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This volume provides policy guidelines and strategies for those who have to make critical decisions about the use of technology in education systems and institutions. To fully understand the implications of any technology for education and national development, we need to explore its growth and impact. This book explores the ...
Issues in Education and Technology: Policy Guidelines and Strategies
This volume provides policy guidelines and strategies for those who have to make critical decisions about the use of technology in education systems and institutions. To fully understand the implications of any technology for education and national development, we need to explore its growth and impact. This book explores the socio-economic, political and cultural implications of new technology and looks at the critical issues it throws up. It also looks at the policies and strategies suggested for decision-makers. The work concentrates on four broad areas in which technology can have the greatest influence and impact on education. These areas are: access and equity; management and efficiency; pedagogy and quality; and human resource development. It explores the current and potential role of technology in each of these areas, within an appropriate historical, socio-cultural and economic framework. This analysis seeks to promote a better understanding of the key issues, and help readers to relate the issues to their own experience and thus to improve their decision-making.
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26.200000 USD
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Teachers are often the first to notice students with problems - and with this guide, they will have the information they need to help create effective learning environments for children and adolescents and collaborate effectively with mental health providers. It includes an overview of the mental health system and the ...
The Educator's Guide to Mental Health Issues in the Classroom
Teachers are often the first to notice students with problems - and with this guide, they will have the information they need to help create effective learning environments for children and adolescents and collaborate effectively with mental health providers. It includes an overview of the mental health system and the different types of mental health professionals. Chapters cover 11 specific mental health issues, each describing characteristics of the disorder, ways the disorder might be manifested, the process for diagnosing the disorder, types of intervention and treatment, and practical guidelines on working with students who have the disorder. Educators will also find specific strategies for building collaborative partnerships with mental health professionals and families, case studies illustrating successful collaboration, and appendices of definitions, DSM-IV-TR criteria for various disorders discussed in the text, common medications used to treat mental health disorders, and support organizations.
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28.46 USD
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For K-6 teachers and counselors, here are over 100 step-by-step lessons and illustrated activities that give students the tools and empathy they need to solve conflicts peacefully and feel like winners. The wide variety of lessons and activities that will appeal to all students are organized into four sections: * ...
Ready to Use Conflict Resolution Activities for Elementary Students
For K-6 teachers and counselors, here are over 100 step-by-step lessons and illustrated activities that give students the tools and empathy they need to solve conflicts peacefully and feel like winners. The wide variety of lessons and activities that will appeal to all students are organized into four sections: * Conflict-Resolution Activities for Educators helping the teacher model appropriate behaviors through 12 self- empowerment activities. * Building the Groundwork for Conflict Resolution 29 activities to help students build their own positive identity and deal with inner-directed anger. * Conflict-Resolution Activities for Your Classroom 69 activities develop children's conflict-solving skills and reduce their anger toward others. * Conflict-Resolution Acitivites for Your School 19 activities, including those that alert students to bullies and what can be done to prevent bullying.
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13.58 USD
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Managing and Supporting Instructional Design and Development is a practical guide to managing multiple levels of instructional design activities, based upon management concept and application as well as instructional design process and application. The book takes an integrated approach within each level of an instructional design project: lesson, block, course, ...
Managing and Supporting Instructional Design and Development
Managing and Supporting Instructional Design and Development is a practical guide to managing multiple levels of instructional design activities, based upon management concept and application as well as instructional design process and application. The book takes an integrated approach within each level of an instructional design project: lesson, block, course, and courses leading to a certificate or degree. Topics of special focus ranging from scope and estimation to personnel and communication are addressed initially as discrete and segregated topics and later elaborated in more detail within the context of the different project or program levels. This volume includes a systemic perspective, elaborated examples, meaningful activities, engaging exercises, multiple contexts, and best practices. In addition, each chapter that introduces the students to instructional project management at a particular project or program level has an integrated, scenario based project activity for students and faculty to develop. The book concludes with an examination of challenging instructional project management tasks, situations, and environments. A companion website contains examples, resources, and activities will be maintained to complement the contents and maintain currency with new and relevant technologies.
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52.450000 USD
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This is a comprehensive introduction to the nature of contemporary education policy, its purposes and political formation which supports readers to engage in contemporary policy analysis. Education Policy Unravelled examines the nature of contemporary education policy, its purposes and political formation. It charts the continuity of policy development along neo-liberal ...
Education Policy Unravelled
This is a comprehensive introduction to the nature of contemporary education policy, its purposes and political formation which supports readers to engage in contemporary policy analysis. Education Policy Unravelled examines the nature of contemporary education policy, its purposes and political formation. It charts the continuity of policy development along neo-liberal lines, moving from New Labour to the emerging position of the Coalition government. Contrary to popular belief about recent radical change in education policy, the author team draw attention to the fact that there have been strong similarities and nuanced disagreements between successive modern governments. Written in an accessible style, the book contains a number of pedagogical features designed to appeal to students as a means to inform thinking and understanding around key policy issues. It is an invaluable guide for students engaging with education policy as it uses a variety of key elements of policy theory in order to support students through some of the complexities involved in contemporary policy analysis and critique.
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49.300000 USD

