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Primary English

by Jane Medwell

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.

Passing the Literacy Skills Test

by Jim Johnson

All trainees working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) must pass a computerised literacy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as spelling, punctuation and grammar and can apply these in practice. This book outlines all of the test requirements and the essential subject knowledge candidates will need. This third edition is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test. Written by one of the authors of the skills tests, from the AlphaPlus Consultancy, this text is an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive practice tool for the literacy skills test. This book helps the reader: - familiarise themselves with the skills and knowledge to be tested - fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test - know what to expect on the day of the test

Passing the Numeracy Skills Test

by Mark Patmore

All trainee teachers working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) must pass a computerised numeracy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics, and can apply these in practice. This book outlines all of the test requirements and explains the essential subject knowledge candidates will need. This fifth edition is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test. Written by one of the authors of the actual skills tests, from the Alphaplus Consultancy, this text is an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive practice tool for the numeracy skills test. This book helps the reader: - familiarise themselves with the skills and knowledge to be tested - fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test - know what to expect on the day of the test

Research Methods in Educational Leadership & Management

by Ann R. J. Briggs

'This book is a second edition of a much respected and well-used reference text. . . . One of the strengths of this book lies in the authoritative nature of its contributors and the wealth of experience they disseminate throughout the text. . . . Overall I greatly enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it to those individuals starting out on the path of exploring the field of research into educational leadership and management' - International Journal of Research & Method in Education Written for both new and experienced researchers, this book is the essential guide to research in educational leadership and management. The second edition maintains the accessibility of the first, all chapters have been revised and updated, and the scope of the book has been widened both by the addition of new chapters and by increased contributions from international authors and experts in research in educational leadership. The book deals with: o the concept of research and its philosophical bases o 'critical' approaches to research o fundamental issues of ethics, validity and reliability o exploring existing literature to inform research o making use of existing data sets o the nature of survey, case study, action and practitioner research o research tools such as interviews, questionnaires, documentary research and observation o analysis and presentation of quantitative and qualitative research data o writing up and disseminating research This book is a core text for master's level and professional doctorate courses in educational leadership and management. It is accessible for the beginning researcher, while at the same time providing stimulating reading for students and practitioners with research experience.

The Sociology Of Work

by Stephen Edgell

"Stephen Edgell is to be commended for his ability to provide an overview of how work has been influenced by social structures over time. This book is divided into 10 chapters which cover the complexity of how 'work' in its many forms has been studied and explored, primarily in European and North American contexts. As a survey text of occupations related to work, this is a good starting point for readers interested in obtaining a broad grounding in understanding theoretical perspectives and their application. " - Lynn Cockburn, Journal of Occupational Science Steve Edgell has written an up-to-date, comprehensive guide to the sociology of every type of work: paid and unpaid, standard and non-standard, under- and unemployment. Sweeping in its historical reach and rigorous in its analysis of key issues of work, this book charts the rise of `work' from the first human societies and provides nuanced understanding of the issues at stake in standard, non-standard, unpaid and voluntary work. Drawing on classic and contemporary theorists, the author: - covers key issues regarding paid work: alienation, post-industrial society, network enterprises in the informational society, flexibility, Fordism, McDonaldization, the destandardization of work and the social impact of unemployment and underemployment; - discusses key issues regarding non-paid work: domestic work as `work', the impact of technology, the impact of feminism, feminization and globalization; - offers a historical perspective of work and gender. 'The overall sweep of the book - from pre-capitalist/industrial to post-globalism is attractive and challenging. The extension of the study of work beyond paid office/factory work is to be welcomed. In short this book will make a wise and welcomed addition to the existing range of sociological texts. ' - Professor Huw Beynon, Director School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University 'Stephen Edgell's Sociology of Work is a reliable, comprehensive and accessible text. He has taken a number of central themes in this field and engaged with the relevant literature and debates in a thoughtful and authoritative way. The comparative and historical treatment of the topics offers an illuminating perspective on the contemporary world of work. Students will find this book to be an invaluable resource. I predict that their copies will become much thumbed and annotated!' - John Eldridge, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Glasgow.

