Encyclopedia of sociology

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Author: Edgar F. Borgatta,Marie L. Borgatta

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 2359

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Science Education and Citizenship

Fairs, Clubs, and Talent Searches for American Youth, 1918-1958

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Author: Sevan G. Terzian

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137031867

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Science fairs, clubs, and talent searches are familiar fixtures in American education, yet little is known about why they began and grew in popularity. In Science Education and Citizenship, Sevan G. Terzian traces the civic purposes of these extracurricular programs for youth over four decades in the early to mid-twentieth century. He argues that Americans' mobilization for World War Two reoriented these educational activities from scientific literacy to national defense — a shift that persisted in the ensuing atomic age and has left a lasting legacy in American science education.

The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, 4 Volume Set

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Author: Robert T. Craig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118290739

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2368

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The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy is the definitive single-source reference work on the subject, with state-of-the-art and in-depth scholarly reflection on key issues from leading international experts. It is available both online and in print. A state-of-the-art and in-depth scholarly reflection on the key issues raised by communication, covering the history, systematics, and practical potential of communication theory Articles by leading experts offer an unprecedented level of accuracy and balance Provides comprehensive, clear entries which are both cross-national and cross-disciplinary in nature The Encyclopedia presents a truly international perspective with authors and positions representing not just Europe and North America, but also Latin America and Asia Published both online and in print Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association

Sociology: A Global Perspective

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Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111833907

Category: Science

Page: 528

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SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Eighth Edition, is a brief introduction to sociology paperback text that uses sociological concepts and theories to analyze the most compelling and significant issues of our day, which happen to be global. Issues covered include the proposed and existing border fences that separate Mexico from the United States, the disparities between the world’s richest and poorest countries, the century-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict, McDonaldization, and the planet’s dependence on fossil fuels. This approach demonstrates sociology’s analytical power for thinking about personal, local, national, but especially global issues and events. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Secular Bible

Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously

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Author: Jacques Berlinerblau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521853141

Category: Bibles

Page: 217

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An exploration of the Hebrew Bible and its impact on current political debates.

Contention and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Author: Sarah A. Soule

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521898404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This book examines anti-corporate activism in the United States, providing a nuanced understanding of the changing focal points of challenges to corporations.

Value and Virtue in Public Administration

A Comparative Perspective

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Author: Michiel S. de Vries,P. Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230353886

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.

Framing Globalization

Visual Perspectives

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Author: Patrizia Faccioli,Jacqueline A. Gibbons

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144380889X

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

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The book presents a collection of readings to reflect and develop the varied and dynamic interfaces of globalization: the global and local. The purpose is to identify how global and local dimensions intersect with cultural construction and processes of identity. How do the images around us challenge us in everyday life? We are surrounded by a multitude of images in cultural contexts, with rich semiotic signs and symbols, manifest in posters, graffiti, advertising, the media, photographs, religious representation, sculpture, and myriad art forms. In the context of this assortment of representations, we explore visual sociological threads and constructs that emerge from issues evoked by modern ideas about globalization. This important contemporary theme is moved by the parameters of visual sociology, whereby photographic images in various contexts illustrate, reflect, and generate sociological concepts and theories. The collected writings point to a global stage, as we are guided through lands such as Australia, Britain, Canada, Egypt, France, Italy, and Lithuania, in the quest to understand globalization through prisms such as community, class, gender, ethnicity, and religious background. The book addresses the role of visual communication in an examination of these various theoretical facets, and explores ways in which individuals and institutions exchange information about themselves, their identities, their values, and their ideas of belongingness in the varied guises of culture.

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 4: The Arab World

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Author: Don Rubin (Series Editor)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134929846

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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One of the first internationally published overviews of theatrical activity across the Arab World. Includes 160,000 words and over 125 photographs from 22 different Arab countries from Africa to the Middle East.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

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Author: Joshua Dressler

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028653235

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 1780

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This interdisciplinary resource covers legal, sociological, psychological, historical and economic aspects of crime and justice worldwide. Entries cover civil and criminal issues, from domestic violence to terrorism. Entries cite pertinent legal cases as well as publications for further information. Also includes a glossary of related terms.

