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Product Description: Becoming a Professor is designed primarily for graduate and undergraduate students and others – instructors, lecturers and new tenure-track professors – contemplating careers as professors in post-secondary education at colleges, institutes, and universities...read more

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9781475809152 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 13, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Becoming a Professor is designed primarily for graduate and undergraduate students and others – instructors, lecturers and new tenure-track professors – contemplating careers as professors in post-secondary education at colleges, institutes, and universities.

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9781475809169 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 26, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Becoming a Professor is designed primarily for graduate and undergraduate students and others – instructors, lecturers and new tenure-track professors – contemplating careers as professors in post-secondary education at colleges, institutes, and universities.
9780397514649, titled "Medicine" | 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, June 1, 1996), cover price $36.00 | also contains Medicine | About this edition: rystal-clear and easy-to-read, this popular text focuses on the essential pathophysiology, diagnoses, and management of the most common clinical situations.

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Product Description: This book traces the development of Haiti's combined Vodou-Christian religion from 1500 to the present and explains how this combination of distinct faiths coalesces in a coherent belief system.• Provides a history of Haiti's unique religious tradition that explains how Spanish and French colonizers established Catholicism in Haiti and identifies how the connections between Vodou and African indigenous religions formed over the past five centuries• Proposes seven "principles of accommodation" that enable Vodou-Catholicism to be regarded as a cohesive, rational system by the vast majority of Haitians• Presents information culled from hundreds of references from the professional literature as well as interviews with two university professors who are both authorities on Haitian Vodou-Christianity and practitioners of the fait...read more

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9781440832031 | Praeger Pub Text, June 19, 2014, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: This book traces the development of Haiti's combined Vodou-Christian religion from 1500 to the present and explains how this combination of distinct faiths coalesces in a coherent belief system.

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Product Description: How―and why―do humans develop as they do? This book clearly explains the key components of human development theories and describes how to compose novel theories regarding this age-old puzzle.• Succinctly describes the theory-construction process in language free from technical jargon that is accessible to college students or general readers interested in the nature and structure of theories• Identifies the essential components that comprise theories―scientific explanations―of the human-development process, allowing readers to see how different thinkers address common concepts in their well-known theories• Offers five new theories built according to the guidelines proposed in the explanation of human development theory component...read more

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9781440831683 | Praeger Pub Text, May 12, 2014, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: How―and why―do humans develop as they do?

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9781440831980 | Praeger Pub Text, May 12, 2014, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: How―and why―do humans develop as they do?

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Product Description: This book has a dual purpose: to identify problems faced by people who teach in correctional institutions and to propose solutions for those problems. The intent of this book is to help both new instructors as well as current ones perform their jobs effectively...read more

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9780398078164 | Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, September 1, 2008, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: This book has a dual purpose: to identify problems faced by people who teach in correctional institutions and to propose solutions for those problems.

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9780398078171 | Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, September 1, 2008, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This book has a dual purpose: to identify problems faced by people who teach in correctional institutions and to propose solutions for those problems.

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Product Description: Schools in the United States have historically banned many different things. From clothing to weapons, from cell phones to books, schools have implemented various types of censorship and restrictions on their students for a variety of reasons and with a variety of results...read more

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9780313352980 | 1 edition (Praeger Pub Text, June 30, 2008), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Schools in the United States have historically banned many different things.

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9781440836411 | Praeger Pub Text, June 30, 2008, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Schools in the United States have historically banned many different things.

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Product Description: Manitou and God describes American Indian religions as they compare with principal features of Christian doctrine and practice. Thomas traces the development of sociopolitical and religious relations between American Indians and the European immigrants who, over the centuries, spread across the continent, captured Indian lands, and decimated Indian culture in general and religion in particular...read more

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9780313347795 | Praeger Pub Text, October 30, 2007, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Manitou and God describes American Indian religions as they compare with principal features of Christian doctrine and practice.

To help readers gain a better understanding of conflicts over the proper role of religion in American public schools, this book focuses on the seven major types of conflicts that have become particularly confrontational. Thomas does not take sides; rather, he lays out the arguments, their historical and cultural contexts, and the groups that debate them and their goals. Anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the controversies surrounding religion in American schools will find here not just a review of the issues, but a deeper consideration of the causes, consequences, and future of the debates.Conflicts over the proper role of religion in schools-and particularly in public schools supported by tax monies-are frequently featured in news reports. For example, in the United States there currently are conflicts over the teaching of evolution, inserting the word God in the pledge of allegiance, conducting school holiday celebrations, posting the biblical Ten Commandments in schools, and praying at school functions. People who are interested in such controversies often-or, perhaps, usually-fail to understand the historical backgrounds to the conflicts and therefore do not recognize the very complex factors that affect why the controversies become so heated. To help readers gain a better understanding of such matters, this book focuses on the seven major types of conflicts that have become particularly confrontational during the first decade of the twenty-first century.The cases on which the chapters focus concern issues that currently are being hotly debated in America. Controversies are described in relation to their historical origins and the author shows how the history affects current understanding of the issues. Thomas does not take sides in the arguments; rather, he lays out the arguments, their historical and cultural contexts, and the groups that debate them and their goals. Anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the controversies surrounding religion in American schools will be happy to find here not just a review of the issues, but a deeper consideration of the causes, consequences, and future of the debates and the role of religion in our public schools.

