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Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

by Robert B. Keiter

As the twenty-first century dawns, public land policy is entering a new era. This timely book examines the historical, scientific, political, legal, and institutional developments that are changing management priorities and policies--developments that compel us to view the public lands as an integrated ecological entity and a key biodiversity stronghold. Once the background is set, each chapter opens with a specific natural resource controversy, ranging from the Pacific Northwest's spotted owl imbroglio to the struggle over southern Utah's Colorado Plateau country. Robert Keiter uses these case histories to analyze the ideas, forces, and institutions that are both fomenting and retarding change. Although Congress has the final say in how the public domain is managed, the public land agencies, federal courts, and western communities are each playing important roles in the transformation to an ecological management regime. At the same time, a newly emergent and home-grown collaborative process movement has given the public land constituencies a greater role in administering these lands. Arguing that we must integrate the new imperatives of ecosystem science with our devolutionary political tendencies, Keiter outlines a coherent new approach to natural resources policy.

Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence

by Bruce B. Lawrence

Islam is often portrayed, especially in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile, and monolithic religion, whose adherents are intent upon battling nonbelievers throughout the world. Shattering the Myth demonstrates that these conceptions more accurately reflect the bias of Western reporters than they do the realities of contemporary Islam. Westerners are barraged by images of violence that usually originate from armed confrontations in one small corner of the world. Islam, Bruce Lawrence argues, is a complex, international religious system that cannot be reduced to stereotypes. As Lawrence demonstrates, Islam is a religion shaped as much by its own postulates and ethical demands as by the specific circumstances of Muslim people in the modern world. The last two hundred years have brought many challenges for Muslims, from colonial subjugation through sporadic revivalism to elitist reform movements and, most recently, pervasive struggles with fundamentalism. During each period, Muslims have had to address internal tensions, as well as external threats.

Reflective Practice for Policing Students

by Selina Copley

Reflective practice is a key element of both police training and police practice in the 21st century. This text provides an essential guide to reflective practice for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in policing. Taking an accessible and practical approach, the book considers four broad areas. It looks at what reflective practice is, including practical models of reflection, and discusses why it is important. It examines reflective practice within the specific context of policing through a range of case studies and examples, and considers the vital role of reflective practice as part of continuing professional development.

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

by Elizabeth Lawson Dawn L Hennefer

Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Sport and Exercise Psychology

by Joanne Thatcher Melissa Day Rachel Rahman

This is a comprehensive and accessible text on exercise and sport psychology for students on sport science/sport and exercise science degrees. It adopts an integrated, thematic approach and covers all the required theory, concepts and research, accompanied by case studies to illustrate the applied nature of the material being covered. The book is split into two major sections, covering exercise psychology and sport psychology, and each chapter supports students as they progress from clear introductory material to more advanced discussions.

Quality Assurance and Evaluation in the Lifelong Learning Sector

by Jane Wood John Dickinson

All trainee teachers working towards ATLS or QTLS are accountable for the quality of their work, the delivery of their lessons and the success of their students This book provides comprehensive coverage of the sector's challenging quality agenda and focuses on the reality of teaching and managing under pressure. It begins by asking what is meant by 'quality' and goes on to give guidance on delivering quality lessons and coping with inspections. Professional issues such as accountability and team working are covered in a practical, accessible way. Throughout, case studies provide insights into everyday challenges faced by trainee teachers.

Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector

by Ann Gravells Susan Simpson

All new teachers should be working towards 'associate' or 'full' teacher status if they teach in a further and adult teacher/training context. Planning and Enabling Learning is a core unit of the new teaching qualifications, and this book fully addresses all the required learning outcomes and content of that unit, specifically targeted at learners taking the Certificate or Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS or DTLLS). It is easy to read, with many practical activities and examples, and the minimum core is integrated throughout. It will help anyone teaching in a variety of settings within the sector.

Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

by Jane Medwell David Wray Hilary Minns Vivienne Griffiths Elizabeth Coates

This popular text is used in teaching theory and practice for primary English in the UK. Covering the key skills of planning, monitoring, assessment, and class management, the book relates these specifically to primary English. The fifth edition includes new features making specific links to the UK's Every Child Matters and outlining how information and communication technology can be embedded into the teaching of primary English. This text is an indispensable guide for primary trainees on the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching.

Primary English Knowledge and Understanding

by Jane Medwell David Wray George Moore Vivienne Griffiths

The essential subject knowledge text for primary English. Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. The 5th edition of this popular text has a number of new features including a new self assessment section and M level extension boxes to provide further challenge in all chapters. References to the 2007 QTS Standards and the Early Years Foundation Stage are also included. With full coverage of the English curriculum, and updated research summaries reflecting the latest thinking, this text is written to help trainee primary teachers develop and consolidate their knowledge of English.

Primary Mathematics

by Claire Mooney Mary Briggs Mike Fletcher Alice Hansen Judith Mccullouch

This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and this can be revisited in order to monitor and evaluate progress towards QTS. Trainees are able to direct their studies more usefully and quickly develop confidence in topics they find difficult. This edition is fully up to date with the 2007 QTS Standards.

Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Mental Health Practitioners

by Alec Grant

In line with current government policy and related recommendations, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, mental health students will be increasingly required to either engage in, or be appropriately familiar with, the principles of cognitive behavioural interventions. This book guides the reader through the fundamental principles of the approach in its various mental health application contexts, enabling them to gain the confidence to engage in the supervised, safe and evidence-based application of these principles. It will be a useful guide for mental health students who are experiencing their 'novice' exposure to practice situations during their diploma or degree course.

