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The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th): Johann de Wet The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th)
Johann de Wet
R320 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R61 (19%) In stock

The Fourth edition of The Art Of Persuasive Communication situates contemporary persuasive practices against the background of the rich history of rhetoric and within the setting of a democratic state.

Throughout, the author addresses critical issues that are important to communication science scholars and practitioners, as well as those active in related disciplines such as political science, sociology, social psychology and rhetorical studies.

The Fourth edition differs from the previous one in the following ways:

  • The arrangement of the contents has been revised to facilitate greater understanding
  • There is much new material, especially in chapters 4, 5, 7, 8
  • The role of social media is discussed and considered in chapter 7
  • Chapter 8 includes a section on image management
  • Chapter 9 is a new chapter focussing on political debates
  • A new chapter 12 on Persuasion and the rhetorical imprint of a public rhetor has been added
  • New contemporary examples related to South Africa have been included
Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback): Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback)
Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano
R404 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R49 (12%) In stock

This brand new book addresses disability issues, including inclusive education, advocacy and empowerment. Aimed specifically at students studying in South Africa, this book attempts to plug the gap between policy, services and rights for disabled people in South Africa, whilst also helping readers to find a new world view. This book is suitable for both first year undergraduates in inclusive education and senior students and also academics looking to advance theory and lay good foundations for comprehensive, evidence-based practice.

Research in Education - Evidence-Based Inquiry (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): James H. McMillan, Sally... Research in Education - Evidence-Based Inquiry (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
James H. McMillan, Sally Schumacher 1
R1,497 R1,202 Discovery Miles 12 020 Save R295 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.

Global Politics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Andrew Heywood Global Politics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Andrew Heywood 2
R738 R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Save R41 (6%) In stock

The extensively revised new edition of Global Politics provides a systematic and integrated analysis of the theory and practice of contemporary international relations.
Written with outstanding clarity and drawing on an exceptionally wide range of theoretical perspectives throughout, each chapter is packed with innovative features to aid study and reinforce learning:
- Full-page case studies of Global Politics in Action, the majority entirely new to this edition, look behind the headlines to illuminate major events in world affairs
- Global Actor case studies consider the nature and significance of key players on the world stage, from Google to the G-20
- Focus and Debating features look closer at issues and approaches to promote critical thinking
- Photographs and biographies of influential theorists introduce the people, as well as the ideas, that have shaped the subject.
This second edition is fully updated to cover key developments, from the Arab Spring to the global financial crisis, and provides enhanced coverage of issues like international migration. An entirely new chapter on theory at the end of the book revisits key perspectives, and addresses deeper questions about the nature and purpose of theory in international relations.

Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Paperback, 10th New edition): Rod Hague, Martin Harrop, John McCormick Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Paperback, 10th New edition)
Rod Hague, Martin Harrop, John McCormick
R883 Discovery Miles 8 830 Within 7 - 11 working days

This is a thoroughly revised and updated tenth edition of the classic text in the field of comparative politics. Now co-authored by John McCormick, this comprehensive and lively text continues to introduce students to the key concepts, approaches and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare the fundamentals, structures and processes of political systems across the globe. Taking full account of the institutions of government and the different political cultures that both influence and are impacted by political developments, the authors offer detailed analysis of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This edition includes a much wider range of international case studies, particularly expanded to include more from Latin America and Africa and to reflect the emerging powers on the world stage. The book is also newly supported by a variety of carefully designed supporting features: * Spotlights on individual countries offer profiles of the different types of political systems around the world * Chapter Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, Discussion Questions and Further Reading help consolidate knowledge * New Focus boxes give more insight into important issues discussed in the text * Key Concepts are defined throughout the text in a concise and easily digestible style. This renowned text is the essential, and accessible, introduction to the study of comparative politics for students of political science everywhere.

South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback): Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia... South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback)
Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia Lenaghan, Douglas Mailula, … 2
R579 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R87 (15%) In stock

South African Constitutional Law in Context: Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential.

The Basics of Social Research (Paperback, 6th): Earl R Babbie The Basics of Social Research (Paperback, 6th)
Earl R Babbie 1
R587 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R78 (13%) Within 8 - 13 working days

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this edition is authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging enough to help students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.

