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Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States

by DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Skills matter. In the past year, a remarkable convergence of data, analysis, and policy informed us of just how much they matter to individuals, their families and communities, and to the economy overall. This report presents a vision for making adult skill development--upskilling--more prevalent, efficient, effective, and convenient. This vision rests on an understanding that foundation skills--the combination of literacy, numeracy, and English language as well as employability skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary life--are a shared responsibility of, and value and benefit to the entire community<P><P> This report begins with a deeper look at the data before articulating seven strategies to transform adult learning in the United States, illustrated with "Innovation in Action" vignettes from around the country. It includes a section describing the efforts undertaken by ED subsequent to the OECD Survey to gather facts, analyze trends, and seek input from a broad range of stakeholders in roundtable discussions.

Gala-Days

by Gail Hamilton

Tennessee Comprehensive Driver License Manual

by Tennessee Department of Safety Homeland Security

The purpose of this manual is to provide a general understanding of the safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle.

God's Faithfulness in Trials and Testings

by Sandy Edmonson

This short booklet is filled with encouraging insights, drawn from Scripture. The author writes with compassion, and explains Bible passages in a way that is clear and easy to understand. The author of this book donated a digital copy to Bookshare.org. Join us in thanking Crusader Books for providing its accessible digital book to this community.

GHS label: explosive (Large Print)

by Rnib

This is a pictogram used on containers and workplace hazard warnings, meaning contents are explosive. It is from the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), an international system, created by the United Nations. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. The label comprises of an exploding bomb in a red diamond. The bomb is shown as sphere that has exploded in the centre of the diamond. Lines extend out from the broken sphere representing the force of the detonation spreading out and there are small fragments that have been ejected from the bomb.

GHS label: explosive (UEB Uncontracted)

by Rnib

This is a pictogram used on containers and workplace hazard warnings, meaning contents are explosive. It is from the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), an international system, created by the United Nations. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. The label comprises of an exploding bomb in a red diamond. The bomb is shown as sphere that has exploded in the centre of the diamond. Lines extend out from the broken sphere representing the force of the detonation spreading out and there are small fragments that have been ejected from the bomb.

Thirukural

by Thiruvalluvar

Organized into three sections Thirukural is the one most ancients texts in Tamil that focuses on ethics. Known popularly as Ullaga Podhu Marai, Thirukural is made up of the three sections, viz, Arattu Paal, Porutpaal and Kaamattupaal

BISG Guide to Accessible Publishing: 2019 Edition

by Bill Kasdorf Elaine Ober Robin Seaman

The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing offers both a succinct introduction to the basics of accessibility and the market advantages to publishers for adopting best practices in creating accessible digital content. It is available in the EPUB 3 format and serves as a model of a properly accessible publication. <P><P>The guide addresses why and how to create, distribute, and display accessible digital content and provides an overview of these topics: <br>The critical importance of accessibility <br>The business case for making content accessible <br>Practical advice on how best to make content accessible <br>Legal requirements for accessible content <P><P>The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing can help companies: <br>Make content more discoverable <br>Reach an untapped market <br>Streamline production workflow <br>Save money by creating "born accessible" educational materials <P><P>This is a critical and hopeful time, when technology and massive industry shifts are mitigating the constant catch-up effort that currently limits access and requires so much extra work to create accessible content. With the BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing, publishers will discover an invaluable resource. When all digital content is also “born accessible,” the dream of equal access to information for everyone will be a reality.

Coronavirus - COVID-19

by Hesperian Health Guides

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus, which is a small germ (too small to see without a microscope), that can spread between people. Hesperian Health Guide's COVID-19 fact sheet helps clearly answer the following important questions: What is COVID-19? How does the coronavirus spread? Who does coronavirus infect? How can you prevent infection?

As a Matter of Course

by Annie Payson Call

Annie Call wrote for The Ladies Home Journal. Her main interest was mental health. Call states that when we no longer put up resistance to the things in life that seem to be painful and evil we can then reach interior freedom. We free our natural love of self. The preface begins, "The aim of this book is to assist towards the removal of nervous irritants, which are not only the cause of much physical disease, but materially interfere with the best possibilities of usefulness and pleasure in everyday life." Topics covered include physical care, amusements, brain impressions, the triviality of trivialities, moods, tolerance, sympathy, others, one's self, children, illness, sentiment versus sentimentality, and problems.

How To Mind Map: The Thinking Tool That Will Change Your Life (PDF)

by Tony Buzan

A practical pocket guide that teaches you how to Mind Map with ease from Tony Buzan, the inventor of the Mind Map. Mind Maps® are the ultimate thinking tool for maximizing your brainpower and radically improving your performance. Mind Mapping is a revolutionary system of planning and note taking that has changed the lives of millions of people all over the world. How to Mind Map is THE definitive guide to Mind Maps brought to you by their inventor Tony Buzan. This practical pocket guide explains everything you need to know about Mind Maps and shows how they make it easy to: Get started on and plan a project • Think up brilliant ideas • Remember things • Save time.

Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story Of A Forgotten Child

by Cathy Glass

The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass…

The Intention Experiment: Use Your Thoughts To Change The World

by Lynne McTaggart

Ever wondered if your intentions, prayers or wishes have a real, calculable effect on the world? Here, from Lynne McTaggart, groundbreaking author of ‘The Field’, comes riveting accounts of scientific investigations and real case histories with evidence that we are all connected and our intentions can be harnessed as a collective force for good.

Daddy’s Little Earner: A Heartbreaking True Story Of A Brave Little Girl's Escape From Violence

by Maria Landon

The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons.

Helpless: The True Story Of A Neglected Girl Betrayed And Exploited By The Neighbour She Trusted

by Marianne Marsh

Neglected by her careless parents, Marianne turned to her neighbour, the one person that she thought she could trust….

Endal: How One Extraordinary Dog Brought A Family Back From The Brink

by Allen Parton Sandra Parton

The remarkable story of Endal, voted ‘Dog of the Millennium’, and how, through his remarkable skills, companionship and unstinting devotion, he gave Allen Parton a reason to live again.

Mummy Knew: A Terrifying Step-father. A Mother Who Refused To Listen. A Little Girl Desperate To Escape

by Lisa James

Four-year-old Lisa's world turned upside down when her step-father moved in. Most of the time he was just violent but then he started making her do things to him she knew were wrong. Soon he was visiting her at night. Lisa begged her mother for help but she just shrugged, telling Lisa he would have his way. It was the greatest betrayal of all.

Angel Babies: And Other Amazing True Stories Of Guardian Angels

by Theresa Cheung

Following in the hugely popular ‘Angel Saved My Life’ series comes a moving new collection of real-life stories from the Afterlife.

Just a Little Run Around the World: 5 Years, 3 Packs Of Wolves And 53 Pairs Of Shoes

by Rosie Swale Pope

After her husband died of cancer, 57-year-old Rosie set off to run around the world, raising money in memory of the man she loved. Followed by wolves, knocked down by a bus, confronted by bears, chased by a naked man with a gun and stranded with severe frostbite, Rosie's breathtaking 20,000-mile solo journey is as gripping as it is inspiring.

The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

by Robin Sharma

The much-anticipated book in the number 1 bestselling Monk series, a compelling and timely fable about living your best life in these complex times

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