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Constraints on School Based Management Compliance of Public Schools Principals  [PDF]
Elysha S. Alvarado, Francis Ann R. Sy, Cerenio Adriatico
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105454
This study explored how school principals, head teachers, and school heads are coping with the constraints of successfully implementing different programs and activities that are in compliance with the school-based management of RA 9155 as these leaders are oftentimes confronted with voluminous work and encountered a lot of difficulties as they carry out to their administrative and supervisory functions. These competing demands lead to a clear gap between the aspirational and the actual performance in their respective schools. It utilized a descriptive-normative design in con-ducting the study where 50 respondents were randomly selected and were requested to complete a modified instrument of the Performance Appraisal System for School Administrators (PASSA). Results indicated that school administrators under survey lacked managerial competencies and adequate training in management and leadership in implementing the different programs and projects based on school-based management.
Breast Implants for Graduation: A Sociological Examination of Daughter and Mother Narratives  [PDF]
Lori Ann Fowler, Ami R. Moore
Sociology Mind (SM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/sm.2012.21014
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine through sociological theories how young women and their parents make sense of the desire, attainment, and gifting of breast implants for graduation. A qualitative study of 10 high school graduates and their mothers was conducted in the state of Texas, USA, in order to understand why the daughters asked for implants as a graduation gift and why their parents, especially, mothers paid for them. Four theoretical paradigms provided a better understanding of the gifting and receiving of breast implants for graduation: symbolic interaction theory, the social construction of reality, reference group theory, and conspicuous consumption. This study shows that gifting and receiving implants for graduation is primarily motivated by both personal feelings of physical inadequacy and sociocultural representation of beauty.
Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs Related to English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language: Where is the Difference?
Francis Bangou,Douglas Fleming,Carol Ann Goff-Kfouri
Theory and Practice in Language Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.4304/tpls.1.9.1031-1040
Abstract: This article reports the findings of a qualitative case study examining the knowledge base held by English language teacher candidates enrolled in two university pre-service programs in Lebanon and Canada. Through an examination of blog postings and the data collected through semi-structured interviews, eight Canadian and eleven Lebanese respondents were polled while taking courses focusing on second language teaching methodology. Based on our findings, we argue that what teacher candidates know about their field of expertise is communal, contextually bounded and uniquely rooted in their experiences within and outside their pre-service programs. Moreover, the multitude of beliefs shared by these two groups of pre-service teachers demonstrate that there is indeed a universal knowledge base associated with the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). However, we have also found significant differences between these fields based on specific and local contexts.
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Francis Résimont
Pyramides : Revue du Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Administration Publique , 2011,
Abstract: Le Ministère de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale est le principal outil du Gouvernement bruxellois dans la mise en uvre des politiques relatives aux matières régionales, à savoir, principalement, l’aménagement du territoire, l’environnement et la politique de l’eau, la conservation de la nature, le logement, l’économie, la politique de l’emploi, les travaux publics, les transports, les relations extérieures, la recherche scientifique … Pour exercer l’ensemble de ces missions le Ministère empl...
An algebraic view of bacterial genome evolution
Andrew R. Francis
Mathematics , 2013,
Abstract: Rearrangements of bacterial chromosomes can be studied mathematically at several levels, most prominently at a local, or sequence level, as well as at a topological level. The biological changes involved locally are inversions, deletions, and transpositions, while topologically they are knotting and catenation. These two modelling approaches share some surprising algebraic features related to braid groups and Coxeter groups. The structural approach that is at the core of algebra has long found applications in sciences such as physics and analytical chemistry, but only in a small number of ways so far in biology. And yet there are examples where an algebraic viewpoint may capture a deeper structure behind biological phenomena. This article discusses a family of biological problems in bacterial genome evolution for which this may be the case, and raises the prospect that the tools developed by algebraists over the last century might provide insight to this area of evolutionary biology. .
Advanced Deterioration Diagnosis Model for Building External Wall Tiles  [PDF]
Sy-Jye Guo
World Journal of Engineering and Technology (WJET) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2018.62B001
In 1981 Taiwan entered a period of intense construction, meaning that today many buildings are more than 30 years old. Lack of maintenance has led to frequent safety incidents involving external walls. This study focuses on a deterioration diagnostic model for external wall tiles of aged buildings, using both stage 1 and stage 2 diagnostic methods. The visual test results are categorized based on impact on public safety, and renovation strategies are proposed. Stage 1 diagnosis mainly adopted the DER visual inspection deterioration assessment method. For enhance the accuracy, this research adopted the Infrared Thermal Imaging detection method to double confirm the visual inspection results. After producing an external wall tile Condition Indicator (CI). For stage 1 diagnostic results that fall in a gray area, stage 2 diagnosis was carried out using a tap tone test, followed by fast Fourier transform and pattern recognition to analyze the tapping results. Finally, the study provides a deterioration evaluation criteria for external wall tiles replacement recommendations and a standard operating procedure for deterioration diagnosis. The study also recommends directions for future amendment of regulations, and provides a basis of reference for the government in determining urban renewal, renovation and maintenance strategies.
