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Policy and Strategy for Improving Health and Wellbeing

by Elizabeth Porter Lesley Coles

As health policy at a national level has ever increasing impact on local health services, it is essential that public health students understand how the development and implementation of policy and strategy provide the framework for improving quality, innovation, productivity and prevention in the delivery of healthcare. The book is divided into two sections, with section one covering a strategic overview of national policies, and section two giving specific local implementation of policy examples to support section one. Case studies and examples will help the reader to understand the policy and strategy and to apply them to their local setting.

Primary English Teaching: An Introduction to Language, Literacy and Learning

by Robyn Cox

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! This comprehensive introduction to language, literacy and learning in the primary school explores the theoretical issues that underpin pedagogical practice in the primary English language classroom in a straightforward manner, enabling readers to understand the resulting practice and curriculum offerings in English primary schools today. The contributors explore new initiatives in primary language teaching, putting these into their theoretical context, and offer practical ideas, helping students to make the bridge from studying to be a teacher, through to the beginnings of their teaching career. Diversity and aspects of special educational needs are also considered in each section of the book. This book will be essential reading both for undergraduate students of education, as well as for PGCE students. Visit the UKLA's website : here

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell

by Roger Casemore

Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counselling. Using examples drawn from practice, Roger Casemore outlines, in a clear, jargon-free style, the main principles of the person-centred approach, using the core therapeutic conditions: - congruence - unconditional regard - empathy This revised and updated second edition includes new material on professional issues, on the use of person-centred counselling in short-term therapy, and on the wider application of the person-centred approach in other settings. Providing a concise introduction to the theory and practice of person-centred counselling, Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start for anyone reading about the approach for the first time. Roger Casemore is Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Counselling courses at University of Warwick

Leading the Strategically Focused School

by Brent Davies

'One of the great things about Brent Davies' books is that they combine rigorous research with practical reality. Leading the Strategically Focused School is no exception. Indeed in this text Brent has surpassed himself in drawing on the two decades of research underpinning his concept of Strategic Leadership and then relating it to the current perceptions of school leaders. The result is a book that resonates with common sense but that is disciplined by the insight of someone in command of his field. This is not a book with easy answers, we have too many of those, but one that captures the holism of contemporary leadership, makes you think and leads to informed action' - Professor David Hopkins, HSBC Chair of International Leadership, and formerly Chief Adviser on School Standards to the Secretary of State 2002-2005 'Brent Davies is now established as the pre-eminent scholar on strategic leadership in schools. This book contains a balanced critique of the existing literature and breaks new ground in tackling the critical issue of how strategic leadership can be sustained. As in all his work, he draws widely from the experience of successful practitioners, and this ensures its credibility and instils confidence in those who are embarking on a career in school leadership' - Professor Brian Caldwell, Associate Director-Global, International Networking for Educational Transformation, and Managing Director, Educational Transformations 'Brent Davies tackles the much misunderstood and abused concept of strategy and gets great results. Linking strategy with sustainability, Leading the Strategically Focused School is full of wonderful conceptual tools, and practical case vignettes. This book is both conceptual and practical, and takes all the excuses off the table. An inspiration and invitation to take action for the good of all' - Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto 'I recommend the book to anyone who is, or who aspires to be, a leader in schools, as it makes an important contribution to the thinking required to achieve cohesive, strategic approaches to the running of schools based upon sound practical experience' - Brian Roberts, Editor, International Journal of Educational Management Strategic leadership is a critical component in the effective development of schools. Leaders need to consider the `now' of school improvement and also how to build strategic capability within the school in order to ensure long-term success and sustainability. Drawing upon research conducted by the National College for School Leadership, the book examines how this can be done. The book includes chapters on: o establishing processes for building whole school involvement o strategic approaches to build capacity in your school o building and sustaining strategic leadership throughout the school o characteristics of strategically focused schools This book is an indispensable read for school leaders who want to focus on bringing sustainable improvement to their school.

