From Lending to Learning

From Lending to Learning

Author: Rónán O'Beirne

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780630496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 591

From Lending to Learning provides a theoretical overview and practical guide to the functional area of delivering learning services within public libraries. It traces the development of public library service delivery and critically appraises the inherent tension between offering an educational-focused or leisure-focused library. The current and future policy directions are explored against the backdrop of the emerging learning society. A general overview of recent developments in learning theory is followed by an insight into the learning landscape. The issues and practicalities of setting up a learning environment within a public library are dealt with in a clear and straightforward fashion. The book concludes with an assessment of the emerging web 2.0 technologies and gives an insight into how the whole area of social networking might shape the future. Combines a practical approach with an accessible theoretical underpinning Written in an entertaining and highly readable style Identifies the key phases involved in establishing a public library learning service

Lending for Learning

Lending for Learning

Author: Adriaan Verspoor

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822006646244

Category: Educacion

Page: 56

View: 951

Two decades of World Bank lending for education teach that flexibility, community involvement, and adaption of programs to local conditions are some of the critical elements of successful education programs.

Learning by Lending

Learning by Lending

Author: Matthew J. Botsch

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1304490570

Category:

Page: 39

View: 900

This paper studies bank learning through repeated interactions with borrowers from a new perspective. To understand learning by lending, we adapt a methodology from labor economics to analyze how loan contract terms evolve as banks acquire new information about borrowers. We construct ``proxy'' variables for this information using data from borrowers' out-of-sample, future credit performance. Due to the timing of their construction, banks could not have used these variables directly to price loans. We nonetheless find that these proxies increasingly predict loan prices as relationships progress, even after controlling for possible omitted variable bias. Our methodology provides strong evidence that: (a) bank learning affects loan prices, and (b) relationship benefits are heterogeneous. In particular, higher quality borrowers face differentially lower spreads as their relationship with lenders develop -- and banks learn about their quality -- while lower quality borrowers see loan prices increase and their loan amounts fall. We further find suggestive evidence that banks incorporate CEO-specific information into loan prices.

World Bank Financing of Education

World Bank Financing of Education

Author: Phillip W. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134136957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

View: 454

Based on detailed analysis of thousands of confidential World Bank documents, this book demonstrates that the World Bank lies at the centre of the major changes in global education of our time. It outlines the evolution of World Bank lending policies in education, and assesses the policy impact of the Bank's educational projects, looking at how it has: shaped the economic and social policies of many governments, including policies that affect education been an influential proponent of the rapid expansion of formal education systems around the world, financing much of that expansion been instrumental in forging those policies that see education as a precursor to modernisation served as a major purveyor of Western ideas about how education and the economy are, or should be, related. Following on from the success of the first edition, this revised edition covers topical issues of globalisation and looks into the political debate concerning aid to developing countries. It will be of enormous value to those studying, or working in, educational policy in developing countries, international organisations and financial institutions, and aid agencies.

Being and Learning

Being and Learning

Author: Eduardo M. Duarte

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789460919480

Category: Education

Page: 398

View: 995

“Education is not an art of putting sight into the eye that can already see, but one of turning the eye towards the proper gaze of Being. That’s what must be managed!” Plato insists. This claim is the take-off point for Eduardo Duarte’s meditations on the metaphysics and ontology of teaching and learning. In Being and Learning he offers an account of learning as an attunement with Being’s dynamic presencing and unconcealment, which Duarte explores as the capacity to respond and attend to the matter that stands before us, or, in Arendtian terms, to love the world, and to be with others in this world. This book of ‘poetic thinking’ is a chronicle of Duarte’s ongoing exploration of the question of Being, a philosophical journey that has been guided primarily through a conversation with Heidegger, and which also includes the voices of Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus, Nietzsche, as well Lao Tzu and the Buddha, among others. In Being and Learning, Duarte undertakes a ‘phenomenology of the original’: a writing that consciously and conspicuously interrupts the discursive field of work in philosophy of education. As the late Reiner Schurmann described this method: “it recalls the ancient beginnings and it anticipates a new beginning, the possible rise of a new economy among things, words and actions.” Being and Learning is a work of parrhesia: a composition of free thought that disrupts the conventional practice of philosophy of education, and thereby open up gaps and spaces of possibility in the arrangement of words, concepts, and ideas in the field. With this work Eduardo Duarte is initiating new pathways of thinking about education.

