Building on Student Diversity

Author: Joy R. Cowdery
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412936934
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Addressed to teachers learning about children with diverse backgrounds and abilities, offers a set of biographies and simulated files of six students at three educational levels and practical activities that can be used with the biographies and files to s

Gambling and Gender

Author: Deborah K. Phillips
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433105227
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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There are two distinct strands in the literature on gambling: one that focuses on how to play and win the various games of chance and one that focuses on gambling compulsion and addiction. Gambling and Gender forges a new direction, studying gambling as more communication than compulsion, more recreation than deviance, more sociology than psychology. Within that framework it seeks to explore several aspects of gender: How do the gambling behaviors of men and women differ? How have women adapted to and/or changed the historically male dominance of the gambling arena? What gambling activities have women claimed as their own and used to develop uniquely female relationships? How have recent trends in technology and mass media changed the ways in which men and women claim – or reject – their gender identities? The authors use a variety of research strategies, including content analysis, survey research, interviews, and participative observation, to shed new light on this fascinating subject and to suggest ways to explore it further.

Associate Training Manual

Author: Michael A. Gray M.A.E.D
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524560545
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your knowledge of police ethics or lack thereof determines your experience! Every sworn officer knows, or at least should know by now, that they live in a glass jar. Friends, relatives, neighbors, and strangers watch every move that law enforcement officers make both on and off duty. The fact is that the public scrutinizes police officers more than most other professions either because theyre cynical or hope to catch them screwing up or because theyre hopeful and are looking for a good example and a strong leader. In either case, its up to the officer or civil service worker to be above reproach in both his public and private life. The major difference between most sworn officers or civil service workers and extremely successful officers or civil workers is the gap between what they know and what they do. Both groups have about the same knowledge base. Extremely successful officers and civil service works are just better at doing what they should be doing. I worked as a special deputy sheriff early in my young life, and there were times I lost my temper to the point where I wanted to cross ethical boundaries. I wrote this powerful, high-impact workbook to help fellow officers by educating them in police ethics so that they wont become a victim of poor decision-making, placed in the limelight of shame, and made the poster child for law enforcement ethical dilemmas. Using this ethical workbook in your organization will show your employees youre serious about their professional growth and achieving critical ethical goals and objectives. This ethics in law enforcement workbook allows you to train entire police departments for less than the cost of traditional public seminars or other training options. Give your officers and civil service workers the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to meet tough workplace challenges while on patrol or while working in a civil service position. This workbook will help them realize their full potential and perform at their peak and provide them with the tips and techniques they will need to stay calm and productive in any situation.

A Guide for Culturally Responsive Teaching in Adult Prison Educational Programs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524564508
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Abstract of A GUIDE FOR CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING IN ADULT PRISON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS by Michael Gray Brief Review of Literature Increasingly, prison education programs are multicultural environments where teachers must relate their content to inmates of varying cultures, and backgrounds. In contrast, engagement in learning is the visible outcome of motivation, and redirecting energy in the pursuit of a goal (Feistritzer & Haar, 2008). Teachers that do not understand culturally responsive teaching or have a lack of training in culturally responsive teaching may cause the students feelings of embarrassment (Feistritzer & Haar). Some people enjoy sharing personal information with others who are relatively unknown to them when teaching adults (Galbraith, 2004). Statement of Purpose The purpose of this project is to develop a handbook for the educational departments of correctional agencies in the process of in-service training for their teaching staff. The development of this project focuses on three main areas; incompatibilities in adult prison educational programs, culturally responsive teaching in adult prison educational programs, and learning theory in adult prison educational programs. Methodology The data for this study was collected and analyzed from adults currently in prison educational programs. Teachers rely on the correctional staff to guide them in styles of communication and methods for solving problems in their classroom (Cartledge, Gardner & Ford, 2009). Teachers must have a firm understanding of different cultures, gender gaps, and how different ethnic groups learn, will help the teacher become successful when they try new teaching strategies (Cartledge et al.). Conclusions and Recommendations Studies have shown that there is considerable need for education in adult prisons, and political bureaucracy is disabling prison educational programs by suffocating programs with economical demise (Campbell, 2005). Teachers become reluctant to pay the extra cost to learn andragogy teaching practices; therefore teachers are unprepared to deal with adult students that practice and demonstrate criminal behavior. Improving teachers ability to teach is obviously crucial to school success, and that is the purpose of professional development (Dipaola & Hoy, 2006).

