Development Perspectives from the South

Development Perspectives from the South
Author: Mawere, Munyaradzi
Publsiher: Langaa RPCIG
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 9956764973
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development Perspectives from the South Book Excerpt:

Not so long ago, The Economist described Africa as a hopeless continent. This damning description specifically referred to the development status of Africa. While the debate on the political and socio-economic [under-]development of Africa had been raging on prior to the Economist’s daring but controversial pronouncements, it intensified from thereon. Many concerned people from within the continent and elsewhere have reproved the proclamation but mainly in newspapers and the broadcast media. Not enough has been done by development scholars to critically reflect on the description and status of Africa’s development condition in a nuanced and systematic fashion. Yet, it is through incisive reflections and systematic engagements with Africa’s situations and circumstances that directions and solutions to the African development predicament could be forged. The present volume is an attempt to open up a constructive dialogue between the Global North and the Global South on the African [under-]development conundrum. The book is an eye opener to African governments, social scientists, policy makers and development scholars concerned with the urgent need to rethink, reimagine and retheorise Africa’s development gridlock.

New Perspectives on Turkey

New Perspectives on Turkey
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Turkey
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Perspectives from the European Language Portfolio

Perspectives from the European Language Portfolio
Author: B Rbel K Hn,Bärbel Kühn,María Luisa Pérez Cavana
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-05-31
ISBN: 113667523X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives from the European Language Portfolio Book Excerpt:

Using constructivist principles and autonomous learning techniques the ELP has pioneered innovative and cutting edge approaches to learning languages that can be applied to learning across the spectrum. Although articles on the success of the ELP project have appeared in some academic journals, Perspectives from the European Language Portfolio is the first book to report on and contextualise the project’s innovative techniques for a wider educational research audience. During the last ten years the ELP has increasingly become a reference tool for language learning and teaching in primary, secondary and tertiary educational settings all around Europe. The editors of this volume believe that there is a need to reflect on the significant contribution that the ELP has delivered for language learning and teaching, and to critically evaluate its achievements. This volume offers a range of investigations from theoretical studies to practical cases around these issues, and includes: relevant contributions of the ELP to language pedagogy; assessing the impact of the ELP on pedagogical research and practice; exploring and defining pathways for future developments; Reflective learning. This book is intended for a readership of language teachers and researchers across Europe. It will be of particular relevance to those engaged in language learning and teaching within the Common European Framework of Reference, supporting independent learning and developing a language curriculum, whether in school, adult, further or higher education.

Linguistic perspectives from the classroom

Linguistic perspectives from the classroom
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Univ Santiago de Compostela
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9788497503969
Category: Language and languages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hong Kong in China

Hong Kong in China
Author: Andrew M Marton
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1999-09-30
ISBN: 9814494143
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hong Kong in China Book Excerpt:

This book presents a unique array of insights into Hong Kong's transition to China since the 1 July 1997 handover, from several perspectives around the region. Scholars from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand undertake an analysis and synthesis of particular regional viewpoints on the transfer of sovereignty. Each contribution is positioned in relation to the three interconnected themes of economic transformation, political and legal developments, and identity which run through the volume. The sometimes contradictory and provocative insights highlighted by the authors emphasize the inherent complexities of Hong Kong's transition and the range of alternative regional perspectives it engenders. Contents:Introduction: Regional Perspectives on Hong Kong's Transition to China (A M Marton)Hong Kong in China: Partnership as a New Pattern of Relations (S-Q Gao)Taiwan in Transition: Adjusting to the New Reality of One Country Two Systems (M D Yeh)The Challenge of “San Tong” for Hong Kong (Q Luo)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Indonesia (J Wanandi)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Malaysia (S Leong)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Thailand (P Umphon)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from the South Pacific (G Chan) Readership: General. Keywords:

The Limits of a Divided Nation with Perspectives from the Bible

The Limits of a Divided Nation with Perspectives from the Bible
Author: Michael Ufok Udoekpo
Publsiher: Resource Publications (CA)
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-01-31
ISBN: 1725256126
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Limits of a Divided Nation with Perspectives from the Bible Book Excerpt:

