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Powerful Professional Development: Building Expertise Within the Four Walls of Your School

by Nancy Fichtman Dana Diane Yendol-Hoppey

Achieve effective, on-site teacher development without breaking the budget! This essential guide to job-embedded staff development helps schools and districts move away from reliance on outside expertise, instead drawing on and developing the experience and skills of their own faculty. The authors provide a complete toolbox of school-based professional development (PD) strategies, with recommendations on which tools to use for different times and settings, guidelines for implementation, and extended examples of each tool in action for a full spectrum of proven, cost-effective PD models, including: Book study and lesson study Action research and professional learning communities Coaching and co-teaching Webinars, podcasts, Open Space Technology, online communities, and much more

The Power of Teacher Networks

by Nancy Fichtman Dana Ellen Meyers Peter A. Paul David E. Kirkland

Develop a teacher network or grow an existing one to support new teachers, reduce teacher isolation, increase retention rates, enhance professional practice, and nurture teacher leaders.

The Power of Groups: Solution-Focused Group Counseling in Schools

by Leslie A. Cooley

Research-based and practical, this guide gives school professionals the theory and knowledge to adapt solution-focused brief counseling for student groups on any topic, curriculum, or grade level.

The Political Economy of East Asia: Striving for Wealth and Power

by Ming Wan

For students of international political economy, it is hard to ignore the growth, dynamism, and global impact of East Asia. Japan and China are two of the largest economies in the world, in a region now accounting for almost 30 percent more trade than the United States, Canada, and Mexico combined. What explains this increasing wealth and burgeoning power? In his new text, Ming Wan illustrates the diverse ways that the domestic politics and policies of countries within East Asia affect the region’s production, trade, exchange rates, and development, and are in turn affected by global market forces and international institutions.Unlike most other texts on East Asian political economy that are essentially comparisons of major individual countries, Wan effectively integrates key thematic issues and country-specific examples to present a comprehensive overview of East Asia’s role in the world economy. The text first takes a comparative look at the region’s economic systems and institutions to explore their evolution—a rich and complex story that looks beyond the response to Western pressures. Later chapters are organized around close examination of production, trade, finance, and monetary relations. While featuring extended discussion of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Wan is inclusive in his analysis, with coverage including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines. The text is richly illustrated with more than fifty tables, figures, and maps that present the latest economic and political data to help students better visualize trends and demographics. Each chapter ends with extensive lists of suggested readings.

The Postgraduate's Companion

by Jo Longman Gerard Hall

The Postgraduate's Companion is the most comprehensive, practical and accessible source of support and guidance for anyone contemplating starting, or already undertaking, their research degree. Hall and Longman's invaluable book is an essential reference resource for anyone doing postgraduate research or thinking of doing it. Leading experts in their fields address the fundamental questions of what a research degree involves; how to choose the best institution; secure an offer; and fund your research degree. For students who are currently working towards a research degree the book deals with the process thoroughly, including coverage of: getting the most from the supervisory relationship planning and writing the thesis navigating and succeeding in research training learning to teach in HE and balancing teaching and research beating the blues and learning how to complete in good time succeeding in the viva voce examination. The final section of the book covers what to do with a research degree once you have one. This includes identifying your skills; staying in academia; research outside academia; leaving research and academia; and starting your own business. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Picture This: Photography Activities for Early Childhood Learning (2nd Edition)

by Susan G. Entz

This edition explores expanded photography options, covers 10 subject areas, includes sample lessons, provides new activities for children with special needs and toddlers, and incorporates assessment, standards, and documentation.

2002 Romantic Ideas

by Cyndi Haynes Dale Edwards

For the hopeless romantic in you!Think you're out of ideas for romance?Think again! With this completely revised and updated edition by your side, you can tap into even more passion, pleasure, and romance than ever before.With 2002 Romantic Ideas, you'll make every moment count-from simple and sweet surprises to ideas adventurous and exotic enough to spice up any encounter.Complete with tips, romantic quotations, and romance rules that are sure to liven up your love life, this essential guide helps you bring romance into your life-every day of the year!

