasiswa diharapkan meningkatkan minat untuk menjadi guru yang tinggi dengan mengenal lebih jauh tentang profesi guru, mencari tahu kabar dan informasi mengenai profesi keguruan, memanfatkan kegiatan praktik pengalaman lapangan dengan sungguh-sungguh yang dapat menunjang kesiapannya untuk menjadi guru. The purpose of that study was to determine the influence of practice field experience, interest becoming a teacher and learning achievement againts the readiness of the students to become a professional teacher. Population in this research are students of accounting education class of Faculty of Economic semarang state university as many as 174 students. Sample used in this study were 122 students

  14. Mengurangi Bullying melalui Program Pelatihan “Guru Peduli”

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated a strategy of reducing bullying in elementary school through “Guru Peduli” (“Teacher Care” training. It was a training done for teachers. It aimed to increase teachers’ awareness, knowledge and skills to prevent and reduce bullying. The aim of this quasi-experimental research was to test the effectiveness of “Guru Peduli” training for reducing elementary school bullying. Two elementary schools were involved as the experimental and control groups. There were six classes were for class observation and six locations for playground observation. The observations were done before and after the training. The data were analyzed with Wilcoxon Signed-Rank and Mann-Whitney test. The data showed that there was a significant difference of bullying between the experimental and control schools. There was also a significant reduction of bullying in experimental school after the training. Keywords: bullying, “Guru Peduli” training, teachers’ knowledge

  15. Kepemimpinan Transformasional dan Pengaruhnya Terhadap Kepuasan atas Kualitas Kehidupan Kerja Komitmen Organisasi dan Perilaku Ekstra Peran: Studi pada Guru-Guru SMU di Kota Surabaya

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study ws to exmine direct and indirect effects of a integrated multidimensional model of transformational leadership upon organizational citizenship behaviour (OCBs and considered quality of work life and organizational commitment as key antecedents. Participants comprised 190 teachers from ten middle school%2C whom completed a questionnaire. In this study%2C transformational ledership as an important correlate to the organizational citizenship behaviour that the link would be quality of work life%2C while the organizational commitment was unrelated. Wheb quality of work life middle school teachers superiors with transformational ledership behaviour of principals were likely to be related to greater organizational citizenship behaviour. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk menguji hubungan langsung maupun tidak langsung dari sebuah model multidimensional mengenai pengaruh kepemimpinan transformasional terhadap perilaku ekstra peran yang dimediasi oleh kepuasan akan kualitas kehidupan kerja dan komitmen organisasional sebagai variabel antasenden. Sampel adalah 190 Guru Sekolah Menegah Umum (secara lengkap mengisi kuisioner. Dalam penelitian ini%2C secara signifikan kepuasan akan kualitas kehidupan kerja memediasi kepemimpinan transformasional terhadap perilaku ekstra peran%2C sebaliknya komitmen organisasional ditemukan tidak signifikan. Penerapan kepemimpinan transformasional dari kepala sekolah meningkatkan kepuasan akan kualitas kehidupan kerja%2C dan hal ini cenderung akan meningkatakan perilaku ekstra peran dari para guru. ransformational leadership%2C organizational citizenship behavior%2C quality of work life%2C and commitment organizational.

  16. Beyond a Climate-Centric View of Plant Distribution: Edaphic Variables Add Value to Distribution Models

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    Beauregard, Frieda; de Blois, Sylvie

    2014-01-01

    Both climatic and edaphic conditions determine plant distribution, however many species distribution models do not include edaphic variables especially over large geographical extent. Using an exceptional database of vegetation plots (n = 4839) covering an extent of ∼55000 km2, we tested whether the inclusion of fine scale edaphic variables would improve model predictions of plant distribution compared to models using only climate predictors. We also tested how well these edaphic variables could predict distribution on their own, to evaluate the assumption that at large extents, distribution is governed largely by climate. We also hypothesized that the relative contribution of edaphic and climatic data would vary among species depending on their growth forms and biogeographical attributes within the study area. We modelled 128 native plant species from diverse taxa using four statistical model types and three sets of abiotic predictors: climate, edaphic, and edaphic-climate. Model predictive accuracy and variable importance were compared among these models and for species' characteristics describing growth form, range boundaries within the study area, and prevalence. For many species both the climate-only and edaphic-only models performed well, however the edaphic-climate models generally performed best. The three sets of predictors differed in the spatial information provided about habitat suitability, with climate models able to distinguish range edges, but edaphic models able to better distinguish within-range variation. Model predictive accuracy was generally lower for species without a range boundary within the study area and for common species, but these effects were buffered by including both edaphic and climatic predictors. The relative importance of edaphic and climatic variables varied with growth forms, with trees being more related to climate whereas lower growth forms were more related to edaphic conditions. Our study identifies the potential for

  17. Beyond a climate-centric view of plant distribution: edaphic variables add value to distribution models.

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    Full Text Available Both climatic and edaphic conditions determine plant distribution, however many species distribution models do not include edaphic variables especially over large geographical extent. Using an exceptional database of vegetation plots (n = 4839 covering an extent of ∼55,000 km2, we tested whether the inclusion of fine scale edaphic variables would improve model predictions of plant distribution compared to models using only climate predictors. We also tested how well these edaphic variables could predict distribution on their own, to evaluate the assumption that at large extents, distribution is governed largely by climate. We also hypothesized that the relative contribution of edaphic and climatic data would vary among species depending on their growth forms and biogeographical attributes within the study area. We modelled 128 native plant species from diverse taxa using four statistical model types and three sets of abiotic predictors: climate, edaphic, and edaphic-climate. Model predictive accuracy and variable importance were compared among these models and for species' characteristics describing growth form, range boundaries within the study area, and prevalence. For many species both the climate-only and edaphic-only models performed well, however the edaphic-climate models generally performed best. The three sets of predictors differed in the spatial information provided about habitat suitability, with climate models able to distinguish range edges, but edaphic models able to better distinguish within-range variation. Model predictive accuracy was generally lower for species without a range boundary within the study area and for common species, but these effects were buffered by including both edaphic and climatic predictors. The relative importance of edaphic and climatic variables varied with growth forms, with trees being more related to climate whereas lower growth forms were more related to edaphic conditions. Our study

  18. Recent developments in computer modeling add ecological realism to landscape genetics

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    Background / Question / Methods A factor limiting the rate of progress in landscape genetics has been the shortage of spatial models capable of linking life history attributes such as dispersal behavior to complex dynamic landscape features. The recent development of new models...

  19. SIKAP GURU TAMAN KANAK-KANAK TERHADAP PEMBELAJARAN MATEMATIKA

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    Sitti Hartinah DS, Teguh Setiawan

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Kindergarten Teachers’ Attitudes toward Mathematics Learning. This study was aimed to know the attitudes of kindergarten teachers to mathematics teaching and learning. The study, carried out in the Regency of Tegal, took 340 kindergarten teachers into the pool of the sample (65% of the population of 523 teachers. Proportional random sampling was used in the selection of the sample. Questionnaires in the form of attitude scale were distributed to the sample to elicit their responses. t-test was used to analyze the differences of the attitudes and Croncbach’s Alpha was used to arrive at the reliability index. The study found out that, in general, kindergarten teachers  have positive attitudes towards the teaching and learning of mathematics. Abstract: Sikap Guru TK terhadap Pembelajaran Matematika. Penelitian ini bertujuan mengetahui sikap guru TK terhadap pembelajran matematika. Sampel sebanyak 340 dari 523 guru TK di Kabupaten Tegal (65% dari populasi yang diambil dengan menggunakan teknik rambang proporsional. Data dikum­pulkan dengan kuesioner berupa skala sikap yang dikembangkan dengan metode Likert. Pembobotan menggunakan deviasi normal. Kriteria pemilihan butir pernyataan terbaik menggunakan uji t yaitu uji kesa­maan dua rata-rata uji satu pihak dan analisis reliabilitas menggunakan Formula Croncbach’s Alpha. Hasilnya menunjukkan bahwa guru TK pada umumnya bersikap positif terhadap pembelajaran matematika.

  20. PENGKONSTRUKSIAN SEKTOR GURU DARI GRIYA JAWA: TAFSIR ATAS KAWRUH KALANG

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    Full Text Available Kawruh Kalang and Kawruh Griya are two Jawanese architectural texts being produced in the transitional period of the 19th to the 20th century. Following two of three steps of interpretation, as stated by Poespoprodjo, a study upon the guru-sector of Jawanese architecture is presented here. Among numerous findings of that study, one of them is the key position of the structural member named balandar-pangeret. This component not only direct and control the measurement of any Jawanese building, but also addressing the basic design chararacteristics of Jawa. It is then speculated that a Jawanese mode of design is embarked from the middle and then proceed downward to the earth and upward to reach the sky. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Teks Kawruh Kalang dan Kawruh Griya adalah teks arsitektur Jawa yang diproduksi dalam masa peralihan abad 19-20. Pengkajian atas teks tersebut dalam bentuk penafsiran-meng-'kata'-kan, memperlihatkan adanya pemikiran dasar penghadiran arsitektur yang bertolak dari balandar-pangeret, yakni balok-balok struktural yang ditopang oleh sakaguru. Masih dalam dimensi penafsiran sebagai meng-kata-kan, naskah yang dikaji diyakini mengindikasikan pemikiran arsitektural Jawa yang karakteristik yakni berawal dari tengah terus ke bawah, ke bumi, dan ke atas, ke angkasa. Kata kunci: griya jawa, sektor guru, balandar-pangeret, guru-acuan, guru-patokan.

  1. PENGARUH KOMPETENSI GURU MATA PELAJARAN TIK TERHADAP MOTIVASI DAN HASIL BELAJAR SISWA

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    Mr Heri Sutarno

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini dimaksudkan untuk mengetahui sejauh mana kompetensi guru TIK berpengaruh terhadap motivasi dan hasil belajar siswa dalam mata pelajaran TIK. Penelitian ini dilakukan di sebuah sekolah sampel, dengan responden siswa SMA. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode deskriptif kuantitatif dengan metode survey eksplanatory. Analisis data dalam penelitian ini dilakukan dengan 3 (tiga cara, yaitu: Nilai Skala (Nilai Interval, untuk mengetahui kondisi dari masing-masing variabel; Analisis varians (ANOVA satu jalur; dan Korelasi untuk mengetahui keterhubungan variabel. Dari penelitian ini diperoleh hasil bahwa kompetensi pedagogik guru TIK yang ada di sekolah sampel tergolong cukup (56,07%, kompetensi kepribadian tergolong cukup (53,72%, kompetensi sosial tergolong cukup (45,22% dan kompetensi profesional tergolong tinggi (61,20%. Keterhubungan antara kompetensi guru dengan motivasi belajar diperkuat dengan kurangnya tingkat signifikansi sehingga dapat disimpulkan bahwa ada keterhubungan antara keempat kompetensi guru tersebut terhadap motivasi siswa untuk belajar mata pelajaran TIK. Secara parsial hanya kompetensi kepribadian (53,72% dan kompetensi profesional (61,20% yang terbukti dapat mempengaruhi motivasi belajar siswa. Untuk hasil belajar, dari hasil penelitian yang dilakukan ternyata keterhubungan antara kompetensi guru dan motivasi belajar terhadap hasil belajar sangat kecil (50%. Sebagai saran dari penelitian ini yaitu instansi pencetak guru harus memastikan agar mahasiswa yang dididiknya memiliki kemampuan kompetensi guru seperti tertulis dalam PP No. 74 tahun 2008 sehingga dapat meningkatkan motivasi dan hasil belajar siswa, yang pada akhirnya keberadaan guru benar-benar bermakna dalam sebuah pembelajaran. Kata Kunci: guru TIK, kompetensi guru, motivasi, hasil belajar

  2. AddRemove : A new link model for use in QM/MM studies

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    2003-01-01

    The division of a system under study in a quantum mechanical (QM) and a classical system in QM/MM molecular mechanical calculations is sometimes very natural, but a problem arises in the case of bonds crossing the QM/MM boundary. A new link model that uses a capping (link) atom to satisfy the valenc

  3. From Add-On to Mainstream: Applying Distance Learning Models for ALL Students

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    Zai, Robert, III.; Wesley, Threasa L.

    2013-01-01

    The use of distance learning technology has allowed Northern Kentucky University's W. Frank Steely Library to remove traditional boundaries between both distance and on-campus students. An emerging model that applies these distance learning methodologies to all students has proven effective for enhancing reference and instructional services. This…

  4. From Add-On to Mainstream: Applying Distance Learning Models for ALL Students

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    Zai, Robert, III.; Wesley, Threasa L.

    2013-01-01

    The use of distance learning technology has allowed Northern Kentucky University's W. Frank Steely Library to remove traditional boundaries between both distance and on-campus students. An emerging model that applies these distance learning methodologies to all students has proven effective for enhancing reference and instructional services. This…

  5. 'Add, stir and reduce': Yersinia spp. as model bacteria for pathogen evolution.

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    McNally, Alan; Thomson, Nicholas R; Reuter, Sandra; Wren, Brendan W

    2016-03-01

    Pathogenic species in the Yersinia genus have historically been targets for research aimed at understanding how bacteria evolve into mammalian pathogens. The advent of large-scale population genomic studies has greatly accelerated the progress in this field, and Yersinia pestis, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia enterocolitica have once again acted as model organisms to help shape our understanding of the evolutionary processes involved in pathogenesis. In this Review, we highlight the gene gain, gene loss and genome rearrangement events that have been identified by genomic studies in pathogenic Yersinia species, and we discuss how these findings are changing our understanding of pathogen evolution. Finally, as these traits are also found in the genomes of other species in the Enterobacteriaceae, we suggest that they provide a blueprint for the evolution of enteropathogenic bacteria.

  6. Advanced methods for modeling water-levels and estimating drawdowns with SeriesSEE, an Excel add-in

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    Halford, Keith; Garcia, C. Amanda; Fenelon, Joe; Mirus, Benjamin B.

    2012-12-21

    Water-level modeling is used for multiple-well aquifer tests to reliably differentiate pumping responses from natural water-level changes in wells, or “environmental fluctuations.” Synthetic water levels are created during water-level modeling and represent the summation of multiple component fluctuations, including those caused by environmental forcing and pumping. Pumping signals are modeled by transforming step-wise pumping records into water-level changes by using superimposed Theis functions. Water-levels can be modeled robustly with this Theis-transform approach because environmental fluctuations and pumping signals are simulated simultaneously. Water-level modeling with Theis transforms has been implemented in the program SeriesSEE, which is a Microsoft® Excel add-in. Moving average, Theis, pneumatic-lag, and gamma functions transform time series of measured values into water-level model components in SeriesSEE. Earth tides and step transforms are additional computed water-level model components. Water-level models are calibrated by minimizing a sum-of-squares objective function where singular value decomposition and Tikhonov regularization stabilize results. Drawdown estimates from a water-level model are the summation of all Theis transforms minus residual differences between synthetic and measured water levels. The accuracy of drawdown estimates is limited primarily by noise in the data sets, not the Theis-transform approach. Drawdowns much smaller than environmental fluctuations have been detected across major fault structures, at distances of more than 1 mile from the pumping well, and with limited pre-pumping and recovery data at sites across the United States. In addition to water-level modeling, utilities exist in SeriesSEE for viewing, cleaning, manipulating, and analyzing time-series data.

  7. KESIAPAN GURU SD DALAM PELAKSANAAN PEMBELAJARAN TEMATIK-INTEGRATIF PADA KURIKULUM 2013 DI DIY

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    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan kesiapan guru Sekolah Dasar (SD) dalam menerapkan Kurikulum 2013 khususnya dalam pembelajaran tematik-integratif di Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY). Jenis penelitian yang digunakan yaitu penelitian survei. Populasi penelitian adalah guru kelas I dan IV yang terdapat di wilayah DIY. Jumlah sampel yang diambil dalam penelitian ini adalah sebanyak 182 guru SD yang berasal dari 49 SD negeri dan 15 SD swasta yang dijadikan pilot project berdasarkan d...

  8. IKLIM SEKOLAH DAN EFIKASI KENDIRI DALAM KALANGAN GURU BIMBINGAN DAN KAUNSELING SEKOLAH MENENGAH DI KELANTAN

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    Ibrahim, Hasliza; Ismail, Siti Noor; Kassim, Mohamad Adnan Mohamad; Mohamad, Suhaila

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    Artikel ini bertujuan untuk mengenal pasti hubungan antara iklim sekolah dan efikasi kendiri guru bimbingan dan kaunseling di negeri Kelantan.  Responden kajian adalah terdiri daripada 181 orang guru bimbingan dan kaunseling Sekolah Menengah di negeri Kelantan.  Kajian rintis dijalankan ke atas 30 orang guru bimbingan dan kaunseling di daerah Tanah Merah.  Secara spesifiknya, kaedah kuantitatif digunakan untuk tujuan pengumpulan data.  Maklum balas melalui soal selidik telah diperolehi dan se...

  9. PENGURUSAN KRISIS DI SEKOLAH DAN HUBUNGANNYA DENGAN KOMITMEN GURU SEKOLAH MENENGAH DINEGERI KELANTAN

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    Baharuddin, Juliana; Saad, Norhana Mohammad; Ismail, Siti Noor

    2017-01-01

    Kajian ini dijalankan untuk melihat pengurusan krisis dan hubungannya dengan komitmen guru.  Responden bagi kajian ini terdiri daripada 375 orang guru daripada sekolah-sekolah menengah di negeri Kelantan.  Pengurusan krisis merupakan salah satu prinsip dalam Konsep Sekolah Selamat.  Instrumen kajian ini menumpukan kepada pengurusan krisis ketidakhadiran pelajar ke kelas tambahan.  Instrumen komitmen guru pula menggunakan Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ) atau instrumen komitmen ke...

  10. KOMPETENSI GURU PAI DALAM PEMBELAJARAN BERBASIS TEKNOLOGI INFORMASI

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    Rohmat MS.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini berfokus pada masalah kegiatan pembelajaran berbasis teknologi informasi yang dilakukan oleh para guru Pendidikan Islam di Kabupaten Sidoarjo. The menyimpulkan bahwa aktivitas pembelajaran matapelajaran Pendidikan Islam kebanyakan masih konvensional, di mana guru memainkan peran utama dalam memperoleh pengetahuan, sedangkan siswa yang kurang terlibat secara aktif. Penelitian ini juga menemukan bahwa guru memiliki kualifikasi mengajar yang baik, karena mereka memenuhi 12 dari 16 kriteria kompetensi yang ditetapkan oleh  standar pendidikan nasional. Tetapi di sisi lain, mereka lemah dalam hal kualifikasi pedagogik, karena mereka hanya memenuhi 12 sampai 17 dari 42 kompetensi. Faktor-faktor untuk mengembangkan standar guru dalam mengajar berbasis teknologi informasi, penelitian ini menemukan bahwa kemampuan dan keterampilan guru dalam menggunakan teknologi seperti komputer, laptop, LCD dan internet merupakan faktor utama. Beberapa guru di SMAN 1 Krian dan SMKN 2 Buduran sudah terbiasa dalam menggunakan  teknologi informasi. Sementara itu, keterbatasan infrastruktur dan kurangnya ketersediaan teknologi informasi di sekolah-sekolah seperti SMA Negeri di Tarik, SMAN 2 di Sidoarjo dan Porong merupakan faktor utama yang menghambat proses pengembangan standar pembelajaran ini.This research focuses on the problem of information technology-based teaching activities by teachers of Islamic education in the regent of Sidoarjo.The research concludes that the learning activity on the subject of Islamic education is very much conventional where teachers play the major role in acquiring knowledge, while students were not involved. The research also discovers that teachers do have good teaching qualifications given that they meet 12 out of 16 competences criterion set by the national standard authority on the subject. But they on the other hand, are weak in terms of pedagogic qualification considering that they meet only 12 to 17 out of 42

  11. Kompetensi Pengelolaan Pembelajaran, Kecerdasan Interpersonal, Komitmen, dan Kepuasan Kerja Guru SMK

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    Rita Fahdila Sumantri

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    Full Text Available Abstract: Learning-management Competence, Interpersonal Intelligence, Commitment, and  Job Satisfaction of Vocational High School Teachers. This survey is intended to describe how learning-management competence, interpersonal intelligence, and commitment influence the job satisfaction of vocational high school teachers. Eighty teachers were selected from the teacher population of 350 using proportional random sampling technique and were assigned to respond to a questionnaire. The results of path analyses reveal that learning-management competence has direct effects on commitment, interpersonal intelligence on commitment, learning-management competence on job satisfaction, interpersonal intelligence on job satisfaction, and commitment on job satisfaction. In other words, teachers' job satisfaction can be facilitated through improving learning-management competence, developing interpersonal intelligence, and strengthening teacher commitment. Abstrak: Kompetensi Pengelolaan Pembelajaran, Kecerdasan Interpersonal, Komitmen, dan Kepuasan Kerja Guru SMK. Tujuan penelitian survei ini adalah mendeskripsikan pengaruh kompetensi pengelolaan pembelajaran, kecerdasan interpersonal, dan komitmen terhadap kepuasan kerja guru SMK. Populasi berjumlah 350 guru dengan sampel sebanyak 80 guru yang dipilih secara rambang. Data dikumpulkan dengan menggunakan angket, dan dianalisis dengan analisis jalur (path analysis. Hasil penelitian menun­jukkan bahwa kompetensi pengelolaan pembelajaran berpengaruh langsung terhadap komitmen; kecer­dasan interpersonal berpengaruh langsung terhadap komitmen; kompetensi pengelolaan pembelajaran berpengaruh langsung terhadap kepuasan kerja guru; kecerdasan interpersonal berpengaruh langsung terhadap kepuasan kerja guru; dan komitmen berpengaruh langsung terhadap kepuasan kerja guru. Kepuasan kerja guru dapat ditingkatkan melalui pengembangan kompetensi pengelolaan pembelajaran, peningkatan kecerdasan interpersonal dan penguatan

  12. IDENTIFIKASI TAHAP BERPIKIR GEOMETRI CALON GURU SEKOLAH DASAR DITINJAU DARI TAHAP BERPIKIR VAN HIELE

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    Isna Rafianti

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini dilatarbelakangi oleh masalah dalam penguasaan konsep geometri yang membutuhkan pola berpikir dalam menerapkan konsep dan keterampilan dalam memecahkan masalah tersebut. Tetapi dalam kenyataannya siswa-siswa masih mengalami kesulitan dalam mempelajari dan memecahkan soal-soal geometri. Mahasiswa S1 Pendidikan Guru Sekolah Dasar Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa merupakan mahasiswa yang dipersiapkan untuk menjadi guru sekolah dasar yang profesional. Bukan hanya penguasaan konsep yang harus dimiliki seorang guru, tetapi kesiapan dalam hal mengajar juga harus diperhatikan, terutama pada materi geometri. Guru sebaiknya mengetahui tahapan atau level berpikir geometri siswanya berada pada tahap apa, agar proses pembelajaran dapat dipahami oleh siswa. Sebelum guru mengetahui tahapan berpikir siswanya, sebaiknya guru juga mengetahui tahap berpikir geometri yang dimilikinya, agar guru dapat mengevaluasi diri ketika nanti akan mengajar. Tahap berpikir yang menjadi acuan adalah tahap berpikir geometri dari Van Hiele. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengidentifikasi tahap berpikir geometri calon guru Sekolah Dasar ditinjau dari tahap  berpikir Van Hiele. Metode yang digunakan adalah menggunakan penelitian deskriptif. Adapun instrumen yang digunakan yaitu angket berupa tes tertulis. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa tahap berpikir geometri calon guru Sekolah Dasar ditinjau dari tahap  berpikir Van Hiele sebagian besar (50% hanya mencapai tahap 1 atau tahap pengenalan. Kata Kunci: Geometri, Tahap Berpikir

  13. Characterization of Disopyramide derivative ADD424042 as a non-cardiotoxic neuronal sodium channel blocker with broad-spectrum anticonvulsant activity in rodent seizure models.

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    Król, Marek; Ufnal, Marcin; Szulczyk, Bartłomiej; Podsadni, Piotr; Drapała, Adrian; Turło, Jadwiga; Dawidowski, Maciej

    2016-01-01

    It was reported that antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) can be useful in controlling refractory seizures in humans or in enhancing the action of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in animal models. Disopyramide phosphate (DISO) is an AAD that blocks sodium channels in cardiac myocytes. We evaluated a DISO derivative, 2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-(pyridin-2-yl)acetamide (ADD424042) for its anticonvulsant activity in a battery of rodent models of epileptic seizures. The compound displayed a broad spectrum of activity in the 'classical' models as well as in the models of pharmacoresistant seizures. Furthermore, ADD424042 showed good therapeutic indices between the anticonvulsant activity and the motor impairment. On the contrary, no anticonvulsant effects but severe lethality were observed in the primary anticonvulsant testing of the parent DISO. By performing the whole-cell voltage-clamp experiments in dispersed cortical neurons we demonstrated that ADD424042 decreased the maximal amplitude of voltage-gated sodium channels with an IC50 value in nM range. Moreover, the compound enhanced use-dependent block and decreased excitability in pyramidal neurons in the current-clamp experiments in cortical slices. Importantly, we found that ADD424042 possessed either no, or very small cardiotoxic effect. In contrast to DISO, ADD424042 did not produce any apparent changes in electrocardiogram (ECG) and arterial blood pressure recordings. ADD424042 had no effect on QT and corrected QT intervals, at a dose which was 15 times higher than ED50 for the anticonvulsant effect in the MES model. Taken together, these data suggest that ADD424042 has the potential to become a lead structure for novel broadly acting AEDs with wide margin of cardiac safety.

  14. PENGARUH KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA SEKOLAH DAN KEAKTIFAN GURU DALAM MENGIKUTI MGMP TERHADAP KINERJA GURU

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    Ida Saroh

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    Full Text Available Nowadays, the teachers’ performance did not meet the expectation based on the competencies. There were many problems related to their performance such as; only a few teachers who did classroom action research, creating the lesson plans which were not supported by the learning media, the lack of learning sources, delivering the lesson without using creative learning so students were difficult to get the lesson. The factors which could influence the teachers’ performance were the principals’ leadership, the teachers’ activeness to join the Subject Teachers Forum/ Musyawarah Guru Mata Pelajaran (MGMP. Thus; the problem of the study: was there any influence of the principals’ leadership, the teachers’ activeness to join MGMP toward the Economics/ Accounting teachers’ performance of Senior High Schools in Kendal either partially or simultaneously? It was a population research so 35 Economics/ Accounting teachers of State Senior High Schools in Kendal as the samples. The data were analyzed by percentage descriptive analysis and doubled linear regression analysis. Based on the result of the study; simultaneously the principals’ leadership and the teachers’ activeness to join MGMP influenced positively and significantly up to 55.5% toward the Economics/ Accounting teachers’ performance of State Senior High Schools in Kendal and partially, the 1st variable (The principals’ leadership influenced up to 43.16%, whereas the 2nd variable (The teachers’ activeness influenced only 16%.

  15. PENGKONSTRUKSIAN SEKTOR GURU DARI GRIYA JAWA: TAFSIR ATAS KAWRUH KALANG

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    Kawruh Kalang and Kawruh Griya are two Jawanese architectural texts being produced in the transitional period of the 19th to the 20th century. Following two of three steps of interpretation, as stated by Poespoprodjo, a study upon the guru-sector of Jawanese architecture is presented here. Among numerous findings of that study, one of them is the key position of the structural member named balandar-pangeret. This component not only direct and control the measurement of any Jawanese building, ...

  16. Seren Taun Guru Bumi Harmony of Islam and Pasundan Culture

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    Full Text Available The advent of Islam in Tatar Sunda (West Java lent a new color to the culture that had previously existed there. The nature of Islam which was friendly to the local culture, made it easy to be accepted by the Sundanese people without bloodshed. The results are a variety of cultural rituals rooted in Sundanese culture yet rich with Islamic culture. Seren Taun Guru Bumi is one of the rituals of the Sundanese people deeply-rooted in the belief of Nyi Pohaci (Dewi Sri as the goddess of fertility. The involvement of the researcher in this ritual made the data a primary source which is the implementation of Seren Taun Guru Bumi in Sindang Barang Cultural Village, Bogor, West Java. This research shows that the ritual of Seren Taun Guru Bumi is a form of Islamic harmony with the Sundanese culture. Islamic culture assimilates in the frame of Sundanese traditions in Tatar Sunda, in which both are brought together in the ritual as a form of gratitude to God Almighty.

  17. FAKTOR-FAKTOR PENENTU KOMITMEN ORGANISASI GURU SMA

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    Full Text Available Abstract: Factors Determining Organization Commitment of Senior High School Teachers. This survey aims to examine the effects of interpersonal communication, organization culture, job satisfaction, and achievement motivation on the organization commitment of senior high school teachers. Utilizing questionnaires distributed to 150 respondents, this study found that teachers’ organization commitment was directly as well as indirectly affected by the variables of interpersonal communication, organization culture, job satisfaction, and achievement motivation. Abstrak: Faktor-faktor Penentu Komitmen Organisasi Guru SMA. Tujuan penelitian adalah untuk menguji pengaruh komunikasi interpersonal, budaya organisasi, kepuasan kerja, dan motivasi berprestasi terhadap komitmen organisasi guru SMA Negeri di Kabupaten Humbang Hasundutan. Penelitian memggunakan desain eksplanatif, dan pengambilan data dilakukan melalui survey pada 150 responden yang diambil dengan sampling random proporsional. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa komitmen or­ganisasi guru SMA dipengaruhi secara langsung dan tidak langsung oleh empat variabel, yaitu komunikasi interpersonal, budaya organisasi, kepuasan kerja, dan motivasi berprestasi. Temuan penelitian menunjuk­kan bahwa keempat variabel tersebut masih perlu ditingkatkan lebih lanjut.

  18. Predictors and mediators of add-on mirtazapine-induced cognitive enhancement in schizophrenia--a path model investigation.

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    Stenberg, Jan-Henry; Terevnikov, Viacheslav; Joffe, Marina; Tiihonen, Jari; Chukhin, Evgeny; Burkin, Mark; Joffe, Grigori

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    We aimed to evaluate predictors and mediators of enhancing effect of adjunctive mirtazapine on cognition in schizophrenia. Patients with difficult-to-treat schizophrenia received either mirtazapine (n = 19) or placebo (n = 18) in a double-blind fashion for six weeks. Mirtazapine outperformed placebo on the Block Design and Stroop Dots. In the present subsidiary study, factors underlying this difference were explored with Path Analysis. Add-on mirtazapine had an independent enhancing effect on the Block Design-measured visuo-spatial functioning. Further, this effect was mediated via changes in positive, depressive and parkinsonism symptoms, but not in negative symptoms. This effect was predicted by higher doses of FGAs, longer duration of illness and lower initial Block Design scores. Path Analysis model fit was good. Mirtazapine may have direct and indirect favorable effects on visuo-spatial functioning, but further research is needed. Path analysis may be a feasible statistical method for further research of neurocognition in psychopharmacological interventions in schizophrenia. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Cognitive Enhancers'. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. PROFIL GURU SMK TEKNIK PEMESINAN DAN RELEVANSINYA DENGAN KURIKULUM PRODI PENDIDIKAN TEKNIK MESIN FT UNY

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    Surono Surono

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengungkapkan: (1 profil ideal guru SMK Kompetensi Keahlian Teknik Pemesinan (KKTP, (2 relevansi profil ideal guru SMK-KKTP dengan kurikulum Prodi PTM FT UNY, (3 proses pembelajaran di Prodi PTM FT UNY, dan (4 profil calon guru SMK-KKTP. Penelitian ini adalah penelitian kuantitatif dengan metode survei, yang dilakukan di Prodi PTM FT UNY dan sebelas SMK di provinsi DIY. Teknik pengumpulan data yang digunakan adalah dokumentasi dan angket. Teknik analisis data yang digunakan adalah analisis statistik deskriptif. Hasil penelitian adalah sebagai berikut. (1 Profil ideal guru SMK-KKTP terdiri dari lima aspek yaitu kompetensi pedagogik, kompetensi bidang studi keahlian, kompetensi manajerial, kompetensi kepribadian, dan kompetensi sosial.  Profil ideal guru SMK-KKTP termasuk dalam kategori sangat penting (88,27%. (2 Relevansi profil ideal guru SMK-KKTP dengan kurikulum Prodi PTM FT UNY mencapai 100%. Terdapat 59 kompetensi tambahan dalam kurikulum Prodi PTM FT UNY untuk menyiapkan lulusannya agar dapat bekerja di industri, menjadi instruktur, atau menjadi widyaiswara. (3 Pembelajaran di Prodi PTM FT UNY menurut persepsi dosen termasuk dalam kategori sangat memadai (84,26% dan menurut persepsi mahasiswa termasuk dalam kategori memadai (77,89%. (4 Profil calon guru SMK-KKTP menurut persepsi guru pembimbing PPL termasuk dalam kategori baik (79,12%; menurut persepsi dosen termasuk dalam kategori baik (79,69%; dan menurut persepsi mahasiswa termasuk dalam kategori baik (80,21%.

  20. PENGARUH KOMPETENSI MANAJERIAL KEPALA SEKOLAH, LINGKUNGAN, MOTIVASI GURU, TERHADAP PRESTASI SISWA SMA MUHAMMADIYAH KOTA YOGYAKARTA

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    Arif Jamali

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengungkapkan: (1 pengaruh langsung dan tidak langsung kompetensi manajerial kepala sekolah dengan prestasi belajar siswa kompetensi manajerial kepala sekolah dengan prestasi belajar siswa melalui motivasi berprestasi guru; (2 pengaruh langsung dan tidak langsung antara lingkungan sekolah dengan prestasi belajar siswa melalui motivasi berprestasi guru; (3 pengaruh langsung antara motivasi berprestasi guru dengan prestasi belajar siswa. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian ex-post facto, dengan populasi 318 guru SMA Muhammadiyah Kota Yogyakarta dan sampel 200 orang yang dipilih dengan teknik proportional sampling. Instrumen pengumpulan data berupa kuesioner. Analisis data menggunakan teknik analisis jalur untuk menguji hipotesis penelitian. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa: (1 terdapat pengaruh langsung dan tak langsung kompetensi manajerial kepala sekolah dengan prestasi belajar siswa, dengan sumbangan efektif 5,52% dengan prestasi belajar siswa melalui motivasi berprestasi guru, (sumbangan efektif sebesar 32,09%; (2 tidak terdapat pengaruh langsung antara lingkungan sekolah dengan prestasi belajar siswa; (3 terdapat pengaruh tidak langsung antara lingkungan sekolah dengan prestasi belajar siswa melalui motivasi berprestasi guru, (sumbangan efektif sebesar 1,04%; (4 terdapat pengaruh langsung antara motivasi berprestasi guru dengan prestasi belajar siswa, (sumbangan efektif sebesar 47,06%. Jadi secara keseluruhan sumbangan yang diberikan oleh kompetensi manajerial kepala sekolah, lingkungan sekolah, motivasi berprestasi guru baik secara langsung maupun tidak terhadap prestasi belajar siswa sebesar 85,71%. Hal ini berarti jika kompetensi manajerial kepala sekolah, lingkungan sekolah dan motivasi berprestasi guru ditingkatkan kualitasnya maka akan berkontribusi positif terhadap peningkatan prestasi belajar siswa SMA Muhammadiyah Kota Yogyakarta. Kata Kunci: kompetensi manajerial kepala sekolah, lingkungan sekolah

  1. Approach to the unfolding and folding dynamics of add A-riboswitch upon adenine dissociation using a coarse-grained elastic network model

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    Li, Chunhua; Lv, Dashuai; Zhang, Lei; Yang, Feng; Wang, Cunxin; Su, Jiguo; Zhang, Yang

    2016-07-01

    Riboswitches are noncoding mRNA segments that can regulate the gene expression via altering their structures in response to specific metabolite binding. We proposed a coarse-grained Gaussian network model (GNM) to examine the unfolding and folding dynamics of adenosine deaminase (add) A-riboswitch upon the adenine dissociation, in which the RNA is modeled by a nucleotide chain with interaction networks formed by connecting adjoining atomic contacts. It was shown that the adenine binding is critical to the folding of the add A-riboswitch while the removal of the ligand can result in drastic increase of the thermodynamic fluctuations especially in the junction regions between helix domains. Under the assumption that the native contacts with the highest thermodynamic fluctuations break first, the iterative GNM simulations showed that the unfolding process of the adenine-free add A-riboswitch starts with the denature of the terminal helix stem, followed by the loops and junctions involving ligand binding pocket, and then the central helix domains. Despite the simplified coarse-grained modeling, the unfolding dynamics and pathways are shown in close agreement with the results from atomic-level MD simulations and the NMR and single-molecule force spectroscopy experiments. Overall, the study demonstrates a new avenue to investigate the binding and folding dynamics of add A-riboswitch molecule which can be readily extended for other RNA molecules.

  2. PERMASALAHAN GURU BAHASA INGGRIS DALAM MENGIMPLEMENTASIKAN KURIKULUM 2013 DI SLTA KABUPATEN TANAH DATAR

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    SUSWATI HENDRIANI

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The research is conducted based on the fact that Senior high school English teachers of Tanah Datar Regency face problems in implementing curiculum 2013.The research is aimed at finding out the problems of the teachers related to the implementation of the Curriculum. Therefore, a qualitative research method was applied. To collect the data of the research, interview technique was used. To analyze the colled data, interactive model of analysis as proposed by Miles and Huberman was used. The results of the research show that there were two types of the problems that the teachers faced in implementing the new Curriculum, those deriving from the teachers themsevels, and those deriving from others, like government, students and facilities. Kata kunci: permasalahan, guru, bahasa Inggris, implementasi, kurikulum 2013

  3. PENGARUH PEMAHAMAN KURIKULUM, MOTIVASI KERJA, DAN KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA SEKOLAH TERHADAP KINERJA GURU SMK

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    Laeli Mafudah

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    Full Text Available Berdasarkan observasi awal tentang kinerja guru di Kabupaten Semarang menunjukkan bahwa masih terdapat kendala dalam pencapaian kinerja guru yang maksimal khususnya guru mata pelajaran produktif di SMK Bisnis dan Manajemen. Populasi penelitian ini adalah guru mata pelajaran produktif Akuntansi, Administrasi Perkantoran dan Manajemen SMK di Kabupaten Semarang yang berjumlah 30 guru. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan kuesioner. Data variabel dianalisis dengan statistik deskriptif dan analisis regresi berganda. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pemahaman kurikulum, motivasi kerja dan kepemimpinan kepala sekolah secara simultan berpengaruh positif dan signifikan terhadap kinerja guru SMK sebesar 82,7%. Pengaruh secara parsial juga didapatkan pada variabel independen terhadap variabel dependen. Pemahaman kurikulum berpengaruh positif dan signifikan terhadap kinerja guru SMK sebesar 18,84%. Motivasi kerja berpengaruh positif dan signifikan terhadap kinerja guru SMK sebesar 20,43%, serta kepemimpinan kepala sekolah berpengaruh positif dan signifikan terhadap kinerja guru SMK sebesar 21,62%. Based on beginning observation abaout teacher performance in Semarang Regency it is known that there are obstacles in achieving maximum performance of teachers especially productive subject teachers in Business and Management vocational high school. The population of this research was productive teachers of Accounting, Office Administration and Management in Semarang Regency consisted 30 teachers. Method used in collecting data was questionnaire. Variable data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The results showed that curriculumunderstanding, work motivation and principalsleadership simultaneously positive and significant influence on the performance of vocational teachers to 82.7%. Partial effect was also obtained on the independent variable on the dependent variable. Curriculumunderstandinghas positive and significant

  4. Tantangan Guru Sejarah: Pesan Sejarah sebagai Konsep Pendidikan Nilai

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    Full Text Available Keberhasilan guru sejarah menyampaikan pesan sejarah sebagai suatu nilai moral yang perlu difahami siswa, terletak pada bagaimana cara guru mengembangkan materi pelajaran di depan kelas. Penggunaan metode pengajaran secara tepat yang dikemas secara kreatif akan memungkinkan pesan sejarah dapat disampaikan kepada siswa. Penekanan pada pesan sejarah ini penting, karena selama ini masih terkesan bahwa mata pelajaran sejarah hanya dianggap sebagai pengetahuan hafalan sejumlah peristiwa masa lalu. Hal demikian menyebabkan pemahaman siswa terhadap pelajaran sejarah sebatas pada pengetahuan deskriptif konsep apa, di mana, kapan dan mengapa suatu peristiwa sejarah terjadi, menjadi dasar mempelajari sejarah. Dalam kerangka memori tidaklah keliru. Tetapi sejarah sebagai mata pelajaran di sekolah dalam konsep pendidikan masih jauh dari harapan. Sebagai konsep pendidikan, pelajaran sejarah dapat bercerita kepada siswa. Oleh sebab itu, metode pengajaran sejarah oleh gum dengan pendekatan moral akan lebih tepat digunakan. Pendekatan moral sebagai konsep belajar mengajar lebih memungkinkan menjadikan pelajaran sejarah dinamis dalam menyikapi situasi yang berkembang dalam kehidupan berbangsa dan bernegara. Dengan demikian bahwa belajar sejarah memiliki dimensi masa lalu, kini dan akan datang akan terjawab melalui pendekatan moral dalam konsep pembelajarannya.

  5. Impact of communities, health, and emotional-related factors on smoking use: comparison of joint modeling of mean and dispersion and Bayes' hierarchical models on add health survey.

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    Pu, Jie; Fang, Di; Wilson, Jeffrey R

    2017-02-03

    The analysis of correlated binary data is commonly addressed through the use of conditional models with random effects included in the systematic component as opposed to generalized estimating equations (GEE) models that addressed the random component. Since the joint distribution of the observations is usually unknown, the conditional distribution is a natural approach. Our objective was to compare the fit of different binary models for correlated data in Tabaco use. We advocate that the joint modeling of the mean and dispersion may be at times just as adequate. We assessed the ability of these models to account for the intraclass correlation. In so doing, we concentrated on fitting logistic regression models to address smoking behaviors. Frequentist and Bayes' hierarchical models were used to predict conditional probabilities, and the joint modeling (GLM and GAM) models were used to predict marginal probabilities. These models were fitted to National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) data for Tabaco use. We found that people were less likely to smoke if they had higher income, high school or higher education and religious. Individuals were more likely to smoke if they had abused drug or alcohol, spent more time on TV and video games, and been arrested. Moreover, individuals who drank alcohol early in life were more likely to be a regular smoker. Children who experienced mistreatment from their parents were more likely to use Tabaco regularly. The joint modeling of the mean and dispersion models offered a flexible and meaningful method of addressing the intraclass correlation. They do not require one to identify random effects nor distinguish from one level of the hierarchy to the other. Moreover, once one can identify the significant random effects, one can obtain similar results to the random coefficient models. We found that the set of marginal models accounting for extravariation through the additional dispersion submodel produced

  6. SUPERVISI DALAM PENINGKATAN KOMPETENSI GURU MELALUI GUGUS SEKOLAH

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menggambarkan: (1 teknik yang digunakan, (2 faktor pendukung dan pendayagunaan, (3 kendala dan cara mengatasi nya. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif dengan rancangan studi multi situs di gugus sekolah I dan gugus Sekolah II Unit Dinas Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Kecamatan Munjungan melalui teknik observasi, wawancara, dan dokumentasi. Analisis data melalui dua tahap: (1 analisis data tiap gugus, (2 analisis lintas gugus. Hasil penelitian: Teknik yang digunakan adalah teknik kelompok. Faktor pendukung dan pendayagunaan, yaitu (1 kesetiakawanan antar guru dan lembaga cukup tinggi pendayagunaan nya dengan menjalin komunikasi yang efektif antar personil dan antar lembaga; (2 Adanya dana sertifikasi dengan mewajibkan guru mengikuti kegiatan KKG dengan biaya swadaya; (3 wilayah gugus yang tidak luas pendayagunaan dengan melaksanakan koordinasi antar sekolah dan antar personil secara intens. Kendala dan cara mengatasinya yaitu: (1 tidak ada aturan yang resmi dari pemerintah tentang pelaksanaan KKG dan pengelolaan gugus solusinya dengan melaksanakan kegiatan berdasarkan RKAG; (2 komitmen guru masih rendah cara mengatasinya dengan melibatkan semua unsur yang ada di gugus dalam perencanaan, pengawasan dan evaluasi kegiatan; (3 minimnya sarana prasarana penunjang kegiatan, adapun solusinya dengan memanfaatkan fasilitas dari sekolah inti dan lembaga lain. This study aims to describe: (1 the techniques used, (2 supporting factors and utilization, (3 problems and how to resolve it. This study used a qualitative approach with a multi-site study design in school cluster I and group II Unit School Department of Education and Culture District of Munjungan through observation, interviews, and documentation. Analysis of the data in two steps: (1 analysis of the data of each group, (2 analysis across the group. RESULTS: The technique used is the technique of the group. Factors supporting and utilization, namely: (1

  7. FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHI PENGHASILAN GURU DI ERA DESENTRALISASI PENDIDIKAN

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    Full Text Available Abstract: Factors Affecting Teacher Earnings in Education Decentralization Era. The purpose of this study is to describe the factors that affect the performance and income of teachers as a profession in the context of decentralization. This study is a cross-sectional research with population of all teachers in Indonesia. The technique of schools sampling are systematic random sampling procedure with all districts/cities in Indonesia as the sampling frame. Data collection used questionnaires and data analysis used descriptive and multiple regression analysis. This study found that the recruitment and promotion of teachers rank is determined by the competence and performance instead of seniority, the dominant factor affecting educator certification is the teachers’ rank/grade and qualifications, and the two most effective main variables on the teachers’ income are ranks/grades (seniority and educators’ certificates. Keywords: decentralization, certification, teacher performance, teacher earnings   Abstrak: Faktor-Faktor yang Mempengaruhi Penghasilan Guru di Era Desentralisasi Pendidikan. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mendeskripsikan faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi kinerja dan penghasilan guru sebagai profesi dalam konteks desentralisasi. Penelitian ini merupakan cross sectional dengan populasi seluruh guru di Indonesia. Teknik sampel sekolah yaitu systematic random sampling procedure dengan seluruh kabupaten/kota di Indonesia sebagai sampling frame. Pengumpulan data menggunakan kuesioner dan analisis data menggunakan analisis deskriptif dan regresi ganda. Penelitian ini menyimpulkan bahwa rekrutmen dan promosi pangkat guru ditentukan oleh kompetensi dan kinerja ketimbang senioritasnya, faktor dominan yang berpengaruh terhadap sertifikasi pendidik adalah pangkat/golongan dan kualifikasi guru, dan dua variable pokok yang paling tinggi efeknya terhadap penghasilan guru, yaitu pangkat/golongan (senioritas dan sertifikat pendidik.   Kata

  8. UPAYA GURU SEJARAH DALAM MENYIASATI TUNTUTAN PEMANFAATAN ICT DALAM PEMBELAJARAN DI SEKOLAH MENENGAH ATAS

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    Sutiyah Sutiyah

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to analyze the use of ICT, the obstacles and the efforts made by teachers in the learning of history. It took place at Senior High School in Surakarta using interviews, observation and document review methods. The results show that there are teachers who are really active but there are also some others who are very rare in using ICT. Generally ICT especially the Internet is used by the teachers to supplement the materials that do not exist in textbooks and to search for images as a learning medium, especially those that can not be made by them. For students, the source of the Internet is to fulfill the tasks given by the teacher. The obstacles encountered by the history teachers in dealing with the progress of ICT in the learning of history come from the teachers, students, schools, and students’ parents. The efforts conducted by the history teachers to address those obstacles are by giving assignments, asking for help from others and completing the software.Keywords: history teacher, ICT, learning of history  Penelitian ini bertujuan menganalisis pemanfaatan ICT, kendala-kendala dan upaya yang dilakukan oleh guru dalam pembelajaran sejarah. Penelitian mengambil lokasi di SMA Kota Surakarta dengan menggunakan metode wawancara, observasi dan kajian dokumen. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ada guru yang begitu aktif tetapi masih ada pula yang sangat jarang menggunakan ICT. Secara umum ICT terutama internet digunakan oleh guru untuk melengkapi materi yang belum ada di buku teks dan untuk mencari gambar sebagai media pembelajaran, khususnya gambar yang tidak bisa dibuat sendiri. Bagi siswa, sumber dari internet adalah untuk memenuhi tugas yang diberikan guru. Kendala yang ditemui guru sejarah dalam menyiasati kemajuan ICT pada pembelajaran sejarah berasal dari guru, siswa, sekolah, dan orang tua siswa. Upaya yang dilakukan guru sejarah untuk mengatasi kendala-kendala itu adalah dengan penugasan, meminta bantuan orang

  9. HUBUNGAN ANTARA TAHAP KOMPETENSI FUNGSIONAL GURU DENGAN PENCAPAIAN AKADEMIK PELAJAR DI SEKOLAH MENENGAH DI NEGERI KELANTAN

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    Tujuan kajian ini adalah untuk mengenal pasti hubungan antara  tahap kompetensi fungsional guru dengan pencapaian akademik pelajar di sekolah menengah di negeri Kelantan.  Sejumlah 375 orang guru sekolah menengah di negeri Kelantan telah mengambil bahagian dalam kajian ini.  Instrumen soal selidik tahap kompetensi fungsional diadaptasi daripada Modul Penilaian Bersepadu Pegawai Perkhidmatan Pendidikan (PBPPP) Bahagian Pembangunan Kurikulum, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia telah digunakan untu...

  10. KINERJA GURU BERSERTIFIKASI DALAM MENINGKATKAN MANAJEMEN MUTU PENDIDIKAN DI MADRASAH IBTIDAIYAH MUHAMMADIYAH SUDUNG KEDUNGTUBAN BLORA TAHUN 2015

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    Sudarno Shobron

    2016-06-01

    pendidikan terakhir; 3 Kurangnya sarana prasarana misalnya ruangan UKS, dan laboratorium, sehingga masih kesulitan saat praktek pembelajaran. Kata Kunci: kinerja guru; sertifikasi; manajemen mutu; pendidikan.

  11. Use of a Microsoft Excel based add-in program to calculate plasma sinistrin clearance by a two-compartment model analysis in dogs.

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    Steinbach, Sarah M L; Sturgess, Christopher P; Dunning, Mark D; Neiger, Reto

    2015-06-01

    Assessment of renal function by means of plasma clearance of a suitable marker has become standard procedure for estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Sinistrin, a polyfructan solely cleared by the kidney, is often used for this purpose. Pharmacokinetic modeling using adequate software is necessary to calculate disappearance rate and half-life of sinistrin. The purpose of this study was to describe the use of a Microsoft excel based add-in program to calculate plasma sinistrin clearance, as well as additional pharmacokinetic parameters such as transfer rates (k), half-life (t1/2) and volume of distribution (Vss) for sinistrin in dogs with varying degrees of renal function.

  12. PROGRAM PPG UNTUK MEMBANGUN KOMPETENSI GURU GEOGRAFI (STUDI KASUS DI UNIVERSITAS NEGERI MALANG

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    2016-10-01

    menjelaskan bentuk implementasi Program PPG SM3T dalam membangun kompetensi guru geografi alumni program SM3T. Bentuk implementasi Program PPG SM3T meliputi proses pengembangan kurikulum hingga penilaian kompetensi guru geografi. Kompetensi yang dimaksud adalah kompetensi pedagogik, kompetensi kepribadian, kompetensi sosial, dan kompetensi profesional. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian studi kasus di Universitas Negeri Malang. Teknik pengumpulan data dilakukan melalui wawancara mendalam dan dokumentasi. Analisis data menggunakan model interaktif Miles dan Huberman. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa bentuk implementasi Program PPG meliputi beberapa tahapan, yaitu (1 tahap pengembangan silabus oleh pihak terkait sesuai kebijakan universitas; (2 tahap pra kondisi sebagai gabungan tahap pra kondisi dan pleno 1; (3 tahap sistem pembelajaran yang terdiri dari beberapa tahapan dan kegiatan pembelajaran, yaitu (a tahap workshop SSP terdiri atas tahapan kegiatan pleno 2, yaitu pendalaman materi kurikulum 2013, pre-test, diskusi kelompok yaitu diskusi materi geografi dan pedagogik yang belum dipahami, kerja kelompok mandiri yaitu menyusun perangkat pembelajaran, gabungan tahap pleno 3, revisi dan persetujuan RPP, yaitu peer teaching, tes formatif, KKL dan melakukan kegiatan insidental seperti menulis jurnal dan artikel ilmiah; (b tahap PPL terdiri dari tahapan prosesi penyerahan mahasiswa PPL ke sekolah, pelatihan KMD oleh pihak PPG, melakukan kegiatan mengajar dan non mengajar, penelitian PTK, dan uji kinerja berupa Lesson Study; dan (c tahap uji kompetensi terdiri dari, pendalaman materi subtansial geografi, Ujian Tulis Lokal, dan Ujian Tulis Nasional. Tahapan implementasi diarahkan dalam membangun kompetensi guru geografi, yaitu pedagogik, kepribadian, sosial, dan profesional.

  13. Southeast Economic Add-on 2004

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — To collect data on an angler's last trip for revealed preference models and economic valuation purposes. Typically done as an add-on to the MRIP intercept survey...

  14. Southeast Economic Add-on 2000

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — To collect data on an angler's last trip for revealed preference models and economic valuation purposes. Typically done as an add-on to the MRIP intercept survey...

  15. Southeast Economic Add-on 1997

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — To collect data on an angler's last trip for revealed preference models and economic valuation purposes. Typically done as an add-on to the MRIP intercept survey...

  16. Southeast Economic Add-on 2003

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — To collect data on an angler's last trip for revealed preference models and economic valuation purposes. Typically done as an add-on to the MRIP intercept survey and...

  17. PENGARUH KOMUNIKASI INTERN DAN KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA SEKOLAH TERHADAP EFEKTIVITAS KERJA GURU DAN KARYAWAN SMP NEGERI 1 SURUH KABUPATEN SEMARANG

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    - Muhsin

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    Full Text Available Permasalahan yang dikaji dalam penelitian ini adalah : 1 Adakah pengaruh komunikasi intern terhadap efektivitas kerja guru dan karyawan? 2 Adakah pengaruh kepemimpinan kepala sekolah terhadap efektivitas kerja guru dan karyawan? 3 Seberapa besar pengaruh komunikasi intern dan kepemimpinan kepala sekolah terhadap efektivitas kerja guru dan karyawan? Tujuan penelitian ini adalah : 1 untuk mengetahui ada dan besarnya pengaruh komunikasi intern terhadap efektivitas kerja guru dan karyawan. 2 Untuk mengetahui ada dan besarnya pengaruh Kepemimpinan kepala sekolah terhadap efektivitas kerja guru dan karyawan. 3.Untuk mengetahui ada dan besarnya pengaruh komunikasi intern dan kepemimpinan kepala sekolah terhadap efektivitas kerja guru dan karyawan. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah semua guru dan karyawan yang ada di SMP Negeri 1 Suruh kabupaten Semarang yang berjumlah 40 orang.. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan angket dan dokumentasi. Analisis data menggunakan  program statistic SPSS. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan adanya pengaruh positif antara Komunikasi intern dan kepemimpinan kepala sekolah terhadap efektivitas kerja guru dan karyawan sebesar 68,7%. Uji pengaruh secara parsial menunjukkan bahwa seluruh variabel bebas  Komunikasi intern dan kepemimpinan kepala sekolah berpengaruh secara signifikan terhadap Efektivitas kerja  dengan besarnya pengaruh masing-masing adalah 32,61% Untuk Komunikasi intern dan 25,62% untuk kepemimpinan kepala sekolah. Kata Kunci : Komunikasi Intern. Kepemimpinan Kepala Sekolah, Efektivitas Kerja

  18. 78 FR 17624 - Wireline Competition Bureau Adds New Discussion Topic To Connect America Cost Model Virtual Workshop

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    2013-03-22

    ... System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121, May 1, 1998... Return for Connect America Cost Model,'' to seek public input on what cost of money should be utilized in.... Virtual Workshop: In addition to the usual methods for filing electronic comments, the Commission...

  19. PENGARUH KINERJA MENGAJAR GURU, KETERLIBATAN ORANG TUA, AKTUALISASI DIRI DAN MOTIVASI BERPRESTASI TERHADAP PRESTASI

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    Dwi Junianto

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan mengetahui pengaruh kinerja mengajar guru, keterlibatan orang tua, aktualisasi diri dan motivasi berprestasi terhadap prestasi siswa kelas XII pada mata pelajaran teori Teknik Kendaraan Ringan di SMK Negeri Se-Kabupaten Gunungkidul. Penelitian ini merupakan jenis penelitian kuantitatif dengan rancangan ex post facto.  Populasi penelitian ini sebanyak 535 siswa dengan sampel sebanyak 237 siswa, yang ditentukan secara proportional random sampling. Teknik pengumpulan data menggunakan dua cara yaitu angket dan tes prestasi. Data penelitian yang terkumpul dianalisis menggunakan analisis regresi. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa terdapat pengaruh kinerja mengajar guru, keterlibatan orang tua, aktualisasi diri dan motivasi berprestasi masing-masing sebesar 0,145; 0,128; 0,108; dan 0,098. Kata kunci: kinerja mengajar guru, keterlibatan orang tua, aktualisasi diri, motivasi berprestasi, prestasi belajar

  20. PENGARUH SELF EFFICACY, PRESTISE PROFESI GURU DAN STATUS SOSIAL EKONOMI ORANG TUA TERHADAP MINAT MENJADI GURU AKUNTANSI PADA MAHASISWA PENDIDIKAN AKUNTANSI 2011 FE UNNES

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    Ita Astarini

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Minat menjadi guru akuntansi merupakan perasaan suka, tertarik atau perhatian seseorang terhadap profesi guru akuntansi. Minat dapat dipengaruhi beberapa faktor baik intrinsik maupun ekstrinsik. Tujuan dalam penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui adakah pengaruh self efficacy, prestise profesi guru dan status sosial ekonomi orang tua terhadap minat menjadi guru akuntansi pada mahasiswa program studi pendidikan akuntansi angkatan 2011 FE UNNES baik secara simultan maupun parsial. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah mahasiswa pendidikan ekonomi (akuntansi angkatan 2011 FE UNNES sebanyak 178 mahasiswa. Penetuan jumlah sampel menggunakan rumus Slovin dan didapat 123 mahasiswa. Teknik pengambilan sampel dengan menggunakan teknik proportional random sampling. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan metode kuesioner. Metode analisis data menggunakan analisis statistik deskriptif dan statistik inferensial. Hasil perhitungan secara simultan menunjukkan bahwa pengaruh self efficacy, prestise profesi guru dan status sosial ekonomi orang tua terhadap minat menjadi guru akuntansi sebesar 49,9%, sedangkan sisanya 50,1% dipengaruhi oleh faktor lain yang tidak diungkap dalam penelitian ini. Secara parsial besarnya pengaruh pengaruh self efficacy terhadap minat mahasiswa menjadi guru akuntansi sebesar 43,29%, pengaruh prestise profesi terhadap minat menjadi guru akuntansi sebesar 9,42%, dan pengaruh status sosial ekonomi orang tua terhadap minat mahasiswa menjadi guru akuntansi 5,90%. Interest to become a accounting teachers is feeling like, interested or someone's attention to the accounting teacher profession. Interests can be influenced by several factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic. The purpose of this research is to determine the influence between self-efficacy, students perceptions about the prestige of the teaching profession and socio-economic status of parents to interest become accounting teacher in accounting education students of class of 2011

  1. PENGARUH DISIPLIN KERJA, MOTIVASI KERJA, DAN SUPERVISI KEPALA SEKOLAH TERHADAP KINERJA GURU

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    Adi Wahyudi

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui ada tidaknya pengaruh simultan dan parsial disiplin kerja, motivasi kerja, dan supervisi kepala sekolah terhadap kinerja guru. Populasi dalam penelitian ini berjumlah 37 guru, penentuan sampel menggunakan rumus yang dikembangkan oleh Isaac & Michael yang berjumlah 34 guru. Sampel diambil menggunakan teknik sample random sampling. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan kuesioner tertutup. Analisis yang digunakan analisis deskriptif dan analisis inferensial parametriks. Hasil penelitian diperoleh terdapat pengaruh simultan disiplin kerja,motivasi kerja, dan supervisi kepala sekolah terhadap kinerja guru sebesar 65,4 %. Terdapat pengaruh parsial disiplin kerja sebesar 17.56%, motivasi kerja sebesar 27.77%, dan supervisi kepala sekolah sebesar 15.21% terhadap kinerja guru. Dengan adanya disiplin kerja, motivasi kerja, dan supervisi kepala sekolah dapat meningkatkan kinerja guru. The purpose of this research is to find out whether there was influences of working discipline, working motivation, school principal supervision toward working performance teachers. The population in this research was 37 teacher’s, determination of the sample using the formula developed by Isaac & Michael, amounting to 34 teacher’s. Samples were taken using simple random sampling technique. The data collection methods used a closed questionnaire. The analysis technique use were descriptive analysis and inferential analysis. The research results are simultaneous the influence of working discipline, working motivation, and school principal supervision toward working performance teachers is 65.4%. There is a partial influence of working discipline is 17.56%, work motivation is 27.77%, and school principal supervision of 15:21% toward performance of teachers. With the existence of working discipline, working motivation, and school principal supervision can improve teacher performance.

  2. Upaya Meningkatkan Keefektifan Pembelajaran bahasa Inggris melalui Kreativitas Guru dalam Merancang Tugas-Tugas Komunikatif di SMA 2 Wonosari (Penelitian Tindakan Kelas

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengungkap upaya meningkatkan keefektifan pembelajaran bahasa Inggris melalui kreativitas guru dalam merancang tugas-tugas komunikatif di SMA 2 Wonosari. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian tindakan kelas. Subjek penelitian adalah siswa kelas XC dan XD. Data penelitian ini adalah data kualitatif. Sumber data adalah guru sekaligus sebagai peneliti, kolaborator utama (guru bahasa Inggris kelas lain} siswa, dan kepala sekolah (PTH sebagai kolaborator pendukung. Teknik perolehan data adalah observasi dan wawancara. Observasi proses belajar mengajar dilakukan oleh guru peneliti dibantu kolaborator utama dan kepala sekolah. Untuk memperoleh data perilaku guru dan siswa, digunakan lembar observasi Wawancara dilakukan oleh guru peneliti dengan siswa, kolaborator utama, dan kepala sekolah untuk memperoleh data perilaku guru dan siswa, dengan menggunakan pedoman wawancara dan direkam dengan tape recorder. Data dianalisis dari catatan lapangan dan hasil wawancara. Untuk menghindari subjekdvitas, peneliti meng-gunakan triangulasL Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa ada perubahan positif yakni: proses belajar mengajar bahasa Inggris menjadi lebih aktif; siswa lebih aktif dalam pembelajaran; siswa lebih berani berbahasa Inggris; siswa lebih antusias dalam pembelajaran; guru bahasa Inggris kelas lain dan Kepala Sekolah mendapat pengetahuan dan pengalaman dalam perancangan dan penerapan tugas-tugas komunikatif serta pengelolaan interaksi guru-siswa; dan guru peneliti lebih percaya diri dalam mengajarkan bahasa Inggris. Kata Kunci: keefektifan pembelajaran bahasa inggris, kreativitas guru, merancang tugas komunikatif.