Key Concepts in International Relations

by Thomas Diez Ingvild Bode Aleksandra Fernandes Da Costa

International relations is a vibrant field of significant growth and change. This book guides students through the complexities of the major theories of international relations and the debates that surround them, the core theoretical concepts, and the key contemporary issues. Introduced by an overview of the discipline's development and general structure, the more than 40 entries are broken down as follows: Parts two introduces the key theories and each chapter includes: " A broad overview " a discussion of methodologies " a review of empricial applications " a guide to further reading and useful websites Part three discusses the major concepts and for each concept provides: " An introduction to the core questions " An overview of the definitions and theoretical perspectives " A review of empirical problems " Links to other entries, further reading and useful websites Clear and highly readable, Key Concepts in International Relations is an essential guide for students on politics and international relations courses.

Key Concepts in Corporate Social Responsibility

by Suzanne Benn Dianne Bolton

This work provides a multidisciplinary perspective on 50 "key concepts" within the field of corporate social responsibility, from "Agency Theory" to "Voluntary Regulation. " Entries focus on definitions, the relevance of the concepts to the field, key debates and tensions surrounding the concepts, and evidence of practice. Further examples of concepts discussed by the entries include codes of conduct, complexity theory, eco-efficiency, employee engagement, environmental discourses, ethical consumerism, globalization, green marketing, intergenerational equity, performance evaluation and measurement, postcolonialism, product stewardship, risk management, social capital, stakeholder theory, and sweatshops. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory

by Alex Law

This book's individual entries introduce, explain and contextualise the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides: * Clear definitions * Lucid accounts of key issues * Up-to-date suggestions for further reading * Informative cross-referencing Relevant, focused and accessible this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.

Introducing Research Methodology

by Uwe Flick

Psychologist and sociologist Flick (qualitative research, Alice Salomon U. of Applied Sciences, Berlin) offers his guide in the context that the political and practical relevance of social research has grown, and that many university programs now offer introductory or advanced training in the principles and methods of social research. He walks students through the stages of orientation, planning and design, working with data, and reflection and writing. Smaller steps include moving from a research idea to a research question, deciding on methods, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, combining different research approaches, ethical issues in social research, and writing research and using results. Originally published as Sozialforschung in 2009 by Rowohlt Verlag, Hamburg. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Introducing Public Relations

by Keith Butterick

Introducing Public Relations is your guide to the basics of public relations: where it came from, what it means and what issues the industry faces today. It takes readers from the origins of PR all the way to the newest theoretical debates, explaining along the way the changes and development of the role of the PR practitioner. With interviews and 'day in the life' examples from a wide range of professionals in the industry students will learn what PR practitioners do, what they think and how the industry really works. Putting the student first, this book: * Gives a grounded, critical coverage of the history and theory of public relations, so students understand not just the what but the how and why * Covers all aspects of public relations in practice, from in-house and consultancies to government, sport, NGO and corporate PR * Packs each chapter with case studies, anecdotes from the field and career advice from expert PR professionals * Helps easy revision with exercises, summaries and checklists Highly accessible and engaging, there is no better headstart to understanding what PR is all about. It is the perfect text for any students encountering public relations theory and practice for the first time.

Intercultural Communication and Ideology

by Adrian Holliday

Looking at intercultural communication against the backdrop of an unequal global politics in which ideology plays a major role, Holliday (applied linguistics, Canterbury Christ Church U. ) considers how popular narratives of culture lead easily and sometimes innocently to reducing the foreign Other as culturally deficient. His treatment is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students of intercultural communications and cultural studies, and for globalized professionals training in intercultural communication. Among his topics are critical cultural awareness, the indelible politics of self and other, a grammar of cultures, and creative cultural engagement. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Integrative Counselling Skills in Action

