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The book provides qualitative and quantitative guidelines for Action Research, to future educators via numerous concrete illustrations, study sites, videos and other supplemental materials.
Action Research in Human Services presents an approach to action research that assists human service professionals to improving their practice. Though the action research processes articulated in this book may be used effectively with individuals, they are particularly relevant to work with groups, families, and communities. Action research is suited to a wide range of human services work--child protection, family support, domestic violence, juvenile justice, corrections, youth work, aged care, rehabilitation, community work, community development, services to the disabled, and others. Ultimately, action research enables human service professionals to work in partnership with clients, community groups, colleagues, and others to explore significant issues and to take therapeutic action to resolve problems.
This book is an essential companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action words to revitalize performance.
Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises Actors, improve your skills and become more expressive in body and voice by following the teachings of Rudolf Laban, one of the most important movement theorists of the twentieth century. This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding physical and vocal movement that will enable readers to discover how to maximize their potential. Packed with practical exercises for individuals, partners, and group work, this book integrates voice, speech, and movement. Exercises for breath support, tone, range, articulation, dynamic alignment, balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina, as well as building relationships, Actor Training the Laban Way is essential reading for all serious actors, acting teachers, and students.
An Actor's Guide-Your First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning, getting a SAG card, finding an agent, landing parts, gaining exposure, and creating publicity-but it's also packed with real-world advice from a fellow actor. Getting to know Los Angeles, finding a place to live and a job to pay the bills. An Actor's Guide presents the whole picture, for career and for daily life. Remember to thank us when you're a big star!
Here is wonderful, up-to-date material for scene study, selected from the best plays from recent theater seasons. More than 20 monologues for both men and women, carefully chosen to display the widest range of dramatic ability, are essential for auditioning actors. A large selection of parts for woman provide exciting opportunities to sharpen acting skills in roles that brought accolades from New York's toughest critics. More than 80 scenes in all, many previously unpublished, allow every actor, professional, amateur or student, to choose from either smart, sassy, often outrageous comedy or deeply moving drama--a unique, balanced collection of the most successful contemporary plays. 84 fully playable scenes with story notes. Monologues from the best new plays--including Agnes of God, Sly Fox, Key Exchange and Nuts. The best contemporary selection of scenes for women--more than 50 in all.
This book is a compendium to the ACES Program, containing its important background information and reference material while serving as an independent reference source for physicians and other health care professionals.
With new medications, medical therapies, and increasing numbers of older and medically complex patients seeking dental care, all dentists, hygienists, and students need to understand the background of common diseases, medical management, and dental management to coordinate and deliver safe care. Written by more than 25 academicians and clinicians who are experts in the content areas, the evidence-based Practical Guide from the American Dental Association takes a patient-focused approach to help you deliver safe, coordinated oral health care for patients with medical conditions. Systems-based, user-friendly format to save you time! Each chapter of this Practical Guide discusses individual conditions clearly organized under three headings: background, medical management, and dental management Other sections include: disease descriptions, pathogenesis, coordination of care between the dentist and physician, and key questions to ask the patient and physician Key features that make this a must-have book: Coverage of clinical topics including: Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Endocrine Disorders, Bleeding Disorders, Neurologic Disorders, Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, Geriatric Health and Functional Issues, Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders, HIV/AIDS and Related Conditions and much more Identification of risks related to hemostasis, susceptibility to infection, drug actions/interactions, and ability to tolerate dental care, specific to the patient's medical condition More than 200 clinical images - which you can downloaded from the book's website! Over 75 summary tables to help you digest vital information Quick reference points and guides to key dental care issues in each chapter Companion website with downloadable images and tables and a webliography with click-through links to online sources at www. wiley. com/go/patton Help your patients improve their oral and overall health. Order today! You can purchase a print copy of this book directly from the American Dental Association.
Whether you're a previously employed manager seeking new opportunities and greater job satisfaction, starting up a home-based business, re-entering the job market, or just looking to earn some extra cash on the side, this book will help you discover the business that's just right for you. This detailed reference provides more than 500 different business opportunities to choose from; each entry features a description of the business; start-up and hidden costs; potential earnings; qualifications and equipment needed; marketing tips for the best ways to advertise your new business; and much more. In addition, this book contains critical advice on business plans, survival strategies, legal considerations, and long-term growth strategies. No matter what your criteria, the Adams Businesses You Can Start Almanac, 2nd Edition will prepare you to take the most exciting step of your career--being your own boss!
