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This book is the product of two years of research and over 150 interviews with workers and managers at the Mazda-Flat Rock plant, UAW representatives, state and local government officials, and residents of the Downriver area.
Tom's big fire truck is in for a busy day taking care of emergencies in the country and in the city! Learn what fire fighters do when they are working, and what they do when they are not fighting fires.
The book represents nearly three years of deliberation by more than 250 people drawn from business, labor, community groups, academia, and government.
College students today are more anxious about their futures than in the past, particularly with respect to their places in the world of work. The social contract that promised steadily increasing wages and secure employment has unraveled, leaving many uncertain about their lives and livelihoods. In these times, a sociological perspective on work is more important than ever. Analysis and understanding of the societal conditions that shape people's work lives may be the best tools for conquering their anxiety and uncertainty. To prepare for and reshape the future demands knowledge of the social forces that influenced the past and help structure the present. The study of work is central to the discipline of sociology. From the industrial revolution to the service economy, sociologists have contributed much to our understanding of the forces shaping workers' lives and the workplace. This anthology contains a sampling of some of the best that sociologists of work have to offer. Through a variety of methods and approaches, the readings address several pertinent questions about the American workplace: What have been the most important changes in workers' lives and work organization during the twentieth century? What factors shape employment today? What does the future hold for work and workers? By examining how sociologists have pursued answers to these questions, I hope students will acquire tools to address their own concerns and come away better equipped to make sense of their past, present, and future work experiences.
DESCRIPTION:In 2006, Abby Rike lost the life she knew and loved when her husband and two young children were killed in a car accident. Devastated and numb, she shut down. For nearly three years she walked through life like a spectre, present in body only. As she descended, so did her health.Fortunately, Abby was not alone. She had loving parents, supportive friends, and a faith that continued to sustain her. Little by little she found the courage to return to life. Joining The Biggest Loser proved a catalyst for the physical and emotional changes she needed to make. In fact, against all odds Abby gained strength, courage, wisdom, and continued her steadfast relationship with God. Instead of anger, she found herself slowly but steadily healing. She lost a hundred pounds but gained hope.In this riveting book, Abby tells her story--from her joyous life before the accident to the unbearable pain that followed it and her eventual emergence as a woman reinvigorated by her faith in God. Today Abby's resilience and positivity are a testament to the power and importance of faith in the darkest hours.
A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work.With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves.Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks:Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives and trying to live in what little time is left?What has happened to the old, unspoken contract between worker and employer?Why are young people not being disloyal when they regularly consider job-changing?Employers can't promise as much to workers as before. Is that because they promise so much to stockholders?Why are there mass layoffs and "downsizing" in a time of unequaled corporate prosperity? And why are the most common lies in business about satisfactory employee performance?The traditional contract between employers and employees is over. This thoughtful and provocative study shows how to replace it by the one we make with ourselves.From the Hardcover edition.
Dr Tracy Alloway has been awarded the prestigious Joseph Lister Award from the British Science Association. 'The authors have written a guide for practitioners that is both highly practical, and yet based upon sound theoretical principles.... This book achieves a successful, yet often elusive, link between theory, research and practice, and deserves to have a high readership. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to a range of readers' - Jane Mott, Support for Learning 'This book fulfils its aim to explain working memory and the limits it places on children's classroom learning. For teachers it gives a very clear guide and fills a gap in understanding that can only lead to more child-centred approaches to teaching and learning' - Lynn Ambler, Support for Learning 'A clear and accessible account of current theory and research, which is then applied to children's learning in the classroom. . . . The range of strategies. . . are well grounded in theory derived from research and sit within a coherent conceptual model' - The Psychologist 'An easy to read yet informative book that explains the concepts clearly and offers practitioners ways to support those with poor working memory in the classroom' - SNIP `The topic of working memory nowadays tends to dominate discussions with teachers and parents, and both groups can helpfully be directed to this easy-to-read but serious text ... (it) is likely to prove a turning-point in the management and facilitation of hard-to-teach children. In a situation muddied by ever-multiplying syndromes and disorders, this book delivers a clarifying and reassuring isolation of the major cognitive characteristic that cuts across all the boundaries and leaves the class teacher and SENCO empowered. I think very highly of the book and shall be recommending it steadily' - Martin Turner, Child Center for Evaluation and Teaching, Kuwait Susan Gathercole is winner of the British Psychological Society's President's Award for 2007 A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful learner, yet there is very little material available in an easy-to-use format that explains the concept and offers practitioners ways to support children with poor working memory in the classroom. This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years, and uses theory to inform good practice. Topics covered include: - the link between working memory skills and key areas of learning (such as literacy & numeracy) - the relationship between working memory and children with developmental disorders - assessment of children for working memory deficits - strategies for supporting working memory in under-performing children This accessible guide will help SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists to understand and address working memory in their setting.
