• Language Arts & Disciplines

Letter in a Woodpile

Author: Ed Cullen
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1591862493
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 138
View: 6571
From NPR commentator ("All Things Considered") Ed Cullen comes this collection of humorous commentaries on life in southern Louisiana, including Mardi Gras, science fairs, and how the denizens of Guatemala North (Baton Rouge) stay cool.

    • Education

Curriculum 21

Essential Education for a Changing World
Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612246
Category: Education
Page: 254
View: 2023
"What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?" With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders, Jacobs provides insight and inspiration in the following key areas: * Content and assessment--How to identify what to keep, what to cut, and what to create, and where portfolios and other new kinds of assessment fit into the picture. * Program structures--How to improve our use of time and space and groupings of students and staff. * Technology--How it's transforming teaching, and how to take advantage of students' natural facility with technology. * Media literacy--The essential issues to address, and the best resources for helping students become informed users of multiple forms of media. * Globalization--What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective. * Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and beliefs that will lead to healthier local, national, and global communities. * Habits of mind--The thinking habits that students, teachers, and administrators need to develop and practice to succeed in school, work, and life. The answers to these questions and many more make Curriculum 21 the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live.

    • Medical

Children and Families in Health and Illness

Author: Marion E. Broome
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803959036
Category: Medical
Page: 363
View: 7012
Written and edited by leading pediatric and family nurse researchers, this book provides a synthesis of the research literature in nursing and health promotion of children, pediatric acute and chronic conditions, and children and families in the health care system.Children and Families in Health and Illness will prove an excellent shelf reference for researchers and a thought-provoking read for advanced-level practitioner in child or family nursing.

    • Art

A Century of Artists Books

Author: Riva Castleman,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN: 9780870701511
Category: Art
Page: 263
View: 1831
Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

    • Education

Teacher Action Research

Building Knowledge Democracies
Author: Gerald J. Pine
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452278741
Category: Education
Page: 416
View: 7605
"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies

    • Social Science

The Flower of Paradise

The Institutionalized Use of the Drug Qat in North Yemen
Author: J.G. Kennedy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401568766
Category: Social Science
Page: 269
View: 7904
This book concerns the use of the drug qat in North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), a country lying on the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. However, because this substance is so interwoven into the fabric of society and culture, it is also necessarily about Yemen itself. The history and culture of South Arabia are still relatively unknown to the rest of the world, and the drug qat, so widely used there, is equally unknown. Thus, the material we present here should be of interest to all of those concerned with drug use, those who wish to understand more about Yemen and the Middle East, and to the Yemenis themselves. Another purpose is to develop some general understandings about sub stance uses and their effects which are less clouded by the mass hysteria and political considerations which often obscure drug issues in our own society. Examination of drug-use patterns in a country where millions of people are users on a regular basis, and where there has been familiarity with the drug for several hundred years, offers an opportunity to achieve perspectives not possible in countries with different attitudes and without such histories. I am not sanguine about the prospects of our abilities to learn from others or from the past, but I do not think we should abandon hope of doing so.

Rails' Tales

Author: E. Ray Lichty
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 136515310X
Page: N.A
View: 2149

    • Psychology

Essential Psychology

Author: Philip Banyard,Gayle Dillon,Christine Norman,Belinda Winder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917182
Category: Psychology
Page: 600
View: 6677
Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The 2nd edition: Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (https://edge.sagepub.com/banyard2e)

    • Photography

Julia Margaret Cameron's Women

Author: Sylvia Wolf,Julia Margaret Cameron,Stephanie Lipscomb,Debra N. Mancoff,Phyllis Rose,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300077815
Category: Photography
Page: 243
View: 5481
Profiles the life and work of a nineteenth century pioneer of photography and offers a selection of her portraits of women

    • Business & Economics

Workplace basics training manual

Author: Anthony Patrick Carnevale,Leila J. Gainer,Ann S. Meltzer
Publisher: Pfeiffer
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
View: 3488
Based on the findings of a three-year ASTD/U.S. Department of Labor nationwide study on how to develop a skilled workforce capable of meeting today's business requirements. This comprehensive work explains how to implement training programs that develop the new basic skills workers will need."As the first comprehensive analysis of modern job-skill requirements, the volume earns a unique place in the literature."--Choice

    • Fiction

Brave Cowboy

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380714590
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1303
The Brave Cowboy Jack Burnes is a loner at odds with modern civilization. A man out of time, he rides a feisty chestnut mare across the New West -- a once beautiful land smothered beneanth airstrips and superhighways. And he lives by a personal code of ethics that sets him on a collision course with the keepers of law and order. Now he has stepped over the line by breaking one too many of society's rulus. The hounds of justice are hot in his trail. But Burnes would rather die than spend even a single night behind bars. And they have to catch him first.

    • Business & Economics

Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior

Indispensable Knowledge for Evidence-Based Management
Author: Edwin Locke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470685334
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 662
View: 6818
There is a strong movement today in management to encourage management practices based on research evidence. In the first volume of this handbook, I asked experts in 39 areas of management to identify a central principle that summarized and integrated the core findings from their specialty area and then to explain this principle and give real business examples of the principle in action. I asked them to write in non-technical terms, e.g., without a lot of statistics, and almost all did so. The previous handbook proved to be quite popular, so I was asked to edit a second edition. This new edition has been expanded to 33 topics, and there are some new authors for the previously included topics. The new edition also includes: updated case examples, updated references and practical exercises at the end of each chapter. It also includes a preface on evidence-based management. The principles for the first edition were intended to be relatively timeless, so it is no surprise that most of the principles are the same (though some chapter titles include more than one principle). This book could serve as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and in MBA courses. It could also be of use to practicing managers and not just those in Human Resource departments. Every practicing manager may not want to read the whole book, but I am willing to guarantee that every one will find at least one or more chapters that will be practically useful. In this time of economic crisis, the need for effective management practices is more acute than ever.

    • Biology

Biology 20

Author: Gautam Rao
Publisher: Castlerock Research
ISBN: 9781553718086
Category: Biology
Page: 232
View: 1618

    • Fiction

September, September

Author: Shelby Foote
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679735434
Category: Fiction
Page: 302
View: 8102
Two Mississippi gangsters and the younger one's provocative girlfriend kidnap the eight-year-old son of a prominent, black Memphis businessman, thereby occasioning a crisis in all their lives, as the nation itself undergoes its own upheaval