The Adams Cover Letter Almanac, 2nd Edition, is the job seeker's comprehensive guide to writing cover letters that get noticed. With more than 600 examples of cover letters for every occasion, this completely revised and updated resource has samples easily customized for every candidate. Whether responding to a classified ad, a Web posting, or e-mailing a resume, today's job seeker will learn how to get an edge on the competition with the Adams Cover Letter Almanac, 2nd Edition.
A must for the successful job search, The Adams Resume Almanac, 2nd Edition contains everything a candidate needs to know in order to craft a compelling, job-winning resume. Whether a first-time job hunter starting with a blank page, or a seasoned professional with a long story to tell, the candidate will find 600 examples of resumes appropriate to every situation.
Addicted to Incarceration: Corrections Policy and the Politics of Misinformation in the United Statesby Travis C. Pratt
The broad purposes of this book would be to outline the 'scope of the problem' in terms of incarceration, to highlight the political discussions surrounding criminal corrections policies, and to explicitly discuss the role of misinformation in the U.S. and how the US has ended up with its current state of incarceration.
DiClemente (psychology, University of Maryland) views addiction as a process of intentional behavior change, and defines the four steps in his transtheoretical model: contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. He then proposes that the same process marks the path to addiction as it does for recovery, and suggest ways to tailor interventions to persons at different points in the change process. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Foreword: "Addiction is a disorder in self-regulation. Individuals who become dependent on addictive substances cannot regulate their emotions, self-care, self-esteem, and relationships. In this monumental and illuminating text Philip Flores covers all the reasons why this is so. But it is the domain of interpersonal relations that he makes clear why individuals susceptible to substance use disorders (SUDs) are especially vulnerable. His emphasis on addiction as an attachment disorder is principally important because he provides extensive scholarly and clinical insights as to why certain vulnerable individuals so desperately need to substitute chemical solutions and connections for human ones. The strength of Flores's paradigm of addiction as an attachment disorder is that it is a theory that effectively and wisely guides treatment, but at the same time, when properly implemented or practiced, the treatment resonates with and further enhances the theory. Flores's work here is an extraordinary one because, in parsimonious and clear language, he makes a major contribution to the literature and practice of effective psychotherapy in general and effective psychotherapy for the addictions in particular. He fills in all the gaps between theory and practice covering wide and ranging issues of what practice and empirical findings have to teach about the critical ingredients of AA, group therapy, and individual psychotherapy. This is a job well done because it helps students and experienced clinicians alike to always be mindful of how they bring their humanity to the distress and suffering of others. His theory of addiction as an attachment disorder makes it particularly clear how especially important this is for those suffering with addictive disorders. " --Edward J. Khantzian, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Adding English: A Guide to Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms is a comprehensive source of ideas of advice for enhancing the learning of all students in all subject areas and at all grade levels.
Given the focus on accountability in education, stakeholders are interested in evaluating whether efforts aimed at improving school leadership show results; the key criteria are student outcomes. This report describes challenges that states, districts, and other entities can expect to encounter as they evaluate efforts targeting school leadership as a way to improve student outcomes and offers suggestions for dealing with those challenges.
Meant for counsellors, clinicians, and mental health professionals, the author helps therapists recognise and understand the cultural influences which define and drive each of us.
ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN is a tried and true guide for early childhood education students who want to be directors, as well as a comprehensive resource for those who are already directors. The text emphasizes the role of leaders/managers and their function in relation to new staff, while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff. Coverage includes a wide variety of information about relevant program elements as well as methods and principles related to supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, teachers, parents, and volunteers. Real-life scenarios equip working directors with problem- solving techniques; readers also learn best practices in child care program management. Highlights include a fresh new design, a new chapter diversity, up-to-date technology information, and new TeachSource Videos integrated into each chapter.
The book is organized around a conceptual framework that contrasts democracy with the administrative state.