Michael Udoekpo's work brilliantly and pastorally discusses the issues of conflict, friction, and disunity in the world--and in Nigeria in particular--from biblical, historical, and sociocultural perspectives. These issues, he stresses, are endemic in various fabrics of the Nigerian society, traceable to the family as the foundation of any given society. They are also found in religious, political, and media groups. Contributing factors, Udoekpo argues, are materialism, infidelity, relativism, and fundamentalism. Others are ethnocentrism, anthropocentricism, ignorance, bribery, and corruption with other forms of injustices. Drawing from the Bible, Udoekpo proposes prayer, proper education, truth-telling, restoration of family values, interreligious and cultural dialogue, ecumenism, enforcement of rule of law, faith, and absolute trust in God as antidotes to conflict, violence, friction, and disunity in our contemporary society.

Competition Policy in the Global Trading System Perspectives from the Eu Japan and the USA

Competition Policy in the Global Trading System Perspectives from the Eu  Japan and the USA
Author: Mitsuo Matsushita,Clifford Jones
Publsiher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2002-04-17
ISBN: 904111758X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competition Policy in the Global Trading System Perspectives from the Eu Japan and the USA Book Excerpt:

Based on a conference of national authorities and leading scholars in antitrust and competition law and policy, the text presents 20 essays which together provide an in-depth assessment of achievements and impasses, as well as a variety of possible ways forward.

Globalizing Geographies Perspectives from Eurasia

Globalizing Geographies  Perspectives from Eurasia
Author: Ms A Sengupta,Ms S Chatterjee
Publsiher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN: 9385714279
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalizing Geographies Perspectives from Eurasia Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the Eurasian engagement with geographies of globalisation through an understanding of the intersection of space and place in Eurasia, Eurasian encounters with globalisation in terms of shifting spheres in politics, economics and culture, levels of integration and the intricate patterns of roads and routes. It also takes note of challenges encountered by social groups and communities in the face of globalising tendencies. The role of emerging alternatives within the region and community partnerships in Eurasia has also been addressed. Written by Eurasian scholars and others working on the region, it takes note of the formal and informal linkages between local communities and the larger global arena of which they are a part. The Eurasian context and the changing contours of Eurasia’s globalised space have been addressed in this book. The book would be of value to scholars and practitioners engaged in policy debates and area studies.

Tourism Management and Policy

Tourism Management and Policy
Author: Tan Ern Ser,Brenda S A Yeoh,Jennifer Wang
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2002-04-10
ISBN: 9814489964
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism Management and Policy Book Excerpt:

Tourism development is not merely about boosting tourist figures and bringing in more tourist dollars. Undoubtedly, it has to do with developing tourism resources, infrastructure, products, and attractions, but it is also about a society, polity, and economy meeting the challenges of globalization, the new millennium, and nation-building. This book deals with those issues from different perspectives and through the case of Singapore, a city-state highly integrated into the global economy. It addresses specific areas like tourism manpower, theme parks, and beaches, as well as the broader issues of economic strategy, political economy, and culture. Collectively, the articles in this book provide readers with a sense of where Singapore has gone and where it is in terms of tourism management and policy. Contents:Tourism Plans:Tourism in Singapore: An Overview of Policies and Issues (B S A Yeoh et al.)Singapore's New Economic Initiatives and Implications for Tourism (L Low)Tourism 21 and Singapore's Tourism Satellite Accounts (C Khoo)Regionalisation as a Strategy for Singapore's Tourism Development (E Tham)Gateways, Hubs and Destinations: Transportation Hierarchies in Southeast Asia (N Sriram et al.)Tourism Resources and Infrastructure:Developments in the Air Transport Industry: Implications for Singapore Tourism (A T H Chin)Modelling Competency: An Example from the Singapore Tourism Industry (C L Chong et al.)Effects of the Regional Financial Turmoil on Gazetted Hotels in Singapore (B Boon & L Chin)The Business of Pleasure: Singapore as a Tourism Business Centre (T C Chang)Impact of Tourism on the Retail Trade in Singapore: A Quantitative Assessment (J S Yong)Tourism Products:Theme Parks in Singapore (P Teo & B S A Yeoh)The Cruise Industry of Southeast Asia: Singapore's Perspective (L K Lee & K C Liow)Managing Beach Tourism in Singapore (P P Wong)Marketing Authenticity in Tourism: Success and Limitations (K H C Chia)Convention Tourism Development in Singapore: A Study of the Delegates' Family Members (V T S Seah) Readership: Undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in economics, management, business and sociology. Keywords:Singapore;Tourism — Management;Tourism — Policy;Tourism — Information Technology;Tourism — Infrastructure;Tourism — Products;Tourism — Attractions;Tourism — Globalization;Tourism — Theme Parks;Tourism — CultureReviews:“… the volume makes a worthy contribution to the broader literature examining tourism management and policy … it offers readers insights into how things are done in Singapore and the issues and challenges confronting specific tourism activities. Students, researchers, and practitioners of the industry in Singapore will definitely find this valuable. Those from further afield may also find the collection informative and enlightening … a variety of insights may be gleaned that may prove to be of value to audiences in other countries.”Pacific Tourism Review

