Author: John O'Leary, Andrew Hindmarsh, Bernard Kingston
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Since 1992, The Times has produced the most widely respected and used university league tables. The Guide takes the key measures of quality as its focus, so you can make informed choices of university and subjects. The rankings provide hard data, analysed, interpreted, and presented by a team of experts. The 2007 edition has been further extended, now offering unique league table ranking to Britain's universities, which enable readers to assess strengths and weaknesses of each university, over 60 tables giving the best universities for particular subjects, advice on how to select a course and a university, details of government changes to higher education, guidance on how to apply and pay your way through university, and information specifically designed for international students.
Author: John O’Leary
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The Times Good University Guide is an essential tool that gives you all the information you need to make the crucial decision of where to study, and how to make the crucial financial decisions about going to University – bestselling, objective and authoritative. Note depending on your device, tables may view best in landscape mode.
Author: K. Carey, M. Schneider
In Accountability in American Higher Education prominent academics, entrepreneurs, and journalists assess the obstacles to, and potential opportunities for, accountability in higher education in America. Providing analysis that can be used to engage institutions of higher education in the difficult but necessary conversation of accountability.
Author: John O'Leary
Publisher: Harper Uk
How do you find the best university for the subject you wish to study? This guide gives facts, figures and comparative assessments of universities. It takes the key measures of quality as its focus, so you can make informed choices of university and subjects. Original and controversial, the rankings provide hard data and analyses, interpreted and presented by a team of experts. This 2003 edition has been expanded and offers a league table ranking Britain's universities, over 60 tables giving the best universities for particular subjects, and advice on how to select a course and a university. There is also guidance on how to apply and pay your way through university and information specifically designed for international students.
Author: John O'Leary, Andrew Hindmarsh, Bernard Kingston
How do you find the best university for the subject you wish to study? You need a guide that evaluates the quality of what is available, giving facts, figures and comparative assessments of universities. Since 1992, The Times has produced the most widely respected and used university league tables. The Guide takes the key measures of quality as its focus, so you can make informed choices of university and subjects. Still unique and still controversial, the rankings provide hard data, analysed, interpreted and presented by a team of experts. The 2005 edition of the best-selling Good University Guide has been further extended, now offering: Unique league table ranking to Britain's universities, which enables readers to assess strengths and weaknesses of each university. on how to select a course and a university. Details of government changes to higher education. Guidance on how to apply and pay your way through university. Advice on finding and paying for accommodation while you are there. Two pages of information on each university. Detailed coverage of Oxford and Cambridge colleges. Information specifically designed for international students
Author: Amy C. Rea
Publisher: The Countryman Press
"A classy series with encyclopedic coverage."—National Geographic Explorer Not only are there really 15,000 lakes in Minnesota, there are award-winning chocolatiers, wilderness trails, and luxury resorts too. Whether you have weeks or just a weekend, Minnesota has something for everyone, and this friendly, enthusiastic, honest guide explains it all.
Author: Martyn Denscombe
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions Essential checklists to guide good practice This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.
Author: Robert Edward Gough, Cheryl Moore-Gough
Publisher: Storey Publishing
A full-color resource explains how to gather, clean and store seeds for 300 different kinds of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees and shrubs, as well as how to propagate and care for new seedlings. Original.
Author: Christopher Dicarlo
Publisher: Prometheus Books
In this witty, incisive guide to critical thinking the author provides you with the tools to allow you to question beliefs and assumptions held by those who claim to know what they’re talking about. These days there are many people whom we need to question: politicians, lawyers, doctors, teachers, clergy members, bankers, car salesmen, and your boss. This book will empower you with the ability to spot faulty reasoning and, by asking the right sorts of questions, hold people accountable not only for what they believe but how they behave. By using this book you’ll learn to analyze your own thoughts, ideas, and beliefs, and why you act on them (or don’t). This, in turn, will help you to understand why others might hold opposing views. And the best way to change our own or others’ behavior or attitudes is to gain greater clarity about underlying motives and thought processes. In a media-driven world of talking heads, gurus, urban legends, and hype, learning to think more clearly and critically, and helping others to do the same, is one of the most important things you can do. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.
