Research in Service to Society

The First Fifty Years of the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina
Author: Guy B. Johnson,Guion Griffis Johnson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469648075
Category: Education
Page: 457
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The Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina quickly achieved a national reputation for its contribution to pure research, university teaching, and public affairs. From its inception in 1924, it addressed touchy issues such as race relations, industrial inequities, and political inefficiency in the South. Despite worries about academic acceptance and funding, the institute's scholars produced research and publications that are landmarks in American social science. Originally published in 1980. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

American Labor and Economic Citizenship

New Capitalism from World War I to the Great Depression
Author: Mark Hendrickson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028604
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 332
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Argues that the period from World War I to the Great Depression was an incubating era when innovative and lasting policy paradigms emerged.

The Politics of Expertise


Author: Stephen P. Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134644167
Category: Social Science
Page: 338
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This book collects case studies and theoretical papers on expertise, focusing on four major themes: legitimation, the aggregation of knowledge, the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power. It focuses on the institutional means by which the distribution of knowledge and the distribution of power are connected, and how the problems of aggregating knowledge and legitimating it are solved by these structures. The radical novelty of this approach is that it places the traditional discussion of expertise in democracy into a much larger framework of knowledge and power relations, and in addition begins to raise the questions of epistemology that a serious account of these problems requires.

The Handbook of Ethical Research with Ethnocultural Populations and Communities


Author: Joseph E. Trimble,Celia B. Fisher
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483365867
Category: Psychology
Page: 400
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The Handbook of Ethical Research With Ethnocultural Populations and Communities, edited by Joseph E. Trimble and Celia B. Fisher, addressES key questions in the first major work to focus specifically on ethical issues involving work with ethnocultural populations. Filling gaps and questions left unanswered by general rules of scientific conduct such as those embodied in federal regulations and professional codes, this Handbook will help guide ethical decision making for social and behavioral science research with multicultural groups for years to come.

The New Southern University

Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC
Author: Charles J. Holden
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813134382
Category: Education
Page: 217
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Established in 1789, the University of North Carolina is the oldest public university in the nation. UNC's reputation as one of the South's leading institutions has drawn some of the nation's leading educators and helped it become a model of the modern American university. However, the school's location in the country's most conservative region presented certain challenges during the early 1900s, as new ideas of academic freedom and liberalism began to pervade its educational philosophy. This innovative generation of professors defined themselves as truth-seekers whose work had the potential to enact positive social change; they believed it was their right to choose and cultivate their own curriculum and research in their efforts to cultivate intellectual and social advancement. In To Carry the Truth: Academic Freedom at UNC, 1920--1941, Charles J. Holden examines the growth of UNC during the formative years between the World Wars, focusing on how the principle of academic freedom led to UNC's role as an advocate for change in the South.

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political science
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The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences


Author: R. Keith Sawyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316123464
Category: Psychology
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The interdisciplinary field of the learning sciences encompasses educational psychology, cognitive science, computer science, and anthropology, among other disciplines. The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences is the definitive introduction to this innovative approach to teaching, learning, and educational technology. This dramatically revised second edition incorporates the latest research in the field, includes twenty new chapters on emerging areas of interest, and features contributors who reflect the increasingly international nature of the learning sciences. The authors address the best ways to design educational software, prepare effective teachers, organize classrooms, and use the internet to enhance student learning. They illustrate the importance of creating productive learning environments both inside and outside school, including after-school clubs, libraries, museums, and online learning environments. Accessible and engaging, the Handbook has proven to be an essential resource for graduate students, researchers, teachers, administrators, consultants, educational technology designers, and policy makers on a global scale.