Energy and Environmental Visions for the New Millennium

ISBN: 9780881732894
Format: PDF
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In this truly comprehensive 567 page reference book, more than 80 top experts bring you their up-to-the-minute report on the latest energy efficiency & environmental technologies, as well as on today's new ways of purchasing energy. The presentation is divided into ten topical sections comprised of a total 77 chapters. You'll read details of a broad range of successful energy projects, & get the facts on the latest technological developments in motors & drives, power monitoring & control, building systems communication protocols, energy storage systems, HVAC system optimization, gas cooling, lighting efficiency, energy & environmental monitoring & recording devices, biocells for diesel remediation, indoor air quality, hazardous substance management, industrial process optimization & much more. A full section is devoted to Federal Energy Management Program developments. Also covered are financing strategies for energy & environmental projects including effective use of performance contracting & ESCO services, energy project activities in the international arena, competitive energy purchasing strategies for users in a deregulated environment, & effective overall facilities management. This extensive volume provides a wealth of data & creative tools which professionals can use to significantly improve their company's profitability & increase global competitiveness.

Entdecken Sie Ihre St rken jetzt

Author: Marcus Buckingham
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593502526
Format: PDF, Docs
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Stärken der Mitarbeiter stärken, anstatt ihre Schwächen bekämpfen - das ist es, was Unternehmen erfolgreich macht. Denn wer täglich das tun darf, was er am besten kann, arbeitet am effektivsten. Damit individuelle Stärken einfach identifiziert und gefördert werden können, haben die Autoren den Strengths- Finder entwickelt. Dieser Selbsttest ermittelt die fünf größten persönlichen Stärken. In diesem Bestseller erhalten Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter fundierte Informationen, wie diese "Top Five" im Arbeitsalltag am besten eingesetzt werden können - für mehr Zufriedenheit, Motivation und Erfolg im Job.

Teaching to Diversity

Author: Jennifer Katz
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 1553793536
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In her book Teaching to Diversity, Dr. Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to several questions: How do I make inclusion work for ALL students? What are the foundational best practices of a truly inclusive learning community? How does one create such a community? The author pulls together, in an organized way, a three-block model of universal design for learning (UDL) and suggests a step-by-step approach for implementing it. This framework includes: Block One, Social and Emotional Learning: details ways to build compassionate learning communities (K-12) in which all students feel safe and valued, and develop a positive self-concept, sense of belonging, and respect for diverse others. Block Two, Inclusive Instructional Practice: includes a framework for planning units from K-12, and explains instructional and management practices for teaching, assessing, grading, and reporting in UDL Classrooms. Block Three, Systems and Structures: suggests strategies for creating inclusive learning communities, and explores ways in which resource teachers, student services personnel, and school administrators can support and create socially and academically inclusive schools and classrooms. The three-block model of UDL can empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to teach diverse learners in the same classroom--including those who have previously been excluded. Ultimately, it is about creating classrooms and schools that heal by teaching to the heart, mind, and spirit of every student.

Let All the Little Children Come to Me

Author: Malesa Breeding
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434704521
Format: PDF, ePub
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It is said that everyone has a story to tell, a voice that deserves to be heard. There are many thousands of children with special needs who have long been ignored, rejected and excluded from our schools, our communities, and, sadly, from our Bible classes. We believe that these children are loved deeply and completely by our Lord and that they too are called to come unto Him. This book speaks to the heart and to the head. Teachers and pastors will find inspiration and information, reminding them that God calls us to include all children, no matter the challenge. In addition, the book includes wonderfully practical elements with many ideas that can be easily integrated into any classroom. By combining philosophy and strategies, this book will equip the typical church volunteer teacher to meet the needs of all the children in her classroom.

Equal Rights to the Curriculum

Author: Eithne Gallagher
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847695697
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The parents of second language children are often seen but not heard in schools. This book is unique in addressing the many issues facing parents of children whose first language is different from that of the school classroom. Drawing on teaching theory, the book provides these parents with a wealth of practical information, guidelines and checklists, enabling them to ask schools intelligent and challenging questions to test whether their children’s linguistic diversity is really being properly catered for. The theory review and best practice guidelines should be of value also to teacher trainers, teachers, administrators and policy makers. They provide an accurate analysis of important issues together with pragmatic pointers towards improving educational practice so that all children growing up in a school’s multicultural society will be guaranteed what they deserve: Equal Rights to the Curriculum.