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State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability
Call Number: HC79.E5 G563 2014
The 2014 edition, marking the Institute’s 40th anniversary, examines both barriers to responsible political and economic governance as well as gridlock-shattering new ideas. The authors analyze a variety of trends and proposals, including regional and local climate initiatives, the rise of benefit corporations and worker-owned firms, the need for energy democracy, the Internet’s impact on sustainability, and the importance of eco-literacy.
Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: Skills for a Changing World
Call Number: HC79.E5 H32853 2009
What are the skills people need to survive in the 21st century? Among the skills, attributes and values described in this volume are values reflection, coping with complexity, permaculture design, transition skills, advertising awareness, effortless action and ecological intelligence.
Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises
Call Number: HC79.E5 P67 2010
This book features articles by some of the world's most provocative thinkers on the key drivers shaping this new century, from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and systems resilience. This unprecedented collection takes a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary--as well as the most promising responses. The Post Carbon Reader is a valuable resource for policymakers, college classrooms, and concerned citizens.
Sustainability: Principles and Practice
Call Number: HC79.E5 R6243 2014
This title gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability, equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter presents jointly issues and solutions, which range from ecosystems, social equity and environmental justice to food, growth, consumption and cities, along with a discussion of techniques for management and measurement.
ENGLISH WRITING - Study & Teaching
Assessing Writing: A Critical Sourcebook
Call Number: PE1404 .A874 2009
Assessing Writing assembles the essential research for any writing instructor who wants to understand and implement effective large-scale writing assessment. Topics include the history of the field; the concepts of validity and reliability; assessment methods, such as portfolios, essay exams, and directed self-placement; and models of successful assessment programs.
Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom
Call Number: PE1404 .B35 2011
This is a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline who want to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into their courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate. This edition features new material dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning, and other current issues.
Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings
Call Number: PE1404 .B467 2013
The new edition of this comprehensive volume includes thirty-one professional readings that offer a balance of historical, theoretical, and practical scholarship for developmental writing instructors. Chapters in the book have been organized into four main categories that explore major issues in basic writing, including Perspectives from the Field, Literacy and Literacies, Engaging Difference, and Collaboration, Assessment, and Change.
National & Global Issues (Greenhaven Press)
Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity by
Call Number: DVD 0359
Publication Date: 2002
Looks systematically at the relationship between the images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the end of the 20th century. Jackson Katz argues that there is a crisis in masculinity and that some of the guises offered to men as a solution (e.g., rugged individualism, violence) come loaded with attendant dangers to women, as well as other men.
Invincible. Vol. 2, Eight Is Enough by
Call Number: PN6727.K57 I58 2012
"When you're a teenager, it helps to be Invincible. Continuing the adventures of Mark Grayson, aka Invincible, and his life as the sone [sic] of the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man. Colleges, peer pressure, after-school jobs and SATs, Mark is overwhelmed with the hassle of teenage life and every now and then, he has to take a break from it all so he can go save the world."
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The Greenhaven Press "At Issue" series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others.
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