The First Civil Right

How Liberals Built Prison America
Author: Naomi Murakawa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199380724
Category: Law
Page: 304
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The explosive rise in the U.S. incarceration rate in the second half of the twentieth century, and the racial transformation of the prison population from mostly white at mid-century to sixty-five percent black and Latino in the present day, is a trend that cannot easily be ignored. Many believe that this shift began with the "tough on crime" policies advocated by Republicans and southern Democrats beginning in the late 1960s, which sought longer prison sentences, more frequent use of the death penalty, and the explicit or implicit targeting of politically marginalized people. In The First Civil Right, Naomi Murakawa inverts the conventional wisdom by arguing that the expansion of the federal carceral state-a system that disproportionately imprisons blacks and Latinos-was, in fact, rooted in the civil-rights liberalism of the 1940s and early 1960s, not in the period after. Murakawa traces the development of the modern American prison system through several presidencies, both Republican and Democrat. Responding to calls to end the lawlessness and violence against blacks at the state and local levels, the Truman administration expanded the scope of what was previously a weak federal system. Later administrations from Johnson to Clinton expanded the federal presence even more. Ironically, these steps laid the groundwork for the creation of the vast penal archipelago that now exists in the United States. What began as a liberal initiative to curb the mob violence and police brutality that had deprived racial minorities of their 'first civil right-physical safety-eventually evolved into the federal correctional system that now deprives them, in unjustly large numbers, of another important right: freedom. The First Civil Right is a groundbreaking analysis of root of the conflicts that lie at the intersection of race and the legal system in America.

Love of Freedom

Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England
Author: Catherine Adams,Elizabeth H. Pleck
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199779833
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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They baked New England's Thanksgiving pies, preached their faith to crowds of worshippers, spied for the patriots during the Revolution, wrote that human bondage was a sin, and demanded reparations for slavery. Black women in colonial and revolutionary New England sought not only legal emancipation from slavery but defined freedom more broadly to include spiritual, familial, and economic dimensions. Hidden behind the banner of achieving freedom was the assumption that freedom meant affirming black manhood The struggle for freedom in New England was different for men than for women. Black men in colonial and revolutionary New England were struggling for freedom from slavery and for the right to patriarchal control of their own families. Women had more complicated desires, seeking protection and support in a male headed household while also wanting personal liberty. Eventually women who were former slaves began to fight for dignity and respect for womanhood and access to schooling for black children.

From Foreclosure to Fair Lending

Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit
Author: Chester Hartman,Gregory D. Squires
Publisher: New Village Press
ISBN: 1613320140
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Well-known fair housing and fair lending activists and organizers examine the implications of the new wave of fair housing activism generated by Occupy Wall Street protests and the many successes achieved in fair housing and fair lending over the years. The book reveals the limitations of advocacy efforts and the challenges that remain. Best directions for future action are brought to light by staff of fair housing organizations, fair housing attorneys, community and labor organizers, and scholars who have researched social justice organizing and advocacy movements. The book is written for general interest and academic audiences. Contributors address the foreclosure crisis, access to credit in a changing marketplace, and the immoral hazards of big banks. They examine opportunities in collective bargaining available to homeowners and how low-income and minority households were denied access to historically low home prices and interest rates. Authors question the effectiveness of litigation to uphold the Fair Housing Act’s promise of nondiscriminatory home loans and ask how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is assuring fair lending. They also look at where immigrants stand, housing as a human right, and methods for building a movement. Chester Hartman is an urban planner, academic, author of more than twenty books, and director of research for the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. Gregory Squires is a professor of sociology, public policy, and public administration at George Washington University and advisor to the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN: N.A
Category: Copyright
Page: 1394
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

The Portable Mentor

Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology
Author: Mitchell J. Prinstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461439949
Category: Psychology
Page: 370
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The ten year anniversary of the book offers an excellent opportunity to publish a second edition. Several aspects of the book have evolved considerably since its first printing. For instance, substantial revision to the internship, licensure, and certification processes has occurred, and are reflected in this resource. Much of the literature on clinical psychology, cultural sensitivity, and the current job market is updated. Changes in technology have large effects on teaching and practicing clinical psychology. These modifications are needed to offer appropriate and updated information for students. In short, virtually every chapter has substantial modification to ensure that the material is accurate and up to date.

Black Women in America

An Historical Encyclopedia
Author: Darlene Clark Hine,Elsa Barkley Brown,Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Publisher: Carlson Publishing
ISBN: 9780926019614
Category: Social Science
Page: 1530
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Provides 614 biographical and 163 topical essays discussing the important roles Black women have played in American history

