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Implementing Change Through Learning: Concerns-Based Concepts, Tools, and Strategies for Guiding Change

by Jim Roussin Shirley M. Hord

Lead successful, lasting reform in your school or district! No matter what change your school or district is facing, this definitive book shows how to involve school and district leaders every step of the way. Developed by pioneers of K-12 change management, the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) enables you to: Understand, predict, and address teacher concerns and reactions Use a series of powerful Learning Maps to help individuals and teams manage change See CBAM in action through a running case study Build credibility and trust to set a foundation for meaningful, lasting change

Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method

by Nancy K. Baym Annette Markham

This collection of dialogues is the only textbook of its kind. Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method takes students into the minds of top internet researchers as they discuss how they have worked through critical challenges as they research online social environments. Editors Annette N. Markham and Nancy K. Baym illustrate that good research choices are not random but are deliberate, studied, and internally consistent. Rather than providing single "how to" answers, this book presents distinctive and divergent viewpoints on how to think about and conduct qualitative internet studies.

A Brief Primer of Helping Skills

by Dr Jeffrey A. Kottler

A Brief Primer of Helping Skills is a highly readable, accessible, and practical introduction to the skills of helping and making a difference in people's lives. In an engaging and concise style, author Jeffrey A. Kottler gives students in various professions an overview of the theory, process, and skills of helping methods. It is designed as an operating manual for those in human service professions to learn the basics involved in developing helping relationships, assessing and diagnosing complaints, promoting exploration and understanding, and designing and implementing action plans.Key FeaturesOffers a brief introduction to the helping process: Written in an accessible and conversational style, this book helps students and professionals become familiar with the basic process quickly.Provides personal applications: This book helps students enrich their lives while learning how to be more helpful to others.Includes applications to a variety of settings and disciplines: Students can actually use material and skills in the book in all the various domains in which they function—at work, in volunteer agencies, with friends and family. Uses an integrative approach: The best features of all major theories and research are combined into a unified model of helping that is responsive to different needs.Intended AudienceThis supplemental text is ideal for introductory undergraduate and graduate courses such as Introduction to Social Work, Introduction to Counseling, and Introduction to Human Services in the fields of counseling, psychology, human services, social work, education, family studies, marital and family therapy, pastoral work, nursing, human resource development, and other helping professions. It is also an excellent resource for beginning practitioners.

Communicating Forgiveness

by Dr Douglas L. Kelley Vincent R. Waldron

Communicating Forgiveness is the first book to take a truly communicative look at the process of forgiveness. Authors Vincent R. Waldron and Douglas L. Kelley provide a synthesis of the literature on forgiveness in relationships. Grounded in real-life forgiveness narratives, this interdisciplinary text (pulling from such related fields as psychology, counseling, family studies, peace studies, conflict management, religious studies, and organizational behavior) offers a hopeful framework for negotiating healthy and just responses to relational disappointments.

The Art of Educational Leadership: Balancing Performance and Accountability

by Dr Fenwick W. English

"English successfully challenges the established educational community to rethink the current state of research on school leadership in the social sciences...The inclusion of theory, discourse, and stories of recognized leaders followed by chapter learning extensions that include key concepts, movie recommendations, and prompted reflective journaling makes this book a most valuable resource for the educational leadership community." —H.J. Bultinck, CHOICE"The Art of Educational Leadership provides one of the most complete examinations of leadership that I have encountered. I admire the way it urges students to think and reflect. The format allows individual learners to focus on those materials that best fit their learning style while the numerous presentations of a single topic through the different modalities strengthens the learning. This text is a fresh, new look at leadership..."—Louise L MacKay, East Tennessee State University"Fenwick W. English returns to themes of leadership he explored in more than 20 earlier books and dozens of presentation to educator audiences. He favors "re-centering educational leadership in the humanities," rather than acting on the recommendation of the business literature, and he emphasizes the use of films as a way to humanize leadership concepts."—THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR"Excellent cogent analysis of key concepts of leadership are presented in a reader friendly style."—Saul B. Grossman, Temple UniversityMoves beyond established notions of leadership to recognize that effective leading is about drama and performance—artistry! The Art of Educational Leadership: Balancing Performance and Accountability stresses the human side of leadership. No other text on this topic demonstrates so ably the importance of artistry in leadership in a field that has been lopsidedly dominated by concepts informed by science.Presenting the idea that leadership is an art, this book:Exemplifies a balance between the science and the art of educational leadership: The real improvement of practice is rooted in the art of application, which is about context and represents the key to leadership practice.Connects content material to self-discovery: Exercises at the end of each chapter include creating a personal, reflective journal to engage the reader in and reflect upon theories and practices presented in the book. Films are suggested for viewing to illustrate the interaction between context, culture, decisions, and outcomes.Portrays multicultural leadership in action: Biography boxes throughout the book share how multicultural educational and political leaders who have been recognized as "expert" practitioners learned the art of leadership in the public arena.This is the first book in educational leadership to sketch out a balance between the science and the art of the field. The text illustrates how performance and practice represent the art, while the delineation of the skills and conceptual models represent the science.