  3. Pengaruh Kompetensi Pedagogik dan Kompetensi Profesional Guru terhadap Economic Literacy melalui Prestasi Belajar Siswa Kelas XII IPS di SMA Kota Malang

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini untuk menguji pengaruh (1 kompetensi pedagogik guru terhadap economic literacy melalui prestasi belajar siswa, (2 kompetensi profesional guru terhadap economic literacy melalui prestasi belajar siswa. Penelitian dilakukan terhadap siswa kelas XII IPS di SMA RSBI se-Kota Malang pada tahun 2012, data diperoleh dari angket, tes, dan dokumentasi. Hasil pene-litian: (1 kompetensi pedagogik guru berpengaruh positif signifikan terhadap economic literacy; (2 kompetensi pedagogik guru berpengaruh positif signifikan terhadap prestasi belajar; (3 prestasi belajar berpengaruh positif signifikan terhadap economic literacy; (4 kompetensi profesional guru berpengaruh positif signifikan terhadap economic literacy; dan (5 kompetensi profesional guru berpengaruh positif signifikan terhadap prestasi belajar. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian tersebut secara keseluruhan dapat diketahui bahwa kompetensi pedagogik dan kompetensi profesional guru dapat mempengaruhi economic literacy siswa melalui prestasi belajar siswa. Kata kunci: kompetensi pedagogik, kompetensi profesional, prestasi belajar, economic literacy

  4. Peningkatan Kesiapan Guru dalam Mengintegrasikan Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup di Tingkat Pendidikan Dasar melalui Penyiapan Modul

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    Istamar Syamsuri

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan menghasilkan modul Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup (PLH guna meningkatkan kesiapan guru dalam mengintegrasikan PLH ke dalam mata pelajaran di SD dan SMP. Ada tiga tahapan penelitian. Tahap eksplorasi bertujuan mendapatkan gambaran pelaksanaan pengajaran PLH selama ini. Tahap eksperimentasi bertujuan menguji keefektifan modul. Tahap evaluasi bertujuan mengevaluasi modul. Eksplorasi dilakukan di SD dan SMP se-Jawa, dengan menyebarkan angket. Eksperimen dilaksanakan di Jawa Timur dengan rancangan Prates-Pascates Rambang Tiga Kelompok. Hasil eksplorasi menunjukkan bahwa guru SD dan SMP belum siap mengintegrasikan PLH yang disusun cukup dapat diandalkan

  5. DETERMINAN KESIAPAN GURU EKONOMI SMA DALAM IMPLEMENTASI KURIKULUM 2013 DI KABUPATEN PURBALINGGA

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    Full Text Available Berdasarkan observasi awal, diketahui bahwa 75% guru ekonomi SMA belum siap dalam mengimplementasikan kurikulum 2013. Selain itu, terdapat kendala dalam implementasi kurikulum 2013 yakni kurangnya fasilitas yang mendukung dan kurangnya pelatihan. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui ada tidaknya pengaruh kompetensi guru, pelatihan, fasilitas sekolah, kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dan peran pengawas sekolah terhadap kesiapan guru ekonomi SMA dalam implementasi kurikulum 2013 di Kabupaten Purbalingga. Populasi penelitian ini adalah guru ekonomi SMA di Kabupaten Purbalingga yang berjumlah 36 guru. Penelitian ini termasuk dalam penelitian sensus dikarenakan jumlah populasi yang sedikit. Metode yang digunakan dalam pengambilan data adalah angket. Data variabel dianalisis dengan statistik deskriptif dan analisis regresi berganda. Hasil penelitian ini secara statistik menunjukkan bahwa terdapat pengaruh kompetensi guru, pelatihan, fasilitas sekolah, kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dan peran pengawas sekolah secara simultan sebesar 74,5%. Secara parsial kompetensi guru berpengaruh sebesar 14,82%, pelatihan berpengaruh sebesar 30,36%, fasilitas sekolah berpengaruh 15,13% dan kepemimpinan kepala sekolah berpengaruh sebesar 12,74%, sedangkan peran pengawas sekolah tidak berpengaruh terhadap kesiapan guru ekonomi dalam implementasi kurikulum 2013. Based on the beginning observation, it is known that 75% of high school economics teacher is not ready to implement curriculum 2013. Besides, there were obstacles in implementing curriculum 2013 such as the lack of supporting facilities and training. This study investigates whether there are influences of teacher competence, training, school facilities, principal leadership and supervisory roles on senior high school economics teachers in implementing curriculum 2013 in Purbalingga regency. The population of this research was the senior high school economics teachers in Purbalingga regency consisted of 36

  6. EVALUASI KINERJA GURU FISIKA, BIOLOGI DAN KIMIA SMA YANG SUDAH LULUS SERTIFIKASI

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan (1 mengembangkan instrumen evaluasi kinerja guru yang valid dan reliabel, (2 mengevaluasi kinerja guru Fisika, Biologi, dan Kimia SMA yang sudah terser-tifikasi/menerima tunjangan profesi. Populasi penelitian yaitu seluruh guru Fisika, Biologi dan Kimia SMA tersertifikasi/pene-rima tunjangan profesi yang berada di Kota Banda Aceh, Kabupaten Aceh Besar dan Kabupaten Pidie. Validitas konstruk instrumen yang dikembangkan dibuktikan melalui analisis fak-tor, dan reliabilitasnya diestimasi dengan rumus alpha Cron-bach. Analisis tingkat kinerja ditentukan dengan persentase. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan: (1 instrumen yang dikembang-kan terdiri atas 33 butir pernyataan, dan memiliki koefisien reliabilitas konsistensi internal sebesar 0,953; (2 kinerja guru Fisika, Biologi, dan Kimia SMA yang sudah lulus sertifikasi dan sudah menerima tunjangan belum seluruhnya berkinerja tinggi; (3 kinerja guru Kimia relatif lebih baik dari pada kinerja guru Biologi dan guru Fisika. Kata kunci: evaluasi, kinerja guru, validitas, reliabilitas ______________________________________________________________ AN EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTIFIED SCIENCE TEACHERS (PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS Abstract This study was aimed at (1 developing a valid and reliable performance evaluation instruments for teachers, and (2 evaluating the level of Physics, Biology and Chemistry teachers of senior high schools who have been certified and received theprofession allowance. The population of this study included all certified Physics, Biology and Chemistry teachers of senior high schools who have received profession allowance in Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar, and Pidie. The construct validity of the instrument developed was assessed through factor analysis, and the reliability was estimated by using Cronbach’s Alpha formula. The level of teachers’performance was analyzed by the percentage. The result of the research shows that (1 the

  7. MEMBANGUN PROFESIONALISME GURU KONSELING SEKOLAH MELALUI PENYAMPAIAN BAHASA YANG SANTUN

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    2014-01-01

    Kata Kunci: Profesionalisme  Guru Konseling, Stelistika Bahasa PROFESSIONALISM   OF  TEACHER SCHOOL BUILDING THROUGH COUNSELING FOR SUBMISSION OF LANGUAGE POLITE.This  paper aims to find out the demands of the competence of teachers,  including  teachers,  school  guidance and counseling as a profession will inevitably be met. Teachers build a professional  counseling  services will  be  requested  by the service user accountability  in schools. The problem, whether the counseling service (BK has been implemented  by teachers in a professional counseling? Is the  guidance and counseling teacher professionalism have reached the professional standards set? The issues are complex and widespread, the  lack of professional  guidance  and counseling teachers as a result of competence guidance and counseling teacher are inadequate, and demand changes in the competitive professional services, require an increase in the professionalism of teachers guidance and counseling particularly  related  attitudes,  knowledge  and skills guidance  teachers  and counseling. Currently  Teachers Counseling at school  is less selective  in terms of providing guidance should be obtained student. The results of this paper is under the teacher’s role counseling should not only oriented to the career guidance but also should pay attention to tutoring , guidance  to be good, the guidance behaves politely, honest, and guidance homage to the father-mother teacher and guidance to the public the academic community ( friends peer at school or in this case to obey the rules discipline in school and outside  school. One  to determine the potential of students by conducting  pilot classes  and tests  students’  abilities and talents. Keywords: Professionalism, Teacher Counseling , Stelistika  Language

  8. MENINGKATKAN KOMPETENSI PEDAGOGI GURU MELALUI LESSON STUDY MENUJU MUTU PEMBELAJARAN GURU

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    Syafruddin Syafruddin

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to examine strategies for improving pedagogical competence through in service training that is more focused on the empowerment of teachers in accordance with the capacity and the problems faced by teachers in the classroom, to improve the quality of teacher learning through lesson study. lesson study is a model of professional development of educators through collaborative learning and continuous assessment based on collegiality and mutual learning. to build a learning community. lesson study selected and implemented in order to improve the pedagogical competence as an effective way to improve the quality of learning and teaching in class. Lesson study carried out in the form of a cycle plan-do-see. through lesson study expected to increase pedagogical competence and increase the quality of learning.

  9. PENGARUH SUPERVISI KEPALA SEKOLAH DAN MOTIVASI KERJA GURU TERHADAP KINERJA GURU

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    uli uslihatul ulya

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Teachers performance is a job result that reached by teacher in perform duty assignment that is charged to them.� In Fact there are many� problems / con- straint that gets bearing with teacher performance, amongst those, not all teacher are develop Lesson Plan until maximal. where at in it don�t at education point entries nation character and has no it Explorations, Elaboration, Confirmation in activity fundamental learning. Then in teaching and learning interaction performing, not all teacher are utilize media and a variety learning model. Method that is utilized is not variation,only discourse and question-answer. Besides it, extant teacher which haven�t performed Action Research brazes. That thing because of� headmaster su- pervision was not performed with best and teacher have not high job motivation. Problem formulation in this research is what exists positive influence headmaster supervision and teacher job motivation for economics-accountancy teachers perfor- mance in every SMA Negeri of� Pemalang Regency whether simultan or partial.

  10. Methylphenidate, Add, and Classroom Performance

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    The degree to which methylphenidate (MPH) normalized the classroom behavior and academic functioning of 31 children with attention deficit disorder (ADD) was evaluated at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

  11. Print and Electronic Resources: Usage Statistics at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Library

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    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to quantify the use of electronic journals in comparison with the print collections in the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Library. Design/methodology/approach: A detailed analysis was made of the use of lending services, the Xerox facility and usage of electronic journals such as Science Direct,…

  12. Print and Electronic Resources: Usage Statistics at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Library

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    Kapoor, Kanta

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to quantify the use of electronic journals in comparison with the print collections in the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Library. Design/methodology/approach: A detailed analysis was made of the use of lending services, the Xerox facility and usage of electronic journals such as Science Direct,…

  13. Jaap Sahib : The Cosmology of Guru Gobind Singh -Translated into English and French Verse

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    Gill, Daneille; Gill, Harjeet Singh

    In this cosmology, Guru Gobind Singh presents a correspondence and concordance between the physical and the metaphysical, between the secular and the spiritual. It presents a possibility that can revolutionise the whole historical progression of mankind. (With Text in Original Gurumukhi Script and Roman Transliteration).

  14. PENGARUH KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA SEKOLAH, PENGELOLAAN YAYASAN, FASILITAS SEKOLAH, DAN MOTIVASI KERJA TERHADAP KINERJA GURU SMK

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    Sri Rizky Rahayuningtyas

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menguji pengaruh kepemimpinan kepala sekolah, pengelolaan yayasan, fasilitas sekolah, dan motivasi kerja terhadap kinerja guru di SMK Palebon Semarang secara simultan maupun parsial. Populasi pada penelitian ini adalah semua guru di SMK Palebon Semarang yang berjumlah 50 orang . Metode pengumpulan data dalam penelitian ini menggunakan metode angket. Variabel bebas pada penelitian ini yaitu kinerja guru. Sedangkan variabel terikat yaitu kepemimpinan kepala sekolah, pengelolaan yayasan, fasilitas sekolah, dan motivasi kerja. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ada pengaruh positif kepemimpinan kepala sekolah, pengelolaan yayasan, fasilitas sekolah, dan motivasi kerja terhadap kinerja guru di SMK Palebon Semarang secara simultan maupun parsial. Untuk penelitian selanjutnya diharapkan dapat menggunakan variabel lain yang tidak digunakan dalam penelitian ini yang secara parsial maupun simultan dapat berpengaruh terhadap kinerja guru. The early observation result accompanying interview and observation were implemented by involving the teachers, the headmaster, and the foundation leader of SMK Palebon Semarang could be described that it was still needed the optimizing of teachers perfomance in implementing the duty and responsibility of teaching as well as the teacher’s attitude and behaviour as the student and people guidance. This research was a population approach research which involved 50 teachers at SMK Palebon Semarang and used two variables; independent and dependent variable. The headmaster leadership, foundation management, school facility, and working motivation as independent variable while teachers performance as dependent variable. The collecting data technique used questionnaire. Then, analysing and processing data technique used presentation descriptive and multiple regression technique. The research result shows there is a positive effect of the headmaster leadership, foundation management, school

  15. Kepemimpinan Kharismatis-Transformatif Tuan Guru Dalam Perubahan Sosial Masyarakat Sasak-Lombok Melalui Pendidikan

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    Full Text Available Abstract: This article studies about  social change of Lombok Moslems under Tuan Guru’s Leadership. Here, Tuan Guru won’t be studied personally but focused on rationale, forms, sources of influence and leadership type of Tuan Guru in social change of Moslem Lombok community. Term of Tuan Guru derives from Tuan (al ha>jj dan guru (teacher, but not all of al ha>jj and teachers are called Tuan Guru for a main reason that Tuan Guru is a name for someone which is obtained from social legitimation and based on his knowledge and behaviour. Tuan Guru is sometimes called as Kyai, but not all of Kyais are Tuan Guru. This article showed that social changes done by Tuan Guru since there’s a gap between ideal and behavioral pattern among Lombok Moslem community, evolutif and planned form of change through educating society, Tuan Guru’s sources of influence consist of positional and personal power where Tuan Guru is regarded as waratsatu al-anbiya>’i and the legitimated interpreter or custodian of islamic teaching. What is said and done by Tuan Guru will be referrence of Lombok Moslems and the last is charismatic-transformative leadership type of Tuan Guru consists of idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, individual consideration and inspirational motivation.    الملخص: درست هذه المقالة التغيّر الإجتماعي في المجتمع اللومبوكي تحت رياسة توان غورو. ولا تدرس هذه المقالة توان غورو كفرد وإنما تركّز في الحجة والشكل ومصدر الـتأثير ونمط رياسته في تغيّر المجتمع اللومبوكي المسلم.  وأصل مصطلح توان غورو من كلمة tuan  (الحاجّ و   guru (مدرّس ، ولكن ليس كل حاجّ يدرّس  هو توان غورو. لأن هذا المصطلح  من اعتراف المجتمع على أساس العلم وصلاح سلوك الشخص

  16. PENINGKATAN PROFESIONALISME GURU DAN KUALITAS PEMBELAJARAN BIOLOGI DI SEKOLAH MELALUI LESSON STUDY

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    Full Text Available This research was done to investigate impact of lesson study in order to improve teachers professionalism and the quality of teaching learning process in Biology. Although lesson study has been conducted since the year of 2005 at numerous schools in Bandung, information on how far such activity does give impact to teacher as instructor and teacher as observer has not been uncovered. The research was undertaken by spreading questions to the instructor as well as the observer. Furthermore, quality of teaching learning process in the school was observed at SMP Lab. School and SMA Lab. School UPI. The research resulted in insight that through lesson study, teachers both served as instructor and observer can improve such competency as pedagogy, professional, personality, social as clearly indicated in “ UU Guru dan Dosen No. 14 Tahun 2005”. However, for those teachers as observers, competency of pedagogy has not been significantly explored. Both the instructors and observers have not entirely user their KBM (teaching learning process to conduct PTK (classroom action research. In addition, the KBM conducted in lesson study can improve quality of teaching learning process in the classroom based upon good interaction between students and teachers as well as among students (in or out the groups during discussion and percentage of students who actively learned. Through model teaching learning process developed in lesson study, students are trained to improve their ability in scientific work and to connect biology concept to its application in daily life using local materials. Keyword : Teacher’s professionalism, lesson study, KBM (Teaching learning process,PTK (Classroom action research

  17. KETIKA KEBIJAKAN ORDE LAMA MEMASUKI DOMAIN PENDIDIKAN: PENYIAPAN DAN KINERJA GURU SEKOLAH DASAR DI INDONESIA

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    Umasih Umasih

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    Full Text Available This article reveals how the educational policy in Indonesia during The Old Order. The domination of government (Soekarno as expressed in the domination theory by Antonio Gramsci which a politic is a commander and it can dominate whole Indonesia society life including an educational aspect. Furthermore, Soekarno as an individual manivesto has given a space for PKI because of their closeness. When the Minister, Prijono, issued a decision concerning about Pancawardhana Educational System, The Institution of National Education which is affiliated by PKI giving a formulation of Pancacinta. An education in the political manifesto obliges teachers enter into a practical politics life, teachers have to be revolutionary . It means that the learning practice is given toward students through indoctrination.  No less than 2000 teachers in the East java and the Cental Java finally became PKI members, then about  580 teachers of elementary school from the West Java. Even PKI has succeeded to divide the organization of teacher’s membership into The Cental Vak PGRI and  non Vak Central PGRI. Keywords : The Old Order, The Pacawardhana Educational System, the performance of elementary teachers.  Artikel ini mengungkapkan bagaimana kebijakan pendidikan Indonesia pada masa Orde Lama. Dominasi pemerintah (Soekarno seperti diungkapkan dalam teori  dominasi oleh ntonio Gramsci di mana politik adalah panglima dan dapat mendominasi segala kehidupan masyarakat Indonesia termasuk dalam bidang pendidikan. Tidak hanya itu, Presiden Soekarno sebagai manivesto perseorangan  juga  telah  memberi ruang gerak pada PKI karena kedekatan hubungannya dengan Presiden Soekarno.  Ketika Menteri Prijono mengeluarkan keputusan tentang Sistem Pendidikan Pancawardhana, Lembaga Pendidikan Nasional yang berafiliasi dengan PKI memberi rumusan tentang Pancacinta. Pendidikan dalam alam manipol mengharuskan guru terjun dalam kehidupan politik praktis, guru harus revolusioner yang

  18. Suplemen Panduan Guru dalam Pengembangan Pembelajaran Tematik Kompetensi Dasar Matematika Kelas IV

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    Isti Hidayah

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    Full Text Available AbstrakTujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengembangkan perangkat pembelajaran Matematika Sekolah Dasar (SD dengan penguatan tahapan enaktif-ikonik-simbolik berbantuan serang-kaian pertanyaan produktif. Perangkat pembelajaran berupa Panduan Guru sebagai suple-men dalam mengembangkan rancangan pembelajaran tematik kompetensi dasar (KD Ma-tematika kelas IV semester gasal. Penelitian ini telah menghasilkan Panduan Guru dengan perangkatnya, yaitu alat peraga sebagai representasi enaktif; media visual dalam bentuk po-werpoint sebagai representasi ikonik; lembar kegiatan peserta didik (LKPD dan lembar tu-gas peserta didik (LTPD, serta kartu masalah (contextual problem. Produk yang telah di-hasilkan akan membantu guru dalam mengembangkan rancangan pembelajaran dalam im-plementasi Kurikulum 2013. Hasil implementasi menunjukkan bahwa produk penelitian be-rupa Suplemen Panduan Guru membantu guru dalam mengembangkan rancangan dan pe-laksanaan pembelajaran dengan pendekatan ilmiah. Penyempurnaan Suplemen difokuskan pada keterpaduan aspek sikap, keterampilan, dan pengetahuan.Kata kunci: suplemen panduan guru; pembelajaran tematik KD Matematika; contextual                         problem   AbstractThe purpose of this research is to develop elementary mathematics learning devices with reinforcement stages enactive-iconic-symbolic aidednquestion series of productive to strengthen the ability of solving Mathematics problem students since early. A learning device Teacher’s Guide as a supplement in developing basic competencies thematic lesson plan fourth grade Math odd semester. This research has produced a Teacher’s Guide with the device; witch is a representation enactive prop; visual media in the form of PowerPoint as iconic representations; students’ activity sheets (LKPD and students’ task sheet (LTPD, and card problems (contextual problem. The benefit of this research that has been produced to assist teachers in developing

  19. Supplementation of host response by targeting nitric oxide to the macrophage cytosol is efficacious in the hamster model of visceral leishmaniasis and adds to efficacy of amphotericin B

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    Full Text Available We investigated efficacy of nitric oxide (NO against Leishmania donovani. NO is a mediator of host response to infection, with direct parasiticidal activity in addition to its role in signalling to evoke innate macrophage responses. However, it is short-lived and volatile, and is therefore difficult to introduce into infected cells and maintain inracellular concentrations for meaningful periods of time. We incorporated diethylenetriamine NO adduct (DETA/NO, a prodrug, into poly(lactide-co-glycolide particles of ∼200 nm, with or without amphotericin B (AMB. These particles sustained NO levels in mouse macrophage culture supernatants, generating an area under curve (AUC0.08-24h of 591.2 ± 95.1 mM × h. Free DETA/NO resulted in NO peaking at 3 h and declining rapidly to yield an AUC of 462.5 ± 193.4. Particles containing AMB and DETA/NO were able to kill ∼98% of promastigotes and ∼76% of amastigotes in 12 h when tested in vitro. Promastigotes and amastigotes were killed less efficiently by particles containing a single drug– either DETA/NO (∼42%, 35% or AMB (∼90%, 50% alone, or by equivalent concentrations of drugs in solution. In a pre-clinical efficacy study of power >0.95 in the hamster model, DETA/NO particles were non-inferior to Fungizone® but not Ambisome®, resulting in significant (∼73% reduction in spleen parasites in 7 days. Particles containing both DETA/NO and AMB were superior (∼93% reduction to Ambisome®. We conclude that NO delivered to the cytosol of macrophages infected with Leishmania possesses intrinsic activity and adds significantly to the efficacy of AMB.

  20. PENGETAHUAN AWAL CALON GURU BIOLOGI TENTANG KONSEP KATABOLISME KARBOHIDRAT (RESPIRASI SELULER

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    H. Rahmatan

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengetahuan awal mahasiswa calon guru Biologi semester dua pada salah satu LPTK di provinsi Aceh, mengenai konsep katabolisme karbohidrat (respirasi seluler. Hasil penelitian dapat disimpulkan bahwa mahasiswa calon guru Biologi semester dua pada salah satu LPTK di provinsi Aceh belum mengetahui konsep katabolisme karbohidrat sebagai pengetahuan awal dengan baik, walaupun konsep tersebut telah diberikan pada jenjang pendidikan sebelumnya. Oleh karena itu, sebaiknya dosen harus mengetahui pengetahual awal mahasiswa, sehingga pengajaran sains dapat lebih bermakna.The purpose of this research is to find out the initial knowledge of catabolism carbohydrate (cellular respiration for second semester students of Biology teacher candidate in one of LPTK Aceh. The result shows that the students do not have good initial knowledge about the concept although they already got the material in the previous semester. Therefore, it is important to the lecturer to recognize the initial knowledge of students to give the right treatment for science teaching.

  1. PENGETAHUAN AWAL CALON GURU BIOLOGI TENTANG KONSEP KATABOLISME KARBOHIDRAT (RESPIRASI SELULER

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    H. Rahmatan

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengetahuan awal mahasiswa calon guru Biologi semester dua pada salah satu LPTK di provinsi Aceh, mengenai konsep katabolisme karbohidrat (respirasi seluler. Hasil penelitian dapat disimpulkan bahwa mahasiswa calon guru Biologi semester dua pada salah satu LPTK di provinsi Aceh belum mengetahui konsep katabolisme karbohidrat sebagai pengetahuan awal dengan baik, walaupun konsep tersebut telah diberikan pada jenjang pendidikan sebelumnya. Oleh karena itu, sebaiknya dosen harus mengetahui pengetahual awal mahasiswa, sehingga pengajaran sains dapat lebih bermakna.The purpose of this research is to find out the initial knowledge of catabolism carbohydrate (cellular respiration for second semester students of Biology teacher candidate in one of LPTK Aceh. The result shows that the students do not have good initial knowledge about the concept although they already got the material in the previous semester. Therefore, it is important to the lecturer to recognize the initial knowledge of students to give the right treatment for science teaching.

  2. KONSTRUKSI SOSIAL GURU IPS TENTANG PEMBELAJARAN IPS DI MTS KECAMATAN KOTA SUMENEP

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    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini mendeskripsikan tentang (1 mengetahui konstruksi sosial guru IPS, (2 Implementasi pembelajaran guru di Kelas, (3 Paradigma kepala sekolah tentang pembelajaran IPS.Metode penelitian menggunakan kualitatif, tujuan utama dari penelitian ini adalah untuk menggali substansi mendasar dibalik fakta yang terjadi pada guru IPS. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa guru IPS mengkonstruksikan IPS menjadi empat konstruksi, (1 IPS adalah ilmu pengetahuan sosial yang peserta didik diharuskan bisa bersikap sosial yang baik sebagai perwujudan dari ilmu pengetahuan sosial, (2 IPS adalah mengkaji kehidupan sehari-hari dan masalah sosial yang ada dalam masyarakat, (3 IPS adalah mengkaji tentang hubungan manusia baik individu dengan individu, individu dengan kelompok maupun kelompok dengan kelompok, (4 IPS adalah mata pelajaran yang di dalamnya ada mata pelajaran sejarah, geografi, sosiologi dan ekonomi. This study describes the purpose of (1 determine the social construction of social studies teachers, (2 Implementation of teacher learning in class, (3 the principal of the learning paradigm of social studies. Using qualitative research methods, the main purpose of this study was to explore the fundamental substance behind the facts that occurred in social studies teacher. The results showed that teachers of social studies constructs into four construction, (1 social studies is a social studies that students are required to be good social as the embodiment of social studies, (2 social studies is reviewing everyday life and social problems that exist in the community, (3 social studies is to examine whether individual human relationships with individuals, groups of individuals and groups with the group, (4 social studiess are subjects in which there is the eye the lessons of history, geography, sociology and economics

  3. PENGARUH SIKAP GURU TERHADAP PENGEMBANGAN KARAKTER (PEDULI SOSIAL SISWA DI MI MADINATUNNAJAH KOTA CIREBON

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    Full Text Available ABSTRAKSikap merupakan sesuatu yang dipelajari dan sikap menentukan bagaimana individu bereaksi terhadap situasi serta menentukan apa yang dicari individu dalam kehidupannya. Sikap mengandung tiga komponen, yaitu komponen kognitif, komponen afektif dan tingkah laku. Sikap selalu berkenaan dengan suatu objek dan sikap terhadap objek ini disertai dengan perasaan positif dan negatif. Sikap dari seorang guru adalah salah satu faktor yang menentukan bagi perkembangan jiwa anak didik selanjutnya. Karena sikap seorang guru tidak hanya dilihat dalam waktu mengajar saja, tetapi juga dilihat tingkah lakunya dalam kehidupan sehari-hari oleh anak didiknya.Penelitian ini menggunakan metode pendekatan kuantitatif, untuk pengumpulan data dilaksanakan dengan teknik penyebaran angket dan studi dokumentasi. Pengambilan sampel pada penelitian ini dilakukan dengan cara populasi sampel dan dipilih kelas V yang berjumlah 24 siswa. yang dijadikan sampel pada penelitian ini adalah siswa kelas V. Dan untuk menganalisis data, penulis menggunakan analisis regresi dengan bantuan program SPSS 17.0 for windows. Pengaruh sikap guru di MI Madinatunajah kota Cirebon berada dalam kategori sedang. Hal ini dapat diketahui bahwa hasil angket pengaruh sikap guru sebesar 42,08 berada pada interval 36-55 (sedang, Dan pengembangan karaktr (peduli social kelas V di MI Madinataunnajah  mencapai 43,42 sedangkan median (nilai tengahnya adalah 44,00, serta modus (nilai yang sering muncul juga diperoleh dengan nilai 44. Dari hasil analisis menunjukan Koefisien Korelasi sebesar 0,511 dan Koefisien Determinasi sebesar 26,11 %. Dan nilai thitung  sebesar 2,787. Karena thitung > ttabel yakni 2,787 > 1,717. Maka hipotesis diterima.

  4. IKLIM SEKOLAH DAN KOMITMEN GURU DI SEKOLAH AGAMA BANTUAN KERAJAAN (SABK) NEGERI KELANTAN

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    Program Pendaftaran Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR) dan Sekolah Agama Negeri (SAN) adalah satu usaha murni kerajaan untuk membantu dan memperkasakan sekolah-sekolah agama di Malaysia.  Artikel ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui tahap iklim sekolah dan komitmen guru Sekolah Agama Bantuan Kerajaan (SABK) di negeri Kelantan.  Artikel ini penting kerana kedua-dua variabel terlibat adalah merupakan aset utama danterkandung dalam anjakan keempat PPPM 2013-2025. Sebanyak 9 buah sekolah telah dipilih secara r...

  5. Menajemen Pendidikan dan Pelatihan Tindak Lanjut Uji Kompetensi Guru SD di LPMP Kalimantan Tengah

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengungkap: (1 perencanaan, (2 pengorganisasian, (3 pelaksananaan dan (4 pengawasan pada pendidikan dan pelatihan (diklat tindak lanjut uji kompetensi guru SD di LPMP Kalimantan Tengah. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif. Data dikumpulkan melalui wawancara, dokumentasi dan observasi dengan melibatkan pengelola diklat, fasilitator, dan peserta diklat Keabsahan data diukur dengan cara: (a trianggulasi, (b perpanjang-an waktu pelaksanaan penelitian, (c pengumpulan data secara terus menerus, (d penggunakan data yang berlimpah, (e pengecekan ulang, dan (f tanya jawab dengan teman sejawat Analisis data menggunakan teknik yang diajukan oleh Miles dan Huberman (1994 yaitu: (a reduksi data, (b penyajian data, dan (c verifikasL Hasil penelitian mengungkapkan bahwa: (1 perencanaan diklat belum optimal yang dilihat dari: (a asesmen kebutuhan, (b tujuan diklat, (c kesesuaian program dengan waktu diklat, (d waktu dan tempat pelaksanaan diklat, dan (e dana yang tersedia; (2 pengorganisasian belum optimal dilihat dari pembagian kerja dengan jabaran tanggung jawab masing-masing unit; (3 Pelayanan non akademik diklat sudah optimal namun pelaksanaan pembelajaran belum optimal, yang dilihat dari: (a standar jumlah peserta per kelas, (b bidang kompetensi guru, (c waktu, dan (d kelengkapan bahan diklat; dan (4 pengawasan belum terlaksana dengan baik, dilihat dari pencapaian tujuan dan partisipasi peserta Kata kunci: pendidikan dan pelatihan, uji kompetensi, guru SD.

  6. Persepsi Guru dan Siswa SD di Yogyakarta terhadap Program Conservation Scout

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    Full Text Available Penanaman karakter cinta lingkungan dan pemahaman akan pentingnya konservasi perlu dilakukan sejak dini. Program conservation scout atau pandu konservasi menawarkan edukasi dan empowering siswa SD mengenai konservasi. Kegiatan ini bertempat di Pusat Studi Lingkungan, Universitas Sanata Dharma dan melibatkan 38 SD di Yogyakarta. Peserta conservation scout terdiri dari 32 guru dan 70 siswa SD.Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk melihat respon sekolah, persepsi guru, persepsi siswa, dan keberhasilan sekolah dalam mendukung program conservation scout. Metode yang digunakan adalah action reseach, survey, dan diskriptif kualitatif. Instrumen yang digunakan adalah kuesioner dengan hasil validasi sangat baik.Sekolah memberikan respon sangat positif (84% terhadap program conservation scout, dari 38 sekolah yang diundang, ada 32 sekolah yang mengikuti program ini. Guru memberikan persepsi negatif (2,50, bukan pada esensi program melainkan pada teknik pelaksanaan program. Siswa memberikan persepsi positif (3,51 dan 36 dari 70 siswa berhasil melakukan peer tutoring dan kampanye mengenai konservasi. Ada 53, 12 % SD yang siswanya menjadi duta konservasi lingkungan.

  7. URGENSI TUNTUTAN PROFESIONALISME DAN HARAPAN MENJADI GURU BERKARAKTER (Studi Kasus: Sekolah Dasar dan Sekolah Menengah Pertama di Kabupaten Batubara

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    Deny Setiawan

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstrak: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan peningkatan profesionalisme guru, kualitas anak didik, dan guru yang berkarakter. Populasi penelitian adalah guru SD di Provinsi Sumatera Utara dengan sampel yang diambil secara purposive, yaitu Kabupaten Batubara. Pengumpulan data dilakukan dengan teknik tes, wawancara, FGD, dan studi dokumentasi. Analisis data dilakukan secara kualitatif dan kuantitatif dengan teknik statistik deskriptif. Hasil penelitian memperlihatkan bahwa nilai UKG SD dan SMP tahun 2013 di Kabupaten Batubara secara nasional sangat rendah, bahkan ada yang memiliki nilai kompetensi 1,0. Nilai rata-rata kompetensi guru hanya sebesar 39,61 untuk guru SD, masih berada di bawah nilai rata-rata secara nasional dan Provinsi Sumatera Utara. Nilai UKG SMP sebesar 46,86 masih berada di bawah nilai rata-rata nasional. Hal itu menunjukkan bahwa sebagian guru di Batubara masih memiliki profesionalisme yang rendah dalam melakukan tugas profesinya sehingga ke depan diharapkan perkembangan karakter guru yang berkualitas. THE URGENT DEMAND FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND THE HOPE FOR TEACHERS WITH GOOD CHARACTERS Abstract: The purpose of this research is to describe the improvement of teachers’ professionalism, students’ quality and teachers’ characters. The research population was primary school teachers in North Sumatra in Batubara Regency who were recruited through purposive sampling. Data were collected through test, interview, FGD and documentation study. The research results show that the value of UKG at elementary and secondary schools in 2013 in Batubara Regency, is very low, and some schools even have the competence value as much as 1.0. The average of primary school teachers’ competence is only 39.61, below the national and provincial average. While the SMP UKG value is 46.86 which is still below the national average. It shows that some teachers in Batubara are still less professional and thus need to further develop

  8. PERANAN BIMBINGAN GURU DAN MOTIVASI BELAJAR DALAM RANGKA MENINGKATKAN PRESTASI BELAJAR PESERTA DIDIK SMA NEGERI 1 METRO TAHUN 2010

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    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini untuk mengetahui dan meningkatkan peranan bimbingan guru dalam memberikan motivasi belajar demi meningkatkan prestasi belajar peserta didik SMA Negeri 1 Metro tahun pelajaran 2010/2011. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian kuantitatif dalam bentuk korelasional dengan menggunakan metode survey dan dokumentasi. Populasi penelitiannya peserta didik SMA Negeri 1 Metro pada tahun pelajaran 2010/2011 yang berjumlah 590 orang. Sampel penelitian sebanyak 60 orang yang ditetapkan dengan teknik sampling, statifitikasi proporsional random sampling. Instrumen yang digunakan dalam mengumpulkan data adalah 1 angket tertutup untuk mengumpulkandata bimbingan guru, dalam memotivasi belajar, dan 2 dokumentasi sekolah (nilai raport untuk memperoleh data tentang prestasi belajar. Angket dilakukan uji validitas dan reliabilitas dengan menggunakan korelasi product moment dan rumus alpha. Teknik analisis data menggunakan korelasi sederhana dengan uji persyaratan normalitas dan homogenitas. Hasil penelitian ini menjelaskan bahwa: terdapat hubungan positif (berperan dan signifikan antara bimbingan guru dengan prestasi belajar, koefisien korelasi ryx1= 0,568. Terdapat hubungannya erat antara motivasi belajar dengan prestasi belajar pada taraf signifikansi 1%, korelasinya ryx2 = sebesar 0.617. Menunjukkan bahwa bimbingan guru, dan motivasi belajar secara bersama-sama hubungannya erat dengan prestasi belajar pada taraf signifikansi 1%, dengan nilai korelasinya ryx1 x 2 = sebesar 0,647. Selanjutnya hasil penelitian diharapkan dapat menjadi masukan dan pendorong bagi guru, khususnya guru pembimbing untuk lebih memperhatikan kebutuhan peserta didik dalam proses pembelajaran, sehingga peserta didik mampu mengatasi kesulitan belajar yang dihadapi dan mendorong motivasi belajar dan mampu mengembangkan potensi yang dimiliki secara optimal. Kata kunci: bimbingan guru, motivasi belajar dan prestasi belajar

  9. KESIAPAN GURU SD DALAM PELAKSANAAN PEMBELAJARAN TEMATIK-INTEGRATIF PADA KURIKULUM 2013 DI DIY

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan kesiapan guru Sekolah Dasar (SD dalam menerapkan Kurikulum 2013 khususnya dalam pembelajaran tematik-integratif di Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY. Jenis penelitian yang digunakan yaitu penelitian survei. Populasi penelitian adalah guru kelas I dan IV yang terdapat di wilayah DIY. Jumlah sampel yang diambil dalam penelitian ini adalah sebanyak 182 guru SD yang berasal dari 49 SD negeri dan 15 SD swasta yang dijadikan pilot project berdasarkan data dari Kemdikbud DIY. Hasil penelitan menunjukkan bahwa persentase kesiapan guru SD di DIY dalam melaksanakan pembelajaran tematik-integratif pada Kurikulum 2013 sebesar 75,85% (siap, dilihat dari aspek kesiapan yaitu aspek Behavioral Readiness diperoleh persentase sebesar 80% (sangat siap, aspek Emotive-Ettitudinal sebesar 78,39% (sangat siap dan aspek Cognitive Readiness sebesar 71,18% (siap. Sedangkan kesiapan guru SD di setiap kabupaten diperoleh hasil persentase sebagai berikut: Sleman 76,13% (sangat siap, Yogyakarta 78,72% (sangat siap, Bantul 73,16% (siap, Gunungkidul 75,54% (siap, dan Kulon Progo 75,42% (siap. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ THE STUDY ON THE ELEMANTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS READINESS IN IMPLEMENTING THEMATIC-INTEGRATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN CURRICULUM 2013, YOGYAKARTA ABSTRACT This study aims to describe the readiness of elementary school teachers in implementing curriculum 2013, based on thematic-integrative learning in Yogyakarta Province. This is a survey study. The research population were elemantary school teachers of class I and IV in DIY. The research sample consisted of 289 elemantary school teachers from 49 public schools and 15 private elementary schools which used as pilot project based on the data from Kemdikbud. The result shows that the percentage of elementary school

  10. PENERAPAN PEMBELAJARAN ORIENTASI DAN MOBILITAS UNTUK PENGEMBANGAN KOMPETENSI GURU PADA TAMAN KANAK-KANAK INKLUSIF

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    Full Text Available The objectives of this service is to increase the teachers’ knowledge and skills on learning orientation and mobility services for competence development of teachers in the inclusion kindergarten. The implementation methods of learning orientation and mobility for the competence development of teachers in this inclusion kindergarten is starting the initial condition of the kindergarten teachers’ knowledge and skill in learning orientation and mobility for blind children that are still low. Then, the process of learning orientation and mobility services are effective in the inclusive learning environment in the kindergarten. Embodiments for creating a learning environment that is attractive and fun for blind children who study with normal children in the implementation of inclusive education as follows: a the teacher has the potential to prepare lesson plans based on the conditions and the ability of students, b the utilization of resources and learning media provided is capable of reaching and stimulate all students without exception in learning, and c the potential to manage learning groups that can accept one another and work together to learn, and d the provision of direct assessment of the success blind children in the inclusive kindergarten. Tujuan kegiatan pelayanan ini adalah meningkatkan pengetahuan dan keterampilan guru tentang pelayanan pembelajaran orientasi dan mobilitas untuk pengembangan kompetensi guru di taman kanak-kanak inklusi. Metode pelaksanaan pembelajaran orientasi dan mobilitas untukpengembangan kompetensi guru di taman kanak-kanak inklusi ini yaitu dimulai kondisi awal guru TK dalam pengetahuan dan keterampilan dalam pembelajaran orientasi dan mobilitas pada anak tunanetra masih rendah. Kemudian proses pelayanan pembelajaran orientasi dan mobilitas yang efektif pada lingkungan belajar pada TK inklusif..Perwujudan untuk menciptakan lingkungan pembelajaran yang menarik dan menyenangkan bagi anak tunanetra yang belajar

  11. PENGARUH MOTIVASI DAN KEPUASAN KERJA TERHADAP KINERJA GURU DI SMP NEGRI 5 MAGELANG

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    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh motivasi dan kepuasan kerja terhadap kinerja guru di SMP Negeri 5 Magelang baik secara simultan maupun parsial. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah guru PNS di SMP Negeri 5 Magelang sebanyak 38 responden. Metode pengumpulan data yang digunakan adalah metode kuesioner dan dokumentasi. Teknik analisis data menggunakan analisis deskriptif. Hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa persamaan garis regresi linier berganda yaitu Y = 0,182 + 0,283 + e; Y (kinerja guru, X1 (motivasi, X2 (kepuasan kerja. Hasil tersebut menunjukkan bahwa ada pengaruh antara motivasi dan kepuasan kerja terhadap kinerja guru di SMP Negeri 5 Magelang. OutputSPSS pengaruh X1 terhadap Y sebesar 0,643 dengan nilai hubungan parsial sebesar 12,1% pada taraf signifikansi 0,035, sedangkan X2 terhadap Y sebesar 0,178 dengan hubungan parsial sebesar 17,8% pada taraf signifikansi 0,011. Jadi semakin baik motivasi dan kepuasan kerja maka semakin baik pula kinerja guru. The purpose of this research is to find out whether there is an influence of motivation and job satisfaction on theteachers’ performance in SMP Negeri 5 Magelang either simultaneously or partially. The population in this research was a public civil servants in SMP Negeri 5 Magelang are 38 respondents. The collecting method was questionnaire and documentation. The analysis data technique were descriptive. The analysis showed that the multiple linear regression equation is Y = 0,182X1 + 0,283X2 + E, with Y (teachers’ performance, X1 (motivation, X2 (job satisfaction. These results indicated that there was an influence of motivation and job satisfaction on the teachers’s performance in SMP Negeri 5 Magelang. The SPSS output effect of X1 on Y of 0.643 with a value 12.1% partial relationship at a significance level of 0.035, while the X2 to Y of 0.178 with 17.8% partial relations at a significance level of 0.011. So the better motivation and job satisfaction, the better the

  12. Tera Ulang Peran Profetik Tuan Guru dalam Konteks Kebebasan Beragama di Pulau Lombok

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    Full Text Available Ulama (Islamic scholars play important role in culturally paternalistic societies. Their prophetic role is theologically idealized as successors of prophets’ risâlah, mission. However, historically speaking, history yet often features reality that differs from their normative role. This paper aims to reevaluate the prophetic role of ulama in Lombok, called tuan guru, in the context of religious freedom praxsis. It is found that what is held by tuan guru in the realm of socio-politico-cultural tend to differ from his own existential theological spirit as one of socio-religious institutions. In the context of the praxis of religious freedom, tuan guru in general tend to play a role as a breeder and booster of anti pluralism discourses. Considering the theological claims of Islam itself as a spreader of mercy for all as well as political-cultural claims that Lombok is religious island, the island of thousand mosques, the realm seems ironic. 

  13. FAKTOR-FAKTOR KESULITAN GURU PADA PEMBELAJARAN TEMATIK INTEGRATIF DI SD KOTA MATARAM

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    Muhamad Ahyar Rasidi

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menentukan faktor-faktor kesulitan guru pada pembelajaran tematik integratif di SD Kota Mataram. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian survey dengan pendekatan kuantitatif. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah seluruh  guru SD yang ada di Kota Mataram. Pengambilan sampel dilakukan secara multistage random sampling dan dianalisis dengan analisis faktor eksploratori. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ada empat faktor kesulitan guru pada perencanaan pembelajaran yaitu: (1 penjabaran materi yang relevan dengan konten pembelajaran, (2 pemilihan metode dan media berorientasi lingkungan, (3 penyusunan indikator, dan (4 penjabaran materi yang relevan dengan tema. Pada aspek pelaksanaan, terdapat tiga faktor yaitu: (1 penguasaan konsep dalam pembelajaran saintifik yang interaktif, (2 pemanfaatan media dalam menciptakan karya, dan (3 penguasaan keterampilan apersepsi. Pada pengelolaan kelas, faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi adalah: (1 penataan kelas yang variatif dan edukatif, (2 pengkordinasian belajar sesuai konteks pembelajaran, dan (3 pengkoordinasian kelas dengan regulasi simpel dan terukur. Ditemukan tiga faktor pada penilaian pembelajaran yaitu: (1 pengembangan perangkat penilaian terstandar, (2 pendeskripsian hasil belajar secara kualitatif dan kuantitatif, dan (3 pemilihan instrumen penilaian sikap, pengetahuan, dan keterampilan. Kata Kunci: faktor-faktor, kesulitan guru, pembelajaran tematik integratif   THE FACTORS THE TEACHERS’ DIFFICULTIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTEGRATED THEMATIC TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN MATARAM Abstract This study aims to determine the factors the teachers’ difficulties in the implementation of an integrated thematic teaching in elementary schools in Mataram. This study is a survey with the quantitative approach. The population in this study was all primary school teachers in the city of Mataram. The sampling was done by multistage random sampling and were analyzed using the

  14. MANAJEMEN SERTIFIKASI JALUR PORTOFOLIO BAGI GURU SEKOLAH DASAR DI KOTA SEMARANG

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui perencanaan, pengorganisasian, pelaksanaan, dan pengawasan sertifikasi jalur portofolio bagi guru Sekolah Dasar di Kota Semarang. Peneliti-an ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif, dilaksanakan di Di-nas Pendidikan Kota Semarang. Subjek penelitian terdiri dari Kepala Bidang Pendidik dan Tenaga Kependidikan Dinas Pen-didikan, kepala sekolah, dan guru. Teknik pengumpulan data menggunakan metode wawancara, observasi proses pembelajar-an, penelusuran dokumen perencanaan pembelajaran dan por-tofolio. Data yang diperoleh dianalisis dengan analisis kualititatif melalui langkah pengumpulan, penyajian, reduksi, dan penarik-an kesimpulan. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa: (1 Peren-canaan sertifikasi jalur portofolio tidak berjalan dengan baik, dari aspek sosialisasi prosedur tidak tuntas dan data tidak valid, (2 Pengorganisasian sertifikasi jalur portofolio tidak berjalan dengan baik, dari aspek penyusunan dan verifikasi dokumen portofolio tidak sesuai dengan buku panduan, (3 Pelaksanaan sertifikasi guru jalur portofolio tidak berjalan dengan baik, (4 Pengawasan sertifikasi jalur portofolio tidak berjalan dengan baik. Kata Kunci: manajemen, sertifikasi guru, profesi ______________________________________________________________ THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CERTIFICATION THROUGH THE PORTFOLIO SYSTEM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN SEMARANG CITY Abstract This study aims to investigate the planning, organizing, actuating and controlling functions in the certification through the portfolio system for elementary school teachers in Sema-rang City. This study employed the qualitative approach, con-ducted in the Office of Education of Semarang City. The research subjects consisted of the Head of the Educator and Educational Personnel Section in the Office of Education, principals, and teachers. The data collecting techniques included interviews, observations, and document tracing. The data were collected through interviews

  15. RELEVANSI KURIKULUM PRODI PENDIDIKAN SOSIOLOGI ANTROPOLOGI DENGAN KEBUTUHAN MENGAJAR GURU SMA

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    Totok Rochana

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    Full Text Available Materi pembelajaran  Sosiologi dan Antropologi yang diajarkan di SMA senantiasa mengalami perubahan. Sementara  kurikulum Program Studi Pendidikan Sosiologi dan Antropologi FIS UNNES tidak banyak mengalami perubahan. Dalam penelitian ini, penulis membahas bagaimana relevansi antara Kurikulum Prodi Pendidikan Sosiologi dan Antropologi FIS UNNES dengan kebutuhan mengajar bagi guru Sosiologi dan Antropologi SMA Negeri di Jawa Tengah. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan kualitatif dan  bersifat kasus, pengumpulan data menggunakan metode wawancara tertutup dan terbuka, dan analisis data  menggunakan metode deskriptif kualitatif. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian  disimpulkan bahwa kurikulum  Program Studi Pendidikan Sosiologi dan Antropologi FIS UNNES, masih relevan dengan materi pembelajaran Sosiologi dan Antropologi yang diajarakan di SMA. Saran yang diajukan adalah: perlu diselenggarakan penataran-penataran/diklat-diklat peningkatan penguasaan materi pembelajaran Sosiologi dan Antropologi bagi guru-guru Sosiologi dan Antropologi yang bukan berlatar belakang Pendidikan Sosiologi dan Antropologi. Pengangkatan CPNS Guru Sosiologi dan Antropologi perlu diprioritaskan dari lulusan Prodi Pendidikan Sosiologi dan Antropologi. Pengembangan kurikulum Program Studi Pendidikan Sosiologi dan Antropologi tetap mengacu pada relevansinya dengan kebutuhan di lapangan.Sociology and Anthropology instructional materials taught in high school are constantly changing, though the curriculum of Sociology and Anthropology FIS Unnes does not change much. In this study, the author discusses the relevance of the curriculum of Sociology and Anthropology of Education Unnes FIS to the needs of teaching for teachers of Sociology and Anthropology Senior high school in Central Java. The method used in this study is a qualitative approach using descriptive methods. Based on the results of the study it is concluded that the curriculum of Sociology and Anthropology

  16. Pengetahuan Konjungtivitis pada Guru Kelas dan Pemberian Pendidikan Kesehatan Mencuci Tangan pada Siswa Sekolah Dasar

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    Full Text Available Konjungtivitis adalah peradangan konjungtiva karena mikroorganisme, alergi, atau bahan kimia. Total kasus konjungtivitis dan gangguan konjungtiva di Indonesia (2009 sekitar 73%. Konjungtivitis terjadi karena infeksi mikroorganisme merupakan penyakit menular yang terjadi lewat kontak langsung atau barang penderita. Sebagian besar penderita konjungtivitis adalah anak-anak yang umumnya tertular dari teman di sekolah, tempat bermain, atau bimbingan belajar. Data Puskesmas Trowulan Mojokerto menunjukkan kenaikan jumlah siswa sekolah dasar penderita konjungtivitis meliputi 3% (2009, 4% (2010, 7% (2011, dan 9% (2012. Cara termudah mencegah penularan konjungtivitis adalah mencuci tangan dengan sabun. Guru sebagai wakil orang tua di sekolah dan idola anak diharapkan berperan dalam memberikan pendidikan kesehatan tentang mencuci tangan dengan sabun. Penelitian ini bertujuan mengetahui hubungan pengetahuan konjungtivitis guru kelas sekolah dasar dengan pemberian pendidikan kesehatan tentang mencuci tangan dengan sabun pada peserta didik. Desain penelitian adalah potong lintang, penarikan sampel dengan purposive sampling. Sampel penelitian adalah seluruh guru kelas sekolah dasar di wilayah kerja Puskesmas Trowulan. Penelitian menemukan 80 responden (59,7% berpengetahuan kurang dan berperilaku negatif atau tidak memberikan pendidikan kesehatan terhadap peserta didiknya. Ditemukan hubungan yang bermakna pengetahuan konjungtivitis pada guru kelas sekolah dasar dengan pemberian pendidikan kesehatan tentang mencuci tangan dengan sabun pada peserta didik. Conjunctivitis is conjunctiva’s inflammation by microorganisms, allergy, or chemicals. Total conjunctivitis and conjunctiva disorders’ cases in Indonesia (2009 is 73%. Conjunctivitis caused by infection is infectious that transmitted through direct contact or contaminated goods. Most conjunctivitis patients are children. They mostly caught from friends at school, playground, or tutoring. Trowulan Public

  17. Drug Guru: a computer software program for drug design using medicinal chemistry rules.

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    Drug Guru (drug generation using rules) is a new web-based computer software program for medicinal chemists that applies a set of transformations, that is, rules, to an input structure. The transformations correspond to medicinal chemistry design rules-of-thumb taken from the historical lore of drug discovery programs. The output of the program is a list of target analogs that can be evaluated for possible future synthesis. A discussion of the features of the program is followed by an example of the software applied to sildenafil (Viagra) in generating ideas for target analogs for phosphodiesterase inhibition. Comparison with other computer-assisted drug design software is given.

  18. PENGARUH PEMAHAMAN KURIKULUM, SUPERVISI AKADEMIK, DAN FASILITAS KERJA TERHADAP KINERJA GURU EKONOMI SMA/MA NEGERI DI KOTA MAGELANG

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    Full Text Available Pada era globalisasi dewasa ini pendidikan menjadi sangatpenting. Bekal pendidikan yang dimiliki suatu masyarakat akan berkembang secara baik, dan tidak dapat dipungkiri masyarakat tersebut semakin berkualitas sertamampu bersaing secara kompetitif di era persaingan yang semakin ketat. Dalam suasana kompetitif semacam ini diperlukan sumber daya yang berkualitas. Untuk menciptakan sumber daya berkualitas diperlukan pendidik yang profesional. Keprofesionalan seorang pendidik dapat dilihat melalui kinerjanya yang baik. Kondisi di lapangan, kinerja guru di Kota Magelang masih belum optimal. Populasi penelitian ini adalah guru mata pelajaran Ekonomi/Akuntasi SMA/MA Negeri di Kota Magelang yang berjumlah 30 orang. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan kuesioner. Data variabel dianalisis dengan statistik deskriptif dan analisis regresi berganda. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pemahaman kurikulum, supervisi akademik, dan fasilitas kerja berpengaruh secara simultan terhadap kinerja guru sebesar 82,8%. Pengaruh secara parsial juga didapatkan pada variable independen terhadap variabel dependen. Pemahaman kurikulum berpengaruh positif dan signifikan terhadap kinerja guru ekonomi SMA/MA Negeri sebesar 24,70%. Supervisi akademik berpengaruh positif dan signifikan terhadap kinerja guru ekonomi SMA/MA Negeri sebesar 19,54%, serta fasilitas kerja berpengaruh positif dan signifikan terhadap kinerja guru sebesar 23,42%. Saran yang dapat diberikan adalah para guru hendaknya lebih meningkatkan pemahaman kurikulum supaya kinerjanya semakin baik. Bagi kepala sekolah hendaknya lebih memperhatikan lagi guru-guru dengan kegiatan supervisi akademik, dengan merasa diperhatikan, mendapat dorongan dan bantuan dari kepala sekolah guru akan lebih berusaha meningkatkan kinerjanya menjadi semakin baik. Sekolah hendaknya menyediakan fasilitas kerja yang lebih baik lagi, nyaman dan lengkap supaya guru merasa puas dan kinerjanya akan semakin baik. In the era of globalization

  19. KONTRIBUSI PELATIHAN GURU, IKLIM ORGANISASI DAN PERSEPSI GURU TENTANG KETERAMPILAN MANAJERIAL KEPALA SEKOLAH TERHADAP KETERAMPILAN GURU DALAM PEMBELAJARAN SMKN KOTA SEMARANG

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    about managerial skill of headmaster towards teacher skill in learning activity at SMK N in Semarang, it is shown by significant value = 0,000 < 0, 05 with effective contribution that is given to teacher skill in learning activity counted 8,14%. Result of classical assumption test shows that regression model is not experience of classic assumption problem or diffraction, so that expressed BLUE (best, linear, unbiased, estimator. The Most Impact given by the organizational climate variables in learning skill teacher at SMK Negeri Semarang as indicated by an effective contribution amounting to 16,87 %.

  20. PERSEPSI GURU DAN SISWA TERHADAP PENGGUNAAN BAHASA INGGRIS DI KELAS BILINGUAL DI SEKOLAH MENENGAH ATAS BERSTATUS RSBI DI BALI

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    Full Text Available Abstract: Perception of the teachers and Students Towards the Use of English in Bilingual Senior High School Classes This study aimed at analyzing teachers and students' perceptions towards the use of English in the teaching and learning process in bilingual classes in piloted international standard senior high schools in Bali. The number of subject was 100, comprising 4 school principals, 16 teachers and 80 students; utilizing questionnaires, observation and interview. The data which were analyzed descriptively revealed that there was a consistency between teachers and students' perceptions about the advantage and effectiveness of the use of English as a media of instruction in the classroom. Abstrak: Persepsi Guru dan Siswa terhadap Penggunaan Bahasa Inggris di Kelas Bilingual di Seko­lah Menengah Atas Berstatus RSBI di Bali. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis persepsi guru dan siswa terhadap penggunaan bahasa Inggris dalam proses belajar mengajar di kelas bilingual di SMA RSBI di Bali. Subjek penelitian adalah 100 orang yang terdiri atas 4 orang kepala sekolah, 16 orang guru, dan 80 orang siswa dengan menggunakan kuesioner, observasi, dan wawancara. Data yang dianalisis se­cara deskriptif kualitatif menunjukkan adanya konsistensi persepsi guru dan siswa tentang manfaat dan efektifitas penggunaan bahasa Inggris sebagai bahasa pengantar di kelas.

  1. HASIL KARYA CIPTA LAGU ANAK-ANAK DI KALANGAN GURU TAMAN KANAK-KANAK ISLAM AL-AZHAR 14 SEMARANG

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    Retno Widowati

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    Full Text Available Lagu anak-anak yang populer dan atau tersebar luas di masyarakat saat ini, kebanyakan  tidak sesuai dengan karakter anak-anak, sehingga guru TK dituntut dapat menciptakan lagu. Rumusan masalahnya adalah (1 bagaimanakah kesesuaian hasil karya cipta lagu anak guru guru TK Islam Al-Azhar 14 Semarang dilihat dari bentuk musikologi meliputi melodi, irama, syair, dan akord? (2 Bagaimanakah kreativitas hasil karya cipta lagu guru TK Islam Al-Azhar 14 Semarang dilihat dari sifat dan faktor intrinsik ekstrinsik  kreativitas ? Metode dan pendekatan yang digunakan adalah penelitian kualitatif. Hasil pembahasan dalam penelitian ini adalah karya lagu ciptaan guru TK Islam Al-Azhar 14 Semarang dilihat dari segi syair,  melodi,  akord dan irama sudah sesuai dengan tema pembelajaran dan karakteristik anak. Kreativitas guru mencipta lagu juga didukung oleh kelancaran menemukan nada, pengetahuan dan pengalaman tentang lagu anak-anak yang menjadikan guru mampu menganalogi  dalam mencipta lagu. Kelancaran, keluwesan dan keaslian berpikir dipengaruhi oleh faktor instrinsik dan ekstrinsik.Children's songs are widespread, not fully understood by the kindergarten teacher. A popular children's songs don’t fit with the character of the children, so that kindergarten teachers are required to create a song. The formulation is (1 how the suitability of the work of children's songwriting teacher kindergarten teacher Islam Al-Azhar 14 Semarang seen from the musicology include melody, rhythm, lyrics, and chords? (2 How does creativity work of kindergarten teachers songwriting Islamic Al-Azhar 14 Semarang views of factors of creativity? The methods and approach used is qualitative research. Results of the discussion in this study was the work of a song written by a kindergarten teacher Islam Al-Azhar 14 Semarang in terms of lyrics, melodies, chords and rhythms are in accordance with the theme of learning and child characteristics. Fluency, flexibility and originality of

  2. PENGEMBANGAN PERANGKAT PERKULIAHAN EKSPERIMEN FISIKA UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KREATIVITAS MAHASISWA CALON GURU DALAM MENDESAIN KEGIATAN PRAKTIKUM FISIKA DI SMA

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengembangkan perangkat perkuliahan eksperimen fisika yang dapat meningkatkan kreativitas mahasiswa calon guru dalam mendesain kegiatan praktikum fisika SMA. Mixed methods research melalui embedded experimental model dengan strategi embedded, digunakan sebagai metode penelitian sebagai tahap pengumpulan data kuantitatif dan kualitatif dalam satu waktu; yang melibatkan mahasiswa program studi Pendidikan Fisika salah satu LPTK di Maluku. Perangkat perkuliahan yang dikembangkan diadaptasikan dari pola pembelajaran kreatif yang disebut sebagai Aspek Keterampilan Berpikir Kreatif (AKBK; aktivitas mahasiswa dalam mendesain kegiatan praktikum diarahkan pada Indikator Kegiatan Dalam Bereksperimen (IKDB. Pemahaman konsep fisika mahasiswa diukur berdasarkan taksonomi Bloom revisi. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan, terjadi peningkatan AKBK mahasiswa untuk setiap IKDB pada kriteria sedang; serta peningkatan pemahaman konsep-konsep dasar fisika mahasiswa untuk indikator mencontohkan, mengklasifikasikan, dan menjelaskan pada kriteria sedang. Disimpulkan bahwa perangkat perkuliahan eksperimen fisika yang dikembangkan dapat meningkatkan kreativitas mahasiswa dalam mendesain kegiatan praktikum fisika berdasarkan cakupan materi yang terukur.ABSTRACTThis study aimed to develop the lectures instrument of physics experiment to improve the creativity of preservice teachers in designing a high school physics lab activities. Mixed methods research through the embedded experimental models with embedded strategy, was used as a method of research, a stage of quantitative and qualitative data collection at a time, involving students of Physical Education courses one LPTK in Maluku. The developed lectures instrument adapted from creative learning pattern was referred to as Creative Thinking Skills aspect (CTSA, while student activity in the design of practical activities were directed at Activity Indicator In Experiment (SIEI. Understanding the

  3. Cultural Aspects in the Shona Monolingual Dictionary Duramazwi Guru reChiShona*

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    Abstract: In the compilation of dictionaries, lexicographers also take cognisance of the culture which is inherent in a language. This article will look at the way the cultural aspect is interwoven in the practice of dictionary making. Language is at the core of culture and it is the major vehicle for the transmission of a people's beliefs and values. Language is also an expression of social struc-tures and attitudes. No culture can exist which does not have a natural language at its centre. A language thus reflects a particular culture. Culture in this article will be taken to mean whatever a person must know in order to function in a particular society (Wardhaugh 1998: 215. The article will look at two aspects: (1 the interrelationship between language and culture and its bearing on lexicography; and (2 the treatment of cultural aspects in Duramazwi Guru reChiShona (2001. Examples used in this article are drawn from the advanced Shona monolingual dictionary Duramazwi Guru reChiShona, and other Shona dictionaries, both monolingual and bilingual.

