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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 ...


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 ...


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 Value of Living Well
Mark LeBar

Oxford University Press, 2013

Since the middle of the twentieth century, virtue ethics has enriched the range of philosophical approaches to normative ethics, often drawing on the work of the ancient Greeks, who offered accounts of the virtues that have become part of contemporary philosophical ethics. But these virtue ethical theories were situated within a more general picture of human practical rationality, one which maintained that to understand virtue we must appeal to ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Language of Science Education: An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts in Science Teaching and ...

Sense Publishers, 2013


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 ...


Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics: Volume 1

Oxford University Press, 2011

Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics is an annual forum for new work in normative ethical theory. Leading philosophers present original contributions to our understanding of a wide range of moral issues and positions, from analysis of competing approaches to normative ethics (including moral realism, constructivism, and expressivism) to questions of how we should act and live well. O.S.N.E. will be an essential resource for scholars and students ...


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 ...


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 ...


Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities
Gene Combs, Jill Freedman

W. W. Norton & Company, 1996

For psychotherapy students, teachers, and practitioners, this book describes the clinical application of the growing body of ideas and practices that has come to be known as narrative therapy. Clear and compelling demonstrations of narrative therapy practice, rich in case examples and creative strategies, are at the heart of this book.


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 ...


Identity Development of College Students: Advancing Frameworks for Multiple Dimensions of Identity
Susan R. Jones, Elisa S. Abes

Jossey-Bass, 2013

This book describes contemporary perspectives on the identity development of college students in the U.S. with an emphasis on multiple social identities. The book traces the evolution of the study of identity in relation to contemporary research and theoretical frameworks. These contemporary perspectives are situated within a holistic description of identity that portrays identity as the intersection of context, personal characteristics, 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.


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.


World Politics: Trend and Transformation, 2013 - 2014 Update Edition
Charles W. Kegley, Shannon L. Blanton

Cengage Learning, 2013

WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today's international political stage. The book will help you understand what is happening today and why. This 2013-2014 UPDATE EDITION incorporates recent changes in leadership, the latest on the economic crisis, social media, and military technology, and new data from World Development Indicators and more. Our new ...


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 ...


Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades: A Constructivist Approach (4th Edition)
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, Mary Elizabeth Haas

Pearson, 2010

Building on the success of previous editions, Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades discusses flexible strategies for teaching today's diverse learner, the structure of the knowledge to be learned, how to help students reconstruct present ideas, and how to translate theory and recent research into lesson plans and units. Packed with activities, up-to-date technology, teaching strategies, and a constructivist approach, this ...


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 ...



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