Within the educational system, the role of assistant principal is vital. Assistant principals are the face of administration in most school districts, they comprise the largest group of administrators and largely determine school effectiveness and success. Despite the critical nature of this position, this leadership and management role is not properly understood or respected. This is reflected in the lack of targeted research and effective preparation programs aimed at the assistant principalship. This book examines two areas which are core to educational leadership theory and practice: assistant principals and the passage from teaching to administration. It describes the cognitive, social, and emotional challenges that new assistant principals encounter as they cross this administrative threshold and it contextualizes their narratives within psychological and sociological theories of change, transition, and socialization. A visual metaphor of cycles within cycles describes the four critical phases of their administrative journey. Also included are recommendations for aspiring and new assistant principals, regulatory bodies, professional development providers, and school districts. As administrative pools diminish and school leaders face increasing demands, there is an urgent need to prepare new assistant principals for this complex leadership transition.
Admissions Secrets of the Best Business Schools: A Former Harvard Business School Admissions Board Member Reveals the Insider Keys to Getting Inby Chioma Isiadinso
Top MBA programs reject more than 80 percent of the applicants.When trying to beat the tough business school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the "yes" pile (or the dreaded "no" pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Chioma Isiadinso, a former Harvard Business School MBA Admissions Board Member and the founder of Expartus, an admissions consulting firm specializing in helping candidates get into the top MBA programs. The Best Business Schools' Admissions Secrets is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country's toughest admissions boardrooms. Centered around the concept of branding yourself, Isiadinso covers all the essential topics you need to master to stay ahead...
Admissions Secrets of the Best Law Schools: The Former Harvard Dean of Admissions Reveals the Insider Keys to Getting Inby Joyce Curll
The ULTIMATE Insider Information on How to STAND OUT and GET ADMITTED! When trying to beat the tough law school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the "yes" pile (or the dreaded "no" pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Joyce Putnam Curll, former Dean of Admissions for Harvard Law School. The Best Law Schools' Admissions Secrets is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country's toughest admissions boardrooms. Joyce Putnam Curll gives you all the tips and techniques you need to stay ahead...
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium: The official training workbook from Adobe Systems (Classroom in a Book Series)by Adobe Creative Team
The first book to cover the digital video workflows in Adobe CS6, from the bestselling Classroom in a Book series. Hands-on lessons that use clear step-by-step instructions and screenshots explain the components in Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Production Premium. Covers the entire 'Planning to Playback' workflow for video, including media management, editing, adding effects, working with audio, color correcting, and outputting. Companion DVD includes sample media files for all of the book's projects. Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Production Premium choose Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Production Premium Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. (From planning to playback, this book covers it all! With focused attention on the workflow and integration between the components of Production Premium, readers will learn to take their project from concept all the way through the production and post-production pipelines using the all the tools necessary. Chapters cover planning and organizing projects, editing in Premiere Pro, creating motion graphics and visual effects using After Effects, working with audio, color correcting in SpeedGrade (a new product in the suite), finishing and rendering compositions, and authoring for DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and the Web. Readers will also discover how easy it is to use Adobe Media Encoder and Dynamic Link across the suite for easy-to-manage workflow processes as well.
Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Flash Professional CS6 choose Adobe Flash Professional CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. The 10 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Flash CS6. Readers learn what they need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash CS6. In addition to learning the key elements of the Flash interface, including panels, timelines, and frames, readers learn how to work with graphics, create and edit symbols, modify text, add interactivity with ActionScript, and incorporate animation and sound into their projects. They also learn how to prepare and export their finished projects for publishing. This completely revised CS6 edition shows readers how to generate sprite sheets for enhanced game development workflow and deliver apps with a prepackaged Adobe AIR captive runtime for better user experience. The book also covers the new, powerful, and intuitive tools and integrated support for reaching audiences across devices that run on Android and iOS platforms by targeting the Adobe AIR 3. 2 runtime. The companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work along with the book, as well video training from Learn Adobe Flash Professional CS6 by Video. "The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students. " --Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does--an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
RAND Corporation researchers review the current technical, regulatory, and economic context of the electricity market and theoretical benefits of developing a smart grid; discuss some entrepreneurial opportunities associated with smart-grid data; examine empirical evidence related to smart-grid adoption and implementation; and offer policy suggestions for overcoming identified barriers.
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