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Corporate Literacy

Corporate Literacy Book
Author : Anne Kauhanen-Simanainen
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-01-31
ISBN : 1780631561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book introduces a new facet for information and knowledge management: Corporate Literacy refers to the comprehensive literacy that companies and communities need in the networked, fast changing and complex environment. The views relating to organisations and information are changing along with the changes in the operating and information environment. The concept of literacy is also expanding. It cannot anymore be observed only from an individual point of view but the attention has to be transferred to communal skills. Based of these shared skills the organisation is able to build its own information architecture and to offer its information resources for use. This book will tell the reader how Corporate Literacy is created and what kind of a strategy can be used to develop it. The book includes information architecture of a literate organisation and new roles of information professionals. Provides a new concept and facet to the field of information and knowledge management Integrates increasingly expanding information and media literacy skills to organisational literacy skills, to cover a range of different aspects Connects the usability of the information architecture and information resources to the corporate literacy

Closing the Literacy Gap in American Business

Closing the Literacy Gap in American Business Book
Author : Edward E. Gordon,Judith A. Ponticell,Ronald R. Morgan
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780899306216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The authors present their perspective on workplace literacy past, present, and future. They describe how 21st century technology produced America's "literacy gap." The book reviews strengths and weaknesses of current literacy programs. It discusses learning related to difficult employee literacy problems. Actual case studies describe Individualized Instructional Programs (IIP) for hourly workers, support staff, managers, and professionals. A game plan is formulated for how to establish company "Work Force Education" policy and offer multi-level, cost-justified programs. Finally, international responses to workplace literacy are considered, along with the development of employee literacy into the next century.

Technology and Literacy in the 21st Century

Technology and Literacy in the 21st Century Book
Author : Cynthia L. Selfe
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 1999-11-03
ISBN : 0809322692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selfe tries to identify the effects of this new literacy agenda, focusing specifically on what she calls "serious and shameful" inequities it fosters in our culture and in the public education system: among them, the continuing presence of racism, poverty, and illiteracy."--BOOK JACKET.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Libraries

Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Libraries Book
Author : Dr. M. Koteswara Rao
Publisher : Allied Publishers
Release : 2011-10-07
ISBN : 8184247109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been on the agenda in India for quite some time. The private sector is generally more active in this area than the Governmental and public sector; and the situation is slowly changing. The concept of CSR is finally coming out of the purview of ‘doing social good’ and is fast becoming a ‘business necessity’. This approach to CSR is gaining ground and many corporate houses are realizing the benefits they get in business by extending help to their workers, local community and society at large. There are many corporate companies and voluntary foundations in India who are doing commendable work in education, health, environment and energy under CSR. CSR can also be extended to public libraries, because public libraries are considered as ‘social institutions’ providing basic information for social, economic and cultural development of citizens; and to sustain lifelong learning for students. Public libraries play a vital role in disseminating existing knowledge and promote the creation of new knowledge.

21st Century Literacy

21st Century Literacy Book
Author : Renita Schmidt,Paul Lee Thomas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-11-09
ISBN : 1402089813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renita Schmidt and P. L. Thomas The guiding mission of the teacher education program in the university where we teach is to create teachers who are scholars and leaders. While the intent of that mission is basically sound in theory—we instill the idea that teachers at all levels are professionals, always learning and growing in knowledge—that theory, that philosophical underpinning does not insure that the students who complete our program are confident about the act or performance of teaching. In our unique program, students work closely with one teacher and classroom for the entire senior year and then are supervised and mentored during their first semester of teaching; the program is heavily field-based, and it depends on the effectiveness of mentoring throughout the methods coursework and the first semester of full-time teaching. Students tell us this guidance and support is invaluable, and yet we feel the disjuncture between university and school just as many of you in more traditional student teaching settings. Students hear “best practice” information from us in methods classes and they receive ample exposure to the research supporting our field, but have a hard time implementing research-based practices in their cla- room settings and an even harder time finding it in the classrooms around them.

The Managerial Sources of Corporate Social Responsibility

The Managerial Sources of Corporate Social Responsibility Book
Author : Christian R. Thauer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-10-23
ISBN : 1107066530
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on transaction cost economics, Christian Thauer argues for the importance of internal drivers of corporate social responsibility.

Economic Literacy

Economic Literacy Book
Author : Frederick S. Weaver
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2010-10-16
ISBN : 1442204230
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In its third edition, Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with An Attitude, explains the logic, language, and worldview of economic theory while maintaining the engaging and accessible style that has made earlier editions so successful. While covering the fundamentals of the discipline, the author also includes a wide range of new material focusing on the structure, causes and results of the 'Great Recession'. From microeconomics and macroeconomics to the composition of international and domestic economies, Economic Literacy also makes the key distinction between economics as an academic discipline and the economy as a practical reality. By analyzing this crucial difference, the book encourages students to think critically about the distinctive viewpoint proposed by academic economics and its influence on politics and culture. Using this approach, readers will be enabled to understand both current affairs and professional economics literature, making this book uniquely beneficial for students both practically and theoretically. Never grim, often witty, and frequently insightful into our turbulent financial times, Economic Literacy's third edition is a must for students of economics everywhere.

