• Cinq ans après Information et manipulation (Félin, 1991), Alain Woodrow dresse l'état des lieux et propose un nouveau bilan. Au-delà du constat, il donne un tableau du proche avenir avec les autoroutes de l'information, Internet et la réalité virtuelle.

  • "This comprehensive publication rightly establishes early childhood as a critical phase in the education of young people and makes the case for developing our insights regarding early childhood education (ECE) practices through the eyes of practitioner inquiry in the context of collaborative partnerships. It achieves its goal through a series of insightful case studies that not only illuminate the text as stories from the field, but also contribute to our understanding regarding ECE learning and pedagogy."- Susan Groundwater-Smith, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.
    Bringing together theory and practice, this book draws on the projects and experiences of senior and new researchers implementing various forms of practitioner research. Chapter discussions are informed by international literature to provide insightful reflections on research processes and the contribution of practitioner research in changing practice. The diversity of perspectives across the chapters provides an excellent resource for those undertaking research within early childhood contexts.
    Features include:

    the contribution of practitioner research to curriculum and social change.  professional development and        strengthening learning communities
    how practitioners can be supported in documenting and articulating their work
    the relationships between the research community and field of practice through practitioner research projects
    contemporary problems and issues that frame the practices of early childhood educators
    case studies from Australia, South Africa, Sweden and Chile

    A diverse range of case studies that use a range of internationally recognised research methods are presented. The book offers guidance, support and inspiration to practitioners on how to research their implementation of meaningful and sustainable changes in early childhood contexts.

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    With increasing pressure on academics and graduate students to publish in peer reviewed journals, this book offers a much-needed guide to writing about and publishing quantitative research in applied linguistics. With annotated examples and useful resources, this book will be indispensable to graduate students and seasoned researchers alike.

  • L'Église vole en éclats. Que reste-t-il aujourd'hui de la forteresse élevée minutieusement, pierre par pierre, depuis le concile de Trente ? Un autre concile, celui de Vatican II, a baissé les ponts-levis, ouvert grandes les fenêtres. Jean XXIII prédisait une "nouvelle Pentecôte" : en se mettant à jour, l'Église devait se rajeunir, s'embellir, retrouver la pureté de ses origines. Pour Mgr Lefèbvre, au contraire, le concile, oeuvre satanique, risque d'entraîner l'Église à sa perte. Et si les deux avaient raison ? Si le concile offrait une chance inouïe à l'Église de mourir, sous une certaine forme, pour renaître autre ? Les chefs de l'Église, effarés par la décomposition du catholicisme et tourmentés par les menaces d'un schisme intégriste, hésitent devant le choix. Sauter dans le vide demande un acte de foi et de courage. En attendant, l'Église est déchirée.

  • Voici réunis et étudiés les éléments du phénomène sectaire : des organisations riches, puissantes et habiles répondent aux besoins spirituels et religieux d'une jeunesse révoltée et éprise d'idéal ; des parents désarçonnés, parfois harcelés dans leurs propres convictions, leur système de valeurs, leur idéologie politique ou religieuse ; des jeunes, souvent parmi les meilleurs, qui abandonnent famille, études ou carrière, pour suivre le gourou qui leur apporte sa vérité. Des sectes anciennes, comme les Mormons, les Adventistes, les Témoins de Jéhovah se renouvellent malgré l'offensive efficace des dernières venues d'Asie ou d'Amérique, comme les Enfants de Dieu, les Dévôts de Krishna ou les Moonistes. Comment expliquer ce succès des sectes ? Pourquoi les jeunes se livrent-ils corps et âme, apparemment sans résistance ? Et que cherchent les dirigeants des sectes ? Le pouvoir personnel ? L'argent ? La domination politique ? Et comment arrivent-ils à leurs fins ? Drogues ? Viol psychique ? Lavage de cerveau ? Alain Woodrow, chroniqueur religieux au Monde, répond à ces questions en démontant les mécanismes des principales sectes.

