Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K 12 Settings

Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K 12 Settings
Author: Haas, Leslie,Tussey, Jill
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN: 1799847225
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K 12 Settings Book Excerpt:

Literacy and popular culture are intrinsically linked as forms of communication, entertainment, and education. Students are motivated to engage with popular culture through a myriad of mediums for a variety of purposes. Utilizing popular culture to bridge literacy concepts across content areas in K-12 settings offers a level playing field across student groups and grade levels. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally responsive, the connections between popular culture and disciplinary literacy must be explored. Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K-12 Settings is an essential publication that explores a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to popular culture. While highlighting a broad range of topics including academic creativity, interdisciplinary storytelling, and skill development, this book is ideally designed for educators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, administrative officials, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Relationship based Social Work with Adults

Relationship based Social Work with Adults
Author: Heidi Dix,Dr. Sue Hollinrake,Jennifer Meade
Publsiher: Critical Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2019-07-04
ISBN: 1912096986
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relationship based Social Work with Adults Book Excerpt:

There has been a resurgent interest in relationship-based practice and the Care Act 2014 recognises the significance of effective working relationships with service users and carers to ensure a person-centred approach and effective participation and co-production. The Care Act advocates a strengths-based, whole family approach to assessment, care and support planning. Relationship, putting the person at the centre of the process, lies at the heart of this approach. This book is a practice-based exploration of relationship-based practice for social work with adults that looks at underpinning theory, legislation and policy drivers, value perspectives and skills in practice. The first part of the book introduces relationship-based practice and theoretical concepts, such as psycho-social and psycho-dynamically informed approaches to practice which highlight the complexities of relationships, at conscious and unconscious levels, both from the service user/carer perspective and the professional's perspective, where reflection and use of self are key; it critically explores the legislation and policy context. A conceptual model called IDEAS is introduced which provides a framework for the second part of the book, by breaking down the discussion into relevant practice issues. Here theory, skills and values are applied through case examples to illustrate the efficacy of relationship-based practice across a range of practice settings in social work with adult service users and carers.

First They Came for the Gun Owners

First They Came for the Gun Owners
Author: Mark W. Smith
Publsiher: Bombardier Books
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN: 1642932027
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First They Came for the Gun Owners Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author and attorney Mark W. Smith exposes the all-encompassing nature of the anti-gun lobby’s attack on the right to keep and bear arms—and how it serves as a proxy to empower government to control other important aspects of our lives. Smith notes that it’s no accident that the people who oppose the Second Amendment also argue for bigger government in other areas—as well as favoring sharp limits on free speech and property rights. Taken together, it is an all-encompassing attack on individual liberties by those who consider themselves intellectually and morally superior to average Americans. Smith makes a compelling and urgent case that protecting and preserving our right to bear arms is an imperative for all who value freedom, whether you own a gun or not.

The Age of Genius Updated Edition

The Age of Genius  Updated Edition
Author: Michael Bradley
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1438182279
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Genius Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

Although mathematical innovation stagnated in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, scholars in southern Asia and the Middle East continued to preserve the mathematical writings of the Greeks and contributed new ideas to arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as astronomy and physics. The five centuries from 1300 to 1800 marked the end of a rich period of cultural, mathematical, and scientific advancements in China, India, and Arabic countries, while witnessing new intellectual life in Europe and the Western Hemisphere. The Age of Genius, Updated Edition acquaints middle and high school students with the lives and contributions of 10 intriguing but perhaps lesser-known mathematical pioneers of this time.

The Routledge International Handbook of Mad Studies

The Routledge International Handbook of Mad Studies
Author: Peter Beresford,Jasna Russo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 0429878648
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Handbook of Mad Studies Book Excerpt:

By drawing broadly on international thinking and experience, this book offers a critical exploration of Mad Studies and advances its theory and practice. Comprised of 34 chapters written by international leading experts, activists and academics, this handbook introduces and advances Mad Studies, as well as exploring resistance and criticism, and clarifying its history, ideas, what it is, and what it can offer. It presents examples of mad studies in action, covering initiatives that have been taken, their achievements and what can be learned from them. In addition to sharing research findings and evidence, the book offers examples and insights for advancing understandings of experiences of madness and distress from the perspectives of those who have (had) those experiences, and also explores ways of supporting people oppressed by conventional understandings and systems. This book will be of interest to all scholars and students of Mad Studies, disability studies, sociology, socio- legal studies, mental health and medicine more generally.

