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  • In the crucial discussion of Aboriginal education in Canada, there are two distinct schools of thought: parallelism and integrationism. For the first time in one volume, leading thinkers on both sides share their perspectives, allowing readers to examine this complex and emotionally charged issue from all angles.

    Parallelism argues for Aboriginal self-determination and independent schools with Aboriginal values at their core, while integrationism advocates improving Aboriginal educational achievement within the conventional system. Both sides share the same goal, however: supporting and helping to realize the vast store of untapped potential in Aboriginal communities.

    Everyone agrees that Aboriginal education in Canada urgently needs improvement. A vigorous and informed debate can only speed the search for solutions.

  • Revised and updated with 25 new essays, the fourth edition of this bestselling collection brings together more than 30 leaders in the field of educational theory. An engaging exploration of the ideas and trends shaping education in todays classrooms, Philosophy of Education includes topics on high-stakes testing, consumerism in education, and social justice issues in the classroom.

    How can we teach students moral values while avoiding indoctrination? How should a teacher deal with controversial issues in the classroom? What role should standards play in education, and who develops those standards? And why is the link between theory and practice in the classroom important in the first place?

    Philosophy of Education provides students, teachers, and administrators with a lively and accessible introduction to the central debates and issues in education today.

  • You don't need a tweed jacket to be a researcher-in thousands of schools across North America, practicing teachers conduct studies on best practices, alternative approaches, and effective learning strategies. Classroom teachers have experiences and opportunities unavailable to researchers in a university setting, and action research-site-based, teacher-conducted research-can have a valuable impact on the educational community.

    Yet many teachers don't see their work as real research, and many other teachers have great ideas for research projects but don't know where to begin. For these teachers, Engaging in Action Research demystifies the world of educational research and provides support, guidance, and encouragement.

    From creating a research plan to reporting findings, this book provides step-by-step instructions to help teachers conduct research projects in the classroom, using strategies that work. Get ready to investigate, analyze, and share!

  • When you take your clinical skills exam, every case you know counts. Prepare quickly and efficiently for your clinical exam with the updated third edition of this bestselling OSCE study guide. Written by Canadian doctors, Clinical Skills Review presents 134 cases based on scenarios youll encounter on the MCCQE II and CFPC certification exams.

    An essential resource for Canadian medical students and international medical graduates seeking a licence to practise medicine in Canada, Clinical Skills Review is also a valuable supplemental guide for those studying for the USMLE Step 2 CS.

    Features of the new edition include: comprehensive coverage of typical clinical situations; a systematic approaches to clinical skills; indexes of cases and medical abbreviations for easy reference; time-tested mnemonics to help you excel on the exam; and aids for group study, since practice is the best way to prepare; and cases organized by categories found on the MCCQE II: Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Psychiatry and Neurology, and Surgery.

  • Albertas most insightful political commentator is back with another essential book. Kevin Taft, together with economists Mel McMillan and Junaid Jahangir, follows the money to uncover why Albertaone of the richest places on earthstill talks poor when it comes to public services. Do we really spend more than we can afford, more than we can sustain, on health care? On education? Why doesnt Alberta have enough hospital beds? Why have our schools faced teacher layoffs? Why are our city streets potholed, and why are rising numbers of Alberta children living in poverty? Where is all our wealth going?Follow the Money uncovers the truth behind the governments austerity slogans and cutbacks. The hard-hitting evidence of Follow the Money challenges Albertans to rethink the past and remake the future.

  • Every day, discretion shapes the decisions that run our schools, colleges, and universities. Every day, it alters the lives and futures of students, educators, and administrators. Its hard to overstate the impact of discretion on the incidents and issues that arise in every educational institution. Discretion affects disciplinary actions, school climate and safety, student engagement, and the health and well-being of everyone in a classroom or on a campus. What is involved in the exercise of discretion by educational administrators? This collection of papers furthers research into this important question. It presents seminal work from scholars and graduate students, as well as path-breaking analyses from other disciplines. An understanding of how discretion worksthe calculus that bridges the rational world of empirical observation and the normative world of ethicscan lead to better decision making in our educational institutions, and a clearer perspective on how to achieve just and effective outcomes.

  • Canada is one of the most diverse nations in the world. As counsellors increasingly deal with people from many different cultures and backgrounds, there is a need to shift from Eurocentric counselling theories and methods towards an approach that recognizes diversity and new world perspectives. Bringing a fresh Canadian outlook to the field of multicultural counselling, this collection provides valuable information about many cultural groups in Canada with practical perspectives on subjects such as treating Muslim clients, the specific needs of Indo-Canadians, the role of traditional healing methods in Aboriginal cultures, and helping immigrant children cope with acculturation in the school system. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Diversity, Culture and Counselling also includes brand-new topics on dealing with refugee trauma, working with people with disabilities, practicing yoga therapy, and harnessing the power of storytelling.

