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Japan's science and engineering pipeline: structure, policies, and trends

Japan's science and engineering pipeline: structure, policies, and trends

Date: October 23, 1987
Creator: Cummings, William K.
Description: This report discusses the Japanese higher education graduates in science and engineering. It discusses the work force in these fields and the major structural reforms in the education system.
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Financing care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders

Financing care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders

Date: August 11, 1986
Creator: Davis, Karen & Neuman, Patricia
Description: This report discusses the financing for patients with Alzheimer's disease,and policy options.
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The evolution of distance learning: technology-mediated interactive learning: a report for the study, "Technologies for learning at a distance", Science, Education, and Transportation Program

The evolution of distance learning: technology-mediated interactive learning: a report for the study, "Technologies for learning at a distance", Science, Education, and Transportation Program

Date: July 1989
Creator: Dede, Christopher
Description: This report has two primary goals. One objective is to provide provocative ideas on how emerging forces external to education may shape the future of distance learning. The second purpose is to depict a potential new field, technology-mediated interactive learning, that may result from synthesis of distance learning, cooperative learning, and computer-supported cooperative work.
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The effectiveness of AIDS educational programs for intravenous drugs users

The effectiveness of AIDS educational programs for intravenous drugs users

Date: March 1988
Creator: Des Jarlais, Don C.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential effectiveness of “educational” programs for preventing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS among IV drug users.
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The context for exploring workplace monitoring

The context for exploring workplace monitoring

Date: September 26, 1986
Creator: Deutsch, Steven
Description: This report describes the history of monitoring work and the legal framework which applies to employee privacy rights and associate4d issues of worker protection.
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The international context of labor-management relations: implications for workplace monitoring

The international context of labor-management relations: implications for workplace monitoring

Date: September 26, 1986
Creator: Deutsch, Steven
Description: This report explores some of the international developments and notes contrasts with the United States, and some potential lessons with regard to managing the new technology systems of Labor relations and issues relevant to workplace monitoring.
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Psychophysiological monitoring: possibilities and prospects

Psychophysiological monitoring: possibilities and prospects

Date: September 1987
Creator: Donchin, Emanuel
Description: This report describes the present, near, and long term the evolving capabilities for monitoring and interpreting psychophysiological signals and in particular the Event Related Brain Potential (ERP) with particular emphasis on such ERP components as the P300.
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The effectiveness of educational programs to help prevent school-age youth from contracting HIV: a review of relevant research

The effectiveness of educational programs to help prevent school-age youth from contracting HIV: a review of relevant research

Date: March 1988
Creator: Douglas, Kirby
Description: This report reviews the research on AIDS and sex education programs. It examines the more significant studies that have evaluated the actual impact of those programs upon various outcomes, including knowledge, attitudes, skills and sexual behaviors.
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Computer networks in elementary and secondary education

Computer networks in elementary and secondary education

Date: October 16, 1987
Creator: Dowdy, Earl
Description: This report discusses the power of new tools for teaching and learning
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Child maltreatment in the United States: etiology, impact, and prevention

Child maltreatment in the United States: etiology, impact, and prevention

Date: May 1987
Creator: Dubowitz, Howard
Description: This report starts out with definitions of child abuse and neglect, then it discusses the manifestation, effect and costs of child abuse and neglect, short term and long term.
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Life-sustaining technologies and the elderly: legal issues: Canada

Life-sustaining technologies and the elderly: legal issues: Canada

Date: 1989
Creator: Dugan, Holly
Description: This report discusses the government financing of health care and life-sustaining technologies in Canada.
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The Senior Respite Care Program

The Senior Respite Care Program

Date: April 1986
Creator: Dunn, Louise
Description: This report discusses a community survey of 112 caregivers, may of them Alzheimer's Disease families, that had indicated that their primary need was the ability to get away from their caregiving responsibilities for "a few hours now and then."
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Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

Date: 1986
Creator: Dworkin, Ronald
Description: This report discusses the rights of seriously and permanently demented people. Do they have the same right to autonomy, to the beneficence of their custodians, to dignity, and to a minimum level of resources as sick people of normal mental competence have? The emphasis is on extended analysis of various philosophical issues.
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Assessing human risks posed by neurotoxic substances: final draft

Assessing human risks posed by neurotoxic substances: final draft

Date: December 16, 1988
Creator: ENVIRON Corporation
Description: This report discusses risk assessment as a analytic process by which the nature and magnitude of risk is identified.
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Employee perceptions and supervisory behaviors in clerical VDT work performed on systems that allow electronic monitoring

Employee perceptions and supervisory behaviors in clerical VDT work performed on systems that allow electronic monitoring

Date: April 1986
Creator: Eisenman, Elaine J.
Description: The purpose of this report is to obtain empirical data about how the potential monitoring capabilities of new office systems technology are, in fact, being taken up by management and reacted to by employees.
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Electric power wheeling and dealing: technological considerations for increasing competition: volume II--contractor documents, part C.

Electric power wheeling and dealing: technological considerations for increasing competition: volume II--contractor documents, part C.

Date: January 1988
Creator: Fenn, Scott
Description: This report is to provide the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) with an overview of some of the investment issues affecting the future of the electric power industry in support of OTA's ongoing study on competition in the industry. The paper is organized in three chapters.
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Transplantation of adrenal tissue into the nervous system

Transplantation of adrenal tissue into the nervous system

Date: July 30, 1989
Creator: Fine, Alan
Description: This report the transplantation of adrenal medullary tissue to the nervous system.
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Politics, policy, and China's future course

Politics, policy, and China's future course

Date: May 1986
Creator: Fingar, Thomas
Description: This report starts out with an overview of China's politics, the post-Mao era. The report continues with China's policy evaluation.
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The transfer of western managerial knowledge to China

The transfer of western managerial knowledge to China

Date: May 1986
Creator: Fischer, William A.
Description: This report discusses Chinese management, labor productivity, quality of industrial and consumer products, costumer service level, and worker motivation.
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Dementia among nursing home patients: defining the condition, characteristics of the demented, and dementia on the RUG-II classification system

Dementia among nursing home patients: defining the condition, characteristics of the demented, and dementia on the RUG-II classification system

Date: April 1986
Creator: Foley, William J.
Description: This report discusses how dementia affects the quality of life, the increasing number of demented persons, the onset of dementia conditions.
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Economic incentives and disincentives for recycling of municipal solid waste

Economic incentives and disincentives for recycling of municipal solid waste

Date: December 1988
Creator: Franklin Associates, Ltd.
Description: This report is divided into an Executive Summary and four chapters. These chapters examine Federal subsidies to virgin materials, the potential for Federal subsidies for recycled materials, Federal subsidies for alternative energy sources, and state efforts at increasing recycling through tax incentives.
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Public access to congressional support agency information in the technological age: case studies

Public access to congressional support agency information in the technological age: case studies

Date: November 12, 1987
Creator: Frantzich, Stephen
Description: This report discusses the rational for public access, approaches to public access, challenges and opportunities of new technology, and the potential impact on the government printing office.
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Congressional applications of information technology

Congressional applications of information technology

Date: February 1985
Creator: Frantzich, Stephen E.
Description: This report discusses the implications of specific information technology applications on the Congress.
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Renal dialysis decisionmaking

Renal dialysis decisionmaking

Date: March 1, 1986
Creator: Freeman, Richard B.
Description: This report summarizes the general policies of acceptance of patients for treatment. Decision to initiate treatment with dialysis are made by review committees in each of six institutions that provide dialysis treatments.
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