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Neurotoxic pesticides and the farmworker: a report
This report discusses the effect of agriculture pesticides on neurological harm, cancer, reproductive damage and other serious adverse health effects.
Financial assistance, education debt and starting salaries of science and engineering graduates: evidence from the 1985 survey of recent college graduates
This report provides statistics on financial aid debt, type of financial aid, salary and percent of financial aid for the Science/Engineering students.
An analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, and of the available sources of information on educational software
This report presents an analysis of the scope and quality of the current supply of educational software, as well as analysis of the information sources available to educational software acquisition.
Mechanisms for facilitating a vital and dynamic education system: fundamental roles for education science and technology
This report aims to synthesize discussions, correspondences and readings in terms of a novel framework that characterizes advances in the field of educational science and technology.
Alternative approaches to developing a cadre of "teacher technologists"
This report discusses the use of technology in education of students K-12 and university.
Support for educational technology R & D: the federal role
This report examines the history of the United States Federal Government support for education technology research and development. The report identifies funding level for several civilian and military Federal agencies over time period, nature of programs and projects supported, six case studies of illustrative R&D program, and factors policy recommendations.
Study of international clearing and settlement: Volume VI
This report is a part of collection of expert papers on clearing and settlement. These paper are a part of Study of International Clearing and Settlement.
Technologies underlying weapons of mass destruction
This report discusses the level of technology required to produce weapons of mass destruction, the material required, and the export controls.
Epidemiology and etiology of Parkinson's disease
This report provides introduction of Dr. James Parkinson, diagnosis of Parkinson's syndromes, the age of onset of the disease, racial origin and incidence rate of Parkinson's, as well as survival after the onset of Parkinson's.
Distance learning case studies
This report discuses distance learning projects, and ways telecommunications technologies such as satellites, cable television, fiber optics, slow scan TV, instructional television fixed services, and microcomputer networking have opened up opportunities for school districts to coordinate schedules and to share resources.
Technologies for learning at a distance: looking to the future changing educational relationships
This report discusses the ways to utilize technological advertisements in distance learning. It discusses the impact of technological changes in the educational environment.
Distance education and the transformation of schooling
This report discusses the benefits and challenges of distance education. It address the question how distance learning can change our approach to learning and how it can change us.
An ethical analysis of withdrawal from life-sustaining technologies and assisted death: a report for the Office of Technology Assessment
This report is designated to offer an ethical analysis of decisions to withhold and to withdrew life-sustaining technologies form patients in accord with their wishes and interests.
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
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.
A study of distance education policies in state education agencies
This report provides a definition of distance learning and an overview of selected policies, operative policies and existing polices. The report discusses the policy changes and opportunities, as well as the implications for Federal Policy.
Evaluating distance learning technology
This report discusses the history of distance learning technology, the number of new and complex technological devices that could be applied to distance learning.
Composting technologies, costs, programs, and markets
This report provides an overview of the technology of composting which involves three major steps: 1) the preparation of the raw material, 2) the compost process itself, and 3) the grading of the final product.
The immunological aspects of neural grafting
This report starts out with an overview of the immune system, describes the central nervous system (CNS), and future consideration.
Legal and regulatory issues for neural grafts
This report discusses the use of neural grafts from fetuses that is showing some success for the treatment of disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
The role of private business in distance learning: the educational partnership
This report explicates private corporation's role in developing and executing educational partnerships to serve elementary and secondary schools. It discusses the impact of these partnerships on distance learning. as well as the cooperative role of private enterprise in serving the public authority by addressing the educational needs as the local, regional, state and national levels.
The effects of distance learning: a summary of the literature: paper for the Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment
This report offers a brief review of the general characteristics of distance education, and reports the research of the 1980s on the main issues in teaching, learning, educational planning. organization and policy making with regard to use of communications technology in contemporary distance education.
New developments in neuroscience: neural transplants and nerve regeneration technologies: ethical issues: final draft
The focal point of this report is elaboration of the metaphysical and ethical issues raised by neural transplants.
Reconstructing the brain: new strategies for brain disease
This report the use of new methods in molecular biology in the transplant process to arrest or correct brain disease. The report discusses the nature and consequences of these new methods for brain transplant technology.
