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The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone: Sixteen Years of Integrated Field Studies
Robert A. Garrott, Patrick J. White, and Fred G.R. Watson
This book is an authoritative work on the ecology of some of America’s most iconic large mammals in a natural environment - and of the interplay between climate, landscape, and animals in the interior of the world’s first and most famous national park.
Central Yellowstone includes the range of one of the largest migratory populations of bison in North America as well as a unique elk herd that remains in the park year round. These populations live in a varied landscape with seasonal and often extreme patterns of climate and food abundance. The reintroduction of wolves into the park a decade ago resulted in scientific and public controversy about the effect of large predators on their prey, a debate closely examined in the book.
Introductory chapters describe the geography, geology and vegetation of the ecosystem. The elk and bison are then introduced and their population ecology described both pre- and post– wolf introduction, enabling valuable insights into the demographic and behavioral consequences for their ungulate prey. Subsequent chapters describe the wildlife-human interactions and show how scientific research can inform the debate and policy issues surrounding winter recreation in Yellowstone. The book closes with a discussion of how this ecological knowledge can be used to educate the public, both about Yellowstone itself and about science, ecology and the environment in general.
Yellowstone National Park exemplifies some of the currently most hotly debated and high-profile ecological, wildlife management, and environmental policy issues and this book will have broad appeal not only to academic ecologists, but also to natural resource students, managers, biologists, policy makers, administrators and the general public.
* Unrivalled descriptions of ecological processes in a world famous ecosystem, based on information from 16 years of painstaking field work and collaborations among 66 scientists and technical experts and 15 graduate studies.
* Detailed studies of two charismatic North American herbivore species – elk and bison
* Description of the restoration of wolves into central Yellowstone and their ecological interactions with their elk and bison prey
* Illustrated with numerous evocative colour photographs and stunning maps
Turning on Learning: Five Approaches for Multicultural Teaching Plans for Race, Class, Gender and Disability
Carl A. Grant and Christine E. Sleeter
With a wealth of ready-to-use lesson plans for grade levels K-12 covering a variety of subject areas, "Turning on Learning, Fifth Edition" shows students how to apply the principles of multicultural education in the classroom. This practical, lesson-based companion to Sleeter and Grant’s "Making Choices for Multicultural Education:Five Approaches to Race, Class and Gender" features additional lesson plans and new resource material, along with updates of existing lesson plans.
Diversity in Africa: The Coming of Age of a Continent
Kurt April and Marylou Shockley
Africa's diversity is its greatest resource and challenge. In this book, leaders from business, government, academia and the voluntary sector discuss the implications of this diversity for leadership. Throughout, contributors relate organisational issues to the social, political and cultural contexts and focus on the role of effective leadership.
Developing Outcomes-Based Assessment for Learner-Centered Education: A Faculty Introduction
Amy Driscoll and Swarup Wood
The authors--a once-skeptical chemistry professor and a director of assessment sensitive to the concerns of her teacher colleagues--use a personal voice to describe the basics of outcomes-based assessment.
The purpose of the book is to empower faculty to develop and maintain ownership of assessment by articulating the learning outcomes and evidence of learning that are appropriate for their courses and programs.
The authors offer readers a guide to the not always tidy process of articulating expectations, defining criteria and standards, and aligning course content consistently with desired outcomes. The wealth of examples and stories, including accounts of successes and false starts, provide a realistic and honest guide to what's involved in the institutionalization of assessment.
The Strategy of Managing Innovation and Technology
Murray Millson and David Wilemon
A comprehensive collection of research illustrating advances in innovation over the past century, this unique anthology equips its readers with the knowledge and tools to construct a model of innovation and effectively implement it in both business and non-business settings.
The world continues to change at an accelerating pace. The concepts developed in this vast collection of research represent a large part of the study of innovation and technological progress for the past century. An excellent resource for students and practitioners, it offers readers in-depth insight into many of the areas that influence and are influenced by the innovation process – giving them an excellent perspective for conceptualizing the innovation process.
Facing Accountability in Education: Democracy and Equity at Risk
Christine E. Sleeter and James A. Banks
In this authoritative volume, leading educators and scholars examine the current accountability movement and the extent to which it supports equity and democracy. They address how it was constructed, who it actually benefits, as well as how genuine progress can be made to close racial disparities in achievement. While the authors have different perspectives, they all share a commitment to improving education for all children, especially for those who have been historically underserved. Featuring case studies and critical analyses, this important volume examines:
- The pressures placed on classroom teachers and how visionary school leaders can support equity and excellence in teaching.
