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Educating English Language Learners in an Inclusive Environment

by Youb Kim & Patricia H. Hinchey Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 15, 2013)

As the number of English language learners across the United States – and indeed, the world – increases exponentially, it is critical that pre-service teachers be prepared. Many currently available instructional...


Dreams and Deception

by Isabel Ann Dwornik Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2016)

This book helps young black males, educators, policy makers, parents, and all other interested parties to understand the importance of education alongside athletic pursuits. In the world today, many young black...


The Discursive-Material Knot

by Nico Carpentier Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 17, 2017)

The theoretical framework of the discursive-material knot consists out of a non-hierarchical ontology of the interactions of the discursive and the material, articulating the assemblages that are driven by this...


Moving Ideas

by Mira-Lisa Katz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 05, 2016)

What does it look and feel like to communicate, create, compose, comprehend, teach, and learn with our bodies? Reaching beyond existing scholarship on multimodality and literacies, Moving Ideas expands our capacity...


The Communication of Jealousy

by Jennifer L. Bevan Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This book won the 2014 National Communication Association’s Diamond Anniversary Book Award

This book received the 2014 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Book Award from the «Interpersonal Communication Division...


Volunteering and Communication

by Michael W. Kramer, Loril M. Gossett & Laurie K. Lewis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2012)

This book won the 2014 Applied Communication Division Award for Outstanding Edited Book

There is a growing interest in studying nonprofit organizations and volunteers as an alternative to studying employees...


Transforming Education

by Binbin Jiang, Jim Cummins & Robert A. DeVillar Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 15, 2014)

This research-based volume presents a substantive, panoramic view of ways in which Australia and countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America engage in educational programs and practices to...


Tween Girls and their Mediated Friends

by Nancy A. Jennings Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Although parents and teachers are among the numerous socializing agents through which children learn about the world, media, too, has begun to take center stage as a substantial force in children’s lives....


The Influence of Communication on Physiology and Health

by James M. Honeycutt, Chris R. Sawyer & Shaughan Keaton Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 05, 2014)

There is a significant amount of research that substantiates the connection between social support/relationships and the development, onset, and/or recovery of several physical diseases/illnesses. Research has...


Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Care and Education

by Marianne N. Bloch, Beth Blue Swadener & Gaile S. Cannella Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Care and Education is a foundational text, which presents contemporary theories and debates about early education and child care in many nations. The authors selected are leading...


Observing «and» Analyzing Communication Behavior

by John A. Courtright Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 11, 2015)

This is a book about communication behavior: how we conceptualize it, observe it, measure it, and analyze it.

The 1970s and 1980s were times when communication behavior was a primary interest of many communication...


Stepfather-Stepson Communication

by Jonathan Pettigrew Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

This book offers a novel analysis of communication in stepfather-stepson relationships and is one of the first to examine the ways stepfathers communicate and to integrate the perspectives of adolescents into...


Curriculum*-in-the-Making

by Wolff-Michael Roth Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 01, 2013)

Curriculum*-in-the-Making theorizes about the living curriculum as an event that is in the making, for the enacted curriculum is something finished, which, only as an object, can be compared to another object....


How Stories Heal

by Robert J. Nash & Sydnee Viray Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 01, 2013)

It is time for academics to embrace the fact that nothing is more appealing to readers – especially to our students – than personal stories with meaning-making implications that can touch all lives. No matter...


Interrogating (Hi)stories

by Audrey Lingley Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

In Interrogating (Hi)stories, Audrey Lingley uses a critical constructivist perspective to problematize the absence of the spiritual dimension of human growth from pedagogical models that emphasize responsiveness...


Experiencing Same-Sex Marriage

by Pamela Lannutti Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 31, 2013)

This book provides an understanding of how the legal and cultural debates and advances and limitations on same-sex marriage are experienced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people, same-sex...


The (Re-)Making of a Black American

by Chonika Coleman-King Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2013)

Historically, Blacks in the United States have been treated as a homogenous group with little regard for distinctions in ethnicity and immigrant status. However, the growing number of Black immigrants to the...