Management Research

by Mark Easterby-Smith Richard Thorpe Paul Jackson

Easterby-Smith (management learning, Lancaster U. Management School, UK) et al. supply students and researchers with a textbook on management research methods that uses the metaphor of a tree to show how the research process unfolds from design to data and analysis to writing, and explains practical techniques for conducting research and the philosophies and assumptions behind them. This edition is in a full-color format; has more on qualitative analysis, especially the use of computer-assisted methods; updates exercises; and has more boxed examples and more on the companion website, which contains podcasts, online readings, a dataset and notes, and other resources. They have added icons for illustrating points and for orientation. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Essential Study Skills

by Tom Burns Sandra Sinfield

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! Visit the Burns & Sinfield Companion Website! Brilliant little book! . . . It's easy to follow and understand, full of practical hints and tips, helps to remove some of the pressures of uni life!' - Amazon review 'Really useful sections on reading and taking notes . . . the bread and butter of student life. ' - Amazon reviewer Are you looking to give your students a helping hand with their work? Packed with study tips and handy activities, this proven guide shows students step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of their time - whatever level they're at. Whether they are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, they'll find out how to: -Sail through those tricky first weeks -Get the most out of lectures by understanding how they learn -Learn techniques for academic writing and research -Pass exams with flying colours -Stay cool and cope with stress. Practical and interactive, this edition features six brand new chapters to arm students with even more essential skills including how to produce a dissertation, planning their career and focussing on building relationships with lecturers and other students to get ahead. Also launching with this new edition is an improved and expanded companion website. www. sagepub. co. uk/burnsandsinfield3e. Don't miss the extensive range of guidance and resources for both students and tutors, including downloadable templates, practice exercises and other tools for students to use in both their preparation and their actual work. Tom Burns is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University Sandra Sinfield is Academic Leader in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University.

Cultural Studies

by Chris Barker

`A scholarly lexicon and stimulating "rough guide" for cultural studies as it confronts and navigates the shifting sands of past, present and future' - Tim O'Sullivan, Head of Media and Cultural Production, De Montfort University `I'm certain undergraduate and postgraduate readers will consider the Dictionary to be a highly useful resource. Taken together, the definitions provide a effective overview of the field' - Stuart Allan, Reader in Cultural Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol `Any student wishing to acquaint her or himself with the field of cultural studies will find this an enormously useful book' - Joke Hermes, Editor, European Journal of Cultural Studies and Lecturer in Television Studies, University of Amsterdam Containing over 200 entries on key concepts and theorists, the Dictionary provides an unparalled guide to the terrain of cultural studies. The definitions are authoritative, stimulating and written in an accessible style. There are up-to-date entries on new concepts and innovative approaches. An ideal teaching and research resource, the Dicitionary can also be used as a companion to Chris Barker's highly successful Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice (Second Edition, SAGE, 2003) and in conjunction with his Making Sense of Cultural Studies (SAGE, 2002)

Qualitative Methods for Health Research

by Judith Green Nicki Thorogood

'The new edition of Green and Thorogood's Qualitative Methods for Health Research presents a great choice for professors teaching courses across the health care spectrum due to its authors' ability to give students a diverse buffet designed to whet appetites and increase hunger for more qualitative research nourishment' - The Weekly Qualitative Report Suitable for researchers and students in the fields of public health, health services research, nursing and health promotion, Qualitative Methods for Health Research provides a thorough and practical introduction to designing, conducting and appraising qualitative research. Qualitative Methods for Health Research is full of easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply core research skills to health research. Drawing on over twenty years experience of teaching methodology, Green and Thorogood cover the essentials of the theory and principles of applied research in an accessible way. Using examples from a range of settings, this book introduces readers to the key debates in qualitative methodology; issues in designing ethical, feasible and rigorous projects; the main ways of collecting and analysing qualitative data and ways of appraising and writing qualitative research. This new, Second Edition covers developments in systematic reviews of qualitative research and analysis, and includes a chapter focusing on practical issues of qualitative work within applied health research programmes. Key features include: - Case studies - Chapter summaries and key points - Glossary Qualitative Methods for Health Research is an invaluable introduction for both health professionals and students with little prior knowledge of social theory. Judith Green is a Reader in Sociology of Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Nicki Thorogood is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Managing & Organizations

