Justice and Equity in Climate Change Education: Exploring Social and Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Education
Elizabeth M. Walsh
This volume looks at the ways in which climate change education relates to broader ideas of justice, equity, and social transformation, and ultimately calls for a rapid response to the need for climate education reform. Highlighting the role of climate change in exacerbating existing societal injustices, this text explores the ethical and social dimensions of climate change education, including identity, agency, and societal structure, and problematizes climate change education as an equity concern. Chapters present empirical analysis underpinned by theoretical frameworks, and case studies which provide critical insights for the design of learning environments, curricula, and everyday climate change-related learning.
Advances in Global Leadership: Volume 14
Joyce S. Osland, B. Sebastian Reiche, Betina Szkudlarek, and Mark E. Mendenhall
Advances in Global Leadership presents empirical research insights from leading scholars and fresh ideas from promising newcomers to the field. Volume 14 focuses primarily on the topic of global leadership effectiveness and a comparative analysis of the national Covid-19 responses in nineteen countries. The book also includes interviews with outstanding practitioners and pioneers in the field of global leadership.
Mixed Up: Not Confused
This major work was a solo art exhibition featuring 18 works in multiple media (oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, spray paint, collage, photography) and multiple formats (ranging from small to large).
Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Texts for Inclusion, Equity, and Justice Professional Development Book
Allison Briceño and Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica
Conscious Classrooms is an essential text for teachers and teacher educators who strive to redesign and reframe learning experiences toward practices of equity, justice, and joy. It shows how to center the lived experiences of diverse students through the use of diverse texts. Conscious Classrooms helps readers understand why the inclusion of diverse texts is critical to teaching for social justice, as well as how to select and teach with these texts using practical, easy-to-use tools and strategies.
Constellations: Global Reflections
Constellations: Global Reflections was the first art exhibition created for a G20 summit. Installed in Bali, 20 site-specific artworks reflected on environmental and humanitarian crises. Curator, Lance Fung, worked with world renown artists to realize their commissions and investigations of ecology, colonialism, and consumption amid the political arena. The diverse group of artists ranged in age from their 30’s to their 90’s. Each artist offered personal views of the need for global cooperation and continued policy changes regarding environmental justice, sea level rise, ocean plastic pollution, gender equity and the return to basic humanity and empathy in this unprecedented exhibition.
Public Policymaking in a Democratic Society: A Guide to Civic Engagement
Larry N. Gerston
This book explains the public policymaking process in the United States at all levels of government. It is premised on the belief that democracy depends on citizen engagement. In an effort to attract and facilitate political engagement, it explains the benefits of and provides strategies for citizen participation.
Valley of the Shadow: A Mother's Journey for Peace
This book reveals the struggle I faced daily after the killing of my youngest son, Phillip Watkins on February 11th, 2015 by San Jose PD. It is a chronological journey that starts with my desire to be dead, and ends with my claim to victory. I share the details of my battle with anger, depression, religion, and the shame caused by the criminalization of my son. I speak about my surrender to God and my ownership of the cross given for me to bear. It has led me to join this battle to right the laws which are wrong, and to ensure the destruction of the deep rooted bias of which these laws were born.
Who Decides? Power, Disability, and Educational Leadership
Catherine A. O'Brien, William R. Black, and Arnold B. Danzig
The volume is organized around four themes: 1. Leadership and Dis/Ability: Ontology, Epistemology, and Intersectionalities; 2. Educational Leaders and Dis/ability: Policies in Practice; 3. Experience and Power in Schools; 4. Advocacy, Leverage, and the Preparation of School Leaders. Intertwined within each theme are chapters, which explore theoretical and conceptual themes along with chapters that focus on empirical data and narratives that bring personal experiences to the discussion of disabilities and to the multiple ways in which disability shapes experiences in schools. Taken as a whole, the volume covers new territory in the study of educational leadership and dis/abilities at home, school, and work.
