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The change in a company's or nation's earnings, revenue, GDP or some other measure from one period of time (usually a year) to the next. Growth shows by how much the measure has grown or shrunk in raw dollar amounts, but may be expressed as a percentage as well. It may or may not be adjusted for inflation.
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Growth is an increase in the value of an investment over time. Unlike investments that produce income, those that are designed for growth don't necessarily provide you with a regular source of cash.

A growth company is more likely to reinvest its profits to build its business. If the company prospers, however, its stock typically increases in value.

Stocks, stock mutual funds, and real estate may all be classified as growth investments, but some stocks and mutual funds emphasize growth more than others.

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Their thinking has reflected age-related cognitive theory about college students explained by Perry--that appropriate classroom management can foster cognitive growth revealed through student writing.
Research is needed, however, to determine what components of counseling experience contribute to cognitive growth. A number of our practitioners held advanced degrees or were enrolled in doctoral work.
As previously mentioned, a child's early cognitive growth and development is at risk when parents do not plan for preschool attendance, literature and technology accessibility, and cultural exposure (Lee and Burkam 2002).
Three of the subscales have 11 items (Sensitivity to Cues, Response to Distress, Social-Emotional Growth Fostering) and one has 17 items (Cognitive Growth Fostering).
The 12-step program provides several of Sprinthall's (1994) conditions for cognitive growth. For example, clients achieve the role-taking experience by taking on the role of a recovering individual, and they achieve a balance between the tasks of the new role and time for reflection through group discussions at 12-step meetings, through individual discussions with a sponsor, and through the use of written "step work." Support is provided through attendance at 12-step meetings and social activities with others in the program and through involvement with formal counseling.
The above discussion of the distinctions between the developmentalists' perspective of cognitive growth as interpreted through the modernist lens and our adapted concept of liminality is summarized in Figure 4.
The NCAST Teaching scale is comprised of 73 binary items across four caregiver behavior subscales: sensitivity to cues (11 items), response to distress (11 items), social-emotional growth fostering (11 items), and cognitive growth fostering (17 items).
Erickson and O'Conner's (2000) more accurate portrayal of the relationship between cross-cultural contact and service-learning can provide some possible explanations for our findings, and assist service-learning practitioners in designing service experiences that maximize the potential for those individuals, who are open to social cognitive growth, to experience positive change.
Knowing and Understanding Students Competent music teachers have knowledge and understanding of students' physical, social and cognitive growth and their past musical experiences.
Most cognitive growth occurs when campers are faced with new, somewhat difficult circumstances.
They are particularly well-suited for kids with disabilities as tools for both motor skills and cognitive growth. (A word of warning: children with pica should be carefully monitored so as not to put the small pieces in their mouths.)
Chapters include: adolescents in social context; adolescents in theoretical context; adolescents in ethnic context; sexual maturation and physical growth; body image; traditional views of cognitive growth -- Piaget and Elkind; intelligence, information processing, and decision making; self-concept, identity, ethnicity, and gender; sexual values, behavior, and education; adolescent society, culture, and subculture; social development, relationships, dating, nonmarital cohabitation, and marriage; development of moral judgment, character, values, beliefs, and behavior; adolescents and their families; divorced, parent-absent, and blended families; education and school; work and vocation; adolescent alienation; and substance abuse, addiction, and dependency.

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