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Religion and the New Immigrants: Social Capital, Identity, and Civic Engagement

Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195188707
eISBN:
9780199785315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book assesses the role of local worship communities — churches, mosques, temples, and others — in promoting civic engagement among recent immigrants to the United States. The product of a ... More


The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music

John A. Sloboda

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521280
eISBN:
9780191706257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521280.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book describes and analyses the cognitive processes that take place in the perception, performance, and creation of music. It proposes that underlying the various musical skills is the ability ... More


Beyond the Learning Curve: The construction of mind

Craig Speelman and Kim Kirsner

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570417
eISBN:
9780191708657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570417.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

For years now, learning has been at the heart of research within cognitive psychology. How do we acquire new knowledge and new skills? Are the principles underlying skill acquisition unique to ... More


De‐clustering Disadvantage

Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit

in Disadvantage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199278268
eISBN:
9780191707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278268.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at the issue of how it might be possible to decluster disadvantage. The best means of doing so will be for government to attend to corrosive disadvantages — those that cause other ... More


Competency in Public Service Bargains: Wonks, Sages, Deliverers, and Go‐Betweens

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

in The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199269679
eISBN:
9780191604096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926967X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the competency dimension of public service bargains, in the sense of skills, ability, or experience. It discusses four types of competency bargains: wonk, sage, deliverer, and ... More


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools: A 360-Degree View of Research and Practice

Michael S. Kelly, Johnny S. Kim, and Cynthia Franklin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366297
eISBN:
9780199864010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366297.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book presents a “360-degree” view of SFBT in school settings from meta-analytic, intervention research, and practice perspectives. This book is divided into sections within each chapter to allow ... More


How to Do Things with Fictions

Joshua Landy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195188561
eISBN:
9780199949458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new rationale for the place of literary reading in the well-lived life. While it is often assumed that fictions must be informative or morally improving in order to be of any real ... More


The Industrialization of Rural China

Chris Bramall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199275939
eISBN:
9780191706073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Conventional wisdom explains the remarkable growth of Chinese rural industry after 1978 in terms of changes in economic policy; that rural industrialization took off through a combination of ... More


Taking Charge: A School-Based Life Skills Program for Adolescent Mothers

Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195172942
eISBN:
9780199893249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172942.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

Taking Charge is the first empirically tested program of its kind, designed specifically to improve academic achievement and self-sufficiency for adolescent and teenage mothers, who face ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer Radden and John Z. Sadler

in The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389371
eISBN:
9780199866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The brief concluding chapter returns to the questions, first introduced in Chapter 5, of whether, and how, virtue can be taught. The preceding discussions have laid out reasons why virtue should be ... More


The Learning Hypothesis

Chris Bramall

in The Industrialization of Rural China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199275939
eISBN:
9780191706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Successful industrialization requires a long and protracted process of learning; new ideas from abroad are not enough. Poor countries also need to apply those ideas effectively, and such a capability ... More


Learning to Industrialize in the Maoist Era

Chris Bramall

in The Industrialization of Rural China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199275939
eISBN:
9780191706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The diffusion of skills from the urban core to the rural periphery transformed China’s rural skills base during the 1960s and 1970s. This process was brought about by both the Third Front programme ... More


The National Evidence

Chris Bramall

in The Industrialization of Rural China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199275939
eISBN:
9780191706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The evidence on the determinants of growth for China’s counties in the post-1978 era points to the clear causal role of initial conditions. Proximity to large urban centres, the dependency rate, and ... More


The Role of “Early Factories” in Japanese Industrialization

Johzen Takeuchi

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter deals with the manufacturing industry for Western products that emerged after the opening of the treaty ports. These goods include brushes, buttons, matches, knitted goods, soaps, and ... More


Guangdong

Chris Bramall

in The Industrialization of Rural China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199275939
eISBN:
9780191706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

By the late 1970s, Guangdong’s industrial and skills base was more rural, less geographically concentrated, and less dominated by traditional light industry than it had been at the time of the ... More


Conclusion

Chris Bramall

in The Industrialization of Rural China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199275939
eISBN:
9780191706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The foundations for the rapid growth of rural industry in China after 1978 were laid out during the Maoist era. Although much of China’s Maoist industry was inefficient, its workers acquired a vast ... More


The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen-Meares (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Here, readers will find an overview of violence and interpersonal conflict in schools. This Concise Companion covers the types of violence that threaten school and student safety — from bullying to ... More


Care of the Dying: A pathway to excellence

John Ellershaw and Susie Wilkinson (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199550838
eISBN:
9780191730528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Even for the most experienced healthcare professional, managing the last few days of life can be difficult. This book provides guidelines for the care of the dying based on the Liverpool Care Pathway ... More


A new framework

Craig P. Speelman and Kim Kirsner

in Beyond the Learning Curve: The construction of mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570417
eISBN:
9780191708657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570417.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses some of the shortcomings of the research and theories of skill acquisition and transfer with the proposal of a new theory. Five principles of learning are presented, which were ... More


Linking Labour‐Market Institutions, Employee Skills, and Competitive Strategies

Andrea M. Herrmann

in One Political Economy, One Competitive Strategy?: Comparing Pharmaceutical Firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543434
eISBN:
9780191715693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543434.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Political Economy

This chapter investigates how firms can compete despite comparative disadvantages of national labour-market institutions. It first analyses whether pharmaceutical firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK ... More


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