Respect, Defense, and Self-Identity

by Phillip Chong Ho Shon Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 25, 2014)

Ever since Oedipus unwittingly killed his father and married his mother in Sophocles’ play, parricide – the killing of a parent or another close relative – has been a dominant motif in works of literature,...


Beyond Actions

by Norijuki Inoue Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

Beyond Actions is a new breed of book on action research, going beyond procedural descriptions of action research and discusses psychological processes and epistemological challenges involved in planning and...


Using Concept Mapping to Foster Adaptive Expertise

by Diane Salmon & Melissa Kelly Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

Concept mapping is a powerful means to promote metacognitive learning in students and teachers alike. When teachers integrate concept mapping into their instructional planning, they clarify the big ideas, expose...


Communicating Pregnancy Loss

by Rachel Silverman & Jay Baglia Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 01, 2014)

This book is the Winner of the OSCLG Outstanding Book Award

The loss of a desired pregnancy or the inability to experience pregnancy are intensely personal phenomena; these losses are also, in our culture at...


Communicating Hope and Resilience Across the Lifespan

by Gary A. Beck & Thomas Socha Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2014)

From serious illness to natural disasters, humans turn to communication as a major source of strength to help us bounce back and to keep growing and thriving.

Communicating Hope and Resilience Across the Lifespan...


Volunteering and Communication – Volume 2

by Michael W. Kramer, Laurie K. Lewis & Loril M. Gossett Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 01, 2013)

The second volume of Volunteering and Communication seeks to build upon the agenda set in motion by the first volume, which demonstrated the breadth of research being conducted on volunteers. The focus of this...


Contested Sites in Education

by Karen Ragoonaden Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 20, 2015)

Emerging from the contested site of a new university campus, educators reflect upon the transformative process of reconceptualising and rebuilding a faculty of education in the twenty-first century. Contested...


Practicing Disability Studies in Education

by David J. Connor, Jan W. Valle & Chris Hale Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 15, 2014)

Practicing Disability Studies in Education: Acting Toward Social Change celebrates the diversity of contemporary work being developed by a range of scholars working within the field of Disability Studies in...


Intersectionality & Higher Education

by Donald Jr. Mitchell, Jakia Marie & Tiffany Steele Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 15, 2014)

Intersectionality is a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. A scholar of law, critical race theory, and Black feminist thought, Crenshaw used intersectionality to explain the experiences of Black women...


Making Sense

by Thomas Duffy, Bandy Lee & Nancy Olson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

Regardless of field, from the art world to healthcare delivery, there is a growing need for practically useful theory and theoretically informed practice. The time is ripe for a collaborative, creative conversation...


From John of Apamea to Mark’s Gospel

by Dempsey Rosales Acosta Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 02, 2015)

From John of Apamea to Mark’s Gospel: Two Dialogues with Thomasios: A Hermeneutical Reading of Horáo, Blépo, and Theoréo combines two theological fields of investigation. The first is related to the Patristic...


New World View

by Ruth Cape Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 26, 2015)

New World View: Letters from a German Immigrant Family in Texas, 1854–1885 is a bilingual and annotated edition of a collection of letters written by a 19th century German immigrant family in Texas. Christian...


Gamify Your Classroom

by Matthew Farber Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 01, 2014)

This book is a field guide on how to implement game-based learning and «gamification» techniques to the everyday teaching. It is a survey of best practices aggregated from interviews with experts in the field,...


Teachers and Students as Co-Learners

by Dengting Boyanton Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 01, 2010)

Teaching is hard. Many teachers find it stressful. New teachers often lose their enthusiasm. The special education population is skyrocketing. Students are losing their motivation. What has gone wrong? How can...


Conducting Hermeneutic Research

by Catherine M. Laing, Nancy J. Moules, James C. Field & Graham McCaffrey Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2015)

Conducting Hermeneutic Research: From Philosophy to Practice is the only textbook that teaches the reader ways to conduct research from a philosophical hermeneutic perspective. It is an invaluable resource for...


Insights While Suffering

by Mark Slatter Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

From the days of the early Church Christians have forged what has seemed to be a fitting kinship between their suffering and Christ’s Passion. As a result, Christians are sometimes guided by the impression...


