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Samuel Butler against the Professionals

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In the wake of the 2009 Darwin bicentenary, Samuel Butler (1835-1902) is becoming as well known for his public attack on Darwin's character and the basis of his scientific authority as for his novels Erewhon and The Way of All Flesh. In the first monograph devoted to Butler's ideas for over twenty years, David Gillott offers a much-needed reappraisal of Butler's work and shows how Lamarckian ideas pervaded the whole of Butler's wide-ranging ouevre, and not merely his evolutionary theory. In particular, he argues that Lamarckism was the foundation on which Butler's attempt to undermine professional authority in a variety of disciplines was based. Samuel Butler against the Professionals provides new insight into a fascinating but often misunderstood writer, and on the surprisingly broad application of Lamarckian ideas in the decades following publication of the Origin of Species.

The Professionals

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Author: Owen Laukkanen
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Four friends, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it’s no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise works like a charm—until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups are after them—the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized crime outfit looking for payback. As they crisscross the country in a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The real professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice everything.

Men of Schiff: A History of the Professional Scouters Who Built the Boy Scouts of America

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Author: Winston R. Davis
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Men of Schiff: A History of the Professional Scouters Who Built the Boy Scouts of America by Winston R. Davis Book Resume:

The book tells the stories of the men who were paid professionals in the Boy Scouts of America in the first half of the Twentieth Century. They had personal struggles and sometimes conflict among themselves. These men worked tirelessly to create the largest Scouting organization in the world and one of the largest youth movements of all time. The book gives some insight into their stories and the impact of their contributions toward the country we live in today.

The Professionals' Guide to Publishing

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Author: Gill Davies,Richard Balkwill
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
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The Professionals' Guide to Publishing is a practical introduction to working in the publishing industry. The authors provide a clear overview of its many functions, including editorial, production, sales and marketing; ensuring that the reader has a firm understanding of their responsibilities and how these departments work cross-functionally. Providing a thorough grounding in how publishing works including information on permissions and the current legal framework; they also examine current and enduring trends in publishing including; networking, supply chains and e-publishing.

The Professionals

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Author: Max Hennessy
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To swing the tide of the war, he must take to the air once again. It was 1916. The First World War had still two years to run. Martin Falconer, at eighteen an experienced pilot with service in France to his credit, was kicking his heels in England, awaiting another posting to the Front. Throughout the spring he watched the progress of the war, especially the war in the air, acknowledging to himself the German’s superiority. Their machines were better, and they had produced the war’s best-known hero of the air, the Red Baron. British machines were poor, morale was low, and the odds were stacked against them. Finally, at the beginning of April, Martin was sent again to France – but this was the month that became known as Bloody April, when a pilot’s life-expectancy was two weeks, and Martin found himself in a unit demoralised and ill-managed. John Harris’s sombre picture of Britain at war is as compelling as only the truth can be, perfect for fans of W. E. Johns, Alexander Fullerton and David Black.

The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture

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Author: Walter Rogers
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The all-inclusive reference to starting and operating a landscape architecture firm The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition is completely revised to keep up with the latest developments driving the day-to-day operation of a successful private-practice landscape architecture office. Whether helping a landscape architecture student identify a career track, providing direction on starting a new office, guiding an owner seeking to jumpstart a stagnant or fledgling business, or assisting a landscape architect-in-training study for the national Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE), this single-source blueprint is the key to prospering in this dynamic field. This new edition features: Indispensible information for practicing landscape architects, including professional ethics, finances, office administration, marketing and promotion, and project management An updated look at government regulatory laws, federal tax administration, sustainable design, and LEED certification Strategies for using the Internet, computer software, and technology to market and manage a firm Examples of professional contract templates Case study profiles of landscape architecture firms Requirements for professional registration and criteria for taking the national exam This comprehensive and practical reference combines real-world experience with the highest professional standards to instruct the reader on business concepts. Expertly organized and easy to follow, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition continues to be the one source that landscape architects need to direct all facets of their practice.

