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Is it truly the "end" of public space? This handbook presents evidence that the answer is "no". In cities in…different parts of the world, people still use public space to pursue activities of their choice. The book is divided into seven sections. The first section presents three emerging types of public space. Each of the subsequent five sections focuses on a type of activity: recreation, commerce, protest, living and celebration. These sections are international in scope, presenting cases of activities in Brazil, China, Colombia, DR Congo, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Libya, Taiwan, Turkey and the U.S. The closing section, composed of three chapters, presents research methods for studying public space. Graduate students, faculty members and researchers in social science, architecture, landscape architecture, geography and urban design will find the book useful for understanding, studying and designing urban public space.
Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 2,100 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement
By John Hattie. 2023
When the original Visible Learning® was published in 2008, it instantly became a publishing sensation. Interest in the book was unparalleled;…it sold out in days and was described by the TES as revealing "teaching’s Holy Grail". Now John Hattie returns to this ground-breaking work. The research underlying this book is now informed by more than 2,100 meta-analyses (more than double that of the original), drawn from more than 130,000 studies, and has involved more than 400 million students from all around the world. But this is more than just a new edition. This book is a sequel that highlights the major story, taking in the big picture to reflect on the implementation in schools of Visible Learning, how it has been understood – and at times misunderstood – and what future directions research should take. Visible Learning: The Sequel reiterates the author’s desire to move beyond claiming what works to what works best by asking crucial questions such as: Why is the current grammar of schooling so embedded in so many classrooms, and can we improve it? Why is the learning curve for teachers after the first few years so flat? How can we develop teacher mind-frames to focus more on learning and listening? How can we incorporate research evidence as part of the discussions within schools? Areas covered include: • The evidence base and reactions to Visible Learning • The Visible Learning model • The intentional alignment of learning and teaching strategies • The influence of home, students, teachers, classrooms, schools, learning, and curriculum on achievement • The impact of technology Building upon the success of the original, this highly anticipated sequel expands Hattie’s model of teaching and learning based on evidence of impact and is essential reading for anyone involved in the field of education either as a researcher, teacher, student, school leader, teacher trainer, or policy maker.
The Routledge Introduction to Italian Linguistics
By Cinzia Russi. 2023
The Routledge Introduction to Italian Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of the linguistic structure of the Italian language,…including phonetics and phonology, morphology and morphosyntax, syntax, semantics, and sociolinguistics. The manual includes a historical sketch of the Italian language, which outlines the central phases of its emergence and process of standardization. Written in clear, concise language and taking a descriptive, theory-neutral approach, this is the ideal companion for advanced students of the Italian language and those studying Italian and Romance linguistics. After sketching the most important phases of the process of standardization of Italian and introducing the main varieties of Italian as classified from a social and geographical perspective, this introductory text addresses the core topics of Italian linguistics as pertaining to the sound system and word and sentence structure. The text adopts a descriptive approach and requires no previous knowledge of linguistics since technical terms are carefully explained and illustrated by numerous examples. Thus, it can serve as a reference tool for instructors of Italian and anyone interested in advancing their knowledge of the Italian language or familiarizing themselves with Italian linguistics.
Applying a socio-ecological framework, this book explores how the innovative approach of commons-based organic apple breeding can contribute to sustainability…in agricultural and food systems more widely. As fruit breeding and cultivation systems are confronted with a range of sustainability challenges, there are calls for new and innovative breeding approaches beyond mainstream economic solutions that would mitigate these sustainability challenges. Apples, in particular, are facing serious environmental challenges, with the negative environmental impacts of modern conventional breeding and farming, loss of agrobiodiversity, low participation and diminishing diversity of market actors in the wake of privatization and economization trends result in a lack of resilience in current breeding and cultivation systems. Drawing on in-depth case study research on apple production in Germany, this book advances the innovative solution of commons-based apple breeding as a model for developing resilience in fruit breeding and cultivation. It analyzes this approach, comparing it with more conventional practices, and showcases which factors could inhibit the broad implementation of commons-based apple breeding and how they can be overcome to exploit its full potential. Contributing to the great ambition of finding sustainable solutions across all agricultural sectors, this book opens up new and interdisciplinary perspectives on fruit breeding and cultivation, which is a largely neglected issue in contemporary discussions on agriculture and food production. This book will be of great interest for students and scholars from the fields of sustainable food systems, sustainable agriculture, crop science, and resource management and in particular those that seek inspiration for innovative approaches rooted in sustainability research, social-ecological resilience, and the commons.
