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Physics Teaching and Learning: Challenging the Paradigm

Editor: David W. Sunal
Editor: Jonathan T. Shemwell
Abstract: In this volume, researchers, teaching and curriculum reformers, and reform implementers discuss a range of important issues. The volume should be considered as a first step in thinking through what physics teaching and physics learning might address in teacher preparation programs, in-service professional development programs, and in classrooms.
Publisher: Information Age
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Power, Equity and (Re)Design: Bridging Learning and Critical Theories in Learning Ecologies for Youth

Editor: Elizabeth Mendoza
Editor: Ben Kirshner
Editor: Kris D. Gutiérrez
Abstract: This volume brings together design thinking, critical social theory, and learning sciences to describe promising learning innovations that foster rights, dignity, and social justice for youth. The contributors are emerging scholars who are leading voices working at the intersections of theory and practice for educational equity. Chapters in this volume take up themes of power and equity in the design and redesign of learning opportunities for young people. The chapters show variation in the kinds of learning--from complex ecologies spanning multiple institutions and age groups to specific classroom or after-school spaces.
Publisher: Information Age
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Práticas de formação de professores: Da educação básica à educação superior

Author: Joana Paulin Romanowski
Author: Pura Lúcia Oliver Martins
Author: Simone Regina Manosso Cartaxo
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Este livro apresenta resultados de investigações realizadas nos grupos de pesquisa da Rede Interinstitucional de Pesquisas de Formação e Práticas Docentes – RIPEFOR, na maioria projetos financiados pelo CNPq e CAPES. O tema central é a formação de professores entendida como processo permanente de construção da profissão docente. Ao conter os resultados de pesquisa expressa sua originalidade pelo ineditismo dos textos e pela a origem das questões de pesquisa articuladas aos problemas gestados nos processos de formação de professores, o que oportuniza a atualidade das análises e discussões. A formação de professores ao considerar os desafios da atualidade carece de constante busca para compreender os processos das práticas formativas. A análise é dirigida para a teorização dessa prática na perspectiva da teoria como expressão da prática. A formação de professores se articula com a prática pedagógica da educação básica e do ensino superior avaliando criticamente as possibilidades de melhoria do processo de ensino.

Publisher: PUCPRESS
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Preparing the Next Generation of Teacher Educators for Clinical Practice

Editor: Diane Yendol-Hoppey
Editor: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Editor: David Hoppey
Abstract:  This book offers insights from teacher education researchers that illustrate the ongoing benefits and persistent challenges of educating and preparing university and school-based teacher educators. This is an important step in understanding the complex roles, practices, and responsibilities associated with high quality teacher education that emphasizes clinical practice.
Publisher: Information Age
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Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia

Editor: Yolanda Flores Niemann
Editor: Carmen G. Gonzalez
Editor: Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs
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The courageous and inspiring personal narratives and empirical studies in Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia name formidable obstacles and systemic biases that all women faculty-from diverse intersectional and transnational identities and from tenure track, terminal contract, and administrative positions-encounter in their higher education careers. They provide practical, specific, and insightful guidance to fight back, prevail, and thrive in challenging work environments. This follow up to Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia comes at a crucial historical moment as the United States grapples with a resurgence of white supremacy and misogyny at the forefront of our social and political dialogues that continue to permeate the academic world.

Publisher: Utah State University Press
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Preventing Bullying in Schools: A Social and Emotional Learning Approach to Prevention and Early Intervention

Author: Catherine P. Bradshaw
Author: Tracy Evian Waasdorp
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Nearly a third of students are directly involved in bullying by the time they graduate from high school. A range of strategies have been shown to improve peer interactions and reduce bullying behaviors. Yet many teachers struggle to detect bullying and to respond to it effectively. This book is a much- needed guide to evidence-based methods for prevention and intervention in K–12 classrooms.

