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This concise paperback includes thirty-five cases and activities, each reviewed by a respected practitioner in the field, focusing specifically on consumer behavior concepts and illustrating how they're applied in the real world. Critical Thinking in Consumer Behavior: Cases and Experiential Exercises can be used as a standalone text or as a supplement to a consumer behavior textbook.
Defending Religious Diversity in Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Building Our Democracy and Deepening Our Education
Nathan R. Kollar
Defending Religious Diversity in Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Building Our Democracy and Deepening Our Education makes a powerful case for exposing students to the multiplicity of faiths practiced in the United States and around the world—then offers a range of practical solutions for promoting religious understanding and tolerance in the school environment.
Nathan Kollar's timely volume centers on the common issues associated with respecting religion in people's lives, including religious identities, the religious rights of students, bullying and other acts of intolerance, and legal perspectives on what should and should not happen in the classroom. It then focuses on the skills teachers, counselors, and administrators need to master to address those issues, including forming an advocacy coalition, listening, cultural analysis, conflict resolution, institutional development, choosing a leader, and keeping up to date with all the latest research developments from both the legal and educational communities.
Timothy Madigan and Tim Delaney
"Emphasizes the positive aspects of sports as they affect and are affected by values and culture. Ranges widely in its scope, moving from violence, gender, race, religion and economics, to the role of sports in high school and college life. Includes American and international aspects of sport, and a brief history from antiquity to the present" -- Provided by publisher.
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Robert W. Brimlow and Michael L. Budde
Critically explores the growing popularity of spirituality in business circles and how it can be distorted by the drive for profit. -- Amazon Description
Servants in the House of the Masters: A Social Class Primer for Educators, Helping Professionals, and Others Who Want to Change the World.
Signe M. Kastberg
Change the world! Why not? Social class is an under-recognized sorting mechanism in the United States that determines where you will go to school, whether you will go to college, and if you will work in a professional career or a low-level service position.
Find out why meritocracy is the favored myth in the United States. If you think that anyone can get ahead with hard work, talent, and motivation, read on! You may be kidding yourself.
One person can make a difference … and that one person is you. Discover strategies to level the playing field and create equal opportunities in educational environments and other organizations for deserving youth and adults from lower social-class backgrounds. -- Amazon Description
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The myth of Prometheus has inspired countless generations of humanists throughout the ages. This collection of essays includes the Promethean myth and its relationship to the philosophy of love. It is explored from its origins in Ancient Greece, to its similarities and contrasts with the figure of Christ. -- Worldcat Summary
Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry offers a complete plan for nurturing a culture of inquiry in classrooms and schools. Drawing from current research, case studies, and personal anecdotes, Llewellyn leads teachers on a personal and professional journey to understanding inquiry-based instruction. Paying close attention to national standards, he shows teachers how to help students:
- Develop an understanding of scientific concepts and the nature of science
- Learn the skills and attitudes necessary to become independent thinkers and inquirers about the natural world
- Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
- Use logic and evidence to formulate and revise scientific explanations
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Research Council, and the National Science Teachers Association all assert the importance of promoting scientific literacy through the perspectives and methods of inquiry. Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry makes it doable. --Amazon Description
Catherine Compton-Lilly and Todd Lilly
Myth # 1 Parents are content to live off welfare.
Myth # 2 Parents are caught in a cycle of poverty.
Myth # 3 Poor households are vacant of print.
These are among the many myths about poor and diverse families. Catherine Compton-Lilly refutes them with the best data available - the lives of her students and their parents. But she doesn't simply dispel the myths. She demonstrates how teachers can and should act to close the academic gap for which families are largely blamed.
Compton-Lilly represents children and adults who confront racism, poverty, and power on a daily basis. They are people whose brains function well, who display keen moral character, and who belong to cultures that support learning of all sorts. And they bring to their home and the classroom many strengths, including a wealth of knowledge and experience about literacy. Compton-Lilly draws on her research into the role of family and urban life to debunk the assumptions about poor and diverse populations. Then she offers specific instructional strategies and practical critical literacy projects that connect families and communities to classrooms and schools. These projects work particularly well with urban learners. They also can be adapted to recognize or respond to any kind of community in which a school is based.