Quantum Computing and Other Transformative Technologies
This book explores quantum computing as a transformative technology and its applications in communications, cryptography, teleportation, IoT, AI, and blockchain, in addition to the revolutionary concept of quantum internet. It also explains the concept of dark, small, thick data, and clarifies what the concept of a data lake. Other exciting technologies like edge/fog computing, CDN, SDN, wearable technology and IoE topics are discussed in details in the book. Information security applications like zero trust model, zero-day vulnerability and heuristic analysis, and use of AI in cybersecurity are explored. Two of the most intriguing concepts in computing “affective computing” and “autonomic computing” are explained and simplified. The blockchain applications presented include blockchain and supply chain, crowdsourcing, cryptocurrency, and IoT. The book ends with a look at using technology to fight COVID-19 and future pandemics.
School Leader Internship: Developing, Monitoring, and Evaluating Your Leadership Experience
Gary E. Martin, Arnold B. Danzig, Richard A. Flanary, and Margaret Terry Orr
This book challenges aspiring educational leaders and interns to better assess, prepare, plan, implement, and evaluate their internship experience in preparation for certification, licensure, and advancement into school building-level leadership positions. In this updated edition, the content is organized around the latest National Education Leadership Preparation (NELP) Standards and includes intern activities that develop skills in essential areas including ethics, equity and cultural responsiveness, curriculum development, community of care, support of teachers and staff, school partnerships, and continuous school improvement. This unique book provides step-by-step guidance for interns, their supervisors, and faculty on how to initiate an internship and evaluate interns' work and is a critical resource for leadership preparation programs nationwide and the thousands of school districts that support leadership candidates.
Guide to the Postal Stationery of Iraq
Clayton Rubec and Akthem Al-Manaseer
The purpose of this Guide to the Postal Stationery of Iraq is to stimulate interest in this aspect of Iraqi and Mesopotamian philately. The book illustrates a range of postal stationery products used in Mesopotamia from the Ottoman and British administrations and lists all postal stationery used in Iraq during the Kingdom of Iraq and Republic of Iraq periods. Covering the period from 1863 to 2021, this Second Edition summarizes new information from many sources that are additional to that presented in the First Edition, as published by The Royal Philatelic Society London in 2016.
The Destination Café
The Destination Café is a mixed media installation that addresses the issue of affordable housing, locally, nationally, and worldwide, in the setting of a pseudo café. Visual and statistical information is offered through banners, menus and QR Codes that link to destinations. The installation pairs the local affordable housing crisis with similar challenges faced by citizens worldwide. This piece is intended to serve as a catalyst for positive change through collaboration between city leaders and ordinary citizens. We invent the future every day. With conscious choices, it is possible to guide the future collectively, rather than simply allowing it to “happen” to us as individuals. The Destination Café offers a site for both active engagement and quiet contemplation, where solutions might be discussed, shared, discovered and invented.
The Kite Runner
Matthew Spangler and Khaled Hosseini
Matthew Spangler's stage play based on Khaled Hosseini's novel "The Kite Runner" was produced at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway in 2022. The play tells the story of a father and son who immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area from Afghanistan.
Exploring Cultural Communication From the Inside Out: An Ethnographic Toolkit
What do you do when you are a newcomer in a cultural group and you must find your way? From the perspective of an ethnographer of communication, one of the most effective strategies you can take is to go from the inside out. Exploring Cultural Communication from the Inside Out: An Ethnographic Toolkit is a workbook that offers readers a hands-on approach to navigating new cultural environments. The text helps readers develop richer and more nuanced understandings not only of the different cultures they are members of but also their own roles in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The book is grounded in an interpretive theoretical/ methodological framework of the ethnography of communication and speech codes theory, and guides readers through the process of applying this framework to any setting of their choice. Throughout, the text introduces theoretical concepts and pairs them with applied activities that require readers to engage in ethical fieldwork, data collection, and analysis. Readers are then challenged to document their experience, communicate what they have learned, and participate in deep reflection. Featuring a unique methodology and highly practical information, Exploring Cultural Communication from the Inside Out is exemplary for courses in intercultural communication, language and culture, sociolinguistics, and communication research.
When 9-year-old Mariela's performance at a school talent show goes wrong, she wishes not to be different anymore. Transported to the InBetween, the land of the ancestors, she meets a sassy owl, an emotional tortoise, a singing prairie dog, an honorable snake, and a mischievous centipede. A bilingual story of the importance of self-acceptance and the powerful medicine that is carried by ancestral teachings, brought to life by a youth cast. Becoming (MAR) was performed bilingually in English and Spanish, with English and Spanish captions.
