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The definition, nature, and treatment of CVI are the focus of great concern and widespread debate, and this complex condition poses challenges to professionals and families seeking to support the growth and development of visually impaired children. This one-of-a-kind resource provides readers with both a conceptual framework with which to understand working with CVI and concrete strategies to apply directly in their work.
Intended for graduate and undergraduate study of the judicial system, this textbook on the United States criminal court system provides an overview of the processes, research principles and classic case studies that define this institution. Spohn (criminology and criminal justice, Arizona State U.) and Hemmens (criminal justice, Boise State U.) have made the text for accessible for students who are not necessarily studying law, and they include discussion questions, readings and exercises that focus more on the practical aspects of courts and less upon legal theory. An online site provides additional Internet resources for students, and instructors can order an additional CD-ROM that contains a test bank, PowerPoint slides and classroom activities. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
If you need to know it for the MCAT, it's in this book. The MCAT is a challenging exam that tests more than your knowledge of basic physical and biological sciences. You need to know absolutely everything, from amino acids and proteins to translational motion to verbal reasoning, and more. Cracking the MCAT, 2013-2014 Edition will help you review all the necessary content with in-depth coverage of all subjects tested on the MCAT. This book includes: - Exclusive free online access to 4 full-length practice tests with comprehensive answers and explanations - A full-color, 16-page tear-out reference guide with all the most important formulas, diagrams, information, concepts, and charts for each section of the MCAT - Complete coverage of all the topics on the MCAT, including physics, general chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, and verbal reasoning - Practice passages, questions, and detailed explanation with step-by-step solutions at the end of every chapter for maximum practice and preparation - A bonus chapter containing helpful advice on effective study habits, applying to medical school, and top trends in health care - A comprehensive index Study your way to success with Cracking the MCAT, 2013-2014 Edition!
Revised and Updated! The Creative Writing MFA Handbook guides prospective graduate students through the difficult process of researching, applying to, and choosing graduate schools in creative writing. The handbook includes profiles of fifty creative writing programs, guidance through the application process, advice from current professors and students including George Saunders, Aimee Bender, Tracy K. Smith, and Geoffrey Wolff, and the most comprehensive listings of graduate writing programs in and outside the United States. The handbook also includes special sections about Low-Residency writing programs, Ph. D. programs, publishing in literary journals, and workshop and teaching advice. In a remarkably concise, user-friendly fashion,The Creative Writing MFA Handbook answers as many questions as possible, and is packed with information, advice, and experience. This second edition updates and builds upon the first edition, which was published in 2005 to great acclaim and contains a vastly expanded ranking of current creative writing programs.
What makes evidence admissible or inadmissible in court? You'll know the answer once you read CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: PRINCIPLES AND CASES, 8th Edition. Whatever your future career in the justice system, this book outlines all you need to know about criminal evidence and its use. Packed with stories and cases as well as the most up-to-date legal information available, it's the most relevant and engaging resource of its kind.
Set up in a unique question and answer format, this concise guide focuses on the criminal lawyer's most common questions about immigration law and representing noncitizens.
The fourth edition contains thought-provoking problems, and is designed to encourage classroom discussion, and help students effectively learn criminal procedure principles. Ideally suited for a one-semester course, this casebook contains all the essential decisions without being overwritten or so massive as to be unwieldy. in addition, the new edition is completely up-to-date containing the latest decisions from the United States Supreme Court, as well as problems based on important lower court decisions. Criminal Procedure: Cases, Problems and Exercises is unique because the authors actively seek to place students in situations that they are likely to encounter in practice, and asks students to think about how they might handle those situations (e. g. , what does a lawyer do when asked to represent a client at a lineup?). for this new edition, the authors have added a significant number of new problems. They have also added important cases from the United States Supreme Court's recent terms. (American Casebooks)
Bestselling CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES, 10e delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. Offering unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, this book is unrivaled in its exhaustive research base and currency, devoting two all-new chapters to cyber-crime and terrorism--two of the hottest issues in the field today. Packed with real-world illustrations, the Tenth Edition includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. A proven author and authority in criminology and criminal justice, Dr. Siegel is renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies. Avoiding ideological biases, Prof. Siegel encourages readers to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions.
Good scientific research depends on critical thinking at least as much as factual knowledge; psychology is no exception to this rule. And yet, despite the importance of critical thinking, psychology students are rarely taught how to think critically about the theories, methods, and concepts they must use. This book shows students and researchers how to think critically about key topics such as experimental research, statistical inference, case studies, logical fallacies, and ethical judgments.
Easily design appropriate curricula with CURRICULUM IN CONTEXT! This guidebook for teachers and curricula designers focuses on designing curriculum and instruction in the context of contextual teaching and learning, a system that enables students to find meaning by connecting the content of the lesson with the context of their lives. With a practical focus and numerous examples of designs created by actual teachers, this education text provides you with the concepts and skills you need to make appropriate curricular and instructional decisions for your own school and classroom.