Working with Boys: Creating Cultures of Mutual Respect in Schools
By Andrew Hampton. 2023
When peer-on-peer sexual abuse becomes commonplace in schools, society has a problem. The toxic attitudes and behaviour some boys display…towards girls and women begin with the way those boys relate to each other, especially in school. This book offers an in-depth analysis of the problems facing boys and gives teachers the tools to help boys create relational cultures that are mutually respectful. Part One of the book looks at how boys relate to each other and how that affects the way they relate to girls and women. Part Two outlines a programme that can be delivered, lesson by lesson, to pupils aged 9 to 18. The programme covers specific lesson topics that can be adapted for different age groups, including: • Anger • Banter • Fear of humiliation • Boy hierarchies • Jostling and consent • Crying and emotional expression • Lifestyle choices Working with Boys is a whole-school, iterative programme of study that uses guided reflection to empower boys to self-regulate their attitudes and behaviour. This book is essential reading for school leaders and teachers who want to promote a school environment in which boys are consistently principled, honourable, noble, trustworthy, upright and dignified.
Sintaxis del español / The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Syntax (Routledge Spanish Language Handbooks)
By Rena Torres Cacoullos, Guillermo Rojo, Victoria Vázquez Rozas. 2023
El volumen Sintaxis del español/The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Syntax proporciona una visión general de los temas fundamentales de la…sintaxis del español, basada en datos extraídos de corpus textuales, sensible a los fenómenos de variación y conectada con otros componentes de la lengua. La obra, escrita en español, reúne perspectivas teóricas diversas, elaboradas por un grupo internacional de lingüistas. Está dividida en seis partes y comprende 45 capítulos centrados en cuestiones teóricas, cláusulas, oraciones y estructuras supraoracionales, categorías verbales, frases y clases de palabras, variación y cambio sintácticos, así como acercamientos computacionales y sus diferentes aplicaciones. El volumen constituye una referencia fundamental para los investigadores al tiempo que proporciona una introducción accesible para estudiantes de la lengua y la lingüística españolas. Sintaxis del español / The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Syntax provides a comprehensive overview of topics in Spanish syntax, drawing on corpus-based data, incorporating variation, and connecting with other aspects of language. Written in Spanish, the volume brings together diverse theoretical perspectives from an international group of scholars. Divided into six parts, the book comprises 45 chapters on theoretical perspectives, clauses, sentences and (supra)sentential syntax, verb categories, phrases and word classes, syntactic variation and change, and computational approaches and their applications. This handbook is an essential reference for scholars and an accessible introduction for students of Spanish language and linguistics.
Participatory and Digital Democracy at the Local Level: European Discourses and Practices (Contributions to Political Science)
By Gilles Rouet, Thierry Côme. 2023
This edited volume discusses digital democracy at the local level in Europe. Contrasting the political discourse surrounding participatory digital democracy…with actual experiences of implementation, the book provides a wholistic view of digital democracy across Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. The book is divided into three parts. Chapters in Part I analyze discourses about participatory democracy in Europe. Chapters in Part II provide case studies of digital democracy practices at the local level in the EU. Chapters in Part III discuss the risks and challenges associated with digital democracy. Written by a panel of international, interdisciplinary experts, this volume will be of interest to researchers, students, and practitioners across public administration, political science, economics, management, and sociology.
