WorldCat Identities

Allen, Robin W.

Works: 5 works in 40 publications in 3 languages and 1,217 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: QA76, 004.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin W Allen
Feynman lectures on computation by Richard P Feynman( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1983 to 1986, the legendary physicist and teacher Richard Feynman gave a course at Caltech called "Potentialities and Limitations of Computing Machines." Although the lectures are over ten years old, most of the material is timeless and presents a "Feynmanesque" overview of many standard and some not-so-standard topics in computer science. These include compatibility, Turing machines (or as Feynman said, "Mr. Turing's machines"), information theory, Shannon's Theorem, reversible computation, the thermodynamics of computation, the quantum limits to computation, and the physics of VLSI devices. Taken together, these lectures represent a unique exploration of the fundamental limitations of digital computers
Conferencias sobre computación by Richard P Feynman( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fainman keisanki kagaku( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of family-centered, strengths-based social work practice in early intervention programs by Robin W Allen( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interpretive interactionism study explored the practice of twelve social workers employed in early intervention programs for the families of children with special needs. In particular, this study examined the nature of social work practice given the mandate from Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1991 (IDEA) that the role of families in early intervention programs is to be strengthened. Using in-depth interviews and content analysis, the researcher collected descriptions of the process of working with families. Both social workers and their directors/administrators were interviewed to develop an understanding of how social workers make meaning of their practice with families, and to explore the environmental context in which the social workers practice. In addition, the educational and training background of the social workers and their directors was examined. The programs that were included in the study reported that a family-centered philosophy guides their service delivery model. This study examined how each of these programs defines and implements their version of family-centered practice. Strengthening the role of families in early intervention programs through the implementation of a family-centered philosophy is described as a process where programs are at different stages. The implementation of Part H of IDEA has caused many changes in the programs such as increased staff size, introduction of new disciplines and a team-based service delivery model, and increased bureaucracy. Programs also reported chronic problems of staff shortages and lack of resources. Next, the specific roles and responsibilities of the social workers are described as well as descriptive accounts provided of how they help families. The social workers reported the way that they help families the most is by empathic listening. The study points to a number of practice and policy implications: First, the importance of adequate supervision and emotional support for social workers; Second, the need for a clearer understanding of what family-centered, strengths-based practice means; and, the importance of preparing early intervention professionals in proactive approaches to cost containment strategies that are dramatically changing the way in which social welfare services are being delivered
Feynman Lectures on Computation (Lectures on Computation) by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Associated Subjects
Feynman lectures on computation
Alternative Names
Allen, Robin

アレン, R

Conferencias sobre computación