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Evaluating Cultural and Technical Obstacles in School-Based ICT Programs: An Analysis of Two Case Studies  [PDF]
Miriam Judge
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.49B006

The emergence of a knowledge-based economy has been identified as a central trend in modern economies as a result of the increasingly important role of information technology and learning in economic performance. In recognition of this most governments throughout the developed world have responded with a series of policy initiatives since the late 1990’s to either introduce or significantly increase information technology provision in schools to prepare students for life in the twenty first century. Ireland, with its growing reliance on the knowledge economy sector for employment and continued economic prosperity, developed its own policy initiative for computerizing the nations’ schools known as“Schools IT 2000: A Policy Framework for the New Millennium”. It was an ambitious programme with high expectations for the integration of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in education. This paper examines two longitudinal educational ICT projects in Ireland in the first decade of the new millennium to query how far schools have travelled along the information superhighway and to ponder how well the catalytic capabilities of ICT have become embedded in the realities of classroom life and teachers pedagogic practices, with attendant implications for Ireland’s economic development.

Breathing easier – good news from air medicine
Thomas Judge
Critical Care , 2008, DOI: 10.1186/cc6934
Abstract: Dr Seymour and colleagues [1] present us with an important new look into adverse events in transport. While the majority of studies on safety of transport focus on the risk to patients of injury or fatality incurred by the transport modality itself [2-6], a less reviewed but probably more important risk profile is that of the actual care delivered to critically ill patients during transport. Transport is often a black hole in medicine. The transport interval, however, is among the least measured and highest risk time periods for patients. As noted in a recent publication of evidence on the safety of care by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [7], the care of critically ill patients routinely requires both intra- and inter-hospital transport of high risk patients and "practices to reduce or minimize this necessary risk represent a potentially important area of patient safety research."The study of Seymour and colleagues [1] is retrospective and thus limited to reported clinical events rather than all possible technical complications of transport, and, as noted by the authors, has some limitations resulting from the particular patient cohort studied (patients transferred by a single helicopter program from the University of Pennsylvania to a single referral center). It is, nonetheless, a valuable addition to help better our understanding of a particularly vulnerable population, mechanically ventilated medical patients undergoing inter-hospital transfer by helicopter, a growing subset of acutely ill patients.Hospital care systems throughout the world are undergoing massive structural changes to concentrate tertiary care. Cost efficiency, low numbers of specialist physicians, increasing demand, and improving quality are all factors in this rapid transformation of hospital systems. The effects of these policy changes have only just begun to be analyzed. One result is the dramatic increase in the number and acuity of patients needing transfer to tertiary care.
Defining the genre of Mexican business e-mail
Judge, Therese;
Linguagem em (Dis)curso , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S1518-76322010000300007
Abstract: based on congruencies in the findings of spanish-language writing research and u.s.-english e-mail writing research, this study investigates mexican e-mails. the findings from the literature are formulated as issue statements for the purpose of confirming or denying their applicability to collected mexican e-mails. the study employs both qualitative rhetorical analysis and a quantitative feature presence/absence analysis. of the eight issues statements predicted to describe mexican business e-mails per the literature, only one was affirmed-meaning that the currently available information about mexican workplace e-mails is incorrect and/or incomplete.
Tracking eigenvalues to the frontier of moduli space I: Convergence and spectral accumulation
Chris Judge
Mathematics , 2001,
Abstract: We study the limiting behavior of eigenfunctions/eigenvalues of the Laplacian of a family of Riemannian metrics that degenerates on a hypersurface. Our results generalize earlier work concerning the degeneration of hyperbolic surfaces.
Tracking eigenvalues to the frontier of moduli space II: Limits for eigenvalue branches
Chris Judge
Mathematics , 2001,
Abstract: We prove the existence of limits of real-analytic Laplace eigenvalue branches for real-analytic families of metrics that degenerate along a compact hypersurface.
An Information Theoretic Approach to Understanding the Micro Foundations of Macro Processes  [PDF]
Sofia B. Villas-Boas, George Judge
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2013.31008
Abstract: In the context of a simple equilibrium macro process we suggest a probability basis for recovering information regarding the unknown and unobservable micro process, and solving the resulting inverse problem.