Education Policy Unravelled

by Dean Garratt, Gillian Forrester
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An honest and insightful look at the real world of middle school leadership. Grounded in the belief that schools should be responsive to the developmental needs of their students, the authors explore the distinct nature of the middle school, the appropriate responses required from middle school principals, and introduce a ...
From the Desk of the Middle School Principal: Leadership Responsive to the Needs of Young Adolescents
An honest and insightful look at the real world of middle school leadership. Grounded in the belief that schools should be responsive to the developmental needs of their students, the authors explore the distinct nature of the middle school, the appropriate responses required from middle school principals, and introduce a model for developmentally responsive leadership. At its heart, the book describes the strategies and best practices employed by middle level principals who are struggling to implement the middle school concept in their schools. It focuses on the seven critical themes of school leadership based on the practical experiences of real world principals and the needs of the early adolescent. This is an important book for aspiring and practicing middle school principals, board members, teachers, and parents who are intent upon building the close-knit community that is at the heart of the middle school.
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26.54 USD
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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133388506. This leading text's emphasis on school culture, teachers as adult learners, developmental leadership, democratic education, and collegial supervision has ...
SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach
Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133388506. This leading text's emphasis on school culture, teachers as adult learners, developmental leadership, democratic education, and collegial supervision has helped redefine the meaning of supervision and instructional leadership for both scholars and practitioners. The Ninth Edition maintains its comprehensive approach to supervision and instructional leadership and presents new and engaging material throughout. Chapters on knowledge, interpersonal skills, technical skills, technical tasks, and cultural tasks for successful supervision and instructional leadership are included, and the authors emphasize the importance of collegiality, understanding adult learning and development, reflective inquiry, democracy, addressing diversity, the change process, and community building. This is a resource that students purchase, use in class, and reference throughout their careers as educational leaders. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: * Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. * Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad(R) and Android(R) tablet.* * Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7 or 10 tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.
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117.89 USD

SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach

by Jovita M Ross-Gordon, Stephen P Gordon, Carl D Glickman
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A comprehensive guide for aspiring school supervisors and instructional leaders. This brief version of Glickman, Gordon, and Ross-Gordon's SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach continues to break new ground by exploring, challenging, and reshaping the field of educational administration. A valuable resource for both aspiring and practicing school leaders, ...
The Basic Guide to SuperVision and Instructional Leadership
A comprehensive guide for aspiring school supervisors and instructional leaders. This brief version of Glickman, Gordon, and Ross-Gordon's SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach continues to break new ground by exploring, challenging, and reshaping the field of educational administration. A valuable resource for both aspiring and practicing school leaders, this book is a necessity for any school leader's library. While retaining an emphasis on collegiality, school culture, teachers as adult learners, developmental supervision, reflective inquiry, and democratic schools, this third edition continues to be a trend-setter by placing instructional leadership and school improvement within a community and societal context and presenting three new chapters on the cultural tasks of supervision.
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79.35 USD

