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Developing Language and Literacy 3-8

by Ann Browne

A new edition of this book is available `This is a handsome Second Edition of a book that has remained an invaluable and comprehensive guide for practising and trainee teachers since its publication in 1996. . . . I hope that all practitioners who love children, language and literature will add this book to their collections of well-used professional books' - Nursery World `This is a practical book and it will be very useful for teachers and Early Years practitioners seeking to review and update their practices in literacy teaching and learning. It will be especially useful to practitioners in England and Wales who have to implement The National Literacy Strategy and the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage' - Penny Munn, International Journal of Early Years Education Developing Language and Literacy 3 - 8: Second Edition is a comprehensive and practical introduction to teaching and learning English in the early years. The new edition has been fully updated to take account of the new requirements for teaching English in the early years including, the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, English in The National Curriculum and The National Literacy Strategy. It covers all aspects of language and literacy and draws on current thinking, research and classroom expertise in order to describe practice that is rooted in research. The book includes chapters on: - Speaking and Listening - Reading - Resources for Language and Literacy - Writing - Spelling, Handwriting and Punctuation - Bilingual Learners - Language, Literacy and Gender - Children with Difficulties - Involving Parents and Carers -Assessment - Planning Further reading and sources of information, including Websites, are given so that readers can explore aspects of English in more depth. It also includes a section on the role of the English post- holder. The book covers the English elements of the Curriculum for Initial Teacher Training, particularly those relating to pedagogical knowledge and teaching and assessment methods, and so should be of particular use and interest to trainee teachers following 3 - 8, 5 - 8 or 5 -11 courses.

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

by Mike Wallace Alison Wray

'A systematic, coherent approach to developing critical reading and writing skills that are applicable to a range of different levels of analysis and types of reading and writing tasks. The authors are to be commended for the clarity of their writing and the way scaffolded advice and tasks are integrated into the text. The book could form the core text for a course on critical reading and writing and a useful reference tool for the academic recently entered upon writing for publication. ' - Educate Journal 'A very clear, accessible introduction that will be invaluable to postgraduate students trying to engage with reading and writing in a critical way' - R. M. Lee, Professor of Social Research Methods, Royal Holloway University of London This guide to critical reading and self-critical writing is a 'must-have' resource for postgraduate students and early-career academics. Packed with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, and incorporating exercises and worked examples drawn from the social sciences, the book offers step-by-step advice on how to: " read any text critically and analyse it in the depth appropriate to one's project " develop a self-critical approach to one's own academic writing " ask questions in order to evaluate authors' arguments " keep a review manageable by using focused review questions " structure a comparative review of multiple texts " build up a convincing argument " integrate critical literature reviews into a dissertation or thesis " make the transition from postgraduate to professional academic writer Essential reading for novice researchers, the book will also be invaluable for supervisors, methods course tutors, and academic mentors who teach and support the development of critical reading and self-critical writing skills.

COUNSELLING in a nutshell

by Windy Dryden

Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to www. cityminds. com ________________________________________ `Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches... [An] ideal 'intro'... I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today 'In a book aimed principally at those just embarking on counselling training Windy Dryden offers a down-to-earth introduction to the theory and practice of counselling which will serve to aid and inspire trainees' - Professor Brian Thorne, Co-founder, The Norwich Centre and Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia What is counselling and how does it work? Counselling in a Nutshell provides the answers to these questions and more, as part of a step-by-step guide to the counselling relationship and the therapeutic process. Focusing on the commonalities within the main theoretical approaches - psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural - Windy Dryden describes a framework which underpins all counselling, irrespective of the approach being used. Key features of the framework include: o bonds between counsellor and client o goals and tasks of counselling o stages of the therapeutic process o core therapeutic conditions. Counselling in a Nutshell provides a concise introduction to core components of the therapeutic relationship and process and is suitable for counsellors of all orientations.

Counselling and Supporting Children and Young People

by Mark Prever

Counselling and Supporting Children and Young People is the ideal introduction to counselling and supporting children and young people. Taking a person-centered approach, Mark Prever offers readers a clear understanding of the theory and practice of working with children and young people in difficulty - whether in a therapeutic, school or social work setting. This practical text: specifically addresses both the counsellor and the 'helper', who may be unfamiliar with counselling jargon contains exercises, points for further thought and discussion, and boxed notes throughout, highlighting exactly how the theory applies to the child or young person discusses ethics, the current political agenda and evidence-based practice This book is a must-read for trainees and professionals working with children and young people in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, education, mental health, nursing, youth work and social work.