  • At a conference several years ago, psychologist Catherine Phillips heard the Dalai Lama say, "The single most important thing you can do for healing is to cultivate a warm heart." "That's it!" she thought. That one sentence captured what she had learned in more than 15 years of working with cancer patients and their families through the Healing Journey, a program that helps people cope with cancer.

    In this book, Dr. Phillips brings the intimacy of a support group into the reader's private world. She teaches simple yet effective techniques to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing and shares real-life stories from patients about their own experiences through the ups and downs of cancer.

  • Guided by the concept of synergy, this groundbreaking collection explores alternatives in the areas of counseling, education, and community health and development. Synergy refers to the process of two or more things coming together to create a new, greater, and often-unexpected whole. When synergy exists, formerly scarce resources can expand and become renewable and accessible to all.Drawing upon the diverse cultural experiences of Aboriginal groups in North America and around the world, these compelling narratives provide practical insights into the emergence of synergy and obstacles to its existence. Synergy, Healing and Empowerment offers invaluable guidance in the pursuit of a just and equitable society.

  • Daniel Jarvis and Irene Naested highlight the natural association between math and art in a series of practical ideas for the classroom, because when students understand the math/art connection, their understanding and confidence increase in both subjects.

    Through innovative teaching strategies and more than 100 rich learning experiences, Jarvis and Naested give teachers a wealth of engaging tools to explore the math/art connection with their own students. This connection is established through examinations of natural and human-designed objects, from how pine cone scales spiral out in a Fibonacci sequence to how geometric shapes combine in architecture to form some of the most beautiful structures on the planet.

  • Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey with educator and artist Robert Kelly to the most innovative schools on the planet to witness creative practice in action, with examples from early childhood to post-secondary levels. Through stories and real-life examples, discover the techniques of global leaders in creativity and design thinking, including India's Riverside School, Denmark's Kaospilots, and San Francisco's Brightworks. Educating for Creativity provides a theoretical framework for creative practice and creative development alongside a practical exploration of how to make creativity in education work from pioneers in the field.

  • Pathology Review

    Zu-Hua Gao

    Prepare for licensing exams offered by the American Board of Pathology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with the most comprehensive review guide on the market. Pathology Review contains more than 1200 original, color photographs

  • Epidemiology for Canadian Students introduces students to the principles and methods of epidemiology and critical appraisal, all grounded within a Canadian context. This context is crucial--epidemiologic research in Canada most often uses data from Canadian registries, Canadian special purpose cohorts, provincial health administrators, national statistical agencies and other sources that will be important to Canadian students during their careers.

    Dr. Scott Patten draws on more than 20 years' experience teaching epidemiology to present core concepts in a conversational tone and pragmatic sequence. This introductory textbook is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students, health professionals and trainees.

  • A new model of Indigenous identity formation in Canadian postsecondary institutions
    What role does postsecondary education play in the formation of Indigenous identity? Some argue that this impact must be negative, not only because postsecondary education draws students away from their communities, but also because of the Eurocentric worldviews that dominate most institutions. However, according to a ground-breaking study by Barbara Barnes and Cora Voyageur, the truth is much more nuanced and surprising.
    During their research, Professors Barnes and Voyageur followed 60 Indigenous students from a variety of backgrounds at six postsecondary institutions in western Canada, and they present their finding here. They explore how the students' experiences fit with conventional and Indigenous identity-formation theories, and they consider the impacts of colonization and the Indian Act.
    Based on the experiences of the students, Barnes and Voyageur build an entirely new model of Indigenous identity formation in Canadian postsecondary institutions.

  • The one resource you absolutely need for the MCCQE Part II. Up to date with the MCC's 2018 exam revisions.
    Prepare to ace the Medical Council of Canada's clinical skills exam, the MCCQE Part II. This is the most complete study guide available.
    Strategies for the MCCQE Part II offers a strategic, efficient, and high-yield approach to the exam, covering every one of the clinical presentations listed by the MCC, and taking into account the likely scenarios you'll encounter.
    Strategies breaks down each clinical presentation into three sections:

    MCC particular objective(s): For each clinical presentation, Strategies outlines the focus set by the MCC.
    MCC differential diagnosis with added evidence: Strategies unpacks the common causal conditions listed by the MCC for each clinical presentation.
    Strategy for patient encounter: Strategies breaks down in detail the tasks most likely to be required during the patient encounter, including history taking, physical exam, investigations, and management.
    Strategies also helps you avoid common exam errors identified by the MCC: it alerts you when clinical presentations may involve emergency care, it models open-ended questions for history taking, it clarifies diagnostic goals for history taking and physical exams, and it offers tips for appropriate patient counselling.
    Strategies for the MCCQE Part II takes the stress out of studying by organizing the information you need to succeed on this crucial exam.