The Basic Guide to SuperVision and Instructional Leadership

by Jovita M Ross-Gordon, Stephen P Gordon, Carl D Glickman
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COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, International Edition is a wide-ranging, practical text that focuses on helping you become actively engaged in your own learning. The text incorporates active learning strategies to help you succeed in college by introducing a strategy, allowing you to practice it, and asking you ...
College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner
COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS: BECOMING A STRATEGIC LEARNER, International Edition is a wide-ranging, practical text that focuses on helping you become actively engaged in your own learning. The text incorporates active learning strategies to help you succeed in college by introducing a strategy, allowing you to practice it, and asking you to do self-assessments to gain feedback on your own success. This variety of strategies and activities, as well as authentic and engaging text material from numerous core subject areas, gives you opportunities to apply what you are learning to your course work in other college classes. Chapters such as Getting Ready to Learn , Setting Goals , Organizing Text Information , and Preparing for Essay Exams will help you adjust to the new environment and expectations of college learning, and a dynamic website that accompanies the text provides you with additional resources for practice, transfer, and self-assessment.
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56.38 USD
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What processes contribute to the disadvantaging of schools in deprived areas? Is there a geography of attainment? Are schools in deprived areas less effective than those in non-deprived areas? Although it is often assumed that there is a close connection between social disadvantage and low educational achievement, the patterns and ...
Education in Deprived Areas: Outcomes, Inputs and Processes
What processes contribute to the disadvantaging of schools in deprived areas? Is there a geography of attainment? Are schools in deprived areas less effective than those in non-deprived areas? Although it is often assumed that there is a close connection between social disadvantage and low educational achievement, the patterns and processes of this connection are frequently unclear. Education in Deprived Areas is based on a research review undertaken for the Social Exclusion Unit. It examines recent research in order to unravel the complex relationship between inputs, processes and educational outcomes and explores the implications of these findings for area-based initiatives, such as Education Action Zones and Excellence in Cities.
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14.650000 USD

