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Advances in Discourse Analysis

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ISBN: 9781789857573 9781789857580 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79317 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Sociology
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This book is an open access publication edited by IntechOpen. Its main goal is to summarize current research in the discourse analysis area. It provides a scientific platform for researchers to publish the latest studies and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of discourse analysis and to make it more visible. The book is an excellent way for disseminating inspiring visions, innovative research methods, and research findings in this interdisciplinary field.It is a fact that in our postmodern times, the discourse has gained new connections and dimensions through fundamental changes and structural progress. Therefore, the research of the discourse generates new knowledge, creates a favorable atmosphere for change, and provides people with information and data that help them to benefit directly in their everyday life.

Early Childhood Education

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ISBN: 9781789855210 9781789855227 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73467 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Education
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This book will serve as a resource for students, researchers, and practitioners in the area of early childhood education. The 18 chapters are divided and organized into the major areas relevant to early childhood education: early childhood development, play, science, mathematics, technology, literacy, and exceptional learners. Each chapter contains an overview of background information pertinent to the chapter and a synopsis of research or a new research study. The information contained in this book provides a foundation for past and/or present research and suggests future research studies.

Active Learning - Beyond the Future

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ISBN: 9781839622434 9781839622441 9781839622458 Year: Pages: 162 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73460 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Education
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Active learning is now a form of learning that accompanies the knowledge evolution that challenges the learner to promote it, but also encourages him to investigate and become emotionally involved in the task. The great key to obtaining this behavior successfully depends, therefore, on the subject's involvement and ability to undertake, so that active learning becomes emotional entrepreneurial learning that generates new ideas and new forms of knowledge. From memorization, we move on to inquiry, from questioning to constructive participation, from hypostasis to problem-solving, from generalization to critical thinking. When we look at this book, we see real examples, concrete, and senses, from the most important act of human nature: learning!

Elections - A Global Perspective

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ISBN: 9781789850253 9781789850260 Year: Pages: 158 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73469 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Sociology
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Among the most prized and revered democratic institutions are elections. Few other actions typify what it means to participate in the democratic process in the same way that turning up, casting a ballot, and then having that ballot be part of determining who will control power has. Indeed, elections are at the center of what we view as democracy and much ink has been spilled in attempting to explain just how essential the electoral action is to democracy. In this volume our authors explore elections both from an understanding of the systems that govern elections across both the developed and developing world, and from the perspective of the individual voter who participates in that system. Taken together these analyses provide an intriguing look into this core aspect of democracy.

A Complex Systems Perspective of Communication from Cells to Societies

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ISBN: 9781789857795 9781789857801 Year: Pages: 98 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77961 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Transportation
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This book is an interdisciplinary effort to understand the evolution of communication from cells to societies, both in living organisms and in non-living ones, such as designed or emergent systems from socio-technological innovations (i.e., digital communication, institutional communication). It aims to provide better understanding of the universal versus contextual patterns of communication that we can potentially classify and identify if we look deeper into the history and evolution of this phenomenon at large. Novel research from a variety of disciplines, such as information theory, biology, linguistics, culture and social science that take a complex perspective is being explored, for an integrated understanding of what communication is at a fundamental level.

Recent Advances in Flood Risk Management

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ISBN: 9781789239355 9781789239362 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78505 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Geography --- Social and Public Welfare
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This book provides a series of topics on flood risk management from around the world. The first section includes models for improved approaches to flood risk management, the importance of groundwater management in the context of floods (focussing on Taiwan), contingency plan for local communities using flood simulation, deciding on response strategies against the identified flood risk before a flood occurs (illustrated for the Philippines) and models for estimating maximum flood heights (illustrated for Mozambique). The second section examines flood risk management relating to the urban environment, with examples from a coastal city in Saudi Arabia and a housing development in Mexico. The third section relates to flood risk management in the context of agriculture, particularly relating to damage to Asian rice crops.

The Relevance of Hygiene to Health in Developing Countries

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ISBN: 9781789858037 9781789858044 Year: Pages: 118 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72024 Language: English
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Subject: Public Health
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There are 17 comprehensive and detailed Sustainable Development Goals, which are all interlinked. Although access to water, sanitation, and hygiene is a human right, billions of people in developing countries are still faced with daily challenges accessing even the most basic of services, specifically the poor and vulnerable in communities. Hygiene is an important aspect for women/girls to access the economic, educational, and social opportunities they deserve. Proper hygiene removes disease as a barrier for equality, economic growth, and more. The role of hygiene in water, sanitation, and infections must be addressed from both scientific and social perspectives. This book provides the reader with an analysis of hygiene behaviors and practices and provides evidence-based examples in a number of developing countries.

Teacher Education in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781789238631 9781789238648 9781838806408 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77621 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Education
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A learner-centred curriculum provides space for the learner to be actively involved in knowledge production and learning. Such can only happen if the learner's confidence is boosted by a feeling of control and ability to manage his or her progress towards acquiring a qualification. The twenty-first century teacher must create an environment that not only supports the Four Pillars of Learning but also leads to learners being allowed a voice to ask pertinent questions. The teacher should be able to guide the student to full physical and mental maturity and should help to develop critical thinking, and the students should be encouraged to practice the truth and have self-respect and respect for other people. This can happen if the learner is afforded the opportunity to self-accept. If the learners fail to do so, they are likely to have lack of confidence, which will lead to lack of independence.

Advanced Methods and New Materials for Cultural Heritage Preservation

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ISBN: 9781789857351 9781789857368 9781838806385 Year: Pages: 108 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77505 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ethnology
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The integration of science with art is a complex process of analysis and the knowledge and understanding of the need to save and protect works of art as well as preserve and restore cultural heritage. This is generally provoked by the living necessity, profoundly human, to leave our inheritance to new generations, as intact as is possible, the testimonies of the past.The issues approached interfere with artistic criticism, for example, biological and physico-chemical analyses, and intelligent mathematical modeling systems such as Marker-less Augmented Reality, 3D Reconstruction, intelligent combinations of digital image analysis functions to recognize and estimate the possible evolution of color and shape to help experts make the best decisions about authenticating and preserving-restoring art objects.Advanced technical devices such as digital databases and other tools and materials can allow for the eradication of offenses such as false art and falsification.

The New Forms of Social Exclusion

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ISBN: 9781838806088 9781838806095 9781789855074 Year: Pages: 86 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78246 Language: English
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Subject: Sociology
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This is the first book that broadly delves into the theme of social exclusion and how it has changed through culture and society. It represents a very important, innovative, and current attempt to describe new forms of social exclusion in society and takes into account the contribution of different disciplines with different points of view. The authors offer a very interesting and novel contribution to the field of new forms of social exclusion, reporting their theoretical perspectives, the original results of their research, and their discussions. ""Exclusion is always dangerous. Inclusion is the only safety if we are to have a peaceful world."" Pearl S. Buck

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