• By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Wednesday 17th December, 2014
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GED

A GED (General Educational Development) qualification in the United States is based on tests in writing, reading, math, social studies and science. It is intended to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge to a high school graduation certificate.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 15th August, 2011
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Global burden of disease (GBD)

Global burden of disease (GBD) measures the number of healthy years of life lost across a particular disease, risk factor, or region.The GBD measure, developed by the World Health Organization, measures burden of disease using the disability-adjusted life year (DALY). This measure combines years of life lost due to premature mortality and years of life lost due to time lived in states of less tha…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 01st July, 2011
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Grapheme

A letter or a combination of letters that represents a phoneme. A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a language.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 07th April, 2011
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Greg Duncan

Greg Duncan is distinguished professor in the department of education at the University of California, Irvine. His research has helped understand environmental influences on childhood development and the importance of skills and behaviors developed during childhood to later academic skills and eventual success in school and the labor market. Duncan was elected president of the Society for Research…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 11th November, 2010
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Gene

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 15th October, 2010
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GINI

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 15th October, 2010
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Gerry Patterson

Patterson’s ideas, such as coercive parenting, have been the catalyst for empirical studies and effective interventions around the world.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 28th July, 2010
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Graham Allen

Graham Allen was selected to contest the seat of Nottingham North at the 1987 General Election, a seat which had been won by the Conservative Party at the previous election in 1983.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 19th May, 2009
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gene expression

Gene expression refers to the translation of human genetic code into protein or RNA. It is a process whereby a certain gene is switched on and "speaks out". The expression of certain genes is affected by environmental factors.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Wednesday 25th February, 2009
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Growing Up in Australia

Growing Up in Australia is the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children initiated and funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs as part of its Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. It is examining the impact of Australia's unique social and cultural environment on the next generation to improve understanding of early child…

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