- How a learner-centered model of instruction supports student achievement, as well as equity and democracy.
- Various meanings of accountability, focusing on those that have the best record for improving student learning.
- Who or what is driving accountability policy, who wins, and who loses as a result.
Making Choices for Multicultural Education: Five Approaches to Race, Class and Gender
Christine E. Sleeter and Carl A. Grant
Focusing on what multicultural education actually looks like in the classroom, "Making Choices for Multicultural Education, Sixth Edition" encourages all to examine the latest theoretical perspectives on multicultural education, as well as personal beliefs about classroom diversity. The authors show how schools reflect broad patterns of institutional discrimination, and then offer five different approaches to addressing such problems in the classroom.
American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance: Word Medicine, Word Magic
American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance presents an original critical and theoretical analysis of American Indian rhetorical practices in both canonical and previously overlooked texts: autobiographies, memoirs, prophecies, and oral storytelling traditions. Ernest Stromberg assembles essays from a range of academic disciplines that investigate the rhetorical strategies of Native American orators, writers, activists, leaders, and intellectuals.
The contributors consider rhetoric in broad terms, ranging from Aristotle's definition of rhetoric as “the faculty . . . of discovering in the particular case what are the available means of persuasion,” to the ways in which Native Americans assimilated and revised Western rhetorical concepts and language to form their own discourse with European and American colonists. They relate the power and use of rhetoric in treaty negotiations, written accounts of historic conflicts and events, and ongoing relations between American Indian governments and the United States.
This is a groundbreaking collection for readers interested in Native American issues and the study of language. In presenting an examination of past and present Native American rhetoric, it emphasizes the need for an improved understanding of multicultural perspectives.
Migration and Identity
Rina Benmayor and Andor Skotnes
The theme of Migration and Identity is of special concern at a time both of massive worldwide migration and of apparently intensifying national, ethnic, and racial conflicts. Problems of migration and the resulting reconfigurations of social identity are fundamental issues for the twenty-first century. This volume spans the whole complex global web of migratory patterns with contributions linking Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, without losing the particularities of local and personal experience. This paperback edition in the Memory and Narrative series explores these issues and the sustaining or abandoning of memory and identity as people move between fundamentally different cultures, in a number of recent social settings, from a number of methodological perspectives. These focused "case studies" offer glimpses into the interior migration experiences, into the processes of constructing and reconstructing identity without forgetting that, both theoretically and empirically, the problem of identity is complex and multifaceted. All of the essays rely heavily on oral history and personal testimony, highlighting the experience of individuals and small groups, without ignoring the tension that exists between the local and the global. Memories of oppression or totalitarianism are one of the driving forces behind some of these migrations; and the transmission of memories and myths between family generations is one of the ways in which migrations are interpreted. In looking both backward and forward, Migration and Identity, offers an acute view of migratory patterns and their impact on the newcomers and the local cultures. It will be of interest to cultural and oral historians and researchers of concerned with migration and integration.
Reaching for the Dream: Challenges of Sustainable Development in Vietnam
Melanie Beresford and Angie Tran
Transition economies allow the study of fundamental questions about the nature of markets. How do they arise and do they necessarily follow the same modus operandi as markets in other countries? How does the opening of the economy to global market influences affect the process of institutional change? This book focuses on the differentiated ways in which the double transition in Vietnam, from central planning and from under-development, affects various sectors of the population.
From Standards to Success: A Guide for School Leaders
In this era of accountability and high-stakes testing, school leaders must find more sophisticated ways to help all students succeed. But how can districts make adequate yearly progress without a coherent system for addressing state standards? In From Standards to Success, education professor Mark R. O'Shea introduces the Standards Achievement Planning Cycle (SAPC), a comprehensive protocol for meeting the standards. To illustrate his multi-layered approach, O'Shea takes readers to a fictional school as it prepares to install the SAPC. We meet the superintendent, who organizes the district for curriculum reform; the principal, who supervises standards-based instruction; and the teachers, who collaboratively plan lessons and evaluate their students' work. From teacher observation to student assessment, O'Shea offers innovative strategies to help school leaders
* identify and analyze which standards are most important
* select appropriate curriculum materials and resources
* provide instructional planning time for teachers
* create a benchmark-testing program
* design effective professional development
Checklists at the end of each chapter highlight best practices, and sample lessons show how to plan curriculum that enables students to meet state standards. The result is a thorough and sensible guide to realizing the promise of standards-based education.