Computer Vision – ECCV 2022 Workshops: Tel Aviv, Israel, October 23–27, 2022, Proceedings, Part VII (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #13807)
By Ko Nishino, Leonid Karlinsky, Tomer Michaeli. 2023
The 8-volume set, comprising the LNCS books 13801 until 13809, constitutes the refereed proceedings of 38 out of the 60…workshops held at the 17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022. The conference took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, during October 23-27, 2022; the workshops were held hybrid or online.The 367 full papers included in this volume set were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the ECCV 2022 workshop proceedings. They were organized in individual parts as follows: Part I: W01 - AI for Space; W02 - Vision for Art; W03 - Adversarial Robustness in the Real World; W04 - Autonomous Vehicle Vision Part II: W05 - Learning With Limited and Imperfect Data; W06 - Advances in Image Manipulation; Part III: W07 - Medical Computer Vision; W08 - Computer Vision for Metaverse; W09 - Self-Supervised Learning: What Is Next?; Part IV: W10 - Self-Supervised Learning for Next-Generation Industry-Level Autonomous Driving; W11 - ISIC Skin Image Analysis; W12 - Cross-Modal Human-Robot Interaction; W13 - Text in Everything; W14 - BioImage Computing; W15 - Visual Object-Oriented Learning Meets Interaction: Discovery, Representations, and Applications; W16 - AI for Creative Video Editing and Understanding; W17 - Visual Inductive Priors for Data-Efficient Deep Learning; W18 - Mobile Intelligent Photography and Imaging; Part V: W19 - People Analysis: From Face, Body and Fashion to 3D Virtual Avatars; W20 - Safe Artificial Intelligence for Automated Driving; W21 - Real-World Surveillance: Applications and Challenges; W22 - Affective Behavior Analysis In-the-Wild; Part VI: W23 - Visual Perception for Navigation in Human Environments: The JackRabbot Human Body Pose Dataset and Benchmark; W24 - Distributed Smart Cameras; W25 - Causality in Vision; W26 - In-Vehicle Sensing and Monitorization; W27 - Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics; W28 - Computational Aspects of Deep Learning; Part VII: W29 - Computer Vision for Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; W30 - AI-Enabled Medical Image Analysis: Digital Pathology and Radiology/COVID19; W31 - Compositional and Multimodal Perception; Part VIII: W32 - Uncertainty Quantification for Computer Vision; W33 - Recovering 6D Object Pose; W34 - Drawings and Abstract Imagery: Representation and Analysis; W35 - Sign Language Understanding; W36 - A Challenge for Out-of-Distribution Generalization in Computer Vision; W37 - Vision With Biased or Scarce Data; W38 - Visual Object Tracking Challenge.
Pandemic and the City (Footprints of Regional Science)
By Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit, Mehmet Güney Celbiş. 2023
This book features a collection of novel and original contributions to the study of urban sustainability from a human health…perspective in the light of the current corona pandemic and the challenge of cities to offer inclusive, appealing, and healthy infrastructures. Written by experts from various disciplines, this book analyzes the impact of the corona pandemic on contemporary cities, and how these cities respond to the challenges. Featuring also case studies on various cities and regions, it addresses four interconnected research challenges and themes: Cities, cooperation, and resilience in the face of COVID-19Comparative approaches on patterns and effects of city and location-specific policies and socioeconomic structures during COVID-19The socioeconomic and labor market effects of pandemics on cities and local economiesThe need for new types of data and applications in addressing challenges in analysing the effects of COVID-19 on citiesThis book will appeal to scholars of regional and spatial science, urban economics, and urban planning and anyone interested in the impact of corona pandemic on city life.
Health Research in Nigeria: A Bibliometric Analysis
By Joseph Abiodun Balogun. 2023
This book is the first authoritative study of the research output and scientific impact of Nigerian health academics, including those…in the diaspora. Around the world, policymakers and academics measure the scientific impact of research at national and international levels using bibliometric measures. Unfortunately, there is limited data on scientists' research productivity and impact in developing countries, particularly in Africa. Therefore, normative bibliometric information from different countries is needed to address the challenges faced by scientists in Africa. This book contributes to filling this research gap. Additionally, the author addresses the controversies surrounding the use of bibliometrics in judging research productivity and offers recommendations to improve research systems.
Edexcel Psychology for A Level Year 2: Revision Guide
By Cara Flanagan, Julia Russell, Rob Liddle, Mandy Wood. 2023
The portable-sized Revision Guide is ideal for consolidating knowledge both at home for revision, and at school as a lesson-by-lesson…summary as the course progresses. / Each topic is covered on one spread helping students get straight to the point. / Description (AO1) is on the left of the spread split into separate segments to aid revision. / Evaluation (AO3) is on the right, each point illustrating the all-important chains of reasoning. / Exam-style questions, including AO2 application questions on concepts and methods, are on every spread providing lots of practice. / Detailed exam advice section is included, with hints and tips offered throughout the book. / Lots of illustrations and the odd corny joke help make it very user-friendly!
A Decade of Disaster Experiences in Ōtautahi Christchurch: Critical Disaster Studies Perspectives
By Bruce C. Glavovic, Steve Matthewman, Shinya Uekusa. 2022
This book critically surveys a decade of disasters in Ōtautahi Christchurch. It brings together a diverse range of authors, disciplinary…approaches and topics, to reckon with the events that commenced with the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. Each contribution tackles its subject matter through the frame of Critical Disaster Studies (CDS). The events and the subsequent recovery provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from a series of concatenating urban disasters in order to prepare us for our future on an urban planet facing unprecedented environmental pressures. The book focuses on the production of vulnerability, the human dimensions of disaster, the Indigenous response to disasters and the practical lessons that can be drawn from them.
Deep Sciences for Computing and Communications: First International Conference, IconDeepCom 2022, Chennai, India, March 17–18, 2022, Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1719)
By Utku Kose, Ali Kashif Bashir, Kottilingam Kottursamy, Annie Uthra. 2023
This book constitutes selected papers presented during the First International Conference on Deep Sciences for Computing and Communications, IconDeepCom 2022, held…in Chennai, India, in March 2022.The 27 papers presented were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 97 submissions. They are organized in topical sections as follows: classification and regression problems for communication paradigms; deep learning and vision computing; deep- recurrent neural network (RNN) for industrial informatics; extended AI for heterogeneous edge.
Delegate Apportionment in the US Presidential Primaries: A Mathematical Analysis (Studies in Choice and Welfare)
By Michael A. Jones, David McCune, Jennifer M. Wilson. 2023
This book provides a comprehensive mathematical description and analysis of the delegate allocation processes in the US Democratic and Republican…presidential primaries, focusing on the role of apportionment methods and the effect of thresholds—the minimum levels of support required to receive delegates. The analysis involves a variety of techniques, including theoretical arguments, simplicial geometry, Monte Carlo simulation, and examination of presidential primary data from 2004 to 2020. The book is divided into two parts: Part I defines the classical apportionment problem and explains how the implementation and goals of delegate apportionment differ from those of apportionment for state representation in the US House of Representatives and for party representation in legislatures based on proportional representation. The authors then describe how delegates are assigned to states and congressional districts and formally define the delegate apportionment methods used in each state by the two major parties to allocate delegates to presidential candidates. Part II analyzes and compares the apportionment methods introduced in Part I based on their level of bias and adherence to various notions of proportionality. It explores how often the methods satisfy the quota condition and quantifies their biases in favor or against the strongest and weakest candidates. Because the methods are quota-based, they are susceptible to classical paradoxes like the Alabama and population paradoxes. They also suffer from other paradoxes that are more relevant in the context of delegate apportionment such as the elimination and aggregation paradoxes. The book evaluates the extent to which each method is susceptible to each paradox. Finally, it discusses the appointment of delegates based on divisor methods and notions of regressive proportionality.This book appeals to scholars and students interested in mathematical economics and political science, with an emphasis on apportionment and social choice theory.
The Educational Turn: Rethinking the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Rethinking Higher Education)
By Kathryn Coleman, Dina Uzhegova, Bella Blaher, Sophie Arkoudis. 2023
This open access book explores how educational researchers working at the edges of innovations in languages and literacies, leadership, assessment,…social and cultural transformation, and pedagogies rethink the educational turn in new sites. It engages with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for educational researchers to redefine ways of knowing about learning post-COVID and deepen collective understanding of student learning and teaching for next practices to emerge.This book extends the theoretical and practical aspects of the educational turn across multiple contexts as SoTL. It is grounded in a field of practice and ways of knowing, outlining key intellectual principals, and set against specific examples from research. The chapters reference an understanding of the pedagogical implications of the ‘educational turn’, utilise a broad range of theory and concepts, and explore potential implications for education and next practices.
Space Invaders: Race, Gender and Bodies Out of Place
By Nirmal Puwar. 2004
Increasingly, women and minorities are entering fields where white male power is firmly entrenched. The spaces they come to occupy…are not empty or neutral, but are imbued with history and meaning. <p><p>This groundbreaking book interrogates the pernicious, subtle but nonetheless widely held view that certain bodies are naturally entitled to certain spaces, while others are not. Drawing on case studies from within the nation state, including Westminster and Whitehall, the art world, academia and everyday life, this book uncovers the hidden processes that undermine female and/or racialized bodies in spaces marked by masculinity and whiteness. How are positions of authority racialized and gendered? How do people manage their femininity and/or blackness while in a predominantly white male context? How do spaces become naturalized or normalized, and what does it mean when they are disrupted? <p><p>Answering these questions and many more, this book is the first to examine the meaning of diversity in organizations in its absolute complexity. It argues that a thorough engagement with difference requires a rigorous investigation of how institutional cultures become normative. It is only when we see and name this invisible central point of reference, which is so often taken for granted, that we can we truly unsettle long established links. Uniting social, cultural and political theory, and engaging with a range of substantive material from a variety of institutions, this book is a timely contribution to wide-reaching debates on race, gender and space.