The Professional

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Author: Kresley Cole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The highly anticipated complete novel of The Professional—the first installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole's scorching Game Maker series, an erotica collection that has readers asking: How hot is too hot? Get lost in the sultry world of the Game Maker series with The Master, book two, and The Player, book three! Meet the Professional. Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss's long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksandr will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms. He makes the rules. Grad student Natalie Porter has barely recovered from her first encounter with the dark and breathtaking Siberian when he whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. In the game of obsession, two players are better than one. Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Aleksandr spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-rich in Paris, the two lovers tempt each other’s boundaries to discover whether their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies really can come true... Previously released as The Professional—Parts 1, 2, and 3 as ebook exclusives.

The Right to Health Care: Ethical Considerations

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Author: Eike-Henner W. Kluge
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The Right to Health Care: Ethical Considerations by Eike-Henner W. Kluge Book Resume:

This book provides an in-depth ethical analysis of the right to health care by contrasting privatized with socialized approaches. It pays special attention to how a socialized approach can be implemented in the context of limited resources and offers a way of integrating allocation decisions at the policy level with institutional and hands-on decision-making. It also discusses how the right to health care translates into duties on part of the members of society. In an Appendix, it suggests how, in time of need, the TRIPS Agreement allows countries to side-step patent regulations that would otherwise raise the cost of patented healthcare products beyond what a particular society is able to afford. The book is of interest not only to scholars but also to healthcare policy makers, administrators and healthcare professionals, as well as to patients themselves.

At Home

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Author: Monica Galetti
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Monica Galetti's career has taken her from her home in Samoa and New Zealand to the professional kitchens of London. Her new cookbook, At Home, showcases the easy, everyday dishes she enjoys at home, with family and friends, using simple ingredients that everyone will enjoy. From breakfast time and midweek suppers to celebrations, gatherings and the perfect Sunday lunch. CONTENTS Chapter one: Chilled-Out Breakfasts Including Banana waffles; Eggs Benedict with Sriracha Hollandaise and Masi Samoa - Samoan Shortbread Chapter two: Weeknights Including Spring Onion Tempura with Soy & Garlic Dipping Sauce; Sweetcorn Fritters with Horseradish Cream and Apple & Blackberry Bake Chapter three: The Perfect Sunday Including Walnut, Blackberry & Feta Salad; Pork Shoulder with Pistachio Stuffing and Beer-Battered Fish & Rosemary Salt Chips Chapter four: Family Get Togethers Including Steak, Chimichurri & Burnt Butter Mash; Aubergine & Anchovy Pizza and Lemon & White Chocolate Baked Alaska Chapter five: Holiday Favourites Including Olive Tapenade with Wholemeal Flatbreads; Manuka & Ras el Hanout Roast Lamb and Chocolate Brandy Snaps with Orange Marmalade Chantilly

The Professional Caterers' Handbook

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Author: Lora Arduser,Douglas Robert Brown
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The Professional Caterers' Handbook by Lora Arduser,Douglas Robert Brown Book Resume:

Do you need a comprehensive book on how to plan, start and operate a successful catering operation? This is it--an extensive, detailed manual that shows you step by step how to set up, operate and manage a financially successful catering business. No component is left out of this encyclopedic new book explaining the risky but potentially highly rewarding business of catering. Whether your catering operation is on-premise, off-premise, mobile, inside a hotel, part of a restaurant, or from your own home kitchen you will find this book very useful. You will learn the fundamentals: profitable menu planning, successful kitchen management, equipment layout and planning, and food safety and HACCP. The employee and management chapters deal with how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, manage and train employees, and report tips properly in accordance with the latest IRS requirements. The financial chapters focus on basic cost-control systems, accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting and profit planning. You'll also master public relations and publicity, learn low-cost internal marketing ideas, and discover low-and no-cost ways to satisfy customers. One section of the book is devoted to home-based catering entrepreneurs. With low startup costs and overhead, a home-based catering business can be an ideal do-it-yourself part-or full-time business. Another section is for restaurateurs that wish to add catering to their restaurant operation. A successful restaurant's bottom line could be greatly enhanced by instituting catering functions in slow hours or down time. For example, many restaurants are closed on Saturday afternoons, so this would be an ideal time to create a profit by catering a wedding. This book is also ideal for professionals in the catering industries, as well as newcomers who may be looking for answers to cost containment and training issues. There are literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to streamline. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning

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Author: Stephen Billett,Christian Harteis,Hans Gruber
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International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning by Stephen Billett,Christian Harteis,Hans Gruber Book Resume:

The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning in institutions of higher and vocational education as well the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed. The Handbook features research from expert contributors in education, studies of the professions, and accounts of research methodologies from a range of informing disciplines. It is organized in two parts. The first part sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organized for developing occupational capacities. The second part focuses on procedural issues associated with learning for and through professional practice, and how assessment of professional capacities might progress. The key premise of this Handbook is that during both initial and ongoing professional development, individual learning processes are influenced and shaped through their professional environment and practices. Moreover, in turn, the practice and processes of learning through practice are shaped by their development, all of which are required to be understood through a range of research orientations, methods and findings. This Handbook will appeal to academics working in fields of professional practice, including those who are concerned about developing these capacities in their students. In addition, students and research students will also find this Handbook a key reference resource to the field.

Integrating Video into Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Training

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Author: Rossi, Pier Giuseppe,Fedeli, Laura
Publisher: IGI Global
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Integrating Video into Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Training by Rossi, Pier Giuseppe,Fedeli, Laura Book Resume:

The utilization of media has proven to be a beneficial instructional method in learning environments. These tools are particularly useful for teacher training, promoting better reflection on current practices. Integrating Video into Pre-Service and In-Service Teaching Training provides a comprehensive overview on the application of class video recordings to encourage self-observation of personal teaching methods and improve everyday classroom habits. Highlighting concepts relating to professionalism, didactics, and technological techniques, this book is a pivotal reference source for researchers, educators, practitioners, and students

Readings in Groupware and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

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Author: Ronald M. Baecker
Publisher: Elsevier
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Readings in Groupware and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work by Ronald M. Baecker Book Resume:

This comprehensive introduction to the field represents the best of the published literature on groupware and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). The papers were chosen for their breadth of coverage of the field, their clarity of expression and presentation, their excellence in terms of technical innovation or behavioral insight, their historical significance, and their utility as sources for further reading. Taken as a whole, the papers and their introductions are a complete sourcebook to the field. This book will be useful for computer professionals involved in the development or purchase of groupware technology as well as for researchers and managers. It should also serve as a valuable text for university courses on CSCW, groupware, and human-computer interaction.

Communication Skills

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Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: Intellect Books
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Communication Skills by Richard Ellis Book Resume:

A guide to improving personal communication, including advice on giving presentations, interviewing, writing, and other related topics.

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany

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Author: Wilfried Smidt
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Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany by Wilfried Smidt Book Resume:

The importance of early childhood education has been emphasized by a large body of research that has demonstrated that children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development is significantly influenced by the quality of the education and care received from their families and in preschool. Consequently, it is important to investigate factors that pertain to the provision of a high-quality education and high-quality care for young children. This book addresses several important issues that are currently under discussion with respect to this topic. In particular, the book focuses on three topics presently under debate: the professionalization of pedagogues working in the field of early childhood education; the quality of education and care provided by families and preschools; and the promotion of children from socio-economically disadvantaged families. Providing an excellent overview of current research in Germany, this book will be useful to readers who are interested in international perspectives on early childhood education and who want to gain insight into relevant topics discussed in other countries. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

Laboratory Accreditation and Data Certification

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Author: Carla H. Dempsey,Jimmie D. Petty
Publisher: CRC Press
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Laboratory Accreditation and Data Certification by Carla H. Dempsey,Jimmie D. Petty Book Resume:

This book provides descriptions of current laboratory accreditation schemes and explains why these schemes fall short of assuring data purchasers that the data produced from accredited laboratories are always quality products. The book then presents a system for laboratory accreditation in conjunction with data certification that assures data purchasers their data are useful for the purposes for which they are intended. Simple quality assurance and quality control techniques, in addition to concepts of total quality management, are described and then applied to the environmental laboratory industry. This "System For Success" was developed from real problems and real solutions within the industry and represents an integration of proven techniques that offer a better way to ensure quality laboratory data is obtained. Laboratory Accreditation: A Workable Solution is a must for government officials, environmental professionals, independent environmental laboratories, hazardous waste disposal industries, chemical manufacturers, QA professionals, and testing laboratories.