Secret History

Secret History
Author: Craig Bauer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 775
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 1351668498
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret History Book Excerpt:

The first edition of this award-winning book attracted a wide audience. This second edition is both a joy to read and a useful classroom tool. Unlike traditional textbooks, it requires no mathematical prerequisites and can be read around the mathematics presented. If used as a textbook, the mathematics can be prioritized, with a book both students and instructors will enjoy reading. Secret History: The Story of Cryptology, Second Edition incorporates new material concerning various eras in the long history of cryptology. Much has happened concerning the political aspects of cryptology since the first edition appeared. The still unfolding story is updated here. The first edition of this book contained chapters devoted to the cracking of German and Japanese systems during World War II. Now the other side of this cipher war is also told, that is, how the United States was able to come up with systems that were never broken. The text is in two parts. Part I presents classic cryptology from ancient times through World War II. Part II examines modern computer cryptology. With numerous real-world examples and extensive references, the author skillfully balances the history with mathematical details, providing readers with a sound foundation in this dynamic field. FEATURES Presents a chronological development of key concepts Includes the Vigenère cipher, the one-time pad, transposition ciphers, Jefferson’s wheel cipher, Playfair cipher, ADFGX, matrix encryption, Enigma, Purple, and other classic methods Looks at the work of Claude Shannon, the origin of the National Security Agency, elliptic curve cryptography, the Data Encryption Standard, the Advanced Encryption Standard, public-key cryptography, and many other topics New chapters detail SIGABA and SIGSALY, successful systems used during World War II for text and speech, respectively Includes quantum cryptography and the impact of quantum computers

Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books

Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books
Author: Alison Baverstock,Richard Bradford,Madelena Gonzalez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN: 1317696301
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books Book Excerpt:

Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books is a comprehensive resource that builds bridges between the traditional focus and methodologies of literary studies and the actualities of modern and contemporary literature, including the realities of professional writing, the conventions and practicalities of the publishing world, and its connections between literary publishing and other media. Focusing on the relationship between modern literature and the publishing industry, the volume enables students and academics to extend the text-based framework of modules on contemporary writing into detailed expositions of the culture and industry which bring these texts into existence; it brings economic considerations into line alongside creative issues, and examines how employing marketing strategies are utilized to promote and sell books. Sections cover: The standard university-course specifications of contemporary writing, offering an extensive picture of the social, economic, and cultural contexts of these literary genres The impact and status of non-literary writing, and how this compares with certain literary genres as an index to contemporary culture and a reflection of the state of the publishing industry The practicalities and conventions of the publishing industry Contextual aspects of literary culture and the book industry, visiting the broader spheres of publishing, promotion, bookselling, and literary culture Carefully linked chapters allow readers to tie key elements of the publishing industry to the particular demands and features of contemporary literary genres and writing, offering a detailed guide to the ways in which the three core areas of culture, economics, and pragmatics intersect in the world of publishing. Further to being a valuable resource for those studying English or Creative Writing, the volume is a key text for degrees in which Publishing is a component, and is relevant to those aspects of Media Studies that look at interactions between the media and literature/publishing.

The Birth of Mathematics Updated Edition

The Birth of Mathematics  Updated Edition
Author: Michael Bradley
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1438182260
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birth of Mathematics Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

Praise for the previous edition: “…ample information for reports.”—School Library Journal From 700 BCE to 1300 CE, thousands of scholars from many civilizations introduced mathematical ideas that established the foundations of arithmetic, number theory, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as the related sciences of astronomy and physics. Although we know very little about specific individuals who made important mathematical discoveries in Babylonia, Egypt, and China, historians in Arabia, ancient Greece, India, and medieval Italy preserved a more complete record, including the identities of some of the innovators. The Birth of Mathematics, Updated Edition profiles 10 individuals spanning four cultures and 20 centuries as representatives of the numerous scholars who contributed to the field of mathematics. The stories of their achievements provide a glimpse into the lives and the minds of some of the pioneers who discovered mathematics. Each unit contains information on the person's research, discoveries, and contributions to the field and concludes with a list of print and Internet references specific to that individual.