Handbook of Distance Education

Handbook of Distance Education

Author: Michael Grahame Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135645410

Category: Education

Page: 1053

View: 222

The second edition of this award-winning book continues the mission of its predecessor, to provide a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of distance education, arguably the most significant development in education over the past quarter century. While the book deals with education that uses technology, the focus is on teaching and learning and how its management can be facilitated through technology. This volume will be of interest to anyone engaged in distance education at either the K-12 or college level. It is also appropriate for corporate and government trainers and for administrators and policy makers in all these environments.

Property Investment: Learn from A to Z , Step by Step! 2021

Property Investment: Learn from A to Z , Step by Step! 2021

Author: Be Sure

Publisher: Be Sure

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 488

Property Investing! Learn how to invest,fix and Flip your Real Estate Investing with no experience Learn real estate financial modeling. Advance your career and knowledge. Make more money. Learn everything about real estate This book will teach you what you need to know to real estate in your city. The bool teaches you how to use a team of real estate professionals to Find & Finance, Fix and make money an investment property for you.

Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition

Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition

Author: Antonio Robles-Kelly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319490557

Category: Computers

Page: 588

View: 579

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Joint IAPR International Workshop on Structural Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition, S+SSPR 2016, consisting of the International Workshop on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition SSPR, and the International Workshop on Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition, SPR. The 51 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 68 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: dimensionality reduction, manifold learning and embedding methods; dissimilarity representations; graph-theoretic methods; model selection, classification and clustering; semi and fully supervised learning methods; shape analysis; spatio-temporal pattern recognition; structural matching; text and document analysis.

World Yearbook of Education 2012

World Yearbook of Education 2012

Author: Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136489426

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 755

The phenomenon of "travelling reforms" has become an object of great professional interest and intensive academic scrutiny. The fact that the same set of educational reforms is transferred from one country to another made scholars wonder whether policy transfer has increased as a result of globalization. But also the fact that policy makers increasingly import "best practices "and international standards and use them as a tool to accelerate reform has captured the imagination of many that deal with policy studies. An international comparative perspective is key for understanding why reforms travel from one corner of the world to another. Not surprisingly, the study of policy borrowing and lending constitutes one of the core research topics of comparative policy studies; a new area of research that links comparative education with policy studies. The World Yearbook of Education 2012 brings together a diverse range of perspectives on education policy through contributions from internationally renowned authors. It reflects on the way policy borrowing and lending is reconfiguring the world of education and offers a new collection of insights into the changes occurring across the world. It particularly focuses on: The political and economic reasons for policy borrowing, The agencies, international networks and regimes that instigate policy change, The process of borrowing and lending The impact of these systems, agendas and institutions on indigenous settings. This book will prove invaluable to researchers of globalization and to policy experts, especially those interested in comparative and international educational studies. It is also essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and anyone involved in the sociology, economy or history of education. Gita Steiner-Khamsi is Professor of Comparative and International Education at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, US. Florian Waldow is Research Director at the University of Münster, Germany.

2003 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness

2003 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness

Author:

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 082135938X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

View: 177

ARDE 2003 examines the effectiveness of Bank support for developing country policy reform,. It finds that Bank support has contributed to reform in a number of cases. But there are also cases where the Bank's support has not been associated with improvements in the policy environment.

Investing for Beginners: Stock Market Investing, Mutual Fund Investing, Commodities Investing (Learn Forex, Options Trading, Futures and Real Estate)

Investing for Beginners: Stock Market Investing, Mutual Fund Investing, Commodities Investing (Learn Forex, Options Trading, Futures and Real Estate)

Author: David Walters

Publisher: David Walters

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 131

View: 187

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