Working in Multi-professional Contexts

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Author: John M Davis,Mary Smith
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Working in Multi-professional Contexts by John M Davis,Mary Smith Book Resume:

Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips readers swith the skills, knowledge and understanding that managers, practitioners and students require to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. It draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within workplaces. Chapters cover: - roles, policies and practices in integrated services - quality assessment in a multiprofessional context - evaluating and developing children and family services - participation and engagement in integrated family centres - contemporary leadership and management in multiprofessional teams - innovative multiprofessional learning - creative multiprofessional environments. Each chapter incorporates activities to support professional development. Six chapters analyse: multi-professional case studies on inclusive education; joint assessment and family support; leadership in integrated children's services (education, health and social services); participatory one-stop family centre design; and mentoring in the childcare/early years sector.

Social Work with Children and Their Families

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Author: Christopher G. Petr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Social Work with Children and Their Families by Christopher G. Petr Book Resume:

An extensively revised version of the first edition, this text focuses on the practical foundational knowledge required to practice social work effectively in the complex and fast-changing world of services to children and their families. The core organizing framework consists of eight pragmatic perspectives: combating adultcentrism, family-centered practice, the strengths perspective, respect for diversity and difference, the least restrictive alternative, ecological perspective, organization and financing, and achieving outcomes. Unlike most texts that focus either on direct practice or on policy, Petr's revised volume integrates current policy-including recent reform efforts-with "best practices." The student thus gains a deep appreciation for how direct social work practice is linked to, and even guided by, contemporary policy initiatives and the values that underscore those initiatives. Two new chapters are devoted specifically to the fields of child welfare and children's mental health, providing an overview of the laws, policies, practices, and terminology pertaining to each setting. The next eight chapters focus on each pragmatic perspective and its relevance to child welfare and children's mental health. The in-depth case studies that comprise the concluding two chapters illustrate how typical client situations can be successfully addressed within the context of the pragmatic perspectives. Packed with case studies, specific practice instruction, chapter summaries, and suggested learning activities, this book prepares students and practitioners to think and act professionally in ways that are consistent with current laws, values, policies, and reform efforts in the field.

Introducing Business English

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Author: Catherine Nickerson,Brigitte Planken
Publisher: Routledge
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Introducing Business English by Catherine Nickerson,Brigitte Planken Book Resume:

Introducing Business English provides a comprehensive overview of this topic, situating the concepts of Business English and English for Specific Business Purposes within the wider field of English for Special Purposes. This book draws on contemporary teaching and research contexts to demonstrate the growing importance of English within international business communication. Covering both spoken and written aspects of Business English, this book: examines key topics within Business English, including teaching Business English as a lingua franca, intercultural business interactions, blended learning and web-based communication; discusses the latest research on each topic, and possible future directions; features tasks and practical examples, a section on course design, and further resources. Written by two leading researchers and teachers, Introducing Business English is a must-read for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Business English, Business English as a Lingua Franca, and English for Specific Business Purposes.

Linking Children’s Learning with Professional Learning

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Author: Jeanne K. Keay,Christine M. Lloyd
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Linking Children’s Learning with Professional Learning by Jeanne K. Keay,Christine M. Lloyd Book Resume:

Producing evidence that professional development undertaken has an impact on children’s learning is an increasingly important issue in education. This book proposes a process model designed to support and enable education professionals to focus on this issue as an integral part of their daily work. This model centres around the identification of professional learning needs in relation to the learning needs of children and focuses on evidence of impact as part of that process. For this model to work effectively, however, there must be a culture which supports, enables and recognises the value and importance of professional learning and development and which is inclusive and child centred. This culture, its elements and its development are also addressed and provide the context and underpinning for the model. In the second part of the book research undertaken to develop and pilot the model with a range of education professionals is discussed and the model is further developed to support education practitioners, leaders and professional development providers to ask questions that are specific to their roles and responsibilities. This book will be of interest to a range of professionals teaching, leading, working, studying and researching in compulsory and post-compulsory education. It also has relevance for the increasing number of providers of learning and development opportunities for education professionals.

