New and notable books by subject! Teacher Education

 

Teacher educationThe library recently purchased over 20 new titles related to Teacher Education! This popular DC program gives students the option to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in an Education.  The program best suits students who desire to work in the field of Childhood, Early Childhood, or Adolescence Education, as well as those interested in Students with Disabilities. The Masters program offers an accelerated study of the same curriculum, including an additional avocation, concentrating on teaching the blind and visually impaired.

Below are some featured titles of note. We also compiled a bibliography on the subject that any Teacher Education student should consult!

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#truthseekers: Identify Truth in News & Media

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Want to be a #truthseeker in an era of “alternative facts”? Check out the Truth Seekers series of workshops starting this week:

  • “Fake News” 101 – Tuesday, February 21st – 2:15-3:00pm
  • “Fake News” 101 (SophoMORE workshop)– Tuesday, February 28th—2:15-3:15pm
  • The Truth is Out There – Tuesday, March 21st—2:15-3:00pm

For more information, we’ve compiled a bibliography about fact-checking, critical thinking, and misinformation in the news. See some of these books on display in the Library and read reviews of select titles below:

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Virtual Unreality: The New Era of Digital Deception

By Charles Seife

 DC Call Number – 025.04 Se42v

The author explains how to tell truth from fantasy in the digital world, and why it matters. Today, the Internet allows us to spread information faster and to more people than ever before. Charles Seife takes the reader deep into the information jungle and cuts a path through the fakery that the Internet enables, providing a much-needed toolkit to help separate fact from fiction.

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

By A. Brad Schwartz

DC Call Number – 791.4472 Sch95d

On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside, but the hair-raising broadcast was not a real news bulletin–it was Orson Welles’s adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds. Few listeners believed an actual attack was under way. But even so, Schwartz shows that Welles’s broadcast became a major scandal, prompting a different kind of mass panic as Americans debated the bewitching power of the radio and the country’s vulnerability in a time of crisis. The present-day popularity of “fake news” can be traced back to its source in Welles’s show and its many imitators.

Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-checking in American Journalism

By Lucas Graves

DC Call Number – 302.23 G785d

Over the past decade, American outlets such as PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and the Washington Post‘s Fact Checker have shaken up the political world by holding public figures accountable for what they say. In a hyperpartisan world, facts can easily slip into fiction, and decisions about which claims to investigate and how to judge them are frequently denounced as unfair play.  Graves vividly recounts the routines of journalists at three of these organizations and what informs their approach to a story.

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind

By David J. Helfand

DC Call Number – 500 H366s

We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search engine can’t tell the difference. This book provides an inoculation against the misinformation epidemic by cultivating scientific habits of mind. This survival guide supplies a set of apps for the brain while making science both accessible and entertaining.

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

By Daniel J. Levitin

DC Call Number – 153.42 L579f

We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process—especially in election season. This New York Times bestselling author shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports. Levitin groups his guide into two categories—statistical information and faulty arguments—ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking. He defines infoliteracy as the understanding that there are hierarchies of source quality and bias that variously distort our information feeds.

New and notable books by subject! Environmentalism

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The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we are highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

In conjunction with 4th Annual Healthcare Symposium: Is your water safe enough? on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm in Fury Lecture Hall, check out some of our recently added titles on Environmentalism!

THE LAST DROP: THE POLITICS OF WATER

By Mike Gonzalez

DC Call Number – 363.61 G589L

Indispensable for human existence yet increasingly owned and controlled by private capital; the last decade has witnessed an intensifying battle for water–by 2012 the water industry had become worth a trillion dollars. The argument is that it is both possible and necessary that considerations of equity and social justice prevail in the debates around water. Our water supply needs to be saved from subordination to the whims of the multinationals and placed under direct democratic public control. No one should take for granted what comes out of the kitchen tap.

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New and notable books by subject! Psychology

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The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we are highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

In conjunction with Psychology Information Day on Tuesday, November 1st in Palisades Room, check out some of our recently added Psychology titles!

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New and notable books by subject! Technology

new-books-dc-sullivan-library_technology1The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we will start highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

You can also browse new books in our catalog by clicking the “New Books” link on the right hand side of the page under Library Info.

 

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For good or ill, technology has and continues to change our lives. This list of books is a sampling of what technology and the Internet has brought to the world from self-driving cars to spying.

Here is a select group of books on Technology we think you might like.

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