Restructuring the Labour Market

The Implications for Youth

Author: D. Ashton,M. Maguire,M. Spilsbury

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349207373

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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This book represents an advance in our knowledge of the labour market. For the first time it combines the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data to produce an explanation of the main changes which have transformed the labour market during the recession. For the first time it demonstrates the segmented character of the youth labour market and the significance of the local labour markets. The result is a substantial contribution to labour market segmentation theory and to the analysis of social policy in this field.

Teachers’ Personal Epistemologies

Evolving Models for Informing Practice

Author: Gregory Schraw,Jo Lunn Brownlee,Lori Olafson,Michelle Vander Veldt Brye

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681239507

Category: Education

Page: 449

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The focus of this book is to explore teachers’ evolving personal epistemologies, or the beliefs we hold about the origin and development of knowledge in the context of teaching. The chapters focus on a range of conceptual frameworks about how university and field?based experiences influence the connections between teachers’ personal epistemologies and teaching practice. In an earlier volume we investigated preservice and inservice teachers’ beliefs and teaching practices (Brownlee, Schraw and Berthelsen, 2011). While we addressed the nature of teachers’ personal epistemologies, learning and teaching practices, and approaches for changing beliefs throughout teacher education programs, the volume did not address conceptual frameworks for the development of teacher’s personal epistemologies. To address this gap, the book is focused on teacher educators, teachers and teacher education programmers in universities with an overall aim of highlighting how we might support preservice teachers’ involvement in learning that is challenging and inservice teachers’ engagement in professional experiences that promote changes in teaching practice. We argue that teachers need to be encouraged to question their beliefs and develop increasingly sophisticated beliefs about their knowledge and their students’ knowledge that facilitate learning and intellectual growth.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions

Author: Alan D. Zimm

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612001971

Category: History

Page: 464

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ÒNothing previously published has offered such a close examination of Japanese strategy . . . an in-depth study of the Japanese planning, preparation and execution of the attack with particular focus on factors not thoroughly considered by other historians, if at all . . . detailed analyses that lead to a much better understanding of what the Japanese did, why they did it, and especially how the attack was very nearly an abject failure instead of a stunning success."ÑNaval Institute Proceedings "For seven decades, conventional wisdom has extolled the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as brilliant in its planning and execution . . . this masterful analysis topples that pillar of Pacific War history . . . with its amazing depth of meticulous research and analysis, this forceful book is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Pearl Harbor."ÑWorld War II "The first militarily professional description of the Pearl Harbor attack, and for those who are serious about military history and operations, it is a joy to read. . . . a superb military analysis of the attack . . . not only renders all other histories of Pearl Harbor obsolete, it has set the bar high for other histories of the Pacific War."ÑWar In History

Beyond the language classroom: researching MOOCs and other innovations

Author: Kan Qian,Stephen Bax

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

ISBN: 1908416521

Category: Education

Page: 167

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With the rise of the internet and new communication technologies, language learning has moved beyond the classroom walls. This volume presents a range of important studies on innovative ways for learning languages outside the classroom. Chapters discuss MOOCs in the UK, Belgium, China, and Italy for studying a range of languages, research on new apps, flipped classroom modes, and approaches to informal learning in a range of international settings. In these ways, the volume offers a significant contribution to our understanding of how learning beyond the language classroom will transform language education in the decades to come.

States at Work

Dynamics of African Bureaucracies

Author: Thomas Bierschenk,Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004264965

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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States at Work explores the mundane practices of state-making in Africa by focussing on the daily functioning of public services and the practices of civil servants.

Environmental Principles

From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Author: Nicolas de Sadeleer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199254743

Category: Law

Page: 433

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This book traces the evolution of environmental principles from their origins as vague political slogans to their embodiment in enforceable laws. In particular it examines three of the most important principles: the polluter pays principles, the preventive principle and the precautionary principle, and their legal effect at the national, regional and international levels.

The Governance of Daily Life in Africa

Ethnographic Explorations of Public and Collective Services

Author: Giorgio Blundo,Pierre-Yves Le Meur

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004171282

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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Anchored in an empirically-grounded anthropology, this book explores the notion of governance in a non-normative way. It describes and analyses the institutional and political processes through which social actors and groups - be they state, private or 'third-sector' - contribute to the provision of public and collective goods or services. The book draws on case studies from Anglophone and Francophone Africa, crossing anthropological traditions that have too often evolved in parallel directions and dealing with a range of topics such as health, water supply, sanitation and waste management, security, humanitarian aid, land issues and decentralisation. Beyond African boundaries, it contributes to current debates about governmentality, public policy, subject making, public/private boundaries, and the role of the state.

Adventures in Aidland

The Anthropology of Professionals in International Development

Author: David Mosse

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857451118

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Anthropological interest in new subjects of research and contemporary knowledge practices has turned ethnographic attention to a wide ranging variety of professional fields. Among these the encounter with international development has perhaps been longer and more intimate than any of the others. Anthropologists have drawn critical attention to the interfaces and social effects of development's discursive regimes but, oddly enough, have paid scant attention to knowledge producers themselves, despite anthropologists being among them. This is the focus of this volume. It concerns the construction and transmission of knowledge about global poverty and its reduction but is equally interested in the social life of development professionals, in the capacity of ideas to mediate relationships, in networks of experts and communities of aid workers, and in the dilemmas of maintaining professional identities. Going well beyond obsolete debates about 'pure' and 'applied' anthropology, the book examines the transformations that occur as social scientific concepts and practices cross and re-cross the boundary between anthropological and policy making knowledge.

