21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook


Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266557
Category: Science
Page: 920
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Via approximately 80 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on geography will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Features & Benefits: Curricular-driven to provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in writing research term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, etc. Comprehensive to offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of geography, including regional geography, physical geography, global change, human and cultural geography, economic geography and locational analysis, political geography, geospatial technology, cartography, spatial thinking, research methodology, geographical education, and more. Uniform in chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information, with a more-or-less common chapter format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Available in print and electronic formats to provide students with convenient, easy access.

21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook


Author: Stephen F. Davis,William Buskist
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412949688
Category: Psychology
Page: 1072
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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook


Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150632021X
Category: Social Science
Page: 1344
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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook


Author: Rhona C. Free
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412961424
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1000
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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook


Author: H. James Birx
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266301
Category: Social Science
Page: 1144
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Request a free 30-day online trial at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.

Educational Leadership

A Reference Handbook
Author: Pat Williams-Boyd
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607353X
Category: Education
Page: 341
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An objective discussion of educational leadership from both inside and outside the school system, focusing on ethical issues, dominant models, and today's unprecedented commitment to community involvement. * A detailed overview explains current concepts of educational leadership and their origins along with ethical issues and controversies * A timeline charts the shifting perspectives on the "ownership" of education and community involvement

21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook


Author: William F. Eadie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412950309
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 942
View: 7927

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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Communication will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of communication ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st Century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives

Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives
Author: Wankel, Charles
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1613503334
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
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Continued growth of the global market necessitates research that establishes norms and practices and ensures the appropriate level of ethical concern for those who contribute to the process of globalization and are being affected by globalization. Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives presents the work of researchers who seek to advance the understanding of both the ethical impact of globalization and the influence of globalization on ethical practices from various cultural, socio-political, economic, and religious perspectives. The aim of this reference work is to put forward empirically grounded methods for understanding both the effect that the process of globalization has on ethical practices in organizations and how this research can shape the course of economic globalization.

Managing Classroom Behavior

A Reflective Case-based Approach
Author: Patricia L. Pullen,Mark P. Mostert
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137056798
Category: Education
Page: 230
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Managing Classroom Behavior is written for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, both general and special educators, who are currently in training or already teaching in the classroom. Based entirely on empirical research and richly illustrated with numerous examples on how behavior is managed in the classroom, this popular case book is widely used in the education community. Giving its readers a real-world look at the subject, it provides the opportunity for teachers to practice applying principles of behavior management through the analysis of actual case studies, self-questioning, and reflection. All case studies are included–in full– in Part II of the text and portray teachers' actual experiences and opportunity for application by the reader. Widely diverse, the cases depict general and special educator, and describe students ranging from primary grades to high school. There are also multicultural cases and a discussion of multicultural issues. This updated edition features a new chapter on planning for the school year and managing the physical environment; a new special feature which makes direct and explicit links between chapters in Part I and specific cases in Part II; revised and updated case studies, with the inclusion of all case descriptions now in the text; reorganized inclusion of APA references and the APA Style Guide; and all chapters have gone through a thorough revision process.

Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert


Author: Thomas Piketty
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406671322
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 816
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Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.

Handbuch Soziologie


Author: Nina Baur
Publisher: VS Verlag
ISBN: 9783531153179
Category: Social Science
Page: 505
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Welche Deutungsangebote macht die Soziologie fur die Analyse gesellschaftlicher Gegenstandsbereiche? Um dieser Frage nachzugehen, bietet das Handbuch Soziologie einen einzigartigen Uberblick uber die in deutschen, angloamerikanischen und franzosischen Zeitschriften am intensivsten diskutierten Themenfelder der Soziologie: Alter Arbeit Ethnizitat Familie Geschlecht Globalisierung Individualisierung Institution Klasse Kommunikation Korper Kultur Macht Markt Migration Nation Organisation (Post)Moderne Prozess Raum Religion Sexualitat Technik Wissen Wohlfahrtsstaat. Fur jedes dieser Themenfelder wird erlautert, mit welchen theoretischen Konzepten zurzeit geforscht wird oder in der Vergangenheit gearbeitet wurde. Die Autoren stellen konkurrierende Ansatze ebenso dar wie international existierende Unterschiede. Das Handbuch Soziologie will ein besseres Verstandnis von Theorie am konkreten Beispiel ermoglichen. In der Zusammenschau der Artikel werden die Systematik, Fruchtbarkeit und Grenzen theoretischer Zugriffe auf verschiedene Gegenstandsbereiche fur eine breite Scientific Community vergleichbar sowie die Spezifik soziologisch-theoretischer Perspektiven in angemessener Sprache offentlich gemacht.

Understanding Educational Reform

A Reference Handbook
Author: Raymond A. Horn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078086
Category: Education
Page: 338
View: 633

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Examines the origins, context, and patterns of educational reform in the United States.

Denken und Problemlösen

Eine Einführung in menschliches Denken und Lernen
Author: R.E. Mayer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540093251
Category: Psychology
Page: 258
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Das vorliegende Buch wendet sich an jeden, den es interes siert, wie Menschen denken und Problem e lösen. Es stelIt die wichtigsten Ansätze, Methoden und Forschungsergebnisse der erst 75 lahre alten Psychologie des Denkens dar und will eine systematische Übersicht über unser heutiges Grundwissen vom menschlichen Denken bieten, anstatt sich auf einen ein zigen Gesichtspunkt zu konzentrieren. Moderne Theorien fin den sich hier ebenso wie grundlegende Erkenntnisse über de duktives Denken, Konzeptlernen, Stadien des Problemlösens, Aufgabenlösen und andere Aspekte. Diese Einflihrung in die Psychologie des Denkens setzt keine Vorkenntnisse voraus. Sie eignet sich fiir Kurse in kog nitiver Psychologie, Lernen und Gedächtnis und soll ver wendbar sein in Bereichen, in denen Problemlösen wichtig ist, etwa Unterricht, Wirtschaft, Mathematik. SchlieBlich richtet sie sich auch an den Leser, den ganz allgemein interessiert, was Psychologen über das Denken wissen. Viele Kollegen und Studenten von mir haben das Fehlen eines Lehrbuchs über die "höheren" Aspekte des Denkens und Lernens beklagt. Vorhandene Werke neigten entweder dazu, Forschungsergebnisse zu einem bestimmten Problem zusammenzufassen - etwa der Klassiker von Bruner, Good now und Austin, A Study of Thinking (1956) - oder eine Rei he von Aufgaben um eine einzige spezifische Theorie zu grup pieren - etwa Newell und Simons eindrucksvolles Buch Hu man Problem Solving (1972). Oft fehlte Büchern fiir Lehrer und andere, die problemlösendes Denken vermitteln wollen, jeder Bezug zur psychologischen Literatur - etwa Polyas schmalem Klassiker How to Solve It (1957).