Biotechnological applications for rosmarinic acid production in plant
SU Park, R Uddin, H Xu, YK Kim, SY Lee
African Journal of Biotechnology , 2008,
Abstract: Rosmarinic acid, an important phenolic compound, is commonly found in species of the Boraginaceae and the subfamily Nepetoideae of the Lamiaceae. However, it is also found in species of other higher plant families and in some fern and hornwort species. Rosmarinic acid has a number of interesting biological activities, e.g. antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. The presence of rosmarinic acid in medicinal plants, herbs and spices has beneficial and health promoting effects. In plants, rosmarinic acid is supposed to act as a preformed constitutively accumulated defence compound. The biosynthesis of rosmarinic acid starts with the amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine. Plant cell cultures, e.g. from Coleus blumei or Salvia officinalis, accumulate rosmarinic acid in amounts much higher than in the plant itself (up to 36% of the cell dry weight). Similarly some other biotechnological researches for production of rosmarinic acid were done in the past i.e. from shoot culture, producing hairy root, using bioreactor, and the treatment of elicitors. As a review paper the aim of this study is to gather all the possible biotechnological ways to produce rosmarinic acid, thus will help the scientists to take action for future study in this discipline.
Early experience in a breast and ovarian cancer risk management clinic in Malaysia
Taib NA,Woo YL,Yoon SY,Kartini R
Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1897-4287-10-s2-a58
Social determinants of health and health inequities in Nakuru (Kenya)
Esther Muchukuri, Francis R Grenier
International Journal for Equity in Health , 2009, DOI: 10.1186/1475-9276-8-16
Abstract: Through field surveys, focus group discussions and a literature review, this study canvasses past and current initiatives and recommends priority actions.Areas identified which unevenly affect the health of the most vulnerable segments of the population were: water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, food environments, housing, the organization of health care services and transportation.The use of a participatory method proved to be a useful approach that could benefit other urban centres in their analysis of social determinants of health.Dramatic inequalities dominate global health today, where the conditions in which people grow, live, work and age have a powerful influence on their health [1]. Evidence suggests that this is particularly true in cities- where half of the world's population currently live- and that the urban setting is a social determinant of health in itself [2]. Indeed, living in cities increases exposure to unhealthy environments, disasters, climate change, violence and injuries, tobacco and other drugs, and epidemics [2].Kenya has been particularly shaken by the changes brought by its rapid urban growth, estimated at 6% annually [3]. The country has seen slow but continuous decrease in its Human Development Index since the beginning of the 1990s, in contrast even to the slowly rising average of Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole. Very large gaps in well-being and life chances continue to exist in Kenya, which is 148th out of 177 countries ranked [4].The Kenyan Ministry of Health has implemented initiatives to promote people's health since the independence of the country in 1963, which allowed for a substantial decline in infant and child mortality until the early 1990's [5]. Most of these programmes have however been disease-oriented, and there have been very few strategies in the past targeting social and environmental factors, particularly into assessing their effects on the health of the population at a local level.While it is said that e
Looking Forward: Using Scenario Modeling to Support Regional Land Use Planning in Northern Yukon, Canada
Shawn R. Francis,Jeff Hamm
Ecology and Society , 2011, DOI: 10.5751/es-04532-160418
Abstract: Regional land use planning provides opportunities for governments, land users, and stakeholders to consider multiple land and resource interests over large geographic areas and meaningful time periods. The broad and integrative nature of regional planning is therefore well suited to assessing the potential cumulative effects of current and future land use activity. For this reason, cumulative effects assessment models and management concepts are playing an increasingly important role in regional planning. We describe how the ALCES landscape cumulative effects simulation model was used to explore possible outcomes of an oil and gas scenario in the Eagle Plain basin of the North Yukon Planning Region of Yukon Territory, Canada. Scenario modeling was conducted to facilitate informed discussion about key land use issues and practices, potential levels of landscape change, and possible socioeconomic benefits and environmental impacts. Modeling results supported the sustainable development and cumulative effects management recommendations of the North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan. Land use scenario modeling, as applied in this project, was found to be an effective approach for establishing sustainable development guidelines through a regional planning process.
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