Education in Deprived Areas: Outcomes, Inputs and Processes

by Kelly Coate, Sally Thomas, Alison Clark, David Gilborn, Simon Warren, Sally Power
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A must read for anyone interested in understanding and developing assessments that can demonstrate the efficacy of their programs and services. A perfect sequel to 'Assessment in Student Affairs.' - Charles C. Schroeder, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Missouri Columbia Upcraft and Schuh tell us when, where, how, ...
Assessment Practice in Student Affairs: An Applications Manual
A must read for anyone interested in understanding and developing assessments that can demonstrate the efficacy of their programs and services. A perfect sequel to 'Assessment in Student Affairs.' - Charles C. Schroeder, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Missouri Columbia Upcraft and Schuh tell us when, where, how, and why we should conduct assessments differently within a wide variety of student service departments. Read and apply! - Gary R. Hanson, professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Arizona State University. When Assessment in Student Affairs first appeared in 1996, readers found a practical context for viewing the power of assessment across the domain of student services. Since then, John H. Schuh and M. Lee Upcraft have received numerous requests for more specific guidance to assessing and communicating the value of student affairs. This manual continues the work begun in their earlier book and provides a full range of tools for conducting effective assessments. The authors begin with an overview of the assessment process and then detail a range of methodologies, approaches, and issues - explaining how to use them and when to recruit expertise from other campus sources. Drawing from the latest practice and a wealth of case studies, they discuss: qualitative assessment, including how to conduct focus groups; quantitative assessment, including how to select and design instruments; data collection and analysis, including mailed questionnaires, telephone surveys, and Web-based surveys; assessing diverse needs, satisfaction, outcomes, environments, cost effectiveness, and accreditation; specialized assessment studies, including how to review dropouts, graduates, academic success, and group educational programs; select programs in student services, including first-year programs, recreation programs, financial aid, admissions, residence halls, college unions, health services, career services, counseling services, judicial affairs, and Greek life; and organizational and ethical approaches to assessment.
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27.15 USD
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The South African government has been spending, on average, almost 22 per cent of the annual budget on the funding of public education since 1994. Every citizen's fundamental right to education is enshrined in chapter two of the South African Constitution. These two facts are indicative of the priority that ...
Financial Management in Education in South Africa
The South African government has been spending, on average, almost 22 per cent of the annual budget on the funding of public education since 1994. Every citizen's fundamental right to education is enshrined in chapter two of the South African Constitution. These two facts are indicative of the priority that is given to providing quality education through a system of public schools in this country. However, despite an impressive list of achievements attesting to improvements in public education, there is a growing concern about the quality of the output of the South African education system and, along with that, an insistence on accountability regarding the return on investment in education. Financial management in education in South Africa enters this debate by providing fundamental content on which arguments are based, but then proceeds to lead critical discussions on different dimensions to highlight different perspectives on issues related to the funding of education and the concurrent obligations of creating infrastructure and providing quality education to every learner in the public school system. This book addresses the latest developments in the field of financial management in South African public education from both a legal and a financial perspective. It starts by analysing the policy debate on the funding of public services (including education) from public funds and balancing reality with the ideal of free public education. It then enters into a discussion of the legal framework within which the funding of public education takes place, emphasising the balance between rights, obligations (duties), accountability and liability. Having set the scene, the book then proceeds to place the management of finances in the public school sector into perspective by looking at the practicalities involved in the management of funds and other assets, touching on the budgeting process, management of the budget and the keeping of immaculate records for auditing purposes. Entrepreneurship is introduced as an answer to the imperative of Section 36 of the South African Schools Act, imposed on school governing bodies to generate additional funds to augment the state's contribution towards the operational costs of public schools. This necessitates that the debate be extended to include project management as an essential field of study also to be covered in the discussions. The debate is then raised a level by looking at the role of strategic management skills and the economics of education at micro, meso and macro levels in the education system. The book concludes by taking a look at litigation in the US related to financial management in education, and reflecting on what the outcomes of such litigation may imply for the funding of education in South Africa.
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This book unites a dynamic group of scholars who examine linkages among local, national, and international levels of educational policy and practice. Utilizing multi-sited, ethnographic approaches, the essays explore vertical interactions across diverse levels of policy and practice while prompting horizontal comparisons across twelve sites in Africa, Europe, the Middle ...
Critical Approaches to Comparative Education: Vertical Case Studies from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas
This book unites a dynamic group of scholars who examine linkages among local, national, and international levels of educational policy and practice. Utilizing multi-sited, ethnographic approaches, the essays explore vertical interactions across diverse levels of policy and practice while prompting horizontal comparisons across twelve sites in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. The vertical case studies focus on a range of topics, including participatory development, the politics of culture and language, neoliberal educational reforms, and education in post-conflict settings. Editors Vavrus and Bartlett contribute to comparative theory and practice by demonstrating the advantages of thinking vertically.
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74.29 USD
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Conservatives, liberals, and radicals alike see education as a pivotal forum for the struggle over the fulfillment of American Dreams. Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Russell Kirk, and Henry Giroux, among others, vie for acceptance of their theories on major issues in American education. The essays, which are by well-known authors, ...
Education and the American Dream: Conservatives, Liberals and Radicals Debate the Future of Education
Conservatives, liberals, and radicals alike see education as a pivotal forum for the struggle over the fulfillment of American Dreams. Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Russell Kirk, and Henry Giroux, among others, vie for acceptance of their theories on major issues in American education. The essays, which are by well-known authors, are written with clarity, honesty, and authority...The book will make an excellent supplementary text for graduate or upper-division undergraduate courses in the social foundations of education. Choice Conservatives, liberals, and radicals alike see education as a pivotal forum for the struggle over the fulfillment of American Dreams. Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Russell Kirk, and Henry Giroux, among others, representing contrasting points of view, vie for acceptance of their theories on the major issues in American education: religion in public schools; computers in the classroom; sex education; the proper role of teachers (technician, professional, or intellectual); vocationalism versus critical education. This rare opportunity to examine the divisions, and the surprising overlaps, between the perspectives of this country's policy makers and idea formulators brings a major and important perspective to the current educational debate and the future of education, for scholars and students alike.
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24.73 USD
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This book uses international and interdisciplinary approaches to the comparative study of education in its political, sociological, and economic contexts. Major topics include critical theory, hegemony, postmodernism, oppression, disabilities, emancipation, corporatism, meritocracy, democracy, socialization, reproduction, pluralism, inequality, social analysis, postindustrialism, predatory culture, pragmatism, and 'subversion'. Educators from the US, UK, ...
The Politics, Sociology and Economics of Education: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives
This book uses international and interdisciplinary approaches to the comparative study of education in its political, sociological, and economic contexts. Major topics include critical theory, hegemony, postmodernism, oppression, disabilities, emancipation, corporatism, meritocracy, democracy, socialization, reproduction, pluralism, inequality, social analysis, postindustrialism, predatory culture, pragmatism, and 'subversion'. Educators from the US, UK, Canada, Netherlands, FRG, Israel, and Sweden survey the current educational scene in the US and Western Europe, major policy debates, and possible solutions for current public policy dilemmas.
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124.91 USD
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The role of the teacher is not limited to providing cognitive and intellectual support to learners. In working towards a holistic approach to education, the authors of this book highlight the importance of an emotionally supportive environment in the classroom. This ensures that learners are able to become fully integrated ...
Emotional intelligence in the classroom
The role of the teacher is not limited to providing cognitive and intellectual support to learners. In working towards a holistic approach to education, the authors of this book highlight the importance of an emotionally supportive environment in the classroom. This ensures that learners are able to become fully integrated and functioning members of the society.This book introduces educators and students in the education field to the concept of emotional intelligence as it relates to the classroom. Emotional intelligence forms a critical part of the curriculum for the development of educators. It entails the intelligence that ail successful educators bring to their daily interactions with learners. Student teachers, educators and education managers can use this book as a hands-on guide to more effective and satisfactory learner interaction to enhance their teaching practice. Parents and others who interact with children of all ages will be fascinated by the insights shared in this book.
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Emotional intelligence in the classroom

