This book presents an institutional study located at the intersection mathematics education and vocational education. Using the concept of technology as a unifying theme, it presents a critique of neoliberalist policies and their impact upon curriculum, teachers' work, and the apparent de-institutionalization of vocational education - with particular reference to mathematics education and the consequences for adult students as (potential) workers and citizens.
Eminent mathematician Ioan James celebrates the extraordinary contribution made by Jewish people in mathematics and physics, from Norbert Wiener to Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. He tells the life stories of thirty-five men and women, born in the nineteenth century, who were at the forefront of research in their fields.
Rudolf Haller has focused philosophical vision on the empiricism and other common themes of Austrian philosophy. The essays in this volume honour Haller, and some of them are about his work. Others concern other historical figures. The volume is not confined to commentary, however, for other essays on diverse philosophical subjects in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind are written by Austrian philosophers exhibiting the continuity of the past to the present philosophy in Austria. The book ends with an autobiography and bibliography of Haller.
This collection by 14 American and European experts provides an informed critical assessment of parallel processes of economic and political transformation from orthodox Marxist-Leninist regimes to contrasting forms of market economies and democratic governance in Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and eastern Germany.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2006, held in Vancouver, Canada, July 2006. The book presents 19 revised full papers and 8 revised short papers. The papers are organized in topical sections on intelligent text processing, perceptive systems, smart visualization, visual features, sketching and graphical abstraction, intelligent image and film composing, as well as smart interaction.