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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 A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Rahman, Sunder, and Jackson

Publisher: Susan Rahman

License: CC BY

The contents of this book were developed under an Open Textbooks Pilot grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Read more about Sexuality, the Self, and Society

Sexuality, the Self, and Society

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Rahman, Bowman, and Jackson

Publisher: Susan Rahman

License: CC BY

Content included in Sexuality, the Self, and Society is aligned with the typical scope for an introductory, interdisciplinary Human Sexuality Textbook. It is written to be a complete text for a semester length course but could be used, in part, reorganized, or edited in true OER fashion. It is meant to be accessible, relevant, and inclusive. It also will not remain static meaning that the author will continue to update periodically and those who adopt may do so as they see fit.

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Read more about Introduction to Human Sexuality

Introduction to Human Sexuality

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Goerling and Wolfe

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This is an introductory human sexuality textbook.

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Read more about Intercultural Communication for the Community College (Second Edition) - Second Edition

Intercultural Communication for the Community College (Second Edition) - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Krumrey

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Intercultural Communication for the Community College

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Read more about Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Amory, Massey, and Miller

Publisher: State University of New York Press

License: CC BY

Designed for an introductory course, this textbook takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of LGBTQ+ issues that helps students grasp core concepts through a variety of different perspectives.

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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 Resultados Científicos de la Investigación Multidisciplinaria desde la Perspectiva Ética

Resultados Científicos de la Investigación Multidisciplinaria desde la Perspectiva Ética

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Arroyo, David, and Bone

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 la discriminación del trabajo dentro del caso de estudio en Santo Domingo, se resalta la importancia de los principios éticos en los negocios globales, se analiza la perspectiva ética de la publicad en empresas ecuatorianas bajo un enfoque de responsabilidad social, se aborda temáticas como la ética laboral desde la perspectiva de un mercado cambiante, al igual que la ética en organizaciones sociales y por último se abordan el tema el impacto del comportamiento de los individuos dentro de las organizaciones empresariales. Estos estudios se realizan desde una mirada científica y se la acerca a la realidad ecuatoriana.

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Read more about Policy Analysis of Multi-Actor System - Second Edition

Policy Analysis of Multi-Actor System - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Enserink, Bots, and van Daalen

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Policy of Multi-Actor Systems is an introduction into the art of craft of problem exploration and problem structuring. It positions policy analysis as a scientific discipline focused on systems analysis in a multi-actor context to support better informed decision-making. The approach presented in this book is considered to be the cornerstone of the curricula of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology and underlies the research on (the governance of) socio-technical systems. Systems thinking applied in a multi-actor environment and its inherent multi-disciplinary character is what makes this work stand out from traditional hard- and soft systems approaches. The core of the book is dedicated to systems analysis, actor- or stakeholder-analysis and discusses methods for dealing with uncertainty. These analytical activities combined lead to a rich problem description and to plans for further research. Due to the stepwise approach this book serves as a basis for any problem analysis both for our bachelor and master students, our alumni worldwide and any interested practitioners.

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Read more about Public Policy: Origins, Practice, and Analysis

Public Policy: Origins, Practice, and Analysis

Contributors: Martin, Lee Jr., and Hall

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

License: CC BY-SA

Public Policy: Origins, Practice, and Analysis

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