International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management

Author: Abraham Pizam

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1856177149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 712

View: 5670

The International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management is the definitive reference work for any individual studying or working in the hospitality industry. There are 185 Hospitality Management degrees in the UK alone. This new edition updates and significantly revises twenty five per cent of the entries and has an additional twenty new entries. New online material makes it the most up-to-date and accessible hospitality management encyclopedia on the market. It covers all of the relevant issues in the field of hospitality management from a sectoral level (lodging, restaurants/food service, time-share, clubs and events) as well as a functional one (accounting and finance, marketing, strategic management, human resources, information technology and facilities management). Its unique, user-friendly structure enables readers to find exactly the information they require at a glance; whether they require broad detail that takes a more cross-sectional view across each subject field or more focused information that looks closely at specific topics and issues within the hospitality industry today.

No-nonsense Resumes

The Essential Guide to Creating Attention-grabbing Resumes that Get Interviews & Job Offers

Author: Wendy S. Enelow,Arnold G. Boldt

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1564149056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 8287

A no-nonsense guide to creating an effective resume covers such topics as preparing a professional resume presentation, using attention-grabbing keywords and using electronic resume-submission tools.

Identity, Diversity and Teaching for Social Justice

Author: Juliet Perumal

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039108725

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 1071

In recent times, educational reformers have proposed ways of using education to reduce inequality, overcome discriminatory values and attitudes, and alleviate social problems. An increasing number of language theorists and practitioners contends that in order to reduce inequality it is essential to address the personal, cultural, and political implications of language teaching. Awareness of these factors activate the need to gain deeper insight into the personal and professional nuances of teachers' lives. The gap between sociolinguistic theory and educational practice points to the fact that linguists and educationists themselves carry the prejudices of particular social, ideological, cultural and geographical backgrounds. Who teaches what to whom, why and how affects curricular decisions which can thus become fraught with political allegiances; in this way the non-neutrality of language pedagogy is confirmed. Drawing from a suite of data sources the book explores the following questions: Do teachers' autobiographical experiences shape their professional identities? Does subscription to counter-hegemonic ideologies impact teachers' personal and professional positionality and authority? What contributions can feminist theorising make to language teaching in socially diverse classrooms? Through an exploration of these questions, the book gestures towards an imperative to re-think educative and pedagogic relationships and the politics of difference and dialogue in demographically diverse classrooms that subscribe to social redress agendas.

Hospitality and Tourism

An Introduction to the Industry

Author: Robert A. Brymer

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787298432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 445

View: 9812

CD-ROM contains files that correspond to each chapter of the book. These files include keywords with definitions, related websites, review questions and slides that highlight the key points.

Appraising the Nigerian Problem Through Education and Religious Dialogue

A Cognitive Approach

Author: Rowland Onyenali

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631643754

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 7697

The book tries to trace the origin of today's Nigeria. The foundation that produced it was based on faulty principles, which came about due to the fact that both the imperial Lords and the indigenous founding fathers had no clear vision of the nature the new nation should take. The fact that many tribes, tongues and beliefs were unsystematically coerced to form this unwilling alliance added much strain to the feeble chains of unity. Every effort made to address this situation has failed so far. The author shows failures in the political, economic and religious arena while arguing that the development of the mental faculties of the Nigerian youth is the only viable option towards success. This development can only come about through comprehensive education, not based on the acquisition of paper qualifications but on the development of the entire person as an entity.

Professional training of singers and teachers of singing

a comparative study of selected vocal performance and pedagogy programs in the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany

Author: Jeffrey Treganza

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Music

Page: 129

View: 7113

How are singers and teachers of singing professionally trained in the United States and Germany? In what context do degree programs function and how do they compare in both countries? Using methods of comparative education, data from twelve institutions were collected and analyzed. Findings show that American programs emphasize performance studies, music scholarship, and general education. Programs with pedagogy emphasis are found in only a small number of US institutions raising questions about the purpose and content of graduate degrees in voice, especially the Doctor of Musical Arts. In Germany, vocal performance and pedagogy programs are found in every college of music. However, in the wake of the EU Bologna Declaration, German institutions are struggling to adapt performance and pedagogy programs to bachelor's and master's degree structures, yet maintain traditionally high standards and international competitiveness.

In Defence of the Human in Education

Author: Isolde Woolley

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631633496

Category: Education

Page: 259

View: 8586

The title incorporates the assumption that the 'human' in education is being threatened by certain processes. The guiding questions are: What are these processes and what constitutes the 'human' in education? Which activities characteristically performed by human beings are so central that they seem definitive of a life that is truly human and which changes or transitions in educational thinking are compatible with the continued existence of a being as a member of human kind and which are not? It is argued that the present debate on education is still dominated by the language of performance and global economic comparison. Educational practice must and will have to help the individual through a confluence of insights in his/her journey through life to form independent judgement.

The Rise of High-Stakes Educational Testing in Denmark (1920-1970)

Author: Christian Ydesen

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631607565

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 6725

<I>The Rise of High-Stakes Educational Testing in Denmark (1920-1970) is an attempt to determine why and how tests rose to prominence in an educational system that used to rely on qualitative tests and teacher evaluations. The study addresses the important issues of how testing interacts with and influences an educational system, and which common factors are involved in order to implement testing in an educational system. The study is based on three relatively unknown case studies - illustrious examples of high-stakes educational testing practices in the Danish public school system. The first case study discusses the sorting of children into remedial education based on standardised intelligence testing in the Frederiksberg municipality from 1930 to 1943, the second case study deals with the comprehensive testing programme conducted at the Copenhagen experimental school of Emdrupborg from 1948 to 1959. The third case study examines the testing of Greenlandic children during the preparation scheme in the Greenlandic educational system from 1961 to 1976.