Culture, Difference, and Power, Revised Edition
Christine E. Sleeter and James A. Banks
Recalling the dynamic, responsive, and interactive nature of teaching, this electronic book features 16 chapters with an Instructor’s Manual illustrating how to use them in 3 different courses. It includes:
- 45 original readings by Christine Sleeter, plus 34 additional texts that can be used on screen or printed in PDF form.
- 80 video clips that feature 5 classrooms, 7 teachers, 1 school leadership team, 5 noted theorists, and 2 artists.
- 8 interactive quizzes.
- 40 guides for investigating community, school, and classroom issues.
- 10 guides for examining oneself as a cultural being.
- Guidance in translating the community and self-investigations into pedagogy.
- Hundreds of pictures, animated cartoons, and diagrams.
- Over 500 references accessible through a user-friendly search engine.
A Voice in Every Wind
The experiences of Chinese exchange students in the United States are the main theme in this collection of short stories. The deep and touching stories ‘Angels of the Magpie Bridge,’ ‘A Coffee Maker,’ ‘Double Exposure,’ ‘A Room with a View,’ ‘Fortune’s Fool,’ and ‘A Voice in Every Wind’ are nuanced with humor, sincere tone, and an honest portrayal of feelings.
Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios
Luz del Alba Acevedo, Norma Alarcon, Celia Saldívar-Hull, Ruth Behar, and Rina Benmayor
Telling to Live embodies the vision that compelled Latina feminists to engage their differences and find common ground. Its contributors reflect varied class, religious, ethnic, racial, linguistic, sexual, and national backgrounds. Yet in one way or another they are all professional producers of testimonios—or life stories—whether as poets, oral historians, literary scholars, ethnographers, or psychologists. Through coalitional politics, these women have forged feminist political stances about generating knowledge through experience. Reclaiming testimonio as a tool for understanding the complexities of Latina identity, they compare how each made the journey to become credentialed creative thinkers and writers. Telling to Live unleashes the clarifying power of sharing these stories. The complex and rich tapestry of narratives that comprises this book introduces us to an intergenerational group of Latina women who negotiate their place in U.S. society at the cusp of the twenty-first century. These are the stories of women who struggled to reach the echelons of higher education, often against great odds, and constructed relationships of sustenance and creativity along the way. The stories, poetry, memoirs, and reflections of this diverse group of Puerto Rican, Chicana, Native American, Mexican, Cuban, Dominican, Sephardic, mixed-heritage, and Central American women provide new perspectives on feminist theorizing, perspectives located in the borderlands of Latino cultures. This often heart wrenching, sometimes playful, yet always insightful collection will interest those who wish to understand the challenges U.S. society poses for women of complex cultural heritages who strive to carve out their own spaces in the ivory tower.
Cooperative Argumentation: A Model for Deliberative Community
Josina M. Makau and Debian Marty
As the globe shrinks, it is more important than ever to discuss ways for diverse groups to coexist peacefully. However, the individualistic ethic of many competitive, adversarial models of argument undermines the interdependence so critical to an increasingly global society. This practical text offers a fresh approach to argumentation--one that combines reason and refutation with community building, mutual respect, and a recognition of interdependence. The authors provide a wide variety of examples to illustrate concrete proposals for cultivating moral abilities, cognitive skills, and communicative virtues. The ability to engage in cooperative argumentation across differences--moral, social, economic, political ethnic--permits individuals to resolve conflicts peacefully, effectively, and responsibly.
Citizenship Rites: Feminist Soldiers and Feminist Antimilitarists
In the United States, the question of women in the armed services has been continuously and hotly debated. Among feminists, two fundamentally differing views of women in the military have developed. Feminist antimilitarists tell us that militarism and patriarchy have together pressed women into second class citizenship. Meanwhile, feminist soldiers and their advocates regard martial service as women's right and responsibility and the ticket to first class citizenship.
Citizenship Rites investigates what is at stake for women in these debates. Exploring the perspectives of both feminist antimilitarists and feminist soldiers, Ilene Feinman situates the current combat controversy within the context of the sea change in United States politics since the 1970s-from ERA debates over drafting women to recent representations of military women such as the film GI Jane. Drawing on congressional testimony, court cases, feminist and antiracist political discourse, and antimilitarist activism, Feinman addresses our pressing need for an analysis of women's increasing inclusion in the armed forces while providing a provocative investigation of what this changing role means for women and society alike.