by Sue Culley

`Tim Bond has co-authored the Second Edition with Sue Culley, creating a unique combination of ethical underpinnings and guidance in combination with practical issues' - Therapy Today Integrative Counselling Skills in Action is a bestselling text, which has been used to train many thousands of people in counselling skills. Now in its Second Edition, this highly practical book provides a step-by-step introduction to the core skills and their use in a wide variety of helping situations. Following the process through its three main stages - beginning, middle and ending - the authors describe the aims of each stage and the particular strategies, which are used to achieve these goals. Frequent extracts of dialogue are given to demonstrate the interactions, which take place between practitioner and client at different stages in the process. This fully updated edition also includes many practical features - such as guidelines for good practice, checklists and summaries - as well as new material on: coping with demanding situations, being successful in using counselling skills; and a new extended case study. Integrative Counselling Skills in Action, Second Edition is an ideal text for use on courses and recommended reading for anyone who uses counselling skills in their work.

Grounded Theory

by Melanie Birks Jane Mills

Nominated for The Qualitative Book Award for 2013 Watch Melanie Birks' interview on grounded theory This is a highly practical book which introduces the whole range of grounded theory approaches. Unlike most existing books in this area, which are written from a particular philosophical standpoint, this text provides a comprehensive description of the strategies and techniques employed in this methodology. Birks and Mills accessible and highly-readable text is driven by practical case examples throughout to help the reader get to grips with the process of doing grounded theory analysis for themselves. The book deploys a variety of educational activities to guide readers through both the principles and the application of grounded theory, making this an ideal starter text for those new to the approach. This is an ideal first introduction to grounded theory for any student or researcher looking to use grounded theory approaches in their analysis for the first time.

Focus Group Methodology

by Pranee Liamputtong

Liamputtong (medical anthropologist, La Trobe U. , Australia. ) explores focus group methodology, a research technique becoming increasingly popular in health and social sciences. The author notes that focus group methods are certainly not new, dating back to 1926, but they have changed substantially. The author addresses both theoretical and practical elements of using focus group-based research and also provides recommendations for using it in diverse social and cultural environments with varied groups of people, including those who are vulnerable and marginalized. In addition the author examines virtual focus groups and discusses managing and understanding focus group data. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Essentials of Literacy from 0-7

by Tina Bruce Jenny Spratt

This book provides students and practitioners with the essentials of communication, language, and literacy 0-7 through a range of different approaches. They set out why these approaches are important and how to introduce them in ways which are positive for children and their families. The authors guide the reader through the introduction of Finger Rhymes, Action Songs, Nursery Rhymes, Poetry Cards as well as theoretical topics such as the idea of the â whole child', observation, communication with and without words, and brain development.

Doing Essays & Assignments

by Pete Greasley

This book provides students with an insider's view of what tutors and professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignments. Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students leads its readers through all of the skills that are required for the process of essay and assignment writing at a number of levels. Pete Greasley finds the perfect balance between a humorous style and a comprehensive approach, which highlights a wide range of specific practical tips that all students could benefit from. The tips are backed up by a survey of tutors, which highlights the things that markers are really looking for in students' work, paying particular attention to areas in which students commonly struggle. Topics include: " planning, time management and deadlines " reading and researching the literature " writing introductions and conclusions " answering the question " critical analysis and argument " referencing " language, grammar and expression " avoiding plagiarism This will be a must-have book for all university students. The book's clear organization and broad content have been developed from the survey of tutors and Greasley's own extensive teaching experience. As enjoyable as it is functional, Doing Essays and Assignments sets the essay writing process within a manageable structure that will prove a friend to students and markers alike. Pete Greasley is a lecturer at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford.

Doing Criminological Research

by Pamela Davies Peter Francis Victor Jupp

The new edition of this best selling textbook brings research alive for students studying criminology and related subjects. Contextualising research with real-life examples of crime and criminal justice, the book looks at the processes, practicalities and problems of doing criminological research, ensuring students get to grips with preparing for and doing their own research. Thoroughly revised and updated, the book includes 12 new chapters and a revised 3-part structure designed around the core elements of a research project (preparing, doing and reflecting). It explores: o Designing Criminological Research o Undertaking a Criminological Literature Review o Crime Analysis and Survey Research o Longitudinal and Ethnographic Research o Researching the Media o Using the Internet to Research Crime and Justice o Ethics and Politics of Criminological Research o Doing Critical Criminological Research The book is also now equipped with student support features including chapter key points, summaries, study questions/activities and resources, further reading, and a comprehensive glossary. It is essential reading for students and researchers in criminology, criminal justice and community safety.