The focus of the book is on the up-front activities and ideas for new product and service development. A central theme of this book is that there is, or should be, a constant struggle going on in every organization, business, and system between delivering feature-rich versions of products and services using extravagant engineering and delivering low-cost versions of products and services using frugal engineering. Delivering innovative products is accomplished by an endless cycle of business planning, creative and innovative insight, and learning-about and learning-by-doing activities. A number of powerful concepts and tools are presented in the book to facilitate new product development. For example, three templates are presented that facilitate new product and service development. The FAD (features, attributes, and design) template is used to identify the features and attributes that can be used for product and service differentiation. The Ten-Ten planning process contains two templates: an Organizational and Industry Analysis template and the Business Plan Overview template. These two templates coupled with the FAD template can be used to develop a full-blown business plan. Entrepreneurship, technology and product life cycles, product and service versioning, product line optimization, creativity, lock-in real options, business valuation, and project management topics are also covered.
This accessible, clearly written text approaches child psychopathology as "normal development gone awry" and encourages students to "think developmentally" about psychopathology, from childhood through adolescence. The fifth edition includes cutting-edge research, improved organization, and new coverage of problems that arise in late adolescence/early adulthood.
Noted as one of the most comprehensive textbooks in the field, Developmental Science, 6th Edition introduces readers to all of areas in developmental psychology: neuroscience, genetics, perception, cognition, language, emotion, self, and social interaction. Each of the world-renowned contributors masterfully introduces the history and systems, methodologies, and measurement and analytic techniques used to understand the area of human development under review. The relevance of the field is illustrated through engaging applications in each chapter. As a whole, this highly-respected text illuminates substantive phenomena in developmental science, its applications across the life span, and its relevance to everyday life. Each chapter has been substantially revised for this new edition to reflect the current state of the field and the new edition is now accompanied by a website. Students and instructors will find chapter outlines, topics to think about before reading the chapters, a glossary, and suggested readings with active reference links on the website. Electronic access to the text's figures and tables, suggestions for classroom assignments and/or discussion, and a test bank with multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions is limited to instructors only. Two new chapters highlight many modern developments. Each chapter features an introduction, up-to-date overviews of the field, summary and conclusion, and numerous classical and contemporary references. The book opens with an overview of developmental science -- its history and theory, the cultural orientation to thinking about human development, and the manner in which empirical research is designed, conducted, and analyzed. Part 2 focuses on the field's major substantive areas: neuroscience and genetics, physical and motor skills, perception, and cognitive and language development. Part 3 examines personality and social development within the context of the various relationships and situations in which developing individuals function and by which they are shaped. The book concludes with a new chapter on the latest applications of developmental science. Ways in which developmental thinking and research affect and are affected by practice and social policy are particularly emphasized. Used primarily as a graduate level text for courses on developmental psychology/science, life span, and/or human development, the book can also be used at the advanced undergraduate level. Researchers interested in staying abreast of the latest developments in the field also appreciate the book's comprehensive nature.
Provides a guided exploration of the dimensions that impact ethical decision-making and engages interpreters in a variety of discussions and activities designed to foster greater degrees of ethical fitness. Fosters a collegial investigation of ethics and ethical decision-making as the cornerstone of effective autonomous practice.
Build your documentation skills--and your confidence. Step by step, this text/workbook introduces you to the importance of documentation and shows you how to develop and write a proper and defensible note. You'll learn how to provide the proper documentation to assure all forms of reimbursement (including third party) for your services. You'll also explore issues of patient confidentiality, HIPAA requirements, and the ever-increasing demands of legal and ethical practice in a litigious society.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) handbook contains the SBOE-approved procedures concerning dyslexia and related disorders. It provides guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia. Additionally, the handbook provides school districts and parents/guardians with information regarding the state's dyslexia statutes and their relation to these federal laws.
Early Childhood Education: Learning Together provides a comprehensive overview of early childhood education. This exciting new text encourages students to understand the need for flexible approaches in their work with children. Early childhood education is not a "one size fits all" proposition, so this text encourages students in multiple ways to reflect upon why they are doing what they are doing. With connections to NAEYC standards, case studies, and essays from real people on the front lines of early childhood education, students will leave the course with a superior foundation in both the theoretical aspects of ECE and the real world applications of those theories. In developing Early Childhood Education: Learning Together, we bring together the best research and the most effective practices in Early Childhood. We have heard that many students are using their first Early Childhood course to explore their interest in the field - perhaps to discover a new profession or a second career. These comments shaped every aspect of Early Childhood Education: Learning Together. The resulting textbook is infused with real cases, NAEYC standards, and graphs and tables for easy reference and student review. We also understand that college can be a financial challenge for students. Because of this,Early Childhood Education: Learning Together is half the price of comparable introductory texts.
