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Publication date: 15 June 2021

Ian Davies-Abbott, Catrin Hedd Jones and Gill Windle

This paper aims to understand the lived experience of a person living with dementia in a care home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It responds to the absence in research of…

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Purpose

This paper aims to understand the lived experience of a person living with dementia in a care home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It responds to the absence in research of the voices of people with dementia living in care homes during the pandemic.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper adopts a single case study design applied thematic analysis to semi-structured interview data to discover the experiences of one person living with dementia in a care home during a period of lockdown.

Findings

Five themes reveal how the participant responded to the practical and emotional challenges of the pandemic: autonomy; fears; keeping connected; keeping safe and other people living with dementia. These themes highlight the participant’s ability to adapt, accept and dispute lockdown restrictions, revealing considerable insight into their situation.

Research limitations/implications

The pandemic has restricted access to care homes, which informed the single case study design. This approach to the research may restrict the generalisability of the findings. Other researchers are encouraged to include the voices of people with dementia living in care homes in further studies.

Practical implications

Implications for practice, presented in this paper, promote quality psychosocial approaches when health-care workers engage with people living with dementia during periods of restricted activity.

Originality/value

Unlike other studies about the impact of the pandemic on care homes, this paper explores the experience of the pandemic in care homes from the perspective of a person living with dementia.

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Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1471-7794

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Publication date: 9 April 2018

Anna Saiti, Ian Abbott and David Middlewood

The purpose of this paper is to investigate and assess the role played by university governance in the effectiveness and efficiency of the higher education system through…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate and assess the role played by university governance in the effectiveness and efficiency of the higher education system through literature analysis and the management evaluation method of Organization and Methods (the O and M technique) and argue for a more radical change in, and greater scrutiny of, university governance so as to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of university operations and thus yield a more optimal satisfaction of social needs.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper employs the O and M technique in order to investigate and assess the role played by university governance in the effectiveness and efficiency of the higher education system.

Findings

The “objective” is education and knowledge and there is no room for experimentation in the system. The higher education sector does not need experiments to develop further. Rather, it deserves cautious, creative and innovative consideration and needs a very distinctive treatment of national problems. No matter the policy orientation of the system, higher education policy makers should not forget that higher education has a tremendous influence on peoples’ attitudes and beliefs so the focus should be on the actual knowledge on social responsibility and on the commitment of higher education to serve social interests and needs.

Research limitations/implications

The analysis developed in this study would benefit from a deeper exploration by investigating more numerous and diverse examples from the international arena of higher education.

Originality/value

This study acts as a complement to previous research on higher education governance since it develops further the analysis and the understanding of university governance. By using as examples two countries with different orientation in their higher education system (mainly due to differences in cultural and ideological perceptions) and keeping in mind that there is no ideal model for university governance, this study could enlighten decision makers in any country to develop a more effective and constructive model of university governance that would serve societal interests more effectively.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 32 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 1 January 1991

Ian Abbott

A comparison from the author′s recent visits to a High School forScience and Technology situated in a prosperous area with low level ofunemployment in the USA, and a City…

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A comparison from the author′s recent visits to a High School for Science and Technology situated in a prosperous area with low level of unemployment in the USA, and a City Technology College in an area of high unemployment and social deprivation in England. The respective methods of funding and local support are examined and their implications discussed as well as the commitment of staff, the motivation of students and the attitude of other schools. The benefits are compared as well as the possibilities of disseminating and replicating the developments.

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Education + Training, vol. 33 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 1 May 1993

Ian Abbott, Prue Huddleston and Moss Foley

Describes the process and the issues arising from a jointinitiative developed between the Post Office and staff and students on aPGCE course. Examines a number of general…

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Describes the process and the issues arising from a joint initiative developed between the Post Office and staff and students on a PGCE course. Examines a number of general areas of concern related to the development of education/business links, in particular the role played by industry in the production and delivery of classroom materials. Identifies the importance of an effective support mechanism, and the need for ongoing work in this area to consolidate and develop the considerable progress that has been made already.

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Education + Training, vol. 35 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 7 September 2012

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Sensor Review, vol. 32 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0260-2288

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Publication date: 1 March 1973

A BODY known as the Local Government Personnel and Management Services Group has been moved to issue a short paper commenting on the Bains Report issued by the Bains…

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A BODY known as the Local Government Personnel and Management Services Group has been moved to issue a short paper commenting on the Bains Report issued by the Bains Committee to which the Group submitted evidence.

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Work Study, vol. 22 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 20 June 2016

Ian Mann, Warwick Funnell and Robert Jupe

The purpose of this paper is to contest Edwards et al.’s (2002) findings that resistance to the introduction of double-entry bookkeeping and the form that it took when…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to contest Edwards et al.’s (2002) findings that resistance to the introduction of double-entry bookkeeping and the form that it took when implemented by the British Government in the mid-nineteenth century was the result of ideological conflict between the privileged landed aristocracy and the rising merchant middle class.