Leisure and Spirituality (Engaging Culture)

Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Paul Heintzman

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441245499

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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This addition to the award-winning Engaging Culture series explores the link between leisure and spirituality, offering a Christian perspective on leisure concepts and issues in contemporary society. Paul Heintzman, a respected scholar and experienced recreation practitioner, interacts with biblical, historical, and contemporary leisure studies sources to provide a comprehensive understanding of leisure. He also explains the importance of leisure for spiritual growth and development. This work will appeal to professors and students as well as practitioners in the recreation and leisure services field, youth and college pastors, and camp ministries.

Family Socialization and Interaction Process

Author: Talcott Parsons,Robert Freed Bales

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415176477

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication

Author: Peter Auer,Li Wei

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311019855X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 606

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This volume is an up-to-date, concise introduction to bilingualism and multilingualism in schools, in the workplace, and in international institutions in a globalized world. The authors use a problem-solving approach and ask broad questions about bilingualism and multilingualism in society, including the question of language acquisition versus maintenance of bilingualism. Key features: provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of multilingualism and multilingual communication presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field, offers solutions of everyday language-related problems international handbook with contributions from renown experts in the field

Travelling Models in African Conflict Management

Translating Technologies of Social Ordering

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900427409X

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Travelling models are a concept that offers to examine the translation of conflict management models into differing practices of ordering in African countries.

Israel's Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective

Text, Archaeology, Culture, and Geoscience

Author: Thomas E. Levy,Thomas Schneider,William H.C. Propp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331904768X

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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The Bible's grand narrative about Israel's Exodus from Egypt is central to Biblical religion, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim identity and the formation of the academic disciplines studying the ancient Near East. It has also been a pervasive theme in artistic and popular imagination. Israel's Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective is a pioneering work surveying this tradition in unprecedented breadth, combining archaeological discovery, quantitative methodology and close literary reading. Archaeologists, Egyptologists, Biblical Scholars, Computer Scientists, Geoscientists and other experts contribute their diverse approaches in a novel, transdisciplinary consideration of ancient topography, Egyptian and Near Eastern parallels to the Exodus story, the historicity of the Exodus, the interface of the Exodus question with archaeological fieldwork on emergent Israel, the formation of biblical literature, and the cultural memory of the Exodus in ancient Israel and beyond. This edited volume contains research presented at the groundbreaking symposium "Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination" held in 2013 at the Qualcomm Institute of the University of California, San Diego. The combination of 44 contributions by an international group of scholars from diverse disciplines makes this the first such transdisciplinary study of ancient text and history. In the original conference and with this new volume, revolutionary media, such as a 3D immersive virtual reality environment, impart innovative, Exodus-based research to a wider audience. Out of archaeology, ancient texts, science and technology emerge an up-to-date picture of the Exodus for the 21st Century and a new standard for collaborative research.

The Southern Marches of Imperial Ethiopia

Essays in History and Social Anthropology

Author: Donald Donham,Wendy James

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521322379

Category: History

Page: 308

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This international collection of essays offers a unique approach to the understanding of imperial Ethiopia, out of which the present state was created by the 1974 revolution. After the 1880s, Abyssinia, under Menilek II, expanded its ancient heartland to incorporate vast new territories to the south. Here, for the first time, these regions are treated as an integral part of the empire. The book opens with an interpretation of nineteenth-century Abyssinia as an African political economy, rather than as a variant on European feudalism, and with an account of the north's impact on peoples of the new south. Case studies from the southern regions follow four by historians and four by anthropologists, each examining aspects of the relationship between imperial rule and local society. In revealing the region's diversity and the relationship of the periphery to the centre, the volume illuminates some of the problems faced by post-revolutionary Ethiopia.

Regulating Womanhood

Author: Carol Smart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134905769

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This collection of original essays looks at a topic of growing interest and debate in feminist and historical circles: the social regulation of women through law during the 19th and 20th centuries, and the resistance which emerged in response. The collection refutes the notion of women oppressed during the 19th century, unable to act in opposition to the law. When issues of motherhood and women's sexuality became areas of public policy, women began to negotiate the law, as case studies from Europe and the USA show. This book should be of interest to students of women's studies, sociology of law, and social policy.

A Companion to Paleoanthropology

Author: David R. Begun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118332377

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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A Companion to Paleoanthropology presents a compendium of readings from leading scholars in the field that define our current knowledge of the major discoveries and developments in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil record from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of modern humans across the globe. Represents an accessible state-of-the-art summary of the entire field of paleoanthropology, with an overview of hominid taxonomy Features articles on the key discoveries in ape and human evolution, in cranial, postcranial and brain evolution, growth and development Surveys the breadth of the paleontological record from primate origins to modern humans Highlights the unique methods and techniques of paleoanthropology, including dating and ecological methods, and use of living primate date to reconstruct behavior in fossil apes and humans

A History of the Breast

Author: Marilyn Yalom

Publisher: Rivers Oram Press

ISBN: 9780863584008

Category: Breast

Page: 331

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This study offers guidance through the moral maze that intertwines the judgements of the medical profession on unborn life and the rights of citizens to life. The author argues that although current fashion tends to protect medical judgement, this effectively sanctions an abuse of human rights and that the law shoudl never allow medical judgement to over-ride

A Companion to South Asia in the Past

Author: Gwen Robbins Schug,Subhash R. Walimbe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119055482

Category: History

Page: 600

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A Companion to South Asia in the Past provides the definitive overview of research and knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, provided by a truly global team of experts. The most comprehensive and detailed scholarly treatment of South Asian archaeology and biological anthropology, providing ground-breaking new ideas and future challenges Provides an in-depth and broad view of the current state of knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal A comprehensive treatment of research in a crucial region for human evolution and biocultural adaptation A global team of scholars together present a varied set of perspectives on South Asian pre- and proto-history