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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.
A Manifesto For Social Change is the third of a three-volume series that started seven years ago investigating the causes of our country’s – and the continent’s – development obstacles.
Architects of Poverty: Why African Capitalism Needs Changing (2009) set out to explain what role African elites played in creating and promoting their fellow Africans’ misery. Advocates for Change: How to Overcome Africa’s Challenges (2011) set out to show that there were short-term to medium-term solutions to many of Africa’s and South Africa’s problems, from agriculture to healthcare, if only the powers that be would take note. And now, more than 20 years after the advent of democracy, we have A Manifesto For Social Change: How To Save South Africa, the conclusion in the ‘trilogy’.
This book started its life as Gridlocked, but through the process of research undertaken by Moeletsi and Nobantu it has evolved into a different project, a manifesto that identifies some of South Africa’s key problems and what is required to change the country’s downward trajectory.
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.
Dozens of influential leaders have heard the pleas of mothers and children in developing countries. Raising their voices to inspire a movement to increase healthy pregnancies and lower death rates, Melinda Gates, Kay Warren, Bill Frist, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Michael W. Smith and more speak out about why people of faith must get involved in The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope. Almost 287,000 women die each year because of pregnancy and birth complications. Many orphans are left behind in the wake of this tragedy, and without a mother, many of those children die as well. If only enough people knew. We have the resources to prevent this crisis, but we must take action. Fortunately, Hope Through Healing Hands, a nonprofit organization promoting awareness for healthy mothers and children worldwide, is already spreading the word. Not only can we save lives, reduce abortions, and decrease death rates, but also we can help build healthier, thriving families and bring stability and sustainability to families, communities and nations. The question is, will you join them?
* The one topic-per-page format provides hassle-free revision for learners with no lengthy set-up time and no complex revision concepts. * Written with learners in mind - in an informal voice that talks directly to them. * Visually engaging pages break the content down into easily-digestible points, with revision activities and worked examples that prepare learners for the test. * Designed to be used alongside the BTEC First Health and Social Care Revision Workbook with one-to-one page correspondence to make it easy to use the books together. * Covers both externally assessed Units for BTEC First in Health and Social Care (Units 1 and 9).
The Sexual Revolution, which has been underway since the 1950s, is a rolling revolution-a set of unfinishable ambitions, all affecting marriage and family life. Feminists want to "liberate" women from childrearing as well as the home and build a world "beyond gender"; progressives aspire to build a society where human beings can choose their natures; and sexual liberation theorists would take human beings "beyond repression." These ideologies have sunk deeply into our culture and our political regime. It is well past time to ask the uncomfortable questions about whether these ideologies betray human nature and undermine human happiness. The Recovery of Family Life defends marriage and family life while exposing the limits and blind spots in these powerful revolutionary ideologies. After suggesting a general framework within which to understand the ends and means of family policy, Scott Yenor explores what a liberal society should seek to accomplish in marriage and family policy. The framework is applied to some of today's most important public policy debates on such controversial topics as gay rights, pornography, population decline, women's equality, rape law, the age of consent, and welfare state politics. Those advocating for the rolling revolution often point toward necessary reforms, but they offer an incomplete picture of human flourishing. In an attempt to recover a healthier vision of life, Yenor asks that those already resisting the rolling revolution evaluate their own assumptions and aims anew: advocates on both sides of the partisan aisle stand at risk of operating with truncated narratives. Public policy can be an important tool to help the resistance, but only if informed by a deeper vision in which marriage and family fit into the broader political regime. The Recovery of Family Life combines a focus on first principles with practical advice for lawmakers about how to undo the damage our policies have done.
How does ethics fit in to the South African Constitution? Are we moving away from Ubuntu as a philosophy? How can we promote the enhancement of transparency, accountability and a development-oriented public sector?
A Guide To Public Ethics seeks to enhance excellence in public service delivery by making the public sector more relevant to the needs of the South African community.
