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    Subject Benchmark Statement: Sociology: Draft for consultation, January 2016

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    SUSTAINABILITY OF EVALUATION FUNCTION IN LITHUANIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

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    This article sets out to examine the public policy evaluation model, which is applied for evaluating public policy in Lithuania. Thedata was collected from the papers published by local researchers, official documents available at the ministries and agencies websites and other printed materials. Qualitative data for this paper was taken from the series of individual interviews with public officialsand evaluators (conducted 200ÔÇô2010). The data was supplemented with quantitative data from the survey about the scope andsignificance of evaluation in Lithuania (conducted in 2010). It was found that monitoring system was weak designed and requiredsignificant reinvention. The reinvention of the monitoring system will built base for the future evaluation of the results. It is suggestedthat that the greatest demand for the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity in the government leads to the highest use of performancemanagement and evaluation as a tool for decision-making.KEY WORDS: evaluation, program, monitoring, Lithuania

    Subject Benchmark Statement: geography

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    Total Instructional Time Exposure and Student Achievement: An Extreme Bounds Analysis Based on German State-Level Variation

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    Using pooled data on instructional time and student performance by subject, our study finds evidence for the school inputs-student achievement relationship for German states. This finding is robust both to the inclusion of state fixed effects and in an extensive extreme bounds analysis. It stands in contrast to the majority of related studies. We argue that this is due to an error-in-variables problem and implied misinterpretation of existing studies that disregard the fact of learning being a cumulative process by relying on rather poor proxies for instructional time. Highschool ninth graders from the OECD Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA-E) testsÔÇÖ bottom percentiles bene.t most from extra-instructional time measured in cumulated form from first up to ninth grade. Besides total instructional time exposure, we identify eight further social environment and institutional variables with robust impact on student performance. In contrast to instructional time hardly any of these factors can be affected by policy in the short run.education production function, student performance, school resources

    Subject benchmark statement : geography : draft for consultation

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    ├ťlkeleraras─▒ k├╝resel e┼čitsizlik- reel b├╝y├╝me ili┼čkisinin uzun d├Ânemli geli┼čimi

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    This paper looks at long term development of relationship between inter-regional global income inequality and economic growth. Using data from Angus Madison and applying method is based on Gini inequality index. It is shown that the inter-regional income inequality has corrupted sharply during long term period in the world (from 1950-98) and corruption of inter-regional global income inequality effected negatively to real economic growth.Bu çal─▒┼čma, ülkeler aras─▒ küresel gelir e┼čitsizlikle reel büyüme ili┼čkisinin uzun dönemli geli┼čimini konu alm─▒┼čt─▒r. Uygulamada kullan─▒lan veriler Angus Maddison’dan al─▒nm─▒┼č olup uygulama yöntemi gini e┼čitsizlik endeksine dayanmaktad─▒r. Uygulama sonuçlar─▒, küresel çapta ülkeler-aras─▒ gelir da─č─▒l─▒m─▒nda keskin bir bozulman─▒n uzun dönem için (1950–98) geçerli oldu─čunu ve bölgeleraras─▒ küresel gelir da─č─▒l─▒m─▒ndaki bozulman─▒n reel ekonomik büyümeyi ters yönde etkiledi─čini göstermektedir

    The Utah Statesman, April 4, 1984

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    Weekly student newspaper of Utah State University in Logan.https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/newspapers/2531/thumbnail.jp

    WHO ARE THE KEY PLAYERS IN ENERGY POLICY IN POLAND? THE ROLE OF INTEREST GROUPS IN ENERGY TRANSITION

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    The paper presents an analysis of the role of interest groups in Poland's energy policy in the context of the EU climate and energy policy. The main aim of the analysis is to try to answer the question of who shapes the Polish energy policy, which stakeholders have the greatest impact on, who are the key players, and what kind of interest intermediation system has developed in the energy sector. Poland's energy mix is dominated by coal, which results from the ownership structure in the energy sector, strong influence of conventional (coal) energy companies and centralization of energy policy. The interests of coal energy companies are protected by the government both in Poland and at the EU level. The research puts forward a thesis that Polish energy policy is co-shaped by conventional energy companies, which leads to their monopolistic position and the formation of a neocorporatist model with elements of statism, and the process of illiberal backlash and creeping authoritarianism further strengthens their role. Privileging the interests of the state-owned energy companies hampers the process of energy transition in Poland, which is contrary to the EU's climate and energy policy

    Bryant University Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

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