Bibliography: Surveillance Education (page 69 of 81)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized for the Whistleblowers - Progressive Backgrounder website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center. Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Barbara W. Hartung, Gene Burd, James Chin, Washington Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Register, Rebecca Karl, Robert S. Fisk, Julie Gehl, and Chauncey A. Morehouse.

Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Programs. (1977). Oil Spills and Spills of Hazardous Substances. The stated purpose of this publication is to describe some of the more significant spill incidents and the mechanisms, both managerial and technological, to deal with them. This publication is targeted for school, general public, and other such audiences. Sections include effects of spills, prevention of spills, responding to spills, spill surveillance, spill incidents, spills of hazardous substances, international cooperation, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Offices. Along with many black and white photographs of oil spills and clean-up efforts, this publication contains discussion of several recent spills. Among the spills described are the Torrey Canyon, the Santa Barbara off-shore well blow-out, San Juan River spill, Tappan Zee barge spill, the Argo Merchant disaster and many others. Also described are clean-up measures employed and plans for dealing with future spills. Hazardous substance accidents described are tank car, terminal, barge, and ship spills of PCB's, toxaphene, chlorine, strip mine ponds, and chlorinated hydrocarbons.   [More]  Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Chemical Industry, Environmental Education, Government Publications

Towers, Wayne M.; Hartung, Barbara W. (1985). Magazine Readership and Some Uses and Gratifications: A Replicated Approach. Since the concepts of surveillance (international information and keeping up with the job that the government is doing), diversion (being entertained and killing time), and interaction (people learning more about themselves) have been developed for newspaper and television but not necessarily for magazines, a study applied 14 uses-and-gratifications statements concerning these concepts in an initial telephone sample of 543 adults in a western urban area and a replicated telephone sample of 557 adults from the same area. Overall, the findings revealed that magazine readership in general was related to the diversion idea of improving the reader's lifestyle and the interaction concept of getting information to pass on to other people. Reading consumer magazines was specifically related to improving lifestyles, while reading newsmagazines put more emphasis on the interaction of understanding what is going on. Finally, magazine nonreaders were more likely to be oriented toward local information, an area rarely, if ever, covered by the magazine medium. Descriptors: Adults, Incentives, Information Needs, Journalism

Fisk, Robert S.; Duryea, E. D. (1977). Academic Collective Bargaining and Regional Accreditation. An Occasional Paper. In recent decades, an increase in federal and state support for higher education has carried with it a correlative increase in surveillance by government agencies. Although the role of regional accrediting bodies has not yet been challenged directly, state and federal governments have embarked on policies and actions that bear upon their function. Faculty unionization is an important influence affecting the management of colleges and universities, and is thus a new condition that regional accrediting bodies will have to consider. A study was undertaken in 1975 under the auspices of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools to observe the effects of unionization on the accreditation process. The followup study in 1976, reported here, involved the input of the three regional accrediting associations regarded as most experienced with academic collective bargaining: the Middle States Association, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.   [More]  Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Policy, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty

Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario). (1990). AIDS Resource Directory and Repertoire de ressources sur le SIDA. This set of documents presents directories of resources on the topic of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) available in Canada in English and in French. The first section in each directory contains a list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of organizations from which readers may obtain the listed resources. Resources are then listed and annotated under the categories of: (1) aboriginal and northern peoples; (2) adults; (3) epidemiology, surveillance, and biomedical research; (4) the Federal Centre for AIDS; (5) treatment and caregivers; and (6) youth. The section on adults is subdivided into four parts: general, AIDS in the workplace, parents, and women. The section on AIDS and youth provides resources on both in-school youth and street youth. A total of 75 resources are included. All resources are listed alphabetically in the index. Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adults, Caregivers

Federal Register (1987). Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools; Final Rule and Notice. Part III: Environmental Protection Agency. 40 CFR Part 763. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) to require all local education agencies (LEAs) to identify asbestos-containing materials in their school buildings and take appropriate action to control release of asbestos fibers. The LEAs are required to describe their activities in management plans which must be made available to all concerned persons. This document contains the rules and regulations regarding this ruling including: (1) background information; (2) provisions of the final rule; (3) response to public comments; (4) economic impact; (5) rulemaking record; (6) assessment requirements; and (7) Section 763, subpart E–asbestos containing materials in schools. Subpart E discusses scope and purpose, definitions, LEA responsibilities, inspection, sampling, analysis, assessment, response actions, operation and maintenance, training and surveillance, management plans, recordkeeping, warning labels, compliance and enforcement, and waiver. An appendix describes mandatory and nonmandatory transmission electron microscopy analytical methods.   [More]  Descriptors: Asbestos, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education