Counselling Adolescents

by Kathryn Geldard David Geldard

`This book would be a valuable resource for trainee counsellors. It would also serve to enhance the work of experienced practitioners, particularly if they are more familiar with counselling adults or children and would like to build on this by developing their skills with adolescents' - BACP North London Magazine This practical book has been specifically designed for students and professionals working with emotionally disturbed adolescents. It introduces the specific issues associated with counselling adolescents, and describes how traditional counselling skills can be enhanced by the use of pro-active processes for more effective use with this client group. Kathryn and David Geldard describe the nature of adolescence; explore adolescents' counselling needs, giving an account of the pro-active approach to counselling they developed for use with this client group; and describe the use of widely accepted counselling skills which enable the adolescent to arrive at strategies for addressing specific issues. The final part of the book contains case studies.

Corporate Communication a Guide to Theory and Practice

by Joep Cornelissen

`This is a comprehensive and scholarly analysis of corporate communications. It will offer students and practitioners alike a considerable aid to study and understanding which will stand the test of time in a fast changing business' - Ian Wright, Corporate Relations Director, Diageo Incorporating current thinking and developments in the field from both the academic and practitioner worlds, the Second Edition of this bestseller combines a comprehensive theoretical foundation with numerous practical examples. The Second Edition features: - New chapters on stakeholder management and communication, corporate identity, image and reputation, internal communications and change, media and investor relations and issues in crisis management - New case vignettes and cases of corporate communications in US and European companies - An integrated case (Toyota) at the end of the text connecting all the different themes of the book. Praise for the First Edition: `A welcome and important addition to the limited writing already available on corporate communication. The book focuses correctly on the strategic management perspective necessary for an understanding of this area. It will be of enormous help to practitioners and academics in their quest to understand what may well be the most important functional area for most corporations in the coming years' - Paul A Argenti, Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, USA `This is the text that practitioners, academics, and students in corporate communications have been waiting for. The book is accessible, comprehensive and is well balanced in discussing both theoretical and practical perspectives upon corporate communications. It is simply a must-read for those who want to be at the cutting edge of corporate communications' - Phil Harris, Professor of Marketing, University of Otago and International Director of the European Centre for Public Affairs in Brussels

Consumer Behaviour Applications in Marketing

by Robert East Malcolm Wright Marc Vanhuele

'A thought-provoking text that challenges readers to consider consumer behaviour in new and refreshing ways. The approach is distinctive. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, as well as appreciate the insights provided by scholarship in psychology, sociology and marketing science. The authors not only discuss complex, one-off decisions, but also help us to understand routine behaviours that occupy so much of daily life - buying brands, patronising stores, watching adverts, making recommendations' - Professor Mark Uncles, Deputy Dean, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Sydney What's the best day to advertise groceries? Does a lookalike damage the brand it mimics? Do your long-term customers recommend you more than others? How damaging is negative word of mouth? Should retailers use 9-ending prices? These are some of the fascinating questions you will explore in this text. The text is written by respected marketing academics across the globe with a strong focus on the use of research to help higher-level students develop analytical and evidence-based thinking in marketing. It extends beyond a psychological approach to provide an empirical understanding of the subject for success in industry roles or further research in the field, and takes into consideration not just the individual but the market environment. New to this second edition: - Increased accessibility for a truly international readership - Fully updated with contemporary, global examples and case studies - Further coverage of cross-cultural comparison, including a new chapter on Consumer Differences which also incorporates age and gender differences - Increased study features such as exercises, questions/answers, and a fully updated companion website with lecturer and student resources - www. sagepub. co. uk/east2e This textbook is essential reading for postgraduate students (MA, MSc, MBA) taking courses in consumer behaviour and undergraduate students specialising in consumer behaviour.