Working One-to-One with Studentsis written for Higher Education academics, adjuncts, teaching assistants and research students who are looking for guidance inside and outside the classroom. This book is a jargon-free, practical guide to improving one-to-one teaching, covering a wide range of teaching contexts, including mentoring students and staff, supervising dissertations and how to approach informal meetings outside of lectures. Written in an engaging, accessible style and grounded in experience, this book offers a combination of practical advice backed by relevant learning theory. Featuring a wealth of case studies and useful resources, the book covers areas including: Supporting students Encouraging independent learning Mentoring coaching and personal tutoring Developing peer groups and buddying programs Dealing with diversity, difficult students and ethical dilemmas supervising the undergraduate dissertation Supervising postgraduates in the arts, social sciences and sciences. This book is a short, snappy, practical guide that covers this key element of a lecturer's work. In the spirit of the series (KEY GUIDES FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING in HIGHER EDUCATION) this book covers relevant theory that effectively informs practice.
A Working Theory of Love by Scott Hutchins is a brilliantly witty novel of 21st century relationships for readers of Nick Hornby and Douglas Coupland. 'Electrifying. Clever, funny and very entertaining' The New York Times'Tremendous, big, clever . . . Every once in a while a novel comes along and speaks to a generation . . . Hutchins expertly charts the terrain of love, and what it means to fall, and fall hard' Guardian'Touching and extremely funny, Neill Bassett is a disenchanted bachelor for the Noughties generation. Brilliantly achieved' GQRecently divorced, thirty-six-year-old Neill Bassett is engaged in an extraordinary experiment. By day, he works at a Silicon Valley software company, where he is helping to create the world's first 'living' artificial intelligence -- a computer programme based on the personality of his late father. By night, he is attempting to reconcile his own emotional shortcomings with the unexpected attractions of an intriguing young woman called Rachel. The question is: what does it take to be a real human being?Set in San Francisco, where anything goes (and regularly does), this recklessly witty, formidably funny, outrageously honest novel captures the exquisite agony of contemporary relationships. 'Likened to the work of Nick Hornby . . . humorous and quietly profound' Observer'Worthy of Chuck Palahniuk . . . Hutchins's satirical take on 21st-century existence is sharply observed' Independent'Smart, breezy, an assured debut . . . Mixing the everyman likeability of Nick Hornby with a splash of the offbeat intellect of Douglas Coupland' Metro'Zeitgeisty, poignant and funny' The Herald'Inventive, intelligent and sometimes hilarious. One of the pleasures here is Hutchins' terrific grasp of the zeitgest' San Francisco Chronicle'A brainy, bright, laughter-through-tears, can't-stop-reading-until-it's-over kind of novel' Gary Shteyngart'Terrific. Throughout, Hutchins hits that sweet spot where humour and melancholy comfortably coexist' Entertainment Weekly'Original, wise, full of serious thinking, serious fun and the shock of the new. Astonishing' Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master's Son'Terrific. And intriguing, original take on family and friendship, lust and longing, grief and forgiveness' Associated Press'Wonderful. Brilliantly observant about the way we live now. Comic and haunting' Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love'Beautifully written and consistently engaging. Charming, warm-hearted and thought-provoking' The New York Times'Inventive and engaging' New YorkerScott Hutchins teaches at Stanford University, California. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, The Rumpus, The New York Times and Esquire. This is his first novel.
Dig deep and you will find the most compelling argument for working together: Happiness. In business there are always unique individual achievers, but pull down the veil and you'll often find someone alongside them. Michael Eisner does just that in Working Together. Using his own collaboration with Frank Wells at Disney as a launching point for examining other famously successful partnerships, Eisner offers us an intimate and deeply personal look at some of the most rewarding business partnerships, uncovering what makes them tick and offering unconventional wisdom and unexpected insights. In this essential book for businesspeople everywhere, Eisner shines a light on these startlingly long-lasting and enriching partnerships, weaving together ten separate narratives-from investment gurus to entertainment impresarios, from fashion designers to big-box retailers-into a larger story about the true nature of achievement in life and in business. Ten Stories, Ten Magical Partnerships: Michael D. Eisner and Frank Wells (Disney) Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (Berkshire Hathaway) Bill and Melinda Gates (The Gates Foundation) Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (Imagine Entertainment) Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti (Valentino) Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell (Studio 54) Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus (The Home Depot) Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (restaurateurs) Joe Torre and Don Zimmer (New York Yankees) John Angelo and Michael Gordon (finance) Collectively, the stories you're about to read form a blueprint for building partnerships that matter, that last, and that allow each of us to do our very best work.