Revolution of the Modern Sports Fan

Revolution of the Modern Sports Fan
Author: Kenon A. Brown,Andrew C. Billings,Melvin Lewis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2021-08-18
ISBN: 1793650632
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolution of the Modern Sports Fan Book Excerpt:

From the advent of social media to the rise of fantasy sport to the increased media platforms in which to consume sport, the sports fan has never had more options for consumption—and for the rendering of one’s opinions. As such, Revolution of the Modern Sports Fan offers an opportunity to advance what we now know about American sports fandom.

Peacebuilding in Language Education

Peacebuilding in Language Education
Author: Rebecca L. Oxford,María Matilde Olivero,Melinda Harrison,Tammy Gregersen
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN: 1788929810
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peacebuilding in Language Education Book Excerpt:

This innovative, much-needed book shares powerful wisdom and practical strategies to help language teachers, teacher educators and peace educators communicate peace, contribute to peace and weave peacebuilding into classrooms and daily life. The clear, six-part Language of Peace Approach underlies more than 50 creative activities that can promote peacebuilding competence in secondary and post-secondary students, current and prospective educators and community members outside of academia. Chapters span the spectrum from cross-cultural peace education to the positive psychology of peace, from nonverbal peace language to transformative language teaching for peace, and from the needs of language learners to the needs of language educators. The book makes a unique and valuable contribution to the discussion of how we can live together peacefully in a changing world.

Modern Mathematics Updated Edition

Modern Mathematics  Updated Edition
Author: Michael Bradley
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1438182295
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Mathematics Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

Praise for the previous edition: “…ample information for reports.”—School Library Journal During the first half of the 20th century, mathematics became an international discipline that led to major advances in science and technology. Modern Mathematics, Updated Edition provides an eye-opening introduction to those five historic decades by analyzing the advancement of the field through the accomplishments of 10 significant mathematicians. From David Hilbert and Emmy Noether, who introduced the infinite dimensional vector spaces and algebraic rings that bear their names, to Norbert Wiener, the founder of cybernetics, this in-depth title covers the early 20th-century advancements that expanded the field of mathematics and transformed the way that mathematicians do their work. This edition is ideal for middle and high school students seeking resources for research or general interest.

Social Engineering

Social Engineering
Author: Robert W. Gehl,Sean T. Lawson
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN: 0262368935
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Engineering Book Excerpt:

Manipulative communication—from early twentieth-century propaganda to today’s online con artistry—examined through the lens of social engineering. The United States is awash in manipulated information about everything from election results to the effectiveness of medical treatments. Corporate social media is an especially good channel for manipulative communication, with Facebook a particularly willing vehicle for it. In Social Engineering, Robert Gehl and Sean Lawson show that online misinformation has its roots in earlier techniques: mass social engineering of the early twentieth century and interpersonal hacker social engineering of the 1970s, converging today into what they call “masspersonal social engineering.” As Gehl and Lawson trace contemporary manipulative communication back to earlier forms of social engineering, possibilities for amelioration become clearer. The authors show how specific manipulative communication practices are a mixture of information gathering, deception, and truth-indifferent statements, all with the instrumental goal of getting people to take actions the social engineer wants them to. Yet the term “fake news,” they claim, reduces everything to a true/false binary that fails to encompass the complexity of manipulative communication or to map onto many of its practices. They pay special attention to concepts and terms used by hacker social engineers, including the hacker concept of “bullshitting,” which the authors describe as a truth-indifferent mix of deception, accuracy, and sociability. They conclude with recommendations for how society can undermine masspersonal social engineering and move toward healthier democratic deliberation.

