Opportunities in Performing Arts Careers

Author: Bonnie Bjorguine Bekken
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071388054
Format: PDF
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Opportunities in Performing Arts Careers offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within the performing arts field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

Author: Ferguson (COR)
Publisher: Ferguson Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780816085149
Format: PDF
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Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance--now in its 17th edition--remains the most comprehensive career reference in print. This unparalleled resource has been expanded to six volumes and fully revised to contain the most accurate and current career information available. In Six Volumes and Thousands of Pages of Information! The six-volume Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 17th Edition is an essential resource for public, college, high school, and junior high school libraries; career centers; guidance offices; and other agencies involved with career exploration and planning. Each article has been thoroughly revised and updated, and many new articles have been added. Comprehensive career information, sidebars, and user-friendly features, including the Career Ladder, which shows common career paths for each profession, provide a clear picture of what it takes to launch a successful career. Called out by graphic icons are the top fastest-growing careers, the highest-paying jobs, and the top careers that experts predict will add the greatest number of positions. Extensive Online References and Sidebars More than 4,000 websites are listed in the career field and profession articles and refer users to professional associations, government agencies, and other organizations. More than 1,000 sidebars ranging from profiles of industry movers and shakers to glossaries of industry jargon to fast-fact industry statistics are also included. Designed to hold students' attention and relay information effectively, this edition of Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance is the ideal starting place for career research. This edition features: Comprehensive overviews of 140 industries and career fields The latest information on job duties, salaries, education requirements, and employment trends for more than 980 professions Sidebars providing additional reading on industry issues and history, useful websites, industry jargon, and much more More than 800 photographs of people at work Career articles indexed to the O*NETSOC and Canada's National Occupational Classification (NOC) systems Career Guidance section in Volume 1, providing information on interviewing, job hunting, networking, writing r�sum�s, and more A comprehensive job title index in each volume, plus additional indexes in Volume 1 Extensive online references Appendixes of information and resources for finding apprenticeships and internships and for people with disabilities.

The Coming Swarm

Author: Molly Sauter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628921528
Format: PDF, Docs
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What is Hacktivism? In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet is a vital arena of communication, self expression, and interpersonal organizing. When there is a message to convey, words to get out, or people to unify, many will turn to the internet as a theater for that activity. As familiar and widely accepted activist tools-petitions, fundraisers, mass letter-writing, call-in campaigns and others-find equivalent practices in the online space, is there also room for the tactics of disruption and civil disobedience that are equally familiar from the realm of street marches, occupations, and sit-ins? With a historically grounded analysis, and a focus on early deployments of activist DDOS as well as modern instances to trace its development over time, The Coming Swarm uses activist DDOS actions as the foundation of a larger analysis of the practice of disruptive civil disobedience on the internet.

Vault Career Guide to Media and Entertainment

Author: Sucharita Mulpuru
Publisher: Vault Inc.
ISBN: 1581312008
Format: PDF, ePub
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From background on the industry to an insider look at jobs in media and entertainment, this guide offers readers tips on acing interviews with companies (including practice questions), lessons on schmoozing, and advice on educational paths into the industry.

Digital Libraries Universal and Ubiquitous Access to Information

Author: George Buchanan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540895329
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2008, held in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2008. The 30 revised full papers, 20 revised short papers, and extended abstracts of 13 poster papers carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The paper topics cover the spectrum of digital libraries, including multimedia digital libraries, usability and evaluation, information retrieval, ontologies, social tagging, metadata issues, multi- and cross-language retrieval, digital preservation, and scholarly publishing and commmunities.

Between the World and Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679645985
Format: PDF, Docs
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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly

The Political Classroom

Author: Diana E. Hess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317575024
Format: PDF, ePub
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Helping students develop their ability to deliberate political questions is an essential component of democratic education, but introducing political issues into the classroom is pedagogically challenging and raises ethical dilemmas for teachers. Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy argue that teachers will make better professional judgments about these issues if they aim toward creating "political classrooms," which engage students in deliberations about questions that ask, "How should we live together?" Based on the findings from a large, mixed-method study about discussions of political issues within high school classrooms, The Political Classroom presents in-depth and engaging cases of teacher practice. Paying particular attention to how political polarization and social inequality affect classroom dynamics, Hess and McAvoy promote a coherent plan for providing students with a nonpartisan political education and for improving the quality of classroom deliberations.

Legends in Archery

Author: Peter O. Stecher
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764335754
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Whos Who of archery legends, this book presents the techniques, equipment, and philosophies of significant archers from the late 19th century to today. Filled with stories, observations, and lessons from the gutsy characters that defined the sport, this book takes you on journeys to big game bow hunts in Africa, bow fishing in South America, and other adventures in archery. Relive the excitement of accomplished marksmen and patient devotees of an ancient pursuit.