Biotechnology in a global economy: Biotechnology developments in Asia - A financial prespective
This report discusses the biotechnology development, government, research institutes and industry and finance in the following countries: Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and Taiwan.
New developments in neuroscience: historical and ethical issues in neural transplants
This report investigates neuroscience, it explores the social and intellectual context surrounding advances in neurosciences.
Economic incentives and disincentives for recycling of municipal solid waste
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.
Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume II, Background papers
This report discusses the genetically engineering procedures, including: definitions and scopes, production of pharmaceuticals, control of infectious diseases, major breakthroughs needed, detection and treatment of genetic abnormalities, control of caner and leukemia, and institutional arrangements.
Assessment of disorders causing dementia: the Family Survival Project: final report
This report discusses the assessment of disorders causing dementia with disabled veterans.
Personalized decision analysis as an expert elicitation tool: an instructive experience in information security policy
This report discusses the ways that the personalized decision analysis (PDA)help the experts in decision making process.
Satellite telecommunications technology transfer to China: case study
This report discusses the Chinese satellites and launch capabilities, China's international satellite connection, and the present status and future goals to China's space communications.
Surveillance, historical policy review
This report discusses the issues at the crossroads between privacy, security and civil liberties in one hand and law enforcement, national security, or effective administration on the other.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transportation Divsion
This report discusses the railway systems in China, United States and Canada. A number of Chinese PRC railroad officers, engineers, transportation specialists, and planning experts studied in the USA.
The Role of technology transfer for China's economic future
This report discusses the impact of several industries on China's economic future. The clothing and consumer electronics industry,the motor vehicle industry. The report describes the ranking Chinese, South Korean and Japanese exports to the United States.
China's foreign policy, Beijing's military modernization, and American policy alternatives
This report discusses the determinants of Chinese foreign policy under Mao, the foreign policy changes under Deng, and the influence of military modernization on Chinese foreign policy and on Washington-Beijing relations.
Payments to physicians in the Permanente Medical Group
This report describes the function of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) to provide medical care to Health Plan members within the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their associated medical offices.
The Senior Respite Care Program
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."
Computer networks in elementary and secondary education
This report discusses the power of new tools for teaching and learning
Urinary incontinence in Alzheimer's disease
This report discusses the urinary incontinence in old people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which is associated with impaired cognition.
Impact of dementia within minority groups: submitted to Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress, contract no. 533-5300.0
The purpose of this report is to provide a foundation for understanding the impact of dementia on the ethnic minority elderly.
Financing care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
This report discusses the financing for patients with Alzheimer's disease,and policy options.
Computers and learning: do they work?: a review of research
This report discusses the role of computer in utilizing learning process.
Dementia among nursing home patients: defining the condition, characteristics of the demented, and dementia on the RUG-II classification system
This report discusses how dementia affects the quality of life, the increasing number of demented persons, the onset of dementia conditions.
Final report on the economics of dementia to the Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States
This report discusses the model of dementia economics, the occurrences of dementia, patterns of care for the demented patient,and the cost of care.
Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia
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.
Report on the treatment of elderly patients by dialysis and transplantation in Europe
This report discusses the EDTA Registry which is an organization that collects information on patients receiving treatment for end stage rental failure by dialysis and transplantation in over 30 countries in mainland Europe and on the Mediterranean seaboard.
Life sustaining technologies and the elderly: legal issues: Italy
This report discusses the impact of life-sustaining technologies on the elderly, in Italy. It offers an overview of the current and the projected population of Italy, with emphasis on 60 and over.
Life sustaining technologies: elderly in Japan
This report analyzes issues which life sustaining technologies have created with respect to growing number of elderly in Japan. It deals with future trends in the care of the elderly in the Japanese health care system.
Life sustaining technologies and the elderly: legal issues: Yugoslavia
This report discusses different existing Federal laws at republic and provincial level in Yugoslavia with regard to health insurance. it talks about the allocation of resources, the method of payments, patient rights,and ethical issues.
Issues in American engineering education: a selective review of the literature: a draft report
First part of this report describes the project, provides a timeline of significant events in engineering education, and summarizes the findings. The second part discusses the objectives of the study which is divided into three parts, and the third part is a bibliography of the materials on which this report is based.
Renal dialysis decisionmaking
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.