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Communications Satellites: Global Change Agents (Telecommunications Series)
Communications Satellites: Global Change Agents (Telecommunications Series)
Over the past 40 years, satellites have played a key role in creating a global culture, spreading worldwide entertainment, stimulating technological interchange, and promoting trade around the world. Communications Satellites: Global Change Agents addresses communications satellites not only in terms of the technology and the services they...
The Development and Treatment of Girlhood Aggression
The Development and Treatment of Girlhood Aggression
After decades of neglect, researchers have begun to focus attention on the development and outcomes of girlhood aggression. This comprehensive volume provides an account of some of the pioneering research in the field. Its central aims are to highlight current understanding, identify key components for preventing and treating the complex array of...
Psychology's Grand Theorists: How Personal Experiences Shaped Professional Ideas
Psychology's Grand Theorists: How Personal Experiences Shaped Professional Ideas
I first had the idea of writing this book when I was in my senior year as an undergraduate at Williams College. I had just read Robert Heilbroner's book, The Worldly Philosophers (1972), for a class on the history of economic thought. In his book, Heilbroner brings the field of economics to life by showing how the theories of the major economists...
Teaching and Learning Vocabulary: Bringing Research to Practice
Teaching and Learning Vocabulary: Bringing Research to Practice

Teaching and Learning Vocabulary addresses the full range of students populating current classrooms - young children, English Language Learners, and young adolescents....this volume provides a rich, scientific foundation for effective vocabulary instruction and policy. In addition, few volumes can boast of a more luminous...

Non-Western Educational Traditions: Indigenous Approaches to Educational Throught and Practice
Non-Western Educational Traditions: Indigenous Approaches to Educational Throught and Practice
This text provides a brief yet comprehensive overview of a number of non-Western approaches to educational thought and practice. Its premise is that understanding the ways that other people educate their children--as well as what counts for them as "education"--may help us think more clearly about some of our own assumptions and values,...
Discourse Analysis and the Study of Classroom Language and Literacy Events: A Microethnographic Perspective
Discourse Analysis and the Study of Classroom Language and Literacy Events: A Microethnographic Perspective
With this book, Bloome et al. bring to bear powerful, dynamic theoretical and methodological lenses that, through careful discussion and analysis, serve to extend the fields of literacy studies and educational ethnography in terms of both clarity of terminology and warranted methodology....this volume is one starting point to look at power...
Biology and Knowledge Revisited: From Neurogenesis to Psychogenesis (Jean Piaget Symposium Series)
Biology and Knowledge Revisited: From Neurogenesis to Psychogenesis (Jean Piaget Symposium Series)
Based on the Annual Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society, Biology and Knowledge Revisited focuses on the classic issue of the relationship between nature and nurture in cognitive and linguistic development, and their neurological substrates. Contributors trace the history of ideas concerning the relationship between evolution and...
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...
Handbook of Attitudes
Handbook of Attitudes
This new handbook presents, synthesizes, and integrates the existing knowledge of methods, theories, and data in attitudes. The editors' goal is to promote an understanding of the broader principles underlying attitudes across several disciplines. Divided into three parts: one on definitions and methods; another on the relations of attitudes with...
The Psychology of Leadership: New Perspectives and Research (Lea's Organization and Management Series)
The Psychology of Leadership: New Perspectives and Research (Lea's Organization and Management Series)
In this book, some of the world's leading scholars come together to describe their thinking and research on the topic of the psychology of leadership. Most of the chapters were originally presented as papers at a research conference held in 2001 at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. The contributions span traditional...
Putting A New Spin on Groups: The Science of Chaos
Putting A New Spin on Groups: The Science of Chaos
Putting a New Spin on Groups: The Science of Chaos, Second Edition continues to challenge orthodoxy and static ideas about small group dynamics. A primary goal is to offer an alternative model of group development that addresses three factors:

*The model integrates old ideas from previous models of group development with new
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The Mental Health Professional and the New Technologies: A Handbook for Practice Today
The Mental Health Professional and the New Technologies: A Handbook for Practice Today
Technology, used for both informational and telecommunication purposes, is becoming one of the most important factors in the future of health care delivery. One can see the oncoming change simply by surfing the Internet and looking at the proliferation of health-related Web sites. The 7 million Web sites uncovered by the Alta Vista search engine...
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