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Publication date: 1 December 2004

John Nisbet

ABC, Inc. is taking current concepts of business process analysis to a new level. The company is intentionally building a database of business rules and related…

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ABC, Inc. is taking current concepts of business process analysis to a new level. The company is intentionally building a database of business rules and related information in such a way as to facilitate business growth and change. This undertaking not only uncovers existing business rules, but the information associated with each rule.

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Handbook of Business Strategy, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1077-5730

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Publication date: 1 November 1910

This Society, originally known as “The National Pure Food Association,” has been reconstituted under the above title. The objects of the Society are to assist as far as…

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This Society, originally known as “The National Pure Food Association,” has been reconstituted under the above title. The objects of the Society are to assist as far as possible in checking the widespread evils of food adulteration, for this purpose to bring about a public realisation of the admittedly serious character of food frauds, and, under expert advice, to co‐operate with constituted authority in effecting their repression. The policy of the Society is directed by a representative Council, and, the Society being thus established on an authoritative basis, cannot fail to become a powerful and valuable organisation if adequately and generously supported by the public. The governing body of the Society is constituted as follows:—

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British Food Journal, vol. 12 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 December 2005

John Nisbet

Everyone pays lip service to integrating a company’s essential functions in order to maximize productive capacity and market success. But how many companies actually…

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Everyone pays lip service to integrating a company’s essential functions in order to maximize productive capacity and market success. But how many companies actually achieve it? The ramifications for integrating IT with business processes and quality systems can be huge, such as when collecting reliable clinical data. This article explores why and how this goal is worth striving for, including: why timely establishment of enterprise applications is essential. How to integrate post‐sale activities, e.g. product tracking and support, and make them part (as they must be!) of an organic whole. This article will show readers how to take steps to maximize their chances of getting to market faster via ensuring the effective integration of essential functions.

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Handbook of Business Strategy, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1077-5730

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Publication date: 31 May 2005

David Coyle, Mark Matthews, John Sharry, Andy Nisbet and Gavin Doherty

Although mental health problems increase markedly during adolescent years, therapists often find it difficult to engage with adolescents. The majority of disturbed…

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Although mental health problems increase markedly during adolescent years, therapists often find it difficult to engage with adolescents. The majority of disturbed adolescents do not receive professional mental health care and of those who do fewer still will fully engage with the therapeutic process (Offer et al. 1991; US Surgeon General 1999). Personal Investigator (PI) is a 3D computer game specifically designed to help adolescents overcome mental health problems such as depression and help them engage more easily with professional mental health care services. PI is an implementation of a new computer mediated model for how therapists and adolescents can engage. The model has its theoretical foundations in play therapy and therapeutic storytelling and applies current research on the educational use of computer gaming and interactive narrative systems to these foundations. Previously demonstrated benefits of computer games and interactive narrative systems in education include increased motivation, increased self‐esteem, improved problem solving and discussion skills and improved storytelling skills (Bruckman 1997; Bers 2001; Robertson 2001; Robertson and Oberlander 2002; Bers et al. 2003; Squire 2003). PI aims to take advantage of these benefits in a mental health care setting. PI incorporates a goal‐oriented, strengths based model of psychotherapy called Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). By engaging adolescents, in a client‐centred way, it aims to build stronger therapeutic relationships between therapists and adolescents. PI is the first game to integrate this established psychotherapy approach into an engaging online 3D game. Results of trials of PI with four adolescents, referred to clinics for issues including anxiety and behaviour problems, attempted suicide, and social skills difficulties, are presented.

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Interactive Technology and Smart Education, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-5659

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Publication date: 25 September 2020

Moira Hulme

This chapter examines the inauguration of the university study of Education in Scotland and its relation to teacher education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth…

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This chapter examines the inauguration of the university study of Education in Scotland and its relation to teacher education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The chapter outlines moves to establish Education as a disciplinary field in higher education and the junctures at which this movement aligns with and is in tension with concurrent moves to advance teaching as a profession. Academisation and professionalisation are the twin poles of this debate. This is not a parochial or obsolete debate. The place of teacher preparation in higher education has been the focus of sustained discussion across Anglophone nations. Three examples – the inauguration of chairs and lectureships, the governance of teacher education and deliberation on the content and purpose of a degree in Education – are used to help explain the apparent paradox between the historic place of education in Scottish culture and identity and the relatively recent full involvement of Scotland's universities in the professional preparation of teachers. Investigating the activities of the first academic community of educationists in Scotland may help to understand continuing struggles over jurisdiction and authority in this contested and yet neglected field.

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Teacher Preparation in Scotland
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-480-4

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Publication date: 1 August 2003

Peter Ribbins, Richard Bates and Helen Gunter

In many countries concerns have been expressed about the merits of educational research. This paper reports on the outcomes of a review of reviews of such research in…

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In many countries concerns have been expressed about the merits of educational research. This paper reports on the outcomes of a review of reviews of such research in Australia and the UK. Taken at face value, the latest round of reviews are largely critical in the UK (where they have generated much debate) and mainly favourable in Australia (where they have not). In accounting for this difference the paper suggests that it might be explained in part as a function of how the reviews were conducted. In the UK reviews have tended to begin with the research and work forward to practice whereas in Australia they have been inclined to begin with practice and work back to the research. It is suggested that policy makers, practitioners and researchers in Australia and the UK have much to learn from each other's experience, as have those in other countries planning similar reviews.

