This is an encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education. It is intended to provide a comprehensive background for those interested in issues involving schools and society. The Social and Cultural Foundations of Education is an interdisciplinary field, including disciplines (to name just a few) such as history and sociology, as well as topical areas such as globalization and technology
The intent of the encyclopedia is to introduce readers to and provide information on the central terms, concepts, topics, issues, themes, debates, theories, and texts of this new discipline of motherhood studies as well as to examine the topic of motherhood in various contexts such as history and geography and by academic discipline. Additionally, the central and governing terms and concepts of maternal scholarship, such as daugher-centiricty, matraphopia, matroreform, cultural bearing, maternal thinking, motherline, mask of motherhood, intensive mothering, new momism, empowered mothering, homeplace, othermothering, to name but a few, are all included in the encyclopedia. This reference work provides an overview of the topic of motherhood in many and diverse disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy, as well it examines the meaning and experience of motherhood in many time periods from classic civilizations to present day. Finally, as the encyclopedia provides a history of motherhood, it also covers issues and events of our current times to feature entries on the mommy blog, the motherhood memoir, terrorism, reproductive technologies, HIV/AIDS, LGBT families, the 21st-century motherhood movement (including entries for contemporary motherhood organizations).
The material embedded in this encyclopedia is embedded in several domains of knowledge: applied linguistics, politics, civil rights, various versions of historical events, and of course, classroom instruction. A variety of topics are covered, including Family, Communities, and Society, History, Instructional Designs, Languages and Linguistics, People and Organizations, Policy Evolution, Related Social Sciences, Teaching and Learning.
Although many books, articles, dissertations, theses, films, and journals have focused totally or in part on aspects of African American education, this encyclopedia is the first reference work to address this topic both historically and in the context of the 21st century. It is by far the most comprehensive encyclopedia on the subject, and it will have tremendous utility for a wide variety of users. Of course, librarians in academic as well as public libraries will use it as a primary reference guide available to individuals interested in education generally and African American education in particular. Scholars of education will find the topics in the encyclopedia of value in their work. Students—undergraduate and graduate—will find the volumes useful in education courses and in other social science courses. In addition, teachers at all levels should find much of value to them as they seek to facilitate the best possible teaching/learning process for their students—regardless of their racial backgrounds.
This encyclopedia is intended for use by pre-service and in-service addiction prevention and treatment providers and allied professionals. Allied professionals include those in the following fields: criminal justice, counseling, social work, public health, nursing, medicine, other health care professions, education, and family studies. All of these allied professions encounter individuals with substance use issues or the consequences from substance abuse.
arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. Submissions to arXiv must conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library and by supporting user institutions.
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