It emphasises human development and management training of public servants in all spheres of government: locally, provincially and nationally.
It's not an exaggeration to say that the hard-working, average citizen on an average income is an endangered species and that the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living has become outdated. The USA is in danger of becoming a Third World nation.
The evidence is all around: its industrial base is vanishing, taking with it the kind of jobs that have formed the backbone of America's economy for more than a century; the education system is in shambles, making it harder for tomorrow's workforce to acquire the information and training it needs to land good twenty-first-century jobs; its infrastructure - roads, bridges, water, and electrical systems - is crumbling; its economic system has been reduced to recurring episodes of Corporations Gone Wild; and its political system is broken, in thrall to a small financial elite using the power of the chequebook to control both parties. And America's middle class, the driver of so much of the country's economic success and political stability, is rapidly disappearing, forcing this democracy to confront the fear that it is slipping as a nation - that its children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living. It's the dark flipside of the American Dream - an American Nightmare of their own making.
Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the must-read Huffington Post, has her finger on the pulse of America and unflinchingly tracks the gradual demise of the nation as an industrial, political, and economic leader. In the vein of her fiery bestseller Pigs at the Trough, Third World America points fingers, names names, and details who's killing the American Dream. Calling on the can-do attitude that is part of America's DNA, Huffington shows precisely what needs to be done to stop the free fall and keep the country from turning into a Third World nation.
Third World America is required reading for anyone who is disturbed by the United States' steady descent from twentieth-century superpower to backwater banana republic.
BTEC First Health & Social Care is a brand-new textbook for the revised 2012 BTEC Specification. It is packed with learning and teaching features including case studies, real-life examples, key terms, discussion and investigation activities, as well as useful summaries and revision tests. Lively, clear and colourful design and layout. This book focuses on and provides the knowledge and understanding needed to gain a BTEC qualification, but it never loses sight of the real world of heath and social care. By rooting the text in the real world the subject becomes more engaging and interesting to study. Following the BTEC First specification closely, this means that all the topics and issues referred to are fully covered. The features, Chapter introduction, Key terms, Activities, Case studies, Topic check and Chapter checklist regularly appear throughout the book, making each topic covered more accessible. Realistic case studies, topic-focused spreads and interactive activities, encompass all the knowledge and understanding needed for the achievement of a BTEC First. Chapters: Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Unit 4: Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing Unit 5: Promoting Health and Wellbeing Unit 6: The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing Unit 7: Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Unit 8: Individual Rights in Health and Social Care Unit 9: Healthy Living Unit 10: Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders Unit 11: Services in Health and Social Care Unit 12: Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care
BTEC First Award Health and Social Care Student Book - Our BTEC First in Health and Social Care Award Book covers Units 1 - 8 so learners have relevant and specific content to complete the new next Pearson BTEC First Award in Health and Social Care for level 2 learners. If learners are studying other sizes of this qualification they might prefer our Full Edition*. - Provides all the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed at level 2 to help learners prepare for the course. - Activities in each unit provide support and guidance for learners, and can be used in the classroom or for independent work. - The new BTEC Assessment Zone guides learners through the challenges of both internal and external assessment with grading tips and support for external assessment. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor. Units covered: Unit 1. Human Lifespan Development Unit 2. Health and Social Care Values Unit 3. Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Unit 4. Social influences on Health and Wellbeing Unit 5. Promoting Health and Wellbeing Unit 6. The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing Unit 7. Equality and Diversity in Health & Social Care Unit 8. Individual Rights in Health & Social Care
A conceptual framework for analyzing social welfare policy Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy provides a comprehensive and widely-used framework for analyzing social welfare policies. The text encourages readers to develop their own thoughts on social welfare policy and to explore policy alternatives. Theoretical points are illustrated with examples from a cross-section of program areas including income maintenance, child welfare, model cities, day care, community action, and mental health. The text familiarizes students with the content of major social welfare programs such as TANF, OASDHI, SSI, and Title XX. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Understand current policy issues * Reflect on where they stand in regard to controversial policy issues * Understand major social welfare programs * Better understand CSWE's core competencies and practice behaviors
* Fully updated to match the new specification, changes to legislation and the sector. * Now covers management in adult and children's services. * Contains a topic-based structure that shows clear mapping to the units of the new qualification. * Contains enough mandatory and optional units to cover a route through the full qualification for all four management pathways. * Features a new chapter, 'Risk and health and safety'. * Includes new case studies and questions throughout to highlight issues around real workplace practice. * Also covers the Welsh specifications for Level 5 Management qualifications for adults' and children's services.
Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 2 First Health and Social Care specification*. Covers all eleven units to help students achieve their best. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context. Highly illustrated spread-based publishing makes information more accessible. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor.
Engage: Designed for the needs of the Entry 3/Level 1 learner with a full colour, spread-based approach, and topics broken into clear, bite-sized chunks to retain learners' attention. Lively activities, mini case studies and clear checklists and summaries help learners engage with - and remember - content. Achieve: Covering 11 units at Level 1 enough for a Diploma, and 2 Units at Entry Level 3 enough for an Award, so learners can be confident they have the content they need to achieve their qualification. Edexcel's own Assignment tips, written by BTEC experts, help learners to achieve their potential in assessments. Activities mapped to the assessment criteria in each unit, provide support and clear direction for learners, helping them to work towards the criteria. Progress: Prepares learners for employment with a focus on employability skills and definitions of key terms. Helps learners progress to BTEC Level 2 First by building their confidence with the style of BTEC qualifications.
Combined with Student Book 1, these books offer coverage of all mandatory and the most popular optional units to help your students achieve their best, and provide enough content to complete the full Extended Diploma. Focused on what is needed from a learning, teaching and assessment point of view, with renewed focus on assessment activities for all criteria. Grading tips accompany each assessment activity to help students achieve their best. Edexcel's Assignment tips, written and reviewed by BTEC experts, offer invaluable unit-by-unit advice on how to get the most from your BTEC course. WorkSpace case studies encourage students to apply their learning to real-world contexts and bring the sector to life. Author Team: Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport, David Herne, Stuart McKie, Marjorie Snaith, Beryl Stretch, Hilary Talman and Mary Whitehouse
Combines the BTEC team's expertise with former Public Services professionals, verifiers and specification writers to provide an expert insight into BTEC learning. Assessment activities in each unit give students plenty of practice to deepen their knowledge and understanding, and grading tips for every activity help students achieve the best possible grade. Current and relevant case studies, such as the London bombings, put work in context for students, bringing learning to life. Advice from former students on how to make learners' BTEC experience a stepping stone to success. Invaluable unit-by-unit assignment advice on how to get the most from the BTEC course.
This Student Book is written specifically for the HNC in Social Care! The six mandatory units and three SVQ units are covered, giving students all they require in one book. Written by an experienced Scottish author team with knowledge in delivering the course, so you can be sure it fits your needs. Focuses on supporting students with completing the graded unit, as well as general research and study skills, including how to 'analyse' and 'critically evaluate'. Provides working understanding of current Scottish legislation, policy, procedures and practice methods is also provided.
The only fully illustrated, modern A-Z guide for those studying and working in health and social care. Features over 1500 clear, concise and up-to-date definitions and explanations, covering requirements of National Occupational Standards for learners and teachers/tutors in schools, colleges and the workplace. Useful as a quick reference guide to safe practice for qualified practitioners. Full-colour, highly illustrated approach allows for a clear explanation of terms and makes information easier to access. A-Z dictionary format that means the guide is easy and quick to use. Legislation appendix ensures access to key up-to-date information.