Understanding Cybersecurity Technologies: A Guide to Selecting the Right Cybersecurity Tools
Cyberattacks on enterprises, government institutions, and individuals are exponentially growing. At the same time, the number of companies, both small and large, offering all types of solutions has been increasing too. Since companies rely on technological solutions to protect themselves against cyberattacks, understanding and selecting the right solutions among those offered presents a significant challenge for professionals, company executives, and newcomers to the cybersecurity field. Presents descriptions for each type of cybersecurity technology and their specifications. Explains applications, usages, and offers case studies to enhance comprehension. Offers an easy-to-understand classification of existing cybersecurity technologies
Provides an understanding of the technologies without getting lost in technical details. Focuses on existing technologies used in different solutions, without focusing on the companies that offer these technologies. This book is intended to help all professionals new to cybersecurity, students, and experts to learn or educate their audiences on the foundations of the available solutions.
Scenic Design for "The Weir"
Scenic Designer for the production of "The Weir" at the Jewel Theatre Company in Santa Cruz, in January 2022.
The arrival of a mysterious woman from Dublin disrupts the routine in a tiny pub in rural Ireland. The local barflies vie to impress her with tales of the supernatural – but what starts as stories of ghosts and fairies leads to revelations about love and family. Playwright Conor McPherson was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Weir.
As the Scenic Designer, I oversee the design and visual aspects in three departments, and work directly with the people in those departments. These areas are Scenery (the architectural aspects of the setting), Scenic Art & Paints (the textures, painting, and finish of the scenery), and Properties (anything that you would move in or out of your house in a moving van including all décor).
Smart and Intelligent Systems: The Human Elements in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Cybersecurity
Smart and Intelligent Systems: The Human Elements in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Cybersecurity presents new areas of smart and intelligent system design. It defines smart and intelligent systems, offers a human factors approach, discusses networking applications, and combines the human element with smart and intelligent systems.
This book is perfect for engineering students in data sciences and artificial intelligence and practitioners at all levels in the fields of human factors and ergonomics, systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, and robotics.
Piercing the Curtain
Bruce Aeberli and Rhonda Holberton
"Piercing the Curtain" features collaborative works produced by Bruno Aeberli and Rhonda Holberton. The works evolved over a 4 month period of remote correspondence between the two artists. The conversations began the way many do in the post-COVID environment, over Zoom and amid the Summer 2021 fires in San Francisco and the Flooding in Europe. Within these specific conditions a loci began to emerge; the material manifestations of digital signals; with special focus on phenomenology of climate change, infrastructural entanglement, and the tension between the perceptions of a seamlessly networked globalized planet, and the stark differences of the human experiences across borders of all kinds.
The Viennese Ballroom in the Age of Beethoven
The repertoire of the early Viennese ballroom was highly influential in the broader histories of both social dance and music in nineteenth-century Europe. Yet music scholarship has traditionally paid little attention to ballroom dance music before the era of the Strauss dynasty, with the exception of a handful of dances by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. This book positions Viennese social dances in their specific performing contexts and investigates the wider repertoire of the Viennese ballroom in the decades around 1800, most of which stems from dozens of non-canonical composers. Close examination of this material yields new insights into the social contexts associated with familiar dance types, and reveals that the ballroom repertoire of this period connected with virtually every aspect of Viennese musical life, from opera and concert music to the emerging category of entertainment music that was later exemplified by the waltzes of Lanner and Strauss.
The Children Could Fly
There is a commonly held perception about why black children suffer; it is a myth about their inherent state of nothingness, their ability to embody more pain than others, which rarely has anything to do with the realities that black youth endure. The Children Could Fly disavows these myths, specifically by examining one of the major institutions responsible for justifying suffering: schools. This documentary sets out to disrupt normative beliefs that, particularly for Black children, increased schooling leads to social and economic uplift, critical thinking, and a sustainable sense of purpose. It aims to center critical dialogue and visuals rooted in empirical understandings of the inextricable link between the wellness of Black children and the abolition of schooling--its historical and ongoing investments in structural, institutional, and interpersonal forms of anti-Blackness. It will disentangle functions of schooling from education; and it aims to follow/highlight the pedagogical practices that we engaged throughout our students four years of high school, practices that sought to ensure that all of our [Black] students had access to quality education (knowledges, resources and communities) en route to their well-being.
