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Inclusive Education in the United States
C. Kenneth Tanner,Deborah Jan Vaughn Linscott,Susan Allan Galis
Education Policy Analysis Archives , 1996,
Abstract: School reform issues addressing inclusive education were investigated in this nationwide (United States) study. A total of 714 randomly selected middle school principals and teachers responded to concerns about inclusion, "degree of change needed in" and "importance of" collaborative strategies of teaching, perceived barriers to inclusion, and supportive activities and concepts for inclusive education. There was disagreement among teachers and principals regarding some aspects of inclusive education and collaborative strategies. For example, principals and special education teachers were more positive about inclusive education than regular education teachers. Collaboration as an instructional strategy for "included" students was viewed as a high priority item. Responders who had taken two or more courses in school law rated the identified barriers to inclusive education higher than those with less formal training in the subject.
The use of fatty acid profile as a potential marker for Brazilian coffee (Coffea arabica L.) for corn adulteration
Jham, Gulab N.;Berhow, Mark A.;Manthey, Linda K.;Palmquist, Deborah A.;Vaughn, Steven F.;
Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society , 2008, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-50532008000800004
Abstract: fatty acid methyl ester (fame) composition of the coffee (coffea arabica l.) varieties catuai, catucaí, bourbom, mundo novo, rubí and topázio known to produce beverage of intermediate, excellent, excellent, intermediate, intermediate and poor quality, respectively, was determined for the first time. average area % of the fames of the six varieties was: palmitic (38.2), stearic (8.3), oleic (8.6), linoleic (38.5), linolenic (1.6) and arachidic (3.6) acids, respectively. the method was very quick with complete characterization (>99%) of the samples studied being possible in less than 6 min. while these values may provide insights for evaluating the coffee quality, no significant effect (p < 0.05) of coffee variety was found on area % of the fames. in addition, fames of six corn samples, six commercial coffee brands and one commercial coffee sample intentionally contaminated with three levels of corn were compared. although the linoleic/stearic ratio was significantly different in coffee and corn fames, this probe could not be used a marker to detect corn adulteration in commercial coffees.
Review of Mircea Eliade: Hermeneutica spectacolului II, by Cristina Scarlat. Iasi: Editura Lumen, 2011
Mac Linscott RICKETTS
Postmodern Openings , 2012,
Abstract: Cristina Scarlat, the author of this book (Mircea Eliade, Hermeneutica spectacolului, II) is an instructor and post-graduate scholar in the Doctoral School of Philological Studies, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi, currently preparing a thesis on the transposition of Eliade’s works into different literary and artistic forms. In 2008 she published her first book on this subject, Mircea Eliade. Hermeneutica spectacolului, I, Convorbiri (Iai, Editura Timpul), which consisted mainly of interviews she had taken (orally or through correspondence) with persons who had known Eliade or had written about him. The volume under review here is the sequel to that book.
Integrating a family-focused approach into child obesity prevention: Rationale and design for the My Parenting SOS study randomized control trial
Dianne S Ward, Amber E Vaughn, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Marci Campbell, Deborah J Jones, Abigail T Panter, June Stevens
BMC Public Health , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-431
Abstract: This study tests the efficacy of the 35-week My Parenting SOS intervention. The intervention consists of 12 sessions: initial sessions focus on general parenting skills (stress management, effective parenting styles, child behavior management, coparenting, and time management) and later sessions apply these skills to promote healthier eating and physical activity habits. The primary outcome is change in child percent body fat. Secondary measures assess parent and child dietary intake (three 24-hr recalls) and physical activity (accelerometry), general parenting style and practices, nutrition- and activity-related parenting practices, and parent motivation to adopt healthier practices.Testing of these new approaches contributes to our understanding of how general and weight-specific parenting practices influence child weight, and whether or not they can be changed to promote healthy weight trajectories.ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00998348Preventing obesity in children requires intervening early, before a child becomes overweight and an unhealthy weight gain trajectory is established. Current estimates from the US indicate that even among the youngest children, those aged 2-5 years, more than 20% are already overweight or obese [1]. The literature consistently demonstrates that rapid growth and excess weight during childhood increases the risk of obesity later in life [2]. Excess weight also increases a child's risk for many adverse outcomes related to their short and long term physical and mental health, including high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, fatty liver disease, asthma, depressive symptoms, anxiety, low self-esteem, low body image, and mood and conduct disorders [3-5].Despite the alarming prevalence of overweight in children and the health risks associated with excess weight, prevention of child obesity is not a seen as a priority for many parents. This remains the case in spite of widespread understanding among professionals that obesity preventi
New Worlds Collide: Science Fiction's Novela de la Selva in Gioconda Belli and Santiago Páez