The Professionals

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Author: Stephen Mills
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Stephen Mills has conducted on-the-record interviews with every living national campaign director of the two major political parties. Their experience covers the 15 federal election campaigns from 1974 to the present day. Built around twelve critical moments in Australian electoral history, The Professionals traces the transformation of the party official from administrative servant to highly influential, professional campaign manager, and the election campaign from the pre-television days to the contemporary world of social media, focus groups and million-dollar budgets. He shows how Australia’s political parties went from mass-membership organisations – which provided opportunities for grassroots participation – to top-down managerial enterprises. Internal control of the parties has shifted to a new centre of power: the Head Office. The Professionals provides a fascinating new perspective on the contours of Australian political history and shows political parties as they have rarely been seen before – from the inside.

Power and the Professional

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Author: Gordon W.F. Young
Publisher: McFarland
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Power and the Professional by Gordon W.F. Young Book Resume:

No matter who you are or what you aim to achieve, power determines whether you succeed or fail. But while power dynamics permeate every interaction in the workplace, the concept is very poorly understood or managed in practice. Everyone has influence over some people and is under the influence of others, and must choose how to deal with these realities in daily interactions. This book offers a comprehensive and applied understanding of power in a professional scenario: where it comes from, how it moves and what that means in practice for how professionals work together. Drawing on numerous recent case studies, this book offers a toolbox that anyone can apply, including explanations of the different forms of power, the two ways power can move between parties, the perils of power, how to create accountability, the intersection of power and ethics, and tools for maintaining power relationships with both superiors and subordinates. It provides employers and employees alike the means to understand, manage, and exert the power necessary to control their own circumstances.

Essential Readings in Management Learning

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Author: Christopher Grey,Elena Antonacopoulou
Publisher: SAGE
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Essential Readings in Management Learning by Christopher Grey,Elena Antonacopoulou Book Resume:

This volume brings together some of the best writing published in the journal Management Learning since its re-launch under this title in 1994. The selection very much reflects the mission of the journal to act as a showcase for innovative, international and interdisciplinary work which covers a wide gamut of issues connected to management, organizations, learning and knowledge. The field of management learning, widely drawn in this way, brings together some of the key preoccupations within several areas of management, organization studies and social science more generally. Learning and knowledge have become central themes within thee areas for several reasons, both practical and theoretical. These include the way that organizational learning is seen as a key source of competitive advantage, and the wider analysis that individuals and organizations now inhabit a `knowledge economy'. Theoretically, recent years have seen emerging understandings of the social significance of `communities of practice', whilst learning in its many manifestations is increasingly seen as being imbricated in issues of power. This latter points to one of the particular areas which has been a focus for the journal, namely more critically orientated approaches to management learning. This collection provides readings grouped under six key headings which reflect where some of the most influential and provocative work in the field has been done over recent years, namely: - Organizational Learning and Learning Organizations - Individual Learning - Critical Approaches to Management Education and Learning - Pedagogical Practice - Globalization and Management Learning - Beyond Management Learning Along with an editorial introduction, this volume will provide a unique and invaluable resource for anyone studying or researching management learning and cognate areas, by bringing together some of the best peer-reviewed work in the field.

