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Publication date: 13 March 2007

Jane Scales, Danel Wolf, Corey Johnson and Lara Cummings

The purpose of this paper is to model a practical solution to the lack of library modules within commercial courseware.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to model a practical solution to the lack of library modules within commercial courseware.

Design/methodology/approach

A comprehensive examination of the technical, political, and practical issues surrounding this problem provides the framework for designing a dynamic administrative tool that facilitates information access for distance courses.

Findings

There are many different programming languages and models librarians can use to implement similar course modules. If librarians lack the skills to build these applications, student workers skilled in computer science can help.

Practical implications

This and similar models of organizing resources and information for distance students has an immediate impact on services to online users, leveraging of resources and tangible benefits to the student.

Originality/value

Librarians need to build their own technological solutions to serve their users when the commercial world is not addressing a real need.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 25 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 April 2001

B. Grant Hayes

Suggests taht group counselling in schools can be a valuable experience for children. Argues that it allows them to develop social skills and practise behaviours with…

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Suggests taht group counselling in schools can be a valuable experience for children. Argues that it allows them to develop social skills and practise behaviours with peers as well as receiving feedback. Examines the literature on the effectiveness of group counselling in schools and provides guidance for the development of school policy for the delivery of counselling to school age students.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 1 September 2004

Lara Ursin, Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay and Corey M. Johnson

In light of the general emerging focus on assessment, it is imperative that librarians develop effective methods for evaluating their instructional endeavors. This study…

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In light of the general emerging focus on assessment, it is imperative that librarians develop effective methods for evaluating their instructional endeavors. This study involved analyzing the frequency with which Washington State University Freshman Seminar students used items from librarian‐constructed resource guides. In addition, the researchers evaluated the quality of Web sites used in the freshman seminar final projects. Regardless of the information format and special treatment to place resource guide items at their fingertips, students largely did not use the librarian‐recommended resources. Citation analysis of the student Web sites exhibited a broad spectrum of quality levels and raised key questions about Web site evaluation. Ideas for improving student resource selection are discussed.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 32 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 18 June 2021

The city's next mayor must get office workers back into New York to protect its commercial tax base. Polling day for the Democratic primary, which will in effect choose…

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB262166

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Publication date: 9 March 2015

Walter Leal-Filho

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Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7835

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Publication date: 1 October 2005

Lotta Haglund

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Library Management, vol. 26 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 9 November 2016

Cheryl R. Lehman

This chapter contributes to literature illustrating accounting’s impact in making things governable, thinkable, and knowable. Although critical accounting research has…

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This chapter contributes to literature illustrating accounting’s impact in making things governable, thinkable, and knowable. Although critical accounting research has been exemplary in examining consequences of its practices on vulnerable populations, there has been a scarcity of investigation regarding incarcerated populace. This chapter begins the process of exploring neoliberal discipline, rule, and calculative techniques intersecting with gender, race, and class in prisons. For this disenfranchised population the construction of the “feared and deviant other” is of particular significance. A crime-control dynamic mythologizing and dreading the criminal has become so institutionalized that discourses justifying surveillance, dominance, and injustice have become normalized, in which accounting takes part. We are particularly interested in the impact for incarcerated women who are shackled, sterilized, and at risk, modes of control that are extraordinary. As such, the dynamics of knowledge creation challenges us to ask what initiates visibility and transformation. We suggest the narratives of incarcerated women are potential devices in this process, and add to an emerging literature revealing the emancipatory possibility of alternative, or counter-accounts. Seen as tools of resistance and change, we give voice to their narratives. As their accounts demonstrate resilience and power, we reject an inevitability of silence. Rather, these critical accounts provide pathways for thinking differently and aspiring for a change, as the social never disappears.

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Accounting in Conflict: Globalization, Gender, Race and Class
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-976-3

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Publication date: 17 March 2010

Erin N. Winkler

The current study examines developing racial attitudes among a group of African American adolescents. Data for this study include 28 open-ended, qualitative interviews…

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The current study examines developing racial attitudes among a group of African American adolescents. Data for this study include 28 open-ended, qualitative interviews with African American adolescents (64% girls, 36% boys) in Detroit, Michigan, and were drawn from a larger study in which these adolescents and their mothers were interviewed about racial socialization. Data analysis shows adolescents' racial attitudes to be ambivalent and influenced by the dissonance between “color-blind” rhetoric – the idea that “race doesn't matter” – and their everyday experiences, in which race does matter in important ways. Adolescents' reports of racial attitudes and experiences with racism frequently include travel anecdotes, which reveal how place, travel, and negotiating the color line influence their developing ideas about race. The findings suggest that sources beyond parental socialization strongly affect adolescents' developing racial attitudes and identities and that young people's voices should be further utilized in studies examining these issues.

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Children and Youth Speak for Themselves
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-735-6

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Publication date: 11 June 2018

Corey Allen Shank

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether business students deceive others more often than non-business students.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether business students deceive others more often than non-business students.

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A cheap talk experiment and an ethics questionnaire are employed to examine the subject’s behavior. Fundamental differences, such as psychopathic personality, are used to examine their role in deceptive and unethical behavior.

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The results show that business students deceive others for personal gain more often than non-business students when there is the most to gain; however, business students find deception committed by others as unethical. Business students exhibit more psychopathic tendencies compared to non-business students, including being more likely to fit the prototypical psychopath profile. This fundamental difference in psychopathy can help explain why individuals deceive others and behave unethically.

Practical implications

These results have important implications for the business industry and the design of policies.

Originality/value

Thus, this study endeavors to advance the literature on fundamental distinctions between those who work in high levels of organizations and how this fundamental difference impacts decision making.

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Review of Behavioral Finance, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1940-5979

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Publication date: 4 April 2013

Corey Cook

Purpose – The purpose of this chapter is to contribute to the growing academic literature on “post-racial” African American leadership by exploring the election and…

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Purpose – The purpose of this chapter is to contribute to the growing academic literature on “post-racial” African American leadership by exploring the election and reelection of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Johnson is emblematic of the current generation of young African American leaders: politically moderate, less likely to employ overt racial appeals, and able to assemble a multiethnic political coalition.Design/methodology/approach – This chapter utilizes a combination of semi-structured interviews and multivariate quantitative analysis of an original dataset to reveal both the diversity of the Johnson coalition and the high support for Johnson’s candidacy in Sacramento’s African American community.Findings – Johnson’s case demonstrates the durability of an explicitly moderate, reform-minded, and technocratic coalition and epitomizes the “universalized interest” approach to governance – simultaneously developing strategies to mobilize African American support and formulating public policies to advance group interests while articulating a universalized policy framework.Social implications – On the night that Barack Obama was elected president, Johnson became the first African American, to be elected Mayor of Sacramento. To do so, Johnson assembled a diverse electoral coalition that resembled the Obama coalition. However, this case study demonstrates the unique challenges facing an African American mayor in a majority white city and reveals the continuing importance of race in “post-Obama” urban politics.Originality/value – This chapter utilizes a unique dataset and rigorous methodology for analyzing voting behavior and multiracial coalition formation in American cities. The voter file data analyzed in this study remains an underutilized resource for urban scholars.

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21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities as Universal Interests
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-184-7

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