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Abstract: How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles--and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises.
Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Professional Learning Communities: The Ultimate Blueprint for Academic Success

Author: Barbara D. Culp
Abstract: This book lays out a blueprint for thoughtful actions that transform schools and their communities. Using ideas and techniques focused on six key areas, educators discover what needs to be taught, what needs to be retaught, and who needs to be taught. Their PLCs build solutions that place academic excellence within reach of every learner.

Real experiences from schools across the nation, as well as Dr. Culp’s decades of experience, have been mined to generate actionable steps. Each chapter ends with a collection of charts, worksheets, checklists, and tips that can be implemented immediately. Professional Learning Communities is the concise go-to guide that maps your path to lasting results and true success.
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Program Evaluation Theory and Practice (2nd ed.)

Author: Donna M. Mertens
Author: Amy T. Wilson
Abstract: This leading text that covers both the theory and practice of evaluation in one engaging volume has been revised and updated with additional evaluation approaches (such as mixed methods and principles-focused evaluation) and new methods (such as technologically based strategies). The book features examples of small- and large-scale evaluations from a range of fields, many with reflective commentary from the evaluators; helpful checklists; and carefully crafted learning activities. Major theoretical paradigms in evaluation--and the ways they inform methodological choices--are explained. Readers learn effective strategies for clarifying their own theoretical assumptions; working with stakeholders; developing questions; using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs; selecting data collection and sampling strategies; analyzing data; and communicating and utilizing findings. The new companion website provides extensive recommended online resources and tools, organized by chapter. 
Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Promoting Rigor Through Higher Level Questioning: Practical Strategies for Developing Students' Critical Thinking

Author: Todd Stanley
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Promoting Rigor Through Higher Level Questioning equips teachers with effective questioning strategies and:

  • Challenges students to think critically, as well as explore their curiosity and imagination.
  • Explores the power of questioning to transform the classroom.
  • Utilizes Bloom's taxonomy as the key to formulating higher level questions.
  • Includes questioning strategies for students' assignments, assessments, day-to-day activities, and classroom discussions.
  • Helps make lively, in-depth dialogue the norm.
Publisher: Prufrock Press
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Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures

Editor: Suzanne Le Menestrel
Editor: Ruby Takanishi
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Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELs—who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schools—are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result.

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futuresexamines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12.

Publisher: National Academies Press
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Queer Approaches: Emotion, Expression and Communication in the Classroom

Editor: Kristin LaFollette
Editor: Nicholas Santavicca
Abstract: This edited collection supports queer educators and students, underscores the reasons society does not see LGBTQ representation in classroom spaces, and offers “queered” pedagogical approaches for teaching students from diverse backgrounds. This collection places value on every educator and student through prioritizing inclusivity, and the chapters carefully articulate what (queer) inclusivity is, why it matters for all educators, students, and administrators, and what can happen when inclusive environments are not created and/or sustained. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Read Aloud Handbook for Native American Children

Author: Lauren Waukau-Villagomez
Author: Samantha J. Villagomez
Abstract:  The book promotes the use of read alouds with Native American children in order to develop oral language, vocabulary and background knowledge. In addition, American Indian English and Standard English are discussed as issues for Native American Children. The importance of code-switching and bilingualism are examined so teacher have a better understanding of their students’ worldviews. This will lead to a respect for the children;s culture and subjugated knowledge.
Publisher: Information Age
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Reflections of a Rookie Dean: Lessons from the First Year

Author: Prentice T. Chandler
Abstract: Conversational in tone and providing highly practical advice for new deans, Reflections of a Rookie Dean: Lessons from the First Year chronicles the experiences of a novice college leader. Providing aspiring and new deans with insight and direction into the job of leading a college, this book is well positioned to help new leaders develop a better understanding of leadership in higher education and the challenges that new deans face.
Publisher: Information Age
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Reflective Discipline: Reducing Racial Disparity in Referrals and Suspensions

