Education

Youth Futures

Comparative Research and Transformative Visions

Author: Jennifer Gidley,Sohail Inayatullah

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275974145

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 9032

Provides comparative empirical research from around the world on how youth see the future.
Social Science

Black youth futures

ethnic minorities and the Youth Training Scheme

Author: Malcolm Cross,Douglas I. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 113

View: 9694

Medical

Population Health in Canada

Issues, Research, and Action

Author: Ivy Lynn Bourgeault,Ronald Labonté,Corinne Packer,Vivien Runnels

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 1773380095

Category: Medical

Page: 449

View: 7871

Drawing on the latest research and statistics, Population Health in Canada presents critical analyses of the most pressing population health equity issues in Canada. Comprising research papers and briefs written by some of the top scholars in the field, this edited collection illustrates fundamental concepts of population health, including social inclusion and exclusion, health as a public good, and the social determinants of health. The editors’ careful selection of the framework and contents has been designed to encourage a social justice lens to address health inequities that are systemic, socially produced, and unfair. Sections on methodological tools, population health equity, community action, and current issues introduce students to the components needed to understand population health in Canada. With an emphasis on theory, methods, interventions, policy, and knowledge translation, this timely volume is well suited to a variety of courses on population health in social science and health studies programs.
Family & Relationships

Family Policy Matters

How Policymaking Affects Families and What Professionals Can Do

Author: Karen Bogenschneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135659982

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

View: 402

Drawing on hundreds of studies in the last 20 years, the new edition of Family Policy Matters brings a fresh perspective to family policy, underscoring why it is needed, and outlining how policymaking should be approached. Author Karen Bogenschneider proposes a theoretical framework for conceptualizing policy issues in a way that holds the potential for overcoming controversy and identifying common ground. This new edition includes updates on the most current research, including: *new issues that have changed the political landscape for families (e.g. strengthening marriage initiative, same-sex marriage); *an updated section on state statutes or Governor's orders that require family impact analysis; *a new chapter on the history of family policy in this century; *a new appendix on how to conduct a family impact analysis; and *two new case studies on writing family policy newsletters for state policymakers and teaching family impact analysis to the general public. *Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi for both undergraduate and graduate courses, suggested readings, assignments, and class activities, discussion questions, daily lesson plans, instructor insights, special presentations to enrich one's class, and PowerPoint slides. The targeted audience includes researchers interested in seeing their research and ideas acted upon in the policy world; family professionals who work to connect research and policymaking; and instructors interested in making family policy come alive for undergraduate and graduate students. This book is an ideal textbook for family policy courses.
Social Science

Human Rights and Social Equality: Challenges for Social Work

Social Work-Social Development

Author: Sven Hessle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131711986X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 3535

The mission of the social work profession and the development of social policy are rooted in a set of core values and are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective. Human rights offer a normative base for social work and for the formation of inclusive social policies. This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to explore the tension between a normative and a political base of social work and social development and, therefore, to address the question: How can social work and social policies contribute in the endeavor to respect, protect and fulfill human rights? This volume will show that there is no straightforward answer to this question owing to the clash between different sociocultural and local conditions and demands for universal human rights.
Science

Beyond Cartesian Dualism

Encountering Affect in the Teaching and Learning of Science.

Author: Steve Alsop

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402038089

Category: Science

Page: 198

View: 1543

There is surprisingly little known about affect in science education. Despite periodic forays into monitoring students’ attitudes-toward-science, the effect of affect is too often overlooked. Beyond Cartesian Dualism gathers together contemporary theorizing in this axiomatic area. In fourteen chapters, senior scholars of international standing use their knowledge of the literature and empirical data to model the relationship between cognition and affect in science education. Their revealing discussions are grounded in a broad range of educational contexts including school classrooms, universities, science centres, travelling exhibits and refugee camps, and explore an array of far reaching questions. What is known about science teachers’ and students’ emotions? How do emotions mediate and moderate instruction? How might science education promote psychological resilience? How might educators engage affect as a way of challenging existing inequalities and practices? This book will be an invaluable resource for anybody interested in science education research and more generally in research on teaching, learning and affect. It offers educators and researchers a challenge, to recognize the mutually constitutive nature of cognition and affect.
Religion

Global Youth Ministry

Reaching Adolescents Around the World

Author: Terry D. Linhart,David Livermore

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 031041055X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8133

As the world's youth population continues to grow and interact globally in an instant through blogging, texting, and social networking, youth ministry is adapting in equal fashion. Authors Terry Linhart and David Livermore offer advice that's substantiated by more than twenty prominent worldwide youth leaders: be prepared. Global Youth Ministry is the first textbook to recognize the phenomenon of global youth ministry and to coordinate leading youth ministry voices in a discussion of the theological, theoretical, sociocultural, and historical issues that shape ministries around the world. Traditionally, students of international youth ministries have had to wade through a range of sources, perspectives, and agendas. This versatile text distills all that, and focuses on real-world experiences, challenges, and issues that are part of international ministries. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate-level students and youth ministry leaders who have a heart for missions, social awareness and spiritual empathy, and a desire to serve young people around the world.
Family & Relationships

Futures at Stake

Youth, Gambling, and Society

Author: Howard Shaffer

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173680

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 326

View: 6573

"Specialists in psychology, medicine, law, public health, economics, casino management, psychiatry, and criminal justice examine this problem from the perspective of their various disciplines." - cover.
Psychology

Social Networks in Youth and Adolescence

Author: John Cotterell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113424083X

