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Apps, Jerold W. 1934-

Works: 110 works in 350 publications in 3 languages and 21,802 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Case studies  Juvenile works  Genealogy  Anecdotes  Cookbooks  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LC5251, 374.973
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In a pickle : a family farm story by Jerold W Apps( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1955. Andy Meyer, a young farmer, manages the pickle factory in Link Lake, a rural town where the farms are small, the conversation is meandering, and the feeling is distinctly Midwestern. Workers sort, weigh, and dump cucumbers into huge vats where the pickles cure, providing a livelihood to local farmers. But the H.H. Harlow Pickle Company has appeared in town, using heavy-handed tactics to force family farmers to either farm the Harlow way or lose their biggest customer--and, possibly, their land. Andy, himself the owner of a half-acre pickle patch, works part-time for the Harlow Company, a conflict that places him between the family farm and the big corporation. As he sees how Harlow begins to change the rural community and the lives of its people, Andy must make personal, ethical, and life-changing decisions."--Publisher's description
Ringlingville USA : the stupendous story of seven siblings and their stunning circus success by Jerold W Apps( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The Ringling Brothers began their business under the most modest of circumstances and through hard work, business savvy, and some luck created the largest, most famous circus in the world. They became wealthy men, one 50 cent admission ticket at a time. Ringlingville USA chronicles the brothers' journey from immigrant poverty to enduring glory as the kings of the circus world. The Ringlings and their circus were last studied in depth over four decades ago. Now, for the first time, the brothers' detailed financial records and personal correspondence are available to researchers. Jerry Apps weaves together that information with newspaper accounts, oral histories, colorful anecdotes, and stunning circus ephemera and photos, many never before been published, to illuminate the importance of the Ringlings' accomplishments. He describes how the Ringling Brothers confronted the challenges of taxation, war, economic pressure, changing technology, and personal sorrows to find their place in history. The brothers emerge as complex characters whose ambition, imagination, and pure hucksterism fueled the phenomenon that was the Ringling Brothers' Circus
Blue Shadows Farm : a novel by Jerold W Apps( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silas Starkweather, a Civil War veteran, is drawn to Wisconsin and homesteads 160 acres in Ames County, where he is known as the mysterious farmer forever digging holes. After years of hardship and toil, however, Silas develops a commitment to farming his land and respect for his new community. When Silas's son Abe inherits Blue Shadows Farm he chooses to keep the land out of reluctant necessity, distilling and distributing "purified corn water" throughout Prohibition and the Great Depression in order to stay solvent. Abe's daughter, Emma, willingly takes over the farm after her mother's death. Emma's love for this place inspires her to open the farm to school-children and families who share her respect for it. As she considers selling the land, Emma is confronted with a difficult question - who, through thick and thin, will care for Blue Shadows Farm as her family has done for over a century? In the midst of a controversy that disrupts the entire community, Emma looks into her family's past to help her make crucial decisions about the future of its land." "Through the story of the Starkweather family's changing fortunes, and each generation's very different relationship with the farm and the land, Blue Shadows Farm is in some ways the narrative of all farmers and the increasingly difficult challenges they face as committed stewards of the land."--BOOK JACKET
Cranberry red : a novel by Jerold W Apps( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Wesley, an agricultural agent for the past two decades, is suddenly out of work when funding for his program is cut. He's immediately offered a job with Osborne University, doing pretty much what he did before but charging people for his services. This makes him a little uncomfortable but not nearly as much as Cranberry Red, a new chemical developed by the university's researchers that could have spectacular benefits for people with heart disease or Alzheimer's
The travels of Increase Joseph : a historical novel about a pioneer preacher by Jerold W Apps( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dismissed from Harvard Divinity School for his liberal views, Increase Joseph Link returns to his home in Wisconsin and settles for life on the farm until one day he is struck by lightning and commanded to rise and speak, and heeding that voice he becomes a preacher
Tamarack River ghost : a novel by Jerold W Apps( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When journalist Josh Wittmore moves from the Illinois bureau of Farm Country News to the newspaper's national office in Wisconsin, he encounters the biggest story of his young career--just as the paper's finances may lead to its closure. Josh's big story is that a corporation that plans to establish an enormous hog farm has bought a lot of land along the Tamarack River in bucolic Ames County. Some of the local residents and officials are excited about the jobs and tax revenues that the big farm will bring, while others worry about truck traffic, porcine aromas, and manure runoff polluting the river. And how would the arrival of a large agribusiness affect life and traditions in this tightly knit rural community of family farmers? Josh strives to provide impartial agricultural reporting, even as his newspaper is replaced by a new Internet-only version owned by a former New York investment banker. And it seems that there may be another force in play: the vengeful ghost of a drowned logger who locals say haunts the valley of the Tamarack River."--Publisher's description
Study skills, for those adults returning to school by Jerold W Apps( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breweries of Wisconsin by Jerold W Apps( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisconsin license plates hail the state as "America's Dairyland." It would be equally appropriate if the plates read "America's Beer Garden," because Wisconsin and beer-brewing are virtually synonymous. The state has given this country more of its most prominent national brands - Miller, Blatz, Schlitz, and Pabst, to name but a few - than any other region. But within Wisconsin, beer-making has been a thriving industry as well, from cottage size to colossus, and it would