Handbook of Information Science

Handbook of Information Science Book
Author : Wolfgang G. Stock,Mechtild Stock
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2013-07-31
ISBN : 3110235005
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dealing with information is one of the vital skills in the 21st century. It takes a fair degree of information savvy to create, represent and supply information as well as to search for and retrieve relevant knowledge. How does information (documents, pieces of knowledge) have to be organized in order to be retrievable? What role does metadata play? What are search engines on the Web, or in corporate intranets, and how do they work? How must one deal with natural language processing and tools of knowledge organization, such as thesauri, classification systems, and ontologies? How useful is social tagging? How valuable are intellectually created abstracts and automatically prepared extracts? Which empirical methods allow for user research and which for the evaluation of information systems? This Handbook is a basic work of information science, providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of information retrieval and knowledge representation. It addresses readers from all professions and scientific disciplines, but particularly scholars, practitioners and students of Information Science, Library Science, Computer Science, Information Management, and Knowledge Management. This Handbook is a suitable reference work for Public and Academic Libraries.

Literacy

Literacy Book
Author : Nancy J. Ellsworth,Carolyn N. Hedley,Anthony N. Baratta
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780805814552
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The concepts of the past, centered more narrowly on traditional ways of learning to read and write, no longer suffice in a society that requires higher level skills from an increasingly diverse student population. Providing a new direction in literacy education, the chapters in this volume offer a revitalized perspective of literacy. They focus on the forms that literacy will take in the future, the influence of changing technologies and multimedia on curriculum and instructional practices, and on effective learning environments. These chapters incorporate the insights of researchers in several disciplines to examine ways of helping students develop the broad-based literacy skills they will need in order to participate fully in American society. Teachers, teacher educators, and others concerned with the future of nurturing and schooling will find challenging ideas for redefining instruction in literacy in this book.

Socially Responsible Literacy

Socially Responsible Literacy Book
Author : Paula M. Selvester,Deborah G. Summers
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release : 2015-04-26
ISBN : 0807772399
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a new vision for teaching literacy to adolescents that moves beyond reading for its own sake and toward reading as a way to motivate students to connect with their world. The authors draw on the voices of adolescent readers to discover how teachers can encourage their students to explore their identities, face injustices, and contribute to their communities. Readers learn how to incorporate the core issues of a socially responsible pedagogy into their own curricula to support strong literacy skills across the content areas. Each chapter includes reflection questions that move the reader toward personal and professional development, along with classroom applications that provide specific strategies and ideas for engaging literacy projects. This dynamic book: Outlines a socially responsible pedagogy that will assist teachers in creating meaningful experiences to motivate even the most disengaged students, takes a critical approach to teaching and learning that recognizes the importance of explicitly addressing issues of power and identity, examines effective school-wide models that promote a climate of responsibility toward the larger society.

Business and Corporate Integrity Sustaining Organizational Compliance Ethics and Trust 2 volumes

Business and Corporate Integrity  Sustaining Organizational Compliance  Ethics  and Trust  2 volumes  Book
Author : Robert C. Chandler
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-03-10
ISBN : 0313395985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a crisis of trustworthiness in business and corporate integrity. This book identifies the specific actions to create and sustain integrity in businesses and corporations—steps that can restore the public's trust and confidence as well as improve company performance. • Provides useful, practical, and up-to-date information to guide readers in assessment, formulation of strategies and tactics, and implementation of measures to ensure integrity and higher order ethical cultures, decision making, and compliance patterns • Documents the pervasive negative effect of corporate scandals and ethical meltdowns, product quality recalls, accounting and transparency debacles, and public perceptions of failed business leadership and/or poor corporate character • Presents invaluable information and guidance to anyone who has a stake in creating and sustaining corporate integrity: senior executives, business managers, corporate board members, stakeholders of corporations, business and business ethics students, compliance and ethics officers, accountants, organizational behavior scholars, and general readers

Universities and Corporate Universities

Universities and Corporate Universities Book
Author : Peter Jarvis
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-11-05
ISBN : 1135380171
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An exploration of the world of higher education and higher learning, and its relationship to the corporate world and the global learning society. Peter Jarvis synthesizes developments in HE, training and corporate research and development in order to map the future of learning and training.

