Description : Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/a Children in Canada Today is the latest addition to the popular Themes in Canadian Sociology Series published by OUP Canada. Throughout this engaging text, author Patrizia Albanese explores the process through which children become members of our society-how, where, when, and with whom children grow up to be socially 'functioning' adults. The roles played by various 'agents of socialization' and the places andsituations in which socialization takes place are also discussed. Perfect for sociology courses about children, family, socialization, the lifecycle, social policy, and social problems, Children in Canada Today provides an accessible, insightful look at childhood in this country.
Description : Still the most comprehensive and accessible Canadian introduction to sociological theory and issues available, this fourth edition encourages students to identify and analyze how sociology intersects with their own lives. With chapters contributed by over 30 renowned Canadian sociologistswriting in their areas of expertise, this book offers extensive Canadian and international examples and a unified voice throughout. New to this edition is a chapter on technology and society that examines a number of fascinating issues - from technology and inequality, to online identity, tocyberbullying and online deviance - giving students insight into how technology has affected their everyday lives. The text also includes a new "Researchers in Action" boxed feature that profiles Canadian sociologists, giving students examples of the exciting work that has been undertaken in varioussub-disciplines of sociology, right here in Canada. Incisive, authoritative, and engaging, Sociology: A Canadian Perspective offers an in-depth introduction to this dynamic discipline.
Description : Canadian Families Today is an edited collection of original essays by Canadian scholars that examines issues and trends affecting family life in Canada. Drawing on a wide range of materials, the text provides an introduction to the sociological study of families, up-to-date information about various stages and events in the life course, and a discussion of current issues faced by Canadian families.
Description : "Written largely by Canadian scholars for Canadian students, Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies is an overview of contemporary human rights concerns that aims to introduce readers to the human rights instruments--provincial, national, and international--that protect Canadians. The volume begins with an overview of the history of human rights before moving on to discuss such important topics as the relationship between political institutions and rights protection, rights issues pertaining to specific communities, and cross-cutting rights issues that affect most or all citizens. Contemporary and comprehensive, Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies is a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students studying human rights."--
Description : This book provides pragmatic strategies and models for student assessment and ameliorates the heightened sense of confusion that too many educators and leaders experience around the complexities associated with assessment. In particular, it offers guidance to school and district personnel charged with fair and appropriate assessment of students who represent a wide variety of abilities and cultures. Chapters focus on issues that directly impact the educational lives of teachers, students, parents, and caregivers. Importantly, the confluence of assessment practices and community expectations also are highlighted. Assessment is highly politicised in contemporary society and this book will both confirm and challenge readers’ beliefs and practices. Indeed, discerning readers will understand that the chapters offer them a bridge from many established assessment paradigms to pragmatic, ethical solutions that align with current expectations for schools and districts. In Part One, readers engage with concepts and skills needed by school learning leaders to guide optimal assessment practices. Part Two delves into student assessment within and across disciplines. Part Three provides pragmatic approaches that address assessment in the context of inclusive intercultural education, pluralism, and globalisation.
Description : The health disparities affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada might well be understood as a national epidemic. Although progress has been made in the last decade towards both understanding and ameliorating Indigenous health inequalities, very little research or writing has expanded a social determinants of health framework to account for the unique histories and present realities of Indigenous peoples in this country. This timely edited collection addresses this significant knowledge gap, exploring the ways that multiple health determinants beyond the social--from colonialism to geography, from economy to biology--converge to impact the health status of Indigenous peoples in Canada. This unique collection, comprised largely of contributions by Indigenous authors, offers the voices and expertise of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers from across Canada. The multitude of health determinants of Indigenous peoples are considered in a selection of chapters that range from scholarly papers by research experts in the field, to reflective essays by Indigenous leaders. Appropriate throughout a range of disciplines, including Health Studies, Indigenous Studies, Public and Population Health, Community Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, this engaging text broadens the social determinants of health framework to better understand health inequality. Most importantly, it does so by placing front and center the voices and experiences of Indigenous peoples.
Description : Featuring the most accurate, current, and clinically relevant information available, Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada, 2nd Edition, combines essential maternity and pediatric nursing information in one text. The promotion of wellness and the care for women experiencing common health concerns throughout the lifespan, care in childbearing, as well as the health care of children and child development in the context of the family. Health problems including physiological dysfunctions and children with special needs and illnesses are also featured. This text provides a family-centred care approach that recognizes the importance of collaboration with families when providing care. Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric unit teach you how to provide competent and effective care to pediatric patients with the least amount of physical or psychological stress. Nursing Alerts point students to critical information that must be considered in providing care. Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, supply resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Critical thinking case studies offer opportunities to test and develop analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings. Emergency boxes guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures. Family-Centred Teaching boxes highlight the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centred care. NEW! Content updates throughout the text give you the latest information on topics such as perinatal standards, mental health issues during pregnancy, developmental and neurological issues in pediatrics, new guidelines including SOGC, and CAPWHN, NEW! Increased coverage on health care in the LGBTQ community and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit population NEW! Medication Alerts stress medication safety concerns for better therapeutic management. NEW! Safety Alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.
Description : Published in partnership with the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Reading Sociology offers students a wide-ranging and accessible overview of current sociological research in Canada. With over 65 expertly-edited selections by both well-known and up-and-coming CSA members, the readeris organized into 16 thematic parts that explore the main areas of sociological inquiry - from inequality, education, and deviance to politics and mass media. This third edition is composed entirely of new readings and includes a brand new cross-referencing guide to help instructors and studentsmake conceptual connections between the readings.
Description : Now in a Canadian edition, Youth and Society: Exploring the Social Dynamics of Youth Experience provides a comprehensive overview of key topics in the sociology of youth. Drawing on empirical evidence and current theoretical perspectives, the text examines cutting-edge issues confronting youth, youth researchers, and policy makers today such as youth and social change; class inequality; gender and sexuality; education; youth employment; social identity; youth and technology; and health and well-being. Seamlessly integrating Canadian data and examples throughout with fully redesigned chapters that address topics such as Aboriginal youth and youth justice, the text offers a Canadian context while maintaining a global perspective. Current and in-depth, the Canadian edition is a compelling exploration of the role of young people in contemporary society and how they adapt to the many challenges related to growing inequality and rapid social change.
Description : "Discussions of women's politics often treat feminist theory, the women's movement, and public policy-making as separate entities. In this text, Jacquetta Newman and Linda White argue that the three are closely entwined, and that understanding the intersections between them is essential to understanding women and politics in Canada. Women, Politics, and Public Policy explores how Canadian women's struggles against gender bias and oppression relate to political action, public policy change, and the women's movement as a whole. Designed as a core text for first-and second-year students of political science and women's studies, it is equally relevant to disciplines such as sociology, history, law, and social work, and will also be an invaluable reference source for more advanced studies."--BOOK JACKET.