  • Engage your students AND keep your sanity with classroom-tested tools. Tools for Teaching Social Studies delivers a wealth of practical solutions for classroom success - all grounded in solid educational philosophy. A lifeline for new social studies teachers and a source of inspiration and ideas for experienced teachers, this book offers you a boost at every stage of your career. Based on a master teacher's four decades of experience, this top-notch toolkit is packed with strategies: Learn five key teaching principles that put you and your students on the path to success. Discover your unique style. Connect with your students. Set and achieve realistic professional and personal goals. Stay organized and manage your time effectively. Empower yourself as a teacher. Avoid burn-out. Facilitate effective group work. Create engaging learning plans. Make the right use of social media. And much more!

  • Your best tool to optimize patient care by minimizing restraint useFrontline nurses face fraught decisions every day about whether and how to use restraints in dementia care. They need to consider many complicated issues: legislation governing the use of restraints, the policies of health-care facilities, the expectations of families, and-most importantly-the well-being, dignity, and safety of patients and care providers.Frontline nurses need the right support to navigate decisions about restraint use.Dr. Atul Sunny Luthra and his colleagues have developed an algorithm to provide that support. Their work comes from focus-group consultations with frontline staff, a review of current literature on restraint use, and a clear summary of key legislation. The algorithm's systematic approach ensures restraints are a last-resort measure, and puts the right steps in place when restraints are necessary.This short guide includes:A review of nurses' perspectives on restraint use.Alternatives to restraints in patient management and assessment of clinical indicators for restraint use.Procedures to ensure informed consent when restraints are necessary.A reference on appropriate and inappropriate restraint use in everyday clinical situations.

  • Educators in online and other technology-rich environments consistently ask, "How can I build community among the learners in my class?" They know learning is strengthened by community, but aren't sure how to design a community in a learning environment where technology plays a significant role. Ten Strategies for Building Community with Technology answers their question with proven strategies developed over the authors' thirty years' experience designing and teaching online classes. The ten strategies demonstrate that technology is not an impediment to community, but instead a tool for building more effective learning environments than are possible with traditional, face-to-face classrooms. Used the right way, technology can provide more instructional time, more opportunities for students to reflect, more chances to share and connect, and more access to feedback. But these effective learning environments don't happen by chance. This book will give you all the background, tactics, examples and advice you need to design successful learning communities with technology. Ten Models for Building Learning Communities Transmission/Direct Instruction Guided Discovery Nurturing Apprenticeship Case Study Shared Praxis Insight-Generating Training Projects Inquiry

  • Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have trained search and rescue dogs for more than 30 years and have taken part in rescue operations around the world. They serve as training directors and international judges for the International Red Cross Federation, the United Nations, the International Rescue Dog Organization and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Based on their decades of study and experience, their innovative SAR training method is rooted in a firm, scientific understanding of K9 instincts. Step-by-step instructions, dozens of illustrations and photographs from the field establish a professional K9 SAR program to benefit both beginners and experts.

  • Length Tension Testing Book 2, Upper Quadrant provides clear and comprehensive descriptions and illustrations for assessing flexibility and length tension in the muscles of the upper quadrant. It includes techniques for the cervical spine, temporomandibular joint, thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, and wrist and hand. Each technique listing includes concise, standardized descriptions of the actions and positions involved, high-quality colour photos and alternative positions to accommodate patient variability and comfort. Most of these tests can be adapted into treatment techniques. This resource will help physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, and massage therapists improve patient care, and it will be an invaluable reference for students at the college and university level. Also available: Length Tension Testing Book 1, Lower Quadrant.
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  • Length Tension Testing Book 1, Lower Quadrant provides clear and comprehensive descriptions and photos for assessing flexibility and length tension in the muscles of the lower quadrant. It includes techniques for the lumbar spine and pelvis, hip, knee, and foot and ankle. Each technique listing includes concise, standardized descriptions of the actions and positions involved, high-quality colour photos and alternative positions to accommodate patient variability and comfort. Most of these tests can be adapted into treatment techniques. This resource will help physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, and massage therapists improve patient care, and it will be an invaluable reference for students at the college and university level. Also available: Length Tension Testing Book 2, Upper Quadrant.

  • The Canadian Clinician's Rheumatology Handbook, endorsed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association, is a practical, fully illustrated handbook for the diagnosis and initial management of rheumatic disorders. Residents in rheumatology, internal medicine and family medicine programs, practicing physicians and medical students will find this handy pocket guide to be an indispensable resource. Allied health professionals and nurse practitioners will also find it accessible and informative, helping them to better manage their patients and clients. Lead author Dr. Lori Albert has assembled a team of expert contributors, including academic rheumatologists from across Canada. This new edition updates and expands the very popular Canadian Residents' Rheumatology Handbook.

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