Author: Martha R. Bireda
Abstract: While focusing on the specific issues that educators face in addressing and eliminating racial disparity in disciplinary perceptions and referrals, the reflective exercises provided in this book are valuable to any reader who wishes to examine programmed unconscious beliefs that can lead to racist behaviors. This is a book that helps the reader to understand the source, purpose, and ways in which stereotypical beliefs and images have been and continue to be reinforced in our present society.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Regras de bem viver para todos

Author: Heloísa Helena Pimenta Rocha
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Este estudo visa contribuir para a reflexão sobre a produção dos manuais escolares, na medida em que se articula em torno da interrogação: o que é um manual escolar? Examina um gênero textual específico – a coleção de livros configurada como biblioteca popular –, procurando apreender as suas características e os modos como se estrutura, bem como as formas pelas quais procura constituir e interpelar um público em especial, o público escolar. Com vistas a analisar os modos como se escolariza um determinado objeto cultural, toma-se como fonte e objeto de investigação a Bibliotheca Popular de Hygiene: a saude para todos, coleção composta por 22 títulos de autoria do médico Sebastião Barroso, publicada pela Melhoramentos na década de 1930. Destinada inicialmente a um público amplo, representado como “popular”, a coleção de pequenos livros sobre temáticas ligadas à higiene e à saúde se converte em obra didática, incorporando, entre outros elementos, um apêndice de autoria de Lourenço Filho, por intermédio do qual o educador busca orientar o trabalho cotidiano dos professores, com base nos princípios da Escola Nova. No exame das questões levantadas, atentou-se para o caráter “popular” de que se investiu a coleção, num primeiro momento, e para os deslocamentos operados com vistas a endereçá-la ao público escolar. Numa outra dimensão, buscou-se rearticular a coleção às figuras do autor e do editor, além de identificar indícios do trabalho de mediação editorial.

Publisher: Mercado de Letras
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Researching Resistance: Public Education after Neoliberalism

Author: M. Francyne Huckaby
Abstract: Researching Resistance: Public Education After Neoliberalism serves two vital functions. First, it explores, explicates, and encourages critical qualitative research that engages the arts and born-digital scholarship. Second, it offers options for understanding neoliberalism, revealing its impact on communities, and resisting it as ideology, practice, and law. 
Publisher: Myers Education Press
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Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Transformative Catholic-Led Initiatives in Urban Education

Editor: L. Mickey Fenzel
Author: Melodie Wyttenbach
Abstract: The perspectives taken in these chapters include current approaches to critical race theory, faith perspectives that promote justice, and the building of social capital and resilience to succeed academically despite considerable adversity associated with economic poverty. The chapters included here explore educational structures that communicate high expectations for student and teacher performance and provide individualized instruction, caring mentoring, and support beyond graduation in order to help develop men and women of confidence, skill, leadership, and integrity and ensure high levels of success in a world that tends to exclude them more than welcome them.
Publisher: Information Age
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Rethinking Recess: Creating Safe and Inclusive Playtime for All Children in School

Author: Rebecca A. London
Abstract: The book shows how school leaders and other educators—even those with budget and space constraints—can make the most of recess time by using a variety of proven strategies, and also provides examples of schools that have put these strategies to use. Rethinking Recess highlights the need for equitable access to recess and supplies alternatives to the common practice of withholding recess for misbehavior or as a punishment, along with other policy recommendations, assessment tools, and resources that practitioners can use to redesign recess.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Rethinking Teacher Education for the 21st Century: Trends, Challenges and New Directions

Editor: Marta Kowalczuk-Waledziak
Editor: Alicja Korzeniecka-Bondar
Editor: Wioleta Danilewicz
Editor: Gracienne Lauwers
Abstract: This book focuses on current trends, potential challenges and further developments of teacher education and professional development from a theoretical, empirical and practical point of view. It intends to provide valuable and fresh insights from research studies and examples of best practices from Europe and all over the world. The authors deal with the strengths and limitations of different models, strategies, approaches and policies related to teacher education and professional development in and for changing times(digitization, multiculturalism, pressure to perform).
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
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Rural Turnaround Leadership Development: The Power of Partnerships

