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Author(s): Stanley Brown
Movement is a fundamental characteristic of life. Understanding the meaning of movement in the full context
of human endeavor is central to improving the quality of human experience, of life itself. Fundamentals of
Kinesiology showcases the transdisciplinary nature of the academic field of study centered on movement,
physical activity and sport. Three major sections of the book provide a comprehensive treatment of this diverse
academic field through detailed studies of the many disciplines and professions constituting kinesiology.
This textbook introduces preservice and inservice educators to the theories, philosophies, concepts, and ongoing needs of children and adults with exceptionalities. The first two Chapters address the foundation, litigation, and federal policies that helped shape what is now known as special education. Subsequent Chapters provide readers with a thorough analysis of the disability categories covered under IDEIA (2004) including definitions, characteristics, prevalence, and accommodations.
Author(s): David C Nieman
Fitness & Your Health has been written to satisfy the general education requirement for physical education. In many colleges and universities students are given the option to take a class that focuses on fitness and health issues. Fitness & Your Health uses a physical fitness approach to educate the student on the most important health issues of our time.
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Reclaiming Social Studies for the Elementary Classroom is a new text that defines the core philosophy of viewing social studies from the cultural anthropological perspective. This perspective allows children to bring their own prior knowledge and experiences from their home culture to the social studies curriculum. This curriculum is a logical place to allow students the freedom to demonstrate learning through the arts. It is also a place where people show their cultural identities in celebration of traditions, ideals, rituals, and creative products.
Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the Pre-K-12 Classroom, now in its 4th edition, provides a reader-friendly experience for teacher preparation programs and school district workshops in five main areas: 1) ESOL Federal and State Legislation; 2) Cultural Proficiency, Diversity, and Equity; 3) Fundamentals of Applied Linguistics; 4) Theories of Second Language Learning; and 5) ESOL Testing and Evaluation.
Written from a practitioner's viewpoint, Event Management Blueprint: Creating & Managing Successful Sports Events bridges the gap between classroom instruction and on-the-job required tasks by providing current and future event managers with an event management template that can be used in the sports industry.
Thriving in the Community College & Beyond covers the full range of topics and issues that impact student success. Content is delivered through multiple formats and learning modalities, including snapshot summary boxes, concept maps, content-relevant cartoons, inspiring quotes from successful students and famous people, and poignant personal stories from the authors.
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Passport to College Success has had an amazing effect on my students by offering expanded definitions for each person of what it means to be in college. As a result, students using this workbook were better able to speak and understand the language of higher education and weave together the empowering aspects of their own stories.
This is a text that intentionally asks students to explore their backgrounds to draw on the “brilliance” inherent in them, as well as identify demographic factors that have meaning at the post-secondary level.
Author(s): Jordan Bass
In the rapidly changing sport space, a textbook that serves the specific needs of the students in an introductory sport management course is imperative. The overarching aim of Introduction to Sport Management is to combine basic theoretical concepts with the knowledge and expertise of University of Kansas Jayhawk professionals in the sporting field.