A modern, holistic approach to the new NVQ/SVQ Level 4 Leadership and Management Award in Health and Social Care. Written to cover the new standards, with everything needed to complete the award, and a thematic approach enabling you to work holistically and see clearly how content covered in the book applies to professional work. Provides a variety of case studies with questions that challenge assumptions in order to highlight issues around workplace practices. Includes clear evidence opportunities mapped to elements and performance criteria across the award. Provides mapping to management induction standards for new entrants to this area of work. Links to all websites included in the book will enable you to keep up to date with legislation and key professional practice.
Exam Board: Pearson BTEC Academic Level: BTEC National Subject: Health & Social Care First teaching: September 2016 First Exams: Summer 2017 This Revision Workbook delivers hassle-free hands-on practice for the externally assessed units. For all four of the externally assessed Units 1, 2, 3 & 4 Builds confidence with scaffolded practice questions. Unguided questions that allow students to test their own knowledge and skills in advance of assessment. Clear unit-by-unit correspondence between this Workbook and the Revision Guide and ActiveBook. Updates to this title If you purchased this title before 3rd April 2017, you will have an older edition. In light of updates to the qualification, there may be changes required to this older edition, which will be outlined at www.pearsonfe.co.uk/BTECchanges. An updated edition of this title will release in time for the new academic year in September 2017. This new edition will reflect updates to the qualification that have been made. If you have the older edition and would like a copy of the new edition, please contact our customer services team, with proof of purchase, on 0845 313 6666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The modern course companion for health and social care studies at Levels 4 and 5 - completely updated in response to the needs of students. Totally revised to reflect the latest legislation, occupational standards and best practice - so candidates have the up-to-date information they need to succeed. Extended content provides the greater depth and criticality needed at Levels 4 and 5. Provides comprehensive mapping for NVQ/SVQ candidates so they can link content to units of study. Features a new chapter on study skills and research methods, helping students to maximise their study time. "An excellent resource for teachers, trainers and academic students. The subject is brought alive with questions, case studies, theories and examples - making it interesting for the reader and thought-provoking for students." - Michelle Vindall, Programme Area Manager, Cambridge Regional College
Full support for teaching and learning with our best-selling resources Written by best-selling author Yvonne Nolan, so you can be confident you have the expert support to succeed Knowledge specifications (KS) continually referenced in the margin so candidates know what is being covered and can prepare for assessment. New evidence features are clearly linked to specific performance criteria (PC) and are cross-referenced to other elements within the qualification - helping candidates to plan holistically. Updated legislation and references to regulations where appropriate so that candidates and assessors have the most current information on frameworks related to the health and social care sector. New information on the latest movements and trends in health and social care so that candidates are aware of initiatives that may affect their working practice. Many updated photos to demonstrate best practice more clearly.
* This Revision Workbook delivers hassle-free question practice, covering one topic per page and avoiding lengthy set up time. * Build your confidence with guided practice questions, before moving onto unguided questions and practice tests. * With one-to-one page correspondence between the Workbook and the Revision Guide, this hugely popular Revision series offers the best value available for BTEC learners. * Covers both externally assessed Units for 2012 BTEC First in Health and Social Care (Units 1 and 9).
Point Place stands near the city centre of Durban, South Africa. Condemned and off the grid, the five-storey apartment building is nonetheless home to a hundred-plus teenagers and young adults marginalised by poverty and chronic unemployment. Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of up-close fieldwork to explore the distinct cultural universe of the Point Place community. Her sensitive investigations reveal how young men and women draw on customary notions of respect and support to forge an ethos of connection and care that allows them to live far richer lives than ordinarily assumed. Her discussion of gender dynamics highlights terms like nakana - to care about or take notice of another - that young women and men use to construct `outside' and `inside' boyfriends and girlfriends and to communicate notions of trust. Challenging the idea that Point Place's residents need `rehabilitation', Margaretten argues that these young men and women want love, secure homes and the means to provide for their dependents - in short, the same hopes and aspirations mirrored across South African society.
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