Diversity, Equality and Achievement in Education

by Gianna Knowles Vini Lander

Knowles and Lander (educational studies and primary education, U. of Chichester, UK) explore the intersection of diversity, equality, and achievement in education in Britain. They discuss how understanding of self, identity, values, attitudes, and beliefs can affect how teachers approach diversity and their professional practice, why it is important to consider identity alongside diversity, how children need to form secure family attachments, how Britain has become an increasingly diverse society, the meaning of ethnicity and how it is linked to achievement, and class and gender issues. They consider the educational debate related to Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller people; what refugee status and asylum seeking means for learning and achievement; the vulnerability of looked-after children or children in care to underachievement; and how to enable equality and achievement for children with disability. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Cross-Curricular Learning 3-14

by Jonathan Barnes

'Cross-curricular learning 3-14 provides the reader with a useful blend of examples from practice and theoretical perspectives. . . . This book is more than a useful teaching tool and source of ideas. . . . One of its key messages is a reminder that education needs to focus on the well-being of both children and all those working with them, including teachers' - Journal of Education for Teaching 'It is a thoughtful, well-informed and practical book that offers a strong vision of a holistic approach to learning in schools'-Early Years Educator 'A thoughtful, well-informed and accessible book, offering strong vision of a holistic approach to learning in schools, Jonathan Barnes' new book has much to offer reflective and sensitive educators, who care about the futures of the children they work with' - Anna Craft, Professor of Education, University of Exeter, Reader in Education, The Open University and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University The new primary strategy is about creativity and flexibility - allowing much more scope for work which brings together different parts of the curriculum. This book helps teachers address the 'why' as well as the 'how', giving background information as well as the techniques to put the theories into practice. It presents a framework for thinking through the issues as well as the practicalities of cross-curricular work (how to plan it, how to assess it, how to make sure all curriculum areas are covered). There are also plenty of practical examples of effective cross-curricular work in classroom settings. The book introduces for the first time the scientific and educational evidence which supports the introduction of cross-curricular approaches. This book is intended for teachers in training, their tutors, and schools, parents and teachers considering a cross-curricular approach to learning. Ideas presented are suitable for children in the 3-14 age group.

The God Problem: Expressing Faith and Being Reasonable

by Robert Wuthnow

The United States is one of the most highly educated societies on earth, and also one of the most religious. In The God Problem, Robert Wuthnow examines how middle class Americans juggle the seemingly paradoxical relationship between faith and reason. Based on exceptionally rich and candid interviews with approximately two hundred people from various faiths, this book dispels the most common explanations: that Americans are adept at keeping religion and intellect separate, or that they are a nation of "joiners." Instead, Wuthnow argues, we do this--not by coming up with rational proofs for the existence of God--but by adopting subtle usages of language that keep us from making unreasonable claims about God. In an illuminating narrative that reveals the complex negotiations many undertake in order to be religious in the modern world, Wuthnow probes the ways of talking that occur in prayers, in discussions about God, in views of heaven, in understandings of natural catastrophes and personal tragedies, and in attempts to reconcile faith with science.

Herculine Barbin: Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth-Century French Hermaphrodite

