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Family Partnerships: Building Trusting, Responsive, and Child-Focused Collaborations book cover

Family Partnerships: Building Trusting, Responsive, and Child-Focused Collaborations

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Author(s): Adria Hoffman, Ph.D., Christine Spence, Ph.D., Maryam Sharifian, Ph.D., Judy Paulick, Ph.D., Rachel W. Bowman, M.A.

Subject(s): Education, Family and health

Institution(s): James Madison University, University of Mary Washington, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University

Last updated: 12/07/2024

This book is designed for pre-service and in-service educators, counselors, early childhood interventionists, and clinicians who work across agency, clinic, and school settings. Through scenario-based learning and interactive skills practice, readers of this book will develop and strengthen the competencies needed to build and sustain positive relationships with families.
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The Craft of Sociological Research

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Victor Tan Chen, Gabriela León-Pérez, Julie Honnold, Volkan Aytar

Subject(s): Society and Social Sciences, Research methods: general, Sociology and anthropology, Sociology

Institution(s): Virginia Commonwealth University

Publisher: VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

Last updated: 12/07/2024

The Craft of Sociological Research: Principles and Methods of Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Social Science Data was developed with the goal of developing an open educational resource (OER) that makes well-written and engaging methods-training materials available for free to students. The manuscript was written by a team of authors at Virginia Commonwealth University who are all researchers as well as teachers of undergraduate methods courses. Some portions of the text were adapted from existing OER social scientific methods textbooks, and others are original. Our aim is to provide broad but sound coverage of widely used methodologies, giving students the background they need to both evaluate and conduct research. While targeted at undergraduates, the textbook includes optional sections that provide more advanced methodological training. It also features Q&As with prominent sociologists and sidebars on topical issues that social scientific research has helped illuminate. We hope the text is accessible to students with a variety of backgrounds and interests, and to that end we have tried to make the writing lively and clear throughout and provide supplemental online and multimedia resources when possible.

This project was funded with the generous support of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a program of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), and VCU Libraries’ Open and Affordable Course Content Initiative.



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Author(s): Mark Gotham, Kyle Gullings, Chelsey Hamm, Bryn Hughes, Brian Jarvis, Megan Lavengood, John Peterson

Editor(s): Erin K. Maher

Subject(s): Theory of music and musicology, Art music, orchestral and formal music, Popular music, Music of film and stage, Musical scores, lyrics and libretti, Techniques of music / music tutorials / teaching of music

Last updated: 28/06/2024

Open Music Theory Version 2 (OMT2) is an open educational resource intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. As an open and natively-online resource, OMT2 is substantially different from other commercially-published music theory textbooks, though it still provides the same content that teachers expect from a music theory text.

OMT2 has been designed inclusively. For us, this means broadening our topics beyond the standard harmony and atonal theory topics to include fundamentals, musical form, jazz, pop, rhythm, and orchestration. And within those traditional sections of harmony and atonal theory, the authors have deliberately chosen composers who represent diverse genders and races. The book is accessible. And perhaps most importantly, the book is completely free and always will be.

The text of the book is augmented with several different media: video lessons, audio, interactive notated scores with playback, and small quizzes are embedded directly into each chapter for easy access.

OMT2 introduces a full workbook to accompany the text. Almost every chapter offers at least one worksheet on that topic. Some chapters, especially in the Fundamentals section, also collect additional assignments that can be found on other websites.

Version 2 of this textbook is collaboratively authored and edited by Mark Gotham, Kyle Gullings, Chelsey Hamm, Bryn Hughes, Brian Jarvis, Megan Lavengood, and John Peterson.

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American Literature I: An Anthology of Texts From Early America the Early 20th Century

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Author(s): Jenifer Kurtz

Editor(s): Jenifer Kurtz, Dale Dulaney, Grace Hammond

Subject(s): Biography, Literature and Literary studies

Publisher: Virtual Library of Virginia Open Publishing

Last updated: 15/05/2024

This book offers an anthology of texts that includes letters, journals, poetry, newspaper articles, pamphlets, sermons, narratives, and short fiction written in and about America beginning with collected oral stories from Native American tribes and ending with the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Many major and minor authors are included, providing a sampling of the different styles, topics, cultures, and concerns present during the formation and development of America through the mid-nineteenth century.

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Foundations of American Education: A Critical Lens

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Author(s): Melissa Wells, Courtney Clayton

Subject(s): Education, Philosophy and theory of education

Last updated: 05/03/2024

In this survey text, readers will explore the foundations of American education through a critical lens. Topics include the teaching profession, influences on student learning, philosophical and historical foundations, structures of schools, ethical and legal issues, curriculum, classroom environment, and the path forward.
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Conversaciones Corrientes: Temas de Cultura y Sociedad

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  19 H5P Activities    Spanish (Mexico)

Author(s): Laurie Massery, María José Bordera, Pedro Larrea Rubio

Editor(s): Cameron Murray, Anayeli Verduzco Rios, Laurie Preston, Rosalba Esparragoza, Jane Hardy, Abril Jimenez

Subject(s): Language learning: speaking skills

Last updated: 15/12/2023

This book is designed to facilitate conversation in Spanish among intermediate and post-intermediate learners of Spanish. The content included in this resource allows students to read about, review and discuss interesting, entertaining and relevant topics that will undoubtedly elicit conversation and friendly debate among classmates.  Topics including spirituality, family design, life choices, social norms and even history and its impact on Generation Z, are discussed.
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Introduction to Petrology

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Author(s): Elizabeth A. Johnson, Juhong Christie Liu

Subject(s): Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere, Petrology, petrography and mineralogy

Publisher: Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)

Last updated: 02/10/2023

Learn about igneous and metamorphic rocks (and how to analyze them), the fun way! Students learn concepts and practice knowledge by conducting inquiries guided with examples based on videos and interactive diagrams.
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Let's Get Writing!

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Author(s): Elizabeth Browning, Kirsten DeVries, Kathy Boylan, Jenifer Kurtz, Katelyn Burton

Editor(s): Ann Moser

Publisher: Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

Last updated: 16/01/2023

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Physical Geology Laboratory

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Author(s): Elizabeth Johnson

Publisher: Johnson

Last updated: 13/10/2022

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Analytical Methods in Geosciences

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Author(s): Elizabeth Johnson, Juhong Christie Liu

Subject(s): Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere, Analytical chemistry

Last updated: 09/10/2022