Higher education in a learning society : meeting new demands for education and training by Jerold W Apps( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ways that population trends, societal pressures, and changing economic conditions affect learning needs are addressed. Small and large colleges are given information to help them evaluate their missions, chart new directions, and make necessary adaptations in their curricula. The three issues addressed are the theoretical formulation of the problems higher education faces, the practical analysis and planning strategies offered as a means of helping colleges and universities meet the challenges from a learning society, and extensive examples of how institutions are successfully dealing with these questions now. Twelve chapters look at the following: the increasing demand for learning opportunities; how societal forces affect learning needs; how higher education can contribute in a learning society; planning for change: an institutional approach; reconsidering the institution's mission and charting new directions; meeting the curriculum needs of new learners; diversifying instructional methods and approaches; exploring alternative degree formats; strengthening the institution's public service role; revamping student services for new learners; changing roles for faculty; and how higher education can thrive in a learning society. Contains 173 references. (Sm)
The adult learner on campus : a guide for instructors and administrators by Jerold W Apps( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for college instructors and administrators, this 14-chapter monograph discusses the education of adult learners who are returning to school and working toward undergraduate or advanced degrees. Chapter I examines the number of adults who are returning to college, trends since 1945, and the information sources used in preparing the monograph. Chapter ii identifies the characteristics of adult students and their reasons for returning. Chapter iii compares adult learners with traditional students in terms of life experiences, motivation, and academic behavior. Chapters iv and v discuss the impact of social (E.G., family) and traditional (E.G., classroom) influences on the adult student's learning environment. Chapter vi examines the effect of age on learning, while Chapter vii discusses the characteristics of and techniques used by exemplary teachers. After Chapter viii reviews instructional techniques appropriate to adult learners, Chapter ix delineates nine principles for instructional success. Chapter x covers special problems faced by instructors of reentry students. Chapter xi offers advice from exemplary instructors. Chapter xii suggests institutional changes required to accommodate adult students and Chapter xiii looks at current areas of disagreement among educators of adult students. Finally, Chapter xiv lists sources of further information. (Jp)
Improving practice in continuing education by Jerold W Apps( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining the discipline of adult education by Robert Dean Boyd( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership for the emerging age : transforming practice in adult and continuing education by Jerold W Apps( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leaders no longer control and determine. They guide and respond. In this book, Jerold W. Apps provides adult educators with a blueprint for developing a profoundly different approach to leadership - one that is all-embracing of ideas and people, capitalizes on diversity, and remains open and responsive to change." "Apps draws on twenty-five years of experience in researching leadership and teaching leadership development to show adult educators how to leave behind the role of "expert" and learn from the learners. Drawing on ideas from behavioral science and the arts and humanities, he reveals how an individual's beliefs and values about knowledge, people, and ethics are at the core of leadership. And he outlines a process for examining those beliefs and developing a personal philosophy of leadership that encourages cooperative work, as well as individual achievement. Apps also offers specific guidance on how leaders can take charge of their own development - and ultimate transformation - including advice on developing a personal learning plan, keeping a journal, and writing a personal credo."--Jacket
Barns of Wisconsin by Jerold W Apps( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tents, tigers, and the Ringling brothers by Jerold W Apps( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of the Ringling brothers as they created the most spectacular circus in America
Problems in continuing education by Jerold W Apps( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book begins with an analysis of the problems related to characteristics of the human species, then moves on to discuss problems related to the characteristics of adults as learners, problems related to the context of continuing education, problems related to program planning, to teaching and learning, and to research in continuing education. The author challenges many accepted beliefs about the definition, purpose, and planning of continuing education, while presenting alternative views about each problem discussed. A special section on how to analyze problems helps stimulate the reader's own analysis of the problems and issues raised
Mastering the teaching of adults by Jerold W Apps( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 15-chapter book provides practical advice on teaching adult learners. The introductory chapter discusses the demand for continual learning, information paralysis, and information technology. The second chapter consists of two exercises designed to show adult educators that they know more about teaching adults than they think. Strategies for taking charge of teaching (including assuming responsibility for personal improvement, unlearning, and journal writing) are outlined in chapter 3. Chapter 4 addresses myths about teaching adults. The remaining chapters present specific suggestions regarding the following aspects of teaching adults: thinking as a teacher, developing a basis (belief system) for teaching, understanding adult learners, using teaching tools for providing information and skill training, using teaching tools for developing in-depth understanding, using teaching tools for creating a good learning environment, selecting the right tool, teaching critical thinking, organizing content, making ethical decisions, and assessing quality. Five evaluation forms, a list of 15 references, a partially annotated list of 113 suggested readings, and an index are also included. (Mn)
Garden wisdom by Jerold W Apps( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this treasure trove of tips, recollections, and recipes, Jerry combines his hard-earned advice for garden success with a discussion of how tending a garden leads to a deeper understanding of nature and the land. From planning and planting to fending off critters and weeds, he walks us through the gardening year, imbuing his story with humor and passion and once again reminding us that working even a small piece of land provides many rewards
Study skills for adults returning to school by Jerold W Apps( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Chinese and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous edition published in 1978 as: Study skills for those adults returning to school
Adult education : the way to lifelong learning by Jerold W Apps( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In a pickle : a family farm story
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Apps, Jerry.

Apps, Jerry 1934-

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Spanish (17)

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Ringlingville USA : the stupendous story of seven siblings and their stunning circus successBlue Shadows Farm : a novelCranberry red : a novelThe travels of Increase Joseph : a historical novel about a pioneer preacherBreweries of WisconsinLeadership for the emerging age : transforming practice in adult and continuing educationBarns of WisconsinTents, tigers, and the Ringling brothers