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["FAD, A Simple and Powerful Database Language", F. Bancilon et al, Proc 13th Intl Conf on VLDB, Brighton, England, Sep 1987].
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We bought our first box of Lego at the aforementioned visit and ever since our daughter has been hooked like a fish reeled in by pester power and attendant character trait, faddism.
Many pregnant teens are at risk of nutritional deficiencies from poor eating habits common in adolescence, including attempts to lose weight through dieting, skipping meals, food faddism, snacking, and consumption of fast food.24
Quasi- and pseudo-scientific faddism flourished; quackery and the scientific method, equally divided, were tenacious opponents.
Although at times very fun, the sub genre has almost become a byword for faddism and style over substance.
PET and the pendulum: Faddism in education and how to stop it.
A food faddism causing vision loss in an autistic child.
"We take youngsters into a process of drills, of practice, of diets, and faddism, of missing matches so that they can prepare to play.
Happily, by 1993 Massachusetts figured out faddism was just that, and embarked upon reform that included new spending where needed, embraced charter schools, and insisted upon tough curriculum frameworks and high-stakes testing to match.
Intervention for change and development in the Third World was full of short term "faddism."
While the slow pace of change within administrative agencies charged with promulgating dietary guidelines and health recommendations is a source of frustration to reform advocates like Pollan, careful deliberation within the regulatory process helps to mitigate the often extreme swings in dietary advice dispensed by private sector experts in an area especially prone to faddism. Moreover, providing no government standard at all for industry claims about nutrition is unlikely to improve the overall quality of dietary advice available to consumers.
Similarly, a nuanced understanding of universities can reveal whether they are demonstrating an excessive resistance to the sustainability agenda, or a healthy resilience against social engineering, indoctrination, and intellectual faddism. A piece or two of institutional theory helps.