Design/methodology/approach

The study draws upon a collection of documents preserved as part of the Grigg Family Papers located in London and the Thomson Papers held in the Mitchell Library in Sydney. It also draws on evidence contained within the British National Archive, the National Maritime Museum and British Parliamentary Papers which has been overlooked by previous studies of the introduction of DEB.

Findings

Conflict and delays in the adoption of double-entry bookkeeping were not primarily the product of “ideological” differences between the influential classes. Instead, this study finds that conflict was the result of a complex amalgam of class interests, ideology, personal antipathy, professional intolerance and ambition. Newly discovered evidence recognises the critical, largely forgotten, work of John Deas Thomson in developing a double-entry bookkeeping system for the Royal Navy and the importance of Sir James Graham’s determination that matters of economy would be emphasised in the Navy’s accounting.

Originality/value

This study establishes that crucial to the ultimate implementation of double-entry bookkeeping was the passionate, determined support of influential champions with strong liberal beliefs, most especially John Deas Thomson and Sir James Graham. Prominence was given to economy in government.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 29 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 23 November 2017

Rebecca Harvey, Paul Levatino and Julie Liefeld

To utilize LGBTQ affirmative theory to inform clinical work which affords queer youth with disabilities agency and authorship in their negotiations of sexuality.

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Purpose

To utilize LGBTQ affirmative theory to inform clinical work which affords queer youth with disabilities agency and authorship in their negotiations of sexuality.

Methodology/approach

The authors use a case study to explore the use of queer affirmative theory and peer consultation to guide and evaluate an ongoing clinical case of a young gay man with cerebral palsy as he negotiates his developing sexuality amid powerful messages from media, pornography, friends, and parental influence.

Findings

This paper finds that a queer affirmative therapy model which explores themes of intersectionality, and utilizes nuanced views of sexual identity, sexual behavior, and gender identity are useful to practitioners to encourage agency and authorship for queer disabled people in their negotiations of ability, sexuality, identity, and behavior.

Originality/value

This paper provides an alternative approach to nurturing queer identity by (1) creating refuge for emerging sexualities; (2) allowing for difficult dialogues where ability, sexuality, and gender can be pragmatically discussed, performed, and negotiated; (3) tolerating the discomfort of these difficult dialogues and pushing through to nurturing the unique queerness that evolves out of these conversations; and finally (4) encouraging transformation of all participants including client and practitioners. The practitioners discuss their own transformation through the co-created dialog with each other and with the client.

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Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Among Contemporary Youth
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-613-6

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Publication date: 1 September 1999

Ian Mortimer

The Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, currently funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in the UK, has been in existence since 1869. Its terms of…

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The Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, currently funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in the UK, has been in existence since 1869. Its terms of reference are defined by Royal Warrant and include “to make enquiry as to the existence and location of manuscripts, including records or archives of all kinds, of value for the study of history, other than records which for the time being public records by virtue of the Public Records Act”. Since 1945 it has assembled in the National Register of Archives (NRA) a unique research resource of over 1.5 million pages of catalogues, for the most part freely contributed by archivists working in record offices, libraries, museums and other institutions. The indexes to the NRA are the principal means by which information about British manuscript collections and repositories is accessed online. This article describes how the NRA has developed in response to the challenges of computerisation and the advent of the World Wide Web, giving rise to a dedicated UK archival links server, ARCHON (Archives Online), and how both information structures might develop in the future.

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Program, vol. 33 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Georgi Dimitrov

The very headline of this presentation hints at least two things. First, what is meant is the history of American sociology, though it is some what awkward to say so…

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The very headline of this presentation hints at least two things. First, what is meant is the history of American sociology, though it is some what awkward to say so outright. Second, the history of American sociology is accomplished, in an impor tant sense, but one should not say that so out‐right, either. In philosophy, as Wittgenstein advised, whereof we can not speak, thereof we must be silent. A different rule reigns in sociology: whereof we can hint at, thereof we must prove. My first task, there fore, is to prove that no matter how embarrassing it may seem one canspeak of a his tory of American sociology after all. My second task is to prove that it has already been on a course of development specifically characteristic of it. And, finally, my last point will be that this specific course is brought to its desired end. Every thing in its own time. Talking about the history of American sociology is extremely risky. But it is the risk that it makes it worth trying. Part of the risk stems from the issue if there is a history of sociology at all, as well as from the issue if there is American sociology in the proper sense of the word. Apart from this, there is the consideration that it may be the American nature proper of that sociology that makes it the least likely to have its own history. First things first.

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Managerial Law, vol. 47 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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