Curbside Consultation in Cornea and External Disease:49 Clinical Questions
Curbside Consultation in Cornea and External Disease:49 Clinical Questions
This book documents the socio-environmental context and early history of Hawaiis attempt to substitute renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures for oil imports. It identifies areas of policy formulation where clean energy strategies were effective and areas where the states policy strategy was either inappropriate or constrained by political or institutional factors. Although Hawaiis Clean Energy Initiative is a unique partnership, formulated to meet Hawaiis specific needs and resources, the policy process addressed problems that are common outside the state. While the case study involves clean energy policies, many of the issues are applicable to public policy development topics in other sectors. Examples of these general interest policy topics include: • understanding how the political and socioeconomic climate may influence policy assumptions • formulating a regulatory and legal framework for monitoring policy compliance • designing and understanding the implications of subsidy and tax-incentive policies • managing conflicts with policies in other sectors; • addressing the interests of existing and future stakeholders; • creating strategies for public consultation and information dissemination; • using external expertise from government agencies, academic institutions and private consultants; • designing performance and evaluation metrics for measuring progress. The book is intended for use in graduate and senior undergraduate courses dealing with the formulation, implementation and impact of public policy. It also provides researchers involved in the development and implementation of clean energy with a guide to the hurdles likely to be encountered in moving innovation from the technical sphere to the practical real world and how to overcome them. Professional policymakers may benefit from an example of a process to create a workable clean energy policy. William Pintz has been involved in energy policy and resource assessment for 35 years: as a government planner/regulator in two developing countries for 9 years and as an academic researcher/consultant/corporate strategic planner for 25 years. He was a policy advisor to the Executive Vice-President and the Co-Chairman of the corporate Climate Change Task Force at the investor-owned Hawaiian Electric Company. Prior to that he was a senior planner in the utilitys Integrated Resource Planning Department.
When the landmark best-seller Flawless Consulting was first published more than three decades ago, it was quickly adopted as the ´´consultant´s bible.´´ With his legendary warmth and passion, Peter Block explained how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. The book continues to speak to people in a support function inside organizations as well as to external consultants. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Peter Block´s groundbreaking book explores the latest thinking on consultation. It includes new insights about how we can organize our consulting around discovering the strengths, positive examples, and gifts of the client organization or community. The book remains a practical and specific guide for anyone who needs to develop a capacity for deeper relatedness and partnership - which means it is for all who wish to make a real difference in the world. This new edition covers the consulting challenges that have arisen from the way we routinely communicate electronically and live in the virtual world. Block suggests ways to overcome the distancing and isolating effects inherent in electronic connects. The book also includes practical guidance on how to ask better questions, gives suggestions for dealing with difficult clients, and contains expanded guidelines on more engaging forms of implementation. Flawless Consulting includes two new examples, taken from health care and educational reform efforts, to show how consulting skills can be useful (and often transformative) in a broader context. These illustrative examples point the way for achieving changes for leadership in business, government, religion, human services, and more.Like the first two editions, Flawless Consulting affirms the notion that authentic behavior and personal relationships are the key to technical and business success. By demonstrating their ability to be truly authentic at each step in the process, consultants can aim toward... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000659de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book explores the construct of empathy and its connection with education. Charting literature on the origins and evolution of the concept of empathy, the author examines the multifaceted nature of empathy and the external and internal influences behind this concept. The relationship between empathy and education is examined through the impact they have on each other for the development of social and emotional understanding, positive social behaviours and effective teaching and learning. In doing so, the author emphasises that empathy apparent in the early years of life is invaluable for enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in future, and should be elicited from pupils and teachers alike. This book will be of interest to practitioners, educational psychologists, and researchers in empathy and its effect on education. Helen Demetriou teaches at the Faculty of Education of the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research covers areas across developmental psychology and education. Helen is on the editorial advisory board for journals including Improving Schools, Social Development, and Educational Studies, and has written and published widely on topics including friendships, pupil consultation and empathy.
