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Youth, Critical Literacies, and Civic Engagement: Arts, Media, and Literacy in the Lives of Adolescents

by Theresa Rogers Mia Perry Kari-Lynn Winters Anne-Marie LaMonde

Through stories of youth using their many voices in and out of school to explore and express their ideas about the world, this book brings to the forefront the reality of lived literacy experiences of adolescents in today’s culture in which literacy practices reflect important cultural messages about the interplay of local and global civic engagement. The focus is on three areas of youth civic engagement and cultural critique: homelessness, violence, and performing adolescence. The authors explore how youth appropriate the arts, media, and literacy as resources and how this enables them to express their identities and engage in social and cultural engagement and critique. The book describes how the youth in the various projects represented entered the public sphere; the claims they made; the ways readers might think about pedagogical engagements, practice, and goals as forms of civic engagement; and implications for critical and arts and media-based literacy pedagogies in schools that forward democratic citizenship in a time when we are losing sight of issues of equity and social justice in our communities and nations.

Youth Corps Recruiter: Passbooks Study Guide (Career Examination Series)

by National Learning Corporation

The Youth Corps Recruiter Passbook® prepares you for your test by allowing you to take practice exams in the subjects you need to study. It provides hundreds of questions and answers in the areas that will likely be covered on your upcoming exam.

Youth Corps Project Director: Passbooks Study Guide (Career Examination Series)

by National Learning Corporation

The Youth Corps Project Director Passbook® prepares you for your test by allowing you to take practice exams in the subjects you need to study. It provides hundreds of questions and answers in the areas that will likely be covered on your upcoming exam.

Youth at Risk: A Prevention Resource for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents

by David Capuzzi Douglas R. Gross

This comprehensive text, written by experts in each topical area, provides research-based approaches designed for work with youth in the difficult transition from adolescence to adulthood. Developmental in its orientation, the text moves from population definition and identification, to causal factors and issues most often identified with placing youth at risk, to a prevention-intervention paradigm specifically created for teens. Illustrative case studies and enlightening sidebars enhance reader self-awareness, promote self-study and skill development, and aid in the comprehension of the concepts and applications of chapter material.

Youth, Arts, and Education: Reassembling Subjectivity through Affect (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

by Anna Hickey-Moody

How are the arts important in young people’s lives? Youth, Arts and Education offers a groundbreaking theory of arts education. Anna Hickey-Moody explores how the arts are ways of belonging, resisting, being governed and being heard. Through examples from the United Kingdom and Australia, Anna Hickey-Moody shows the cultural significance of the kinds of learning that occur in and through arts. Drawing on the thought of Gilles Deleuze, she develops the theory of affective pedagogy, which explains the process of learning that happens through aesthetics. Bridging divides between critical pedagogical theory, youth studies and arts education scholarship, this book: Explains the cultural significance of the kinds of learning that occur in and through arts Advances a theory of aesthetic citizenship created by youth arts Demonstrates ways in which arts practices are forms popular and public pedagogy Critiques popular ideas that art can be used to fix problems in the lives of youth at risk Youth, Arts and Education is the first post-critical theory of arts education. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities, in particular in the sociology of education, arts education, youth studies, sociology of the arts and cultural studies.

Youth and the New Adulthood: Generations of Change (Perspectives on Children and Young People #8)

by Johanna Wyn Jenny Chesters Dan Woodman Helen Cahill Hernán Cuervo Carmen Leccardi

This book investigates the life trajectories of Generation X and Y Australians through the 1990s and 2000s. The book defies popular characterizations of members of the ‘precarious generations’ as greedy, narcissistic and self-obsessed, revealing instead that many of the members of these generations struggle to reach the standard of living enjoyed by their parents, value learning highly and are increasingly concerned about the environment and the legacy current generations are leaving for their children and remain optimistic in the face of considerable challenges. Drawing on data from the Life Patterns longitudinal study of Australian youth (an internationally recognized study), the book tells the story of members of these ‘precarious generations’. It examines significant dimensions of young people’s lives across time, comparing how domains such as health and well-being, education, work and relationships intersect to produce the complex outcomes that characterize the lives of members of each of these generations. It also explores the strategies these generations use to make their lives and the ways in which they remain resilient. While the book is based on Australian data, the analysis draws on and contributes to the international literature on young people and social change.

