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New Books in August 2012

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  1. Education in a Digital World

    Global Perspectives on Technology and Education

    By Neil Selwyn

    Drawing on a wealth of theoretical and empirical work, Education in a Digital World tackles a number of pressing questions, such as, how are ‘global’ trends in educational technology refracted through national policies and processes? How exactly are educational technologies linked to issues of...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  2. IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics

    Use and Interpretation, Fifth Edition

    By George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech, Gene W. Gloeckner, Karen C. Barrett

    Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data using IBM SPSS, this user-friendly book, written in easy-to-understand language, shows readers how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the design, and to interpret outputs appropriately. The authors prepare readers for all of...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Technology and Critical Literacy in Early Childhood

    By Vivian Maria Vasquez, Carol Branigan Felderman

    What do new technologies and new forms of communication mean for young children growing up in the 21st century? How are they shaping the mindsets, identities and practices which impact their lives at home and at school? This book explores the intersection of technology and critical literacy,...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Observing Children in Their Natural Worlds

    A Methodological Primer, Third Edition

    By Anthony D. Pellegrini, Frank Symons, John Hoch

    This book shows readers how to conduct observational methods, research tools used to describe and explain behaviors as they unfold in everyday settings. The book now uses both an evolutionary and a cultural perspective. The methods presented are drawn from psychology, education, family studies,...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Psychology Press

  5. Automatic Item Generation

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Mark J Gierl, Thomas M. Haladyna

    Automatic item generation (AIG) represents a relatively new and unique research area where specific cognitive and psychometric theories are applied to test construction practices for the purpose of producing test items using technology. The purpose of this book is to bring researchers and...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Education, Indigenous Knowledges, and Development in the Global South

    Contesting Knowledges for a Sustainable Future

    By Anders Breidlid

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    The book's focus is the hegemonic role of so-called modernist, Western epistemology that spread in the wake of colonialism and the capitalist economic system, and its exclusion and othering of other epistemologies. Through a series of case studies the book discusses how the domination of Western...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Curriculum, Syllabus Design and Equity

    A Primer and Model

    Edited by Allan Luke, Annette Woods, Katie Weir

    Curriculum scholars and teachers working for social justice and equity have been caught up in acrimonious and polarizing political debates over content, ideology, and disciplinary knowledge. At the forefront in cutting through these debates and addressing the practical questions involved, this book...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom

    Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More

    By Kay Seo

    The rapid expansion of blogs, Twitter, wikis, and virtual worlds has dramatically transformed the landscape of education. Through highly accessible networks, these new media can integrate students into a learning community by enabling them to create, customize, and share content online. Using...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Teaching the Dimensions of Literacy

    2nd Edition

    By Stephen Kucer, Cecilia Silva

    Teaching the Dimensions of Literacy provides both the conceptual knowledge to support teachers' instructional decisions in the reading/literacy classroom and a multitude of instructional strategy lessons for classroom use with both monolingual and bilingual students. It proposes that teachers need...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Language Policies in Education

    Critical Issues, 2nd Edition

    Edited by James W. Tollefson

    How do language policies in schools create inequalities among learners? How do policies marginalize some students while granting privilege to others? How do language policies in education serve the interests of dominant groups within societies? How can linguistic minorities further their interests...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Olivia N. Saracho, Bernard Spodek

    The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Teacher Development in Higher Education

    Existing Programs, Program Impact, and Future Trends

    Edited by Eszter Simon, Gabriela Pleschová

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Concerns about the quality of teaching and learning in higher education have given rise to teacher development programs and centers around the world. This book investigates the challenges and complexities of creating instructional development programs for present and future academics. Using case...

    Published August 19th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Understanding Language in Diverse Classrooms

    A Primer for All Teachers

    By Marilyn Shatz, Louise C. Wilkinson

    With the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of students in U. S. schools, all teachers, regardless of the content area or grade they teach, need research-based strategies for assisting all students to gain English proficiency. This practical, concise guide shows teachers what they need to...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    By Dianne Zager, Carol S Alpern, Barbara McKeon, Janet D Mulvey, Sue Maxam

    Educating College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders is one of the first books to specifically address the accommodation of students with significant learning differences in postsecondary education. Developed with the support of Autism Speaks, and piloted at Pace University, each component of...

    Published August 26th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Improving Large-Scale Assessment in Education

    Theory, Issues, and Practice

    Edited by Marielle Simon, Kadriye Ercikan, Michel Rousseau

    Large-scale assessments (LSAs) play a growing role in education policy decisions, accountability, and education planning worldwide. This book focuses on central issues that are key components of successful planning, development and implementation of LSAs. The book’s main distinction is its focus on...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era

    Teaching and Learning in an Age of Accountability, 3rd Edition

    By Patrick Slattery

    This landmark text was one of the first to introduce and analyze contemporary concepts of curriculum that emerged from the Reconceptualization of curriculum studies in the 1970s and 1980s. This new edition brings readers up to date on the major research themes (postmodernism,ecological,...

    Published August 26th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Virtual Literacies

    Interactive Spaces for Children and Young People

    Edited by Guy Merchant, Julia Gillen, Jackie Marsh, Julia Davies

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    The growth of interest in virtual worlds and other online spaces for children and young people raises important issues for literacy educators and researchers. This book is a timely and much-needed collection of current research in the area. It provides a synthesis of knowledge and understanding and...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  18. SPSS for Psychologists

    Fifth Edition

    By Nicola Brace, Richard Kemp, Rosemary Snelgar

    With over 50,000 copies sold, the new edition of this best-selling guide carefully leads the user through the process of using SPSS version 20 to analyze psychological data. The authors review the basic issues regarding design and proceed through all of the major statistical techniques used in...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  19. Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

    By Michelle Pacansky-Brock

    Series: Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning

    As social media and Web 2.0 technologies continue to transform the learning trends and preferences of students, educators need to understand the applicability of these new tools in all types of learning environments. Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies will provide both new and...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  20. Fathers in Cultural Context

    Edited by David W. Shwalb, Barbara J. Shwalb, Michael E. Lamb

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 Winner, APA Division 52 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award, 2014 This new volume reviews the latest research on fathering from every continent, from cultures representing over 50% of the world’s population. International experts on 14 societies/...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge