African Traditional And Oral Literature As Pedagogical Tools In Content Area Classrooms

Author: Lewis AsimengBoahene
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623965403
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For a long time, many American educators and educational stakeholders have drawn their ideas for educational reforms from ideas generated in Europe and Asia for the changing demographics of America’s diverse classrooms. This book is therefore motivated by a bold attempt at advocating for the revision of existing pedagogic fora and the creation and addition of new fora that would provide for the inclusion of thoughts, perspectives and practices of African traditional oral literature in the pedagogical tools of content area classrooms especially in North America. The articles that are presented in this book provide theoretical frameworks for using African traditional oral literature and its various tenets as teaching tools. They bring together new voices of how African literature could be used as helpful tool in classrooms. Rationale for agitating for its use as ideal for pedagogic tool is the recurrent theme throughout the various articles presented. The book explores how educators, literacy educators, learners, activists, policy makers, and curriculum developers can utilize the powerful, yet untapped gem of African oral literature as pedagogical tools in content area classrooms to help expand educators repertoire of understanding beyond the ‘conventional wisdom’ of their pedagogic creed. It is a comprehensive work of experienced and diverse scholars, academicians, and educators who have expertise in multicultural education, traditional oral literature, urban education, children’s literature and culturally responsive pedagogy that have become the focus of U.S. discourses in public education and teacher preparation. This anthology serves as part of the quest for multiple views about our ‘global village’, emphasizing the importance of linking the idea of diverse knowledge with realities of global trends and development. Consequently, the goal and the basic thrust of this anthology is to negotiate for space for nonmainstream epistemology to share the pedagogical floor with the mainstream template, to foster alternative vision of reality for other knowledge production in the academic domain. The uniqueness of this collection is the idea of bringing the content and the pedagogy of most of the genres of African oral arts under one umbrella and thereby offering a practical acquaintance and appreciation with different African cultures. It therefore introduces the world of African mind and thoughts to the readers. In summary, this anthology presents an academic area which is now gaining its long overdue recognition in the academia.

Human Development And Performance Throughout The Lifespan

Author: Anne Cronin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305686241
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Human Development & Performance Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition is ideal for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other rehabilitation disciplines. It provides a broad, occupation-based viewpoint of development and performance throughout all life stages with an emphasis on the factors that influence daily participation and optimal performance of desired daily life tasks. The authors use a life course conceptual model as an organizational foundation for clinical reasoning to help readers understand how to implement the activity- and participation-based goals and outcomes for therapy. Written by an occupational therapist and a physical therapist, the book incorporates chapters by leading experts in human development, giving users cutting-edge information and a wide range of perspectives. By integrating information from the International Classification of Function and Disability (ICF) with a developmental life-task perspective, the book gives both newcomers and experienced professionals an essential, contemporary frame of reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Child And Adolescent Behavioral Health

Author: Edilma L. Yearwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0813807867
Size: 14.73 MB
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As an increasing number of children and adolescents with psychiatric symptoms go unrecognized in our current health care system, the ability to identify and treat these issues in multiple health care settings has become vitally important. With access to primary care providers increasing and a shortage of child psychiatric providers, collaboration between psychiatric, pediatric and family advanced practice nurses is essential to improving care for this vulnerable population. "Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners" "in Nursing" provides a practical reference to aid in this endeavor. Aimed at advanced practice nurses and graduate students in nursing, this book is divided into 4 sections addressing assessment, treatment, special populations, and special issues. Within these sections, each chapter includes state-of-the-art, evidence-based information about the most common issues faced by psychiatric and primary care practitioners alike. Chapters focused on disorders review clinical manifestation, etiology, nursing interventions, integration with primary care, and implications for practice, research, and education. Chapters focused on issues describe the linkages between the behavioral/psychiatric profile of the child and associated risk and management strategies. Written/reviewed by over 70 nurse experts, "Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners" "in Nursing" is a must-have reference for all practitioners caring for children and adolescents. Key features: Speaks specifically to issues faced by advanced practice nurses Describes the etiology of psychiatric and psychosocial behaviors in children and adolescents Integrates psychiatric and primary care management strategies Comprehensive in scope, including special topics such as legal and ethical issues and cultural considerations

A Therapist S Guide To Child Development

Author: Dee C. Ray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317572246
Size: 43.56 MB
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A Therapist's Guide to Child Development gives therapists and counselors the basics they need to understand their clients in the context of development and to explain development to parents. The chapters take the reader through the various physical, social, and identity developments occurring at each age, explaining how each stage of development is closely linked to mental health and how that is revealed in therapy. This ideal guide for students, as well as early and experienced professionals, will also give readers the tools to communicate successfully with the child’s guardians or teachers, including easy-to-read handouts that detail what kind of behaviors are not cause for concern and which behaviors mean it’s time to seek help. As an aid to practitioners, this book matches developmental ages with appropriate, evidence-based mental health interventions.