Achieving Adult Literacy

Achieving Adult Literacy Book
Author : Pamela J. Farris
Publisher :
Release : 1992
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leaders in business and industry are demanding workers who not only can read and write but can think creatively and critically and solve problems. Federal- and state-funded programs and volunteer organizations are involved with adult literacy. Increasingly, corporations are funding adult literacy projects. Adults read for different reasons than they did when in school. Their reading relates to work-related tasks; they read to keep up with current events or for their own enjoyment. A first goal of an adult literacy program should be to enhance the self-esteem and self-concept of low-literate adults. Appropriate instructional strategies are the language experience approach; cooperative learning; dialogue journals; books on tape; tutor as a model for oral reading; cloze procedure; graphic organizers; Know, Want to Know, Learned; and computers. Effective assessment methods are standardized and competency tests, checklists, and portfolios. Programs that show the diversity of adult literacy programs in the United States are intergenerational adult literacy projects; Project: Learn, a literature-based adult literacy program; Siskiyou County READ (Reading, Education, and Development) Project, a rural adult literacy effort; workplace literacy programs; Project Literacy United States; and volunteer efforts. (Nine organizational sources of information and 28 references are appended.) (YLB)

Literacy Policies and Practices in Conflict

Literacy Policies and Practices in Conflict Book
Author : Nancy Rankie Shelton,Bess Altwerger
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-12-05
ISBN : 113631217X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Current U.S. school reform efforts link school success, student achievement, and teacher performance to standardized tests and narrowly prescribed curricula. How do test-driven, mandated curricula in urban school systems overtly and subtly impact teachers’ efforts to provide technologically advanced, challenging classroom environments that foster literacy development for all students? How do these federal policies affect instruction at the classroom level? The premise of this book is that, in order for teachers to confront and/or counteract the pressures placed on them from these policies, it is necessary to first understand them. This book takes a close look at the tensions that exist between federal mandates and contemporary literacy needs and how those tensions impact classroom practices. Providing a clear sociopolitical overview and analysis, it combines theoretical explanations with examples from current ethnographic research. Readers are challenged to (re)consider whether meeting test performance benchmarks should be the hallmark of school success when the goal of test performance supersedes the goal of producing highly literate, productive citizens of the future.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance Book
Author : A. C. Fernando
Publisher : Pearson Education India
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9788177585650
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Family Literacy

Family Literacy Book
Author : Benjamin L. Ann,Jerome E. Lord
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 1996-07
ISBN : 9780788130342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explains the supported and expanded reforms designed to broaden every family's access to education. Focuses on the production, research and information on innovative programs and practices, including substantive, creative, "user-friendly" research that is especially important in the field of family literacy. Includes: cultural accommodation and family literacy; parent and child interactions; intergenerational transfer of literacy; teaching parenting and basic skills to parents; designing and conducting family literacy programs and more.

The Information Literacy Cookbook

The Information Literacy Cookbook Book
Author : Jane Secker,Debbi Boden,Gwyneth Price
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-08-31
ISBN : 1780631146
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, aimed at an international audience, provides an overview of Information Literacy (IL) in practice; what it is, why it’s become so important in the library profession and demonstrates how librarians can cultivate a better understanding of IL in their own organisations. It uses the ‘Cookbook’ theme throughout to provide a more informal approach, which will appeal to practitioners, and also reflects the need to provide guidance in the form of recipes, tips for success, regional variations, and possible substitutions if ingredients aren’t available. This approach makes it easy to read and highly valuable for the busy information professional. It includes an overview of information literacy in higher education, the schools sector, public libraries, the health service and the commercial sector. It also includes contributions from international authors. Highly readable for busy information professionals Contains advice, case studies and examples of good practice particularly useful for practitioners Relevant to librarians from all sectors

Project Literacy U S PLUS

Project Literacy U S   PLUS  Book
Author : Judith A. Alamprese
Publisher :
Release : 1987
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report details an evaluation of the effects of outreach activities of Project Literacy U.S. (PLUS) on community responses to the illiteracy problem. Part A describes general findings regarding PLUS task force activities during the campaign's first year, December 1985-June 1987. Section I is an introduction; Section II describes activities that preceded the PLUS campaign, strategies that ABC and PBS used to develop the campaign, and simultaneous national literacy activities. Section III presents the conceptual approach and data collection methods. Section IV discusses development and functioning of task forces as mechanisms for coalescing support to combat illiteracy. Sections V-VII describe activities task forces performed to accomplish the three PLUS goals--awareness raising, community collaboration, and recruitment of volunteers and adult learners. Section VIII assesses lessons learned and presents recommendations for policy and practice. Part B presents five case studies of PLUS task forces, which illustrate the strategies used in supporting the PLUS campaign. Each description covers task force development; related literacy efforts; task force organization and operation; awareness-raising activities; community participation; volunteer and adult learner recruitment; and impact on service provision. The five task forces are Beaufort County, South Carolina, St. Louis, Missouri, Los Angeles, California, Maine, and Oregon. (YLB)