Over the last few years the Arctic has become a region of growing interest to the international community. Major environmental, economic, social, and security issues are all in evidence within its borders today. Many feel that there is an urgent need to establish an effective governance structure for the area. The Arctic Council has offered a basic forum for circumpolar consultation and cooperation over the past two decades. However, it has not been an easy undertaking and the organization has had to wrestle with a series of internal and external impediments that have hindered its forward progress. This volume explores the efforts of Sweden, a recent Chair of the Arctic Council, to build an enhanced framework for consensus-building and governance within the circumpolar region. It examines its efforts to provide focused leadership for the Arctic Council and to advance the environmental protection and sustainable development missions of the organization. It considers the various means by which Sweden utilized its position as chair of the Arctic Council to promote its program for action in both these areas. It also explores how this leadership position enabled it to foster necessary organizational reform within the body. The book gives new insight into how both the formal and informal powers of the chair can be utilized to facilitate institutional growth and change. It also provides new and useful understanding of how a small country like Sweden can harness key elements of soft power to advance its foreign policy objectives in the Arctic. The author closely followed the undertakings of the Swedish Chairmanship team over its two years at the helm of this emerging Arctic international organization. He witnessed its several successes and a few of its disappointments. The volume offers a behind the scene view of the challenges and opportunities faced by contemporary diplomats as they pursue their efforts at international organization.
This book applies an economic approach to examine the driving forces behind the dynamic behaviors of developing nations. Taking into account initial conditions and environmental and external factors often oversimplified by historians and anthropologists, Guo finds that the rise and fall of civilizations and nations followed an anti-Darwinian process: physical weakness, rather than strength, induced humans to adapt. Cultures facing unfavorable physical and environmental conditions developed complex societies to overcome these challenges, while favorable conditions did not incentivize major economic and cultural change. Over centuries of economic growth and development, nations and civilizations adaptive behaviors have followed a cyclical path at both the country level and in an international context. This interdisciplinary book incorporates elements of history, anthropology, and development into an astute economic analysis that changes the way we think about the origins and evolutions of civilizations. Rongxing Guo is Professor and Head of the Regional Economics Committee in the Regional Science Association of China at Peking University in Beijing, China. He has 30 years of experience teaching and researching in China, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Germany, and the USA. He has led research projects for the OECD and the World Bank, and has undertaken consultation for the Chinese government.
This Brief examines COMPASS - the Collaborative Model for Promoting Competence and Success - a consultation-based intervention specialized for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on the Evidence-Based Practices in Psychology (EBPP) framework, the volume describes the processes that strengthen the expert support relationships between consultant and teacher (i.e., implementation) and between teacher and student (i.e., intervention). In addition, the Brief addresses how consultation methods work within COMPASS, with teachers learning from consultants implementation methods to tailor instructions that are specific to students educational and personal factors. This unique framework corresponds with current, widespread research and aims to provide more effective educational services for students with ASD during their crucial formative years. Topics featured in this text include: COMPASS practice outcome based on idiographic assessment and measures of quality. Evidence for the efficacy of COMPASS. COMPASS implementation quality. COMPASS intervention quality and active ingredients. Teacher and student internal and external factors impacting COMPASS. COMPASS and Implementation Science is a must-have resource for clinicians, scientist-practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, and social work as well as rehabilitation, special education, and speech pathology. Lisa Ruble is a Professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. She is a licensed psychologist and clinician-researcher, who has provided social skills and behavioral interventions, school consultation and training and parent training in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for more than 25 years. She has authored more than 50 journal articles, book chapters and manuscripts. Dr. Rubles work in implementation research involves understanding how evidence- based practices can best be provided in community-based settings. In two randomized controlled trials funded by the NIH, Drs. Ruble and McGrew and co-developer Nancy Dalrymple, tested and replicated the effectiveness of a parent-teacher consultation intervention called the Collaborative Model for Promoting Competence and Success (COMPASS). COMPASS is an effective practice for creating personalized and collaborative treatment plans that are guided by outcomes based monitoring and coaching. She and Dr. McGrew have also created tools for measuring educational quality and educational outcomes. New studies are underway that focus on adult outcomes and quality of life, teacher burnout, parent stress and parent empowerment. John H. McGrew earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. He is the former Assistant Chairman and Director of Clinical Training, and is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. McGrew has been principal or co-principal investigator of more than fifteen grants or contracts in the area of mental health services. Dr. McGrew has published over 75 articles in books or professional journals and made more than 80 presentations at international, national and regional conferences. His research focuses on interventions to help persons and families of those, with severe mental illness, including autism, to improve their lives and to support them to live as fully as possible in the community.