    Keywords: CULTURAL COMPETENCE, CULTURAL ASPECTS, CULTURAL MEANING, CULTURE, DICTIONARY, EUPHEMISM, EXTENDED MEANING, IDIOM, LEXICOGRAPHY, PROVERBS, SHONA, SHONA SOCIETY, TABOO

    Opsomming: Kulturele aspekte in die Sjona- eentalige woordeboek. By die samestelling van woordeboeke neem leksikograwe ook kennis van die kultuur wat inherent aan 'n taal is. Hierdie artikel sal kyk na die manier waarop die kulturele aspek verweef is met die praktyk van woordeboekmaak. Taal lê aan die kern van kultuur en dit is die hoofmedium vir die oordrag van 'n volk se opvattings en waardes. Taal is ook 'n uitdrukking van sosiale strukture en houdings. Geen kultuur kan bestaan wat nie 'n natuurlike taal as middelpunt het nie. 'n Taal weerspieël gevolglik 'n bepaalde kultuur. Kultuur in hierdie artikel sal verstaan word om alles te beteken wat 'n persoon moet weet om in 'n betrokke maatskappy te funksioneer

  4. PENGARUH PERANAN GURU, FASILITAS PERPUSTAKAAN, DAN PELAYANAN PUSTAKAWAN TERHADAP MINAT MEMBACA DI PERPUSTAKAAN

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    Ekasari Prastia

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    Full Text Available Minat membaca dapat mempengaruhi kualitas pencapaian hasil belajar siswa dalam bidang-bidang studi tertentu seperti halnya membaca. Permasalahan dalam penelitian ini diketahui bahwa cukup rendahnya minat membaca di perpustakaan bagi siswa SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga. Hal ini dilihat dari jumlah pengunjung, peminjam buku dan daftar pembaca di perpustakaan SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui adakah pengaruh peranan guru, fasilitas perpustakaan dan pelayanan pustakawan terhadap minat membaca di perpustakaan bagi siswa kelas XI SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga. Penelitian ini termasuk penelitian kuantitatif. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan angket. Metode analisis data menggunakan regresi linear berganda, uji asumsi klasik, uji hipotesis dan analisis deskriptif. Uji keberartian persamaan regresi dilihat dari uji F hitung = 47,074 dengan probabilitas sebesar 0,000 < 0,05 sehingga diperoleh hasil analisis regresi linier berganda dengan persamaan Y= 10,165+ 0,533X1 + 0,079X2 + 0,053X3+ e. Besarnya pengaruh secara simultan antara pengaruh peranan guru, fasilitas perpustakaan, dan pelayanan pustakawan terhadap minat membaca sebesar 64.4%. Pengaruh secara parsial variabel peranan guru terhadap minat membaca yaitu 83%, fasilitas perpustakaan yaitu 80%, sedangkan pelayanan pustakawan yaitu 66%. Interest as understood and used by people during this time may affect the quality of student achievement in specific areas of study as well as reading . The problem in this research note that the relatively low interest in reading in the library for students of SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga. It is seen from the number of visitors , the borrower's books and readers in the library list SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga. This study aims to know is there any influence of the role of teachers , library facilities and services librarians to interest in reading in the library for students of classes XI SMK Negeri 1 Salatiga .This study includes quantitative research. Methods of

  5. PENGARUH KETERAMPILAN MENGAJAR GURU DAN LINGKUNGAN KELUARGA TERHADAP HASIL BELAJAR SISWA

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    Ana Feronita,

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh keterampilan mengajar guru dan lingkungan keluarga terhadap hasil belajar siswa pada mata pelajaran surat menyurat kelas X Jurusan Administrasi Perkantoran di SMK Palebon Semarang. Populasi penelitian ini adalah siswa kelas X Jurusan Administrasi Perkantoran SMK Palebon Semarang yang berjumlah 80 siswa. Responden yang digunakan adalah keseluruhan dari jumlah populasi (penelitian populasi. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan dokumentasi, angket dan wawancara. Analisis data menggunakan analisis deskriptif persentase dan analisis regresi linier berganda dengan bantuan program SPSS release 16. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa analisis regresi linear berganda diperoleh persamaan: Y = 42,423 + 0,289X1 + 0,275X2. Uji F diperoleh Fhitung = 50,592 dengan signifikansi 0,000 < 0,05, sehingga Ha3 diterima. Secara parsial (uji t variabel keterampilan mengajar guru (X1 diperoleh thitung = 2,953 dengan signifikansi 0,004 < 0,05, sehingga Ha1 diterima. Variabel lingkungan keluarga (X2 diperoleh thitung = 3,012 dengan signifikansi 0,004 < 0,05, sehingga Ha2 diterima. Secara parsial keterampilan mengajar guru dan lingkungan keluarga masing-masing berpengaruh sebesar 10,17% dan 10,56% terhadap hasil belajar siswa. Based on the results of preliminary observations by teachers vocational subjects Palebon correspondence, obtained information that the learning outcomes in subjects correspondence is still low due to gain mastery criteria below minimum value is 7.5. Based on the problem of this research is there any influence students' perceptions about the teaching skills of teachers and family environment on student learning outcomes in subjects correspondence class X Office Administration majoring in vocational Palebon simultaneously and partially.The population of this study were students of class X SMK Palebon Office Administration Department Semarang totaling 80 students. Respondents who used the whole of the

  6. PROFIL PROFESIONALISME GURU MADRASAH IBTIDAIYAH UNGGULAN DI JAKARTA SELATAN

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    Full Text Available Abstract : This study aims at formulating a model of the profile of teachers professionalism of excellent Islamic Primary School (IPS. The source of data of this research is obtained from six excelence IPS in South Jakarta that achieve score of accreditation A.This research is a non experimental research that uses survey method. The population of this research is all teachers in 15 Excelence IPS with the sample as much as 40% of the teachers. as many as 100 teachers. As for the sampling technique used in this research is simple random sampling with descriptive statistics. The result of this research shows that firstly the profile of professionalism of the teachers of excellent IPS in South Jakarta is indicated by adequate teachers competency in personality, pedagogy, professionalism, and social aspect. Secondly, at the dimension of learning community teachers have not fully showed self development as a part of learning community. Thirdly, at the financial dimension it is know that the teachers of especially State Islamic Primary Schools are willing to accept all the policy of reward system set by the goverment and their schools headmasters. Fourtly, the linearity of educational background with the teaching profession. Fifthly, there is no difference in average scores the characteristics of profile of teachers professionalism between Private Islamic Primary Schools and the State ones. DOI: 10.15408/tjems.v1i1.1110

  7. Perancangan dan Implementasi Presensi Digital Guru dan Karyawan SMA Negeri 9 Semarang

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    Th. Didot Septiawan

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    Full Text Available Berdasarkan surat edaran dari Kepala Dinas Pendidikan Kota Semarang, terhitung mulai Januari 2015 tiap sekolah dihimbau untuk beralih dari sistem presensi manual menjadi digital. Hingga awal Maret ini, presensi guru dan karyawan di SMA Negeri 9 Semarang masih dilakukan secara manual. Maka diperlukan sebuah penelitian untuk merancang dan menerapkan sistem presensi digital bagi SMA Negeri 9 Semarang. Tahapan penelitian meliputi perencanaan, analisis, perancangan, implementasi, pengujian, dan pemeliharaan. Perangkat lunak dibangun dengan framework PHP Phalcon, basis data MySQL, dan aplikasi webserver Nginx pada sistem operasi Ubuntu 14.04. Mesin presensi dengan metode pengenalan wajah dipilih untuk mendapatkan data kehadiran yang bersifat autentik. Pengujian dilakukan dengan metode kotak hitam dan kotak putih. Semua kebutuhan fungsional telah diimplementasikan pada aplikasi web dan kebutuhan non-fungsional pun telah terpenuhi. Sistem presensi digital ini menjadi solusi bagi SMA Negeri 9 Semarang dalam usaha uji coba penggunaan presensi digital.

  8. UPAYA GURU PENDIDIKAN AGAMA ISLAM DALAM MENUMBUHKAN KECERDASAN SISWA

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    Siti Majidah

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available National Education aims at developing students' potentials in order to become a man of faith and fear of God Almighty, noble, healthy, knowledgeable, skilled, creative, independent and become citizens of a democratic and accountable. However, conditions on the ground there is still a problem. Both from internal and external factors, which in turn affects the behavior of students in the subjects of Islamic religious education, both feats are cognitive, affective and psychomotor. Especially in SMPN 2 Balung that sharpen the intellectual intelligence. The objectives of this research are: Describe the efforts of Islamic religious education teachers in fostering emotional intelligence and spiritual intelligence of students in SMPN 2 Balung. The results of this study stated that the Islamic Education Teachers in Cultivating Emotional Intelligence seeks students by raising various problems that arise in the community through a video display which is then discussed. Inserting knowledge about the importance of communication and concern for others. Foster self-confidence in students through role-playing activities. Train the emotional intelligence of students with the assignment, care and street knowledge. Calligraphy that stimulate the creativity of learners. Istighotsah event held every morning. While efforts Islamic Education Teachers in Cultivating students' spiritual intelligence is to assist students to pray Duha. Award prizes to the students who actively ask. Nurturing students' vision and clear perception that life is a mandate and the realization that man is God and will return to Allah SWT. Kultum after Duha prayer. A source of inspiration by giving examples of good role model to the students or play a video that is inspiring. Keywords: Islamic Education Teachers, Students Intelligence

  9. Using Short-term Hindcast Skill to Add Confidence to the Choice of Uncertain Model Parameter Values in CESM Climate Change Simulations

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    Hannay, C.; Neale, R. B.; Rothstein, M.

    2016-12-01

    Projections of future climate change are inherently uncertain and regional details are heavily dependent on coupled climate model formulations. Bernstein and Neelin (2016) show that projections of future climate using the Community Earth System Model (CESM) can vary significantly depending on the (reasonable) value used for important but uncertain model parameters. This includes a wide variation in the tropical precipitation response due to perturbations of parameters inherent to the formulation of deep convection parameterization. The question is therefore which model formulation should be trusted most? Since true validation is, of course, not possible at present day, guidance has to be provided by other proxies. Using a simple metric that climate models that performing best in a standard present-day (AMIP-type) configuration should be trusted most for future climate projections is unsatisfactory here, as only a small tuning effort is required to produce simulations equally skillful to the unperturbed model configurations. Here we employ an alternative approach for "trusting" the future climate projections. It is based on using CESM for a series of CAPT-type hindcast simulations, mirroring the limited perturbed parameter ensemble approach of Bernstein and Neelin (2016). Simulation sets are run for the YOTC period of 2009-2010 using CAM5 at 1 degree resolution. In this talk we will show the regional variations of climate change signals in the hydrological cycle in response to deep convection dependent parameter sets (e.g., entrainment, timescale) and contrast them with the equivalent hindcast experiments using the same parameter set. With this analysis we are able to provide guidance as to which parameter value selections result in the highest skill in the hindcasts and how that corresponds with the equivalent CESM future climate change signals.

  10. IbM PENGEMBANGAN KEPROFESIAN BERKELANJUTAN (PKB GURU-GURU MIM WILAYAH NGAWEN DAN KLATEN UTARA BERBASIS KURIKULUM 2013

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    Laili Etika Rahmawati

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The society service has aimed at accompanying the teachers on understanding and conducting the program of sustainable professionalism development (PKB based on curriculum 2013. When the society service program has finished conducted, it is expected to acquire the four goals as follow: (1 the emergence of a professional teacher group and acquire the teaching competence by implementing the active learning strategy with scientific approach based on curriculum 2013; (2 the learning devices based on curriculum 2013; (3 the research proposal is classroom action research; and (4 the scientific publication article. The method applied in the society service program was conducted with the same model as the PLPG program conducted but the program implementation was simpler or could be called as mini PLPG. The program activity was beginned by deepening of material activity which related to the concept of PKB and the concept of curriculum 2013. The concept of PKB emphasized on three points that should be developed by the teachers, they were the self development, scientific publication, and innovative work. The concept of curriculum 2013 has priority on the changing understanding of the paradigm and the basic concept of curriculum structure, the prominent were about the core and the basic competences. After the deepening materials which conducted in the first phase has finished, the activity then continued by the workshop of the learning devices which emphasized on the concept of scientific approach, the active learning, and the authentic assessment which followed by peer teaching activity. The worshop activity of learning devices was conducted by facilitating the teachers in arranging the learning scenario based on the materials determined. The peer teaching activity was conducted by divide the participants into some groups to conduct the teaching practice by turns and apply the scientific approach. The third phase was the arranging the academic writing, and

  11. KINERJA GURU SD DI KECAMATAN SLAWI Suatu tinjauan aspek Persepsi Guru Tentang Kepemimpinan Kepala Sekolah, Budaya Kerja, dan Fasilitas Pembelajaran

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    -District of Slawi 59.54%. This is shown by acquirement of rest result t with a = 5%. 4 Learning facilities partially contributes positively on teacher’s performance of state elementary schools in Sub-District of Slawi with 6.20%. This is shown by acquirement of rest result t with a= 5%. 5 Result of assumption test classical indicates that regression model do not experience of classic assumption problem or diffraction so that can be expressed by BLUE (Best, Linear, Unbiased, and Estimator.

  12. Measurement of the cross-section of $Z$ and limits on ADD models at the CMS with 7 TeV Large Hadron Collider data

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    2012-10-01

    The measurement of the inclusive cross-section for $Z$ production at LHC with 7 TeV proton–proton collision is presented. The electron and muon decay modes are used to reconstruct the boson. The total cross-section is measured for photon transverse energy greater than 10 GeV and with photon and charged lepton separation in the pseudorapidity-azimuthal angle plane greater than 0.7. This study is extended by a measurement of $Z( \\bar{})$ cross-section. A search is performed for extra dimensions in the Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos, Dvali framework using the final state of a graviton and photon. The limits are extended with MD > 1.25–1.31 TeV for = 2-6. The measurement is found to be in agreement with the Standard Model prediction.

  13. Micronutrient sprinkles add more bioavailable iron to some Kenyan complementary foods: studies using an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell culture model.

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    Lung'aho, Mercy G; Glahn, Raymond P

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    Iron deficiency anaemia is arguably the most important public health problem in developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, iron deficiency anaemia has largely been attributed to poor infant feeding practices where complementary foods low in iron bioavailability are offered to at-risk infants. Home fortification of complementary foods using micronutrient Sprinkles has been shown to reduce iron deficiency anaemia in many resource-poor settings. In this study, the benefit of using the micronutrient Sprinkles as a home fortificant for some Kenyan complementary foods was assessed using an in vitro Caco-2 cell model. In each case when micronutrient Sprinkles were added to the complementary food, the amount of Caco-2 cell ferritin formation increased. For example, the addition of Sprinkles to corn porridge increased ferritin formation 5-fold from 5.8 to 31.8 ng mg(-1). Therefore, as indicated by the results, micronutrient Sprinkles would be a suitable form of home fortification for Kenyan complementary foods. Their use should be encouraged so as to improve infant feeding practices in Kenya.

  14. Inviting Calm Within: ADD, Neurology, and Mindfulness

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    Riner, Phillip S.; Tanase, Madalina

    2014-01-01

    The fourth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" ("DSM IV") describes ADD as behaviorally observed impairments in attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Officially known as AD/HD, we use ADD here because we are dealing primarily with attention, organizational, and impulsivity issues. A more…

  15. Inviting Calm Within: ADD, Neurology, and Mindfulness

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    Riner, Phillip S.; Tanase, Madalina

    2014-01-01

    The fourth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" ("DSM IV") describes ADD as behaviorally observed impairments in attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Officially known as AD/HD, we use ADD here because we are dealing primarily with attention, organizational, and impulsivity issues. A more…

  16. PENGARUH KINERJA GURU, DAN PENGGUNAAN FASILITAS BELAJAR TERHADAP HASIL BELAJAR PRAKARYA DAN KEWIRAUSAHAAN SISWA KELAS X SMK NEGERI 02 PEKALONGAN

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    Arif Dirgayana

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui adakah pengaruh kinerja guru, dan penggunaan fasilitas belajar terhadap hasil belajar prakarya dan kewirausahaan siswa kelas X SMK Negeri 02 Pekalongan. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah seluruh siswa kelas X SMK Negeri 02 Pekalongan yang berjumlah 354 siswa dan sampel dalam penelitian ini berjumlah 78 siswa. Teknik pengambilan sampel menggunakan simple random sampling. Variabel dalam penelitian ini adalah variabel bebas yaitu kinerja guru (XI, penggunaan fasilitas belajar (X2, dan hasil belajar (Y sebagai variabel terikat. Metode pengumpulan data: dokumentasi dan angket. Metode analisis yaitu analisi deskriptif persentase dan analisis regresi linier berganda. Hasil penelitian diperoleh persaman regresi Y = 14,003 + 0,049X1 + 0,055X2. Secara parsial ada pengaruh positif kinerja guru terhadap hasil belajar sebesar 9,4%, dan penggunaan fasilitas belajar terhadap hasil belajar sebesar 7,4%. Secara simultan ada pengaruh positif kinerja guru, dan penggunaan fasilitas terhadap hasil belajar sebesar 40,1% dan sisanya sebesar 59,9% dipengaruhi oleh faktor lain yang tidak diteliti. Perhitungan secara deskriptif menunjukkan variabel kinerja guru, dan penggunaan fasilitas belajar dalam kriteria baik, sedangkan variabel hasil dalam kriteria sangat baik. This study aims to determine The Influence of Teacher’s Performance, and Learning Facility Towards Learning Result for The Craft and Entrepreneurship Subject X Grade of SMK 02 Pekalongan. The population in this study were all students of X grade of SMK 02 Pekalongan amounting to 354 students and the sample in this study amounted to 78 students. The sampling technique using simple random sampling. The variable in this study is the independent variable is the teacher’s performance (XI, the use of learning facilities (X2, and the achievment (Y as the dependent variable. Method of data collection: documentation and questionnaires. Methods of analysis, descriptive

  17. PENGARUH PENGALAMAN MENGAJAR DAN ETOS KERJA TERHADAP KOMPETENSI PROFESIONAL GURU PRODUKTIF PEMASARAN SMK BISNIS DAN MANAJEMEN DI KOTA SEMARANG

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    Full Text Available Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (SMK merupakan salah satu lembaga pendidikan formal bertujuan mempersiapkan lulusan untuk masuk ke dunia kerja. Berdasarkan hasil observasi awal menunjukkan bahwa tingkat kompetensi guru produktif pemasaran masih kurang baik. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis pengaruh pengalaman mengajar dan etos kerja terhadap kompetensi profesional guru produktif pemasaran SMK Binis dan Manajemen di Kota Semarang baik secara parsial maupun simultan. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah 50 guru produktif pemasaran SMK Binis dan Manajemen di Kota Semarang. Pengumpulan data dilakukan dengan metode dokumentasi dan kuesioner. Teknik analisis data menggunakan analisis deskriptif dan analisis regresi berganda. Hasil penelitian ini adalah (1 ada pengaruh pengalaman mengajar terhadap kompetensi profesional sebesar 17,47%, (2 ada pengaruh etos kerja terhadap kompetensi profesional sebesar 18,31% dan (3 ada pengaruh antara pengalaman mengajar dan etos kerja terhadap kompetensi profesional guru produktif pemasaran SMK Binis dan Manajemen di Kota Semarang secara simultan sebesar 59,5%. Hasil persamaan regresi diperoleh Y = 4,823 + 0,277X1 + 0,660X2. Kesimpulan penelitian ini yaitu, ada pengaruh yang positif dan signifikan antara pengalaman mengajar dan etos kerja terhadap kompetensi profesional guru produktif pemasaran baik secara simultan maupun parsial. Vocational High School (SMK is one of the formal educational institutions aimed at preparing graduates to enter the workforce. Based on the results of preliminary observations indicate that the level of competence of teachers of productive marketing is still not good. This study aimed to analyze the influence of teaching experience and work ethic to the professional competence of teachers of productive marketing vocational high school Binis and management in Semarang. either partially or simultaneously. the population of this research is 50 teachers of productive marketing vocational

  18. An Advanced Dictionary? Similarities and Differences between Duramazwi ReChiShona and Duramazwi Guru ReChiShona *

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    Abstract: In this article a comparative analysis of Duramazwi ReChiShona (DRC and Duramazwi Guru ReChiShona (DGC is made. Both DRC and DGC are monolingual Shona dictionaries compiled by a team of researchers under the African Languages Lexical (ALLEX Project, now the African Languages Research Institute (ALRI. During the compilation process, DRC was known as the General Shona Dictionary and DGC as the Advanced Shona Dictionary. A simple analysis of these titles shows that the dictionaries are similar in some ways and also different in others. The writer tries to show the ways in which DGC is regarded as a more advanced dictionary when compared to DRC. Although the argument of the article is mainly built on those differences which make DGC the more advanced, attention is also paid to the similarities between the dictionaries.

    Keywords: ALLEX PROJECT, ALRI, DURAMAZWI RECHISHONA, DURAMAZWI GURU RECHISHONA, DICTIONARY, SHONA, HEADWORD, SENSE, MONOLINGUAL DICTIONARY, CORPUS, IDIOM, PROVERB, PITHY SAYING

    Opsomming: 'n Gevorderde woordeboek? Ooreenkomste en verskille tussen Duramazwi ReChiShona en Duramazwi Guru ReChiShona. In hierdie artikel word 'n vergelykende ontleding van Duramazwi ReChiShona (DRC en Duramazwi Guru ReChiShona (DGC gemaak. Sowel die DRC en DGC is eentalige Sjonawoordeboeke, saamgestel deur ?n span navorsers by die African Languages Lexical (ALLEX Project, tans die African Languages Research Institute (ALRI. Gedurende die samestellingsproses was DRC bekend as die Algemene Sjonawoordeboek en DGC as die Gevorderde Sjonawoordeboek. 'n Eenvoudige ontleding van hierdie titels toon dat die woordeboeke op sommige maniere eenders en op ander ook verskillend is. Die skrywer probeer die maniere aantoon waarop DGC beskou word as 'n meer gevorderde woordeboek wanneer dit met DRC vergelyk word. Alhoewel die argument van die artikel hoofsaaklik gebou is op daardie verskille wat DGC die gevorderdste maak, word ook aandag gegee aan

  19. SEJAUH MANA GURU MENGGUNAKAN METAFORA DALAM KEPEDULIANNYA UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KEMAMPUAN MATEMATIKA SISWA

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    Full Text Available Belajar matematika masih merupakan hal yang sulit bagi siswa, karena disamping memiliki objek kajian yang abstrak, juga berdasarkan pada pola pikir yang deduktif. Untuk membantu siswa dapat memahami bahkan menjadi senang dalam belajar matematika, hal ini tidak terlepas dari peranan guru. Bagi guru, memahami matematika juga merupakan hal yang sulit, dan lebih sulit lagi adalah mengajarkan kepada siswa untuk dapat dipahami. Karena hal itu membutuhkan strategi, metode, dan pendekatan. Dalam pembelajaran matematika banyak hal yang harus diperhatikan. Di antaranya adalah faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi kegiatan belajar siswa yaitu: pengalaman, kemampuan, kematangan, dan motivasi siswa. Oleh karena itu, baik teori maupun metode dalam pembelajaran harus disesuaikan dengan kondisi siswa. Agar pembelajaran matematis menjadi bermakna dan dimaknai siswa, maka diperlukan cara-cara khusus untuk menjadikan siswa termotivasi belajar matematika. Salah satunya adalah penggunaan Metafora. Metafora dapat dipandang sebagai suatu strategi untuk membantu siswa dalam memahami matematika. Makalah ini akan menyajikan tentang apa sebenarnya metafofa, bagaimana menggunakannya dalam pembelajaran dan contoh penggunaannya serta kelebihan dalam menggunakan metafora   Kata kunci : Kepedulian, Metafora, Pembelajaran Matematika      Mathematics, for most of students, is still considered to be a difficult subject to learn because it does not only possess abstract objects of investigation but it is also based on deductive mindset. Enabling students to understand or even be enjoy learning mathematics, then, will demands good teachers’ roles. For teachers, understanding mathematics is also difficult as well. In fact, the most difficult thing for them is how to teach mathematics that can be easily and quickly understood by students. That is why; mathematics teachers need to use exact strategies, methods and approaches. In mathematics learning, there are many things to consider

  20. Weighing Portions Adds Up to Weight Loss

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  1. Add Audio and Video to Your Site

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    2010-01-01

    Nothing spices up websites like cool sound effects (think ker-thunk as visitors press a button) or embedded videos. Think you need a programmer to add sizzle to your site? Think again. This hands-on guide gives you the techniques you need to add video, music, animated GIFs, and sound effects to your site. This Mini Missing Manual is excerpted from Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual.

  2. PENGEMBANGAN TEKNOLOGI TEPAT GUNA DIAGNOSTIK SEDERHANA PELAYANAN KESEHATAN GIGI DENGAN PERAN SERTA GURU UKGS

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    Niniek L. Pratiwi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The design of this study was intervention, location of the study area consist of 3 Health centers at Greslk regency, East Java. The respondents were all Dental Health Teachers (Guru UKGS for elementary school at the study area. The intervention covered training used hand and guidance book and simple diagnostics technology had been applied. The Dental health card filled by the teachers their referred to Health centers. The result shown that the teachers skill improved for early detection dental caries. The sensitivity and spesifisity of the dental caries for early detection caries were 90.5% and 85.6% respectively. The teachers also can found detections such as: calculus and gingivitis cases, this is supported for health imployers are early preventive dental care. The coverage of dental care at Health centers increate by 23.5% in average caused by referred cases by the trained Dental helth teachers. The beneficiaus of this intervention can reduce dental caries morbidities for child elementary school.   Keywords: simple diagnostic technology, dental health teachers

  3. PERSEPSI DAN SIKAP GURU TENTANG PENDAYAGUNAAN MEDIA JEJARING SOSIAL DALAM PEMBELAJARAN

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    Aditya Chandra Setiawan

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available One of the phenomenon in the 20th century that is currently being discussed is about emerging and the development of many social networking media. The media is now a trend all over among the people regardless of age, it is because social networking media provides convenience services in communicating, in particular interact and share information between human. If associated in the context of education, then social networking media to be one of the means of communication that can be utilized in the process of education management and learning for teachers. Salah satu fenomena pada abad ke-20 yang saat ini sedang ramai diperbincangkan adalah tentang berkembangnya media jejaring sosial. Media tersebut kini menjadi trend di seluruh kalangan masyarakat tanpa memandang usia, hal itu dikarenakan media jejaring sosial memberikan kemudahan layanan dalam berkomunikasi, khususnya berinteraksi dan berbagi informasi antar manusia. Jika dikaitkan dalam konteks pendidikan, maka media jejaring sosial menjadi salah satu sarana komunikasi yang dapat dimanfaatkan dalam proses manajemen pendidikan dan pembelajaran bagi guru. Pemanfaatan media tersebut tentu memiliki dampak positif dan negatif yang dapat memengaruhi keberhasilan lembaga pendidikan dalam mencapai tujuan.

  4. The Development and Impact of the Livestock Guru: Meeting the Knowledge Needs of Poor Livestock Keepers in Tamil Nadu, India

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    Jun Yu

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Livestock keepers comprise 2/3rds of the 2.8 billion households living on less than two dollars per day. However, as a group they tend to be marginalised and excluded from formal service provision, particularly in relation to animal health. Therefore, the following paper describes the development of the Livestock Guru, a multi-media learning programme created to meet the knowledge needs of poor livestock keepers in Tamil Nadu, India. The findings from the study illustrate the importance of both appropriate visuals, voice-overs but also the need for addressing issues in the environment in which learning will take place.

  5. PENGARUH KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA SEKOLAH, KOMUNIKASI ORGANISASI, MOTIVASI, DAN LINGKUNGAN KERJA TERHADAP KINERJA GURU DI SMP NEGERI 16 SEMARANG

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    Gading Puspaningtyas

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    Full Text Available Kinerja guru yang baik tentunya dipengaruhi oleh beberapa faktor, seperti kepemimpinan kepala sekolah, komunikasi organisasi, motivasi, dan lingkungan kerja yang ada di SMP Negeri 16 Semarang. Permasalahan dalam penelitian ini yaitu tingkat kedisiplinan guru dalam mengumpulkan perangkat pembelajaran masih rendah, hal ini mengakibatkan proses kegiatan belajar menjadi kurang efektif karena materi, media, dan metode yang dibawakan timbul secara spontan, siswa memiliki sedikit pengetahuan tentang kewirausahaan di sekolah, materi belajar pada buku sekolah masih terbatas, dan ruang kantor yang terasa panas dan gelap. Metode pengumpulan data yang digunakan adalah metode dokumentasi dan angket. Uji keberartian persamaan regresi dilihat dari uji Fhitung = 22,103 dengan probabilitas sebesar 0,000 < 0,05 sehingga diperoleh Y = 5,502 + 0,121X1 + 0,232X2 + 0,145X3+ 0,116X4. Besarnya pengaruh secara simultan antara kepemimpinan kepala sekolah, komunikasi organisasi, motivasi, dan lingkungan kerja terhadap kinerja guru yaitu 66,8%. Variabel yang memberikan pengaruh paling besar terhadap kinerja guru secara parsial adalah komunikasi organisasi yaitu sebesar 17,47%, sedangkan untuk kepemimpinan kepala sekolah, motivasi, dan lingkungan kerja berpengaruh lebih kecil yaitu masing-masing sebesar 11,69%, 11,35% dan 10,56%. Teacher’s performance is influenced by several factors, such as principal’s leadership, organization communication, motivation, and work environment. The initial observation showed that the problems of the teacher’s performance were: teacher’s discipline to gather the learn program still low, it was ineffective learning process because the material, media, and method were spontaneous, students have a little knowledge about entrepreneurship, the books are still limited, and a part of the teacher’s room was hot and dark. The data were colleted by documentation and questionnaire. The significance of the test equation as calculated from the F

  6. STRUKTUR KONSEP MAHASISWA CALON GURU TENTANG MEDAN ELEKTROSTATIK BERDASARKAN ANALISIS FRAMING

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    S. E. Nugroho

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengeksplorasi struktur konsep mahasiswa calon guru tentang medan elektrostatik. Data diperolehdengan menggunakan metode thinks-aloud, didukung metode lain yaitu wawancara, diskusi, dan tes tertulis Responden penelitianterdiri atas delapan mahasiswa semester 2 yang telah menempuh fisika dasar sebagai kelompok I, dan sembilan mahasiswasemester 6 yang telah menempuh mata kuliah kelistrikan dan kemagnetan sebagai kelompok II. Mahasiswa tersebut diberipertanyaan real-worlds yang menyangkut konsep dasar medan dan memerlukan jawaban secara spontan. Hasil studi inimenunjukan bahwa (1 struktur konsep mahasiswa mengenai medan elektrostatik pada umumnya mengalami fragmentasi; (2mahasiswa mengalami kerancuan dalam memahami konsep medan elektrostatik; (3 Pada umumnya, mahasiswa masihberlandaskan konsep gaya dalam memahami tentang medan. The purpose of this research is to explore the concept structure of electrostatics field of teacher candidate student. In thisexperiment, we used thinks-aloud method and varied by others (interview, discussion and written-test. Respondent consisted ofeight students of second semester passing Basic Physics subject as the first group and nine students of sixth semester passingelectricity and magnetism subject as the second group. On these students the real world questions related to concept of field andneeded spontaneous answer are asked. The study result shows that (1 in general the concept structure of electrostatics field ofstudents undergoes fragmenting process; (2 the students experience contamination in understanding the electrostatics fieldconcept, and (3 in general the students are still based on the force concept in understanding the field.Keywords: framing analysis, teacher candidate student, concept structure

  7. STRUKTUR KONSEP MAHASISWA CALON GURU TENTANG MEDAN ELEKTROSTATIK BERDASARKAN ANALISIS FRAMING

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    S. E. Nugroho

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengeksplorasi struktur konsep mahasiswa calon guru tentang medan elektrostatik. Data diperolehdengan menggunakan metode thinks-aloud, didukung metode lain yaitu wawancara, diskusi, dan tes tertulis Responden penelitianterdiri atas delapan mahasiswa semester 2 yang telah menempuh fisika dasar sebagai kelompok I, dan sembilan mahasiswasemester 6 yang telah menempuh mata kuliah kelistrikan dan kemagnetan sebagai kelompok II. Mahasiswa tersebut diberipertanyaan real-worlds yang menyangkut konsep dasar medan dan memerlukan jawaban secara spontan. Hasil studi inimenunjukan bahwa (1 struktur konsep mahasiswa mengenai medan elektrostatik pada umumnya mengalami fragmentasi; (2mahasiswa mengalami kerancuan dalam memahami konsep medan elektrostatik; (3 Pada umumnya, mahasiswa masihberlandaskan konsep gaya dalam memahami tentang medan. The purpose of this research is to explore the concept structure of electrostatics field of teacher candidate student. In thisexperiment, we used thinks-aloud method and varied by others (interview, discussion and written-test. Respondent consisted ofeight students of second semester passing Basic Physics subject as the first group and nine students of sixth semester passingelectricity and magnetism subject as the second group. On these students the real world questions related to concept of field andneeded spontaneous answer are asked. The study result shows that (1 in general the concept structure of electrostatics field ofstudents undergoes fragmenting process; (2 the students experience contamination in understanding the electrostatics fieldconcept, and (3 in general the students are still based on the force concept in understanding the field.Keywords: framing analysis, teacher candidate student, concept structure

  8. Add Control: plant virtualization for control solutions in WWTP.

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    Maiza, M; Bengoechea, A; Grau, P; De Keyser, W; Nopens, I; Brockmann, D; Steyer, J P; Claeys, F; Urchegui, G; Fernández, O; Ayesa, E

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    This paper summarizes part of the research work carried out in the Add Control project, which proposes an extension of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) models and modelling architectures used in traditional WWTP simulation tools, addressing, in addition to the classical mass transformations (transport, physico-chemical phenomena, biological reactions), all the instrumentation, actuation and automation & control components (sensors, actuators, controllers), considering their real behaviour (signal delays, noise, failures and power consumption of actuators). Its ultimate objective is to allow a rapid transition from the simulation of the control strategy to its implementation at full-scale plants. Thus, this paper presents the application of the Add Control simulation platform for the design and implementation of new control strategies at the WWTP of Mekolalde.

  9. Creating the Livestock Guru: ICTs to enhance livestock-related knowledge among poor households in Orissa, India.

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    Lin, Yibo; Heffernan, Claire

    2010-10-01

    The following paper details the creation and dissemination of a multi-media learning program for poor livestock keepers in Orissa, India: the Livestock Guru. To devise the learning content, interviews were held with 240 poor livestock-keeping households in four districts in Orissa State. Methods for measuring user demand and assessing disease priorities are detailed in addition to a description of the software content, design, and dissemination strategy. The software was based on situated learning theory. Following this approach, the Livestock Guru was created to be contextually specific to the learning environment of the users. Further, to support a demand-led paradigm, the software was designed to be fully inter-active, where users have a choice over the learning material on offer. The results demonstrate that appropriately designed information and communication technologies can help alleviate barriers to knowledge acquisition by poor livestock keepers at the community level. As such, the overall aim of the paper is to enable the software to be replicated in other contexts.

  10. PENGARUH KETERAMPILAN MENGELOLA KELAS DAN GAYA MENGAJAR GURU TERHADAP KEAKTIFAN BELAJAR SISWA KELAS XI MATERI PEMBELAJARAN PEMBANGUNAN EKONOMI SMA NEGERI 2 SLAWI

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    Agung Febrianto

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh keterampilan mengelola kelas dan gaya mengajar guru terhadap keaktifan belajar siswa kelas XI materi pembelajaran pembangunan ekonomi SMA Negeri 2 Slawi. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian kuantitatif, dengan populasi berjumlah 120 siswa dengan sampel 100 siswa. Metode pengambilan data yang digunakan adalah kuesioner. Metode analisis data menggunakan deskriptif dan regresi linier berganda. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa secara simultan terdapat pengaruh keterampilan mengelola kelas dan gaya mengajar guru terhadap keaktifan belajar siswa sebesar 47,5%. Secara parsial keterampilan mengelola kelas berpengaruh sebesar 54,4% dan gaya mengajar guru berpengaruh sebesar 36,6%. Dengan keterampilan mengelola kelas dan gaya mengajar guru yang baik, akan meningkatkan keaktifan belajar siswa. The aim of this research is to know the impacts of classroom management skills and teaching styles of teachers on student activities class learning materials economic development XI SMA Negeri 2 Slawi. This research is quantitative research, with amount of population was 120 students with a sample of 100 students. The data analysis methods were descriptive and multiple linear regression. The data input methods used are questionnaires. The results showed that there is simultaneously classroom management skills and teaching styles of teachers on student activities class of 47.5%. Partially classroom management skills effect of 54.4% and styles teachers teaching effect of 36.6%. With a good classroom management skills and teaching styles of teachers are high, will increase student activities class.

  11. Add Deterrence to the Strategy Against ISIS

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    of the world’s Muslims.4 Shortly after this announcement, Baghdadi gave a spirited public speech from the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul on 5...Islamic State. After a literature review, two strategies add depth to understanding the application of deterrence against VEOs. The Israeli IDF Strategy...destroying it. The fight against Al Qaeda is the perfect example. By some measures, this fight continues after thirty years, and not even the death

  12. PENGGUNAAN NEGOSIASI MAKNA DALAM WACANA LISAN GURU DAN PENGARUHNYA TERHADAP PEMAHAMAN SISWA KELAS IV SEKOLAH DASAR

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    Septi Kartika Sari

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to describe the shape and type of negotiation of meaning and the frequency of the use of negotiation of meaning that teachers do in their lessons in the fourth grade. Moreover, it also aims to determine the effect of negotiation of meaning to the understanding of fourth grade students. This type of research is descriptive, because it describes the phenomena deslriptif shape and function of the use of negotiation of meaning as it is. The instrument used in this study are guidelines for observation, interview and test. The main instrument in this study is the researchers themselves who aided and supported by the other instruments. In the qualitative method, using observation sheet instruments and guidelines for the interview. Researchers used data collection techniques such as observation sheets, interview and test. The results showed that There are nine forms of negotiation of meaning. The form of negotiations that meaning is, ask questions inducement, explain, repeat, evaluating, defining, affirmation, outlines, and respond. There are nine functions Function negotiation negotiation of meaning that meaning is, requests for clarification, confirmation, confirmation check, repair or correction of its own, expansion, demand explanations, clarifications reply, reply confirmation, and reply as an answer. Frequency negotiation of meaning that most often appears on learning is a check confirmation. more often negotiate meaning it appears, increasing student understanding. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan bentuk dan jenis negosiasi makna dan frekuensi penggunaan negosiasi makna yang dilakukan guru dalam pembelajaran yang dilakukan di kelas IV SD. Selain itu, untuk mengetahui pengaruh negosiasi makna terhadap pemahaman siswa kelas IV SD. Jenis penelitian ini adalah deskriptif karena memaparkan fenomena bentuk dan fungsi penggunaan negosiasi makna secara apa adanya. Instrumen yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah pedoman

  13. ANALISIS FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHI MINAT MAHASISWA MENJADI GURU AKUNTANSI PADA MAHASISWA PRODI PENDIDIKAN AKUNTANSI ANGKATAN 2010 UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG

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    Anis Ardyani

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    Full Text Available Minat menjadi guru merupakan pemusatan pikiran, perasaan, kemauan atau perhatian seseorang terhadap profesi guru. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui faktor-faktor apa saja yang mempengaruhi minat mahasiswa menjadi guru akuntansi pada mahasiswa prodi pendidikan akuntansi angkatan 2010 Universitas Negeri Semarang. Populasi penelitian ini adalah mahasiswa prodi pendidikan akuntansi angkatan 2010 sebanyak 103 mahasiswa. Penentuan jumlah sampel menggunakan rumus slovin dan didapat 82 mahasiswa. Teknik pengambilan sampel menggunakan teknik propotional random sampling yaitu pengambilan sampel secara acak dengan melihat proporsi tiap kelas. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan metode dokumentasi dan metode kuesioner. Metode analisis data menggunakan analisis faktor dan analisis deskriptif persentase. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa terdapat 7 kelompok faktor baru yang dapat mempengaruhi minat mahasiswa menjadi guru akuntansi diantaranya yaitu a persepsi mahasiswa tentang profesi guru (24,66%; b kesejahteraan guru (18,69%; c prestasi belajar (15,26%; d pengalaman PPL (13,85%; e teman bergaul (10,54%; f lingkungan keluarga (4,32%; dan g kepribadian (2,62%. Interest in becoming a teacher is a concentration of thought, feeling, volition or one's attention to the teaching profession. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence student interest in becoming a teacher in the accounting department of accounting education student class of 2010 State University of Semarang. The study population was a student of accounting department of education class of 2010 as many as 103 students. Determination of the number of samples obtained using the formula Slovin and 82 students. Sampling technique using proportional random sampling technique is random sampling with the proportions of each class. Methods of data collection using documentation and questionnaire method. Methods of data analysis using factor analysis and

  14. PENGEMBANGAN PROFESIONAL GURU DALAM PENERAPAN MODEL PENELITIAN TINDAKAN KELAS PADA SMK RUMPUN TEKNOLOGI DI KOTA SEMARANG

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    Full Text Available The aim of this research are for descipting many correlation of variebl which can be contributed to policy of the head master or regional leader of educatonal departemen, to explore the resistence of teacher while they implemented the action research project in the class, to expand the moodel of statistic that can contructed. The population in this research are the teacher in study program of vocational in SMKN Teknologi at Semarang City, there are 240 personals. The sample are the teacher in adaptive program, there are 140 personals. With mehod of purposive random sampling, can be took 60 personals. He data analysis by SPSS program. The research finding explained that correlation between leadership and culture organitation 0,86; the corelation of leadership and motivation for reasearh 0,87; the corelation between leadership and motivation for research to implementation of CAR is 0.89; the corelation between supervision and motivation for research to implementation of CAR is 0.77; The resarcher‟s sugestion is that leadership and culture organitation is must be strong built for supporting the increasing of teacher competency in research, the supervisor program must be a strong direction and best planning. The motivation for research can be improved by the best leadership and supervision give away for implementation of CAR strategy. Keywords: Profesional teacher, CAR, Vocational School

  15. PENGARUH PERSEPSI SISWA MENGENAI KOMPETENSI GURU TERHADAP PRESTASI BELAJAR MATA PELAJARAN AKUNTANSI JASA DAN DAGANG MELALUI MOTIVASI BELAJAR SEBAGAI VARIABEL INTERVENING

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    Maulana Taufiqur Riski

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis pengaruh langsung persepsi siswa mengenai kompetensi guru terhadap prestasi belajar mata pelajaran akuntansi jasa dan dagang maupun melalui motivasi belajar, menganalisis pengaruh motivasi belajar terhadap prestasi belajar mata pelajaran akuntansi jasa dan dagang, dan menganalisis pengaruh persepsi siswa mengenai kompetensi guru terhadap motivasi belajar. Populasi penelitian ini adalah seluruh siswa kelas XI Akuntansi SMK PGRI Batang tahun ajaran 2014/2015 yang berjumlah 113 siswa. Jumlah sampel sebanyak 88 siswa yang diambil menggunakan teknik nonprobability sampling dengan sampling kuota. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan dokumentasi dan angket. Analisis data menggunakan analisis deskriptif persentase dan analisis jalur serta uji sobel. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa terdapat pengaruh secara signifikan persepsi siswa mengenai kompetensi guru terhadap prestasi belajar mata pelajaran akuntansi jasa dan dagang sebesar 9,5%, terdapat pengaruh secara signifikan motivasi belajar terhadap prestasi belajar mata pelajaran akuntansi jasa dan dagang sebesar 24,3%, terdapat pengaruh secara signifikan persepsi siswa mengenai kompetensi guru terhadap motivasi belajar sebesar 14,2%, dan terdapat pengaruh secara signifikan persepsi siswa mengenai kompetensi guru terhadap prestasi belajar mata pelajaran akuntansi jasa dan dagang melalui motivasi belajar sebagai variabel intervening sebesar 3,5%. Kesimpulan dari penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa terdapat pengaruh langsung persepsi siswa mengenai kompetensi guru terhadap prestasi belajar mata pelajaran akuntansi jasa dan dagang maupun melalui motivasi belajar. Selanjutnya terdapat pengaruh motivasi belajar terhadap prestasi belajar mata pelajaran akuntansi jasa dan dagang, serta terdapat pengaruh persepsi siswa mengenai kompetensi guru terhadap motivasi belajar. Saran yang diberikan dalam penelitian ini adalah guru harus meningkatkan kompetensi yang dimiliki dan

  16. How do Innovation Intermediaries add Value?

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    Tran, Yen; Hsuan, Juliana; Mahnke, Volker

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    Innovation intermediaries are increasingly being used in practice, but there is little concrete theoretical guidance on when and how they add value to client's new product development (NPD) processes. This paper develops propositions on innovation intermediaries value-added based on a detailed case...... types of specific intermediary capabilities (best-cost capabilities, timing-capabilities, market-response capabilities, and product solution capabilities) increases value added in clients' NDP processes....... study of an innovation intermediary's relations to three major clients in the European apparel fashion industry. We identify key contingencies to an innovation intermediary's value added (e.g. NDP speed and complexity of involvement). We also suggest a framework that specifies when a combination of four...

  17. Using Joint Interviews to Add Analytic Value.

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    2016-10-01

    Joint interviewing has been frequently used in health research, and is the subject of a growing methodological literature. We review this literature, and build on it by drawing on a case study of how people make decisions about taking statins. This highlights two ways in which a dyadic approach to joint interviewing can add analytic value compared with individual interviewing. First, the analysis of interaction within joint interviews can help to explicate tacit knowledge and to illuminate the range of often hard-to-access resources that are drawn upon in making decisions. Second, joint interviews mitigate some of the weaknesses of interviewing as a method for studying practices; we offer a cautious defense of the often-tacit assumption that the "naturalness" of joint interviews strengthens their credibility as the basis for analytic inferences. We suggest that joint interviews are a particularly appropriate method for studying complex shared practices such as making health decisions.

  18. Independents add gas reserves, forego romance

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    Incentive pricing for low-permeability reservoirs and tax advantages for drilling them are 2 big reasons why more independents may start making a special effort to add gas reserves to their inventories. If so, it will be a change from past practices, which saw independents build up big gas positions by circumstance rather than by intention. There are always major refiners ready and willing to buy whole crude oil reservoirs from small producers, but purchasers willing to take gas fields in a single investment are few and far between. Lower-than-normal return on equity during the first 20 years, plus the heavy front-end cost of a frac necessary to produce the tight gas might dissuade independents from drilling tight gas sands, but those liabilities are offset by the higher price tight gas gets and the peculiar tax advantages of exploring for it that make a nice fit with the small operator's way of doing business.

  19. ADD1/SREBP1c activates the PGC1-alpha promoter in brown adipocytes

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    2010-01-01

    regulatory element-binding protein-1c (SREBP1c) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1alpha (PGC1alpha) in brown and inguinal white adipose tissues, but not in epididymal white adipose tissue. Using in vitro models of white and brown adipocytes we demonstrate that beta......-adrenergic stimulation induced expression of LXRalpha, ADD1/SREBP1c and PGC1alpha in cells with a brown-like adipose phenotype. We demonstrate that ADD1/SREBP1c is a powerful inducer of PGC1alpha expression via a conserved E box in the proximal promoter and that beta-adrenergic stimulation led to recruitment of ADD1...

  20. KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA SEKOLAH DALAM UPAYA PENINGKATAN KINERJA GURU (STUDI MULTI KASUS DI PAUD ISLAM SABILILLAH DAN SDN TANJUNGSARI 1 KABUPATEN SIDOARJO

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to: (1 describe the leadership style of the principal in improving teacher performance; (2 describe the role of the school principal; (3 describe the factor endowments and a barrier in improving the performance of teachers; and (4 describe the effort completed the obstacle in improving the performance of the teacher in PAUD Islam Sabilillah and SDN 1 Tanjungsari District of Sidoarjo. This research uses descriptive qualitative approach with multi- case study design. The data in this research was obtained through in-depth interviews, observation, and study the documentation. Data analysis is divided into two stages, namely the individual data analysis and data analysis of cross cases. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk: (1 mendeskripsikan gaya kepemimpinan kepala sekolah dalam meningkatkan kinerja guru; (2 mendeskripsikan peran kepala sekolah; (3 mendeskripsikan faktor pendukung dan penghambat dalam meningkatkan kinerja guru; dan (4 mendeskripsikan usaha menyelesaikan hambatan dalam meningkatkan kinerja guru di PAUD Islam Sabilillah dan SDN Tanjungsari 1 Kabupaten Sidoarjo. Penelitian ini menggunakan pendekatan deskriptif kualitatif dengan rancangan studi multi kasus. Data dalam penelitian ini diperoleh melalui wawancara mendalam, observasi, dan studi dokumentasi. Analisis data dibagi dalam dua tahap, yakni analisis data individu dan analisis data lintas kasus.

  1. PENGARUH KETERAMPILAN MENGELOLA KELAS DAN GAYA MENGAJAR GURU TERHADAP KEAKTIFAN BELAJAR SISWA KELAS VII MATA PELAJARAN IPS TERPADU DI SMP NEGERI SE-KECAMATAN WEDUNG KABUPATEN DEMAK

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    Rifanah

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan Penelitian ini adalah mengetahui pengaruh keterampilan mengelola kelas, dan gaya mengajar guru terhadap keaktifan belajar siswa kelas VII SMP Negeri se-Kecamatan Wedung. Dalam penelitian ini populasi yang digunakan adalah seluruh siswa kelas VII SMP Negeri se-Kecamatan Wedung yang berjumlah 296 siswa. Penelitian ini menggunakan sampel yang berjumlah 81 sampel. Teknik pengambilan sampel menggunakan proportional random sampling. Variabel dalam penelitian ini adalah variabel bebas yaitu keterampilan mengelola kelas (XI, gaya mengajar guru (X2, dan keaktifan belajar siswa (Y sebagai variabel terikat. Metode pengumpulan data: dokumentasi dan angket. Metode analisis yaitu analisi deskriptif persentase. Hasil penelitian diperoleh persamaan regresi Y = 1,873+ 0,260 X1 + 0,670 X2. Secara deskriptif penelitian menunjukkan bahwa keterampilan mengelola kelas, dan gaya mengajar guru adalah baik. Pengaruh keterampilan mengelola kelas terhadap keaktifan belajar siswa sebesar 84,5%, gaya mengajar guru terhadap keaktifan belajar siswa sebesar 92,8%, pengarunya positif dan signifikan. Sedangkan pengaruh keterampilan mengelola kelas dan gaya mengajar guru secara bersama berpengaruh terhadap keaktifan belajar siswa sebesar 89,7% dan sisanya sebesar 10,3% dipengaruhi oleh faktor lain yang tidak diteliti. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of classroom management skills, and the teaching style of teachers to students of class VII activity of SMP Wedung throughout the District. In this study population used is the entire Junior High School seventh grade students throughout the District Wedung totaling 296 students. This study used a sample of 81 samples. Sampling technique using proportional random sampling. The variable in this study is the independent variable classroom management skills (XI, the teacher's teaching style (X2, and the activity of student learning (Y as the dependent variable. Methods of data collection: documentation and

  2. Symbolic BDD and ADD Algorithms for Energy Games

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    Shahar Maoz

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Energy games, which model quantitative consumption of a limited resource, e.g., time or energy, play a central role in quantitative models for reactive systems. Reactive synthesis constructs a controller which satisfies a given specification, if one exists. For energy games a synthesized controller ensures to satisfy not only the safety constraints of the specification but also the quantitative constraints expressed in the energy game. A symbolic algorithm for energy games, recently presented by Chatterjee et al., is symbolic in its representation of quantitative values but concrete in the representation of game states and transitions. In this paper we present an algorithm that is symbolic both in the quantitative values and in the underlying game representation. We have implemented our algorithm using two different symbolic representations for reactive games, Binary Decision Diagrams (BDD and Algebraic Decision Diagrams (ADD. We investigate the commonalities and differences of the two implementations and compare their running times on specifications of energy games.

  3. Pengaruh Kepuasan Kerja Terhadap Kinerja Guru dengan Motivasi Karir Sebagai Variabel Moderasi dan Kepuasan Karir Sebagai Variabel Mediasi pada YP IPPI [Effect of Job Satisfaction on Teacher Performance with Career Motivation as a Moderating Variable and Career Satisfaction as a Mediating Variable at the YP IPPI – Education Foundation/Indonesian Educational Development Institute

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    Ferdy Ardiansyah

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menguji pengaruh kepuasan kerja terhadap kinerja guru dengan motivasi karir sebagai variabel moderasi dan kepuasan karir sebagai variabel mediasi pada YP IPPI, Disamping itu, penelitian ini juga bertujuan untuk menguji pengaruh variabel moderasi motivasi karir dan variabel mediasi pada hubungan antara kepuasan kerja dan kinerja. Penelitian ini menyebarkan kuesioner kepada 74 guru dari total 208 guru di YP IPPI di Jakarta dan dilakukan dengan random sampling. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kepuasan kerja berpengaruh signifikan terhadap kinerja dengan dimediasi oleh kepuasan karir dan di moderasi oleh motivasi karir, namun temuan yang unik variabel moderasi motivasi karir memberikan dukungan pengaruh yang negatif pada guru-guru di sekolah tersebut.

  4. KONTRIBUSI DISIPLIN KERJA, MOTIVASI KERJA, DAN PERSEPSI GURU TENTANG GAYA KEPEMIMPINAN KEPALA SEKOLAH TERHADAP UNJUK KERJA GURU SMP NEGERI SSN DI KABUPATEN SEMARANG

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    Nuk Isdiyati

    2015-07-01

    towards teacher performance at SMP N with National Standard School (SSN Semarang, this is indicated with the acquisition probability value <0.05 with the effective contribution counted 17.25% and the classical assumption test results showed that the regression model is not biased or problems of classical assumptions (normality, linearity, and multicollinearity that could otherwise BLUE (Best, Linear, Unbiased, Estimator.

  5. When Biology Doesn't Add Up.

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    Kruger, Robert; Theriot, Julie; Huang, K C; Goulian, Mark

    2016-03-10

    Physical models are increasingly used to inform our understanding of biology. Where such models still run into limits was the question that Cell's Robert Kruger posed to Julie Theriot, K.C. Huang, and Mark Goulian. Annotated excerpts from this conversation are presented below, and the full conversation is available with the article online.

  6. PENGARUH MOTIVASI BELAJAR, PERANAN KOMPETENSI PROFESIONAL GURU, DAN LINGKUNGAN KELUARGA TERHADAP PRESTASI BELAJAR KOMPETENSI DASAR PERBEDAAN EKONOMI MIKRO DAN MAKRO SISWA KELAS X SMA NEGERI 1 SUGIHWARAS BOJONEGORO

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    Evi Diana

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    Full Text Available Prestasi belajar siswa dipengaruhi oleh faktor intern dan ekstern. Permasalahan: ada pengaruh motivasi belajar, peranan kompetensi profesional guru dan lingkungan keluarga terhadap prestasi belajar ekonomi mikro dan makro� siswa kelas X SMA Negeri 1 Sugihwaras Bojonegoro baik secara parsial maupun simultan. Populasi ini berjumlah 188 siswa, dengan teknik pengambilan sampel menggunakan teknik proportional random sampling dan diperoleh 128 siswa. Hasil uji F dan uji t motivasi belajar signifikansi 0,014 ? ? (0,05, peranan kompetensi profesional guru signifikansi 0,000 ? ? (0,05, lingkungan keluarga signifikansi 0,002 ? ? (0,05, maka Ha diterima. Kesimpulan bahwa ada pengaruh yang positif motivasi belajar, peranan kompetensi profesional guru dan lingkungan keluarga terhadap prestasi belajar ekonomi mikro dan makro siswa kelas X SMA Negeri 1 Sugihwaras Bojonegoro secara simultan maupun parsial. � The students� academic achievement is influenced by some internal and external factors. Is there any effect of study motivation, role of teachers� professional competence and family environment toward academic of micro and macro economics differences of tenth grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Sugihwaras Bojonegoro partially and simultaneously. The population was 188 students, 128 students were chosen as the subjects through proportional random sampling. From F test and T test of study motivation significance 0,014 ? ? (0,05, role of teachers� professional competence significance 0,000 ? ? (0,05, family environmen significance 0,002 ? ? (0,05. Thus, Ha is accepted. According it can be concluded that there is a possitive effect among study motivation, role of teachers� professional competence and family environment toward academic of micro and macro economics differences of tenth grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Sugihwaras Bojonegoro partially and simultaneously.

  7. Discovering Focus: Helping Students with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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    Valkenburg, Jim

    2012-01-01

    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a neurological disorder which effects learning and that has a confusing set of diagnostic symptoms and an even more confusing set of remedies ranging from medication to meditation to nothing at all. Current neurological research suggests, however, that there are strategies that the individual with ADD can use to…

  8. Reliability of the Assessment of Dual Diagnosis (ADD).

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    Matson, Johnny L.; Bamburg, Jay W.

    1998-01-01

    The initial psychometric properties of the Assessment for Dual Diagnosis (ADD), a new scale designed to screen for psychopathology in individuals with mild and moderate mental retardation, was examined. The ADD was found to have high stability across raters, high stability over time, and good internal consistency. (Author/DB)

  9. PENGARUH LINGKUNGAN SEKOLAH DAN KOMPETENSI PROFESIONAL GURU MELALUI MOTIVASI BELAJAR SEBAGAI VARIABEL INTERVENING TERHADAP PRESTASI BELAJAR MATA PELAJARAN EKONOMI PADA SISWA KELAS XI IPS SMA NEGERI 11 SEMARANG

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    Herlinda Destia Ratnasari

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui adanya pengaruh lingkungan sekolah dan kompetensi profesional guru melalui motivasi belajar siswa terhadap prestasi belajar mata pelajaran ekonomi pada siswa kelas XI IPS SMA Negeri 11 Semarang secara simultan maupun parsial. Penelitian ini termasuk penelitian kuantitatif. Populasi penelitian ini adalah seluruh siswa kelas XI IPS SMA Negeri 11 Semarang, kemudian diambil sampel sejumlah 127 siswa dengan teknik proposional random sample. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan dokumentasi dan angket. Metode analisis data menggunakan analisis deskriptif, analisis regresi berganda, dan analisis jalur. Hasil penelitian menunjukan bahwa lingkungan sekolah berpengaruh terhadap motivasi belajar sebesar 24,6%. Kompetensi profesional berpengaruh motivasi belajar sebesar 16,32%. Motivasi belajar berpengaruh terhadap prestasi belajar sebesar 22,65%. Lingkungan sekolah berpengaruh terhadap prestasi belajar sebesar 29,26%. Kompetensi profesional guru berpengaruh terhadap prestasi belajar sebesar 18,32%. Lingkungan sekolah dan kompetensi profesional guru berpengaruh secara bersama-sama terhadap prestasi belajar sebesar 31,8%. Ada pengaruh lingkungan sekolah terhadap prestasi belajar melalui motivasi belajar sebesar 59,7%. Ada pengaruh kompetensi profesional guru terhadap prestasi belajar melalui motivasi belajar sebesar 33,7%. This study aims to investigate the influence of the school environment and the professional competence of teachers through students' motivation to learning achievement of economic subjects in class XI Social SMAN 11 Semarang simultaneously or partially. This study includes a quantitative study. The study population was all students in class XI Social SMAN 11 Semarang, then take a sample of 127 students with a proportional random sample technique. Methods of data collection using the documentation and questionnaires. Methods of data analysis using descriptive analysis, regression analysis , and path

  10. Northeast Economic add-on 2000

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Revealed preference models provide insights into recreational angler behavior and the economic value of recreational fishing trips. This data is for the Northeast...

  11. Northeast Economic add-on 1994

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Revealed preference models provide insights into recreational angler behavior and the economic value of recreational fishing trips. Revealed preference data is...

  12. Southeast Economic Add-on 2009

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Revealed preference models provide insights into recreational angler behavior and the economic value of recreational fishing trips. This data is for the Southeast...

  13. Northeast Economic add-on 2009

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Revealed preference models provide insights into recreational angler behavior and the economic value of recreational fishing trips. This data is for the Northeast...

  14. Northeast Economic add-on 1999

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Revealed preference models provide insights into recreational angler behavior and the economic value of recreational fishing trips. This data is for the Northeast...

  15. Integrable Deformations of the (2+1)-Dimensional Heisenberg Ferromagnetic Model Service and feedback Email this article to a colleague Add to Bookshelf Add to Citation Manager Cite This Article Email Alert Keywords Heisenberg ferromagnet model integrable deformation nonlinear Schr?dinger equation Authors YAN Zhao-Wen CHEN Min-Ru WU Ke ZHAO Wei-Zhong Integrable Deformations of%Integrable Deformations of the (2+1)-Dimensional Heisenberg Ferromagnetic Model Service and feedback Email this article to a colleague Add to Bookshelf Add to Citation Manager Cite This Article Email Alert Keywords Heisenberg ferromagnet model integrable deformation nonlinear Schr?dinger equation Authors YAN Zhao-Wen CHEN Min-Ru WU Ke ZHAO Wei-Zhong Integrable Deformations of

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    颜昭雯; 陈敏茹; 吴可; 赵伟忠

    2012-01-01

    Based on the covariant prolongation structure technique,we construct the integrable higher-order deformations of the (2+1)-dimensional Heisenberg ferromagnet model and obtain their su(2)×R(λ) prolongation structures.By associating these deformed multidimensional Heisenberg ferromagnet models with the moving space curve in Euclidean space and using the Hasimoto function,we derive their geometrical equivalent counterparts,i.e.,higher-order (2+1)-dimensional nonlinear Schr?dinger equations.

  16. Length-dependent [Ca2+] sensitivity adds stiffness to muscle.

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    Kistemaker, Dinant A; Van Soest, Arthur Knoek J; Bobbert, Maarten F

    2005-09-01

    It is well documented that muscle fibers become more sensitive for [Ca2+] with increasing sarcomere length. In mechanical terms this length-dependent [Ca2+] sensitivity (LDCS) adds to the stiffness of muscle fibers, because muscle force, normalized for the force-length relationship at maximal stimulation, increases with contractile element (CE) length. Although LDCS is well-documented in the physiological literature, it is ignored in most motor control studies. The aim of the present study was to investigate the importance of LDCS as a contributor to the stiffness of a muscle. Comparison of experimental data with predictions derived from the model of activation dynamics proposed by Hatze (Myocybernetic Control Models of Skeletal Muscle, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 1981, pp. 31-42) indicated that this model captures the main characteristics of LDCS well. It was shown that LDCS accounts for the experimentally observed shifts in optimum length at sub-maximal stimulation levels. Furthermore, it was shown that in conditions with low-to-medium muscle stimulation, the contribution of LDCS to the total amount of stiffness provided by the muscle is substantial. It was concluded that LDCS is an important muscle property and should be taken into account in studies concerning motor control.

