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- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 27.99
1. Overview of Cross-Cultural Research. 2. Process of Cross-Cultural Instrument Development and Assessment. 3. Preliminary Steps in Cross-Cultural Instrument Development. 4. Adopting or Adapting Existing Instruments. 5. Developing New Instruments. 6. Assessing Measurement Equivalence. 7. Testing Cross-Cultural Measurement Invariance. 8. Concluding... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 59.95
The profession of social work has a long and admirable history of attending to issues related to diversity and oppression. This new edition continues to examine the disciplinary attention regarding the provision of services to clientele who were most often marginalized by mainstream society. By understanding certain aspects of the culture experienced... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 44.00
This book fills the gap in the market for an accessible, general introduction to advocacy, specifically aimed at social workers. The book looks at the value base of advocacy as well as emphasising practice and skills such as assertiveness and negotiation. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95
Emotions, behaviors, thoughts, creations, planning, daily physical activities, and routines are programmed within our brains. To acquire these capacities, the brain takes time to fully develop--a process that may take the first 20 years of life. Disruptions of the brain involving neurons, axons, dendrites, synapses, neurotransmitters or brain infrastructure... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 79.99
Culture plays a crucial role in our lives. Depending on our cultural background, we judge on and react to everything that we encounter. Subtle differences in behavior can lead to misunderstandings or even culture shock. In a similar manner, virtual characters can be declined by certain user groups when showing culturally inappropriate behavior. But... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This is a sharp analysis of the unique Nordic welfare system with urgent lessons for governments and societies across the globe. Welfare programs and institutions tend to be analyzed as instrumental arrangements, overlooking the fact that welfare programs are essentially expressions of moral conceptions and values. This book recognises this distinction... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
Following the traditional Scandinavian welfare state model, the Nordic/Scandinavian model has become popular as a basic concept for shaping future approaches to European social politics. This book presents a comparative discussion of the pursuit of innovation in the public sector. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00
Addresses the effect that institutional settings typical to the Nordic countries have upon people's attitudes and behaviour. Placed within a European comparative perspective, this work focuses on issues relating to the welfare state, politics, family and work, as well as cultural concerns including economic morality and religiosity. more...