Values and Ethics in Mental Health Practice

by Daisy Bogg

This book draws on both the historical context and contemporary research evidence to present the roles of the Mental Health Social Worker, the Approved Mental Health Professional and Best Interest Assessor, within an ethical framework. Codes of practice and statutory legal requirements, such as the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and the Human Rights Act, are all considered and linked to a competency-based approach that will assist both those in training and those in practice to understand the dilemmas, complexities and conflicts that are evident in the practice environment.

Evidence-based Practice in Social Work

by Ian Mathews Karin Crawford

At a time when the credibility of social work is again being questioned, this book offers a critical approach to the debate concerning the reliability and validity of the evidence, research and knowledge that underpins professional social work practice. It critiques the notion of 'evidence' and argues that 'knowledge' is a much broader, more appropriate concept to consider. There is analysis of the different components and sources of this knowledge and an exploration of the often discordant interface between practice and knowledge. Finally, it supports the view that knowledge can be actively developed and tested by a range of people.

Creating the Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Judith Green

At the centre of good counselling and psychotherapy practice is the relationship between therapist and client. This book is an essential guide for counselling and psychotherapy students who want to explore the personal qualities and attitudes of the therapist, and to allow the client to engage in the therapeutic process with trust. The book will consider how students of counselling can develop these qualities and enhance their awareness of their attitudes, to enable them to be fully present and emotionally available in their encounters with clients.

Children's Errors in Mathematics

by Alice Hansen

This practical guide to children's common errors and misconceptions in mathematics is ideal for primary trainees, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties encountered in mathematical development. This second edition has been fully revised and all links to the EYFS and the Revised Primary Framework have been updated. New research and literature are included, additional errors are considered, and Using and Applying Mathematics is fully embedded throughout. Individual misconceptions are dealt with and in each case a description and explanation of the error is provided. The teacher's role in understanding and addressing common misconceptions is also covered.

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Organisational Settings

by Judy Moore Ruth Roberts

This book introduces some of the specific contexts in which today's counsellors and psychotherapists find themselves working. It draws upon the experience of counsellors active in their field and uses relevant examples of the potential pitfalls and rewards of counselling in diverse institutional settings. Counsellors are introduced to the regulatory, legislative, economic, social and cultural considerations relevant to the confidential work between counsellor and client. They are also encouraged to think beyond the therapy room to the institutional context of the encounter with the client while keeping professional identity and integrity at the forefront of their work.

Teaching 14-19 Learners in the Lifelong Learning Sector

by Sheine Peart Liz Atkins

More and more, teachers in the lifelong learning sector are required to teach the 14-19 age group. This book is a practical guide to delivering learning to 14-19s. It begins by looking at the background to teaching 14-19 in FE and covers current pathways for achievement. Coverage of effective delivery of the new Diploma qualification is included, giving guidance on planning and assessment. It goes on to explore the challenges of behaviour, participation and re-engaging disaffected learners. Finally, it considers the wider context of building partnerships with schools and the needs of industry and employers.

Social Work,Social Policy,and Older People

by Robert Johns

It is essential for social work students to know about social policy, to know why studying social policy is important in the social work degree, and to understand how social policy, when implemented, has a real impact on the everyday life of vulnerable people. This book provides plenty of examples of this impact, tracing the development of welfare provision for older people right through the twentieth century, leading up to an analysis of contemporary developments, which students will need to know about in order to practice effectively.

Equality and Diversity in Social Work Practice

by Chris Gaine

Social workers must develop a sensitive yet informed approach when working with service users from different social and cultural groups. In many aspects of life, including accessing human services, people are marginalised, ignored, stigmatised or discriminated against because of one or more aspects of their identity: age, sexual orientation, faith or belief, gender, race or ethnicity, social class, and disability. This book acts as a guide for students to develop their understanding of these various groups while illustrating how the social work value base can be a central part of such understanding.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Nursing Students

by Mooi Standing

Clinical decision making is now recognised as an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. It is essential that students develop sound decision making skills in order to deal with the challenges they will encounter as registered nurses. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps the student progress in effective decision making right from the first to final year of their programme. The book links theory to previous students' experiences and clinical scenarios to show how to use these skills in practice.

Medicines Management in Children's Nursing

by Karen Blair

Children's nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as a children's nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

by Lioba Howatson-Jones

Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. It is a core skill that student nurses must grasp to develop professionally, and is a requirement of the professional standards. This book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It shows different ways of using reflection to learn and develop as a practitioner, including exploring personal experiences. It gives practical tips on using reflection throughout the pre-registration programme and empowers the student nurse to take ownership of their own learning by developing this important skill.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

by Peter Ellis

The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what evidence is and how nurses might appraise and apply it to their practice is still a matter of some debate, which can leave the novice nurse feeling confused. This book uses clear language to help the reader develop skills in the identification, appraisal and application of evidence for nursing practice. It guides the reader in the development of underpinning skills such as reflection, critical thinking and research which allow the nurse to make sense of all the different forms of information and evidence that influence practice.

Information Skills for Nursing Students

by Kay Hutchfield

It is essential for nursing students to access current and reliable information to succeed in academic assignments and nursing practice. Yet there are increasingly diverse information sources available, which can raise questions about the authenticity and reliability of information provided. This book presents a practical and clear guide to mastering information skills. It shows the reader how to effectively plan and implement a search for information, and make judgements on the quality of the sources found. It also gives strategies for storage and retrieval of information, helping nurses to maximise the time they have available for keeping up to date.

Social Work and Human Development

by Karin Crawford Janetwalker

Social workers need to understand people and how they develop to provide context for service users' life situations. This book introduces the reader to a range of perspectives on human development. All stages of the life course are considered, looking at the way people develop before birth, as babies and children, through adolescence and into young, middle and older adulthood. This second edition is packed with case studies, which are used throughout to draw out key points and reinforce learning. New research findings are included and government guidance and policy documents have been updated, reflecting current practice.

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