  17. Algebra adds value to mathematical biology education

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    2009-01-01

    As mathematics continues to become an increasingly important component in undergraduate biology programs, a more comprehensive understanding of the use of algebraic models is needed by the next generation of biologists to facilitate new advances in the life sciences, according to researchers at Sweet Briar College and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.

  18. Reorientasi Ideologi Urban Sufism di Indonesia terhadap Relasi Guru dan Murid dalam Tradisi Generik Sufisme pada Majelis Shalawat Muhammad di Surabaya

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    Full Text Available The article focuses on the discussion about ideology reorientation on Urban Sufism’s doctrines in Indonesia in the post Reformation Era. The study puts emphasis on Majelis Shalawat Muhammad and its teachings. The study on the doctrinal teachings based on practices (‘amalîyah of Majelis Shalawat Muhammad provides, on one hand, conceptual data on Sufism teachings within their generic meanings. On the other, it is intended to be a comparative study toward theoretical conceptions on Urban Sufism established by Julia Day Howell, Martin van Bruinessen, and other scholars on the field. This study underlines the relation of guru-murid (murshid and his pupils in preserving doctrinal teachings and practices of Sufism, which have been uninterruptedly maintained from classical period until nowadays. Within the tradition of Sufism, the relation of guru-murid has generated a term what so-called walîy Allâh. Predicate as walîy Allâh within the personality of a pupil is indicated by his ability to reach and “open” a dimension of tawhîd which is called mukâshafah. The dimension of mukâshafah has played a pivotal role in maintaining the transmission of teachings and doctrines of Sufism from generation to generation and ensuring their sustainability.

  19. PENGARUH MOTIVASI BELAJAR DAN KOMPETENSI PROFESIONAL GURU TERHADAP PRESTASI BELAJAR MATA PELAJARAN IPS EKONOMI SISWA KELAS VII SMP NEGERI 3 MAGELANG TAHUN PELAJARAN 2011/2012

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    Yunik Sulistyowati,

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    Full Text Available Prestasi belajar merupakan indikator yang penting untuk mengukur keberhasilan proses belajar mengajar. Prestasi belajar dipengaruhi oleh banyak faktor, di antaranya motivasi belajar dan kompetensi profesional guru. Permasalahan dalam penelitian ini adalah adakah pengaruh motivasi belajar dan kompetensi profesional guru terhadap prestasi belajar IPS ekonomi siswa kelas VII SMP Negeri 3 Magelang Tahun Ajaran 2011/2012 baik secara simultan maupun parsial.Populasi penelitian ini adalah siswa kelas VII SMP Negeri 3 Magelang dengan sampel berjumlah 133 siswa. Variabel penelitian terdiri dari variabel bebas yaitu motivasi belajar (X1 dan kompetensi profesional guru (X2, dan variabel terikat yaitu prestasi belajar (Y. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan angket dan dokumentasi. Hasil penelitian deskriptif persentase menunjukkan bahwa motivasi belajar siswa dalam kategori tinggi, kompetensi profesional guru� dalam kategori baik, dan prestasi belajar siswa dalam kategori tuntas. Hasil penelitian diperoleh persamaan regresi yaitu ?= 48,387 + 0,607(X1 + 0,101(X2. Dari hasil uji F diperoleh nilai signifikan sebesar 0,000 dan menunjukkan bahwa secara simultan ada pengaruh yang signifikan antara motivasi belajar dan kompetensi profesional guru terhadap prestasi belajar IPS ekonomi sebesar 47,7% sedangkan sisanya 52,3% dipengaruhi oleh faktor lain yang tidak dikaji dalam penelitian ini. Secara parsial menunjukkan bahwa ada pengaruh antara motivasi belajar terhadap prestasi belajar sebesar 22,09%, dan ada pengaruh kompetensi profesional guru terhadap prestasi belajar sebesar 28,40%. Learning achievement is an indicator that it is important to measure the success of the process of teaching and learning. Learning achievement are influenced by many factors, such as learning motivation and teacher�s professional competence.The problem in this study is whether there is influence of learning motivation and teacher�s professional competence toward learning

  20. THE REPRESENTATION OF THE DIVINE AND HUMAN BEING IMAGERY IN THE ENTITY OF RITUS SA’O NGAZA IN GURU SINA, NGADA, FLORES

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    Full Text Available This dissertation discusses the representation of the Divine and human being imagery in theentity of ritus Sa’o Ngaza in the village of Guru Sina in Ngada Regency, Flores. The empiricproblems of this dissertasion are connected with the marginalized phenomenon of the local religionthat submerged in the entity of ritus Sa’o Ngaza and its ritual practices. This probelm is relevant tobe investigated from the perspectives cultural studies.The problems raised in this study are : 1 the representation of the Divine and human beingimagery in the entity of ritus Sa’o Ngaza, 2 the representation of the relationhip between the Divineand human being in ritual practices of Sa’o Ngaza, and 3 the meaning of the representation of theDivine and human being imagery in the entity of ritus Sa’o Ngaza. This study applies the qualitativemethod and the data collection was done using techniques of intensive interview, participationobservation,and documentation. The data were analyzed using the theory of ritus, the theory ofprocess,the theory of semiotics, and the theory of deconstruction.The findings of the study can be explained as follows. Firstly, the representation of theDivine imagery is dyadic and triadic. In the dyadic imagery representation, The Divine is depicted as’The Giver of an Unlimited Love and at the same time as ’The Unpredictable Taker of Love’. In thetriadic representation, The Divine is depicted as The Sacred, in the attributive as ‘The Beginning’,‘The End’, and ‘The Present Throughout’. In the dyadic imagery, the human being consists of theelements of the body and the soul, and in the triadic imagery, the human being consists of theelements of the body, the psyche, and the spirit.Secondly, the relation between the Divine and human being is representatively revealed inthe ritual practices of legitimating Sa’o Ngaza. This relation centers in the methapor of relationshipbetween the simbolic body dan the religious body, and

  1. Pemberdayaan Guru dalam Pembelajaran Matematika untuk Meningkatkan Kemampuan Berpikir Kreatif Siswa SD

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    Tatag Yuli Eko Siswono; Abdul Haris Rosyidi; Yuliani Puji Astuti; Ika Kurniasari

    2013-01-01

    Abstract: Empowering Mathematics Teachers to Improve Creative Thinking of Elementary-School Students. This experimental study is intended to develop mathematics teachers’ competences in designing teaching and learning strategies that enhance students’ creative thinking. In addition, the study portrays teachers’ creative thinking as well as their competences in planning and implementing problem-solving and problem-posing teaching models. Utilizing a pre-test post-test single group design, this...

  2. EFEKTIVITAS METODE P2R UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KECEPATAN EFEKTIF MEMBACA (KEM MAHASISWA CALON GURU BAHASA INDONESIA

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    Nurmina

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Reading is one of language skill which is not less important compared with others language skill such as scrutinizing, speaking, and writing. In this era which technology is flaring and developing rapidly, the students are prefer to play facebook, twitter, chatting, and many more than read a journal or articles. This phenomenon shows that the interest to read among students is needed to be increased. One of the way that can be taken is by having skills to read quickly or is known by scanning with P2R method. The P2R method itself is one of method or strategy that can be used to increase reading skill. The P2R method consists of stages pra-peninjauan, membaca, dan meninjau that commonly used by the most of quick reader / scanner and efficient. This research is done to obtain data about the effective reading speed of student as Indonesian language teacher candidate and the effort of its increasing through the P2R method. The population of this research is all students on program of study Indonesian language and literature education and also area of Almuslim University as much 149 students. The sample of this research is 30% of the total population or as much 45 strudents of Indonesia Language teacher candidate of Almuslim University who are taken randomly. The type of research is experimental research (true experimental and quantitative approach with the model of research is pretest-post test control group model. The result of research shows that the P2R method is effective to be implemented to increase the effective reading speed of students as Indonesian language teacher candidate. FKIP is obtained by researcher. The posttest result shows that there was an increasing of KEM learning outcomes meanwhile the observation result was seems that in the learning with P2R model, the students were very enthusiasm, more active, also more motivated in attending the learning. Besides that, the result of questionnaires also shows that the P2R method obtained

  3. KOMPETENSI GURU, SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE DENGAN SELF DETERMINATION THEORY SEBAGAI MEDIASI DENGAN ORGANIZATION CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR

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    Jayadi Jayadi

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the factors that affect theorganization citizenship behavior, namely teacher competence, spiritualintelligence, and self-determination theory in junior high school teacher.Some 231 junior high school teachers in East Kotawaringin Sampit aregiven four scales to fill in, namely teacher competence scale, spiritualintelligence scale, self-determination theory scale and organization citizenshipbehavior scale. Data was analyzed with statistical techniquesnamelystructural equation model (SEM.The results showed there is the influence of teacher competence inself-determination theory (ë = 0.147, p = 0.003. The influence of spiritualintelligence to self-determination theory was significant (ë = 0874, p =0.000. There isa significant influenceof teachers’ competencies onorganizational citizenship behavior (ë = 0097, p = 0.007. There is nosignificant influence of spiritual intelligence to organizational citizenshipbehavior (ë = 0070, p = 0461, but the effect through self-determination

  4. PENGARUH GAYA KEPEMIMPINAN TRANSAKSIONAL, TRANSFORMASIONAL DAN DISIPLIN KERJA TERHADAP KINERJA GURU (KARYAWAN DI KOTA MADIUN

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    Satrijo Budiwibowo

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Transactional leadership is described as providing an explanation of employees responsibilities and rewards they can expect if the specified standards is achieved. Transformational leadership approach motivates employees, so that they can thrive and achieve high levels of performance. In addition it is also necessary to support the performance of the good discipline of employees. Broadcasting companies who have employees working on the division of operational and management needed different leadership style to support the realization of optimal performance.  This study used a qualitative approach. Sample was 136 people who are determined by purposive sampling technique. The research instrument used Likert scale models. Data analysis using validity test, realibitas test, the classical assumption, hypothesis testing, multiple linear regression analysis, analysis of correlation coefficients and determination.  The results showed that together transactional leadership styles, transformational leadership styles, work discipline affect the performance of the company's employees broadcasting. Partially transactional and transformational leadership style had no effect on performance. And partially work discipline most dominant effect on performance.  Keywords: Influence of Transactional, Leadership Style and Discipline Performance

  5. Efikasi Mengajar Sebagai Mediator Peranan Faktor Kepribadian terhadap Performasi Mengajar Guru

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    Wahyu Widhiarso

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available AbstractThe aim of this study is to test the role of teaching efficacy as a mediatorrelationship between personality factors and optimal teaching performance.Construct personality factor involved is Big Five personality. Participantsin this study were 142 teachers who are representatives of the provincesin Indonesia. Measurement instruments are Five Factors Personality Scale,Teaching Efficacy Scale and Teaching Performance Scale. This studysuggest that the role of personality factors indirectly effect is better to explainvariations in teaching performance than directly effect. This conclusionsare based on two results of the statistical analysis: (1 results fromhierarchical regression analysis indicates that at final stage, entering factorsof teaching efficacy has reduced the role of all five factors of personality tothe teaching performance of teachers ( F = 17.81 p<0.01; R2 = 21.8%.Comparison of coefficient value from two types of effect (direct effectversus indirect effect in structural equation modeling (SEM, suggest thatthe indirect effect coefficient more significant than direct effect. In general,our findings suggest that construct personality has a broad scope that requireother construct more specific or narrower trait as a mediator in explainingthe behavior of the criteria.

  6. Filantropi Islam Untuk Pendidikan: Strategi Pendanaan Dompet Dhuafa dalam Program Sekolah Guru Indonesia (SGI

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    Rizka Amalia Shofa

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    Full Text Available Islamic Philanthropy for Education: Dompet Dhuafa Funding Strategy in Indonesian Teacher School Program (SGI. This study is aimed at finding out the implementation of the use of zakah funds for the Indonesian Teachers School (SGI program, and to motivate Islamic educational institutions to empower zakah as the Islamic education funding strategy in Indonesia. This research is a qualitative research and conducted in Indonesian Teachers School office with sevent respondents using snow ball sampling technique. The methods of data collection use observation, interviews, and documentation. Data validity test used is source triangulation technique, and data analysis technique used is interactive model from Huberman and Miles. The results show that Indonesian Teachers School is a teacher delivery program in disadvantaged areas by using productive zakah funds from Dompet Dhuafa. The teacher is included in the category ashnâf fî sabilillâh so it is entitled to receive the benefit of zakah. The process of funding using zakat begins with the preparation of the Annual Budget Work Plan (RKAT, the disbursement of zakah funds, the use of zakah funds by beneficiaries (teachers, the preparation of monthly financial and activity reports by beneficiaries to the Indonesian Teachers School.

  7. DAMPAK PROGRAM PERKULIAHAN MEKANIKA BERBASIS MULTIPEL REPRESENTASI TERHADAP KECERDASAN SPASIAL MAHASISWA CALON GURU

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    Ismet -

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAKTelah dilakukan penelitian untuk menggali kompetensi mahasiswa dalam membangun beragam representasi dan melihat dampaknya terhadap kecerdasan spasial mahasiswa. Desain penelitian menggunakan Mixed Methods Research melalui embedded experimental model. Data kuantitatif dikumpulkan meggunakan instrumen tes kecerdasan spasial yang dikembangkan berdasarkan taksonomi kapasitas inti kecerdasan spasial, dan data kualitatif dikumpulkan melalui wawancara, analisis dokumen, angket. Hasil analisis kualitatif menunjukan bahwa representasi mahasiswa belum konsisten antara satu representasi dengan representasi lainnya, namun demikian kompetensi multipel representasi mahasiswa  dari waktu ke waktu meningkat semakin membaik mendekati representasi expert. Analisis kuantitatif menunjukkan bahwa  rerata N-gain kecerdasan spasial kelas eksperimen 0,52 (kriteria sedang lebih tinggi dari kelas kontrol 0,16 (kriteria rendah sehingga pembelajaran mekanika berbasis multipel representasi dapat meningkatkan kecerdasan spasial mahasiswa. Peningkatan kecerdasan spasial terjadi pada semua indikator kapasitas inti kecerdasan spasial. Berdasarkan perhitungan efek-size(d dan rerata N-gain,  maka  peningkatan paling kuat terjadi pada indikator representasi grafik (d= 4,66, dan N-gain=0,65. ABSTRACTA study has been conducted to explore students' ability in constructing multiple representations and examine its impact on students' spatial intelligence. This study employed a mixed-method with embedded experimental design.  Quantitative data were collected using instruments of spatial intelligence test developed based on taxonomy of core capacities of spatial intelligence. Qualitative data were collected through interviews, document analysis, and questionnaires. Quantitative analysis showed that theinitialrepresentation ofthe studentshave not beenconsistentfrom one format representationtoanother. However, students' competencies of multiple representations were getting

  8. DAMPAK PROGRAM PERKULIAHAN MEKANIKA BERBASIS MULTIPEL REPRESENTASI TERHADAP KECERDASAN SPASIAL MAHASISWA CALON GURU

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    Ismet -

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAKTelah dilakukan penelitian untuk menggali kompetensi mahasiswa dalam membangun beragam representasi dan melihat dampaknya terhadap kecerdasan spasial mahasiswa. Desain penelitian menggunakan Mixed Methods Research melalui embedded experimental model. Data kuantitatif dikumpulkan meggunakan instrumen tes kecerdasan spasial yang dikembangkan berdasarkan taksonomi kapasitas inti kecerdasan spasial, dan data kualitatif dikumpulkan melalui wawancara, analisis dokumen, angket. Hasil analisis kualitatif menunjukan bahwa representasi mahasiswa belum konsisten antara satu representasi dengan representasi lainnya, namun demikian kompetensi multipel representasi mahasiswa  dari waktu ke waktu meningkat semakin membaik mendekati representasi expert. Analisis kuantitatif menunjukkan bahwa  rerata N-gain kecerdasan spasial kelas eksperimen 0,52 (kriteria sedang lebih tinggi dari kelas kontrol 0,16 (kriteria rendah sehingga pembelajaran mekanika berbasis multipel representasi dapat meningkatkan kecerdasan spasial mahasiswa. Peningkatan kecerdasan spasial terjadi pada semua indikator kapasitas inti kecerdasan spasial. Berdasarkan perhitungan efek-size(d dan rerata N-gain,  maka  peningkatan paling kuat terjadi pada indikator representasi grafik (d= 4,66, dan N-gain=0,65. ABSTRACTA study has been conducted to explore students' ability in constructing multiple representations and examine its impact on students' spatial intelligence. This study employed a mixed-method with embedded experimental design.  Quantitative data were collected using instruments of spatial intelligence test developed based on taxonomy of core capacities of spatial intelligence. Qualitative data were collected through interviews, document analysis, and questionnaires. Quantitative analysis showed that theinitialrepresentation ofthe studentshave not beenconsistentfrom one format representationtoanother. However, students' competencies of multiple representations were getting

  9. Enhancing Teaching using MATLAB Add-Ins for Excel

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    Hamilton, Paul V.

    2004-01-01

    In this paper I will illustrate how to extend the capabilities of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with add-ins created by MATLAB. Excel provides a broad array of fundamental tools but often comes up short when more sophisticated scenarios are involved. To overcome this short-coming of Excel while retaining its ease of use, I will describe how…

  10. The Care Tradition: Beyond "Add Women and Stir."

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    Noddings, Nel

    2001-01-01

    Examines problems of curricular inclusion, emphasizing ways of including the interests and contributions of women in social studies curricula. After describing the inadequacy of the "add women and stir" approach to inclusion, the paper discusses the tradition of care long identified with female life, then explores ways to preserve and extend this…

  11. Embedding objects during 3D printing to add new functionalities.

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    Yuen, Po Ki

    2016-07-01

    A novel method for integrating and embedding objects to add new functionalities during 3D printing based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) (also known as fused filament fabrication or molten polymer deposition) is presented. Unlike typical 3D printing, FDM-based 3D printing could allow objects to be integrated and embedded during 3D printing and the FDM-based 3D printed devices do not typically require any post-processing and finishing. Thus, various fluidic devices with integrated glass cover slips or polystyrene films with and without an embedded porous membrane, and optical devices with embedded Corning(®) Fibrance™ Light-Diffusing Fiber were 3D printed to demonstrate the versatility of the FDM-based 3D printing and embedding method. Fluid perfusion flow experiments with a blue colored food dye solution were used to visually confirm fluid flow and/or fluid perfusion through the embedded porous membrane in the 3D printed fluidic devices. Similar to typical 3D printed devices, FDM-based 3D printed devices are translucent at best unless post-polishing is performed and optical transparency is highly desirable in any fluidic devices; integrated glass cover slips or polystyrene films would provide a perfect optical transparent window for observation and visualization. In addition, they also provide a compatible flat smooth surface for biological or biomolecular applications. The 3D printed fluidic devices with an embedded porous membrane are applicable to biological or chemical applications such as continuous perfusion cell culture or biocatalytic synthesis but without the need for any post-device assembly and finishing. The 3D printed devices with embedded Corning(®) Fibrance™ Light-Diffusing Fiber would have applications in display, illumination, or optical applications. Furthermore, the FDM-based 3D printing and embedding method could also be utilized to print casting molds with an integrated glass bottom for polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) device replication

  12. Randomized Controlled Trials of Add-On Antidepressants in Schizophrenia.

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    Terevnikov, Viacheslav; Joffe, Grigori; Stenberg, Jan-Henry

    2015-05-19

    Despite adequate treatment with antipsychotics, a substantial number of patients with schizophrenia demonstrate only suboptimal clinical outcome. To overcome this challenge, various psychopharmacological combination strategies have been used, including antidepressants added to antipsychotics. To analyze the efficacy of add-on antidepressants for the treatment of negative, positive, cognitive, depressive, and antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal symptoms in schizophrenia, published randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy of adjunctive antidepressants in schizophrenia were reviewed using the following parameters: baseline clinical characteristics and number of patients, their on-going antipsychotic treatment, dosage of the add-on antidepressants, duration of the trial, efficacy measures, and outcomes. There were 36 randomized controlled trials reported in 41 journal publications (n=1582). The antidepressants used were the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, duloxetine, imipramine, mianserin, mirtazapine, nefazodone, reboxetin, trazodone, and bupropion. Mirtazapine and mianserin showed somewhat consistent efficacy for negative symptoms and both seemed to enhance neurocognition. Trazodone and nefazodone appeared to improve the antipsychotics-induced extrapyramidal symptoms. Imipramine and duloxetine tended to improve depressive symptoms. No clear evidence supporting selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors' efficacy on any clinical domain of schizophrenia was found. Add-on antidepressants did not worsen psychosis. Despite a substantial number of randomized controlled trials, the overall efficacy of add-on antidepressants in schizophrenia remains uncertain mainly due to methodological issues. Some differences in efficacy on several schizophrenia domains seem, however, to exist and to vary by the antidepressant subgroups--plausibly due to differences in the mechanisms of action. Antidepressants may not worsen the course of psychosis. Better designed

  13. Oil rigging firm to add 50 engineering vessels

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    2012-01-01

    China Oilfield Services Ltd., the oil service unit of the State-owned offshore oil and gas producer China NationalOffshore Oil Corporation, plans to add 50 vessels to its ocean engineering fleet, according to Cai Dian, manager of the shipping department at COSL. COSL is China's largest integrated oilfield service provider, operating a fleet of 108 vessels, which accounts for 60 percent of China's total ocean engineering vessel number.

  14. How can Facilities Management Add Value to Organisations as well as to Society

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    Jensen, Per Anker; Sarasoja, Anna-Liisa; van der Voordt, Theo

    2013-01-01

    Network and Value Adding Management. Besides adding value for the core business of organisations it is becoming increasingly important for FM to add value for society, for instance in terms of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The advancement in knowledge and understanding presented...... group. The project applied three basic theoretical perspectives: FM, Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) and Business to Business (B2B) marketing and started with a major literature review on added value based on each of these perspectives. The collaboration included a series of workshops...... models are presented and compared. They include parameters and strategies for how FM can add value with many similarities and a trend towards convergence. Stakeholder relationships and relationship management are seen as crucial in adding value, which for instance is expressed in the concepts FM Value...

  15. Add-on unidirectional elastic metamaterial plate cloak.

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    Lee, Min Kyung; Kim, Yoon Young

    2016-02-10

    Metamaterial cloaks control the propagation of waves to make an object invisible or insensible. To manipulate elastic waves in space, a metamaterial cloak is typically embedded in a base system that includes or surrounds a target object. The embedding is undesirable because it structurally weakens or permanently alters the base system. In this study, we propose a new add-on metamaterial elastic cloak that can be placed over and mechanically coupled with a base structure without embedding. We designed an add-on type annular metamaterial plate cloak through conformal mapping, fabricated it and performed cloaking experiments in a thin-plate with a hole. Experiments were performed in a thin plate by using the lowest symmetric Lamb wave centered at 100 kHz. As a means to check the cloaking performance of the add-on elastic plate cloak, possibly as a temporary stress reliever or a so-called "stress bandage", the degree of stress concentration mitigation and the recovery from the perturbed wave field due to a hole were investigated.

  16. 加味六君子汤对腹膜纤维化大鼠腹膜间皮细胞转分化的影响∗%Effect of Add Liu Junzi Decoction on Epithelial-to-mesenchymal Transition of Peritoneal Dialysis-related Peritoneal Fibrosis Rat Model

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    孟立锋; 杨端云; 李吉武; 覃志周; 农邵阳

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨加味六君子汤对腹膜纤维化大鼠腹膜间皮细胞结构及EMT进程的影响。方法:SD雄性大鼠60只,随机分为:空白组、模型组、西药组、中药高剂量组、中药低剂量组,采用5/6肾切除联合腹腔注射4.25%腹透液及脂多糖( LPS)复制腹膜纤维化大鼠模型,中药高剂量组、中药低剂量组分别予加味六君子汤有效剂量36 g·kg-1·d-1、9 g·kg-1· d-1,西药组予贝那普利有效剂量1.8 mg·kg-1·d-1灌喂。模型组灌服注射用水,每天1次,共4周。光镜观察腹膜组织结构及测量致密层厚度,透射电镜观察腹膜间皮细胞结构,免疫组化法测定腹膜间皮细胞α-SMA及E-cadherin表达情况。结果:模型组与对照组相比,腹膜致密层厚度差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);光镜和电镜表现为腹膜明显增厚,间皮细胞脱落,腹膜基质裸露,炎细胞浸润,间皮下纤维组织增生明显。相邻细胞间隙增宽明显。免疫组化显示α-SMA表达明显增高, E-cadherin表达明显降低(P<0.05);中药高剂量组与模型组相比,腹膜致密层厚度差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);光镜和电镜表现为腹膜稍增厚,间皮细胞脱落少,结构胶完整,间皮下轻度纤维组织增生。相邻细胞间隙稍增宽。免疫组化显示α-SMA表达增高不明显,E-cadherin表达降低不明显(P<0.05)。结论:加味六君子汤可以有效保护腹膜间皮细胞形态结构的完整,减少腹膜的致密层厚度,下调α-SMA蛋白表达,上调E-cadherin蛋白表达,抑制腹膜间皮细胞EMT进程,进而拮抗腹膜纤维化,其临床应用效果有待进一步研究。%Objective:To investigate the effect of Add Liu Junzi decoction on cellularity and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of peritoneal mesothelial cells peritoneal fibrosis rat model. Methods:The 60 SD male rats were randomly divided into 5 groups:control group, peritoneal fibrosis model group, western medicine group, high dose and

  17. To Call or Not to Call a Spade a Spade: The Dilemma of Treating 'Offensive' Terms in Duramazwi Guru reChiShona

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    Emmanuel Chabata

    2011-10-01

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    ABSTRACT: As noted by Béjoint (2000: 6, the main objective in dictionary-making is to define words and terms. This is especially the case if the fact is accepted that dictionaries are mostly con-sulted for word meaning and that, in the consultation process, the user hopes to acquire and/or verify certain information. However, as again noted by Jackson (1988, Landau (1984, Svénsen (1993 and Zgusta (1971, among others, the description of word meaning is one of the greatest difficulties with which the lexicographer has to cope. This article discusses some of the challenges facing lexicographers when defining 'offensive' headwords in a monolingual dictionary. It is based on experiences of defining such headwords for the general-purpose, medium-sized, synchronic, monolingual Shona dictionary, Duramazwi Guru reChiShona (henceforth DGC (Chimhundu et al. 2001. DGC was compiled and edited by a six-member team of mother-tongue speakers of Shona who are researchers at the African Languages Research Institute (ALRI. The article also discusses some of the strategies the team of editors adopted as ways of dealing with offensive words in DGC. One such strategy is the use of euphemism in defining.


    Keywords: ALRI, CULTURE, DEFINITION, THEORETICAL DEFINITION, PRACTICAL DEFINITION, DICTIONARY, EUPHEMISM, LEXICOGRAPHY, MONOLINGUAL DICTION-ARY, OFFENSIVE HEADWORD, SHONA

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    OPSOMMING: Om die kind by sy naam te noem of nie te noem nie: Die dilemma van die behandeling van "aanstootlike" terme in Duramazwi Guru reChiShona. Soos deur Béjoint (2000: 6 opgemerk, is die hoofdoel van woordeboekmaak om woorde en terme te definieer. Dit is veral die geval as die feit aanvaar word dat woordeboeke meestal geraadpleeg word vir woordbetekenis en dat, by die raadplegingsproses, die gebruiker hoop om sekere inligting te bekom en/of te kontroleer. Soos weer eens opgemerk deur onder andere Jackson (1988, Landau (1984, Svénsen (1993 en Zgusta (1971, is

  18. DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF OVERLAPAND-ADD LENGTH OVER MBOFDM SYSTEM BASED ON SNR AND CIR ESTIMATE

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    Nouri Naziha

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available An important role performed by Zero Padding (ZP in multi-band OFDM (MB-OFDM System. This role show for low-complexity in résistance against multipath interference by reducing inter-carrier interference (ICI and eliminating the inter-symbol interference (ISI Also, zeropadded suffix can be used to eliminate ripples in the power spectral density in order to conform to FCC requirements. At the receiver of MB-OFDM system needs to use of a technique called as overlap-and-add (OLA. Which maintain the circular convolution property and take the multipath energy of the channel. In this paper, we proposed a method of performing overlap-and-add length for zero padded suffixes. Then, we studied the effect of this method, dynamic optimization of overlap-and-add (OLA equalization, on the performance of MBOFDM system on Bit Error Rate (BER with AWGN channel and Saleh-Valenzuela (S-V Multipath channel Model. In the dynamic optimization OLA, the Length of ZP depends on length of channel impulse response (CIR. These measures, based on SNR, insert the ZP according to the measurement. Dynamic optimization of length of ZP improves the Performance of MBOFDM system. In fact we developed a technique to select the length of ZP as function of SNR and CIR estimate(repetition. In our simulation this technique improve to 3 dB at BER=10-2 with a multipath channels CM4.

  19. Using patient lists to add value to integrated data repositories.

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    Wade, Ted D; Zelarney, Pearlanne T; Hum, Richard C; McGee, Sylvia; Batson, Deborah H

    2014-12-01

    Patient lists are project-specific sets of patients that can be queried in integrated data repositories (IDR's). By allowing a set of patients to be an addition to the qualifying conditions of a query, returned results will refer to, and only to, that set of patients. We report a variety of use cases for such lists, including: restricting retrospective chart review to a defined set of patients; following a set of patients for practice management purposes; distributing "honest-brokered" (deidentified) data; adding phenotypes to biosamples; and enhancing the content of study or registry data. Among the capabilities needed to implement patient lists in an IDR are: capture of patient identifiers from a query and feedback of these into the IDR; the existence of a permanent internal identifier in the IDR that is mappable to external identifiers; the ability to add queryable attributes to the IDR; the ability to merge data from multiple queries; and suitable control over user access and de-identification of results. We implemented patient lists in a custom IDR of our own design. We reviewed capabilities of other published IDRs for focusing on sets of patients. The widely used i2b2 IDR platform has various ways to address patient sets, and it could be modified to add the low-overhead version of patient lists that we describe.

  20. triADD: the risk for alcohol abuse, depression, and diabetes multimorbidity in the American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

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    Tann, Sheila S; Yabiku, Scott T; Okamoto, Scott K; Yanow, Jessica

    2007-01-01

    This study examined the risk for alcoholism, diabetes, and depression (triADD) in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in the U.S. Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a series of descriptive statistics and regression models were used to examine the interrelationships among these disorders in AI/AN populations. Despite a small sample size, results indicate that AI/ANs are at elevated risk for the individual and combined presence of triADD (OR=12.5) when compared to the White population. These findings indicate the need for further investigation and prevention focused on effective, culturally appropriate interventions with these populations.

  1. 用.NET开发SolidWorks Add-in%The development of SolidWorks Add-in in .NET

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    阳程; 戴跃洪; 林夏斌

    2006-01-01

    分析. NET平台下非托管SolidWorks COM组件访问的技术原理,对该平台下SolidWorks COM对象向SolidWorks PIA对象模型转变的规则作了比较详细的归纳总结.并运用实例阐述在. NET环境下开发SolidWorks Add-in的实现过程与步骤,以期为在. NET平台下进行SolidWorks的二次开发与研究起到探索的作用.

  2. triADD: The Risk for Alcohol Abuse, Depression, and Diabetes Multimorbidity in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population

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    Tann, Sheila S.; Yabiku, Scott T.; Okamoto, Scott K.; Yanow, Jessica

    2007-01-01

    This study examined the risk for alcoholism, diabetes, and depression (triADD) in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in the U.S. Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a series of descriptive statistics and regression models were used to examine the interrelationships among these disorders in AI/AN populations.…

  3. English Teachers’ Teaching Quality in Madrasah in Jakarta and Banten based on the Dynamic Model of Educational Effectiveness

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    Siti Nurul Azkiya

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This paper was intended to describe English teachers’ teaching quality in teaching reading comprehension and provide some reflection and suggestion on how teaching quality could be improved. The classroom factors of the dynamic model (orientation, structuring, questioning, modeling, application, assessment, time management, and making classroom as a learning environment [CLE] were used as a reference to conceptualize teaching quality. Classroom observation instrument was used to measure teaching quality of 59 English teachers in Madrasah Tsanawiyah in the provinces of Jakarta and Banten with a focus on reading comprehension. The findings showed that among the above eight factors, teachers rarely practiced orientation, structuring, modeling, and CLE. In addition, they did not provide enough application whereas a lot of time was spent for reading aloud and translating the text. Nevertheless, they started to raise questions and conduct assessment. With respect to questioning, however, the questions were limited to product questions, which did not promote critical thinking. Finally, the assessment method used was limited to questioning. Abstrak Tulisan ini bertujuan untuk menjelaskan kualitas guru Bahasa Inggris dalam mengajar reading comprehension dan memberikan rekomendasi strategi meningkatkan kualitas mengajar. Delapan aspek yang ada dalam the Ddynamic Model (orientation, structuring, questioning, modeling, application, assessment, time management, and making classroom as a learning environment [CLE] dijadikan sebagai pijakan untuk mendefinisikan konsep kualitas mengajar. Penelitian ini menggunakan instrumen observasi kelas untuk melihat bagaimana guru mengajar reading comprehension. Partisipan penelitian ini adalah 59 guru Bahasa Inggris di Madrasah Tsanawiyah di propinsi DKI Jakarta dan Banten. Temuan penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa di antara delapan aspek kualitas mengajar yang dalam the Dynamic Model, kebanyakan guru jarang

  4. MetaEasy: A Meta-Analysis Add-In for Microsoft Excel

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    Evangelos Kontopantelis

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Meta-analysis is a statistical methodology that combines or integrates the results ofseveral independent clinical trials considered by the analyst to be `combinable' (Huque1988. However, completeness and user-friendliness are uncommon both in specialisedmeta-analysis software packages and in mainstream statistical packages that have to relyon user-written commands. We implemented the meta-analysis methodology in an Mi-crosoft Excel add-in which is freely available and incorporates more meta-analysis models(including the iterative maximum likelihood and prole likelihood than are usually avail-able, while paying particular attention to the user-friendliness of the package.

  5. Non-invasive beamforming add-on module

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    Bader, Ahmed

    2017-02-23

    An embodiment of a non-invasive beamforming add-on apparatus couples to an existing antenna port and rectifies the beam azimuth in the upstream and downstream directions. The apparatus comprises input circuitry that is configured to receive one or more signals from a neighboring node of the linear wireless sensor network; first amplifier circuitry configured to adjust an amplitude of a respective received signal in accordance with a weighting coefficient and invoke a desired phase to a carrier frequency of the received signal thereby forming a first amplified signal; and second amplifier circuitry configured to adjust a gain of the first amplified signal towards upstream and downstream neighbors of the linear wireless sensor in the linear wireless sensor network.

  6. A subsurface add-on for standard atomic force microscopes.

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    Verbiest, G J; van der Zalm, D J; Oosterkamp, T H; Rost, M J

    2015-03-01

    The application of ultrasound in an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) gives access to subsurface information. However, no commercially AFM exists that is equipped with this technique. The main problems are the electronic crosstalk in the AFM setup and the insufficiently strong excitation of the cantilever at ultrasonic (MHz) frequencies. In this paper, we describe the development of an add-on that provides a solution to these problems by using a special piezo element with a lowest resonance frequency of 2.5 MHz and by separating the electronic connection for this high frequency piezo element from all other connections. In this sense, we support researches with the possibility to perform subsurface measurements with their existing AFMs and hopefully pave also the way for the development of a commercial AFM that is capable of imaging subsurface features with nanometer resolution.

  7. A subsurface add-on for standard atomic force microscopes

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    Verbiest, G. J., E-mail: Verbiest@physik.rwth-aachen.de [JARA-FIT and II. Institute of Physics, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen (Germany); Zalm, D. J. van der; Oosterkamp, T. H.; Rost, M. J., E-mail: Rost@physics.leidenuniv.nl [Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9504, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands)

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    The application of ultrasound in an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) gives access to subsurface information. However, no commercially AFM exists that is equipped with this technique. The main problems are the electronic crosstalk in the AFM setup and the insufficiently strong excitation of the cantilever at ultrasonic (MHz) frequencies. In this paper, we describe the development of an add-on that provides a solution to these problems by using a special piezo element with a lowest resonance frequency of 2.5 MHz and by separating the electronic connection for this high frequency piezo element from all other connections. In this sense, we support researches with the possibility to perform subsurface measurements with their existing AFMs and hopefully pave also the way for the development of a commercial AFM that is capable of imaging subsurface features with nanometer resolution.

  8. Add-on gabapentin in the treatment of opiate withdrawal.

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    Martínez-Raga, José; Sabater, Ana; Perez-Galvez, Bartolome; Castellano, Miguel; Cervera, Gaspar

    2004-05-01

    Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug shown to be effective in the treatment of pain disorders and appears to be useful as well for several psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal and cocaine dependence. Gabapentin, at a dose of 600 mg three times a day, was evaluated as an add-on medication to a standard detoxification regime in seven heroin dependent individuals undergoing outpatient opiate withdrawal treatment. All seven patients successfully completed opiate detoxification and commenced opiate antagonist treatment with naltrexone on day five of withdrawal treatment, as scheduled. No adverse event was noted. Gabapentin appeared to lead a reduction in symptomatic medication and an overall beneficial effect on symptoms of heroin withdrawal.

  9. 77 FR 59610 - Flonicamid; Applications To Add New Food Uses on Previously Registered Pesticide Products

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    ... applications to add new food uses on previously registered pesticide products containing the insecticide... registered pesticide products containing the insecticide, flonicamid, N-(cyanomethyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)-3... AGENCY Flonicamid; Applications To Add New Food Uses on Previously Registered Pesticide Products...

  10. Lamotrigine add-on for drug-resistant partial epilepsy.

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    Ramaratnam, Sridharan; Panebianco, Mariangela; Marson, Anthony G

    2016-06-22

    This is an updated version of the Cochrane review published in The Cochrane Library 2010, Issue 1.Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, affecting almost 0.5% to 1% of the population. For nearly 30% of these people, their epilepsy is refractory to currently available drugs. Pharmacological treatment remains the first choice to control epilepsy. Lamotrigine is one of the newer antiepileptic drugs and is the topic of this review. Lamotrigine in combination with other antiepileptic drugs (add-on) can reduce seizures, but with some adverse effects. The aim of this systematic review was to overview the current evidence for the efficacy and tolerability of lamotrigine when used as an adjunctive treatment for people with refractory partial epilepsy. To determine the effects of lamotrigine on (1) seizures, (2) adverse effect profile, and (3) cognition and quality of life, compared to placebo controls, when used as an add-on treatment for people with refractory partial epilepsy. For the previous version of the review, the authors searched the Cochrane Epilepsy Group Specialized Register (January 2010), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, The Cochrane Library 2010, Issue 1), MEDLINE (1950 to January 2010), and reference lists of articles.For this update, we searched the Cochrane Epilepsy Group Specialized Register (28 May 2015), CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library 2015, Issue 4), MEDLINE (Ovid, 1946 to May 2015), and reference lists of articles. We also contacted the manufacturers of lamotrigine (GlaxoSmithKline). No language restrictions were imposed. Randomised placebo-controlled trials of people with drug-resistant partial epilepsy of any age, in which an adequate method of concealment of randomisation was used. The studies were double-, single- or unblinded. For cross-over studies, the first treatment period was treated as a parallel trial. Eligible participants were adults or children with drug-resistant partial epilepsy. For this update, two

  11. An add-on system including a micro-reactor for an atr-ir spectrometer

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    2014-01-01

    The invention relates to an add-on system for an attenuated total reflectance infrared (ATR-IR) spectrometer, the add-on system allowing for time-resolved in situ IR measurements of heterogeneous mixtures. The add-on device comprises a micro-reactor (300A) forming a sample cavity (305) when...

  12. An add-on system for photochemical ATR-IR spectroscopy studies

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    2014-01-01

    The invention relates to an add-on system for a unit mainly adapted for attenuated total reflectance infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy. The add-on system enables time-resolved in-situ measurements of different sample types in an easy, simple and inexpensive way. The add-on system includes a cap (300G...

  13. PENGARUH KETERAMPILAN MENGAJAR GURU, DISIPLIN BELAJAR DAN SIKAP SISWA TERHADAP MOTIVASI BELAJAR MATA DIKLAT BEKERJASAMA DENGAN KOLEGA DAN PELANGGAN PADA SISWA KELAS X PROGRAM KEAHLIAN ADMINISTRASI PERKANTORAN DI SMK PL TARCISIUS 1 SEMARANG

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    Parastining Mulyany

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah: (1 Untuk mengetahui keterampilan mengajar guru, disiplin belajar dan sikap siswa terhadap motivasi belajar (2 Untuk mengetahui ada tidaknya pengaruh keterampilan mengajar guru, disiplin belajar dan sikap siswa terhadap motivasi belajar. Populasi penelitian ini adalah siswa kelas X Program Keahlian Administrasi Perkantoran SMK PL Tarcisius 1 Semarang yang berjumlah 110 siswa. Metode pengumpulan data menggunakan kuesioner dan dokumentasi. Analisis data menggunakan analisis regresi berganda. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa analisis regresi linear berganda diperoleh persamaan: Y = 2,241 + 0,034 X1 + 0,419 X2 + 0,594 X3 Uji F diperoleh Fhitung33,753, sehingga H4 diterima. Secara parsial (uji t variabel keterampilan mengajar guru (X1 diperoleh thitung = 0,407, sehingga H1 ditolak. Variabel disiplin belajar (X2 diperoleh thitung = 3.272, sehingga H2 diterima. Variabel sikap siswa (X3 diperoleh thitung = 5.868, sehingga H3 diterima. Secara simultan (R2 keterampilan mengajar guru, disiplin belajar dan sikap siswa berpengaruh terhadap motivasi belajar sebesar 47,4%. The aim problems of this study were : (1 the teaching skills, the students’ learning discipline, the students’ attitudes, and the students’ motivation. (2 the effects of the teaching skills, the students’ learning discipline, and the students’ attitudes on the students’ motivation. The population of this study were the tenth grade students of Office Administration Program of SMK PL Tarcisius 1 Semarang which consisted of 110 students. The data were collected by questionnaires and documentations. The data then, were analyzed by multiple regression analysis. The results of the study showed that the multiple linear regression analysis, it was gained an equation Ŷ = 2.241 + 0.034 X1 + 0.419 X2 + 0.594 X3. The Fvalue obtained from F-test was 33.753 so that H4 was accepted. Partially (t-test, the tvalue for the teachers’ teaching skills variable (X1

  14. PENGARUH PERSEPSI SISWA MENGENAI KEPEMIMPINAN DAN KEMAMPUAN BERKOMUNIKASI GURU TERHADAP MOTIVASI BELAJAR SISWA PADA MATA PELAJARAN EKONOMI KELAS XI-IPS SMA NEGERI 1 SAYUNG TAHUN AJARAN 2013/2014

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    Full Text Available Motivasi belajar merupakan segala sesuatu yang dapat memotivasi siswa atau individu untuk belajar. Hasil observasi awal menunjukkan masih banyak siswa yang memiliki motivasi belajar rendah. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pengaruh persepsi siswa mengenai kepemimpinan dan kemampuan berkomunikasi guru terhadap motivasi belajar siswa pada mata pelajaran ekonomi kelas XI-IPS SMA Negeri 1 Sayung Tahun Ajaran 2013/2014. Populasi seluruh siswa kelas XI-IPS SMA Negeri 1 Sayung Tahun Ajaran 2013/2014 berjumlah 50 siswa, seluruhnya dijadikan responden. Teknik pengumpulan data menggunakan angket. Metode analisis data yang digunakan adalah teknik analisis deskriptif dan analisis regresi linier berganda. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa persepsi siswa mengenai kepemimpinan dan kemampuan berkomunikasi guru secara simultan berpengaruh terhadap motivasi belajar siswa pada mata pelajaran ekonomi (65%. Secara parsial persepsi siswa mengenai kepemimpinan guru berpengaruh terhadap motivasi belajar siswa pada mata pelajaran ekonomi (38,2%. Sedangkan persepsi siswa mengenai kemampuan berkomunikasi guru berpengaruh (33,8% terhadap motivasi belajar siswa pada mata pelajaran ekonomi. Motivation to learn is everything that can motivate students or individuals to learn. The results of preliminary observations indicate there are still many students who have alow learning motivation. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of students perceptions about leadership and communication skills of teachers to students motivation on economic subjects in class XI Social SMA Negeri 1 Sayung school year 2013/2014. The population in this study are all students of class XI Social SMAN 1 Sayung school year 2013/2014 amounted to 50 students, and they are the respondent. The technique of collecting data using questionnaires. Data analysis method used is deskripstif analysis technique and multiple regression linier analysis. The results showed that the students

  15. Radio Telescopes Will Add to Cassini-Huygens Discoveries

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    When the European Space Agency's Huygens spacecraft makes its plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, radio telescopes of the National Science Foundation's National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will help international teams of scientists extract the maximum possible amount of irreplaceable information from an experiment unique in human history. Huygens is the 700-pound probe that has accompanied the larger Cassini spacecraft on a mission to thoroughly explore Saturn, its rings and its numerous moons. The Green Bank Telescope The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope CREDIT: NRAO/AUI/NSF (Click on image for GBT gallery) The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia and eight of the ten telescopes of the continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), located at Pie Town and Los Alamos, NM, Fort Davis, TX, North Liberty, IA, Kitt Peak, AZ, Brewster, WA, Owens Valley, CA, and Mauna Kea, HI, will directly receive the faint signal from Huygens during its descent. Along with other radio telescopes in Australia, Japan, and China, the NRAO facilities will add significantly to the information about Titan and its atmosphere that will be gained from the Huygens mission. A European-led team will use the radio telescopes to make extremely precise measurements of the probe's position during its descent, while a U.S.-led team will concentrate on gathering measurements of the probe's descent speed and the direction of its motion. The radio-telescope measurements will provide data vital to gaining a full understanding of the winds that Huygens encounters in Titan's atmosphere. Currently, scientists know little about Titan's winds. Data from the Voyager I spacecraft's 1980 flyby indicated that east-west winds may reach 225 mph or more. North-south winds and possible vertical winds, while probably much weaker, may still be significant. There are competing theoretical models of Titan's winds, and the overall picture is best summarized as

  16. Efektivitas Model Pengukuran Kreativitas dalam Pembelajaran Hemisphere Kanas (HK untuk Meningkatkan Kreativitas Siswa Kelas V dalam Mata Pelajaran IPA di Sekolah Dasar

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan dari penelitian adalah untuk mendiskripsikan: efektivitas model pengukutan kreativitas verbal, kebethasilan pengembangan pembelajaran hemisphere kanan (HK, dan komponen kreativitas yang dapat dikembangkan setelah diberikan perlakuan pembelajaran HK. Penelitian dilakukan dalam dua tahap, yaitu penelitian quasi eksperimen pengembangan tes kreativitas dan tahap pembelajaran HK. Responden penelitian adalah 60 siswa. Tes kreativitas dikembangkan dari Test of Torrance Creative Thinking atau (TTCT. Keefektifan pengembangan model pengukuran kreativitas dianalisis dengan persamaan struktural atau Lisrel. Peningkatan kreativitas siswa dianalisis secara deskriptif. Hasil penelitian sebagai berikut: model yang digunakan efektif; penggunaan model pengukuran dapat meningkatkan kelancaran siswa dalam membuat pertanyaan, menebak sebab -akibat dari peristiwa, mengembangkan manfaat suatu benda, dan menggunakan sesuatu dengan cara yang luar biasa; pembelajaran HK dapat meningkatkan kemampuan siswa dqlqm membuat kategori menebak sebab - akibat dari peristiwa dan meningkatkan kemampuan kerja sama, keaktifan, kemampuan mengerjakan tugas; dan meningkatkan kemampuan guru dalam membangun hubungan dengan sesama guru dan hubungan dengan siswa. Kata kunci: kreativitas, model tes kreativitas, pembelajaran hemisphere kanan.

  17. Lixisenatide as add-on therapy to basal insulin

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Dominique Xavier Brown, Emma Louise Butler, Marc Evans Diabetes Department, University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff, UK Abstract: Many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus do not achieve target glycosylated hemoglobin A1c levels despite optimally titrated basal insulin and satisfactory fasting plasma glucose levels. Current evidence suggests that HbA1c levels are dictated by both basal glucose and postprandial glucose levels. This has led to a consensus that postprandial glucose excursions contribute to poor glycemic control in these patients. Lixisenatide is a once-daily, prandial glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1 receptor agonist with a four-fold affinity for the GLP-1 receptor compared with native GLP-1. Importantly, lixisenatide causes a significant delay in gastric emptying time, an important determinant of the once-daily dosing regimen. An exendin-4 mimetic with six lysine residues removed at the C-terminal, lixisenatide has pronounced postprandial glucose-lowering effects, making it a novel incretin agent for use in combination with optimally titrated basal insulin. Lixisenatide exerts profound effects on postprandial glucose through established mechanisms of glucose-dependent insulin secretion and glucagon suppression in combination with delayed gastric emptying. This review discusses the likely place that lixisenatide will occupy in clinical practice, given its profound effects on postprandial glucose and potential to reduce glycemic variability. Keywords: lixisenatide, add-on therapy, insulin, GLP-1 receptor agonist, postprandial glucose, pharmacodynamics

  18. Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?

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    Troell, Max; Naylor, Rosamond L; Metian, Marc; Beveridge, Malcolm; Tyedmers, Peter H; Folke, Carl; Arrow, Kenneth J; Barrett, Scott; Crépin, Anne-Sophie; Ehrlich, Paul R; Gren, Asa; Kautsky, Nils; Levin, Simon A; Nyborg, Karine; Österblom, Henrik; Polasky, Stephen; Scheffer, Marten; Walker, Brian H; Xepapadeas, Tasos; de Zeeuw, Aart

    2014-09-16

    Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector and continues to expand alongside terrestrial crop and livestock production. Using portfolio theory as a conceptual framework, we explore how current interconnections between the aquaculture, crop, livestock, and fisheries sectors act as an impediment to, or an opportunity for, enhanced resilience in the global food system given increased resource scarcity and climate change. Aquaculture can potentially enhance resilience through improved resource use efficiencies and increased diversification of farmed species, locales of production, and feeding strategies. However, aquaculture's reliance on terrestrial crops and wild fish for feeds, its dependence on freshwater and land for culture sites, and its broad array of environmental impacts diminishes its ability to add resilience. Feeds for livestock and farmed fish that are fed rely largely on the same crops, although the fraction destined for aquaculture is presently small (∼4%). As demand for high-value fed aquaculture products grows, competition for these crops will also rise, as will the demand for wild fish as feed inputs. Many of these crops and forage fish are also consumed directly by humans and provide essential nutrition for low-income households. Their rising use in aquafeeds has the potential to increase price levels and volatility, worsening food insecurity among the most vulnerable populations. Although the diversification of global food production systems that includes aquaculture offers promise for enhanced resilience, such promise will not be realized if government policies fail to provide adequate incentives for resource efficiency, equity, and environmental protection.

  19. Development of a colonoscopy add-on device for improvement of the intubation process

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Jonathan D Litten1, JungHun Choi2, David Drozek31Department of Mechanical Engineering; 2Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Program; 3College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Specialty Medicine, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USAAbstract: A colonoscopy add-on device has been developed to reduce intubation time without modification of the current colonoscope and peripheral devices. One of the main purposes of the system is to minimize trauma caused by the distal tip of the colonoscope. The detachable sensory fixture at the end of the distal tip measures the distance between the distal tip and the colon wall in three directions, and the actuation system attached at the base of the colonoscope controls the distal tip by rotating two dial knobs. The device controls the distal tip to minimize contact between the distal tip and the colon wall, and the distal tip ideally points out the next possible lumen. A compatibility test of the infrared sensory system was carried out, and the design of the actuation system was accomplished. The system is integrated and controlled by a microprocessor. The device was tested in a silicon colon and porcine intestine. The results showed that a colonoscopist successfully reached the cecum with the aid of the colonoscopy add-on device without significant contact between the colon wall and the distal tip. The colonoscopy aid device was very helpful for the novice colonoscopist.Keywords: colonoscope, infrared sensors, intubation, trauma, colonoscopy training model

  20. What a signature adds to the consent process.

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    Neary, Peter

    2012-02-03

    BACKGROUND: "Consent is a process by which a patient is informed and becomes a participant in decisions regarding their medical management." It is argued, however, that providing a signature to a form adds little to the quality of this process. METHODS: Views regarding the consent ritual of nonselected patients undergoing endoscopy (cystoscopy or sigmoidoscopy) were prospectively studied together with those of the attending staff. Patient volunteers were randomly assigned to one of two groups and given verbal explanation before the procedure, either alone (group A) or with a request to sign a form in addition (group B). A standardized questionnaire regarding preferences then was applied. RESULTS: A total of 37 patients (22 men) were studied along with seven staff members. Most surveyed felt that signing a consent form helped to empower the patient (group A, 84%; group B, 83%; staff, 100%). Although the patients mainly believed that it functioned primarily to protect the hospital and doctor (group A, 89%; group B, 67%), only one patient (3% of total) felt that such a formality undermined the patient-doctor relationship. Most staff members favored signing a form (86%). The majority of patients either favored it (group A, 47%; group B, 78%) or expressed no strong preference (group A, 32%; group B, 11%). Interestingly, more women than men preferred signing (73 vs. 55%; p = 0.25), perhaps because more women believed that it functioned to preserve autonomy (93 vs. 77% of men). Age was no particular determinant of perspective. CONCLUSION: Although it may be viewed as primarily serving to protect the doctor and hospital, the formal process of signing written consent forms appeals to patients and staff.

  1. Experimental re-evaluation of flunarizine as add-on antiepileptic therapy

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    Thakur, Anamika; Sahai, A. K.; Thakur, J. S.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Experimental studies have found several calcium channel blockers with anticonvulsant property. Flunarizine is one of the most potent calcium channel blockers, which has shown anticonvulsant effect against pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) and maximal electroshock (MES)-induced seizures. However, further experimental and clinical trials have shown varied results. We conducted a PTZ model experimental study to re-evaluate the potential of flunarizine for add-on therapy in the management of refractory epilepsy. Materials and Methods: Experiments were conducted in PTZ model involving Swiss strain mice. Doses producing seizures in 50% and 99% mice, i.e. CD50 and CD99 values of PTZ were obtained from the dose-response study. Animals received graded, single dose of sodium valproate (100–300 mg/kg), lamotrigine (3–12 mg/kg) and flunarizine (5–20 mg/kg), and then each group of mice was injected with CD99 dose of PTZ (65mg/kg i.p.). Another group of mice received single ED50 dose (dose producing seizure protection in 50% mice) of sodium valproate and flunarizine separately in left and right side of abdomen. Results were analysed by Kruskal–Wallis ANOVA on Ranks test. Results: As compared to control, sodium valproate at 250 mg/kg and 300 mg/kg produced statistical significant seizure protection. At none of the pre-treatment dose levels of lamotrigine, the seizure score with PTZ differed significantly from that observed in the vehicle-treated group. Pre-treatment with flunarizine demonstrated dose-dependent decrease in the seizure score to PTZ administration. As compared to control group, flunarizine at 20 mg/kg produced statistical significant seizure protection. Conclusion: As combined use of sodium valproate and flunarizine has shown significant seizure protection in PTZ model, flunarizine has a potential for add-on therapy in refractory cases of partial seizures. It is therefore, we conclude that further experimental studies and multicenter clinical trials

  2. Experimental re-evaluation of flunarizine as add-on antiepileptic therapy

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    Anamika Thakur

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Experimental studies have found several calcium channel blockers with anticonvulsant property. Flunarizine is one of the most potent calcium channel blockers, which has shown anticonvulsant effect against pentylenetetrazole (PTZ and maximal electroshock (MES-induced seizures. However, further experimental and clinical trials have shown varied results. We conducted a PTZ model experimental study to re-evaluate the potential of flunarizine for add-on therapy in the management of refractory epilepsy. Materials and Methods: Experiments were conducted in PTZ model involving Swiss strain mice. Doses producing seizures in 50% and 99% mice, i.e. CD 50 and CD 99 values of PTZ were obtained from the dose-response study. Animals received graded, single dose of sodium valproate (100-300 mg/kg, lamotrigine (3-12 mg/kg and flunarizine (5-20 mg/kg, and then each group of mice was injected with CD 99 dose of PTZ (65mg/kg i.p.. Another group of mice received single ED 50 dose (dose producing seizure protection in 50% mice of sodium valproate and flunarizine separately in left and right side of abdomen. Results were analysed by Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA on Ranks test. Results: As compared to control, sodium valproate at 250 mg/kg and 300 mg/kg produced statistical significant seizure protection. At none of the pre-treatment dose levels of lamotrigine, the seizure score with PTZ differed significantly from that observed in the vehicle-treated group. Pre-treatment with flunarizine demonstrated dose-dependent decrease in the seizure score to PTZ administration. As compared to control group, flunarizine at 20 mg/kg produced statistical significant seizure protection. Conclusion: As combined use of sodium valproate and flunarizine has shown significant seizure protection in PTZ model, flunarizine has a potential for add-on therapy in refractory cases of partial seizures. It is therefore, we conclude that further experimental studies and multicenter clinical

  3. Cost-effective add-drop fiber optic microcell system for CDMA cellular network evolution

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    Cheong, Jong M.; Ham, David; Song, Myoung H.; Son, Yong S.

    2001-10-01

    In this paper, we propose a cost effective add-drop fiber-optic microcell system for CDMA cellular network. The add-drop microcell is compatible with the existing PCS or digital cellular services (DCS) systems & networks. The proposed fiber-optic add-drop access network is independent of the different channels and gives flexibility in evolution scenarios. This add-drop network provides the optimum solution to cut-down the additional rental fees by sharing the existing fiber-optic cable for cellular/PCS service providers who want to provide third generation services.

  4. PENINGKATAN KOMPETENSI PEDAGOGIK GURU IPA BERBASIS PENDIDIKAN AGAMA ISLAM MELALUI ALAT PERAGA IPA KONTEKSTUAL DI MI KECAMATAN NGABLAK, MAGELANG

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    training management model contextual equipment science with the use of the natural surroundings as His grace revealed to man. Increased the ability of science teachers can be seen from the results of the pre-posttest through paired t test significance 0.000 < 0.05, the observation capabilities of teachers used contextual equipment science for science teacher based of Islamic education in the post-training schools was competent results.

  5. PELATIHAN MEDIA PEMBELAJARAN MULTIMEDIA DENGAN POWERPOINT DAN WONDERSHARE UNTUK PENGEMBANGAN SOFT SKILLS SISWABAGI GURU SD &TK1

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    Full Text Available Developmentof soft skills in elementary and kindergarten students can be metthrough alearning model based Multimedia Information Communication Technology (ICT. Training development of multimedia-based instructional media and Information Communication Technology aim stop rovide skills in aking mediaan attractive multimedia learning in a way that isrelativel yeasy. The method applied in this activity is the method of presentation of the introduction of the software includes Microsoft Power Point and Wondershare. Demonstration of the method pengoperasionalisasian program and method of making the practice of instructional media directly by the participants in accord ance with their respective subjects with the use of these programs.

  6. Measuring Narcissism within Add Health: The Development and Validation of a New Scale

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    Davis, Mark S.; Brunell, Amy B.

    2012-01-01

    This study reports the development of a measure of narcissism within the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) data set. In Study 1, items were selected from Wave III to form the Add Health Narcissism Scale (AHNS). These were factor analyzed, yielding a single factor comprised of five subscales. We correlated the AHNS and…

  7. Measuring Narcissism within Add Health: The Development and Validation of a New Scale

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    Davis, Mark S.; Brunell, Amy B.

    2012-01-01

    This study reports the development of a measure of narcissism within the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) data set. In Study 1, items were selected from Wave III to form the Add Health Narcissism Scale (AHNS). These were factor analyzed, yielding a single factor comprised of five subscales. We correlated the AHNS and…

  8. PENGARUH KEPEMIMPINAN TRANSFORMASIONAL DAN KEPUASAN KERJA TERHADAP PERILAKU KEWARGAAN ORGANISASI GURU SEKOLAH DASAR NEGERI KECAMATAN KRAS KABUPATEN KEDIRI

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    Imam Gunawan

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    Full Text Available The objective of this research is to found out the influence of transformational leadership and job satisfaction toward organizational citizenship behavior of the teacher in primary school Kras District of Kediri. This research used quantitative approach. The participants of the research are 159 teachers of 30 primary school Kras, District of Kediri. The data found using closed model questionnaire instrument. The data analyzed using path analyzing, with the help of SPSS PASW Statistics 18 program. The results of the research show that there is a significance influence between transformational leadership and job satisfaction toward organizational citizenship behavior of the teacher in primary school Kras, District of Kediri. The transformational leadership contributes 15.1% while the job satisfaction contribution is 20.4%. Other variables beyond this research contribute 64.5%.

  9. PKSolver: An add-in program for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data analysis in Microsoft Excel.

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    Zhang, Yong; Huo, Meirong; Zhou, Jianping; Xie, Shaofei

    2010-09-01

    This study presents PKSolver, a freely available menu-driven add-in program for Microsoft Excel written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), for solving basic problems in pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) data analysis. The program provides a range of modules for PK and PD analysis including noncompartmental analysis (NCA), compartmental analysis (CA), and pharmacodynamic modeling. Two special built-in modules, multiple absorption sites (MAS) and enterohepatic circulation (EHC), were developed for fitting the double-peak concentration-time profile based on the classical one-compartment model. In addition, twenty frequently used pharmacokinetic functions were encoded as a macro and can be directly accessed in an Excel spreadsheet. To evaluate the program, a detailed comparison of modeling PK data using PKSolver and professional PK/PD software package WinNonlin and Scientist was performed. The results showed that the parameters estimated with PKSolver were satisfactory. In conclusion, the PKSolver simplified the PK and PD data analysis process and its output could be generated in Microsoft Word in the form of an integrated report. The program provides pharmacokinetic researchers with a fast and easy-to-use tool for routine and basic PK and PD data analysis with a more user-friendly interface.

