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An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education
An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education
This landmark text is the first introduction to concepts and issues in critical discourse analysis for educational researchers. The central premise is that critical discourse analysis must be conducted "systematically," which means conducting inquiry into the ways in which language form and function correlate with social practices....
Discourse of Character Education: Culture Wars in the Classroom
Discourse of Character Education: Culture Wars in the Classroom
In this book Peter Smagorinsky and Joel Taxel analyze the ways in which the perennial issue of character education has been articulated in the United States, both historically and in the current character education movement that began in earnest in the 1990s.

The goal is to uncover the ideological nature of different conceptions of character...

Scientific and Technological Thinking
Scientific and Technological Thinking
At the turn of the 21st century, the most valuable commodity in society is knowledge--particularly new knowledge that may give a culture, company, or laboratory an adaptive advantage. Knowledge about the cognitive processes that lead to discovery and invention can enhance the probability of making valuable new discoveries and inventions. Such...
Everyday Matters in Science and Mathematics: Studies of Complex Classroom Events
Everyday Matters in Science and Mathematics: Studies of Complex Classroom Events
This book results from a multiyear collaboration made possible by the National
Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement housed at
the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, University of Wisconsin,
Madison. This collaboration focused on investigating the nature of learning
in science and mathematics classrooms
...
Conflicting Paradigms in Adult Literacy Education: In Quest of a U.S. Democratic Politics of Literacy
Conflicting Paradigms in Adult Literacy Education: In Quest of a U.S. Democratic Politics of Literacy
This book provides a broad overview of some of the major trends and issues shaping the theories, practices, research traditions, and politics of adult literacy in the United States since the mid-1980s. If anything, these have been diverse, conflicting, and often irreconcilable. Impinging factors—from the global economy to urban poverty, from...
Psychopathology : Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding
Psychopathology : Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding
Since 1990, more than thirty textbooks for undergraduate abnormal psychology courses have
been published. This count does not include revised editions of existing books. The same period
has seen the publication of numerous "handbooks" in psychopathology and psychiatry, which
are conceived primarily as reference books for
...
Multicultural Assessment: Principles, Applications and Examples
Multicultural Assessment: Principles, Applications and Examples
If you are reading this preface, you are probably currently taking a graduate
assessment course, or have completed assessment training, or practice
as a professional psychologist. You may wonder why these courses contain
little that is relevant for assessment practice with all those persons
who are not included in normative data
...
Mathematics Content for Elementary Teachers
Mathematics Content for Elementary Teachers
What is mathematics? You are probably wondering just what sort of question that
is for someone who has completed the general education mathematics prerequisites.
It is an important question because  your own opinions and attitudes will influence
your teaching of mathematics for your entire career.
...
Handbook of Language and Social Interaction (LEA's Communication Series)
Handbook of Language and Social Interaction (LEA's Communication Series)
Language and Social Interaction is an interdisciplinary approach to studying the everyday
practices and details that make up the complexities and multifunctionality of human
communication. This area has reached a level of maturity that calls for a handbook specific
to its concerns. That maturity is noticeable in a distinctive body of
...
The Moral Media: How Journalists Reason About Ethics (Lea's Communication Series)
The Moral Media: How Journalists Reason About Ethics (Lea's Communication Series)
The Moral Media provides readers with preliminary answers to questions about ethical thinking in a professional environment. Representing one of the first publications of journalists' and advertising practitioners' response to the Defining Issues Test (DIT), this book compares thinking about ethics by these two groups with the...
Perspectives on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages
Perspectives on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages
Classifier constructions are universal to sign languages and exhibit unique properties that arise from the nature of the visual-gestural modality. The major goals are to bring to light critical issues related to the study of classifier constructions and to present state-of-the-art linguistic and psycholinguistic analyses of these constructions. It...
Emotions in Organizational Behavior
Emotions in Organizational Behavior
This edited volume looks at the range of research on emotions within an organizational behaviour framework and it organized in terms of the individual and interpersonal and organizational levels. Particular emphasis was made to bring in leading researchers from international areas.

This volume was conceived and compiled to meet the need
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