A Practical Guide to Database Design (Second Edition)

by Rex Hogan

Fully updated and expanded from the previous edition, A Practical Guide to Database Design, Second Edition, is intended for those involved in the design or development of a database system or application. It begins by focusing on how to create a logical data model where data is stored "where it belongs." Next, data usage is reviewed to transform the logical model into a physical data model that will satisfy user performance requirements. Finally, it describes how to use various software tools to create user interfaces to review and update data in a database. Organized into 11 chapters, the book begins with an overview of the functionality of database management systems and how they guarantee the accuracy and availability of data. It then describes how to define and normalize data requirements to create a logical data model, then map them into an initial solution for a physical database. The book next presents how to use an industry-leading data modeling tool to define and manage logical and physical data models. After that, it describes how to implement a physical database using either Microsoft Access or SQL Server and how to use Microsoft Access to create windows interfaces to query or update data in tables. The last part of the book reviews software tools and explores the design and implementation of a database using as an example a much more complex data environment for a University. The book ends with a description of how to use PHP to build a web-based interface to review and update data in a database.

The Father: Historial, Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

by Luigi Zoja

Countless children throughout the world grow up without fathers. In this revised and updated edition of The Father, accompanied by a new preface, Luigi Zoja studies the reasons for this and assesses the contribution of this phenomenon to social and psychological problems. Using examples from classical antiquity to the present day, Zoja views the origins and evolution of the father from a Jungian perspective. He argues that the father’s role in bringing up children is a social construction that has been subject to change throughout history, and goes on to examine the consequences and consider the crisis facing fatherhood today. No other existing book faces the subject of fatherhood from such a broad and multidisciplinary perspective. Covering these issues from historical, sociological and psychological points of view, this revised edition of The Father includes a complete reworking of the final part of the book, focusing on the condition of the father in today’s globalized world, and with a particular look at the role historical trauma and grief play in family relationships. The book will be of special interest to analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in practice and in training, academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, and history.

Person-Centred Counselling Training

by Professor Dave Mearns

Person-centred counselling probably requires more training - and a greater intensity of training - than most other mainstream counselling approaches, but until now no one book has concentrated solely on the principles, practices and requirements of training person-centred counsellors. <p><p> Dave Mearns has drawn on the lived experiences of both trainers and trainees to demonstrate the potential range and importance of training in this field. The material covered includes selecting and supporting trainers, selecting course members, skills development, supervision and other professional issues - essential features of all counsellor training, but of particular relevance to the person-centred approach. Written expressly for both trainees and trainers, this book also extends and develops current thinking within the approach, and will be a valuable resource for all person-centred practitioners.

Pediatric Disorders: Current Topics and Interventions for Educators

by Steven R. Shaw Dr Paul C. McCabe

The educator’s go-to reference for important pediatric health topics! Based on up-to-date research, this volume outlines the most current and urgent pediatric issues affecting schools today. Written for school psychologists, counselors, administrators, and teachers, this easy-to-understand resource covers: <p><p> Schools as partners in health care delivery, including health care delivery trends and collaborations between educators and medical professionals <p> Current issues in pediatric disorders and treatments, such as childhood immunizations, shaken baby syndrome, sleep problems, and pediatric HIV <p> Prevention and wellness intervention for childhood obesity, low-level aggression in the schools, and accident prevention

Paul Ricoeur: The Hermeneutics of Action

by Richard M. Kearney

Paul Ricoeur's work is of seminal importance to the development of hermeneutics, phenomenology and ideology critique in the human sciences. This major volume assembles leading scholars to address and explain the significance of this extraordinary body of work. Opening with three key essays from Ricoeur himself, the book offers a fascinating tour of his work ranging across topics such as the hermeneutics of action, narrative force, the other and deconstruction while discussing his work in the context of such contemporary figures as including Heidegger, L[ac]evinas, Arendt and Gadamer. Paul Ricoeur is also published as Volume 21 Issue 5/6 of Philosophy and Social Criticism.

Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization

by Professor Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung, one of the founders of modern peace studies, provides a wide-ranging panorama of the ideas, theories and assumptions on which the study of peace is based. The book is organized in four parts, each examining the one of the four major theoretical approaches to peace. The first part covers peace theory, exploring the epistemological assumptions of peace. In Part Two conflict theory is examined with an exploration of nonviolent and creative handling of conflict. Developmental theory is discussed in Part Three, exploring structural violence, particularly in the economic field, together with a consideration of the ways of overcoming that violence. The fourth part is devoted to civilization theory. This involves an exploration of cultural violence focusing on the deeper aspects of cultures. Finally, the threads of these four approaches are drawn together with a focus on peace action - peace by peaceful means.

Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam: Keys to Certification and Ethical Teaching

by Elaine L. Wilmore

Built around Texas and ELCC standards, this proven resource offers test-taking strategies, data analysis, problem solving, and more, to boost confidence and ensure success on the TExES exam.