by Cecilia Jansen, Melinde Coetzee
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A high-performing school is described as one where student achievement is high and student and teacher absenteeism is low. Student behavior is such that teachers seldom have to control them or tell them what to do. This results in greater time on task, higher teacher morale, low teacher absenteeism, and ...
Creating a Culture for High-Performing Schools: A Comprehensive Approach to School Reform and Dropout Prevention
A high-performing school is described as one where student achievement is high and student and teacher absenteeism is low. Student behavior is such that teachers seldom have to control them or tell them what to do. This results in greater time on task, higher teacher morale, low teacher absenteeism, and improved parental support. One other distinctive feature of a high-performing school is that the student peer group is a positive force and not a negative force. The end result is a school culture where faculty and students trust and care about each other, and there is a cooperative attitude.
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39.900000 USD

Creating a Culture for High-Performing Schools: A Comprehensive Approach to School Reform and Dropout Prevention

by Les Potter, Fred C. Lunenberg, Cletus R. Bulach
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What makes a moral person moral? Who decides what morality means? What makes leadership practice moral? In today's schools, what stands as moral leadership? These are questions that reflect the complexity integral to the calculus of human morality, especially in a world that is defined daily by its variant meanings ...
Educational Leadership and Moral Literacy: The Dispositional Aims of Moral Leaders
What makes a moral person moral? Who decides what morality means? What makes leadership practice moral? In today's schools, what stands as moral leadership? These are questions that reflect the complexity integral to the calculus of human morality, especially in a world that is defined daily by its variant meanings of morality, its acts of immorality. The school as an educational setting is or should be a decidedly moral center of the society; it is the natural intersect between the family and the multi-dimensional nature of public life. Educational Leadership and Moral Literacy addresses these questions, situating the reader in a conversation that examines the meaning and nature of moral leadership through the lens of moral literacy and the dispositional aims of moral leadership in educational settings. The contributing authors extend an argument that the work of leader educators and practitioners alike must continuously be re-articulated around the dispositional aims aligned with a moral, democratic education. Educators must be concerned with developing the moral, intellectual, and aesthetic dimensions of the educational leader as a moral person.
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53.550000 USD

Educational Leadership and Moral Literacy: The Dispositional Aims of Moral Leaders

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