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9780275991418 | Praeger Pub Text, January 30, 2007, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: To help readers gain a better understanding of conflicts over the proper role of religion in American public schools, this book focuses on the seven major types of conflicts that have become particularly confrontational.

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9781578866991 | Rowman & Littlefield Education, September 30, 2008, cover price $31.00

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Product Description: The problem of violence in schools has not gone away despite radical reductions in violent crimes throughout the country over the last decade. Students continue to harass, haze, and harm each other in a variety of ways, disrupting classrooms and entire schools...read more

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9780275993290 | Praeger Pub Text, October 30, 2006, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: The problem of violence in schools has not gone away despite radical reductions in violent crimes throughout the country over the last decade.

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9781578867097 | Rowman & Littlefield Education, December 30, 2008, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The problem of violence in schools has not gone away despite radical reductions in violent crimes throughout the country over the last decade.

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Product Description: Many Americans may believe that religion in the schools is a controversial subject only in the United States. But around the world, the subject has gained widespread notoriety, media coverage, and attention from governing bodies, school administrations, and individuals...read more

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9780275990619 | Praeger Pub Text, March 30, 2006, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Many Americans may believe that religion in the schools is a controversial subject only in the United States.

The federal government's No Child Left Behind Act has thrust high-stakes testing - its goals, methods, and consequences - into the educational limelight. The four-fold purpose of this book is to: describe the nature of high-stakes testing; identify types of collateral damage that have attended the testing programs; analyze methods different groups of people have chosen for coping with the damage and suggest lessons to be learned from the high-stakes-testing experience. The six groups of people whose coping strategies are inspected include: politicians and their staffs; educational administrators and their staffs; parents and the public; test makers and test administrators;  teachers and students. Importantly, the author avoids aligning himself with the test-bashing rhetoric of those who oppose high-stakes testing, especially the No Child Left Behind Act.Key features of this outstanding new book include: illustrative cases. The book offers more than 350 cases of collateral damage from high-stakes testing--and people's coping strategies--as reported in newspapers over the 2002-2004 period. background perspectives. Part I examines the influence of high-stakes testing on: 1) what schools teach; 2) how student progress is evaluated; 3) how achievement standards are set; and 4) how test results are used. participant responses. Part II, which is the heart of the book, devotes a separate chapter to the coping strategies of each of the major participants in the high-stakes testing movement: politicians and their staffs, educational administrators and their staffs, parents and the public, test-makers and test-givers, teachers, and students. summary chapter. The last chapter (Lessons to Learn) offers suggestions for minimizing collateral damage by adopting alternative approaches not used in the creation of our current high-stakes testing programs, particularly the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act. This book is appropriate for any of the following audiences: students taking evaluation or administration courses in schools of education, inservice administrators and teachers, policy makers, and those members of the general public who are concerned about the fate of schooling in America.

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9780805855210 | Routledge, February 10, 2005, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The federal government's No Child Left Behind Act has thrust high-stakes testing - its goals, methods, and consequences - into the educational limelight.

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9780805855227, titled "High Stakes Testing: Coping With Collateral Damage" | Routledge, January 1, 2005, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: The federal government's No Child Left Behind Act has thrust high-stakes testing - its goals, methods, and consequences - into the educational limelight.

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9781410612809 | Routledge, March 31, 2005, cover price $51.95

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Product Description: This brief text is for teachers who will carry out research and produce persuasive answers to educational questions they encounter in their classrooms. Observant teachers, from their daily experiences in the classroom, compile a wealth of educational problems to solve, topics to investigate, and issues to ponder...read more

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9780205435364 | Prentice Hall, October 30, 2004, cover price $68.00 | About this edition: This brief text is for teachers who will carry out research and produce persuasive answers to educational questions they encounter in their classrooms.

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Product Description: Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas' highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available...read more

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9780534607173 | 6 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, July 2, 2004), cover price $307.95 | About this edition: Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas' highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available.

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Product Description: This groundbreaking guide discusses various research methods, the strengths and limitations of each, and how they can be effectively combined.

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9780761939313 | Corwin Pr, March 14, 2003, cover price $70.95 | About this edition: This groundbreaking guide discusses various research methods, the strengths and limitations of each, and how they can be effectively combined.

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9780761939320 | Corwin Pr, March 14, 2003, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: This groundbreaking guide discusses various research methods, the strengths and limitations of each, and how they can be effectively combined.

