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Video Instruction Made To Order: Collaboration Between Librarians And Faculty To Improve Student Theses, Claudia J. Dold Sep 2011

Video Instruction Made To Order: Collaboration Between Librarians And Faculty To Improve Student Theses, Claudia J. Dold

Claudia J. Dold

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Islamophobia: The U.S. Campaign Against Muslims, Stephen Sheehi Jan 2011

Islamophobia: The U.S. Campaign Against Muslims, Stephen Sheehi

Stephen Sheehi

Stephen Sheehi examines the increased mainstreaming of Muslim-bating rhetoric and explicitly racist legislation, police surveillance, witch-trials and discriminatory policies towards Muslims in North America and abroad. The book focuses on works of rogue academics, commentary by mainstream journalists, campaigns by political hacks and special interest groups. Their theories and opinions operate on an assumption that Muslims, particularly Arab Muslims, suffer from particular cultural lacuna that prevent their cultures from progress, democracy and human rights. While the assertion originated in the colonial era, Sheehi demonstrates that it was refurbished as a viable explanation for Muslim resistance to economic and cultural globalization ...


Public Libraries In The Lives Of Young Readers, Paulette Rothbauer, Virginia A. Walter, Kathleen Weibel Dec 2010

Public Libraries In The Lives Of Young Readers, Paulette Rothbauer, Virginia A. Walter, Kathleen Weibel

Paulette Rothbauer

Youth services in public libraries have always been characterized by good intentions and commitment to
patrons’ personal choice: to select, to question, and to know. The public library has changed and grown since
its Progressive Era beginnings, and the leadership for much of this change has come from youth services librarians
in their work on behalf of young library users, whether this involves summer programming or digital
media development. This chapter’s three scholars bring a wealth of public library experience to this endeavor,
as they describe the past, present, and future of public library service to young people in ...


Racial And Ethnic Minority Students' Success In Stem Education, Samuel Museus, Phd, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, Dina C. Maramba, Phd Dec 2010

Racial And Ethnic Minority Students' Success In Stem Education, Samuel Museus, Phd, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, Dina C. Maramba, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Increasing the success of racial and ethnic minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has become a critical issue. Indeed, several trends underscore the importance of fostering success among minority students in STEM education. For example, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections, racial and ethnic minorities are expected to comprise more than half of the national population by 2050. This demographic shift means that minority students will make up an increasingly larger percentage of students in the national education system and STEM talent pool. Yet, relatively low rates of success among minority students in STEM education persist ...