An Integrative Approach to Counseling: Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory, and Stress Management

by Robert G. Santee

An Integrative Approach to Counseling: Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory, and Stress Management offers a global and integrative approach to counseling that incorporates multiple concepts and techniques from both eastern and western perspectives. The book identifies commonalities rather than the differences between them. The book also compares and contrasts the underlying cultural assumptions of western counseling with those of the Chinese perspectives of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, relative to integrating and applying a more global approach to helping individuals functionally adapt to challenges in their environments. The book will be used by faculty and students in those advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, or social work that cover such areas as introduction to counseling, counseling skills and techniques, counseling theories, multi-cultural awareness and counseling, and stress management.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

by Bruce A. Thyer

Click on the Supplements tab above for further details on the different versions of SPSS programs.The canonical Handbook is completely updated with more student-friendly features The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is a cutting-edge volume that covers all the major topics that are relevant for Social Work Research methods. Edited by Bruce Thyer and containing contributions by leading authorities, this Handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as a section that delves into more general issues such as evidence based practice, ethics, gender, ethnicity, International Issues, integrating both approaches, and applying for grants. New to this EditionMore content on qualitative methods and mixed methods More coverage of evidence-based practice More support to help students effectively use the Internet A companion Web site at www.sagepub.com/thyerhdbk2e containing a test bank and PowerPoint slides for instructors and relevant SAGE journal articles for students. This Handbook serves as a primary text in the methods courses in MSW programs and doctoral level programs. It can also be used as a reference and research design tool for anyone doing scholarly research in social work or human services.

Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives

by Albert Ellis Mike Abrams Dr Lidia Dengelegi Abrams

Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives is the groundbreaking, final text written by Albert Ellis, long considered the founder of cognitive behavioral therapies. The book provides students with supporting and contradictory evidence for the development of personality theories through time. Without condemning the founding theorists who came before him, Ellis builds on more than a century of psychological research to re-examine the theories of Freud, Jung, and Adler while taking an equally critical look at modern, research-based theories, including his own.

Career Management and Work-Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers

by Douglas T. Hall Brad Harrington

<i>Career Management & Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers</i> is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to managing contemporary careers. Although grounded in theory, the book also provides an extensive set of exercises and activities that can guide career management over the lifespan. Authors Brad Harrington and Douglas T. Hall offer a highly useful self-assessment guide for students and other individuals who want to deal with the challenge of succeeding in a meaningful career while living a happy, well-balanced life.

Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches

by Jerry W. Willis

Foundations of Qualitative Research introduces key theoretical and epistemological concepts replete with historical and current real-world examples. Author Jerry W. Willis provides an invaluable resource to guide the critical and qualitative inquiry process written in an accessible and non-intimidating style that brings these otherwise difficult concepts to life.

Appreciative Inquiry: Research for Change

by Jan Reed

Appreciative Inquiry: Research for Change is the first book to explore in depth the issues that arise when appreciative inquiry is used as a research framework, rather than an organizational development tool. Author Jan Reed draws upon her own experience of using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a research approach—shaping the asking of questions, the gathering of information, and the communication of ideas.

Black Families

by Harriette Pipes Mcadoo

Following the success of its best-selling predecessors, the Fourth Edition of Harriette Pipes McAdoo's Black Families retains several now classic contributions while including updated versions of earlier chapters and many entirely new chapters. The goal through each revision of this core text has been to compile a book that focuses on positive dimensions of African American families. The book remains the most complete assessment of black families available in both depth and breadth of coverage. Cross-disciplinary in nature, the book boasts contributions from such fields as family studies, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and public policy.