  10. MANAJERIAL KEPALA SEKOLAH DALAM MENINGKATKATKAN KINERJA GURU PADA SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEJURUAN (SMK NEGERI 2 SINABANG KABUPATEN SIMEULUE

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    Taswir Taswir

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    Full Text Available School head master managerial is one things must be conducted systematically and continuously in order to improve the competence and the skill in carrying out the duty to reach the national education goal. The purpose of this study is to describe the school head master managerial at state vocational school SMK 2 Sinabang. This study uses descriptive qualitative approach, and the data collection techniques were observations, interviews, and documentations. The subjects of the research were: school head master, school administration chairman, and the deputy of the school head master. The results shows (1 the school head master’s ability in developing planning programs is formulated by school head master which was started at new school year academic such as supervising, assessing the teacher’s performance, involving the teachers on the trainings, giving extra tasks for some teachers such as vice school headmaster, department chairman, lab chairman, supervisors, and librarian, teachers for training, distribution of additional duties for teachers as a representative example principal, head of department, head of the laboratory, supervisor, and manager of the library; (2 the strategies undertaken by the school head master in teacher performance implementation were: guiding teachers in arranging lesson plan, applying teaching model variation, giving motivation, engaging teachers in some training activities and refreshment courses, and giving the opportunities to the teachers to pursue their study, activating MGMPs activity and KKG forum at school; (3 The impact of the coaching process being carried out by the school head master to improve the teacher performance, will be seen from the teacher changing attitude to be better, namely, the ability of the teacher in setting the plan, implement, and evaluate the teaching–learning process; (4 the constraints being faced in improving the professional capability of teachers among others are: funding

  11. 基于 Python 语言的 Add -In 开发应用%The Development and Application of Add-In Based on Python Language

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    张玉群; 朱道壮

    2014-01-01

    By introducing the process method of Python language menu developmentusing Add-In plugins in ArcGIS, proposed in ArcGIS for data processing, to guide developers to use a simple way of development.%通过简要介绍Python语言在ArcGIS中采用Add-In插件进行菜单开发的流程,提出了在ArcGIS进行数据处理时,开发人员应使用的一种简便易行的开发方式。

  12. SIKAP GURU TERHADAP PENERAPAN PROGRAM INKLUSIF DITINJAU DARI ASPEK GURU

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    TEACHER’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION VIEWED FROM TEACHER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT Abstract This study aimed: (1 description of teacher’s attitude towards inclusive education in their school and (2 the relation between teacher attitudes and teacher’s and environmental aspect. This study utilized quantitative and qualitative approach. The quantitative approach used a questionnaire to gain a descriptive and correlation data. The qualitative approach will provide a depth exploration of teacher’s and environmental aspect of teachers’ attitude with a semi-structured interview. This study revealed that there are teachers who still held a negative atittudes. This study also revealed a positive correlation between teacher’s attitude and several aspects, like social political view, teacher’s belief, the role of principal and parents, and resources. The qualitative data show that there are diverse opinion in resources, belief, and the role of parents. But there is relatively similar answer in social political view, principal role, and the urge to get a professional development or training. Keywords: teacher’s attitude, inclusive education, child with special needs

  13. Quantifying a Negative: How Homeland Security Adds Value

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    Many studies and publications examine fire spread of closely spaced buildings, including “On Radiant Heat Transfer from Turbulent Flames” by Cox.4...flame effects how much radiant heat is put out. This study was the foundation for modeling fire spread in urban and wildland environments. In 2002...Technical Note 1600) (Washington, DC: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2006). 4 Gordon Cox, “On Radiant Heat Transfer from Turbulent

  14. Tunable add-drop filter using an active whispering gallery mode microcavity

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    Monifi, Faraz; Yang, Lan

    2013-01-01

    An add-drop filter (ADF) fabricated using a whispering gallery mode resonator has different crosstalks for add and drop functions due to non-zero intrinsic losses of the resonator. Here, we show that introducing gain medium in the resonator and optically pumping it below the lasing threshold not only allows loss compensation to achieve similar and lower crosstalks but also tunability in bandwidth and add-drop efficiency. For an active ADF fabricated using an erbium-ytterbium co-doped microsphere, we achieved 24-fold enhancement in the intrinsic quality factor, 3.5-fold increase in drop efficiency, bandwidth tunability of 35 MHz and a crosstalk of only 2%.

  15. Consumer Mental Accounts and Implications to Selling Base Products and Add-ons

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    2012-01-01

    Firms in a variety of industries offer add-on products to consumers who have previously purchased a base product. We posit that consumers, in making their decisions as to whether to purchase add-ons that complement the base products, find a greater need for the value offered by the add-ons when the "unrecovered" value (i.e., price paid minus the benefits obtained so far) associated with the base products is higher. We conduct experiments that test the proposed hypothesis and examine the strat...

  16. Pembinaan Guru di Daerah Terpencil

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    Full Text Available The role of teachers in isolated remote areas is very important in empowering local human resources. Human character building was partly related to teacher's performance. The teacher's performance in conducting their responsibility depends on the quality of their social-economic conditions. To improve their spirit on daily educational activities, they should be treated by a special management. It means that there must be an equilibrium between career and economic-life and between their right and their responsibility. To implement this concept, all of related institutions should be involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating phases. These institutions are local community, universities, schools, and other institutions belonging to local governments

  17. MENINGKATKAN PROFESIONALISME GURU AGAMA HINDU

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    Full Text Available This paper aims to provide a correct understanding of the importance of quality and professionalism of Hindu religious teachers in education. A teacher of religion, especially Hindu religious teachers is not just a job assigned to transfer knowledge but also served to instill the values of the teachings of Hinduism to the learners. Hindu religious teachers are professional positions, hence a teacher demanded to carry out their duties professionally. The professionalism of a teacher can be seen from how to run any of the duties is always productive, innovative, efficient and effective and independentTo be a Hindu religious teacher who is able to carry out their duties in a professional manner, the necessary efforts both from its own consciousness and on the government's efforts. In an effort to become a Hindu religious teachers qualified and professional, then a Hindu religious teachers is not enough to just rely on what the government has programmed as with training, workshops, competition research, as well as awards in the form of allowance teacher certification, and seminars, but a Hindu religious teachers are required to understand the teachings of Hinduism as a whole and want to fill themselves with the knowledge and responsiveness to changing times and technological advances. Thus, the material being taught will always correspond with the times and the material can be innovative, efficient and effective in their delivery in the classroom.Finally the success of a teacher of religion in their profession will appear on the character and attitude of the learners who become responsible, religious and good behavior.

  18. Mothers whose children have ADD/ADHD discuss their children's medication use: an investigation of blogs.

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    Clarke, Juanne N; Lang, Laura

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the results of a frame and discourse analysis of Internet blog sites where parents (usually mothers) discuss their concerns about medication use by their children with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). This is a particularly important topic in an era characterized by powerful circulating discourses around the contentious medicalization of, and prevalent pharmaceutical treatments for, ADD/ADHD, as well as the mother blame associated with having a child diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The findings document that the mothers see ADD/ADHD as legitimate medical diagnoses and view themselves as caretakers of children with brain and neuro-chemical anomalies affecting the behavior of their children. They favor pharmaceutical use and describe themselves as experts in the difficult and complex issues related to pharmaceuticalized parenting. At the same time their adoption of medicalization is contingent as they express specific critiques of some doctors, some types of doctors, and critically evaluate science.

  19. Design of a Floating-Point Fused Add-Subtract Unit Using Verilog

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A floating-point (FP fused add-subtract unit is presented that performs simultaneous floating-point operation of add-subtract on a common pair of single-precision data at the same time that it takes to perform in a single addition with a conventional floating-point adder. The system was placed and routed in 45nm process so that there will be less consumption of memory as well as power.

  20. PAOLO: a Polarimeter Add-On for the LRS Optics at a Nasmyth focus of the TNG

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    Covino, S; Bruno, P; Cecconi, M; Conconi, P; D'Avanzo, P; di Fabrizio, L; Fugazza, D; Giarrusso, M; Giro, E; Leone, F; Lorenzi, V; Scuderi, S

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    We describe a new polarimetric facility available at the Istituto Nazionale di AstroFisica / Telescopio Nazionale Galileo at La Palma, Canary islands. This facility, PAOLO (Polarimetric Add-On for the LRS Optics), is located at a Nasmyth focus of an alt-az telescope and requires a specific modeling in order to remove the time- and pointing position-dependent instrumental polarization. We also describe the opto-mechanical structure of the instrument and its calibration and present early examples of applications.

  1. Calling all LEGO lovers! Add a mini control room to your collection

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    The mini LHC Lego project launched in March (see here) now has almost 6,000 supporters - well on its way to the 10,000 votes needed for it to (hopefully!) hit store shelves. This week, the project added a new feature to its line: a mini control centre! The new LEGO Control centre, featuring operators "Kerstin" and "Marco".   The mini LHC project is the brainchild of ATLAS PhD student Nathan Readioff, who designed Lego replicas of the LHC and the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb experiments on a micro scale. Each detector model is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but crammed with detailed internal systems revealed by cutaway walls. Every major detector component is represented by a Lego piece. Now, Nathan has created a control centre to complement the mini LHC project. This would be an add-on feature for Lego’s consideration, should they decide to develop the accelerator into a box set. “The control centre is ...

  2. 640 Gbit/s optical time-division add-drop multiplexing in a non-linear optical loop mirror

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    Mulvad, Hans Christian Hansen; Galili, Michael; Oxenløwe, Leif Katsuo

    2009-01-01

    Error-free 640 Gbit/s all-optical time-division add-drop multiplexing is demonstrated using a non-linear optical loop mirror. Both the add- and drop operations are achieved simultaneously by switching.......Error-free 640 Gbit/s all-optical time-division add-drop multiplexing is demonstrated using a non-linear optical loop mirror. Both the add- and drop operations are achieved simultaneously by switching....

  3. PENERAPAN MODEL PEMBELAJARAN TUTOR SEBAYA PADA MATA PELAJARAN SOSIOLOGI

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    Ningrum Pusporini Anggorowati

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui pelaksanaannya model pembelajaran tutor sebaya (peer teaching di SMAN I Brebes. Subjek dalam penelitian ini adalah guru sosiologi kelas XI IPS 1 dan siswa kelas XI IPS 1. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan peer teaching memerlukan persiapan yang matang, dan setiap tahap pelaksanaan hendaknya dievaluasi untuk mendapatkan hasil yang baik. Faktor pendukung dalam pelaksanaan model pembelajaran tutor sebaya antara lain yaitu adanya interaksi antara guru dengan siswa, minat belajar siswa cukup tinggi, guru dan siswa lebih akrab dalam kegiatan pembelajaran, keterlibatan tutor sebaya dalam kelompok belajar membuat suasana pembelajaran lebih menarik, sedangkan faktor penghambatnya antara lain yaitu kurangnya persiapan dari para tutor, sarana dan prasarana kurang memadai, kegiatan pembelajaran kurang kondusif, dan sumber belajar kurang memadai. The objective of this study is to examine the implementation of peer tutoring learning model (peer teaching in SMAN I Brebes. Subjects in this study were teachers sociology class XI IPS 1 and class XI IPS 1. Results show that the implementation of peer teaching requires preparation, and each stage of the implementation should be evaluated to obtain good results. Factors supporting the implementation of peer tutoring learning model, among others, the interaction between teachers and students, and also student interest is high; teachers and students are more familiar in learning activities, and peer tutor involvement in the study group to make the learning environment more attractive. The inhibiting factor of peer teaching strategy include among others the lack of preparation of the tutors, inadequate infrastructure, lack of conducive learning activities, and learning resources are inadequate.

  4. The Integration of the Neurosciences, Child Public Health, and Education Practice: Hemisphere-Specific Remediation Strategies as a Discipline Partnered Rehabilitation Tool in ADD/ADHD.

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    Leisman, Gerry; Mualem, Raed; Machado, Calixto

    2013-01-01

    ADD/ADHD is the most common and most studied neurodevelopmental problem. Recent statistics from the U.S. Center for Disease Control state that 11% or approximately one out of every nine children in the US and one in five high school boys are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. This number is thought to be increasing at around 15-20% per year. The US National Institute of Mental Health's Multi-modal Treatment Study has shown that medication has no long-term benefit for those with ADHD. To effectively address ADD/ADHD from within the framework of child public health, an interdisciplinary strategy is necessary that is based on a neuroeducational model that can be readily implemented on a large-scale within the educational system. This study is based on previous findings that ADD/ADHD children possess underactivity between sub-cortical and cortical regions. An imbalance of activity or arousal in one area can result in functional disconnections similar to that seen in split-brain patients. Since ADD/ADHD children exhibit deficient performance on tests developed to measure perceptual laterality, evidence of weak laterality or failure to develop laterality has been found across various modalities (auditory, visual, tactile). This has reportedly resulted in abnormal cerebral organization and ineffective cortical specialization necessary for the development of language and non-language function. This pilot study examines groups of ADD/ADHD and control elementary school children all of whom were administered all of the subtests of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Tests, the Brown Parent Questionnaire, and given objective performance measures on tests of motor and sensory coordinative abilities. Results measured after a 12-week remediation program aimed at increasing the activity of the hypothesized underactive right hemisphere function, yielded significant improvement of greater than 2 years in grade level in all domains except in mathematical reasoning. The treated group also

  5. A review of modafinil and armodafinil as add-on therapy in antipsychotic-treated patients with schizophrenia.

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    Wittkampf, Laura Christina; Arends, Johannes; Timmerman, Leo; Lancel, Marike

    2012-06-01

    Schizophrenia is characterized by reality distortion, psychomotor poverty and cognitive disturbances. These characteristics contribute to a lesser social functioning and lower quality of life in patients with schizophrenia. It has been suggested that modafinil and its isomer armodafinil as an add-on strategy to antipsychotic treatment in patients with schizophrenia may improve cognitive functioning, attenuate fatigue, inactiveness and other negative functions as well as weight gain. In this paper we review the literature relevant to the question of whether modafinil and armodafinil are beneficial as add-on therapy in antipsychotic-treated patients with schizophrenia. A total of 15 articles were included in this review; of the 15 articles, 10 were randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Evidence for the use of modafinil or armodafinil as add-on therapy to antipsychotic drugs to alleviate fatigue, sleepiness and inactivity is inconclusive. One cohort study and one out of two single-dose crossover RCTs in which modafinil addition was studied could demonstrate a positive effect. All five RCTs of modafinil (three RCTs) and armodafinil (two RCTs) addition with a longer study duration could not demonstrate a positive effect. With respect to cognitive disturbances, animal models of cognitive deficits show clear improvements with modafinil. In RCTs with a treatment duration of 4 weeks or more, however, no positive effect could be demonstrated on cognitive functioning with modafinil and armodafinil addition. Yet, four single-dose crossover RCTs of modafinil addition show significant positive effects on executive functioning, verbal memory span, visual memory, working memory, spatial planning, slowing in latency, impulse control and recognition of faces expressing sadness and sadness misattribution in the context of disgust recognition. The addition of modafinil or armodafinil to an antipsychotic regime, despite theoretical and preclinical considerations, has not been proved to

  6. ADD3可变剪接在结肠癌与正常组织间的差异表达%Differential expression of ADD3 splicing isoforms between colorectal cancer and normal mucosa tissues

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    陶敏; 黄良祥; 蔡鹏威; 晋龙; 吴文冰; 曾长青; 黄毅; 伍严安

    2016-01-01

    AIM:To investigate the relationship between the expression of adducin 3 (ADD3) and its splicing isoforms and colorectal cancer (CRC).METHODS:The expression of ADD3, ADD3-Ia and ADD3-Ib in 50 pair of CRC tissues , 20 pairs of colorectal polyp tissues , and 2 CRC cell lines SW480 and SW620 before and after oxaliplatin or fluoroura-cil intervention were detected by real-time PCR.The cell activity was determined by MTT assay , the cell migration ability was evaluated by wound-healing assay , and the cell invasion ability was measured by Transwell assay .RESULTS:The expres-sion levels of ADD3 and ADD3-Ib were decreased in the CRC tissues as compared with the normal mucous (P<0.01), and ADD3-Ia/Ib ratio was increased in the CRC tissues (P<0.01).The expression level of ADD3-Ia was higher in T3-4 group than that in T1-2 group (P<0.05).Reduced expression of ADD3, ADD3-Ia and ADD3-Ib in colorectal polyps was observed compared with the normal tissues (P<0.01).Compared with the SW480 cells, the expression levels of ADD3-Ia and ADD3-Ib were lower (P<0.05) and the ADD3-Ia/Ib ratio was higher (P <0.01) in the SW620 cells.After treated with oxalipla-tin or fluorouracil, the cell activity, migration and invasion in the SW620 and SW480 cells were weakened accompanied by the increases in the expression levels of ADD 3, ADD3-Ia and ADD3-Ib to various certain extents .CONCLUSION:In CRC there is a tendency that ADD3-Ib reduction leads to ADD3 decrease, accompanied by an increased ADD3-Ia/Ib ratio.The expression changes of ADD 3 and its splicing isoforms in the CRC may be relevant to its invasion ability .%目的:探讨内收蛋白3(ADD3)及其剪接体与结直肠癌(CRC)的关系。方法:Real-time PCR方法检测50对CRC组织、20对结直肠息肉组织、经5-氟尿嘧啶(5-FU )或奥沙利铂干预前后的SW480(低转移性)和SW620(高转移性)结肠癌细胞中ADD3-、ADD3-Ia和ADD3-Ib的表达量。用MTT检测细胞的活力,用划痕实验检测

  7. PENGEMBANGAN BAHAN AJAR DIGITAL BERLANDASKAN MODEL GUIDED-PROJECT BASED LEARNING

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    Ighfir Rijal Taufiqy

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    Hasil observasi menunjukkan SMK Negeri 1 Beji Pasuruan sudah menggunakan bahan ajar digital dan project based learning dalam pembelajaran. Tujuan pengembangan menghasilkan bahan ajar digital pada mata pelajaran Teknik Pengambilan Gambar Bergerak berlandaskan model Guided-Project Based Learning di SMK Negeri 1 Beji Pasuruan. Model penelitian dan pengembangan mengadaptasi model Dick & Carey yang dimodifikasi dengan menghilangkan evaluasi formatif. Subjek uji coba ahli materi, ahli media, guru, siswa kelas XII. Rata-rata kelayakan sebesar 89,5% dan pencapaian post-test sebesar 81,77. Saran pengembangan lebih lanjut dengan menambahkan empat proyek sehingga menjadi satu keutuhan bahan ajar dalam periode satu tahun dan perlu uji efektivitas.

  8. Add-on effect of Brahmi in the management of schizophrenia

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Brahmi(Bacopa monnieri, an Ayurvedic herb has primarily been used to enhance cognitive ability, memory and learning skills. We present a case study of schizophrenia in which add-on Brahmi extracts 500 mg/day for a period of one month resulted in reduction in psychopathology without any treatment-emergent adverse effect. Although preliminary, our case study suggests therapeutic efficacy of add-on Brahmi in schizophrenia, thus opening up a new dimension of its role in alternative medicines.

  9. What can neuromorphic event-driven precise timing add to spike-based pattern recognition?

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    Akolkar, Himanshu; Meyer, Cedric; Clady, Zavier; Marre, Olivier; Bartolozzi, Chiara; Panzeri, Stefano; Benosman, Ryad

    2015-03-01

    This letter introduces a study to precisely measure what an increase in spike timing precision can add to spike-driven pattern recognition algorithms. The concept of generating spikes from images by converting gray levels into spike timings is currently at the basis of almost every spike-based modeling of biological visual systems. The use of images naturally leads to generating incorrect artificial and redundant spike timings and, more important, also contradicts biological findings indicating that visual processing is massively parallel, asynchronous with high temporal resolution. A new concept for acquiring visual information through pixel-individual asynchronous level-crossing sampling has been proposed in a recent generation of asynchronous neuromorphic visual sensors. Unlike conventional cameras, these sensors acquire data not at fixed points in time for the entire array but at fixed amplitude changes of their input, resulting optimally sparse in space and time-pixel individually and precisely timed only if new, (previously unknown) information is available (event based). This letter uses the high temporal resolution spiking output of neuromorphic event-based visual sensors to show that lowering time precision degrades performance on several recognition tasks specifically when reaching the conventional range of machine vision acquisition frequencies (30-60 Hz). The use of information theory to characterize separability between classes for each temporal resolution shows that high temporal acquisition provides up to 70% more information that conventional spikes generated from frame-based acquisition as used in standard artificial vision, thus drastically increasing the separability between classes of objects. Experiments on real data show that the amount of information loss is correlated with temporal precision. Our information-theoretic study highlights the potentials of neuromorphic asynchronous visual sensors for both practical applications and theoretical

  10. Analysis of Performance Limitations in Fiber Bragg Grating Based Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer due to Crosstalk

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract— Wavelength  division  multiplexing  (WDM optical networks  are  attracting  more  and  more attention because of their ability to provide  increased capacity and  flexibility. Optical add-drop multiplexer (OADM  becomes  a  key  component  to  add  or  drop wavelengths  in  high  bit  rate  optical  networks. Crosstalk  in OADM  often degrades  the performance of WDM  system  drastically.  In  this  article,  we  have developed  analytical model  for  low  crosstalk  of  fiber Bragg  grating  based  OADM  with  isolator. We  have also  derived  analytical  expressions  for  relative intensity noise (RIN, bit error rate (BER and power penalty to evaluate the performance limitations of this OADM. Results show that crosstalk, RIN and BER of the  proposed  OADM  are significantly  lower  and provide better performance than the existing OADMs.

  11. Pubertal Stress and Nutrition and their Association with Sexual Orientation and Height in the Add Health Data.

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    Skorska, Malvina N; Bogaert, Anthony F

    2017-01-01

    A number of studies have indicated that gay men tend to be shorter, on average, than heterosexual men. Less evidence exists that lesbian women are taller, on average, than heterosexual women. The most popular explanation of the association between sexual orientation and height involves prenatal factors, such that, for example, gay men may have been exposed to lower than typical androgens during fetal development, which impacts their height and sexual orientation as adults. An alternative explanation involves stress, given that stress has been associated with sexual minority identification and with lower height. Another alternative explanation involves nutrition, although its relationship is less clear with sexual minority identification. Using the Add Health data, which is a large, nationally representative and longitudinal sample of American adolescents (n = 14,786), we tested a mediation model, such that sexual orientation → pubertal stress/nutrition → height. Within men, we found that gay men (n = 126) were shorter, on average, than heterosexual men (n = 6412). None of the 24 pubertal stress-related and 15 pubertal nutrition-related variables assessed in the Add Health data mediated the relationship between sexual orientation and height in men. Within women, lesbians (n = 75) did not differ significantly in stature compared to heterosexual women (n = 6267). Thus, prenatal mechanisms (e.g., hormones, maternal immune response) are likely better candidates for explaining the height difference between gay men and heterosexual men.

  12. Knowledge Management Model on Educational Organization

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    Elsina Ferdinandus

    2015-12-01

    Key Words: model, knowledge management, educational organizations Abstrak: Penelitian ini bertujuan mendeskripsikan proses knowledge management yang dilakukan pada SMA Negeri 1 Pulau-pulau Aru dan SMA Yos Sudarso Dobo di Kabupaten Kepulauan Aru. Penelitian ini menggunakan jenis penelitian kualitatif dengan rancangan studi multi kasus. Data dikumpulkan dengan teknik observasi, wawancara mendalam dan dokumentasi kemudian dianalisis dengan teknik analisis data kasus individu dan analisis data lintas kasus. Temuan penelitian ini menggambarkan (1 guru-guru sudah melakukan transformasi pengetahuan explicit to tacit dengan baik ketika melakukan persiapan pembelajaran, transformasi pengetahuan tacit to explicit belum dilakukan dengan baik, dan transformasi pengetahuan tacit to tacit sudah dilakukan dengan baik; (2  sosialisasi dilakukan dengan baik, namun belum maksimal; (3  kepala sekolah SMA Negeri 1 Pulau-pulau Aru lebih demokratis dan kepala sekolah SMA Yos Sudarso Dobo lebih paternalistis; (4 peningkatan berupa upaya memasukan pengetahuan dari luar sekolah sudah dilakukan oleh kedua sekolah; dan (5  proses knowledge capture di kedua sekolah sudah berjalan dengan baik. Kata kunci: model, knowledge management, organisasi pendidikan

  13. Accepting Medication Therapy Management Recommendations to Add ACEIs or ARBs in Diabetes Care.

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    Hurwitz, Jason T; Grizzle, Amy J; Augustine, Jill; Rehfeld, Rick; Wild, Ann; Abraham, Ivo

    2016-01-01

    recommendations (letter, phone call, fax, or some combination thereof); (3) whether recommendations were made once or twice on separate dates; (4) patient's sex; and (5) type of health care plan. Recommendations were made for 31,495 members of health plans or PBMs that contracted with the UA-MMC. Patients' ages ranged from 19-90 (Mean =72.01; SD =10.21), with females comprising 56% of the sample. The recommendation to add ACEI/ARB medications was accepted for 14.5% (4,559) of patients. In most cases (73%), recommendations occurred via a letter to patients together with a fax to their providers. The fitted model, containing 3 predictor variables (age quartile, type of contact to communicate the recommendations, and whether recommendation contacts were made twice), was statistically significant, χ(2) (10; N = 31,495) = 112.82 (P ACEI/ARB medications. The likelihood of recommendation acceptance decreased as patient age increased compared with patients in the first age quartile (ages 19-67; P ≤ 0.005 at all levels). Compared with sending only a provider fax, patients who received all 3 types of contact (provider fax with patient phone call and letter) were estimated to be 1.34 times more likely (34% increase) to have recommendation acceptance ( P = 0.004; 95% CI = 1.10-1.63). Similarly, patients who received only letters were also 1.32 times more likely (32% increase) than provider faxes alone to result in recommendation acceptance ( P = 0.003; 95% CI = 1.10-1.59). Patients for whom recommendations were made twice were less likely to have recommendation acceptance than for those contacted once, controlling for all other predictor variables in the model ( P ACEI/ARB to diabetic regimens are more likely to be accepted for younger patients and those who receive recommendations through all 3 communication types (provider fax combined with patient phone call and letter) or just letters than provider faxes alone. Further research is needed to understand why prescribers are not accepting

  14. Break out of the box: how to add value to the security function.

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    Jones, Russell F

    2007-01-01

    Opportunities to create programs that enhance the value of the security function are present now and will be in the future, according to the author, who illustrates a number of ways the resourceful security practitioner can add to his department's reputation and his organization's bottom line.

  15. Design and Implementation of 10 Gbps Optical Add-Drop Transponder

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    Byoung-Sung; Kim; Seung-Il; Myong; Jung-Chan; Lee; Je-Soo; Ko

    2003-01-01

    10 Gbps optical add-drop transponder, which can accommodate VSR (very short reach) to LR (long reach) subnetworks, is designed and implemented. The transponder consists of an OCA (optical transport network connection assembly), a SCA (sub-network connection assembly), and a FECA (forward error correction assembly).

  16. JAWS: Just Add Water System - A device for detection of nucleic acids in Martian ice caps

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    Hansen, Anders J.; Willerslev, Eske; Mørk, Søren

    2002-01-01

    The design of a device for nucleic acid detection in the Martian ice caps is presented; the Just Add Water System (JAWS). It is based on fiber-optic PNA (peptide nucleic acid) light up probe random microsphere universal array technology. JAWS is designed to be part of a larger system with a regul...

  17. Neural Biomarkers for Dyslexia, ADHD, and ADD in the Auditory Cortex of Children.

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    Serrallach, Bettina; Groß, Christine; Bernhofs, Valdis; Engelmann, Dorte; Benner, Jan; Gündert, Nadine; Blatow, Maria; Wengenroth, Martina; Seitz, Angelika; Brunner, Monika; Seither, Stefan; Parncutt, Richard; Schneider, Peter; Seither-Preisler, Annemarie

    2016-01-01

    Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and attention deficit disorder (ADD) show distinct clinical profiles that may include auditory and language-related impairments. Currently, an objective brain-based diagnosis of these developmental disorders is still unavailable. We investigated the neuro-auditory systems of dyslexic, ADHD, ADD, and age-matched control children (N = 147) using neuroimaging, magnetencephalography and psychoacoustics. All disorder subgroups exhibited an oversized left planum temporale and an abnormal interhemispheric asynchrony (10-40 ms) of the primary auditory evoked P1-response. Considering right auditory cortex morphology, bilateral P1 source waveform shapes, and auditory performance, the three disorder subgroups could be reliably differentiated with outstanding accuracies of 89-98%. We therefore for the first time provide differential biomarkers for a brain-based diagnosis of dyslexia, ADHD, and ADD. The method allowed not only allowed for clear discrimination between two subtypes of attentional disorders (ADHD and ADD), a topic controversially discussed for decades in the scientific community, but also revealed the potential for objectively identifying comorbid cases. Noteworthy, in children playing a musical instrument, after three and a half years of training the observed interhemispheric asynchronies were reduced by about 2/3, thus suggesting a strong beneficial influence of music experience on brain development. These findings might have far-reaching implications for both research and practice and enable a profound understanding of the brain-related etiology, diagnosis, and musically based therapy of common auditory-related developmental disorders and learning disabilities.

  18. Ciprofloxacin and probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle add-on treatment in active ulcerative colitis

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    Petersen, Andreas Munk; Mirsepasi, Hengameh; Halkjær, Sofie Ingdam

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND AIM: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. The probiotic bacterium Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN) has been used to maintain and induce clinical remission in UC. Our aim was to test the effect of Ciprofloxacin and/or orally administered EcN as add...

  19. Psychometric Properties and Norms of the German ABC-Community and PAS-ADD Checklist

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    Zeilinger, Elisabeth L.; Weber, Germain; Haveman, Meindert J.

    2011-01-01

    Aim: The aim of the present study was to standardize and generate psychometric evidence of the German language versions of two well-established English language mental health instruments: the "Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community" (ABC-C) and the "Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for Adults with Developmental Disabilities" (PAS-ADD) Checklist. New…

  20. Associations between Dopamine and Serotonin Genes and Job Satisfaction: Preliminary Evidence from the Add Health Study

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    Song, Zhaoli; Li, Wendong; Arvey, Richard D.

    2011-01-01

    Previous behavioral genetic studies have found that job satisfaction is partially heritable. We went a step further to examine particular genetic markers that may be associated with job satisfaction. Using an oversample from the National Adolescent Longitudinal Study (Add Health Study), we found 2 genetic markers, dopamine receptor gene DRD4 VNTR…

  1. ATRX ADD domain links an atypical histone methylation recognition mechanism to human mental-retardation syndrome

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    Iwase, Shigeki; Xiang, Bin; Ghosh, Sharmistha; Ren, Ting; Lewis, Peter W.; Cochrane, Jesse C.; Allis, C. David; Picketts, David J.; Patel, Dinshaw J.; Li, Haitao; Shi, Yang (Harvard-Med); (Ottawa Hosp.); (MSKCC); (Rockefeller); (CH-Boston); (Tsinghua); (Mass. Gen. Hosp.)

    2011-07-19

    ATR-X (alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation, X-linked) syndrome is a human congenital disorder that causes severe intellectual disabilities. Mutations in the ATRX gene, which encodes an ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeler, are responsible for the syndrome. Approximately 50% of the missense mutations in affected persons are clustered in a cysteine-rich domain termed ADD (ATRX-DNMT3-DNMT3L, ADD{sub ATRX}), whose function has remained elusive. Here we identify ADD{sub ATRX} as a previously unknown histone H3-binding module, whose binding is promoted by lysine 9 trimethylation (H3K9me3) but inhibited by lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3). The cocrystal structure of ADD{sub ATRX} bound to H3{sub 1-15}K9me3 peptide reveals an atypical composite H3K9me3-binding pocket, which is distinct from the conventional trimethyllysine-binding aromatic cage. Notably, H3K9me3-pocket mutants and ATR-X syndrome mutants are defective in both H3K9me3 binding and localization at pericentromeric heterochromatin; thus, we have discovered a unique histone-recognition mechanism underlying the ATR-X etiology.

  2. ATRX ADD Domain Links an Atypical Histone Methylation Recognition Mechanism to Human Mental-Retardation Syndrome

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    S Iwase; B Xiang; S Ghosh; T Ren; P Lewis; J Cochrane; C Allis; D Picketts; D Patel; et al.

    2011-12-31

    ATR-X (alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation, X-linked) syndrome is a human congenital disorder that causes severe intellectual disabilities. Mutations in the ATRX gene, which encodes an ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeler, are responsible for the syndrome. Approximately 50% of the missense mutations in affected persons are clustered in a cysteine-rich domain termed ADD (ATRX-DNMT3-DNMT3L, ADD{sub ATRX}), whose function has remained elusive. Here we identify ADD{sub ATRX} as a previously unknown histone H3-binding module, whose binding is promoted by lysine 9 trimethylation (H3K9me3) but inhibited by lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3). The cocrystal structure of ADD{sub ATRX} bound to H3{sub 1-15}K9me3 peptide reveals an atypical composite H3K9me3-binding pocket, which is distinct from the conventional trimethyllysine-binding aromatic cage. Notably, H3K9me3-pocket mutants and ATR-X syndrome mutants are defective in both H3K9me3 binding and localization at pericentromeric heterochromatin; thus, we have discovered a unique histone-recognition mechanism underlying the ATR-X etiology.

  3. Comparison Study on Three Different Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer Architectures

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    ZHOU Bin; ZHANG Yang-an; HUANG Yong-qing; REN Xiao-min

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we present the evolution of reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexer(ROADM) technologies, and compare three main ROADM architectures available on the market today. Three architectures include broadcast-select and demux-switch-mux[and the integrated version planar lightwave circuit(PLC)] and wavelengths-selective switch.

  4. Neural Biomarkers for Dyslexia, ADHD, and ADD in the Auditory Cortex of Children

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    Serrallach, Bettina; Groß, Christine; Bernhofs, Valdis; Engelmann, Dorte; Benner, Jan; Gündert, Nadine; Blatow, Maria; Wengenroth, Martina; Seitz, Angelika; Brunner, Monika; Seither, Stefan; Parncutt, Richard; Schneider, Peter; Seither-Preisler, Annemarie

    2016-01-01

    Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and attention deficit disorder (ADD) show distinct clinical profiles that may include auditory and language-related impairments. Currently, an objective brain-based diagnosis of these developmental disorders is still unavailable. We investigated the neuro-auditory systems of dyslexic, ADHD, ADD, and age-matched control children (N = 147) using neuroimaging, magnetencephalography and psychoacoustics. All disorder subgroups exhibited an oversized left planum temporale and an abnormal interhemispheric asynchrony (10–40 ms) of the primary auditory evoked P1-response. Considering right auditory cortex morphology, bilateral P1 source waveform shapes, and auditory performance, the three disorder subgroups could be reliably differentiated with outstanding accuracies of 89–98%. We therefore for the first time provide differential biomarkers for a brain-based diagnosis of dyslexia, ADHD, and ADD. The method allowed not only allowed for clear discrimination between two subtypes of attentional disorders (ADHD and ADD), a topic controversially discussed for decades in the scientific community, but also revealed the potential for objectively identifying comorbid cases. Noteworthy, in children playing a musical instrument, after three and a half years of training the observed interhemispheric asynchronies were reduced by about 2/3, thus suggesting a strong beneficial influence of music experience on brain development. These findings might have far-reaching implications for both research and practice and enable a profound understanding of the brain-related etiology, diagnosis, and musically based therapy of common auditory-related developmental disorders and learning disabilities. PMID:27471442

  5. Vocabulario enla lengua Castellana, la del Ynga y Xebera (British Library, Ms. Add. 25,323)

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    Alexander-Bakkerus, A.

    2013-01-01

    The codex Vocabulario enla Lengua Castellana, la del Inga y Xebera (British Library, shelf mark Ms. Add. 25,323), does not only contain a Spanish-Quechua-Xebero vocabulary, but also a rather elaborate description of certain Xebero sounds. Although the author of the manuscript is unknown, we may attr

  6. Ritanserin as add-on medication to neuroleptic therapy for patients with chronic or subchronic schizophrenia

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    Den Boer, JA; Vahlne, JO; Post, P; Heck, AH; Daubenton, F; Olbrich, R

    2000-01-01

    The effect of ritanserin, a potent 5HT(2A/2C) receptor antagonist, used as an add-on medication to neuroleptic treatmentin patients with schizophrenia, was compared with that of placebo, in an international, double-blind, parallel-group study. Previously established neuroleptic therapy was maintaine

  7. Civic Engagement and Global Citizenship in a University Context: Core Business or Desirable Add-On?

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    Munck, Ronaldo

    2010-01-01

    Can civic engagement become a "core business" of the contemporary university, or is it an attractive "add-on" that is not affordable in the current economic climate? Contemporary universities often play an important role in local community development and, as such, have the opportunity to develop civic engagement strategies to…

  8. Civic Engagement and Global Citizenship in a University Context: Core Business or Desirable Add-On?

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    Munck, Ronaldo

    2010-01-01

    Can civic engagement become a "core business" of the contemporary university, or is it an attractive "add-on" that is not affordable in the current economic climate? Contemporary universities often play an important role in local community development and, as such, have the opportunity to develop civic engagement strategies to…

  9. An ADD/DROP procedure for the capacitated plant location problem

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    Bornstein Claudio Thomas

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The capacitated plant location problem with linear transportation costs is considered. Exact rules and heuristics are presented for opening or closing of facilities. A heuristic algorithm based on ADD/DROP strategies is proposed. Procedures are implemented with the help of lower and upper bounds using Lagrangean relaxation. Computational results are presented and comparisons with other algorithms are made.

  10. How to Add Philosophy Dimensions in Your Basic International Business Course

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    Thanopoulos, John

    2010-01-01

    This article aims to assist professors in introducing concepts of self, philosophy, religions, the universe, existential dilemmas, etc., in their basic international business classes. Using active learning and five-member student teams, a student organized and administered conference adds a very useful dimension of knowledge sacrificing only one…

  11. Project DyAdd: Implicit Learning in Adult Dyslexia and ADHD

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    Laasonen, Marja; Väre, Jenni; Oksanen-Hennah, Henna; Leppämäki, Sami; Tani, Pekka; Harno, Hanna; Hokkanen, Laura; Pothos, Emmanuel; Cleeremans, Axel

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    In this study of the project DyAdd, implicit learning was investigated through two paradigms in adults (18-55 years) with dyslexia (n?=?36) or with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, n?=?22) and in controls (n?=?35). In the serial reaction time (SRT) task, there were no group differences in learning. However, those with ADHD exhibited…

  12. Neural biomarkers for dyslexia, ADHD and ADD in the auditory cortex of children

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    Bettina Serrallach

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, and attention deficit disorder (ADD show distinct clinical profiles that may include auditory and language-related impairments. Currently, an objective brain-based diagnosis of these developmental disorders is still unavailable. We investigated the neuro-auditory systems of dyslexic, ADHD, ADD, and age-matched control children (N=147 using neuroimaging, magnet-encephalography and psychoacoustics. All disorder subgroups exhibited an oversized left planum temporale and an abnormal interhemispheric asynchrony (10-40 ms of the primary auditory evoked P1-response. Considering right auditory cortex morphology, bilateral P1 source waveform shapes, and auditory performance, the three disorder subgroups could be reliably differentiated with outstanding accuracies of 89-98%. We therefore for the first time provide differential biomarkers for a brain-based diagnosis of dyslexia, ADHD, and ADD. The method allowed not only a clear discrimination between two subtypes of attentional disorders (ADHD and ADD, a topic controversially discussed for decades in the scientific community, but also revealed the potential for objectively identifying comorbid cases. Noteworthy, in children playing a musical instrument, after three and a half years of training the observed interhemispheric asynchronies were reduced by about 2/3, thus suggesting a strong beneficial influence of music experience on brain development. These findings might have far-reaching implications for both research and practice and enable a profound understanding of the brain-related etiology, diagnosis, and musically based therapy of common auditory-related developmental disorders and learning disabilities.

  13. Impact of Number of Add/Drop Ports of OXCs on LSP Blocking Performance

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    2003-01-01

    This paper describes the connection establishment of label switched paths (LSP) in IP/MPLS over optical networks. Our investigations on two typical network topologies show that the number of add/drop ports of OXCs has a significant impact on the LSP blocking performance.

  14. Associations between Dopamine and Serotonin Genes and Job Satisfaction: Preliminary Evidence from the Add Health Study

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    Song, Zhaoli; Li, Wendong; Arvey, Richard D.

    2011-01-01

    Previous behavioral genetic studies have found that job satisfaction is partially heritable. We went a step further to examine particular genetic markers that may be associated with job satisfaction. Using an oversample from the National Adolescent Longitudinal Study (Add Health Study), we found 2 genetic markers, dopamine receptor gene DRD4 VNTR…

  15. ANALISIS DAMPAK ALOKASI DANA DESA (ADD TERHADAP PEMBERDAYAAN MASYARAKAT DAN KELEMBAGAAN DESA

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    Mahfudz Mahfudz

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    Full Text Available This research has aim to analyze the effectiveness of allocation, management and using of village-fund-allocation (ADD in X Regency and analyze the impact of ADD toward the improvement of public infrastructure, manpower absorption as well as the empowerment of people and village institutions. The research was performed in 18 sub-districts, in which on every sub-district two villages are chosen, that is one village classified as urban village that located near the sub-district capital and other village classified as rural village that is a village categorized as isolated. Meanwhile as respondents of research on every village are boards of village institutions: board of village representatives board (BPD, board of village community defense board (LKMD, board of neighbourhood organization (RT, board of family welfare empowerment (PKK, board of youth organization (Karang Taruna, and board of civil defense taskforce (Satgas Hansip each of them represented by one person. Thus, totally for entire research field (X Regency there are 216 respondents. Collection of secondary and primary data performed through survey on site using questionnaire. Result of research shows that many regulation regarding ADD are not well implemented according to the existing laws. A large part of people more prefer to ADD with different amount for each village considering some factors such as the number of people, village accessibility, potential owned by each village, etc. However, the majority of people consider that ADD has positive impact and multiplier effect significantly for them such as the improvement of public infrastructure, improvement of peoples knowledge, the increasing of people participation in village development and manpower absorption.

  16. Proposed helmet PET geometries with add-on detectors for high sensitivity brain imaging

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    Tashima, Hideaki; Yamaya, Taiga

    2016-10-01

    For dedicated brain PET, we can significantly improve sensitivity for the cerebrum region by arranging detectors in a compact hemisphere. The geometrical sensitivity for the top region of the hemisphere is increased compared with conventional cylindrical PET consisting of the same number of detectors. However, the geometrical sensitivity at the center region of the hemisphere is still low because the bottom edge of the field-of-view is open, the same as for the cylindrical PET. In this paper, we proposed a helmet PET with add-on detectors for high sensitivity brain PET imaging for both center and top regions. The key point is the add-on detectors covering some portion of the spherical surface in addition to the hemisphere. As the location of the add-on detectors, we proposed three choices: a chin detector, ear detectors, and a neck detector. For example, the geometrical sensitivity for the region-of-interest at the center was increased by 200% by adding the chin detector which increased the size by 12% of the size of the hemisphere detector. The other add-on detectors gave almost the same increased sensitivity effect as the chin detector did. Compared with standard whole-body-cylindrical PET, the proposed geometries can achieve 2.6 times higher sensitivity for brain region even with less than 1/4 detectors. In addition, we conducted imaging simulations for geometries with a diameter of 250 mm and with high resolution depth-of-interaction detectors. The simulation results showed that the proposed geometries increased image quality, and all of the add-on detectors were equivalently effective. In conclusion, the proposed geometries have high potential for widespread applications in high-sensitivity, high-resolution, and low-cost brain PET imaging.

  17. PENINGKATAN AKTIVITAS DAN HASIL BELAJAR TERBENTUKNYA HARGA PASAR DENGAN PENERAPAN MODEL CORE PADA SISWA KELAS VIII SMP N 2 UNGARAN

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    Lala Sakuntala

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    Full Text Available Permasalahan yang muncul dalam pembelajaran di SMP N 2 Ungaran berawal dari penggunan metode dan model pembelajaran yang digunakan guru pada saat pembelajaran. Dalam pembalajaran guru cenderung masih menggunakan ceramah, sehingga menyebabkan kurangnya interaksi dan motivasi siswa pada saat pembelajaran berlangsung. Berdasarkan hasil observasi awal di SMP N 2 Ungaran, diperoleh data bahwa 53,12% siswa belum tuntas dalam pembelajaran materi harga keseimbangan. Tujuan dari penelitian ini yaitu untuk mengetahui apakah ada peningkatan menggunakan model pembelajaran CORE terhadap aktivitas dan hasil belajar pokok bahasan pembentukan harga pasar siswa kelas VIII di SMP Negeri 2 Ungaran. Subjek penelitian ini adalah siswa kelas VIII D SMP N 2 Ungaran dengan menerapkan model pembelajaran CORE. Rancangan penelitian ini merupakan penelitian tindakan kelas yang terdiri dari dua siklus, setiap siklus meliputi perencanaan, pelaksanaan, pengamatan, dan refleksi. Hasil penelitian siklus I menunjukkan rata-rata hasil belajar siswa sebesar 74,2 dengan ketuntasn klasikal 72%. Untuk hasil penelitian siklus II menunjukkan rata-rata hasil belajar siswa sebesar 78.9 dengan ketuntasan klasikal 88%. Hasil aktivitas siswa dan guru meningkat dengan diterapkannya model pembelajaran CORE. Terlihat pada hasil aktivitas siswa siklus I sebesar 70% meningkat menjadi 87.5% pad siklus II. Sedangkan aktivitas guru pada siklus II sebesar 75% meningkat menjadi 95% pada siklus II. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian diatas dapat disimpulkan bahwa terjadi peningkatan aktivitas dan hasil belajar siswa dengan menggunakan model pembelajaran CORE pada materi harga keseimbangan. Saran yang berkaitan dengan hasil penelitian adalah perlu adanya kesiapan guru sebelum memulai pelajaran, guru hendaknya mampu menguasai kelas dengan baik, dan memilih metode yang tepat untuk diterapkan dalam proses belajar mengajar. The problems that arise in learning in SMP 2 Ungaran originated from the use of learning

  18. Insights from a national survey into why substance abuse treatment units add prevention and outreach services

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    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previous studies have found that even limited prevention-related interventions can affect health behaviors such as substance use and risky sex. Substance abuse treatment providers are ideal candidates to provide these services, but typically have little or no financial incentive to do so. The purpose of this study was therefore to explore why some substance abuse treatment units have added new prevention and outreach services. Based on an ecological framework of organizational strategy, three categories of predictors were tested: (1 environmental, (2 unit-level, and (3 unit leadership. Results A lagged cross-sectional logistic model of 450 outpatient substance abuse treatment units revealed that local per capita income, mental health center affiliation, and clinical supervisors' graduate degrees were positively associated with likelihood of adding prevention-related education and outreach services. Managed care contracts and methadone treatment were negatively associated with addition of these services. No hospital-affiliated agencies added prevention and outreach services during the study period. Conclusion Findings supported the study's ecological perspective on organizational strategy, with factors at environmental, unit, and unit leadership levels associated with additions of prevention and outreach services. Among the significant predictors, ties to managed care payers and unit leadership graduate education emerge as potential leverage points for public policy. In the current sample, units with managed care contracts were less likely to add prevention and outreach services. This is not surprising, given managed care's emphasis on cost control. However, the association with this payment source suggests that public managed care programs might affects prevention and outreach differently through revised incentives. Specifically, government payers could explicitly compensate substance abuse treatment units in managed care

  19. Insights from a national survey into why substance abuse treatment units add prevention and outreach services.

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    Wells, Rebecca; Lemak, Christy Harris; D'Aunno, Thomas A

    2006-08-03

    Previous studies have found that even limited prevention-related interventions can affect health behaviors such as substance use and risky sex. Substance abuse treatment providers are ideal candidates to provide these services, but typically have little or no financial incentive to do so. The purpose of this study was therefore to explore why some substance abuse treatment units have added new prevention and outreach services. Based on an ecological framework of organizational strategy, three categories of predictors were tested: (1) environmental, (2) unit-level, and (3) unit leadership. A lagged cross-sectional logistic model of 450 outpatient substance abuse treatment units revealed that local per capita income, mental health center affiliation, and clinical supervisors' graduate degrees were positively associated with likelihood of adding prevention-related education and outreach services. Managed care contracts and methadone treatment were negatively associated with addition of these services. No hospital-affiliated agencies added prevention and outreach services during the study period. Findings supported the study's ecological perspective on organizational strategy, with factors at environmental, unit, and unit leadership levels associated with additions of prevention and outreach services. Among the significant predictors, ties to managed care payers and unit leadership graduate education emerge as potential leverage points for public policy. In the current sample, units with managed care contracts were less likely to add prevention and outreach services. This is not surprising, given managed care's emphasis on cost control. However, the association with this payment source suggests that public managed care programs might affects prevention and outreach differently through revised incentives. Specifically, government payers could explicitly compensate substance abuse treatment units in managed care contracts for prevention and outreach. The effects of

  20. What reported food-evoked emotions may add : A model to predict consumer food choice

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    Gutjar, Swetlana; Dalenberg, Jelle R.; de Graaf, Cees; de Wijk, Rene A.; Palascha, Aikaterini; Renken, Remco J.; Jager, Gerry

    2015-01-01

    Food-evoked emotions provide information that goes beyond the information from traditional hedonic ratings. The objectives of our study were: (i) to investigate how intrinsic (sensory) and extrinsic (packaging) cues affect consumers' emotional responses to foods, and (ii) to explore whether

  1. What reported food-evoked emotions may add: A model to predict consumer food choice

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    Gutjar, S.; Dalenberg, J.R.; Graaf, de C.; Wijk, de R.A.; Palascha, A.; Renken, Remco J.; Jager, G.

    2015-01-01

    Food-evoked emotions provide information that goes beyond the information from traditional hedonic ratings. The objectives of our study were: (i) to investigate how intrinsic (sensory) and extrinsic (packaging) cues affect consumers’ emotional responses to foods, and (ii) to explore whether

  2. What reported food-evoked emotions may add : A model to predict consumer food choice

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    Gutjar, Swetlana; Dalenberg, Jelle R.; de Graaf, Cees; de Wijk, Rene A.; Palascha, Aikaterini; Renken, Remco J.; Jager, Gerry

    2015-01-01

    Food-evoked emotions provide information that goes beyond the information from traditional hedonic ratings. The objectives of our study were: (i) to investigate how intrinsic (sensory) and extrinsic (packaging) cues affect consumers' emotional responses to foods, and (ii) to explore whether emotiona

  3. Modeling of racetrack-resonator add-drop filters with arbitrary nonlinear directional couplers.

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    Gómez-Alcalá, Rafael; Fraile-Peláez, F Javier; Chamorro-Posada, Pedro; Díaz-Otero, Francisco J

    2012-06-01

    In this Letter we employ the general coupled-mode equations of the nonlinear directional coupler and demonstrate that the switching characteristics of prototypical nonlinear racetrack-resonator structures may differ considerably from those obtained when the standard, generally incorrect, coupled-mode equations are used.

  4. Application to Add Midazolam to the Model List of Essential Medicines

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    E.D. Wildschut (Enno); N.J. Vet (Nienke); S.N. de Wildt (Saskia)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractSummary statement of the proposal for inclusion The benzodiazepine midazolam has proven sedative, anxiolytic and amnesic properties. It is extensively used for premedication and procedural sedation in both adults and children. In comparison to other benzodiazepine and non-benzodiazepin

  5. What reported food-evoked emotions may add: A model to predict consumer food choice

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    Gutjar, S.; Dalenberg, J.R.; Graaf, de C.; Wijk, de R.A.; Palascha, A.; Renken, Remco J.; Jager, G.

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    Food-evoked emotions provide information that goes beyond the information from traditional hedonic ratings. The objectives of our study were: (i) to investigate how intrinsic (sensory) and extrinsic (packaging) cues affect consumers’ emotional responses to foods, and (ii) to explore whether emotiona

  6. Application to Add Midazolam to the Model List of Essential Medicines

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    E.D. Wildschut (Enno); N.J. Vet (Nienke); S.N. de Wildt (Saskia)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractSummary statement of the proposal for inclusion The benzodiazepine midazolam has proven sedative, anxiolytic and amnesic properties. It is extensively used for premedication and procedural sedation in both adults and children. In comparison to other benzodiazepine and

  7. Epilepsy with myoclonic absences - favourable response to add-on rufinamide treatment in 3 cases.

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    Häusler, M; Kluger, G; Nikanorova, M

    2011-02-01

    Epilepsy with myoclonic absences (EMA) is a rare epileptic syndrome with frequently poor response to antiepileptic treatment. Rufinamide (RUF) is a relatively new EMEA- and FDA-approved anticonvulsant licensed as an orphan drug for the adjunctive treatment of patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. A retrospective data analysis in 3 patients was performed. Add-on RUF treatment was initiated in 3 boys with EMA refractory to conventional antiepileptic therapy (primidone + valproic acid, n=1; levetiracetame + ethosuximide, n=2). It resulted in complete cessation of all seizures in 2, and a 50% reduction of the seizure frequency in one child, respectively. RUF add-on therapy should be considered in children with EMA not responding to conventional antiepileptic therapy. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  8. Add-on treatment of aripiprazole in an adult onychophagia patient

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    Full Text Available Nail biting (onychophagia is a common disorder whichhas not been investigated yet. There are different opinionsabout to classify onychophagia, but according toDSM-IV-TR it is classified as impulse control disorder nototherwise specified. The knowledge about treatment ofonychophagia is limited. There are a few studies abouttreatment of onychophagia with psychotherapy and astudy with pharmacotherapy. Some studies suggest thatan atypical antipsychotic aripiprazole may have beneficialeffects in the treatment of impulse control disorders. Inthis study we report a case of onychophagia which hassuccessfully treated with aripiprazole add-on to escitalopramtreatment that has never reported before. J Clin ExpInvest 2012; 3(4: 545-547Key words: Onychophagia, aripiprazole, add-on treatment

  9. Gantry and isocenter displacements of a linear accelerator caused by an add-on micromultileaf collimator

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    Riis, H. L.; Zimmermann, S. J.; Hjelm-Hansen, M.

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    must be less than 1 mm The use of add-on micromultileaf collimators (mu MLCs) in SRS and SRT is an additional challenge to the anticipated high-level geometric and dosimetric accuracy of the treatment. The aim of this work was to quantify the gantry excursions during rotation with and without an add......Purpose: The delivery of high quality stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) treatments to the patient requires knowledge of the position of the isocenter to submillimeter accuracy. To meet the requirements the deviation between the radiation and mechanical isocenters......-on mu MLC attached to the gantry head. In addition, the shift in the position of the isocenter and its correlation to the kV beam center of the cone-beam CT system was included in the study. Methods: The quantification of the gantry rotational performance was done using a pointer supported by an in...

  10. Monolithically integrated reconfigurable add-drop multiplexer for mode-division-multiplexing systems.

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    Wang, Shipeng; Wu, Hao; Tsang, Hon Ki; Dai, Daoxin

    2016-11-15

    An integrated reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) for mode-division-multiplexing systems is proposed and demonstrated for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. The present ROADM with four mode-channels is composed of a four-channel mode demultiplexer, four identical 2×2 thermo-optic Mach-Zehnder switches (MZSs), and a four-channel mode multiplexer, which are integrated monolithically on silicon. All the devices are designed for operation with TM polarization. The ROADM can add/drop any one of the mode channels freely by thermally turning on/off the corresponding MZS. For the added/dropped mode-channels, the excess loss is 1-5 dB, and the extinction ratio is 15-20 dB in the wavelength range of 1535-1565 nm.

  11. Waveguide structure optimization of arrayed waveguide gratings concatenation in cascaded optical add/drop multiplexers

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    Yuanliang Chu(初元量); Hanyi Zhang(张汉一)

    2003-01-01

    The dimensions of input waveguide and output waveguide of arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs) determinethe crosstalk, insertion loss and 1-dB bandwidth. In cascaded optical add/drop multiplexers (OADMs),the value of these parameters will largely affect the power penalty of system. The power penalty ofcascaded OADMs is calculated with different waveguide dimensions of AWGs in this paper. Consideringof wavelength misalignment, an optimization design of AWGs is obtained.

  12. Bilateral Waveform Similarity Overlap-and-Add Based Packet Loss Concealment for Voice over IP

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    Full Text Available This paper invested a bilateral waveform similarity overlap-and-add algorithm for voice packet lost. Since Packet lost will cause the semantic misunderstanding, it has become one of the most essential problems in speech communication. This investment is based on waveform similarity measure using overlap-and-Add algorithm and provides the bilateral information to enhance the speech signal reconstruction. Traditionally, it has been improved that waveform similarity overlap-and-add (WSOLA technique is an effective algorithm to deal with packet loss concealment (PLC for real-time time communication. WSOLA algorithm is widely applied to deal with the length adaptation and packet loss concealment of speech signal. Time scale modification of audio signal is one of the most essential research topics in data communication, especially in voice of IP (VoIP. Herein, the proposed the bilateral WSOLA (BWSOLA that is derived from WSOLA. Instead of only exploitation one direction speech data, the proposed method will reconstruct the lost voice data according to the preceding and cascading data. The related algorithms have been developed to achieve the optimal reconstructing estimation. The experimental results show that the quality of the reconstructed speech signal of the bilateral WSOLA is much better compared to the standard WSOLA and GWSOLA on different packet loss rate and length using the metrics PESQ and MOS. The significant improvement is obtained by bilateral information and proposed method. The proposed bilateral waveform similarity overlap-and-add (BWSOLA outperforms the traditional approaches especially in the long duration data loss.

  13. The Politics, Development and Problems of Small Irrigation Dams in Malawi: Experiences from Mzuzu ADD

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    The paper examines the progress made regarding the development of small irrigation dams in Malawi with the view of establishing their significance in improving rural livelihoods in the country. The paper adopts a political economy theory and a qualitative research approach. Evidence from Mzuzu Agricultural Development Division (ADD), where small reservoirs acquire specific relevance, shows that despite the efforts made, the development of small dams is making little progress. The paper highli...

  14. Effectiveness of clobazam as add-on therapy in children with refractory focal epilepsy

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of clobazam in children with refractory focal epilepsy. We investigated 100 consecutive patients concerning etiology of epilepsy, previously used antiepileptic drugs, seizure frequency and adverse events. Clobazam was introduced as add-on therapy in patients with previous failure of at least two monotherapies. Mean age was eight years-old and 39 patients were girls. Clobazam mean dosage was 23.6 mg/day. Mean use of clobazam w...

  15. Long-distance regulation of Add2 pre-mRNA3′end processing

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    Nedeljkovic, Mirjana; Costessi, Luisa; Iaconcig, Alessandra; Porro, Fabiola; Muro, Andrés F.

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    Accurate 3′end processing depends on the correct recognition of polyadenylation regulatory elements by specific protein complexes. In addition to the well-known hexanucleotide motif and downstream sequence element (DSE), less-defined auxiliary elements are usually found to modulate cleavage and polyadenylation. They are generally located in close proximity to the core polyadenylation elements but, in most of the cases, the molecular mechanisms involved are not well defined. We concentrated our studies on the regulation of the mouse β adducin (Add2) pre-mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation. It contains two proximal erythroid-specific (PAS1 and PAS2-3) and one distal brain-specific (PAS4) polyadenylation sites along the 3′UTR. Using an in vivo approach based in the transfection of minigenes containing the Add2 polyadenylation signals, we previously identified the core regulatory elements responsible for PAS4 activity. Here, we have identified two novel non-canonical cis-acting elements regulating 3′end processing at PAS4, which show long-distance activities. The first of these elements, which spans for 257 nucleotides and is located at more than 5 kb upstream the PAS4, was essential to enable processing at the Add2 PAS4. The second element, located at about 4.5 kb upstream of the PAS4, reduces PAS4 processing. Both elements display long-distance activities and, to our knowledge, long-distance upstream polyadenylation regulatory elements have not been previously described in non-viral eukaryotic transcripts. These results highlight the complexity of the regulatory mechanisms directing Add2 pre-mRNA 3′end processing, and suggests that pre-mRNA 3′ end processing of other genes may also be unexpectedly regulated by non-canonical auxiliary elements. PMID:23411391

  16. The Dnmt3L ADD Domain Controls Cytosine Methylation Establishment during Spermatogenesis

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    Georgios Vlachogiannis

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    Full Text Available A critical aspect of mammalian gametogenesis is the reprogramming of genomic DNA methylation. The catalytically inactive adaptor Dnmt3L is essential to ensuring this occurs correctly, but the mechanism by which it functions is unclear. Using gene targeting to engineer a single-amino-acid mutation, we show that the Dnmt3L histone H3 binding domain (ADD is necessary for spermatogenesis. Genome-wide single-base-resolution DNA methylome analysis of mutant germ cells revealed overall reductions in CG methylation at repetitive sequences and non-promoter CpG islands. Strikingly, we also observe an even more severe loss of non-CG methylation, suggesting an unexpected role for the ADD in this process. These epigenetic deficiencies were coupled with defects in spermatogonia, with mutant cells displaying marked changes in gene expression and reactivation of retrotransposons. Our results demonstrate that the Dnmt3L ADD is necessary for Dnmt3L function and full reproductive fitness.

  17. Indacaterol add-on therapy improves lung function, exercise capacity and life quality of COPD patients.

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    Mroz, R M; Minarowski, L; Chyczewska, E

    2013-01-01

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive, inflammatory condition, involving airways and lung parenchyma. The disease leads to airflow limitation, and pulmonary hyperinflation, resulting in dyspnea, decreased exercise tolerance, and impaired quality of life. COPD pharmacotherapy guidelines are based on a combination of long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA), long-acting antimuscarinic agents (LAMA) and methyloxantins. Recently, indacaterol, ultralong acting beta2-agonist, has been introduced. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of indacaterol add-on therapy on lung function, exercise tolerance and quality of life of COPD patients. Thirty four COPD patients, receiving stable bronchodilator therapy were randomly allocated into two arms of add-on treatment (1:1 - indacaterol:placebo) for 3 months. Indacaterol replaced LABA in all patients receiving LABA. Spirometry, lung volumes, DLCO, St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and 6 min Walk Distance (6MWD) were performed before and after therapy. We found that in the indacaterol group FEV1 did not changed significantly. However, there were significant improvements in ERV, 6MWD, and 6MWD-related dyspnea score. We also found that the degree of desaturation before and after 6MWD, and fatigue levels significantly improved in the indacaterol group. The patients' quality of life also changed favorably in the indacaterol treatment arm. We conclude that the add-on therapy with indacaterol exerts positive effects in COPD patients.

  18. Reduction in Endometrioma Size with Three Months of Aromatase Inhibition and Progestin Add-Back.

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    Agarwal, Sanjay K; Foster, Warren G

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of 3 months of aromatase inhibition together with progestin add-back on ovarian endometrioma size. This prospective cohort study was performed at University Medical Center (UC San Diego). Women trying to conceive were excluded. After informed consent, all women were treated with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole (5 mg/d) with norethindrone acetate (5 mg/d) add-back for 3 months. Pre- and posttreatment assessments of endometrioma sizes were performed by ultrasound. The impact of treatment on pain was determined using the patient assessed endpoints of the Biberoglu and Behrman scale. These included assessing dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and nonmenstrual pelvic pain each on a scale from 0 to 3. The primary endpoint of this study was the change in ultrasound documented endometrioma size. Fourteen endometriomas in 8 consecutive women were treated for 3 m. Mean endometrioma diameter decreased 50% from 4.6 ± 1.6 cm to 2.3 ± 1.6 cm (mean ± SD). This represents a 75% decrease in endometrioma volume. Endometriosis symptoms of dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and nonmenstrual pelvic pain also improved with treatment. In conclusion, a 3-month course of high dose aromatase inhibition with progestin add-back significantly reduces ovarian endometrioma size and warrants further investigation.

