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Thomas, R. Murray (Robert Murray) 1921-

Works: 160 works in 722 publications in 6 languages and 33,639 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals  History  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by R. Murray Thomas
Comparing theories of child development by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

83 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explaining the nature of theories in the field of child development (including why theories are useful and why there are multiple theories), Thomas' highly respected book covers the widest range of theories of any text currently available. Using the following criteria: "Has the theory been popular?," "Has the theory been influential?," and "Is the theory representative of a class or family of theories?," Thomas identifies the goals and describes the findings of more than two dozen theorists and inspects a series of child development issues that bridge a variety of theories. Additionally, Thomas suggests a variety of ways to compare theories and existing explanations of how a child develops
God in the classroom : religion and America's public schools by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the controversies surrounding religion in American schools as well as a deeper consideration of the causes, consequences, and future of the debates
High-stakes testing : coping with collateral damage by R. Murray Thomas( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murray addresses the high stakes game of achievement testing in public American education, especially the pressures brought to bear by the No Child Left Behind Act, wherein test-focused schools fail to teach and fail to assess important learning experiences, inconsistency in testing standards, increased student dropout rates, political peril for a school or a district, and how test success varies by students' socioeconomic status. He says that testing and authentic assessment are achievable, but he suggests different methods than punitive punishments if all learners fail to learn at the same rate or in the same environment
Human development theories : windows on culture by R. Murray Thomas( )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contents of Human Development Theories are based on the observation that the human perceptual system and a camera are both bound by the same limitation. Neither the camera nor the person can focus on everything at once. The camera, in order to portray a panoramic landscape in all its detail, must take a succession of individual snapshots, each featuring a particular center of interest. The person, in order to comprehend a culture in all its complexities, must perceive the culture from a succession of vantage points. Throughout the book, those vantage points are provided by 25 theories of human development. Each theory is intended to delineate a particular aspect of culture, thereby contributing toward a broad understanding of what cultures are all about. The examples of cultures are drawn from all parts of the world. Thus, Human Development Theories is a demonstration of the value of diverse viewpoints toward culture."--Jacket
Violence in America's schools : understanding, prevention, and responses by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Violence in America's Schools, Thomas provides a foundation for understanding why the violence occurs, for preventing it from happening, and for treating both offenders and victims after it happens. Using scores of case descriptions, he shows readers how the problem of violence and crime in schools is an insidious issue that cannot go untreated. He offers both tested and proposed methods for dealing with a host of violence issues, as well as a guide to planning treatment of the problem and its associated consequences. He answers the questions: What are prominent types of violence in American schools? What conditions contribute to those types of violence? What methods can be applied in an effort to reduce school violence?"--Jacket
Religion in schools : controversies around the world by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many Americans may believe that religion in the schools is a controversial subject only in the United States. But around the world, the subject has gained widespread notoriety, media coverage, and attention from governing bodies, school administrations, and individuals. In France, conflict erupted when a young girl wore a headscarf to her school; the government there got involved to reassert the "rule" that no outward display of religion will tolerated. In India, a panel was appointed to remove Hindu religious beliefs from high-school textbooks. In Pakistan, the government passed a law to make the curriculum of Islamic religious schools more secular in its approach. Here in the United States, debates abound regarding the Pledge of Allegiance, the posting of the Ten Commandments, prayer in school, and other familiar arguments. But why do these controversies exist? What prompts them? Why do particular conflicts arise, and what attempts are made to deal with them? How have solutions fared? How are the controversies in one country similar to or different from those in another?" "In Religion in Schools, R. Murray Thomas uses case examples from twelve countries around the world, covering all regions of the world and all the major religions, to examine and answer these questions. He reveals the complexities of the conflicts, and shows what brought them about. For example, in France, the conflicts often arise out of that nation's desire to remain intensely secular. Using case examples and applying a uniform approach to analyzing each country's particular focus on religion and education, he is able to show what these conflicts have in common, how well solutions have worked, and what may lie ahead."--Jacket