The Western Civilization

The Western Civilization
Author: Pl Ralph,Stephen E. Wessley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780393978407
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How Chinese Learn Mathematics

How Chinese Learn Mathematics
Author: Fan Lianghuo,Wong Ngai-Ying,Cai Jinfa,Li Shiqi
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2004-08-30
ISBN: 9814481998
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Chinese Learn Mathematics Book Excerpt:

' The book has been written by an international group of very active researchers and scholars who have a passion for the study of Chinese mathematics education. It aims to provide readers with a comprehensive and updated picture of the teaching and learning of mathematics involving Chinese students from various perspectives, including the ways in which Chinese students learn mathematics in classrooms, schools and homes, the influence of the cultural and social environment on Chinese students' mathematics learning, and the strengths and weaknesses of the ways in which Chinese learn mathematics. Furthermore, based on the relevant research findings, the book explores the implications for mathematics education and offers sound suggestions for reform and improvement. This book is a must for anyone who is interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics concerning Chinese learners. Contents:Overview and International Perspectives:How Have Chinese Students Performed in Mathematics? A Perspective from Large-Scale International Comparisons (L-H Fan & Y Zhu)The Mathematics Curriculum: Toward Globalization or Westernization? (N-Y Wong et al.)Thinking Mathematically by Chinese Learners: A Cross-National Comparative Perspective (J-F Cai & V Cifarelli)An Examination of Coherence in a Chinese Mathematics Classroom (T Wang & J Murphy)A Chinese Cultural Model of Learning (J Li)Official Curriculum in Mathematics in Ancient China: How Did Candidates Study for the Examination? (M K Siu)Context and Teaching Materials:The “Two Basics”: Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Mainland China (D-Z Zhang et al.)A Comparative Study on Composite Difficulty between New and Old Chinese Mathematics Textbooks (J-S Bao)Textbook Use Within and Beyond Chinese Mathematics Classrooms: A Study of 12 Secondary Schools in Kunming and Fuzhou of China (L-H Fan et al.)Thorough Understanding of the Textbook: A Significant Feature of Chinese Teacher Manuals (J-H Li)Effects of Cram Schools on Children's Mathematics Learning (H M Huang)Pedagogy and Learning Processes:Teaching with Variation: A Chinese Way of Promoting Effective Mathematics Learning (L-Y Gu et al.)Cracking the Paradox of Chinese Learners: Looking into the Mathematics Classrooms in Hong Kong and Shanghai (R-J Huang & K S Leung)Identifying a Pattern of Teaching: An Analysis of a Shanghai Teacher's Lessons (F Lopez-Real et al.)Differences Within Communalities: How Is Mathematics Taught in Rural and Urban Regions in Mainland China? (Y-P Ma et al.)Teaching Approach: Theoretical or Experimental? (J Li)Capturing the Chinese Way of Teaching: The Learning-Questioning and Learning-Reviewing Instructional Model (S-H An)The Effects of Different Representations on Mathematics Learning of Chinese Children (B-Y Xu)Inspiration and Future Directions:The CHC Learner's Phenomenon: Its Implications on Mathematics Education (N-Y Wong)How Do Chinese Learn Mathematics? Some Evidence-Based Insights and Needed Directions (J-F Cai et al.) Readership: Researchers, educators, lecturers, and graduate students in mathematics and education. Keywords:Chinese Education;Chinese Learners;Mathematics Education;Cultural Influence;Teaching and Learning;Chinese ClassroomsKey Features:Represents a concerted research effort in mathematics education of Chinese learners, the first of its kindContains contributions from the world's leading scholars and most active researchers in this area and beyondProvides comprehensive coverage and insiders' perspectives on relevant issuesReviews: “A noteworthy feature of the book is that eleven of the chapter authors work in mainland China … The edited collection is a significant contribution to the research literature and provides an important resource in the field.” Research in Mathematics Education “In a context of revolving reforms of the mathematical curricula in the West, the research presented in How Chinese Learn Mathematics certainly gives a lot of food for thought about effectively combining a problem-oriented approach to basic mathematical knowledge and skills with a conceptual and abstract representation of mathematical objects.”EASTM “The book copes with the issue of mathematics education in a culturally attentive way and offer hints to reconsider policies on mathematics education in the Western world. Hence, it should be present in the library of each education department.”EMS Newsletter '