The Mobile Wave

How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything
Author: Michael J. Saylor
Publisher: Vanguard Press
ISBN: 0306822989
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 304
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In the tradition of international bestsellers, Future Shock and Megatrends, Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, brings The Mobile Wave, a ground-breaking analysis of the impact of mobile intelligence--the fifth wave of computer technology. The Mobile Wave argues that the changes brought by mobile computing are so big and widespread that it's impossible for us to see it all, even though we are all immersed in it. Saylor explains that the current generation of mobile smart phones and tablet computers has set the stage to become the universal computing platform for the world. In the hands of billions of people and accessible anywhere and anytime, mobile computers are poised to become an appendage of the human being and an essential tool for modern life. With the perspective of a historian, the precision of a technologist, and the pragmatism of a CEO, Saylor provides a panoramic view of the future mobile world. He describes how: A Harvard education will be available to anyone with the touch of a screen. Cash will become virtual software and crime proof. Cars, homes, fruit, animals, and more will be tagged so they can tell you about themselves. Buying an item will be as easy as pointing our mobile device to scan and pay.Land and capital will become more of a liability than an asset. Social mobile media will push all businesses to think and act like software companies. Employment will shift as more service-oriented jobs are automated by mobile software. Products, businesses, industries, economies, and even society will be altered forever as the Mobile wave washes over us and changes the landscape. With so much change, The Mobile Wave is a guidebook for individuals, business leaders, and public figures who must navigate the new terrain as mobile intelligence changes everything.

Children and Welfare Reform


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aid to families with dependent children programs
Page: 208
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The Publishers' Trade List Annual


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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Health Behavior and Health Education

Theory, Research, and Practice
Author: Karen Glanz,Barbara K. Rimer,K. Viswanath
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470432489
Category: Medical
Page: 592
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Resources for teaching and learning are posted at tinyurl.com/Glanz4e and www.med.upenn.edu/hbhe4. This fourth edition of the classic book, Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and in-depth analysis of health behavior theories that are most relevant to health education. This essential resource includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels. This edition includes substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation.

Adventures in Russian Historical Research

Reminiscences of American Scholars from the Cold War to the Present
Author: Samuel H. Baron,Cathy A. Frierson
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765611963
Category: Education
Page: 272
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Selected Contents: Introduction1. My Research in the Soviet Union: Half-Empty or Half-Full? Nicholas V. Riasanovsky2. A Tale of Two Inquiries, Samuel H. Baron3. Discovering Rural Russia: A Forty-Year Odyssey, Priscilla Roosevelt4. Catherine the Great and the Rats, John T. Alexander5. Exploration and Adventure in the Two Capitals, Richard Stites6. Leningrad, 1966-67: Irrelevant Insights in an Era of Relevance, S. Frederick Starr7. Adventures and Misadventures: Russian Foreign Policy in European and Russian Archives, Hugh Ragsdale8. Reclaiming Peter the Great, James Cracraft9. Prisoner of the Zeitgeist, Laura Engelstein10. Of Outcomes Happy and Unhappy, Bruce W. Mennning11. A Journey from St. Petersburg to Saratov, Donald J. Raleigh12. Romancing the Sources, Nancy Shields Kollmann13. Russian History from Coast to Coast, Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter14. Friends and Colleagues, Eve Levin15. Within and Beyond the Pale: Research in Odessa and Birobidzhan, Robert Weinberg16. Mysteries in the Realms of History and Memory, Cathy A. Frierson17. A Historian of Science Works from the Bottom Up, Paul R. Josephson18. Orthodoxies and Revisions, Nadieszhda Kizenko19. Post-Soviet Improvisations: Life and Work in Rural Siberia, Golfo Alexopoulos20. Hits and Misses in the Archives of Kazakhstan, Steven A. Barnes

Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U. S.


Author: Alan Agresti,Xiao-Li Meng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461436494
Category: Mathematics
Page: 564
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Statistical science as organized in formal academic departments is relatively new. With a few exceptions, most Statistics and Biostatistics departments have been created within the past 60 years. This book consists of a set of memoirs, one for each department in the U.S. created by the mid-1960s. The memoirs describe key aspects of the department’s history -- its founding, its growth, key people in its development, success stories (such as major research accomplishments) and the occasional failure story, PhD graduates who have had a significant impact, its impact on statistical education, and a summary of where the department stands today and its vision for the future. Read here all about how departments such as at Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, and Stanford started and how they got to where they are today. The book should also be of interests to scholars in the field of disciplinary history.

Preparing Teachers:

Building Evidence for Sound Policy
Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309128056
Category: Education
Page: 234
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Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.