  19. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors as add-on therapy to insulin: rationale and evidences.

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    Singh, Awadhesh Kumar; Singh, Ritu

    2016-01-08

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus being a progressive disease will eventually require insulin therapy. While insulin therapy is the ultimate option, many patients still fall short of target glycemic goals. This could, perhaps be due to the fear, unwillingness and practical barriers to insulin intensification. Hypoglycemia, oedema and weight gain is another limitation. Newer therapies with dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors and sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors are exciting options as both classes do not cause hypoglycemia and are either weight neutral or cause weight loss. DPP-4 inhibitors are an appealing option as an add-on therapy to insulin especially in elderly and patients with renal impairment. Moreover, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) mediated augmentation of glucagon by DPP-4 inhibitors could also protect against hypoglycemia. These collective properties make these class a potential add-on candidate to insulin therapy. This article will review the efficacy and safety of DPP-4 inhibitors as an add-on to insulin therapy.

  20. Development of an add-on kit for scanning confocal microscopy (Conference Presentation)

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    Guo, Kaikai; Zheng, Guoan

    2017-03-01

    Scanning confocal microscopy is a standard choice for many fluorescence imaging applications in basic biomedical research. It is able to produce optically sectioned images and provide acquisition versatility to address many samples and application demands. However, scanning a focused point across the specimen limits the speed of image acquisition. As a result, scanning confocal microscope only works well with stationary samples. Researchers have performed parallel confocal scanning using digital-micromirror-device (DMD), which was used to project a scanning multi-point pattern across the sample. The DMD based parallel confocal systems increase the imaging speed while maintaining the optical sectioning ability. In this paper, we report the development of an add-on kit for high-speed and low-cost confocal microscopy. By adapting this add-on kit to an existing regular microscope, one can convert it into a confocal microscope without significant hardware modifications. Compared with current DMD-based implementations, the reported approach is able to recover multiple layers along the z axis simultaneously. It may find applications in wafer inspection and 3D metrology of semiconductor circuit. The dissemination of the proposed add-on kit under $1000 budget could also lead to new types of experimental designs for biological research labs, e.g., cytology analysis in cell culture experiments, genetic studies on multicellular organisms, pharmaceutical drug profiling, RNA interference studies, investigation of microbial communities in environmental systems, and etc.

  1. The MMPI-168(L) and ADD in Assessing Psychopathology in Individuals with Mental Retardation: Between and within Instrument Associations.

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    McDaniel, William F.; Passmore, Corie E.; Sewell, Hollie M.

    2003-01-01

    A study involving 58 adults with mental retardation and mental disorders found few correlations between the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the Assessment of Dual Diagnosis (ADD). The major exception was the Mania scale of the MMPI, which correlated moderately well with the ADD Schizophrenia and Dementia scales. (Contains…

  2. 40 CFR Table 1 to Subpart Jjjj of... - Operating Limits if Using Add-On Control Devices and Capture System

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    ... Limits if Using Add-On Control Devices and Capture System If you are required to comply with operating... 40 Protection of Environment 12 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Operating Limits if Using Add-On Control Devices and Capture System 1 Table 1 to Subpart JJJJ of Part 63 Protection of...

  3. 40 CFR Table 1 to Subpart Ssss of... - Operating Limits if Using Add-on Control Devices and Capture System

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    ... Using Add-on Control Devices and Capture System If you are required to comply with operating limits by... 40 Protection of Environment 12 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Operating Limits if Using Add-on Control Devices and Capture System 1 Table 1 to Subpart SSSS of Part 63 Protection of...

  4. 40 CFR Table 2 to Subpart Oooo of... - Operating Limits if Using Add-On Control Devices and Capture System

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    ... OOOO of Part 63—Operating Limits if Using Add-On Control Devices and Capture System If you are required... 40 Protection of Environment 12 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Operating Limits if Using Add-On Control Devices and Capture System 2 Table 2 to Subpart OOOO of Part 63 Protection of...

  5. Novel "Add-On" Molecule Based on Evans Blue Confers Superior Pharmacokinetics and Transforms Drugs to Theranostic Agents.

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    Chen, Haojun; Jacobson, Orit; Niu, Gang; Weiss, Ido D; Kiesewetter, Dale O; Liu, Yi; Ma, Ying; Wu, Hua; Chen, Xiaoyuan

    2017-04-01

    One of the major design considerations for a drug is its pharmacokinetics in the blood. A drug with a short half-life in the blood is less available at a target organ. Such a limitation dictates treatment with either high doses or more frequent doses, both of which may increase the likelihood of undesirable side effects. To address the need for additional methods to improve the blood half-life of drugs and molecular imaging agents, we developed an "add-on" molecule that contains 3 groups: a truncated Evans blue dye molecule that binds to albumin with a low micromolar affinity and provides a prolonged half-life in the blood; a metal chelate that allows radiolabeling for imaging and radiotherapy; and maleimide for easy conjugation to drug molecules. Methods: The truncated Evans blue molecule was conjugated with the chelator NOTA or DOTA, and the resulting conjugate was denoted as NMEB or DMEB, respectively. As a proof of concept, we coupled NMEB and DMEB to c(RGDfK), which is a small cyclic arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptide, for targeting integrin αvβ3 NMEB and DMEB were radiolabeled with (64)Cu and (90)Y, respectively, and tested in xenograft models. Results: The resulting radiolabeled conjugates showed a prolonged circulation half-life and enhanced tumor accumulation in integrin αvβ3-expressing tumors. Tumor uptake was markedly improved over that with NOTA- or DOTA-conjugated c(RGDfK). Tumor radiotherapy experiments in mice with (90)Y-DMEB-RGD showed promising results; existing tumors were eliminated. Conclusion: Conjugation of our novel add-on molecule, NMEB or DMEB, to potential tracers or therapeutic agents improved blood half-life and tumor uptake and could transform such agents into theranostic entities. © 2017 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

  6. Plasma Renin Activity Predicts Blood Pressure Responses to β-Blocker and Thiazide Diuretic as Monotherapy and Add-On Therapy for Hypertension

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    Turner, Stephen T.; Schwartz, Gary L.; Chapman, Arlene B.; Beitelshees, Amber L.; Gums, John G.; Cooper-DeHoff, Rhonda M.; Boerwinkle, Eric; Johnson, Julie A.; Bailey, Kent R.

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND Age and race categories or renin profiling have been recommended to predict blood pressure responses to monotherapy with a β-blocker or thiazide diuretic. Whether these or other characteristics predict blood pressure responses when the drugs are administered as add-on therapy is uncertain. METHODS We evaluated predictors of blood pressure response in 363 men and women ≤65 years of age with primary hypertension (152 blacks, 211 whites), 86 of whom (24%) were untreated and 277 of whom (76%) were withdrawn from previous antihypertensive drugs before randomization to either atenolol followed by addition of hydrochlorothiazide (N = 180) or hydrochlorothiazide followed by addition of atenolol (N = 183). Responses were determined by home blood pressure averages before and after each drug administration. Race, age, plasma renin activity, and other characteristics including pretreatment blood pressure levels were incorporated into linear regression models to quantify their contributions to prediction of blood pressure responses. RESULTS Plasma renin activity and pretreatment blood pressure level consistently contributed to prediction of systolic and diastolic responses to each drug administered as mono- and as add-on therapy. Higher plasma renin activity was consistently associated with greater blood pressure responses to atenolol and lesser responses to hydrochlorothiazide. The predictive effects of plasma renin activity were statistically independent of race, age, and other characteristics. CONCLUSIONS Plasma renin activity and pretreatment blood pressure level predict blood pressure responses to atenolol and hydrochlorothiazide administered as mono- and as add-on therapy in men and women ≤65 years of age. PMID:20725057

  7. Design of a Road Friendly SAS System for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Based on a Fuzzy-Hybrid-ADD and GH-Control Strategy

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    Jing Zhao

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Semiactive suspension (SAS system has been widely used for its outstanding performance in offering competent ride quality, road holding, and handling capacity. However, the road friendliness is also one of the crucial factors that should be attached in the design of the SAS system for heavy-duty vehicles. In this study, a fuzzy controlled hybrid-acceleration driven damper (ADD and ground hook- (GH- control strategy is proposed for SAS system of heavy-duty vehicles. Firstly, a quarter-vehicle model with SAS system is constructed. Then, aiming to improve the ride quality and road friendliness, a hybrid-ADD and GH-control strategy is proposed under the coordination of the fuzzy controller. Numerical results show that the ride quality and road friendliness of the SAS system with the proposed control strategy outperform those with traditional hybrid-sky hook and ground hook-control strategy. It is also verified that the proposed strategy is superior to the sole ADD approach and sole ground hook approach in improving the vehicle overall performance.

  8. COM技术在Autodesk Inventor二次开发中的应用%Autodesk Inventor Add-In Development Investigation and Practice

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    2012-01-01

    Inventor is an 3D CAD software designes for 3D mechanical design, product modeling and simulation/analysis, it not only provides a comprehensive, flexible functionalities, but also has an open platform for 3rd parties, you can develops your own add-in according to the specific requirement. But each platform takes different environment technology. This article is target to investigate how Inventor make a good use of COM technology based on an add-in sample's practice with C++.%Inventor作为Autodesk面向机械及其相关行业的3D设计、产品建模及模拟分析的软件,在已经具有强大的功能模块的基础上,也具有良好的软件扩张性,用户可以根据自己的特殊需求进行二次开发,针对每个平台的特殊性,所采用的技术也各不相同,结合实例研究COM技术在Inventor二次开发中的应用,包括Add-In的加载和与Inventor之间的交互.

  9. [Association and interaction of AGT, AGTR1, ACE, ADRB2, DRD1, ADD1, ADD2, ATP2B1, TBXA2R and PTGS2 genes on the risk of hypertension in Antioquian population].

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    Valencia, Diana María; Naranjo, Carlos Andrés; Parra, María Victoria; Caro, María Antonieta; Valencia, Ana Victoria; Jaramillo, Carlos José; Bedoya, Gabriel

    2013-01-01

    Hypertension is a multifactorial disease influenced by genetic and environmental components, with its prevalence varying across ethnic groups. Manifold studies on blood pressure regulatory system genes have been carried out -such as the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, the sympathetic nervous system, endothelial factor, and sodium balance-, but the results yielded were inconsistent among populations. To evaluate the effect of both variants in genes AGT, AGTR1, ACE, ADRB2, DRD1, ADD1, ADD2, ATP2B1, TBXA2R PTGS2, and the result of the individual ancestry component on hypertension and blood pressure levels among population in Antioquia. 107 cases and 253 controls were genotyped for 12 variants on genes AGT, AGTR1, ACE, ADRB2, DRD1, ADD1, ADD2, ATP2B1, TBXA2R y PTGS2, and for 20 ancestry informative markers. The association of polymorphisms and their interactions, and the association of ancestral genetic composition with hypertension and blood pressure levels were examined. Genes ADD2, rs4852706 (OR=3.0; p=0.023); DRD1, rs686 (OR=0.38; p=0.012) and ADRB2, rs1042718 (OR=10.0; p=0.008); as well as genotypic combinations of DRD1 and AGTR1; AGT and ADD1; and ADD1 to ATP2B1 and PTGS2 were associated to hypertension. The Amerindian ancestry component was associated to some decrease in diastolic blood pressure. Variants on genes ADD2, DRD1, ADRB2, AGTR1, AGT, ADD1, ATP2B1 and PTGS2 individually or interacting, are associated to hypertension. The Amerindian ancestry component has an effect on blood pressure.

  10. PENINGKATAN HASIL BELAJAR MEMILIH MEDIA KOMUNIKASI MELALUI MODEL PEMBELAJARAN KOOPERATIF TIPE STAD

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    Hasanah Zumrotun

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    Full Text Available Berdasarkan hasil observasi di SMK Hidayah Semarang diketahui bahwa siswa di kelas XI AP 1 kurang aktif, malas, dan saling mengelompokan diri, di sisi lain guru lebih banyak mengajar dengan cara ceramah dan kurang memotivasi siswa. Akibatnya banyak siswa yang belum paham terhadap materi dan hasil belajarnya belum mencapai KKM. Kondisi tersebut perlu diperbaiki, salah satu alteratif yang dapat digunakan yaitu dengan penerapan model pembelajaran tipe Student Teams Achievement Division (STAD. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian tindakan kelas dengan dua siklus. Hasil penelitian siklus I menunjukkan �rata-rata keaktifan siswa sebesar 64%, kinerja guru dalam menyampaikan materi sebesar 70%, dan nilai rata-rata siswa 72. Selanjutnya pada siklus II diperoleh hasil rata-rata keaktifan siswa sebesar 70%, kinerja guru dalam menyampaikan materi sebesar 70%, dan nilai rata-rata siswa yaitu 78. Based on the observation in SMK Hidayah Semarang, it shows that XI grade students of AP 1 were less active, lazy, and making gangs, another side teacher use conventional method and lacking motivation for students. Consequently students do not understand the subject and �achievements which has not passed on KKM. These condition need to be repaired, one of the alternative is by applying Student Teams Achievement Division (STAD. This classroom action research was conducted in two cycles. Cycle I shows that average activity of student is 64%, performance of teacher in presenting the lesson is 70%, and student average value is 72. Cycle II show that average activity of student is 70%, performance of teacher in presenting the lesson is 70%, and student average value is 78.

  11. What's next after metformin? focus on sulphonylurea: add-on or combination therapy

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes (T2DM mainly focused on insulin resistance and insulin deficiency over the past decades. Currently, the pathophysiologies expanded to ominous octet and guidelines were updated with newer generation of antidiabetic drug classes. However, many patients had yet to achieve their target glycaemic control. Although all the guidelines suggested metformin as first line, there was no definite consensus on the second line drug agents as variety of drug classes were recommended. Objectives: The aim of this review was to evaluate the drug class after metformin especially sulphonylurea and issues around add-on or fixed dose combination therapy. Methods: Extensive literature search for English language articles, clinical practice guidelines and references was performed using electronic databases. Results: Adding sulphonylurea to metformin targeted both insulin resistance and insulin deficiency. Sulphonylurea was efficacious and cheaper than thiazolidinedione, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, glucagon-like peptide 1 analogue and insulin. The main side effect of sulphonylurea was hypoglycaemia but there was no effect on the body weight when combining with metformin. Fixed dose sulphonylurea/metformin was more efficacious at lower dose and reported to have fewer side effects with better adherence. Furthermore, fixed dose combination was cheaper than add-on therapy. In conclusion, sulphonylurea was feasible as the second line agent after metformin as the combination targeted on two pathways, efficacious, cost-effective and had long safety history. Fixed dose combination tablet could improve patient’s adherence and offered an inexpensive and more efficacious option regardless of original or generic product as compared to add-on therapy.

  12. Novel optical add-drop multiplexer for wavelength-division-multiplexing networks

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    Peng, Peng-Chun; Chang, Ching-Hung; Lu, Hai-Han; Lin, Yi-Tzai; Sun, Jen-Wei; Jiang, Chang-Han

    2012-06-01

    Two novel optical add-drop multiplexer (OADM) with different self-healing functionalities for reliable wavelength-division-multiplexing networks are presented and demonstrated. Single or multiple failure-link traffics can be bi-directionally restored without the need for wavelength conversion or extra backup fiber links. To evaluate the performances of the proposed structures, a 77-channel CATV signal is experimentally transmitted with a favorable carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR), composite second-order (CSO) and composite triple beat (CTB) performances.

  13. Compact wavelength add-drop multiplexers using Bragg gratings in coupled dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguides

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    Biagi, Giulio; Radko, Ilya P; Rubahn, Horst-Günter; Pedersen, Kjeld; Bozhevolnyi, Sergey I

    2016-01-01

    We report a novel design of a compact wavelength add-drop multiplexer utilizing dielectric-loaded surface plasmon-polariton waveguides (DLSPPWs). The DLSPPW-based configuration exploits routing properties of directional couplers and filtering abilities of Bragg gratings. We present practical realization of a 20-$\\mu$m-long device operating at telecom wavelengths that can reroute optical signals separated by approximately 70 nm in the wavelength band. We characterize the performance of the fabricated structures using scanning near-field optical microscopy as well as leakage-radiation microscopy and support our findings with numerical simulations.

  14. Compact Z-add-drop wavelength filters for long-range surface plasmon polaritons

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    Boltasseva, Alexandra; Bozhevolnyi, Sergey I.; Søndergaard, Thomas

    2005-01-01

    We design, fabricate and investigate compact Z-add-drop (ZAD) filters for long-range surface plasmon polaritons (LR-SPPs) at telecom wavelengths. The ZAD filter for LR-SPPs consists of two ridge gratings formed by periodic gold thickness modulation at the intersections of three zigzag-crossed gold...... stripes embedded in polymer. We investigate influence of the grating length and crossing angle on the filter characteristics and demonstrate a 10o-ZAD filter based on 80-mm-long gratings that exhibit a 15-dB dip (centered at ~1.55 mm) in transmission of the direct arm along with the corresponding ~13-nm...

  15. Can metabolomics in addition to genomics add to prognostic and predictive information in breast cancer?

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    Howell, Anthony

    2010-11-16

    Genomic data from breast cancers provide additional prognostic and predictive information that is beginning to be used for patient management. The question arises whether additional information derived from other 'omic' approaches such as metabolomics can provide additional information. In an article published this month in BMC Cancer, Borgan et al. add metabolomic information to genomic measures in breast tumours and demonstrate, for the first time, that it may be possible to further define subgroups of patients which could be of value clinically. See research article: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/10/628.

  16. Analysis of air-conditioning and drying processes using spreadsheet add-in for psychrometric data

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A spreadsheet add-in for the psychrometric data at any barometric pressure and in the air-conditioning and drying temperatureranges was developed using appropriate correlations. It was then used to simulate and analyse air-conditioning and dryingprocesses in the Microsoft Excel environment by exploiting its spreadsheet and graphic potentials. The package allowsone to determine the properties of humid air at any desired state, and to simulate and analyse air-conditioning as well asdrying processes. This, as a teaching tool, evokes the intellectual curiosity of students and enhances their interest and abilityin the thermodynamics of humid-air processes.

  17. Frequency-Domain Chromatic Dispersion Equalization Using Overlap-Add Methods in Coherent Optical System

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    Xu, Tianhua; Popov, Sergei; Forzati, Marco; Martensson, Jonas; Mussolin, Marco; Li, Jie; Wang, Ke; Zhang, Yimo; Friberg, Ari T

    2016-01-01

    The frequency domain equalizers (FDEs) employing two types of overlap-add zero-padding (OLA-ZP) methods are applied to compensate the chromatic dispersion in a 112-Gbit/s non-return-to-zero polarization division multiplexed quadrature phase shift keying (NRZ-PDM-QPSK) coherent optical transmission system. Simulation results demonstrate that the OLA-ZP methods can achieve the same acceptable performance as the overlap-save method. The required minimum overlap (or zero-padding) in the FDE is derived, and the optimum fast Fourier transform length to minimize the computational complexity is also analyzed.

  18. Estimating the postmortem interval (PMI) using accumulated degree-days (ADD) in a temperate region of South Africa.

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    Myburgh, Jolandie; L'Abbé, Ericka N; Steyn, Maryna; Becker, Piet J

    2013-06-10

    The validity of the method in which total body score (TBS) and accumulated degree-days (ADD) are used to estimate the postmortem interval (PMI) is examined. TBS and ADD were recorded for 232 days in northern South Africa, which has temperatures between 17 and 28 °C in summer and 6 and 20 °C in winter. Winter temperatures rarely go below 0°C. Thirty pig carcasses, which weighed between 38 and 91 kg, were used. TBS was scored using the modified method of Megyesi et al. [1]. Temperature was acquired from an on site data logger and the weather station bureau; differences between these two sources were not statistically significant. Using loglinear random-effects maximum likelihood regression, an r(2) value for ADD (0.6227) was produced and linear regression formulae to estimate PMI from ADD with a 95% prediction interval were developed. The data of 16 additional pigs that were placed a year later were then used to validate the accuracy of this method. The actual PMI and ADD were compared to the estimated PMI and ADD produced by the developed formulae as well as the estimated PMIs within the 95% prediction interval. A validation of the study produced poor results as only one pig of 16 fell within the 95% interval when using the formulae, showing that ADD has limited use in the prediction of PMI in a South African setting. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Significant treatment effect of add-on ketamine anesthesia in electroconvulsive therapy in depressive patients: A meta-analysis.

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    Li, Dian-Jeng; Wang, Fu-Chiang; Chu, Che-Sheng; Chen, Tien-Yu; Tang, Chia-Hung; Yang, Wei-Cheng; Chow, Philip Chik-Keung; Wu, Ching-Kuan; Tseng, Ping-Tao; Lin, Pao-Yen

    2017-01-01

    Add-on ketamine anesthesia in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been studied in depressive patients in several clinical trials with inconclusive findings. Two most recent meta-analyses reported insignificant findings with regards to the treatment effect of add-on ketamine anesthesia in ECT in depressive patients. The aim of this study is to update the current evidence and investigate the role of add-on ketamine anesthesia in ECT in depressive patients via a systematic review and meta-analysis. We performed a thorough literature search of the PubMed and ScienceDirect databases, and extracted all relevant clinical variables to compare the antidepressive outcomes between add-on ketamine anesthesia and other anesthetics in ECT. Total 16 articles with 346 patients receiving add-on ketamine anesthesia in ECT and 329 controls were recruited. We found that the antidepressive treatment effect of add-on ketamine anesthesia in ECT in depressive patients was significantly higher than that of other anesthetics (p<0.001). This significance persisted in both short-term (1-2 weeks) and moderate-term (3-4 weeks) treatment courses (all p<0.05). However, the side effect profiles and recovery time profiles were significantly worse in add-on ketamine anesthesia group than in control group. Our meta-analysis highlights the significantly higher antidepressive treatment effect of add-on ketamine in depressive patients receiving ECT compared to other anesthetics. However, clinicians need to take undesirable side effects into consideration when using add-on ketamine anesthesia in ECT in depressive patients.

  20. Just add water: reproducible singly dispersed silver nanoparticle suspensions on-demand

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    MacCuspie, Robert I.; Allen, Andrew J.; Martin, Matthew N.; Hackley, Vincent A.

    2013-07-01

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are of interest due to their antimicrobial attributes, which are derived from their inherent redox instability and subsequent release of silver ions. At the same time, this instability is a substantial challenge for achieving stable long-term storage for on-demand use of AgNPs. In this study, we describe and validate a "just add water" approach for achieving suspensions of principally singly dispersed AgNPs. By lyophilizing (freeze drying) the formulated AgNPs into a solid powder, or cake, water is removed thereby eliminating solution-based chemical changes. Storing under inert gas further reduces surface reactions such as oxidation. An example of how to optimize a lyophilization formulation is presented, as well as example formulations for three AgNP core sizes. This "just add water" approach enables ease of use for the researcher desiring on-demand singly dispersed AgNP suspensions from a single master batch. Implementation of this methodology will enable studies to be performed over long periods of time and across different laboratories using particles that are identical chemically and physically and available on-demand. In addition, the approach of freeze drying and on-demand reconstitution by adding water has enabled the development of AgNP reference materials with the required shelf-life stability, one of the principal objectives of this research.

  1. Just add water: reproducible singly dispersed silver nanoparticle suspensions on-demand

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    MacCuspie, Robert I., E-mail: robert.maccuspie@nist.gov; Allen, Andrew J.; Martin, Matthew N.; Hackley, Vincent A. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Materials Measurement Science Division (United States)

    2013-07-15

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are of interest due to their antimicrobial attributes, which are derived from their inherent redox instability and subsequent release of silver ions. At the same time, this instability is a substantial challenge for achieving stable long-term storage for on-demand use of AgNPs. In this study, we describe and validate a 'just add water' approach for achieving suspensions of principally singly dispersed AgNPs. By lyophilizing (freeze drying) the formulated AgNPs into a solid powder, or cake, water is removed thereby eliminating solution-based chemical changes. Storing under inert gas further reduces surface reactions such as oxidation. An example of how to optimize a lyophilization formulation is presented, as well as example formulations for three AgNP core sizes. This 'just add water' approach enables ease of use for the researcher desiring on-demand singly dispersed AgNP suspensions from a single master batch. Implementation of this methodology will enable studies to be performed over long periods of time and across different laboratories using particles that are identical chemically and physically and available on-demand. In addition, the approach of freeze drying and on-demand reconstitution by adding water has enabled the development of AgNP reference materials with the required shelf-life stability, one of the principal objectives of this research.

  2. Flexible Topology Migration in Optical Cross Add and Drop Multiplexer in Metropolitan Ring Network

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    Mohammad S. Ab-Rahman

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Optical Cross Add and Drop Multiplexer (OXADM is a recently invented optical networks device. Approach: A design with a purpose to combine the operational concepts of Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (OADM and Optical Cross Connect (OXC has been developed. It is developed by studying the drawbacks in existing devices and with some excellence features added. OXADM is introduced to increase the survivability in the ring network. With the ‘Accumulation’ feature and ‘U’ turn reflection enable the multiplex, linear and ring protection scheme activated to ensure the signal arrives at the customer although breakdown occurs in the line and optical node. Beside that with the new features, the topology migration can also be done without the restructuring process due to randomly growth of new nodes. Results: The result shows that; network performance is similar without need a modification on components. Conclusion: Output power and BER performance at different node in ring and mesh optical network are shown to show the achievement of objective.

  3. The Politics, Development and Problems of Small Irrigation Dams in Malawi: Experiences from Mzuzu ADD

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    Bryson Gwiyani Nkhoma

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper examines the progress made regarding the development of small irrigation dams in Malawi with the view of establishing their significance in improving rural livelihoods in the country. The paper adopts a political economy theory and a qualitative research approach. Evidence from Mzuzu Agricultural Development Division (ADD, where small reservoirs acquire specific relevance, shows that despite the efforts made, the development of small dams is making little progress. The paper highlights that problems of top-down planning, high investment costs, negligence of national and local interests, over-dependency on donors, and conflicts over the use of dams – which made large-scale dams unpopular in the 1990s – continue to affect the development of small irrigation dams in Malawi. The paper argues that small irrigation dams should not be simplistically seen as a panacea to the problems of large-scale irrigation dams. Like any other projects, small dams are historically and socially constructed through interests of different actors in the local settings, and can only succeed if actors, especially those from formal institutions, develop adaptive learning towards apparent conflicting relations that develop among them in the process of implementation. In the case of Mzuzu ADD, it was the failure of the government to develop this adaptive learning to the contestations and conflicts among these actors that undermined successful implementation of small irrigation dams. The paper recommends the need to consider local circumstances, politics, interests, rights and institutions when investing in small irrigation dams.

  4. Men's lack of knowledge adds to the cervical cancer burden in South Africa.

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    Maree, J E; Wright, S C D; Makua, T P

    2011-09-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine the level of knowledge regarding cervical cancer among Black men living in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa. A quantitative survey was conducted. The population consisted of 980 (n = 980) convenience sampled men. Self-reported data were gathered using a structured interview and a pre-tested questionnaire served as data gathering instrument. The study provided evidence that men living in Ga-Rankuwa did not have knowledge of cervical cancer. None of the sample mentioned the HPV as risk factor while some knew that having multiple sexual partners add to a woman's risk. It is, however, doubtful whether the respondents experienced themselves as those with the multiple partners. More than 90% of the sample (n = 963) reported to have had more than one sexual partner in the previous 5 years while less than a quarter indicated that they would have to change their sexual behaviour to prevent cervical cancer. Men add to the cervical cancer burden in South Africa as their knowledge would not enable them to protect their partners from HPV infections, motivate them to be screened or allow them to protect themselves against this dreadful disease. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  5. Do "premium" joint implants add value?: analysis of high cost joint implants in a community registry.

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    Gioe, Terence J; Sharma, Amit; Tatman, Penny; Mehle, Susan

    2011-01-01

    Numerous joint implant options of varying cost are available to the surgeon, but it is unclear whether more costly implants add value in terms of function or longevity. We evaluated registry survival of higher-cost "premium" knee and hip components compared to lower-priced standard components. Premium TKA components were defined as mobile-bearing designs, high-flexion designs, oxidized-zirconium designs, those including moderately crosslinked polyethylene inserts, or some combination. Premium THAs included ceramic-on-ceramic, metal-on-metal, and ceramic-on-highly crosslinked polyethylene designs. We compared 3462 standard TKAs to 2806 premium TKAs and 868 standard THAs to 1311 premium THAs using standard statistical methods. The cost of the premium implants was on average approximately $1000 higher than the standard implants. There was no difference in the cumulative revision rate at 7-8 years between premium and standard TKAs or THAs. In this time frame, premium implants did not demonstrate better survival than standard implants. Revision indications for TKA did not differ, and infection and instability remained contributors. Longer followup is necessary to demonstrate whether premium implants add value in younger patient groups. Level III, therapeutic study. See Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

  6. IMPLEMENTASI PROGRAM ALOKASI DANA DESA (ADD DALAM PEMBERDAYAAN MASYARAKAT DI DESA PUNAGAYA KECAMATAN BANGKALA KABUPATEN JENEPONTO

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Punagaya village through the village fund allocation (ADD will allocate a budget for community development in the areas of sugar production business, the study aims to look at the implementation of the allocation of funds in the rural community empowerment programs and the factors that affect the implementation of the implementation of the allocation of funds within the village community empowerment program in the Village Punagaya sub Bangkala Jeneponto district. This research is descriptive qualitative research sampling technique used was purposive sampling. This study uses data analysis techniques interviews and observations, after which the data collected are then analyzed using frequency tables later be described qualitatively. Number of samples 33 people consisting of 1 person village head, village secretary 1 person, a member of the Committee seminar 5 people, local people 7 people, 4 people Ibu PKK, brown sugar 6 people Makers, Executive Team Live Help ADD 3orang, public figures 6 people. Penelitaian showed that 52% of people believe that the implementation of the Village punagaya village fund allocation in the village punagaya poorly this happens because people do not see the program conducted by the local government to improve the empowerment and increased repair services performed by local governments to use allocation of village funds. Based on the research I did it, it can be concluded that the public has not been empowered by optimal utilization of ADD in the Village District Punagaya Bangkala Jeneponto. It is caused due to problems such as the allocation of funds provided inadequate to meningatkan empowerment, besides the allocation of funds is often given too late and village officials rendahmya influence on the development and management of the allocation of funds is a factor inhibiting village program implementation in the village of village fund allocation Punagaya Sub Bangkala Jeneponto but from the village fund allocation is

  7. Gantry and isocenter displacements of a linear accelerator caused by an add-on micromultileaf collimator

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    Riis, Hans L.; Zimmermann, Sune J.; Hjelm-Hansen, Mogens [Radiofysisk Laboratorium, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C (Denmark)

    2013-03-15

    Purpose: The delivery of high quality stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) treatments to the patient requires knowledge of the position of the isocenter to submillimeter accuracy. To meet the requirements the deviation between the radiation and mechanical isocenters must be less than 1 mm. The use of add-on micromultileaf collimators ({mu}MLCs) in SRS and SRT is an additional challenge to the anticipated high-level geometric and dosimetric accuracy of the treatment. The aim of this work was to quantify the gantry excursions during rotation with and without an add-on {mu}MLC attached to the gantry head. In addition, the shift in the position of the isocenter and its correlation to the kV beam center of the cone-beam CT system was included in the study. Methods: The quantification of the gantry rotational performance was done using a pointer supported by an in-house made rigid holder attached to the gantry head of the accelerator. The pointer positions were measured using a digital theodolite. To quantify the effect of an {mu}MLC of 50 kg, the measurements were repeated with the {mu}MLC attached to the gantry head. The displacement of the isocenter due to an add-on {mu}MLC of 50 kg was also investigated. In case of the pointer measurement the {mu}MLC was simulated by weights attached to the gantry head. A method of least squares was applied to determine the position and displacement of the mechanical isocenter. Additionally, the displacement of the radiation isocenter was measured using a ball-bearing phantom and the electronic portal image device system. These measurements were based on 8 MV photon beams irradiated onto the ball from the four cardinal angles and two opposed collimator angles. The measurements and analysis of the data were carried out automatically using software delivered by the manufacturer. Results: The displacement of the mechanical isocenter caused by a 50 kg heavy {mu}MLC was found to be (-0.01 {+-} 0.05, -0

  8. Road and Street Centerlines, Iron add blue, Published in 2005, 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 2005. It is described as 'Iron add blue'. The extent of these...

  9. Trails, RS2477, add events rev, Published in 2004, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Iron County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Trails, RS2477 dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2004. It is described as 'add events...

  10. Trails, RS2477, add roads, Published in 2003, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Iron County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Trails, RS2477 dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2003. It is described as 'add roads'....

  11. Trails, RS2477, rs2477 add roads, Published in 2006, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Iron County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Trails, RS2477 dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2006. It is described as 'rs2477 add...

  12. Trails, RS2477, add roads rev, Published in 2004, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Iron County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Trails, RS2477 dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2004. It is described as 'add roads...

  13. Montelukast as Add-On Therapy to Inhaled Corticosteroids in the Management of Asthma (The SAS Trial

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    J Mark FitzGerald

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of montelukast as add-on therapy for asthmatic patients who remain uncontrolled with low, moderate or high doses of inhaled corticosteroid monotherapy.

  14. How we capitalised on casual PBL facilitators' expertise and experience to add value to our medical programme.

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    McLean, Michelle; Arrigoni, Cecilia

    2016-01-01

    While problem-based learning (PBL) has been widely implemented in medical education, it has been acknowledged to be resource-intensive, particularly in terms of academics' time. In some institutions, such as Bond University (Australia), casual facilitators have been employed (paid hourly) to oversee the PBL tutorials. Apart from considerable experience as PBL facilitators, they also have expertise as allied health professionals or biomedical scientists. Several facilitators have educational qualifications. Recognising that their roles have expanded beyond the PBL tutorial room, we canvassed PBL facilitators in terms of their contributions to Bond University's medical programme. We can report that our facilitators have contributed to the renewal of Bond's medical programme, from design (e.g. curriculum structure, case-writing) to PBL case reviews. They are also involved in formative and summative assessment. Facilitators identified that, because of their prolonged involvement with the students in small groups, they consider themselves more than facilitators of student learning. They are role models and personal guides. Recognising the value these casually employed facilitators have added to our medical programme, we will continue to develop their skills in, for example, reviewing cases and assessment. We recommend that if institutions do employ casual facilitators, their expertise and experience can add value to the curriculum and to students' experience.

  15. Sliding tethered ligands add topological interactions to the toolbox of ligand-receptor design

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    Bauer, Martin; Kékicheff, Patrick; Iss, Jean; Fajolles, Christophe; Charitat, Thierry; Daillant, Jean; Marques, Carlos M.

    2015-09-01

    Adhesion in the biological realm is mediated by specific lock-and-key interactions between ligand-receptor pairs. These complementary moieties are ubiquitously anchored to substrates by tethers that control the interaction range and the mobility of the ligands and receptors, thus tuning the kinetics and strength of the binding events. Here we add sliding anchoring to the toolbox of ligand-receptor design by developing a family of tethered ligands for which the spacer can slide at the anchoring point. Our results show that this additional sliding degree of freedom changes the nature of the adhesive contact by extending the spatial range over which binding may sustain a significant force. By introducing sliding tethered ligands with self-regulating length, this work paves the way for the development of versatile and reusable bio-adhesive substrates with potential applications for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

  16. Interaction and dynamics of add-atoms with 2-dimensional structures

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    The interaction and dynamics of add-atoms with graphene, graphene-derivate structures and, later, MoSi$_2$, two-dimensional – single and few – atomic layers will be studied with the Perturbed Angular Correlation – PAC – technique. Graphene is also envisaged as new platform for growing semiconductor nanostructure devices, such as quantum dots and as a particularly powerful catalyst. Understanding nucleation of nanostructures and clusters on graphene and related phases in wet conditions as they are used in chemical methods in research and industry require complementary studies. These systems will therefore be studied systematically using radioactive probe atoms attaching via a transfer media (e.g., water in catalysis process) or being deposited with soft-landing techniques under vacuum and UHV conditions, as put in place at the ASPIC setup at ISOLDE. The hyperfine fields obtained under different environments are expected to reveal basic information on the rich atomic and physical mechanisms associated w...

  17. SCEW: a Microsoft Excel add-in for easy creation of survival curves.

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    Khan, Haseeb Ahmad

    2006-07-01

    Survival curves are frequently used for reporting survival or mortality outcomes of experimental pharmacological/toxicological studies and of clinical trials. Microsoft Excel is a simple and widely used tool for creation of numerous types of graphic presentations however it is difficult to create step-wise survival curves in Excel. Considering the familiarity of clinicians and biomedical scientists with Excel, an algorithm survival curves in Excel worksheet (SCEW) has been developed for easy creation of survival curves directly in Excel worksheets. The algorithm has been integrated in the form of Excel add-in for easy installation and usage. The program is based on modification of frequency data for binary break-up using the spreadsheet formula functions whereas a macro subroutine automates the creation of survival curves. The advantages of this program are simple data input, minimal procedural steps and the creation of survival curves in the familiar confines of Excel.

  18. Application of shift-and-add algorithms for imaging objects within biological media

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    Aizert, Avishai; Moshe, Tomer; Abookasis, David

    2017-01-01

    The Shift-and-Add (SAA) technique is a simple mathematical operation developed to reconstruct, at high spatial resolution, atmospherically degraded solar images obtained from stellar speckle interferometry systems. This method shifts and assembles individual degraded short-exposure images into a single average image with significantly improved contrast and detail. Since the inhomogeneous refractive indices of biological tissue causes light scattering similar to that induced by optical turbulence in the atmospheric layers, we assume that SAA methods can be successfully implemented to reconstruct the image of an object within a scattering biological medium. To test this hypothesis, five SAA algorithms were evaluated for reconstructing images acquired from multiple viewpoints. After successfully retrieving the hidden object's shape, quantitative image quality metrics were derived, enabling comparison of imaging error across a spectrum of layer thicknesses, demonstrating the relative efficacy of each SAA algorithm for biological imaging.

  19. Addiction surplus: the add-on margin that makes addictive consumptions difficult to contain.

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    Adams, Peter J; Livingstone, Charles

    2015-01-01

    Addictive consumptions generate financial surpluses over-and-above non-addictive consumptions because of the excessive consumption of addicted consumers. This add-on margin or 'addiction surplus' provides a powerful incentive for beneficiaries to protect their income by ensuring addicted consumers keep consuming. Not only that, addiction surplus provides the financial base that enables producers to sponsor activities which aim to prevent public health initiatives from reducing consumption. This paper examines the potency of addiction surplus to engage industry, governments and communities in an on-going reliance on addiction surplus. It then explores how neo-liberal constructions of a rational consumer disguise the ethical and exploitative dynamics of addiction surplus by examining ways in which addictive consumptions fail to conform to notions of autonomy and rationality. Four measures are identified to contain the distorting effects of addiction surplus. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Celecoxib Adjunctive Treatment to Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia: A Review of Randomized Clinical Add-On Trials

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    Stefano Marini

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic and debilitating mental disorder. Past literature has reported various hypotheses about the psychopathology of schizophrenia. Recently, a growing literature has been trying to explain the role of inflammation in the etiopathogenesis of schizophrenia. In the past, numerous immune modulation and anti-inflammatory treatment options have been proposed for schizophrenia, but sometimes the results were inconsistent. Electronic search was carried out in November 2015. PubMed and Scopus databases have been used to find studies to introduce in this review. Only randomized-placebo-controlled add-on trials were taken into account. In this way, six articles were obtained for the discussion. Celecoxib showed beneficial effects mostly in early stages of schizophrenia. In chronic schizophrenia, the data are controversial, possibly in part for methodological reasons.

  1. What Can Heterogeneity Add to the Scientometric Map? Steps towards algorithmic historiography

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    2010-01-01

    The Actor Network represents heterogeneous entities as actants (Callon et al., 1983; 1986). Although computer programs for the visualization of social networks increasingly allow us to represent heterogeneity in a network using different shapes and colors for the visualization, hitherto this possibility has scarcely been exploited (Mogoutov et al., 2008). In this contribution to the Festschrift, I study the question of what heterogeneity can add specifically to the visualization of a network. How does an integrated network improve on the one-dimensional ones (such as co-word and co-author maps)? The oeuvre of Michel Callon is used as the case materials, that is, his 65 papers which can be retrieved from the (Social) Science Citation Index since 1975.

  2. Biosynthesis of Succulent Bamboo Shoots of Bambusa balcooa into Phytosterols and Its Biotransformation into ADD

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    Kananbala SARANGTHEM; Thongam Nabakumar SINGH

    2003-01-01

    Fermentation of the succulent bamboo shoots of Bambusa balcooa Roxb. resulted in an enrichment of phytosterols from 0.12% to 0.62% dry weight as compared to that of the fresh unfermented samples. The bacterial strains responsible for higher accumulation of phytosterols during fermentation of the bamboo shoots have been isolated and further extraction and purification of the crude phytosterols (isolated from the fermented samples) were done by TLC, UV, NMR, IR and Mass spectral analysis. The isolated phytosterols (β-sitos-terols) were then subjected to microbial transformation which yielded a considerable amount of androsta-1, 4-diene-3,17-dione (ADD) in the incubation mixture in presence of metabolic inhibitors (α, α'-dipyridyl and sodium arsenate).

  3. Circadian rest-activity rhythms during benzodiazepine tapering covered by melatonin versus placebo add-on

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    Baandrup, Lone; Fasmer, Ole Bernt; Glenthøj, Birte Yding

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    BACKGROUND: Patients with severe mental illness often suffer from disruptions in circadian rest-activity cycles, which might partly be attributed to ongoing psychopharmacological medication. Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed for prolonged periods despite recommendations of only short......-term usage. Melatonin, a naturally occurring nocturnal hormone, has the potential to stabilize disrupted circadian rhythmicity. Our aim was to investigate how prolonged-release melatonin affects rest-activity patterns in medicated patients with severe mental illness and if benzodiazepine dose reduction...... is associated with changes in circadian rhythm parameters. METHOD: Data were derived from a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial with 24 weeks follow-up. Participants were randomized to add-on treatment with prolonged-release melatonin (2 mg) or matching placebo, and usual benzodiazepine dosage...

  4. Review on SOA-MZl-based photonic add/drop and switching operations

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    Claudio PORZI; Giovanni SERAFINO; Sergio PINNA; An NGUYEN; Giampiero CONTESTABILE; Antonclla BOGONI

    2013-01-01

    Semiconductor optical amplifier-Mach-Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI) is a technologically mature optical device that can be exploited for a wide range of operations on both amplitude and phase modulated signals, with performance limited by the carrier lifetime in the SOAs. Recent advances on SOA structures have demonstrated their suitability for high quality, ultra-fast photonic signal processing, making SOA-MZI a good candidate for elaborating signals in new generation high-capacity optical networks. Dynamic wavelength switching/routing and add/drop operations are expected to bring benefits in future optical networks in terms of improved system flexibility and efficiency. The capability of performing such operations directly in the optical domain can significantly reduce the number of opto/electrical and electro/optical conversions in the routing nodes, reducing their power consumption and their latency time. Moreover, since phase-shift keying (PSK) formats or other advanced modulation formats involving both amplitude and phase modulation, start to coexist in optical communication systems with the conventional on-off keying (OOK) modulation format, the availability of a single device, suitable for processing all these different signals, is mandatory. The SOA-MZI fits all these requirements for both OOK and constant-envelope phase-modulated signals, providing a compact and flexible solution. Here we review on the use of the SOA-MZI for carrying out all- optical switching operations, by realizing wavelength conversion and add/drop functionalities, both for OOK and differential binary phase shift keying (DPSK) signals up to 40Gb/s. Power penalties lower than 2 dB are demonstrated in all cases.

  5. Neurofeedback combined with training in metacognitive strategies: effectiveness in students with ADD.

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    Thompson, L; Thompson, M

    1998-12-01

    A review of records was carried out to examine the results obtained when people with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) received 40 sessions of training that combined neurofeedback with the teaching of metacognitive strategies. While not a controlled scientific study, the results, including pre- and post-measures, are consistent with previously published research concerning the use of neurofeedback with children. A significant addition is that a description of procedures is included. The 111 subjects, 98 children (age 5 to 17) and 13 adults (ages 18 to 63), attended forty 50-min sessions, usually twice a week. Feedback was contingent on decreasing slow wave activity (usually 4-7 Hz, occasionally 9-11 Hz) and increasing fast wave activity (15-18 Hz for most subjects but initially 13-15 Hz for subjects with impulsivity and hyperactivity). Metacognitive strategies related to academic tasks were taught when the feedback indicated the client was focused. Some clients also received temperature and/or EDR biofeedback during some sessions. Initially, 30 percent of the children were taking stimulant medications (Ritalin), whereas 6 percent were on stimulant medications after 40 sessions. All charts were included where pre- and post-testing results were available for one or more of the following: the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA, n = 76), Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WISC-R, WISC-III, or WAIS-R, n = 68), Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT 3, n = 99), and the electroencephalogram assessment (QEEG) providing a ratio of theta (4-8 Hz) to beta (16-20 Hz) activity (n = 66). Significant improvements (p metacognitive strategies is a useful combined intervention for students with ADD. Further controlled research is warranted.

  6. PENGEMBANGAN MODEL LINGKAR SASTRA DALAM PEMBELAJARAN APRESIASI CERITA PENDEK BERMUATAN NILAI-NILAI PENDIDIKAN KARAKTER PESERTA DIDIK SMP/ MTs

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    Full Text Available Keterampilan mengapresiasi cerita pendek sangat penting dikuasai oleh peserta didik. Kenyataannya keterampilan ini belum dikuasai secara maksimal. Oleh karena itu, perlu dikembangkan sebuah model pembelajaran apresiasi cerpen. Penelitian ini bertujuan memaparkan karakteristik model pembelajaran sesuai kebutuhan guru dan peserta didik, prinsip-prinsip model, prototipe, dan keefektifan model. Pengembangan model dilakukan dengan Research and Development , Borg dan Gall. Secara hirarkis dari analisis kurikulum, teoretis, kebutuhan guru dan peserta didik, mengembangkan prototipe, uji ahli, revisi prototipe, uji coba terbatas, dan penyusunan model. Pengumpulan data dengan angket, lembar pengamatan, dan lembar penilaian. Pengembangan model menghasilkan: (1 karakteristik model lingkar sastra menurut guru dan peserta didik; (2 prinsip-prinsip model (3 propotipe model;(4 keefektifan model dengan diujicobakan pada peserta didik kelas IX B SMP Kesatrian 2 Semarang. Hasilnya mampu meningkatkan hasil belajar apresiasi cerpen dari rata-rata nilai tes awal 60,63 menjadi 77,19 dan pencapaian KKM dari 40,63% menjadi 93,75%. Dampak pengiring karakter jujur, menghargai prestasi, gemar menyimak, dan komunikatif. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian ini disimpulkan  bahwa model ini dapat meningkatkan hasil belajar mengapresiasi cerpen.Skills are very important to appreciate short stories dominated by learners. In fact these skills have not been mastered to the fullest. Therefore, it is necessary to develop an appreciation of the learning model of short stories. This study aims to describe the characteristics of the learning model according to the needs of teachers and learners, the principles of the model, the prototype, and the effectiveness of the model. Model development is done by the Research and Development, Borg and Gall. Hierarchically from the curriculum analysis, theoretical, needs of teachers and learners, developing prototypes, testing experts, the revised

  7. 40 CFR 63.4966 - How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on control device operating limits during...

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    ... system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? 63.3546 Section 63.3546... device or system of multiple capture devices. The average duct static pressure is the maximum operating... Add-on Controls Option § 63.3546 How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on...

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    ... system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? 63.4567 Section 63.4567... Emission Rate with Add-on Controls Option § 63.4567 How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? During the performance test...

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    ... system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? 63.4767 Section 63.4767... Rate with Add-on Controls Option § 63.4767 How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? During the performance test required by §...

  12. Stromal genes add prognostic information to proliferation and histoclinical markers: a basis for the next generation of breast cancer gene signatures.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: First-generation gene signatures that identify breast cancer patients at risk of recurrence are confined to estrogen-positive cases and are driven by genes involved in the cell cycle and proliferation. Previously we induced sets of stromal genes that are prognostic for both estrogen-positive and estrogen-negative samples. Creating risk-management tools that incorporate these stromal signatures, along with existing proliferation-based signatures and established clinicopathological measures such as lymph node status and tumor size, should better identify women at greatest risk for metastasis and death. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To investigate the strength and independence of the stromal and proliferation factors in estrogen-positive and estrogen-negative patients we constructed multivariate Cox proportional hazards models along with tree-based partitions of cancer cases for four breast cancer cohorts. Two sets of stromal genes, one consisting of DCN and FBLN1, and the other containing LAMA2, add substantial prognostic value to the proliferation signal and to clinical measures. For estrogen receptor-positive patients, the stromal-decorin set adds prognostic value independent of proliferation for three of the four datasets. For estrogen receptor-negative patients, the stromal-laminin set significantly adds prognostic value in two datasets, and marginally in a third. The stromal sets are most prognostic for the unselected population studies and may depend on the age distribution of the cohorts. CONCLUSION: The addition of stromal genes would measurably improve the performance of proliferation-based first-generation gene signatures, especially for older women. Incorporating indicators of the state of stromal cell types would mark a conceptual shift from epithelial-centric risk assessment to assessment based on the multiple cell types in the cancer-altered tissue.

  13. Evidence for Association between SH2B1 Gene Variants and Glycated Hemoglobin in Nondiabetic European American Young Adults: The Add Health Study.

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    Lange, Leslie A; Graff, Mariaelisa; Lange, Ethan M; Young, Kristin L; Richardson, Andrea S; Mohlke, Karen L; North, Kari E; Harris, Kathleen M; Gordon-Larsen, Penny

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    Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is used to classify glycaemia and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Body mass index (BMI) is a predictor of HbA1c levels and T2D. We tested 43 established BMI and obesity loci for association with HbA1c in a nationally representative multiethnic sample of young adults from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health [Add Health: age 24-34 years; n = 5641 European Americans (EA); 1740 African Americans (AA); 1444 Hispanic Americans (HA)] without T2D, using two levels of covariate adjustment (Model 1: age, sex, smoking, and geographic region; Model 2: Model 1 covariates plus BMI). Bonferroni adjustment was made for 43 SNPs and we considered P young adults.

  14. Add-on conservation benefits of marine territorial user rights fishery policies in central Chile.

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    Gelcich, Stefan; Godoy, Natalio; Prado, Luis; Castilla, Juan Carlos

    2008-01-01

    To combine the rational use of marine benthic resources and economic development of small-scale fishers, Chile passed legislation in 1991 establishing a comanagement policy that grants exclusive territorial user rights for fisheries (TURFs) to artisanal fisher organizations in well-defined inshore coastal areas, known as Management and Exploitation Areas for Benthic Resources (MEABRs). In general the policy has been proclaimed a management and economic success because benthic resource abundances have increased inside MEABRs in comparison with open-access areas. However, there is a lack of studies assessing the impact of this management policy on nontargeted subtidal species and community assemblages and the policy's implications for biodiversity and conservation. This study starts to fill this gap and links the allocation of TURFs for benthic resources with add-on conservation benefits for species that are not directly linked with the fishery policy. Comparative subtidal surveys inside vs. outside MEABRs were used to assess the effects of three MEABRs on managed targeted benthic species, biodiversity (species richness), and community assemblages in central Chile. Surveys focused exclusively on subtidal kelp forest habitats dominated by Lessonia trabeculata, spanning 4-12 m in depth and with similar levels of habitat complexity. The study comprised: (1) quantification of kelp forest complexity, (2) understory survey of sessile species, (3) quantification of conspicuous benthic macroinvertebrates, including those under management, and (4) quantification of reef-fish species inside the kelp habitat. Results showed population enhancement of target-managed invertebrates inside MEABRs. Moreover, reef-fish species were significantly more diverse and abundant inside MEABRs, and community assemblages of nontarget benthic invertebrates and reef fish were significantly different inside vs. outside MEABRs. The comanagement of inshore benthic resources in Chile, through MEABRs

  15. Effect of School Community Empowerment Model towards Handwashing Implementation among Elementary School Students in Dayeuhkolot Subdistrict

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    Perilaku mencuci tangan dengan sabun di Indonesia masih menjadi masalah. Penyebabnya dikaitkan dengan kurangnya kesadaran dalam mencuci tangan pakai sabun. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh pemberdayaan komunitas sekolah terhadap penerapan mencuci tangan di kalangan siswa sekolah dasar di Kecamatan Dayeuhkolot, Kabupaten Bandung. Penelitian ini menggunakan desain quasi eksperimental dengan pretest dan posttest serta melakukan analisis deskriptif dan inferensial. Sampel terdiri dari 24 guru, 377 siswa di kelas 4-6, dan 24 dokter kecil. Metode pendekatan dalam penelitian ini menggunakan usaha kesehatan sekolah terpadu (gabungan model fit for school dan UKS terpilih, yang terdiri dari enam tahap. Instrumen terdiri dari kuesioner pengetahuan, lembar observasi, dan lembar checklist. Cuci tangan pakai sabun dievaluasi selama tiga bulan. Hasil menemukan bahwa terdapat skor meningkat dalam kategori baik untuk keterampilan cuci tangan pakai sabun guru dari 12,5% menjadi 100%, skor dokter kecil dalam kategori baik meningkat pada keterampilan cuci tangan pakai sabun dari 0% sampai 100%, keterampilan dari cuci tangan pakai sabun pada siswa meningkat dalam kategori baik dari 0% menjadi 87,5%. Pemberdayaan komunitas sekolah memengaruhi perilaku mencuci tangan di kalangan siswa SD.

  16. Novel broadband reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer employing custom fiber arrays and Opto-VLSI processors.

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    Xiao, Feng; Juswardy, Budi; Alameh, Kamal; Lee, Yong Tak

    2008-08-04

    A reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) structure based on using a custom-made fiber array and an Opto-VLSI processor is proposed and demonstrated. The fiber array consists of N pairs of angled fibers corresponding to N channels, each of which can independently perform add, drop, and thru functions through a reconfigurable Opto-VLSI beam steerer. Experimental results show that the ROADM structure can attain an average add, drop/thru insertion loss of 5.5 dB and a uniformity of 0.3 dB over a wide bandwidth from 1524 nm to 1576 nm, and a drop/thru crosstalk level as small as -40 dB.

  17. CosmoCalc: An Excel add-in for cosmogenic nuclide calculations

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    Vermeesch, Pieter

    2007-08-01

    As dating methods using Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclides (TCN) become more popular, the need arises for a general-purpose and easy-to-use data reduction software. The CosmoCalc Excel add-in calculates TCN production rate scaling factors (using Lal, Stone, Dunai, and Desilets methods); topographic, snow, and self-shielding factors; and exposure ages, erosion rates, and burial ages and visualizes the results on banana-style plots. It uses an internally consistent TCN production equation that is based on the quadruple exponential approach of Granger and Smith (2000). CosmoCalc was designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Although the user interface is extremely simple, the program is also very flexible, and nearly all default parameter values can be changed. To facilitate the comparison of different scaling factors, a set of converter tools is provided, allowing the user to easily convert cut-off rigidities to magnetic inclinations, elevations to atmospheric depths, and so forth. Because it is important to use a consistent set of scaling factors for the sample measurements and the production rate calibration sites, CosmoCalc defines the production rates implicitly, as a function of the original TCN concentrations of the calibration site. The program is best suited for 10Be, 26Al, 3He, and 21Ne calculations, although basic functionality for 36Cl and 14C is also provided. CosmoCalc can be downloaded along with a set of test data from http://cosmocalc.googlepages.com.

  18. ATOM - an OMERO add-on for automated import of image data

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Modern microscope platforms are able to generate multiple gigabytes of image data in a single experimental session. In a routine research laboratory workflow, these data are initially stored on the local acquisition computer from which files need to be transferred to the experimenter's (remote image repository (e.g., DVDs, portable hard discs or server-based storage because of limited local data storage. Although manual solutions for this migration, such as OMERO - a client-server software for visualising and managing large amounts of image data - exist, this import process may be a time-consuming and tedious task. Findings We have developed ATOM, a Java-based and thus platform-independent add-on for OMERO enabling automated transfer of image data from a wide variety of acquisition software packages into OMERO. ATOM provides a graphical user interface and allows pre-organisation of experimental data for the transfer. Conclusions ATOM is a convenient extension of the OMERO software system. An automated interface to OMERO will be a useful tool for scientists working with file formats supported by the Bio-Formats file format library, a platform-independent library for reading the most common file formats of microscope images.

  19. Should we add visual acuity ratios to referral criteria for potential cerebral visual impairment?

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    van der Zee, Ymie J; Stiers, Peter; Evenhuis, Heleen M

    To determine whether the assessment of visual acuity ratios might improve the referral of children with (sub)normal visual acuity but at risk of cerebral visual impairment. In an exploratory study, we assessed visual acuity, crowding ratio and the ratios between grating acuity (Teller Acuity Cards-II) and optotype acuity (Cambridge Crowding Cards) in 60 typically developing school children (mean age 5y8m±1y1m), 21 children with ocular abnormalities only (5y7m±1y9m) and 26 children with (suspected) brain damage (5y7m±1y11m). Sensitivities and specificities were calculated for targets and controls from the perspective of different groups of diagnosticians: youth health care professionals (target: children with any visual abnormalities), ophthalmologists and low vision experts (target: children at risk of cerebral visual impairment). For youth health care professionals subnormal visual acuity had the best sensitivity (76%) and specificity (70%). For ophthalmologists and low vision experts the crowding ratio had the best sensitivity (67%) and specificity (79 and 86%). Youth health care professionals best continue applying subnormal visual acuity for screening, whereas ophthalmologists and low vision experts best add the crowding ratio to their routine diagnostics, to distinguish children at risk of visual impairment in the context of brain damage from children with ocular pathology only. Copyright © 2016 Spanish General Council of Optometry. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  20. A multiply-add engine with monolithically integrated 3D memristor crossbar/CMOS hybrid circuit

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    Chakrabarti, B.; Lastras-Montaño, M. A.; Adam, G.; Prezioso, M.; Hoskins, B.; Cheng, K.-T.; Strukov, D. B.

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    Silicon (Si) based complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology has been the driving force of the information-technology revolution. However, scaling of CMOS technology as per Moore’s law has reached a serious bottleneck. Among the emerging technologies memristive devices can be promising for both memory as well as computing applications. Hybrid CMOS/memristor circuits with CMOL (CMOS + “Molecular”) architecture have been proposed to combine the extremely high density of the memristive devices with the robustness of CMOS technology, leading to terabit-scale memory and extremely efficient computing paradigm. In this work, we demonstrate a hybrid 3D CMOL circuit with 2 layers of memristive crossbars monolithically integrated on a pre-fabricated CMOS substrate. The integrated crossbars can be fully operated through the underlying CMOS circuitry. The memristive devices in both layers exhibit analog switching behavior with controlled tunability and stable multi-level operation. We perform dot-product operations with the 2D and 3D memristive crossbars to demonstrate the applicability of such 3D CMOL hybrid circuits as a multiply-add engine. To the best of our knowledge this is the first demonstration of a functional 3D CMOL hybrid circuit.

  1. How to Add Value to your Business with CEA: A Practical Approach

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    Full Text Available Companies are always trying to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack by applying different strategies such as improving customer service, increasing the efficiency of their operations, or reducing their costs. Most of the time, however, these goals are competing against each other for scarce resources, and managers often need to decide to concentrate on one. A small company can effectively and simultaneously accomplish these goals for a fraction of the cost by implementing communications-enabled business processes or solutions, which are a set of technology components that add real-time networking functionality to applications. One particular implementation of this framework is the one provided by Coral CEA. Coral CEA is a business ecosystem anchored around CEA functionalities that are offered as building blocks, out-of-the-box components that link the capabilities and intelligence of networks platforms with the power of current applications to provide a new set of features and functionalities. In this article, we show how a small company called Rezact, located in the ski resort town of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, successfully implemented CEA capabilities within its own operations using Coral CEA services.

  2. Una riconsiderazione sul ripostiglio di S'Adde 'e S'Ulumu-Usini

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    Full Text Available In this poster the author presents the results of a study on several pieces of ashlar masonry were recently discovered in a locale called S'Iscia 'e Su Puttu, indicating the likely presence of sacred place belonging to the Nuragic - Bronze and Early Iron Age - phase. It is located very close to the site of S'Adde 'e S'Ulumu, where an important hoard of bronze objects was found, once considered to belong to a single individual for the absence of any clear archaeological context. This hoard acquires a new dimension thanks to the new data presented here: it could have reasonably been part of a set of ritual activities carried out in a sacred area formed of buildings and spaces between them, a common pattern in Sardinian communities during the Early Iron phase. This poster was presented at the Workshop Materiali e contesti dell'Età del Ferro sarda (Materials and contexts in the Sardinian Iron Age, organised by the University of Glasgow and the Comune di San Vero Milis on the 25th of May 2012, and supported for by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Comune di San Vero Milis, the University of Glasgow and the Carnegie Trust of the Universities of Scotland.

  3. How social learning adds up to a culture: from birdsong to human public opinion.

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    Tchernichovski, Ofer; Feher, Olga; Fimiarz, Daniel; Conley, Dalton

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    Distributed social learning may occur at many temporal and spatial scales, but it rarely adds up to a stable culture. Cultures vary in stability and diversity (polymorphism), ranging from chaotic or drifting cultures, through cumulative polymorphic cultures, to stable monolithic cultures with high conformity levels. What features can sustain polymorphism, preventing cultures from collapsing into either chaotic or highly conforming states? We investigate this question by integrating studies across two quite separate disciplines: the emergence of song cultures in birds, and the spread of public opinion and social conventions in humans. In songbirds, the learning process has been studied in great detail, while in human studies the structure of social networks has been experimentally manipulated on large scales. In both cases, the manner in which communication signals are compressed and filtered - either during learning or while traveling through the social network - can affect culture polymorphism and stability. We suggest a simple mechanism of a shifting balance between converging and diverging social forces to explain these effects. Understanding social forces that shape cultural evolution might be useful for designing agile communication systems, which are stable and polymorphic enough to promote gradual changes in institutional behavior.