  • Voici réunis et étudiés les éléments du phénomène sectaire : des organisations riches, puissantes et habiles répondent aux besoins spirituels et religieux d'une jeunesse révoltée et éprise d'idéal ; des parents désarçonnés, parfois harcelés dans leurs propres convictions, leur système de valeurs, leur idéologie politique ou religieuse ; des jeunes, souvent parmi les meilleurs, qui abandonnent famille, études ou carrière, pour suivre le gourou qui leur apporte sa vérité. Des sectes anciennes, comme les Mormons, les Adventistes, les Témoins de Jéhovah se renouvellent malgré l'offensive efficace des dernières venues d'Asie ou d'Amérique, comme les Enfants de Dieu, les Dévôts de Krishna ou les Moonistes. Comment expliquer ce succès des sectes ? Pourquoi les jeunes se livrent-ils corps et âme, apparemment sans résistance ? Et que cherchent les dirigeants des sectes ? Le pouvoir personnel ? L'argent ? La domination politique ? Et comment arrivent-ils à leurs fins ? Drogues ? Viol psychique ? Lavage de cerveau ? Alain Woodrow, chroniqueur religieux au Monde, répond à ces questions en démontant les mécanismes des principales sectes.

  • This volume is the first major production of the globalisation research strand of the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University. This book makes a significant contribution to the theory of and research in globalisation and education, and tackles the topics of superdiversity and supercomplexity. The book's thesis is that the effects of globalisation on education can only be understood if the specific yet complex conditions of globalisation in education are investigated. The book takes an international approach to understanding globalisation and does not restrict itself to just one methodological or theoretical plane of investigation.
    Education is one of
    these frontline domains in which the effects of superdiversity cannot be
    dismissed, minimized or denied. The continuously increasing complexity of
    /> learning environments is raising critical issues at every level, from
    description over analysis to theoretical generalization, and this book is a
    first and fruitful attempt at charting these waters.  This pioneering book will remain
    a key text for many years to come.Jan BloomaertProfessor of Language,
    Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon CenterTilburg University,
    the Netherlands. This provocative
    collection works from two premises:  that
    today there is superdiversity in our globalised world and related is a
    supercomplexity of theoretical and methodological approaches.  The collection proffers multifarious
    challenges for educational theory, research and practice in working with,
    through and across these two premises. As such, Super
    Dimensions in Globalisation and Education is essential reading for all educational researchers, whatever their
    interests or location.Professor Bob LingardThe University of
    Queensland, Australia. This is a highly
    imaginative book that stops `flat earth' and convergence arguments dead in
    their tracks. Its genius is to bring
    super-complexity and super-diversity into a conversation with each other and
    with education, and in doing so shed light on the numerous and unexpected
    ways in which global processes are shaping education in revealing and
    compelling ways.  Any scholar concerned with globalisation and
    education will find Super Dimensions in Globalisation and Education a' must
    have' on their reading list.   Professor Susan RobertsonDirector of the Centre
    for Globalisation, Education and Social FuturesUniversity of Bristol,
    UK.  This is an absorbing
    and compelling collection. It takes readers on a kaleidoscopic journey through
    various intricate expressions of the nexus between globalisation and
    education.  And it offers multiple ways
    that such expressions can be thought and rethought. In transcending conventional categorisations it invites educators to do
    so too.  Professor Jane Kenway, Australian
    Professorial Fellow - Australian Research Council,











































    Education Faculty,
    Monash University, Australia.

  • Teaching Web designers, developers, and IT professionals how to use the new version of SharePoint Designer Covering both the design and business applications of SharePoint Designer, this complete Wrox guide brings readers thoroughly up to speed on how to use SharePoint Designer in an enterprise. You'll learn to create and modify web pages, use CSS editing tools to modify themes, use Data View to create interactivity with SharePoint and other data, and much more. Coverage includes integration points with Visual Studio, Visio, and InfoPath. Shows web designers, developers, and IT professionals how to use SharePoint Designer 2010 to customize Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 Covers both the design and business application of SharePoint Designer 2010 Delves into modifying and enhancing every aspect of your SharePoint site-not just the look and feel Explores creating and modifying web pages, how to add interactivity with SharePoint and other data, and using CSS editing tools to modify themes With the explosive growth in SharePoint, this book is your key to customizing your SharePoint sites with SharePoint Designer 2010.