Sex Offender Treatment

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Author: Daniel T. Wilcox,Tanya Garrett,Leigh Harkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Sex Offender Treatment by Daniel T. Wilcox,Tanya Garrett,Leigh Harkins Book Resume:

Sex Offender Treatment is an innovative case study-based guide to the treatment of sexual offenders, offering direct access to the insights and experience of experts in the field. The book describes case formulations, assessment processes, and treatment undertaken with specific sexual offender types. Takes an innovative case study approach to sexual offender assessment and treatment, sharing practical insights and real-world experience in a challenging field Coverage is organized by key offender populations and includes bipolar offenders, child sexual abusers, Internet offenders, psychopathic offenders, personality disordered offenders and female offenders This distinctive approach aids trainee and novice workers to recognise key treatment issues, and plan and implement courses of therapeutic engagement and intervention to improve offender self-control Contributors include Bill Marshall, Leam Craig, Phil Rich, Bill Lindsay and Tony Ward

Sociological Theory, Values, and Sociocultural Change

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Author: Edward A. Tiryakian
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
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Sociological Theory, Values, and Sociocultural Change by Edward A. Tiryakian Book Resume:

This volume brings together some of the biggest names in the field of sociology to celebrate the work of Pitirim A. Sorokin, professor and founder of the department of sociology at Harvard University. Sorokin, a past president of the American Sociological Association, was a pioneer in many fields of research, including sociological theory, social philosophy, methodology, and sociology of science, law, art, and knowledge. Edward A. Tiryakian’s updated introduction examines major factors, inside and outside sociology, that have led to new appreciation of Sorokin’s contributions and scholarship, and demonstrates their continued relevance. This new edition also includes an updated bibliography of works by and about Sorokin. The volume includes Arthur K. Davis, who describes Sorokin’s importance as a teacher in the Socratic tradition. Talcott Parsons examines internal differentiation in Christianity in its historical Western development. Thomas O’Dea deals with the institutionalization of religious values. Walter Firey examines how actors relate their conception of a distant future to their present behavior. Florence Kluckhohn focuses upon the problem of cultural variations within a social system. Robert K. Merton and Elinor Barber examine the sociological aspect of ambivalence. Bernard Barber considers the American business’s efforts to institutionalize professionalism. Other contributors include Charles P. Loomis, Wilbert E. Moore, Georges Gurvitch, Marion J. Levy, Jr., Nicholas S. Timasheff, Carle Zimmerman, and Logan Wilson. This volume is an essential collection of essays concerning the work of one of the most prominent thinkers in twentieth-century sociology.

EBOOK: Person Centred Practice for Professionals

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Author: Jeanette Thompson,Jackie Kilbane,Helen Sanderson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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EBOOK: Person Centred Practice for Professionals by Jeanette Thompson,Jackie Kilbane,Helen Sanderson Book Resume:

This valuable text offers a range of practical, person centred and evidence based approaches to tackling challenges faced by professionals working with people with learning disabilities. It helps the reader to analyze issues relating to person centred practice and citizenship and considers the implications of this key government initiative for health and social care professionals. The authors aim to support professionals in working through this changing agenda, whilst identifying the interface between their own professional practice and person centred approaches to working with people who have a learning disability. The book includes well referenced practical approaches to the subject area, alongside creative and innovative thinking. In addition, the book also: Explores the historical context of learning disability services and how this has contributed to the development of person centred services Introduces a range of practical person centred thinking tools that can be readily used within professional practice Contains a model to inform the delivery and integration of person centred practice within professional practice Considers the contribution of a range of different professional roles to the person centred and self directed support approach Evaluates the relevance of person centred thinking and planning to people from different cultural backgrounds and those undergoing the transition from adolescence to adulthood Person Centred Practice for Professionals is key reading for students, academics and professionals working or training to work with people with learning disabilities.

Mental Handicap

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Author: Simon Dyson
Publisher: Routledge
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Professional Burnout

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Author: Wilmar B. Schaufeli
Publisher: Routledge
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Professional Burnout by Wilmar B. Schaufeli Book Resume:

A rapidly growing number of people experience psychological strain at their workplace. In almost all industrialized countries, absenteeism and turnover rates increase, and an increasing amount of workers receive disablement benefits because of psychological problems. This book, first published in 1993, concentrates on a specific kind of occupational stress: burnout, the depletion of energy resources as a result of continuous emotional demands of the job. This volume presents theoretical perspectives that had been developed in the United States and Europe, discusses methodological issues, and examines organisational contexts. Written by an international group of leading scholars, this book will be of interest to students of both psychology and human resource management.