What Drives the Accretion of the Foreign Exchange Reserves of the Lebanese Central Bank? (1994-2018)  [PDF]
Samih Antoine Azar, Honorable Judge Khaled Abdallah
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2019.94043
Abstract: Theory predicts that the optimal foreign exchange rate policy of a central bank, in the presence of perfect capital mobility, and a persistent expansionary fiscal policy, is to fix this rate. Since these fundamentals apply to Lebanon, the Lebanese central bank has judiciously followed the policy of pegging the foreign exchange rate since the end of 1998. However, the actual policy led to a frantic quest for foreign exchange more than the level required or optimal. The behavioral model estimated in this paper worked endogenously from 1994 to 1998, and was actively operated upon afterwards. The model, based on financial engineering concepts, relates the change in the foreign exchange reserves of the central bank to the change in foreign exchange reserves of the banking system, and to the change in the foreign public debt. This model assumes that the central bank swaps government debt, denominated in Lebanese pounds, for a debt in foreign currency, thereby increasing its reserves, and improving the balance of payments. Moreover, the model is based upon the notion that the central bank is able to persuade banks to sell their excess foreign funds abroad for floating notes issued by the central bank, thereby increasing its reserves and improving the balance of payments. Although the central bank has announced publicly that it carried out the financial engineering embodied in the behavioral model discretely, and at specific periods, the paper finds that the same policy was continuously and incessantly undertaken and implemented, but at smaller scales. The crucial evidence comes about from the empirical finding that the change in the net foreign reserves of banks is positively, proportionately and significantly related to the central bank change in foreign exchange reserves. Moreover, part of the increase in foreign debt is funneled to a positive, and significant, relation with the change in foreign reserves of the central bank.
Use of Language Learning Strategies by Spanish Adults for Business English
Jeff Wallace Judge
International Journal of English Studies (IJES) , 2012, DOI: 10.6018/ijes.12.1.117951
Abstract: The aim of this phenomenological study was to explore the language learning strategies (LLSs) of Spanish adults in a business context. The research questions examined the specific LLSs used by Spanish adults in business communication tasks. In addition, this study addressed the cultural influences on LLSs from the Spanish educational system along with the influence from current and historical events in Spain. The conceptual framework was the Oxford LLS model. These qualitative data were collected through 11 semistructured, in- depth interviews with Spanish business people who use English in their work and who studied English in Spanish secondary school. The data were analyzed following a typological analysis. The results show a strong tendency towards cognitive, metacognitive, and social strategies in business tasks. Cultural influences include the media, past political situation in Spain, and general issues in the English class in Spanish secondary schools. El objetivo de este estudio fenomenológico era el de explorar las estrategias de aprendizaje de un idioma (LLS) de adultos espa oles dentro del contexto de la empresa. Las preguntas examinaban las LLS específicas utilizadas por los adultos espa oles en tareas de comunicación comercia. Además, el estudio abordaba las influencias culturales del sistema educativo espa ol sobre los LLS y las influencias de los eventos actuales e históricos de Espa a. El marco conceptual era el de las LLS del modelo Oxford. Estos datos cualitativos se recogieron a través de 11 entrevistas semiestructuradas exhaustivas de empresarios espa oles. Los datos se analizaron usando el análisis tipológico. Los resultados muestran una fuerte tendencia hacia estrategias cognitivas, metacognitivas y sociales en tareas laborales. Las influencias culturales abarcan los medios de comunicación, el pasado político espa ol y temas generales de las clases de inglés de los centros de estudios secundarios espa oles.
Law and Language in a Multilingual Society
Judge Louis Harms
Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal/Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad , 2012,
Abstract: Terence McKenna, in Wild Ducks Flying Backwards, said that he did not believe thatthe world is made of quarks or electro-magnetic waves, or stars, or planets, or of anysuch things. ’I believe’ he said, ‘the world is made of language.’ It would have beenmore correct to have said that the world is made of languages, many of them.The subject, Law and Language in a Multilingual Society, raises critical issues notonly for us in this country but also for others because language is part – the greaterpart – of one's culture. A people without a culture is said to be like a zebra withoutstripes. Culture, and not race, nationality, religion or border (natural or political),determines one's identity. As one of the founding fathers of the Afrikaans language,Rev SJ du Toit, wrote in 1891: language is a portrait of the soul and life of a nation;and it mirrors the character and intellectual development of a people (my translation).Unfortunately language tends to divide, more particularly, a multilingual society. Lawis supposed to close the divide but more often than not widens it and is used todeepen divisions. This is because the ruler determines the law and, consequently,the language of the law, in the belief that the use of language can be enforced fromabove. Law and language, like oil and water, do not mix although the former isdependent on the latter.
Organization Design for Foreign Subsidiaries of Multinational Enterprises: A Contingency Perspective
William Judge,Shaomin Li
International Journal of Business and Management , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v7n3p47
Abstract: There has been considerable research suggesting ways to design foreign subsidiaries for multinational enterprises. Unfortunately, much of this research is fragmented and some is even contradictory. This study seeks to comprehensively integrate this research stream by distilling the extant literature around two key contingency factors: (1) governance environment of the host country, and (2) the strategic role of the foreign subsidiary. Specifically, we distilled the multi-national organizational design literature using the institutional economics logic coupled with Galbraith’s classic organizational design framework. This approach yielded twelve new theoretical propositions that better integrates previous theory and research around the four dimensions of organizational design. The end result is a clearer and more comprehensive understanding of what we know about organizational design in foreign subsidiaries, the novel consideration of governance environment surrounding the subsidiary as an important contingency factor, and guidance for future research in this important area.
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