The 12th edition of this best selling text continues to set the standard for contemporary early childhood practices This text does an excellent job of presenting broad, foundational content on current issues influencing early childhood education today. It is renowned for its clear, student friendly approach, readability, and engaging style. The text provides a straight-forward presentation of early childhood education today with many practical examples and authentic voices of classroom teachers. Its strong coverage of development in the age specific chapters and its emphasis on diversity make it the text for all teacher preparation programs. It provides a comprehensive coverage of families, diversity, children with special needs, history, theories, and diverse programs, technology, and professionalism that most courses require. New content on accommodating diverse learners, teaching Ells, and inclusion practices make it the strongest coverage of special needs students on the market.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Ninth Edition is a tried and true reference aiming to help produce teachers who matter, teachers who are prepared, and teachers who are knowledgeable companions in exploring and sharing literature and language experiences with young children. To achieve this, the book encourages reflective thinking, allows practice of skills, and inspires the collection of ideas for future use. Many new features in the ninth edition will equip readers with valuable information they can take directly into practice. The book includes the most current national legislative efforts, as well as attention to public concern and interest in young children's language and foundational literacy skills. It also thoroughly addresses the interrelation of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing language arts areas. While taking a high-level view that paints a comprehensive picture of the most important aspects of teaching early literacy, the book also takes a practical approach. Readers will learn specific activities that include stories, poems, finger plays, and puppetry that they can use in a classroom setting. They also will learn curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with the theory followed up by deliberate how-to suggestions. Cultural diversity is addressed, as well as program planning ideas for English language learners and special-needs children.
Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten: A Multicultural Perspective is an applied book focusing on how literacy develops in young children and the ways in which teachers can encourage the natural emergence of early reading and writing. It has a special emphasis on multicultural children's literature, including detailed descriptions of over 200 multicultural children's books. Packed with practical supports and strategies for teachers, such as how to set up a literacy-friendly environment; using music and art as natural languages; strengthening finger muscles for writing through 3-D art; developing visual representational skills in drawing, leading to writing; and using early literacy checklists to help understand children's capabilities, it provides many suggestions for using classroom materials and centers to support literacy. While most early literacy texts treat preschool learning in a chapter or two, this entire text focuses on early literacy in the preschool, leading up to children's accomplishments in kindergarten. Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten: A Multicultural Perspective, Third Edition, presents an updated approach to exploring literacy with preschool and kindergarten children. The current recognition that learning to read and write can emerge naturally in young children has led the authors to develop a fresh approach by using classroom learning centers and multicultural children's literature to involve children in their own learning.
For years, The Economics of Public Issues has shown students the power of economics in explaining the world around us. the twelfth edition continues the tradition of illustrating traditional economic principles through contemporary issues by offering eight all-new chapters on compelling topics such as the economics of traffic jams, slave redemption in Sudan, and the Microsoft monopoly. the authors' clear presentation and straightforward applications make the study of economics entertaining and informative. The Economics of Public Issues is an essential source of engaging, relevant readings for a principles of economics course, and an excellent way to spark independent thinking in political economy, public policy, and social issues courses.
This textbook, Economics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: ... Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. ... Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem. Many books claim to present economics in a way that is digestible for students; Russell and Andrew have truly created one from scratch. This textbook will assist you in increasing students' economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know.
This book educates students to become intelligent consumers of educational research and introduces basic research principles to those who may eventually use research in their work. Principles for conducting research and criteria for evaluating its overall credibility are presented in a concise manner, with numerous excerpts from published studies, to enable students to learn to read, understand, and evaluate research, and judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. There is extensive use of aides to facilitate student learning, including chapter objectives, roadmaps and concept maps, study questions, consumer tips, over 150 examples from published articles (also includes full length articles), and author reflections. The Sixth Edition includes a more extensive presentation of experimental and quasi-experimental design, consistent with the current emphasis on conducting "scientific research," qualitative data analysis, effect size, and two new chapters devoted to mixed-method studies and action research.
Edwards (social work, Rutgers) and Yanky (family and child welfare, Case Western Reserve U. ) present a revision and expansion of two earlier books, Skills for Effective Human Services Management (1991) and Skills for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (1998). Featuring contributions from 31 American academics, consultants, and nonprofit professionals, the text offers nonprofit managers a guide to the skills and competencies needed to lead today's nonprofit organizations successfully. The text is organized around the "competing values framework," a meta-theoretical model of organizational and managerial effectiveness. Coverage includes an overview of the framework followed by sections on its four skill areas--boundary-spanning, human relations, coordinating, and directing--and discussion of the skills needed to manage in turbulent times. For mid- and upper-level managers, and students of nonprofit or public management. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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