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Transforming Teacher Education: What Went Wrong with Teacher Training, and How We Can Fix It

3 July 2010

**Transforming Teacher Education: What Went Wrong with Teacher Training, and How We Can Fix It**

Publisher: Stylus Publishing | English | April 2010 | ISBN: 1579224377 | PDF | 288 pages | 1.8Mb

We need the best research, theories, and practices to make the kind of changes needed in the field of teacher education. This volume helps us take a major step in this direction.... Teachers, prospective teachers, educational planners, and policy-makers will all benefit from engaging this book. Hopefully they will engage the chapters with open minds, and begin to challenge 'business as usual' approaches to teacher education

3 July 2010

Publisher: Stylus Publishing | English | April 2010 | ISBN: 1579224377 | PDF | 288 pages | 1.8Mb

We need the best research, theories, and practices to make the kind of changes needed in the field of teacher education. This volume helps us take a major step in this direction.... Teachers, prospective teachers, educational planners, and policy-makers will all benefit from engaging this book. Hopefully they will engage the chapters with open minds, and begin to challenge 'business as usual' approaches to teacher education

Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives

11 December 2010

**Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives**

0805848800The education of second language teachers takes place across diverse contexts, levels, settings, and geographic regions. By bringing together research, theory, and best practices from a variety of contexts (ESL/EFL, foreign language, bilingual and immersion education), this book contributes to building meaningful professional dialogue among second-language teacher educators. Featuring an international roster of authors, the volume is comprised of 18 chapters organized in four thematic sections: the knowledge base of second language teacher education; second language teacher education contexts; collaborations in second language teacher education; and second language teacher education in practice....

11 December 2010

2004 | 376 | ISBN: 0805848797 | PDF | 17 Mb

0805848800The education of second language teachers takes place across diverse contexts, levels, settings, and geographic regions. By bringing together research, theory, and best practices from a variety of contexts (ESL/EFL, foreign language, bilingual and immersion education), this book contributes to building meaningful professional dialogue among second-language teacher educators. Featuring an international roster of authors, the volume is comprised of 18 chapters organized in four thematic sections: the knowledge base of second language teacher education; second language teacher education contexts; collaborations in second language teacher education; and second language teacher education in practice....

Selected Works of A.N. Kolmogorov: Volume III: Information Theory and the Theory of Algorithms

19 February 2011

**Selected Works of A.N. Kolmogorov: Volume III: Information Theory and the Theory of Algorithms**

This volume is the last of three volumes devoted to the work of one of the most prominent 20th century mathematicians. Throughout his mathematical work, A.N. Kolmogorov (1903-1987) showed great creativity and versatility and his wide-ranging studies in many different areas, led to the solution of conceptual and fundamental problems and the posing of new, important questions. His lasting contributions embrace probability theory and statistics, the theory of dynamical systems, mathematical logic, geometry and topology, the theory of functions and functional analysis, classical mechanics, the theory of turbulence, and information theory. This third volume contains original papers dealing with information theory and the theory of algorithms. Comments on these papers are included. The material appearing in each volume was selected by A.N. Kolmogorov himself and is accompanied by short introductory notes and commentaries which reflect upon the influence of this work on the development of modern mathematics. All papers appear in English - some for the first time - and in chronological order. This volume contains a significant legacy which will find many grateful beneficiaries amongst researchers and students of mathematics and mechanics, as well as historians of mathematics. ...

19 February 2011

1992 | 304 | ISBN: 9027727988 | DJVU | 3 Mb

This volume is the last of three volumes devoted to the work of one of the most prominent 20th century mathematicians. Throughout his mathematical work, A.N. Kolmogorov (1903-1987) showed great creativity and versatility and his wide-ranging studies in many different areas, led to the solution of conceptual and fundamental problems and the posing of new, important questions. His lasting contributions embrace probability theory and statistics, the theory of dynamical systems, mathematical logic, geometry and topology, the theory of functions and functional analysis, classical mechanics, the theory of turbulence, and information theory. This third volume contains original papers dealing with information theory and the theory of algorithms. Comments on these papers are included. The material appearing in each volume was selected by A.N. Kolmogorov himself and is accompanied by short introductory notes and commentaries which reflect upon the influence of this work on the development of modern mathematics. All papers appear in English - some for the first time - and in chronological order. This volume contains a significant legacy which will find many grateful beneficiaries amongst researchers and students of mathematics and mechanics, as well as historians of mathematics. ...

