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Read more about Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You

Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Serbulo

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-NC

This book introduces students to the basic concepts of urban studies. It is an interdisciplinary text that was developed for lower-division undergraduate students. The book is organized into thematic chapters that explore different aspects of urban life, such as the environment, housing, and culture. Each chapter introduces a new way of conceptualizing the city, presents core theories and concepts, and provides examples and case studies from cities around the globe to illustrate the ideas presented in the text. At the end of each chapter, there are review questions and a series of interactive field activities where students can apply the concepts introduced in the chapter to a real-world setting. Many of the field activities can be adapted to online or remote learning modalities. This textbook is appropriate for interdisciplinary courses with urban themes or for introductory urban studies, urban sociology, or urban geography classes.

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Read more about La política petrolera en el gobierno de la revolución ciudadana: El caso del Campo Sacha

La política petrolera en el gobierno de la revolución ciudadana: El caso del Campo Sacha

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: García-Osorio

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

En la primera parte, se realiza un resumen del manejo del petróleo a partir de 1972 hasta la actualidad, así como también se describe la política petrolera aplicada por los gobiernos, desde la administración del doctor Oswaldo Hurtado hasta la administración del señor Guillermo Lasso. En la segunda, se analiza el entorno jurídico en el contexto de los recursos naturales especialmente del petróleo, en el marco de la Ley de Hidrocarburos y de la Constitución de la República del Ecuador. Y en la tercera, se analiza la producción en el Campo Sacha, adjudicada a ORNCEM mediante el contrato de servicios específicos y de acuerdo a sus dos contratos modificatorios. Se concluye con algunas consideraciones que se deben tomar en cuenta y que llaman a la reflexión cuando se proponen y ejecutan contratos cuyo beneficio no es el mejor para el país. Por otro lado, los bosques son grandes “limpiadores” de dióxido de carbono, al ser destruidos se anula su potencial de absorción y, por lo tanto, contribuyen al calentamiento global del planeta por el incremento de gases de efecto invernadero, razón por la cual, se debe contrarrestar la deforestación.

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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 Modelo Kaizen en el sector público: Kaizen model in the public sector

Modelo Kaizen en el sector público: Kaizen model in the public sector

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: César Iván, Jaqueline, César, Francisco Marcelo, and Franklin Roberto

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Las instituciones del sector público deben acogerse a las necesidades emanadas por sus usuarios, por esto son controladas por diferentes entidades gubernamentales y cumplen diferentes normativas legales. Bajo este enfoque surgen diferentes metodologías para la eficiencia y eficacia, el libro responde a un modelo “Kaizen” pero bajo la metodología gubernamental de Gobierno por Resultados.

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Read more about Psychologia

Psychologia

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Spielman, Jenkins, Lovett, and Czarnota-Bojarska

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Psychologia powstała z myślą o studentach jednosemestralnego kursu wstęp do psychologii. Podręcznik jest obszernym omówieniem wszystkich podstawowych zagadnień w ujęciu klasycznym z uwzględnieniem wiedzy najnowszej. Książka zawiera również opis zaburzeń psychicznych i wprowadza terminologię zgodną z DSM-5 oraz ICD. Wydanie jest polską adaptacją wydania drugiego aktualizowanego Psychology 2e OpenStax.

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Read more about Introduction to Anthropology

Introduction to Anthropology

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Hasty, Lewis, and Snipes

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Designed to meet the scope and sequence of your course, OpenStax Introduction to Anthropology is a four-field text integrating diverse voices, engaging field activities, and meaningful themes like Indigenous experiences and social inequality to engage students and enrich learning. The text showcases the historical context of the discipline, with a strong focus on anthropology as a living and evolving field. There is significant discussion of recent efforts to make the field more diverse—in its practitioners, in the questions it asks, and in the applications of anthropological research to address contemporary challenges. In addressing social inequality, the text drives readers to consider the rise and impact of social inequalities based on forms of identity and difference (such as gender, ethnicity, race, and class) as well as oppression and discrimination. The contributors to and dangers of socioeconomic inequality are fully addressed, and the role of inequality in social dysfunction, disruption, and change is noted.

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Read more about Case Studies in Community Psychology Practice: A Global Lens

Case Studies in Community Psychology Practice: A Global Lens

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Palmer, Rogers, Viola, and Engel

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

There is no better way to demonstrate the work and impact of community psychologists and allies than by showcasing actual projects conducted in partnership with communities. This textbook displays this work in a dynamic case study format that will ignite students' desire and passion to study and become future community psychologists or those whose heart beats with the beloved community. You can find community psychologists and allies partnering with communities to change racist policies, end health disparities, create alternate settings for youth, foster community-based models to heal trauma, evaluate programs, and much more!

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Read more about The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Machin, Machin, Jeffries, and Hoare

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

Despite psychology being one of the most popular undergraduate programs, students often report not knowing how training in psychology relates to careers. With chapters written by experts across Australia, this book explores just some of the many ways that students can apply their training in psychological science across a variety of careers and sectors.

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Read more about Gendered Lives: Global Issues

Gendered Lives: Global Issues

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Fernandez and Nelson

Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

License: CC BY

A gender studies textbook that takes an anthropological approach.

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Read more about America: The User’s Manual

America: The User’s Manual

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Kantack

Publisher: Benjamin R. Kantack

License: CC BY-NC

This is a free textbook written for introductory undergraduate courses in American politics. It may also be suitable for precocious high school students, as well as nonstudents who are interested in learning how American government works.

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