by Stewart Clegg

Now in its Third Edition, this unique and highly esteemed text goes from strength to strength, continuing to offer: - seamless coverage of the essential topics of organizational behaviour - a realist's guide to management capturing the complex life of organizations (the paradoxical, emotional, insecure, self-confident, responsible, irresponsible) and delivers the key themes and debates in an accessible way - interactive, instructive (and fun) learning aids and features, both in the text and on the Companion Website - an attractive, easily navigable, full-colour text design - a guide to further reading including hand-selected journal articles, many of which are available on the Companion Website. As well as cutting-edge content and features, the Third Edition now includes: - clearer, more concise exposition of all you need to know about organizations - expanded coverage of public-sector, informal and non-profit organizations - additional discussion of international cultures - revised case studies to cater for readers across the world at all levels of knowledge and experience - a revisited Companion Website with longer case studies. Over the last seven years, more and more students and tutors have been won over by Managing and Organizations' coverage, wisdom and insight, and this new edition is a yet more essential guide to negotiating and understanding the bustling and complex life of organizations.

The Essentials of School Leadership

by Brent Davies

Building on the success of the first edition, this book provides a focused up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership through contributions from some of the leading authors in the field. Each chapter introduces the reader to a key aspect of leadership. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent developments, new chapter summaries and further reading, and a new chapter on Developing Leadership. Written in an accessible style, this book is essential reading for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.

Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action

by Tim Bond

SAGE celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Counselling in Action in November 2008. To view the video - click here ------------------------------------------------------ 'This book is very comprehesive and a useful addition to the reading list for healthcare students' 'Excellent student text' 'Invaluable text' `This edition retains the same informative and accessible style and broadly the same order of contents as the First Edition, which makes it easy for readers to track down key changes. The author's extensive experience in the field of ethics in counselling and his experience as Chair of BACP underpin this updated, essential and authoritative Second Edition' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling 'Tim Bond has done a great service to the counselling profession by writing, and now updating, this book... His particular strength must surely be his clarity in acquainting counsellors with the complexities of British law. After an introduction, he starts with an exploration of the origins and scope of counselling. He then exemplifies cases in which a counsellor's personal and professional values collide. He has collected together a host of ethical dilemmas that counsellors might have to face' - Naomi Stadlen, Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis This highly acclaimed guide to the major responsibilities which trainees and counsellors in practice must be aware of before working with clients has now been fully revised and updated. The Second Edition examines issues fundamental to the process of counselling. A wide range of ethical problems are discussed and advice is given for resolving these dilemmas. Tim Bond outlines the values and ethical principles inherent in counselling and points out that the counsellor is at the centre of a series of responsibilities: to the client, to him/herself as a counsellor and to the wider community. He covers topics such as: confidentiality; legal aspects of counselling; working with suicidal clients; false or recovered memory; record- keeping; and the importance of adequate supervision.

Teaching Literacy to Learners with A Multi-sensory Approach Dyslexia

by Kathleen Kelly

Providing a structured programme for teaching literacy to children and young people with dyslexia and specific literacy difficulties, this book makes explicit links between theory, research and practice. It offers a structured, cumulative, multi-sensory teaching programme for learners with dyslexia, and draws attention to some of the wider aspects of the learning styles and differences of learners with dyslexia such as memory, information processing and automaticity. The book discusses: - the rationale for a structured multi-sensory approach - the development of phonological, reading, writing and spelling skills - working with learners who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) - lesson structure and lesson planning - alphabet and dictionary skills - memory work and study skills - teaching the programme to groups - ideas for working with young children Designed to help support any learner, ages 5 to 18, with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties, 'the authors encourage the use of the programme as part of the specialist teaching of learners with dyslexia whilst giving strategies for everyday teaching to not only develop literacy but to put learners with dyslexia in control of their own learnin the authors encourage the use of the programme as part of everyday teaching to not only develop literacy but to put dyslexic learners in control of their own learning. There are tried and tested strategies and activities provided, which the reader can use to support their literacy work. Particularly useful for teachers working with learners who have special educational needs and specifically those with dyslexia, this book contains everything you need to help improve and develop the literacy skills of the learners in your setting.