Resilience in EU and International Institutions

Resilience in EU and International Institutions
Author: Elena Korosteleva,Trine Flockhart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 1000283860
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience in EU and International Institutions Book Excerpt:

This book explores the concept and practice of resilience that has generated much debate among both scholars and practitioners. The contributions propose a new understanding of resilience, both as a quality and a way of thinking, taking it to the level of ‘the person’ and ‘the local’, to argue that a more sustainable way to govern the world today is bottom-up and inside-out. While carrying a seemingly unifying message of self-reliance, adaptation and survival in the face of adversity, resilience curiously continues to appear as ‘all things to all people’, making it hard for the EU and international institutions to make full use of its arresting potential. Engendering resilience today, in the highly volatile and uncertain world hit by crises, pandemic and diminishing control, becomes a priority as never before. This book develops a more comprehensive view of resilience by looking at it both as a quality of the system and a way of thinking inherent to ‘the local’ that cannot be engineered from the outside. It is argued in this volume that in some cases the level of ‘the person’, especially the person’s sense of what constitutes a ‘good life’, may be the most appropriate focus for understanding change and strategic adaptation in response to it. This understanding widens the scope of discussion from what makes an entity, system or person more adaptable, to how one can best govern today to establish a stable equilibrium between the global and the local, the external and the internal, and become more responsive to the challenges and changes of today’s highly uncertain world. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Contemporary Security Policy.

Mathematics Frontiers Updated Edition

Mathematics Frontiers  Updated Edition
Author: Michael Bradley
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1438182309
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematics Frontiers Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

Tracing the development of mathematics from a biographical standpoint, Mathematics Frontiers, Updated Edition profiles innovators from the second half of the 20th century who made significant discoveries in both pure and applied mathematics. The 10 mathematicians in this updated edition exemplify a growing diversity within the mathematical community, drawing from the talents of individuals across all nationalities, races, and genders. From John H. Conway, who helped complete the classification of all finite groups (and invented "The Game of Life" board game), to Stephen Hawking, who established the mathematical basis for black holes, to Fan Chung, who developed an encoding and decoding algorithm for phone calls, this lively survey of contemporary minds behind the math is ideal for middle and high school students seeking resources for research or general interest.

The Act of Living

The Act of Living
Author: Frank Tallis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN: 1408711354
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Act of Living Book Excerpt:

'Tallis writes with clarity and wit' Sebastian Faulks Science, technology and western liberal democracy have all had a dramatic impact on our quality of life. Compared to previous generations, we have unprecedented access to information, increased personal freedom, more material comforts and more possessions. Yet, even before the shock of Covid-19, more people than ever before were reporting being depressed, anxious or unfulfilled. As our material circumstances become easier, life seems to get harder. Why should this be? Shelves sag under the weight of self-help manuals and the internet is awash with the advice of role-models and celebrity gurus; however, to what extent can these sources be expected to supply meaningful, practical answers - the kind of answers relevant to sceptical individuals living in a modern, technologically advanced culture? For over a hundred years, psychotherapists have been developing and refining models of the human mind. They have endeavoured to alleviate distress and they have offered help to people who want to make better life choices. Although the clinical provenance of psychotherapy is important, the legacy of psychotherapy has much wider relevance. It can offer original perspectives on the big questions usually entrusted to philosophers and representative of faith: Who am I? Why am I here? How should I live? In this compelling and important book, the principle contributions of the outstanding figures associated with the practice of psychotherapy are explained: from Freud to Ellis, Jung to Laing, Adler to Hayes. Viewed as a single, cohesive intellectual tradition, Frank Tallis argues that psychotherapeutic thinking is an immensely valuable and under exploited resource.

The Minority Muslim Experience in Mainland Southeast Asia

The Minority Muslim Experience in Mainland Southeast Asia
Author: John Goodman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN: 1000415341
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Minority Muslim Experience in Mainland Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

This book examines the lives of the Malay and Cham Muslims in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and examines how they co-exist and live in societies that are dominated by an alternative consensus and are illiberal and non-democratic in nature. Focusing on two major Muslim communities in Southeast Asia, both of whom live as minorities in societies that are not democratic and have a history of hostility and repression towards non-conforming ideas, the book explains their circumstances, the choices and life decisions they have to make, and how minorities can thrive in an unfriendly, monocultural environment. Based on original field work and research, the author analyses how people live, and how they adapt to societies which are not motivated by Western liberal ideals of multiculturalism. The book also offers a unique perspective on how Islam develops in an environment where it is seen as alien and disloyal. A useful contribution analyzing historical and post-colonial experiences of Muslim minorities and how they survive and evolve over the course of state monopoly in mainland Southeast Asia, this book will be of interest to academics working on Muslim minorities, Asian Religion and Southeast Asian Studies.

