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World Teachers' Day 2018

5 Oct 2018 10:10:00

World Teachers’ Day 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that recognises education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all children. This year’s theme is “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher’. 

Here at Eurospan we work with over twenty education publishers with a wide range of lists from early learning to higher education and from mathematics education to English language teaching and much more. Not only do their books advance the field of educational research, they also help teachers at a more personal level to understand how they can become better teachers and thus enhance the quality of education provided to their students.

World Teacher’s Day offers us the perfect opportunity for “acknowledging, evaluating and enhancing the instructors of the world” and so we’ve selected some new titles from a number of our education publishers. 

                     

Big Questions for Young Minds
Extending Children’s Thinking
Janis Strasser & Lisa Mufson Bresson
Mar 2018 160pp
9781938113307 Paperback
With this intentional approach—rooted in Bloom’s Taxonomy—teachers working with children ages 3 through 6 will discover how to meet children at their individual developmental levels and stretch their thinking. 
National Association for the Education of Young Children

Critical Mentoring
A Practical Guide

Torie Weiston-Serdan
2017 136pp
9781620365526 Paperback
9781620365519 Hardback
Introduces the concept of critical mentoring, presenting its theoretical and empirical foundations, and providing telling examples of what it looks like in practice, and what it can achieve. Each chapter ends with a set of salient questions to ask and key actions to take. 
Stylus Publishing

Finnish Lessons 2.0
What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?

Second edition
Pasi Sahlberg
2014 264pp
9780807755853 Paperback
Featuring forewords by Diane Ravitch and Andy Hargreaves, and an afterword by Sir Ken Robinson, Finnish Lessons 2.0 encourages educators, students, and policymakers to look beyond their own borders as they seek successful solutions for their education systems, districts, and schools.
Teachers College Press

Literacy Essentials
Engagement, Excellence and Equity for all Learners
Regie Routman
Feb 2018 480pp
9781625310378 Paperback
How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn? That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in this book. Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported.
Stenhouse Publishers

Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students
An International Comparative Study
Edited by Fernando M. Reimers & Connie K. Chung
Nov 2018 376pp
9781682532379 Paperback
9781682532386 Hardback
Offers a wide-ranging comparative account of how innovative professional development programmes in a number of countries guide and support teachers in their efforts to promote cognitive and socio-emotional growth in their students.
Harvard Education Press

Refugee Students 
What Every Teacher Needs to Know
Jeffra Flaitz
Oct 2018 96pp
9780472037452 Paperback
Offers a compassionate yet practical guide for anyone who wants to better understand  their refugee students: Where are they coming from and why have they fled their homes? What kind of support do they receive? What assets do they bring with them? What strengths have they developed as a result of their journey?
Michigan ELT

What is a ‘Good’ Teacher?
David Booth & Richard Coles
2017 160pp
9781551383279 Paperback
35 compelling characteristics of “good” teachers offer inspiration and guidance along with tangible ways of continuing to grow and develop into the best teacher you can be.
Pembroke Publishers

 

 




 

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July 2018 sees the release of two of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations’ key biennial flagship reports.

The State of the World’s Forests 2018
and The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 both provide a thorough look at the global challenges and goals faced by the world’s ecosystems and livelihoods – crucially, this year’s editions examine their respective sectors’ progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The State of the World’s Forests 2018 shines a light on the profound interlinkages that exist between forests and trees and multiple goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Bringing together evidence from a wide range of scientific sources, the analysis indicates how forests are critical to the livelihoods of the world’s poorest people and confirms the vital importance of healthy and productive forests to sustainable agriculture. It provides proof of the significance of forests and trees for water quality, climate and biodiversity, for future energy needs and for designing sustainable, healthy cities.

SOFO draws on eight case studies in countries across continents, describing how actions and landscape approaches that simultaneously address forests, agriculture, food, land use, and rural and national development have led to progress.