Cognitive Behavioural Counselling in Action

by Windy Dryden Peter Trower Jason Jones Andrew Casey

Since the 1988 edition, Trower (U. of Birmingham) notes that there has been exponential growth in the development and applications of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of cognitive behavioral counseling that UK government policy makes widely available for emotional disorders. In an integrated approach, the authors cover the updated CBT model and practice plus basic principles of psychology that they consider insufficiently addressed elsewhere. Drawing on the cognitive models of Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck, they present a step-by-step general guide to CBT processes and applications to specific problems. The text includes case examples, excerpts from counselor-client and supervisor-trainee sessions, and appended clients' guides and worksheets. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Classroom Behaviour

by Bill Rogers

Supply teachers do not always receive adequate support and recognition in their temporary but crucial role. This book addresses the issues important to supply teachers and identifies the skills necessary for handling the demands they face. It tackles the challenges of dealing with new classes, managing challenging student behaviour, working with new groups of students and colleagues, making a fresh start with difficult classes and receiving the professional status deserving of the role. Bill Rogers shows how supply teachers can access colleague support and develop the essential skills of behaviour management and classroom discipline. Numerous ideas for schools to effectively support supply teachers and case studies of the author's work with supply teachers in the United Kingdom and Australia are also included. This practical and timely book is essential for supply teachers, newly qualified teachers, and for all those who manage and work with supply teachers. Bill Rogers is a well known education consultant. His work focuses on practical approaches and skills in the areas of behaviour management, discipline, effective teaching, stress management and teacher welfare. Bill is known as well as for his sensitivity to teachers' needs and concerns.

Children Learning Outside the Classroom

by Sue Waite

Learning outside the classroom is increasingly seen as beneficial in both early years and primary settings, and it is becoming embedded in the curriculum, but what are the benefits of this approach? What do children learn from being outside the classroom? This book explores why learning beyond the classroom is important for children, and offers practical examples of how to improve outdoor learning experiences for all children. In the face of the increasing restriction of children's outdoor experiences, it will help the reader rise to the challenge of finding creative opportunities for working across the curriculum through outdoor activities. Chapters cover: - the theory behind learning outside the classroom - transition from early years to primary practice - what outdoor learning looks like, in different contexts - teaching and learning across the curriculum outdoors - how to evaluate the effectiveness of different outdoor activities, and learning outside the classroom as a whole. Each chapter has case studies, thoughts on theory, points for practice and summaries to help readers digest the most important information. Critical thinking and reflective practice are encouraged throughout to support consideration of how outdoor learning relates to the curricula in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sue Waite is a Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, where she leads the outdoor and experiential learning research network in the Faculty of Education.

Child Language

by Matthew Saxton

Saxton (education, U. of London) presents a textbook for a graduate or undergraduate course primarily for students of psychology who are interested in child language. There being no reason whatsoever for psychology major to have had any training in linguistic theory, he assumes nothing, and explains even such terms as verb and noun. He covers landmarks in the landscape of child language, whether animals can acquire human language, the critical-period hypothesis, input and interaction, language in the first year, the developing lexicon, the acquisition of morphology, linguistic nativism, the usage-based approach, and nature and nurture. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

CBT for Beginners

by Jane Simmons Rachel Griffiths

'Simmons and Griffiths provide a well thought-out introduction to the subject area of standard CBT. This text should be on the shelves of trainee cognitive behavioural psychotherapists for a considerable time to come' - Dr Alec Grant, University of Brighton This practical guide to cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) will interest a wide range of professionals and trainees across health and social care. Focusing on case formulation, the authors show how to build a 'picture' of each individual client, using their case history to inform interventions. The book covers the fundamentals of practicing CBT such as: - the CBT model and how to explain it to clients - CBT assessment and formulation - cognitive and behavioural interventions Packed full of practical features like exercises, case dialogue and therapy materials, the book also covers a range of extra topics including: - Assessing referrals for suitability - Working with motivational issues - Getting the most out of supervision. - Managing therapeutic endings. Given the abundance of CBT texts available and the host of theoretical and conflicting positions that have arisen, it can be difficult for trainees to get to grips with the practical skills necessary to carry out CBT effectively. The book addresses this by equipping the CBT therapist with the essential nuts and bolts to practice CBT with confidence. Dr Jane Simmons and Dr Rachel Griffiths are practising NHS Adult Mental Health Clinical Psychologists.