Youth and Inequality in Education: Global Actions in Youth Work (Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity)

by Dana Fusco Michael Heathfield

The transition to adulthood for many is mediated by class, culture, and local/global influences on identity. This volume analyzes the global injustices that create inequities and restrict future opportunities for young people during this transitional time, including poverty, unemployment, human rights, race, ethnicity and location. It critically examines global instances of youth discrimination, offering positive strategies and practices such as youth work that successfully remediate these injustices. With international contributions from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, England, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Morocco, Jordan and the U.S., this volume is particularly important to researchers and scholars in the fields of youth studies, education, and social work.

Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Working but Poor (Routledge Studies in Development Economics #107)

by Hiroyuki Hino Gustav Ranis

It is widely acknowledged that youth unemployment is one of the most critical challenges facing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume brings together an eminent group of international scholars to analyse the extent and complex nature of this joblessness, and offer a set of evidence-based policy choices that could contribute to solving the problem in the short- and long-run. Part I reviews the existing literature on youth unemployment and underemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa from microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives, while Part II goes on to present detailed country studies of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. These studies offer a deep understanding of the situation on the ground and consider country-specific solutions. Throughout the book it is argued that the standard ILO definition of unemployment is too narrow to correctly portray employment situations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Several alternative measures of unemployment are presented, which show that joblessness is far more pervasive than commonly assumed in the literature. This volume will be of interest to academics and policy makers involved in African development.

Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

by Ben Kirshner

Winner, 2016 Best Authored Book presented by the Society for Research on Adolescence<P><P> This is what democracy looks like: Youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district headquarters to protest high school closure. Young immigration rights activists persuade state legislators to pass a bill to make in-state tuition available to undocumented state residents. Students in an ESL class collect survey data revealing the prevalence of racism and xenophobia. <P> These examples, based on ten years of research by youth development scholar Ben Kirshner, show young people building political power during an era of racial inequality, diminished educational opportunity, and an atrophied public square. The book’s case studies analyze what these experiences mean for young people and why they are good for democracy. What is youth activism and how does it contribute to youth development? How might collective movements of young people expand educational opportunity and participatory democracy? The interdependent relationship between youths’ political engagement, their personal development, and democratic renewal is the central focus of this book. Kirshner argues that youth and societal institutions are strengthened when young people, particularly those most disadvantaged by educational inequity, turn their critical gaze to education systems and participate in efforts to improve them.

Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

by Ben Kirshner

Winner, 2016 Best Authored Book presented by the Society for Research on AdolescenceThis is what democracy looks like: Youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district headquarters to protest high school closure. Young immigration rights activists persuade state legislators to pass a bill to make in-state tuition available to undocumented state residents. Students in an ESL class collect survey data revealing the prevalence of racism and xenophobia. These examples, based on ten years of research by youth development scholar Ben Kirshner, show young people building political power during an era of racial inequality, diminished educational opportunity, and an atrophied public square. The book's case studies analyze what these experiences mean for young people and why they are good for democracy. What is youth activism and how does it contribute to youth development? How might collective movements of young people expand educational opportunity and participatory democracy? The interdependent relationship between youths' political engagement, their personal development, and democratic renewal is the central focus of this book. Kirshner argues that youth and societal institutions are strengthened when young people, particularly those most disadvantaged by educational inequity, turn their critical gaze to education systems and participate in efforts to improve them. Instructor's Guide

Yours Turly, Shirley

by Ann M. Martin

Surviving fourth grade isn't going to be easy for Shirley--but the thought of repeating it with her younger sister is too much to bearShirley Basini is dreading fourth grade--if she doesn't do well this year, she'll be held back. Having dyslexia is tough, but having a brilliant older brother makes it even worse. When Shirley's parents adopt a young girl from Vietnam, she's excited to have someone whom, for once, she can teach some things.But her new sister is actually quite adept at English and winds up in the advanced third-grade class. Shirley can't face the prospect of repeating fourth grade--this time with her adopted sister, who might even perform better than she does. Shirley has only one talent that might prove she's not dumb--but does she have the will to let it shine?This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.

Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: Vote for Me!

by Robin Palmer

Lucy B. Parker is running for class president! Sure, Lucy could let her frister (friend + sister), teen superstar Laurel Moses, campaign for her, but Lucy wants to win as Lucy, not as Laurel Moses' less-pretty-less- talented stepsister. To make matters worse, Lucy's feeling totally ignored by her dad and his girlfriend, who are preparing for their new baby. How is Lucy going to manage her famous frister, a soon-to-exist baby, and the campaign of the year all at once?

Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: Vote for Me!

by Robin Palmer

Lucy B. Parker is running for class president! Sure, Lucy could let her frister (friend + sister), teen superstar Laurel Moses, campaign for her, but Lucy wants to win as Lucy, not as Laurel Moses' less-pretty-less- talented stepsister. To make matters worse, Lucy's feeling totally ignored by her dad and his girlfriend, who are preparing for their new baby. How is Lucy going to manage her famous frister, a soon-to-exist baby, and the campaign of the year all at once? .

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years

by Marjorie Savage

Realistic and practical advice for parents of college-age kids.Parents whose kids are away at college have a tough tightrope to walk: they naturally want to stay connected to their children, yet they also need to let go. What's more, kids often send mixed messages: they crave space, but they rely on their parents' advice and assistance. Not surprisingly, it's hard to know when it's appropriate to get involved in your child's life and when it's better to back off. You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me) helps parents identify the boundaries between necessary involvement and respect for their child's independence.

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me)

by Marjorie Savage

Realistic and practical advice for parents of college-age kids Parents whose kids are away at college have a tough tightrope to walk: they naturally want to stay connected to their children, yet they also need to let go. What's more, kids often send mixed messages: they crave space, but they rely on their parents' advice and assistance. Not surprisingly, it's hard to know when it's appropriate to get involved in your child's life and when it's better to back off. You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me) helps parents identify the boundaries between necessary involvement and respect for their child's independence. Marjorie Savage, who as a parent herself empathizes with moms and dads, but who as a student services professional understands kids, offers advice on wide-ranging issues, including: How to cope with your family's mood changes in the months before move-in day on campus Why students complain about the food but still manage to gain fifteen pounds their first year How to teach basic financial responsibility, including the handling of credit cards and academic expenses When parental intervention is critical With anecdotes and suggestions from experienced parents and college staffs nationwide, the strategies and tips provided throughout will help you to create a loving, supportive partnership responsive to the needs of both you and your children.

You're on the Trail! (Reach Into Phonics Ser.)

by Deborah J. Short Deanne W. Kells Donovan Brock

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You're Going to Love This Kid! Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom (2nd Edition)

by Paula Kluth

Intended for teachers, this practical guide explains how to plan inclusive lessons, engineer a safe and comfortable classroom, provide communication opportunities, teach reading and writing, and support challenging behaviors. The second edition adds reproducible forms, checklists, charts, black and white photographs, figures, and space for taking notes. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

You're Certifiable

by Lee Naftali Joel Naftali

700 PATHS TO A JOB YOU LOVE Are you established in a career but feeling the need for a change? Interested in starting your own business and looking for an alternative to the more traditional enterprises? Graduating from college (or high school) and wondering what to do now? If you are searching for an offbeat, soul-satisfying profession that offers more than just a paycheck, enrolling in a certification program could be the perfect first step to finding the job that is made for you. You're Certifiable is packed with more than 700 ideas for alternative careers as well as all the information that you need to embark on your chosen field, such as: * Holistic health: from acupressure to hypnotherapy * Crafts: From violin making to glassblowing * Art and design: from museum studies to Feng Shui * Working with animals: from horse training to pet grooming * Outdoor pursuits: from diving to hot-air balloon piloting * Food and drink: from beer brewing to cake decorating The first-ever comprehensive directory of certification programs throughout the country, You're Certifiable provides the essentials on how to get certified in the career of your choice, how long it will take, how much it costs, and what to expect once you start working. Lee and Joel Naftali have gathered all the tools you need to find your perfect niche in the professional world.