International Perspectives on Social Work in Health Care

International Perspectives on Social Work in Health Care
Author: Gail K. Auslander
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780789003256
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Perspectives on Social Work in Health Care Book Excerpt:

Academics and practitioners discuss what managed care, cost containment, corporatization, and pre-payment portend for the field of social work, in papers from a January 1995 conference. Papers are arranged in sections on health policy and social work, social work practice issues in health, developments in health social work research, and social work administration in changing health care organizations, with section introductions. Topics include HIV programs for adolescents, the role of research in health and mental health social work, and hospital social work and community care. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Multilingual Perspectives from Europe and Beyond on Language Policy and Practice

Multilingual Perspectives from Europe and Beyond on Language Policy and Practice
Author: Bruna Di Sabato,Bronwen Hughes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 1000437795
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multilingual Perspectives from Europe and Beyond on Language Policy and Practice Book Excerpt:

This edited volume offers an overarching yet detailed view of fast-changing language policy and practice in Europe and beyond. It provides a thorough investigation of different linguacultural scenarios, exploring how language policy has repercussions on research and initiatives in the field of language education. With contributions from a range of European settings as well as Turkey and the USA, the book discusses topical issues related to language learning and explores how these can shape our identities. Chapters present cutting-edge research on translanguaging, EMI, multilingualism and minority languages in Europe. The volume forecasts what future educational policies might look like, and questions how evaluating and rethinking educational practices can produce positive effects on language practices as well as language policies. The book has a wide-reaching international focus and will be an important resource for researchers, academics, language experts and postgraduate students in the fields of applied linguistics, language education and sociolinguistics.

Transnational impacts on law perspectives from South Africa and Germany

Transnational impacts on law  perspectives from South Africa and Germany
Author: C. Hugo,Thomas M.J. Möllers
Publsiher: Nomos Verlag
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2017-12-08
ISBN: 3845287772
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational impacts on law perspectives from South Africa and Germany Book Excerpt:

Dieses Werk enthält die Forschungsergebnisse zu transnationalen, rechtlichen Fragestellungen aus südafrikanischer und deutscher Perspektive, die in Zusammenarbeit der Universität Augsburg mit der Universität Johannesburg im letzten Jahrzehnt entstanden sind. Aktuelle Themen werden von Wissenschaftlern aus Südafrika eingeführt und anschließend von deutschen Kollegen reflektiert. Dies führt zu einem besseren Verständnis ungeklärter Rechtsfragen beider Rechtssysteme.

How Chinese Teach Mathematics

How Chinese Teach Mathematics
Author: Lianghuo Fan,Ngai-Ying Wong,Jinfa Cai,Shiqi Li
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN: 9814415839
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Chinese Teach Mathematics Book Excerpt:

This unique book represents another concerted research effort concerning Chinese mathematics education, with contributions from the world's leading scholars and most active researchers. The book presents the latest original research work with a particular focus on the "teaching" side of Chinese mathematics education to a wide international audience. There are mainly three sections in the book. The first section introduces readers to a historical and contemporary perspective, respectively, on traditional mathematical teaching in ancient China and on how modern Chinese mathematics teachers teach and pursue their pre-service training and in-service professional development. The second section presents studies investigating a wide range of issues at both the macro- and micro-levels on how Chinese mathematics teachers teach mathematics. The third section focuses on Chinese mathematics teachers, investigating issues about their knowledge, belief, teacher training and professional development. Like its predecessor, How Chinese Learn Mathematics: Perspectives from Insiders, this book is a must for educational researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers who are interested in knowing more about mathematics teaching, teachers, teacher education and professional development concerning Chinese teachers and learners. Contents:Focusing on Chinese Mathematics Teaching, Teachers and Teacher Education: An IntroductionHistorical and Contemporary Perspectives:The Wisdom of Traditional Mathematical Teaching in China (DAI Qin and CHEUNG Ka Luen) How Chinese Teachers Teach Mathematics and Pursue Professional Development: Perspectives from ContemporaryInternational Research (FAN Lianghuo, MIAO Zhenzhen and MOK Ah Chee Ida) Understanding the Chinese Ways of Teaching Mathematics: Mathematics Teaching in a Chinese Classroom: A Hybrid-Model Analysis of Opportunities for Students' Learning (HUANG Rongjin, MILLER L Diane and TZUR Ron)Achieving Coherence in the Mathematics Classroom: Toward a Framework for Examining Instructional Coherence (WANG Tao, CAI Jinfa and HWANG Stephen) Elementary School Teachers' Instruction in Measurement: Cases of Classroom Teaching of Spatial Measurement in Taiwan (HUANG Hsin-Mei E) Pedagogical and Curriculum Potentials of Homework: A Case Study about Geometric Proofs in Shanghai (FANG Yanping) Teaching Calculation of Time Intervals: Comparing Mathematics Competence of Students in Macau, Hong Kong and the Netherlands (LI Titus Siu Pang) Teaching Number Sense via Interactive Multimedia in a Primary School in Taiwan (YANG Der-Ching, CHEN Pei-Chieh, TSAI Yi Fang and HSIEH Tien-Yu)Teaching Geometrical Theorems in Grade 8 Using the “Shen Tou” Method: A Case Study in Shanghai (DING Liping, JONES Keith and ZHANG Dianzhou) Implementation of Objectives Based on the Curriculum Standards: A Case of Teaching Using Letter to Represent Number at a Chinese Primary School in Chinese Mainland (HUANG Xingfeng, YANG Jinglei and LI Shiqi) Chinese Project-based Classroom Practices: Promoting Students' Engagement in Mathematical Activities (XU Binyan and ZHU Guangtian)A Large-Scale Video Survey on Taiwanese Fourth-Grade Classrooms of Mathematical Teaching Behaviors (LEE Yuan-Shun and LIN Fou-Lai) Features of Exemplary Lessons under the Curriculum Reform in Chinese Mainland: A Study of Thirteen Elementary Mathematics Lessons (MA Yunpeng and ZHAO Dongchen) Qingpu Mathematics Teaching Reform and Its Impact on Student Learning (GU Lingyuan, YANG Yudong and HE Zhenzhen)Chinese Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education and Teacher Professional Development:Beliefs, Knowledge and Teaching: A Series of Studies about Chinese Mathematics Teachers (ZHANG Qiaoping and WONG Ngai-Ying)What Makes a Master Teacher? A Study of Thirty-One Mathematics Master Teachers in Chinese Mainland (FAN Lianghuo, ZHU Yan and TANG Caibin)Chinese Teachers' Mathematics Beliefs in the Context of Curriculum Reform (CHEN Qian and LEUNG Koon Shing Frederick) "Same Content Different Designs" Activities and Their Impact on Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Professional Development: The Case of Nadine (YUAN Zhiqiang and LI Xuhui)Exploration into Chinese Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions of Concept Map (JIN Haiyue, LU Jun and ZHONG Zhihua) Assisting Teachers in Maintaining High-Level Cognitive Demands of Mathematical Tasks in Classroom Practices: A Training Course in Taiwan (LIN Pi-Jen and TSAI Wen-Huan) The Relationships between Religious Beliefs and Teaching among Mathematics Teachers in Chinese Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong (LEU Yuh-Chyn, CHAN Yip-Cheung and WONG Ngai-Ying)Epilogue: Why the Interest in the Chinese Learner? (FAN Lianghuo, WONG Ngai-Ying, CAI Jinfa and LI Shiqi) Readership: Researchers, educators, lecturers, and graduate students in mathematics and education. Keywords:Mathematics;Mathematics Teaching and Learning;Mathematics Education;Chinese Education;China Study;Asian EducationKey Features:Concerted research effort. The book is well-planned, structured, and organizedUnique treatment of the topic: comprehensive and in-depth coverage on teaching, teacher, and teacher education for a wide range of international readersProminent authors and contributors: Many of them are the world's leading scholars or most active researchers