Case Study Research

by John Mcleod

To read the foreword by Daniel B. Fishman, PhD, Rutgers University, click here. Case-based knowledge forms an essential element of the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy practice. This book provides the reader with a unique introduction to the conceptual and practical tools required to conduct high quality case study research that is grounded in their own therapy practice or training. Drawing on real-life cases at the heart of counselling and psychotherapy practice, John McLeod makes complex debates and concepts engaging and accessible for the trainees and practitioners at all levels, and from all theoretical orientations. Key topics covered in the book include: - the role of case studies in the development of theory, practice and policy in counselling and psychotherapy - strategies for responding to moral and ethical issues in therapy case study research - practical tools for collecting case data - 'how-to-do-it' guides for carrying out different types of case study - team-based case study research for practitioners and students - questions, issues and challenges that may have been raised for readers through their study. Concrete examples, points for reflection and discussion, and recommendations for further reading will enable readers to use the book as a basis for carrying out their own case investigation. All trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychology are required to complete case reports, and this is the only textbook to cover the topic in real depth. The book will also be valuable to people who intend to use existing case studies to inform their practice, and it will help experienced practitioners to generate publishable case reports.

Business-to-Business Marketing

by Ross Brennan Louise Canning Raymond Mcdowell

The Second Edition of this bestselling B2B marketing textbook offers the same accessible clarity of insight, combined with updated and engaging examples. Each chapter contains a detailed case study to further engage the reader with the topics examined. - Featuring updated case studies and a range of new examples. - Incorporating additional coverage of B2B branding and the B2B strategic marketing process, and issues of sustainability. - Extended coverage of Key Account Management - Online lecturer support including PowerPoint slides and key web links Drawing on their substantial experience of business-to-business marketing as practitioners, researchers and educators, the authors make this exciting and challenging area accessible to advanced undergraduate and to postgraduate students of marketing, management and business studies. Praise for the Second Edition: ''I found that the first edition of Brennan, Canning and McDowell''s text was excellent for raising students'' awareness and understanding of the most important concepts and phenomena associated with B2B marketing. The second edition should prove even more successful by using several new case studies and short ''snapshots'' to illustrate possible solutions to common B2B marketing dilemmas, such as the design and delivery of business products and services, the selection of promotional tools and alternative routes to market. The new edition also deals clearly with complex issues such as inter-firm relationships and networks, e-B2B, logistics, supply chain management and B2B branding'' - Michael Saren, Professor of Marketing, University of Leicester ''This textbook makes a unique contribution to business-to-business teaching: not only does it provide up-to-date cases and issues for discussion that reach to the heart of business-to-business marketing; it also brings in the latest academic debates and makes them both relevant and accessible to the readers. A fantastic addition to any library or course'' - Dr Judy Zolkiewski, Senior Lecturer in Business-to-Business Marketing, Manchester Business School ''The advantage of the approach taken by Brennan and his colleagues is that this book manages to convey both the typical North American view of B2B marketing as the optimisation of a set of marketing mix variables, and the more emergent European view of B2B Marketing as being focused on the management of relationships between companies. This updated second edition sees the addition of a number of ''snapshots'' in each chapter that bring the subject alive through the description of current examples, as well as some more expansive end-of-chapter case studies. It is truly a most welcome addition to the bookshelves of those students and faculty interested in this facet of marketing'' - Peter Naudé, Professor of Marketing, Manchester Business School ''The strength of this text lies in the interconnection of academic theory with real world examples. Special attention has been given to the role that relationships play within the Business-to business environment, linking these to key concepts such as segmentation, targeting and marketing communications, which importantly encompasses the role personal selling as relationshipmmunications building and not just order taking. With good coverage of international cultural differences this is a valuable resource for both students of marketing and sales'' - Andrew Whalley, Lecturer in Business-to-Business Marketing, Royal Holloway University of London ''The text provides an authoritative, up-to-date review of organisational strategy development and ''firmographic'' market segmentation. It provides a comprehensive literature review and empiric examples through a range of relevant case studies. The approach to strategy formulation, ethics and corporate social responsibility are especially strong'' - Stuart Challinor, Lecturer in Marketing, Newcastle University ''This revised second edition offers an excellent contemporary view of Business-to-Business Marketing. Refreshingly, the text is packed with an eclectic mix of largely ...

