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Read more about Critical Perspectives on Technology and the Family

Critical Perspectives on Technology and the Family

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Walker

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC

From the perspective of a long time family practitioner, researcher, and educator, and technology innovator, this textbook offers the first comprehensive view of technology in the family for college students, professionals and the public. Each chapter offers content and a complete reference list, learning activities, ideas for critical blog posting and additional readings. The beginning chapters cover foundational information about our societal use of information and communications technology, family theories and ways of understanding families, and how families differ in their use and access to ICT. The main body of the book (chapters 4-10) covers elements of the family from couple relationships and dating apps, to children’s use and impacts on development from early childhood through young adulthood, use by parents and in the parent-child relationship, shared use by family members, and then topics important to family life: work-family balance and health and financial management and technology. The end of the book pivots to look closely at use by family professionals, the competencies needed to integrate technology into practice, and policy as a proactive and systemic avenue for change. End of book material include an additional reading list and recommended web content, social media and thought leaders. The authors lends her ideas on teaching for critical thinking with an overview at the beginning of the book, and classroom assessment ideas (actually short ways to engage learners in critical thinking activities).

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Read more about Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice

Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Adams, Anderson, Becknell, Ivory, and Pashia

Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

As so often is the case, the idea for this book came from a twisting path. Not long after we began collaborating and presenting together at conferences, we were invited to draft a chapter on critical race theory (CRT) in academic libraries. An invited chapter is, of course, very flattering, so we proceeded without much thought to who the publisher would be. Angela had been working on social justice issues for a while at that point, while CJ had a wealth of expertise on open educational resources (OER). We merged our two areas of expertise in drafting that chapter, discussing OER as an opportunity to not only save students money but incorporate CRT into the curriculum—both in content and in practice.

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Read more about Individual and Family Development, Health, and Well-being

Individual and Family Development, Health, and Well-being

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Lang and Cone

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-SA

This book provides an overview of lifespan developmental tasks (physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional) examined from individual and family theoretical perspectives. It covers topics related to families, diversity, individual and family health and well-being, and reciprocal relationships as affected by external factors.

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Read more about Análisis Científico de la Ética desde la Perspectiva Multidisciplinaria

Análisis Científico de la Ética desde la Perspectiva Multidisciplinaria

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Herrera-Sánchez, Olmedo Jumbo, and Quezada Valarezo

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

El presente manuscrito es resultado de investigaciones multidisciplinarias bajo diferentes perspectivas científicas-académicas, mediante la confrontación de criterios de diferentes autores bajo un enfoque descriptivo que señala la importancia de ética en varios escenarios actuales como son en la discriminación de la mujer en ambiente laboral, el manejo de los individuos dentro de las organizaciones, dentro de la agricultura al momento de producir y cultivar, como la ética afecta al clima organizacional y lagestión docente dentro del caso de estudio de una universidad, la ética y la responsabilidad social empresarial como reto de las empresas, la discriminación laboral como comportamiento poco ético en el área de recursos humanos, y por ultimo una contrastación de la ética en la publicidad de las empresas. Estos estudios se realizan desde una mirada científica y se la acerca a la realidad ecuatoriana.

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Read more about Research Methods for Criminal  Justice Students

Research Methods for Criminal Justice Students

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Williams

Publisher: Monica Williams

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is based on two open-access textbooks: Bhattacherjee’s (2012) Social science research: Principles, methods, and practices and Blackstone’s (2012) Principles of sociological inquiry: Qualitative and quantitative methods. I first used Bhattacherjee’s book in a graduate-level criminal justice research methods course. I chose the book because it was an open educational resource that covered the major topics of my course. While I found the book adequate for my purposes, the business school perspective did not always fit with my criminal justice focus. I decided to rewrite the textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in my criminal justice research methods courses. As I researched other open- educational resources for teaching social science research methods, I found Blackstone’s book, which covered more of the social science and qualitative methods perspectives that I wanted to incorporate into my book.

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Read more about The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands

The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Wolters and Steel

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

In this volume, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent Steel have brought together the experts who can explain the evolution of public lands policies and politics in all their complexities. While their subject is complex, their prose is clear, and while their subject is torn by some of the most viciously self-interested, deceitful arguments in politics today, their prose is calm, factual, and evenhanded. No one should underestimate what a rare and valuable gift this is.

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Read more about Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens

Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Pearce

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

This openly licensed text, created with students, approaches contemporary families from an equity lens. It asks two questions relevant to the Difference, Power, and Discrimination outcomes at Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University: “What do families need?” and “How do society and institutions support or get in the way of families getting what they need?" Original content is licensed under CC BY, except as otherwise noted. More specific information can be found under Licenses and Attributions at the bottom of each section.

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Read more about Parenting and Family Diversity Issues

Parenting and Family Diversity Issues

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Lang

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book has been created for students and all individuals who work with children and families (e.g., educators, parents, caregivers, direct support workers, etc.) in diverse contexts. It is imperative to understand how and what factors may influence child outcomes across the lifespan. Therefore, key concepts related to parenting, child-rearing, care-giving, and parenting education are outlined in this textbook to provide historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives across vast settings and developmental domains.

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Read more about Foundations of Social Work Research

Foundations of Social Work Research

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Mauldin

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook was created to provide an introduction to research methods for BSW and MSW students, with particular emphasis on research and practice relevant to students at the University of Texas at Arlington. It provides an introduction to social work students to help evaluate research for evidence-based practice and design social work research projects. It can be used with its companion, A Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone textbook.

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Read more about Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience

Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Farrington, Powell, and Graham

Publisher: Encompass Digital Archive

License: CC BY

Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience gives instructors, students, and general readers a comprehensive and up-to-date account of African Americans’ cultural and political history, economic development, artistic expressiveness, and religious and philosophical worldviews in a critical framework. It offers sound interdisciplinary analysis of selected historical and contemporary issues surrounding the origins and manifestations of White supremacy in the United States. By placing race at the center of the work, the book offers significant lessons for understanding the institutional marginalization of Blacks in contemporary America and their historical resistance and perseverance.

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