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Action Research for Sustainable Development in a Turbulent World

Action Research for Sustainable Development in a Turbulent World Author Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt
ISBN-10 9781780525495
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 233
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Presents and celebrates Action Learning and Action Research (ALAR) through stories, experiences, reflections and specific works of key proponents and participants in ALAR World Congresses. This title argues for the benefits of action research for sustainable development and problem solving in a turbulent world in the 21st century.



Conferences as Sites of Learning and Development

Conferences as Sites of Learning and Development Author Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt
ISBN-10 9781351857147
Release 2017-02-24
Pages 262
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This book applies and expands upon the concept of the ‘learning conference’ as a site of learning and development, using the paradigm and methodologies of participatory action learning and action research (PALAR). Making a significant contribution to the field, this is the first book to outline the characteristics and development of a learning conference culture in theory and practice. It demonstrates how application of the learning conference concept can maximise learning opportunities and successful research outcomes to bring about sustainable professional, organizational and community development. An international team of contributors offer their diverse perspectives on conferences and the practical and theoretical work conducted at these events. They contextualize these reflections in the light of global developments in this increasingly troubled twenty-first century marked by greater complexity through technology, globalization, neo-liberalism, climate change and other sources of practical and ideological change, all of which enhance the conceptual and practical utility of the learning conference.



Professional Service Across the Field of Education

Professional Service Across the Field of Education Author Joy Egbert
ISBN-10 9781317416265
Release 2016-02-12
Pages 288
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Service is increasingly recognized as a crucial part of academic life, and in this incredibly competitive industry, trustworthy best practice guides are notably missing. Even with supportive mentors, many emergent scholars are left to learn these lessons the hard way. In this straightforward and thorough book, Joy Egbert and Mary Roe address the most common challenges facing academics at all stages of their careers as they navigate the world of professional service. Illuminating the unspoken rules behind book reviewing, anticipating the difficulties of collaborating, offering support on chairing, mentoring, and graduate student committees chairmanship, and more, this book is a must-have for anyone starting an academic career in Education, and for veteran academics who want to polish their skills.



The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research Author David Coghlan
ISBN-10 9781473907324
Release 2014-08-11
Pages 904
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Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, reflection and action in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative knowledge. While the roots of these methodologies go back to the 1940s, there has been a dramatic increase in research output and adoption in university curricula over the past decade. This is now an area of high popularity among academics and researchers from various fields—especially business and organization studies, education, health care, nursing, development studies, and social and community work. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as well as detailing the work of key theorists and contributors to action research. To watch a video of editor David Coghlan discuss the importance of this major reference work as well as the implications, challenges and successes of editing The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research, click here: http://youtu.be/P6YqCdZCZCs



Lifelong Action Learning for Community Development

Lifelong Action Learning for Community Development Author Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt
ISBN-10 9789462093898
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 250
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This book explains and demonstrates how indigenous communities – built on traditional knowledge, culture and language – can be extended and strengthened by (1) the new, integrated methodology of Lifelong Action Learning (LAL), and (2) new approaches to learning and development as exemplified by the system of GULL (Global University for Lifelong Learning). The GULL system harnesses the potential of people to bring about positive change together, characterized by self-reliance, financial independence, and cascading learning and benefits to others. It is a self-directed and self-sustainable process of learning and growth. The case studies in this book provide evidence that over time economically very poor communities can achieve transformations that bring with them many benefits personally, professionally and for the community. This book manages to accomplish an almost impossible goal—to be both deeply inspirational and highly practical all at the same time. Professor Mary Brydon-Miller, USA I was sold on this book from the foreword – the need to rethink how we think about and ‘do’ education is emerging as a ‘hot topic’ among academics. Professor Lesley Wood, South Africa All development practitioners and students should study this book carefully, as should aid bureaucrats and aid donors. Dr Chad Perry, Australia In this book Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt and Richard Teare invite us to re-think, re-evaluate and re-create our views of learning. Associate Professor Doris Santos, Colombia In this new book, the authors present challenging and original models for encouraging community and social development work. Drawing on a Lifelong Action Learning (LAL) approach, they challenge Western-dominated approaches to learning, encouraging the development of local solutions for local needs. Dr Pip Bruce Ferguson, New Zealand By bringing education to the people, rather than people to education, they create the possibility for real personal, organizational and community learning on-the-ground in developing countries. Dr Ron Passfield, Australia The genius of this book is its simplicity. It provides a sound approach to addressing the holes in our mainstream approaches to education, training, development and in living together in communities, through providing a new understanding of ‘lifelong action learning’ and how to achieve it through proactively cultivating and passing on local knowledge. Dr Frank Thompson, Africa. I believe this book has the potential to transform the century old teaching and learning paradigm that is failing many countries to one that is futures oriented and transformational in nature. This is a book that all educators need to read and to consider within their own learning context. Dr Margaret Fletcher, Australia This book will be useful to international community developers, educators and researchers - especially if they are looking for alternative ways of successfully improving living conditions for disadvantaged and subsistence communities. Associate Professor Wendy Rowe, Canada



Professional Learning in Higher Education and Communities

Professional Learning in Higher Education and Communities Author O. Zuber-Skerritt
ISBN-10 9781137455185
Release 2015-02-05
Pages 312
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By integrating neuroscience and social science, this book introduces a bold new vision of Participatory Action Learning and Action Research (PALAR). The authors explain and enhance the art of action research through PALAR as a philosophy, methodology and theory of learning and as a facilitation process for professional learning and social justice.



Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World

Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World Author Richard J. Estes
ISBN-10 9781402051104
Release 2007-01-07
Pages 228
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Economically advanced nations have made significant progress toward meeting the basic needs of their populations; the majority of developing countries have not. The thirteen papers in this volume explore a broad range of factors that impact on quality of life worldwide: globalization, regionalization, recently regained political autonomy, migration, health and illness, food and agriculture, the family, and the contribution of faith and spirituality in advancing personal and collective well-being in a turbulent world.



The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy Author Arran Stibbe
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002856784
Release 2009
Pages 220
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The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy book for free.



The Handbook of Community Practice

The Handbook of Community Practice Author Marie Weil
ISBN-10 9781452289977
Release 2012-08-29
Pages 968
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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.



A I D Research and Development Abstracts

A I D  Research and Development Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106015943217
Release 1992
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Perspectives on sustainable development in water management

Perspectives on sustainable development in water management Author Anthony H. J. Dorcey
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053335256
Release 1991
Pages 592
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A I D research abstracts

A I D  research abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059172131785160
Release 1990
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Annual Report

Annual Report Author United Nations University
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079617497
Release 2007
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The Middle East Abstracts and Index

The Middle East  Abstracts and Index Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073543053
Release 1997
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Alternatives

Alternatives Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019206785
Release 1993
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Town and Country Planning

Town and Country Planning Author Garden Cities and Town Planning Association (Great Britain)
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048225000
Release 1997
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World Resources 2002 2004

World Resources 2002 2004 Author
ISBN-10 1569735328
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 315
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Seven Elements of Environmental GovernanceInstitutions and Laws Who makes and enforces the rules for using natural resources? What are the rules and the penalties for breaking them? Who resolves disputes?2 Participation Rights and Representation How can the public influence or contest the rules over natural resources? Who represents those who use or depend on natural resources when decisions on these resources are made?3 Authority Level At what level or scale--local, regional, national, international--does the authority over resources reside?4 Accountability and Transparency How do those who control and manage natural resources answer for their decisions, and to whom? How open to scrutiny is the decisionmaking process?5 Property Rights and Tenure Who owns a natural resource or has the legal right to control it?6 Markets and Financial Flows How do financial practices, economic policies, and market behavior influence authority over natural resources?7 Science and Risk How are ecological and social science incorporated into decisions on natural resource use to reduce risks to people and ecosystems and identify new opportunities?