Both thought-provoking and action-oriented, Compton-Lilly's book will challenge your assumptions and practices. It will help you build on the positive things children add to the classroom. It will help all of us recognize the contributions of parents in ways that respect their experiences and their lives. -- Amazon Description
Russell H. Coward
Russell Coward describes the year he spent in Vietnam during the war teaching South Vietnamese officers English. Coward eloquently recounts his experience as an Air Force enlisted man in a war-torn country and the lasting effects of the war on him personally. Vietnamese history is provided throughout the narrative in an accessible manner to help students place the personal narrative in a historical context. Original and historical photographs help readers better understand the experience.
This is the second book in a new series, Voices of Twentieth Century Conflict, directed towards high school students. The lively writing style and engaging stories help history come alive for students learning about the Vietnam War. Also included are a series foreword, timeline, glossary, and Questions for Discussion and Reflection for each chapter. Also available in this series is A Voice from the Holocaust. -- Amazon Description
During a ceremony held in 1996 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of formal Philippine independence, the U.S. flag was being lowered while the Philippine flag was being raised, and the two became entangled. In The Star-Entangled Banner, Sharon Delmendo demonstrates that this incident is indicative of the longstanding problematic relationship between the two countries. When faced with a national crisis or a compelling need to reestablish its autonomy, each nation paradoxically turns to its history with the other to define its place in the world.
Each chapter of the book examines a separate issue in this linked history: the influence of Buffalo Bill's show on the proto-nationalism of Jose? Rizal, who is often described as the "First Filipino"; the portrayal of the Philippines in an early colonial era American children's book; Back to Bataan, a World War II movie starring John Wayne; a contemporary novel by F. Sionil Jose?; and the U.S. military's retention of the Balangiga Bells, which were taken as war booty during the Philippine-American War. Ultimately, Delmendo demonstrates how the effects of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines continue to resonate in U.S. foreign policy in the post Cold War era and the war on terrorism. -- Amazon Description
This dynamic text offers a rare glimpse into the literacy development of urban children and their families' role in it. Based on the author's candid interviews with her first-grade students, their parents and grandparents, this book challenges the stereotypical view that urban parents don't care about their children's education. By listening closely to the voices of her students and their families, the author helps us to move beyond negative assumptions, revealing complexities that have previously been undocumented. -- Amazon Description
In the business world, the importance of what is known as "customer focus" cannot be overstated. It is widely recognized as a key to success in the marketplace. Governmental agencies utilize it as a primary criterion when assessing organizations that apply for sought-after awards that recognize excellence in business. The world's largest companies use it as a vital dimension in employees' performance evaluations. These same companies attempt to assess candidates on the "customer focus" standard as they apply for a job. Customer focus has become, in effect, a crucial doctrine in the world of business. And more than any other course in a business curriculum, a course in consumer behavior offers this essential knowledge.
In the study of business, most learning objectives involve the attainment of two types of knowledge—understanding and competency. An understanding of the concepts and theories of consumer behavior is typically attained through the textbook and assigned readings as well as classroom discussions. Competency with these concepts, or the ability to effectively use and apply these concepts to unfamiliar situations, is traditionally more difficult for students to attain. The cases and exercises included in this book are designed to give students the opportunity to critically analyze the fundamental principles of consumer behavior, and experience some of the complexities inherent in the application of these principles within realistic business contexts.
As you complete these cases and exercises, there will be times when you feel confident in your ability to apply the consumer behavior concepts you are learning to the task at hand, and there will be other times when it seems that you could not possibly have enough knowledge to complete the task successfully. Although you may sometimes feel that you are being "thrown to the wolves," remember that it is when the wolves are nipping at your heels that you discover how fast you can run. When you are working on those cases that seem particularly challenging, remember to review the relevant concepts in your class notes and your textbook, then trust your creativity and resourcefulness—this is what great business people are made of.
Lastly, have some fun with the cases. The study of consumer behavior is not quite like the study of any other topic in business. Enjoy these opportunities to gain a true customer focus. After all, this is what business is all about. -- Amazon Description
Richard S. Hillman and Thomas J. D'Agostino
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Richard S. Hillman, John A. Peeler, and Elsa Cardozo de Da Silva
Questions about democracy and human rights have emerged in the advent of the 21st century, a time in which the prospects for progress in these areas have never been greater. This book is designed to respond to some of these questions with reference to Latin America, where democratic regimes have alternated with authoritarian governments and the human rights record is inconsistent at best. Taken together, these essays reveal the complexity of democratic transitions, the importance of support for human rights, and the way in which democracy and human rights are linked in Latin America.
