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Ordinary Violence - Mary White Stewart
Call Number: HV 6250.4 .W65 .S79 2014
ISBN: 1440829373
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
"In this eye-opening study, the author asserts that institutionalized definitions of masculinity and femininity, along with the social and economic inequality among the sexes, help perpetuate the daily and deadly violence against women all across the world."

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Pedagogy of Multiliteracies - Heather Lotherington
Call Number: LB 1181 .L67 2013
ISBN: 0415849861
Publication Date: 2013-05-23
"Based on case studies from public schools in Toronto, Canada, this book chronicles an inspiring five-year journey to develop thinking about and teaching literacy for the 21st century. The research, which was classroom-based and developed by public school teachers in collaboration with university researchers, was stimulated by an ethnographic study at Joyce Public School to track children learning to read in an era of multiliteracies. Pedagogy of Multiliteracies tells the evolving story of teachers’ trial-and-error interventions to engage children in multiple modes of expression involving structured play with contemporary media. Using the complex texts created, the teachers carve spaces to welcome the voices of children and the languages of the community into the English-medium classroom."

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Launching a Business - Bruce Barringer
Call Number: HD 62.5 .B365 2013
ISBN: 1606493973
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
"The primary focus of this book is getting you focused on the practical issues that you'll need, as a new business owner, to accomplish, and accomplish correctly, and to get your business off to a good start. To help you prioritize and track the activities that must be completed at the onset of a business, this book will teach you how to set up a 'First 100 Days Plan,' with the template (titled First 100 Days Plan) included in this book."

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The Cartels - Professor Emeritus, George W Grayson
Call Number: HV 5840 .M4 .G725 2014
ISBN: 1440829861
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
"This book analyzes Mexico's transition from a relatively peaceful kleptocracy controlled by the Tammany-Hall style Institutional Revolutionary Party/PRI (1929–2000) to a country plagued by rural and urban enclaves of grotesque violence. The author examines the major drug cartels and their success in infiltrating American and Mexican businesses; details the response from the Obama administration; assesses the threat that the continuing bloodshed represents for the United States; and emphasizes the constraints on America's ability to solve Mexico's crisis, despite U.S. contributions of intelligence, military equipment, training, and diplomatic support."

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Born Out of Place - Nicole Constable
Call Number: JV 6347 .C65 2014
ISBN: 0520282019
Publication Date: 2014-03-14
"In Born Out of Place, Nicole Constable looks at the experiences of Indonesian and Filipina women in this Asian world city. Giving voice to the stories of these migrant mothers, their South Asian, African, Chinese, and Western expatriate partners, and their Hong Kong–born babies, Constable raises a serious question: Do we regard migrants as people, or just as temporary workers? This accessible ethnography provides insight into global problems of mobility, family, and citizenship and points to the consequences, creative responses, melodramas, and tragedies of labor and migration policies."

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All Hell Broke Loose - Ann V. Collins
Call Number: HV 6477 .C65 2012
ISBN: 0313395993
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
"Author Ann V. Collins identifies and evaluates the existing conditions and contributing factors that sparked the race riots during the period spanning the Progressive Era to World War II throughout America. Through the lens of specific riots, Collins provides an overarching analysis of how cultural factors and economic change intersected with political influences to shape human actions—on both individual and group levels."

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Working in Your Major - Mary E. Ghilani
Call Number: HF 5382 .G45 2012
ISBN: 1440803110
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
"The book begins by exploring the options available to college graduates and then details effective methods for finding the right job openings; promoting themselves in the job market; acing interviews, both in person and over the phone; and succeeding on the job in their career field."

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Good Questions - Marian Small
Call Number: QA 20.153 .S63 2012
ISBN: 0807753130
Publication Date: 2012-03-23
"Expanded to include connections to Common Core State Standards, as well as National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, this critically acclaimed book will help every teacher and coach to meet the challenges of differentiating mathematics instruction in the K-8 classroom. In this bestseller, math education expert Marian Small explains two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math content: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks. Specific strategies and examples for each grade band are organized around NCTM content strands: Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra, and Data Analysis and Probability."

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Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education - Michael Fabricant; Michelle Fine
Call Number: LB 2806.36 .F34 2012
ISBN: 0807752851
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
" The authors do not defend the public school system, which for decades has failed primarily poor children of color. Instead, they use empirical evidence to determine whether charter schooling offers an authentic alternative for these children. In concise chapters, they address a series of important questions related to the recent ascent of charter schools and the radical restructuring of public education. This essential introduction includes a detailed history of the charter movement, an analysis of the politics and economics driving the movement, documentation of actual student outcomes, and alternative images of transforming public education to serve all children."

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American Dreamers - Michael Kazin
Call Number: HN 90 .R3 .K39 2011
ISBN: 0307266281
Publication Date: 2011-08-23
"While the history of the left is a long story of idealism and determination, it has also been, in the traditional view, a story of movements that failed to gain support from mainstream America. In American Dreamers, Kazin tells a new history: one in which many of these movements, although they did not fully succeed on their own terms, nonetheless made lasting contributions to American society that led to equal opportunity for women, racial minorities, and homosexuals; the celebration of sexual pleasure; multiculturalism in the media and the schools; and the popularity of books and films with altruistic and antiauthoritarian messages. "

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Making Civics Count - David E. Campbell (Editor); Meira Levinson (Editor); Frederick M. Hess (Editor)
Call Number: LB 1584 .M278 2012
ISBN: 1612504760
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
"Making Civics Count offers research-based insights into what diverse students and teachers know and do as civic actors, and proposes a blueprint for civic education for a new generation that is both practical and visionary."


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