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What Children Need to Be Happy, Confident and Successful
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What Children Need to Be Happy, Confident and Successful

This book provides a practical model for helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of their lives. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, the model explores the five key areas of wellbeing: personal strengths, emotional wellbeing, positive communication, learning strengths, and resilience. Practical activities are included for each area, and a questionnaire provides an assessment to enable you to keep track of progress.

 
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Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers
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Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. Different stages of development (infancy, school age and adolescence) are discussed, and attachment theory is used to offer insights into the impact of abuse and neglect on development.
 
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Language, Symbolization and Psychosis: Essays in Honour of Jacqueline Amati Mehler
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Language, Symbolization and Psychosis: Essays in Honour of Jacqueline Amati Mehler

This book compares different psychoanalytic thinking and models―from a rigorously Freudian perspective―on three concepts of great theoretical and clinical importance: Language, Symbolization, and Psychoses.
 
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We'll All Be Murdered In Our Beds: The Shocking History of Crime Reporting in Britain
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We'll All Be Murdered In Our Beds: The Shocking History of Crime Reporting in Britain

In this colourful history of the wild world of crime reporting since 1700, Duncan Campbell reveals what it’s really like to deal with murderers, gangsters, robbers, cat burglars, victims, informers and detectives, looking at the ‘hacks in the macs’ and the ‘Murder Gang’ who would go to any lengths to get a story – and serve it up to an ever-eager reading public.
 
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Good Intentions are Not Enough
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Good Intentions are Not Enough

Catch a new vision of leadership that fosters school communities that are socially just and academically excellent with this accessible guide. It combines promising theoretical perspectives with stories about practitioners and schools across the United States, Canada, and in the South Pacific (Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand) to show how, in many varied contexts, leaders are making a difference.
 
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Styles in Painting: A Comparative Study
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Styles in Painting: A Comparative Study

Juxtaposes paintings of the same subject from different periods to demonstrate the evolution of artistic style. 239 illustrations.
 
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Universities, Rankings and the Dynamics of Global Higher Education
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Universities, Rankings and the Dynamics of Global Higher Education

Global university rankings are now more than a decade old and this book uses the data they have produced to examine how the international landscape of universities has changed over the years. It offers new insights into the power and limits of league tables, a key element of globalized higher education that can be deplored but hardly ignored. Case studies from Asia, Europe and North America are explored to highlight the issues raised by a quantitative exercise that decontextualizes what is linked so strongly to local factors.
 
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