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Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry and Argumentation
Douglas J. Llewellyn

Corwin, 2012

Proven ways to teach next generation science! To ensure our students achieve scientific literacy, we need to know what works in science teaching. One thing we know for certain: inquiry and argumentation are key. This groundbreaking book for Grades 9–12 addresses the new direction of science standards by emphasizing both inquiry-based and argument-based instruction. Filled with case studies and vignettes, this edition features: ...


Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Edition)
Elena Bodrova, Deborah J. Leong

Pearson, 2006

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development.  Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and ...


Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics (California Studies in the History of Art)
Herschel B. Chipp

University of California Press, 1984

Gathers interviews, articles, letters, and manifestos dealing with Postimpressionism, symbolism, fauvism, Expressionism, and cubism.


Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches

Oxford University Press, 2011

First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention. This treasure trove of practice knowledge equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine ...


The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What Is Taught and Tested

Corwin, 2008

Featuring current research, how-to strategies, and more, this revised bestseller shows principals how to provide strong leadership to influence curriculum at local and state levels.


Lenses on Reading, Second Edition: An Introduction to Theories and Models
Diane H. Tracey, Lesley Mandel Morrow

The Guilford Press, 2012

This widely adopted text explores key theories and models that frame reading instruction and research. Readers learn why theory matters in designing and implementing high-quality instruction and research; how to critically evaluate the assumptions and beliefs that guide their own work; and what can be gained by looking at reading through multiple theoretical lenses. For each theoretical model, classroom applications are brought to life with ...


Graphic Design: A New History, second edition
Stephen J. Eskilson

Yale University Press, 2012

Now in its second edition, this innovative look at the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the 19th century to the present day. Author Stephen J. Eskilson demonstrates how a new era began for design arts under the influence of Victorian reformers, tracing the emergence of modernist design styles in the early 20th century, and examining the wartime politicization of regional styles. Richly contextualized chapters chronicle the ...


Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
John W. Creswell

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2012

In this Third Edition of his bestselling text John W. Creswell explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. In his signature accessible writing style, the author relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry. He compares theoretical frameworks, ways to employ standards of ...


Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches
Robert Jackson, Georg Sørensen

Oxford University Press, 2013

Combining incisive and original analysis with numerous pedagogical features, Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches, Fifth Edition, offers a highly readable and systematic introduction to the principal theories in international relations. Authors Robert Jackson and Georg Sørensen carefully explain how various theories organize and shape our view of the world, providing students with a perspective that integrates ...


Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach
David Jerner Martin

Cengage Learning, 2011

In this pioneering text, a constructivist approach guides users in learning how to teach in a constructivist manner. The book is based on the belief that it's more important for children to learn how to do science than it is for them to learn about science, and that teachers of elementary science do not need to know a great deal of science to teach it effectively, but rather need to be co-inquirers with their students. More than 170 ...


International Relations Theories
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, ...

Oxford University Press, 2013

Drawing on a wealth of expertise from a global team of contributors, the third edition of International Relations Theories provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of all the major IR theories--including some of the more alternative understandings not found in other texts--and supports them with case study examples. Editors Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith have brought together a team of international contributors, each ...


Adlerian Psychotherapy: An Advanced Approach to Individual Psychology (Advancing Theory in Therapy)
Ursula E. Oberst, Alan E. Stewart

Routledge, 2003

Adlerian Psychotherapy gives an account of Adlerian therapy and counselling from its origins to the present day, and proposes an advanced version of the theory. The main principles and concepts of Adler's thinking are re-examined from a contemporary perspective, placing them in the context of other contemporary approaches. Adler's techniques are described then applied to an understanding of what an Adlerian approach to family life would look ...


Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Second Edition ...
Peter Lehmann PhD LCSW

Springer Publishing Company, 2007

Praise for the first edition "Finally, a social work practice text that makes a difference! This is the book that you have wished for but could never find. Although similar to texts that cover a range of practice theories and approaches to clinical practice, this book clearly has a social work frame of reference and a social work identity." -- Gayla Rogers , Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary The major focus of this ...


Political Liberalism: Expanded Edition (Columbia Classics in Philosophy)
John Rawls

Columbia University Press, 2005

This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes the good life. Yet in modern democratic society a plurality of ...


The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations
John Baylis, Steve Smith, ...

Oxford University Press, 2011

Working from a unique non-U.S. perspective, this market-leading text provides a coherent, accessible, and engaging introduction to the globalization of world politics. Now in its fifth edition, this internationally successful text has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics. New chapters on post colonialism and post structuralism ensure that it will remain the most comprehensive introduction to ...


In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms
Jacqueline Grennon Brooks, Martin G. Brooks

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Deve, 1999

The activities that transpire within the classroom either help or hinder students' learning. Any meaningful discussion of educational renewal, therefore, must focus explicitly and directly on the classroom, and on the teaching and learning that occur within it. This book presents a case for the development of classrooms in which students are encouraged to construct deep understandings of important concepts. Jacqueline Grennon Brooks and ...


Realism, Rationalism, Surrealism: Art Between the Wars (Modern Art Practices and Debates)
David Batchelor, Paul Wood, ...

Yale University Press, 1993

The book begins by considering responses by French artists to the World War I, showing how Purism, Dada, and early Surrealism are related to the ethos of post-war reconstruction. The authors then discuss the language of construction in places as dissimilar as France, Germany and the Soviet Union; the contrasting demands of the utility and decoration of objects and paintings; and the relationship of Surrealism to questions of sexuality and gender ...


Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism and Education Reform
Kenneth T. Henson

Waveland Pr Inc, 2009

Like the three critically acclaimed prior editions, the latest edition offers a comprehensive treatment of the curriculum development process and the nature of twenty-first-century education reform. In a style notable for its lack of jargon and digressive pedagogy, the author simplifies the sound foundations and principles of curriculum development as they apply to the implementation of major education reform. This revised and expanded edition ...


The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry
Thomas A. Schwandt

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2007

Intended as a guide to the terms and phrases that partially shape the origins, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of the practices known as qualitative inquiry, this Third Edition has 70 additional terms as well as a Readers’ Guide. Key references have been updated and several terms and phrases from previous editions have been reorganized and expanded. The dictionary entries are intended as a guide to the methodological and epistemological ...


Clinical and Professional Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

LWW, 2007

This comprehensive textbook lets readers develop the strong theoretical and practical foundation needed for effective decision-making in occupational therapy. Emphasis on both clinical and professional reasoning gives readers the skills needed to make informed decisions as practitioners, managers, and educators. This textbook offers easy-to-follow explanations of current theories of clinical and professional reasoning, demonstrating their ...



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