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 7527

This thoroughly revised new edition looks at the nature of social networks, their changing configurations, and the forces of influence they unleash in shaping the life experiences of young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years. The author draws on both social and psychological research to apply network thinking to the social relations of youth across the domains of school, work and society. Network thinking examines the pattern and nature of social ties, and analyses how networks channel information, influence and support with effects on a wide range of life experiences. The book comprises eleven chapters, which contain discussion on key topics, such as youth transitions, network analysis, friendship, romantic ties, peer victimization, antisocial behaviour, youth risk-taking, school motivation, career influence, youth citizenship, and community organizations for young people. Chapters contain discussions of practical ways in which schools can provide support, and suggestions for youth organizations on how to assist young people to become effective citizens.
Education

Together We Can

A Guide for Crafting a Profamily System of Education and Human Services

Author: Atelia I. Melaville,Gelareh Asayesh,Martin J. Blank

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788100987

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 877

Helps communities improve coordination of education, health & human services for at-risk children & families. Five-stage process: getting together, building trust & ownership, developing a strategic plan, taking action, & going to scale. Directory of key contacts & organizational resources. Bibliography.
Political Science

Beyond Maps

GIS and Decision Making in Local Government

Author: John O'Looney

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879102798

Category: Political Science

Page: 225

View: 5476

Using the varied case studies, this comprehensive resource looks beyond the mechanics of systems and screens to show how local governments can make geographic information systems true management tools. Case studies provide a framework of understanding of the unique capabilities of GIS. 50 maps.
Education

Engaging EVERY Learner

Author: Alan M. Blankstein,Robert W. Cole,Paul D. Houston

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284784

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 3790

Join today's most insightful thinkers as they explore the heart, mind, and soul of educational leadership! This concise volume offers educational leaders key concepts and strategies for framing discussions about closing the equity gap and ensuring high achievement for all learners. As the first volume in The Soul of Educational Leadership series, this unique collection presents: Contributions from Pedro Noguera, Thomas Guskey, Richard Farson, Alan Boyle, Antoinette Mitchell, Stephen G. Peters, Randall & Delores Lindsey, Karen Pittman & Merita Irby, and Alan M. Blankstein Thought-provoking ideas applicable to all schools, districts, and learning communities A complete index for browsing and referencing across topics
Education

Anthropological Perspectives on Student Futures

Youth and the Politics of Possibility

Author: Amy Stambach,Kathleen D. Hall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137547863

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 2072

This book examines diverse ways in which young people from around the world envision and prepare for their future education, careers, and families. The book features cutting-edge anthropological essays including ethnographic accounts of schooling in India, South Africa, the US, Bhutan, Tanzania, and Nigeria. Each chapter focuses on today’s generation of students and on students' use of education to create new possibilities for themselves. This volume will be of particular interest to practicing teachers and anthropologists and to readers who seek an ethnographic understanding of the world as seen through the eyes of students.
Child welfare

Children, Youth, and Families in the Midwest

Hearing Before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in St. Paul, Minn., on September 26, 1983

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Child welfare

Page: 168

View: 8118

Education

Integrative Learning and Action

A Call to Wholeness

Author: Susan M. Awbrey

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820457505

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 5374

The quest for wholeness is an emerging movement in education and in organizations. Integrative Learning and Action is a call to wholeness by poets, organizational theorists, scientists, lawyers, educators, philosophers, administrators, and contemplatives. In diverse ways the essays speak to an emerging desire for a different world – for different ways of learning, knowing, and being that draw upon the full spectrum of our cognitive, aesthetic, emotional, spiritual, and kinesthetic intelligences in order to create a wiser, more sustainable, and collaborative global society. The essays challenge us to chart a new integrative course for the future, to expand our thinking, and to re-enlist our hearts in the life-long journey of learning and living, and will be valuable to all who are engaged in the transformation occurring in education and the workplace.
Social Science

Quixote's Ghost

The Right, the Liberati, and the Future of Social Policy

Author: David Stoesz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198040040

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 8220

American social policy, writes David Stoesz, is currently experiencing an alarming paradigm shift. Quixote's Ghost, a provocative new analysis of the ideological fight for control of American social welfare policy, demonstrates how the Right pirated the pragmatism championed by the Left since the New Deal and what that means for the future of social policy. Stoesz's fascinating account documents how conservative think tanks arose to combat the dominance of liberal intellectualism in the university system, and by now have taken command of the "means of analysis," flooding Congress with proposals and effectively shifting American public philosophy from liberalism to conservatism. While the Right devoted enormous amounts of energy in reconstructing social policy, Stoesz argues that the American liberal-intellectual class-the Liberati-abandoned its original mission, defecting from the welfare state project to pursue a philosophical tangent, postmodernism, that vilified social policy and romanticized oppressed populations. Presenting case studies from welfare reform and children's services, he illustrates how both the Right and the Left have shortchanged American social policy. In the process, he proposes radical pragmatism as the solution to counter the dominance of an emerging welfare-industrial complex and revive a Progressive orientation to social policy. Only through citizen empowerment, social mobility, and government restructuring, Stoesz argues, can we effectively craft a new approach to social policy that meets the requirements of the 21st century and transcends the impasse between the Left and the Right. Quixote's Ghost, framed by the metaphor of a Romantic Left whose actions-like Don Quixote's obsession with chivalry-are out of synch with the present reality, will be of immense interest to students and academics alike. As one of the few books to chart this radical shift in social policy and its implications on the ground, it will be sure to challenge both the Right and the Left to craft a new approach to thinking about American social policy.