  • Congenital cardiovascular malformations are the single most common form of birth defect. Therefore a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in both normal cardiac development and the formation of cardiovascular structural defects is of tremendous importance.
    This book brings together the leading scientists from around the world who are actively engaged in studies of the etiology, morphogenesis and physiology of congenital cardiovascular diseases. A broad variety of approaches, techniques, experimental models and studies of human genetics combine to make this a truly outstanding and unique treatise on this pressing topic.
    Cardiovascular Development and Congenital Malformations is divided into distinct categories, each focusing on a particular aspect of cardiovascular development. Sections are accompanied by editorial overviews which integrate new findings and place the information into a broader context.

  • Praise for Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation "In today's globalized world, few competencies are as essential as the ability to negotiate across cultures. In this insightful and practical book, Chris Moore and Peter Woodrow draw on their extensive global experience to help us understand the intricacies of seeking to reach intercultural agreements and show us how to get to a wise yes. I recommend it highly!" William Ury coauthor, Getting to Yes, and author, The Power of a Positive No "Rich in the experience of the authors and the lessons they share, we learn that culture is more than our clothing, rituals, and food. It is the way we arrange time, space, language, manners, and meaning. This book teaches us to understand our own culture so we are open to the other and gives us practical strategies to coordinate our cultural approaches to negotiations and reach sustainable agreements." Meg Taylor compliance advisor/ombudsman of the World Bank Group and former ambassador of Papua New Guinea to the United States of America and Mexico "In a globalized multicultural world, everyone from the president of the United States to the leaders of the Taliban, from the CEO of Mittal Steel to the steelworkers in South Africa, needs to read this book. Chris Moore and Peter Woodrow have used their global experience and invented the definitive tool for communication in the twenty-first century!" Vasu Gounden founder and executive director, ACCORD, South Africa "Filled with practical advice and informed by sound research, the Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation brings into one location an extraordinary and comprehensive set of resources for navigating conflict and negotiation in our multicultural world. More important, the authors speak from decades of experience, providing the best book on the topic to date-a gift to scholars and practitioners alike." John Paul Lederach Professor of International Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame

  • This book would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of each of the chapter authors. For some authors, writing a chapter was beyond their "9-5" job, and this book re?ects their commitment to sustainability at the local level for their communities. To every chapter author and their staff, friends, and families, thank you. This dynamic and paradigm-changing volume on the topic of sustainable development is focused on communities such as cities, schools, and colleges where the future of our families and children are most at risk. We must act today as each of the chapters represents in their presentations. This book marks a new era: the Third Industrial Revolution. The new age of the Third Industrial Revolution has been labeled by some as the "green era" or "green economy," but it had already started around the world, especially in Europe and Japan, for over a decade - since the end of the 20th c- tury. More signi?cantly, the book highlights people and communities who have a shared concern and vision along with the will and determination to enact programs and polices that make sustainable development real - not just political rhetoric or "branding" or even the current "buzz word" for obtaining funds and grants. The book presents "The Sequel to an Inconvenient Truth" - actual examples of how c- munities can and have changed in order to mitigate climate change. Again, thanks to everyone and their colleagues.

