Author(s)Gard, Lori A. (author)
Moffatt, Lyndsay (Thesis advisor)
Moffatt, Lyndsay (Supervisory Committee Member)
Wiebe, Sean (Supervisory Committee Member)
Moffatt, Lyndsay (Examination Committee Member)
Wiebe, Sean (Examination Committee Member)
McAuley, Alexander (Examination Committee Member)
Nellis, Robert (Examination Committee Member)
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AbstractUsing the art of living inquiry, through the form of auto-ethnographic narrative, this research explores the question: in what ways has auto-ethnographical blogging made me more aware of the need for an ethic of care in my teaching practice? The research I have conducted is concerned with lived experience as archived on my blog, The Pursuit of a Joyful Life, a space where I often write reflectively as a teacher. Throughout my inquiry, I look at several blog entries written in order to uncover the ways in which blogging has strengthened my commitment to the ideals of the profession, as well as studied in order to discover what influence my choice, to engage in an on-line reflective blogging format focused on ethic of care, has had on my thinking. I nurture the ideas I have come to embrace about the ethic of care and reflect on my learning about pedagogies of love. In chronicling my writing, I am coming to find my true calling, both in the blogosphere as well as in the educational profession.
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Jamaica : Parliamentary Oversight of Public Finances--An Institutional ReviewWorld Bank (Washington, DC, 2013-11-14)Sound legislative oversight of public finances is crucial to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of public spending. All national governments, and particularly those that are accountable to their citizens through free elections and the voice of civil society, are concerned with the efficiency and efficacy of public finances. More broadly, well-functioning parliaments promote good governance; enhance transparency and accountability, including for public expenditures and their results; widen public discourse on national priorities and options; and build better partnerships between officials and representatives and their electorate. In all this, those among the citizenry with the least have the most to gain. This report responds to a request from the Government of Jamaica to review the structure and capacity of the Parliament of Jamaica to undertake its constitutional role with respect to oversight of the nation's public finances. Jamaica's Parliament is the country's supreme legislative body, consisting of an elected House of Representatives and an appointed Senate (Upper House), as well as the Queen or her representative, as the ceremonial head, and the Governor General. The Government of Jamaica has amended various legislations to adopt a Fiscal Responsibility Framework (FRF). The FRF includes specific fiscal targets as well as provisions to include the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and public service control over expenditures and lending.