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Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach (What's New in Education)
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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Credentialed to Destroy: How and Why Education Became a Weapon
Robin S Eubanks

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Credentialed to Destroy: How and Why Education Became a Weapon provides the necessary information to confront what is intended to be a wholesale transformation of the US economy and our society without any of our consent. Author and attorney Robin S. Eubanks lays out what was supposed to remain hidden until it was too late to stop the sought 'irreversible change.' She tells us: If Education is a means to an End, what is the Real Vision for ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Philosophy of Education
Nel Noddings

Westview Press, 2011

The first edition of Nel Noddings’ Philosophy of Education was acclaimed as the “best overview in the field” by the journal Teaching Philosophy and predicted to become “the standard textbook in philosophy of education” by Educational Theory. This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational policy, has now ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Solution-Oriented Social Work Practice: An Integrative Approach to Working with Client Strengths
Gilbert J. Greene, Mo Yee Lee

Oxford University Press, 2010

Too often in practice, there is a tendency to pathologize clients, requiring a diagnosis as part of the helping relationship. Suppose, however, that most of the client problems that social workers encounter have more to do with the vagaries of life and not with what clients are doing wrong. This powerful idea is the philosophy behind the strengths-based approaches to social work. This groundbreaking practice handbook takes this concept one step ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

Corwin, 2008

Create the best possible curriculum for your school! This revised edition of a best-selling classic examines curriculum at the state, district, school, and classroom level and shows how effective principals can incorporate curriculum leadership into their organizational behavior to influence curriculum at each level. Based on the most up-to-date research, this practical guide includes information on the impact of NCLB, the Interstate School ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Isms: Understanding Modern Art
Sam Phillips

Universe, 2013

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-03-12 Pages: 157 Language: English Publisher: Universe Publishing (NY) This is a handy guide to the art isms of the modern day From Impressionism and the birth of modern art to street art and Internationalism. of the 21st century. it gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped modern art history. For each ism. there is a clear definition. an introduction to the topic. lists of key ...



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