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ISBN: 083300896X, 9780833008961
Authors: Judith E. Payne, Marta Samulon, Peter A. Morrison, Carole Oken, Rick Eden, Larry Picus
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: racial, diversity, ethnic, california, libraries, face, public
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Minorities are increasing in California, raising policy questions for the state's libraries. This report provides background information and frames key issues for those attending a conference convened by the California State Library in May 1988. It describes public libraries in California and the ethnic and racial composition of the state's population as of 1988. It projects the future ethnic and ......
Authors: Wija J. Oortwijn, Tom Ling, Judith Mathijssen, Maureen Lankhuizen, Amanda Watt, Christian Van Stolk, Jonathan Cave
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: final, report, programme, health, evaluation, public, interim
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

The Public Health Programme of the European Commission aims to contribute to improved health in Europe through disease prevention and reducing risks to health, through research, building networks, coordinating health activities and sharing expertise. It must adhere to an interim evaluation before its session ends in order to learn from its past and improve techniques in the future. This evaluation......
ISBN: 0796921016, 9780796921017
Authors: Olive Shisana, Karl Peltzer, Nompumelelo Zungu-dirwayi, Julia Louw
Source: www.hsrcpress.ac.za
Keywords: african, public, schools, south, aids, educators, focus, hiv, health
Formats:PDF
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The evidence presented in this report shows that the health of our educators is a source of concern because the prevalence of HIV is high. The determinants are multiple: behavioural, knowledge deficit, lack of self-efficacy skills, migratory practices, gender, and alcohol misuse. Chronic conditions such as hypertension, stomach ulcers, arthritis and diabetes are common. The report also shows that ......
ISBN: 0796921113, 9780796921116
Author: Makola Collin Phurutse
Source: www.hsrcpress.ac.za
Keywords: african, public, schools, south, learning, affecting, teaching, factors
Formats:PDF
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Analysing the extent and severity of HIV/AIDS among educators without looking at the broader context within which schools operate, provides only a partial understanding of the immense challenges facing the education sector in South Africa. This study examines material issues affecting the quality of teaching and learning in our schools, both within and external to the classroom environment. The fi......
ISBN: 0833046152, 9780833046154
Authors: Lois M. Davis, Michael Pollard, Jeremiah Goulka, Katherine Mack, Russell Lundberg, Paul Steinberg
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: implications, security, relaxing, mailbox, monopoly, safety, public, united, states, postal, service, role
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has long held a statutory monopoly to deliver mail to mailboxes (the Mailbox Rule). Critics have argued against it, mainly on economic, anti-monopoly grounds and on property rights grounds for mailbox owners. But relaxing the Mailbox Rule may have ramifications in other areas — in particular, public safety and security. Based on descriptive analysis of......
ISBN: 0309162637, 9780309162630
Authors: Committee On Private-public Sector Collaboration To Enhance Community Disaster Resilience, Geographical Science Committee, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: public, collaboration, private, resilience, community, disaster, building
Formats:PDF
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Natural disasters--including hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods--caused over 220,000 deaths worldwide in the first half of 2010 and wreaked havoc on homes, buildings, and the environment. To withstand and recover from natural and human-caused disasters, it is essential that citizens and communities work together to anticipate threats, limit their effects, and rapidly restore f......
Authors: William A. Lucas, Robert K. Yin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: applications, public, services, alternative, telecommunications, local, needs, serving
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Describes a research approach for applying new telecommunications to public service delivery.The report uses two case studies and illustrative experiments to determine the comparative value of using telecommunications. Somerville, Massachusetts, an example of a dense inner suburb with a cable system, serves as a context for comparing services to the home with the use of the neighborhood telecommun......
Author: Unknown
Source: www.ebookdb.org
Keywords: volatility, consumption, expenditure, public
Formats: Read Online And/Or Other Formats
Copyrights: General Copyright

Publisher: World Bank PublicationsPublished Time: World Bank PublicationsPages: 25......
Author: R. C. Kletter
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: access, effective, public, making, television, cable
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Discusses the community organization, promotion, political pressure, franchising, funding, equipment, and user training necessary for public access channels to be effective.The FCC requires new cable systems in the top 100 markets to provide one such channel and make it available to citizens and groups on a first-come, first-served, nondiscriminatory basis. Budding cable producers will be easy to ......
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