Gehl, Julie; Karl, Rebecca (1984). Two First-Person Accounts of Intercultural Experiences: But I Am Danish (?) and "A-doka." Occasional Papers in Intercultural Learning No. 6. These nonfiction, first-hand accounts of the experiences of two young women sojourning in foreign countries offer insights into the cultural adjustments, problems, and rewards foreign exchange students may encounter. A Danish woman recounts her difficulty in readjusting to her home country following a year in Kenya, emphasizing the cultural and emotional conflict she felt in relearning her native country's customs concerning student-teacher relationships, parent-child interaction, and public displays of affection. Problems and challenges encountered as a member of a white minority in a black nation are also discussed. An American woman reminisces about the difficulties she encountered when she visited the home of her Taiwanese boyfriend for the New Year, an important traditional Taiwanese holiday. Efforts to learn foreign language and customs, to be accepted by the people of a provincial village, and to deal with ridicule and constant surveillance are among the issues discussed. Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitude Change, Cultural Differences, Cultural Exchange

Morehouse, Chauncey A., Ed. (1977). Sports Safety II, Proceedings of the National Sports Safety Conference (2nd, Chicago, Illinois, October 15-17, 1976). In this conference on safety and sports, conducted by the American School and Community Safety Association, five major topics were discussed. The first item concerned injuries in physical activities, the prevention of injuries in sports and a report on a survey of athletic injuries and deaths. The second item covered was the subject of injury surveillance systems. The third topic discussed was issues and developments in sports safety in high school and college programs, as well as programs for women and general recreational programs. Standards in sports equipment and facilities, and programs to reduce serious athletic injuries was the fourth subject under discussion. In the concluding session, liability and litigation in competitive sports, informal sports, and recreation programs was discussed. Throughout the conference the responsibility of athletic coaches was emphasised.   [More]  Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Athletic Equipment

World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe. (1987). AIDS and the Newborn. Report on a WHO Consultation (Copenhagen, Denmark, April 9-10, 1987). Health for All 2000 Target 4. Reflecting worldwide concern over the spread of the AIDS epidemic, the Sexuality and Family Planning Unit of the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe brought advisors from seven European countries and the United States together to engage in a discussion of AIDS and the newborn, and that consultation forms the basis of this report. Topics addressed include: (1) the magnitude of the pediatric AIDS problem in Europe and in the United States; (2) diagnosis and surveillance of AIDS and HIV infection; (3) modes of transmission; (4) risk of transmission from mother to child; (5) screening for HIV infection; (6) termination of pregnancy; (7) counseling and education of pregnant women found to be HIV positive; (8) milk banks; (9) immunization; (10) follow-up HIV positive mothers; (11) treatment; and (12) fostering and adoption. Thirty-one references, 6 tables, and a list of participants in the consultation conclude the report. Descriptors: Abortions, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adoption, Disease Control

California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento. (1986). Sex Offender Task Force Report. This report includes the findings of a California task force convened to examine juvenile and youthful sex offenders and the impact of their behavior on the citizenry. The foreword notes this report attempts to identify informational and research needs and encourage networking and coordination to support state and local efforts to improve the delivery of justice system services and responds to the need to emphasize public protection and offender accountability. Forty-one recommendations are made and discussed. The recommendations fall into these categories: (1) treatment of sex offenders; (2) surveillance and control; (3) training of staff working with offenders; (4) victim awareness; (5) interagency networking; (6) research and evaluation needs; and (7) legislation. The appendix includes a list of task force members, survey questions, individuals who testified, a description of a model treatment program, and a bibliography. Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime, Justice, Law Enforcement

Burd, Gene (1980). An "Autopsy" Approach to Frontier Press History: The Ghost Town Newspaper. An assessment of newspapers from ghost towns in the United States is proposed in this paper as a means of improving the definitions of frontier journalism beyond national time periods, expansion over geographical space, and primitive policy and practices. It is suggested that an evaluation be made by measurement and appraisal of those newspapers' coverage of community functions to detect when they provided environmental surveillance so as to warn or forecast possible signs of community decline. A list of guiding questions and a review of the literature of frontier advocacy journalism is provided. A news content analysis of the quality of life in areas of land use and development, economics, transportation, human/group relations, government, health, information/education, recreation/entertainment, and natural resources is suggested.   [More]  Descriptors: Community Responsibility, Journalism, Media Research, Municipalities