Antigone and other Tragedies: Antigone, Deianeira, Electra (Oxford World's Classics.)
By Sophocles, Oliver Taplin. 2021
Sophocles stands as one of the greatest dramatists of all time, and one of the most influential on artists and…thinkers over the centuries. His plays are deeply disturbing and unpredictable, unrelenting and open-ended, refusing to present firm answers to the questions of human existence, or to provide a redemptive justification of the ways of gods to men-or women. These three tragedies portray the extremes of human suffering and emotion, turning the heroic myths into supreme works of poetry and dramatic action.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum: How to Design, Revise, or Adopt Curriculum Aligned to Student Success
By Angela Di Michele Lalor. 2017
We know that curriculum is the core of the classroom experience, but what makes a quality curriculum? How can educators…be sure that what they teach is strongly aligned to the specific standards that their district or school has adopted? What kinds of lessons, learning experiences, and assessments are most effective, and how should they be embedded within the curriculum? <p><p>You'll find the answers to these and many other questions in this definitive, step-by-step guide to curriculum design and evaluation. Drawing from her work with teachers and administrators to facilitate curriculum development, the author offers targeted advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. She provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help you ensure that the criteria are met. Relevant to anyone who is creating or revising curriculum, or evaluating options among published alternatives, this book is a comprehensive and accessible roadmap to develop a solid foundation for teaching and learning-and better results in the classroom.
Evidence-based skills, insight, and methods drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you gain a greater understanding of your…child's behavior, parent them with compassion and confidence, and restore peace to your home. Is your child extremely irritable most of the time? Do they have difficulty interpreting social cues? Are they impulsive and prone to outbursts or explosive rages? <p><p>Parenting a child who has emotional dysregulation can be a bumpy ride. You've probably received advice—some of it unsolicited—from friends, teachers, and family members. But strategies and techniques that work for other kids are usually ineffective when it comes to your unique child, and can even lead to more stress for everyone in your family. <p><p>The Uncontrollable Child is here to help. Written for parents of children with emotion dysregulation disorders, including disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), The Uncontrollable Child is a lifeline. It contains a powerful set of skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)--including mindfulness, validation, limit-setting, and behavior-shaping—to help you better understand your child and their behavior, and successfully find balance between acceptance and change, flexibility and consistency, and limits and love. As a parent, you want the very best for your child, but if you have a child with explosive emotions, you need extra help. Let this book guide you toward creating a nurturing, healthy, and loving environment in which your whole family can thrive.
Shelter: Notes From a Detained Migrant Children's Facility
By Arturo Hernandez-Sametier. 2020
In this rare account from within ICE detention facilities, fourteen children are followed from their arrest by U.S. Border Patrol…to the day they exit facilities for unaccompanied minors. Preschoolers and teenagers, the kids offer a range of evocative backstories: a deaf and mute fifteen-year-old Mayan girl; a teen from India who has walked three thousand miles; a Guatemalan girl who has escaped domestic slavery and is on the run with her young siblings. Each child offers an account of their chaotic journey from Guatemala, India, Honduras or Mexico, and the situation that drove them to enter the U.S. illegally. <p><p>We get an intimate view of their long, difficult quest for release to U.S. relatives and a rare, first-hand view of daily life within U.S detention shelters. The author, a therapist within a major children's detention facility, offers a vivid, and often surprising, first-hand description of daily life within our immigration shelters; the complicated, often heroic efforts of shelter workers; and the processes and politics that decide if a child is deported or allowed to join family. <p><p>In the epilogue, the author explains that due to Homeland Security restrictions, sharing information about the internal workings of migrant shelters forfeits any future employment. The author believes this to be the principal reason there are no other published accounts from within facilities for unaccompanied minors.