Interpreting Qualitative Data

by David Silverman

This is the perfect book for any student new to qualitative research. In this exciting and major updating of his bestselling, benchmark text, David Silverman walks the reader through the basics of gathering and analysing qualitative data. David Silverman offers beginners unrivalled hands-on guidance necessary to get the best out of a research methods course or an undergraduate research project. New to the fourth edition: - A new chapter on data analysis dealing with grounded theory, discourse analysis and narrative analysis - Further worked-through examples of different kinds of data and how to interpret them - A separate section on focus groups and interpreting focus group data - An expanded ethics chapter - More coverage of digital media and photographs as data - A companion website with additional case studies and examples, links to SAGE journals online, and links to useful websites, podcasts and Youtube videos. This fourth edition is also accompanied with its own group page on www. methodspace. com where users can give feedback and discuss research issues. Visit www. methodspace. com/group/silverman

Business schools and contribution to society

by Mette Morsing Alfons Sauquet Rovira

The international contributors gathered here, from areas of management, economics, and business ethics, are all affiliated with the Community of European Management Schools. They look at challenges facing business schools and offer diverging perspectives on current controversies. Part 1 offers a historical and geographical perspective on business school legitimacy, looking at the philosophical underpinnings of business schools. Contributors discuss how business schools have developed regionally and how they have contributed to setting a new global agenda for business. Part 2 addresses the 'marketization' of business school and how it influences the legitimacy of business schools. Contributors examine how schools respond to the new economic reality and how they interact with stakeholders. The last part of the book investigates the role of business schools in shaping and transforming ethical business conduct. Morsing directs the Copenhagen Business School's Center for Corporate Social Responsibility. Sauquet Rovira is dean of the ESADE Business School. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably cheap book About Studying Leadership

by Brad Jackson Ken Parry

Written for students who want to question what they are learning in their leadership course but are short on time, this entertaining and accessible book will be the perfect accompaniment to any course on leadership. With controversial ideas and funny stories, it covers topics that readers will recognize from their course and some new but equally important areas to challenge their thinking. Part of a highly popular new series this book will make you better able to question and understand this burgeoning field.

The Primary Curriculum

by Patricia Driscoll Andrew Lambirth Judith Roden

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! Providing an overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to teach the primary curriculum, this book offers an informed critical approach to the teaching of core and foundation subjects in primary education. Underpinned by contemporary research and current policy The Primary Curriculum combines coverage of key subject-specific issues with relevant pedagogical approaches to teaching, offering a comprehensive overview of each major subject of primary education. Particular emphasis is placed on cross-curricular and creative approaches to teaching intelligently across different subject areas within the current curriculum framework. Curriculum progression from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2 is also emphasised. The Primary Curriculum is an essential companion for all students on primary initial teacher education courses. Patricia Driscoll and Judith Roden are established primary education authors and teach on initial teacher education courses at Canterbury Christ Church University. Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education at University of Greenwich.

Making Strategy

by Fran Ackermann

'Demystifies strategy making while at the same time deepening our understanding of what the process entails. Their work is a marvellous guide for those striving to make sense of complexity' - Karl E. Weick, Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology, University of Michigan 'This book is at the very cutting edge of strategic management theory and yet also of immense practical use. It is truly a rare and stunning achievement' - John M Bryson, McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota 'Using this book enabled me to facilitate a multicultural team of seven managers so that they very quickly got to grips with the challenges and opportunities facing the organization and developed a realistic workable strategy, whilst at the same time building a real sense of team cohesion and the feeling that individuals had been listened to' - Alison Devine, Director, British Council, Taipai This lucid and highly-accessible text addresses the challenges of how to build a robust and implementable strategy. Strategy making is seen as something relevant to managers of departments, divisions, SME's, as well as the top management teams of public and for-profit organizations. Four key routes to creating a strategy are discussed. These routes, when taken together, provide a powerful means for agreeing a negotiated strategy, and comprise: strategic issue management, agreeing organizational purpose, competitiveness from the exploitation and protection of distinctiveness, and the strategic management of stakeholders. The designs have been used extensively, in a wide range of countries, by management teams in all types of organisations. Companion materials available here