Cultural Issues in Health and Health Care (Paperback): Adele Tjale, Louise de Villiers Cultural Issues in Health and Health Care (Paperback)
Adele Tjale, Louise de Villiers
R431 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R89 (21%) In stock

Culture and its impact on health assessment and interventions is widely recognised as an essential aspect of medical training. While courses are proliferating throughout Africa and the rest of the world, there has, until now, been no suitable student textbook or reference text to support such initiatives. The authors of Cultural issues in health and health care deal with the basic principles of transcultural care and focus on training practitioners to be able to put the principles into practice in their own health settings.

Introduction To Psychological Assessment (Paperback, 4th Edition): C. Foxcroft, G. Roodt Introduction To Psychological Assessment (Paperback, 4th Edition)
C. Foxcroft, G. Roodt
R499 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R72 (14%) In stock
Applied Law for Police Officials (Paperback, 4th edition): C.D. Joubert Applied Law for Police Officials (Paperback, 4th edition)
C.D. Joubert 2
R515 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R112 (22%) In stock
Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Hardcover, 11th Revised edition): Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane M. Sue Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Hardcover, 11th Revised edition)
Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane M. Sue
R702 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R94 (13%) In stock

UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 11th Edition offers balanced and clear coverage of psychopathology theories, research, and clinical implications. Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and the newest scientific, psychological, multicultural and psychiatric research, the book introduces and integrates the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders to explain how four essential factors-biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural-interact to cause mental disorders. A focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders. This edition also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance in today's world. Special features and the fresh design make the book even more approachable and appealing to all readers.

Crime Scene Investigation (Paperback, 1st): H. Lochner, R. Zinn Crime Scene Investigation (Paperback, 1st)
H. Lochner, R. Zinn
R435 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R91 (21%) In stock

Crime scene investigation is a practical book dealing with the management, investigation, and control and processing of crime scenes, or scenes of incident, as they are now called. The book explains the important principles of continuity of possession and the importance of preventing contamination of the scene and evidence. It also focuses on the roles of experts and aids who can help investigating officers to solve complex and varied crimes. The book pays particular attention to the administrative process involved in the handling of evidence. This includes: The responsibilities of the investigating officer who has to deal with the incident; The various ways in which a scene of incident can be documented; The handling of people who may be present at the scene; The proper identification, collection, packaging and dispatch of evidence. Two of the unique features of the book is the introduction and explanation of a new investigation principle, namely the Lochner principle, and a new search method, namely the Lochner/Zinn search method.

A Room of One's Own (Paperback, New Ed): Virginia Woolf A Room of One's Own (Paperback, New Ed)
Virginia Woolf
R132 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R28 (21%) Within 6 - 13 working days

A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Three Guineas was published almost a decade later and breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women's attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf's fiery spirit and sophisticated wit and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist.

The Adolescent (Paperback, 4th edition): Erika Gouws The Adolescent (Paperback, 4th edition)
Erika Gouws 3
R437 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R88 (20%) Within 4 - 9 working days
An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Dominic Strinati An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Dominic Strinati
R380 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R170 (45%) In stock

This is a clear and comprehensive guide to the major theories of popular culture. Dominic Strinati provides a critical assessment of the ways in which these theories have tried to understand and evaluate popular culture in modern societies. Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are mass culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism. Strinati explains how theorists such as Adorno, Barthes, Althusser and Hebdige have grappled with the many forms of popular culture, from jazz to the Americanization of British popular culture, from Hollywood cinema to popular television series, and from teen magazines to the spy novel. Each chapter includes a guide to key texts for further reading and there is also a comprehensive bibliography. This new edition has been fully revised and updated.

Person-Centred Facilitation (Paperback, 4th ed): Person-Centred Facilitation (Paperback, 4th ed)
R399 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R202 (51%) In stock

How can social workers, psychologists and counsellors improve communication with their clients? What can these facilitators do to enhance their listening and empathic skills? How can they create an environment of trust in which clients - be they individuals, goups, families, or communities - can develop and grow effectively?

Person-Centred Facilitation presents the theory and practice of the person-centred approach to facilitating counselling, as developed by Carl Rogers. The text provides an introduction to the person-centred approach in relation to individuals, groups, families and communities. It offers a solid theoretical grounding which supports both academic learning and applied practice, and guides readers' understanding and self-development.

