The Human Resource Function in Educational Administration
This book illustrates the human resource function " as it happens" in classrooms, in schools, at board meetings--in short, in the educational arena. It gives readers a bona fide feel for what the human resource professional does. Reliable information is provided regarding the most current thinking in the field, covering eleven fundamental processes and allowing for understanding of human resources in education, its boundaries, and how it connects to other administrative functions. Issues that have been and continue to mainstays of the field are introduced and examined. Topics include: recruitment, selection, induction, development, performance appraisal, compensation, continuity, and unionism. An excellent resource for human resource professionals in the field of education and administration.
Full Planet Empty Plates The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people. With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In this era of tightening world food supplies, the ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage. Food is the new oil,” Lester R. Brown writes. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere as well as the world’s shrinking buffers against poor harvests. With wisdom accumulated over decades of tracking agricultural issues, Brown exposes the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing.
Secret Police Man
Charts a lifetime on the London music scene from punk and the author's time since The Police.