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Linking Health and Education for African American Students’ Success

Nadine M. Finigan-Carr
March 03, 2017

The linkages between a student’s health and a student’s ability to learn have been well established. Children who are sick stay home; and, children at home cannot learn if they are not in school leading to increased dropout rates among other educational outcomes. However, an understanding of this...

Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment

Feng Hao, Peter Y. A. Ryan
December 13, 2016

Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment captures all major developments in electronic voting since 2003 in a real-world setting. It covers three broad categories: e-voting protocols, attacks reported on e-voting and new developments on the use of e-voting. This book explores...

Culture Matters: Decision-Making in Global Virtual Teams

Norhayati Zakaria
November 18, 2016

Global virtual teams (GVTs) have evolved as a common work structure in multinational corporations due to their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The cultural differences can produce great benefits in terms of perspective, creativity, and innovation, but can also exacerbate interpersonal...

Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government

David A. Holdstock
September 28, 2016

This "how-to" book on planning and managing GIS within local government describes and details the key components of a successful enterprise, sustainable and enduring GIS. It describes the strategic planning process an organization must undertake prior to GIS implementation. The heart of the book is...

Best Practices for Education Professionals, Volume Two

Heidi Schnackenberg, Beverly Burnell
September 26, 2016

This informative new volume provides a hand-picked selection of useful techniques, ideas, competencies, and skills for working with children in school settings. The book comprises both research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-design) and conceptual pieces about the most effective, current...

The Russian Far East: Strategic Priorities for Sustainable Development

Sergey Darkin, Vladimir Kvint
July 06, 2016

The Russian Far East is one of the most strategically important regions of Russia. The Russian Far East and the development of its manufacturing strength determine Russia’s role in a major economic area of the world: the Asia-Pacific region. The degree to which the transportation,...

Global Cases in Best and Worst Practice in Crisis and Emergency Management

Ali Farazmand
April 19, 2016

Global Cases in Best and Worst Practice in Crisis and Emergency Management is the first book to focus on select global cases from the perspective of best and worst practices in the context of crisis and emergency management. Bringing together the most established scholars and experts in the field,...

Financial Literacy Education: Addressing Student, Business, and Government Needs

Jay Liebowitz
November 18, 2015

Today's graduates should be grounded in the basics of personal finance and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their own financial well-being. Faced with an array of complex financial services and sophisticated products, many graduates...

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Drug Quality and Security Act

Fred A. Kuglin
July 29, 2015

Error-proofing in the production process of pharmaceuticals isn’t just a matter of good business, it has life-and-death implications for consumers. To that end, the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act in large part requires new mandates on tracking and tracing chain of custody in the supply chain....

Redefining U.S. Education: A Systematic Approach to Teaching

William F. Roth, Ian M. Roth
July 29, 2015

A growing number of educators are beginning to believe that as we move into a different kind of world with different possibilities, the traditional approach to teaching is no longer the most productive. They are beginning to understand that if we are to continue progressing as a nation, we need to...

Education Management and Management Science: Proceedings of the International Conference on Education Management and Management Science (ICEMMS 2014), August 7-8, 2014, Tianjin, China

Dawei Zheng
July 28, 2015

This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Education Management and Management Science (ICEMMS 2014), held August 7-8, 2014, in Tianjin, China. The objective of ICEMMS2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as...

Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System

Garrick L. Percival
July 28, 2015

The most punitive era in American history reached its apex in the 1990s, but the trend has reversed in recent years. Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System examines the factors causing this dramatic turnaround. It relates and echoes the increasing need and desire on...

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