by Michel Foucault Richard Mcdougall

With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls, and the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as a hermaphrodite. Herculine was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered adolescent enchanted by the ripening bodies of her classmates, a passionate lover of another schoolmistress, she is suddenly reclassified as a man. Alone and desolate, he commits suicide at the age of thirty in a miserable attic in Paris. Here, in an erotic diary, is one lost voice from our sexual past. Provocative, articulate, eerily prescient as she imagines her corpse under the probing instruments of scientists, Herculine brings a disturbing perspective to our own notions of sexuality. Michel Foucault, who discovered these memoirs in the archives of the French Department of Public Hygiene, presents them with the graphic medical descriptions of Herculine's body before and after her death. In a striking contrast, a painfully confused young person and the doctors who examine her try to sort out the nature of masculine and feminine at the dawn of the age of modern sexuality. "Herculine Barbin can be savored like a libertine novel. The ingenousness of Herculine, the passionate yet equivocal tenderness which thrusts her into the arms, even into the beds, of her companions, gives these pages a charm strangely erotic. . . Michel Foucault has a genius for bringing to light texts and reviving destinies outside the ordinary. " Le Monde, July 1978

Developing with Google+

by Jennifer Murphy

Would you like to integrate Google+ with an existing website, or build your own social application on the platform? Developing with Google+ takes you on a tour of the Google+ APIs, with lots of concrete examples and hands-on projects. You'll learn how to take advantage of Google+ social plug-ins, communicate programmatically with Google+ over REST APIs, and author real-time Hangout Apps. Over the course of this book, you'll follow the progress of a fictional company, Baking Disasters, as it incorporates all the features of the Google+ platform. Make the most of social widgets such as the +1 button, Badge, and the Share button Use performance tuning techniques to speed up social plugins on your site Create your own plugins by accessing public data APIs with RESTful web services Transform an blog into a social web application through server-side processing Use OAuth to authenticate users and authorize your access to their private data Extend Google+ Hangouts programmatically and create your own application

Async in C# 5.0

by Alex Davies

This book is for experienced C# developers that need to get a quick yet in depth look at what the new feature async in C# 5.0 means for their current and future projects.

PostgreSQL: Up and Running

by Regina Obe Leo Hsu

If you're thinking about migrating to the PostgreSQL open source database system, this guide provides a concise overview to help you quickly understand and use PostgreSQL's unique features. Not only will you learn about the enterprise class features in the 9.2 release, you'll also discover that PostgeSQL is more than just a database system--it's also an impressive application platform. With numerous examples throughout this book, you'll learn how to achieve tasks that are difficult or impossible in other databases. If you're an existing PostgreSQL user, you'll pick up gems you may have missed along the way. Learn basic administration tasks, such as role management, database creation, backup, and restore Apply the psql command-line utility and the pgAdmin graphical administration tool Explore PostgreSQL tables, constraints, and indexes Learn powerful SQL constructs not generally found in other databases Use several different languages to write database functions Tune your queries to run as fast as your hardware will allow Query external and variegated data sources with Foreign Data Wrappers Learn how to replicate data, using built-in replication features

Learning Node

by Shelley Powers

Take your web development skills from browser to server with Node--and learn how to write fast, highly scalable network applications on this JavaScript-based platform. With this hands-on guide, you'll quickly master Node's core fundamentals, gain experience with several built-in and contributed modules, and learn the differences and parallels between client- and server-side programming. Get up to speed on Node's event-driven, asynchronous I/O model for developing data-intensive applications that are frequently accessed but computationally simple. If you're comfortable working with JavaScript, this book provides numerous programming and deployment examples to help you take advantage of server-side development with Node. Explore Node's unique approach to asynchronous development Build sample Node applications with the Express framework and Connect middleware Use NoSQL solutions such as Redis and MongoDB--and explore Node's relational database modules Work with PDF files, serve HTML5 media, and create graphics with Canvas Set up bidirectional communication between browser and server with WebSockets Learn in-depth practices for debugging and testing your applications Deploy Node applications in the cloud or on your own system "Learning Node will make it easy for someone from any programming background to get a grip on Node.js and build amazing projects." --Tom Hughes-Croucher, co-author of Node: Up and Running (O'Reilly)

Civic Apps Competition Handbook

by Kate Eyler-Werve Virginia Carlson

A guide to insights and best practices with both open data sharing and civic apps competitions based on the authors' experience with Apps 4 Metro Chicago IL. This will also serve as a "how-to" guide for community and developer outreach, which is a key element to a successful competition.

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