Author: Sarah Young Fisher, Susan Shelly
So you've got the basics of your personal finances under control (at leas -- you've controlled your credit card spending, purchased a house, started saving for retirement) but wait! Now that your kids are growing up and your career is moving along, you're facing a whole new set of personal finance challenges. College, weddings, your son or daughter's first car! How to manage these big expenses and still stay afloat?! And how to deal with unexpected changes such as downsizing or a move?! Help is here. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 40s and 50s is the guide you need to everything from helping your kids get on their feet to buying a second home. Coverage includes: Assessing your own financial position in mid-life -- pluses and minusBeing a parent and a blank check -- teaching your kids about moneyPaying for cars, college, weddings and other big parent expensesAssessing and affording your second home, dream home, or vacation homeKeeping your finances in order during a job change -- for the better or worseWhat to think about if you want to start your own businessDivorce and personal financeThinking of the future -- wills, in-laws, aging parents and more!The basics of investing -- in your 40s and 50s. Where to start or how to progress
Author: Margaret M. Wittenberg
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
The definitive guide to buying, storing, and enjoying whole foods, in full color for the first time and revised and updated throughout. An inspiring and indispensable one-stop resource, The Essential Good Food Guide is your key to understanding how to buy, store, and enjoy whole foods. Margaret M. Wittenberg shares her insider’s knowledge of products available at national retailers and natural foods markets, providing at-a-glance buying guides. Her ingredient profiles include detailed preparation advice, such as dried bean cooking times, cooking ratios of whole grains to water, culinary oil smoke points, and much more. She also clarifies confusing food labels, misleading marketing claims, and common misperceptions about everyday items, allowing you to maximize the benefits of whole foods cooking. With full-color photography, this new edition of The Essential Good Food Guide is fully revised with the most up-to-date advice on organics, heirloom grains and legumes, gluten-free cooking options, and the new varieties of fruits and vegetables popping up at farmers’ markets across the country to help you make the most of your time in the grocery aisle and the kitchen.
Author: William Dikel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
From ADHD to schizophrenia and everything in between, what teachers need to know about their students’ mental health. Twenty percent of children and adolescents have a mental health disorder and in five percent, the disorder is severe. Chances are that every classroom in America will have at least one student who has a mental health disorder, possibly even in the severe range. These students often have symptoms that interfere with their ability to learn. From Ontario, Canada to California, school districts and state Boards of Education are recognizing the importance of comprehensive approaches to student mental health that include teacher education. By understanding child and adolescent mental health issues, general education and special education teachers have additional tools to provide the most successful educational environment for their students. But where can a teacher turn to get reliable information on what they need to know? Here, William Dikel, MD, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, who serves as a consultant to school districts nationwide, answers the call with a comprehensive, teacher-focused guide to student mental health. From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses, this practical book provides essential information on how mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at school, and how they affect students’ emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn. It explains why traditional behavioral interventions are often unsuccessful, and describes effective classroom interventions that teachers can use to provide optimal educational experiences. Teachers will learn the differences between normal child and adolescent behaviors and behaviors that reflect underlying mental health disorders, and will recognize where these behaviors fall on a spectrum, ranging from behavioral (planned, volitional acts that clearly have a function) to the clinical (where a mental health disorder is causing the behavior). They will also learn how to communicate effectively with their school teams (and student families) to ensure that school mental health staff (psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nurses) will be able to provide appropriate interventions for students in need. Administrators will learn the importance of creating a district mental health plan that clearly defines the roles of teachers, mental health staff, principals, and others, with the goal of establishing a seamless system of coordinated professionals all working to meet the student’s needs. Finally, the book profiles successful programs, provided both by school districts and in collaboration with community mental health professionals, including Response to Intervention (RTI), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social-emotional learning, and school-linked mental health services. Based on the author’s thirty years of experience providing consultation to teachers in settings varying from general education classrooms to self-contained special education programs for severely emotionally disturbed students, this book will be an invaluable guide for parents, school principals, special education directors, school social workers, counselors, psychologists, and nurses.