The aim of this book is to uncover non-Western immigrantsâ?? integration and living conditions in Denmark and Germany comparatively. The results are presented by leading labor market and integration researchers as a joint Danish-German research project. The main emphasis is on integration into the labor market. However, a number of other circumstances are also detailed in the exposition. The authors analyze the demographic trends, educational factors, and immigrantsâ?? use of the social benefits in Denmark and Germany, all from a comparative perspective. The issue of crime and the effects of immigration on salaries and employment for the host population are also analyzed and discussed. Finally, the book considers the question of the financial sustainability of the welfare state. What impact does immigration have on the public purse, in both the first and subsequent generations?
Chicken, Chips and Peas is an enchanting picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo! Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read! Fast Fox is determined to have chicken for his supper. Mother Hen and her three chickens are looking for corn for their's. Fast Fox follows the chickens and they follow his corn trail right into his supper sack! As Fast Fox hurries home, things look bad for the chickens but Slow Dog saves the day by falling from his hammock and squashing fast Fox flat! The chicks eat Fast Fox's corn, Slow Dog gets a biscuit from Mother Hen and Fast Fox has a miserable meal of chips and peas. Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, Funnybones, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman.
Climate change is one of the major issues facing us today and has been described as a threat greater than terrorism. As the world's largest industry tourism both contributes to and will be dramatically affected by climate change. This is the first comprehensive book-level examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change, of interest not only to students of tourism but to policy makers and the industry who will have to respond to the challenges posed.
Fundamentalism fuses religion and politics, and in this compelling book Johannes J. G. Jansen describes and analyzes from original Arabic sources the Islamic incarnation of such a fusion. He offers comparisons with millenarian and revivalist movements in other religious traditions to suggest a basic structural similarity in fundamentalism of different creeds. Fundamentalism rejects a core belief of modernity—the separation of religion and politics—and so, according to Jansen, always has an antimodern or reactionary basis.To explore the logic of contemporary fundamentalist ideology, Jansen draws on the work of the two dominant Islamic commentators on religion and politics, Al-Afghani from the nineteenth century and Ibn Taymiyya from the fourteenth. He examines the theological bases of Muslim militancy, and in particular the justification of violent political action, in the more recent writings of Sayyid Qutb. Further chapters discuss the execution of Shukri Mustafa in Cairo in 1978, in an unsuccessful attempt by the Egyptian authorities to intimidate the fundamentalists; inventory antifundamentlist arguments within contemporary Islam; and examine fundamentalist attitudes toward other Peoples of the Book, particularly Jews, and toward women as political agents. Jansen concludes with an analysis of various attempts within Arab political culture to deal with Islamic fundamentalism.
What Do Children Need to Flourish?
Author: Kristin Anderson Moore, Laura H. Lippman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume responds to the intense concern for and interest in identifying and measuring what matters for happy, healthy children who grow to be compassionate, responsible adults. And although innumerable organizations undertake efforts aimed at positive youth development, this book takes the first step toward developing a system of national indicators that can be used to monitor positive behaviors and attitudes for children at the national level, in communities, and in programs.
When Bruno, Sophie and Emily hear about a competition to find the world's worst mother, they are all delighted to volunteer their annoying mothers. The mothers duly disappear and are replaced by ideal 'Aunt Annas' who cook only the kids' favorite foods, and never make them do their homework or tidy their rooms. But the children discover that there is something sinister about these 'Aunt Annas' .....
One of the most enjoyable experiences in science is hearing a simple but novel idea which instantly rings true, and whose consequences then begin to unfold in unforeseen directions. For me, this book presents such an idea and several of its ramifications. This book is concerned with machine learning. It focuses on a ques tion that is central to understanding how computers might learn: "how can a computer acquire the definition of some general concept by abstracting from specific training instances of the concept?" Although this question of how to automatically generalize from examples has been considered by many researchers over several decades, it remains only partly answered. The approach developed in this book, based on Haym Hirsh's Ph.D. dis sertation, leads to an algorithm which efficiently and exhaustively searches a space of hypotheses (possible generalizations of the data) to find all maxi mally consistent hypotheses, even in the presence of certain types of incon sistencies in the data. More generally, it provides a framework for integrat ing different types of constraints (e.g., training examples, prior knowledge) which allow the learner to reduce the set of hypotheses under consideration.
Author: Philipp Mayring, Christoph von Rhöneck
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Contents: Ph. Mayring: Introduction: Importance of affective factors for learning - T. Goetz/A. Zimgibl/R. Pekrun/N. Hall: Emotions, Learning and Achievement from an Educational-Psychological Perspective - G.H.E. Gendolla: Mood Effects and Effort Mobilization in Learning: Theory and Experimental Evidence - P. Haussler: Emotional aspects and the role of interest and self concept in learning physics - M. Laukenmann/C.v. Rhoneck: The Influence of Emotional Factors on Learning in Physics Instruction - S. Fu: The Influence of Parental Behavior on Students' Motivation and Achievement: An Empirical Study in German Secondary School - M. Glaser-Zikuda/Ph. Mayring: A qualitative oriented approach to learning emotions at school - T. Hascher: Well-being in school - Why students need social support - D.R. Hancock: Influencing Students' Achievement in Eighth Grade German and U.S. Classrooms - W. Dee Nichols/J.P. Jones: Exploring the Relationship Between Eighth Graders' Emotional Development, Their Perception of Learning and Their Teachers' Instructional Strategies as it relates to Goal Orientation - M. Hanze: Productive functions of emotions in classroom learning - C.v. Rhoneck/H. Melenk: The influence of emotions on classroom learning and consequences for teaching.
Author: Shlomit Levy