BLOGPosted on March 4, 2013 by MHRFAdmin
The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation (http://mcgraw-hillresearchfoundation.org/) and HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm, unveiled a new policy paper examining the impact of healthcare design on accountable care goals. “Accountable Design for Accountable Care” examines healthcare in the United States and the context for the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act (PPACA), illustrates how healthcare design impacts accountable care aims, and investigates immediate actions that can be taken to integrate design research into improving healthcare facility design and patient care.
To download a copy of “Accountable Design for Accountable Care” click here.
Listen to HOK’s Richard Saravay, senior principal, and Erin Peavey, researcher and medical planner, discuss the impact of healthcare design on accountable care goals.
In category: White Paper Tags: Derrek Clarke, Erin K. Peavey, healthcare system, HOK, hospital_design, Julie Zook, mcgraw-hill research foundation, Nick_Watkins, Richard Saravay, Timothy M. Gorton, white_paper, Whitney Austin Gray
Posted on February 26, 2013 by MHRFAdmin
America may rank among the planet’s wealthiest countries, but so many of its citizens have a poor grasp on managing their personal finances.
Improvement of the nation’s financial literacy is clearly necessary. In a new McGraw-Hill Research Foundation white paper, “The Challenge of Financial Numeracy: Requisite Mathematical Reasoning for Financial Literacy,” author Michael Lee argues that the heart of the problem is an inability of many people to apply basic principles of quantitative reasoning in the financial decision-making process.
Listen to Michael Justin Lee, CFA, talk about improving the nation’s financial numeracy.
In category: White Paper Tags: financial_literacy, Financial_Numeracy, mcgraw-hill research, white_paper
The Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Workforce Education: New Approaches Needed to Close Growing Skills GapPosted on January 31, 2013 by MHRFAdmin
A new white paper released by The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, “The Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Workforce Education: New Approaches Needed to Close Growing Skills Gap” summarizes a discussion among education and business leaders who participated in a Roundtable at the East-West Center in Honolulu; participants focused on the implications of the growing workforce training and skills gap that is making it difficult for businesses in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere to find trained and competent employees. Karen Knudsen, director, Office of External Affairs East-West Center; Marilyn Matsunaga, executive director, O’ahu Workforce Investment Board; Ron Painter, chief executive officer of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and Mitch Rosin, director, Adult Learning and Workforce Initiatives at McGraw-Hill Education took part in the Roundtable and are authors of the white paper. They report that Roundtable participants believe educational institutions and employers must collaborate to develop more effective career pathways, as the current systems of providing workplace training and skills development are not meeting the ever-changing demands of a 21st century global labor market.
To download a copy of the paper click here.In category: White Paper Tags: asia-pacific, Karen_Knudsen, Marilyn_Matsunaga, Mitch_Rosin, Ron_Painter, Roundtable, workforce_education, workforce_training
Posted on December 11, 2012 by MHRFAdmin
A new white paper released by The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, “The Rebirth and Retooling of Character Education in America,” written by Russell J. Sojourner, Ph.D., director of Leadership Development at CEP, explains how a re-energized and innovative approach to character education today offers great opportunity to provide children with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to become life-long learners, get good jobs, have healthy relationships and to become productive and contributing members of the community. Effective school-based character education must promote the pursuit of excellence and the pursuit of ethical behavior.
To download a copy of the paper click here.
Listen to Mark Hyatt, President and CEO of Character Education Partnership (CEP) discuss character education as being a 24/7, lifelong endeavor.In category: White Paper Tags: Character Education Partnership, character_education, mark_hyatt, mcgraw-hill research foundation, russell_sojourner, white_paper
Posted on November 28, 2012 by MHRFAdmin
A new white paper released by The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, “Portable, Stackable Credentials: A New Education Model for Industry-Specific Career Pathways,” written by James T. Austin, Gail O. Mellow, Mitch Rosin, and Marlene Seltzer, details how secondary and post-secondary educational institutions and business can meet the challenges of a 21st century global jobs market that demands increasing numbers of employees with mid- and high-level technical skills. The authors show how this could be accomplished by designing a system of portable, stackable credentials embedded in transparent, more easily navigable career pathways.
To download a copy of the paper click here.