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Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 41 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-8234

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Publication date: 1 August 1977

JOHN LEWIS

Events in recent months, not least the Prime Minister's speech at Ruskin College and the so called ‘Great Debate’, have focussed attention on to the educational arena…

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Events in recent months, not least the Prime Minister's speech at Ruskin College and the so called ‘Great Debate’, have focussed attention on to the educational arena. Many have publicly expressed their disquiet at the lack of accountability which the professionals in the educational field have towards the community at large. It is argued that pupils are not being equipped sufficiently well for the positions which they will have to assume when they leave the sheltered school environment. Results of tests — some of which are suspect — have been used to support the view that today's youngsters are illiterate and innumerate compared with those leaving school five, ten and fifteen years ago. In reaching these conclusions it is often forgotten that, with the increasing number of school leavers entering some form of further or higher education, the comparisons are not strictly valid due to the smaller population being used. For those who are interested in pursuing this particular aspect further one would mention the recently published surveys by Sheffield and Essex into numeracy, the CBI survey of numeracy and literacy in Wales and the EITB report of the mathematical requirements of engineering. These are just an indication of the expression of concern which is felt and it is known that other bodies are also actively pursuing their own enquiries in this area.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 9 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 March 1901

To provide a list of non‐fictional books, as published, for the use of Librarians and Book‐buyers generally, arranged so as to serve as a continuous catalogue of new books…

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To provide a list of non‐fictional books, as published, for the use of Librarians and Book‐buyers generally, arranged so as to serve as a continuous catalogue of new books ; an aid to exact classification and annotation ; and a select list of new books proposed to be purchased. Novels, school books, ordinary reprints and strictly official publications will not be included in the meantime.

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New Library World, vol. 3 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 December 1902

We publish elsewhere a report of the judgment delivered by Mr. LOVELAND‐LOVELAND, K.C., Chairman of the County of London Sessions, in the case of the Kensington Borough…

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We publish elsewhere a report of the judgment delivered by Mr. LOVELAND‐LOVELAND, K.C., Chairman of the County of London Sessions, in the case of the Kensington Borough Council versus Bugg. The termination of this case has been called a “compromise” by some of the trade journals, and it is well to point out that it was nothing of the kind. When a conviction is confirmed in a higher court, and when proceedings are stayed upon an undertaking being given by the defendants that they will do what they were proceeded against for not doing, the description of such circumstances by the term “compromise” is ridiculous—particularly when a judgment is accompanied by remarks so decisive and uncompromising as those which were made by the learned Chairman in reference to this case. The suggestion that the case should bo brought to a conclusion in the manner indicated came from the Bench, who were evidently perfectly satisfied as to the meaning which attaches to the word “Cornflour,” and the course suggested was obviously intended merely to save the time of the Court; while the fact that the defendants submitted to the terms imposed without oven attempting to bring forward such evidence as they might have been able to get to support their position, is in itself amply sufficient to show that their advisers had appreciated the weakness of their case. There has been the usual outery in the trade journals about the sufferings of the innocent tradesman, and about “interference with the liberties of manufacturers.” In the whole history of the administration of the Food Acts in this country there are hardly any instances of prosecutions for the sale of an article under a name which is properly applicable to another, in which such outcries have not been raised. Such outcries may, however, be taken as blessings in disguise, since they mainly serve to emphasise the facts and to educate the public. The term “Cornflour” is well known to have originated from the expression “Indian Corn Flour,” and it unquestionably has a specific meaning which is not applicable to either of the two words of which the term is made up. Originally, perhaps, the term “Indian Corn Flour” may have meant the actual meal of Indian Corn or Maize, but, by the usage of more than forty years the term “ Cornflour” means the prepared starch of Maize. No doubt it has been honestly thought by some that in view of this fact any starch might bo described as “Cornflour,” but such a position is quite untenable There is no argument which can bo adduced in support of the contention that rice starch may bo described as Cornflour, which cannot also be brought forward in support of a statement that any starch whatever may be sold as Cornflour. The absurdity of this position is so obvious that it is needless to discuss it. The starches obtained from different sources are different in physical characters, in structure, and in other respects. For these reasons they are differently acted upon by the digestive juices. Moreover different starch preparations exhibit differences which are due to the presence of minute amounts of special flavouring substances derived from the raw material; and these differences it is most important to consider since they often give to an article certain characters which are required by the purchaser. A number of instances in point could be brought forward. It is no more permissible to substitute rice starch for maize starch than it is to substitute potato starch for arrowroot starch, and, for reasons which are perfectly well known and always acted upon in the medical profession, a medical man who orders a patient to be fed on a particular starch food, such as cornflour, would strongly and rightly object—particularly in certain cases —to the substitution of another starch preparation for that which he had ordered. The matter has been settled in such a way and with so strong an expression of opinion on the part of the tribunal which dealt with it, that we think it unnecessary to discuss it further.

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British Food Journal, vol. 4 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 25 September 2020

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Teacher Preparation in Scotland
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