In this book, the authors pursue quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches, conducting hundreds of large-scale surveys and in-depth interviews in 679 schools, 67 counties and 13 provinces throughout China. They also conducted longitudinal case studies in five municipalities and provinces to better reflect education reform and development in different education levels or sectors. The authors used national statistical data from the 1970s to 2013, as well as a wealth of first-hand documents and data from different levels of educational departments in schools, counties, municipals and provinces and grass-roots input from 253 teachers, principals, education administrators and students. The authors applied SEM, HLM, GCM, and many other statistic techniques and qualitative methods to analyse the data and materials in order to explore correlations between development and reform, internal and external factors in educational reforms, as well as strategies for resolving core issues. Their findings indicate that institutional reforms concerning financial investments, allocation of teaching resources, allocation of facilities, curricula design systems, and political, economic, social system reforms all contribute to the development of different levels and types of education in different modes and to different extents. Topics of particular interest include five case studies conducted in five different municipalities and provinces that showcase the nations education reform and development in a specific model and on the basis of substantial data. Further, milestone events regarding educational reform and development that have taken place in China since 2013 are examined. As a unique feature, the book also includes 353 diagrams and tables on the development and reform of education in China, offering extensive and up-to-date information on a part of the world that often remains difficult to access. The book provides an expansive and in-depth examination of the nations education reform and development, from its historical roots to the present, and combining official and grass-roots standpoints. It will help readers to understand why and how Chinese education could lead students to win in international comparisons like PISA while at the same time often being the target of scathing criticism, as well as how the nation is now working to provide a better education to serve the worlds largest population. Ling Li is a faculty member of the Center for Education Policy in the Faculty of Education at the Southwest University, China. She received her doctorate from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She headed and accomplished two key national projects funded by the Ministry of Education: Constructing An Integrated Educational and Institutional System in the Urban and Rural Areas in China and The Reform and Development of Education System in China. Li has published two English books in Springer and VDM, three Chinese books in the Higher Education Press in China, and more than 70 articles in Chinese top journals and the SSCI journals abroad. Li also contributes to Chinese education reform and policy making by providing 10 consultation reports for the Ministry of Education and provincial bureaus of education. Noted by its broad strategic vision, first-hand materials collected from field research, big data analysis, as well as interdisciplinary approaches, Ling Lis work has played a pivotal role in helping innovate Chinese education policy analysis and its research methods.
This book explores national and transnational companies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in times and settings in which they are confronted with economic and social challenges and analyzes these situations, ranging from the financial crisis to fourth generation sustainability. Presenting a number of different cases from various parts of Europe, North America and Africa, it showcases how companies respond to the challenges of the development, consultation, implementation, integration, measurement and consolidation of CSR. Further it specifies how these corporations deal with uncertainties over corporate and financial resources, global financial stability and growing evidence for climate change. The book describes CSR adaptation under challenging circumstances and argues for the strategic and operative legitimation of Corporate Social Responsibility in times of crisis. Samuel O Idowu is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility at London Guildhall School of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University, UK. He researches in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Accounting and has published in both professional and academic journals since 1989. He is a freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Samuel is the Deputy CEO and First Vice President of the Global Corporate Governance Institute. He has led several edited books in CSR, is the Editor-in-Chief of two Springers reference books - the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility and an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility. He is also a Series Editor for Springers books on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance. One of his edited books won the most Outstanding Business Reference book Award of the American Library Association (ALA) in 2016 and another was ranked 18th in the 2010 Top 40 Sustainability Books by, Cambridge University, Sustainability Leadership Programme. Samuel is a member of the Committee of the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (BAM). He is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Business Administration, Canada and Amfiteatru Economic Journal, Romania. Samuel has delivered a number of Keynote Speeches at national and international conferences and workshops on CSR and has on two occasions 2008 and 2014 won Emeralds Highly Commended Literati Network Awards for Excellence. To date, Samuel has edited several books in the field of CSR, Sustainability and Governance and has written four forewords to books. Samuel has served as an external examiner to the following UK Universities - Sunderland, Ulster, Anglia Ruskin and Plymouth. He is currently an external examiner at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Teesside University, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Professor Stephen Vertigans is currently Head of School of Applied Social Studies at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. His research interests include corporate social responsibility and political violence with particular interest at present in energy related development in East and West Africa. In his publications, Stephen applies a sociological approach in order to try to enhance levels of understanding about the wider social, cultural and political processes which are instrumental in the success or failure of CSR policies. Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea is a professor of Management at the University of Craiova, Romania. She teaches and conducts research in Human Resources Management, Project Management, Social Audit, Corporate Social Responsibility, Negotiation Techniques at University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Romania. She is Visiting Professor in Cross-Cultural Management at Bordeaux Management School. and Visiting Professor in Human Resources Management at University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli, IAE Corte, Corte Corsica, France. As well she is Visiting Professor in Human Resources Management and Intercultural Management at Saint-Etienne School of Management (SESOM), France. Professor Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea is Romanian ambassador for ARGH (Association Francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines) and member of the Académie des Sciences du Management de Paris. She is member in many organising committees for