Being Ethnographic

by Raymond Madden

Full of practical 'how to' tips for applying theoretical methods - 'doing ethnography' - this book also provides anecdotal evidence and advice for new and experienced researchers on how to engage with their own participation in the field - 'being ethnographic'. The book clearly sets out the important definitions, methods and applications of field research whilst reinforcing the infinite variability of the human subject and addressing the challenges presented by ethnographers' own passions, intellectual interests, biases and ideologies. Classic and personal real-world case studies are used by the author to introduce new researchers to the reality of applying ethnographic theory and practice in the field. Topics include: - Talking to People: negotiations, conversations & interviews - Being with People: participation - Looking at People: observations & images - Description: writing 'down' field notes - Analysis to Interpretation: writing 'out' data - Interpretation to Story: writing 'up' ethnography Clear, engaging and original this book provides invaluable advice as well as practical tools and study aids for those engaged in ethnographic research.

Behaviour Management with Young Children

by Bill Rogers Elizabeth Mcpherson

Written by Behaviour Management expert, Bill Rogers and his daughter, Early Years teacher, Elizabeth MacPherson, this will be an essential book for all Early Years students, infant teachers, support staff and school leaders. This book explores behaviour management in the crucial early years of schooling in an accessible and practical way. The authors emphasise the establishment phase of a teacher's relationship with a new class. The essential skills are explored in detail through a wide range of case studies. The authors cover all the major topics such as: - challenging student behaviour - positive discipline practice - behaviour recovery practice - helping students with special behaviour needs - how colleague support can help our day-to-day teaching - how to set up and maintain a whole-class behaviour agreement.

Child Protection

by Chris Beckett

`All readers will be drawn to the style of the book as well as its content. The structure will make sure that it is not just a "one-off", being read as part of a course of study, but a book which is used frequently as a source of reference' - Child Abuse Review `[Child Protection provides] a clear explanation of the Department of Health definitions of child abuse and suggests signs which may arouse suspicion. The exercises interspersed within the text would each provide opportunity for lively debate and indeed Beckett encourages this in his ensuing discussion' - Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal `This book is clearly written and would be a useful reference for professional wishing to gain information about protecting children from child abuse. The author makes extensive use of case examples to illustrate points and this adds to the clear style of the book' - Community Practitioner `Professionals who have regular contact with children (e. g. , teachers, psychologists, or general practitioners) could benefit from the author's very practical approach to indentifying and responding to suspected child maltreatment. In addition to being a useful resouce in itself, this text could be used successfully in a classroom setting with social work students or as a professional development tool for new and experienced child-protection social workers' - Journal of Family Studies Child Protection provides a very readable introduction to child protection work. It is for social work students, experienced and non-experienced social workers and the whole range of professionals - nurses, police officers, teachers, doctors - who are following up concerns about the abuse and neglect of children. It is based on the author's 18 years of experience in practice as well as his current work as a social work teacher. The material is presented in a fresh and accessible way. Chris Beckett makes extensive use of case examples to illustrate points and encourage readers to test their own thinking. He provides clear introductions, summaries and conclusions and invites the reader to reflect on what is being discussed and to relate these points to specific situations that might be encountered in practice and everyday life. Part One outlines the job of a child protection social worker - what it entails and the demand made on social workers Part Two looks at the different ways in which children can be abused and neglected and considers the indicators and warning signs as well as the long-term consequences. Part Three considers the causes of abuse and neglect. What leads adults to mistreat their children or fail to provide the care and protection they need? Part Four explores some of the difficulties and dilemmas involved in child protection social work. This is an excellent, clear and inspiring book and is a must for anyone embarking on or already involved in child protection work.

Analysis in Qualitative Research

by Hennie Boeije

Written for anyone beginning a research project, this introductory book takes you through the process of analysing your data from start to finish. The author sets out an easy-to-use model for coding data in order to break it down into parts, and then to reassemble it to create a meaningful picture of the phenomenon under study. Full of useful advice, the book guides the reader through the last difficult integrating phase of qualitative analysis including diagramming, memoing, thinking aloud, and using one's feelings, and how to incorporate the use of software where appropriate. Ideal for third year undergraduate students, master students, postgraduates and anybody beginning a research project, the book includes examples covering a wide range of subjects - making the book useful for students across the social science disciplines. Hennie Boeije is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

An Invitation to Social Construction

by Kenneth J. Gergen

`An Invitation to Social Construction is a rewarding read for newcomers to social constructionist thinking and for those well acquainted with this view. ' - New Therapist `Kenneth Gergen's book, An Invitation to Social Construction, may be the best introduction to the scholarship on social constructionism available today - but that's not all it is. It is also an inspiring and optimistic vision of what we can do to create better lives for ourselves. . . . Gergen's book is a key book for you to read' - Lois Shawver From a leading figure in the field, this introductory text forms an elegant overview of social constructionism that is at once wide-ranging and accessible. In this landmark work Kenneth Gergen charts the background to the social constructionist movement and outlines the major debates, topics and issues in a way that is at once profound yet highly readable. It is an interdisciplinary tour de force that will influence the development of teaching, research and social practice for years to come.

