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On Action

Author : Carl Ginet
ISBN : 052138818X
Genre : Philosophy
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A sophisticated account of the individuation of actions propounds a challenging version of the view that freedom of action is incompatible with determinism as well.

Where The Action Is

Author : Paul Dourish
ISBN : 0262541785
Genre : Computers
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The philosophical underpinnings of human-computer interaction and their consequences for future design.


Author : Robert Ringer
ISBN : 9781590772003
Genre : Self-Help
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Robert Ringer's books have created a revolution in the self-development genre and shown millions the way to personal and professional achievement. Filled with humorous and enriching anecdotes Action!, exhorts the reader when you close the book, to get up out of your chair and take action now. Action is life, and life is meant to be lived.

Plants In Action

Author : Brian James Atwell
ISBN : 0732944392
Genre : Reference
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The Affirmative Action Empire

Author : Terry Dean Martin
ISBN : 0801486777
Genre : History
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The Soviet Union was the first of Europe's multiethnic states to confront the rising tide of nationalism by systematically promoting the national consciousness of its ethnic minorities and establishing for them many of the institutional forms characteristic of the modern nation-state. In the 1920s, the Bolshevik government, seeking to defuse nationalist sentiment, created tens of thousands of national territories. It trained new national leaders, established national languages, and financed the production of national-language cultural products.This was a massive and fascinating historical experiment in governing a multiethnic state. Terry Martin provides a comprehensive survey and interpretation, based on newly available archival sources, of the Soviet management of the nationalities question. He traces the conflicts and tensions created by the geographic definition of national territories, the establishment of dozens of official national languages, and the world's first mass "affirmative action" programs. Martin examines the contradictions inherent in the Soviet nationality policy, which sought simultaneously to foster the growth of national consciousness among its minority populations while dictating the exact content of their cultures; to sponsor national liberation movements in neighboring countries, while eliminating all foreign influence on the Soviet Union's many diaspora nationalities. Martin explores the political logic of Stalin's policies as he responded to a perceived threat to Soviet unity in the 1930s by re-establishing the Russians as the state's leading nationality and deporting numerous "enemy nations."

Human Action The Scholar S Edition

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ISBN : 9781610164313
Genre : Commerce
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Action Learning

Author : Beaty, Liz (Head, Staff Development Unit, University of Coventry)
ISBN : 9781135381295
Genre : Education
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Action learning is a method of learning that takes place in a group - of colleagues or students. It is widely used in a wide number of educational fields, particularly where learning in groups is appropriate. Action learning is established in both higher education and in professional learning and training situations. First published in 1995, this is a guide to using action learning techniques successfully.;Written by two leading figures in the field, this revised edition retains the same practical guidebook approach to how action learning works. Key points include being a facilitator of action learning, and running workshops for a variety of situations, including higher education, organizational change and professional development.

Where The Action Is

Author : Erving Goffman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034887484
Genre : Psychology
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Diversity In Action

Author : R. S. Kandola
ISBN : 0852927428
Genre : Discrimination in employment
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This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate the latest research in the area.

Action Research Primer

Author : Patricia H. Hinchey
ISBN : 0820495271
Genre : Education
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Despite the fact that publishers and policy-makers have had increasing influence over classrooms, it is the teacher who must make decisions on a minute-by-minute basis about what will help specific students learn. Similarly, local administrators must make key decisions at the school and district level that will best serve particular communities of teachers, students, and parents. Action research offers educators and other stakeholders a systematic way to research and reflect on specific students, classrooms, schools, and communities in order to solve local problems and improve local conditions. This book offers an overview of various definitions and perspectives on action research without prescribing any single approach. Instead, key questions are explored: Who conducts action research? Why? How? Possible answers sketch the many types of possible projects, ranging from an individual teacher trying to improve the experience of a particular student to a group of educators and community members striving to improve local socioeconomic conditions. The Action Research Primer presents an accessible but comprehensive introduction to the field, providing a basic compass and map for the interested practitioner. Chapters include a brief historical overview, an introduction to competing research paradigms, discussion of key issues that inform project design, a serviceable guide to process, and an extensive list of resources pointing to more detail on the many categories, communities, and publication outlets of action research.

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