Critical Communication Pedagogy

by Dr John T. Warren Dr Deanna L. Fassett

In this autoethnographic work, authors Deanna L. Fassett and John T. Warren illustrate a synthesis of critical pedagogy and instructional communication, as both a field of study and a teaching philosophy. Critical Communication Pedagogy is a poetic work that charts paradigmatic tensions in instructional communication research, articulates commitments underpinning critical communication pedagogy, and invites readers into self-reflection on their experiences as researchers, students, and teachers.

Argumentative and Aggressive Communication: Theory, Research, and Application

by Andrew Rancer Theodore A. Avtgis

Argumentative and Aggressive Communication: Theory, Research, and Application is the first text to describe the development, history, research, and application efforts on the communication traits of argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness. Authors Andrew S. Rancer and Theodore A. Avtgis include a collection of nine widely used reliable and valid instruments which the reader, the researcher, and the practitioner can use for diagnostic and research purposes.

Fostering Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Classroom

by Raymond J. Waller

Fostering Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Classroom provides educators and school personnel with a thorough, readable guide to some of the most common mental health issues they are likely to confront in the classroom. Editor Raymond J. Waller offers pre-service and in-service educators strategic tools to help take the proper steps toward addressing the mental health issues of their students.

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

by David M. Klein Vern L. Bengtson Dr Alan C. Acock Dr Katherine R. Allen Peggye Dilworth-Anderson

Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Moving From Spoken to Written Language With ELLs

by Ivannia M. Soto

Mastering spoken language is the key to writing success for English Language Learning ELLs struggle to meet the writing demands of the Common Core State Standards. In this book, ELL expert Ivannia Soto demonstrates how oral language development is the key to building writing skills. She offers educators a powerful set of tools for implementation at both classroom and policy levels, including: • Exciting spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing • Approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative • Sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates

The Block Scheduling Handbook

by J. Allen Queen

This step-by-step resource offers three block schedule models, sample lessons, instructional strategies, and templates to get a successful alternative scheduling program up and running.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills

by Dr Anne M. Hanson

Aligned with core principles of effective instruction, this resource provides brain-compatible strategies, reflection questions, and cross-curricular writing activities to boost students' writing and achievement.

The Superintendent's Planner: A Monthly Guide and Reflective Journal

by Patricia B. Novotney Benita B. Roberts Lorraine M. Garcy Margaret A. Lynch Gwen E. Gross Rene S. Townsend Gloria L. Johnston

This reflective calendar and planning journal helps new and veteran superintendents address day-to-day concerns while keeping student achievement in perspective throughout the year.

A Guide to Co-Teaching With Paraeducators: Practical Tips for K-12 Educators

by Richard A. Villa Jacqueline S. Thousand Ann I. Nevin

Learn how paraeducators can positively impact the achievement of students with special needs in the inclusive classroom! This comprehensive guide outlines how teachers and paraeducators can work together to improve outcomes for students with special needs while meeting standards in a climate of accountability. The authors highlight four approaches to co-teaching and school-system supports that allow for appropriate supervision and ongoing training. The book also provides: <p><p> Reproducible forms that teachers and paraeducators can use to establish effective co-teaching roles <p> Real-life accounts of three paraeducators <p> Concept maps, chapter summaries, and a glossary of terms for easy navigation

Vocabulary Lists and Activities for the PreK-2 Classroom: Integrating Vocabulary, Children’s Literature, and Think-Alouds to Enhance Literacy

by Susan E. Israel

This practical resource for building children's vocabulary and comprehension skills provides word lists, literature selections, writing prompts, and suggestions for read-alouds and think-alouds.

Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do

by Randi B. Stone

This collection of outstanding, teacher-tested methods for K–12 social studies instruction for diverse classrooms offers fresh ideas and strategies covering citizenship, diversity, community, and more.

Teaching in a Special Education Classroom: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

by George A. Giuliani Roger Pierangelo

These guidelines for special education teachers cover gathering student information, classroom design, meeting with parents, evaluation, assessment, classroom management, instructional interventions, and grading options.

Disability Classification in Education: Issues and Perspectives

by Margaret J. McLaughlin Lani Florian

This edited volume examines current disability classification systems, the dilemmas educators face in categorizing students with special needs, and alternative options based on recent challenges and trends.

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