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Words At Work And Play

Author : Shirley Brice Heath
ISBN : 9781139504454
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Childhood and family life have changed significantly in recent decades. What is the nature of these changes? How have they affected the use of time, space, work and play? In what ways have they influenced face-to-face talk and the uses of technology within families and communities? Eminent anthropologist Shirley Brice Heath sets out to find answers to these and similar questions, tracking the lives of 300 black and white working-class families as they reshaped their lives in new locations, occupations and interpersonal alignments over a period of thirty years. From the 1981 recession through the economic instabilities and technological developments of the opening decade of the twenty-first century, Shirley Brice Heath shows how families constantly rearrange their patterns of work, language, play and learning in response to economic pressures. This outstanding study is a must-read for anyone interested in family life, language development and social change.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Avatars At Work And Play

Author : Ralph Schroeder
ISBN : 9781402038983
Genre : Computers
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Avatars at Work and Play brings together contributions from leading social scientists and computer scientists who have conducted research on virtual environments used for collaboration and online gaming. They present a well-rounded and state-of-the-art overview of current applications of multi-user virtual environments, ranging from highly immersive virtual reality systems to internet-based virtual environments on personal computers. The volume is a follow-up to a previous essay collection, ‘The Social Life of Avatars’, which explored general issues in this field. This collection goes further, examining uses of shared virtual environments in practical settings such as scientific collaboration, distributed meetings, building models together, and others. It also covers online gaming in virtual environments, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of users and presents an opportunity for studying a myriad of social issues. Covering both ‘work’ and ‘play’, the volume brings together issues common to the two areas, including: What kind of avatar appearance is suitable for different kinds of interaction? How best to foster collaboration and promote usable shared virtual spaces? What kinds of activities work well in different types of virtual environments and systems?
Category: Computers

Pascal At Work And Play

Author : Richard Forsyth
ISBN : 9781489930613
Genre : Computers
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This is both a first and a second level course in Pascal. It starts at an elementary level and works up to a point where problems of realistic complexity can be tackled. It is aimed at two audiences: on the one hand the computer professional who has a good knowledge of Cobol or Fortran but needs convincing that Pascal is worth learning, and on the other hand the amateur computer enthusiast who may have a smattering of Basic or may be an absolute beginner. Its approach is based on two principles that are not always widely recognized. The first is that computing is no longer a specialist subject. In the early days of computing a priesthood arose whose function was to minister to those awesome, and awesomely expensive, machines. Just as in the ancient world, when illiteracy was rife, the scribes formed a priestly caste with special status, so the programmers of yesteryear were regarded with reverence. But times are changing: mass computer literacy is on its way. We find already that when a computer enters a classroom it is not long before the pupils are explaining the finer points of its use to their teacher - for children seem to have greater programming aptitude than adults. This book, it is hoped, is part of that process of education by which the computer is brought down to earth; and therefore it attempts to divest computing of the mystique (and deliberate mystification) that still tends to surround the subject.
Category: Computers

Vygotsky At Work And Play

Author : Lois Holzman
ISBN : 9781134099863
Genre : Psychology
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Vygotsky at Work and Play relates the discoveries and insights of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky to ordinary people and their communities. The author—working with her intellectual partner Fred Newman—has advanced a unique performance-based methodology of development and learning that draws upon a fresh and in some ways unconventional reading of Vygotsky. In this book, Holzman shows this methodology at work in key learning environments: psychotherapy, classrooms, out-of-school youth programs, and the workplace. The book vividly describes Vygotskian-inspired programs involving thousands of people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ages and occupations. Interwoven in each chapter are discussions of Vygotsky’s understandings of play, speaking, thinking, the zone of proximal development, the individual and the group. Holzman brings practice and theory together to provide a way forward for those who wish to liberate human development and learning from the confines of the social scientific paradigm, the institutional location of educational and psychological research, and the practices that derive from them. Vygotsky at Work and Play presents a challenge to the underlying distinctions and boundaries of psychology, most significantly to the presumption of a cognitive-emotive divide, the notion of fixed identity, the privileging of the individual over the group, and the instrumental nature of play and performance. The book is essential reading for researchers and professionals in educational and developmental psychology, psychotherapy, cultural historical activity, social science, performance studies and education.
Category: Psychology