Your Voice Is All I Hear

by Leah Scheier

"I was the one he trusted. I was the one he loved, the only one who believed him, even when his own mother had locked him up and thrown away the key. And now, I was going to pass down the white tiled hallway, knock on his doctor's office door, slam his secret notebook on her desk and make her read it, make her understand what he was hiding, make her see what only I had seen. "April won't let Jonah go without a fight. He's her boyfriend-her best friend. She'll do anything to keep him safe. But as Jonah slips into a dark depression, trying to escape the traumatic past that haunts him, April is torn. To protect Jonah, she risks losing everything: family, friends, an opportunity to attend a prestigious music school. How much must she sacrifice? And will her voice be loud enough to drown out the dissenters-and the ones in his head?

Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care (SAGE Study Skills Series (PDF))

by Dr Nicholas Walliman Mrs Jane Appleton

Your Undergraduate Dissertation in Health and Social Care provides a practical step-by-step guide to both the theoretical and practical aspects of the process of doing an undergraduate dissertation, equipping the reader with all the skills necessary to plan, conduct and write up a research project successfully. This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, which has been specially tailored to the needs of those studying health, social care and related subjects. All the central topics are covered, with comprehensive information and guidance on crucial issues such as ethics, research governance and appraising the quality of the evidence. Relevant 'real life' examples are also included, drawn from a wide range of settings. This guide offers a genuinely accessible and supportive source of advice that will be welcomed by undergraduates in working towards their final year dissertation in health and social care. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.?

Your Undergraduate Dissertation: The Essential Guide for Success (SAGE Study Skills Series (PDF))

by Dr Nicholas Walliman

'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.

Your Teacher Training Handbook

by Anthony Coles Jim McGrath

Your Teacher Training Skills Handbook will support you throughout your teacher training course, helping you develop both the academic and practical teaching skills required to achieve QTS with confidence. Written in a conversational style and following the progress of a fictional trainee teacher, Alex, use this book to not only develop your own skills, but to think about how you can pass those skills on to your learners.

Your Teacher Training Companion: Essential skills and knowledge for very busy trainees

by Anthony Coles Jim McGrath

The second edition of Your Teacher Training Companion is your one-stop-shop for the essential knowledge and skills you need to pass your course with confidence. Guiding you through your time in school and your studies, it will ensure you develop both the practical teaching skills and academic skills required to become a successful teacher. Written in an accessible, no-nonsense style, it succinctly covers the most important aspects of becoming a teacher, showing you how to balance the competing demands of teaching in school, your course and social life. It is illustrated throughout with the case study of a fellow trainee teacher, focusing on developing best practice and ways in which you can pass on key skills to your learners. Essential topics covered include: classroom management effective lesson planning teaching methods learning theory assessment and feedback delivering a highly successful lesson making time and space for your studies improving your writing skills writing assignments and building your teaching portfolio planning and delivering an effective presentation Designed for the very busy trainee on all routes to qualified teacher status, Your Teacher Training Companion, 2ed offers you the essential knowledge and skills you need to get the most out of your time with pupils, improve your study skills, successfully achieve qualified teacher statues and manage your early career as an NQT.

Your Teacher Said What?!

by Joe Kernen Blake Kernen

CNBC anchor Joe Kernen rebels against the liberal brainwashing of his young daughter by the mainstream media and educational establishment.

Your Super Quick Guide to University

by Helen Coleman

Get on the right track from day one at university with this super quick guide. Full of top tips and hints for everything university can throw at you – from living away from home to doing your own research – this book helps you: Ace your assignments with essential checklists Beat procrastination with tools for time management Tackle writing problems with a toolkit of quick fixes Get smart about managing your money Look after your mental health and well-being Prepare for work with CV tips and careers guidance An indispensable guide to get you through university cool, calm and in control!

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