Black Fatherhood, Adoption, and Theology

by Michael Lee Cook Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Black Fatherhood, Adoption, and Theology: A Contextual Analysis and Response is a qualitative exploration into the complex intersection of Black fatherhood, adoption, and theology. It is primarily based on the...


Communication and «The Good Life»

by Hua Wang Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2014)

What is a «good life» and how can it be achieved? In this volume, communication scholars and media experts explore these fundamental questions about human existence and aspiration in terms of what a «good...


Surviving and Thriving with Teacher Action Research

by Heather Lattimer & Stacey Caillier Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Action research can be a transformative learning experience that strengthens educators’ practice and empowers our voices. For the novice action researcher, however, it can sometimes be frustrating, isolating,...


Remaking «Family» Communicatively

by Leslie A. Baxter Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Demographers have repeatedly confirmed that the nuclear family is on the decline. Yet when Americans are asked about their ideal family, the nuclear family emerges as the most valued kind of family. Members...


Princess Cultures

by Miriam Forman-Brunell & Rebecca C. Hains Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 15, 2013)

Princesses today are significant figures in girls’ culture in the United States and around the world. Although the reign of girls’ princess culture has generated intense debate, this anthology is the first...


The Art of Positive Communication

by Julien C. Mirivel Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

How we communicate with each other matters greatly. Our identity, our friendships and marriages, our families, and our culture are the product of how we speak to one another. Our words affect our hopes and dreams,...


Effective Education for All

by Carlos McCray, Su-Je Cho & Chun Zhang Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

Effective Education for All deals with cultural-linguistic diversity and how to work in classrooms with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. It is essential reading for teachers, administrators,...


Today’s College Students

by Pietro A. Sasso & Joseph L. DeVitis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

America’s undergraduates truly represent a mind-boggling diversity. Today’s College Students: A Reader looks at a wide variety of student groups and identities, which sets it apart from other texts on contemporary...


Gender at Work

by Melanie C. Steffens & Ma. Àngels Viladot Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

While many women receive equal education, such equality is nowhere in sight when it comes to women’s and men’s career success: men still earn significantly more than women and are more likely to be promoted....


The «Dexter Syndrome»

by Marcel Danesi Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2016)

The serial killer has become an obsession ever since Jack the Ripper became a media sensation, embedding a new and horrifying type of murderer into our cultural consciousness – one who kills darkly and in...


Communication Across the Life Span

by Jon F. Nussbaum Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2016)

As we grow up and grow old, embrace new experiences, try new roles, and adopt new technologies, our senses of time, space, connection, and identity are fundamentally explored through communication. Why, how,...


The Concept of the Soul in Marcel Proust

by Bette H. Lustig Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 08, 2016)

The concept of the soul in Platonic, Ciceronian, and Talmudic thought segues into the Celtic tradition, Thomas Aquinas, and Maeterlinck and threads its way through the tapestry of Proust’s narrative and his...


Politics, Pedagogy and Power

by Eelco B. Buitenhuis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 14, 2016)

Politics, Pedagogy and Power: Bullying in Faculties of Education is the result of research seeking to find explanations for bullying between faculty members in faculties of education around the world. The frank...


Disrupting Gendered Pedagogies in the Early Childhood Classroom

by April Larremore Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 14, 2016)

Young children’s access to knowledge about gender, relationships, and sexuality has critical implications for their health and well-being, not only in their early years but throughout their lives. This knowledge...


The Power and Value of Music

by Andreas Kramarz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 08, 2016)

Nobody doubts that music has a special, somewhat mysterious power. Less clear is how we can evaluate that power. What makes music good or bad? Are there objective criteria for such a distinction? What impact...


The Darker Side of Family Communication

by Loreen N. Olson & Mark A. Fine Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 14, 2016)

This volume advances theory and research by presenting original, empirical studies as well as theoretical and methodological overviews on dark family communication processes.

Taking an interdisciplinary and...


Communication at the End of Life

by Jon F. Nussbaum, Howard Giles & Amber Worthington Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

Communication is at the heart of any complete understanding of the end of life. While it is true that individuals physically die as a single entity, the process of ending an individual life is located within...