Guides Categorised: Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

    Contemporary China

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    Introduction 1978 marks the launch of economic reforms for China when veteran statesman Deng Xiaoping assumed leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and introduced a new economic development strategy aimed at rebuilding China’s ailing economy and society. The new Chinese government led by Deng Xiaoping adopted an open-door policy and encouraged foreign trade and investment… Read more »

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    Humanitarianism

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    Introduction Humanitarianism is defined as the act of improving the welfare and happiness of people in relation to saving lives and alleviating the suffering of people who have been caught in or displaced by man-made and natural disasters and warfare.  It also involves helping communities to prevent and/ or to make vigorous preparations for potential… Read more »

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    Role of boards in setting executive director’s compensation

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    Introduction Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organisation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and financial management policies as well as by making sure the organisation has adequate resources to advance its mission. The director/executive compensation environment continues to evolve and the benchmarked best practices continue to change. Besides… Read more »

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    Climate Change

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    Introduction Climate change refers to significant, long-term changes in the global climate. The global climate is the connected system of sun, earth and oceans, wind, rain and snow, forests, deserts and savannas, and everything people do, too. Changes in the global climate and resultant changes to land areas, oceans and coastal regions impact us and… Read more »

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    Seminal Books on Early Childhood Education

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    Introduction This resource guide is a step towards developing a practical and authoritative early childhood education collection at the National Library Singapore and is useful for industry practitioners, educators and students pursuing early childhood education courses. A total of 164 titles covering different aspects of early childhood education are listed under the following eight categories:… Read more »

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    Ageing & Longevity

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    Introduction According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health refers to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people. Healthy ageing is defined as developing and maintaining optimal health and functions in older adults in a society. It can be achieved through the safeguard of communities, active promotion of health and wellbeing, healthcare services and… Read more »

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    100 General Reference eBooks on Overdrive

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    Introduction This resource guide features 100 digital reference titles specially selected from the NLB OverDrive* platform. The titles fall into three broad subject categories: Business Science and Technology Social Sciences and Humanities Covering key topics such as business management, sustainability, energy sources, culture and social media, these 100 ebooks are a convenient way to access… Read more »

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    Social Learning

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    Introduction The social learning theory (1977) was the brainchild of an influential psychologist, Albert Bandura, and has become an important theory for examining how people learn. Bandura believed that learning can be done through observing, instruction, imitation and modelling the behaviour of others. In today’s Internet-based environment, a great proportion of social and non-formal learning… Read more »

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    Indian National Army (INA)

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    Introduction This resource guide lists some resources on the Indian National Army (INA) and prominent INA leader, Subhas Chandra Bose, which are available in the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library. The Indian National Army (INA) was formed in Singapore in February 1942. At the urging of their Japanese captors, almost 20,000 Indian prisoners-of-war had come… Read more »

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    The Korean War

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    Introduction At the end of World War Two, Korea was divided into two along the 38th parallel – the communist-occupied North (then called The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea) and the South (The Republic of Korea). The Korean War began on 25 June 1950, with the invasion of North Korea (supported by the Russians) in… Read more »