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Abbott, Edith  

Jean K. Quam

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Edith Abbott (1876–1957) was a social worker and educator. She was Dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago from 1924 to 1942 and she helped in ... More

Abbott, Grace  

Jean K. Quam

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Grace Abbott (1878–1939) was a teacher who went on to become Director of the Immigrants Protective League of Chicago and Director of the U.S. Children's Bureau. In 1934 she became ... More

Abernathy, Ralph David  

Lou M. Beasley

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Ralph David Abernathy (1926–1990) was a pastor who became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after the assassination of Martin Luther King. He was director of ... More

abortion  

Robert Sallares

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Abortion was controversial in antiquity. Doctors taking the Hippocratic Oath (see hippocrates (2)) swore not to administer abortifacients, but other Hippocratic texts suggest that prostitutes (see ... More

Abusive Supervision  

Ann Peng, Rebecca Mitchell, and John M. Schaubroeck

Online publication date:
Feb 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Business and Management
In recent years scholars of abusive supervision have expanded the scope of outcomes examined and have advanced new psychological and social processes to account for these and other ... More

Academic Capitalism  

Richard Münch

Online publication date:
May 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Politics
Academic capitalism is a unique hybrid that unites the scientific search for truth and the economic maximization of profits. It turns universities into enterprises competing for capital ... More

Academic Integrity  

Tracey Bretag

Online publication date:
Apr 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Business and Management
Academic integrity is an interdisciplinary concept that provides the foundation for every aspect and all levels of education. The term evokes strong emotions in teachers, researchers, and ... More

Accommodating Students with Physical Disabilities in Higher Education  

Anna Escamilla

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Students with disabilities are becoming more and more common in higher education classrooms, including social work classrooms. The challenges that come with accommodating students so as to ... More

Accounting Narratives  

Tracey J. Riley and Alex C. Yen

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Business and Management
Although accounting is typically seen as a numbers-oriented discipline, with an emphasis on quantifying economic events and activity, the nexus of language and accounting, specifically the ... More

Accretion Processes  

Alessandro Morbidelli

Online publication date:
Jul 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Planetary Science
In planetary science, accretion is the process in which solids agglomerate to form larger and larger objects, and eventually planets are produced. The initial conditions are a disc of gas ... More

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