Professional Ethics and Personal Integrity

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Author: Tim Dare,W. Bradley Wendel
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Professional Ethics and Personal Integrity by Tim Dare,W. Bradley Wendel Book Resume:

Professional roles are often thought to bring role-specific permissions and obligation, which may allow or require role-occupants to do things they would not be permitted or required to do outside their roles, and which as individuals they would rather not do. This feature of professional roles appears to bring them into conflict both with ‘ordinary’ or non-role morality, and with personal integrity which is often thought to demand some form of personal endorsement of one’s conduct. How are we to reconcile the demands of roles with ordinary morality and with personal integrity? This collection draws together a set of papers which explore these questions as they bear upon a number of different professional roles, including those of the lawyer, the judge and the politician, and from a variety of perspectives, including contemporary analytic moral theory, jurisprudence, psychoanalytic theory, virtue ethics, and contextualism, and, more broadly, from philosophy and legal academia and practice.

Everyday Technologies in Healthcare

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Author: Christopher M. Hayre,Dave Muller,Marcia Scherer
Publisher: CRC Press
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Everyday Technologies in Healthcare by Christopher M. Hayre,Dave Muller,Marcia Scherer Book Resume:

This book examines the role of everyday technology throughout the life cycle in order to demonstrate the wide acceptance and impact of everyday technology and how it is facilitating both practitioners and patients in contemporary practices. In response, then, this text speaks to a number of audiences. Students writing for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations/proposals will find the array of works insightful, supported with a vast number of references signposting to key texts. For academics, practitioners and prospective researchers this text offers key empirical and methodological insight that can help focus and uncover originality in their own field. We anticipate that readers will find the collection of empirical examples useful for informing their own work, but also, it attempts to ignite new discussions and arguments regarding the application and use of everyday technology for enhancing health internationally. Explores the multifaceted use and application of each ‘everyday technology’ that impact on diagnosis, treatment and management of individuals. Examines an array of everyday technologies and how these that can either enhance and/or hinder patient/service user outcomes i.e. handheld devices, computer workstations, gamification and artificial intelligence. Discusses technologies that are intended to facilitate patient diagnosis, practitioner-patient relations, within an array of health contexts. Provides readers with an overview with future direction of everyday technologies and its limitations.

Contesting Psychiatry

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Author: Nick Crossley
Publisher: Routledge
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Resistance and social movements in mental health have been important in shaping current practice in both mental health and psychiatry. Contesting Psychiatry, focusing largely on the UK, examines the history of resistance to psychiatry between 1950 and 2000. Building on the author’s extensive research, the book provides an empirical account and exploration of the key features including: an account of the key social movements and organizations who have contested psychiatry over the last fifty years the theorization of resistance to psychiatry which might apply to other national contexts and to social movement formation and protest in other medical arenas the exploration of theories of power in psychiatry. Original and provocative in its approach, this book offers a new sociological perspective on psychiatry.

Handbook of Research on Innovative Management Using AI in Industry 5.0

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Author: Garg, Vikas,Goel, Richa
Publisher: IGI Global
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Handbook of Research on Innovative Management Using AI in Industry 5.0 by Garg, Vikas,Goel, Richa Book Resume:

There is no industry left where artificial intelligence is not used in some capacity. The application of this technology has already stretched across a multitude of domains including law and policy; it will soon permeate areas beyond anyone’s imagination. Technology giants such as Google, Apple, and Facebook are already investing their money, effort, and time toward integrating artificial intelligence. As this technology continues to develop and expand, it is critical for everyone to understand the various applications of artificial intelligence and its full potential. The Handbook of Research on Innovative Management Using AI in Industry 5.0 uncovers new and innovative features of artificial intelligence and how it can help in raising economic efficiency at both micro and macro levels and provides a deeper understanding of the relevant aspects of artificial intelligence impacting efficacy for better output. Covering topics such as consumer behavior, information technology, and personalized banking, it is an ideal resource for researchers, academicians, policymakers, business professionals, companies, and students.

Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge

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Author: James S. Bowman,Jonathan P. West,Marcia A. Beck
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Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge by James S. Bowman,Jonathan P. West,Marcia A. Beck Book Resume:

The new context and character of public service - shifting values, entrepreneurship, information technology, and multi-sector careers - require a 'skills triangle' of technical, ethical, and leadership abilities. This concise and readable work focuses on these three essential skills, and describes what it means to be a consummate professional public servant. Essential reading for both professionals and students, "Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge" sets standards for anyone who conducts the public's business, and links them with performance management, human resource administration, and information technology skills. Filled with original illustrative examples, case studies, and exemplar profiles, the book is an ideal supplement for any introductory course in Public Administration.

A Critique of Judgment in Film and Television

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Author: S. Panse,D. Rothermel
Publisher: Springer
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A Critique of Judgment in Film and Television by S. Panse,D. Rothermel Book Resume:

A Critique of Judgment in Film and Television is a response to a significant increase of judgment and judgmentalism in contemporary television, film, and social media by investigating the changing relations between the aesthetics and ethics of judgment.

Research Handbook on Street-Level Bureaucracy

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Author: Peter Hupe
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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Research Handbook on Street-Level Bureaucracy by Peter Hupe Book Resume:

When the objectives of public policy programmes have been formulated and decided upon, implementation seems just a matter of following instructions. However, it is underway to the realization of those objectives that public policies get their final substance and form. Crucial is what happens in and around the encounter between public officials and individual citizens at the street level of government bureaucracy. This Research Handbook addresses the state of the art while providing a systematic exploration of the theoretical and methodological issues apparent in the study of street-level bureaucracy and how to deal with them.

Working with Parents

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Author: Eileen Gascoigne
Publisher: Routledge
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Working with Parents by Eileen Gascoigne Book Resume:

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Teacher Education Policy

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Author: Rob McBride
Publisher: Routledge
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Teacher Education Policy by Rob McBride Book Resume:

To improve schools we need to improve teachers. This volume provides recent research evidence that suggests that current education policy is not Promoting Effective Teacher Education And That Teacher Education Policy has: failed to support the formation of professional partnerships in initial teacher education; has almost ignored the induction of newly qualified teachers; and has narrowed in-service education into support for the implementation of central policy.; The evidence gathered in this book is used to argue for new forms of teacher education in every phase, built upon the foundation of professional partnership between schools and institutions of higher education. It is suggested that the funding for such changes could be drawn from less effective forms of school improvement, such as National Curriculum development and school inspection. With the implementation of such changes, it is argued, good quality teacher education programmes would prosper and foster a broad concensus about educational development that is often absent.

The Professional

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Author: Robert B. Parker
Publisher: Penguin
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The wives of Boston's wealthiest men have a mutual secret: they all had an affair with the same cad who's blackmailing them, and Spenser's been hired to stop him. But when the wives start dying one by one, Spenser's new case becomes murder.

Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism

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Author: Rob T. Guerette
Publisher: Routledge
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Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism by Rob T. Guerette Book Resume:

Immigration and its consequences is a substantially contested subject with hugely differing viewpoints. While some contend that criminal participation by migrants is the result of environmental factors found in the host country that are beyond the control of migrants, others blame migrants for all that is wrong in their communities. In this book, experts from Europe, the USA, Turkey and Israel examine recent developments in the fields of culture conflict, organized crime, victimization and terrorism, all of which intersect to varying degrees with migration and illegal conduct. While the essays further our understanding of a variety of issues surrounding migration, at the same time they illuminate the complexities of managing the challenges as globalization increases.

Organization Development

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Author: Joan V. Gallos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Organization Development by Joan V. Gallos Book Resume:

This is the third book in the Jossey-Bass Reader series, Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader. This collection will introduce the key thinkers and contributors in organization development including Ed Lawler, Peter Senge, Chris Argyris, Richard Hackman, Jay Galbraith, Cooperrider, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Bolman & Deal, Kouzes & Posner, and Ed Schein, among others. "Without reservations I recommend this volume to those students of organizational behavior who want an encyclopedia of OD to gain a perspective on the past, present, and future...." Jonathan D. Springer of the American Psychological Association.