Vaughn Anderson
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment , 2012,
Abstract: The science fiction form adopted by Santiago Páez, in "Uriel" (2006), and Giaconda Belli, in Waslala (1996), owes the rudiments of its literary structure to early colonial narratives of New World encounter. Such science fiction not only contains strong traces of what Mary Louise Pratt has famously called the “rhetoric of discovery,” but also employs tropes directly or indirectly inherited from colonial travel narratives. However, Páez and Belli associate this science fiction form with a legacy of United States neo-imperialism, in which colonial narratives have been invoked and repeated triumphantly in the construction of national imaginaries. In Central and South America, conversely, the novela de la selva—the other clear structural source for Páez and Belli, and a literary form equally indebted to colonial narratives of New World encounter—remains conscious of its enunciation as a postcolonial form critical of its colonial narrative sources. While the novela de la selva, then, shares a literary taproot with sci-fi narratives of futuristic exploration, Páez and Belli utilize the latter to renovate and reactivate the former’s critique of an imperialist legacy by exploiting tensions that arise between these two disparate literary forms whose central tropes so often coincide. I argue that by adapting the ecologically aware New World imaginary peculiar to the novela de la selva, in which positivist ambitions of national expansion are checked by a forest that nevertheless becomes part of a national imaginary, Páez and Belli fundamentally alter the New World imaginary that underwrites high science fiction narratives of exploration and expansion.
A Position on Effective Peer Reviews–Rationale, Qualification, Process, and Policy
Rayford Vaughn
Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics , 2007,
Abstract: This paper argues for the value of the conference peer review process given certain constraints that include a proper process, qualifications of the reviewers, policy used in the review, and the motivation of the reviewers. The paper also addresses how the lack of proper criteria can be harmful in a peer review process. The peer review process for journals is not addressed as this is a universally accepted practice in academia. An analogy to software engineering code review processes is briefly presented.
Topological pressure of simultaneous level sets
Vaughn Climenhaga
Mathematics , 2011, DOI: 10.1088/0951-7715/26/1/241
Abstract: Multifractal analysis studies level sets of asymptotically defined quantities in a topological dynamical system. We consider the topological pressure function on such level sets, relating it both to the pressure on the entire phase space and to a conditional variational principle. We use this to recover information on the topological entropy and Hausdorff dimension of the level sets. Our approach is thermodynamic in nature, requiring only existence and uniqueness of equilibrium states for a dense subspace of potential functions. Using an idea of Hofbauer, we obtain results for all continuous potentials by approximating them with functions from this subspace. This technique allows us to extend a number of previous multifractal results from the $C^{1+\epsilon}$ case to the $C^1$ case. We consider ergodic ratios $S_n \phi/S_n \psi$ where the function $\psi$ need not be uniformly positive, which lets us study dimension spectra for non-uniformly expanding maps. Our results also cover coarse spectra and level sets corresponding to more general limiting behaviour.
Multifractal formalism derived from thermodynamics
Vaughn Climenhaga
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: We show that under quite general conditions, various multifractal spectra may be obtained as Legendre transforms of functions $T\colon \RR\to \RR$ arising in the thermodynamic formalism. We impose minimal requirements on the maps we consider, and obtain partial results for any continuous map $f$ on a compact metric space. In order to obtain complete results, the primary hypothesis we require is that the functions $T$ be continuously differentiable. This makes rigorous the general paradigm of reducing questions regarding the multifractal formalism to questions regarding the thermodynamic formalism. These results hold for a broad class of measurable potentials, which includes (but is not limited to) continuous functions. We give applications that include most previously known results, as well as some new ones.
Bowen's equation in the non-uniform setting
Vaughn Climenhaga
Mathematics , 2009, DOI: 10.1017/S0143385710000362
Abstract: We show that Bowen's equation, which characterises the Hausdorff dimension of certain sets in terms of the topological pressure of an expanding conformal map, applies in greater generality than has been heretofore established. In particular, we consider an arbitrary subset Z of a compact metric space and require only that the lower Lyapunov exponents be positive on Z, together with a tempered contraction condition. Among other things, this allows us to compute the dimension spectrum for Lyapunov exponents for maps with parabolic periodic points, and to relate the Hausdorff dimension to the topological entropy for arbitrary subsets of symbolic space with the appropriate metric.
Specification and towers in shift spaces
Vaughn Climenhaga
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: We show that shift spaces with a non-uniform specification property admit a tower with exponential tails for the unique equilibrium state. In particular, we obtain various strong statistical properties including the Bernoulli property, exponential decay of correlations, the central limit theorem, and analyticity of pressure; these are the first such results using any version of the specification property.
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