Editor: Ellen H. Reames
Abstract: Rural Turnaround Leadership Development: The Power of Partnerships focuses on a three- year rural turnaround leadership project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The project was designed to foster the development of a cohort of aspiring school leaders in rural high povertylow performing K-12 school districts. The Alabama Project was selected by the U.S. Department of Education, in part, because it was the only submission which emphasized partnership between higher education institutions, school districts and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). Facets of the book include a treatment of the structures and processes each university created to develop their unique program, the distinctive turnaround curriculum used at each university, the role of mentoring in developing aspiring rural school leaders and the internship experiences and practices which supported aspiring leader development. 
Publisher: Information Age
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School Principals in Mexico: Cases of Leadership Success

Editor: Carmen Celina Torres Arcadia
Editor: Norma Guadalupe Pesqueira
Editor: Elizabeth Murakami
Abstract: This volume demonstrates how principals influence success in 14 elementary schools across Mexico. The cases show the importance of learning in an international school leadership context to address cultural, social, and academic needs of students in their families. Characteristics of successful principals are included, in order to exemplify contemporary practices, generate positive school climate, and the best possible development of children in diverse contexts. The cases presented in this book relate to challenging and vulnerable contexts or high-needs schools. 
Publisher: Information Age
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School Turnaround in Secondary Schools: Possibilities, Complexities, and Sustainability

Editor: Coby V. Meyers
Editor: Marlene J. Darwin
Abstract: In this edited volume, researchers and scholars consider the doubly perplexing challenge of school turnaround or the rapid improvement of the lowest-performing secondary schools. Although there is some evidence that school turnaround policy can impact student achievement scores, research across international contexts seldom identifies schools that substantially changed student learning trajectories and sustained them. Separately, many societies have found improving secondary schools a relatively intractable problem for multiple reasons, including school size and complexity, the micropolitics of teaching and leading within them, and cumulative widening student achievement gaps. In combination, there are almost no examples of low-performing secondary schools turning around.
Publisher: Information Age
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Seeing The HiddEn Minority: Increasing the Talent Pool through Identity, Socialization, and Mentoring Constructs

Editor: Andrea L. Tyler
Editor: Stephen D. Hancock
Editor: Sonyia C. Richardson
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This book will explore hidden figures and concerns of social connectedness, mentoring practices, and identity constructs that uncover unnoticed talent pools and encourage STEM matriculation among Black STEM students’ in preK-12 and post-secondary landscapes.

Section 1-Socialization Social discourse concerning how male and females are supposed to enact their socially sanctioned roles is being played out daily in educational institutions. 

Section 2-Mentoring A nurturing process in which a more skilled or more experienced person, serving as a role model teaches, sponsors, encourages, counsels, and befriends a less skilled or less experienced person for the purpose of promoting the latter’s academic, professional and/or personal development.

Section 3-Identity Research focusing on identity constructs in STEM has become more common, especially as it relates to student retention and attrition.

Publisher: Information Age
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Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language and Formative Assessment

Author: Alison L. Bailey
Author: Margaret Heritage
Abstract: In their new book, Alison L. Bailey and Margaret Heritage illustrate how to help students become more self-regulated learners—that is, to be able to monitor and take charge of their own learning when working independently and in groups. Language provides the foundation for the development of self-regulatory skills, enabling students to express themselves and negotiate interactions with others; the demands of these self-regulatory processes in turn can support the development of rich vocabulary and social language skills. The authors also emphasize the role of formative assessment as a means of supporting students in engaging in language-rich, self-regulated learning.
 
Self-Regulation in Learning shows how classrooms can be intentionally designed to support ambitious learning. Detailed vignettes from real-life classrooms illustrate the teacher’s role in helping students gradually master the processes of self-regulation, socially shared regulation, and coregulation. Each chapter also includes strategies for addressing the needs of English learners in the general education classroom.
 