Processes of Inquiry: Inservice Teacher Educators Research Their Practice

28 January 2012

**Processes of Inquiry: Inservice Teacher Educators Research Their Practice**

This book presents inservice teacher educators' accounts of systematic inquiry into their practice in a variety of contexts throughout New Zealand. The importance of purposeful networks of practice at all levels of a system in supporting education change and improvement is a theme across the chapters. The contributors describe the challenges and successes associated with working in professional learning and development in ways that aim to improve outcomes for teacher educators, teachers and students. Their accounts illuminate the importance of a research and development approach that enables the generation and application of new knowledge and, more importantly, enables all contributors to be learners. Each of the authors describes their role in investigating the effectiveness of inservice teacher educator practice, as part of the overall project that endeavoured to improve practice for the future. Included are processes created for Maori (indigenous) settings where cultural metaphors were used to frame investigations of practice. The book makes an important contribution to our knowledge base about effective inservice teacher educator practice and its influence on classroom practice. The book will appeal to teacher educators interested in examining the fit between their practices and their goals in helping teachers to build knowledge and practice, including those working in indigenous settings. It will also be of interest to policy makers and evaluators involved in system-level change. ...a well organised and carefully argued text that offers compelling evidence for an integrated approach to project management, practice, research and evaluation (J. John Loughran, Series Editor)....

28 January 2012

2011 | 212 | ISBN: 9460915302 , 9460915299 | PDF | 2 Mb

This book presents inservice teacher educators' accounts of systematic inquiry into their practice in a variety of contexts throughout New Zealand. The importance of purposeful networks of practice at all levels of a system in supporting education change and improvement is a theme across the chapters. The contributors describe the challenges and successes associated with working in professional learning and development in ways that aim to improve outcomes for teacher educators, teachers and students. Their accounts illuminate the importance of a research and development approach that enables the generation and application of new knowledge and, more importantly, enables all contributors to be learners. Each of the authors describes their role in investigating the effectiveness of inservice teacher educator practice, as part of the overall project that endeavoured to improve practice for the future. Included are processes created for Maori (indigenous) settings where cultural metaphors were used to frame investigations of practice. The book makes an important contribution to our knowledge base about effective inservice teacher educator practice and its influence on classroom practice. The book will appeal to teacher educators interested in examining the fit between their practices and their goals in helping teachers to build knowledge and practice, including those working in indigenous settings. It will also be of interest to policy makers and evaluators involved in system-level change. ...a well organised and carefully argued text that offers compelling evidence for an integrated approach to project management, practice, research and evaluation (J. John Loughran, Series Editor)....

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High (Audiobook)

5 January 2013

**I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High (Audiobook) By Tony Danza, read by the author**

Unabridged edition 2012 | 6 hours and 55 mins | ISBN: 1469217317 | M4B 102 kbps | 321 MB

Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he could do was give his dream a shot. What followed was a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High — Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3,600 students. Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack.

5 January 2013

Unabridged edition 2012 | 6 hours and 55 mins | ISBN: 1469217317 | M4B 102 kbps | 321 MB

Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he could do was give his dream a shot. What followed was a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High — Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3,600 students. Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack.

Information Theory Books Collection

5 April 2011

**Information Theory Books Collection | PDF | 306 MB**

Notes on Coding Theory - J.I.Hall.pdf

The Art of Error Correcting Coding - Robert H. Morelos-Zaragoza.djvu

Algorithmic introduction to coding theory - M. Sudan.pdf

Coding Theory - John C. Bowman.pdf

Coding Theory And Algebraic Geometry - H. Stichtenoth.pdf

Coding Theory The Essentials - D.G Hoffman.pdf

Error Control Coding Fundamentals and Applications - Shu Lin.pdf

ESSENTIALS OF ERROR-CONTROL CODING - Patrick Guy Farrell.pdf

EXPONENTIAL SUMS IN CODING THEORY,CRYPTOLOGY AND ALGORITHMS - Igor E. Shparlinski.pdf

Finite geometry and coding theory - Peter Cameron.pdf

Fundamentals of Error-Correcting Codes - W. Cary Huffman.pdf

Introduction To Coding Theory And Algebraic Geometry - Jacobus Van Lint.pdf

Introduction To Error Correcting Codes - Michael Purser.pdf

Network Coding Theory - Raymond Yeung.pdf

Compressed Image File Formats JPEG, PNG, GIF, XBM, BMP - John Miano.pdf

Data Compression The Complete Reference 3rd Ed - David Salomon.pdf

Fast and Efficient Algorithms for Video Compression and Rate Control - Dzung Tien Hoang.pdf

Fractal Image Compression Theory and Application - Yuval Fisher.djvu

H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression Video Coding for Next-generation Multimedia - Iain E. G. Richardson.pdf

5 April 2011

Notes on Coding Theory - J.I.Hall.pdf

The Art of Error Correcting Coding - Robert H. Morelos-Zaragoza.djvu

Algorithmic introduction to coding theory - M. Sudan.pdf

Coding Theory - John C. Bowman.pdf

Coding Theory And Algebraic Geometry - H. Stichtenoth.pdf

Coding Theory The Essentials - D.G Hoffman.pdf

Error Control Coding Fundamentals and Applications - Shu Lin.pdf

ESSENTIALS OF ERROR-CONTROL CODING - Patrick Guy Farrell.pdf

EXPONENTIAL SUMS IN CODING THEORY,CRYPTOLOGY AND ALGORITHMS - Igor E. Shparlinski.pdf