Second Language Education

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Author: David Corson,G. Richard Tucker,P. Corson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792349310

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In many parts of the world, it is common for a child to grow up speaking a local language at home, another in the market place, adding another to her repertoire as a lingua franca, and then adding a language of wider communication such as English or French if she continues her formal schooling. The contributions to the volume examine in some detail diverse aspects of second language education, ranging from a focus on the basic contributions of linguistic theory and research to our understanding of second language learning and teaching on the one hand, to a series of reviews of innovative language education practices in selected regions of the world on the other. For the purposes of this volume, second language education has been defined operationally to encompass education which occurs in those settings and situations in which a dominant language is offered as a second language (e.g., ESL in England or the United States whether as a subject of study or a vehicle through which other material is studied), as well as those cases in which an official, but not necessarily dominant, language is mandated (e.g., French or English in certain parts of the Middle East or the Mahgreb). The contributions also focus mainly, albeit not exclusively, on second language education for school-aged learners.

The Encyclopedia of Higher Education

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Author: Burton R. Clark,Guy R. Neave

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 2530

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Volume 1 gives an overview of higher education in 130 countries; volume 2 analyzes societal and economic aspects, including technology transfer, equality, national models, reforms, labor needs, colleges by discipline, and governance; volume 3 covers issues and theory related to faculty and students: teaching, learning and research (curricula, effects of higher education, rewards and incentives, non-traditional students) and disciplinary perspectives (organizational theory, comparative education, macro and micro-sociology, women's studies). Volume 4 contains essays on major academic disciplines: the Humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, medical sciences, and physical sciences.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Language Policy and Political Issues in Education

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Author: Ruth Wodak,P. Corson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792349280

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This volume covers basic fields of Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language; both macro- and micro-domains are presented in the fields of language teaching, minority languages, and problems of language acquisition as well as practical issues of curricula planning and textbook writing. This book addresses students and scholars in the social sciences as well as public officials in education, language teachers and textbook writers.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

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Author: Edwards, Viv

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792345954

Category: Language acquisition

Page: 234

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This is the second volume of a series of eight volumes together entitled Encyclopedia of Language and Education. It attempts to overview an area which has recently emerged, and draws on some 25 state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers.

Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [4 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

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Author: Charles A. Gallagher,Cameron D. Lippard

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440803463

Category: Social Science

Page: 1771

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How is race defined and perceived in America today, and how do these definitions and perceptions compare to attitudes 100 years ago... or 200 years ago? This four-volume set is the definitive source for every topic related to race in the United States.

International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies

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Author: Stewart Clegg,James R. Bailey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412915155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1698

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The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies is the definitive description of the field, spanning individual, organizational, societal, and cultural perspective in a cross-disciplinary manner. It is the premier reference tool for students, educators, scholars, and practitioners to gather knowledge about a range of important topics from the unique perspective of organization studies with extensive international representation. The Encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced, and entries are based around a series of broad themes. Editors Stewart R. Clegg and James R. Bailey bring together a team of international contributors from the fields of management, psychology, sociology, communications, education, political science, public administration, anthropology, law, and other related areas.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Research Methods in Language and Education

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Author: Nancy H. Hornberger,P. Corson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401145350

Category: Education

Page: 392

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This volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners and researchers to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. It focuses on language and education in relation to society, variation, culture, and interaction. Its unity of purpose and outlook with regard to the central role of language as both vehicle and mediator of educational processes and to the need for continued and deepening research into the limits and possibilities that implies is most impressive.

Bilingual Education

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Author: Jim Cummins,David Corson,P. Corson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792349327

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This volume provides a comprehensive account of the implementation of bilingual education programs in countries throughout the world. Bilingual programs have been implemented to achieve a variety of educational and social goals in different contexts. Some programs are intended to support the maintenance of national minority languages or to revitalize languages whose long-term survival is threatened; others aim to help recent immigrants succeed academically while making the transition to instruction taught primarily through the majority language of the society. In addition, bilingual programs have been used to teach additional languages to students from the majority or dominant language group. Similar theoretical principles underlie the development of bilingual conversational and academic skills in all these diverse contexts. For academics, graduate students, and policy-makers, this volume clearly outlines the social and educational goals that can be achieved through bilingual education. It also highlights the need to take account of the complex political context of inter-group relationships within which bilingual programs are inevitably embedded.