With today's shifting demographics can arise tricky family issues--here are tips for therapists on how to steer clients through them. As the average lifespan increases, so does the number of living generations, a recipe for some potentially complex family issues. This book offers therapeutic strategies to navigate the unique dynamics and experiences of today's aging families, from the "sandwich generation" and caregiver burdens to divorce, bereavement, and much more.
Featuring in-depth case presentations from master clinicians, this volume highlights the remarkable capacity of traumatized children to guide their own healing process. The book describes what posttraumatic play looks like and how it can foster resilience and coping. Demonstrated are applications of play, art, and other expressive therapies with children who have faced such overwhelming experiences as sexual abuse or chronic neglect. The contributors discuss ways to facilitate forms of expression that promote mastery and growth, as well as how to intervene when play becomes stuck in destructive patterns. They share effective strategies for engaging hard-to-reach children and building trusting therapeutic relationships.
Working actively with emotion has been empirically shown to be of central importance in psychotherapy, yet has been underemphasized in much of the writing on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This state-of-the-art volume brings together leading authorities to describe ways to work with emotion to enrich therapy and achieve more robust outcomes that go beyond symptom reduction. Highlighting experiential techniques that are grounded in evidence, the book demonstrates clinical applications with vivid case material. Coverage includes mindfulness- and acceptance-based strategies, compassion-focused techniques, new variations on exposure-based interventions, the use of imagery to rework underlying schemas, and methods for addressing emotional aspects of the therapeutic relationship.
Praise for Working With Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents"This much-needed book effectively argues for the use of structured activities as the basis for exploring trauma-specific questions in clinical work with traumatized children and adolescents. Numerous examples of children's artwork enhance the book and illustrate the effectiveness of the treatment. The authors' methods have been used successfully for many years and represent a major contribution to the study of trauma that will be welcomed by both students and seasoned practitioners."-Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S Professor of Social Work Emerita, Fordham University, Author: Play Therapy With Children in Crisis"The authors provide a clear theoretical framework and demonstrate practical sensory-based activities so kids can discover and reconnect with their bodies' agency and vitality. Refreshingly, this vehicle creates an emotionally safe journey for the child into the mystery of the experiential, embedded in implicit memory. It's chock-full of invitations to explore self-impressions and worldviews in a way that children feel seen, not assessed."-Peter A. Levine, PhD, and Maggie Kline, MS, LMFT, Coauthors: Trauma Through a Child's Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your KidsA structured, sequential, and evidence-based approach for the treatment of children and adolescents experiencing trauma or griefWorking With Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents features the Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP) intervention model, proven in successfully addressing violent situations such as murder, domestic violence, and physical abuse, as well as non-violent grief- and trauma-inducing situations including divorce, critical injuries, car fatalities, terminal illness, and environmental disasters.Filled with practical and proven activities for use with children and adolescents experiencing trauma and grief, this resource is based on the authors' experience working with all types of traumatic events in school-, agency-, and community-based programs across the country.
This updated second edition of Working with Loss and Grief provides a model for practitioners working with those who are grieving a significant life loss. Making clear connections between theory and practice, the 'Range of Response to Loss' model provides a theoretical 'compass' for recognising the wide variability in reaction to loss and the 'Adult Attitude to Grief' scale is a tool for 'mapping' individual grief and its change over time, providing an individual grief profile. Together these offer a framework for practitioners to: -listen to stories of grief told by clients -identify common patterns in grief -recognize individual difference in grief response -make assessments -prompt therapeutic dialogue -guide therapeutic focus and -evaluate outcomes. This edition includes: a new chapter on 'The RRL Model and a Pluralistic Approach to Counselling' ; two new case studies; additional content on vulnerability; new grief assessment tools and systems, and the latest research. Dr Linda Machin is Honorary Research Fellow at Keele University, having been a Lecturer in Social Work and Counselling at Keele. She established a counselling service for the bereaved in North Staffordshire and continues to work as a researcher and freelance trainer.
Meneval was with Napoleon almost on a daily basis for 11 years. These memoirs are the raw material used by most historians. First published in 1896 in English, they are key to any understanding of Napoleon's rise and fall.