An Introduction to Qualitative Research

by Uwe Flick

A new edition of this book is available `Flick's An Introduction to Qualitative Research is quite simply the most important text on qualitative research methods in the world today. I continue to envy Flick's command of the field and its ever-expanding literature, much of which he has managed to include in his new edition' - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign `Flick aims to please both the novice and the experienced researcher, and in his ambition he largely succeeds. . . . From conceptualizing the field, making sampling decisions to constructing interview guides, Flick offers practical counsel' - Science Direct `Ideal for anyone wishing to understand fully the theoretical constructs behind the qualitative research methodology' - Journal of Family Studies `The inclusion of examples, summary points and further reading is to be commended and adds to the clarity of an already clear and easy to understand text. The strength of the book lies not only in the clarity with which it is written but in the use of examples and tables. . . . I would have no problem in recommending this text equally to both pre and post-registration students of nursing, and also to students studying for higher degrees as a useable text which is easy to read and contains a vast amount of information which is logically presented' - Nurse Researcher This Third Edition of Uwe Flick's bestselling textbook has been fully revised, expanded and updated but retains all of the student-friendly elements and carefully structured qualities of the previous edition. Brand new features include: - Updated discussions and references throughout the text - The integration into all chapters of additional features including chapter overviews, case studies, lists of key points and end-of-chapter exercises - 6 new chapters including a guide to using the book, a chapter on ethics, the uses of literature in qualitative research, an overview of research design, a discussion centred on using documents, and a final chapter on qualitative online research. This new edition will ensure that An Introduction to Qualitative Research preserves its status as the essential introductory text for all students of qualitative research.

An Introduction to Human Resource Management

by Nick Wilton

This exciting new introductory text in human resource management moves beyond a prescriptive approach to provide a holistic overview of the role of HRM in its contemporary context. Acknowledging and reflecting upon key trends in HRM, the labour market and the broader economy, the author offers critical discussion of the theoretical and practical issues surrounding HRM. Includes accessible learning features to help you best explore the material, including: - 'research', 'ethics' and 'international' insight boxes; - chapter summaries and objectives; - self-test questions; - recommended reading; - end of chapter case studies. An accompanying companion website (www. sagepub. co. uk/wilton) provides you with full-text journal articles, extended case studies, weblinks and a glossary. The website also provides an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and a multiple-choice test bank for lecturers. This book is essential reading for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students, as well as those studying for their CIPD qualifications. Nick Wilton is Senior Lecturer in HRM at Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England. "Well-researched, well-written, and is clearly signposted and structured for the reader. The learning objectives at the outset of every chapter act as a clear guide for each topic explored. Additional references and further reading are also offered to the student seeking deeper knowledge. Case studies, throughout the book, bring the HRM theories to life and demonstrably link these with practice. Wilton's book is an extremely useful core text for students of HRM and a welcome addition to HRM resources" - Denise Bagley, Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management, London South Bank University