Ways With Words

Author : Shirley Brice Heath
ISBN : 0521273196
Genre : Education
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This book, first published in 1983, traces language patterns and cultural differences between 'Roadville' and 'Tracton'.
Category: Education

Work And Play

Author : David D. Hamlin
ISBN : 047211588X
Genre : History
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Category: History

Reading For Academic Success Grades 2 6

Author : Richard W. Strong
ISBN : 9781452293660
Genre : Education
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Examines seven critical areas that can develop average or struggling readers into thoughtful, high-achieving A+ readers who can comprehend, analyze, and summarize different kinds of texts.
Category: Education

All Work And No Play

Author : Julie Cohen
ISBN : 9784596298935
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Jane, dumped by her fiancé, decides to devote herself to her job in marketing. What fills the hole in her heart is her correspondence with a supportive childhood friend, one she hasn’t seen since they were eleven. One day she feels a sense of familiarity when she meets a model at work, and he also seems attracted to her. Why would this supermodel with thousands of adoring fans be into her? After a shocking kiss, his words stun her: “Jane... I’m Jonny, your old friend.”
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

From Word To Play A Textual Handbook For Directors And Actors

Author : Cicely Berry
ISBN : 9781849433624
Genre : Drama
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"There is a mystery in every play that is written, no matter whether classical and poetic or modern and demotic, and it is the sound and the rhythm of the writing which take us there." Cicely Berry, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Voice Director, has been working alongside some of Britain's greatest actors and directors for over fifty years and is widely regarded as one of the most significant voice teachers in the world. From Word to Play draws on Cicely's extensive experience of working with theatre companies in Britain and throughout the world. It is her manifesto for a return to the words themselves: for moving away from an over-conceptualised, over-literal view of language and rediscovering the meaning in its sounds and rhythms. At the heart of this book is a concise, practical guide for directors in rehearsal, setting out work strategies that help bring out both the shape and the details within all kinds of text - whether verse or prose, seventeenth-century or contemporary. With a Foreword by Michael Boyd, Artistic Director of the RSC.
Category: Drama

Workplace And Career Words

Author : Saddleback Educational Publishing
ISBN : 9781612471532
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The reproducible lessons in this series focus on practical vocabulary terms, skills, and concepts in relevant situational settings. Struggling students learn over 3,000 high-utility words in 28 self-contained thematic lessons. Additionally, each lesson activates prior knowledge and continually reinforces fundamental language arts skills and concepts. These reproducible books include teacher notes and tips, answer keys, reference guides, lessons, unit reviews, and more. Lessons Include: Aptitude and Attitude, Comparing Careers, Education and Earnings, Finding and Keeping a Job.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Thank You For This Day

Author : Debbie Trafton O'Neal
ISBN : 1451406444
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents old and new prayers, songs, rhymes, and Bible verses, designed to help families share faith and build prayer traditions together.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Primer Of Work And Play

Author : Mrs. Edith (Goodyear) Alger
ISBN : IND:30000114218161
Genre : Readers
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Category: Readers

Men At Play

Author : Michael A. Robidoux
ISBN : 0773522204
Genre : Social Science
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After a year spent documenting the working life and daily routines of players for an American Hockey League team, Michael Robidoux found that most peoples' perceptions of hockey players' lives as romantic and glamorized are unrealistic. The majority of professional hockey players work in a closed and discriminatory environment in the lower tiers of hockey on semi-professional teams.
Category: Social Science

Circling Round Citizenship

Author : Margaret Collins
ISBN : 1446224457
Genre : Education
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From the author of our best-selling Circle Time for the Very Young comes another practical and exciting resource. Using the Circle Time framework Margaret has developed active ways to deliver elements of the PSHE and citizenship curriculum. Using her ingenious format the author has presented four themes: " personal education " health education " social education " citizenship. Each theme has 10 topics to cover the entire school year, and at two age levels on facing pages. This delightfully illustrated and practical book will not be left lying around in the staff-room it is a pick-up-and-use publication! Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of an infant and first school. She is now Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes and co-writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE).
Category: Education

Word Of Mouse

Author : Marc Ostrofsky
ISBN : 9781451668407
Genre : Business & Economics
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The best-selling author of Get Rich Click! shares cutting-edge advice for consumers and marketers on how to maximize the earnings potential of today's technology, explaining how to understand the "mind-body-Internet connection" while analyzing trends, case studies and forecasts to reveal how technology can become a productive and profitable tool.
Category: Business & Economics