Social and Emotional Influences on Human Development Perspectives From Developmental Neuroscience

Social and Emotional Influences on Human Development  Perspectives From Developmental Neuroscience
Author: Nicola K. Ferdinand,Markus Paulus,Tobias Schuwerk,Nina Kühn-Popp
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 2889457338
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Emotional Influences on Human Development Perspectives From Developmental Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Understanding Youth Mental Health Perspectives from Theory and Practice

Understanding Youth Mental Health  Perspectives from Theory and Practice
Author: Eilis Hennessy,Caroline Heary,Maria Michail
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-08-17
ISBN: 0335250548
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Youth Mental Health Perspectives from Theory and Practice Book Excerpt:

“This is an incredibly useful and timely resource for those studying and working in the field of youth mental health.” Sara Evans-Lacko, PhD, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK “’Understanding Youth Mental Health’ covers the full spectrum of what is needed. ‘Understanding Youth Mental Health’ is a welcome and important building block.” Patrick McGorry, Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Australia, Executive Director, Orygen: National Centre for Youth Mental Health “This practical textbook, with contributions from established international experts, provides a comprehensive guide to contemporary theory, research and practice in youth mental health.” Dr Louise Doyle, Associate Professor in Mental Health Nursing, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Understanding Youth Mental Health offers a new and comprehensive approach to youth mental health that highlights the significance of development during adolescence and early adulthood. The book centres on the experiences of young people as service users, drawing attention to the distinctive challenges being faced in the 21st century and emphasising the importance of supporting young people’s well-being and improving mental health literacy. In a succinct and practical way, Understanding Youth Mental Health: •Introduces students to a new conceptual model for understanding young people’s mental health •Incorporates chapters on the key features of new model services in Australia, Ireland and the UK including youth engagement, input from families and service design •Provides comprehensive epidemiological data on mental disorders and a clear focus on the importance of early intervention in psychosis •Includes chapters from leading academics working in the area of youth mental health, augmented with short accounts of personal experiences from young people and their families Written by world-leading experts from eight countries with diverse research and clinical experience, Understanding Youth Mental Health draws on findings from around the globe and equips readers with the information required to develop as researchers and practitioners with a view to improving service provision in a range of contexts. Ideal for those embarking on careers or study in this field, the book provides key learnings from theory and practice which can be deployed and developed within your own service provision. Eilis Hennessy is a Professor of Developmental Psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. Caroline Heary is an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Maria Michail is a Marie Curie Global Fellow and an Associate Professor in the Institute for Mental Health, University of Birmingham, UK.

Francophone Perspectives of Learning Through Work

Francophone Perspectives of Learning Through Work
Author: Laurent Filliettaz,Stephen Billett
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2015-07-09
ISBN: 3319186698
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Francophone Perspectives of Learning Through Work Book Excerpt:

This book generates a comprehensive account of ways in which practice-based learning has been conceptualized in the Francophone context. Learning for occupations, and the educational and practice-based experiences supporting it are the subject of increased interest and attention globally. Governments, professional bodies, workplaces and workers are now looking for experiences that support the initial and ongoing development of occupational capacities. Consequently, more attention is being given to workplaces as sites for this learning. This focus on learning through work has long been emphasised in the Francophone world, which has developed distinct traditions and conceptions of associations between work and learning. These include ergonomics and professional didactics. Yet, whilst being accepted and of long standing in the Francophone world, these conceptions and traditions, and the practices supporting them are little known about or understood in the Anglophone world, which is the dominant medium for scientific and educational discussion. This book addresses this problem through drawing on accounts from France, Switzerland and Canada that make accessible and elaborate these traditions, conceptions and practices through examples of their applications to occupationally related learning. These accounts offer variations and culturally-specific developments of these traditions, but collectively emphasize a preoccupation with how both work and learning need to be understood through situated considerations of persons enacting their work practice. In this way, they offer noteworthy and worthwhile contributions to contemporary global considerations of learning through work.