  4. A multiply-add engine with monolithically integrated 3D memristor crossbar/CMOS hybrid circuit

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    Chakrabarti, B.; Lastras-Montaño, M. A.; Adam, G.; Prezioso, M.; Hoskins, B.; Cheng, K.-T.; Strukov, D. B.

    2017-01-01

    Silicon (Si) based complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology has been the driving force of the information-technology revolution. However, scaling of CMOS technology as per Moore’s law has reached a serious bottleneck. Among the emerging technologies memristive devices can be promising for both memory as well as computing applications. Hybrid CMOS/memristor circuits with CMOL (CMOS + “Molecular”) architecture have been proposed to combine the extremely high density of the memristive devices with the robustness of CMOS technology, leading to terabit-scale memory and extremely efficient computing paradigm. In this work, we demonstrate a hybrid 3D CMOL circuit with 2 layers of memristive crossbars monolithically integrated on a pre-fabricated CMOS substrate. The integrated crossbars can be fully operated through the underlying CMOS circuitry. The memristive devices in both layers exhibit analog switching behavior with controlled tunability and stable multi-level operation. We perform dot-product operations with the 2D and 3D memristive crossbars to demonstrate the applicability of such 3D CMOL hybrid circuits as a multiply-add engine. To the best of our knowledge this is the first demonstration of a functional 3D CMOL hybrid circuit. PMID:28195239

  5. Clobazam: An effective add-on therapy in refractory status epilepticus.

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    Sivakumar, Sanjeev; Ibrahim, Mohammad; Parker, Dennis; Norris, Gregory; Shah, Aashit; Mohamed, Wazim

    2015-06-01

    Refractory status epilepticus (RSE) is a medical emergency, with significant morbidity and mortality. The use and effectiveness of clobazam, a unique 1,5-benzodiazepine, in the management of RSE has not been reported before. Over the last 24 months, we identified 17 patients with RSE who were treated with clobazam in our hospital. Eleven of the 17 patients had prior epilepsy. Fifteen patients had focal status epilepticus. Use of clobazam was prompted by a favorable pharmacokinetic profile devoid of drug interactions. Clobazam was introduced after a median duration of 4 days and after a median of three failed antiepileptic drugs. A successful response, defined as termination of RSE within 24 h of administration, without addition or modification of concurrent AED and with successful wean of anesthetic infusions, was seen in 13 patients. Indeterminate response was seen in three patients, whereas clobazam was unsuccessful in one patient. Clobazam averted the need for anesthetic infusions in five patients. Clobazam was well tolerated, and appears to be an effective and promising option as add-on therapy in RSE. Its efficacy, particularly early in the course of SE, should be further investigated in prospective, randomized trials.

  6. Effectiveness of clobazam as add-on therapy in children with refractory focal epilepsy.

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    da Silveira, Mariana Ribeiro Marcondes; Montenegro, Maria Augusta; Franzon, Renata Cristina; Guerreiro, Carlos A M; Guerreiro, Marilisa M

    2006-09-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of clobazam in children with refractory focal epilepsy. We investigated 100 consecutive patients concerning etiology of epilepsy, previously used antiepileptic drugs, seizure frequency and adverse events. Clobazam was introduced as add-on therapy in patients with previous failure of at least two monotherapies. Mean age was eight years-old and 39 patients were girls. Clobazam mean dosage was 23.6 mg/day. Mean use of clobazam was 18.6 months. Twenty-two patients had adverse events. Twenty-six patients became seizure-free, 11 had an improvement of >75% and in 58 there was no modification in seizure frequency. Five patients had an increase in seizure frequency. Clobazam efficacy lasted for more than one year in 42% of the seizure-free patients. Clobazam seems to be safe and effective in the treatment of focal epilepsy in childhood and should be considered in patients with refractory seizures.

  7. Mozart K.448 acts as a potential add-on therapy in children with refractory epilepsy.

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    Lin, Lung-Chang; Lee, Wei-Te; Wang, Chien-Hua; Chen, Hsiu-Lin; Wu, Hui-Chuan; Tsai, Chin-Lin; Wei, Ruey-Chang; Mok, Hin-Kiu; Weng, Chia-Fen; Lee, Mei-Wen; Yang, Rei-Cheng

    2011-03-01

    Mozart's Sonata for two pianos in D major, K.448 (Mozart K.448), has been shown to improve mental function, leading to what is known as the Mozart effect. Our previous work revealed that epileptiform discharges in children with epilepsy decreased during and immediately after listening to Mozart K.448. In this study, we evaluated the long-term effects of Mozart K.448 on children with refractory epilepsy. Eleven children with refractory epilepsy were enrolled. All of the patients were diagnosed as having had refractory epilepsy for more than 1 year (range =1 year to 6 years 4 months, mean =3 years 11 months) and had been receiving at least two antiepileptic drugs (AED). During the study period, they listened to Mozart K.448 once a day before bedtime for 6 months. Seizure frequencies were recorded 6 months before they started listening to this music and monthly during the study period. All of the patients remained on the same AEDs during the 6-month study period. Frequencies of seizures were compared before and after listening to Mozart K.448. Eight of eleven patients were seizure free (N=2) or had very good responses (N=6) after 6 months of listening to Mozart K.448. The remaining three (27.3%) showed minimal or no effect (effectiveness Mozart K.448 should be further studied as a potential add-on therapy in the treatment of children with refractory epilepsy. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Studies with lucid dreaming as add-on therapy to Gestalt therapy.

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    Holzinger, B; Klösch, G; Saletu, B

    2015-06-01

    The aim of the present exploratory clinical study was to evaluate LD as an add-on therapy for treating nightmares. Thirty-two subjects having nightmares (ICD-10: F51.5) at least twice a week participated. Subjects were randomly assigned to group: A) Gestalt therapy group (= GTG), or B) Gestalt and lucid dreaming group therapy (= LDG). Each group lasted ten weeks. Participants kept a sleep/dream diary over the treatment. Examinations with respect to nightmare frequency and sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) were carried out at the beginning, after five and ten weeks and at a follow-up three months later. Concerning nightmare frequency, a significant reduction was found in both groups after the ten-week-study and at the follow-up (Wilcoxon test: P ≤ 0.05). Significant reduction in dream recall frequency could only be observed in the GTG (Wilcoxon test: P ≤ 0.05). For subjects having succeeded in learning lucid dreaming, reduction was sooner and higher. Sleep quality improved for both groups at the follow-up (P ≤ 0.05, Wilcoxon test). Only the LDG showed significant improvement at the end of therapy (P ≤ 0.05). Lucid dreaming, in combination with Gestalt therapy, is a potent technique to reduce nightmare frequency and improve the subjective quality of sleep. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. Final Technical Report: Thermoelectric-Enhanced Cookstove Add-on (TECA) for Clean Biomass Cookstoves

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    Stokes, David [RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

    2015-09-29

    This program seeks to demonstrate a solution to enhance existing biomass cookstove performance through the use of RTI’s Thermoelectric Enhanced Cookstove Add-on (TECA) device. The self-powered TECA device captures a portion of heat from the stove and converts it to electricity through a thermoelectric (TE) device to power a blower. Colorado State University and Envirofit International are partners to support the air injection design and commercialization to enhance combustion in the stove and reduce emissions. Relevance: By demonstrating a proof of concept of the approach with the Envirofit M-5000 stove and TECA device, we hope to apply this technology to existing stoves that are already in use and reduce emissions for stoves that have already found user acceptance to provide a true health benefit. Challenges: The technical challenges include achieving Tier 4 emissions from a biomass stove and for such a stove to operate reliably in the harsh field environment. Additional challenges include the fact that it is difficult to develop a cost effective solution and insure adoption and proper use in the field. Outcomes: In this program we have demonstrated PM emissions at 82 mg/MJd, a 70% reduction as compared to baseline stove operation. We have also developed a stove optimization approach that reduces the number of costly experiments. We have evaluated component-level reliability and will be testing the stove prototype in the field for performance and reliability.

  10. Aerodynamic drag reduction tests on a full-scale tractor-trailer combination with several add-on devices

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    Montoya, L.C.; Steers, L.L.

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    Aerodynamic drag tests were performed on a conventional cab-over-engine tractor with a 45-foot trailer and five commercially available or potentially available add-on devices using the coast-down method. The tests ranged in velocity from approximately 30 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour and included some flow visualization. A smooth, level runway at Edwards Air Force Base was used for the tests, and deceleration measurements were taken with both accelerometers and stopwatches. An evaluation of the drag reduction results obtained with each of the five add-on devices is presented.

  11. Inflammation in Patients with Schizophrenia: the Therapeutic Benefits of Risperidone Plus Add-On Dextromethorphan

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    Chen, Shiou-Lan; Lee, Sheng-Yu; Chang, Yun-Hsuan; Chen, Shih-Heng; Chu, Chun-Hsieh; Tzeng, Nian-Sheng; Lee, I-Hui; Chen, Po-See; Yeh, Tzung Lieh; Huang, San-Yuan; Yang, Yen-Kuang; Lu, Ru-Band; Hong, Jau-Shyong

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    Objectives Increasing evidence suggests that inflammation contributes to the etiology and progression of schizophrenia. Molecules that initiate inflammation, such as virus- and toxin-induced cytokines, are implicated in neuronal degeneration and schizophrenia-like behavior. Using therapeutic agents with anti-inflammatory or neurotrophic effects may be beneficial for treating schizophrenia. Methods One hundred healthy controls and 95 Han Chinese patients with schizophrenia were tested in this double-blind study. Their PANSS scores, plasma interleukin (IL)-1β, TNF-α and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels were measured before and after pharmacological treatment. Results Pretreatment, plasma levels of IL-1β and TNF-α were significantly higher in patients with schizophrenia than in controls, but plasma BDNF levels were significantly lower. Patients were treated with the atypical antipsychotic risperidone (Risp) only or with Risp+add-on dextromethorphan (DM). PANSS scores and plasma IL-1β levels significantly decreased, but plasma TNF-α and BDNF levels significantly increased after 11 weeks of Risp treatment. Patients in the Risp+DM group showed a greater and earlier reduction of symptoms than did those in the Risp-only group. Moreover, Risp+DM treatment attenuated Risp-induced plasma increases in TNF-α. Conclusion Patients with schizophrenia had a high level of peripheral inflammation and a low level of peripheral BDNF. Long-term Risp treatment attenuated inflammation and potentiated the neurotrophic function but also produced a certain degree of toxicity. Risp+DM was more beneficial and less toxic than Risp-only treatment. PMID:22730040

  12. Project DyAdd: classical eyeblink conditioning in adults with dyslexia and ADHD.

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    Laasonen, Marja; Kauppinen, Jenni; Leppämäki, Sami; Tani, Pekka; Harno, Hanna; Hokkanen, Laura; Wikgren, Jan

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    In this study of the project DyAdd (Adult Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder in Finland), classical eyeblink conditioning (EBC) was investigated in both delay and trace paradigms in adults (18-55 years) with dyslexia (n = 37), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; n = 21), their comorbid combination (n = 8), and healthy controls (n = 35). In addition, the profiles of three participants with a rare autosomal dominant cerebellar disease were assessed (episodic ataxia type 2, EA-2). We found that participants with dyslexia were overall slower learners than controls in eyeblink conditioning. Further, they were the only group that had a reduced number of CRs in mediotemporal-dependent trace paradigm compared to the more cerebellum-dependent delay paradigm. Second, ADHD was found to be related to larger CR amplitude. Third, those with a comorbid condition learned faster and manifested CRs that were not well timed. Fourth, the cerebellar patients showed nearly no conditioning at all. Correlations between EBC and various neuropsychological domains (phonological processing, reading, spelling, arithmetic, executive functions, attention, and fine motor control) over all participants resulted in significant relations only for the delay paradigm: Increased amount of reading errors related with later peak latency and increased amount of self-corrections in fine motor control related with larger response magnitude. Within those who conditioned, relations emerged only for the trace paradigm: better spelling was related to larger response magnitude. These results do not lend support to the cerebellar hypothesis of dyslexia. On the contrary, dyslexia in its pure form seems to be related to a relative dysfunction of a larger hippocampal-cerebellar network. Further, larger responses in the ADHD group are suggested to result from their lowered responding threshold.

  13. Optimisation of add-on NPN Transistor for a CMOS Process

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    Aurola, Artto; Ronkainen, Hannu; Mellin, Joni

    2004-01-01

    The objective of this research was to add an npn-bipolar transistor for a CMOS process. This was to be done with minimal additional process steps and without changing any existing CMOS parameters. The minimum line width of the process was 1.2µm, the wafers were p-type and 100mm in diameter and no epitaxial or polysilicon layers were used. To minimise the additional process steps a triple diffused transistor was selected as the basis of the research. The emitter was formed from a diffusion contacting NMOSFET source and drain to aluminium. As collector diffusion two approaches were investigated the pnpbipolar transistors isolation nwell and the PMOSFET n-well. The only additional step to the CMOS process due to the npn-transistor fabrication resulted from the formation of base diffusion. The specifications for the npn-transistor were 80 for the current gain, 100V for the early voltage and 60MHz for the transition frequency at 1µA collector current. Four different transistor structures were investigated two octagonal transistors having either emitter or base in the centre and two minimum area rectangular transistors having either base or emitter in the middle. The octagonal transistor having the emitter in the centre was chosen as the basis of simulations. It was first simulated with a device simulator. Next combined process and device simulations were done. Based on simulation results different processes were tested on wafers. Only the octagonal transistor having the emitter in the middle satisfied the specifications when a pnp isolation n-well was used as a collector.

  14. Add-on topiramate reduces weight in overweight patients with affective disorders: a clinical case series

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    Tredget John

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The weight-gain caused by many psychotropic drugs is a major cause for poor compliance with such medications and could also increase cardio-vascular morbidity among psychiatric patients. Recent reports have shown that the anticonvulsant topiramate causes weight loss in various patient groups. The drug has also shown effectiveness in open trials as a mood stabilizer in patients with affective disorders, but not in controlled trials in the acute treatment of mania. We used topiramate to treat 12 patients with affective disorders who had a body-mass index >30 kg/m2. Methods Topiramate was prescribed as part of our routine clinical practice, as an add-on medication, or as a replacement of a mood stabilizer. Patients' weight was recorded in 1 to 2 monthly intervals. Patients were followed up for between 6 and 12 months. The final dose of topiramate varied from 200 to 600 mg/day. Results Topiramate was effective in reducing the weight in 10 out of the 12 patients. At six months the 12 patients had lost a mean of 7.75 kg (SD = 6.9 kg, p Conclusion The evidence of a strong weight-reducing potential of topiramate is indisputable and clinically significant. Topiramate could be considered in the treatment of bipolar patients who are overweight, or whose concerns about weight gain compromise their compliance with long-term prophylactic medication. So far there is no evidence that topiramate has anti-manic effect and it should not be used as monotherapy.

  15. Effect of clobazam as add-on antiepileptic drug in patients with epilepsy

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    Rupa Joshi

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    Full Text Available Background & objectives: The use of clobazam in epilepsy has increased since its introduction in 1975. However, it has not been audited for its overall usefulness in Indian set up. The present study was aimed to evaluate usage pattern, retention rate, effectiveness and tolerability of clobazam during routine practice in an outpatient epilepsy clinic of a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, India. Methods: This study was performed on the patients prescribed antiepileptic medication who had clobazam as last added drug in their treatment regimen during October 2010 - March 2012. These patients were followed up for two OPD visits. The primary points evaluated were retention rate, percentage of seizure-free patients and reasons for discontinuing clobazam. Results: o0 f the 417 consecutive patients, 132 (31.7% were on clobazam treatment for more than four years (median 6 yr, range 4-15 yr. No seizure for previous 12 months was considered as seizure free and was observed in 151 (36.2% patients. There was no improvement in seizure control in 32 (7.7% patients. A decrease in seizure severity without any change in seizure frequency was observed in 76 (18.2% patients. Clobazam was discontinued by 15 (3.6% patients due to complaints like drowsiness (13, fatigue/tiredness (8, headache (6, poor memory (6, irritable behaviour (5, abdominal pain (3 and dizziness (3. Interpretation & conclusions: Our results provide valuable information about the clinical use of clobazam as add-on antiepileptic drug therapy in the management of patients with epilepsy.

  16. PENGEMBANGAN KOMPETENSI PROFESIONALISME GURU PAI DI ACEH

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    Zulfikar Ali Butho

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    Full Text Available The Development of Professionalism Competence of Islamic Education Teachers in Aceh. The development in Islamic Education Teachers Lhokseumawe City area, against the background by the competence of teachers of Islamic education suffered a setback of several indicators of professionalism. The findings based on qualitative data collection techniques are described through descriptive analysis reveals that the development of professional competencies of teachers in Lhokseumawe city has not shown significant growth. Efforts to develop professional competence of teachers are done through independent study, individual training, discussions and meetings of the board of teachers, strengthening through teachers’ group work, and organizing centre for teachers’ activities at the district level. However, the whole process of the training for teachers of Islamic education became stagnant, the budget cut for improving the quality of teachers, less motiveted, and lack of mastery of information and technology.

  17. Peranan Komunikasi Guru dalam Implementasi Kurikulum 2013

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    Dina Sekar Vusparatih

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Curriculum 2013 has been officially implemented in all schools in Indonesia. This curriculum has quite a fundamental change in the competencies to be achieved. These changes lead to changes in the profile of students and teachers are expected. These changes lead to conversion in the expected profile of students and teachers. Teacher, a leading role in the successful implementation of the curriculum in schools, is required to create an interactive learning environment in which students and teachers participate actively. The additional hours of study is intended to provide sufficient time for the two-way communication. However, most of the teachers are not ready to create an active space of two-way communication. In fact, the communication competency is the first competency to be achieved in the curriculum in 2013 and became an important teaching method during the learning process. Therefore, the communication ability of the teachers is very important in the success of the implementation of Curriculum 2013. Teachers must be able to communicate effectively in accordance with their role as a leader and facilitator in the classroom. Giving explanations, asking questions and listening are three effective communication techniques that should be owned by the teacher during this 2013 curriculum. If all three techniques have been mastered and can be implemented correctly then the target of Curriculum 2013 can be achieved. 

  18. GURU PROFESIONAL ADALAH KUNCI MEWUJUDKAN PENDIDIKAN BERKUALITAS

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    Nana Sepriyanti

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    Full Text Available The keyword to achieve quality education is depend on  profesional teacher  in their fields, therefore there should be a concrete step in an effort to lift the image of the teacher  profession as an honorable profession, so that teachers can work as much as possible in building a quality education. Professional responsibility of teachers is not fragmentary, but with entirely, completely, as much as possible from upstream to downstream. All thing are not only teacher responsibility of the students or schools, but will be fully responsible to Allah SWT.

  19. Guru Clown, or Pedagogy of the Carnivalesque.

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    Schutzman, Mady

    2002-01-01

    Describes a teacher's experience of teaching a class entitled "Testimony, Magical Realism, and the Carnivalesque" which focused on the invention of aesthetic means to counter dominant, silencing discourses of power. Explains that students were asked to select a story from their own lives and were required to tell the story in three…

  20. PROFESIONALISME GURU MENIGKATKAN CITRA DUNIA PENDIDIKAN

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    Syahril Chaniago

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    Full Text Available The teacher is a person who is authorized and responsible to guide and nurture students, either individually or in groups class and outside of class. Teachers as educators are professionals in charge of planning, implementing the learning process, and assess learning outcomes as well as coaching and training to students. A fact that must be accepted that the teacher is not akhi-final first-class citizens, but citizens with disabilities. It is well known, the presence of the teacher, not by design but by condition. Teacher is not a pure ideal situation but for various reasons, so it often appears related news is inappropriate teacher behavior. Perhaps this is one reason teachers do not have the character and personality of the teacher should be, certainly more dim the image of the teaching profession. Self-image as an educator would ease concerns the admissibility of properly by the environment. Personality is a dynamic organization of sitem pshikhofisik determines a unique adjustment to the environment. Personality is an inner state of a person that determines how he looks in adjusting to the environment. There are several factors that determine the development of the personality, which include: actor innate, environmental factors, and the interaction of innate and environmental. One of the life skills that teachers should have the ability to constantly develop and maintain self-image as an educator. Self-image as an educator would ease concerns the admissibility of teachers with good attendance by the environment. Furthermore, it is very influential to the trust will be given to the task of educating teachers. As an educator, teacher in daily life are required to always have the self-awareness that mandated profession. The figure of the teacher should be able to personally set an example for students and the environment. Their behavior will always be the public highlights. Keywords:

  1. Transport "guru" Augulis speaks before thinking

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    Rail Baltica projekti kõrvale on Lätis kerkinud Riia-Moskva vahelise kiirema rongiliini ehitamise projekt. Euroopa Komisjoni transpordivoliniku Siim Kallase sõnul on Rail Baltica ühendus tähtsam ning Moskva liini arendamine ei saa Euroopa Liidult rahastust

  2. Hubungan Kewenangan Kepala Sekolah dengan Kinerja Guru

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    Patar Rumapea

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    Full Text Available This study investigated the influence of principals legitimate power on the teachers performance. It was conducted in ten Public Senior High Schools in Manado. A stratified random sampling was employed in this study to select 140 techers. The data were collected using a questionnaire in the form of statements/questions of Likert scales. The data were then analyzed statistically by descriptive analysis and simple linear regression. The results indicated that the exertion of power by the principal to increase the teachers performance was more of legitimate power, and that the legitimate power influenced the teacherss performance. This finding can be used as a stepping stone to conduct further research on principals legitimate power.

  3. Adult Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder in Finland--Project DyAdd: WAIS-III Cognitive Profiles

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    Laasonen, Marja; Leppamaki, Sami; Tani, Pekka; Hokkanen, Laura

    2009-01-01

    The project Adult Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder in Finland (Project DyAdd) compares adults (n = 119, 18-55 years) with dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia together with ADHD (comorbid), and healthy controls with neuropsychological, psychophysical, and biological methods. The focus of this article is on the…

  4. Marriage and Health in the Transition to Adulthood: Evidence for African Americans in the Add Health Study

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    Harris, Kathleen Mullan; Lee, Hedwig; DeLeone, Felicia Yang

    2010-01-01

    This article explores the relationships among early marriage (before age 26 years), cohabitation, and health for African Americans and Whites during the transition to adulthood using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The study examines three categories of health outcomes relevant to young adulthood: physical…

  5. Auditory Discrimination in Depth (ADD)[R]/Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing (LiPS)[R]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

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    The "Auditory Discrimination in Depth (ADD) Program[R]" (currently called the "Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing (LiPS) Program[R]") is designed to teach students skills to successfully decode words and to identify individual sounds and blends in words. Initial activities engage students in discovering the lip, tongue, and mouth actions needed to…

  6. 31 CFR 5.5 - How will Treasury entities add interest, penalty charges, and administrative costs to a Treasury...

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false How will Treasury entities add interest, penalty charges, and administrative costs to a Treasury debt? 5.5 Section 5.5 Money and Finance: Treasury Office of the Secretary of the Treasury TREASURY DEBT COLLECTION Procedures To Collect...

  7. 15 CFR 19.5 - How will Commerce entities add interest, penalty charges, and administrative costs to a Commerce...

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    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false How will Commerce entities add interest, penalty charges, and administrative costs to a Commerce debt? 19.5 Section 19.5 Commerce and Foreign Trade Office of the Secretary of Commerce COMMERCE DEBT COLLECTION Procedures To Collect...

  8. Does the Presence of a Hiatal Hernia Affect the Efficacy of the Reflux Inhibitor Baclofen During Add-On Therapy?

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    H. Beaumont; G.E.E. Boeckxstaens

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    OBJECTIVES: Reflux inhibitors, like the gamma-aminobutyric acid type B (GABA(B)) receptor agonist, baclofen, block transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (TLESRs) and are proposed as an add-on therapy in patients with proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-resistant gastroesophageal reflux. However,

  9. 40 CFR Table 1 to Subpart IIIi of... - Operating Limits for Capture Systems and Add-On Control Devices

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 12 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Operating Limits for Capture Systems... 63—Operating Limits for Capture Systems and Add-On Control Devices If you are required to comply with operating limits by § 63.3093, you must comply with the applicable operating limits in the following...

  10. Cortical atrophy rates in Alzheimer's patients and subjects with mild cognitive impairment from the AddNeuroMed data collection

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    Eskildsen, Simon Fristed; Westman, Eric; Gwadry-Sridhar, Femida;

    Background: The AddNeuroMed project is a multi-centre European project which aims to identify biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study we measured the rate of cortical atrophy in AD patients, subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and healthy controls (HC) using MRI. Methods:...

  11. Effect of “add-on” interventions on exercise training in individuals with COPD: a systematic review

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    Carlos A. Camillo

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    Full Text Available The aim of this review was to identify the effectiveness of therapies added on to conventional exercise training to maximise exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD. Electronic databases were searched, identifying trials comparing exercise training with exercise training plus “add-on” therapy. Outcomes included peak oxygen uptake (V′O2peak, work rate and incremental/endurance cycle and field walking tests. Individual trial effects on exercise capacity were extracted and collated into eight subgroups and pooled for meta-analysis. Sensitivity analyses were conducted to explore the stability of effect estimates across studies employing patient-centred designs and those deemed to be of “high” quality (PEDro score >5 out of 10. 74 studies (2506 subjects met review inclusion criteria. Interventions spanned a broad scope of clinical practice and were most commonly evaluated via the 6-min walking distance and V′O2peak. Meta-analysis revealed few clinically relevant and statistically significant benefits of “add-on” therapies on exercise performance compared with exercise training. Benefits favouring “add-on” therapies were observed across six different interventions (additional exercise training, noninvasive ventilation, bronchodilator therapy, growth hormone, vitamin D and nutritional supplementation. The sensitivity analyses included considerably fewer studies, but revealed minimal differences to the primary analysis. The lack of systematic benefits of “add-on” interventions is a probable reflection of methodological limitations, such as “one size fits all” eligibility criteria, that are inherent in many of the included studies of “add-on” therapies. Future clarification regarding the exact value of such therapies may only arise from adequately powered, multicentre clinical trials of tailored interventions for carefully selected COPD patient subgroups defined according to distinct

  12. Increased inspiratory esophagogastric junction pressure in systemic sclerosis: An add-on to antireflux barrier

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    Nobre e Souza, Miguel Ângelo; Bezerra, Patrícia Carvalho; Nobre, Rivianny Arrais; Holanda, Esther Studart da Fonseca; dos Santos, Armênio Aguiar

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    AIM: To investigate crural diaphragm (CD) function in systemic sclerosis (SSc) using high-resolution manometry and standardized inspiratory maneuvers. METHODS: Eight SSc volunteers (average age, 40.1 years; one male) and 13 controls (average age, 32.2 years; six males) participated in the study. A high-resolution manometry/impedance system measured the esophagus and esophagogastric junction (EGJ) pressure profile during swallows and two respiratory maneuvers: sinus arrhythmia maneuver (SAM; the average of six EGJ peak pressures during 5-s deep inhalations) and threshold maneuver (TM; the EGJ peak pressures during forced inhalation under 12 and 24 cmH2O loads). Inspiratory diaphragm lowering (IDL) was taken as the displacement of the EGJ high-pressure zone during the SAM. RESULTS: SSc patients had lower mean lower esophageal sphincter pressure than controls during normal breathing (19.7 ± 2.8 mmHg vs 32.2 ± 2.7 mmHg, P = 0.007). Sinus arrhythmia maneuver pressure was higher in SSc patients than in controls (142.6 ± 9.4 mmHg vs 104.6 ± 13.8 mmHg, P = 0.019). Sinus arrhythmia maneuver pressure normalized to IDL was also higher in SSc patients than in controls (83.8 ± 13.4 mmHg vs 37.5 ± 6.9 mmHg, P = 0.005). Threshold maneuver pressures normalized to IDL were also greater in SSc patients than in controls (TM 12 cmH2O: 85.1 ± 16.4 mmHg vs 43.9 ± 6.3 mmHg, P = 0.039; TM 24 cmH2O: 85.2 ± 16.4 mmHg vs 46.2 ± 6.6 mmHg, P = 0.065). Inspiratory diaphragm lowering in SSc patients was less than in controls (2.1 ± 0.3 cm vs 3 ± 0.2 cm, P = 0.011). CONCLUSION: SSc patients had increased inspiratory EGJ pressure. This is an add-on to EGJ pressure and indicates that the antireflux barrier can be trained. PMID:25717239

  13. A method to add richness to the National Landslide Database of Great Britain

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    Taylor, Faith; Freeborough, Katy; Malamud, Bruce; Demeritt, David

    2014-05-01

    2012, 72 of these resulted in additions to the BGS NLD and 4 in amendments to previously collected information. This raises the total number of landslides reported in 2012 from 186 to 258. Using the increased presence of landslides in the news and social media, 2012 had already resulted in the largest number of landslides for a given year being recorded by BGS in the NLD. With the additions from this current study to the NLD, we estimate that the annual total number of landslides was around six times higher in 2012 than the average annual total between 2006 and 2011. Years prior to 2012 plan to be revisited using this method, and more broadly, this method of searching newspaper archives could be applied to many other natural hazards to add richness to databases of historical events and improve our understanding of hazard occurrence and impact.

  14. Characterization of an add-on multileaf collimator for electron beam therapy

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    Gauer, T.; Sokoll, J.; Cremers, F.; Harmansa, R.; Luzzara, M.; Schmidt, R.

    2008-02-01

    An add-on multileaf collimator for electrons (eMLC) has been developed that provides computer-controlled beam collimation and isocentric dose delivery. The design parameters result from the design study by Gauer et al (2006 Phys. Med. Biol. 51 5987-6003) and were configured such that a compact and light-weight eMLC with motorized leaves can be industrially manufactured and stably mounted on a conventional linear accelerator. In the present study, the efficiency of an initial computer-controlled prototype was examined according to the design goals and the performance of energy- and intensity-modulated treatment techniques. This study concentrates on the attachment and gantry stability as well as the dosimetric characteristics of central-axis and off-axis dose, field size dependence, collimator scatter, field abutment, radiation leakage and the setting of the accelerator jaws. To provide isocentric irradiation, the eMLC can be placed either 16 or 28 cm above the isocentre through interchangeable holders. The mechanical implementation of this feature results in a maximum field displacement of less than 0.6 mm at 90° and 270° gantry angles. Compared to a 10 × 10 cm applicator at 6-14 MeV, the beam penumbra of the eMLC at a 16 cm collimator-to-isocentre distance is 0.8-0.4 cm greater and the depth-dose curves show a larger build-up effect. Due to the loss in energy dependence of the therapeutic range and the much lower dose output at small beam sizes, a minimum beam size of 3 × 3 cm is necessary to avoid suboptimal dose delivery. Dose output and beam symmetry are not affected by collimator scatter when the central axis is blocked. As a consequence of the broader beam penumbra, uniform dose distributions were measured in the junction region of adjacent beams at perpendicular and oblique beam incidence. However, adjacent beams with a high difference in a beam energy of 6 to 14 MeV generate cold and hot spots of approximately 15% in the abutting region. In order to

  15. SwathProfiler and NProfiler: Two new ArcGIS Add-ins for the automatic extraction of swath and normalized river profiles

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    Pérez-Peña, J. V.; Al-Awabdeh, M.; Azañón, J. M.; Galve, J. P.; Booth-Rea, G.; Notti, D.

    2017-07-01

    The present-day great availability of high-resolution Digital Elevation Models has improved tectonic geomorphology analyses in their methodological aspects and geological meaning. Analyses based on topographic profiles are valuable to explore the short and long-term landscape response to tectonic activity and climate changes. Swath and river longitudinal profiles are two of the most used analysis to explore the long and short-term landscape responses. Most of these morphometric analyses are conducted in GIS software, which have become standard tools for analyzing drainage network metrics. In this work we present two ArcGIS Add-Ins to automatically delineate swath and normalized river profiles. Both tools are programmed in Visual Basic . NET and use ArcObjects library-architecture to access directly to vector and raster data. The SwathProfiler Add-In allows analyzing the topography within a swath or band by representing maximum-minimum-mean elevations, first and third quartile, local relief and hypsometry. We have defined a new transverse hypsometric integral index (THi) that analyzes hypsometry along the swath and offer valuable information in these kind of graphics. The NProfiler Add-In allows representing longitudinal normalized river profiles and their related morphometric indexes as normalized concavity (CT), maximum concavity (Cmax) and length of maximum concavity (Lmax). Both tools facilitate the spatial analysis of topography and drainage networks directly in a GIS environment as ArcMap and provide graphical outputs. To illustrate how these tools work, we analyzed two study areas, the Sierra Alhamilla mountain range (Betic Cordillera, SE Spain) and the Eastern margin of the Dead Sea (Jordan). The first study area has been recently studied from a morphotectonic perspective and these new tools can show an added value to the previous studies. The second study area has not been analyzed by quantitative tectonic geomorphology and the results suggest a landscape

  16. The reliability of in-home measures of height and weight in large cohort studies: Evidence from Add Health

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    Jon Hussey

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: With the emergence of obesity as a global health issue, an increasing number of major demographic surveys are collecting measured anthropometric data. Yet little is known about the characteristics and reliability of these data. Objective: We evaluate the accuracy and reliability of anthropometric data collected in the home during Wave IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health, compare our estimates to national standard, clinic-based estimates from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES and, using both sources, provide a detailed anthropometric description of young adults in the United States. Methods: The reliability of Add Health in-home anthropometric measures was estimated from repeat examinations of a random subsample of study participants. A digit preference analysis evaluated the quality of anthropometric data recorded by field interviewers. The adjusted odds of obesity and central obesity in Add Health vs. NHANES were estimated with logistic regression. Results: Short-term reliabilities of in-home measures of height, weight, waist and arm circumference - as well as derived body mass index (BMI, kg/m2 - were excellent. Prevalence of obesity (37Š vs. 29Š and central obesity (47Š vs. 38Š was higher in Add Health than in NHANES, while socio-demographic patterns of obesity and central obesity were comparable in the two studies. Conclusions: Properly trained non-medical field interviewers can collect reliable anthropometric data in a nationwide, home visit study. This national cohort of young adults in the United States faces a high risk of early-onset chronic disease and premature mortality.

  17. High Speed, Low Power, Area Efficient Mux-Add and Bec Based Implementation of Carry Select Adder.

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    Assistant Professor New Horizon College of Engineering

    2013-01-01

    Adder being the basic hardware block of any arithmetic operation, the major constraint in the field of signal processors, data processors to perform any operations are highly dependent on the adder performance of the circuit. The gate level implementation of the carry select adder (CSLA) and modified carry select adder has significantly reduced the area and power consumption which replaced the ripple carry adder (RCA) used in modified CSLA with MUX-ADD block has further reduced the power ...

  18. Characterization of the Distal Polyadenylation Site of the ß-Adducin (Add2) Pre-mRNA

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    Costessi, Luisa; Porro, Fabiola; Iaconcig, Alessandra; Nedeljkovic, Mirjana; Muro, Andrés Fernando

    2013-01-01

    Most genes have multiple polyadenylation sites (PAS), which are often selected in a tissue-specific manner, altering protein products and affecting mRNA stability, subcellular localization and/or translability. Here we studied the polyadenylation mechanisms associated to the beta-adducin gene (Add2). We have previously shown that the Add2 gene has a very tight regulation of alternative polyadenylation, using proximal PAS in erythroid tissues, and a distal one in brain. Using chimeric minigenes and cell transfections we identified the core elements responsible for polyadenylation at the distal PAS. Deletion of either the hexanucleotide motif (Hm) or the downstream element (DSE) resulted in reduction of mature mRNA levels and activation of cryptic PAS, suggesting an important role for the DSE in polyadenylation of the distal Add2 PAS. Point mutation of the UG repeats present in the DSE, located immediately after the cleavage site, resulted in a reduction of processed mRNA and in the activation of the same cryptic site. RNA-EMSA showed that this region is active in forming RNA-protein complexes. Competition experiments showed that RNA lacking the DSE was not able to compete the RNA-protein complexes, supporting the hypothesis of an essential important role for the DSE. Next, using a RNA-pull down approach we identified some of the proteins bound to the DSE. Among these proteins we found PTB, TDP-43, FBP1 and FBP2, nucleolin, RNA helicase A and vigilin. All these proteins have a role in RNA metabolism, but only PTB has a reported function in polyadenylation. Additional experiments are needed to determine the precise functional role of these proteins in Add2 polyadenylation. PMID:23554949

  19. Characterization of the distal polyadenylation site of the ß-adducin (Add2 pre-mRNA.

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    Luisa Costessi

    Full Text Available Most genes have multiple polyadenylation sites (PAS, which are often selected in a tissue-specific manner, altering protein products and affecting mRNA stability, subcellular localization and/or translability. Here we studied the polyadenylation mechanisms associated to the beta-adducin gene (Add2. We have previously shown that the Add2 gene has a very tight regulation of alternative polyadenylation, using proximal PAS in erythroid tissues, and a distal one in brain. Using chimeric minigenes and cell transfections we identified the core elements responsible for polyadenylation at the distal PAS. Deletion of either the hexanucleotide motif (Hm or the downstream element (DSE resulted in reduction of mature mRNA levels and activation of cryptic PAS, suggesting an important role for the DSE in polyadenylation of the distal Add2 PAS. Point mutation of the UG repeats present in the DSE, located immediately after the cleavage site, resulted in a reduction of processed mRNA and in the activation of the same cryptic site. RNA-EMSA showed that this region is active in forming RNA-protein complexes. Competition experiments showed that RNA lacking the DSE was not able to compete the RNA-protein complexes, supporting the hypothesis of an essential important role for the DSE. Next, using a RNA-pull down approach we identified some of the proteins bound to the DSE. Among these proteins we found PTB, TDP-43, FBP1 and FBP2, nucleolin, RNA helicase A and vigilin. All these proteins have a role in RNA metabolism, but only PTB has a reported function in polyadenylation. Additional experiments are needed to determine the precise functional role of these proteins in Add2 polyadenylation.

  20. Characteristics of an add-drop filter composed of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer and double ring resonators

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    Fufei Pang; Xiuyou Han; Haiwen Cai; Ronghui Qu; Zujie Fang

    2005-01-01

    @@ A planar lightwave circuit (PLC) add-drop filter is proposed and analyzed, which consists of a symmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) combined with double microring resonators. A critical coupling condition is derived for a better box-like drop spectrum. Comparisons of its characteristics with other schemes,such as a MZI with a single ring resonator, are presented, and some of the issues about device design and fabrication are also discussed.

  1. PENGEMBANGAN MODEL KOLABORASI JIGSAW ROLE PLAYING SEBAGAI UPAYA PENINGKATAN KEMAMPUAN BEKERJASAMA SISWA KELAS V SD PADA PELAJARAN IPS

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    Ika Ari Pratiwi

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian bertujuan untuk mengembangkan model kolaborasi jigsaw, role playing untuk meningkatkan kemampuan bekerjasama siswa yang valid, efektif dan praktis. Metode penelitian adalah penelitian dan pengembangan (R&D. Tahap uji coba pengembangan terdiri atas uji coba ahli, uji coba skala terbatas dan uji coba skala luas. Keefektifan model kolaborasi jigsaw role playing  diperoleh rata-rata 51,83 dalam kategori baik diterapkan dalam pelajaran IPS, peningkatan kemampuan bekerjasama siswa hasil N-gain = 0,56 dengan kategori sedang, peningkatan hasil belajar IPS N-gain = 0,50 dengan kategori sedang dan hasil ketuntasan klasikal pembelajaran IPS 97,14%.  Hasil respon guru dan siswa terhadap model yang digunakan adalah berkriteria baik. Model final penelitian ini menghasilkan model kolaborasi jigsaw role playing yang dikemas dalam suatu buku pedoman.

  2. Damping and vibration control of unidirectional composite laminates using add-on viscoelastic materials

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    Sun, C. T.; Sankar, B. V.; Rao, V. S.

    1990-06-01

    This paper describes the development of an efficient finite element model for dynamic analysis of laminated beams treated by a constrained viscoelastic layer. The finite element model is designed so as to represent the viscoelastic core shear accurately. An offset-beam element which takes shear deformation into account and is specially suited for modeling such laminated beams is developed. The laminated beam and constraining layer are modeled by using the offset beam element. The viscoelastic core is modeled by using plane finite elements which are compatible with the beam elements. System damping and tip displacement are computed and compared with those measured experimentally by using the impulse-frequency response technique. Results show that dynamic response is improved by use of such damping treatments.

  3. Evaluation of homoeopathic medicines as add-on to institutional management protocol in Acute Encephalitis Syndrome: An exploratory observational comparative study

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    Raj K Manchanda

    2015-01-01

    Conclusion: This exploratory observational study suggests reduction of mortality and morbidity with add-on homoeopathic medicine. Further randomized controlled trial study with comparable groups is desirable. If findings are confirmed by subsequent research, add-on Homoeopathy might have relevant implication for its management.

  4. 40 CFR 63.3967 - How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on control device operating limits during...

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    2010-07-01

    ... system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? 63.3967 Section 63.3967... capture system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? During the... the operating limits required by § 63.3892 according to this section, unless you have...

  5. 40 CFR 63.9324 - How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on control device operating limits during...

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    ... capture system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? 63.9324 Section 63... Requirements § 63.9324 How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on control device operating... the operating limits required by § 63.9302 according to this section, unless you have...

  6. 40 CFR 63.3556 - How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on control device operating limits during...

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    ... system and add-on control device operating limits during the performance test? 63.3556 Section 63.3556... of key parameters of the valve operating system (e.g., solenoid valve operation, air pressure.../outlet Concentration Option § 63.3556 How do I establish the emission capture system and add-on...

  7. When POS datasets don’t add up: Combatting sample bias

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    Hovy, Dirk; Plank, Barbara; Søgaard, Anders

    2014-01-01

    bias. We present a systematic study of several Twitter POS data sets, the problems of label and data bias, discuss their effects on model performance, and show how to overcome them to learn models that perform well on various test sets, achieving relative error reduction of up to 21%.......Several works in Natural Language Processing have recently looked into part-of-speech (POS) annotation of Twitter data and typically used their own data sets. Since conventions on Twitter change rapidly, models often show sample bias. Training on a combination of the existing data sets should help...... overcome this bias and produce more robust models than any trained on the individual corpora. Unfortunately, combining the existing corpora proves difficult: many of the corpora use proprietary tag sets that have little or no overlap. Even when mapped to a common tag set, the different corpora...

  8. Birds of Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, Brazil: do humans add or subtract species?

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    Edwin O. Willis

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available In uplands and lowlands of Santa Teresa, central Espírito Santo State, Brazil, 405 bird species were confirmed by field, museum, and literature studies. Of these, 16 seem to have disappeared, while 67 other species seem to have been lost from the lowlands (where no large biological reserves exist. Due to a suggestion that human areas add species to beta-diversity, we verified that up to 79 species now present have perhaps "invaded" with human activity (and 10 others are likely to invade, a total similar to that for lost species. However, lost species are often rare and invading species often widespread, resulting in exchange of "Picassos for Coca-Cola bottles." Furthermore, gains exceed losses only when large biological reserves are present, as in the uplands (Nova Lombardia, Santa Lúcia Reserves, each with over 250 species. Small or irregular reserves usually lose well over half their species, and these are only partly replaced by the invaders, resulting in net losses of up to half the local avifaunas. If one lists only 31 probable invaders, rather than a possible 79, things are even worse; net losses occur even in the entire township and near reserves, reaching over 200 species around lowland private reserves. Future "productive" development of human areas can eliminate or maltreat many invading species, too. While approving taxes on improductive use of land, as it leaves other areas free, we suggest that many current local "uses," such as for coffee, are "luxury" production and could be taxed.Nas terras altas e baixas de Santa Teresa, região central do Estado de Espírito Santo, Brasil, 405 espécies de aves foram confirmadas por estudos de campo, museu e de literatura. Destas, 16 parecem ter desaparecido, enquanto outras 67 espécies parecem ter sido perdidas nas baixadas (onde não existem reservas biológicas de grande extensão. Baseado na sugestão de que as áreas humanas adicionam espécies à beta diversidade, nós verificamos que

  9. The WASCAL regional climate simulations for West Africa - how to add value to existing climate projections

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    Arnault, J.; Heinzeller, D.; Klein, C.; Dieng, D.; Smiatek, G.; Bliefernicht, J.; Sylla, M. B.; Kunstmann, H.

    2015-12-01

    With climate change being one of the most severe challenges to rural Africa in the 21st century, West Africa is facing an urgent need to develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures to protect its constantly growing population. WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused program designed to enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change and increased variability. An integral part of its climate services is the provisioning of a new set of high resolution, ensemble-based regional climate change scenarios for the region of West Africa. In this contribution, we present the overall concept of the WASCAL regional climate projections and provide information on the dissemination of the data. We discuss the model performance over the validation period for two of the three regional climate models employed, the Weather Research & Forecasting Tool (WRF) and the Consortium for Small-scale Modeling Model COSMO in Climate Mode (COSMO-CLM), and give details about a novel precipitation database used to verify the models. Particular attention is paid to the representation of the dynamics of the West African Summer Monsoon and to the added value of our high resolution models over existing data sets. We further present results on the climate change signal obtained from the WRF model runs for the periods 2020-2050 and 2070-2100 and compare them to current state-of-the-art projections from the CORDEX project. As an example, the figure shows the different climate change signals obtained for the total annual rainfall with respect to the 1980-2010 mean (WRF-E: WASCAL 12km high-resolution run MPI-ESM + WRFV3.5.1, CORDEX-E: 50km medium-resolution run MPI-ESM + RCA4, CORDEX-G: 50km medium-resolution run GFDL-ESM + RCA4).

  10. Anticancer properties of novel aminoacetonitrile derivative monepantel (ADD 1566) in pre-clinical models of human ovarian cancer.

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    Bahrami, Farnaz; Morris, David L; Rufener, Lucien; Pourgholami, Mohammad H

    2014-01-01

    Monepantel (MPL) is a new anthelmintic agent approved for the treatment of nematode infections in farm animals. As a nematicide, it acts through a nematode-specific nicotinic receptor subtype which explains its exceptional safety in rodents and mammals. In the present study, we evaluated its potential as an anticancer agent. In vitro treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer cells with MPL resulted in reduced cell viability, inhibition of cell proliferation and suppression of colony formation. Proliferation of human ovarian surface epithelial cells and other non-malignant cells were however minimally affected. MPL-induced inhibition was found to be independent of the acetylcholine nicotinic receptor (nAChR) indicating that, its target in cancer cells is probably different from that in nematodes. Analysis of MPL treated cells by flow cytometry revealed G1 phase cell cycle arrest. Accordingly, MPL treated cells expressed reduced levels of cyclins D1 and A whereas cyclin E2 expression was enhanced. Consistent with a G1 phase arrest, cellular levels of cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) 2 and 4 were lower, whereas expression of CDK inhibitor p27(kip) was increased. In cells expressing the wild-type p53, MPL treatment led to increased p53 expression. In line with these results, MPL suppressed cellular thymidine incorporation thus impairing DNA synthesis and inducing cleavage of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP-1). Combined these pre-clinical findings reveal for the first time the anticancer potential of monepantel.

  11. Improving the Learning Result of the Integer Number Operation Using Card Model

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    Andi Musriani

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Pendidikan merupakan suatu rekayasa teaching untuk mengendalikan learning untuk mencapai tujuan secara efektif dan efisien. Konsep tersebut menjadi asas bagi guru untuk senantiasa melakukan inovasi dalam proses pembelajaran, khususnya mata pelajaran matematika yang dianggap sulit oleh sebagian besar siswa. Sebagai contoh, berdasarkan hasil pretest yang dilakukan oleh penulis sebagian besar mereka salah dalam menentukan hasil operasi dari -3 + (-2 and -3 – (-2. Hasil penelitian tindakan kelas ini menunjukkan bahwa terdapat peningkatan hasil belajar operasi bilangan bulat dengan menggunakan model kartu dari siklus I dengan rata – rata 7,40 menjadi 9,30 pada siklus II. Oleh itu, metode penggunaan model kartu ini bisa menjadi satu inovasi pembelajaran operasi bilangan bulat khususnya pada sekolah dasar.

  12. Want to Add Pizazz to Your Weight Training Class? Try Sport Education!

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    Pritchard, Tony; Hansen, Andrew; McCollum, Starla

    2014-01-01

    Weight training classes are offered in many secondary level physical education classes. The type of instruction used during weight training is crucial, ensuring students understand the content knowledge and the enjoyment weight training has to offer as a lifetime activity. By using the sport education model (SEM) in weight training classes,…

  13. Safety and pharmacokinetics of intravenous levetiracetam infusion as add-on in status epilepticus

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    Uges, Joris W F; van Huizen, Marc D; Engelsman, Jeroen; Wilms, Erik B; Touw, Daniel J; Peeters, Els; Vecht, Charles J

    2009-01-01

    PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of intravenous (iv) levetiracetam (LEV) added to the standard therapeutic regimen in adults with status epilepticus (SE), and as secondary objective to assess a population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for ivLEV in patients with SE. METHODS: In 12 adults

  14. Want to Add Pizazz to Your Weight Training Class? Try Sport Education!

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    Pritchard, Tony; Hansen, Andrew; McCollum, Starla

    2014-01-01

    Weight training classes are offered in many secondary level physical education classes. The type of instruction used during weight training is crucial, ensuring students understand the content knowledge and the enjoyment weight training has to offer as a lifetime activity. By using the sport education model (SEM) in weight training classes,…

  15. Taking Social TV beyond chatting: How the TV viewer adds value to the Network

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    Chorianopoulos, K.; Cesar Garcia, P.S.

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in a contemporary iTV research area: social and networked TV. In our approach, instead of considering research sub-topics that build upon particular disciplinary threads (e.g., usability, user modeling, multimedia annotati

  16. Veiligheid en farmacokinetiek van levetiracetam intraveneus add-on bij status epilepticus

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    Uges, Joris; Van Huizen, Marc; Engelsman, Jeroen; Wilms, Erik; Touw, Daan; Peeters, Els; Vecht, Charles

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate safety of intravenous levetiracetam added to the standard therapeutic regimen in adults with status epilepticus. and to assess a population pharmacokinetic model for intravenous levetiracetam in patients with status epilepticus. Design: Prospective, single-centre, single-arm,

  17. Safety and pharmacokinetics of intravenous levetiracetam infusion as add-on in status epilepticus

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    Uges, Joris W F; van Huizen, Marc D; Engelsman, Jeroen; Wilms, Erik B; Touw, Daniel J; Peeters, Els; Vecht, Charles J

    PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of intravenous (iv) levetiracetam (LEV) added to the standard therapeutic regimen in adults with status epilepticus (SE), and as secondary objective to assess a population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for ivLEV in patients with SE. METHODS: In 12 adults

  18. Distinguishing between the small ADD and RS black holes in accelerators

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    Stojkovic, D

    2004-01-01

    In models with extra dimensions that accommodate a TeV-scale gravity, small black holes could be produced in near future accelerator experiments. Such small black holes, whose gravitational radius is mush smaller than the characteristic size of extra dimensions (compactification radius in flat or AdS radius in warped extra dimensions) can be very well described by asymptotically flat solutions, thus losing the information about the global geometry of the extra manifold. One might conclude that such small black holes would be indistinguishable in different scenarios. We argue that important differences still exist, especially regarding experimental signature in colliders, which may help us distinguish between the various extra dimensional scenarios. The main differences come from the fact that most of the models with the warped extra dimension have an additional discrete $Z_2$ symmetry that makes the brane behave as if it were an infinite tension brane.

  19. When POS datasets don’t add up: Combatting sample bias

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    Hovy, Dirk; Plank, Barbara; Søgaard, Anders

    2014-01-01

    Several works in Natural Language Processing have recently looked into part-of-speech (POS) annotation of Twitter data and typically used their own data sets. Since conventions on Twitter change rapidly, models often show sample bias. Training on a combination of the existing data sets should help...... overcome this bias and produce more robust models than any trained on the individual corpora. Unfortunately, combining the existing corpora proves difficult: many of the corpora use proprietary tag sets that have little or no overlap. Even when mapped to a common tag set, the different corpora...... systematically differ in their treatment of various tags and tokens. This includes both preprocessing decisions, as well as default labels for frequent tokens, thus exhibiting data bias and label bias, respectively. Only if we address these biases can we combine the existing data sets to also overcome sample...

  20. Treatment of traumatised refugees with basic body awareness therapy versus mixed physical activity as add-on treatment

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    Nordbrandt, Maja Sticker; Carlsson, Jessica; Lindberg, Laura Glahder

    2015-01-01

    on this topic. METHODS/DESIGN: This study will include approximately 310 patients, randomised into three groups. All three groups receive psychiatric treatment as usual for the duration of 6-7 months, consisting of consultations with a medical doctor including pharmacological treatment and manual......-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The first group only receives treatment as usual while the second and the third groups receive either Basic-Body Awareness Therapy or mixed physical activity as add-on treatments. Each physical activity is provided for an individual 1-hour consultation per week...

  1. Tutorial sobre programa MultiEval: Cómo utilizar MultiEval y el ADD (material para alumnos)

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    Diaz-Foncea, Millan

    2011-01-01

    Este tutorial ha sido elaborado para que el alumnado tenga acceso al mismo ante posibles problemas al bajar, realizar y subir ejercicios con el programa MultiEval al Anillo Digital Docente (ADD) de la Universidad de Zaragoza. Está editado para ser utilizado en la Asignatura Fundamentos de Administración y Dirección de Empresas del Grado de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (GADE), Grado en Finanzas y Contabilidad (FICO), el Grado en Marketing e Investigación de mercado (MIM) y el Doble ...

  2. High Speed, Low Power, Area Efficient Mux-Add and Bec Based Implementation of Carry Select Adder.

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    Assistant Professor New Horizon College of Engineering

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Adder being the basic hardware block of any arithmetic operation, the major constraint in the field of signal processors, data processors to perform any operations are highly dependent on the adder performance of the circuit. The gate level implementation of the carry select adder (CSLA and modified carry select adder has significantly reduced the area and power consumption which replaced the ripple carry adder (RCA used in modified CSLA with MUX-ADD block has further reduced the power consumption by efficiently utilizing the area with faster performance.

  3. Usage of OpenStack Virtual Machine and MATLAB HPC Add-on leads to faster turnaround

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    2017-03-16

    We need to run hundreds of MATLAB® simulations while changing the parameters between each simulation. These simulations need to be run sequentially, and the parameters are defined manually from one simulation to the next. This makes this type of workload unsuitable for a shared cluster. For this reason we are using a cluster running in an OpenStack® Virtual Machine and are using the MATLAB HPC Add-on for submitting jobs to the cluster. As a result we are now able to have a turnaround time for the simulations of the order of a few hours, instead of the 24 hours needed on a local workstation.

  4. Blood pressure load does not add to ambulatory blood pressure level for cardiovascular risk stratification

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    Li, Yan; Thijs, Lutgarde; Boggia, José

    2014-01-01

    Experts proposed blood pressure (BP) load derived from 24-hour ambulatory BP recordings as a more accurate predictor of outcome than level, in particular in normotensive people. We analyzed 8711 subjects (mean age, 54.8 years; 47.0% women) randomly recruited from 10 populations. We expressed BP...... cardiovascular end point. In multivariable-adjusted models, the risk of cardiovascular complications gradually increased across deciles of BP level and load (P

  5. A television in the bedroom is associated with higher weekday screen time among youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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    Charmaine B. Lo; Waring, Molly E.; Pagoto, Sherry L.; Lemon, Stephenie C.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: A TV in the bedroom has been associated with screen time in youth. Youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) have higher rates of screen time, but associations with bedroom TVs are unknown in this population. We examined the association of having a bedroom TV with screen time among youth with ADD/ADHD. Methods: Data were from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health. Youth 6–17 years whose parent/guardian reported a physician's diagnosis of ADD/ADHD (n ...

  6. PROGRAM GURU MENULIS: UPAYA PENINGKATAN KOMPETENSI PROFESIONAL GURU SEJARAH DALAM PENULISAN KARYA ILMIAH DI KABUPATEN SEMARANG

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this activity is (1 Adding insight and understanding of the history teacher to many types of scientific kara; (2 Stimulate the spirit of the teacher to develop competence particularly in the field of scientific writing; (3 Stimulating new ideas and teachers in scientific writing for the purposes of education and professional development; (4 Introduce and help teachers publish scientific papers in journals ilmiah.Kegiatan training was conducted by the method of seminars and workshops. Implementation of detailed training is divided into several activities, namely: (1 Presentation on the various themes that can be developed in the writing of scientific papers; (2 Presentation of the systematic writing scientific papers and procedures writing in scientific journals; (3 A discussion of various issues related to the material presented; (4 Assignment yan manufacture of scientific work was accompanied by a team of devotion; (5 Assistance and evaluation by both parties or by the PPM Team History MGMPs Semarang.Setelah District conducted a series of training, participants know the significance kmpetensi professional development through the development of a scientific article.

  7. PERAN GANDA DAN PENGEMBANGAN KARIER GURU-GURU PEREMPUAN DI SEKOLAH MUHAMMADIYAH DI KOTA SURAKARTA

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    Full Text Available The aims of this research gender are to describe; 1 The women teachers background at Muhammadiyah school – Surakarta have no ambition to be principal and 2 the relation with doubled role as house wife and teacher. The research subject is case study of women teachers at Muhammadiyah school-Surakarta. Data collection used is: in depth interview towards premmier sources and regarded to know their attitude carrier, while data analysis used Capacities and Vulnerabilities Analysis (CVA technique. The research result showed that; 1Women teachers background at Muhammadiyah school – Surakarta have no ambition to be principals, the reasons are; a Carrier development system and principal candidates recruitment process is conducted by Dinas or foundation is not transparent; b The role as house wife spend too much times and energy. 2 The conducting of doubled role of women teachers as house wife created role conflict in her profession, thus, structural carrier development did not do in good way.

  8. PELATIHAN PENELITIAN TINDAKAN KELAS/PTK (CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH GURU-GURU SLB/B TABANAN

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    SRINADI I G. A.M

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Classroom Action Research/PTK can be done as class or school problem solving. With PTK, school education obtained the practical benefit including the mistakes of concept in subject and the teacher’s difficulties on learning. The aimed of this Community service was to introduce the basic concept and the execution procedure of classroom action research for the SLB/B Tabanan teachers. This training also improved their knowledge and skill of classroom action research. Based on the pre test, from 30 teachers as the participant of the training, there was a teacher in the good category, 17 teachers in the fairly good category and 12 in the poor category. By the end of the training, the post test descriptively showed that after attending this training there were no longer teacher in the poor category, 13 teachers in the fairly good category and 17 in the good category.

  9. Antidiabetic Effects of Add-On Gynostemma pentaphyllum Extract Therapy with Sulfonylureas in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

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    V. T. T. Huyen

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims. To investigate the antidiabetic effect of the traditional Vietnamese herb Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP together with sulfonylurea (SU in 25 drug-naïve type 2 diabetic patients. Methods. After 4-week treatment with gliclazide (SU, 30 mg daily, all patients were randomly assigned into 2 groups to add on GP extract or placebo extract, 6 g daily, during eight weeks. Results. After 4-week SU treatment, fasting plasma glucose (FPG and HbA1C decreased significantly (P<0.001. FPG was further reduced after add-on therapy with 2.9 ± 1.7 and 0.9 ± 0.6 mmol/L in the GP and placebo groups, respectively (P<0.001. Therapy with GP extract also reduced 30- and 120-minute oral glucose tolerance test postload values. HbA1C levels decreased approximately 2% units in the GP group compared to 0.7% unit in the placebo group (P<0.001. Conclusion. GP extract in addition to SU offers an alternative to addition of other oral medication to treat type 2 diabetic patients.

  10. A delay-and-Boolean-ADD imaging algorithm for damage detection with a small number of piezoceramic transducers

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    Lu, Guangtao; Li, Yourong; Song, Gangbing

    2016-09-01

    The delay-and-sum (DAS) imaging algorithm usually sends an excitation signal at each piezoceramic transducer and obtains a defect image by using transmitter-sensor pair signals to draw ellipses or hyperbolas. A delay-and-Boolean-ADD (DABA) imaging algorithm is developed for defect detection of plate-like structures with a small number of piezoceramic transducers. This new method requires sending only one excitation signal for each detection, and obtains a better defect image by employing Boolean ADD operation instead of addition or multiplication operation in the DAS algorithm. A reflection coefficient is introduced in the new algorithm to attenuate the signals reflected from the boundary. The widely used envelop-detection method based on Hilbert-transformation is replaced by a new envelop-detection technique based on a local maximum value to increase the accuracy of locating. An additional time shift due to the excitation signal itself is also considered to decrease the location error. The results of the experiments conducted on an aluminum plate indicate that the proposed DABA imaging algorithm combining with the new techniques can detect a bonded mass defect accurately and efficiently.

  11. Lacosamide as add-on treatment of focal symptomatic epilepsy in a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis

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    A. Romigi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of epileptic seizures in the presence of hepatic disease is not uncommon in clinical practice. Selecting an appropriate AED for patients affected by liver failure who have new-onset epileptic seizures can be challenging. We describe a 64-year-old man affected by liver cirrhosis. The patient developed partial epilepsy with secondary generalization because of an intracerebral hemorrhage in the left parieto-occipital regions. After the neurosurgery procedure, seizures reappeared and were initially managed with levetiracetam. After one month, the patient experienced clusters of seizures while on stable treatment with levetiracetam. Pregabalin as add-on was not tolerated; therefore, he received a low dose of phenobarbital as add-on treatment. The patient developed hepatic encephalopathy. Phenobarbital was immediately stopped, and oral lacosamide was added. A rapid recovery of encephalopathy with a 6-month seizure freedom was obtained. The patient died 6 months later because of progressive impairment of liver function. Lacosamide may represent an alternative to other AEDs in patients with liver failure; however, further prospective evaluation of its efficacy and safety in this clinical setting is needed.

  12. Omega-3 fatty acids decreased irritability of patients with bipolar disorder in an add-on, open label study

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    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This is a report on a 37-patient continuation study of the open ended, Omega-3 Fatty Acid (O-3FA add-on study. Subjects consisted of the original 19 patients, along with 18 new patients recruited and followed in the same fashion as the first nineteen. Subjects carried a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and were visiting a Mood Disorder Clinic regularly through the length of the study. At each visit, patients' clinical status was monitored using the Clinical Monitoring Form. Subjects reported on the frequency and severity of irritability experienced during the preceding ten days; frequency was measured by way of percentage of days in which subjects experienced irritability, while severity of that irritability was rated on a Likert scale of 1 – 4 (if present. The irritability component of Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS was also recorded quarterly on 13 of the 39 patients consistently. Patients had persistent irritability despite their ongoing pharmacologic and psychotherapy. Omega-3 Fatty Acid intake helped with the irritability component of patients suffering from bipolar disorder with a significant presenting sign of irritability. Low dose (1 to 2 grams per day, add-on O-3FA may also help with the irritability component of different clinical conditions, such as schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder and other psychiatric conditions with a common presenting sign of irritability.