Do we all have guides? Who are they, and what do they do? In WORKING WITH SPIRIT GUIDES, bestselling author Ruth White explains all you need to know about these special beings: What their purpose in our lives is; how to identify and communicate with them; and what to expect from them. Ruth tells her own amazing story and those of others, and includes easy-to-follow exercises for activating your sensitivity and intuition and helping you on the path to inner wisdom. You will discover how to: * recognise and communicate with your guide * increase your awareness through meditation * ask the right questions and receive the right answers * work with your dreams and intuition * guard against false guidance * find your sense of purpose and follow your destiny.
The person with schizophrenia poses a formidable challenge even to the experienced clinician. Bizarre, unpredictable behavior, disordered thought patterns, peculiar, even unintelligible speech, and extreme distrust can drastically limit the clinician's ability to conduct therapy. It is often seemingly impossible to determine the cause of these behaviors: Are they a result of the disease, the side effects of drugs, or the patient's efforts to cope?In this brilliant and insightful book, Dr. Michael Selzer and his colleagues offer a radical new perspective on understanding and treating the schizophrenic person. What is often lacking, they argue, is a clear understanding of the patient's own experience of his world. Without a realistic appraisal of the patient's physiological and psychological vulnerabilities, the effect of various stresses on him, and his own unique adaptation to these circumstances, no effective drug or psychotherapeutic treatment intervention is possible.This thoughtful, intelligent, and acutely perceptive book is a major breakthrough for working with persons with schizophrenia. The authors have shown that therapy with the schizophrenic person is not only possible but highly rewarding.
Poverty, domestic violence, marginalisation, drug and alcohol dependence are just some of the issues faced by many Australian families. Now in its second edition, Working with Vulnerable Families provides a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to family-centred practice in Australia. It explores the ways in which health, education and social welfare professionals can support and protect children and their families. Fully revised and updated, with 8 new chapters, the book examines recent research and programs on relationship-based family support, harnessing 'resilience' and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. It encourages readers to 'think child, think family, think community' in order to promote the development, wellbeing and safety of young children and future generations. Each chapter features learning goals, local case studies and reflective questions to help reinforce and extend the reader's understanding. Written by a diverse team of experts, this is an indispensable resource for students and practitioners alike.
If you find yourself frustrated with a colleague whose incompetence is driving you crazy a boss who gets angry when you're not a mind reader, or an employee who challenges your authority chances are you're caught in an emotional trap at your job. The solution is simple: Take control of your own response. In this pragmatic, insightful guide, psychotherapist Katherine Crowley and business consultant Kathi Elster teach you how to eliminate your workplace woes step by easy step. Through quizzes, case examples, and field-tested strategies, you'll learn how to handle any bad work relationship. With your newfound emotional skills, you'll be able to: Manage an ill-tempered boss before he or she explodes, Detach from coworkers whose irritating habits ruin the day, Defend yourself from idea-pilfering rivals, Get out of the grip of toxic relationships, Protect your work territory from "boundary busters", Break out of the limiting roles that box you in, Parent your difficult employees to get the results you want...and much more. Book jacket.
Working with Young Children focuses on the application of child development principles to the care of children in group settings. Introduce your students to the fast-growing field of child care services, and help them learn the necessary skills. This popular text features an inviting, colorful format and up-to-date topics. -- Topics include the CDA credential; guidance principles; water play, sand play, and block building experiences; new social studies topics; and more on-the-job application process. -- Helps students develop effective skills for guiding children and for keeping them safe and healthy. -- Provides instruction for setting up a developmentally-appropriate environment. -- Covers planning and implementing curriculum that will meet children's needs and hold their interest. -- Includes hundreds of full-color photos taken in actual child care settings.
THE PSAT IS CHANGING IN 2015! Be prepared to beat the exam, boost your National Merit Scholarship chances, *AND* get a jump on the New SAT with this practice book of all-new drills for the all-new exam.This eBook edition is optimized for on-screen learning with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.Starting in October 2015, a new version of the PSAT is being rolled out nationwide. The good news is that the New PSAT is being redesigned to look more like the New SAT--meaning that taking this exam will give you a valuable glimpse into what the New SAT will look like. The bad news, of course, is that it's a whole new test format to get familiar with!Created specifically for the redesigned exam, The Princeton Review's Workout for the New PSAT provides plenty of practice to get you ready to tackle the test, including:* Essential information about the major exam changes, including an overview of new PSAT basics, scoring, and content* 275+ practice questions covering all subject areas* Answers and detailed explanations to help you learn from your mistakes* A "Pre-College Insider" section filled with useful guidance and advice* Everything you need to know about National Merit ScholarshipsInside, you'll find essential information about the new PSAT, material to show you what to expect on the exam, and all the practice you need to help get the score you want.