The first part of the book includes chapters that cast a critical eye on democracy and human rights trends in Chile, Venezuela, Columbia, and Brazil. Part two gauges the impact and prospects of foreign initiatives promoting democracy and human rights in the region, focusing especially on those efforts made by the United States in Haiti and Cuba. Each chapter reaffirms the essential linkages between procedural democracy and substantive human rights, and argues that states with authoritarian pasts must reorient their political cultures, and that these initiatives must come from both domestic and international agents. Students and scholars interested in the problems and prospects inherent in democratic transitions in contemporary Latin America will find this collection enlightening. -- Amazon Description
A simple, straightforward guide to the ins and outs of the modern patent process
In the information age, intellectual property is often as valuable as-- if not more valuable than-- any physical asset a company or an entrepreneur can possess. But protecting your intellectual property is vitally important to your future success, no matter how brilliant your idea.
Large businesses and corporations typically have their own patent attorneys to deal with intellectual property issues-- a luxury most small businesses and entrepreneurs can't afford. If you have intellectual property to protect, but you lack the resources of a major company, then The Patent Process is for you. Written for individuals, entrepreneurs, and small companies, it provides readers with a solid introduction to patents and other forms of intellectual property, without becoming exhaustive and overly complicated. It clearly and concisely explains the things you need to know to understand the patent process and make it work for you. It features an overview of the history and the primary issues in intellectual property, as well as a section that answers common questions about the patent process. Illustrative case studies are included to highlight important issues, such as:
* Patents, copyrights, and trademarks-- what they are, what they do, and which one you need to protect your intellectual property
* The application process for patents, trademarks, and copyrights
* Foreign patents-- protecting your intellectual property abroad
* The financing, licensing, and sale of patents
* Trade secrets and how they differ from patents
Creators of intellectual property want to focus on what they do best-- create and innovate -- rather than deal with the technicalities of patents and copyrights. The Patent Process offers an in-depth treatment of the core issues in intellectual property designed to help individuals protect their ideas and navigate the system to best effect.
Karen Junker and Jane H. Tuten
"CLIP #31 is the latest publication in ACRL's popular CLIP Note series. Survey responses from 135 college and small university libraries have been compiled, analyzed, and summarized to reveal not only the commonalities, but also the variety in appropriate use policies (AUP) and in the processes used to create them. This volume includes 27 library-specific AUPs and 26 institutional policies. Respondents generously authorized the inclusion of their library or institutional documents, allowing the reader to fully appreciate the style, tone, and format as well as the content of policies from public and private institutions from all parts of the country. An added and useful resource is a list of URLs provided by respondents with library and institutional policies, effectively increasing the number of sample policies available for review. Any college or university revising or creating its policies on appropriate use of computers will find in this CLIP Note a wealth of practical information. -- Abstract from Worldcat
Through analysis of metaphors of consciousness in the philosophy and fiction of William James, Henry James and Edith Wharton, this work traces the significance of representations of knowledge, gender and social class, revealing how writers conceived of the self in modern literature. -- Amazon Description
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Richard S. Hillman
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The author teaches a method of learning in science that is inquiry-based and that involves a process of asking questions, exploring, and making the connections that lead to understanding and discovery. -- Amazon Description
The abolition of slavery in Brazil : the "liberation" of Africans through the emancipation of capital
The persistence of a raced-based division of labor has been a compelling reality in all former slave societies in the Americas. One can trace this to nineteenth-century abolition movements across the Americas which did not lead to (and were not intended to result in) a transition from race-based slave labor to race-neutral wage labor for former slaves. Rather, the abolition of slavery led to the emergence of multi-racial societies wherein capital/labor relations were characterized by new forms of extra-market coercion that were explicitly linked to racial categories. Post-slavery Brazilian society is a classic example of this pattern.
Working within the context of the origin of the wage labor category in classical political economy, Baronov begins by questioning the central role of wage-labor within capitalist production through an examination of key works by Smith, Ricardo, and Marx, as well as the historical conditions informing their analyses. The study then turns to the specific case of Brazil between 1850-1888, comparing the abolition of slavery in three Brazilian regions: the northeast sugar region, the Paraiba Valley, and Western Sao Paulo. Through this analysis, Baronov provides a critique of the dominant interpretation of abolition (as a transition from slave labor to wage labor) and suggests an alternative interpretation that places a greater emphasis on the role of non-wage labor forms and extra-market factors in the shaping of the post-slavery social order. -- Amazon Description