Students’ capacity for self-regulation is central to the set of outcomes that compose college and career readiness: communicating and collaborating effectively, problem-solving, setting goals and following through on them, and applying knowledge in deep and rigorous ways. Self-Regulation in Learning represents an invaluable contribution to research-based classroom practice.
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
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Sensuous Curriculum: Politics and the Senses in Education

Editor: Walter S. Gershon
Abstract: In many ways inverting how questions of curriculum are often framed, Sensuous Curriculum: Politics and the Senses in Education foregrounds how sensory understandings are forms of educational, relational politics. Bringing the depth and complexity of sensory studies firmly into curriculum and foundational studies of education, contributors to this volume address this educational and political intersection from a wide variety of theoretical and practical perspectives that are always embodied and material. Approached in an academic yet accessible manner, Sensuous Curriculum addresses key questions about what it means to educate and the ideas and ideals render those understandings sensible
Publisher: Information Age
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Service-Learning to Advance Access and Success: Bridging Institutional and Community Capacity

Editor: Travis T. York
Abstract: Service-Learning to Advance Access & Success: Bridging Institutional and Community Capacity, focuses on how service-learning can advance access and success. Not simply access and success of students, but the ways that service-learning can advance access and success for all through bridging institutional and community capacity building. The chapters in this volume serve as a testament to the ways in which service-learning research continue to be advanced by thoughtful scholar-practitioners. The 12 chapters included in this volume are organized into three sections.
Publisher: Information Age
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Shattering Inequities: Real-World Wisdom for School and District Leaders

Author: Robin Avelar La Salle
Author: Ruth S. Johnson
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This book describes the systems in schools and districts that perpetuate historical and persistent underachievement for the same demographic groups of students who have struggled for decades. It provides educators with a set of essential lessons aimed at breaking that unacceptable cycle. For leaders who believe that all students deserve the premium education that only some currently experience, this book will be a comfort seeing how your leadership can bring about equitable outcomes for our most vulnerable students. Chapters include examples of actual equity leaders. Complex leadership lessons are shared as easily retrievable “Equity Hooks.” Equity Hooks function the same way as musical hooks in songs that remind us of entire songs with just a few words. Equity hooks included in each chapter are memory cues of complete, complex, and nuanced leadership takeaways. In the throes of educational transformation, the rich lessons presented through actual on-the-ground examples provide leaders with a practical way to quickly and effectively infuse substantive thoughtfulness into common equity challenges. This book will inform equity-grounded decisions and inspire equity-driven action to ensure that demographics do notdetermine destiny.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Shuttered Schools: Race, Community, and School Closures in American Cities

Editor: Ebony M. Duncan-Shippy
Abstract: Shuttered Schools: Race, Community, and School Closures in American Cities (Information Age Publishing) is an interdisciplinary volume that integrates multiple perspectives to study the complex practice of school closure—an issue that transcends education. Academics, practitioners, activists, and policymakers will recognize the far-reaching implications of these decisions for school communities.Shuttered Schools features rigorous new studies of school closures in cities across the United States. This research contextualizes contemporary school closures and accounts for their disproportionate impact on African American students. 
Publisher: Information Age
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Social Studies Teacher Education: Critical Issues and Current Perspectives

Author: Christopher Martell
Abstract: This volume examines how teacher educators are (or are not) supporting beginning and experienced social studies teachers in such turbulent times, and it offers suggestions for moving the field forward by better educating teachers to address growing local, national, and global concerns. In their chapters, authors in social studies education present research with implications for practice related to the following topics: race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, religion, disciplinary literacy, global civics, and social justice. This book is guided by the following overarching questions: What can the research tell us about preparing and developing social studies teachers for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and rapidly changing world? How can we educate social studies teachers to “teach against the grain” (CochranSmith, 1991, 2001b), centering their work on social justice, social change, and social responsibility?
Publisher: Information Age
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