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    The Consideration of Costs in Improving Literacy
    (2011-01-01) Levin, Henry M
    Costs and effectiveness must be considered jointly in making professional and policy decisions in the English language arts, as in other areas of education, if we are to use resources most effectively.
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    Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
    (2015-01-01) Belfield, Clive R
    Chapter 9 from the Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy
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    Costs of Implementing Adolescent Literacy Programs
    (2007-01-01) Levin, Henry M; Catlin, Doran; Elson, Alex
    This publication applies cost analysis to three alternative programs for addressing the literacy needs of striving adolescent readers. It highlights the dramatic differences in costs due to differences in implementation of the same “generic” intervention.
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    Diseases of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium-Photoreceptor Complex in Nonrodent Animal Models
    (1998) Aguirre, Gustavo D; Ray, Jharna; Stramm, Lawrence E
    Book Overview: The retinal pigment epithelium is a critical tissue within the eye. It lies directly behind the retina, where it provides metabolic support to the photoreceptors and controls their local environment. As a result, the RPE is vital to retinal function, but also a site of aging and disease that cause dysfunction and visual loss. This book brings together comprehensive reviews of basic and clinical science concerning the RPE. It is organized to juxtapose chapters on RPE disease with chapters on the underlying pathophysiology. These include up-to-date accounts of growth factors, laser effects, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, Bruch's membrane pathology, as well as new diagnostic tools such as ocular coherence tomography, in vivo imaging of lipofuscin and non-photic electrical responses. Other chapters cover pharmacology and toxicology, mechanisms of retinal adhesion and detachment, RPE pigments and transport, congenital and dystrophic diseases, animal models of RPE disease, and different aspects of age-related macular degeneration. The history and evolutionary aspects of the RPE are also presented. The contributing authors are experienced clinicians and eminent basic scientists who work on this critical part of the eye. The book will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the eye, and a necessity for specialists in the fields of retinal physiology and retinal disease.