Creating a Learning Society

A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Creating a Learning Society

It has long been recognized that an improved standard of living results from advances in technology, not from the accumulation of capital. It has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less-developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries grow is largely a function of the pace at which they close that gap. Thus, to understand how countries grow and develop, it is essential to know how they learn and become more productive and what government can do to promote learning. In Creating a Learning Society, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald cast light on the significance of this insight for economic theory and policy. Taking as a starting point Kenneth J. Arrow's 1962 paper "Learning by Doing," they explain why the production of knowledge differs from that of other goods and why market economies alone typically do not produce and transmit knowledge efficiently. Closing knowledge gaps and helping laggards learn are central to growth and development. But creating a learning society is equally crucial if we are to sustain improved living standards in advanced countries. Combining accessible prose with technical economic analysis, Stiglitz and Greenwald provide new models of "endogenous growth," up-ending thowhe thinking about both domestic and global policy and trade regimes. They show well-designed government trade and industrial policies can help create a learning society, and how poorly designed intellectual property regimes can retard learning. They also explain how virtually every government policy has effects, both positive and negative, on learning, a fact that policymakers must recognize. They demonstrate why many standard policy prescriptions, especially those associated with "neoliberal" doctrines focusing on static resource allocations, have impeded learning. Among the provocative implications are that free trade may lead to stagnation whereas broad-based industrial protection and exchange rate interventions may bring benefits—not just to the industrial sector, but to the entire economy. The volume concludes with brief commentaries from Philippe Aghion and Michael Woodford, as well as from Nobel Laureates Kenneth J. Arrow and Robert M. Solow.

Python Programming Illustrated For Beginners & Intermediates“Learn By Doing” Approach-Step By Step Ultimate Guide To Mastering Python

The Future Is Here!

Python Programming Illustrated For Beginners & Intermediates“Learn By Doing” Approach-Step By Step Ultimate Guide To Mastering Python

Python Programming Illustrated Guide For Beginners & Intermediates Whether you are at a beginner or intermediate level this book is crafted just for you! Learn Python Fundamentals This is your beginner's step by step guide with illustrated pictures! Learn one of the most essential, renowned and practical programming languages in 21st century. Python is a general purpose programming used by many start-ups. Its design emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace Did you know Mozilla Firefox, PBS, Reddit, and even NASA! All use Python programming for their websites? Providing constructs whether small or large scale Python is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. What You Will Learn: Python Running Your First Program Identifiers Variables Data Types Codes Practical Implementations And, much, much more! If you want to learn more about python programming it is highly recommended you start from the ground up by using this book. Why not start off by making a small and affordable investment with your illustrated beginners guide that walks you through python programming step by step. Why choose this book? Addresses Fundamental Concepts Goes Straight To The Point, No fluff or nonsense Practical Examples High Quality Diagrams "Noob friendly" (Good For beginners) Object Oriented Programming With Python Lambda Expressions Endorses Learn "By Doing Approach" Concise And To The Point I been working tirelessly to provide you quality books at an affordable price. I believe this book will give you the confidence to tackle python programming at a fundamental level. What are you waiting for? Make the greatest investment in knowledge base right now. Buy your copy now!

Learning by Doing

Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) Version 4

Learning by Doing

This is a lab manual to help supplement and enhance Cisco Networking Academy material. Except this is written in an easy to read style and emphasizes learning by doing not learning by lecturing or using computer based tutorials. This material maps to the newest version of Cisco's CCNA test. This book is Volume 1 of a 2-volume set.

Let Us Python Solutions

Learn by Doing-the Python Learning Mantra

Let Us Python Solutions

Solutions to all Exercises in Let Us Python, Cross-check Your Solutions DESCRIPTION Practice! That is what Python Programming is all about. To be able to master Python you need to practise writing a large number of programs in it. As you try to do so, you would find that there are multiple ways of writing any program. So you need to find out whether you have chosen the best way to implement your program. That’s where you would find this book useful. ‘Let Us Python’ contains exercises at the end of each chapter. Solving these exercises would help you build your Python skills. As you do so, many of you would feel the need for a trusted companion who will ratify your answers and programs. ‘Let Us Python Solutions’ will be that trusted companion. It will help you validate your answers and teach you how to write better Python programs. KEY FEATURES - Strengthens the foundations, as detailed explanation of programming language concepts are given in simple manner. - Lists down all the important points that you need to know related to various topics in an organized manner. - Prepares you for coding related interview and theoretical questions. - Provides In depth explanation of complex topics and Questions. - Focuses on how to think logically to solve a problem. - Follows a systematic approach that will help you to prepare for an interview in short duration of time. - Exercises are exceptionally useful to complete the reader’s understanding of a topic. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN 1. Data types, Control flow instructions, console & File Input/Output 2. Strings, list & tuples, List comprehension 3. Sets & Dictionaries, Functions & Lambdas 4. Dictionary Comprehension 5. Modules, classes and objects, Inheritance 6. Operator overloading, Exception handling 7. Iterators & Generators, Decorators, Command-line Parsing WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR Students, Programmers, researchers, and software developers who wish to learn the basics of Python programming language. Table of Contents 1. Introduction to Python 2. Python Basics 3. Strings 4. Decision Control Instruction 5. Repetition Control Instruction 6. Console Input/Output 7. Lists 8. Tuples 9. Sets 10. Dictionaries 11. Comprehensions 12. Functions 13. Recursion 14. Functional Programming 15. Modules and Packages 16. Namespaces 17. Classes and Objects 18. Intricacies of Classes and Objects 19. Containership and Inheritance 20. Iterators and Generators 21. Exception Handling 22. File Input/Output 23. Miscellany 24. Multi-threading 25. Synchronization

Engaged Learning for Programming in C++

A Laboratory Course

Engaged Learning for Programming in C++

Engaged Learning for Programming in C++: A Laboratory Course takes an interactive, learn-by-doing approach to programming, giving students the ability to discover and learn programming through a no-frills, hands-on learning experience. In each laboratory exercise, students create programs that apply a particular language feature and problem solving technique. As they create these programs, they learn how C++ works and how it can be applied. Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) is addressed within numerous laboratory activities.

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners

iPhone, iPad and Mac Programming Made Easy

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners

It seems as if everyone is writing applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, but how do they all do it? It’s best to learn Objective-C, the native language of both the iOS and Mac OS X, but where to begin? Right here, even if you’ve never programmed before! Objective-C for Absolute Beginners will teach you how to write software for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad using Objective-C, an elegant and powerful language with a rich set of developer tools. Using a hands-on approach, you’ll learn to think in programming terms, how to use Objective-C to build program logic, and how to write your own applications and apps. With over 50 collective years in software development and based on an approach pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University, the authors have developed a remarkably effective approach to learning Objective-C. Since the introduction of Apple’s iPhone, the authors have taught hundreds of absolute beginners how to develop Mac, iPhone,and iPad apps, including many that became popular apps in the iTunes App Store.