New Voices in Norwegian Educational Research
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New Voices in Norwegian Educational Research

This volume represents the work of 12 authors, all of whom were or are working at the Department of Education at the University of Oslo. This volume aims to provide insights into the diversity of some of the research conducted during the last ten years in Norway, and to shed light on the diverse and broad field of education represented by various new voices from the Department. The contributions have in common that they represent wha...

Drama Education in the Lives of Girls: Imagining Possibilities
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Drama Education in the Lives of Girls: Imagining Possibilities

In this book, Kathleen Gallagher presents a multi-case study of adolescent girls who are learning through drama about their particular sexual, cultural, ethnic, and class-based identities in relation to the broader world around them. By examining the power and possibility of drama in schools to animate the processes of learning, Gallagher's research offers hope for meaningful reflection on pedagogy in what she sees as an increasingly...

Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations
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Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations

This is an important book. Ward shows how managing diversity in the LGBT non-profit sector mirrors the corporate sector's management of diversity: representing identity differences has become instrumental, not an ethic or end in itself. Her nuanced and complex case studies demonstrate how difference is contained and domesticated, and provide empirical grounding for the larger theoretical claims about the effects of neo-liberal apolit...

An Assessment Guide To Geriatric Neuropsychology
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An Assessment Guide To Geriatric Neuropsychology

At least half of all neuropsychological assessments are performed on elderly persons, but the information clinicians need to make appropriate judgment calls is widely scattered. Several books offering general descriptions of the cognitive functioning of the aged or of neuropsychological conditions affecting them are helpful to practitioners but do not provide reliable and valid normative information. Two books that do provide this in...

Spannungsfeld Familienkindheit: Neue Anforderungen, Risiken und Chancen
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Spannungsfeld Familienkindheit: Neue Anforderungen, Risiken und Chancen

Das Buch zeigt, dass der soziale und damit auch familiale Wandel in zunehmendem Maße Unterschiede aufweist, die nicht ohne Auswirkungen auf das Wohlbefinden und die Entwicklung von Kindern und Jugendlichen bleiben. Familienkindheit wird damit - wie gezeigt wird - zu einem "Spannungsfeld", das für die Erziehung von Kindern neue Anforderungen und für Kinder neue Risiken, aber zweifelsohne auch neue Chancen mit sich bringt.

Psychosis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
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Psychosis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Psychosis is considered the most debilitating psychiatric condition. It presents a heavy burden of suffering in terms of its prevalence, morbidity, and potentially high personal, familial and social costs. In effect, it has in the past decades received increased attention by investigators. Despite the continually accumulating research on this puzzling and diverse disorder, its precise nature remains poorly understood. This book integ...

Thinking with Data: How to Turn Information into Insights
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Thinking with Data: How to Turn Information into Insights

Many analysts are too concerned with tools and techniques for cleansing, modeling, and visualizing datasets and not concerned enough with asking the right questions. In this practical guide, data strategy consultant Max Shron shows you how to put the why before the how, through an often-overlooked set of analytical skills. Thinking with Data helps you learn techniques for turning data into knowledge you can use. You’ll learn a framew...

Social Work in Mental Health: Contexts and Theories for Practice
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Social Work in Mental Health: Contexts and Theories for Practice

Social Work in Mental Healthbrings together a range of scholarly reflections and writings on the different roles of a social worker in the field of mental health. It provides a holistic picture to introduce readers to the wider issues of social work and mental health practice. Contexts and Theories for Practicebegins with an exploration of the context of social work practice. It offers opportunities to consider global perspectives on...