Revised and updated, the fourth edition integrates values from an African cultural perspective, and reflects the importance of social justice as an element of the developmental counselling process. It offers a wealth of South African case studies, an entirely new section on family counselling, and an expanded focus on group work counselling. Other expanded areas include aspects of constructivism; cross-cultural communication; people in conflict, and the self of the facilitator, the latter two aspects having been integrated into the text of the various chapters.

Teaching English - As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase (Paperback): Anna Hugo Teaching English - As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase (Paperback)
Anna Hugo 2
R333 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R64 (19%) In stock

The intermediate phase is a critically important period in schooling, when most learners make the transition from learning in their home language to using English as the language of learning and teaching. Learners and teachers find it a daunting time. There are language and literacy challenges in learning English as a subject, in addition to the linguistic complexities of classrooms in urban areas. Recent research has indicated that many intermediate phase learners are also still not fluent readers. Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase will support teachers in overcoming these classroom challenges.

The book starts by exploring who the Intermediate and Senior Phase learner is – physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively – and then focuses on the skills of reading and viewing, writing, and speaking and listening.

In addition, the text:

  • explains the supporting role the home language can play in learning an additional language
  • provides strategies for integrating language skills in a second-language classroom
  • includes examples of how language teaching can be extended across all curriculum subjects
  • explores ways in which assessment can be used to support students’ learning
  • focuses on the use of information and communication technologies in the language classroom

Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase is suitable for preservice teachers completing a BEd or a PGCE. In-service teachers will also find it useful.

Community Development - Breaking the Cycle of Poverty (Paperback, 6th ed): Frik De Beer, Hennie Swanepoel Community Development - Breaking the Cycle of Poverty (Paperback, 6th ed)
Frik De Beer, Hennie Swanepoel
R349 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R53 (15%) In stock

Community development both a collective effort and an achievement driven by individual facilitators with the aim of lifting a community out of poverty. The sixth edition of Community Development: Breaking the cycle of poverty continues to be a definitive guide for community development workers, students and practitioners alike. The book contextualises poverty and explains the process of community development. It pays attention to the development environment and explains concepts such as asset-based community development and the social enterprise sector. In addition to context and process, the book details the skills required by a community development worker to function in the field. It also explains how to empower the development worker to train others in order to build capacity in the community and work towards breaking the cycle of poverty. This edition of Community Development: Breaking the cycle of poverty is strengthened by the inclusion of extensive support material. More practical case studies, specifically relevant to the South African environment, have been added and questions on the case studies are included in the book.

Rethinking Our World (Paperback, 4th ed): P Higgs, J. Smith Rethinking Our World (Paperback, 4th ed)
P Higgs, J. Smith 2
R180 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R34 (19%) In stock

Does life have any meaning for you? Is it possible to create meaning? What do you think life is about? Do you think life is worth living?

These questions, taken from the text of Rethinking Our World, challenge the reader to look critically and creatively at many of society’s traditional beliefs. They encourage readers to look at their world differently by asking questions about change, identity and direction. The authors outline the major figures and basic principles of each philosophy, then analyse the type of thinking each approach encourages. They go on to challenge readers to examine ways in which the different approaches can be used to understand the world.

Rethinking Our World will be invaluable to undergraduate students in the human and social sciences, as well as to a more general readership seeking an understanding of the arguments in the major philosophies.

Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback): Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback)
2
R449 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R72 (16%) In stock

Self, Community & Psychology is a reader for students at UNISA studying community psychology. It brings together some of the best recent local work written from critical, social constructionist, participatory and liberatory perspectives.

The text was selected from two volumes dealing with social psychology and critical psychology respectively (Critical Psychology edited by Derek Hook, Nhlanhla Mkhize, Peace Kiguwa and Anthony Collins and Social Psychology: Identities and Relationships edited by Kopano Ratele and Norman Duncan). Both titles were published by UCT Press.

Self, Community & Psychology provides a broad introduction to community psychology and power and social formations and posits a liberatory response utilising critical analysis, self-definition and collective action.Key themes that the text explores include:

  • the act of making knowledge about selves in communities
  • the discourses, ideologies and cultures that shape communities and how they are understood
  • change processes in the increasingly complex interactions between global and local communities
  • poverty (as reflected in the lives of street children)
  • HIV/Aids
  • violence

This text addresses ideologies of race, gender and sexuality that together create particular South African post-colonial realities which legitimise oppression and cultural dispossession.

Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback): Pieter J. Fourie Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback)
Pieter J. Fourie
R603 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R135 (22%) In stock

In this, the third volume, media content and media audiences (or users) are covered from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Part 1 of the book deals with: quantitative content analysis; visual text analysis; communication and media; textual analysis: narrative; semiotics; argument; media, language and discourse; narrative analysis; media and visual literacy; film theory and criticism. Part 2 deals with: media audience theory (dealing with the uses and gratification theory, reception theory and ethnography); field research in media studies; measuring media audiences; psychoanalysis and television as an illustration of an applied theoretical approach in media audience research; questionnaire surveys in media research. This volume has been written by senior lecturers in media and communication studies and is intended for students of media studies at institutions of tertiary-education.

Practical Guide to Facilitating Language Learning (Paperback, 4th edition): M. Wessels Practical Guide to Facilitating Language Learning (Paperback, 4th edition)
M. Wessels 2
R469 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R66 (14%) In stock

Practical guide to facilitating language learning 4estimulates creative thinking in the classroom and makes language learning fun. Students teachers will find guidance on creating interesting lessons for a multilingual environment and how to develop language confidence in their learners. Practical guide to facilitating language learning is aimed at English methodology or language methodology courses offered in BEd, BEd (Honours), ACE and PGCE qualifications as well as the professional teachers. It is designed to address all phases but it is particularly well suited to Intermediate and Senior Phase.

Educational Psychology in Social Context - Ecosystemic Applications in Southern Africa (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Sandy... Educational Psychology in Social Context - Ecosystemic Applications in Southern Africa (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Sandy Lazarus, David Donald, Nadeen Moolla; Edited by David Donald
R479 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R68 (14%) In stock

How can teachers identify and deal with barriers to learning in an insightful and systemic way? What sort of educational, contextual, social and developmental barriers face students in a developing society? Educational Psychology in social context: Ecosystemic applications in southern Africa is a tried-and-tested textbook which applies educational psychology - and, specifically, a unifying ecosystemic framework - to aid teachers and other educators to enhance the learning experience of students in a developing society. The book is relevant to both undergraduate and postgraduate study in either pre-service or in-service teacher education. It can be used for courses in educational psychology in programmes such as B.Ed., Bed (Hons) and PGCE and as a handbook for teachers in the fields. The 5th edition continues to build on the tradition of excellence that this book has established in the market. New to this edition, includes sections on bibliotherapy, positive psychology and a considerable extension of the current section on emotional difficulties. Practical guidelines on how to accommodate different learning needs and styles in the classroom have been expanded, as in addition to behavioural challenges, this is a major challenge for teachers in our schools, particularly where they are taking inclusion seriously.

Media studies, Vol 1 - Media history, media and society (Paperback, 2nd): P.J. Fourie Media studies, Vol 1 - Media history, media and society (Paperback, 2nd)
P.J. Fourie
R515 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R112 (22%) In stock

This is the first volume in the four-part textbook series in media studies. This series has been written by key thinkers in media studies locally and from abroad. Media studies encompasses the systematic, critical and analytical study of the media in all its forms, and sees the media as one of the most important generators and disseminators of meaning in contemporary society. Media studies investigates who owns the media, who produces the media, media content and the users of the media.

It investigates the power relationships between the media and politics, culture, economy, society, and above all, the relationship between the media and democracy. In this volume of the edition of the textbook, Media studies, the following is covered - A history of the South African media; a macro history of the media in Africa; theoretical approaches to mass communication and media research; the functions and effects of the media in society; media culture/media and culture; the ideological power of the media; the media as public sphere in contemporary society; the impact of globalisation and communication technology on media and media communication.

Prescribed for Unisa course code COMC2059 in 2008

Groups - Process and Practice (Paperback, International ed of 9th Revised ed): Cindy Corey, Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider... Groups - Process and Practice (Paperback, International ed of 9th Revised ed)
Cindy Corey, Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey
R640 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R91 (14%) In stock

Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. A new Chapter 4, Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling, has been added to this best-selling text, along with new examples, guidelines, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the what is and the how to of group counseling, the ninth edition incorporates the latest research, ethical guidelines, and practices to ensure student success both in the classroom and after it.

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