The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't by Tony Wagner

By Tony Wagner

“In this persuasive booklet, Wagner delineates what abilities are wanted in a globalized period, why so much American faculties can't nurture them, and the way today's colleges will be reworked to domesticate tomorrow's skills."—Howard Gardner

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For details of the interface, tasks, and procedure, see [13]. Procedure. An experimenter was present and provided instructions, answered questions, and offered feedback or help during a training session. Following this orientation, the experimenter left the room and users began their session and completed 93 tasks. Users were told to complete tasks with this map-based system using their own words, and to use either pen input, speech input, or both modalities in any way they wished. The system was introduced to users as an open-microphone implementation, so they did not need to tap the pen on the screen before speaking.

We describe the data set and explain how the material is being recorded, transcribed and annotated. 2 The Shape of the Corpus Any study of naturally-occurring behaviour such as meetings immediately encounters a well-known methodological problem: if one simply observes behaviour “in the wild”, one’s results will be difficult to generalize, since not enough will be known about what is causing the individual (or individuals) to produce the behaviour. [1] identifies seven kinds of factors that affect how work groups behave, ranging from the means they have at their disposal, such as whether they have a way of communicating outside meetings, to aspects of organizational culture and what pressures the external environment places on the group.

G. ‘I think basi- ’; ‘I just meant—I mean . . ’. Particular care is also taken with punctuation at the end of a speech segment, where it indicates either that the turn continues (comma or no punctuation) or does not (full stop, question mark or hyphen). Qualitative and non-speech markers are kept to a minimum. Simple symbols are used to denote laughing ‘$’, coughing ‘%’ and other vocal noises ‘#’, while other types of nonverbal noises are not indicated in the transcription. Whispered or emphasized speech, for example, are not tagged in any special way.

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