Moral development theories-- secular and religious : a comparative study by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral Development Theories--Secular and Religious introduces readers to 13 secular models and 13d religious theories in a wide-ranging comparative study of the roots of moral development. The secular models include attribution theory, cognitive-structural views, social-learning and social-cognition approaches, Freud's psychoanalysis (plus Erikson and Fromm), Marxist beliefs, a composite theory, Hoffman's conception of empathy, Anderson's information-integration view, Gilligan's gender distinction, Sutherland and Cressey's explanation of delinquency, and Lovinger on ego development. Religious th
Theses and dissertations : a guide to planning, research, and writing by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five major stages in the process of thesis and dissertation writing are illustrated with multiple examples from the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and such allied fields as education, social work, and business administration. This book guides students through the process of planning, researching, and writing the final version of theses and dissertations. Five major stages of the process are illustrated with multiple examples from the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and such allied fields as education, social work, and business administration. The first stage, Preparing the Way, describes problems and alternative solutions in working with faculty advisors and in searching the professional literature. Stage 2 explains how to find good research topics and define them clearly for presentation to faculty advisors. Stage 3 describes problems often encountered in data collection and suggests solutions for those problems. At Stage 4, students learn ways of organizing and interpreting information, including classification schemes, verbal and statistical summaries, and methods of deriving meaning from data. The final stage, Presenting the Finished Product, offers guidelines for thesis and dissertation writing and for publishing the results in such media as books, journal articles, and popular periodicals. Stage 5 also includes a chapter about how students can mount a convincing defense of their work during a faculty committee's final oral examination session. - Publisher
Manitou and God : North-American Indian religions and Christian culture by R. Murray Thomas( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the confrontation between Christian culture and Native American culture and religion, covering their similarities and their differences
Effective teaching in correctional settings : prisons, jails, juvenile centers, and alternative schools by Robert G Thomas( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book has a dual purpose: to identify problems faced by people who teach in correctional institutions and to propose solutions for those problems. The intent of this book is to help both new instructors as well as current ones perform their jobs effectively." "The book is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the reader to the field of correctional education, describing correctional efforts in America, the kinds of facilities, the inmate populations, and the controversies, including advocates and critics, over providing educational opportunities. A description is provided on the kinds of educational and rehabilitation programs, including the varieties and sources of teachers and administrators." "Part two explores the teaching process and how students are analyzed on their abilities, learning disorders, gender, ethnicity, gang membership, length of imprisonment, and reasons for enrolling in educational programs. Each chapter is divided into two major sections: the first section studies the perspective and the second section concerns problems and solutions. Each problem is posed as a brief case study that includes the nature of a particular problem, factors affecting decisions about what a teacher might do, and one or more proposed solutions." "Part three summarizes key concepts from the previous chapters and speculates about the state of correctional education in the years ahead. It will be of interest to those who contemplate a career in correctional education, those who are already in correctional education, or those who simply want to learn what teaching in a prison, jail, or juvenile facility is all about."--Jacket
Conducting educational research : a comparative view by R. Murray Thomas( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizing the comparative aspects of research, this introduction to educational research traces the process through five stages-choosing what to study, including specifying the research problem; collecting information; organizing and summarizing information; interpreting results; and reporting the outcomes. Each of the stages offers diverse options available to researchers for solving the problems of that stage, and a research project checklist at the end of each chapter guides readers in applying the chapter's contents to their own research studies.''In much educational discourse, comparative education has referred solely to the study of educational similarities and differences between regions of the world or between two or more nations. This book uses the broader definition of the term to encompass a large body of research including studies focusing on comparisons between local educational systems, schools, classrooms, language groups, religious denominations, genders, social classes, and individual students. Students who are planning research projects as well as staff members of such organizations as ministries of education, school systems, bureaus of educational research, and educational aid agencies will find this volume indispensable