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

by David Westbrook Helen Kennerley Joan Kirk

`There is much to commend this comprehensive work: it is engaging to read, accessible in style and honestly conveyed. I will certainly be including it as a key text for our university's new CBT module next year. I am reminded once again that contemporary CBT is a therapy for the people; accessible, affordable, resourceful and client empowering' - Therapy Today `[This book] is written in a very readable plain English format that gives the reader an immediate grasp of the concepts... [and] a great insight into the CBT model in a very structured and practical way. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is curious about CBT' - Eisteach, Irish Association for Counselling and 'This book has been published at the optimum time when references to CBT are ubiquitous, and understanding the principles of this widely publicised intervention is essential. A fine balance of the evidence base, therapeutic interventions and the practicalities of the key components of intervention promotes this text to a higher level of sophistication' - Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy `a worthwhile introduction to CBT and... a thorough overview of the approach that is well supported by research evidence. Written by experience practitioners in an accessible language, this book is recommended for those new to CBT. It is also a useful refresher for the more experienced therapist' - Nursing Standard, 4 star review An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a beginner's guide to the basic theory, skills, and applications of CBT. Well supported by research evidence, CBT has become one of the most widely practised and most popular therapeutic approaches. For those new to the approach this practical text sets out the core concepts and generic skills of CBT including: " the method of Socratic dialogue " case formulation " the therapeutic relationship " therapeutic strategies - cognitive, behavioural, and physiological. The text then goes on to illustrate how these techniques can be applied to the most common mental health problems - depression, panic and agoraphobia, OCD and health anxiety, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorder. Other, less common, disorders are also explored, as are different methods of delivery including work with individuals, groups, couples, and families. This text will be invaluable to all those coming to CBT for the first time whether on training courses or as part of their everyday work. It will also be a useful refresher for those with some experience who want to remind themselves of core skills David Westbrook is Director of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC) and a consultant clinical psychologist with Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (OBMH). Helen Kennerley is a consultant clinical psychologist with OCTC and OBMH. Joan Kirk was the founding Director of OCTC and is now a consultant clinical psychologist with OCTC and in private practice.

An Introduction to Child Development

by Thomas Keenan Subhadra Evans

The Second Edition of An Introduction to Child Development has been fully updated to provide a comprehensive survey of the main areas of child development, from infancy through to adolescence. Equipping students with an appreciation of critical issues in the field and an understanding of empirical research that bears on the study of children, the text provides balanced coverage of topics and theoretical perspectives that represent both classic and cutting edge work in child development. In terms of new content, it now covers more on the biological foundations of development, plus new chapters on moral development and applied developmental psychology. The Second Edition includes the following features: - learning points - section & chapter summaries, - end-of-chapter glossaries - suggestions for further reading - sample multiple choice questions - sidebars featuring in depth discussions of key research findings or points of debate within the field of child development. The text comes with a dedicated website with resources for both students and instructors.

Action Research for Improving Educational Practice

by Valsa Koshy

Which topics are right for Action Research in an education context? How do you go about planning a project, collecting and analysing your data? What's the best way to present your research findings to parents, colleagues or funding bodies? Whether you are a busy teacher doing research in your classroom, an undergraduate starting your research project, or a Masters level or education doctorate student writing up your dissertation, this step-by-step guide takes you through every stage involved in carrying out Action Research. In this brand new edition, you will find additional guidance on: - philosophical underpinnings of Action Research - the challenges of being an insider researcher - searching and analysing literature from the internet - children's participation and children's rights in action research projects in educational settings - validity and authenticity in action research - a new chapter on writing for publication - an action research planning sheet. This book draws on Valsa Koshy's extensive experience of supervising researchers at all levels, and includes examples of Action Research carried out by practitioners across a range of topics and age groups. Case studies include UK and international examples, allowing you to reflect on multiple perspectives of Action Research in education. Those new to Action Research, and those looking for a straightforward explanation of the methods involved, will find this book invaluable. Valsa Koshy is Professor of Education and Director of a Research and Development Centre at Brunel University.

Achieving Your PTLLS Award

by Mary Francis

'Information overload abounds in teacher training in the lifelong learning sector - this extremely accessible guide sets the new regulations into a meaningful context for teachers and trainers. In particular, the chapter on functional skills would be informative reading for all teachers, not just those embarking on their professional career. ' Pip Kings, Institute of Education, University of London, UK This highly accessible book comprehensively covers the assessment requirements for the 'Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector' (PTLLS) award. All new lecturers in the sector must now gain their PTLLS qualification in their first year of teaching, and this book aims to help them achieve this. The book focuses on the five learning outcomes of the PTLLS Award: - Understand own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching - Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches in the specialist area - Demonstrate session planning skills - Understand how to deliver inclusive sessions which motivate learners - Understand the different assessment methods and the need for record keeping The authors provide a sound introduction for all lecturers, including those appointed on the basis of expertise and experience in their vocational area, who may be less familiar with academic study. The book includes reader activities, enabling readers to assess their knowledge as they progress through the book. This book is suitable for new entrants and unqualified teachers, and trainers in the lifelong learning sector who require the PTTLS qualification in order to gain their license to practice. It will also challenge those who already have lecturing, teaching or training experience, enhancing the skills they already have and providing stimulus for reflection.

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