  13. In a randomized placebo-controlled add-on study orlistat significantly reduced clozapine-induced constipation.

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    Chukhin, Evgeny; Takala, Pirjo; Hakko, Helinä; Raidma, Mirjam; Putkonen, Hanna; Räsänen, Pirkko; Terevnikov, Viacheslav; Stenberg, Jan-Henry; Eronen, Markku; Joffe, Grigori

    2013-03-01

    Constipation is a common and potentially fatal side effect of clozapine treatment. Another important side effect of clozapine may also be significant weight gain. Orlistat is a weight-control medication that is known to induce loose stools as a common side effect. This study aimed to explore whether orlistat used to control clozapine-induced weight gain can simultaneously tackle clozapine-related constipation. In this 16-week randomized-controlled study, clozapine-treated patients received add-on orlistat (n=30) or add-on placebo (n=24). Colonic function was measured using the Bristol Stool Form Scale. There was a significant (P=0.039) difference in the prevalence of constipation in favor of orlistat over placebo in completers (n=40) at the endpoint. A decrease in the prevalence of constipation within the orlistat group (P=0.035) was observed (vs. no statistically significant changes in the placebo group). In clozapine-treated patients, orlistat may be beneficial not only for weight control but also as a laxative. As no established treatments for clozapine-induced constipation exist, orlistat can be considered for this population, although more studies are required.

  14. Antidiabetic Effects of Add-On Gynostemma pentaphyllum Extract Therapy with Sulfonylureas in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

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    Huyen, V. T. T.; Phan, D. V.; Thang, P.; Ky, P. T.; Hoa, N. K.; Ostenson, C. G.

    2012-01-01

    Aims. To investigate the antidiabetic effect of the traditional Vietnamese herb Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP) together with sulfonylurea (SU) in 25 drug-naïve type 2 diabetic patients. Methods. After 4-week treatment with gliclazide (SU), 30 mg daily, all patients were randomly assigned into 2 groups to add on GP extract or placebo extract, 6 g daily, during eight weeks. Results. After 4-week SU treatment, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and HbA1C decreased significantly (P < 0.001). FPG was further reduced after add-on therapy with 2.9 ± 1.7 and 0.9 ± 0.6 mmol/L in the GP and placebo groups, respectively (P < 0.001). Therapy with GP extract also reduced 30- and 120-minute oral glucose tolerance test postload values. HbA1C levels decreased approximately 2% units in the GP group compared to 0.7% unit in the placebo group (P < 0.001). Conclusion. GP extract in addition to SU offers an alternative to addition of other oral medication to treat type 2 diabetic patients. PMID:23125867

  15. Meningkatkan Aktivitas Belajar Siswa dengan Menggunakan Model Make A Match Pada Mata Pelajaran Matematika di Kelas V SDN 050687 Sawit Seberang

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    Daitin Tarigan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available AbstrakPenelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui aktivitas belajar siswa pada mata pelajaran Matematika materi mengubah pecahan ke bentuk persen, desimal dan sebaliknya dengan menggunakan model make a match di kelas V SD Negeri 050687 Sawit Seberang T.A 2013/2014. Jenis penelitian ini adalah Penelitian Tindakan Kelas (PTK dengan alat pengumpulan data yang digunakan adalah lembar observasi aktivitas guru dan siswa. Berdasarkan analisis data diperoleh hasil pada siklus I Pertemuan I skor aktivitas guru adalah 82,14 dengan kriteria baik dan aktivitas belajar dalah aktif. Tindakan dilanjutkan sampai dengan siklus ke II. Pada pertemuan II siklus II skor aktivitas guru adalah 96,42 dengan kriteria sangat baik dan aktivitas belajar klasikal adalah sangat aktif. Dari hasil tersebut dapat diambil kesimpulan bahwa tindakan penelitian berhasil karena nilai indikator aktivitas belajar siswa dan jumlah siswa yang dinyatakan aktif secara klasikal telah mencapai 80%. Dengan demikian maka penggunaan model make a match dapat meningkatkan aktivitas belajar siswa di kelas V SD Negeri 050687 Sawit Seberang pada mata pelajaran Matematika materi mengubah pecahan ke bentuk persen, desimal. Kata Kunci:      Model Make a Match; Aktivitas Belajar Siswa  AbstractThis reseach aim is to know the student activity on Math at topic change the fraction into percent, desimal and vice versa, using make a match model on fifth grade of SDN 050687 Sawit Seberang 2013/2014. This is a classroom action research which is used activity observrvation sheet as its instrumen of collecting data. From the analisys of data, it is got result as follows: on cycle I meet I, teacher activity score is 82,14, which was mean good, and learning activity was active. The action and then continued until second cycle. On the meet II cylce II, it was got teacher activity score is 96,42, which was mean very good, and clasical learning activity was very active. Based on the result, it was conclude

  16. MODEL PEMBELAJARAN KOOPERATIF TIPE NUMBERED HEADS TOGETHER ( NHT UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KEAKTIFAN BELAJAR SISWA PADA MATA PELAJARAN KORESPONDENSI BAHASA INDONESIA

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    Anis Luthfia Ifada

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini untuk meningkatkan keaktifan belajar siswa pada mata pelajaran Korespondensi Bahasa Indonesia kelas X AP 2 SMK Palebon Semarang dengan model NHT. Subyek penelitian ini adalah siswa kelas X Jurusan Administrasi Perkantoran 2 yang berjumlah 40 siswa. Penelitian tindakan ini dilaksanakan dalam 2 siklus. Kegiatan setiap siklus dalam penelitian meliputi perencanaan, pelaksanaan, observasi, dan refleksi. Pelaksanaan penelitian tindakan kelas menggunakan model kooperatif tipe NHT. Pengumpulan data yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini yaitu observasi, dokumentasi, tes, dan angket. Hasil penelitian ini adalah keaktifan belajar siswa dan guru pada siklus I dan siklus II. Hasil siklus I dan siklus II menunjukkan bahwa dengan penerapan model pembelajaran kooperatif tipe NHT, keaktifan mengalami peningkatan. Peningkatan tersebut mencapai 77,5% pada siklus I dan 95% pada siklus II. Keaktifan siswa dan guru juga meningkatkan hasil belajar siswa dengan rata-rata nilai 71,63 pada siklus I dan 88,13 pada Siklus II. The objective of research is to enhance the students' learning activeness on the subjects Indonesian Correspondence grade X AP 2 SMK Palebon Semarang with NHT Model.The subject of this study is students of grade X of Office Administration Department totaling 40 students. This action research is conducted in two cycles. Each cycle in the research activities include planning, implementation, observation, and reflection. Implementation of action research using NHT type cooperative models. The collection of data used in this study is observation, documentation, testing, and questionnaires. The result of this research is students and teachers learning activeness in the first and second cycle. The results of the first and second cycle showed that the implementation of cooperative learning model NHT increased the activity. The increase was 77.5% in the first cycle and 95% in the second cycle. Students and teachers activeness improve

  17. Management and financing of e-Government projects in India: Does financing strategy add value?

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    Shashank Ojha

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    Full Text Available How do managers structure e-government projects and address challenges of risks, lack of technical expertise, and mitigation of strategic error for preventing loss of investments? Our aim was to compare the traditional finance approach and the strategy-driven, innovative financing approaches under the PPP model, to examine their managerial value-addition. We found that e-government projects require a carefully crafted structuring strategy and that innovative financing is more suitable in facilitating flexible decision making, building core capabilities, managing and sharing project risks, providing funds needed for growth and innovation, and customising tailor-made project governance strategy. Based on our findings, we develop five theoretical propositions.

  18. Does C-reactive Protein Add Prognostic Value to GRACE Score in Acute Coronary Syndromes?

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    Correia, Luis Cláudio Lemos, E-mail: lccorreia@terra.com.br; Vasconcelos, Isis; Garcia, Guilherme; Kalil, Felipe; Ferreira, Felipe; Silva, André; Oliveira, Ruan; Carvalhal, Manuela; Freitas, Caio; Noya-Rabelo, Márcia Maria [Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Salvador, BA (Brazil); Hospital São Rafael, Salvador, BA (Brazil)

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    The incremental prognostic value of plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in relation to GRACE score has not been established in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with non-ST segment elevation. To test the hypothesis that CRP measurements at admission increases the prognostic value of GRACE score in patients with ACS. A total of 290 subjects, consecutively admitted for ACS, with plasma material obtained upon admission CRP measurement using a high-sensitivity method (nephelometry) were studied. Cardiovascular outcomes during hospitalization were defined by the combination of death, nonfatal myocardial infarction or nonfatal refractory angina. The incidence of cardiovascular events during hospitalization was 15% (18 deaths, 11 myocardial infarctions, 13 angina episodes) with CRP showing C-statistics of 0.60 (95% CI = 0.51-0.70, p = 0.034) in predicting these outcomes. After adjustment for the GRACE score, elevated CRP (defined as the best cutoff point) tended to be associated with hospital events (OR = 1.89, 95% CI = 0.92 to 3.88, p = 0.08). However, the addition of the variable elevated CRP in the GRACE model did not result in significant increase in C-statistics, which ranged from 0.705 to 0.718 (p = 0.46). Similarly, there was no significant reclassification of risk with the addition of CRP in the predictor model (net reclassification = 5.7 %, p = 0.15). Although CRP is associated with hospital outcomes, this inflammatory marker does not increase the prognostic value of the GRACE score.

  19. 640 Gbit/s time-division add-drop multiplexing using a non-linear polarisation-rotating fibre loop

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    Mulvad, Hans Christian Hansen; Galili, Michael; Grüner-Nielsen, Lars

    2008-01-01

    We report the first demonstration of error-free 640 Gbit/s time-division add-drop multiplexing, performed by non-linear polarisation-rotation using a loop with a polarisation-maintaining HNLF.......We report the first demonstration of error-free 640 Gbit/s time-division add-drop multiplexing, performed by non-linear polarisation-rotation using a loop with a polarisation-maintaining HNLF....

  20. Simvastatin as add-on therapy to interferon β-1a for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (SIMCOMBIN study): a placebo-controlled randomised phase 4 trial

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    Sorensen, Per Soelberg; Lycke, Jan; Erälinna, Juha-Pekka;

    2011-01-01

    Treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis with interferon beta is only partly effective. We aimed to establish whether add-on of simvastatin, a statin with anti-inflammatory properties, improves this efficacy.......Treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis with interferon beta is only partly effective. We aimed to establish whether add-on of simvastatin, a statin with anti-inflammatory properties, improves this efficacy....

  1. Model Pembelajaran CTL (Contextual Teaching and Learning dalam Meningkatkan Hasil Belajar Mahasiswa PGSD Pada MataKuliah Konsep IPS Dasar

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    Wahyu Susiloningsih

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Hasil belajar adalah suatu proses perubahan tingkah laku dalam pengetahuan, sikap, dan ketrampilan yang diperoleh dalam jangka waktu yang lama.Mata kuliah Konsep IPS Dasar merupakan mata kuliah yang memberikan pemahaman kepada mahasiswa PGSD tentang konsep dasar IPS sebagai landasan kajian yang bahannya bersumber dari kehidupan manusia di masyarakat, yang aspek-aspeknya meliputi social science (ilmu sosial, social studies (studi sosial, Ilmu Pengetahuan Sosial (IPS. IPS merupakan pembelajaran pada tingkat sekolah yang berperan mengfungsionalkan ilmu-ilmu sosial yang bersifat teoritik dalam kehidupan nyata dalam masyarakat. Model pembelajaran CTL adalah model pembelajaran yang menuntut kreatifitas guru dalam mengaitkan subject matter dengan kehidupan nyata mahasiswa guna membantu mahasiswa untuk lebih mudah memaknai materi tersebut.

  2. Mortality reduction among persons with type 2 diabetes: (-)-Epicatechin as add-on therapy to metformin?

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    Moreno-Ulloa, Aldo; Moreno-Ulloa, Javier

    2016-06-01

    Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, and is growing at a rapid rate with drastic projections for developing countries. Mexico occupies the ninth place worldwide for type 2 diabetes prevalence, and in the foreseeable future, it is expected rise to the seventh place. Myocardial infarction is the most common cause of death in these patients. Although several drugs are approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes that reduce factors associated with myocardial infarction, an excess risk of death is still present. In this regard, the American Diabetes Association recommends metformin (oral glucose lowering drug) as the first-line therapy in type 2 diabetic subjects, based on its amply confirmed positive metabolic effects; however, its capacity to reduce cardiovascular mortality in type 2 diabetic subjects is inconclusive. Thus, mortality reduction in these patients has been an elusive goal, and is therefore, imperative to evaluate new pharmacological interventions that may favorably impact mortality in these individuals. On the other hand, epidemiological studies have suggested that moderate consumption of cacao-derived products (i.e., chocolate and cocoa) may reduce the risk of diabetes, myocardial infarction, and cardiovascular disease-associated mortality. Moreover, interventional studies have also suggested that dark chocolate and cocoa consumption is vasculoprotective in normal and type 2 diabetic individuals. (-)-Epicatechin ((-)-EPI) is the main flavanol present in cacao, and suggested to be responsible for the beneficial effects observed after dark chocolate/cocoa consumption. Interestingly, in vivo studies have evidenced the capacity of (-)-EPI to reduce infarct size, and preserve cardiac mechanics in rodent models of ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Nonetheless, long-term studies using (-)-EPI and evaluating its effects on mortality are lacking. Thus, based on their particular properties, it is valid to speculate that (-)-EPI and metformin in conjunction may

  3. The ATRX-ADD domain binds to H3 tail peptides and reads the combined methylation state of K4 and K9

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    Dhayalan, Arunkumar; Tamas, Raluca; Bock, Ina; Tattermusch, Anna; Dimitrova, Emilia; Kudithipudi, Srikanth; Ragozin, Sergey; Jeltsch, Albert

    2011-01-01

    Mutations in the ATRX protein are associated with the alpha-thalassemia and mental retardation X-linked syndrome (ATR-X). Almost half of the disease-causing mutations occur in its ATRX-Dnmt3-Dnmt3L (ADD) domain. By employing peptide arrays, chromatin pull-down and peptide binding assays, we show specific binding of the ADD domain to H3 histone tail peptides containing H3K9me3. Peptide binding was disrupted by the presence of the H3K4me3 and H3K4me2 modification marks indicating that the ATRX-ADD domain has a combined readout of these two important marks (absence of H3K4me2 and H3K4me3 and presence of H3K9me3). Disease-causing mutations reduced ATRX-ADD binding to H3 tail peptides. ATRX variants, which fail in the H3K9me3 interaction, show a loss of heterochromatic localization in cells, which indicates the chromatin targeting function of the ADD domain of ATRX. Disruption of H3K9me3 binding may be a general pathogenicity pathway of ATRX mutations in the ADD domain which may explain the clustering of disease mutations in this part of the ATRX protein. PMID:21421568

  4. The ATRX-ADD domain binds to H3 tail peptides and reads the combined methylation state of K4 and K9.

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    Dhayalan, Arunkumar; Tamas, Raluca; Bock, Ina; Tattermusch, Anna; Dimitrova, Emilia; Kudithipudi, Srikanth; Ragozin, Sergey; Jeltsch, Albert

    2011-06-01

    Mutations in the ATRX protein are associated with the alpha-thalassemia and mental retardation X-linked syndrome (ATR-X). Almost half of the disease-causing mutations occur in its ATRX-Dnmt3-Dnmt3L (ADD) domain. By employing peptide arrays, chromatin pull-down and peptide binding assays, we show specific binding of the ADD domain to H3 histone tail peptides containing H3K9me3. Peptide binding was disrupted by the presence of the H3K4me3 and H3K4me2 modification marks indicating that the ATRX-ADD domain has a combined readout of these two important marks (absence of H3K4me2 and H3K4me3 and presence of H3K9me3). Disease-causing mutations reduced ATRX-ADD binding to H3 tail peptides. ATRX variants, which fail in the H3K9me3 interaction, show a loss of heterochromatic localization in cells, which indicates the chromatin targeting function of the ADD domain of ATRX. Disruption of H3K9me3 binding may be a general pathogenicity pathway of ATRX mutations in the ADD domain which may explain the clustering of disease mutations in this part of the ATRX protein.

  5. Generalized model for predicting methane conversion to syngas in ...

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    University School of Chemical Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University ... Linear regression analysis was performed and a generalized equation ... ceramic membrane reactors since it achieves 90% saturation in 25 hours while ...

  6. Maximizing the reactivity of phenolic and aminic radical-trapping antioxidants: just add nitrogen!

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    Valgimigli, Luca; Pratt, Derek A

    2015-04-21

    their current investigation in animal models of degenerative disease. Moreover, we carried out studies of these compounds in several industrially relevant contexts and in particular demonstrated that they could be used synergistically with less reactive, less expensive, phenolic RTAs. More recently, our attention has turned to the application of these ideas to maximizing the reactivity of diarylamine RTAs that are common in additives to petroleum-derived products, such as lubricating oils, transmission and hydraulic fluids, and rubber. In doing so, we have developed the most reactive diarylamines ever reported. The 3-pyridyl- and 5-pyrimidyl-containing diarylamines are easily accessed using Pd- and/or Cu-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, and display an ideal compromise between reactivity and stability. The most reactive compounds are characterized by rate constants for reactions with peroxyl radicals that are independent of temperature, implying that-as for the most reactive heterocyclic phenols-these reactions proceed without an enthalpic barrier. Unprecedented reactivity was also observed when hydrocarbon autoxidations were carried out at elevated temperatures, real-world conditions where diarylamines are uniquely effective because of a catalytic RTA activity that makes use of the hydrocarbon substrate as a sacrificial reductant. Our studies to date suggest that heterocyclic diarylamines have real potential to increase the longevity of petroleum-derived products in a variety of applications where diphenylamines are currently used.

  7. Child abuse and neglect: relations to adolescent binge drinking in the national longitudinal study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth) Study.

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    Shin, Sunny Hyucksun; Edwards, Erika M; Heeren, Timothy

    2009-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between child maltreatment and adolescent binge drinking. Given that many victimized children have been maltreated in multiple ways, we examine the effects of co-occurrence of multiple types of maltreatment on adolescent binge drinking. We used the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth), which included a nationally representative sample of adolescents (n=12,748). Adolescent binge drinking was defined as five or more drinks in a row at least 2-3 times per month in the past year. Among those reporting any maltreatment, 12.4% reported binge drinking compared to 9.9% among those reporting no maltreatment. Logistic regression models found that child maltreatment is a robust risk factor for adolescent binge drinking controlling for parental alcoholism. In particular, all types of or combinations of types of maltreatment were strongly associated with adolescent binge drinking, controlling for age, gender, race, parental alcoholism and monitoring. Research examining the effect of childhood maltreatment on later alcohol abuse needs to recognize the clustering effects of multiple types of childhood maltreatment on alcohol problems.

  8. Does secretin stimulation add to magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in characterising pancreatic cystic lesions as side-branch intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm?

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    Purysko, Andrei S.; Gandhi, Namita S.; Veniero, Joseph C. [Cleveland Clinic, From the Abdominal Imaging Section, Imaging Institute, Cleveland, OH (United States); Walsh, R.M. [Cleveland Clinic, Department of General Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland, OH (United States); Obuchowski, Nancy A. [Cleveland Clinic, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland, OH (United States)

    2014-12-15

    To assess the value of secretin during magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in demonstrating communication between cystic lesions and the pancreatic duct to help determine the diagnosis of side-branch intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (SB-IPMN). This is an IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective study of 29 SB-IPMN patients and 13 non-IPMN subjects (control) who underwent secretin-enhanced MRCP (s-MRCP). Two readers blinded to the final diagnosis reviewed three randomised image sets: (1) pre-secretin HASTE, (2) dynamic s-MRCP and (3) post-secretin HASTE. Logistic regression, generalised linear models and ROC analyses were used to compare pre- and post-secretin results. There was no significant difference in median scores for the pre-secretin [reader 1: 1; reader 2: 2 (range -2 to 2)] and post-secretin HASTE [reader 1: 1; reader 2: 1 (range -2 to 2)] in the SB-IPMN group (P = 0.14), while the scores were lower for s-MRCP [reader 1: 0.5 (range -2 to 2); reader 2: 0 (range -1 to 2); P = 0.016]. There was no significant difference in mean maximum diameter of SB-IPMN on pre- and post-secretin HASTE, and s-MRCP (P > 0.05). Secretin stimulation did not add to MRCP in characterising pancreatic cystic lesions as SB-IPMN. (orig.)

  9. Does capital gains tax add to or detract from the fairness of the South African tax system?

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    Warren Maroun

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This research seeks to add to the existing body of knowledge on the perceived impact of Capital Gains Tax (CGT on the fairness of the South Africa Tax System. Building on the largely qualitative work done by Vivian (2006 and Smith (1776, this research makes use of an extensive literature review followed by a correspondence analysis to complement the existing body of research into this area. The literature review discuss the fairness criteria advanced by Smith (1776 (Smith’s tax canon and identify ‘unfairness characteristics’ of CGT.  The correspondence analysis only tests the theories advanced in the literature review and revealed that there are potential sources of unfairness inherent in the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 (the Eighth Schedule. These include the possibility that that CGT gives rise to double tax and imposes a high burden on taxpayer’s ability to bear the tax load.

  10. [Development of an add-on module for the WHOQOL-BREF on patients with allergic rhinitis].

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    Wang, Chiu-Hua; Maa, Suh-Hwa; Yang, Sien-Hung; Chen, Ying-Lin; Chen, Wei-Chun

    2008-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop an add-on module for the Taiwan-version WHOQOL-BREF for assessing the quality of life of people with allergic rhinitis. A cross-sectional survey design was used. In accordance with the seven steps for the development of population-specific modules of the WHOQOL, the instrument added new items on the basis of opinions of expert groups, including patients, families and physicians, to the Taiwan-version WHOQOL-BREF measure. The new questionnaire, comprising 52 items, was tested on 252 patients with allergic rhinitis. For content validity, each item was significantly correlated with the domain to which it belonged (r= .157-.715, pWHOQOL-BREF for patients with allergic rhinitis is reliable, valid and specific.

  11. Parametric study of dielectric loaded surface plasmon polariton add-drop filters for hybrid silicon/plasmonic optical circuitry

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    Dereux, A.; Hassan, K.; Weeber, J.-C.; Djellali, N.; Bozhevolnyi, S. I.; Tsilipakos, O.; Pitilakis, A.; Kriezis, E.; Papaioannou, S.; Vyrsokinos, K.; Pleros, N.; Tekin, T.; Baus, M.; Kalavrouziotis, D.; Giannoulis, G.; Avramopoulos, H.

    2011-01-01

    Surface plasmons polaritons are electromagnetic waves propagating along the surface of a conductor. Surface plasmons photonics is a promising candidate to satisfy the constraints of miniaturization of optical interconnects. This contribution reviews an experimental parametric study of dielectric loaded surface plasmon waveguides ring resonators and add-drop filters within the perspective of the recently suggested hybrid technology merging plasmonic and silicon photonics on a single board (European FP7 project PLATON "Merging Plasmonic and Silicon Photonics Technology towards Tb/s routing in optical interconnects"). Conclusions relevant for dielectric loaded surface plasmon switches to be integrated in silicon photonic circuitry will be drawn. They rely on the opportunity offered by plasmonic circuitry to carry optical signals and electric currents through the same thin metal circuitry. The heating of the dielectric loading by the electric current enables to design low foot-print thermo-optical switches driving the optical signal flow.

  12. Memantine add on to citalopram in elderly patients with depression: A double-blind placebo-controlled study

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    Victoria Omranifard

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Proper management of depression in elderly population would improve the outcome of the disease and reduce its related disability and mortality. Use of memantine with minimal side effects and drug interaction seems reasonable in the elderly but its antidepressant activity is controversial. The aim of the current research is to investigate the effects of add-on memantine during citalopram therapy in elderly patients with depression, in Isfahan. Materials and Methods: In this double-blind, placebo controlled trial study; elderly patients aged more than 60 years who were recently diagnosed with depression, were enrolled. The selected patients were randomlysplit into two groups, viz. intervention and placebo groups. The intervention was memantine (20 mg daily or identical placebo plus citalopram for 8 weeks. The severity of depression and quality of life was evaluated using Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15, Hamilton Rating Scale for depression (HRSD and World Health Organization Quality of Life WHOQOL-BREF respectively. The mentioned scores were evaluated at baseline, 4 weeks and 8 weeks, after initiating the trial in two studied groups and compared with each other. Results: 28 and 29 patients were studied in the intervention and placebo groups, respectively. Score of GDS-15, HRSD and WHO-QOL-BREF scales at baseline, 4 weeks and 8 weeks, after initiating trial did not change significantly after use of memantine (P > 0.05. There was no significant difference in mean +/- SD of GDS-15, HRSD and WHO-QOL-BREF scales among intervention and placebo groups (P > 0.05. Conclusion: The outcome of this clinical trial did not support the antidepressant effect of add-on memantine in elderly patients with depression receiving citalopram. It is recommended to design further studies considering the limitations of the current study mentioned herein and the effect of memantine with other anti-depressant agents.

  13. Efficacy of Add-on Montelukast in Nonasthmatic Eosinophilic Bronchitis: The Additive Effect on Airway Inflammation, Cough and Life Quality

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    Wuping Bao; Ping Liu; Zhongmin Qiu; Li Yu; Jingqing Hang; Xiaohua Gao; Xin Zhou

    2015-01-01

    Background:The efficacy of montelukast (MONT),a cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonist,in nonasthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis (NAEB),especially its influence on cough associated life quality is still indefinite.We evaluated the efficacy of MONT combined with budesonide (BUD) as compared to BUD monotherapy in improving life quality,suppressing airway eosinophilia and cough remission in NAEB.Methods:A prospective,open-labeled,multicenter,randomized controlled trial was conducted.Patients with NAEB (aged 18-75 years) were randomized to inhaled BUD (200 μg,bid) or BUD plus oral MONT (10 μg,qn) for 4 weeks.Leicester cough questionnaire (LCQ) life quality scores,cough visual analog scale (CVAS) scores,eosinophil differential ratio (Eos),and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) in induced sputum were monitored and compared.Results:The control and MONT groups contained 33 and 32 patients,respectively,with similar baseline characteristics.Significant with-in group improvement in CVAS,LCQ scores,Eos,and ECP was observed in both groups during treatment.After 2-week treatment,add-on treatment of MONT was significantly more effective than BUD monotherapy for CVAS decrease and LCQ scores improvement (both P < 0.05).Similar results were seen at 4-week assessment (both P < 0.05).4-week add-on therapy of MONT also resulted in a higher percentage of patients with normal sputum Eos (<2.5%) and greater decrease of ECP (both P < 0.05).Conclusions:MONT combined with BUD was demonstrated cooperative effects in improvement of life quality,suppression ofeosinophilic inflammation,and cough remission in patients with NAEB.

  14. Betahistine as an add-on: The magic bullet for postoperative nausea, vomiting and dizziness after middle ear surgery?

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    Sandip Mukhopadhyay

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Patients undergoing middle ear surgery experience variable degrees of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV despite prophylaxis and treatment with ondansetron or other 5HT 3 receptor antagonists. Furthermore vertigo or dizziness are not well controlled perioperatively. Role of betahistine was tested as an add-on to ondansetron in control of PONV and vertigo in middle ear surgery cases. Materials and Methods: We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, enrolling one hundred patients undergoing middle ear surgery under local anesthesia into two groups consisting of fifty (n = 50 patients each. Group A patients were given betahistine 16 mg plus ondansetron 8 mg and placebo plus ondansetron 8 mg were given to group B or placebo group, orally 3 hours before starting operation. The incidence of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness was noted during the intraoperative and postoperative 24 hours period. Chi-square test, unpaired ′t′ test, and Fisher′s exact tests were performed for statistical analysis using SPSS version 16 and Open Epi version 2.3.1 softwares. Results: Complete response was obtained in 90% patients in the betahistine group as compared to 66% in the placebo group. Vomiting in the intraoperative and postoperative period was noted in 4% and 8% cases, respectively, in the betahistine group as compared to 18% and 26%, respectively, in the placebo group. Overall, vertigo was 10% versus 32% in betahistine group and placebo group, respectively. Conclusion: Betahistine as an add-on to ondansetron can significantly attenuate PONV and perioperative vertigo, following middle ear surgeries.

  15. Treatment of infectious waste: development and testing of an add-on set for used gravity displacement autoclaves.

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    Stolze, René; Kühling, Jan-Gerd

    2009-06-01

    The safe management of potentially infectious healthcare waste is gaining increasing worldwide importance. In developing countries, simple incinerators are used for the treatment of this type of waste stream. However, as these incinerators produce high emissions and represent the main generators of dioxin and furans in these countries, alternative and cost-effective solutions are needed. As steam treatment systems do not produce persistent organic pollutants, the use of existing (older) medical autoclaves could represent a solution for the treatment of infectious waste. ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics, the German-based consulting and engineering company carried out the first research into whether gravity air displacement autoclaves can be used for the safe decontamination of infectious waste. The research showed that it is not possible to decontaminate waste using this type of autoclave. A subsequent research and development phase might, however, make it possible to develop a new process cycle. Tests carried out on the basis of international standards and norms showed that by applying this process cycle and using an add-on set, it is possible to treat healthcare waste using the existing stock of older medical autoclaves. The process cycle and the add-on set developed were tested under existing conditions in Hanoi, Vietnam using the treatment cycle developed for a 13-year-old autoclave. All the parameters for infectious waste decontamination were reached. As modified autoclaves prevent the emission of toxic substances, this approach presents an interim solution, which avoids the impacts on human health and the environment caused by the incineration of healthcare waste.

  16. Alert Display Distribution (ADD)

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  17. Storytelling Adds Meaning

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    Selby, Victor M.

    2009-01-01

    This article describes several enrichment activities that connect mathematics to science in an algebra 1 curriculum. It provides a basis and suggestions for teachers to include student-produced essays about the role of mathematics in the history of civilization. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)

  18. Model Pembelajaran Seni Musik melalui Lesson Study: Studi Kasus di SDN Jawilan, Serang

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Artikel ini dilatar-belakangi persoalan pembelajaran seni musik di SDN Jawilan Kab. Serang. Di SD ini penyelenggaraan pendidikan seni belum memperoleh perhatian yang cukup baik dari guru. Hal ini dapat dilihat dari pembagian alokasi waktu pembelajaran dan keterlibatan guru kelas yang tidak memiliki latar belakang pendidikan seni (musik. Dampak yang muncul, rata-rata siswa belum memiliki kemandirian dalam berkreativitas dan kurang berpartisipasi aktif dalam kegiatan musik baik di sekolah maupun di luar sekolah. Untuk memperbaiki persoalan tersebut dirasa perlu meminjam Lesson Study yang di dalamnya terdapat metode, pendekatan dan strategi pembelajaran sebagai pola untuk membelajarkan seni musik agar dapat memberikan alternatif sudut pandang terhadap persoalan metode yang tepat guna dan terencana dalam pengajaran pendidikan musik di SD, termasuk paradigma membelajarkan musik secara hakiki. Hasil yang diperoleh dapat memberikan alternatif sebagai dasar pengembangan pembelajaran seni musik.   The Model of Music Learning through a Lesson Study: A Case Study in Jawilan Elementary School, Serang. The learning problems of music lessons at Jawilan Elementary School in Serang becomes the mainly source of the research background in this article. The implementation of art education in this school has not gained enough attention from teachers. It can be seen from the distribution of the allocated time of learning and the involvement of classroom teachers who do not have sufficient background in art education (music. The appearing impact shows that the average of students do not have any independence in creativity and have less-active participation in the activities of musical arts either in school or outside the school. However, solving the problem is necessary to do by using a Lesson Study as a pattern (approaches, strategies, and methods of learning to teach music that can be used as an alternative point of view in developing methods and organizing the

  19. Rapid response to methylphenidate as an add-on therapy to mirtazapine in the treatment of major depressive disorder in terminally ill cancer patients: a four-week, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study.

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    Ng, Chong Guan; Boks, Marco P M; Roes, Kit C B; Zainal, Nor Zuraida; Sulaiman, Ahmad Hatim; Tan, Seng Beng; de Wit, Niek J

    2014-04-01

    This is a 4 week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to examine the effects of methylphenidate as add-on therapy to mirtazapine compared to placebo for treatment of depression in terminally ill cancer patients. It involved 88 terminally ill cancer patients from University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were randomized and treated with either methylphenidate or placebo as add on to mirtazapine. The change in Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score from baseline to day 3 was analyzed by linear regression. Changes of MADRS and Clinical Global Impression-Severity Scale (CGI-S) over 28 days were analyzed using mixed model repeated measures (MMRM). Secondary analysis of MADRS response rates, defined as 50% or more reduction from baseline score. A significantly larger reduction of Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score in the methylphenidate group was observed from day 3 (B=4.14; 95% CI=1.83-6.45). Response rate (defined as 50% or more reduction from baseline MADRS score) in the methylphenidate treated group was superior from day 14. Improvement in Clinical Global Impression-Severity Scale (CGI-S) was greater in the methylphenidate treated group from day 3 until day 28. The drop-out rates were 52.3% in the methylphenidate group and 59.1% in the placebo group (relative risk=0.86, 95%CI=0.54-1.37) due to cancer progression. Nervous system adverse events were more common in methylphenidate treated subjects (20.5% vs 9.1%, p=0.13). In conclusions, methylphenidate as add on therapy to mirtazapine demonstrated an earlier antidepressant response in terminally ill cancer patients, although at an increased risk of the nervous system side effects.

  20. PERBEDAAN HASIL BELAJAR EKONOMI ANTARA MODEL THINK-PAIR-SHARE DAN MODEL CONCEPT MAPPING PADA SISWA SMA 1 NGUTER SUKOHARJO

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Pemilihan model belajar yang tepat oleh guru dalam proses belajar mengajar mampu menciptakan suasana belajar yang efektif dan menyenangkan, serta dapat mempermudah siswa dalam menerima dan memahami materi yang dipelajari. Hal itu terlihat pada pencapaian hasil belajar yang berkualitas ditunjukkan dengan capaian nilai diatas standar ketuntasan. Salah satu cara yang dapat dilakukan oleh guru dalam pembelajaran adalah dengan menerapkan model pembelajaran think pair share dan concept mapping. Sampel dalam penelitian ini yaitu 72 siswa kelas X SMA I Nguter Sukoharjo. Teknik pengumpulan data yang digunakan yaitu kuisioner, observasi, dan dokumentasi. Teknik analisis data yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah statistik deskriptif dengan analisis frekuensi dan uji statistik t tes. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian tersebut menunjukkan adanya perbedaan, hal ini ditunjukkan dengan uji t diperoleh t hitung = 2.31 > t tabel = 1.99 yang berada pada daerah penolakan Ho untuk α = 5% dengan dk = 36+36-2 = 70. Disimpulkan bahwa model pembelajaran concept mapping lebih baik dibanding model pembelajaran think pair share dalam meningkatkan hasil belajar siswa. Selection of an appropriate model of learning by the teacher in the learning process to create an effective learning environment and fun, and can facilitate students to receive and understand the material being studied. It was seen on achieving quality learning outcomes indicated by values ​​above performance standards mastery. One way that can be done by the teacher in learning is to apply a think pair share and concept mapping learning model. The sample for this study are 72 students grade ten in SMA 1 Nguter Sukoharjo . Data collection techniques were used questionnaires, observation, and documentation. Data analysis techniques in this research were used descriptive statistical analysis of the frequency and statistical test by t test. Based on these results reveal differences, as shown by the t

  1. 基于本地插件的个性化搜索研究%PERSONALIZED SEARCH RESEARCH BASED ON LOCAL ADD-ON

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    陈晨; 李敏波

    2011-01-01

    个性化搜索是一种通过采集、预测用户的兴趣爱好,根据用户的兴趣模型优化搜索结果的新型搜索形武.但传统的个性化搜索采用的兴趣模型不够准确,所提出的动态调整策略不够完备,不能够准确反映用户的兴趣变化.针对这些问题,提出了以二维兴趣多边形作为兴趣模型,基于本地插件的个性化搜索方案.详细介绍了二维兴趣多边形的建模、动态调整策略产生的动机和算法、网页领域模型的建立及适用于兴趣多边形的相似度匹配算法,最后通过实验验证了该个性化搜索方案能够提高搜索质量.%Personalised search is a new kind of search pattern which gathers and predicts users' interests and then optimises the search results according to users' interest model. However, the interest model used by traditional personalised search is not precise enough and the dynamic modification strategies are not perfect enough as well and can not precisely reflect the variations of users' interests. To achieve a good solution on these problems, a personalised search mechanism is proposed, which takes two-dimension interest polygon as the interest model and is based on the local add-ons. The details of modelling the two-dimension interest polygon, the motivation and algorithm of dynamic modification strategies, the generation of web page' s domain model and the similarity matching algorithm fitting the interest polygon are systematically described in the paper. Finally, an experiment is performed and it proves that the personalised search mechanism is capable of improving search quality.

  2. Add-Drop Filter Based on Wavelength-Dependent Light Interlink between Lithium-Niobate Microwaveguide Chip and Microfiber Knot Ring

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    Suxu Zhou

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate an add-drop filter based on wavelength-dependent light coupling between a lithium-niobate (LN microwaveguide chip and a microfiber knot ring (MKR. The MKR was fabricated from a standard single-mode fiber, and the LN microwaveguide chip works as a robust substrate to support the MKR. The guided light can be transmitted through add and drop functionality and the behaviors of the add-drop filter can be clearly observed. Furthermore, its performance dependence on the MKR diameter is also studied experimentally. The approach, using a LN microwaveguide chip as a platform to couple and integrate the MKR, may enable us to realize an optical interlink between the microstructured chip and the micro/nano fiber-optic device.

  3. Add-on Pegylated Interferon Alpha-2a Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis B Japanese Patients Treated with Entecavir.

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    Tamai, Hideyuki; Ida, Yoshiyuki; Shingaki, Naoki; Shimizu, Ryo; Fukatsu, Kazuhiro; Itonaga, Masahiro; Yoshida, Takeichi; Maeda, Yoshimasa; Moribata, Kosaku; Maekita, Takao; Iguchi, Mikitaka; Kato, Jun; Kitano, Masayuki

    2017-01-01

    Entecavir requires long-term administration. Pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) therapy leads to significant reduction of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag) levels. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of adding PEG-IFN-α-2a to entecavir toward cessation of entecavir. A total of 23 patients treated with entecavir underwent add-on PEG-IFN-α-2a therapy (90 μg per week) for 48 weeks. Viral response (VR) was defined as more than 50% reduction of baseline hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag) level at 72 weeks from the start of therapy. Complete response (CR) was defined as the decline of HBs Ag levels <100 IU/mL. Hepatitis B e antigen (HBe Ag) seroconversion rate was 25% (2/8), and VR rate was 52% (12/23). CR was observed in four patients (17%). However, CR rate in baseline HBs Ag level <2000 IU/mL and HBe Ag negative patients was 50% (4/8). Univariate analysis showed that the percentage of HBs Ag level reduction at week 12 was significantly associated with VR. The area under the curve value was 0.848. Adding PEG-IFN-α-2a to entecavir has limited efficacy. The percentage reduction of HBs Ag level at week 12 may be a useful predictor for VR.

  4. Add-on Pegylated Interferon Alpha-2a Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis B Japanese Patients Treated with Entecavir

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    Hideyuki Tamai

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Entecavir requires long-term administration. Pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN therapy leads to significant reduction of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag levels. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of adding PEG-IFN-α-2a to entecavir toward cessation of entecavir. A total of 23 patients treated with entecavir underwent add-on PEG-IFN-α-2a therapy (90 μg per week for 48 weeks. Viral response (VR was defined as more than 50% reduction of baseline hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs Ag level at 72 weeks from the start of therapy. Complete response (CR was defined as the decline of HBs Ag levels <100 IU/mL. Hepatitis B e antigen (HBe Ag seroconversion rate was 25% (2/8, and VR rate was 52% (12/23. CR was observed in four patients (17%. However, CR rate in baseline HBs Ag level <2000 IU/mL and HBe Ag negative patients was 50% (4/8. Univariate analysis showed that the percentage of HBs Ag level reduction at week 12 was significantly associated with VR. The area under the curve value was 0.848. Adding PEG-IFN-α-2a to entecavir has limited efficacy. The percentage reduction of HBs Ag level at week 12 may be a useful predictor for VR.

  5. How the radiologist can add value in the evaluation of the pre- and post-surgical pancreas.

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    Patel, Bhavik N; Gupta, Rajan T; Zani, Sabino; Jeffrey, R Brooke; Paulson, Erik K; Nelson, Rendon C

    2015-10-01

    Disease involving the pancreas can be a significant diagnostic challenge to the interpreting radiologist. Moreover, the majority of disease processes involving the pancreas carry high significant morbidity and mortality either due to their natural process or related to their treatment options. As such, it is critical for radiologists to not only provide accurate information from imaging to guide patient management, but also deliver that information in a clear manner so as to aid the referring physician. This is no better exemplified than in the case of pre-operative staging for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Furthermore, with the changing healthcare landscape, it is now more important than ever to ensure that the value of radiology service to other providers is high. In this review, we will discuss how the radiologist can add value to the referring physician by employing novel imaging techniques in the pre-operative evaluation as well as how the information can be conveyed in the most meaningful manner through the use of structured reporting. We will also familiarize the radiologist with the imaging appearance of common complications that occur after pancreatic surgery.

  6. Evaluation of the Single-precision Floatingpoint Vector Add Kernel Using the Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL

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    Jin, Zheming [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Yoshii, Kazutomo [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Finkel, Hal [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Cappello, Franck [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2017-04-20

    Open Computing Language (OpenCL) is a high-level language that enables software programmers to explore Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for application acceleration. The Intel FPGA software development kit (SDK) for OpenCL allows a user to specify applications at a high level and explore the performance of low-level hardware acceleration. In this report, we present the FPGA performance and power consumption results of the single-precision floating-point vector add OpenCL kernel using the Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL on the Nallatech 385A FPGA board. The board features an Arria 10 FPGA. We evaluate the FPGA implementations using the compute unit duplication and kernel vectorization optimization techniques. On the Nallatech 385A FPGA board, the maximum compute kernel bandwidth we achieve is 25.8 GB/s, approximately 76% of the peak memory bandwidth. The power consumption of the FPGA device when running the kernels ranges from 29W to 42W.

  7. Confirmation of Down syndrome critical region by FISH analysis in a patient with add(21)(p11)

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    Matsumoto, Naomichi; Niikawa, Norio [Nagasaki Univ. School of Medicine (Japan); Mikawa, Makoto [Kitami Red Cross Hospital (Japan)

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    We have studied a patient with clinical Down syndrome (DS) who has a mosaic 46, XX/46, XX, 21p+ karyotype. The patient was born at 39 weeks of gestation with a birth weight of 3,025 g to healthy parents. At age 2 months, she was diagnosed clinically to have DS; she had flat facies, upslanted palpebral fissures, epicanthal folds, telecanthus, flat nasal bridge, abnormal dentition, malformed ears, short neck, short fingers, clinodactyly with single flexion crease of the fifth fingers, hyperextension of joints, pes planus, distal axial triradii, and bilateral tibial arch patterns. Chromosome analysis showed mosaicism consisting of a normal 46,XX cell line and a line with a 21p+ chromosome, the final karyotype being mos46,XX[57]/46,XX,add(21)(p11)[43]. Although the origin of an additional segment on chromosome 21 was not identified with conventional banding analyses, it was suspected to represent partial trisomy 21 on the basis of clinical manifestations. 6 refs., 2 figs.

  8. Sample-based engine noise synthesis using an enhanced pitch-synchronous overlap-and-add method.

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    Jagla, Jan; Maillard, Julien; Martin, Nadine

    2012-11-01

    An algorithm for the real time synthesis of internal combustion engine noise is presented. Through the analysis of a recorded engine noise signal of continuously varying engine speed, a dataset of sound samples is extracted allowing the real time synthesis of the noise induced by arbitrary evolutions of engine speed. The sound samples are extracted from a recording spanning the entire engine speed range. Each sample is delimitated such as to contain the sound emitted during one cycle of the engine plus the necessary overlap to ensure smooth transitions during the synthesis. The proposed approach, an extension of the PSOLA method introduced for speech processing, takes advantage of the specific periodicity of engine noise signals to locate the extraction instants of the sound samples. During the synthesis stage, the sound samples corresponding to the target engine speed evolution are concatenated with an overlap and add algorithm. It is shown that this method produces high quality audio restitution with a low computational load. It is therefore well suited for real time applications.

  9. Exercise as an add-on strategy for the treatment of major depressive disorder: a systematic review.

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    Mura, Gioia; Moro, Maria Francesca; Patten, Scott B; Carta, Mauro G

    2014-12-01

    Antidepressants are currently the treatment of choice for major depressive disorder (MDD). Nevertheless, a high percentage of patients do not respond to a first-line antidepressant drug, and combination treatments and augmentation strategies increase the risk of side effects. Moreover, a significant proportion of patients are treatment-resistant. In the last 30 years, a number of studies have sought to establish whether exercise could be regarded as an alternative to antidepressants, but so far no specific analysis has examined the efficacy of exercise as an adjunctive treatment in combination with antidepressants. We carried out a systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise as an adjunctive treatment with antidepressants on depression. A search of relevant papers was carried out in PubMed/Medline, Google Scholar, and Scopus with the following keywords: "exercise," "physical activity," "physical fitness," "depressive disorder," "depression," "depressive symptoms," "add-on," "augmentation," "adjunction," and "combined therapy." Twenty-two full-text articles were retrieved by the search. Among the 13 papers that fulfilled our inclusion criteria, we found methodological weaknesses in the majority. However, the included studies showed a strong effectiveness of exercise combined with antidepressants. Further analyses and higher quality studies are needed; nevertheless, as we have focused on a particular intervention (exercise in adjunction to antidepressants) that better reflects clinical practice, we can hypothesize that this strategy could be appropriately and safely translated into real-world practice.

  10. Optical microring resonators constructed from organic dye nanofibers and their application to miniaturized channel drop/add filters.

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    Takazawa, Ken; Inoue, Jun-ichi; Mitsuishi, Kazutaka

    2013-07-10

    We fabricated micrometer-scale optical ring resonators by micromanipulation of thiacyanine (TC) dye nanofibers that propagate exciton polaritons (EPs) along the fiber axis. High mechanical flexibility of the nanofibers and a low bending loss property of EP propagation enabled the fabrication of microring resonators with an average radius (r(ave)) as small as 1.6 μm. The performances of the fabricated resonators (r(ave) = 1.6-8.9 μm) were investigated by spatially resolved microscopy techniques. The Q-factors and finesses were evaluated as Q ≈ 300-3500 and F ≈ 2-12. On the basis of the r(ave)-dependence of resonator performances, we revealed the origin of losses in the resonators. To demonstrate the applicability of the microring resonators to photonic devices, we fabricated a channel drop filter that comprises a ring resonator (r(ave) = 3.9 μm) and an I/O bus channel nanofiber. The device exhibited high extinction ratios (4-6 dB) for its micrometer-scale dimensions. Moreover, we successfully fabricated a channel add filter comprising a ring resonator (r(ave) = 4.3 μm) and two I/O bus channel nanofibers. Our results demonstrated a remarkable potential for the application of TC nanofibers to miniaturized photonic circuit devices.

  11. A placebo controlled trial on add-on modafinil on the anti-psychotic treatment emergent hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia

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    Pathapati Lakshmi Prasuna

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Modafinil is non stimulant drug which is marketed for mainly Narcolepsy and daytime drowsiness. The clinical experience and Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC of the drug also mentions Anorexia as one of the side effects. Anorexia can have a direct impact on the carbohydrate and fat intake, which may, in turn, regulate antipsychotic induced dyslipidemia and Hyperglycaemia. Aim: To compare the effects of Modafinil- ADDON with Placebo add on with olanzapine, Clozapine and Risperidone in drug naive subjects and people who were started on the drugs within 15days of assessment. Materials and Methods: Randomized, Double blind, Placebo controlled study, which was conducted at two centres, one at department of Psychiatry, S.V Medical College, Tirupati and the other at Asha hospitals, Hyderabad. Seventy two patient were randomised, sixty three patients have completed the total study period of three months.The dose of Modafinil was 200 mgs constantly as Flexible doses of Olanzapine, Clozapine and Risperidone as per clinical need was given. A baseline, three week and twelve week assessments of Fasting blood Glucose and fasting Serum cholesterol were made and the groups were compared on these parameters. Results: From baseline to week 3 there was a significant raise in Fasting serum cholesterol followed by a fall from week 3 to week 12 in the Modafinil addon group, though it could not be considered a drug for hypercholesteremia like Statins in controlling hyperlipidaemia. The implications of these findings were discussed.

  12. Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors as add-on therapy to insulin: rationale and evidences.

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    Singh, Awadhesh Kumar; Singh, Ritu

    2016-01-01

    Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2I) are recently approved class of anti-hyperglycaemic agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). SGLT-2I inhibits renal glucose reabsorption, thereby ensuing urinary glucose excretion in a dose-dependent manner. This caloric loss and osmotic diuresis, secondary to increased urinary glucose excretion, has a unique potential to counter insulin induced weight gain and fluid retention, with little potential of hypoglycemic exacerbation. Also, as these agents act independently of insulin secretion or action, they are effective even in long-standing diabetes with depleted β-cell reserve. Improvement in insulin sensitivity, as observed with SGLT-2I can also facilitate insulin action. Furthermore, significant reduction in total daily insulin dosage and reduction of body weight as observed during combination therapy renders SGLT-2I, a near-ideal partner to insulin. This review aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of currently used SGLT-2I as an add-on to insulin therapy in the treatment of T2DM.

  13. Which algorithm for scheduling add-on elective cases maximizes operating room utilization? Use of bin packing algorithms and fuzzy constraints in operating room management.

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    Dexter, F; Macario, A; Traub, R D

    1999-11-01

    The algorithm to schedule add-on elective cases that maximizes operating room (OR) suite utilization is unknown. The goal of this study was to use computer simulation to evaluate 10 scheduling algorithms described in the management sciences literature to determine their relative performance at scheduling as many hours of add-on elective cases as possible into open OR time. From a surgical services information system for two separate surgical suites, the authors collected these data: (1) hours of open OR time available for add-on cases in each OR each day and (2) duration of each add-on case. These empirical data were used in computer simulations of case scheduling to compare algorithms appropriate for "variable-sized bin packing with bounded space." "Variable size" refers to differing amounts of open time in each "bin," or OR. The end point of the simulations was OR utilization (time an OR was used divided by the time the OR was available). Each day there were 0.24 +/- 0.11 and 0.28 +/- 0.23 simulated cases (mean +/- SD) scheduled to each OR in each of the two surgical suites. The algorithm that maximized OR utilization, Best Fit Descending with fuzzy constraints, achieved OR utilizations 4% larger than the algorithm with poorest performance. We identified the algorithm for scheduling add-on elective cases that maximizes OR utilization for surgical suites that usually have zero or one add-on elective case in each OR. The ease of implementation of the algorithm, either manually or in an OR information system, needs to be studied.

  14. Efficacy and tolerability of canagliflozin as add-on to metformin in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis.

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    Yang, Ting; Lu, Min; Ma, Lingyue; Zhou, Ying; Cui, Yimin

    2015-11-01

    The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and tolerability of canagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, added on to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Literatures were searched from major electronic databases, as well as the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration and clinicaltrials.gov for unpublished studies. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing canagliflozin with placebo in combination with metformin were included. Two reviewers independently selected studies, evaluated the risk of bias, and extracted data. The included RCTs were analyzed by the software RevMan 5.3 provided by the Cochrane Collaboration. Six RCTs were chosen for the meta-analysis. Compared to placebo, canagliflozin produced absolute reduction in glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) (-0.66% [-0.72%, -0.61%]). The proportion of patients who achieved target HbA1c was significantly greater in the canagliflozin-treated group (1.86 [1.69, 2.03]). Canagliflozin led to greater fasting plasma glucose (FPG) reduction of 1.49 mmol/L (100 mg/day) and 1.80 mmol/L (300 mg/day). Significant body weight loss of 2.09% (100 mg/day) and 2.66% (300 mg/day) with canagliflozin was observed. Canagliflozin was found to improve β cell function in terms of homeostasis model assessment (HOMA2-%B) (15.59% [12.84%, 18.35%]). Higher incidences of genital mycotic infection/female and pollakiuria (increased urine frequency) were noted with canagliflozin compared with placebo-controlled groups. Canagliflozin is a potential option as an add-on to metformin based on its improvement in HbA1c, FPG, body weight, and β cell function, but further studies are demanded to strengthen this evidence. Common adverse events (AEs) like genital mycotic infection/female and pollakiuria were identified.

  15. A certificação agregando valor à cachaça do Brasil Certification adds value to Brazilian "cachaça"

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    Alexandre Nixon Soratto

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A certificação é o modo pelo qual uma terceira parte, independente, provê garantia escrita de que um determinado produto está em conformidade com requisitos especificados. Este artigo apresenta orientações para a certificação da cachaça no âmbito do Sistema Brasileiro de Avaliação da Conformidade. Os requisitos específicos à certificação da cachaça são abordados em cada etapa do processo de produção, sob a perspectiva do produtor. Como resultado, é proposto um modelo simplificado de sistema de gestão, com base em procedimentos que auxiliam o setor produtivo no atendimento contínuo aos critérios da certificação. O reconhecimento conquistado pela Marca Nacional de Certificação provê agregação de valor às marcas certificadas, aumenta sua competitividade e a qualidade percebida pelos clientes. Este diferencial positivo facilita as decisões de compra dos consumidores e a entrada em mercados mais exigentes.Certification is a written guarantee by an independent third party that a given product meets specific requirements. This article presents guidelines to obtain certification for "cachaça" (Brazil's traditional white rum or firewater by the Brazilian Conformity Evaluation System. The specific requirements for certifying cachaça are considered in each step of the production process, from the standpoint of the producer. A simplified model of a management system is proposed based on procedures to help producers meet the certification criteria on a continuous basis. The recognition conferred by the National Brand Certification agency adds value to certified brands, increasing their competitiveness and perceived quality. This positive differential facilitates the consumer's purchasing decision and the products' penetration into more demanding markets.

  16. Circadian rest-activity rhythms during benzodiazepine tapering covered by melatonin versus placebo add-on: data derived from a randomized clinical trial.

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    Baandrup, Lone; Fasmer, Ole Bernt; Glenthøj, Birte Yding; Jennum, Poul Jørgen

    2016-10-13

    Patients with severe mental illness often suffer from disruptions in circadian rest-activity cycles, which might partly be attributed to ongoing psychopharmacological medication. Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed for prolonged periods despite recommendations of only short-term usage. Melatonin, a naturally occurring nocturnal hormone, has the potential to stabilize disrupted circadian rhythmicity. Our aim was to investigate how prolonged-release melatonin affects rest-activity patterns in medicated patients with severe mental illness and if benzodiazepine dose reduction is associated with changes in circadian rhythm parameters. Data were derived from a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial with 24 weeks follow-up. Participants were randomized to add-on treatment with prolonged-release melatonin (2 mg) or matching placebo, and usual benzodiazepine dosage was gradually tapered. Here we report the results of 72 h of actigraphic assessment of activity-rest cycles performed pre and post tapering. Changes in rest-activity rhythm parameters between the melatonin and placebo group were analyzed using the univariate general linear model. Change in activity counts per 6 h, from baseline to follow-up, in the whole sample was analyzed using paired samples t-test. A subsample of 48 patients participated in the actigraphic assessment: 20 in the melatonin group and 28 in the placebo group. Rest-activity cycles varied from regular to highly disrupted. Melatonin significantly increased the interdaily stability and at a trend level decreased the intradaily variability compared with placebo. Benzodiazepine dose reduction was not associated with these circadian rhythm parameters. Activity counts were generally higher after benzodiazepine dose reduction compared with pre tapering, but differences did not reach statistical significance. Our data suggest melatonin as an aid during benzodiazepine withdrawal for patients distressed by disrupted circadian rest-activity cycles

  17. Superior antidepressant effect occurring 1 month after rTMS: add-on rTMS for subjects with medication-resistant depression

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    Chen, Shaw-Ji; Chang, Chung-Hung; Tsai, Hsin-Chi; Chen, Shao-Tsu; Lin, Chaucer CH

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    Depression is a major psychiatric disorder. The standard treatment for depression is antidepressant medication, but the responses to antidepressant treatment are only partial, even poor, among 30%–45% of patients. Refractory depression is defined as depression that does not respond to antidepressant therapy after 4 weeks of use. There is evidence that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may exert effects in treating psychiatric disorder through moderating focal neuronal functions. High-frequency rTMS on the left prefrontal area and low-frequency rTMS on the right prefrontal area were shown to be effective in alleviating depressive symptoms. Given the statistically significant antidepressant effectiveness noted, the clinical application of rTMS as a depression treatment warrants further studies. Application of rTMS as an add-on therapy would be a practical research model. High-frequency (5–20 Hz) rTMS over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex was found to have a significant effect on medication-resistant depression. In the present study, we not only measured the acute antidepressant effect of rTMS during treatment and immediately after its completion but also evaluated participants 1 month after completion of the treatment protocol. Study participants were divided into two groups: an active rTMS group (n = 10) and a sham group (n = 10). The active rTMS group was defined as participants who received the rTMS protocol, and the sham group was defined as participants who received a sham rTMS procedure. A significant Hamilton Depression Rating Scale score reduction was observed in both groups after the fifth and tenth treatments. However, those in the active rTMS group maintained their improvement as measured one month after completion of the rTMS protocol. Participants who received active rTMS were more likely to have persistent improvement in depression scores than participants who received sham rTMS. PMID:23576870

  18. Depression, Stressful Life Events, and the Impact of Variation in the Serotonin Transporter: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health.

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    Brett C Haberstick

    Full Text Available The low transcriptionally efficient short-allele of the 5HTTLPR serotonin transporter polymorphism has been implicated to moderate the relationship between the experience of stressful life events (SLEs and depression. Despite numerous attempts at replicating this observation, results remain inconclusive.We examined this relationship in young-adult Non-Hispanic white males and females between the ages of 22 and 26 (n = 4724 participating in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health with follow-up information every six years since 1995.Linear and logistic regression models, corrected for multiple testing, indicated that carriers of one or more of the S-alleles were more sensitive to stress than those with two L-alleles and at a higher risk for depression. This relationship behaved in a dose-response manner such that the risk for depression was greatest among those who reported experiencing higher numbers of SLEs. In post-hoc analyses we were not able to replicate an interaction effect for suicide ideation but did find suggestive evidence that the effects of SLEs and 5HTTLPR on suicide ideation differed for males and females. There were no effects of childhood maltreatment.Our results provide partial support for the original hypothesis that 5-HTTLPR genotype interacts with the experience of stressful life events in the etiology of depression during young adulthood. However, even with this large sample, and a carefully constructed a priori analysis plan, the results were still not definitive. For the purposes of replication, characterizing the 5HTTLPR in other large data sets with extensive environmental and depression measures is needed.

  19. Circadian rest-activity rhythms during benzodiazepine tapering covered by melatonin versus placebo add-on: data derived from a randomized clinical trial

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    Lone Baandrup

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patients with severe mental illness often suffer from disruptions in circadian rest-activity cycles, which might partly be attributed to ongoing psychopharmacological medication. Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed for prolonged periods despite recommendations of only short-term usage. Melatonin, a naturally occurring nocturnal hormone, has the potential to stabilize disrupted circadian rhythmicity. Our aim was to investigate how prolonged-release melatonin affects rest-activity patterns in medicated patients with severe mental illness and if benzodiazepine dose reduction is associated with changes in circadian rhythm parameters. Method Data were derived from a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial with 24 weeks follow-up. Participants were randomized to add-on treatment with prolonged-release melatonin (2 mg or matching placebo, and usual benzodiazepine dosage was gradually tapered. Here we report the results of 72 h of actigraphic assessment of activity-rest cycles performed pre and post tapering. Changes in rest-activity rhythm parameters between the melatonin and placebo group were analyzed using the univariate general linear model. Change in activity counts per 6 h, from baseline to follow-up, in the whole sample was analyzed using paired samples t-test. Results A subsample of 48 patients participated in the actigraphic assessment: 20 in the melatonin group and 28 in the placebo group. Rest-activity cycles varied from regular to highly disrupted. Melatonin significantly increased the interdaily stability and at a trend level decreased the intradaily variability compared with placebo. Benzodiazepine dose reduction was not associated with these circadian rhythm parameters. Activity counts were generally higher after benzodiazepine dose reduction compared with pre tapering, but differences did not reach statistical significance. Conclusion Our data suggest melatonin as an aid during benzodiazepine withdrawal for

  20. Application of a MRI based index to longitudinal atrophy change in Alzheimer disease, mild cognitive impairment and healthy older individuals in the AddNeuroMed cohort.

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    Aguilar, Carlos; Muehlboeck, J-Sebastian; Mecocci, Patrizia; Vellas, Bruno; Tsolaki, Magda; Kloszewska, Iwona; Soininen, Hilkka; Lovestone, Simon; Wahlund, Lars-Olof; Simmons, Andrew; Westman, Eric

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    Cross sectional studies of patients at risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD) have identified several brain regions known to be prone to degeneration suitable as biomarkers, including hippocampal, ventricular, and whole brain volume. The aim of this study was to longitudinally evaluate an index based on morphometric measures derived from MRI data that could be used for classification of AD and healthy control subjects, as well as prediction of conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to AD. Patients originated from the AddNeuroMed project at baseline (119 AD, 119 MCI, 110 controls (CTL)) and 1-year follow-up (62 AD, 73 MCI, 79 CTL). Data consisted of 3D T1-weighted MR images, demographics, MMSE, ADAS-Cog, CERAD and CDR scores, and APOE e4 status. We computed an index using a multivariate classification model (AD vs. CTL), using orthogonal partial least squares to latent structures (OPLS). Sensitivity, specificity and AUC were determined. Performance of the classifier (AD vs. CTL) was high at baseline (10-fold cross-validation, 84% sensitivity, 91% specificity, 0.93 AUC) and at 1-year follow-up (92% sensitivity, 74% specificity, 0.93 AUC). Predictions of conversion from MCI to AD were good at baseline (77% of MCI converters) and at follow-up (91% of MCI converters). MCI carriers of the APOE e4 allele manifested more atrophy and presented a faster cognitive decline when compared to non-carriers. The derived index demonstrated a steady increase in atrophy over time, yielding higher accuracy in prediction at the time of clinical conversion. Neuropsychological tests appeared less sensitive to changes over time. However, taking the average of the two time points yielded better correlation between the index and cognitive scores as opposed to using cross-sectional data only. Thus, multivariate classification seemed to detect patterns of AD changes before conversion from MCI to AD and including longitudinal information is of great importance.