Moving away from land, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 also provides in-depth assessment of the 2030 agenda, examining and emphasising the fisheries and aquaculture sector's role and measuring progress towards these goals. It highlights just how crucial the fishery & aquaculture sector is for the food, nutrition, and employment of millions of people globally, and assesses the levels of fish production, human consumption, and wastage reduction.

Furthermore, SOFIA acknowledges and explores the challenges still faced by the sector moving forwards, including biological sustainability, tackling animal diseases, and maintaining accurate national statistics in support of policy development.

These two flagships represent the most accurate explorations and assessments of their respective sectors, providing coverage that examines the social, economic, and environmental factors and is both extensive and in-depth in its scope. Both flagship reports will be available from the Eurospan Bookstore in the six official United Nations languages – English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese.

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World Environment Day 2018

5 Jun 2018 10:00:00

In 1972, the UN General Assembly designated June 5th as World Environment Day, and in the 45 years since, it has become the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Celebrated in over 100 countries, and hosted by a different country every year, World Environment Day focuses on what all people can do to help the environment – whether it be globally, locally, or individually.

Each year, the Day pays specific attention to a particular theme to act as a call to action for all involved – for 2018, the theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Chosen by this year’s host country, India, the theme asks the public to consider how we might all make changes in our everyday lives to lessen the impacts of plastic pollution on the natural world. On a local level, World Environment Day and the UN Environment Programme are highlighting small changes that anyone can make in order to cut back on plastic waste – from using reusable water bottles and coffee cups to taking a more conscientious approach to picking up litter in our local environments.

In line with this year’s World Environment Day, we’ve chosen some of our publisher’s new and bestselling titles that deal with the environment. Whether examining the impacts of plastic pollution specifically or approaching sustainability, the environment, and green development more widely, these titles all provide crucial insight into the world around us – and offer strategies to help preserve it.



NEW
Climate Change and Environmental Concerns

Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2 Volume Set
Edited by Information Resources Management Association
May 2018 750pp
9781522554875 Hardback
Presents the latest scholarly material on the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as sustainable land use, greenhouse gas effects, and environmental education, this publication is designed for policy makers, professionals, government officials, students and academics.
IGI Global

NEW
Effective Ecological Monitoring

Second Edition
David Lindenmayer & Gene Likens
May 2018 224pp
9781486308927 Paperback
Long-term monitoring programmes are fundamental to understanding the natural environment and managing major environmental problems, but they are often done very ineffectively. This second edition of the highly acclaimed Effective Ecological Monitoring describes what makes monitoring programmes successful and how to ensure that long-term monitoring studies persist.
CSIRO Publishing

NEW
Forests and Sustainable Cities

Inspiring Stories from Around the World
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Jun 2018 88pp
9789251304174 Paperback
FAO invited the mayors of 15 different-sized cities from various regions around the world to present their experiences with trees and forests and to show how this green infrastructure has helped address urban challenges. The stories presented show that investing in green solutions can pay dividends, while increasing the resilience and liveability of urban environments.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO

Global Environmental Problems
Causes, Consequences, and Potential Solutions
Edited by Tobias Lanz
2016 244pp
9781631890604 Paperback
Provides an overview of the main environmental problems facing today's world, highlighting not only environmental actors, but the causes of and potential solutions to environmental crises.
Cognella Academic Publishing

Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics
Global Lessons and Research to Inspire Action and Guide Policy Change
United Nations Environment Programme
2017 272pp
9789280735802 Paperback
Presents both short- and long-term approaches to the problem of marine plastic debris and micro plastics. This report provides an overview of the latest science and experiences, identifies priority areas of action, and points out areas requiring more research.
United Nations Publications

NEW
Microplastics in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Status of Knowledge on their Occurrence and Implications for Aquatic Organisms and Food Safety
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Apr 2018 127pp
9789251098820 Paperback
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, 615
Provides an overview of the occurrence and effects of microplastics on aquatic organisms. The report makes recommendations regarding seafood safety and security, environmental risk assessment approaches and targeted monitoring of microplastics in the environment.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO

Monitoring Threatened Species and Ecological Communities
Edited by Sarah Legge et al
Jan 2018 480pp
9781486307715 Paperback
Gathers insights from some of the most experienced managers and scientists involved with monitoring programmes for threatened species and ecological communities in Australia, and evaluates current monitoring programmes.
CSIRO Publishing

Waste Crime - Waste Risks
Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge
United Nations Environment Programme
2017 66pp
9788277011486 Paperback 
Waste covers a very wide spectrum of discarded materials ranging from municipal, electrical and electronic, industrial and agricultural, to new types including counterfeit pesticides. This publication provides insight into the possible scale and features of the main drivers, along with case studies.
United Nations Publications

For more information on World Environment Day, visit their website

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World Health Day 2018

7 Apr 2018 10:00:00


Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere


This year, April 7th marks the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization – a day now known around the world as World Health Day. The WHO was founded on the belief that all people should have a right and access to the highest possible level of health, and it’s this goal of universal health that has marked April 7th for almost two-thirds of a century.

In 2018, the WHO is calling upon leaders from around the world to enact the pledges made by officials who agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 – of which the third goal is to ‘ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages’. The WHO seeks to make sure that people around the world commit to ensuring universal access to health without financial hardship.

This World Health Day aims to shine a spotlight on the need for universal health coverage and the steps that key players can take to make this goal a reality, highlighting the power that policymakers have to transform the lives of their nations, and sharing examples of how people are already moving towards health for all. In honour of World Health Day, we’ve curated some of our bestselling and new key titles from our publishers, which all shine a spotlight on health around the globe and the Sustainable Development Goals.



FORTHCOMING

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018
From World Development Indicators
The World Bank
April 2018 128pp
9781464812507 Paperback
The Atlas is built around the World Bank's compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people's lives. For each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, selected indicators have been identified and visualised to analyse trends and challenges, and to stimulate discussion on measurement issues.
World Bank Group Publications

FORTHCOMING
Healthy China
Deepening Health Reform in China – Building High-Quality and Value-Based Service Delivery
The World Bank
June 2018 504pp
9781464812637 Paperback
Explores the need for China to transition its health care delivery system toward people-centred, high-quality, integrated care built on the foundation of a strong primary health care system. The report offers a comprehensive set of eight interlinked recommendations that can prepare the Chinese health system for the demographic and health challenges it faces.
World Bank Group Publications

NEW
An Introduction to Global Health
Third Edition
Michael Seear & Obidimma Ezezika
January 2018 550pp
9781773380032 Paperback
Presents a broad yet detailed overview of population health in developing countries, and carefully examines the factors that influence a community's health status and determines the effectiveness of modern aid solutions against war, governance, and contamination.
Canadian Scholars’ Press

State of World Population 2017
Worlds Apart – Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality
United Nations Population Fund
December 2017 136pp
9781618000194 Paperback
Each year, the United Nations Population Fund releases its flagship, The State of World Population. The 2017 edition shows how economic inequality is intertwined with women's unequal access to contraception, child care, and maternal health services.
United Nations Publications

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017
United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs
December 2017 60pp
9789211013689 Paperback
Presents an overview of the 17 Goals using data currently available to highlight the most significant gaps and challenges. These statistics show how important coordinated global data-generation efforts are in supplying reliable and timely data for systematic follow-up and progress reviews.
United Nations Publications

Towards Universal Health Coverage and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean
Evidence from Selected Countries
Edited by Tania Dmytraczenko & Gisele Almeida
2015 204pp
9781464804540 Paperback
Reviews progress in the Latin American & Caribbean region in reducing inequalities in health outcomes, service utilisation, and financial protection, and assesses the common trends emerging from these reforms.
World Bank Group Publications

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