Public Participation in Local Politics: The Impact of Community Activism on the Windsor-Detroit Border Decision Making Process (Report)

Abstract The study of community and citizen engagement in municipal decision-making is important within the field of municipal politics. Fundamental disagreements exist concerning whether community activism is capable of influencing municipal decision-making and secondly, whether any such influence is desirable. Some scholars argue that wealthy groups, which are not representative of the wider community, are […]

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Reported Levels of Satisfaction and Frustration by Arizona School Counselors: A Desire for Greater Connections with Students in a Data-Driven Era (Report)

A survey was designed to comprehensively assess multiple aspects of school counselor job satisfaction and job-related frustration, as well as orientation with the comprehensive curriculum-based guidance program used in Arizona. The five-page survey was completed by 155 Arizona school counselors. While the majority of respondents reported high levels of job satisfaction, the least satisfying aspects […]

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Advice Not Given

“Most people will never find a great psychiatrist or a great Buddhist teacher, but Mark Epstein is both, and the wisdom he imparts in Advice Not Given is an act of generosity and compassion. The book is a tonic for the ailments of our time.”—Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth  Our ego, and its accompanying sense of […]

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Decision Making in Natural Resource Management

This book is intended for use by natural resource managers and scientists, and students in the fields of natural resource management, ecology, and conservation biology, who are confronted with complex and difficult decision making problems. The book takes readers through the process of developing a structured approach to decision making, by firstly deconstructing decisions into […]

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Engaging Students in Classroom Guidance: Management Strategies for Middle School Counselors (Schooling Counseling)

Classroom guidance for all students is an important element of the program delivery system for middle school counselors. Effective classroom management is essential to implementing classroom guidance and may be challenging at times. This article presents strategies and management techniques to facilitate middle school counselors’ planning and implementation of classroom guidance to meet the unique […]

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Silently Seduced

When a parent singles out a child for special privileges and attention, that child is often unaware that the relationship is unhealthy—even incestuous. As adults, these children struggle to feel validated, because while they have not been directly abused, they feel a sense of violation and crossed boundaries—usually done in the name of ‘love’ and […]

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Decision Making Within International Organisations

Following the end of the Cold War and in the context of globalization, this book examines the extent to which member states dominate decision making in international organizations and whether non-state actors, for example non-governmental organizations and multinational corporations, are influential. The authors assess the new patterns of decision-making to determine whether they are relatively […]

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Adolescents ‘Vulnerability to Peer Victimization: Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Predictors (Report)

This study explored how certain personality traits, behaviors, and social status may be associated with who is targeted as a victim of peer aggression. The sample consisted of 233 students in sixth through eighth grades from rural communities. Results indicate that symptoms of anxiety, a high sense of inadequacy, and elevated social stress are associated […]

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The Enneagram in Love and Work

New from Helen Palmer, a “leading teacher and practitioner of the Enneagram” (San Francisco Chronicle), the first Enneagram book to give practical advice, in fascinating detail, on how to have the best possible relationships in love and business. Download Now Read Online

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