Finite geometry and coding theory - Peter Cameron.pdf

Fundamentals of Error-Correcting Codes - W. Cary Huffman.pdf

Introduction To Coding Theory And Algebraic Geometry - Jacobus Van Lint.pdf

Introduction To Error Correcting Codes - Michael Purser.pdf

Network Coding Theory - Raymond Yeung.pdf

Compressed Image File Formats JPEG, PNG, GIF, XBM, BMP - John Miano.pdf

Data Compression The Complete Reference 3rd Ed - David Salomon.pdf

Fast and Efficient Algorithms for Video Compression and Rate Control - Dzung Tien Hoang.pdf

Fractal Image Compression Theory and Application - Yuval Fisher.djvu

H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression Video Coding for Next-generation Multimedia - Iain E. G. Richardson.pdf

SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning, 3rd Edition

14 July 2012

**SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning, 3rd Edition**

Queries not running fast enough? Tired of the phone calls from frustrated users? Grant Fritchey’s book SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning is the answer to your SQL Server query performance problems. The book is revised to cover the very latest in performance optimization features and techniques. It is current with SQL Server 2012. It provides the tools you need to approach your queries with performance in mind.

SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning leads you through understanding the causes of poor performance, how to identify them, and how to fix them. You’ll learn to be proactive in establishing performance baselines using tools like Performance Monitor and Extended Events. You’ll learn to recognize bottlenecks and defuse them before the phone rings. You’ll learn some quick solutions too, but emphasis is on designing for performance and getting it right, and upon heading off trouble before it occurs. Delight your users. Silence that ringing phone. Put the principles and lessons from SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning into practice today.

Establish performance baselines and monitor against them

Troubleshoot and eliminate bottlenecks that frustrate users

Plan ahead to achieve the right level of performance

14 July 2012

Queries not running fast enough? Tired of the phone calls from frustrated users? Grant Fritchey’s book SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning is the answer to your SQL Server query performance problems. The book is revised to cover the very latest in performance optimization features and techniques. It is current with SQL Server 2012. It provides the tools you need to approach your queries with performance in mind.

SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning leads you through understanding the causes of poor performance, how to identify them, and how to fix them. You’ll learn to be proactive in establishing performance baselines using tools like Performance Monitor and Extended Events. You’ll learn to recognize bottlenecks and defuse them before the phone rings. You’ll learn some quick solutions too, but emphasis is on designing for performance and getting it right, and upon heading off trouble before it occurs. Delight your users. Silence that ringing phone. Put the principles and lessons from SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning into practice today.

Establish performance baselines and monitor against them

Troubleshoot and eliminate bottlenecks that frustrate users

Plan ahead to achieve the right level of performance

Theory of Matroids

27 November 2010**Theory of Matroids** Cambridge University Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0521092027, 0521309379 | 340 pages | PDF | 14 MB
The theory of matroids is unique in the extent to which it connects such disparate branches of combinatorial theory and algebra as graph theory, lattice theory, design theory, combinatorial optimization, linear algebra, group theory, ring theory and field theory. Furthermore, matroid theory is alone among mathematical theories because of the number and variety of its equivalent axiom systems. Indeed, matroids are amazingly versatile and the approaches to the subject are varied and numerous.

27 November 2010

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, The Masterpiece Science Edition

6 January 2011

**Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, The Masterpiece Science Edition,**

English | Publisher: bnpublishing.com (November 22, 2005) | ISBN-10: 9569569069 | MP3 128Kbps | 123.64 MB

Time's 'Man of the Century', Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein's immense contribution to human knowledge.

Albert Einstein ( 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole.

On the eve of World War II in 1939, he personally alerted President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Germany might be developing an atomic weapon, and recommended that the U.S. begin uranium procurement and nuclear research. As a result, Roosevelt advocated such research, leading to the creation of the top secret Manhattan Project, and the U.S. becoming the first and only country to possess nuclear weapons during the war.

Einstein published more than 300 scientific along with over 150 non-scientific works, and received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine and philosophy from many European and American universities; he also wrote about various philosophical and political subjects such as socialism and international relations. His great intelligence and originality has made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.

6 January 2011

English | Publisher: bnpublishing.com (November 22, 2005) | ISBN-10: 9569569069 | MP3 128Kbps | 123.64 MB

Time's 'Man of the Century', Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein's immense contribution to human knowledge.

Albert Einstein ( 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole.

On the eve of World War II in 1939, he personally alerted President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Germany might be developing an atomic weapon, and recommended that the U.S. begin uranium procurement and nuclear research. As a result, Roosevelt advocated such research, leading to the creation of the top secret Manhattan Project, and the U.S. becoming the first and only country to possess nuclear weapons during the war.

Einstein published more than 300 scientific along with over 150 non-scientific works, and received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine and philosophy from many European and American universities; he also wrote about various philosophical and political subjects such as socialism and international relations. His great intelligence and originality has made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.

Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality

27 November 2010

**Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality**

185 pages | Dec 12, 2007 |ISBN:0880991771 | PDF | 8 Mb

27 November 2010

185 pages | Dec 12, 2007 |ISBN:0880991771 | PDF | 8 Mb