Diminishing Welfare A Cross-National Study of Social Provision

Politics, Sociology

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Marguerite G. Rosenthal, „Diminishing Welfare: A Cross-National Study of Social Provision“
Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and a Year of Programs by Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Melanie A. Hetrick
Media Policy and Globalization By Paula Chakravartty
Small Public Library Management (Ala Fundamentals) by Jane Pearlmutter, Paul Nelson
Beginning Cataloging, 2nd Edition by Jean Weihs, Sheila Intner

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Marguerite G. Rosenthal, „Diminishing Welfare: A Cross-National Study of Social Provision“

English | 2001 | ISBN: 0865692726 | PDF | pages: 409 | 2.3 mb

Particularly in the 1990s, social welfare programs have been cut back in a number of countries. Indeed, the phrases ending welfare as we know it or dismantling the welfare state have been used to describe this trend. In this analysis by well-recognized social welfare scholars, the nature and extent of changes in social welfare programs in key industrial or post-industrial countries is scrutinized.
Determining if and how social welfare and employment prospects have been cut back in the United States, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Japan helps to identify the population groups hardest hit by cutback. In the United States, for example, poor, single-mother families have suffered major reductions in income support, while more powerful groups have avoided major losses. This cross-national study not only sheds light on general trends in social welfare but also provides clues to what constitutes successful reform and what has failed. This major comparative analysis will be of interest to scholars, students, policy makers, and professionals as well as the general public concerned with social welfare issues, full employment, poverty, and economic inequality.

Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and a Year of Programs by Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Melanie A. Hetrick

English | June 18th, 2013 | ISBN: 1555708056, 9781555708054 | 337 pages | True PDF | 11.35 MB

According to recent research, the best way to make new connections in a child’s brain is by building on something already known. A child who loves a book will listen to it repeatedly, maintaining interest. Using a selected book in a number of consecutive preschool storytimes, but presenting it differently each time, can help children learn new skill sets.
This book presents a new approach to storytime, one that employs repetition with variety to create an experience which helps children connect and engage with the story on a higher level. Diamant-Cohen, recently awarded the 2013 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award, and Hetrick offer a year’s worth of activities specifically designed to address multiple intelligences through a repetition-based process. Incorporating recent theories on developmental learning, this book
• Includes scripts for 8 different books, with enough activities to repeat each one for six weeks, along with lists of optional alternative books
• Planning aids such as outlines of storytime sessions, a fill-in-the-blanks planning sheet, questions for evaluation, and tips for enhanced storytimes using props and crafts
• Detailed but straightforward explanations of theory and research that will help readers communicate effectively with parents, caregivers, and other stakeholders
From setup to execution, here s everything you need to create and implement a successful, elevated storytime.

Media Policy and Globalization By Paula Chakravartty

English | PDF | 2006 | 218 Pages | ISBN : 1349738085 | 24.7 MB

This book takes a fresh look at media and communications policy and provides a comprehensive account of issues that are central to the study of the field. It moves beyond the „specifics“ of regulation, by examining policy areas that have proved to be of common concern for societies across different socioeconomic realities. It also seeks to address profound gaps in the study of policy by demonstrating the centrality of historical, social, and political context in debates that may appear solely technical or economic.
Media Policy and Globalization covers the institutional changes in the communications policy arena by examining the changing role of the state, technology and the market, and the role of civil society. It discusses actual policy areas in broadcasting, telecommunications and the information society and examines the often-overlooked normative dimensions of communications policy. Features*Provides a cross-disciplinary critical perspective of the politics of communications policy-making in a global context*Explores new issues in communications policy such as ethical concerns and the „internationality of policy“*Useful for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of communications and media studies, and international and global studies

Small Public Library Management (Ala Fundamentals) by Jane Pearlmutter, Paul Nelson

English | January 10th, 2012 | ISBN: 0838910858, 9780838910856 | 154 pages | True PDF | 11.52 MB

Anyone at the helm of a small public library knows that every little detail counts. But juggling the responsibilities that are part and parcel of the job is far from easy. Finally, here s a handbook that includes everything administrators need to keep a handle on library operations, freeing them up to streamline and improve how the organization functions.
It s packed with practical advice and numerous checklists for
• Preparing budgets, writing financial reports, and working with the library board
• Simplifying workflow through effective delegation
• Collection development, including tips for effective weeding
Launching initiatives and outreach programs, such as adult literacy programming and homework help centers
Tales from the Field offer real-world perspectives from library directors across the country. From finance and HR to collection development, policy, and programming, this resource puts ready-to-use information at your fingertips.

Beginning Cataloging, 2nd Edition by Jean Weihs, Sheila Intner

English | December 12th, 2016 | ASIN: B01MXJK0DK, ISBN: 1440838445 | 148 pages | EPUB | 5.14 MB

Now thoroughly updated to include recent changes with RDA, this easy-to-use primer provides an introduction to standardized cataloging that will benefit library technicians as well as students in library technician and teacher librarian programs.
• Provides clear and comprehensible explanations of the rules and tools used by libraries to catalog and classify their materials
• Illustrative examples for each aspect of cataloging, classification, RDA, and MARC computer encoding
• Covers all types of material formats, including books, audiovisuals, images, sound, electronic resources, and more
• Offers numerous practical exercises as well as a glossary of cataloging terms and tools