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Listening, Playing, Creating
Listening, Playing, Creating (February 1995)
Essays on the Power of Sound
Carolyn Bereznak Kenny - Author

This is a book on the therapeutic quality of music. Musicians, philosophers, music therapists, and others discuss their experiences.
"I like the book's immense variety of well articulated statements with regard to musical experience--the opportunity to enter into intelligent, sensitive personal viewpoints that are rarely or never expressed. I enjoy the mixture of poetic, imaginative thinking with a more analytical treatment of the subject...(Read More)
 
 
Changing the Self
Changing the Self (October 1994)
Philosophies, Techniques, and Experiences
Thomas M. Brinthaupt - Editor
Richard P. Lipka - Editor

“This book represents an interesting effort to examine the concept of self from a variety of different disciplinary and professional perspectives and to bring together in a single work some of the obviously rich diversity in thinking that this concept has attracted.

“The topic is very significant, especially at a time when individuals in our society are only beginning to see some of the results of preoccupation of ...(Read More)
 
 
In the First Country of Places
In the First Country of Places (September 1994)
Nature, Poetry, and Childhood Memory
Louise Chawla - Author

"I have a great respect for the way in which Dr. Chawla has been able to address and integrate a diverse set of literatures--environmental psychology, developmental psychology, phenomenology, literature and literary criticism, nature studies, and feminist theory. I am not surprised at the breadth of her insights because she has been so clear about her hermeneutic and phenomenological approach to the questions about childhood memories, nature, and d...(Read More)
 
 
Orientation to Inquiry in a Reflective Professional Psychology
Orientation to Inquiry in a Reflective Professional Psychology (September 1994)
Lisa L. Tsoi Hoshmand - Author

This book approaches professional inquiry in psychology from a perspective that integrates research and practice and prepares students for the diversity of methods employed in the field. It examines a broad range of models and methods of inquiry in both research and practice and provides a framework for linking issues of knowledge to the special context of professional psychology.

Guided by a vision of psychology as a self-critical disciplin...(Read More)
 
 
Looking for Home
Looking for Home (August 1994)
A Phenomenological Study of Home in the Classroom
Carollyne Sinclaire - Author

"The book is gripping. I wanted to read it straight through. The author reveals herself as an unusually sensitive teacher and writer with very telling insights."--M. Berman, University of Maryland College Park

Looking for Home: A Phenomenological Study of Home in the Classroom contains stories of children who seek "a home" in the classroom. The book focuses on the extraordinary in the ordinary moments with children in the day-to-day li...(Read More)
 
 
Schooling in the Light of Popular Culture
Schooling in the Light of Popular Culture (June 1994)
Paul Farber - Editor
Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. - Editor
Gunilla Holm - Editor

Many factors contribute to the way individuals come to an understanding of what schooling is about and where it might be headed. This book explores the role of popular culture in that process.

The authors illustrate how powerful and suggestive images and ideas about teachers, learning, and other aspects of schooling are constructed in the "texts" of various modes of popular culture. As a basis for further inquiry, the book describes important...(Read More)
 
 
All Things to All People
All Things to All People (June 1994)
The Catholic Church Confronts the AIDS Crisis
Mark R. Kowalewski - Author

This book examines the Roman Catholic Church in the United States as it responds to the AIDS crisis and persons with AIDS from a critical sociological perspective using organizational theory.

"This topic is significant for two reasons: (1) AIDS and the Church's response to it will continue to create conflict and force issues regarding moral deliberation to the forefront of theological ethics; (2) the Church's use of power and its openness to...(Read More)
 
 
The Challenge of Facework
The Challenge of Facework (May 1994)
Cross-Cultural and Interpersonal Issues
Stella Ting-Toomey - Editor

This book addresses the cross-cultural variations in the conceptions of face and facework from a multidisciplinary communication perspective. Facework represents one of the most important theoretical concepts available to us in contemporary communication literature as it encompasses a dynamic network of cross-cultural, social cognitive, affective, interpersonal, interactional, and identity issues. The book serves a dual purpose: to raise issues a...(Read More)
 
 
Playing Favorites
Playing Favorites (April 1994)
Gifted Education and the Disruption of Community
Mara Sapon-Shevin - Author

Playing Favorites examines the ways in which gifted education disrupts the classroom community, deskills regular classroom teachers, limits their ability and willingness to meet individual needs, and impairs the creation of a climate of inclusion and acceptance of difference. Sapon-Shevin shows here that current models of gifted education are elitist and meritocratic, treating some children, not just differently than others, but better; and ...(Read More)
 
 
Self and School Success
Self and School Success (April 1994)
Voices and Lore of Inner-City Students
Edwin Farrell - Author

"It is timely and much needed. For the past fifteen years I have said when it comes to urban environments we have studied the wrong youth--the dropouts! This book studies the stay-ins, the survivors, and has much to offer the educational community!"--Dr. Richard P. Lipka, Pittsburg State University

With the problems of the inner-cities reaching catastrophic proportions, Americans must ask themselves whether any young people in...(Read More)
 
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