The Children Could Fly picks up where If These Cells Could Talk ends. It showcases the practices and processes necessary to reverse the aging in [black] children caused by societal/toxic stress. It centers the stories of two black children (Tatiana & Isaiah), their families and their supportive educational communities. Their unified stories and experiences push us to think beyond the limitations of schooling toward the necessity and fullness of deep-rooted education for our young people.
I am a builder with an affinity for found objects employing a variety of materials and processes. I create whimsical assemblages that explore domestic relationships including themes related to identity, gender roles, labor, work equity, and contemporary parenting. These themes, although personal in origin, speak to the human condition and the complexities of interpersonal relationships. There is nothing exceptional about home, marriage, and family, so I find it natural to incorporate ordinary household objects as I visually explore the dynamics of domestic relationships and everyday lives.
Found objects speak volumes, they have personal resonance; they are a visual invitation to a conversation. Most of my work is built from used household objects acquired from my own home, friends, garage sales or thrift stores. I purposely select used and imperfect objects because the wear and tear etched into their surfaces is the authentic residue of lives lived.
In some pieces I substitute concrete or bronze for the original found objects transforming them into more enduring monumental objects which confers an element of absurdity. I use repetition, overabundance, and implied motion to conjure the viewer’s own experience of never-ending household chores, overwhelming demands and the chaos of contemporary life. I am influenced by surrealist imagery and my manipulation of materials strives to reflect the idiom “things are not always what they seem”. I invite the viewer to consider serious content by employing humor, absurdity and exaggeration.
A Rhetoric of Ruins: Exploring Landscapes of Abandoned Modernity
Andrew F. Wood
A Rhetoric of Ruins contributes to an interdisciplinary conversation about the role of wrecked and abandoned places in modern life. Topics in this book stretch from retro- and post-human futures to a Jeremiadic analysis of the role of ruins in American presidential discourse. From that foundation, A Rhetoric of Ruins employs hauntology to visit a California ghost-town, psychogeography to confront Detroit ruins, heterochrony to survey Pennsylvania’s once (and future) Graffiti Highway, an expanded articulation of heterotopia to explore the pleasurable contamination of Chernobyl, and an evening in Turkmenistan’s Doorway to Hell that stretches across time from Homer’s Iliad to Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally.” Written to engage scholars and students of communication studies, cultural geography, anthropology, landscape studies, performance studies, public memory, urban studies, and tourism studies, A Rhetoric of Ruins is a conceptually rich and vividly written account of how broken and derelict places help us manage our fears in the modern era.
The Handbook of Archival Practice
Patricia C. Franks
To meet the demands of archivists increasingly tasked with the responsibility for hybrid collections, this indispensable guide covers contemporary archival practice for managing analog and digital materials in a single publication.
Terms describing activities central to the archival process—such as appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, storage, access, and preservation—are included. In addition, responsibilities traditionally considered outside the purview of the archivist but currently impacting professional activities—such as cybersecurity, digital forensics, digital curation, distributed systems (e.g., cloud computing), and distributed trust systems (e.g., blockchain)—are also covered.
The Handbook is divided into ten sections: current environment; records creation and recordkeeping systems; appraisal and acquisition; arrangement and description; storage and preservation; digital preservation; user services; community outreach and advocacy; risk management, security and privacy; and management and leadership. Some terms touch on more than one category, which made sorting a challenge. Readers are encouraged to consult both the table of contents and the index, as a topic may be addressed in more than one entry.
A total of 111 entries by 105 authors are defined and described in The Handbook. The majority (79) of the contributors were from the US, 12 from Canada, 7 from the United Kingdom, 3 from Australia, 1 each from Germany, Jamaica, New Zealand, and the Russian Federation. Because archival practice differs among practitioners in different countries, this work represents an amalgamation.
The Handbook was written primarily for archival practitioners who wish to access desired information at the point of need. However, can also serve as a valuable resource for students pursuing careers in the archival profession and information professionals engaged in related fields.
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