Prevent, repent, reform, revenge : a study in adolescent moral development by Ann C Diver-Stamnes( )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prevent, Repent, Reform, Revenge is a study of the aims that people intend to achieve by the sanctions and treatments they recommend for wrongdoers. The book is designed to answer two main questions: What kind of analytical scheme can profitably reveal the nature of people's reasoning about the aims of sanctions they propose for perpetrators of crimes and misdeeds? In the aims that people express what changes in overt moral reasoning patterns appear between later childhood and the early adult years? The authors conducted interviews with 136 youths between the ages of 9 and 21 to find out what sanctions and aims they felt were appropriate in three cases of wrongdoing. The resulting information provides an important insight into adolescent moral development
What schools ban and why by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to describe the various things banned in schools, the reasons behind attempts to ban such things, the types of people who approve of censoring those things and the types who do not, the outcome of representative cases of censorship, and suggestions for school personnel about how to cope with bans. Each chapter addresses the same sequence of topics: a particular type of ban's domain and historical background; representative cases of the ban's application; ban supporters and their methods; ban critics and their methods; and ways of resolving conflicts over the ban
Avoiding thesis and dissertation pitfalls : 61 cases of problems and solutions by R. Murray Thomas( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being aware of thesis and dissertation pitfalls can help the graduate student make efficient use of resources available to him or her and bring precision to research and writing of that important project. The authors present 61 cases cast as an envisioned conversation between a student and a professor whom the student consults about a problem
Sex and the American teenager : seeing through the myths and confronting the issues by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an assessment of the controversies surrounding the sexual development of adolescents, and their beliefs and problems regarding such matters. Using numerous case studies, the author llustrates specific ways that sexual issues arise in school and the variables that impact each case, while suggesting ways parents and school officials can deal with problematic situations. Though not simply statistics-laden, this book is replete with information about teenagers who engage in sexual acts, become pregnant, are sexually abused, and contract sexually transmitted diseases. The author also discusses the coping methods teenagers use, and he describes the types of sex education programs in which students are most likely to participate. Dozens of case studies illustrate how problems of students' sexual behavior can differ from one incident to another depending on the teenagers' ages, family backgrounds, school settings, and the culture of the surrounding communities. The book concludes by summarizing the recent past and speculating about the likely status of sex in schools in the years ahead
Blending qualitative & quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Key Features: most up-to-date reference work summarizing recent advances on semiconductor quantum dots and nanowires; state-of-the-art chapters written by research experts from academia and industry; about 1,350 bibliographic citations and thousands of illustrations, figures, tables, and equations; and an essential resource for scientists, researchers, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and college and university professors working in the field of electrical and electronic engineering, materials science, solidstate physics, nanotechnology, computational engineering, spectroscopy, and device applications."--Jacket
Counseling and life-span development by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judging student progress by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk psychologies across cultures by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas offers a framework for comparing the folk psychologies of different cultures in terms of a group's conception of reality, ways of knowing, causes of events, and rituals. Folk psychology refers to the set of beliefs shared by members of a group regarding how other people's minds work and about the beliefs that result from such a view of mental life
Recent theories of human development by R. Murray Thomas( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Persian and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended as supplemental reading in courses on theories of development, this book augements traditional core texts by providing students with more depth on two dozen theories that were developed in the last two decades of the 20th century
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High-stakes testing : coping with collateral damage
God in the classroom : religion and America's public schoolsHigh-stakes testing : coping with collateral damageHuman development theories : windows on cultureViolence in America's schools : understanding, prevention, and responsesReligion in schools : controversies around the worldMoral development theories-- secular and religious : a comparative studyTheses and dissertations : a guide to planning, research, and writingManitou and God : North-American Indian religions and Christian culture
Alternative Names
Murray Thomas, R. 1921-

Murray Thomas, R. (Robert), 1921-

Murray Thomas, Robert 1921-

Roberts, Tom.

Roberts, Tom 1921-

Thomas, R. M.

Thomas, R. M. 1921-

Thomas, R. M. (Robert Murray)

Thomas, R. M. (Robert Murray), 1921-

Thomas, R. Murray.

Thomas R. Murray 1921-....

Thomas, Robert M. 1921-

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Thomas, Robert Murray 1921-

토마스, 로버트 1921-

토머스, 로버트 M. 1921-

토머스, 로버트 머리 1921-

トーマス, R. M.

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