Overcoming Unintentional Racism in Counseling and Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide to Intentional Intervention (Second Edition)

by Charles R. Ridley

Overcoming Unintentional Racism in Counseling and Therapy, Second Edition examines the dynamics and effects of racism in counseling with an emphasis on the insidiousness of unintentional racism.. The Second Edition provides a new section on the policies and practices of agencies and other institutions in the mental health system unintentionally resulting in service disparities. Macro-system and micro-system interventions are proposed to overcome these disparities.

The Parallel Curriculum: A Design to Develop Learner Potential and Challenge Advanced Learners

by Joseph S. Renzulli Sandra N. Kaplan Dr Marcia B. Imbeau Dr Jann H. Leppien Dr Jeanne H. Purcell Dr Carol Ann Tomlinson Deborah E. Burns Ms Cindy A. Strickland

Engage students with a rich curriculum that strengthens their capacity as learners and thinkers! Every learner is somewhere on a path toward expertise in a content area. This resource promotes a model for developing high-quality curriculum that moves learners along the continuum toward expertise and provides sample units and rubrics to help implement differentiated curriculum. Teachers can use four curriculum parallels that incorporate Ascending Intellectual Demand to: <p><p> Determine current student performance levels <p> Appropriately challenge all students in each subject area <p> Extend the abilities of students who perform at advanced levels <p> Provide learning activities that elevate analytical, critical, and creative thinking

Overcoming Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence: A Guide for School Leaders

by Donald Schumacher J. Allen Queen

This authoritative guide discusses the "do's," "don'ts," and "can'ts" that school leaders must consider when creating and implementing new school policies for wellness, nutrition, fitness, and health.

Whaling Ventures

by Tom Nicholas Jonas Peter Akins

Whaling was a prominent global industry in the nineteenth century and the United States was dominant. By 1850 there were about 900 whaling ships in the world and 700 of these were American. Rates of return on capital were high compared to benchmark investments, at least in the early years of the nineteenth century. The whaling industry was one of the earliest to grapple with complex issues in relation to the provision of high-risk investment capital, syndication, organizational form, ownership structure, incentives, team building and principal-agent tradeoffs. It represents an important starting-point for exploring the origins of American entrepreneurship and venture financing.

ArcelorMittal and the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

by Eric Werker Sophus A Reinert Sarah Nam Sisi Pan

During the summer of 2014, Alan Knight, General Manager of Corporate Responsibility at the integrated steel and mining company ArcelorMittal, observed the unfolding of an Ebola epidemic in Liberia and other countries in West Africa with great concern. On the one hand was the sheer tragedy of the calamity that struck the poverty-stricken country, recently emerged from a long and painful civil war; on the other, the fact that ArcelorMittal's mining concession in Liberia was a crucial part of the company's business going forward. How was ArcelorMittal to face the mounting crisis? What response did it owe its employees? Its shareholders? Its stakeholders? Given the low state capacity in Liberia, ArcelorMittal helped organize a private sector response to the crisis, and, as a pandemic finally was averted, he wondered what lessons to draw from the experience.

Videojet (A)

by Bharat N. Anand Raffaella Sadun Eric Van Den Steen

In 2005 Craig Purse, the CEO of Videojet, a company recently acquired by the conglomerate Danaher, is dealing with the unexpected failure of a new high tech printer just launched in the market. The new product exemplified the first real instance in which the Videojet team had used the managerial processes of the Danaher Business System (DBS). Was the failure of the new printer a sign that the DBS was fundamentally inadequate for product development projects? Or was the failure instead a symptom that the Videojet team had not properly adopted the DBS? What should Purse do to correct the course of the company?

South Africa: A Fractured Rainbow?

by Richard H.K. Vietor Haviland Sheldahl-Thomason

Twenty years after the end of Apartheid, South Africa's democracy persists, albeit with problems. A tripartite coalition - the African National Congress, the labor unions and the Communist Party, still control the political system, but with diminishing economic results and authority. Since 2010, the economy has grown at 1.4% annually, with unemploymentat 25%....Several national plans have been initiated, but none with success. Most recently, the National Development Plan is the Zuma administration's approach... And then, at the end of 2015, cronyism sunk the stock market and the currency, causing a political crisis. Pravin Gordhan, an experience bureaucrat, is once again Finance Minister, but faces the tradeoff between growth and debt reduction.

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