Youth Culture and the Media

Youth Culture and the Media
Author: Bill Osgerby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 1351065246
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Culture and the Media Book Excerpt:

This expansive, lively introduction charts the connections between international youth cultures and the development of global media and communication. From 1950s drive-ins and jukeboxes to contemporary social media, the book examines modern youth cultures in their social, economic and political contexts. Exploring the rise of young people as a distinct media market, the book examines the relation of youth to modern consumerism, marketing and digital technologies. The chapters are packed with analysis of media representations of youth, debates about the media's 'effects' on young audiences, and young people's use of the media to elaborate identities and negotiate social relationships. Drawing on a wealth of international examples, the book explores the impact of globalisation and new media technologies on youth cultures around the world. Assessing a profusion of worldwide research, the book shows how modern youth cultures can only be understood as part of an international web of connections, exchanges and experiences. With an ideal balance between detailed examples and engaging analysis, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in youth cultures and the modern media.

Husband Material

Husband Material
Author: Emily Belden
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-30
ISBN: 1488028575
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Husband Material Book Excerpt:

“By turns heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny.” —Kristin Rockaway, author of How To Hack a Heartbreak “Sensitive, thoughtful, and touching.” —Library Journal A young widow must face the grief she’s always set aside when an unexpected delivery throws her life into disarray Twenty-nine-year-old Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she’s a widow. Ever since the fateful day that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward. Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while, she’s faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculating the probability of risk—so she can avoid it. Yet Charlotte’s algorithms could never have predicted that her late husband’s ashes would land squarely on her doorstep five years later. Stunned but determined, Charlotte sets out to find meaning in this sudden twist of fate, even if that includes facing her perfectly coiffed, and perfectly difficult, ex-mother-in-law—and her husband’s best friend, who seems to become a fixture at her side whether she likes it or not. But when her quest reveals a shocking secret, Charlotte is forced to answer questions she never knew to ask and to consider the possibility of forgiveness. And when a chance at a new life arises, she’ll have to decide once and for all whether to follow the numbers or trust her heart.

The Foundations of Mathematics Updated Edition

The Foundations of Mathematics  Updated Edition
Author: Michael Bradley
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 1438182287
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Foundations of Mathematics Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

Praise for the previous edition: “…ample information for reports.”—School Library Journal During the 16th and 17th centuries, mathematicians developed a wealth of new ideas but had not carefully employed accurate definitions, proofs, or procedures to document and implement them. However, in the early 19th century, mathematicians began to recognize the need to precisely define their terms, to logically prove even obvious principles, and to use rigorous methods of manipulation. The Foundations of Mathematics, Updated Edition presents the lives and accomplishments of 10 mathematicians who contributed to one or more of the four major initiatives that characterized the rapid growth of mathematics during the 19th century: the introduction of rigor, the investigation of the structure of mathematical systems, the development of new branches of mathematics, and the spread of mathematical activity throughout Europe. This updated edition communicates the importance and impact of the work of the pioneers who redefined this area of study. Each unit contains information on the person's research, discoveries, and contributions to the field and concludes with a list of print and Internet references specific to that individual.

Touch

Touch
Author: Richard Kearney
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 023155317X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touch Book Excerpt:

Our existence is increasingly lived at a distance. As we move from flesh to image, we are in danger of losing touch with each other and ourselves. How can we combine the physical with the virtual, our embodied experience with our global connectivity? How can we come back to our senses? Richard Kearney offers a timely call for the cultivation of the basic human need to touch and be touched. He argues that touch is our most primordial sense, foundational to our individual and common selves. Kearney explores the role of touch, from ancient wisdom traditions to modern therapies. He demonstrates that a fundamental aspect of touch is interdependence, its inherently reciprocal nature, which offers a crucial corrective to our fixation with control. Making the case for the complementarity of touch and technology, this book is a passionate plea to recover a tangible sense of community and the joys of life with others.