Lessons in Wine Service

Author: Edmund O. Lawler,Charlie Trotter

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580089054

Category: Cooking

Page: 162

View: 1866

"A guide for current and aspiring wine professionals to the art and business of creating and running a successful restaurant wine program from renowned restaurateur Charlie Trotter"--Provided by publisher.

Rules of Behavior and Interaction in German and Brazilian Classrooms

(Inter)cultural Uses of the Word in Schools

Author: Fernanda de Castro Modl

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631667347

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 6733

The author describes the linguistic and discursive behavior of students and teachers from the same educational level from different countries (Germany and Brazil). She analyzes how similarities and differences in individual behavior explain the institutional culture of school.

Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Thomas Dixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199295514

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 8322

The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like iThe God Delusion/i and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach 'Intelligent Design' in schools. Yet there is much more to the debate than the clash of these extremes. As Thomas Dixon shows in this balanced and thought-provoking introduction, a whole range of views, subtle arguments, and fascinating perspectives can be taken on this complex and centuries-old subject. He explores not only the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate, but also highlights the social, political, and ethical contexts that have made 'science and religion' such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world. Along the way, he examines landmark historical episodes such as the Galileo affair, Charles Darwin's own religious and scientific odyssey, the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' in Tennessee in 1925, and the Dover Area School Board case of 2005, and includes perspectives from non-Christian religions and examples from across the physical, biological, and social sciences.

The Acquisition of Discourse Proficiency

A Study of the Ability of German School Students to Produce Written Texts in English as a Foreign Language

Author: Alasdair Neil Archibald

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631478318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 8419

This study is a descriptive, error analytical approach to the problem of the construction of texts by school learners of English. It aims to describe the similarities and differences between short texts produced by different levels of learners of English in the German Gymnasium and those produced by a comparable group of native speakers (British school students). The analysis is carried out both in terms of discourse errors, content, and text structure (cohesion and coherence). It deals with the question of whether students of the Gymnasium are prepared by their English classes to produce texts in English and argues that the sentence based model of teaching prevalent in this school system is a hindrance to this acquisition of discourse proficiency.

Rudolf Steiner's Pedagogy of Imagination

A Case Study of Holistic Education

Author: Thomas William Nielsen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039103423

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 6516

This book investigates the concept and practises of imaginative teaching. Since Rudolf Steiner (founder of the Waldorf schools) wrote extensively on the subject and is renowned for his contributions to education, his work is used to develop insights into the nature of 'imaginative teaching'. Given the societal changes since Steiner's time, however, the topic is further developed by examining imaginative teaching in three Steiner primary classrooms, using the methodological means of ethnography and phenomenology. The insights gained from this undertaking are used to re-theorise aspects of Steiner's writings about imagination and holistic education. In this study it is argued that imaginative teaching is made up of "three modes of pedagogy" and "seven teaching methods," and that these modes and methods form a most potent means for connecting children with aesthetic, intellectual and physical development.

Disturbances and Dislocations

Understanding Teaching and Learning Experiences in Indigenous Australian Woman's Music and Dance

Author: Elizabeth Mackinlay

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039108251

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 7574

One of the biggest debates in Australian Indigenous education today revolves around the many contested and competing ways of knowledge about Indigenous cultures and the means by which Indigenous intellectual traditions and knowledges make the journey into mainstream educational settings. Grounded in Bakhtin’s theories of dialogue and voice, this book explores the polyphonic nature of power relations, performance roles and pedagogical texts in the context of teaching and learning Indigenous Australian women’s music and dance. In this discussion, the author focuses on her experiences as a lecturer in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland and her involvement in this educational setting with students and guest lecturers/performers. The performance classroom is examined as a potential site for disturbing and dislocating dominant modes of representation of Indigenous women’s performance through the construction, mediation and negotiation of Indigenous knowledge from and between both non-Indigenous and Indigenous voices. This book contains a CD with video clips illustrating the ways in which an embodied approach to teaching and learning happens in this classroom context.

The Influence of Transnational Organizations on National Education Systems

Author: Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631556337

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 4884

The national state, international organizations and globalization are crucial elements in the discussions on educational policy. This work looks into the mechanics of reciprocal influence exertion in educational policy-making. The neoinstitutionalist isomorphism theory and the externalization thesis offer significant theoretical insights into the influence of international organizations on state education systems. While the majority of works in this field presuppose the challenges to education which spring from this process to be real and pre-exist the discursive process, the study steps back in the debate and takes closer look at its constellations. For this purpose the OECD has been selected as a topical example of the new quality of educational work beyond the level of the nation-state.

Converging Worlds

Play, Literacy, and Culture in Early Childhood

Author: Maureen Kendrick

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783906769486

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 1441

Although there are studies that examine play and literacy relationships, literacy and family relationships, and childhood play in cross-cultural contexts, there are currently no detailed, grounded studies that weave these together as a way of re-theorizing traditional approaches to the study of play and literacy in early childhood. Framed within the perspectives of emergent literacy, social constructivism, and social positioning theory, this qualitative case study explores the intersections of play, literacy, and culture through an in-depth examination of the home-based play activities of a five-year-old Chinese girl. The unique focus of the book offers an up-to-date viewpoint on the bi-directionality and reciprocity between play and literacy learning by exploring issues of gender, identity, family literacy, and culture. Written in narrative format, this highly accessible book paints a rich portrait of what it means to be a child language learner in and across complex linguistic worlds where dissonant cultures must sometimes be negotiated.