In category: White Paper Tags: ames T. Austin, Career Pathways, Gail O. Mellow, Marlene Seltzer, Mitch Rosin, Portable_Stackable _Credentials, white_paper
Posted on September 27, 2012 by MHRFAdmin
In a white paper released by The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, entitled “Creating the Sustainable City: A Community Engagement Strategy That’s Working,” author Cori Burbach, discusses how Dubuque, Iowa, has developed into a more sustainable city through an innovative movement focused more on community-created and citizen-led initiatives than on traditional government programs. Burbach describes a variety of sustainability initiatives focused on economic prosperity, environmental integrity, and social/cultural vibrancy over a six-year period. The effort involved issues including water quality, recycling, green space needs, public transit, cultural vitality, accessibility, and downtown revitalization.
The paper offers ways that other communities of Dubuque’s size – population of approximately 58,000 – can replicate their model of sustainability. This is important because more than 40 percent of the United States population lives in communities with 200,000 people or less.
To download a copy of the white paper click here.
Listen to Cori Burbach, Sustainable Community Coordinator, The City of Dubuque talk about Creating the Sustainable City. (Podcast is an mp3 file.)In category: White Paper Tags: City_of_Dubuque, cori_burbach, Dubuque, Sustainability, white_paper
Posted on September 13, 2012 by MHRFAdmin
The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation released a new white paper “Improving College Student Success: The Challenges and Promise of Developmental Education.” Strong developmental education programs must be regarded as a cornerstone of college preparation in the U.S. because more students are entering college without the necessary skills to thrive and ultimately graduate. In the paper, co-authors Robert S. Feldman, Ph.D. and Mattitiyahu Zimbler, Ph.D., examine the elements of successful developmental education programs and offer suggestions for the future.
To download a copy of the white paper, please click here.
Posted on July 12, 2012 by MHRFAdmin
The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation released a new white paper, “Common Core State Standards: What Effect Could They Have on Adult Education and High School Equivalency Programs in the U.S.?” Authors Jeffrey A. Fantine, Adult Education Consultant and Mitch Rosin, Director, Adult Learning and Workforce Initiatives at McGraw-Hill Education, raise many crucial questions with regard to adult education and HSE. State education departments throughout the country are, for the first time, in the process of agreeing on and establishing new and more demanding educational standards for kindergarten through high school. The nationwide trends and factors prompting this coordinated rise in education standards and accountability affect adult education as much as they will K-12. The new standards are essential to help students compete in an increasingly interconnected and digital world but they will demand more from teachers, as well as from students.
To download a copy of the paper, please Click Here.
Listen to Dr. Robin Asbury, Director of West Virginia Workplace Education Programs at RASE/WVDOE talk about Common Core State Standards. (Podcast is an mp3 file.)In category: White Paper Tags: adult education, common_core_standards, Jeff_Fantine, Mitch_Rosin
Posted on June 19, 2012 by MHRFAdmin
A new white paper released by The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, “Sustainable Personal Finance”, authored by Robert B. Walker, Ph.D., advocates an alternative approach to teaching financial literacy to people of all ages–at home, in school, in the workplace and at retirement. “The U.S. is facing a dangerous knowledge gap in financial literacy for adults and children that is threatening the future economic empowerment and self-sufficiency of Americans. Statistics on foreclosures, debt accumulation and habits of over-spending and under-saving, are evidence that insufficient understanding of basic financial principles is causing critical economic and societal problems. Fourteen states now require that high school students take a personal finance class and 22 states require an economics class, and while this is a start toward improving financial literacy, it’s far from enough.”
To download a copy of the paper, please CLICK HEREIn category: White Paper Tags: financial_literacy, Mount_Mercy_University, Robert_Walker, white_paper
Posted on May 17, 2012 by MHRFAdmin
The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation and United States Council Foundation Issued a White Paper Exploring New Approaches to Lifelong Learning for the 21st Century
A white paper released today from the United States Council Foundation, the educational arm of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), and The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation summarizes the conclusions of “The Education and Human Capital Requirements Roundtable.” In order to address the needs of the 21st century economy, educators, policy makers and the business community should develop a common global approach to education, skills development and lifelong learning. Suggested approaches include building resilience into curriculums and shifting the focus from either/or knowledge or skills training to an area that includes both.
The paper calls for a continuous, cogent conversation to respond to the global and personal challenges of the 21st century. To download a copy “The Education and Human Capital Requirements Roundtable” CLICK HEREIn category: White Paper Tags: 21st Century, education, Fadel, human_capital, Roundtable, United States Council Foundation, white_paper