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Product Description: This insightful guide features concrete steps and suggestions that shed new light on the obstacles to avoid, the problems to correct, and the methods to embrace in order to overcome inertia and foster positive educational reform.  (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780761945918 | Corwin Pr, March 5, 2002, cover price $76.95 | About this edition: This insightful guide features concrete steps and suggestions that shed new light on the obstacles to avoid, the problems to correct, and the methods to embrace in order to overcome inertia and foster positive educational reform.

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9780761945925 | Corwin Pr, March 5, 2002, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: This insightful guide features concrete steps and suggestions that shed new light on the obstacles to avoid, the problems to correct, and the methods to embrace in order to overcome inertia and foster positive educational reform.

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Product Description: Being aware of thesis and dissertation pitfalls can help the graduate student make efficient use of resources available to him or her and bring precision to research and writing of that important project. The authors present 61 cases cast as an envisioned conversation between a student and a professor whom the student consults about a problem...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780897898225 | Praeger Pub Text, September 30, 2001, cover price $109.00 | About this edition: Being aware of thesis and dissertation pitfalls can help the graduate student make efficient use of resources available to him or her and bring precision to research and writing of that important project.

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Product Description: Without taking a single psychology course, ordinary people learn to understand, predict, and explain one another′s actions, thoughts, and motivations. Many cognitive scientists and philosophers claim that our everyday or folk understanding of mental states constitutes a theory of mind...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780761924593 | Sage Pubns, August 1, 2001, cover price $77.95 | About this edition: Without taking a single psychology course, ordinary people learn to understand, predict, and explain one another's actions, thoughts, and motivations.

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9780761924609 | Sage Pubns, August 21, 2001, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Without taking a single psychology course, ordinary people learn to understand, predict, and explain one another′s actions, thoughts, and motivations.

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Product Description: Intended as supplemental reading in courses on theories of development, this book augments traditional core texts by providing students with more depth on about two dozen recent and emerging theories that have appeared over the past 20 years...read more

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9780761922476 | Sage Pubns, October 17, 2000, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Intended as supplemental reading in courses on theories of development, this book augments traditional core texts by providing students with more depth on about two dozen recent and emerging theories that have appeared over the past 20 years.

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Product Description: Offers updated references, a new section on the Internet, and information on plagiarism. Covers the entire writing process: preparation, selecting topics, collecting information, interpreting results, and final presentation.

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9781412951159 | 2 edition (Corwin Pr, August 3, 2007), cover price $90.95 | About this edition: Offers updated references, a new section on the Internet, and information on plagiarism.
9780897897464 | Praeger Pub Text, July 30, 2000, cover price $132.00 | About this edition: This book guides students through the process of planning, researching, and writing the final version of theses and dissertations.

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9781412951166 | 2 edition (Corwin Pr, August 3, 2007), cover price $41.95 | About this edition: Offers updated references, a new section on the Internet, and information on plagiarism.
9780313360947 | Praeger Pub Text, July 30, 2000, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This book guides students through the process of planning, researching, and writing the final version of theses and dissertations.

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Product Description: Designed for counselors, their potential clients, and lay people interested in the personal-social problems that individuals face when they interact with cultures other than their own, this book draws from a variety of sources within the disciplines of psychology, cultural anthropology, sociology, genetics, neurobiology, and education...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780398070618 | Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, May 1, 2000, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Designed for counselors, their potential clients, and lay people interested in the personal-social problems that individuals face when they interact with cultures other than their own, this book draws from a variety of sources within the disciplines of psychology, cultural anthropology, sociology, genetics, neurobiology, and education.

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Product Description: Book by Harper, Dennis, Hardy, John, Thomas, R. Murray (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781564841421 | Spiral-bound edition (Intl Society for Technology in, September 1, 1999), cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Book by Harper, Dennis, Hardy, John, Thomas, R.

Hardcover:

9780761920151 | Sage Pubns, August 1, 1999, cover price $80.95

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9780761920168 | Sage Pubns, August 24, 1999, cover price $73.00

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Product Description: Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas' highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780534355791 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 1, 1999, cover price $113.95 | About this edition: Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas' highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available.
9780534339036 | Wadsworth Pub Co, August 1, 1995, cover price $79.95 | also contains The Story of Lee 2 | About this edition: Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available.
9780534163020 | 3 sub edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, January 1, 1992), cover price $52.95 | About this edition: A comprehensive text on theories of child development, organized around the theorists themselves.

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Product Description: Emphasizing the comparative aspects of research, this introduction to educational research traces the process through five stages―choosing what to study, including specifying the research problem; collecting information; organizing and summarizing information; interpreting results; and reporting the outcomes...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780897896092 | Praeger Pub Text, September 30, 1998, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Emphasizing the comparative aspects of research, this introduction to educational research traces the process through five stages―choosing what to study, including specifying the research problem; collecting information; organizing and summarizing information; interpreting results; and reporting the outcomes.

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9780897896108 | Praeger Pub Text, September 30, 1998, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Emphasizing the comparative aspects of research, this introduction to educational research traces the process through five stages―choosing what to study, including specifying the research problem; collecting information; organizing and summarizing information; interpreting results; and reporting the outcomes.

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