Counseling Individuals Through The Lifespan

Author: Daniel W. Wong
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322033
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Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan by Daniel W. Wong, Kimberly R. Hall, Cheryl A. Justice, and Lucy Wong Hernández introduces readers to the fundamentals of the counseling process during each stage of human development. Topics such as the client-counselor relationship, counseling theory, research, and interventions are addressed with a focus on caring for the total person within his/her environment and culture. Emphasizing the importance of intentionality and self-reflection, the chapters include case illustrations and guided practice exercises to further the development of successful 21st century counselors. Counseling Individuals Through the Lifepan is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).

Human Development A Life Span View

Author: Robert V. Kail
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480635
Size: 41.89 MB
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Balanced coverage of the entire life span is just one thing that distinguishes HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, Seventh Edition. With its comprehensive, succinct, and applied coverage, the text has proven its ability to capture students' interest while introducing them to the issues, forces, and outcomes that make us who we are. Robert V. Kail's expertise in childhood and adolescence, combined with John C. Cavanaugh's extensive research in gerontology, result in a book with a rich description of all life-span stages and important topics. A modified chronological approach traces development in sequential order from conception through late life, while also dedicating several chapters to key topical issues. This organization also allows the book to be relatively briefer than other texts, a benefit given the enormous amount of information covered in the course. The authors provide theoretical and empirical foundations that enable students to become educated, critical interpreters of developmental information. A blend of basic and applied research, as well as coverage of controversial topics and emergent trends, demonstrates connections between the laboratory and life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Exploring Existential Meaning

Author: Gary T. Reker
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN:
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Both implicit and existential meaning are important constructs in fully understanding human experience. The editors of this volume present a forum for an array of viewpoints and recent research that address the notion of optimal human growth.

Human Growth And Development

Author: Chris Beckett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446248208
Size: 74.39 MB
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Human Growth and Development, Second Edition is a bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as Social Work, Healthcare and Education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients or pupils. Each chapter outlines theories that explain development at different stages of life and the transitions we make between childhood, adolesence, adulthood and old age. For this second edition, a new chapter has been added (Chapter 10: It Takes a Village: the Sociological Perspective) exploring the wider social factors which influence human growth and development. Activities are provided within each chapter to help student test theoretical concepts against their own experience and intuitions. Combining theoretical concepts and reflective learning, Human Growth & Development, second edition is the ideal introduction to psychosocial development for students on a wide range of professional courses.

Health Promotion Throughout The Lifespan

Author: Carole Edelman
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323031288
Size: 76.61 MB
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This comprehensive text provides the most current and accurate health promotion and disease prevention information available. The book addresses health promotion for all ages and all population groups - individuals, families, and communities. It includes extensive coverage of growth and development throughout the life span, with an emphasis on normal development as well as the specific problems and health promotion issues common to each stage. A complete unit is devoted to health promotion interventions. It also offers a unique assessment framework based on Gordon's Functional Health Patterns to provide consistency in presentation and an approach in line with the promotion of health. Extensive coverage of growth and development throughout all stages of the life span. A unit on specific interventions for health promotion. Addresses health promotion for all population groups - individual, family, and the community. Incorporates Case Studies that depict actual clinical situations to give students a "real-life" perspective. Innovative Practice examples highlight unique and creative health promotion programs. Summarizes specific clinical interventions in Health Teaching boxes to provide students with "how-to" nursing actions. Think About It clinical scenarios provide critical thinking questions to help readers grasp important concepts. Multicultural Awareness boxes present cultural perspectives important to care planning. Introduces significant issues, trends, and controversies in health promotion through Hot Topics boxes to engage students in critical discussion and debate about these topics. Research Highlights emphasize current research efforts and research opportunities in health promotion. A new Study Questions section (with answers and rationales) helps you review and assess your understanding of chapter content. Care Plans are presented in a consistent format: Nursing Diagnosis, Defining Characteristics, Related Factors, Expected Outcomes, and Interventions. Healthy People 2010 boxes highlight current national health promotion priorities. A new full-color design helps to highlight important features and content. A new companion Evolve website offers case studies with questions and answers, WebLinks, content updates, and a Glossary with search capability to enhance your learning experience.