Gavilan College

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Criminal Justice: An Overview of the System

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This book provides an overview of the criminal justice system of the United States. It is intended to provide the introductory student a concise yet balanced introduction to the workings of the legal system as well as policing, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Six chapters, each divided into five sections, provide the reader a consistent, comfortable format as well as providing the instructor with a consistent framework for ease of instructional design.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

ANTH101: Free textbook and hub for teaching cultural anthropology

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* a free alternative to expensive Introduction to Cultural Anthropology textbooks * includes a full textbook and several original videos * includes 10 "challenges" (assignments) * a hub of original and found resources for teaching and learning anthropology * a “connected course” of many faculty around the world sharing instructional materials * an open course freely available to anyone online * an emerging producer of original anthropological videos and other digital content

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Michael Wesch, Ryan Klataske, Tom Woodward

Child Growth and Development

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Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Alexa Johnson, Antoinette Ricardo, Dawn Rymond, Jennifer Paris

Psychology, Lifespan Development, Stages of Development

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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the stages of prenatal development and recognize the importance of prenatal careDiscuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs from infancy through childhoodDiscuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs during adolescenceDiscuss physical, cognitive, and emotional development that occurs in adulthood

Material Type: Module

Human Nutrition

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This textbook serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alan Titchenal, Allison Calabrese, Cheryl Gibby, Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, William Meinke

Education, Society, & the K-12 Learner

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A web-based textbook/course created by Lumen Learning. Part 1 concerns Educational History and Policy, covering common educational policies from 1770's to the present; Part 2 is Educational Psychology, covering topics such as human brain, language and physical development, Nature v. Nurture, and theories and practices for working with K-12 youth.

Material Type: Full Course, Interactive, Lesson, Reading, Textbook

Authors: Ann Monroe, Joel Amidon, Mark Ortwein

Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

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To provide children with a safe and nurturing learning environment and to maintain program effectiveness, teachers must incorporate observation, documentation and assessment into their daily routines. To truly be effective, teachers must develop skills and strategies that are grounded in best practices. This textbook covers topics such as observation methods and techniques, implicit bias, ethics of observation, quality, analyzing data, monitoring, screening and evaluation, meaningful curriculum, and using documentation and assessment to communicate with families.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: College of the Canyons, Emily Elam, Gina Peterson

Research Methods in Psychology - 4th American Edition

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This fourth edition (published in 2019) was co-authored by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Carrie Cuttler (Washington State University), and Dana C. Leighton (Texas A&M University—Texarkana) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Revisions throughout the current edition include changing the chapter and section numbering system to better accommodate adaptions that remove or reorder chapters; continued reversion from the Canadian edition; general grammatical edits; replacement of “he/she” to “they” and “his/her” to “their”; removal or update of dead links; embedded videos that were not embedded; moved key takeaways and exercises from the end of each chapter section to the end of each chapter; a new cover design. In addition, the following revisions were made to specific chapters:

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Carrie Cuttler, Dana C. Leighton, Rajiv S. Jhangiani

Spreadsheet-based Statistics Labs

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This collection of spreadsheet-based labs was funded as part of the Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) made possible by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The labs were adapted from the Statistics book, “Introduction to Statistics,” published by OpenStax College. The original labs used graphing calculators and were found within the book after each chapter. These interactive spreadsheet-based labs are effective for online and face-face courses. They may also be used with the book (see Resource: Lab Mapping to Book Chapters) or stand-alone.Authors: Barbara Illowsky PhD, Foothill-De Anza Community College District; Larry Green PhD, Lake Tahoe Community College; James Sullivan, Sierra College; Lena Feinman,College of San Mateo; Cindy Moss, Skyline College; Sharon Bober, Pasadena Community College; Lenore Desilets, De Anza Community College.Lab Mapping to Book ChaptersGrading RubricLabsUnivariarate Data Normal DistributionCentral Limit TheoremHyporhesis Test - Single MeanHyporhesis Test - Single ProportionGoodness of FitLinear Regression 

Material Type: Module

Authors: lenore desilets, Barbara Illowsky

Introduction to Water Systems Technology

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Explores the entire Water Systems Technology program, which includes the class and degree offerings. Reviews the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water operator certification requirements (California). Various topics include water supply, water quality, drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater and recycled water and other related topics.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Ian Joslin

Waterworks Mathematics

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Introduces basic mathematical principles related to drinking water distribution and treatment systems and wastewater treatment plants; including areas, volumes, pressure, flow rates, unit conversion, chemical dosage, detention time, and filtration rates. Focuses on mathematical computations within the expected range of knowledge on the State Water Resources Control Board exams for Drinking Water Distribution 1 and 2, Drinking Water Treatment 1 and 2, and Wastewater Treatment 1 and 2 (California).

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Mike Alvord, Regina Blasberg

Water Supply

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Examines the sources of drinking water supplies, with special emphasis on water in California. Explores the uses of water, including residential, commercial/industrial/institutional, and landscaping demands. It also examines the roles and methods of conservation on water demand management.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Stephanie Anagnoson

Water Quality

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Examines basic principles of chemistry and microbiology, and applies them to drinking water quality and related state and federal regulations. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Water Resources And Origin Of Contaminants Chapter 2: Introduction To Chemistry And Matter Chapter 3: Chemical Equations Chapter 4: Organic Chemistry Chapter 5: Acids, Bases, And Salts Chapter 6: Basic Microbiology Principles Chapter 7: Microbiology Regulations Chapter 8: Total Coliform Rule Chapter 9: Primary Standards Chapter 10: Secondary Standards Chapter 11: Distribution System Water Quality Chapter 12: Water Treatment For Contaminate Removal Chapter 13: Customer Inquiries, Complaints, & Investigation

Material Type: Textbook

Author: John Rowe