  • The Next Economics

    Woodrow W. Clark Ii

    • Springer
    • 5 Décembre 2012

    The Next Economics focuses on how the field of economics must change and incorporate environment, energy, health and new technologies that are called externalities for stopping and reversing climate change. The field of economics needs to become a science. Economics in this book for the Green Industrial Revolution which goes beyond the third industrial revolution since it covers cases, examples and specific economic analyses that both scientific and global. The book concerns climate change and how the Economics for Externalities, needs to range from energy and national security to infrastructure and communities. Solutions and cases of the "Next Economics" are based in western philosophical economic paradigms and how that is changing due to the significance of current global economic and societal concerns. Finally practical applications for economics are explored using global environmental and energy issues. Areas that need a fresh look at and be integrated with economics, include the environment, social and political issues, energy, health climate change and their infrastructures, as they are major components of the macroeconomics for the future. Based on past economic models, these subjects have been lost or ill fitted into modern economic theory. The challenge is to explore and to look deeply into economics in order to provide it a new direction with the possibility for understanding, changing and saving the planet from climate change. This book presents to economists and policy-makers alike areas of environmental economics, energy policy, health and social issues which are needed to stop and reverse climate change.

  • This book provides a new paradigm of economics that is called Qualitative Economics. The authors take an approach to economics that is entirely different from the established neo-classical economics paradigm. Arguing that the basis of neo-classical economic theory with its focus on perfect information in a balanced equilibrium system of supply and demand is fundamentally flawed, the authors propose an inclusive philosophical and scientific perspective to explain economic structures and activities and how best to understand the dynamics of economics.Furthermore, the authors argue that a qualitative approach allows for greater understanding of not only the actors, actions and situations in economics, but also defines the context in which the more traditional quantitative and statistical methods are applied. The book includes case studies to further illustrate the applications of qualitative economics. Challenging orthodox paradigms and schools of economic thought, the book proposes a new way of looking at economics, and as such will be of use to researchers and students of economics, business, social sciences and the sciences as well as think tanks and advocacy groups interested in heterodox economics.

  • Cyber-Humans

    Woodrow Barfield

    It is predicted that robots will surpass human intelligence within the next fifty years.
    The ever increasing speed of advances in technology and neuroscience, coupled with the creation of super computers and enhanced body parts and artificial limbs, is paving the way for a merger of both human and machine.
    Devices which were once worn on the body are now being implanted into the body, and as a result, a class of true cyborgs, who are displaying a range of skills beyond those of normal humans-beings, are being created. There are cyborgs which can see colour by hearing sound, others have the ability to detect magnetic fields, some are equipped with telephoto lenses to aid their vision or implanted computers to monitor their heart, and some use thought to communicate with a computer or to manipulate a robotic arm. This is not science-fiction, these are developments that are really happening now, and will continue to develop in the future. However, a range of legal and policy questions has arisen alongside this rise of artificial intelligence.
    Cyber-Humans provides a deep and unique perspective on the technological future of humanity, and describes how law and policy will be particularly relevant in creating a fair and equal society and protecting the liberties of different life forms which will emerge in the 21st century.
    Dr Woodrow (Woody) Barfield previously headed up the Sensory Engineering Laboratory, holding the position of Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor at the University of Washington. His research revolves around the design and use of wearable computers and augmented reality systems and holds both JD and LLM degrees in intellectual property law and policy. He has published over 350 articles and major presentations in the areas of computer science, engineering and law. He currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

  • This book takes a new look at the study of emigration since publication of Americans Abroad in 1992. The US receives a high volume of immigrants, but its emigrant population is less frequently studied. International migration continues to increase, with now over 200 million people worldwide living as emigrants from their birth country for the purposes of work, family integration, improved living situations, or human rights.  Utilizing the same social psychological approach that made the first edition so successful, the authors examine the motivation, adjustment issues and return migration of American emigrants. The analysis of these comparative experiences reveals core elements of American culture. With a new introductory chapter, a Foreword, and two Postscripts on US emigrants in Australia and Israel, the second edition builds on the strengths of the first edition to provide an important resource for the current state of US emigration. New topics covered include: what groups are emigrating from the US and why; rising departures and emigration of unauthorized immigrants; perceptions of US population about living abroad; US laws, dual citizenship, taxation, and transnationalism; famous US emigrants; and trends/projections for the future.

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