When Timor-Leste became independent from Indonesia in 2002 the country had high expectations for the benefits of self-rule. The gap between these hopes and the reality of Timor-Leste at independence is huge. The country is ranked amongst the least developed countries in the world, suffers widespread food insecurity and an extraordinary population growth rate. The new nation has found itself at the centre of international attention in the last decade, with one of the biggest interventions in UN history, as well as amongst the highest per capita rates of bilateral assistance in the Asia-Pacific region. While the enormous international engagement has many positive aspects, it brings commensurate challenges of coordination, integration and competition, as well as an arguably limited history of success.
This volume draws together the perspectives of practitioners, policy-makers and academics on the international efforts to rebuild the worlda (TM)s newest nation. The contributors consider issues of peace-building, security and justice sector reform as well as human security in Timor-Leste, locating these in the broader context of building nation, stability and development. Engaging in deliberate consideration of both practical and theoretical complexities of international interventions, this book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of Development, Security and Southeast Asian Studies.
As social media use explodes in popularity, teachers can now share resources and interact with a broad international audience of colleagues, scholars, students, and the general public. Teachers use sites such as Twitter to develop and hone their professional identities and manage others' impressions of them and their work. This text draws on extensive research to provide guidance about teachers' use of social media for professional development and identity formation. A conceptual framework drawing on Goffman's Theory of the Presentation of Self in Everyday Life and research into how users interact online informed the case studies of preservice teachers' experiences with social media. A secondary function of the book is to guide teachers through the process of conducting action research projects in their own classrooms. Use of social media involves more than just sharing links or scattered thoughts; savvy users consider a wide variety of methods and forms of interaction. This text shares research-based best practices for these forms of information sharing, including the effects of these practices on different audiences. Twitter and other forms of social media offer an easily accessible, free mode of communication; however, while asking a question and obtaining answers from people all over the globe is exciting, and while this process can be empowering for both the questioner and the responder, it can also be problematic as viewed from a quality control perspective. Is the information accurate? Does it reflect research-based best practices? What are some of the ways that teachers can and should form personae and identities on social media? What are the risks? This text chips away at these crucial questions.
Coding is cool, and these fun projects help you get started today!
Building a Mobile App offers basic lessons in Android development, designed specifically for kids! Three fun projects walk you through basic coding skills using MIT's App Inventor?a free, online programming tool that uses a simple block style language that makes coding easy to learn. No long chapters to read, and no homework?just dive right in! You'll begin with a basic project that shows you how to make an app that works; next, you'll put those skills to work on a photo editing app that takes your skills to the next level. Finally, you'll level up one more time to become a Game Maker?that's right, you'll actually build a mobile game that you can send to your friends! Each project includes step-by-step directions and plenty of graphics to help you stay on track, and easy-to-read instructions help you complete each project frustration-free.
App building can get pretty complicated, but it doesn't have to start out that way. Start small to pick up the basics quickly, and you'll be coding in no time! This book helps you get started quickly and easily, with a focus on fun.
Adults all over the world turn to For Dummies books for clear instruction with a sense of humor; the Dummies Junior books bring that same "learning is fun" attitude to kids, with projects designed specifically for a kid's interests, needs, and skill level. Building a Mobile App gets kids coding quickly, with fun projects they'll be happy to show off!
If you are the day-to-day 'go to' person or the only one who can make decisions for your business, it's time to set yourself free and go home. In working with successful companies, I've learned you can't run a business on your own. You need people who are good at performing day-to-day operations, embrace your values and make great decisions even when you're not around. This book introduces you to a streamlined approach in the steps used to successfully train thousands of managers. These concepts are easy to grasp for owners, leaders, coaches and mentors. You will discover secrets to: Creating values and guidelines to revitalize your business. Setting priorities and communicating what matters most. Hiring and training the right people to build your team. Exact steps in coaching for success, so your employees can teach others. How to provide effective feedback to redirect and reward employees. If you are looking to 'Go Home' with confidence and peace of mind, these steps will improve your staff's morale, their effectiveness, and overall excellence while running your business.
First published over a century ago, this practical guide shows how to add traditional fences, gates, and bridges to your house, farm, or garden. Learn how to construct portable fences and hurdles, fences for streams and gullies, wickets, stiles, and other barriers and railings. More than 300 illustrations accompany straightforward instructions for installing stone, sod, board, picket, and other types of fences as well as hedges, posts, wooden and iron gates, and similar enclosures. In addition to its value as a manual, this volume is also a fine armchair book for enthusiasts of nostalgic Americana.
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