The Colonial Past in History Textbooks

The Colonial Past in History Textbooks
Author: Karel Van Nieuwenhuyse,Joaquim Pires Valentim
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1641131942
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colonial Past in History Textbooks Book Excerpt:

This book examines the evolving representations of the colonial past from the mid-19th century up to decolonization in the 1960s and 70s ? the so-called era of Modern Imperialism – in post-war history textbooks from across the world. The aim of the book is to examine the evolving outlook of colonial representations in history education and the underpinning explanations for the specific outlook in different – former colonizer and colonized – countries (to be found in collective memory, popular historical culture, social representations, identity-building processes, and the state of historical knowledge within academia). The approach of the book is novel and innovative in different ways. First of all, given the complexity of the research, an original interdisciplinary approach has been implemented, which brings together historians, history educators and social psychologists to examine representations of colonialism in history education in different countries around the world while drawing on different theoretical frameworks. Secondly, given the interest in the interplay between collective memory, popular historical culture, social representations, and the state of historical knowledge within academia, a diachronic approach is implemented, examining the evolving representations of the colonial past, and connecting them to developments within society at large and academia. This will allow for a deeper understanding of the processes under examination. Thirdly, studies from various corners of the world are included in the book. More specifically, the project includes research from three categories of countries: former colonizer countries – including England, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Belgium –, countries having been both colonized and colonizer – Chile – and former colonized countries, including Zimbabwe, Malta and Mozambique. This selection allows pairing up the countries under review as former colonizing-colonized ones (for instance Portugal-Mozambique, United Kingdom-Malta), allowing for an in-depth comparison between the countries involved. Before reaching the research core, three introductory chapters outline three general issues. The book starts with addressing the different approaches and epistemological underpinnings history and social psychology as academic disciplines hold. In a second chapter, evolutions within international academic colonial historiography are analyzed, with a special focus on the recent development of New Imperial History. A third chapter analyses history textbooks as cultural tools and political means of transmitting historical knowledge and representations across generations. The next ten chapters form the core of the book, in which evolving representations of colonial history (from mid-19th century until decolonization in the 1960s and 1970s) are examined, explained and reflected upon, for the above mentioned countries. This is done through a history textbook analysis in a diachronic perspective. For some countries the analysis dates back to textbooks published after the Second World War; for other countries the focus will be more limited in time. The research presented is done by historians and history educators, as well as by social psychologists. In a concluding chapter, an overall overview is presented, in which similarities and differences throughout the case studies are identified, interpreted and reflected upon.

Psychological Perspectives on Childcare in Indian Indigenous Health Systems

Psychological Perspectives on Childcare in Indian Indigenous Health Systems
Author: Malavika Kapur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN: 8132224280
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Perspectives on Childcare in Indian Indigenous Health Systems Book Excerpt:

This book examines childcare in ancient Indian health systems from the perspective of developmental psychology. The author extensively studies ancient texts and charts from Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Tibetan medicines and analyses how gleanings from these systems can be useful in creating preferred practices for modern childcare systems. Though the four systems originated in different geographical regions, they share many common core constructs of a holistic approach consisting of mind-body unity. The core of psychological healing in these systems rests on bringing about harmony and balance of disturbed functions through diet, daily regimen and drugs. However, despite commonalities, understanding of childcare in the four systems varies a great deal. The differences seem to be rooted in local sociocultural, religious and folk healing practices. Remarkably, in all of them, prescriptions of drugs and behaviour are psychologically grounded and uncannily modern from the perspective of developmental psychology. The book raises the following questions as important for further research: whether holistic approaches be adopted for the empirical study of indigenous health systems, where their strength lies; whether personality frameworks identified in the four systems can be incorporated into contemporary medical practice to its advantage; whether preferred childcare practices among the four systems can be studied empirically in current paediatric, psychological and parenting research; and whether faith, if it is of importance to the patient, can be incorporated as an element into contemporary medical practice.