Chin, James (1979). Guidelines for Analysis of Communicable Disease Control Planning in Developing Countries. Volume 1: Communicable Diseases Control Planning. International Health Planning Methods Series. Intended to assist Agency for International Development (AID) officers, advisors, and health officials in incorporating health planning into national plans for economic development, this first of ten manuals in the International Health Planning Methods Series deals with planning and evaluation of communicable disease control programs. The first four articles provide an overview of the subject and discuss specific aspects of the programs, such as program organization, surveillance systems, and immunization projects. Ten articles on specific diseases and disease types discuss malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, veneral disease, filariasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, bacterial enteric diseases, parasitic enteric diseases, and rabies. The papers outline the complexities of epidemiogologic interactions between disease-causing organisms, their reservoirs, and hosts in different geographic, climatologic, and cultural settings. (A supporting document in the International Health Reference Series containing a literature review and annotated bibliography is available separately as CE 024 223.)   [More]  Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Developing Nations, Disease Control, Guidelines

Educational Service Region of Cook County, Chicago, IL. (1974). Vandalism Survey and Report. Suburban Cook County School Districts. The statistics on vandalism compiled in this report were obtained from a survey of all 717 schools in suburban Cook County and give a broad overview of the extent, frequency, and financial costs incurred as a result of vandalism in the schools. The survey includes information on methods of protection and surveillance such as security personnel, mechanical and electronic protection systems, and fire alarm and heating system monitoring; specific information on accidental and deliberate vandalism inside and outside school buildings; hazards such as accidental and deliberate fires, explosions and floods; expulsions, suspensions, and police referrals as a result of apprehended vandals; and the approximate costs to school districts for all vandalism.   [More]  Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Police School Relationship

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center. (1990). Private Security Training. Phase 3: Private Investigator. Instructor Edition. This curriculum guide provides instructional materials for the private investigator phase of a private security training course of study. Five units cover the following topics: understanding responsibilities to clients; interpreting laws of private investigations; complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; conducting investigations and surveillance; and locating and communicating information. Each unit of instruction is composed of some or all of these components: objective sheet with introduction and unit and specific objectives; suggested activities with details for preparation, delivery, and evaluation; a list of references; information sheets; supplements with instructions that could be used for solving a problem or reinforcing the enrichment of learning; transparency masters; assignment sheets; assignment sheet answer keys; written tests; and test answer keys. Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Communication (Thought Transfer), Confidential Records, Confidentiality

Dailey, Bob (1981). Gymnastics Safety and The Law. Data collected from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) and 26 tort liability cases are examined as a basis for recommendations for gymnastics instructors, supervisors, and administrators. Tables supply supportive statistics for a discussion of gymnastics injuries classified by sex, body part injured, severity, and circumstances of injury. Elements used in bringing a suit based on negligence are reviewed: instruction, equipment, supervision, and administration. Trial procedures, defenses against negligence, and characteristics of plaintiffs and defendants in the cases are compared and discussed. Brief outlines of the cases and their outcomes are followed by a conclusion in which recommendations for gymnastics participants (students and instructors) are suggested. A glossary of legal terms is appended. Descriptors: Accidents, Administrators, Athletic Coaches, Athletic Equipment

DiCara, Cheryl; And Others (1990). Childhood Injuries in Maine: A Status Report. Purposes of this report are to: (1) describe the extent of the childhood injury problem relative to diseases and other conditions affecting children in Maine who are 1 to 19 years of age; (2) give an overview of what is known about the incidence of childhood injuries in Maine; and (3) offer recommendations to improve the state's ability to control childhood injury. The primary causes of childhood injury deaths in Maine are accidents related to motor vehicles, fires, drowning, and suicide. The majority of childhood injury hospitalizations in the state are reimbursed by Blue Cross or commercial insurance, but about 20 percent are covered by public funds and another 10 to 15 percent are uninsured. A comprehensive approach to childhood injury control must be implemented if the state is to effectively reduce the threat of injuries to children. The approach should include data surveillance, public and professional education, and planned community intervention. Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Role, Children, Death

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