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Introducing Hinduism: A Graphic Guide
Hinduism is arguably the world's oldest religion. Yet the word 'Hindu' is of foreign 18th-century origin. Although defined as polytheistic, Gandhi famously declared that one can be a Hindu without believing in any god. Introducing Hinduism examines the key philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of this diverse faith. It explores links with and differences from other religions, and describes the resurgence of Hindu extremism, the phenomenon of Bollywood and the Hindu diaspora.
A Concise Guide To Improving Student Learning
This concise guidebook is intended for faculty who are interested in engaging their students and developing deep and lasting learning, but do not have the time to immerse themselves in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Acknowledging the growing body of peer-reviewed literature on practices that can dramatically impact teaching, this intentionally brief book:
* Summarizes recent research on six of the most compelling principles in learning and teaching
* Describes their application to the college classroom
* Presents teaching strategies that are based on pragmatic practices
* Provides annotated bibliographies and important citations for faculty who want to explore these
This guidebook begins with an overview of how we learn, covering such topics such as the distinction between expert and novice learners, memory, prior learning, and metacognition. The body of the book is divided into three main sections each of which includes teaching principles, applications, and related strategies - most of which can be implemented without extensive preparation.
The applications sections present examples of practice across a diverse range of disciplines including the sciences, humanities, arts, and pre-professional programs.
This book provides a foundation for the reader explore these approaches and methods in his or her teaching.
Diane Cummings Persellin is Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. An author of over 100 articles and book chapters, her research interests focus on teacher p reparation, professional development in higher education, and applications of research on learning.
Mary Blythe Daniels is Associate Professor of Spanish at Centre College. Dr. Daniels was named Centre College's National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professor and received the Kirk Award for Excellent Teaching. She is a staff member of the Associated Colleges of South's Teaching and Learning Workshop, and has presented at national and international conferences.
A Manager's Guide To Sexual Orientation In The Workplace
For the first time ever, managers have a tool that will enable them to effectively tackle the controversial, and sometimes explosive issues surrounding sexual orientation in the workplace. Cultivated from Bob Powers' 25 years business experience with some of the world's finest organizations, "A Manager's Guide to Sexual Orientation in the Workplace" provides managers with the knowledge, skills and resources to foster higher productivity and performace through an all-inclusive work environment.
In "Part I," managers are introduced to fifteen workers who relate their remarkable life histories about being gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual in the workplace. Through real-life situations from corporate America, managers gain knowledge of sexuality issues that influence co-workers, employees, bosses and customers alike.
In "Part II," managers learn how to select diversity-sensitive employees, define their responsibilities in the workplace, set performance expectations, provide feedback and recognition, and reward success to cultivate the open and inclusive work environment. As workers shift their energies away from "hiding" their sexual orientation, workplace productivity increases to achieve and exceed goals and objectives.
In Part III, managers develop strategies to effectively communicate the company message of inclusion and openness in the workplace. Features include:
"101 Ways to Make the Workplace More Inclusive"
A sample diversity policy to foster a productive work environment for diverse groups of employees
A resource guide of community organizations, consultants, speakers bureaus and outrach programs in the US and Canada
A complete bibliography of source material
In this easy-to-read guide, CEOs, human resource directors, and staff managers alike will find the best resource available to successfully manage sexual orientation issues in the workplace and create a highly productive workforce to gain the competitive edge
A Parent's Guide To Understanding Teenage Girls
Change is an inevitable part of life. So why are most of us parents shocked and surprised when our daughters change in unexpected, dramatic, significant ways once they hit the teen years? Girls go through their most dramatic developmental changes during adolescence. And they need parents to be there, just as present and involved as when our little girls were, well, still little girls! As you read through the pages of "A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Girls," veteran youth workers Brooklyn Lindsey and Mark Oestreicher will help you re-examine some assumptions and misunderstandings about this season of life. Then, from a place of trust in God, you will gain a fresh perspective on who your daughter is and who she's becoming. This book explores the major changes of adolescence, the influence of parents and friends, the onslaught of feelings and how to respond, and the significance of celebrating milestones in a girl's life. A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Girls will offer wisdom, insight, and encouragement to respond well, react wisely, and engage effectively. This book is also an ideal resource to prepare you and your daughter for the impending season of change and transformation, if you aren't there quite yet.
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