Doing Visual Research

by Claudia Mitchell

Drawing on her work in collaborative projects using visual participatory methodologies (VPM) in Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990s, Mitchell (McGill U. ) shows social science researchers how visual tools such as photography, video, and drawing can be used in research related to social change. She examines both conceptual and practical perspectives, and addresses the ethical and interpretive concerns attending participatory research within communities. The book includes many case examples describing participants' video and photo projects on HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse in schools, and sexual assault in their communities. B&w photos of the participants in action, plus some of the photos they made, illustrate the case histories. The author also gives tips on storing, managing, and using visual data in ways that can be participatory, and concludes by discussing the impact of images on policy making. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Forest School for All

by Sara Knight

Knight, who lectures in education at Anglia Ruskin University and is a Forest School practitioner in the UK, brings together other Forest School practitioners who explain the ways they are using the type of teaching that takes place in an outdoor environment, especially wooded settings, in England, Scotland, and Wales, to have a positive effect on students and their learning. Chapters address different practices and the role of this learning in enhancing and enriching the experiences of children in mainstream settings through personal development, personal, social, and health education, social skills and peer support for gifted and talented children, and transitions from primary to secondary school; uses with children facing challenges in the areas of emotional intelligence and challenging behavior and special needs like physical disabilities, complex emotional and behavioral needs, and autism; and with adults such as recovering addicts and families who are struggling. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Leading and Managing in the Early Years

by Carol Aubrey

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! '...a major contribution to the limited literature and research on leadership in childhood education. ' - Professor Tony Bush, Editor of Educational Management, Administration and Leadership. 'This important book focuses clearly on evidence, describing the realities of leading and managing settings in times of rapid policy changes. Carol Aubrey manages to combine theory, research and practice in a book that will be invaluable to a new generation of early years professionals. ' - Angela Anning, Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Leeds, UK '. . skilfully draws on sound empirical research to present a grounded theory model for leadership in early years education. .... of interest to researchers, students and practitioners internationally. ' - Professor Nithi Muthukrishna, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa This second edition of Leading and Managing in the Early Years explores and integrates leadership and management practice with a real understanding of early years settings. Revised and updated, this new edition includes: - Two new chapters on private day care and reflective practice and action research - Further coverage of reflective practice and reflective leadership skills - More on EYPS as well as integrated centre leadership - Practical suggestions for working with resistant groups and individuals. Carol Aubrey investigates different concepts and characteristics of Early Childhood (EC) leadership as well as the roles and responsibilities of EC leaders. She also explores the types of leadership programmes or development which are needed to maximise the effectiveness of EC leaders. This book is essential reading for students in Early Childhood courses, Early Years Practitioners and local authority employees involved with the integrated centres initiative. Carol Aubrey is Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Warwick.

Your Research Project

by Nicholas Walliman

Walliman, an architect who lectures at Oxford Brookes U. and researches at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, UK, acquaints undergraduate and postgraduate students who are getting research degrees in the social sciences, environment, business studies, education, and the humanities with research theory and methods. He focuses on the first stages of research--topic selection and project planning--and also discusses the nature and purpose of research, choosing methods, how to structure an argument, and ethics. This edition adds sections for students at different levels, practitioners and managers doing projects, and those doing funded research. It has fewer chapters, some omitted exercises, and more on different methods and techniques. New information includes an overview of different types of research and methods used to collect and analyze data. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Theories of Educational Leadership and Management

by Tony Bush

This text is for teachers, educational leaders in Master's courses, and those working toward degrees in education studies. The first two chapters define educational management and educational leadership and introduce six management models and 10 leadership models. In each of the next six chapters, the heart of the book, a major model of educational management is described and analyzed in terms of assumptions made about goals of educational institutions, the nature of organizational structure, the most appropriate modes of leadership, and links to leadership models. Coverage encompasses formal, collegial, political, subjective, ambiguity, and cultural models. This fourth edition includes new case studies from many different types of educational settings, from early years through higher education, and in international settings. New learning features include in-text definitions, summaries, and discussion questions. Bush teaches educational leadership at the University of Warwick. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Key Concepts in Economic Geography

by Yuko Aoyama James T. Murphy Susan Hanson

Key Concepts in Economic Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Economic Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Economic Geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: * An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field * Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject * Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams and further reading An ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Mick Cooper John Mcleod

Concerned that the field of counseling and psychotherapy is moving towards a therapeutic "monoculture" that elevates cognitive-behavioral therapy over other therapeutic orientations such as psychodynamic, person-centered, and integrative therapies, the authors of this volume describe principles and methods for a more pluralistic approach to counseling and psychotherapy. They present evidence and ideas from a range of disciplinary domains underpinning the pluralistic perspective; introduce the collaborative relationship between therapist and client; describe the roles of goals, tasks, and methods in the therapeutic process; describe specific tasks and methods; and consider the implications of the pluralistic orientation for research, training, professional development, and service delivery. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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