Jaques presents a totally new general theoretical foundation for understanding the individual and social behavior of all living organisms. In contrast to existing theories of behavior which are static, Jaques has succeeded in breaking through to a truly dynamic orientation. This breakthrough, resulted from his fundamental research into work organizations that led to the realization that the difference between inanimate processes and all living behavior, is that all living behavior is composed of intentional goal-directed work.
This continuous work entails the use of judgment in choosing goals and in making the decisions necessary to get to these goals. This work process is the same in all living organisms, including humans. It is an ineffable process of the total organism, inaccessible to direct observation and experience. Intentionality is the dynamic of behavior. This discovery has led over the past 50 years to extensive discoveries--objective measures of work complexity, and of the level of complexity (capability) of individuals in all species; how human language differs from communication in other species; the need to distinguish between horizontal evolutionary mutations within a given level of capability, and vertical evolution to species with higher levels of complexity; the nature of freedom within mutual-trust inducing constraints. Set forth to radically change the nature of all behavioral and social sciences in the new millenium, Jaques' analysis is essential reading for all scholars, students, and researchers as well as the general public involved with the behavior of living organisms.
This book presents some of the most trenchant critical analyses of the widespread claims for the recent emergence of a knowledge economy and the attendant need for greater lifelong learning. The book contains two sections: first, general critiques of the limits of current notions of a knowledge economy and required adult learning, in terms of historical comparisons, socio-political construction and current empirical evidence; secondly, specific challenges to presumed relations between work requirements and learning through case studies in diverse current workplaces that document richer learning processes than knowledge economy advocates intimate. Many of the leading authors in the field are represented. There are no other books to date that both critically assess the limits of the notion of the knowledge economy and examine closely the relation of workplace restructuring to lifelong learning beyond the confines of formal higher education and related educational policies. This reader provides a distinctive overview for future studies of relations between work and learning in contemporary societies beyond caricatures of the knowledge economy. The book should be of interest to students following undergraduate or postgraduate courses in most social sciences and education, business and labour studies departments, as well as to policy makers and the general public concerned about economic change and lifelong learning issues. D. W. Livingstone is Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work and Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. David Guile is Professor of Education and Work at the Institute of Education, University of London.
LIFE IS A BLAST! Minuteman to Ministry A Pastor Looks Back on His Life And Anticipates the Future! by Pastor Cecil Thompson Life starts for everyone at the moment of birth. What a profound statement! It is what we do with that life that counts. To ask the question, "How in the world did I get here?" Seems to demand another question, "Where is here?" Here is where we happen to be at this very moment. It is not a particular age or a particular achievement. It is where we are right now. I have been writing for many years but most of it has been unrelated to specific periods of time. You might say it has been a recounting of random thoughts, stories, illustrations, and memories. Someone much wiser than me as suggested that while there is still time I need to put down some of the things that I have done that will not be remembered after I'm gone. Isn't that a cheerful thought?! And so my story begins. This little boy who was stuck with the name Junior was about to enter life and have the most wonderful experience that can even be imagined. Yes I had many disciplines along the way, but as I look back they were all deserved, and a few I got away with. Please fasten your seat belt and take this trip with me. Pastor Cecil A. Thompson
A Search for Sovereignty maps a new approach to world history by examining the relation of law and geography in European empires between 1400 and 1900. Lauren Benton argues that Europeans imagined imperial space as networks of corridors and enclaves, and that they constructed sovereignty in ways that merged ideas about geography and law. Conflicts over treason, piracy, convict transportation, martial law, and crime created irregular spaces of law, while also attaching legal meanings to familiar geographic categories such as rivers, oceans, islands, and mountains. The resulting legal and spatial anomalies influenced debates about imperial constitutions and international law both in the colonies and at home. This original study changes our understanding of empire and its legacies and opens new perspectives on the global history of law.
Heroines Suzanne Morse and Nancy Tremblay are about to become your alter egos. You will be brought into their lives and be part of them. So when you lie in bed reading my books you will be sailing a perilous journey on the South China Seas. When you turn a page over morning coffee or tea you will taste love in the delights of the men that they are with.
I am Brenda Sue, a murder, mystery, suspense / thriller, romantic, author with a mission to provide adventures that will leave you intrigued and keep you to expect the unexpected.
The Metamorphosis Novels present the trilogy you will not want to miss......
Web of Deceit
Brenda Sue, an imaginative, creative only child, began writing at an early age, often skipping high school classes to attend journalism and creative writing courses with her friend, at Boston University.
Self Raising four daughters, while establishing a career as an electrologist/esthetician, she owned a prestigious day spa for 32 years.
Brenda has written murder/mystery/comedy/dinner theater shows that ran for many years in the Greater Boston Area. She loves art, making people happy and the magic of exploring life. Positive thinking is at the core of Brenda's philosophy. She brings her readers to new adventures and experiences.