Planning for the Foundation Stage

Ideas for Themes and Activities

Planning for the Foundation Stage

This text is a follow-up to Planning, Play and the Early Years. It takes the planning stage one step further by showing how specific play activities can be used to deliver the pre-school curriculum. The book helps students to complete curriculim plans covering the six learning areas of the Foundation Stage. It also shows students how to differentiate activities to meet the individual needs of each child.

Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

This is the single fullest summation of the ideas of one of the most eminent and controversial cultural theorists of our time.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 2e

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 2e

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 2e Presents the principles of soil mechanics and foundation engineering in a simplified yet logical manner that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It includes all the relevant content required for a sound background in the subject, reinforcing theoretical aspects with comprehensive practical applications.

Handbook of Machine Foundations

Handbook of Machine Foundations

Imperfect designing of machine foundations based on empirical formulations has led to the problem of troublesome vibrations in the existing foundations. Recent developments in the field of structural and soil dynamics have helped establish basic design principles for various types of machine foundations. In order to achieve efficiency and economy in the design, it is imperative that the designer have an in depth knowledge of various aspects of analysis, design and construction of machine foundations

Foundation Design and Construction

Foundation Design and Construction

Foundation Design and Construction has long been established as the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the subject. The combination of soil engineering principles, design information, and construction details, makes this book an essential resource for undergraduates and practitioners alike. The text first introduces basic theory and then, by means of case studies, practical worked examples and design charts, develops an in-depth understanding of foundation design and construction methods. Types of foundation covered include shallow strip, pad and raft, basement structures, driven and bored piles, and deep shafts. Practical information is also given on foundation design for swelling and shrinking clays, filled ground and mining subsidence areas. In addition the text contains a useful introduction to computer-aided design.The seventh edition has been brought up-to-date with recent developments in foundation design and construction techniques. These include recent research undertaken by the Construction Industry Research and Development Association (CIRIA) leading to new methods and design rules, and a discussion of the requirements for the latest draft of Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design.

The Foundation

Its Place in American Life

The Foundation

As president of the Carnegie Corporation from 1922 to 1941, Frederick Keppel became a widely respected interpreter of philanthropic foundations. First published in 1930, The Foundation became one of his best-known works. As a brief, straightforward, and candid discussion of foundations and their activities, the volume was rightly praised. The book begins with a review of the history of foundations and then goes on to explain the then-current organization of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Julius Rosenwald Fund, and a number of other trusts. It sets forth the purposes and procedures of different types of foundations — community foundations like the New York Community Trust as well as grantmaking foundations like the Commonwealth Fund. Comparing foundations to universities, the book argues that the most essential common purpose of the foundation is the furtherance of learning, culture, and research. It also calls on foundation executives to "practice... the art of being well-informed" and urges that informal advisory boards be relied on to provide specialized expertise. At the time Keppel became president of the Carnegie Corporation, the foundation was still a relatively new type of philanthropic organization. It is likely that Keppel had a significant impact on public attitudes toward these new kinds of organizations. His administrative style and his effort to find the money necessary to assist as many seekers as possible almost certainly helped remove the distance, mystery, and, in some quarters, the hostility that had surrounded foundations. He believed that foundations were accountable to the public, and he sought constructive criticism. Keppel's calls for openness and his service orientation undoubtedly helped define professional foundation practice. He understood what had to be accomplished if foundations were to gain an established place in American society and importantly contributed to the processes through which that was achieved. The Foundation helps us understand how and why he did what he did.

Philosophical Foundation of Education

Philosophical Foundation of Education

From The Dawn Of Civilization, Man Has Been Marching In Search Of Wisdom. Various Experiments Are Projected Through Education, So That Humanity, Happiness And Harmony Be Wedded Together. Education Is Indispensable For Making Life And Living Meaningful And Purposive. Its Significance Cannot Be Fully Appreciated Unless It Is Looked At In Proper Perspectives Philosophical, Sociological And Psychological.The Philosophical Perspectives Provide The Basis Of Education In Terms Of Values, Aims And Objectives. Without A Philosophical Basis, Education Tends To Lose Its Direction. In Addition, Philosophy Provides A Framework Within Which Education And Educational Problems Can Be Discussed. Above All, The Nature Of Decisions Is Significantly Determined By Philosophy And Education. A Philosophy Of Education Is Often Adequate To Make Immediate Resolution To Conflicts. Thus, Philosophy Of Education Is A Comprehensive Area Of Knowledge With An Interdisciplinary Approach.Keeping In View The Significant Bearing Of Philosophical Basis Of Education On Life And Society, The Present Book Philosophical Foundation Of Education Has Been Written. It Is An In-Depth Study Of All The Aspects Related To Education. Beginning With The Philosophical Foundation Of Education, The Book Analytically Discusses Education In Relation To Issues Of Human Values, Freedom And Discipline, Peace And Democracy And Its Application In Classroom Teaching. It Also Acquaints The Readers With The Indian Philosophy Of Education. Apart From These, It Analytically Presents The Aims, Creativity, Role And Human Factors Of Education. Here, The Indian Standard Of Education Has Been Particularly Studied.It Is Hoped That The Present Book Will Prove Immensely Useful For The Students And Teachers Of Both Education And Philosophy. Even The General Readers Will Find It Highly Informative.