- Organizational Behavior in Education: Adaptive Leadership and School Reform
The Ninth Edition of Organizational Behavior in Education relates the study of educational leadership to the challenge of how leaders can participate effectively in school reform. Readers are challenged to develop and act upon a game plan for implementing school reform throughout the text. Issues arising from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 receive major emphasis in this edition. This edition continues to examine aspects of organizational behavior such as organizational culture, diversity, leadership, motivation, change, conflict, and decision-making while maintaining high standards of scholarship and a lucid, readily accessible writing style.
- SPSS for Social Workers (with CD-ROM)
This well-illustrated text is specifically designed and class-tested for use with social work students who are taking their first course in statistics and SPSS.
Through a step-by-step, engaging instruction of SPSS, this text gives students the skills needed for foundational statistical analysis, based on actual data from social work research projects. With relevant examples of practice and policy throughout the text, instruction focuses on the creation, organization, manipulation and transformation of data sets. The text covers statistical material on topics including, but not limited to: normal distributions, cross-tabulations and chi-square analysis, correlations, introductory regression, and tests involving group comparisons. A tabular, instructional format is used throughout, with one column for instructions and another for explanatory notes/comments, allowing students to readily track their progress and check each step once undertaken. The instructions are liberally supported with screen shots, charts and sample output (Chs. 2-8). References are made to SPSS 12.0 throughout the text, but it also can be used with earlier versions.
Although not designed as a statistics text, it includes sufficient statistical material to assist students without prematurely burdening them with information too far beyond the scope of an introductory course. The text aims to engender familiarity and confidence in the tasks of quantitative analysis.
- Oral Presentations for Technical Communication: (Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication)
Oral Presentations for Technical Communication provides what most technical communication textbooks lack: clear, accessible instruction on speaking. This book helps students and professionals master public speaking in a technical or scientific environment, whether it be through traditional presentations with whiteboards and flipcharts or presentations with computer software such as PowerPoint. Unlike most general speech texts, which include examples from various disciplines, Oral Presentations uses specific examples from the fields of science and technology and shows how skilled technical communicators make complex information accessible to non-technical audiences.
The first three parts of the book focus on basic skills and concepts, including four basic types of presentations relevant to technical communication. The last two parts introduce more advanced topics, such as legal, privacy, and censorship issues, and the changing nature of presentations in the digital age.
- A Course for Teaching English Learners
A Course for Teaching English Learners (CTEL Handbook) offers strategies to equip teachers to work with English language learners, balancing fundamental principles with practical classroom techniques.
This exciting new book offers in a single volume a wealth of background principles underlying the cultural, linguistic, and sociocultural contexts and foundations of learning and by providing a comprehensive framework that doesn't only focus on reading and writing. Unlike other books, the CTEL Handbook provides a flexible, comprehensive underlying framework that outlines both psychological and sociocultural contexts for English language acquisition and structured content delivery across the elementary, middle school, and high school grades.
Provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) call for yearly accountability in English language growth for language-minority students. The CTEL Handbook is the first to address the new focus on testing procedures, as well as adaptation for English learners during the test-taking process.
Throughout, Lynne Diaz-Rico's expertise in matters related to educating English learners is consistently evident. Not only does she provide the necessary background knowledge needed to educate English learners but she also includes a variety of classroom methods for English language development in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computer-assisted instruction, making the CTEL Handbook equally effective as a classroom text and as a reference tool for practicing teachers.
- Engineering Psychology & Human Performance: United States Edition
Forming connections between human performance and design
Engineering Psychology and Human Performance, 4e examines human-machine interaction. The book is organized directly from the psychological perspective of human information processing. The chapters generally correspond to the flow of information as it is processed by a human being--from the senses, through the brain, to action--rather than from the perspective of system components or engineering design concepts.
This book is ideal for a psychology student, engineering student, or actual practitioner in engineering psychology, human performance, and human factors
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
Identify how human ability contributes to the design of technology.
Understand the connections within human information processing and human performance.
Challenge the way they think about technology’s influence on human performance.
show how theoretical advances have been, or might be, applied to improving human-machine interaction
Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205896197 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205896196