Description : This book discusses child well-being, with children and adolescents as key informants, from a Latin American perspective. It explores theoretical and empirical issues related to well-being and associated aspects, in order to understand the well-being of this population. Topics analyzed in this volume address for instance environment and community, rights, leisure time, technologies, interpersonal relationships and spirituality and their implications for changes in the well-being in children and adolescents. Especially relevant for scholars and professionals in the social and health sciences, as well as policy makers, seeking to promote child well-being, regardless of the area in which they operate.
Description : The Eighth edition of David Newman's Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life once again invites students into the world of sociological thought. Sociology encourages students to think less about the next test and more about how the subject applies to their everyday lives. In addition to updated coverage and fresh examples, this edition features revamped Micro-Macro Connections that have been even further honed to help students understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society.
Description : Introductory texts in psychology present an opportunity to discover reasons for human behaviour and address the issues which impact upon their behaviour. This first Australian and New Zealand adaptation of the well respected Psychology 9th edition, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with an easy to read, comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features enriching this adaptation include research, issues and examples of psychology relevant to the Australian and New Zealand regional perspective; indigenous research; graduate attributes and psychological literacy sections; other cultural and international considerations, and extended online appendices for searching psychology databases and careers in psychology.
Description : The third edition of this best-selling handbook covers all aspects of child maltreatment, including physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. The third edition will undergo a major overhaul by reorganizing the content categories according to each form of abuse. The previous two editions divided up the content by psychological, pychosocial, medical and legal aspects of abuse. Through the review process we learned that many reviews would prefer the organization to be grouped by each form of neglect (physical, sexual, emotional) rather than by the corresponding aspects. In addition, the third edition will have new and updated chapters, including the history of child protection, prevention, reporting, foster care and adoption, the criminal justice system, cultural competence and interviewing. The entire book will have a focus on evidence based practices which will be discussed in all parts. In addition, each part will contain a similar structure covering definitions, legal aspects, interventions and treatment. This edition is poised to be the most successful edition yet and will include contributions for THE leading experts in each corresponding area. Features and benefits include: The most comprehensive resource for individuals working within the child welfare system and for students preparing to work in child welfare and child protective services. A compilation by the leading experts in each area. An easy-to-read and comprehend format which allows for easy comparison across maltreatment areas. Experienced editor who is very thorough, efficient, and detail oriented.
Description : With its sweeping, inclusive view of literacy,Creating Literacy Instruction for All Studentsemphasizes methods that have been validated by research and practice while delivering the basics of all major aspects of reading and writing. Unlike comparable texts, the Fifth edition stresses effective steps for closing the gap between achieving and struggling readers as mandated by theNo Child Left Behind legislation and Reading First. In addition, special emphasis has been given to adapting instruction for English language learners, struggling readers and writers and special needs students throughout the book.Take a Peek Inside the Fifth Edition The chapter on diversityhas been thoroughly revised to focus on ESL methods and the relationship between first- and second-language literacy. Increased emphasis onfluencyin Chapter 4. Case Studiesprovide even more real life examples of teaching techniques and procedures for teachers, and learning strategies for students. IRA Positions on Issuesfocus on the specific relevance to each chapter of statements from the International Reading Association. Tools for the Classroomreorganizes features from the 4th edition to sharpen the focus on their immediate usefulness to teachers. Action Plan provides steps for applying the key concepts in each chapter, serving as both an additional summary of the chapter and a call to action. Help for Struggling Readers and Writers. Essential Standards. Checkup! Boxesprovide opportunities for reflection, self-evaluation, and in some cases,solid preparation for PRAXISand other licensure tests. Reviewer Buzz"I can hardly wait to teach from this text. It is so well written and organized that it will be a pleasure to use." Dr. Sharon Y. Cowan,East Central University"The side notes, boldface vocabulary, and Summary sections are very useful for students who will need a quick way to review for Praxis tests after the course is over." Professor Donna Topping,Millersville University"The content in the Evaluation chapter is extremely comprehensive; including the standards movement and high stakes testing, placement materials (IRI, running records), norm and criterion referenced tests, portfolios, etc." Professor Patricia Shaw,University of Wisconsin WhitewaterMeet the AuthorThomas G. Gunninghas taught courses in methods of teaching reading and writing for 20 years and was the director of the Reading Clinic at Southern Connecticut State University. Before that, as a secondary English teacher, secondary reading specialist, and an elementary school reading consultant, he worked extensively with achieving and struggling readers. He now teaches a variety of reading methods courses at Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Gunning is a well-known and highly regarded textbook author, having written and revised such titles asAssessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties(2002) andBuilding Literacy in the Content Areas(2003).
Description : Gunning presents the major approaches and techniques that research and practice have indicated are the most effective in literacy instruction, and the theories behind the methods.