Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle Research Propositions and Recommendations

Author: George D. Kuh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118209567
Format: PDF, ePub
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Creating the conditions that foster student success in college has never been more important. As many as four-fifths of high school graduates need some form of postsecondary education to be economically self-sufficient and manage the increasingly complex social, political, and cultural issues of the 21st century. But about 40 percent of those who start college fail to earn a degree within 6 or 8 years, an unacceptably low number. This report examines the complicated array of social, economic, cultural and educational factors related to student success in college, defined as academic achievement, engagement in educationally purposeful activities, satisfaction, acquisition of desired knowledge, skills and competencies, persistence, and attainment of educational objectives. Although the trajectory for academic success in college is established long before students matriculate, most institutions can do more than they are at present to shape how students prepared for college and they they engage in productive activities after they arrive. This is the 5th issue of the 32nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

The SAGE Handbook of Family Communication

Author: Lynn H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324028
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A thorough exploration of the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today The Sage Handbook of Family Communication provides a comprehensive examination of family communication theory and research. Chapters by leading scholars in family communication expand the definition of family, address recent shifts in culture, and cover important new topics, including families in crisis, families and governmental policies, social media, and extended families. The combination of groundbreaking theories, research methods, and reviews of foundational and emerging research in family communication make this an invaluable resource that explores the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today.

Advances in the study of Siouan languages and linguistics

Author: Catherine Rudin
ISBN: 9783946234388
Format: PDF
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The Siouan family comprises some twenty languages, historically spoken across a broad swath of the central North American plains and woodlands, as well as in parts of the southeastern United States. In spite of its geographical extent and diversity, and the size and importance of several Siouan-speaking tribes, this family has received relatively little attention in the linguistic literature and many of the individual Siouan languages are severely understudied. This volume aims to make work on Siouan languages more broadly available and to encourage deeper investigation of the myriad typological, theoretical, descriptive, and pedagogical issues they raise. The 17 chapters in this volume present a broad range of current Siouan research, focusing on various Siouan languages, from a variety of linguistic perspectives: historical-genetic, philological, applied, descriptive, formal/generative, and comparative/typological. The editors' preface summarizes characteristic features of the Siouan family, including head-final and "verb-centered" syntax, a complex system of verbal affixes including applicatives and subject-possessives, head-internal relative clauses, gendered speech markers, stop-systems including ejectives, and a preference for certain prosodic and phonotactic patterns. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Professor Robert L. Rankin, a towering figure in Siouan linguistics throughout his long career, who passed away in February of 2014.

Oberfl che und Performanz

Author: Angelika Linke
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 348497124X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With "surface" and "performance", this collected volume places two concepts centre-stage that can be regarded as key terms for the object of linguistics. At the same time, they delineate the field which the papers in the volume sound out both theoretically and in empirical studies.

Handbuch Krisenmanagement

Author: Ansgar Thießen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658042931
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Das Handbuch Krisenmanagement ist ein Nachschlagewerk für post-modernes Krisenmanagement. Der Band widmet sich aus Theorie und Praxis neuen Erkenntnissen und Entwicklungen im Krisenmanagement. Beiträge von 30 Wissenschaftlern und Krisenmanagern befassen sich systematisch mit allen wesentlichen Grundlagen, Strukturen, Handlungsfeldern und Grenzen eines post-modernen Krisenmanagements. Das Handbuch richtet sich an Entscheider im Krisenmanagement und der Krisenkommunikation, die sich mit neuen Systematiken und Denkweisen auseinandersetzen. Inhaltlich nimmt es die Perspektive des Stakeholdermanagements ein und propagiert Krisenmanagement als aktives Management von Ansprüchen und damit als Teil der Unternehmensführung.


Author: Volker Prittwitz
Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
ISBN: 9783322972620
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gesundheit aus der Naturapotheke

Author: Reinhard Länger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709105897
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Großteil der pflanzlichen Arzneimittel wird von Patienten selbst – ohne ärztliche Verordnung – gekauft. Für all jene Personen, die Phytopharmaka selbst anwenden wollen oder gezielt Arzt oder Apotheker ansprechen wollen, bietet dieses Buch wissenschaftlich fundierte Informationen. Es ist kein weiteres "Kräuterbuch", sondern legt die Vorteile und Grenzen der Therapie mit pflanzlichen Arzneimitteln dar. Nach einleitenden Kapiteln werden alle Indikationsgebiete besprochen, in denen pflanzliche Arzneimittel sinnvoll eingesetzt werden können. Die Kapitel sind untergliedert in einen medizinischen (Funktion der betreffenden Organe, Krankheitssymptome, Grenzen der Selbstbehandlung) und einen pharmazeutischen Teil (Stellenwert der Phytotherapie, Pflanzen und ihre Wirkweise, einfache Hausmittel, empfehlenswerte Präparate aus Apotheke und Reformhaus). Spezielle Kapitel (Schwangerschaft, Stillperiode, Kinder, ...), Bewertungen von "Wundermitteln", sowie Glossar, Adressteil und Register runden den Inhalt ab.